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I've just phoned Scottish Power to query a bill.

"You are being held in a queue. Your call will be dealt with shortly by an energy specialist."

I sincerely question the truth of this statement.

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It occurs to me after a couple of recent conversations that some of you reading this - the ones who don't read any of my comics stuff - didn't notice when I launched If Destroyed a few months back, and shifted virtually all of my longer pieces over there. So I'm reminding you about it now.

If you're grumbling about not being able to have it on your LJ Friends page, then rejoice, because it's also available on Livejournal in syndicated form. (Although if you want me to see any comments, probably best to post them on the blog itself.)

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SomethingAwful.com presents Myspace Fashion SWAT - a thorough dissection of twelve of the most ill-advised Myspace profile photos. This is one of the best things they've done in ages. The Jeffree Star one is brutal genius. And Chuck will bring joy to your heart.

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The full 139-page judgment in the Dover school board case. Crikey, this guy doesn't pull his punches.

"Any asserted secular purposes by the Board are a sham and are merely secondary to a religious objective. ... Defendants' previously referenced flagrant and insulting falsehoods to the Court provide sufficient and compelling evidence for us to deduce that any allegedly secular purposes that have been offered insupport of the ID Policy are equally insincere. ...

The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy. ... The breathtaking inanity of the Board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial."

I like this man.

Edited to add: It's worth mentioning, also, that Judge John E Jones III is about as far as you can get from an activist liberal judge. On the contrary, he's a moderate right-winger who once stood unsuccessfully for election as a Republican. (Given his obvious disdain for blurry reasoning, disingenuous arguments, and drivel masquerading as critical thought, one can only wonder what he makes of the Bush administration.)

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Publicity stunt or sincere response to the death of Eddie Guerrero? The WWE announces the reintroduction of drug and steroid testing - and in a truly bizarre decision, posts a video of Vince breaking the news to the wrestlers. (The voice off camera asking questions is Kurt Angle, if you're wondering.)

If they're serious - and the last time they announced this, during the steroid trials, they DID actually stick with it for a while - then Chris Masters is especially screwed. Not only was he doing the bodybuilder gimmick, but he doesn't have any actual talent to fall back on...

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For any Doonesbury fans who might be interested, Garry Trudeau has posted next week's strips - or rather, the strips which WOULD have appeared next week if only Harriet Miers hadn't withdrawn her nomination. Obviously, he can't really use them now, so it's going to be a week of repeats instead.