Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Well, I for one welcome our new Cephalopod European Overlords

All blocks to Lisbon now removed:
Mr. Klaus added his signature to the treaty, even as he expressed his continuing objections, just hours after the Czech Republic's high court ruled it compatible with the country's constitution. The move means the Treaty, already ratified by the other 26 members of the bloc, can go into force on Dec. 1.

In related news,

Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish:
A 10-ton fishing boat has been sunk by gigantic jellyfish off eastern Japan.
No, really.

Each of the jellyfish can weigh up to 200 kg and waters around Japan have been inundated with the creatures this year. Experts believe weather and water conditions in the breeding grounds, off the coast of China, have been ideal for the jellyfish in recent months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"In related news..." yes - I think you might be right.

(Simon Platt wrote this comment but, as the only access point currently available to him is unencrypted and he's frightened about his very secret logon credentials being intercepted by some malevolant geek, of whom there appear to be several at this hotel ... well, you get the idea.)