NOW WILL YOU QUIT?

According to the New York Post (but still): ‘A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that dogs in smoking households had a 60 percent greater risk of lung cancer; a different study published in the same journal showed that long-nosed dogs, such as collies or greyhounds, were twice as likely to develop nasal cancer if they lived with smokers. And in yet another study, veterinarians from Tufts University found that cats whose owners smoked were three times as likely to develop lymphoma, the most common feline cancer.’

GOOGLE AID

Soople.com aims to make the Google interface even easier. Until you learn the shortcuts accessible direct from the ever-present Google toolbar (what? you still haven’t added it you your browser to make it ever-present? it’s really worth doing!), Soople may make things like Google’s calculator and phone directory even a bit easier for you.

PRESIDENT . . . AGAIN?

Gennady: ‘NYU prof’s Giller’s idea about Bill Clinton as a VP would run into a conflict with the 12th Amendment: ‘No person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”

☞ Seems to me one could argue this would preclude 33-year-olds and foreigners, but not someone who would not have been elected more than twice. Clearly, though, even if you buy that aggressive stretch, this is not going to happen.

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‘I don’t want them to forbid gay marriage. I want everybody to do what they want to do. If two men want to get married, let them. That’s more girls out there for me.
– 54-year-old Fred Voellmecke, as quoted in the Boston Globe

 

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