In Praise of the Cigarette Break

(I like this much better than the “the police didn’t even have the cordon in the right place!” line about how the authorities are useless and ra ra the little man, which, honestly, is a stupid thing to say and you’re not going to make friends saying it, guys.) Wheat & Weeds – Not To […]

Categories: People and Current Events

That Poor Nurse

I certainly hope that it doesn’t turn out that the poor lady who accidentally talked to those two silly DJs about Kate’s hospital stay was hounded by the press to an extent that that’s what turned out to put her over the edge. For one thing, our royal father-to-be will be severely cheesed off, as […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Hollywood Medicine

Today an 18 year old whose mother just died after an extended period of drug use was taken to hospital to be treated for “stress”. I don’t think they took her there to give her lots of hugs and a kind talking to. Am I the only one who thinks there might be some cause […]

Categories: Entertainment

The Sane, Sensible, Not-Screeching-Down-a-News-Feed-On-Facebook-For-Three-Days-Straight Reaction

From today’s Best of the Web: [Y]ou might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, “which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer. At least this way you know exactly what the money is being spent on.” Probably also more practical than […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Past Vanity

Remember this? That was for my first round, January 26, 2007. Purely by accident, round 2 was today, one day past exactly four five years later (4 5 years exactly if you go Friday – Friday). Weird. So weird. This begins considerably more than three days of Vicodin. At least, this time I got them […]

Categories: Wildcard

And Now: CPR!

I just thought this was funny (and informative!): Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast hands-only CPR

Categories: Science and Nature

REAL TEARS: A Dog’s Seeing Eye Dog

/wails 22 Words – A dog’s seeing eye dog CLICK THROUGH TO SEE ALL THE PICTUUUUUUUURES

Categories: Science and Nature

Fun With Headlines

The Times, homepage, above the full colour photo of Meryl Streep in a blue suit: Cameron attacks timing of ‘Iron Lady’ dementia film First line under the photo: David Cameron launched an extraordinary attack today on… What he actually said: “My sense was: a great piece of acting – really a rather staggering piece of […]

Categories: Entertainment

And Now: MRI-ing a Mummy

David Eagleman – Scanning a 3,000 year old mummy

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXV

RC2 is making me laugh: Wheat & Weeds – At Random Come for the Neiman Marcus joke. Stay for the exercise punch line.

Categories: Food

Super Skippy!

Eagle-eyed baby-animal-and-science enthusiast Brett McS actually sent this a couple of days ago so apologies if this has already been celebrated the internet over. The New Scientist – Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic As marsupials, wallabies give birth to young at a much earlier stage in their development than placental mammals. For example, […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Finally: Nadine

I ignored this whole story (the bill submitted in the UK by Nadine Dorries to fiddle with who provides counseling for women seeking abortions) up till I read the following, but mostly because everything I saw was a reaction to the original story. But this sums things up quite nicely, and makes some excellent points. […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Pink Stink

I agree with this: Wheat & Weeds – Another Reason To Hate Pink I also don’t buy pink branded stuff because I absolutely refuse to buy into a “lifestyle” when I’m just looking for [a handbag, a plant, a box of cereal, whatever]. I don’t buy Martha Stewart furniture (yes I actually like her furniture […]

Categories: Business & Media

Steve Jobs

Steve resigned as CEO of Apple today. This is making me choke up a little: Daring Fireball – Resigned :(

Categories: Business & Media

$5.6 Million For a Certain White Dress

Apparently the price I saw last week was short a full million bucks. In the comments of that post, Brett McS linked to this Virginia Postrel piece: Hollywood Auction Ends Myth of Zaftig Marilyn The auction’s top-ticket item was Monroe’s famous white halter dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” the one that billowed up as […]

Categories: Entertainment

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