Monday, September 26, 2005

Armed Dolphins Escaped?

Have armed dolphins, secretly trained by the U.S. and equipped with high-tech toxic dart weapons, escaped to open waters because of hurricane Katrina? We don't know for sure because it's, ummmmm, secret. But several experts believe the Navy's insistence on examining eight dolphins before returning them to a Mississippi oceanarium indicates that some of these valuable assets are missing.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Ferris Wheel Porn Still Illegal

Three people were arrested at the Munich Beer Festival for filming a porno flick while riding the city's ferris wheel. A 21 year old nurse and her two cameramen were spotted by Italian tourists, who notified the authorities. The trio were arrested and charged with public indecency.

Friday, September 16, 2005

About That Pulitzer, Jay...

Jay Severin has a problem with telling the truth, at least according to some people. That wasn't helped recently when he claimed to have won the Pulitzer Prize. You see, he's never won it.

via Romenesko

Happy Birthday Mr. King

Blues Boy King is 80 years old today.

Baylor to Starbucks: Not so Gay!

Baylor University has demanded that Starbucks must remove cups in the campus coffee shop which have this quote by novelist Armistead Maupin:

"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."

via Starbucks Gossip

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun, Dragon...

If you're only playing Rock, Paper, Scissors, you are sooooo 20th Century.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bush to Condi: Can I Go Pee?

BoingBoing links to a wonderful Reuters photo of Bush writing a note saying he thinks he needs a bathroom break.

Rams Football Exec: "I'm a Throat Slasher"

St. Louis Rams director of football administration Samir Suleiman reportedly left an amazingly offensive and threatening voice message in response to this article by Bernie Miklasz.

"Tell your source that I'm not a back-stabber, I'm a (expletive) throat slasher, and he'll know the difference before it's all said and done."
Rams president John Shaw says Suleiman will be "reprimanded". Reprimanded!?!? The guy should be looking for a new job, after he's released from custody.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Woman Sues Cops Over Sex Toys

Dorothy Campbell is suing 14 police officers for allegedly playing around with her sex toys during a drug raid on her home in February 2003. Ms. Campbell claims the officers, who ultimately found no drugs and made no arrests, handcuffed her son (along with four friends) and then proceeded to show him the sex toys they found in the mother's dresser, asking if he knew what his mom did with them. The lawsuit then alleges that the cops "modeled" Ms. Campbell's lingerie.

A police sergeant later showed up to apologize about the incident. The apology was video taped by another Campbell son. According to the lawsuit, an officer later claimed that "pornographic images of a 14-year-old girl" were on that video tape (though how he knew or why he waited so long isn't explained) The police again raided the home a week later, seizing the camera and tape.

via Obscure

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Not Liberal Media

Time Warner just hired Tim Berry as a "top lobbyist" in Washington DC. Before working for the largest media company in the world, Mr. Berry had been chief of staff for Congressional Majority Leader Tom Delay. One wonders how well the news organization will cover Mr. Delay's ongoing problems now.

Who Eats HuFu?

I'm checking my calendar and it doesn't say April 1, so I'll pass this along for your, ummmm, consumption:

HuFu, The Healthy Human Flesh Alternative!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Huffington Has a Troll !!

Isn't he cute?
Be careful if you pet him. He has no bite, but he probably has cooties.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

That Tiger Meat Tang

The Hufulou restaurant in northeastern China advertised serving tiger meat, which is illegal. The restaurant was raided and the owner was arrested, even though it was found that the tiger meat was actually donkey meat marinated in tiger urine to give it a tang. Stir-fried with chiles, it had been selling for $98 a plate. Yummmmm.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Student Needs Dr. Note for Water

Ben Ringlein, a fifth-grader at Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing MI, wants water with lunch. He doesn't want milk. He doesn't want juice. Just a bottle of water please.

Nope. If Ben wants water, he must supply it himself, or get a doctor's order before the school will serve it to him at lunch.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Goodbye Mr. Burnside

R.L. Burnside died Thursday morning in Memphis. We was 78.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Jesus Christ!

Is quoting a person exclaiming "Jesus Christ!" a gratuitous insult to devote Christians? Don Wyclff, the Chicago Tribune's Public Editor (Ombudsman) says it can be. Oh God!