Really, how could I resist linking to a story about luminescent marmosets?
Follow the link above for a bonus cute-baby-marmoset picture.
This comes from River Rouge, our next-door-neighbor city.
RIVER ROUGE -- Four firefighters have been suspended without pay for allowing three women -- one who was partially naked -- into the firehouse to take pictures of themselves on top of a fire engine.
Says Fire Chief David Chirillo, "One of the women had revealed her naked breasts to the men before she was allowed into the building, yet she was still allowed in. This is quite disturbing." (ed.: for certain less common definitions of disturbing)
Detectives at the 6th Precinct in Detroit are working with police in Ecorse to find a man described as a transvestite con artist who's been stealing people's money in exchange for the false promise of a job, Local 4 reported. (link)
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- A member of Ohio's 5694th National Guard Unit in Mansfield legally changed his name to a Transformers toy.
Why the hell would Don Johnson have $8 Billion (US) in his suitcase? Talk about weird... I have a feeling this will turn out to be every bit as strange as the DeLorean case back in the 80's.
Here's another link via the loud-fans list. Eeee....
To code the impossible code, This is my quest —
To bring up a virgin machine, To debug that code,
To pop out of endless recursion, No matter how hopeless,
To grok what appears on the screen, No matter the load,
To write those routines
To right the unrightable bug, Without question or pause,
To endlessly twiddle and thrash, To be willing to hack FORTRAN IV
To mount the unmountable magtape, For a heavenly cause.
To stop the unstoppable crash! And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest,
And the queue will be better for this, That my code will run CUSPy and calm,
That one man, scorned and When it’s put to the test.
destined to lose,
Still strove with his last allocation
To scrap the unscrappable kludge!
— To “The Impossible Dream”, from Man of La Mancha