Friday, April 14, 2006

The Week in Pictures XLI

Random Friday Thoughts:

By way of apology for a lackluster WiP to follow, let me tell you that I've been busier than a high priced call girl at a Republican Convention. Hopefully, things will slow down next week but it doesn't look that way.

That said, I have made some time to begin working on a new template which has received mixed reviews thus far ranging from "I love it! It looks like a well-decorated bachelor's apartment." to "GAH!" It still needs some work, but I'm interested in your opinions.

On a related note, I should probably get around to changing the blog title, too. When I started this blog, 'Random Thoughts from NYC' was intended to be a placeholder until I thought of something better. Just goes to show you that it's best to do things right the first time -like the old saying about home repairs goes "There's nothing more permanent than a temporary fix." Any suggestions?

Softball practice again this weekend and, of course, you're all invited. Because of Easter obligations that many of us on the team have, we'll be practicing on one of the fields near parking field one at Eisenhower Park beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. I can't tell you how disappointed I was that none of you made it last week. A few more weeks like that and I'm going to have to take your names off of the roster.

My newest get rich quick scheme involves opening a store that caters only to the Passover needs of our Jewish friends. I'll call it Seder Joe's.

And with all of that out of the way, let's move on the The Week in Pictures.

European scientists released new photos of Venus' south pole Thursday, revealing a swirling mass of sulfuric acid clouds powered by 220 mph winds.

No word on when they'll release pictures of Uranus.

Uranus...heh, heh, heh.

Ugh...sorry. Let's start over.

Rescuers used the jaws of life to save a Macedonian model after a freak orthodontics accident nearly claimed her life.

An entrant in the Best Dressed Racegoer competition at the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool was disqualified for shoving a broomstick up the arse of a fellow contestant.

As this chilling computer generated side-by-side comparison shows, if Barry Bonds continues to use steroids, he will eventually turn into a shriveled up white man in a wheelchair.

In an attempt to lure famed Australian blogger and sandwich connoisseur Jen to London, Squiggle and Ultra have convinced Selfridges Department Store to begin selling what is is claimed to be the world's most expensive sandwich. Named the McDonald Sandwich, after it's creator, chef Scott McDonald, the ingredients are Wagyu beef, fresh lobe foie gras, black truffle mayonnaise, brie de meaux, rocket, red pepper and mustard confit, and English plum tomatoes, all packed into 24-hour fermented sour dough bread - and it sells for 85 pounds (US$ 148.33: euro 122.53)

Here's our video of the week - dedicated to an old friend - and incredibly special person - who is apparently going through some struggles at the moment.

In a daring early morning raid, authorities broke up a child tiger pornography ring.

Investigators were shocked to find that the stash also included pictures of underage orangutans in compromising positions.

A group of terrorists calling themselves Pooh-Qaeda released this picture of a hostage that they are believed to be holding somewhere in the Hollywood area.

The Ikea mascot is said to be heartbroken after her long time lover (left in above photo) was discovered to be nothing more than a man in a heart costume.

A police officer suffered massive injuries after a hazing incident in which his fellow officers sewed meat sprinkled with cocaine into the arm of his sweater prior to a K-9 demonstration.

This just in....Elmer Fudd has finally captured Bugs Bunny after the elusive rabbit made a wrong turn in Albuquerque.

Detroit superhero "Ball Guy" announced that he's changing his moniker after receiving thousands of e-mails from gay men who misunderstood the meaning of the name.