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December 30, 2007

AND THE RUNNER UP.

I'VE GIVEN THIS A LOT OF THOUGHT -- BUT HERE IT IS...THE BEST CLIP FROM THIS BLOG IN 2007.

It's rare the clip that matches Coldplay, animal cruelty, and YouTube...but here it is again.

December 29, 2007

JUST A NIGHTMARE OF SPORTS AT THE HOME OF YOURS TRULY.

ESPN - Pats' year of perfection capped by thrilling comeback win over Giants - NFL Football Recap

Bluejays lose conference opener 

AND THE TAKEOVER IS COMPLETE.

Bill Kristol To Become New York Times Columnist In 2008 - Media on The Huffington Post

December 28, 2007

THE SEQUEL NO ONE SAW COMING.

Harold And Kumar 2

JUST A SOLID GRASP OF THE ISSUES.

Huckabee Warns Of "Unusual Activity of Pakistanis" Coming Into U.S. - Iowa on The Huffington Post

LINE STARTS HERE.

JUST A SOLID RECORD.

Bob Cesca: The Most Inappropriate Bush War Smirk of 2007 - Politics on The Huffington Post

December 27, 2007

PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW.

"ATHEIST RAPPER

African American Hip-Hop artist shatters stereotype tackling
age old theological positions in unique form of Rap."

Greydon Square

December 26, 2007

THE HISTORY.

HOW TO USE LONG FORM VIDEO THE RIGHT WAY.


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RICHARD BRANSON'S VERSION OF "JC SUPERSTAR."

December 25, 2007

BUT, COMING IN A CLOSE SECOND....

"You should've hiked up to the glory hole."

Bats

HANDS DOWN, THE GREATEST DIALOGUE OVERHEARD AT MY XMAS WITH THE IN-LAWS.

"...and that's when it occurred to me that going to a clothing-optional hotsprings with a woman you've only seen in a full-length fur coat (then picked her up at the park and ride) was the equivalent of going on a date with someone when all you have to go by is a Facebook headshot."

Valley View Hot Springs | Colorado Hot Spring Trails

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUIZ YOU CAN TAKE ON XMAS DAY. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ONE AND ALL.

FreeRice

December 24, 2007

THEY ALWAYS SAID HE SEES ALL.

"A statue of the infant Jesus on display near Miami in Florida is being fitted with a Global Positioning System device after the original figurine was stolen."

BBC NEWS | Americas | US infant Jesus statue to get GPS


December 23, 2007

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS AS A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.

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Gettysburg Cemetery Dedication

ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY.

SUDDENLY CAL/STANFORD LOOKS LIKE SMALL POTATOES.

FUN WITH OUR FRIENDS THE SAUDIS.

PUTTING THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE.

Number Of Inhabitants Per Medical Doctor

December 22, 2007

NICE TRY.

DICK O'CHENEY.

TODAY'S MASHUP.

JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING.

Seattlest: $13.76: The Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever?

WHAT THE HELL?

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Metroblogging Seattle: appease the squirrels, for the safety of all of our windows

JAYS GO TO NINE AND ONE.

ESPN - Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Creighton Recap, December 22, 2007

GREAT MOMENTS IN VOLLEYBALL.

December 21, 2007

HAPPY HANNUKAH FROM MCSWEENEY'S.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Yiddish Spam.

FINALLY. AS SOMEONE WHO'S SPENT A LOT OF TIME LATELY IN HOSPITALS, IT'S NICE TO SEE WE'RE GOING TO UP THE GAME A LITTLE.

"Herman Miller is finalizing their acquisition of Brandrud, a company that designs furniture for healthcare environments."

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Core77 / design magazine resource / home

December 20, 2007

JAYS GO TO EIGHT AND ONE.

ESPN - North Carolina Central vs. Creighton Recap, December 20, 2007

MERRIL STREEP, SHE AIN'T.

JOHN'S ROCKIN A LITTLE TOO MUCH OF THE BILLY GRAHAM VIBE FOR MY TASTE.

