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"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."
I bet you don't have a friend who's an acupuncturist
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Da-da-DAAAAAAAH. Two days ago I ran across what has been described as the funniest five seconds of video on the net. I was fully prepared to be disappointed, but I have to admit that I laughed ... and I've played it a few more times since. It's charmingly silly. Go watch it. After all, by now you've already spent five seconds reading about it. Make sure your sound is on first (but it's a bit loud).
Apparently the net is going crazy for it. (But don't visit the CollegeHumor.com site mentioned in the CNET article -- a pop-up window there will try to install software. Stick to the YouTube version that I linked to above.) And in case you're curious, here's the original context.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
If you read only one story about the $65 million dry cleaning lawsuit ... ... this column by the Washington Post's Marc Fisher would be a good choice.
Judge Who Seeks Millions for Lost Pants Has His (Emotional) Day in Court
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
A helpful tip. When publicly ridiculing someone for sloppy work and a factual error, it's best not to do the same yourself. Our latest exhibit comes from a conservative writer's op-ed piece in the Washington Post:
What Al Wishes Abe Said
Ferguson goes on to explain that the "Lincoln quote" about the danger of corporations and corruption turns out to be a fake dating from the 1880s. Fair enough, and Snopes agrees.
But look up at the top of the web page:
(via News From Me)