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August 29, 2007

HOW LITTLE WE KNOW.

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100-year-old celebrates her birthday by smoking 170,000th cigarette | the Daily Mail

TODAY IN "EWWWWWW."

"Parents who practice the so-called "elimination communication" learn to read their children's body language to help them recognize the need, and they mimic the sounds that a child associates with the bathroom."

Introducing The 'Diaper-Free' Movement - Living Now on The Huffington Post


PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.

"Yes, the manufacturer of possibly the ugliest footwear ever created is moving onto clothing. Soon you'll be able to buy shirts, shorts, and skirts containing the same spongy foam resin that they use to create their shoes. Once blended with natural fibers, the clothes will be breathable, "sweat-resistant", and (as a spokesperson is quoted as saying the fabric will have "all the properties of the shoes") presumably very ugly."

This is the end...Crocs clothing


WOW...COCKFIGHTING MAGAZINES.

"The online bookstore sells subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines, The Feathered Warrior and The Gamecock, even though cockfighting has been declared illegal in all states (until Louisiana’s ban takes effect next summer, the activity remains legal in parts of the state)."

Humane Society Has Its Sights on Amazon.com - New York Times


YEAH FOLKS - NOTHING MORE TO SEE HERE...MOVE ALONG.

Beck: ‘Nobody cares’ about Gonzales resignation.

TODAY IN IRONY.

Burning Man Torched Early; Artist Held - The Huffington Post

KINDA SAD WHAT PASSES FOR REBELLION AFTER SIXTY.

Keith Richards eats cigarette onstage | News | NME.COM

IF HISTORY IS ANY INDICATION, WE'LL SEE A MEDAL PINNED ON MICHAEL BROWN TODAY.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Bush to mark Katrina anniversary

THE STRANGER GETS TO THE "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH" PART.

"Larry Craig is not now, and never has been, gay. So playing footsie with strange men in public restrooms is now considered straight. Or straight-identified. Please make a note of it."

The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper


August 28, 2007

SOLID ANALOGY.

"WoW could actually be the new surfing. With a comparable number of American participants (2.8 million surfers), the sport's strangeness and popularity among a cool subset of the American population (young, male, high advertising value) has led it into the mainstream consciousness, if not mainstream usage. While remaining a niche activity (indeed, that's part of its branding), it has spawned a lingo and a fashion and a lifestyle, all of which it could be argued WoW is too. It's not a bad model: the 2006 surfing market was recently estimated at about $7.5 billion."

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FIRST ORGANIZATION TIP? STOP SUBSCRIBING TO SO MANY MAGAZINES.

Organize Magazine - Welcome to our Inaugural Issue

WOW - TODAY'S FAVORITE HEADLINE CONTEST? OVER.

Church Deacon, OU Fan Tears Scrotum Of UT Fan In Bar Fight - Sports News Story - KXAS | Dallas

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

"Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun. As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own."

Bill Nye Boo'd In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun - BSAlert.com


August 27, 2007

I TRIED ALL DAY TO COME UP WITH A WITTY "ALBERTO GONZALEZ RESIGNS" PUNCHLINE, BUT THIS IS THE BEST I COULD COME UP WITH.

AH...BUT HE'LL NEVER BE THE MASTER...LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR. EARL WEAVER.

NICE TO SEE LOU'S STILL GOT IT.

AND THE MUTATIONS BEGIN.

GET READY FOR A NEW SEASON OF ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS ON TELEVISION.

Danny DeVito & The Contract

NOW THAT'S HOW TO HIGHLIGHT A PRODUCT BENEFIT.

August 26, 2007

NICE TO SEE THE AMERICAN TALIBAN'S KEEPIN' BUSY.

Atlanta considers banning baggy pants - Yahoo! News

WE HAVE A WINNA.

August 25, 2007

OOPS - NEW FAVORITE PR SOUNDBITE JUST IN.

"Wastewater facilities are wonderful places to understand what humans consume and excrete," Field said.

ABC News: Drug-Testing a City With Just 1 Teaspoon


IF THAT'S THE CASE, I'D SAY SOMEONE OWES ME SOME PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS.

"She's getting what everyone else would get," Deputy Dist. Atty. Danette Meyers said.

Lohan reaches deal on drug and alcohol charges - Los Angeles Times


HOME FOR THE WEEKEND.

OH, IT'S ON.

