Tuesday, January 02, 2007

James Brown is Dead

End-of-week news recap: A President and a Godfather have departed from us, and Italy bans thin models. Jill joins!

Kids Too Fat By Preschool

Obesity is affecting children as young as 3, and researchers want to know why. Could it be...food?

Iraq Court Upholds Saddam Hussein Execution

...and the former leader leaves his countrymen words of split-personality wisdom. Oh, and he died. I recorded this last week, but thanks to Blogger, wasn't able to post.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Arnie Suffers Collateral Damage

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fall down go break.


Friday, December 22, 2006

Special Edition News of the Day

So this girl with the handle xgobobeanx contacted me and said hey, let's collaborate. Always impressed when a gal uses a word with four syllables, and even more impressed with her video editing skills, I said, yes. Let's.

So here you have it--the first of the Friday News of the Day...is one of those last words supposed to be pluralized?


Thursday, December 21, 2006

I Am Not a Liar

But this man is. And no, I'm really not a liar. On purpose. Sometimes.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Everyone Loves Troop Swell!

But only if it's in the right direction, like it's on a mission. So far, the idea is just kinda swinging around.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Bush Plans to Increase Troop Presence in Iraq

Bush plans troop swelling. But is size the only thing that matters?


Monday, December 18, 2006

Are You Prepared for Disaster?

Dispite the recent wounds from 9/11 and Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, a report reveals most are unprepared for a disaster.
What about you? Take this test to see how ready you are.


Friday, December 15, 2006

YouTube Stories of the Year 2006

With the ubiquity of YouTube in today's society, it's almost difficult to remember what life was like before it. What? You doubt the impact of YouTube? Perhaps this will take you down memory lane.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Targeting Killings

Does war legitimize execution without due process? Tough question. Israel's Supreme Court says yes. I say, I'm glad I'm not in control.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Girls Gone Wild" Founder Guilty

Once again the man lays his hammer down and fines the company behind "Girls Gone Wild" a massive $1.6 million for taking advantage of drunk underage girls. Whatever happened to freedom of expression?

Oh wait, that's kiddie porn. Never mind.


I Was Sick Yesterday

...but still did a video. Probably shouldn't have.

A cold + cheap medicinal alcohol + late night = a video in very poor taste.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Persecuted Holocaust Deniers Find Refuge in Iran

Iran hosts a "scholarly gathering" for a Holocaust conference geared toward Holocaust deniers, the one subculture of society it's totally OK to make fun of.


My Boss Tagged Me

Normally I am loathe to participate in these "blog tag you're it now bore me to death with trivial information about yourself I could care less about" exercises, but my boss, SightSpeed CEO Peter Csathy actually tagged me, which means it's not a puerile form of entertainment akin to repeatedly falling down a flight of stairs, but Super-Awesome-Fun!

5 things you probably didn't know about me:

1) I wear glasses. Being that, if I look at you through them, you'll die, I don't wear them in public very often (see rare photo above).
2) My fingers are considered a concealed weapon in Saskatewan.
3) I call dibs on microwave burritos. Look it up.
4) I know the end to the NeverEnding Story. And no, everybody doesn't die.
5) My brother Cary invented the word "moded," as in, "You got moded." I believe him because he said so about 20 years ago. Recognize.

I refuse to re-tag anyone. Except China. I know they're hiding something.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Feds Thwart Plot to Blow Up Chicago Mall

American-born would-be jihadist Derrick Shareef was caught on Wednesday and charged today, a scant weeks before his planned multiple-grenade bombing of a Chicago mall. Which is always a good thing, you know, blowing up malls, but not with people still in them. That's not so good.

Which begs the question: what if the Feds didn't find out? What are the latest bomb-detection techniques from scientific masterminds?


Truthiness Prevails!

I did my part, and the wordinistas banded together like so many smelly hippie dreads to show due props to the word more deserving than all others to be awarded 2006's Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster: TRUTHINESS

Now let's make it a 2-fer at Dictionary.com! Do your duty, people!

Discovery Launch Set for Saturday

How sad that, whereas rocket missles can be launched from thousands of miles away through Mother Nature's worst and hit its target with pinpoint accuracy, a rocket shuttle launch is delayed because of rain.

Oh here's a good one: now the length of Indian fluegelhorns is news. Or rather, lack thereof.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Discovery Space Shuttle Launch Tonight

...maybe. Certain unfavorable conditions may prevent liftoff. Regardless, the crew itself is cause for celebration, containing the most diverse racial mix to date.

Plus: Space.com tells observers what to look for. Hint: A Space Shuttle. Fire. Smoke. But by now, you're probably disintegrated.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Farts on a Plane!

A woman decides to cover her "body odor" by lighting a match. On a plane. And I thought women never fart...

Plus: Iraq Study Group reveals what most of us already know.

View the video report here.