"OH YEAH AND - MORMONS AREN'T REAL CHRISTIANS."

JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WAITING JUST TOO DAMN LONG FOR TOAST.

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Toast in 50 Seconds - Heinz Turbo Toaster

TODAY IN LOWE'S PR.

"For years, Steve Flaig, a delivery-truck driver at a Lowe's store here, had searched for his birth mother. He found her working the cash register at the front of the store. For several months, he and Christine Tallady had known each other casually as co-workers. Last Friday, they met for the first time as mother and son."

Nation & World | Man's journey to find birth mom ends — at work | Seattle Times Newspaper


THE STRANGER WEIGHS IN ON MS. SPEARS. CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Good Morning | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper

CUE THE HANDEL.

Dolphins net a Big Tuna - 12/20/2007 - MiamiHerald.com

EW.

"Our coordinating pajama sets for men, women, and kids are perfect for families who love to have fun."

 

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Matching Family Pajamas: Family Pajama Sets for Christmas, Holiday or Any Occasion


'TIS THE SEASON.

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TackyChristmasYards

GREAT MOMENTS IN ANALYST CALLS.

Oops: Sallie Mae CEO Ends Conference Call With "Let's Get The Fuck Out Of Here"

December 19, 2007

NOTHING SAYS GIFTGIVING LIKE PREPAID HOSPITAL VISITS.

Give the Gift of Health with a prepaid debit card

ABSOLUTE FRIGGIN' GENIUS.

Thanks Rev. -- Biblical events as if they were on Google Earth.

Religion by Satellite

NO, SERIOUSLY - OUCH.

"Dana Shafman, founder of Shieldher Inc., has recently started sponsoring Taser parties, giving women a chance to buy Tasers for $300, or $350 with a laser beam to help with aiming."

Tasers: The Tupperware of 2007 | Danger Room from Wired.com


OUCH.

The Associated Press: Study: Googling Oneself Is More Popular

JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO GET YOU THROUGH HUMP DAY.

EVERY SPACE A THIRD SPACE?

"Starbucks and Coinstar Inc. have teamed up to test an automated coffee machine under the Starbucks Seattle's Best Coffee label, according to a report by Merriman Curhan Ford, a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services."

Starbucks And Coinstar Team Up On Seattle’s Best Coffee Kiosk


SHOULD MAKE FOR SOME INTERESTING PSYCHIATRIST VISITS IN A FEW YEARS.

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Baby bath with a decidedly different form

FAVORITE HEADLINE OF THE DAY. WORTH THE CLICK.

The Genius Bar can help you only so much

I MIGHT ARGUE THERE ARE SOME IN THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY WHO ARE ALREADY MAXED OUT.

"According to a French study in the Daily Telegraph, humans will hit their performance limits around 2060."

Humans on their way to maxing out physical performance


December 18, 2007

JAYS WIN AGAIN.

Omaha.com

December 16, 2007

SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, V2.

Lieberman to endorse McCain

OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER.

Dolphins 22, Ravens 16.

December 14, 2007

OUR YEAR AT A GLANCE.

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Google Zeitgeist 2007

AND THIS SITCOM WE'RE LIVING IN CONTINUES.

"Yes, you read that correctly. Our United States House of Representatives spent time drafting and voting on a resolution to honor the apparently huge, positive impact that Christmas tree sales have on our economy."

Metroblogging Seattle: Seattle, I love you but you're bringing me down


ALL LAWYER JOKES ARE NOW FAIR GAME.

Gonzales named lawyer of the year - Yahoo! News

VAMPIRE ENERGY.

Check out this chart that shows how much energy our devices use, even when they're "off."

GOOD 008 - Transparency - Vampire Energy

USUALLY, THESE PEOPLE SIT IN THE SEAT NEXT TO ME.

Man Chugs Entire Bottle Of Vodka Rather Than Turn It Over To Airport Security

SOMETIMES SIMPLE IDEAS HELP.

