Lions, midgets, and zombies, oh my

Lion mauls 42 midgets in Cambodia in staged battle

CMFL: Cambodian Midget Fighting League. Hmm. Cambodia sounds like a crazy place--they had a zombie outbreak there, too.

Idaho Legislature House Concurrent Resolution No. 29 commends the production of Napoleon Dynamite (via Mr. Sun)

WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's

most famous export; and

WHEREAS, the friendship between Napoleon and Pedro has furthered

multiethnic relationships; and

WHEREAS, Uncle Rico's football skills are a testament to Idaho athletics; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon's bicycle and Kip's skateboard promote better air quality

and carpooling as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transportation; and

WHEREAS, Grandma's trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes highlights a long-

honored Idaho vacation destination; and

WHEREAS, Rico and Kip's Tupperware sales and Deb's keychains and glamour

shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho's small towns; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon's artistic rendition of Trisha is an example of the

importance of the visual arts in K-12 education

WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive

connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships; and

WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce and

Idaho's technology-driven industry; and

WHEREAS, Kip and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy


WHEREAS, Napoleon's tetherball dexterity emphasizes the importance of

physical education in Idaho public schools;

WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the

Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent

resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of

Their Lives!"

Darwinian's survival of the fittest in action

People spend more on golf clubs, but their scores stay the same

Eat Hufu, the healthy human flesh alternative (via Marginal Revolution)

"It's not people!"

Alex Ross reviews the the Opera Bastille production of Tristan und Isolde, done in collaboration with video artist Bill Viola

I'm a fan of Viola's work and would love to see this. It would mean going to Paris, though I don't need an excuse to visit. New experiments like this are exciting. During your typical three to four hour opera, my attention is almost guaranteed to waver at times. A video that evokes the themes of the opera might not only serve as eye candy but add to the audience's understanding of the opera's themes (especially to those sitting so far away that they can't discern the expressions of the performers.

China tops Italy to become the world's fourth most popular tourist destination behind France, Spain, and the US

I hope to visit there myself this summer.

What would your Wu-Tang Clan name be?