Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lovely octopus

From Design Work Life

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I dedicate this re-post to World Cup-predicting Paul the Octopus, who has died.

via Ffffound.

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Episode 6 – “Drunk Edition”

Dave and Jeff are drunk. It’s not as common an event as it should be, thanks in no small part to Dave’s affliction, which is discussed. Also discussed: Evo Morales, racking nards, short skirt prohibition and whether it should apply to cheerleaders, Jessica Alba’s non-nude scene, jobs plans with large fonts, and fictional catch-phrase for high-concept television. Enjoy.

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Who invited the herbivore?

 Who invited the herbivore?

By Gemma Correll, via Paper Tissue.

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Man breaks dog out of pound, gets caught, goes to jail, dog gets euthanized

Edwin Fry had a dog named Buddy Tough whom Fry let wander around off-leash. Buddy got into all kinds of trouble and was taken to the city pound — twice. The second time, instead of paying the $100 fine, Fry drove his lawn mower over to the pound and used a pair of bolt-cutters to get his dog out. He was stopped as he was leaving and was arrested. Then he was put in jail, and stayed there for several days because no one wanted to post his bail. By the time he got out, Buddy Tough was euthanized.

“He’s flying now with the angels, and I know I’ll see him again,” Fry said.

Which is very sweet, but if Fry were strict with his faith in heaven, he wouldn’t be so sure. As Randy Alcorn explains on a Christian advice website:

Q. Our beloved dog recently died. Should I correct my kids when they say they can’t wait to play with Rocky again in heaven?

A. Humorist Will Rogers said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” This statement was, of course, based on sentiment, not theology.

Alcorn goes on to advise that the parent not correct the kids because, hey, maybe God will surprise. Even though he doesn’t have to.

In other news, only a quarter of dog owners who don’t keep their dogs leashed clean up after them when they poop.

Via Obscure Store and The Daily Dish.

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“Hiccup girl” becomes “Hiccup murderer”

In 2007, Jennifer Mee couldn’t stop hiccuping for 5 weeks and received national media attention for her miserable condition. In a probably unrelated incident, she has now been charged with murder for robbing and killing a guy.

Via Gawker.

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Farleys and Gallaghers

Checking out this Used Wigs rundown of celebrity brothers (wow, please take note of Patrick Swayze’s brother Don), I learned that the Michael Moore character in David Zucker’s conservative “comedy” An American Carol was played by Chris Farley’s brother Kevin Farley, whose acting career is not actually as bad as that role might suggest.

Used Wigs also mentions the sad tale of Ron Gallagher, unemployed brother of The Gallagher (aka Leo Gallagher), who toured around for 10 years as “Gallagher Too”. He played smaller clubs than his brother, but still dressed the same and smashed watermelons. As time went on, Ron Gallagher made less and less of an effort to let audiences know that they weren’t seeing the original Gallagher, and Leo Gallagher sued his brother for stealing his act.

A legitimate gripe, it seems to me, but the Gallagher family didn’t see it that way, and now Leo Gallagher is estranged from his family.

But before we feel too bad for the man, let us remind ourselves what his act is like these days with this gem from a 2008 show recap:

“I have a superior intellect. I want someone to give me a topic, and I’ll tell a joke about it.” A girl approached the microphone, was given a pair of boxers to wear, and said: “Kennedy’s brain tumor,” which had just been announced a day earlier.

Gallagher paused for a moment, then said, “He wanted to have a hole in his head like the rest of his family!”

Perhaps David Zucker should enlist Gallagher for his next movie. It wouldn’t be boring.

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Dinosaur office

 Dinosaur office

From Loldwell, via The Daily What.

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Jane Austen probably had a really good editor

A Jane Austen scholar studied some letters and original manuscripts written by the author and has concluded that she didn’t have the mastery of language that is a hallmark of her books. She wrote without paragraphs and consistently messed up the order of her i’s and e’s.

Via The Slatest.

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Wee Beastie

 Wee Beastie

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Mel Gibson news comes fast and hard

First, Mel Gibson joined the cast of The Hangover 2, but then he got cut (perhaps because of Zach Galifianakis), and now we know that old antisemite is being traded in for beloved widower Liam Neeson.

I’m cool with that.

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