July 28, 2014

MEANWHILE IN THE NATION'S CULTURAL CAPITAL

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Lawyer for Times Square Spider-Man who punched cop asks for 'low cash bail'

Times Square Alliance Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ Of Characters

(Thanks to Jay Brandes, Jeff Meyerson and Focalpoint)

Posted by Dave on July 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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ALL HUMANITY HEAVES A SIGH OF RELIEF

 Russia Regains Control of Gecko Zero-G Sex Satellite

(Thanks to Nelson from Michigan)

Posted by Dave on July 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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YOU KNOW THE SQUIRRELS ARE BEHIND THIS

Weaponized rabbit poo powers this doomsday flamethrower

(Thanks to Ralph)

We saw them open for the Troggs.

Posted by Dave on July 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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July 27, 2014

MIAMI

A Lively City

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 04:42 PM
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IDAHO

It ain't just potatoes. 

Idaho

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

Husband e-mails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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NO DOUBT

The most anatomically correct 'vagina pants' you're ever likely to see

(Thanks to ASK, who says, "No, it was not a search result.")

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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FRANCE ETC.

The Midwest Mayfly Invasion

(Thanks to PirateBoy)

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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ENTICINGLY NAMED JAPANESE BEVERAGE OF THE WEEK SO FAR

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(Thanks to Joe in Japan, who says, "I bought it at my nearby convenience store just in fact for the photo. Not sure if I will drink it since it could be a refill for something. Or the name of a film I might have seen in college. Hopefully it is a before and not after.")

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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WE GOT OUT JUST IN TIME

CROUCH, Idaho (KBOI) -- What the heck is this thing?

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Edgar?

(Thanks to Craig Roberts)

Posted by Dave on July 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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July 26, 2014

FIRST WOLVES, AND NOW THIS

The responding officer called Fish and Game. A conservation officer found the elk, which appeared to be stressed. Fish and Game says people were getting too close and trying to take "selfies" with the animal.

(Thanks to Craig Roberts)

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 01:45 PM
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SEND HIM TO WASHINGTON

Gas station clerk with MMA training surprises thieves

(Thanks to Steve Kennedy)

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 01:21 PM
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THEY SHOULD REPLACE THE PLAYERS, TOO

A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.

(Thanks to Craig Roberts)

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 01:18 PM
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GUYS

Underpants bomber failed in mission to blow up airliner 'because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks'

(Thanks to Craig Roberts and Another Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 01:10 PM
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FLATHEAD COUNTY: WHERE THE CRIME WAVE NEVER BREAKS

8:30 p.m. A pizza delivery guy walked into an elderly man’s house to find that the man “looked dead” and was surrounded by flies. The delivery guy assumed the man had expired, left the residence and had his manager call 911. The man was only sleeping and stated that he no longer wants his pizza.

(Thanks to Stan Ruth)

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 08:45 AM
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INCREDIBLY, ALCOHOL APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED

Man in road rage incident run over by own truck

You will never guess the state.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and Bob Brogan)

 

Posted by Dave on July 26, 2014 at 08:39 AM
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July 25, 2014

THE BAD NEWS IS, THEY EAT PEOPLE

In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

(Thanks to Focalpoint)

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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FRANCE ON HIGHEST ALERT

Russians lose control of gecko sex satellite

(Thanks to Jeff from Pittsburgh and Warren Anderson)

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN

Moose Spit is Antifungal

(Thanks to Bart)

We saw Moose Spit and the Antifungals open for the Monkees.

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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July 24, 2014

SPEAKING OF HISTORIC THINGS IN IDAHO

Here's Ridley with his truck:

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Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM
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OK, I CAN DIE NOW

In the picture below, I'm in a very nice house near Sun Valley, Idaho, holding a Gibson guitar. This guitar currently belongs to a friend of the fellow on the right, my old friend Josh Kelly, a wonderful guy and terrific musician who, out of the goodness of his heart, routinely risks his reputation by serving as drummer for the Rock Bottom Remainders.

The previous owner of the guitar was...

OK, I'll tell you after you look at the picture:

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This guitar used to belong to John Lennon.

By the way, the red-white-and-blue guitar on the stand behind me used to belong to Buck Owens.

I don't know what these guitars are worth. Probably less, now that I have touched them. But still.

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 04:32 PM
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Ten years ago today was the meeting that led to the first BlogWedding and (eventually) the first BlogBaby. (No, not Dave and Ridley. NTTAWTT.)

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Posted by judi on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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SCIENCE

Researchers in the Department of Urology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands pooled and analyzed eleven studies comparing the effects of sitting versus standing on three key "urodynamic parameters": maximum flow rate, voiding time (the time that it takes to pee), and post-void residual volume (the amount of urine remaining in the bladder).

(Thanks to Jay Brandes)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:44 AM
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WHOA

Americans like Jar Jar Binks more than Congress

(Thanks to Roberto)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:42 AM
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NAME THAT STATE!

Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:41 AM
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GO BEYOND LAWN FLAMINGOS

Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois

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(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:39 AM
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IT WAS ASKING FOR IT

The man — who appears to be intoxicated — can be seen ducking, diving and punching the temporary bus stop in North London.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:36 AM
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July 23, 2014

BEAVERS

Trying to get inside.

(Thanks to Craig Roberts, Woozy Barnes and Rich Steurer)

Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:49 PM
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PEOPLE WHO KNIT

Arguably, the craziest people on the internet, unless there's some unknown not-crazy thing about knitting toilet paper.

(Thanks to Cindy K., who claims to recognize "when to stop" and then offers to knit one of these for The Blog)

Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:46 PM
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SPEAKING OF JESUS

A Florida driver's license is on its way heavenward.

(
Thanks to Bill Hudgins, who'd better make room in the handbasket for Peter Metrinko, who sent us the following...)

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Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:37 PM
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OR KENNY ROGERS

'God' seen in photograph of clouds over Norfolk - but it could be Sean Connery or Karl Marx

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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ALL PART OF THEIR EVIL PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION

Prince Charles given toy squirrel as birthday present for George

(Thanks to ubetcha)

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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THERE IS NO ALERT LEVEL HIGH ENOUGH

British inventor builds giant 'fart machine' to fire at France

(Thanks to Andy the TropicHunt.com Guy, Richard, and David Emery) 

 

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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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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