Okay, so this is awkward. During a congressional hearing at the end of last week, Florida Representative Curt Clawson addressed two senior US government officials as if they were representing the government of India.
The officials, from the State Department, are Americans with names that sound sub-continental – Nisah Biswal and Arun Kumar.
Clawson – who's new to the House, having replaced another congressman who had to resign after being convicted of cocaine possession – asked Biswal and Kumar to get their government to lighten up on restrictions of investment of US capital in India.
The silence lasted for what seemed minutes. Okay, maybe not, but it sure felt like it. And Biswal let Clawson off the hook, saying, "I think your question is to the Indian government. We certainly share your sentiment."
I don't think I would have been that kind. I probably would have asked the chairman of the committee to slap the Gentleman from Florida upside the head.
Looks like Comic-Con was the place to be last week.
All sorts of trailers were released and enjoyed by convention attendees , including this one for the season premiere of Family Guy that has the Griffins traveling to Springfield and meeting the Simpsons.
What follows is a mash-up of epic albeit cartoonish proportions.
Check it out, and mark your calendars for September 28.
You've probably heard of Sharknado. The made-for-TV movie was something of a hit last summer on the Syfy network.
In it, waterspouts pull sea water filled with sharks out of the ocean and dump both into the streets of Los Angeles, wreaking havoc. It was so popular that Syfy is presenting Sharknado 2.
Actress Tara Reid returns from the original movie, and she told GQ that a sharknado could actually happen.
"I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually," she told the magazine. "Which is crazy. Not that it – the chances of it are, like, you know, it's like probably 'pigs could fly.' Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado."
Lucky for us she was able to take a break for working on her double doctorate in marine biology and meteorology to work on the Sharknado franchise, huh?
A four-year-old in Connecticut has been banned from the Doughnut Inn for being rude.
Here's the story. The kid asked a larger woman if she was pregnant. Innocently. He actually asked if she had a baby in her belly. He's four years old.
The kid's mom was mortified, but the woman he asked was cool, and all was well.
Except that it happened in a doughnut shop, and someone who works there was offended. So the next day, when the mom and the four-year-old returned to the shop, the ban was issued for the young man's rudeness.
The mom's angry, but try to see it from the doughnut shop's side. If a kid is telling customers that they look pregnant and they're not, then the customers are going to think twice about buying that doughnut or muffin or whatever, and go to the salad bar down the street.