Friday, June 24, 2005

From the "Duh!" Files: Installment Two

The ever-classy Michele Agnew suggested I make this a regular feature. Works for me! Why Friday? It gives you the entire weekend to read the articles! So I bring you...
"Friday's Duh! Files"
Weekly "news" too obvious for words, yet warranting this one, simple response: Duh!

Married Men Earn More If Wives Do The Chores?
"...analysis suggests there could be two explanations for the results: A marriage might allow a husband and wife to focus their activities on tasks to which they are most suited(Excuse me? Women are MOST SUITED for CHORES?). Traditionally, this would result in the man concentrating on paid work enabling him to increase productivity and in consequence his wages[...]another explanation could be that marriage may increase the amount of time a man has to hone work-related skills which could trigger higher wages."

My turn! My turn! I've got TWO possible explanations: One - the husband is a fucking Bajillionaire so his wife can AFFORD to stay home all day watching the pool boy and the gardener get sweaty, or Two - the wife is so fucking miserable because her chauvanist pig husband won't let her have a career that she bitches at him the second he walks through the door, resulting in his intense desire to stay at work earning over-time.

[Porter] Goss Claims He Has Idea Where Bin Laden Is
"The director of the CIA says he has an "excellent idea" where Osama bin Laden is hiding, but that the United States' respect for sovereign nations makes it more difficult to capture the al-Qaida chief."

Respect for soveriegn nations? Since when?!?! So we invade Iraq (a sovereign nation) to catch the guy who DIDN'T orchestrate 9/11, but we don't invade the sovereign nation that may be hiding the guy who DID orchestrate 9/11? But WAIT - before the tag, let's take a moment to relive this classic moment in our current administration's ruminitions:

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities."
—President Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004 Watch The Video Here
I get it - they just don't know what a sovereign nation IS. Okay - makes sense.

UK Study Shocker: "18" Ratings Not Keeping Games From Kids
"The UK games industry recently released the results of a study on game ratings, and they've found (to no one's surprise) that an "18" rating not only fails to prevent kids from getting hold of games, but it makes them sell better."

They did a study? To see if kids would mind? Really? And they're shocked that they don't always do as they're told?