So after a week of Appellate Hell I'm descending into paranoia. I started my new car this evening to find that all the radio presets had been changed to sounds of the damned and the air conditioning turned to an uncomfortable temperature and my seat moved. On the way home I began constructing likely scenarios as to who did it. Did the car wash guy make a copy of my key? Did one of my minions (associates) swipe my key and go for a joyride? Who would violate my car? Clearly a lengthy and demeaning-to-its-subjects internal investigation is in order.
I had worked myself into a semi-towering rage when I realized that I had used the second set of keys to open the car. Under the car's superduper system, that keyfob had last been used by my wife, and the car apparently remembers all the preferences of the last person to use it with a particular key. Hence the wailing Billy-Bob, the sauna, and the chest-flailing seat position.
I need a day off.
Anyway, since I'm still too wrapped up in this to blog properly, here's another day of links. They're grim, to suit my mood.
- ICE water in their veins: Immigration picks up a guy applying for his green card because he overstayed a visa 15 years ago, then lets him die of untreated cancer in its custody. We're the government, and we're here to help!
- Dobsonites feature a video exhorting minions to pray for torrential rainfall to spoil Obama's acceptance speech, then hustle the video down the memory hole when people point out that's sort of shitty.
- A post-apocalyptic MMORPG called Fallen Earth is going into Alpha. Post-apocalypse life is bleak, painful, dangerous, full of toil and repetitive petty tasks to survive, and characterized by extreme suspicion of dysfunctional and possibly mutant members of the surrounding community. It's like it's MADE for a MMORPG.
- Romania overturns a law requiring 50% of all news broadcasts to have good news. That's not as bad as the Fairness Doctrine, but it's close.
- Over at Executed Today, find out who was killed on this day in history. (Via Andrew Sullivan). There's a remarkable amount of detail and research.
- Some people with petty authority really get agitated by T-shirts. Someone should make a T-shirt about that.
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