If you ever begin to think your life sucks, a wise old man once told me, go to the net and behold the bounty of misery.  Here is an example of why Mama Janet tells people to abstain:

A Georgia judge ordered the release Monday of a man sentenced to 10 years in prison for consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17,

Speaking of Our Lady of Ruhama and the Evangelical movement’s abstinence programmes, at what point does this other story end up reading like a guide to scoring with Christian babes?

A 19-year-old virgin walks into a bar. He’s got his lucky cross in his pocket and his best jersey on. Please God, he says to himself, let this be the night.

So many people agree that we are much too intelligent and sophisticated to be finding this stuff as funny as we do, but then we can’t help it. No, we cannot.

Slate.com weighs in on the issue.

Coming soon, with help from friends and colleagues, our lolbes!
Also, I thought you might like to know where Iwaya and Ish are going to end up in a few years..

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe won the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for fiction Wednesday.

By now it is apparent that I have nothing to write about. This is a completely new experience for me.

But, in the spirit of showing off the finest new blogs I can find before someone scoops me,

“We drink hard, play hard and pray harder.  We know how to have a good time whether we have lots of money in our pockets or we are surviving from hand-to-mouth.  Visitors to Uganda are struck by the smiles on people’s faces despite the evident poverty.”

I present to you, Ugandan Insomniac. Breakiddown!