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May 31, 2008

THERE'S A JOKE HERE SOMEWHERE -- I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE WORDS.

"GOTEBORG, Sweden: Taking a road trip? Remember to visit the toilet first. This city is among dozens of municipalities in Sweden with facilities that transform sewage waste into enough biogas to run thousands of cars and buses. Cars using biogas created a stir when they began to be rolled out on a large scale at the start of the decade. The tailpipe emissions are virtually odorless, the fuel is cheaper than gasoline and diesel, and the idea of recovering energy from toilet waste appealed to green-minded Swedes. "When you're in the bathroom in the morning and you can see something good come of that, it's easy to be taken in by the idea - it's like a utopia," said Andreas Kask, a business consultant who drives a taxi in Goteborg. "But it hasn't worked out that well in reality." Drivers complained that there were too few filling stations and that cars only held enough biogas for two or three hours of driving. Some also said early models of biogas cars performed poorly on steep climbs, were sluggish on damp mornings and had reduced trunk room because of bulky tanks."

Sweden turning sewage into a gasoline substitute - International Herald Tribune


THIS OUGHT TO REALLY SPEED THINGS UP AT THE OLD BORDER CROSSING.

"According to a Canadian newspaper the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement would empower border agents to perform searches of your mp3 player, laptop and cell phone for copyright offenses and impose a fine or withhold or destroy the device if anything is found in those searches."

Seattlest: iPod Searches at the Canadian Border?


OUCH.

"Like it's not embarrassing enough to just trip and stumble in a public place. A young visitor to the Seattle Art Museum suffered even further embarrassment by tripping and falling into a world famous work of art. The stumbling Seattlite damaged Double Elvis, a piece by Andy Warhol."

Seattlest: Girl Trips, Dents Warhol


May 30, 2008

MARIAH GOES PARIAH WITH A CEREMONIAL THROWING OUT OF THE FIRST PITCH.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

May 29, 2008

INSERT YOUR OWN INAPPROPRIATE "FAT LADY SINGING" JOKE HERE.

Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" Becoming An Opera - Entertainment on The Huffington Post

May 28, 2008

PEOPLE - I KNOW AMERICANS DON'T CARE ABOUT HOCKEY, AND EVEN LESS ABOUT HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS...BUT SERIOUSLY.

May 26, 2008

POLYGA-MIXED.

AND ALSO, PATTON GETS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HOTTEST ITEM AT KFC.

PATTON OSWALT SPEAKS ABOUT THE KIND OF MARKET RESEARCH THAT PRODUCES THE CLIP BELOW THIS ONE.

HAVE A STEAMY CUP OF MARITAL HOSTILITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMBOLISM.

WEEZER OFFICIALLY PUSHES PLAY ON THE PHENOMENON OF YOUTUBE NOSTALGIA.

KIND OF LIKE GITMO AND SPECTRAVISION AND EDUCATION ALL MIXED IN ONE.

ADVERTISING LIGHT BULBS IN THAILAND WORKS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENTLY.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT THE PLANET AHEAD OF THE GNP.

Seattleites offered incentives to cut summer driving

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE STUNNER.

"The biggest thing: He's legal, and that goes a long way," said Sharp, who's from Austin, Texas. "He's 25. That's old enough that we can openly ogle him, and we can drool over him, and it doesn't make us feel like we could be his mother."

'Cougars 4 Cook' sign was our first clue - Yahoo! News


TODAY IN POLITICAL BOBBLEHEAD PROMOTIONS.

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"The St. Paul Saints, long known for offbeat, sometimes edgy, promotions, have come up with a real doozy for this Sunday’s game. While lots of sports franchises hand out bobblehead dolls, usually depicting their players, the Saints are handing out 2,500 “bobblefoot” knicknacks. The keepsakes consist of a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet. One of the feet is springloaded and “taps,” which, the Saints’ press release says, is in honor of National Tap Dance Day. Right. The team also takes pains to note: “It doesn’t matter if your tapping style is done with a ‘wide stance’ or is used as some sort of code.”

America's Pisstime | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper


LOOKING AT REAL AFFORDABILITY OF HOUSING.