"The New York Times Magazine has published its 7th annual Year in Ideas issue, full of "many curious, inspired, perplexing and sometimes outright illegal innovations of the past 12 months." We were thoroughly enlightened to learn about UPS' loop-de-loop routes, which are specially mapped out to avoid left-hand turns, resulting in a considerable decrease in emissions."

NYT posts Year in Ideas, UPS avoids left turns


NAME NAMES.

Make sure to note how many Yankees are on this list.

The Mitchell Report: Name by Name - The New York Times


TODAY IN "CAREFUL WHAT YOU CLAIM."

"Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg."

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Thieves cut off man's 'holy leg'

YET ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT USE OF VETO POWER.

"The House approved an intelligence bill Thursday that would prohibit the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods. The 222-199 vote sent the measure to the Senate, which still must act before it can go to President Bush. The White House has threatened a veto."

House Votes to Ban Harsh CIA Methods - Politics on The Huffington Post


December 12, 2007

TELL IT TO HUCKABEE.

Researchers: Human Evolution Speeding Up - Technology on The Huffington Post

TODAY IN LOOPHOLES.

"The Bush administration was under court order not to discard evidence of detainee torture and abuse months before the CIA destroyed videotapes that revealed some of its harshest interrogation tactics. Normally, that would force the government to defend itself against obstruction allegations. But the CIA may have an out: its clandestine network of overseas prisons."

CIA Destroyed Tapes Despite Court Order - Politics on The Huffington Post


YOU STAY CLASSY, HUCK.

"Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks in an upcoming article, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

Huckabee Questions Mormons' Belief - Politics on The Huffington Post


December 11, 2007

TODAY IN FALSE IDOLS.

Exciting New Products: Walmart Sanctifies The Toy Aisle With Talking Jesus Action Figures

THINGS JUST MIGHT BE GETTING SERIOUS OUT THERE.

Western States Agree to Water-Sharing Pact - New York Times

December 10, 2007

KEEP IN MIND - THIS GUY MIGHT VERY WELL BE THE GOP FRONTRUNNER.

"This morning on Fox News Sunday, former governor Mike Huckabee acknowledged that he previously advocated quarantining AIDS patients, but said he would not "recant" from that position. In 1992, Huckabee wrote, "If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague."

Huckabee Won't "Recant" His Call For AIDS Quarantine - Politics on The Huffington Post


MCSWEENEY'S 007.

James Bond Films for the George W. Bush Era.

December 09, 2007

WE'RE LIVING IN THE WORST SITCOM EVER.

"As he announced his plan to ease the mortgage crisis for consumers, President Bush accidentally gave out the wrong phone number for the new “Hope Now Hotline” set up by his administration. Anyone who dialed 1-800-995-HOPE did not reach the mortgage hotline but instead contacted the Freedom Christian Academy — a Texas-based group that provides Christian education home schooling material."

Northwest Progressive Institute: Dubya gives out the wrong phone number


OUT OF FRIGGIN' CONTROL.

"The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is demanding that McDonald’s immediately stop advertising on children’s report cards. Last week, students in Seminole County, Florida received their report cards in envelopes adorned with Ronald McDonald promising a free Happy Meal to students with good grades, behavior, or attendance.'

Advertising Lab: Product Placement on Report Cards

MAKE SURE TO NOTE THE PRODUCT NAME.

JAYS WIN A CLOSE ONE.

Bluejays now six and one.

December 07, 2007

THE DREAM OF THE PERFECT SEASON? SHE IS OVER.

Jays 5-1.

Xavier beats CU

December 06, 2007

FRANKLY - HE'S GONNA HAVE THINGS TO DO - WHAT WITH HER OUTTA THE HOUSE AND ALL.

Bill: I'd Go To Hillary's Cabinet Meetings "Only If Asked" - The Huffington Post

WELL, AT LEAST THAT'D BE DIFFERENT.

Nation & World | Romney: I would "serve no one religion" as president | Seattle Times Newspaper

AND APPARENTLY - WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT TO HIM.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Gun rampage US teen 'wanted fame'

YOU THINK?

