Monthly Archives: June 2007

Pre Post Practice

Wandering about Old Blighty, the Dowbrigade has escaped to a tranquil English Garden belong to his new friend Norm, of DynEd fame, while recovering from the transatlantic flight and preparing for the legal decathalon which begins Monday. It’s been 36 … Continue reading

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Calling Adam Curry

God help us, we’re going back to England. Back to the Olde Sod, back to that deranged and diseased island which has spawned the best and the worst of modern culture, from Pink Floyd to Princess Diana. Our track record … Continue reading

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Los Gringos Ya No Saben Que Inventar

Bold new design or brazen attempt to inject fresh fizz into an old product, the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Pint Glass was rolled out in February . According to Koch and others who worked on the project, it’s the first … Continue reading

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Signs of the Apocolypse 872 and 873

Dogs Begetting Cats A dog has become a local celebrity in a Chinese village after she reportedly gave birth to a kitten. Hua Chengpeng, of Huayang village, Jiangyan city, told People’s Daily that the unlikely animal was the third ‘puppy’ … Continue reading

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Tavarez a Diamond in the Rough

In today’s stuffy world of pampered millionaire athletes and padded resumes, Red Sox starting pitcher Julian Tavarez is definitely a breath of fresh air. With a record that defines “journeyman” (8 teams in 14 years and a career ERA of … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Hilton

Apparently, Paris Hilton can’t be kept in the county jail because it a threat to her and the other inmates, and a temptation to the jail employees. The sheriff was reduced to strip searching all guards, maintenance people, delivery guys, … Continue reading

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Josiah “Jed” Bartlet for President

WASHINGTON –Fred Thompson’s expected entry into the tight Republican presidential race is drawing crucial strength from conservatives and older men, vaulting him into the thick of the nomination fight, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll says. Thompson, who has sandwiched an acting … Continue reading

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Sista Hoods Spell Cyber Salvation

Boston’s plan to blanket the city with wireless Internet connections is set to pick up speed this month as companies jockey to play a role and a pilot WiFi project gets underway in a square-mile area of the Grove Hall … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

What will millions of poor children do with cheap laptop computers? Play games, of course. But not just any games. The vaunted “$100 laptop” already being distributed in some countries by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child program … Continue reading

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Trucker Tries Unique Hood Ornament

(AP) A 21-year-old man got the ride of a lifetime when his electric wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semitrailer and was pushed down a highway for several miles at about 50 mph. Ben Carpenter was unharmed but … Continue reading

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Mr. Mush’s Cure for Tummy Upsets – Live Frogs

BEIJING (Reuters) – A man in southeast China says 40 years of swallowing tree frogs and rats live has helped him avoid intestinal complaints and made him strong. Jiang Musheng, a 66-year-old resident of Jiangxi province, suffered from frequent abdominal … Continue reading

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