:: Thursday, July 17, 2003 ::
James Taranto isn't impressed by Johnny Depp's logic:OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today
Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that actor Johnny Depp 'now plans to make Paris his permanent home because the United States 'mortifies' him with its 'childish freedom fries and freedom toast.' ' Rationalizations for supporting a genocidal dictator are so much more sophisticated.
And then he takes a swing at Johny's hosts
Look Mère, No Hands!
"Lance Armstrong retained his overall lead at the Tour de France after the tenth stage Tuesday, despite losing time to protesters who blocked the route," reports the Associated Press:
The race was marked by a protest that forced the main pack of riders to stop flat in their tracks after supporters of radical farmer Jose Bove ran into the road and blocked cyclists near Pourrieres, about 147 kilometers (91 miles) into the race.
Tour officials immediately ruled that the protest was "a normal race incident," meaning that the riders who lost time because of the protest would not get it back.
Only in France is it "normal" for antiglobalization wackos to interfere with an athletic event. Though we have to admit, French bicyclists are a pretty impressive bunch. They manage to get around without using their handlebars, since their hands are always in the air.
:: Mark 9:52 AM [+] ::