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January 25, 2007

YOU NEED THIS

WHEN ASTHMA INHALERS ARE OUTLAWED

...outlaws will use lip balm.

(Thanks to Elon Weintraub)

ATTENTION, PETA

(Via Gizmodo, which also links to this)

UH-OH

Key Quote: Don't eat too much squirrel from the woods near Ford's toxic waste dumps in Upper Ringwood.

THIS JUST IN FROM MYSORE

GOOD NAME FOR A ROCK BAND

Give it up for: Handbrake Snake

THIS BLOG WOULD NEVER EVER WISH ANYTHING FATAL TO HAPPEN TO A FICTIONAL CHARACTER

I naturally thought of the blog when I read this item today in TV Guide's Ask Ausiello column:

Question: I'm lovin' 24 so far this season. What's the latest on Kim Raver
returning?- Barry
Ausiello: It's looking iffy at best. My CTU mole tells me there's a tragic twist involving Audrey coming up around the midday point that would appear to make a Raver reprisal highly unlikely.

We can only speculate, but I sense another impending death. Even Audrey getting married, or flown to some other part of the country, wouldn't mean she and ol' Jack wouldn't run into each other again. And with Jack's brother's wife's apparent lingering interest and the son who looks more like Jack than the brother, I wonder if they're shifting the spotlight to a new love interest?

Melissa

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

January 24, 2007

SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM

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YIKES

(Thanks to Geoff)

CHINESE COURT ISSUES RULING IN CHICKEN DEATHS

We've been on airplanes with children like this.

(Thanks to RussellMc)

RIGHT ON, DUDES

(Thanks to Lisa Bisa Fo Fisa)

GET READY

(Thanks to DavCat14, who also sent this link to a photo of a rabbit that appears to be wearing a gorilla suit)

MEN ALWAYS MAKE FUN OF WOMEN FOR BUYING SO MANY PAIRS OF SHOES

But we're the ones who are laughing.

(Thanks to MOTW)

UPDATE ON THE FLORA THE MIRACLE VIRGIN KOMODO DRAGON

The buns have left the oven.

(Thanks to bookbabie)

IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH BEING CONDUCTED (WHERE ELSE?) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA¹

The effect on rats³ of jello shots.

(Thanks to Grant Green)

¹Go Gators!²

²Don't tell the blog

³The kind with four legs

ATTENTION, MEN

Key Quote: Remember your partner is NOT a porn star so open crotch knickers are out for Valentines Day.

WHO YA GONNA CALL?

BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN

THIS JUST IN

IGUANA ERECTION OF THE WEEK SO FAR

These are hard times for Mozart.

January 23, 2007

MAKES SENSE TO THIS BLOG!

When you're talking about appropriate ways to celebrate your city's heritage, you're talking about burying a 1957 Plymouth.

(Thanks to Margaret Mumaw)

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TOM CRUISE

Runaway Hamster

WHY SO FEW DOGS HAVE WON NOBEL PRIZES FOR PHYSICS

Here (thanks to Monika Sundbaum) is a video of a dog courageously defending its bone from its own personal left leg:

Dog In Action

GUYS: EXPLORING THE FRONTIERS OF STUPIDITY ROCKET PROPULSION

The real action starts around the 2:40 mark.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT 'EM

(Via Gizmodo)

CONVENTION OF THE WEEK SO FAR

HMMM

A squirrel can be lured from a nest or den tree cavity by rubbing together two silver dollars.

WHY WE LOVE CRICKET

The action.

January 22, 2007

24

Here is the situation on the ground:

There is barf on the ground. Jack Bauer emitted it last week after shooting Curtis, which Jack had to do because Curtis was about to shoot the evil terrorist Assad, or possibly Fayed. I, personally, am not 100 percent convinced that Curtis is dead -- at least not as dead as Edgar -- but Jack was so sick about the shooting that, despite his three-year contract, he was going to quit being a counter-terrorism agent right then and there, which would have meant the end of this hugely popular award-winning dramatic series. Fortunately, at just that moment terrorists working for Fayed (or possibly Assad) detonated a nuclear bomb in Valencia.This was just the "pick-me-up" that Jack needed. So tonight he's back, trying to track down the other four suitcase nukes, which we assume are located somewhere around Los Angeles, because otherwise there will have to be several episodes consisting entirely of of Jack flying to, say, Chicago ("Dammit, I'm a federal agent, and I want a second package of peanuts NOW!").

In other developments:

-- The official 24 website is conducting a poll that asks: "What other terrorist body part do you think Jack could easily bite off?"

-- Kumar is dead. He was not a very effective terrorist anyway, having been severely wounded by a coffee table.

-- According to the previews of this week's show, the creepy bald scotch-drinking puppet-master guy will return. We don't know whether he is puppet-mastering President Gary Payton of your World Champion Miami Heat, but we do know that President Payton is proving to be the least-effective president this nation has ever had since the last one.

-- There is still no sign of Audrey, knock on wood used to generate dialogue.

So that is where we stand. Everybody get ready.

UPDATE: Whoa. Some guy just shot himself on Prison Break. I'm sure I would be amazed if I had any idea what was going on.

