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January 31, 2008

I SWEAR - I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON ANYMORE.

"The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently become a code word for blacks among American racists. "There is a double meaning to that word and I didn't know it. I was horrified when I learned what it was, and I immediately addressed the issue with the people who brought it up," Mr. Trent told a local Fox News reporter in a recent interview."

In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?


IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS ON 2/10.

"Anonymous" plans to protest Church of Scientology on February 10 - Wikinews, the free news source

THE TSA NOW HAS A BLOG. I'M EXPECTING THEM TO BE "REALLY QUICK" WITH THE POSTS. (HEH.)

Evolution of Security

THIS MUST BE HOW ROME FELT - RIGHT BEFORE THE FALL.

"National Geographic Channel said Monday that its new series "Dogtown" will spend the next few months documenting the attempted rehabilitation of 22 dogs that belonged to jailed Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and are now residing at Dogtown, the Best Friends animal sanctuary in Utah."

NGC to follow rehab of Vick's dogs


WHY IS IT THAT I'M NEVER RIDING THE SUBWAY AT THE RIGHT TIME?

TODAY IN DOGGY TAUNTING.

REPEL YOUR CO-WORKERS.

I GUESS IT'S TIME FOR THE BLUEJAYS TO CONCENTRATE ON WINNING THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT - THAT'S THE ONLY WAY WE'RE GETTIN' IN.

"Drake scored on five of its final six possessions in scoring the final 10 points in a 75-65 victory that stretched the No. 16 and 17 Bulldogs' winning streak to 18 and improved their record to 19-1. Creighton missed its final five shots and mixed in a questionable turnover to seal its third straight loss and second to Drake in nine days."

Omaha.com Sports Section


REEBOK HAS OFFICIALLY GIVEN UP.

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Orange Shoe w/ Kool-Aid Face on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

TODAY IN INNOVATIONS.

Food: Cheeseburger in a Can is Both the Best and Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

CHRIS BERMAN IS NOT READY FOR HIS CLOSEUP.

SO I'M AT A CLIENT DINNER LAST NIGHT...AND I HEARD THIS QUOTE...WHICH IS NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU EXPECT TO HEAR AT SUCH AN EVENT.

"Supertramp never grabbed the balls."

 
Although, upon further reflection, you have to admit - it is true. They never did.

January 30, 2008

IF THIS DOESN'T BRING AT LEAST A SMALL SMILE TO YOUR FACE - WELL THEN, YOU'RE AN A-HOLE.

SOMEHOW, I DOUBT IT.

"Hillary Clinton is using a controversial Golden Earring song in her campaign called "When The Lady Smiles." It is a great song, but I was wondering whether Hillary really know that in the video for that song a nun is raped, and the attacker's brain gets eaten by a dog."

Has Hillary Clinton seen the video for the Golden Earring song she plays? - Boing Boing


SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE UP.

JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA

Originally found here.

 

WAIT? A SPACESHIP IS LEGAL IN NASCAR?

Fast Religion: Scientology Sponsoring NASCAR Racer

GETTING READY FOR THE BIG GAME. (SO TO SPEAK.)

"This year, Arizona authorities have stepped up patrols, promising to sweep out circuit girls and their pimps before next Sunday’s Super Bowl."

‘Circuit girls’ expected to flock to Super Bowl - Super Bowl XLII- msnbc.com


THE EFFECTS OF OUR CELL PHONES.

"Frequent business travelers use phone cameras to help remember which ubiquitous rental car they're driving and the number of the night's hotel room. ...Wristwatch sales have slowed – down 25 percent for Timex between 2003 and 2005 – as teens and young adults tell time by their phones."

Cell phones taking on many roles, transforming market, generation


January 27, 2008

YUM.

"A team of Iranian designers came up with this brilliant cooking idea which actually isn’t as disgusting as it first looks. Your car’s exhaust is used as a barbecue to grill your food! That still sounds bad, but consider that the fumes don’t come into contact with the burger, the exhaust just heats the metal grill."

Tailgate Dining - The Exhaust Cooked Burger


MEANEST ESPN QUOTE EVER. (SHOUT OUT TO MR. HUGHLETT FOR THE FIND.)

"Although there's no list (yet, anyway) of the Worst Physiques to Play Quarterback in a Super Bowl, if such a ranking did exist, Stan Humphries would be the leader in the clubhouse. The former San Diego Chargers' signal caller looked as though he trained by eating at In-N-Out Burger five days a week."

