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Armenian cognac, a detour to Jerusalem and Headlines of the Week for 4/18 - 4/24
Posted by Drew at 2010-04-27 11:18:41 AM (20 comments) | Permalink
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I'm back after being gone for a couple of weeks. I started out in Armenia visiting Alexis Ohanian of Reddit fame. He's there for a few months, and I figured why not pop out there since I had to be in London the following week anyhow. Had a great stay, drank a ton of Armenian Cognac, and I remember about half of it. It was great.

I was supposed to end up in London but thanks to Iceland's economy spreading its ashes over all of Europe, air travel was shut down for a few days. So I detoured over to Israel instead and spent time in Jerusalem and Eilot mostly. Arrived back home last Thursday and am still recovering from jetlag.

As for what's going on in the news, looks like the focus is on financial oversight reform. Can't think of anything more exciting than that, other than watching paint dry and grass grow. We're in a pretty bad news lull right now, one that isn't cyclical at all. Sometimes that's how it goes.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-04-18 to Sat 2010-04-24:

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  Cuban cigar legend dies at 91. Will be cremated slowly over an after-dinner glass of brandy    
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  Helvetia man dies in brush clearing incident. Town issues a statement sans sheriff    
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  "Iranian missile may be able to hit U.S. by 2015." That's one slow missile    
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  April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on    
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  Bear with head stuck in milk can rescued. Oh bother    
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  Missing boy dropped off at Catholic cathedral unharmed...for now    
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  Woman cleared of airport battery - both terminals    
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  Doctors in Spain perform world's first full face transplant. Patient expected to remain in hospital for two months, upon which he will be released on someone else's recognizance    
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  After 28 years in a mental institution, would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley is nearing release. For the love of god, nobody tell him that Jodie Foster is a lesbian now    
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  Man's 600ft suicide plunge from the Gap fails due to freak wave; pile of folded sweaters    
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  Man dies while mounting Uluru; Kirk unimpressed    
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Sports:

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  Uncle of Phillies' vomit fan says his nephew choked, which under MLB rules makes him eligible to play for the Mets    
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  Manu Ginobili suffers broken nose in Game 3, expected to be in a body cast for weeks    
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  Green Bay Packers welcome Zombo, now can do anything    
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Geek:

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  Scientists have no success with birth control for feral Texas hogs. Some contraceptives wore off too quickly, others required too specific of dose, and shutting down the bars earlier was too drastic a solution    
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  Gene therapy cures blindness in dogs; in related story, dog horrified to find he's been drinking from toilet    
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  Scientists create made-to-order diamonds. So far, only "friendly BJ" size has been achieved, but "three-way with her sister" is theoretically possible    
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Showbiz:

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  Bruce Willis to release his own fragrance. Yippie-ki-yay, muskyfarker    
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  Jennifer Lopez talks about her new movie "The Back-up Plan." Luckily, it's very slow and has an intermittent beep to warn bystanders    
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  Russell Brand accidentally set on fire while filming new movie. Better luck next time, fire    
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Politics:

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  Obama signed a law passed by a Democratic Congress allowing people to carry openly in National Parks, with the predictable result that people show up armed in a National Park to protest his attempts to trample their Second Amendment rights  

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  Senior Iranian cleric blames women for all his problems. You and me both, buddy    
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  Kyrgyzstan's ousted president vowels not to return    
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Music:

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  Michael Buble wins the Juno for album of the year. If the preceeding sentence made no sense to you, you're probably not wearing a hat with flaps right now    
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  Jenna Jameson to launch her first album, which reportedly contains a literal version of "How Deep Is Your Love"    
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  Paul Weller slams Facebook, MySpace, horseless carriages    
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Business:

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  Lehman Brothers examiner will testify that President Bush's SEC knew Lehman was bankrupt and watched them spectaularly fail. That is the America the teahadists want back    
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  Target will begin selling Kindles on April 25th, offering refunds by April 26th    
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  Moody's downgrades themselves to "subpoenaed"    
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20 Comments     (+0 »)
 
 
2010-04-27 11:24:15 AM  
I'm back after being gone for a couple of weeks

translated: suck it, basement dwellers who keep me in beer and storm in Xbox games
 
2010-04-27 11:27:13 AM  
Stop breaking the laws of France, d-bag.
 
2010-04-27 11:51:55 AM  
"Helvetia man dies in brush clearing incident. Town issues a statement sans sheriff "

Probably the most clever headline for me this week.
 
2010-04-27 11:58:47 AM  
Gene therapy cures blindness in dogs; in related story, dog horrified to find he's been drinking from toilet

My personal favorite this week.
 
2010-04-27 11:59:35 AM  

albo: suck it, basement dwellers who keep me in beer cognac



/FTF Us
 
2010-04-27 12:01:59 PM  
Cool Tweet, bro.
 
2010-04-27 12:07:53 PM  
The EU will not allow Armenia in until they stop calling it "cognac", and start calling it "brandy" like the rest of us.
 
2010-04-27 12:10:10 PM  
How did such a boring headline get greenlit so fast?
 
2010-04-27 12:10:27 PM  

sn82: "Helvetia man dies in brush clearing incident. Town issues a statement sans sheriff "

Probably the most clever headline for me this week.


Agreed. Great pun.
 
2010-04-27 12:17:56 PM  
I really liked this one though:

New ash cloud appears headed toward Britain, threatens to improve weather
 
2010-04-27 12:28:25 PM  
April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on

That one is nice...and its not even mine, though one of mine is listed.
 
2010-04-27 01:20:16 PM  
I LOL'd.
 
2010-04-27 01:28:03 PM  

I_C_Weener: April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on

That one is nice...and its not even mine, though one of mine is listed.


Thank you. Which one is yours?
 
2010-04-27 02:19:42 PM  
Manu Ginobili suffers broken nose in Game 3, expected to be in a body cast for weeks

LO to the muthafarking L
 
2010-04-27 02:23:47 PM  

crimsin23: I_C_Weener: April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on

That one is nice...and its not even mine, though one of mine is listed.

Thank you. Which one is yours?


Kyrgistan .
 
npt
2010-04-27 03:13:53 PM  
Not to be a dick, but there is no such thing as Armenian Cognac, 'cognac' is limited to a region and certain process (pot stills) in France. It would be Armenian brandy. The French did make an acception and allow a South African liquor the designation of Cognac, however. Personally, I enjoy the lesser known Armagnac (column stills).

You Fark booze snobs think you're so cool...
 
2010-04-27 03:34:33 PM  

I_C_Weener: crimsin23: I_C_Weener: April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on

That one is nice...and its not even mine, though one of mine is listed.

Thank you. Which one is yours?

Kyrgistan .


I loved that one.

+1
 
2010-04-27 03:49:20 PM  
Is it true that Armenian cognac is aged in felt bladders made of human back-fur?
 
2010-04-27 04:48:41 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Stop breaking the laws of France, d-bag.


?
 
2010-04-28 05:14:03 PM  
Hey Drew, when did ESPN buy the sports tab?
 
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