May 25, 2007

LeBron Held to Too High of Standard

At 22-years-old, LeBron James is being held to too high of a standard by being criticized for not signing an open-letter to the Chinese government denouncing its role in Darfur. (story)

Yes, celebrities should take up social causes because of their unique position to push for social change, but if a 22-year-old basketball player from Ohio wants to not sign a letter addressed to the Chinese government, that's his prerogative, and he should not be denounced for it.

May 24, 2007

Snakes NOT on a Plane

A man en rout to Egypt looking to make it big in the booming snake market was caught attempting to smuggle 700 snakes on a plan.

Like the war on terror and drugs, the war on snake smuggling will never end. How many people get away with this?

May 23, 2007

Shark Asexually Reproduces

A hammer-head shark in a Nebraska zoo has reproduced asexually. You know it's time to reevaluate placing wild animals in captivity when their "authentic" habitat forces their DNA to mutate. (full story)

MySpace Bans Sex Offender, Giving False Security to Parents

A registered sex offender is upset that MySpace banned him from creating a MySpace account.

Though it is a good thing that MySpace denied a registered sex offender from signing up, when it becomes public information that they block sex offenders, parents are given false hope that MySpace is a safe place for children.