ESPN - Bad-body Humphries now combines golf and charity - NFL


WELL...PARDON ME! (READ IN YOUR BEST STEVE MARTIN VOICE.)

January 26, 2008

WOW - LATE....AND EXPENSIVE.

"Downtown Milwaukee will soon see a familiar character in a statue: "The Fonz" in bronze in downtown Milwaukee."

The Bronze Fonz

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL MEETS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN MEXICO?

Mexico City rolls out women-only buses - Yahoo! News

SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.

Eyeteeth: A journal of incisive ideas.: George W. Bush's favorite painting

ART GARFUNKEL - RIF SCHOLAR?

Art Garfunkel - Official Website

HEY - HERE'S JUST WHAT WE NEED! KILL ME.

Nader to decide soon on possible presidential run - Yahoo! News

CHANGING OF THE GUARD.

RealClearMarkets - Articles - Might Google Buy the New York Times?

INTERESTING SOLUTION TO OUR EDUCATONAL NEEDS.

"Created by a group of Bronx, N.Y., teachers in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is designed to engage everyday citizens in an online marketplace where teachers describe and individuals can fund specific student projects. It begins when teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need in order to learn. Volunteers at the not-for-profit site screen each project proposal and verify that the teacher and project meet set eligibility requirements. Citizen philanthropists can then fund the student projects of their choice—in whole or in part—and are emailed immediate acknowledgements for tax deduction purposes."

Springwise: Matching donors & classroom needs


BLUEJAYS NOW LOSE LAST EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW IN CARBONDALE.

ESPN - Creighton vs. Southern Illinois Box Score, January 26, 2008

I MISS THE DAYS WHEN HIS FASCISM WAS SUBTLE.

Rummy Resurfaces, Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency (Updated Again) | Danger Room from Wired.com

HOW EXPENSIVE IS A GALLON OF GAS? THIS EXPENSIVE.

Riders pack buses in record numbers | Seattle Times Newspaper

WHO KNEW LOU DOBBS HAD A KID IN LITTLE LEAGUE?

"...the man charged with making terroristic threats, began to cry when it came time to tell his side of the story. Campbell admitted being angry when he had said, "Send this guy back to Mexico," after he was kicked out of the dugout, and then muttered "Get a job," when Ambriz's relatives glared at him in the bleachers."

Dad denies threatening to shoot his son's LIttle League coach


TODAY IN FAMILY BUSINESSES.

"Three generations of the same family were arrested on shoplifting charges at the Target store in Lodi on Monday night."

Recordnet.com: Three generations busted in shoplifting


A ONCE POWERFUL BRAND (INSERT YOUR OWN VERB HERE.)

Retail: Sears To Split Into 5 Crappy Companies

THE LONG MARCH TOWARDS TURNING AMERICAN BASEBALL INTO EUROPEAN SOCCER CONTINUES.

"The Boston Red Sox, the pride of New England and adopted American League team of New York Mets fans everywhere, are dissing their rich heritage by agreeing to sport a corporate logo on their uniforms for opening day of the 2008 Major League Baseball season."

O'Dwyer's PR Blog


FLYING THE FLAG.

"if the World of Warcraft were a nation, CIA’s World Factbook says that out of 237 listed countries it would be the 82nd most populated country on Earth above Hungary, but behind Serbia."

World of Warcraft hits 10 million users worldwide!

APPLYING THE RIGORS OF WMD REPORTING TO THE VIDEOGAMING.

GIVE 'EM LITHIUM. (BONUS POINTS IF YOU GET THE REFERENCE.)

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Rockabye Baby! - Transform your favorite rock music into baby music.

FUN WITH DATA.

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"Wikiscanner hacker Virgil Griffth told me a while ago about his latest data mining project, to visualise the relationship between books and SAT scores. Today he released his findings at Booksthatmakeyoudumb. He does this by cross referencing the 10 most popular books at every college, as given by Facebook, and the average SAT score. He then presents it all in this nifty little visualisation."

Books that make you dumb


January 25, 2008

A NEW APPROACH TO ADVERTISING A TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT.

TODAY IN BRAND TRUST.

Polls: 44% Normally Disbelieve Any And All Company Statements

GREAT MORAL QUESTIONS FOR OUR ERA.

Morality: Is It Morally Wrong To Buy Stolen Starbucks Free Drink Coupons On eBay?

ATTENTION MARKETERS - THEY'RE ONTO US.

