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“YO! MS Raps!” Remember when 45 whole k of memory was like woah, dude? Happy days. Here’s a very silly rapping Microsoft training video for the MS-Dos 5.0 upgrade.

“Gimme 5.0!” Watch it and cringe.

McDonald’s Worker Wins Hoax Strip-Search Suit

US produce is being left to rot in the fields because of the right-wing immigration backlash. Prison labour is being used to make up the shortfall. Expect price rises and shortages.

Guidebook issued for Muslims in space Which way is Mecca when there’s no compass?

Even a cuckoo clock needs love…

Thinking about a kitchen update? You can keep your Corian and your hand-hewn granite: this interactive LED-loaded worktop is what I want in my kitchen.

Are you against the Iraq War? Hate Bushco? Nonviolent protestor? Hoping you’re going to escape to Canada if it all goes to shit? Well, think again:

FBI Puts Antiwar Protesters on Criminal Database; Canada Uses It To Ban Protesters From Entry

“The FBI’s placing of peace activists on an international criminal database is blatant political intimidation of US citizens opposed to Bush administration policies,” says Colonel Wright, who was also Deputy US Ambassador in four countries. “The Canadian government should certainly not accept this FBI database”

Awwwww. A stray 6-week-old calico kitten accidentally traveled from New Jersey to New Hampshire in a spare-tire compartment.

US corporations are getting into international diplomacy, via lobby group Business for Diplomatic Action :

“Our mission is to enlist the U.S. business community in actions to improve the standing of America in the world with the goal of once again, seeing America admired as a global leader and respected as a courier of progress and prosperity for all people.”

What’s their solution for the US’ dire international diplomatic position? Kick out Bush perhaps, stop being such gungho assholes maybe, possibly change the system? Of course not, don’t be silly. It’s not what they do that’s the problem, it’s how we perceive it… so they’re going to rebrand America. Yes, seriously. They’ve got a real job on their hands.

Double awww: “Mom, is that you? Orphaned kitten is nursed by local dog ”

Wahahahahahaha. AP has the lowdown on the greedy, hypocritical life of slimy evangelist Oral Roberts and his spawn, whose fundy ‘university’ is being sued for wrongful dismissal.

Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts’ university, or else he would be “called home.”

Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.

Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors’ expense, including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter’s senior trip to the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay.

She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as “underage males.”

What kind of parent names a kid Oral, anyway? You’ve got to wonder.

UPDATE: For perplexed UKians, Sara Robinson has a good overview of the Robertses, Oral and offspring, here.