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Bushtit

http://www.roysephotos.com/Bushtit.html Hands up if your eyes first read this as something far dirtier than “bushtit”. (Which is pretty dirty itself!)

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http://www.rokebygallery.com/images/wwtreedrwing_0.jpg The Tate Modern has bought several of the tree’s pieces at $30 million and up.

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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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Pictures of the Day – Photo Journal – WSJ

http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/2009/02/02/pictures-of-the-day-106/ Juxtaposition meets supposition: This photo appears directly below the Punxatawney Phil photo on what I thought was one of those single-page of single-news-item photos. It’s actually a single-page of multiple-news-item photos, thank God; My initial reaction was unease at the numbers of men who had lined up to hear a rodent predict the weather.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090202/ap_en_tv/fbn_super_bowl_porn_6 A Tucson television station says its broadcast of the Super Bowl was interrupted for some customers by about 10 seconds of pornographic material. The only way to make NFL football exciting.

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Sheepshead – Florida eco travel guide

http://wildflorida.com/articles/Sheepshead.php?zip=33040&units=f As the baby boomers age, the Denturefish becomes increasingly threatened.

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Trucking Duck | NBC Los Angeles

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/green/Trucking_Duck_All__National_.html Minnesota trucker has a quack travelling companion. Anyone who has never raised a duck will probably think him bonkers. Those of us who have – full of warm fuzzies after watching this – know better.

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Larry Hagman – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hagman Weirdest sentence of the week: In 1967, Peter Fonda supplied [Larry Hagman] with LSD at a new year Rangers-Celtic match

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Why do finance ministers wear new shoes to deliver a budget?

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f6f40dca-eb18-4dbc-8a1a-9c33e7b383ce&k=87499 Canada’s set for the presentation of a new national budget. It promises to be both painful and divisive, so I’m trying to concentrate on the trivia around it. Canadian Finance ministers have a tradition of buying new shoes before a budget. Every pre-budget news report involves following the current minister to the mall to […]

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http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ypycpKQxXR0 Much has been made about (and laughed at) the new Microsoft software train wreck, SongSmith. The idea is to sing to the software, which then sets your word to music. The results are – predictably – awful. Or are they? A YouTube wag seems to making a series of what can only be described […]

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