"Here's a clever strategy for grocery-store coupons from The Simple Dollar: sit on your coupons for a month, then spend them. Coupons are often the leading edge of product promotion, which features progressively deeper savings. By waiting a month, you can apply your coupons to an already discounted price."

Clever grocery-store coupon strategy - Boing Boing


ANOTHER REASON TO GAG OVER THE BLUE MAN GROUP.

"One of the Blue Men grabbed me, yanked my head back and the other stuck this device into my mouth," Srodon said. By telephone, Srodon described how he saw his mouth and throat projected onto a big screen, similar to the performance on a publicity video handout. The audience was laughing as Srodon gagged. "At the time the 'esophagus cam' was inserted into plaintiff's mouth, it was covered in food, liquid and grime from the Briar Street Theatre floor, including the thick blue paint used to cover the actors' faces," the lawsuit claims."

cbs2chicago.com - Spectator Sues Blue Man Group For 'Esophagus Cam'


A CALL FOR SANITY.

Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog: Congress falls for the tax cut myth - again

XL ASAP PLS.

Now Pizza Hut will take your order via text message, too - Slashfood

WITH ACCOUNTING LIKE THIS, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE WERE HAVING TROUBLE MAKING MONEY.

The Associated Press: MPAA Admits Mistake on Downloading Study

INTERESTING SOLUTION.

"As such, there are also two ways to end the military’s de jure discrimination based on sexual orientation. We can either repeal DADT, or we could extend its application to heterosexuals as well. If extended, no soldier could talk about his or her orientation without risk of exclusion."

Swimming Pools and Dont Ask, Dont Tell: A Guest Post - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog


THIS JUST IN.

OUCH.

"Rivers played the entirety of the Chargers' 21-12 loss to the New England Patriots with a right knee with no ACL. He revealed Monday he had arthroscopic surgery last Monday to clean out loose cartilage and enable him to play. "If I don't do that Monday, I had no chance of playing," Rivers said. The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported Friday that Rivers had injured his ACL, but the extent of the injury was not known until today. "The ACL is gone," Rivers said."

Philip Rivers Played On Sunday Without Certain Small Body Parts


MAGNOLIA MAKES FOR A STRANGE LITTLE OUTPOST IN MY BELOVED SEATTLE.

Seattlest: Magnolia Residents Take a Nibble Out of Crime

WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE FUNNIEST ONE-LINER YOU'RE EVER GOING TO REACH IN A COLUMN ABOUT CRIME STATISTICS.

"Police have a "person of interest" in the Harps case, but to be honest, the police sketch looked like every other 30-something white guy in Seattle: wool cap, beard, earring. I think I dated him last summer."

Local News | Feeling safe? Put it in context | Seattle Times Newspaper


NO DOUBT FOR HIS WORK IN ANCHORMAN.

"The Joyce award, run by the university's Literary and Historical Society, has been bestowed on a wide range of politicians and celebrities, including U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, former South African President F.W. de Klerk and former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix."

Will Ferrell Wins James Joyce Award | Seattle Times Newspaper


APPARENTLY, THERE'S A NEW POTTERY BARN RULE - YOU BREAK IT, THE NEXT CUSTOMER HAS TO CLEAN IT UP.

"With its international mandate in Iraq set to expire in 11 months, the Bush administration will insist that the government in Baghdad give the United States broad authority to conduct combat operations and guarantee civilian contractors immunity from Iraqi law, according to administration and military officials."

US Demands Free Rein In Iraq Long After Bush Leaves - Politics on The Huffington Post


KWAME'S BLUE DRESS?

Nation & World | Probe Launched Over Detroit Mayor Texts | Seattle Times Newspaper

I MEAN - WHY GIVE THOSE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ACCESS TO THE LARGEST AUDIENCE POSSIBLE?

Fox Won’t Sell Super Bowl Ads to Candidates - TVWeek - News

January 24, 2008

YOU KNOW, AS STEVE EARLE SAYS, LOU DOBBS CAN KISS MY ASS.

"Leaders of a Dallas suburb that was blocked from enforcing a ban on leasing apartments to illegal immigrants approved a new rule Tuesday to require prospective tenants to get a city license to rent homes and apartments."

Dallas suburb, blocked from enforcing its law against illegal immigrants, adopts new rule


SURE - I MEAN - WHY WOULDN'T THEY INVITE HIM? UH, OH YEAH.

