Google has discovered that they can accurately predict the incidences of flu throughout the United States, simply by tracking flu-related Google searches. It is just as accurate as the method used by the Center for Disease Control, as this graph illustrates: Writes Google: We have found a close relationship between how many people search for flu-related topics and how many … Read More
The New York Times is writing about this, so it's — you know — serious. The story is about the Rev. Ed Young – author, a television host and the pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church. On the November 16 service, he urged the married couples in his congregation to have sex once a day. As Young sees it, "congregational copulation" brings people … Read More
Sentence contained within the Chicago Tribune's article on the increases in hate incidents since Obama's election: Even some white supremacist leaders who describe themselves as moderates say they are alarmed. Yes, the moderate supremacist leaders. Not to be confused with the conservative or liberal white supremacist leaders.
November 29th is supposed to be "No Blog Day", where people refrain from blogging in a show of unity, as well as protest against the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Yeah, that'll show 'em!
No kidding: A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said. The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the store opened at 5 a.m. Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He … Read More
Did you read a couple of days ago how that space shuttle astronaut was working outside the space station, and she lost a bag of tools? Supposedly, if you know where to look, you can see the bag of tools orbiting the earth. (I'm a little skeptical of this, but I read it in the newspaper, so it must be true.) … Read More
The original, from the 1968 Tony Award Show (with Donna McKechnie): The same, as dissected by Seth Rudetsky: Same song, but with different choreography, except for the wicked neck shit at the end, as performed by the University of Michigan musical theater majors: The same, with the original choreography again, as done by the cast of "Camp": This is also … Read More
Blahblahfish takes some English, translates it to another language, and then back to English, so you can see what gets lost in translation. Earlier today, I wrote a post entitled "Vatican Forgives Lennon". Here's the same post, after a Blahblahfish translation from English to French to English: The Vatican forgives Lennon Nice, if not little one late. But in a … Read More
It's quite simple. All you have to do is think of every place in America where vaudevillians were born, and chances are it has made the CNN list for the 25 best cities to find a job. Sioux Falls, Bismarck, Lincoln (Nebraska), Des Moines, Sioux City — they're all on the list. Pocatello, Idaho, where Judy Garland was "born in … Read More
Almost half of the homes sold in the United States last month were foreclosure sales. UPDATE: Speaking of the economy, figures like 700 billion (which is the number given to the Bush bailout, as well as the additional bailout under Obama) cause one to turn white. But, believe it or not, that was apparently just peanuts: The U.S. government is prepared … Read More
Satire? Apparently not.
A DVD of the final live Broadway performance will be out February 9, 2009. And there's yet another Rent tour. But this one might be worth attending, even if you're getting a little sick of Rent: it stars original cast members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal. With heavy make-up and canes. That starts in January 2009. (Coming to Charlotte, January 27- … Read More