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Bias? Nah. Just assholes.  Not that we needed more reasons to chalk the Nobel Prize up as a worthless waste of time (Gore or Arafat ring any bells?) but yet another reason ye shall have.  This is exactly the kind of attitude that makes the US loathe most of Europe – the fart-sniffing elite who would be capable of more original thought if their waking moments were not dedicated to mentally stroking their egos and slapping each other on the backs.

Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete
Sep 30 03:54 PM US/Eastern
By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE
Associated Press Writers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) – Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year’s award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said it’s no coincidence that most winners are European.

“Of course there is powerful literature in all big cultures, but you can’t get away from the fact that Europe still is the center of the literary world … not the United States,” he told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

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Preston over at 6MB posted this Housing Bubble Subprime vid.  You don’t want to believe all of it because it is nasty but you are not left with many choices.

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Another example of the things humans do that makes me wonder if we shouldn’t be extinct.  Jeering a suicidal teen to jump to his death?  Not that the US is much better but JEEZ, Britain!

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After all that, you could use some humor.  Thanks to JuliaM (Ambush Predator), who posted this link over at Weasel’s (sorry Weas)… Weasel Stomping Day!

Could not embed it, sorry.  Embed linking was disabled.

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Hey.  The only reason the earth exists in a giant space bubble is to protect us from miniature giant space bacteria.

NASA/CXC/MIT/UMass - Chandra X-ray photograph shows Cassiopeia A, the youngest supernova remnant in the Milky Way

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