FanNation | Clemens considering Astros' invitation to appear at pitching camp

RECORD-SETTING.

"President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq."

TPMmuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Today's Must Read


2008 - YEAR OF THE POLL TAX.

"Opponents, most of them Democrats, say requiring photo ID at the polls disproportionately affects the poor, the elderly and minorities _ the most likely to lack photo identification."

Federal News Radio - WFED: Carded at Polls: No Photo ID, No Vote


January 23, 2008

DRAKE....WAIT, DRAKE?

"No. 22 Drake celebrated its first national ranking in 33 years with a 68-60 victory over its Missouri Valley Conference nemesis."

ESPN - Young's 3 in overtime keys No. 22 Drake's 68-60 win over Creighton - Men's College Basketball


THESE PEOPLE SERIOUSLY NEED TO STOP IT.

"The Westboro Baptist Chruch, made famous by protesting the funerals of fallen American servicemen and victims of AIDS, has spoken out on the passing of Heath Ledger, and it's every bit as touching as you might imagine..."

HEATH LEDGER IS NOW IN HELL - What Would Tyler Durden Do


January 22, 2008

THE ACRONYM REALLY DOES SAY IT ALL.

"Oprah Winfrey is getting her own TV network. OWN — for Oprah Winfrey Network — will debut next year in nearly 70 million homes with cable and satellite, part of a deal announced Tuesday with Discovery Communications. It will replace the Discovery Health network."

Oprah Winfrey getting her own TV network - Yahoo! News


IT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE IT'S TRUE.

BEAR ALL.

"Cyberlawyer Denise Howell sez, "As far as I could tell, the same parents driving themselves to distraction with fear over their evening chardonnays about MySpace and FaceBook are willingly helping their kids fork over a slew of personal data when they visit Build-A-Bear."

Build-A-Bear's private information seduction system - Boing Boing


January 21, 2008

PLAY ON.

"Faith Fighter is the ultimate fighting game for these dark times. Choose your belief and kick the shit out of your enemies. Give vent to your intolerance! Religious hate has never been so much fun."

Faith Fighter | Molleindustria


LABOR TACTICS AS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

Why Fox Was Ready For A Strike � Jon Taplin’s Blog

THE BEST EARLY MORNING (OR LATE NIGHT) IN SEATTLE.

"10 pounds done right. 90 square inches of breakfast."

Beth's 12-Egg Omelet |Seattle Times Newspaper


CAUSE AND EFFECT.

Does College Football Cause Higher Crime? - Freakonomics

JONATHAN COULTON IS RAPIDLY BECOMING MY FAVORITE MUSICIAN.

YEAH - YOU'D BETTER SELL IT.

January 20, 2008

WHAT WITH THE BUSH FISCAL POLICIES, WE MIGHT SEE MORE AND MORE OF THIS.

Tender Letdown: CompUSA Refuses To Accept Cash

SERIOUSLY, I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK.

CTV.ca | Canada puts U.S. on torture watch list: CTV

THE REASON THEATRE'S IN TROUBLE.

"Shrek the Musical is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!."

Seattlest: NOOOOOOOOO! Do Not Want!


UM...A LITTLE HIGHER, IF YOU DON'T MIND?

"A woman filed suit Wednesday against a Skokie eye doctor and the doctor's former assistant, alleging the assistant licked her toes during an eye-exam visit last year."

Suit alleges patient's toes were licked during eye exam in Skokie -- chicagotribune.com


TODAY IN "RENT VERSUS OWN."

"It was a pretty foul thing that was happening at an apartment building on Schroeder Road. Every so often, apartment residents at 6769 Schroeder Road would find human feces in their laundry if they left it untended in a basement laundry room. Two people also reported finding feces in their shoes and boots in an apartment hallway."

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL


SEE? THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY...UH, NEVER MIND.

"A Pardeeville father accused of forcing his 7-year-old son to wear a Packers sweat shirt and then tying him up during the divisional playoff game last weekend said the incident was a joke that "got blown way out of proportion."

WiscNews.com : Portage Daily Register Online

LAISSEZ FAIRE.

"Mitt Romney holds himself out as a brilliant business consultant who helped turn many companies around and become profitable again. So here is his advice for the Detroit auto industry–Sue the Federal Government to stop the law that Bush signed two weeks ago to increase fuel efficiency. Now there is a brilliant piece of forward looking strategy. Even GM’s Rick Wagonner would have thrown Mitt out of the room for such bone-headed advice."