BBC NEWS | Americas | Omaha teen shooter 'had problems'

December 05, 2007

YEAH - LOOKS LIKE THIS IS JUST GOING TO BE FRIGGIN' SEAMLESS.

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"Continental Airlines passengers in Houston will be able to board flights using just a cellphone or personal-digital assistant instead of a regular boarding pass in a three-month test program launched Tuesday at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The program could expand to airlines and airports nationwide. Instead of a paper pass, Continental Airlines (CAL) and the Transportation Security Administration will let passengers show a code the airline has sent to their cellphone or PDA."

Cellphone could be boarding pass, too - USATODAY.com


JUST A GEM.

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Faith healing sign at Disneyland - Boing Boing

PR = FUN.

"The fire sale by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines promises "Many Islands, Low Fares" deals as low as $9 for future travel dates between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas. Photos Posh Airline Seats While the prices may be right, it's that promotional acronym that's raised eyebrows among customers and now has the company feeling "uncomfortable."

ABC News: 'MILF' Promo Not What You Think


VISHNU = NO NO.

"Wednesday's "700 Club" featured a question about the Christian view of yoga. A concerned viewer asked, "Does it really have its origins in evil?" Pat Robertson gave the verdict: Yes! According to Pat, stretching is fine, but by repeating common yoga mantras, you are actually praying to Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna and you're not even aware of it"

Pat Robertson Not Down With Yoga - Living on The Huffington Post


December 04, 2007

THAT THING I ALWAYS SAY ABOUT SEATTLE NOT GETTING AS MUCH RAIN AS PEOPLE THINK? YEAH, WELL...NEVER MIND.

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The Seattle Times

December 02, 2007

PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

MPP to Offer Giuliani, Romney, McCain $10,000 to Prove Statements on Medical Marijuana

JUST IN CASE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT AN OXYMORON WHILST ON HOLIDAY.

The Creation Museum - Creation, Evolution, Science, Dinosaurs, Family, Christian Worldview 

MAYBE WE SHOULD CHANGE THE EXPRESSION TO "FIREMAN STATE."

"It was revealed last week that firefighters are being trained to not only keep an eye out for illegal materials in the course of their duties, but even to report back any expression of discontent with the government."

The Raw Story | Firefighters asked to report people who express discontent with the government


TODAY IN "YOU REALLY CAN FIND ANYTHING YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ON THE INTERNET."

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Dogs With Cones

TODAY IN "LIVING IN A POLICE STATE."

"Driver with his family gets pulled over. When officer won't point out speed limit sign driver was accused of ignoring, driver refuses to sign ticket. Officer shoots man with taser, lets him fall and cut his head, then arrests him."

Driver tasered for refusing to sign traffic ticket - Boing Boing


IRAQ CRISIS + HOUSING CRUNCH = ODD BEDFELLOWS.

"The Army has been enlisting youths for decades by promising them money for college. Starting in January, it will try out a different sort of pitch in selected cities: offering up to $40,000 toward the purchase of a home or the creation of a business."

Army Strong, Offer Stronger - AdPulp


THE STRANGER'S REVIEW OF DANE COOK? SPOT ON.

"What Applebee’s is to food, Dane Cook is to comedy: adamantly unimaginative, thoroughly second-rate, and mysteriously popular."

The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper


December 01, 2007

FIVE. OH.

Creighton 72, Drexel 48

ESPN

R.I.P.

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IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND - CLARENCE THOMAS WOULD LIKE TO GET HOME A LITTLE EARLIER AT NIGHT.

"There's a reason why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn't talk much from the bench: He thinks judges should be seen and not heard. "My colleagues should shut up!" he says. In a rare scolding of his fellow judges, Thomas Wednesday night took off after those who ask questions and debate cases out loud during oral arguments while defending his own, oft-criticized, silent treatment."

‘This Is Not Perry Mason’ - Washington Whispers (usnews.com)



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