Whisky of Mass Destruction?

Amy’s Robot posted about an interesting story involving WMD and whisky, two apparently disparate items. Apparently a webcam at Bruichladdich, a small Scottish distillery, had gone offline, and of all people the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (an agency of the Department of Defense) e-mailed to ask why. It turns out that the agency was using the webcam for training exercises because the distilling process was supposedly very similar to processes for making chemical weapons.

Bruichladdich took advantage of the attention, posting about it on its site and even producing a special whisky, WMD 1 – The Weapons Inspectors, advertised with the graphic above.

Dick Of The Day

A couple of weeks ago during the G8 Summit in Japan, W sunk to a new low:

The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”

He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.

Just when I thought I’d heard it all…