Mitt Romney–Pander Bear � Jon Taplin’s Blog


NEWS FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF SEATTLE.

"BREMERTON The 27-year-old Poulsbo woman told police officers she promised sexual favors to a man if he bought her alcohol early Wednesday morning.

But after getting two bottles of inexpensive fortified wine, she used one to hit him in the forehead."

Bremerton Wine-for-Sex Arrangement Turns Sour : Code 911 : Kitsap Sun

VERY NICE.

HELP US, OBI-WAN...YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE.

All Dolphins fans wish the NFC Champs goodluck in the Superbowl. Preserve the legacy.

 

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I SWEAR TO GOD - I WANT TO MOVE TO MINNESOTA.

PEOPLE NEED TO GET A SENSE OF HUMOR.

THIS JUST IN FROM THE ONION NEWS NETWORK.


Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

I KNOW IT SOUNDS KINDA JUNKY - BUT HEY, WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU STAYED IN A TRAVELODGE? IN MY CASE, THE ROOM REALLY WOULDN'T BE THAT MUCH DIFFERENT.

"Budget hotel group Travelodge UK recently announced a variation on this theme: a hotel made of steel modules that resemble shipping containers, which are stacked on top of each other like Lego blocks."

Springwise newsletter | 16 January 2008


SOME INFO. ABOUT FACEBOOK YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW.

"Facebook has 59 million users - and 2 million new ones join each week. But you won't catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information - not now that he knows the politics of the people behind the social networking site"

Tom Hodgkinson on the politics of the people behind Facebook | Technology | The Guardian


REVENGE.

"Creighton shot 57.1 percent from the field and made 12 of 23 3-point attempts in an 86-69 victory."

Omaha.com Sports Section


January 19, 2008

WHAT'S THE DEFINITON OF "PATHETIC?"

The American Marketing Association Releases New Definition for Marketing

THAT'S ONE WAY TO POSITION WORK CLOTHING.

I REALLY WASN'T GOING TO POST THIS - BUT THE WOMAN WHO WALKS IN AT 2:30, AND HER REACTION -- ARE JUST PRICELESS.

NOW - THE OLD LOGO I WOULD'VE UNDERSTOOD - BUT THIS LOGO?

YEAH - YOU'RE GOING TO GET REALLY SCREWED - BY THE PATRIOTS DEFENSIVE FRONT.

THAT'S ONE WAY TO POSITION A PRODUCT.


Find more videos like this on AdGabber

YOU STAY CLASSY, FOOTBALL FANS.

"Authorities in Columbia County said a 36-year-old man tied up his young son with tape after the boy refused to wear a Green Bay Packers jersey during the team's game last Saturday."

Authorities: Man Arrested For Forcing Son To Wear Packers Jersey - News Story - WISC Madison


January 16, 2008

THAT WAY, YOU SEE - THEY'RE HEALTHY.

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Whole Grains

YOU GOTTA SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT. IN THAT WAY, IT'S NOT UNLIKE XENU.

Exclusive: The Cruise Indoctrination Video Scientology Tried To Suppress

EXCELLENT POINT. CLICK AWAY.

Make the logo bigger.: I’m sorry, what’d you say?

“For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil.”

January 15, 2008

JUST A SOLID WIN ON THE ROAD.

ESPN - Creighton vs. Northern Iowa Recap, January 15, 2008

HISTORY OF THE FOCUS GROUP.

POINT MADE.

MORE EDUCATION MAY BE NEEDED.

"Two special education students at the controversial Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton were wrongfully delivered dozens of punishing electrical shocks in August based on a prank phone call from a former student posing as a supervisor, a state investigative report has found."

Students in Canton given electrical shocks after prank call, report says - The Boston Globe


I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND BEING THE LAST TO ARRIVE.

"Taser home-shopping parties a stunning success."

Iconoculture - Consumer Research Service: Trend Observation


YOU KNEW SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS COMING.

"Baseball fans all over the country feel betrayed by the steroids scandal that is rocking Major League Baseball, but one fan is irked enough to actually sue the New York Yankees in small claims court"

Yankees Fan Sues: Steriods Are Almost "Consumer Fraud"


THE POWER OF MARKETING.

"New brain scans confirm that people actually enjoy the same wine more if they think it's more expensive, say researchers from California Institute of Technology and Stanford University."

Human Nature: Want To Make Your Wine Taste Better? Charge More.


