Monthly Archives: April 2008

Zeroes on check raise red flag at Fort Worth bank

FORT WORTH — An aspiring record-label owner is singing the blues after being arrested last week when bank employees said he tried to pass a $360 billion check. Full Article

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Fox and Friends got the wrong Douglas

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Glen Campbell covering U2 on new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Rhinestone Cowboy is trying on some more fashionable threads. Country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell is following in the footsteps of artists such as Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond by recording a new album designed to inspire … Continue reading

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Dear Cakehead: Help me get the pig into my cake

Dear Cakehead, What cake would taste best garnished with bacon? Love, Mira Dear Mira, Pairing salty and sweet edibles is one of our favorite activities. To tackle this particular challenge was a special delight since we can think of little … Continue reading

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Memphis Principal Accused of Outing Gay Students

Memphis, TN – Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union say Daphne Beasley, the principal of Hollis F. Price Middle College High School in South Memphis, went way beyond her role as educator. The ACLU says in September 2007, Beasley … Continue reading

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Pregnant Woman Sees Jesus Image in Ultrasound

When an Ohio woman looked at an ultrasound she expected to see a developing fetus. Instead, she saw what she believes to be an image of Jesus Christ, MyFox Cleveland reported on its Web site. Monet Sledge, from Lorain, Ohio, … Continue reading

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Doomed Chernobyl reactor to be buried in giant steel coffin

KIEV, Ukraine – Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant. For years, the original iron and concrete … Continue reading

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The Billy Letters

In the late ’90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful … Continue reading

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The Ugly Baseball Card Blog

Dedicated to a hobby that turns out approximately 10 zillion different cards a year. Not all of them can be pretty. Link

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Like this dog, I’m having trouble staying awake this morning

The good stuff starts around the 45 second mark.

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Every Sales Receipt in Russia Gets Ripped

I’ve been to Russia now four times, and one of the most interesting and unusual retail practices in stores there is the Russian sales clerks’ habit of tearing almost every sales receipt before they hand it to you or set … Continue reading

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Mac PC Commercial Collection From Across The Pond

[Thanks, Moldy!]

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