News Rodeo: Iceland Riots, Gaza Tunnels and the Obama Dolls.

I know you don’t care about this stuff.  And I don’t care that you don’t care.  But, hey, you’re the one reading it.  We all know the economy is in the tanker.  That isn’t new.  But how are other countries handling it?  Yes, there are other countries besides America.  I know I just blew open your brain right there.  Iceland protested and, wow, actually got results.  Their Prime Minister resigned.  Remember when Americans use to protest?  Yeah, me neither. From C double Ny:

Just...lets not get into this.

Just...let's not get into this.

In his resignation letter, Sigurdsson said that after the country’s financial crash, he had hoped that the government would re-create trust and restore the country’s finances. But he said the effort had failed, and he was resigning to help facilitate a restoration of public trust

Heads rolling.  In other news, it looks like the Israelis and the Hamas dudes have reached a very tiny cease-fire.  A certain home-boy of ours may have had something to do with that.  But it might not last if those cats over there don’t stop making these tunnels.  Huh?  What?  Tunnels? From the Washington Post:

Some of the tunnels are poorly concealed by white tents that line the border about 70 yards north of a gray concrete fence topped with barbed wire. But much of the tunneling is done in plain sight, during daylight hours. Delivery trucks circled the area to pick up newly smuggled goods to distribute to other cities. Masri said his tunnel is used to transport basic food staples and other items. It took 15 workers three months to complete, he said, and required an investment of $70,000.

It is 2009, and people dig smuggling tunnels.  I can not wait for the Mad Maxx days to start!  I’m gonna put a rocket-launcher on my bicycle.  A rocket-launcher on the handle bars of my bicycle.  Finally, Obama dolls.  I’m series.  Somebody thought it was a good idea to make dolls based of the wonderful Obama girls, Sasha and Malia.  Rents gotta get paid, even if you have to exploit two little girls.  From the New York Times:

“They are beautiful names,” Tania Lundeen, a spokeswoman for Ty, said in an interview with The Associated Press. But, “there’s nothing on the girls that refers to the Obama girls,” she said. But what about the fact that in addition to sharing unusual names, Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia are slender brown-skinned and brown-eyed dolls that bear a resemblance to the 7- and 10-year-old darlings who just moved into the White House? “It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls,” Ms. Lundeen told The A.P.

Geez.  Making these aren’t stupid.  BUYING these dolls is what’s really insane.  Do children even play with dolls anymore?  Don’t they just get on myspace and flirt with FBI agents pretending to be kiddie-stalkers?  Have I gone too far?