Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Gypsy Lawson, 29, successfully passed through U.S. Customs in Los Angeles with the rhesus monkey hidden in her shirt after the November 2007 trip.
Her mother, Fran Ogren, 55, of Northport, Wash., accompanied her on the flight from Bangkok and was also convicted.
A jury found the two women guilty Monday on separate charges of conspiracy and smuggling goods into the United States. Sentencing is set for March 3.
They were arrested after Lawson boasted to a clothing store clerk about the airport escapade.
The monkey is now at a primate rescue facility in Oregon.
Monday, December 8, 2008
People are forfeiting the great American vacation because they can’t stomach the travel industry’s lies anymore. Take the airlines, which earlier this year imposed a series of new surcharges in response, they said, to higher fuel costs. When fuel prices fell, what happened to the fees? They stuck around. “Jet fuel prices have gone from over $140 per barrel in August to under $50 in November, but airfares in October were actually up 10 percent,” says Chicke Fitzgerald, the chief executive of roadescapes.com, a site for road trips. “Americans are definitely voting on that trend with their wallets.” How so? By either vacationing close to home, or just staying home altogether.
Sunny von Bulow dies after 28 years in coma
NEW YORK (CNN) -- After spending nearly 28 years in an irreversible coma, heiress and socialite Martha "Sunny" von Bulow died Saturday in a New York nursing home, according to a family statement. She was 76.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Feel Good Message: Charlie Brown and his friends put on a play about the holiday, but get so overwhelmed with the commercialization that it takes a speech from the Bible to make them remember what Christmas is really supposed to be about.
The True Meaning: Clearly since they are doing a Nativity play for school, they've yet to learn about the separation of church and state. There are really vicious kids who torture Charlie Brown and make fun of him and his tree. Then it takes a really trippy turn when dancing (and possibly some spiked egg nog) helps the kids as they join hands around a shabby tree with the help of a humanistic dog and create a beautiful holiday display. It's like one big twisted mass hallucination.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
this is a really cool chart detailing the first 100 days of each president since FDR...if you can't see it big enough here, click here.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The mayor of a small Turkish city called Batman (real name) is suing…ah, Batman.
Even though the comic book hero was first introduced in 1939, the show debuted in 1966, and the Caped Crusader finally hit the big screen in 1989, (The city of) Batman is only now filing a lawsuit against Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for using the name "Batman" without permission. The timing is suspicious considering how Dark Knight - Batman's latest installment - is about to hit the $1 billion mark at box offices worldwide.
Money can sure make people stupid!
The mayor of Batman, Huseyin Kalkan, is also claiming that the shared name has caused several unsolved murder cases and made their women particularly suicidal. He also said that the franchise has made it difficult for businesses of his city to register overseas.
A Warner Bros. rep responded to the lawsuit with "We are only aware of this claim via press reports and have not seen any actual legal action."
The mayor should consider renaming the city….
Monday, November 10, 2008
Seven signs you have a work spouse
By Patrick Erwin CareerBuilder.com writer
If you and a co-worker can finish each other's sentences, you might have a work spouse.
A work spouse is a co-worker of the opposite sex with whom you have a close platonic relationship. In many ways, these relationships can mirror a real marriage.
According to a 2007 survey from Vault.com, a career information Web site, 23 percent of workers reported that they had a work spouse.
Do you have a work spouse?
Here are seven clear signs you might have a work spouse:
1. You depend on a particular co-worker for office supplies, snacks and aspirin.
2. There are inside jokes that you and a specific co-worker share.
3. You can be bluntly honest with this person about his or her appearance, hygiene or hair (and vice versa). You're comfortable enough to point out that the other's hair is sticking up -- or that someone's fly is down.
4. When something eventful happens at work, this co-worker is the first person you seek out for a de-briefing.
5. At breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, your closest co-worker knows what to order for you and how you like your coffee (and vice versa).
6. You and your co-worker can finish each other's sentences.
7. Someone in your office knows almost as much about your personal life as your best friend or real-life spouse does.
full article here
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Rahm Emanuel will be the president's right-hand man in the new administration. The 48-year-old accepted the position as Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff on Thursday, according to the New York Times.
A Democratic congressman representing his native Chicago since 2003, he earned his chops raising funds for Bill Clinton's White House runs and serving as an advisor. Known for his hard-charging personal style, he's also dad to three children, son Zacharias and daughters Ilana and Leah, with his wife Amy. But did you know he could have been pirouetting with the Joffrey Ballet? Read on for a briefing.
• He's the real-life Ari's brother. His youngest brother Ariel (Ari) Emanuel is a founder of the Endeavor talent agency in Hollywood and was an inspiration for Jeremy Piven's character, Ari Gold, on HBO’s Entourage. Not to be outdone, Rahm is said have been a model for Bradley Whitford's character, Josh Lyman, on The West Wing.
• He could have been a ballet dancer. He studied ballet as a teen and was offered a scholarship to join the renowned Joffrey Ballet, but went to Sarah Lawrence College instead.