January 14, 2008

TODAY IN MAKING IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG.

"...the Institute for Creation Research is trying to get an online Masters Degree in "science education" approved in Texas. A faux committee comprised of nincompoops and creationists has approved the degree at the first stage, and it is now being considered by the Texas higher education commission."

Greg Laden's Blog : Texas Official: Call it a "Creationism Degree"

FRIENDS FOREVER.

"A pet dog missed the family’s dead cat so much that he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house."

Dog retrieves his best friend - a cat buried in the garden - Times Online


BRAUN AND APPLE - SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

The Future Of Apple Is In 1960s Braun: 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future

TODAY IN SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE.

January 13, 2008

INSERT YOUR OWN MONTY PYTHON REFERENCE HERE.

"Gordon Brown says he wants a national debate on whether to change the system of organ donation. He believes thousands of lives would be saved if everyone was automatically placed on the donor register."

BBC NEWS | Health | PM backs automatic organ donation


APPARENTLY, TINY HANDS ARE THE NEW AD TREND.

Make the logo bigger.: Tiny is better.

MONTEREY. FEBRUARY. I CAN'T WAIT. I'M LIKE A KID AT XMAS. SEE YOU THERE.

TED | TEDBlog: The Big Questions: TED2008 lineup is online

AMERICAN APPAREL GETS THEIRS.

"...the biggest issue we have with American Apparel is that the majority of the company's designs make a normal-sized body look like two pigs fighting under a blanket. To prove this point, Slut Machine and I took videographer Alex Goldberg to a Brooklyn AA and tried on a few aggressively unflattering outfits."

Test Drives: American Apparel Will Make You Look Like A Fat Hooker


NEW MONEY.

SERIOUSLY...STOP IT.

FUN AT TRADESHOWS.

Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

THE ART OF THE POST-GAME INTERVIEW.

January 12, 2008

TWELVE AND THREE.

Bluejays beat Wichita State

WE'VE GIVEN UP.

"Velveeta Bowls come in three varieties, "Cheese & Garlic Herb", "Cheese & Salsa" and "Cheese & Chili with Beef flavors."

Junk Food Blog: Velveeta Bowls


NEW TECHNOLOGY MEETS OLD PROFESSION.

Visitors to the virtual brothel pay 29.95 euros ($43.88) for a one-month subscription to a smorgasbord of sex listed by position, preference and number of people. Big Sister also produces cable TV shows that air on Sky Italia and the U.K.'s Television X, as well as DVDs such as ``Sex Hyenas'' and ``Voyeur's Eye.''

Bloomberg.com: Exclusive

T. S. EH?

TSA searches, detains 5 year old because his name was on no-fly list - Boing Boing

TODAY IN CLIENT-GENERATED IDEAS.

We’d Like To Try Something New � Agency Tart

CHINA'S NOW AHEAD OF US ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCORE.

China To Ban Plastic Bags

SOUNDS LIKE SOME TREATMENT COULD PAY OFF.

 "In Hayden Idaho, a man in his mid 20’s whose name was withheld, who believed he bore the “mark of the beast” amputated one of his hands with a circular saw, then cooked it in the microwave then called 911."

Neatorama � Blog Archive � Idaho Man Cuts Off Hand, Microwaves It


SOUNDS LIKE SOME SCHOOLING COULD PAY OFF.

"Like many of ten-year-old children, Diego Palacios didn’t want to go back to school after the Christmas break. So much so that he decided to … glue himself to his bed! His mom called in the paramedics after she failed to free him herself, and she sent Diego to school a few hours later!"

Neatorama � Blog Archive � Boy Glued Hand to Bed to Avoid Going to School


TODAY IN OPTIMISM.

"Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, said Thursday he wants a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party's contest were counted."

Kucinich calls for New Hampshire recount - Blogs from CNN.com


PATTON OSWALT WRITES A FOOD REVIEW. FOR WHAT? FOR THE KFC BOWL, OBVIOUSLY.

A.V. Club Taste Test Special: The Bowl At The Howling Rim Of Famous-Ity | The A.V. Club

UM...YOU NEED A BIGGER FIX.

So on Monday, Xerox introduced what it says is the most sweeping transformation of its corporate identity since it dropped “Haloid” from the Haloid Xerox name in 1961. In a presentation to employees, it announced that it would retire the red capital X that has dominated its logo for 40 years in favor of what Richard Wergan, vice president for advertising, calls “a brand identity that reflects the Xerox of today.”

