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A world without ant sex, layoff greeting cards and a crotch glove for sale: Headlines of the Week 4/12 to 4/18
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Anyone else tired of pirates? Me too
Here's what happened: media ran the initial pirates capture Alabama story (which no doubt scared some residents of Mobile into nearby grocery stores to stock up on milk and eggs). They were shocked at the extra traffic it got. To keep the momentum going, they ran even more stories about pirates. Pirates are cool! Here's hoping it's beaten to death by now. It's already April and we haven't gotten to the shark stories yet. And don't get me started on the The Pirate Bay verdict...
Fark was at Notacon this weekend, and it was terrific. Great talks, great tech, good times all around. Thanks to everyone who came to the Fark Party on Friday night - who knew there was an actual drink called a Blue Screen of Death?
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-04-12 to Sat 2009-04-18:
Amazon.com unlists books by or about gay people from sales ranking and searches, provoking massive Amazonfail protest on Twitter, blogs. Out of the bookstores and into the Tweets
Ariana Russell describes herself as the "human etch-a-sketch." Clearly her parents shook her a lot as a child
Wild Turkey crashes family's Easter dinner, marking just the latest time that Wild Turkey has played a role in destroying a family get-together
♫ I'm. An. Ang. Ry. Di. Vor. Cee. ♫ BURNIN' DOWN THE HOUSE ♫
Silver canisters on Washington beaches may contain poison. The most dangerous ones are labeled "Coors"
Exclusive photos of the three pirates who have kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile. THIS IS AN EX-PIRATE
Seattle Children's Theater seeks IT professional to fill job opening. Must love children, though not as much as the last IT guy
Actress who played Mickey Spillane's secretary dies at 84. But there was something about this case that didn't add up. I couldn't quite figure it out. This dame had class. Who would ice her? I decided to start poking around
Man bites off end of own penis. Police found him after receiving an anonymous tip
Man at Panda Express eats shoots and leaves
Saplings from Anne Frank's tree to be planted in 10 US cities. Arbor macht tree
Seattle Sounders player won't be charged for sexual assault. Prosecutors refused to believe any soccer player would actually try to score
Thabeet does not go on
Reports: Celtics' GM has heart attack - or it could just be Aingeina
Praying to God is like "talking to a friend." A friend who will kill you and curse your descendents if you make any other friends
Ants inhabit a "world without sex," thus demonstrating that marriage is not an entirely human construct
Eerily beautiful Hubble pic of colliding clusters. If only there were some sort of term for clusters engaging in this sort of intercourse. Cluster
Porn legend Marilyn Chambers found dead. Old sweat socks lowered to half-staff
Doing what hundreds of robots could not, Fox terminates Sarah Connor
Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger get together for first time in years. Friends give it 9 1/2 weeks
Vatican rejects Obama's choices for ambassador because all of them are pro-choice. STAINED GLASS PARKING LOT
Obama appoints new official to protect our borders, while leaving our Barnes & Nobles scandalously open to attack
Obama says the US tax code is too complicated and he'll rewrite it. Because if there's something the federal government excels at, it's making things simple
FOR SALE: One glove. Only used on crotch. $100,000
Hungry Eyes will be on Eric Carmen as he is sentenced to be All By Himself in jail cell for at least 30 days stemming from his DUI arrest
Moby hires David Lynch for video. Hard to tell which is worse, the animation which looks done by a 12-year-old playing with a black marker or the song itself, which is a long, drawn-out Radiohead computer fart
Marriott hotels will no longer automatically give out free USA Today newspapers in the morning. Spokesman says that the move will save money, trees, brain cells
PepsiCo sues Coca-Cola over KO's false advertising claim that Gatorade lacks the electrolytes that plants crave
Roses are red, violets are blue. Seven hundred and forty-nine of your co-workers are laid off and so are you. Love, Hallmark
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