"This map combines both housing and transportation costs. The result is maybe a bit surprising. In-city areas tend to look pretty good, while far-flung suburbs -- where you get a lot of square footage (and lawnage) for your money -- don't look so good at all. It makes a little clearer the tradeoff between floor space and travel costs, which tend to be higher than buyers imagine. Especially these days. In the maps below, the pale areas show places where housing transportation are 45 percent or less of median income. It's higher than 45 percent -- and therefore not "affordable" by this definition -- in the blue areas."

WorldChanging: How Affordable is that Subdivision, Really?


TEE HEE.

"The incident happen in an exchange with the FOX News anchor. When asked her opinion of the recent scandal surrounding some comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton, which Trotta described by saying that, "some are reading [it] as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama." Hemmer quickly corrected Trotta, having noticed that she had said "Osama" when she meant "Obama." At this point, Trotta said, "Obama. Well...both if we could!" Trotta then laughed gleefully."

FOX Pundit Wishes for Obama Assassination, Laughs - Media on The Huffington Post


ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING, YET HYPNOTIC - SITES YOU'RE EVER GONNA VISIT.

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ManBabies.com - DAD?

TOO TRUE.

If ABC ran the Lincoln-Douglas Debates - Boing Boing

DAILY SPAM COMICS.

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JUST IN CASE YOU EVER WANT TO COMPARE THE GAS PRICES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO THOSE IN THE REST OF THE U.S.

USA National Gas Temperature Map

May 24, 2008

DOESN'T THE TSA KNOW THAT THIS IS THE KIND OF THINKING THAT LED US INTO IRAQ?

"If they think they're experts we can't argue with them," he said. Generally, people in business attire were asked if they travel a lot, and then steered toward the expert lane.

At airport, one lane doesn't fit all - TwinCities.com


IF YOU LIKE LOL CATS, YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOL CATS ARE, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT REALLY A GOOD TIME TO START.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Selected Minutes From Lolcat City Council Meetings.

May 19, 2008

TODAY IN "LEVI'S BLATANTLY COPIES RAYBAN."

HUCKABEE APPEALS TO THE BASE.

JUST BRILLIANT.

TODAY IN NEW PRODUCT RESEARCH.

MAN, I DO LOVE ME SOME CORPORATE MEETING MOTIVATION VIDEOS.

FOCUSING ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS.

“Bacon is a potentially hazardous food,” says Terrence Powell of the LA County Health Department."

Digital Journal - Bacon Dogs Outlawed in LA


May 18, 2008

POPE B GOES GANGSTA.

"The Pope will send the texts to people in Sydney for six days in July in honor of World Youth Day. In addition, digital prayer walls are being set up as well as a Facebook-style community for Catholics. The Catholic Church hopes these efforts will reach about 225,000 youth."

Digital Religion - Pope Reaches Out With Text Messages


MY BET? MORE PEOPLE'S AVATARS HAVE STDS THAN THE REAL LIFE COUTERPARTS.

Spain Opens STD Clinic On Second Life

GRAND THEFT IN REAL LIFE.

"A side by side comparison of a photo tour in New York City and Liberty City..."

Sightseeing in Liberty City - a set on Flickr


May 17, 2008

THE REMIX.

IT JUST GETS FUNNIER EVERY TIME I WATCH IT.

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May 14, 2008

WOW - FEARMONGER, REVISIONIST HISTORY, AND THE BLAME GAME ALL IN ONE SENTENCE!

"President Bush said Tuesday he was disappointed in "flawed intelligence" before the Iraq war and was concerned that if a Democrat wins the presidency in November and withdrew troops prematurely it could "eventually lead to another attack on the United States."

Bush disappointed with intel before Iraq war - Yahoo! News


JUST A BRILLIANT IDEA FOR A WEBSITE.

Things younger than John McCain

HEY LOOK - IF YOU'RE GIVEN A BRIEF TO ADVERTISE A TOILET IN KOREA...

INTERESTING PART OF CULTURE TO TRY TO OWN.

WE ALL MAKE THE SACRIFICES WE MUST.

Bush: I Gave Up Golf For The Troops - Politics on The Huffington Post

MCSWEENEY'S. LIST. ENJOY.

McSweeney's: Actual Hummer Dealerships.

