Friday, May 29, 2009
What I want to know is: how? HOW?! I can't see you, so how can you see me? Are you behind me? I'm looking behind me now and you're not there. Unless you somehow got in front of me very quickly while I was turning. But now I'm looking in front of me again and I don't see anybody. Where are TEN people?!?! AHHHH!!
Warren Times Observer Publisher John Elchert says the ad appeared Thursday. It read, ''May Obama follow in the steps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!'' The four presidents were all assassinated.Elchert tells The Associated Press that the newspaper's advertising staff didn't make the historical connection.
(you didn't know I was running a wacky news blog?)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Lai Jiansheng, 66, said he was fed up with the desperate man's "selfish activity" which caused huge traffic jams in Guangzhou, southern China.
Chen Fuchao fell 26ft (8m) on to an air cushion and is recovering in hospital, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The bridge has gained a macabre reputation, attracting at least 12 would-be suicide jumpers since the start of April, according to the China Daily report.
None of the 12 has jumped, although each has held up traffic for several hours, it said.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
[Above: Judith Warner is like a grown-up Anne Hathaway.]
The thing about Judith Warner is, she gets your hopes up that she is going to have something interesting or entertaining to say and then she lets them come crashing down.
This morning, for instance, she wrote a column that began by comparing Meghan McCain to Kim Bauer from "24." An auspicious start, I think you'll agree. I have a soft spot for Meghan McCain because she is one of those people I don't want to like and then she gives me all sorts of reasonable justifications not to.
Then Warner talked about her feelings of pity for Bristol Palin, who I like a lot because she is adorable when she goes on interviews about abstinence being the only way and then she blushes and refuses to talk about sex.
Bristol Palin AND Meghan McCain in one column! It's like that time I wrote a post about Bristol Palin and Megan McCain, and how I would much rather hang out with Bristol (baby + hiking in Alaska + more fun dad). Of course, in true Warner form, she ended the column with some punchy sentence that undid everything she'd built up in the column ("but what do I know, I'm just a mommy," seems to be the implication).
I guess Gail Collins is the only one for me.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
*kudos to Shushannah for finding this
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
- New York Times interview with Dana Carvey
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Also, some people in New Zealand had to fight a legal battle to name their kid "4 Real." Probably Mormons.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Jo: what made u decide
Zack: i had questions no one would answer :-(
Jo: what kind of questions
Zack: God's purpose 4 my life and what happens after death
Jo: what have u found?
And then it says "Join the Conversation" with a link to chat with an e-missionary.
I like this new tactic because it makes sense that the same people who can be successfully proselytized can also sum up their religious beliefs with an emoticon.
I also think a successful ad campaign for this function could be "Chat Live with a Missionary: For People Who Think Mormonism Might Be Right But Are Too Lazy To Get Up And Answer The Door."
Friday, May 8, 2009
- Personal essay about life-long battle with depression
- Column about women balancing doctoring and motherhood
- Blog posts about pregnancy on Dooce and comments
- Judith Warner (who I hate) on entering middle age
- Video of the Frugal Traveler traveling with baby
- Irene Curie Wikipedia page
- Recipe for Middle Eastern avocado puree