Monthly Archives: September 2010

How I found a totally respectable porn-star-anecdote for the birds-and-bees intro

09/27/2010
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How I found a totally respectable porn-star-anecdote for the birds-and-bees intro

Tuesday’s Metro story is about the brewing kerfuffle over plans for the Forum Theater at 22nd and Market in Center City Philly to expand. This, because it’s an adult theater. This, also because it’s on the cusp of Richville and Respectable Business District Way. How does this tie in to a father’s inevitable sex talk…

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The driver in this hit-and-run doesn’t deserve to live

09/27/2010
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The car is described as a late model 4-door silver Mercedes CLS with 19-inch chrome wheels and low profile tires. Police say it likely has front end damage. Police are examining surveillance video taken from several cameras at the busy intersection. The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an…

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Moroccan Goalkeeper As Sad Clown

09/27/2010
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Moroccan Goalkeeper As Sad Clown

A couple weeks ago, goalkeeper Khalid Askri of Moroccan club FAR Rabat had an unwanted YouTube hit when he was a bit too quick to celebrate a penalty kick he thought he saved that ended up spinning into the goal when his back was turned. To Askri’s embarrassment, that video appeared pretty much everywhere (I’m…

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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

09/26/2010
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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

• Education is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution; the creation of the world’s first system of universal public education—from kindergarten through high school—and of mass higher education is one of the great achievements of American democracy. It embodies a faith in the capabilities of ordinary people that the Founders simply didn’t have. [New Yorker] • The…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CXXXII

09/26/2010
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CXXXII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 905. Wallingford, Ct. Sept. 23. Woman hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after…

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Two Mesmerizing Images From TV Last Night

09/26/2010
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Two Mesmerizing Images From TV Last Night

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Gina James vs. Farren James

09/24/2010
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Gina James vs. Farren James

I’m gon call this one Mantis vs. Purpl’eyes. This, because Mr. Farren James looks like a praying mantis and Mrs. Gina James, well shiiiiiiiiit, take a look at that there picture. Real talk. So anyway, Mantis apparently likes playing Playstation games more than feeing their nine kids (together, mind you!) while Purpl’eyes wants to be…

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Michael Burton vs. Tiffany Mitchell

09/24/2010
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Michael Burton vs. Tiffany Mitchell

I’m calling half-shenanigans here. Michael Burton (who’s listed as Brad Burgess on the TV guide) and Tiffany Mitchell (aka Toni Burgess) totally looks like they’s been on Divorce Court before. That the TV guide listing is different than what the names they introduce on the show makes it all the hinkier. I looked up the…

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The Next Lionel Messi …

09/23/2010
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… could very well be some chick on the Japan under-17 national team. Check this video out:

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Katy Perry won’t be on Sesame Street anytime soon

09/23/2010
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Katy Perry won’t be on Sesame Street anytime soon

… because Sesame Street said it won’t be airing this segment, which I proudly preserve for posterity’s sake anyway. Bonus coverage: Here’s a picture of Louden Charles Hickey, age 12 weeks, watching Ms. Perry and Elmo’s performance.

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