In the news… June 2nd

I don’t think I’ll make a regular habit of this, but I thought I’d repost a few news tidbits (which I’m sure most have already seen).

Giant Sinkhole in Guatemala

I know this has already been said, but this image is really unbelievable.   From this angle, it literally looks like a hole stretching down to the depths of the earth’s center.

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And, while I’m not trying to be insensitive to the tragedy that is taking place in Guatemala and the rest of Central America, I have to admit that one of the thoughts that first crossed my mind upon seeing this picture was, “Did Harry Dresden just visit that town?”.

Apologies again… not trying to make a joke of anything, and my prayers go out to the inhabitants of the city.

Japanese PM resigns – 4th in a row to quit in less than a year of taking office

For pete’s sake – Yukio Hatoyama has just announced his resignation as PM.  This marks the 4th PM in as many years to quit in less than a year at their job.

First was Shinzo Abe from 2006 to 2007, then Yasuo Fukuda from 2007 to 2008, Taro Aso from 2008 to 2009, and now Yukio Hatoyama from 2009 to 2010.

I know that I know nothing about being in politics, but really… I feel that if they’re going to spend the time campaigning and raising the hopes of the people, then they should at least try to stick things through.  At least try not to make promises one can’t keep, and don’t bow out when the going gets rough!

Out of office message ends up on road sign

This is just plain goofy, but officials in Swansea, Wales mistook an out of office message to be the translation they requested for a road sign – and actually put it up.  Check the right of the linked article for more stories about Welsh signs that were lost in translation.

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