July 22, 2014

TRADITION

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Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 07:03 PM
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AND HE IS EXCITED 'TO THE VERY CORE'

According to the Guinness World Records, Lee Weir's 41 Homer tattoos are now verified for the "most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body."

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 06:44 PM
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IT HAS COACH AND BUSINESS CLASS

World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

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(Thanks to John Gregg and Bill Hudgins)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 06:39 PM
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GUYS IN ACTION

“He walked maybe six feet in the door when he pulled his shorts up, something caught the trigger and the gun discharged into his leg.”

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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WE ARE NOT SURPRISED

Workers sickened by gas leak at Boulder burrito company

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker and Allen at Division)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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WE SAW THE ACTUAL BEETLES OPEN FOR HERMAN'S HERMITS

George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Actual Beetles

(Thanks to Jay Brandes, Mike Ester, Jon Harris and Sharon Chapman)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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CSI: WISCONSIN

Appleton bar ends 'Lingerie Night' after kidnap attempt

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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July 21, 2014

THIGH SHOOTING CANNOT BE FAR OFF

Alexander Kristoff snatches stage victory from brave Jack Bauer 

(Thank to all y'all)

Posted by judi on July 21, 2014 at 04:36 PM
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READING IS FUN*DAMENTAL

Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles: Unexpected Gifts from the Animals of Africa

(Thanks to Jon Harris, who does not explain what book he was looking for when he found this)

Posted by judi on July 21, 2014 at 02:26 PM
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AS SEEN ON TV

Because we're too far out of shape to leap up and change the channel in time.

Posted by judi on July 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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July 20, 2014

ME AND JUSTICE BREYER

I'm attending the Sun Valley Writers Conference -- which is every bit as gruellng as it sounds -- and last night I was at a dinner with some of the other writers, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. I took the opportunity to share with Justice Breyer some of my thoughts on constitutional law, and as you can see, he was intrigued.

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I made one point so thought-provoking that it caused Justice Breyer to assume a pose of extreme thoughtfulness.

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Don't thank me. I'm just doing my job as an American citizen and an English major.

(Photos by Scott Turow, with direction from Hector Elizondo. Really)

Posted by Dave on July 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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July 19, 2014

TOTALLY JUSTIFIED

A self-styled sangoma from Chief Nyajena area in Masvingo yesterday appeared in court for allegedly setting his uncle’s house on fire because it had goblins.

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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YUM

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(Thanks to Joe in Japan, who says "We call them 'chitlins,' I believe.")

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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WE NEVER TRUSTED THEM

"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers say.

(Thanks to Joe in Japan)

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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GET THAT NOBEL PRIZE READY

Harvard students’ invention puts cake in a can

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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MEANWHILE IN SPORTS

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

(Thanks to Ralph Jones)

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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NATURE

Blue tits make home inside pig's head

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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July 18, 2014

UPDATE


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Posted by Miami Herald on July 18, 2014 at 09:40 PM
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ALWAYS HAVE ONE ON YOUR PERSON

Man's life saved after laptop shields crossbow arrow

(Thanks to Focalpoint)

Posted by Dave on July 18, 2014 at 07:20 PM
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DURING WHICH IT TRAVELED AN ESTIMATED SEVEN FEET

A pet turtle is back home in Hay River, N.W.T. after three weeks on the lam.

(Thanks to The Perts)

Posted by Dave on July 18, 2014 at 07:15 PM
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