Red alert! Arm all phasers, load forward torpedo bays! Shields up, we're going in!!!
Hee hee, I just love saying that.
On to some of the more ridiculous things I've heard lately. First and foremost, The Vatican is calling for a boycott of The DaVinci Code which opens on May 19th. They have been bitching about this story ever since the book was a big hit a couple of years ago, but here's the silly part. IT'S A NOVEL!! The book's author, Dan Brown, has made no attempt to deny that it is a work of fiction, but the Church(tm) keeps insisting that the claims that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had children, and that the Church(tm), along with the fanatical sect Opus Dei covered up the fact, are slanderous and false. Hmm, to paraphrase the Bard, the clergy doth protest too much, me thinks. Interestingly enough, Opus Dei has actually figured out that the more noise you make about a movie, the more people will want to see it, and has therefore remained silent.
In other news, Stephen Colbert hosted the White House Press Corp. dinner this weekend. In his guise as an ultra-conservative Bush supporter he tore the administration a new one right to their faces. It was brilliant! You can see it here. Stephen Colbert Speech
And finally, South Korea has pulled into the lead in the crucial robotic dog market, filling the void left when Sony discontinued the impressively irrelevant Aibo with a new dogbot called Genibo. This barkdroid can recognize voice commands, and has a camera in its nose that allows it to act as a surveillance unit. Finally, a droid with Seoul.