Bonus points if you can identify the music.
(h/t Ellroon @ Rants from the Rookery, who is worrying about Squirrel Qaeda)
WASHINGTON – Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys — including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters — because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.
The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.
The recall is the first for Fisher-Price Inc. and parent company Mattel Inc. involving lead paint. It is the largest for Mattel since 1998 when Fisher-Price had to yank about 10 million Power Wheels from toy stores.
Poisoning Big Bird is not nice. Boo.
How many children have been exposed?
Try it, you’ll like it.
Probably small. I’m heading back to bed, updates later.
Update: Here’s the USGS report:
= Coordinated Universal Time
= local time at epicenter
|Depth||5.8 km (3.6 miles)|
|Region||SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA|
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 0.1 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)|
|Parameters||Nst=226, Nph=226, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.12 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=3
Most recent previously felt quake:
“Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.
Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A CTR
I HAS A BREAK
VISIBLE “YO! HOW MANY KITKATS U WANT BETWEEN 1 AND 100?”
IM IN YR LOOP, UPPIN YR CTR!!1 TILL 100
IZ VAR SMALR THAN BREAK?
VISIBLE “KITKAT #” N CTR N “!”
IM OUTTA YR LOOP
Jon Swift has an idea:
It is the Second Amendment that makes our country free. A Global Second Amendment would make the world free. Nuclear proliferation could be the key to making the world safe for democratic proliferation.
We’d have to accept a Nuclear Regulatory Body, being necessary to the security of a free World.
As President Bush took a question Thursday in the White House Rose Garden about scandals involving his Attorney General, he remarked, “I’ve got confidence in Al Gonzales doin’ the job.”
Simultaneously, a sparrow flew overhead and left a splash on the President’s sleeve, which Bush tried several times to wipe off.
Here’s video (hat-tip Melissa McEwan):
Well, it doesn’t quite match ABC’s telling.
Heal the nation.