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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pakistan flood: Where are Islamabad's Muslim friends and China when it needs them? (The Christian Science Monitor)


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Pakistan flood: Where are Islamabad's Muslim friends and China when it needs them?
(The Christian Science Monitor)

The Christian Science Monitor - The United Nations is sending out a cry for more international aid to cope with Pakistan̢۪s unprecedented flood, which covers an area about the size of Florida. The US is responding, but other nations, particularly Pakistan̢۪s Muslim friends and big-ally China, must also step up.


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Geezer arrested after smacking police chief with phone


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Geezer arrested after smacking police chief with phone

The 84-year-old beaned the chief in the forehead with his cell phone, drawing blood, as cops carried him off. His neighbors aren't shocked. "He's just not a nice person. Horrible, actually, horrible person."



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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Facebook friend request gets man in jail


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Facebook friend request gets man in jail

A Florida man who reportedly admits to violating a restraining order by sending his estranged wife a friend request on Facebook is arrested and jailed. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.


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Knock Off FAIL


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Knock Off FAIL


epic fail photos - Knock Off FAIL






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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

J. D. Salinger’s Toilet On eBay For $1 Million


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J. D. Salinger's Toilet On eBay For $1 Million

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For real, reported by New York Magazine:


A toilet from a New Hampshire home that J.D. Salinger lived in during the eighties is being auctioned on eBay for $1,000,000. Really. Really. The commode is a "simple, white Crane Oxford model" that has not been cleaned and does not come with a seat or lid. It does come with a letter of authenticity. The extremely classy dealer vending this porcelain throne is open to taking "reasonable" offers for the toilet, but he thinks it's worth at least $100,000. After all, even though it was manufactured in October 1962, after most of his published work had appeared, "Salinger is believed to have left behind a substantial volume of unpublished writing, and … surely Salinger conceived some of it while sitting on" this very toilet…


[continues at New York Magazine]



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Mandatory FM Radios in Phones? No Way, Says CEA


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Mandatory FM Radios in Phones? No Way, Says CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association is incandescent with rage about a proposal that would mandate that FM radio receivers be built into cellphones, PDAs and other portable electronics.



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Bunny Thrill-laaaaaah!


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Bunny Thrill-laaaaaah!

From Flickr user Yiie, here's "Otis (Dutch rabbit, now 11 months old) sleeping. She had her paws up and was moving them slowly, almost looked like she was dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller song."



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Blagojevich found guilty of lying to the FBI, will soon discover that although his ass is a valuable f*cking thing, he's about to give it away for nothing [NewsFlash]



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Sunday, August 15, 2010

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