Category Archives: News(General)

Terroridiocy

This sounds like a Flight of the Conchords skit, it’s so hilariously absurdist. Wonder how his fellow comrades feel about this moron blundering around next to them. New-Zealand English teacher-turned-terrorist Mark Taylor, who shot into the public eye last year after publicly burning his Kiwi passport and then asking for a new one has blundered […]

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Moncton shooting suspect in police custody

The Moncton RCMP shootings has hardly been a banner event in our national reportage. Most of the photos provided were from Twitter or Facebook, most of the stories I read were descriptions of things happening on Twitter and Facebook, and almost all had egregious spelling errors on display.  The killer has been caught, but the […]

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http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100831/capt.8b677958b741450187d12a2282d7746c-8b677958b741450187d12a2282d7746c-0.jpg?x=400&y=203&q=85&sig=PUSgaL_cZDt8R5I7hepTdQ– Does Mexico know how to stage a perp walk, or what?

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Obama, a stickler for pronunciation – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090703/pl_politico/24466 An article about Obama’s predilection for correct pronunciation of foreign names: From the page: “He rolled his r’s in Puerto Rico when discussing Sonia Sotomayor’s background during her nomination announcement. He even started out pronouncing Sotomayor’s name in Spanish (So-toe-my-YOR), but he’d lapsed into the English pronunciation (So-toe-my-yer) by the time he handed the […]

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How Mr Westfallen woke up as Mr Happy Spanners – Times Online

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5400724.ece The Times documents some of England’s citizens’ recent – and ridiculous – name changes. My personal fave is Happy Adjustable Spanners, but this story better sums up the piece: His determination “not to take life too seriously” led Garry Fisher to adopt the name on a false ID featured in a US teen movie. […]

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http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/2008/10/101908_1.html Rather than spending her post-political life settling down to the dinner circuit, ex-Minister of External Affairs Flora McDonald has taken to the remote areas of Afghanistan with her humanitarian NGO. She’s preaching the benefits of schools and health care (including birth control) in a country where international focus has mainly been on military action. […]

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Brisbane Times – Brisbane News, Queensland News &World News

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/ KristenLColby and I have been having a back-and-forth about a story posted on the Brisbane Times website. I’d never heard of this paper before, but a quick look at the “featured headlines” reveals it to be journalism of a deep ochre hue. I thought it was a News Corp. holding, but Wikipedia says it […]

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http://images.politico.com/global/080317_edtoon3-18_600.jpg It feels like I haven’t photoblogged anything in a while, which is good, ’cause I’m compelled to post this. Stolen from Bluezfire who done stoled it from someone else along the good-taste chain.

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You Must Remember This – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/27/opinion/27falk.html?_r=1&oref=login&pagewanted=print 2007’s underreported news stories. William Falk publishes a piece that simultaneously informs, scolds, and makes you chuckle. It was a year of miraculous events. President Bush invited Al Gore to the Oval Office for a friendly chat about global warming. France elected a president who likes and admires Americans. Eliot Spitzer discovered the virtue […]

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Outtakes | guardian.co.uk | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,1867169,00.html Some of pop-culture’s most famous photos recreated by some of Britain’s funniest comedians. I’m not sure I understand the point, but the surface giggles are enough for me. Thanks, GCThompson for the link.

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