Archive: February, 2006
Heart-warming news about the eight meat packers who won that $365 million Powerball. "This is a great country," said Quang Do, 56, who will send some of his $15.5 million back to his family in Vietnam, which he left in 1988.
Mean-spirited are these two videos that show what happens when your friends set you up to think you're holding the winning ticket. But funny. (Bad language alert on the second one.) Hat tip, The Funniest Thing this Side of Rhode Island.
Flyers captain Derian Hatcher, playing for Team USA, knocked out two teeth from the mouth of Finland's Teemu Selanne in what turned out to be USA's last game. AP quotes Selanne: "Of course I'm disappointed to lose two teeth," Selanne said, speaking through a cut lip, "but that's an okay sacrifice for the gold. You can always get new teeth."
Made me wonder: Is there a blog called Hockey Teeth that collects details of professional players who get hit in the mouth with sticks and pucks, or that collects classic images, such as the triumphant two-toothed Bobby Clarke smile?
I was thinking I'd draw the scales of justice to illustrate this post. Never mind that I can't draw, and you might turn the page laughing.
A federal court decision in California makes me pause before reproducing artwork here.
In a ruling that could limit the way people use photographs for their blogs and web sites, a U.S. District Court Judge has sided with Perfect 10, a publisher of adult photographs, and stopped Google from displaying thumbnailed-sized reproductions of its images.
So, which shows to catch? You could start by browsing the BM Rant's list of upcoming concerts in Philadelphia.
Belle and Sebastian with the New Pornographers at the Electric Factory on March 4th? Check.
Neko Case with Martha Wainwright at the Troc on April 8th? Check.
Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
Chuck Norris recently thought to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.
The Dutch, who have brought us drive-through pot stores, open houses for bordellos and floating abortion ships, are working on a television show that makes over a homeless people in the hopes they'll land gainful employment.
And it's called ... wait for it ... Pimp My Life.
I had to Google around for a while to make sure this was not from The Onion. It's serious. The show is sponsored by the Dutch Evangelist Broadcasting Union and is based on the MTV automobile makeover show called Pimp My Ride.
If you're set on getting your news from comedy, shouldn't you have a search engine that specializes in satire?
Guitar, magazine, lemon and other words we learned from Arabic.
Digging into U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa, on the side.
Bunch has the cover story for this month's American Prospect, a 6,000-word package, posted last night, that raises some questions about how the senator financed his Virginia house and his trips to Starbucks.
A site will tell you what was the No 1 song in the nation the day you were born.
In a post that asks the immortal question -- "is Tammy the next dog poop girl?" - a Metafilter reader with the unlikely name of Paris Hilton explains why the phrase Tammy NYP was the most searched-for term in the blog universe yesterday.
Tammy, 17, a student at Nan Yang Polytechnic in Singapore, had her digital camera stolen by a rival cheerleader, said to be jealous of her popularity. The rival uploaded onto the Web a 10-minute video of Tammy having sex. Then, just to make her point, she mass emailed it to the school's students and faculty.