January 26 in the news......
"It's a totally inhospitable place, you shouldn't be here, the sun, you live about three quarters of a mile from it, I've seen insects walking around with kneepads, you fling yourselves into the sea when you're not actually walking around audiably crackling in the heat and the sea is full of jellyfish and sharks and other things who hate you, but yet you persist in living here. So you know, its a jail, you live in, it's lovely, you've done wonderful things with it, but you're all still in denial."
-- Dylan Moran, Irish Comedian
- News Corporation is finalising a deal with partners to launch a networking website venture in China within a few months, according to venture capital and Chinese government sources. All Chinese MySpace entries will ring a similar refrain in the About Me: "I ruv Chinese Government, is good to me, erection I vote Hu Jintao!"
- New Zealanders' love affair with sheep gained official recognition Friday when the agriculture minister declared Feb. 15 "National Lamb Day." There will be no limits to the celebration, with all positions attaining national recognition, even reverse cowgirl.
- It's what Hollywood was built on. And there's no question that to the many powerful Democrats in the entertainment community, Sen. Barack Obama who is now running for US President has loads of it. And Hollywood is expecting a return on its deposit, with rumours that Barack Obama must now star as a crack addicted gang-banger who gets involved in a tit-for-tat gangland dispute, but finally finds peace and goes on to college, while his nigga Doughboy is murdered two weeks later.