Monthly Archives: March 2006

Muslims vs. Mother T.

Probably doesn’t need any comment from me. From a March 29th Reuters news report: Muslims in Shkoder, in northern Albania, are opposing plans to erect a statue to the Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian who is in … Continue reading

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It’s a commitment, isn’t it?

Hello, I’m David Scott. You should accept no substitutes for Eric Scheske, but unfortunately, for the next few days you’re going to have to. Here’s something to get us started. At least it got my brain working a little on … Continue reading

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PSA

Well, it’s been a heckuva run. I started daily blogging in February 2005, and I haven’t missed a day. If I’m not at day 400, I’m daggone close. But starting tomorrow, I’m taking a week off. Don’t worry. The blog … Continue reading

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The All-Fat, All-the-Time Culture is Coming

In a story that I suspect is closely linked to the last one, for reasons that I don’t have time to explore: A Las Vegas company is putting a new extra-large ambulance into service to handle extra-large patients. . . … Continue reading

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Body Obsession, Episode 1,221,000

Women would rather get their teeth drilled than shop for a new bathing suit, a report said. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Am I Boring You?

I welcome this: Scientists are developing an “emotion sensor” to show if someone is finding your conversation interesting or not. I don’t know what it is, but forty-somethings seem to have a large percentage of people (usually men) that ramble … Continue reading

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Maybe She Can Pray to L. Ron

You bedded the man, Katie, now enjoy it: Tom Cruise has given Katie Holmes an iPod with calming tunes to help her stay silent during childbirth. The gift came after The Sun revealed the couple had put up 6ft posters … Continue reading

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Historical Miniature

On pretty Eva Braun. Excerpt: Eva twice tried to kill herself: in November 1932, she shot herself in the throat, but missed the jugular. Then, in 1935, she tried again, this time with sleeping pills. Her reason, both times, was … Continue reading

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Warning to Caligulas

I see people combining the two all the time, and it has always struck me as an abuse. Not a nasty abuse, just a small one: # Study results show that drinking alcohol and Red BullĀ® together significantly reduces the … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi the World

I like Wi-Fi, but I can’t say I’m enamored with the idea of turning every public place in America into a hot spot. The act of turning every public place in America into a cell phone zone has been annoying … Continue reading

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1984?

A remote Alaskan village has installed 80 surveillance cameras on its street. People are a little freaked out: “You better smile. You’re on camera,” says Roberts, 64, a barge captain. Roberts himself isn’t smiling as he points out a single … Continue reading

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Serving up the F Word

Are we living in an Age of Profanity? Nearly three-quarters of Americans questioned last week – 74 percent – said they encounter profanity in public frequently or occasionally, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. Two-thirds said they think people swear … Continue reading

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