As I said in January's "We're So Proud! Our Most Popular Post this Month...":
...Great.January's fav will be below.
Even worse, the bit folks want was originally posted in October '08....
Well, this month's most popular is actually from October '09:
News junkies saw this story last week. I decided to post it today because a) this is a good headline (think N.Y. Post or Daily News good), b) it reminded me of a post from 2007 and c) the related stories are a little off-kilter. From The Local (Sweden's news in English):"Obama: 'Fat-cat' bankers owe help to U.S. taxpayers (BAC; C; GS; JPM; WFC)":
The bodies of thousands of rabbits culled every year from the parks in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen neighbourhood are being used to fuel a heating plant in central Sweden.Credit for 'Abra Cadaver' to The B.S. Report.
The decision to use Stockholm’s rabbit cadavers as bioenergy to warm Swedes living in Värmland doesn't sit well with Stockholm-based animal rights activists....MORE
- Vacant pet store filled with dead animals (22 Sep 09)
- 'Keep Swedish cows indoors': dairy farmers (9 Jun 09)
- Painted chicks lead to abuse charge for Swedish magician (5 Jun 09)
And the story I was reminded of?
Totally off-topic: Kentucky Fried North Korea
Choi Won-ho has made six trips to North Korea in the past two years, struggling each time to convince the reclusive government there that the time was ripe for a chicken franchise.Look at these guys:
"I told those guys that Kentucky Fried Chicken would come sooner or later," said Choi, president of a company that has franchised 70 chicken restaurants in South Korea. "I told them it would be better to have an indigenous Korean brand, with takeout delivery."...MORE
And a good thing too, if you remember what happened to Herman der Grosse's cousins.*
No More Monster Bunnies for North Korea
The fate of 12 German giant rabbits delivered to North Korea is in doubt. The breeder who sent them suspects they have been eaten by top officials rather than used to set up a bunny farm. Berlin's North Korean embassy denies the allegation. One thing is sure: the country will have to find another seller....More
From das Kaninchen to der Hasenpfeffer-
ITA says "Karl Szmolinsky, a 67 year old, East German pensioner that has bred rabbits the size of dogs for 47 years was asked by North Korea's ambassador whether he might be willing to sell some rabbits to set up a breeding farm in North Korea. Each of his German Grey Rabbits can feed 8 people and will possible reduce if not stop solve the food shortage crisis in North Korea." Via boingboing
President Obama, already at odds with bankers over big bonuses and new regulations, plans to urge executives at a White House meeting today to provide more loans to small-business owners.Citi Slicker
Top White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said Sunday that Obama will remind the bankers of the taxpayer help they received during last year's financial crisis."We were there for them," Summers said on ABCsThis Week With George Stephanopoulos. "And the banks need to do everything they can to be sure they're there for customers across this country."During a taped interview broadcast Sunday night on CBS' 60 Minutes, Obama blasted banking executives for opposing tighter regulations on Wall Street and for awarding themselves multimillion-dollar bonuses after they had repaid federal bailout money."I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of, you know, fat-cat bankers on Wall Street," Obama said....MORE
Save Me! I'm a BSD Dammit!
Country (wide) Cousin (It's BAC!)
A pattern appears to be emerging.
Ma, ya got any pictures of the pot-bellied pigs?
Or maybe the neighbor kids?