Jessica Lynch: Military Used Me

When the whole Jessica Lynch hype was going on, I had a sneaky suspicion that it was overplayed by the media, and even mentioned to my roommate that it was probably one big joke. Well, apparently, it looks like that’s the case. Jessica Lynch mentioned on Primetime last night that the military had used her in a propaganda form and condemns the Pentagon. As you may know, she was honorably discharged from the military.

From this article, which I found interesting:

What is particularly sad in all of this is that a wonderfully hopeful story was available to the Pentagon to sell to the eager media: one in which besieged Iraqi doctors and nurses bravely cared for and supplied their own blood to a similarly brave young American woman in a time of madness and violence. Instead, eager to turn the war into a morality play between good and evil, the military used if not abused Lynch to put a heroic spin on an otherwise sorry tale of unjustified invasion.

Got this information from Metafilter. More links about this story can be found here and right here. Also BBC has a story up on it as well.


Pervacious Matt!

While flirting with Melanie this morning, I came up with my own pickup line:

“I got plenty of motion and rhythm, that I send people into epilepsy seizures.”

Unfortunately, Mel had her anti-flirt shield up. She has a big exam today. :|


Marijuana != Chocolate

While surfing around some RSS feeds, I’ve found a Q&A on Ask Yahoo asking Why do people crave chocolate?. They asked some experts, and it looks like chocolates has the same basic agent as marijuana, stimulating the same receptors in the brain. To get truly high though, you’d have to ingest 25lbs. of chocolate. So the question begs to be asked; what happens if you got both marijuana and 25lbs. of chocolate? Would we truly get to meet St. Peter at the gates of heaven?