Sheriff Raids DMX' Home, Seizes Dogs - The Huffington Post

MY VOTE FOR 'FAVORITE PRESS SOUNDBITE EVER.'

 He has "exercised his right to withhold use of the `thumbs' until a new contract is signed."

 

Ebert: No Thumbs, Up or Down, on TV Show - The Huffington Post


August 24, 2007

IF YOU'RE NOT WATCHING FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, IT'S TIME TO START.

YEP - THIS IS WHAT RUNNING A BLOG IS LIKE.

August 23, 2007

HOPEFULLY, THEY GOT THIS OUT OF THEIR SYSTEM...AS MY BELOVED MARINERS ROLL INTO ARLINGTON TODAY.

(and if you need me, I'll be at the game.)

Rangers Score 30 Runs, Most in 110 Years - The Huffington Post

IT'S SUMMER...SO FOX NEWS IS RUNNING RERUNS.

WHAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR BARRY BONDS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FAT LADY.

Stressed Opera Singers Turn to Drugs - The Huffington Post

ONE MIGHT ARGUE IT'S BETTER THAN OBSESSIVE HANDWASHING.

“I was addicted to danger and dangerous girls, and it took me to things that were very destructive for me.”

I'm a lucky man | PARADE Magazine


THIS JUST IN FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SURREAL.

AH...ANOTHER SOLID MCSWEENEY'S LIST.

McSweeney's: Phrases Commonly Used by 1950s Housewives That Were Often Misinterpreted by the Housewives' Husbands as Blatant Requests for Sex.

MCSWEENEY'S GOES TO CUBA.

McSweeney's: Possible Catch Phrases for the Ending of a TV Show Called Guantanamo Five-O.

SIMPLE, GRAPHIC, AND PRETTY DARNED DISTURBING.

SHOCKER.

Poll: White Youths Happier Than Others - The Huffington Post

August 22, 2007

ONE OF THE BEST WEBSITES I'VE SEEN IN SOME TIME.

"Since we are intelligent human beings living in the 21st century, we should take the time to look at some data. That is what we are doing when we ask, "Why won't God heal amputees?"

Why Won't God Heal Amputees?


I'VE PROMISED SASQUATCH I'D KEEP THE ANIMAL POSTS TO A MINUMUM...

But, c'mon - how could I resist this?

August 21, 2007

GEE, WHAT A HANDY COINCIDENCE.

TheHill.com - Petraeus likely to testify on 9/11 anniversary

GO PAT GO.

Leahy Threatens Bush Aides With Contempt - The Huffington Post

August 19, 2007

TODAY IN DARWIN.

North Denver News - Surgically alters thumbs to better use iPhone

I'M BETTING WE'LL HEAR FROM THIS GUY AGAIN SOMEDAY.

August 17, 2007

TAKE A TRIP WITH RICK.

"Even if it costs him clients and endorsements, travel guru Rick Steves has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to speaking his mind. He opposes the war in Iraq.

And, as he has seen done across Europe, he flies a peace flag outside his Edmonds headquarters despite the fact that, when it went up, an angry man approached sneering, "Boy! I bet if you realized how much that cost your business, you'd think twice!"

He wouldn't. It is Steves' deep, internationally informed opposition to this country's criminalizing of personal marijuana use that will send him to the Hempfest stage.

"I'm not going to sit at (Edmonds') Fifth and Main streets and smoke a joint," Steves told me. "But 800,000 people in the U.S. were arrested last year for marijuana while, in Berne (Switzerland) they're in public, smoking and playing backgammon and not bothering anyone. It (criminal prosecution) forces people into the street to deal with scary people. It's just so wrong."

Travel guru stands firm on war and weed


IT JUST GETS CLASSIER AND CLASSIER.

"Korean War veteran Nyles Reed, 75, opened an envelope last week to learn a Purple Heart had been approved for injuries he sustained as a Marine on June 22, 1952. But there was no medal. Just a certificate and a form stating that the medal was "out of stock." "I can imagine, of course, with what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, there's a big shortage," Reed said. "At least, I would imagine so." The form letter from the Navy Personnel Command told Reed he could wait 90 days and resubmit an application, or buy his own medal. After waiting 55 years, however, Reed decided to pay $42 for his own Purple Heart and accompanying ribbon — plus state sales taxes — at a military surplus store."

Short of Purple Hearts, Navy tells vet to buy own | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle


JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING, "WHAT WOULD JIZZLE CHRIZIZZLE DIZZLE?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?

