Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston


From the BBC:

Early indications suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.

More than 3.2m people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent "no" campaigners have conceded defeat.

Counting started at 09:00 BST on Saturday morning. An "unusually high" turnout has been reported.

A result is expected by mid to late afternoon on Saturday.


If the change is approved, the Republic of Ireland would become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Minister for Equality Aodhan O Riordain said on Twitter: "I'm calling it. Key boxes opened. It's a yes. And a landslide across Dublin. And I'm so proud to be Irish today."

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Heh. Gavin doesn't know I'm watching him put small objects
in his nose.

I don't know why, but when I'm at Shaw's I feel an urge to put

this small object in my nose.

Chris Tucker: I don't put small objects in my nose. However, I do grow

medium-sized hair under it.

Don't ask me. I just came for the atmosphere. --res i.l.

Shaw, dreaming of a Sox shut-out.

Also in attendance was Echidne of the Snakes (and Mr. Echidne o.t. S.), and our Rudy. Unfortunately, the photos were over exposed. But I swear they were here!


watertiger, Jay C.

Marita and Gavin, of Sadly, No!

Sir Foxbat

bill buckner, NTodd


Friday, October 12, 2007


Al Gore shares Nobel Peace Prize

October 12, 2007

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for work to raise awareness about global warming.