Friday, December 15, 2006

Today's salute to an "other crappy" legend: The Sonny Bono Memorial
Oh, sure, Washington, D.C. has its Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, but what did those guys ever write? Despite what "schoolhouse rock" tried to preach, you can't really sing along with the Declaration of Independence or the Emancipation Proclamation. You can't compare those to "I Got You, Babe." Ya gotta give the #1 Memorial award to Palm Springs.

On the other hand, there are times when you have to concede that the Moslems have a really good point about prohibiting pictorializations of human forms. (The link above has the full-sized picture, which is suitable for framing.)


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Christopher Walken's Twelve Days of Christmas
"I have taken special care to select the five golden rings, enclosed, because I know you treasure the better things in life. Four are from the world's finest jewelers. The fifth was my grandfather's. It is of special sentimental value to me, because I had to exhume his corpse to retrieve it."


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Florida rules that Tampa can't ban ladies night at local bars.
Did you know that the USA is the only one of the developed nations with a drinking age of 21? (Technically there is no federal law on this at all, because it is a power constitutionally reserved to the states, but the federal funding incentives more or less coerce the states to set the age at 21, and they all have.) Japan and Iceland are at 20. Norway is 20 for hard liquor, 18 for beer and wine. Canadian provinces are either 18 or 19. Western European countries are generally in the 16-18 range.


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"Actress Natasha Lyonne, a star of 'American Pie' who was accused of threatening to sexually molest a dog, turned herself in at a New York court Friday."
Y'know, I guess I have an underdeveloped sense of morality, but it seems to me that the mere act of saying "I'm going to fuck your dog" should not be a crime. And she didn't even say "fuck." She was actually polite enought to say "sexually molest." If there is such a law, I'm thinking our judges and police officers can find better ways to spend their time than enforcing it.


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TIME Magazine: The Best Photos of the Year 2006


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Great nature film: Lions and Elephants forced to share a water hole during a drought


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COMMANDOS
"Soft cotton comfort without the panties. The 'ev'ylution' of underwear."

Also available in "intelligent design" for fundies.


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"Did native Americans learn scalping from Europeans?"
Short answer: if you think so, I have a bridge you might be interested in purchasing. Convenient Brooklyn location.

Longer answer: "Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of pre-Columbian skulls with scalping marks at North American sites ranging from Georgia to Arizona to the Dakotas. A few predate even the abortive Viking explorations."


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Conan O'Brien brings you up to snuff on the latest status of HornyManatee.com
Here is some Horny Manatee fan art


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TRAILER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


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Watch the latest trailer for 300 in High Definition
Is the movie any good? I dunno. But it is about the coolest LOOKING movie I've ever seen


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Movie Quiz: are these actors dead or alive?


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All time top ten unsportsmanlike plays


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The Unseen Beatles - rare footage of the Fab Four


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Bill Frist declares Senator Tim Johnson clinically dead
"Similarly, the Democrats are also war-gaming their worst case scenario, and thus plan to consult with the special effects coordinator from Weekend at Bernie's."


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Uncle Scoopy's Free Pic of the Day is a collage headed for status as an internet icon and favorite wallpaper: The Three Snatchketeers ...
... from usenet/internet imaging legend Zononon Zor. When I first went online so many years ago, about the only people online were Tim Berners-Lee and Zononon Zor.


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The 40 Best Celebrity Rumors Ever
My personal favorite: Danny Thomas loved plate jobs.


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Christmas Brought To Iraq By Force
"On almost every corner in Iraq's capital city, carolers are singing, trees are being trimmed, and shoppers are rushing home with their packages - all under the watchful eye of U.S. troops ..."


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