Americans don’t seem to want to know much about the world

Last night, I went on CNN.com. The four most viewed stories?

1. Lindsay Lohan fails alcohol test again, ordered to court
2. Lawyer: Parents doubt Anthony’s innocence
3. Police: ‘Jackass’ star driving over 132 mph
4. Apple yanks ‘The 3rd Intifada’ app

Something about this seems very sad.

Out of curiosity, I visited the websites for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera and recorded the headline stories on each. None of the American websites had any international stories featured. The BBC and Al-Jazeera had a wider variety of stories easily accessible.

CNN:

  • Obama: Surge troops out in 15 months
  • Lawyer: Anthonys believe Casey’s not innocent

Fox News:

  • FBI Nabs ‘Most Wanted’ Gangster
  • Obama: Surge Troops Out by Summer 2012
  • Pelosi Prediction Backfires With Medicaid Glitch?
  • Palin Says ‘One Nation’ Tour on Hold for Jury Duty

MSNBC:

  • As politics of war shift, risks for Obama ease
  • Obama: 33,000 troops out of Afghanistan by next summer
  • Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger arrested in Calif.
  • Thousands flee as rising water threatens homes in ND

BBC:

  • Obama orders cut in Afghan force
  • Nato accused of murder by Gaddafi
  • Verdict due in Dutch ‘hate’ trial
  • Australia in mass broadband move
  • Airbus seals record aircraft deal
  • French ex-minister on rape charge
  • China artist Ai Weiwei released
  • US to increase drugs war spending

Al-Jazeera:

  • Obama to cut Afghan ‘surge’ troops by 2012
  • Gaddafi vows to resist NATO strikes
  • Syria accuses EU of fomenting ‘chaos’
  • Strong quakes rattle northeast Japan
  • ‘Uncontacted’ Amazon tribe found in Brazil
  • The Geert Wilders case

It was funny the first time

You know those kinds of jokes that are clever only the first time you hear them? Then everyone repeats them and the humor value erodes very quickly. They just don’t hold up.

My two candidates:

  • “There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don’t.” (Being a programmer, people will occasionally feed me this one. Perhaps they think somehow that I haven’t heard it and will be amused.)
  • Most variations on “LeBron James only has 75 cents.”

What about you, dear readers? Any jokes you hated hearing more than once or twice?

American troops in Afghanistan

Tonight, President Obama will be discussing the future of American troops in Afghanistan.

Now, we won’t tell you what we think the best course of action is going forward. What we CAN tell you is that whatever decision Obama makes will be the wrong one, and done for the wrong reasons.

: You forgot to mention that Obama’s decision will once again prove he is an America-hating socialist that wants Islamic terrorists to destroy our God-fearing country.

The future of LEP

Capital One may have bad customer service, but at least you can put a custom image on your credit card.

As you may have noticed, there has been a dearth of posting lately here. This is not due to a lack of interest, but because of a lack of time. Unfortunately, the things I want to do are fairly time-intensive.

The Eggs need to come back to make appearances. “Black Eggs Can’t Mate” is going to be shelved for the time being. It’s just not coming together. However, I do have an alternate idea which could use those of you who still want to be voice “actors”. More on that later.

Eggs vs. Humans is agonizingly close to finished, but I’ve had very little time to work on it. Soon, it will be available for sponsors to bid on. If I’m lucky, it’ll make a bit of money on something that was essentially done for fun. The graphics are probably too awful for that to be probable, though.

Want to continue stuff like Great Moments in History, Chess Enquirer, Corridors & Creatures and Muslim fast food. We’ll see how it goes.

Still alive

I am alive, but extremely busy. And not only because of the girlfriend. Will get to updating this blog and looking at y’alls when possible.

In the meantime, I would like to assure all readers that no one at LEP will EVER impersonate a Syrian lesbian blogger.