Quick notes on Egypt, the SnOMGpocalypse, the Super Bowl, Vegas, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 1/23 - 1/29
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Between Egypt, multiple snowpacalypses, and the Super Bowl it sure has been a busy week. Here's a quick rundown:
Egypt: I have no idea how this is going to turn out, but it's gonna have to turn out one way or the other pretty quickly. Stratfor just sent out an update saying they estimate Egypt has just a few weeks of food left. I doubt either the people involved, the media, or anyone else interested in the outcome is willing to wait that long for a resolution. Maybe Mubarak is. Haven't paid much attention to Egypt before this. Newsflash below says Mubarak is going to address the million protesters, with speculation that he'll announce he won't be running in elections. Those aren't until September, though, so we'll see what happens with that.
Snowpacalpse: Have we reached the point yet where OMG SNOW isn't news anymore? Granted, getting a foot of snow dumped on you does tend to mess things up a bit (assuming you live where that doesn't happen regularly). A few years ago Kentucky got hit with 15 inches of snow; that morning I walked over to the local Kroger to see if it was still open. It was. Roads were shut down for all of three days. As long as the power stays on no one's going to starve. That said, for those of you getting hit by an ice storm: if the power goes out, leave the state (if you can). That's what I did when that happened here two years ago, spent a week down in South Carolina until the power came back on.
Super Bowl: The media is REALLY reaching for stuff to talk about here. Not that this is unusual, two weeks is a long time to speculate about a single game. I think everyone's extended families have been interviewed by this point, most of which won't get aired unless someone gets injured or has a breakout game in the big game. Speaking of which, my birthday's the day after the Super Bowl, so I'm probably going to combine parties this year. Looking forward to it.
Yes, very exciting I know. I should have an update on that patent lawsuit next week or so. It's kind of funny but I can't say anything at this point.
On the topic of the Vegas Fark Party, we expect to have an update on that for you later today.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-01-23 to Sat 2011-01-29:
Abandoned rail line to Amlwch set to reopen for delivery of badly needed vowels
Jack LaLanne now doing one-armed daisy pushups
When I die, I hope it's peacefully in my sleep like this Pakistani bus driver. Not screaming in terror like his passengers
Five wildly popular car modifications that must be stopped. SPOILER ALERT
Surgeons now treating brain aneurysms through the nose -- the same way the patient will be paying
Reason No. 347 why America is doomed: four out of five people believe "The Battle of the Bulge" is a new obesity-intervention series on NBC, while the fifth person is absolutely positive it's on Bravo
Motorcycle safety systems will alert riders to unsafe activities, such as GETTING ON A MOTORCYCLE
Dog found eighteen miles out to sea adopted. Good buoy
Burglar pours ketchup into fish tank during apartment robbery. Cops not fooled by the red herring
Today's dead blackbird news comes from Alabama, where officials say the birds "appear to have died from flying into or being struck by a large object, such as an tractor-trailer rig." Tractor-trailer was last seen flying south
Joe Biden advises unemployed Americans to "hang in there." Sounds like good advice: It's quicker and probably less painful than slitting your wrists
In English football a team was fined £25,000 for fielding weak players. In American football we just call that team the Carolina Panthers
Woman accuses Detroit Lions player of trying to be the first to score in the postseason in over a decade
Kijm Clijsters wijns Austraijlian Open Champijonshijp
Your GPS causes you to crash directly into a church? Yeah...that's a clerical error
Scientists invent a food replicator. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot
How a cat named Zoe earned several advanced degrees and became a psychotherapist. Well that's crazy, you can't name a cat Zoe, that's a people name
John Travolta cast as mobster John Gotti, presumably not due their shared history of whacking guys
Charlie Sheen taken to hospital, tries to have sex with it
Stop. Just flush the wound and listen, Ice is down in unconscious condition
Egypt: Despite Ban, protests Roll On. Leaked Secrets contributing to unrest. Mubarak worried he might get the Axe. Police respond with Speed, Sticks
Biden: "I think the stories The Onion does on me are hilarious." Palin: "The Onion makes fun of you because you make it so easy for them." Biden: "You mean like the New York Times does with you?" ^_^ Palin: v_v
George W. Bush seeks anonymousness ... anonymousity ... uh, laying low
Contract talks between Detroit Symphony Orchestra and striking musicians stall over proposed cuts to bass salaries
Cancer no longer touching Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett
The gay guy from New Kids on the Block says he never hid his sexuality. No, not him. Him either. No, that Knight guy. No, the other one
3M dips in 4Q, hopes 2C 6S this year
Upcoming Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding inspires company to make souvenir condoms. You can now have royal protection for your crown jewels
Selling counterfeit postage stamps will get you sent to jail, even if you philately deny it
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