Daily Archives: 17 December 17, 2007

Update: BagOfNothing.com Christmas Card Experiment 2.1 – Your chance to help fight lupus

Wowzers!  Holy Snikies! My 11th Christmas card came in the mail today from the Turkeys at Gobble Hollow (Forestburg, TX), and it was attached to this very large red box. After removing the red packaging, I found it decorated with … Continue reading

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They pulled an Andy Dufresne

Two inmates escaped from a county jail, hiding the holes they made in the walls by putting up photos of bikini-clad women, officials said.Authorities searched over the weekend for Jose Espinosa, who was awaiting sentencing for manslaughter, and Otis Blunt, … Continue reading

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Waterboarding Historically Controversial

I’ve heard a lot about waterboarding in the news, but haven’t really payed a lot of attention about it.  But I did find it interesting that back in 1947 the U.S. charged a Japanese officer with war crimes for carrying … Continue reading

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Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of the Year 2007

This year Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person Award goes to Dr. Liviu Librescu. This Romanian-born, Israeli-American scientist and educator was an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, before a gunman, student Seung-Hui Cho, killed him–and 31 others–during a shooting spree at the … Continue reading

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It serves 125, takes eight hours to cook and is stuffed with 12 different birds … now that really IS a Christmas dinner

This massive roast, the proud creation of Devon farmer Anne Petch, weighs almost four stone (more than most airlines’ baggage allowance), costs £665, and has enough meat to serve 125 people. It contains about 50,000 calories and takes more than … Continue reading

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Snow Plowing Train

I live in an area in which it hardly ever snows, so stuff like this fascinates me.

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The orginal recording of Band Aid in 1984

A nice walk down memory lane.

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Homer Simpson takes a photo of himself everyday for 39 years

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Military lion shorn of his equipment after women troops protest

The proud motto of northern Europe’s crack rapid-reaction force is ad omnia paratus. Prepared for everything, everywhere. But the heraldic lion above the Latin tag now sends a less plucky message – he has just been digitally emasculated and, though … Continue reading

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Bank Robbery Capitals

• Atlanta: 350 • Los Angeles 338 • Philadelphia 316 • Dallas 297 • Boston 255 Link

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24-Hour Michael Bolton Station Declares Bankruptcy

Austin, TX – 12/3/07 — Austin, Texas fans of the singer Michael Bolton will have one less thing to celebrate this holiday season. The 24-hour Michael Bolton radio station will be going off their airwaves later today. For nearly five … Continue reading

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Tank On Empty

How far can you go after the gas light in your car comes on? Find out here.

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