Saturday, March 05, 2005

The cover from every Mad magazine since the beginning of time. (More than 50 years, more than 450 issues. From 1959 to 1993, they did exactly 8 per year.)


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An era is passing: Dutch cannabis coffee shops and cafe-bars will be extinct within five years


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Havoc, the film with the intense Anne Hathaway sex scenes, will be released in 2005. (Penultimate paragraph.)


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Friends and family of the late Hunter S. Thompson gathered Saturday night at a luxury hotel to remember the writer with a private party involving obscure drugs, extreme paranoia, and powerful personal firearms.


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Jay Leno uses a surrogate for Jacko jokes
  • "They said this trial will probably last six months, although Michael Jackson asked for some time off to entertain the troops. OK, they're Cub Scout troops, but they're still troops."


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British bad boy smack-rocker Doherty busts up with supermodel Kate Moss



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Kazaa Assets Frozen in Australia


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VERY funny review. Something Awful reviews: "'Lesbian Commando (Super Sexy Unit)' "


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The Wireless Pill Camera


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"I should like to purchase a bit of cheese".
  • Before I worked in the U.K., I used to think that Monty Python's cheese shop skit was absurdist humor or maybe just pure silliness. After all, no such thing could actually happen in real life! Silly me. The typical isolated American. When I got to London, I realized that the skit was actually social commentary. I worked at the Shell Office on the Strand, and was putting in some weekend hours when I went to a nearby "sandwich shop" (that's what the sign said). This shop was within about a block of Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square, so it was not a deserted part of town. It was a Saturday, approximately at noon. The shopkeeper let me keep looking at the menu and ordering things he was out of, until I got ticked off and said, "look, just tell me what you do have, and I'll choose one of those." You guessed it. The things he did have did not actually include any sandwiches! That's right - not one sandwich in the sandwich shop. We virtually re-enacted the cheese shop sketch, This is a completely true story, with no exaggeration of any kind.
  • (There was an explanation, sort of. He only sold sandwiches for the work crowd on Monday through Friday. He had a different menu on weekends for the tourists, which basically consisted of coffee, tea, sweets, and scones. That made some sense, although he might have told me this before I recited the entire menu aloud.)


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Good news! Barry Bonds says his testicles haven't shrunk. I know you'll join me in a more restful sleep tonight, secure in that knowledge.


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Fascinating story. Whatever happened to ... Goodfella Henry Hill? He's only 61 now, still alive and kickin', in North Platte!


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This is the big festival weekend: it's Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado. Your host: baseball great Ted Williams.


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The Pacifier and Be Cool team up to swamp the holdovers. Between them, they took about half of the total market. The results are almost exactly as predicted by The Weekend Warrior, except that The Pacifier beat Be Cool on Friday.


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Dick Clark is "ready to die"


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Here's tragic news that makes the Tsunami seem insignificant. Mrs Doubtfire sequel may not get made.


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Triumph the Insult Dog goes to the Grammy Awards.


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Triumph the Insult Dog does the weather report in Hawaii


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Obligatory daily Paris Hilton or Russell Crowe item: Paris and Paris keep the other guests awake in an Aruba hotel.


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