From now on what used to be called "Thoughtoids" will simply be untitled or titled after one of the individual random sections. I just don't like the word "Thoughtoids". Deal.
I think it would be awesome if the Twins traded for Melvin Mora. The Orioles need pitching, the Twins have it. Someone like Joe Mays (who is in the last year of his contract) could be perfect. Mays costs more this year than Mora, and so the Twins would like that part of it. Though Mora does have 2 years left on his contract, the Twins should still pull the trigger if the O's want the deal, because Mora has the potential to pay off well for this year and beyond. It might be that we'd have to give up a bullpen arm or reasonable prospect in addition to Mays, but I still think that it would be a good trade for both teams. Someone get me Terry Ryan's e-mail address.
It was recently announced that Minnesota hit an all-time low for abortions. This is good news, whether you're pro-life or not. Fewer abortions means we're doing a better job addressing the problems which lead children being unwanted. Key among the statistics was that 2,000 women who sought abortions changed their minds after receiving more complete information about the operation and alternatives, under the relatively new "Right to Know" bill. Minnesota is one of the latter states in passing such a bill, which gives women information about abortion, including details of the operation, the potential effects, harms, and alternatives. I shudder to think of all the abortions which were the result of uninformed decisions. Again, this is something I think everyone can get behind - pro-life and pro-choice - informing people before they make major medical decisions is a good thing.
I'm not going to review it, but everyone should go see Batman Begins. Best Batman movie ever. And not by a small amount either.
And finally, my summer job is going really well. But sometimes I get really strange tasks. The other day I was assigned to figure out the Statute of Limitations on contract claims for all the Canadian provinces. The information was not readily available, and at one point I was afraid that I would have to call Canada. I imagined it would go a little something like this:
"Dis is Canadah, whacha callin aboot?"
"I was wondering if you could tell me the Statutes of Limitations for contract claims?"
"Fur which Prahvince, eh?"
"Um, for all of them."
"Yeah, ya know, I don't got dose here wit me, but uh, I cahn send ya some maaple syrup, eh?"
Unless of course I get the French speaking part of Canada, in which case the conversation will be more like:
"AAGH! MY EAR! IT'S... IT'S BLEEDING!"
Go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart