August 5th, 2008

St. Regis U.

The Feds busted a phony diploma mill a while back - St. Regis University. Government officials in Liberia had been bribed to grant accreditation.

Now the Washington Post has obtained a list of about 9600 names of people who either made inquiries or who actually bought degrees.

This is leading to ongoing embarrassment of people who used these diplomas to get ahead. They can be in legal trouble, too.

I got my degree from St. Regis.
Doesn't that sound prestigious?
And here's the best thing, buddy:
I didn't have to study!

Time Uncovering Truth

The prime minister of Italy, sick of being photographed with a painting displaying a nipple, had the nipple painted over.

Basically, this is a repeat of what John Ashcroft had done with some statues. But he just had some curtains put over the metal breasts. He didn't permanently alter anything.

So don't tell me any more about how puritan the U.S. is compared to Europe.  It's just that our Euro friends have their own set of hang-ups.

It's hard to find a society
that's not obsessed with propriety.

It may not be clear at first,
but it's true, for better or worse.