Xerox Hopes Its New Logo Doesn’t Say ‘Copier’ - New York Times

January 11, 2008

TODAY IN ACTING OUT.

"An insider has joined the crew of hardcore French rappers who love to hate President Nicolas Sarkozy: Pierre, the President’s 23-year-old son. It emerged yesterday that Sarko junior, a hip-hop producer who calls himself Mosey, has written a song for Poison, one of the angriest minstrels from the Paris banlieue ghettos."

Rappers who hate Nicolas Sarkozy have a new recruit: his son - Times Online


YOUTUBE MAY HAVE JUST JUMPED THE SHARK.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE GET IN THE SAME ROOM? THIS HAPPENS.

HERE WE GO.

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iran boats 'threatened US ships'

GREAT. JUST WHAT I NEEDED - TETRIS IN THREE DIMENSIONS.

Digital Machina � Tetrical

ANSWERING THE QUESTION...WHAT IF THE MOVIE AMERICAN PSYCHO WAS PROMOTED AS A ROMANTIC COMEDY?

ASS.

PATTON OSWALT ON KFC.

January 10, 2008

I'LL TAKE FOUR.

IPROD.

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"A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too."

Taser unveils holster with music player - CES 2008- msnbc.com


FUNNY - BUT SERIOUSLY, EDIT THIS THING DOWN A NOTCH OR TWO.

I MAY BE WRONG - BUT I DON'T THINK DAVID LYNCH LIKES WATCHING MOVIES ON CELLPHONES.

TEAM ROMNEY MEMBERS GETTIN' OUT THE VOTE.

TOO CLOSE FOR A HALF. BUT, A W'S A W.

"Three blocks by Kenny Lawson and three steals by Josh Dotzler fueled a 14-0 spurt to open the second half that blew open the Bluejays' 77-59 Missouri Valley Conference win."

Omaha.com Sports Section

January 07, 2008

YET ANOTHER REASON NOT TO GET YOUR NEWS FROM PARADE MAGAZINE.

NPR : 'Parade' Interview Fails to Note Bhutto's Death

TODAY IN CORPORATE CONSISTENCY.

"Best Buy told Rob that his coupon for 25% off three toys did not apply to video games because video games are not toys. Sad and confused, Rob went home and searched for "toy" on Best Buy's website. Hop across the jump to see what appeared."

Best Buy: Video Games Are Not Toys


January 06, 2008

CALLS LAST LONGER, WHAT WITH THE 'ROID RAGE AND ALL.

"Ever since the Mitchell report was released Dec. 13, Roger Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee have been trading barbs via lawyers through the media. According to a published report, they spoke by phone Friday night. While it's uncertain who initiated the call according to New York Newsday, a source told the paper the conversation lasted about an hour and could be described as "emotional."

ESPN - Report: Clemens, McNamee had lengthy conversation Friday night - MLB


WE ARE SERIOUSLY BECOMMING THE STUPIEST NATION ON EARTH.

"In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes' "high moral and ethical standards," he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that "no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience."

Can Atheists Be Parents? - TIME


January 05, 2008

A LITTLE NORMALCY RETURNS TO COLLEGE BASKETBALL.

ESPN - Creighton vs. Missouri State Recap

DRUNKEN STORYTELLER + MICHAEL CERA = COMEDY GENIUS.

JOURNALISM 101.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

Radar Quiz : Radar Online : Fox News Anchor or Porn Star?

OUTSOURCING AXL.

APPLYING PROOF THEORY TO WHAT REALLY MATTERS.

THE VIDEO GOVERNOR MIKE WOULD RATHER YOU DIDN'T SEE.

Talking to Americans - Capitol building is an igloo - Video

DARING TO ASK THE QUESTION.

JUST A BUNCH OF GUYS SITTIN' AND STRUMMIN' TOGETHER ABOUT THEIR E.D.

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.

Inhabitat � Scientists to Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos to Cool the Planet

WHAT MICHAEL VICK IS PROBABLY WATCHING IN PRISON.

Japanese Bug Fights .com

GOOD TO KNOW WE AMERICANS STILL EXCEL AT SOMETHING.

"It stopped being fun," said Lindsay Wagenblast of Edison, N.J., of her decision to drop out of the Ultimate Couch Potato contest at ESPN Zone in Times Square, which was won by Stan Friedman of midtown with 29 hours."