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Spencer Elden on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (1991) and more recently | MTV Photo Gallery

I KNOW WHICH 'COUPLE OF PEOPLE' I'M ROOTING FOR...

Think Progress � Tony Snow Signals His Resignation, Plus ‘A Couple’ More ‘Coming Up In The Next Month’

August 16, 2007

THE CIA LOVES THEM SOME WEB TWO DOT OH.

"An online tool that claims to reveal the identity of organisations that edit Wikipedia pages has revealed that the CIA was involved in editing entries."

BBC NEWS | Technology | Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits'


FACEBOOK GETS YOUNGER ALL THE TIME.

Australian fetus a Facebook Internet star | CNET News.com

HOW CAN PINELLA NOT BE ON THIS LIST?

SI.com - MLB - Braves' Cox sets record with 132nd career ejection 

August 15, 2007

R.I.P. MERV.

THIS IS FANTASTIC.

Create a serial killer video to scare your friends.

Icetruck TV

NOT AS FARFETCHED AS WE MIGHT HOPE.

"HEY I KNOW - LET'S JUST USE THE TERRORIST LABEL FOR ANYONE, AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING."

"The US is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards force as a foreign terrorist unit, officials say. If confirmed, this will be the first time official armed units of a sovereign state are included in the list of banned terrorist groups."

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iran Guards 'join US terror list'


August 14, 2007

KELLOGG'S GOES THERE.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A FEW YEARS MAKES...

I mean, since this is from the 1994.

August 11, 2007

KINDA LIKE THE CURRENT GOUGE IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

NASA Finds Gouge on Endeavour's Belly - The Huffington Post

TODAY IN "JUDGE NOT."

"A megachurch canceled a memorial service for a Navy veteran 24 hours before it was to start because the deceased was gay. Officials at the nondenominational High Point Church knew that Cecil Howard Sinclair was gay when they offered to host his service, said his sister, Kathleen Wright. But after his obituary listed his life partner as one of his survivors, she said, it was called off. "It's a slap in the face. It's like, 'Oh, we're sorry he died, but he's gay so we can't help you,'" she said Friday."

Church Cancels Memorial for Gay Navy Vet - The Huffington Post


IT'S ON.

"Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday."

Bush War Adviser Says Draft Worth a Look - The Huffington Post


INSERT YOUR OWN "BIG LOVE IN IOWA" JOKE HERE.

"At last count, 96 members of the Romney clan, a veritable army, have arrived here over the last few days to help out at Saturday’s Republican straw poll, bolstering what is already a huge ground operation for the event that far outstrips the efforts of any other campaign."

Scores of Relatives Aid Romney - New York Times


August 09, 2007

PUT IT ATOP YOUR SHOPPING LIST.

Michael Vick Dog Chew Toy| Dog Toys

Thanks to MC Hall for the find. 

August 07, 2007

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THOSE OF US IN SEATTLE - WE SEEM TO BE DOING JUST FINE.

Housing prices defy logic, keep climbing | Seattle Times Newspaper

THE MARINERS WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS NO MATTER WHAT.

And if that means using our mascot to take out the other team's players - well, let the outfielders fall where they may.

August 06, 2007

THE PITFALLS OF RESEARCH. YOU KNOW, THEIR MEDIA BUYING HABITS WOULD SUGGEST OTHERWISE.

Pew: Consumers Tired of Celeb Scandals

August 05, 2007

NO WORD IF THE BEAR WAS SIMPLY TAWNY KITAEN IN A COSTUME.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Bear confronts Whitesnake singer

August 04, 2007

STRANGELY DIFFICULT.

McSweeney's: Who Said It: Vice President Dick Cheney or Phil Leotardo From The Sopranos?

WE'RE GOING DOWN.

McSweeney's: Past and Future Magazine Titles That Map Our Intellectual Decline.

MCSWEENEY'S DOES HARPERS.

McSweeney's: My Father's Harper's Index.

August 02, 2007

OJ WILL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS NOW.

COULD BE A ROUGH TOURISM SEASON.

Citizen Rain: Seattle mayor: Take a vacation If you're wondering how bad traffic is going to be on northbound I-5 through the downtown area beginning on Aug. 10th, just listen to Mayor Nickel's advice: "If you've got vacation, take it."

August 01, 2007

DE NIRO COULD DO WITHOUT YOUR DIRECTION.


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