How have I spent all week forgetting that I'm supposed to watch out for interesting bits of news or finding interesting bits of news and then forgetting them? HOW?
Oh, because the weather is actually warming up and I haven't turned on the AC [even though I will, get over your environmental hate now, please, I just don't care, I need to be cool] because it's not quite warm enough to justify turning on the air [even for me, or for my neighbor who honest to god, must be part . . . what is it that lives in a cool climate? Polar bear?] and then I go to sleep and it's Dante's Inferno and I end up waking up at 4am UNABLE TO SLEEP ANYMORE and then I watch an episode or two of Cougar Town [how I love you, truly] and then drift off have weird sex dreams about REALLY. OLD. MEN.
I need Lysol for my brain. Please.
Anyway, here's what's been happening:
Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5billion. Great. Just when I was ready to start using Skype. Now I'll have to find some other way to communicate with people online. Ah, Twitter, there you are.
Speaking of Skype, in Australia [hi Sarah!], several Australian Defense Force Academy cadets were involved in a sex scandal. IMPOSSIBLE! Yeah, so two guys ended up filming two other cadets [boy and girl] having it off and then broadcast it over Skype. They've been booted from the academy and face criminal charges. I don't think Sarah's involved.
And in other news that actually makes me want to move to Australia solely to have a child grow up in a country that values her, there's an ambitious program on the part of the Federal Government to start mental health screenings for children. This, so that any developing issues can be caught and addressed early on. Excellent job, Australia.
In Canada, the Federal Industry Minister wants oil companies to explain how they price gas. My guess? Take the real price and add $3/gallon. I'm not sure what this will solve, but what the hell, maybe they'll squirm.
In Germany, John Demjanjuk, who was deported from the US two years ago, was found guilty of being an accessory to murder when he was a concentration camp guard. The 91 year old is facing 5 years in prison. Better late than never.
Evidently, this is a thing now? In the US, adults, who should know better, are having proms. For themselves. Really? Stop making me sad for you, America.
But then there's this: the Presbyterians have approved ordaining gay people as their clergy. YAY! Equality!
Also, did I ever tell you the time I accidentally sent the girl to bible camp?