May 13, 2008

I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO TRY TO EXPLAIN THIS - JUST GO CHECK OUT THE COOLEST CONSUMER SPENDING INFOGRAPHIC YOU'RE EVER GONNA SEE.

All of Inflation’s Little Parts - The New York Times

May 12, 2008

SORRY - BUT IF YOU'RE SETTING UP AUTOMATED CALLS SO YOU CAN GET HOME TO YOUR "PIZZA FOR ONE," IT MIGHT BE TIME TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR LIFE ASPIRATIONS.

MySpace.com - The Ditcher from DiGiorno Pizza - DiGiorno For One on MySpace

AS IF THE BURMESE HAVEN'T SUFFERED ENOUGH...THIS IS WHAT WE GIVE THEM FOR A PSA.

SOME HEADLINES DON'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY. (THANKS TO "MUSICAL MICHAEL" FOR THE FIND.)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Great tits cope well with warming

SOLUTION TO BATHROOM DOOR HANDLE TOUCHING?

"Chick-fil-A...s doing more to get me inside their doors. The chain is testing a new L-shaped door handle, which can be pulled open with the wrist or forearm. While this may sound silly to some non-germ freaks, listen to this: In a 2007 Kelton Research survey, nearly half or respondents won't use their hands to open a public restroom door--they either use a paper towel or their elbow.

Retail Design Diva


WE'RE LIVING IN AFGANISTAN, PT. 1.

"Three small-town eighth-graders in Minnesota were suspended by their principal for not standing Thursday morning for the Pledge of Allegiance, violating a district policy that the principal now says may soon be reworded to protect free speech rights."

3 suspended for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance


WE'RE LIVING IN AFGANISTAN, PT. 2.

Teacher Fired for Magic Trick, County Calls It "Wizardry" - News Story - WFTV Orlando

EX-CELLENT DOT COM IDEA.

"ExBoyfriendJewelry.com facilitates the buying and selling of "ex" jewelry, as well as providing a place for users to share the stories behind it."

Springwise: Marketplace focuses on jewelry from ex-boyfriends


PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

"This is the first and only certified site to register and receive a "Certificate of Authenticity" of ownership of your wang name. What is a wang? It is your private part your mom calls your special place. Now, you and only you alone can own the exclusive right to your wang's name."

Name Your Wang

May 11, 2008

LET'S GET THE REAL RACE STARTED.

SORRY FOR THE LACK OF POSTS LATELY.

Too much travel. We'll try to resume our normal volume soon. Thanks for staying with me.

TELL YOUR STORY.

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YOU KNOW, IF THIS GUY CAN HIT .203--THE MARINERS WOULD SIGN HIM UP TO BE OUR FIRST BASEMAN.

HEY - HERE'S ANOTHER THING THE DEEPLY RELIGIOUS CAN DO TO HELP LOWER GAS PRICES...STOP VOTING OILMEN INTO OFFICE.

"Rocky Twyman has a radical solution for surging gasoline prices: prayer. Twyman - a community organizer, church choir director and public relations consultant from the Washington, D.C., suburbs - staged a pray-in at a San Francisco Chevron station on Friday, asking God for cheaper gas. He did the same thing in the nation's Capitol on Wednesday, with volunteers from a soup kitchen joining in. Today he will lead members of an Oakland church in prayer."

Pray-in at S.F. gas station asks God to lower prices


May 08, 2008

GET 'EM 10:15, BECAUSE AT 4:20...

"Ten:15 wants you to send in a picture of whatever you happen to be doing at 10:15 a.m., no matter where you are in the world."

Ten:15 - Josh Spear


May 06, 2008

THEY REPORT. YOU DECIDE.

Fox News Lincoln-Douglas Graphic Shows Frederick Douglass 

May 02, 2008

STUFF YOUR CRUST.

"Nothing gets the stomach juices flowing quite as well as a ring of shrimp with tails dangling in the air and heads swaddled in tubes of cheese-stuffed dough."

Top Ten Crazy Asian Pizza Crusts | Slice Pizza Blog


May 01, 2008

THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN MAKING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A SUBCULTURE AND MAKING FUN OF PEOPLE. (SHOUT OUT TO PAIGE FOR FINDING THIS.)


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