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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 5, 2010

    Hot Dog
    It’s a Hot Dog!

    Odd News

    Eating Anarchy: Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won the annual Coney Island “Stuff your Face With Hot Dogs” thing, his fourth victory in the event. Chaos later ensued, when legendary eater Takeru Kobayashi – who is starting his own eating league, I think – crashed the party and was later arrested. Dear Lord, we are stupid people.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – June 30, 2010

    Larry King

    Larry King will retire from CNN. This may be the straw that breaks America’s back.


    Oil-Soaked Beaches: With Hurricanes pushing the waters, oil is hitting more and more beaches, making this disaster a lot more real to many.

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    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw Eating boogers and sniffing his armpit

    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw eating boogers and sniffing his armpits. You know you want to see it. But it just feels wrong. Go ahead. I won't judge:

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    Oiled Glory

    Oiled Glory

    This is your America on Oil:

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    Israelis Need an Attitude Adjustment, but Sanctions Won't Help Them Get One

    Two weeks ago, my co-bloggers urged the American government to press Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza strip. I was skeptical that American pressure would be effective. One universal truth of sovereign nation states is that no one appreciates self-righteous foreigners telling them what to what to do, especially self-righteous foreigners with their own tainted records.

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    Christian Warrior Gary Brooks Faulkner fails to behead Osama bin Laden

    We Americans are an independent people with a do-it-yourself attitude. And no one proves that more than Gary Brooks Faulkner. The 50-ish American – armed with a pistol, 40-inch sword, night-vision goggles and book of Christian verses – went to Pakistan on a one-man mission to behead Osama bin Laden.

    “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,” Faulkner said.



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