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All Boarded Up – How Cleveland is Dealing With Mass Foreclosure – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.html?scp=1&sq=cleveland%20foreclosure&st=cse The first of two postings dedicated to (as they were inspired by) my crusading friend, RodneyHarrington. The NYTimes Magazine did a piece last weekend about Cleveland – just a short drive from Rodney’s crumbling Ohio hometown – and the effects that are being felt from the economic meltdown, which had already asserted itself pretty […]

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Rocket mail – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Mail “Missile mail”! Exactly as half-baked as it sounds, and yet got government funding regardless (go figure): In 1959 the U.S. Navy submarine USS Barbero assisted the Post Office Department, predecessor to the United States Postal Service (USPS) in its search for faster mail transportation with the only delivery of “Missile Mail”. On 8 June […]

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http://www.moderna.org/lookatme/photos/485.jpg Lifelong phobia of bears and costumes in 3… 2… 1…

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Eugene Schieffelin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Schieffelin By the by, did you know the existence of every single one of North America’s loud, dirty, smelly, invasive, good-for-nothing starlings is due to the raging idiocy of one Shakespeare-fanboy New Yorker? The Antipodes can breathe a sigh of relief (as we hold our noses) that – unlike so many of its original immigrants […]

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If Advertisements Were Truthful – Holytaco

http://www.holytaco.com/2008/10/15/if-advertisements-were-truthful/ Remixed ads. Some, like this AIG spoof, are pure brilliance.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080929/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown_1551 In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation’s financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. Stocks plummeted on Wall Street even before the 228-205 […]

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http://www.humoric.net/2008/08/31/40-ways-to-ruin-a-photo/ Most of these “ruined shots” – puerile though the idea is – have actually been usurped by the drunken antics or sober tomfoolery of their background characters, and thus fit the bill. This one, though, is totally undeserving of the term “ruined”. This one is improved.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080819/ap_en_ce/people_keith_obama_2 Toby Keith, perhaps best known to non-country audiences for his post-Sept. 11 song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” says he’s a Democrat, and was impressed by the senator from Illinois. Wow, uh, this was a surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song that screams “REPUBLICAN!” as loudly as Toby Keith’s […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080709/ap_on_re_ca/g8_climate_change_24;_ylt=Aly.sKQgzIEO1CmS18qnIyEE1vAI The G8 miraculously come to a consensus on climate change, and promise swift action to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. Ha ha, just kidding. As usual, the self-congratulatory group present a plan that calls for halving today’s levels over the next 42 years. Dream big, guys, dream big. The one bright spot in the […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080628/ap_on_re_us/midwest_flooding_260;_ylt=At9yf8CjjhhXzF2ndyME2loE1vAI Crash on the levee, muskrat, water’s gonna overflow…

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