Waiting For Democracy

[Yangon, Burma, November 5: A woman sits by a campaign poster hung for the upcoming election in Myanmar, which many say is a "sham" because of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi's ongoing house arrest. Image via Getty.] » 11/06/10 5:20pm 11/06/10 5:20pm

Animal Sex Is Wild • Mom Calls Cops On 6-Year-Old Daughter

• The weird, curly, gelatinous thing in the image at left is actually a duck penis. And, curiouser and curiouser, the female duck has a similarly corkscrew-shaped vagina - only it curves the opposite direction. » 12/23/09 5:00pm 12/23/09 5:00pm

Company Offers Tour Of FLDS Enclave • Bigoted Churchgoers Protest…

• Several residents of Colorado City, Arizona, have started offering a bus tour called "The Polygamy Experience" for $69.95. While the FLDS is unwelcoming to the outside public, some members of a rival sect have voiced their approval. • » 11/09/09 5:20pm 11/09/09 5:20pm

Leaders Speak Out Against The "Sham" Trial Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest and has been sentenced to a further eighteen months. International leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have condemned the verdict. » 8/11/09 2:00pm 8/11/09 2:00pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tops Forbes List Of Most Powerful Women

Forbes » 8/28/08 9:30am 8/28/08 9:30am just released its list of this year's , and it's a fearsome collection of heads of state, captains of industry, and entertainment giants. Coming in at #1 is Germany's first female Chancellor, Angela Merkel, she of the towering intellect . Another notable in the top ten is Indra K. Nooyi, the , who is the…

War Is Hell, But Troops Are Hot!

Welcome back reader(s.) While you were drinking Bloody Marys to soothe the damage inflicted by your spirited displays of appreciation for our troops and/or the house you bought last year, this guy was fighting the Taliban. Yes there are still 34,000 American troops doing that! But supposedly, this time, they are… » 5/27/08 10:30am 5/27/08 10:30am

The UN envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, read a statement from Aung San Suu Kyi that she is "ready to cooperate with the government in order to make this process of dialogue a success." This is the same person who won the Nobel Peace Prize for, um, not cooperating with the miltary junta; who chose to stay in the… » 11/08/07 2:45pm 11/08/07 2:45pm

Korea Is Basically 'The Hills'; Burma Is Like Katie Holmes

A few months ago, we were watching Entertainment Tonight when all of a sudden Jim Carrey appeared talking all slow and medicated about Burma and how to remember how to pronounce "Aung San Suu Kyi." And we were like, "What's the big deal? That lady hasn't so much as left her house in years!" Um and if you get that… » 10/03/07 4:30pm 10/03/07 4:30pm