Tagged: news

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photos: I think this sport one-ups UFC

Two athletes compete during the Turkish oil wrestling event, also known as “Yağlı güres,” in Kassel, Germany. I know that usually the papers and many blogs post photos of this event every year, but I swear it never gets old…...

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metro: juju

I’ve been told that juju is just a tagger around DC, but in my state of mind this seemed more serendipitous when I saw it in the station yesterday. I’d had a crappy day at the office and was looking...

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wtf: “Open Carry” service for gun owners

So many things are going through my head after hearing this, but I will simply present it without comment. WLKY: Pastor Asks Congregation To Bring Guns To Church A pastor in Louisville wants his congregation and anyone else in the...

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internet tv: no more free Hulu?

While this is likely barely in the development or planning stages, it would still be very inconvenient and unfortunate. DailyFinance: Soon, you’ll have to pay for Hulu. Speaking last night at an Internet Week event sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter,...

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news: he said what?

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. — Proverbs 15:2 Likely the only scripture this blog will see this year, but it’s the only thing that came to mind after reading...

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video: world peace

At first I thought I might weigh in on the recent pageant kerfuffle*, but after watching some of the words and arguments from the sources and both sides, I had a my people, my people moment. So I decided to...

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video: “Elmo wants this tape!”

Ricky Gervais… doing comic work for charity is totally his thing. He’s a seasoned professional at it, crack a few jokes, raise some dollars, all in a day’s work right? And Sesame Street’s Elmo, so cute, so cuddly, so innocent....

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in DC: Snowpocalypse!

So, it’s finally here. The big one. Woo. Hoo. That was snapped at 5:45 this morning. Michael and I were kinda skeptical about the snow last night and I woke up thinking “Oh there won’t be any big deal!” By...

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OMG: Gmail FAIL

Or apparently Gfail, as it’s being called. My mail seems ok now, though I woke up to a few twitter messages saying it was down. As with most things, it will pass, but all those tech news reporters were probably...

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ads: presented without comment

I was catching up on some old comics yesterday. Much as I hate that volume 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes ended with issue #50, it does make it easy to keep up with it. Like some UK television series,...

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DC: money in the bags

Or as I’m sure the plan will come to be called… nickel bags. I remember when San Francisco banned plastic bags, and some shopping chains followed suit nationwide like IKEA & Whole Foods. I even remember when stores would reward...

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winter: 6 more weeks!

I forgot about the 2nd being Groundhog Day until I saw it in a few papers today. While I don’t think they say this as much anymore, when I was a kid the folklore was that if the groundhog emerges...

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2 cents: burning green/saving green

Regarding the Michael Phelps deal, the question “How dumb are you?” comes to mind. If he wants to burn one down, that’s his business. It isn’t yet legal, but it’s his business. But when you’re an Olympic medal-winner–and now role...