Quixotic is his enterprise and hopeless his adventure is / Who seeks for jocularites that haven’t yet been said / The world has joked incessantly for over fifty centuries / And every joke that’s possible has long ago been made.

…You know, now that Neal Horsley has admitted on the Alan Colmes Radio Show that he committed bestiality and tried to get his girlfriends to have abortions before he became an anti-abortionist campaigner, satire is dead. The real world has gone beyond it. (via Digby’s Blog)

Bizarre US Army Plans.

From New Scientist The Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal. Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an “aphrodisiac” chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour …

Doing an Arafat

The Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst is emphatically denying that Prince Bernhard is dying. Presumably, royalty-watchers are already updating their obituary files. Seriously, I was hoping the old rogue would live to be a supercentenarian. He’s a colorful figure, one of few in the Royal family with a brain of his own, and one whose opportunism was always good …