UPDATE: They're saying Saw III is the best Saw so far.

UPDATE: The bunker!

UPDATE: The bunker looks like a steak house.

UPDATE: Does everybody inauthority seem just a little, I dunno, low-key, considering that A NUCLEAR FREAKING BOMB WENT OFF??

UPDATE: OK, who is this guy with the accent?

UPDATE: Jack knows exactly what to do with a roof helicopter.

UPDATE: The nuclear shock wave is causing extras and special effects to occur all over Los Angeles.

UPDATE: The president uses an Apple!

UPDATE: "The only language they understand is force." Thanks, dialogue generator!

UPDATE: Bill doesn't know where Assad's hand has been.

UPDATE: Blah blah. Where's Jack?

UPDATE: OK, just for the record, so far nothing has happened except a helicopter fell off a roof.

UPDATE: MIlo is falling in love with Morris.

UPDATE: Jack's FATHER???

UPDATE: Wouldn't it be cool if Jack's father turned out to be William Devane?

UPDATE: They're gonna wire Walid!

UPDATE: They're gonna give Walid a swirly!

UPDATE: I'm not sure how to spell swirly.

UPDATE: Jack's father lives with Sam. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

UPDATE: THE BALD GUY IS JACK'S BROTHER??????

UPDATE: What if Jack has a sister, and it's Princess Leia?

UPDATE: I wonder if Sam knows that Jack's dad has girlfriends.

UPDATE: The Los Angeles freeways are jammed! Wait, that's normal.

UPDATE: That's Graham's wife? Whoa.

UPDATE: She's not over Jack? And HE WAS HOT FOR AUDREY??

UPDATE: Blah blah blah, Mr. President.

UPDATE: It must take them many takes to record those presidential-advisor scenes without falling asleep.

UPDATE: OK, does anybody have a clue who this couple is?

UPDATE: At the 45-minute mark, the helicopter is still the highwater mark, violencewise. This is not acceptable.

UPDATE: The Walid subplot is slooooooooooooooooow.

UPDATE: Maybe Jack will shoot Graham in the thigh. Is that too much to ask for?

UPDATE: Do we think Jack could be... Josh's father?

UPDATE: I suppose Jack could give Graham a swirly (sp?), but there's not much to swirl.

UPDATE: Hitting! Good.

UPDATE: "Trust me... I'm not." Excellent.

UPDATE: I hate to say this, but President Payton is a bigger handbag than President Handbag was.

UPDATE: It specifically states on those plastic bags that you are not supposed to use them that way.

UPDATE: Next week: Jack's dead wife!  AND THE DAD IS THE OLD GUY FROM "BABE" THE TRAINED PIG MOVIE!

In summary: Some shockeroos, but  no shooting, no nukes, and way too much talking. We have to do better, people. Take it, Amazing Steve.

GUY DOGS

They are courageous.

DANG

Some women have all the luck.

(Thanks to marva mauthe)

FASHION TIP FOR THE BLOG

(Thanks to several concerned men, but david stotts first)

TODAY'S HEALTH TIP

Condoms can be lifesavers.

(Thanks to Claire Martin)

ATTENTION ALL UNITS

Be on the lookout for pretty much anybody from Fago.

(Thanks to DavCat14)

AUSTRALIAN TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Somebody has to do it.

(Thanks to Cheryl Howard)

EXCELLENT ROLE MODEL

Now here is a woman with priorities.

(Thanks to Addicted to 24)

MUTANT PIG OF THE DAY SO FAR

(Thanks to Tom Downer)

UH-OH

Smoking birds.

(Thanks to Siouxie)

JUST WHAT WE NEED!

Woof! (Burp) Woof! (Burp)

(Thanks to Brian Heffernan)

UPDATE: In other beer news, we have (thanks to Tom Downer) this exciting educational advance from Moscow, Idaho.

Key Quote: The first discussion, set for Jan. 9, will have a faint sports connection when Idaho professor Dirk Vanderwall gives a presentation about how the university produced the world's first cloned mule in 2003.

YEARS FROM NOW, WE WILL ALL REMEMBER WHERE WE WERE WHEN WE GOT THE NEWS

(Thanks to Ted Habte-Gabr)

DEPARTMENT OF PEOPLE WITH SPARE TIME AND A VIDEO CAMERA

Human Tetris

(Via Gizmodo, which also links to this weird innovative dog-poop-catching device)

BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN

DON'T SAY THIS BLOG DID NOT WARN YOU

WISCONSIN SPORTS UPDATE

Fore.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

(Thanks to Greg)

January 21, 2007

WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG II

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AND THE SO-CALLED "ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY" DOES NOTHING

(Thanks to DavCat14)

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME

(Thanks to Siouxie)

January 20, 2007

YUM

Peeking duck.¹

¹Sorry, again.

(Thanks to Greg)

NEWS OF THE WEIRD BONKERS

Key quote: My escort boats will all the time carry buckets of fresh blood to pour in the water in case the piranhas or other fish attack me," Strel said.

(Thanks to many people)

 
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