X-Box was code-named ‘Midway’
Kelly Osborne’s dating advice…do you really want your young daughters getting their advice from Kelly?
* * * * *
Slate: Get It Straight
The hypocrisy of blaming gays for sexual abuse by priests.
Now the bishops, the cardinals, and conservative interest groups have a new story. The problem, they say, is homosexuality. If the church gets rid of gay priests, everything will be fine. But the more questions you ask about this story, the more contradictions you find. The cardinals’ problem isn’t that they can’t keep the priesthood straight. The problem is that once again, they can’t keep their story straight.
* * * * *
Salon: Inside the X-Box
“Any of the insidery stuff they [Microsoft] just really didn’t want to get out,” he said. “The fact that the initial code name was Project Midway — they don’t want the Japanese people to know that because it will hurt their feelings.” The Battle of Midway in 1942 was the turning point of the Pacific War. Before the November 2001 launch of the Xbox, all of the players in the console hardware market — Sony, Nintendo and Sega — were Japanese firms.
I’m not offended, but I’m not surprised either.