The first Friday in May is No Pants Day. Yipee!
Friday, May 06, 2005
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Healthnuts (emphasis on the second sylable) claim cow urine can cure a range of ailments. I have a feeling I’ll never find out for sure. Here’s the story.
Posted 5:37 PM
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Persistence finally paid off for a man from Godfry IL who wanted to kill himself. He shot himself in the head five times and twice in the chest with a 22–caliber handgun. When that didn’t do the trick, he jumped in his van and drove to the Clark Bridge in Alton. He parked his van and jumped off the bridge into the Mississippi River. His body was recovered and an autopsy confirmed that he dies from drowning. Complete story.
Posted 1:51 PM
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Posted 2:41 PM
Dubbed the Beer Barrel Belly Buster, the burger comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers — and a bun.
It costs $30
Find out more about it here.
Posted 2:34 PM
A “groaner” is a hackneyed, overblown, stuffy or just plain silly cliché that turns up time after time in news scripts. Groaners show laziness on the part of writers, disrespect for the folks watching, and a general contempt for lively English. Here are some of the worst offenders. You’ll recognize them immediately, so get ready to groan!
Her are a few examples:
Aftermath - Print words don’t belong in spoken copy. Do you know anyone who says “aftermath” in normal conversation? When we were kids, aftermath came recess.
Killing Spree. Webster’s says a spree is “a lively frolic.” Mass murder is not a “spree”. It’s mass murder.
Unanswered questions - Well, duh! Is there another kind of question? Once a question is answered, it’s not a question anymore! Don’t use excess verbiage just to sound rhythmically authoritative. If there are questions, say so. Period.
The Nation’s Midsection. As opposed to The Nation’s Hind Quarters? The Nation’s Solar Plexus? The Nation’s Erogenous Zones? Can you think of a dumber way to say it’s raining in Chicago?
Botched Robbery, Robbery Gone Bad - Like “unsuccessful suicide”, this is just plain silly. If some punk tries to rip off a 7-Eleven, and the cops show up, so he takes hostages, that’s not a “robbery gone bad”. It was bad at the start. We don’t need to feel sorry for the idiot who “botched” his chance to empty the cash register and decided to become a kidnapper. Let’s just say what happened, and leave the judgments to the folks watching.
More can be found here.
Posted 11:47 AM
A Glutton is great fun.
A Glutton is a person who eats a lot.
A Glutton is one who exists like an animal.
A Glutton is his belly; of a lover his lust; and so every man serves that to which he is in bondage; and has his heart there where his.
A Glutton is one who digs his grave with his teeth.
A Glutton is natural.
A Glutton is associated with Jesus' tax collector friends.
A Glutton is Never Satisfied.
…and these are just the good things….. for the complete list or find out what something else is at What is… .
Posted 11:27 AM
Monday, May 02, 2005
Searing meat seals in the juices.
A box of baking soda in the refrigerator absorbs odors.
Sushi means raw fish.
You must use a serrated knife to slice tomatoes.
Cold water boils faster than warm water.
And a lot more myths where those come from. Get all the details here.
Posted 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Giant Burrito causes mahem at school. Read all about it here.
Posted 3:22 PM