I very much love this news story. Not because of the violent robbery committed by people in clown costumes, but due to this quote:
Clown-union leader Carlos Vasquez says he plans to issue IDs to all real clowns and urge police to detain those who do not have them.
Clown-union leader. There is a CLOWN UNION. Which, apparently, wants anybody in a clown costume without a license to be arrested. Halloween would not go down very well.
Besides pushing for the persecution of non-union clowns, I wonder what purpose the Clown Union actually serves. Does it lobby government for pro-clown laws? Organize strikes? Work-to-rule campaigns? Will this murder result in the Great Clown Strike of 2010?
We can only hope so.
(A — the? — MonsterBike. Reportedly worth $10,000. Video on the other side of this link.)
In the book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell presents an argument in favour of intuition. Daniel J Simons presents a rebuttal of Gladwell’s theory, outlines the limits of intuition, and shows why we should not allow our intuition to replace logical thought and analysis.
Newspapers everywhere announced that Quit Facebook Day on May 31st “fell flat”. But what if it didn’t? It would appear that if you have not deleted all your Facebook Applications beforehand, and do something crazy — like use your smart phone, or visit a website that connects with Facebook — you get logged in again, and your profile does not get deleted after all.