January 17, 2013

Who's next?

The latest development in the criminal investigation of Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine disaster is the sentencing of a former mine superintendent. Here's hoping there's more to come.

TOTALLY OFF TOPIC. El Cabrero has always considered it unsportsmanlike to boil such creatures as lobsters and crabs alive. While I remain in the omnivore camp, and have been known to dispatch a creature or two to what I devoutly hope will be a pleasant rebirth in the Pure Land of Amida Buddha, I consider it but common decency to refrain from either cooking or eating a live creature.
I have been told by several people that these animals don't feel pain, to which I always want to reply, "How the hell do you know?" Anyhow, according to this NPR story, it would appear that they do feel pain after all. So there.

FROM THE SAME PLACE, but on a more pleasant topic than that of boiling sentinient beings alive, here's a look at how music can bliss out your brain.

BRIEFLY PUT. Bliss yes, boil no.


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