Friday, October 14, 2005

The Week in Pictures XIX

What a week this has been. Non-stop rain, non-stop work, and almost no social life.

However, all of this was offset by the fact that I was fortunate enough to meet the lovely and talented MJ during her stopover in NYC. Of course, she's as funny, intelligent, and charming you'd expect from reading her blog - and she also has that cute "Drew-Barrymore-in-a-6'3" frame" thing going on. She was even nice enough to have a drink with me before filing the obligatory restraining order.

Good times, my friends. Good times....

Anyway, on to The Week In Pictures, for which I'll apologize in advance. I promise to do better next week. I'm just not feeling it today for some reason.

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot became aware of a king salmon that had stowed away on the outside of the plane in the hopes of avoiding the tiring and dangerous swim upstream to spawn.

A python in the Florida Everglades died last week after he ignored his mother's advice and went swimming less than a half-hour after eating an alligator.

Security staff at the Lagerfeld Gallery Fashion House in Paris have begun forcibly evicting anyone who enters wearing less than cutting edge fashions.

No funny caption here, but how much do you want to bet that the guy in this picture doesn't care at all about PETA and only joined the protest in the hopes of having sex with the woman on his left?

After seeing her latest release which consists entirely of pasta in sediment sauce recipes, critics fear that High Desert Diva - author of the bestselling cookbooks Salsa for Chainsawpreachr and Recipes for Geekdarling - may finally have lost her touch.

Jordanian police have arrested a con man in for selling glasses that he claimed allowed people to see real life in 3D.

European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Markos Kyprianou was prevented from addressing the media after he failed the "finger to nose" field sobriety test on his way to the podium.

After sobering up, Kyprianou returned to announce that his agents had a arrested a serial-killer turkey that's allegedly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of birds across Europe and Asia. Originally thought to be have died as a result of the bird flu pandemic, authorities are now convinced that the birds were victims of fowl play.

Researchers studying the mating habits of Giant Pandas say that female pandas prefer to cuddle after sex, while males tend to watch the clock wondering how long they need to wait before they can go home.

Researchers say this is entirely consistent with the animal's general behavior. "When you hear eats, shoots, and leaves, you immediately think of a panda."

*Sorry...I know it's an old and not very funny joke, but how often do I get to use panda pictures?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the enclosure, the annual Giant Panda chili eating contest went off without a hitch.

On a related note, the comment of the week is Ultra Toast Mosha God's: "If you punch a panda in the face, does it get a white eye?"

As the jury went into deliberations, two of the defendants in the canine brothel paced nervously outside of the courthouse.

London police are still trying to figure out how the sequined octopus that attacked Michael Jackson's child was able to sneak past security at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

This week's gratuitous picture: Roselyn Sanchez

A sixteen boat pileup forced the closure of I-95 for six hours yesterday.

The song of the week is Let Me Sleep (Next to the Mirror) by Idlewild

A dog was seriously injured when his car crashed, throwing him through the windshield.

Police later arrested this cat for allegedly tampering with the car's brakes.

Two competitors in the Fencing World Championships were disqualified after they reportedly used stun guns rather than foils during their match.

WTA officials have noticed a recent spike in male viewership, but have so far been unable to pinpoint the reasons behind it.

And finally, France's Sidney Govou will be out indefinitely after his right testicle was ripped out by Cyprus' Loukas Louka during a recent match.