Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pot User Must Die

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Angel Raich, an Oakland mother of two who "suffers from scoliosis, a brain tumor, chronic nausea and other ailments" cannot smoke marijuana, even if it's the only thing that keeps her alive. Raich had lost an earlier case at the U.S. Supreme Court and was hoping that the appeals court would favor her "right to life" theory. They did not, effectively saying that avoiding death isn't a good enough reason to smoke pot. She has reportedly said she will continue to use the drug.
"I'm sure not going to let them kill me," she said. "Oh my God."

Monday, March 12, 2007

Israeli Ambassador of Bondage is Recalled

Tzuriel Refael, the Israeli ambassador to El Salvador, has been recalled after he was found drunk and naked, except for the bondage gear he was wearing. He was only able to speak after a rubber ball was removed from his mouth. This was his first diplomatic posting as ambassador.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

La Cucaracha to Return

The L.A. Times has reversed one of its most stupid recent mistakes and will not be eliminating Lalo Alcaraz' La Cucaracha from its comics section. This just one day after the Times announced it was dropping the strip. It seems the folks from Chicago were a bit confused about the whole local thing.
We decided to bring it back after hearing from so many of our readers who follow the comic strip loyally. "La Cucaracha" will return to our Sunday pages starting March 25.

via laobserved

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Magritte vs. The Ladybugs

The Magritte exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was evacuated for about 15 minutes Friday afternoon when a bag full of ladybugs was discovered. No works were damaged.