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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:
Cuban cigar legend dies at 91. Will be cremated slowly over an after-dinner glass of brandy
Helvetia man dies in brush clearing incident. Town issues a statement sans sheriff
"Iranian missile may be able to hit U.S. by 2015." That's one slow missile
April is STD Awareness Month. Pass it on
Bear with head stuck in milk can rescued. Oh bother
Missing boy dropped off at Catholic cathedral unharmed...for now
Woman cleared of airport battery - both terminals
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
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
Man's 600ft suicide plunge from the Gap fails due to freak wave; pile of folded sweaters
Man dies while mounting Uluru; Kirk unimpressed
Uncle of Phillies' vomit fan says his nephew choked, which under MLB rules makes him eligible to play for the Mets
Manu Ginobili suffers broken nose in Game 3, expected to be in a body cast for weeks
Green Bay Packers welcome Zombo, now can do anything
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
Gene therapy cures blindness in dogs; in related story, dog horrified to find he's been drinking from toilet
Scientists create made-to-order diamonds. So far, only "friendly BJ" size has been achieved, but "three-way with her sister" is theoretically possible
Bruce Willis to release his own fragrance. Yippie-ki-yay, muskyfarker
Jennifer Lopez talks about her new movie "The Back-up Plan." Luckily, it's very slow and has an intermittent beep to warn bystanders
Russell Brand accidentally set on fire while filming new movie. Better luck next time, fire
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
Senior Iranian cleric blames women for all his problems. You and me both, buddy
Kyrgyzstan's ousted president vowels not to return
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
Jenna Jameson to launch her first album, which reportedly contains a literal version of "How Deep Is Your Love"
Paul Weller slams Facebook, MySpace, horseless carriages
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
Target will begin selling Kindles on April 25th, offering refunds by April 26th
Moody's downgrades themselves to "subpoenaed"
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