Butt stops here, 29 hours into couch potato contest


January 04, 2008

SIMPLE AND ELEGANT.

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Olivia Chair-- Better Living Through Design

GAME OVER.

Business & Technology | Hasbro to acquire Cranium for $77.5 million | Seattle Times Newspaper

FUN WITH DATA.

"Sears provides a website, www.ManageMyHome.com where anyone can look up anyone elses' entire purchase history at Sears—using only their name and address. This is especially convenient because these strange men keep dropping off huge lists of names and addresses on our door every year (we think they're called "phone books") and we never really knew what to do with them."

Evil: See Everything Your Friends And Neighbors Have Ever Bought At Sears


DARNED IMPRESSIVE.

SERIOUSLY MITT - I DON'T WANT TO GO OUT WITH YOU. STOP CALLING MY HOUSE.

COOLEST FLICKR COLLECTION EVER.

The Galactically Hot Women of Star Trek TOS - a photoset on Flickr

TODAY IN DEPRESSING ANNIVERSARIES.

"Today's the anniversary of Thomas Edison's vicious electrocution of a live elephant in order to prove the dangers of Nikola Tesla's alternating current and the safety of his competing direct current."

Edison electrocuted an elephant 105 years ago today - Boing Boing


THAT'S A LOT OF FRIED.

"Mick Cornett has challenged the city to shed 1 million pounds as its New Year's resolution. Prompted in part by his own struggle to lose weight, Cornett wants to end Oklahoma City's dubious distinction as one of America's fattest cities."

Oklahoma City Mayor Puts City on a Diet - Other on The Huffington Post


THE MIAMI PRESS IS GETTING A BIT GRUMPY.

"Aside to The AP: Belichick was fined $500,000 by the NFL this season, and his team made to forfeit a No. 1 draft pick, in the Spygate scandal. In the odd timing category, honoring Belichick is a bit like naming, as your Humanitarian of the Year, Michael Vick."

Belichick top coach? Recount demanded - 01/04/2008 - MiamiHerald.com


January 03, 2008

JUST A SOLID INTERVIEW.

"An Interview with "She" of "That's What She Said" Fame"

SOMETIMES YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

REALLY KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE THE SCOTTIE PIPPEN DIDN'T GET MORE ENDORSEMENT DEALS.

SO MANY GOOD HEADLINES STARTING OFF '08.

Ex-Beauty Queen, Law Student Arrested For Kidnapping & Biting - Entertainment on The Huffington Post

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

"Pacific Gas and Electric, Nothern California’s natural gas and electricity utility, will buy 100% environment-friendly electricity generated by currents in the Pacific Ocean beginning in 2010."

Pacific Ocean Added To California's Power Supply on PSFK


SOME FOLKS NEVER LEARN. (THE INDUSTRY I MEAN - SUING YOUR CUSTOMERS IS SO RARELY A GOOD BUSINESS PLAN.)

"In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on his personal computer, the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer."

Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use - washingtonpost.com


YEAH v2 - THIS GETTING ALL THAT IRAQI OIL IS WORKING OUT JUST FINE.

Oil Prices Hit $100: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

YEAH - THIS GETTING ALL THAT IRAQI OIL IS WORKING OUT JUST FINE.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Alaska oil exploration to begin

HERE WE GO - YET AGAIN.

Dolphins fire coach Cameron - 01/03/2008 - MiamiHerald.com

January 02, 2008

OH...CRAP.

Omaha.com Sports Section - Jays lose again.

WOW - THERE'S AN EARLY LEADER IN THE 'BEST HEADLINE OF '08' CONTEST.

British man puts out fire with aunt's underwear | Seattle Times Newspaper

January 01, 2008

TODAY IN "DOING A NICE JOB LOOKING OUT FOR OUR INTERESTS."

"The federal air safety study had previously been withheld from the public over concerns it would upset travellers and hurt the commercial interests of the airlines, correspondents say."

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Nasa attacked on air safety study


TELL ME AGAIN WHY WE DIDN'T ELECT THIS GUY?

"There will, presumably, always be a conservative party. But it must be retaken by pro-environment, anti-interventionist, fiscally responsible traditional Republicans. For its part, the Democratic Party must redefine itself for an American generation that does not know what it stands for or what its principles are."

Gary Hart: The National Interest and 2008 - Politics on The Huffington Post


A HOPEFUL SIGN FOR '08.

UK declares War on Terror over - Boing Boing

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