On September 25th, I submitted a BBC article on exploding toads.
It was rejected. REJECTED?!! EXPLODING TOADS! How cool is that?
Oh well. It was happening in Germany. Biologists were confused. Blah, blah, blah...
Look it up on the BBC's website. I'm too lazy to post a link.
Later, on October 29th, I submitted a story concerning the German government seeking expanded powers to spy on computer users. Perfect fodder for the slashdot crowd. Strange that it was from the Los Angeles Times, since it had nothing to do with Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton.
Total coincidence that it was another story from Germany. I don't think the exploding toads have anything to do with it. Although it would make an unusual angle for those conspiracy nuts that walk among us. Hmmm...
Regardless, the next day I was ever so pleased to see the submission was accepted and generated over 170 comments. (A far cry from the over 800 comments that my urinal submission generated.)
Anyway, here's a link - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/31/1955205
So once again I have experienced that somewhat awkward and unclean feeling that accompanies acceptance from among one's peers on slashdot. Now please excuse me, I need to shower.