• He's missing part of a finger. In his youth, Emanuel badly cut a finger on a meat slicer while working at an Arby's. The wound became infected, and he lost half of the middle finger on his right hand.
• He volunteered with the Israeli army. During the first Gulf War, he did a stint as a civilian volunteer with the Israel Defense Forces, rust-proofing brakes on a base in northern Israel.
• He once sent a rotten dead fish to a political enemy. In the Clinton administration, his take-no-prisoners style earned him the nickname "Rahm-bo."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.
Police say one child's father complained that Jester kept the youngsters' ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer says there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids' balls landing in the woman's yard.
so...as we were paying and we high fived and i said "good call", andrew said:
"yeah, we have good cerebral CALLsy"
thank you and good day
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Friday Night Lights is back—for some viewers: Last night the show started a 13-episode run on DirectTV’s 101 Network. NBC says it will air these new-season episodes starting in January. So for those of you without DirectTV, I’ll just say right up top, here’s a great big SPOILER ALERT.
So summer has passed in Dillon, Texas, and what was new last night? Well, in preparation for Gaius Charles’ announced departure from the series, his Smash was coping with the bad news that his injured knee would probably never enable him to run as fast as he once did. Connie Britton’s Tami has become the high school’s principal—that seems like an abrupt promotion, but I’m going with anything that keeps Tammy center-screen and under pressure, since stress brings out the most energetic/anguished/sarcastic/inspiring sides of her character. And lo and behold, the flesh has triumphed over the spirit, as last season’s newly prim Lyla (Minka Kelly) is now doing the deed with Tim (Taylor Kitsch). Not sure how this squares with her religious beliefs as they were dramatized last season, but it’s a heckuva lot of fun watching these two have their fling. Kitsch in particular continues to impress: This guy is, mark my words, a budding movie star once FNL throws its final touchdown.
Speaking of which, a mighty touchdown throw was tossed by a new character—J.D. McCoy, a freshman brought in as rookie quarterback. J.D. himself didn’t have a single line last night that I heard, but his pushy dad—played by the always reliably smooth D. W. Moffett—made a big impression as a guy who’s going to be a real pain in the neck for our long-suffering Coach Taylor (all hail Kyle Chandler).
I’ll keep this short: We’re off to a great season, by which I mean most major characters are unhappy (yet wry and funny), the series seems as grungily authentic as ever, and while I don’t care for the new short, curly hairdo Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) is sporting, maybe I’ll get used to it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
9. Wrasslin' a bear
8. Learns Tina Fey will be watching
7. When taken on tour of White House by McCain handlers, is "inadvertently" locked in Cheney's man-sized safe
6. Schedule for memorizing state capitals thrown off by need for new schedule to memorize states
5. Speechless after finally looking up what "MILF" stands for
4. On deadline to finish her book, Namin' Your Baby the Alaskan Way
3. Needs more time to really nail those hilarious hair-plug zingers
2. No matter how hard she scrubs, she can't get Kissinger's moral stank off of her
1. Stuck in traffic on the Bridge to Nowhere
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Blind masseurs jump from bridge
SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Police in South Korea have arrested 26 blind masseurs who were threatening to jump from a bridge to protest a government decision they say will rob them of their livelihood.
The South Korean health ministry recently decided to grant licenses to sighted masseurs and masseuses to practice certain kinds of massages. Since 1963, the law allowed only blind people to practice the profession, Yonhap said.
In Sarah Palin's name.
And here's the good part: when you make a donation to PP in her name, they'll send her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor. HERE'S the link.
You'll need to fill in the address to let PP know where to send the "in Sarah Palin's honor" card. I suggest you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:
John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215
PS make sure you use that link above or choose the pulldown of Donate--Honorary or Memorial Donations, not the regular "Donate Online"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- ▼ December (8)
- ► November (9)
- speaks for itself
- awful. evil. hilarious.
- Got unhappy STD news? Break it with an e-card
- it's always about boys' balls
- quote of the day
- friday optimism
- great analogy
- damn am i funny
- cake wrecks
- i'm moving to ypsilanti
- general awesomeness
- lauren sally marcus
- jim's best pranks
- Top 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Cancels the Debate
- McCain’s Economic Plan For Nation: 'Everyone Marry...
- what's funny about this? you tell me...
- great quote
- can 106,169 people be wrong? i don't think so
- oy vey...
- Palin is a stupid mofo too
- McCain is a stupid mofo
- oh for crying out loud
- did they create this just for ME???
- heh heh
- she sucks
- Jewish Voters Push-Polled
- roll down the window and let the wind blow back yo...
- reason #479
- a brilliant idea for $10
- cross blogination
- i will resist the urge to put any more cat pix here
- i hope there's SOME cuteness left over for my niec...
- with a baseball bat
- it can't say much for my intelligence...
- 2 toilets are walking down the street, 1 toilet sa...