Friday, July 07, 2006

The Week in Pictures LII

Random Friday Thoughts:

This Boondocks strip cracked me up earlier this week, and reminded me why I rarely opine on this blog. Well, that and the fact that I'm not very bright...


(click strip to enlarge)

Sorry I haven't written this week. I've been busy filing suit against Disney for stealing my Pirates idea and having the audacity to use it as the basis for a movie. Fear not. They will be among the first to be plundered when our adventure begins in earnest. Which should be...um...shortly.

Did anyone happen toTiVo the YES Network Yankees - Indians pre-game broadcast the other night? I understand they did an entire segment on the famed Salinger-esque blogger Roger.

My morning visits to Starbucks have ended in favor of treks to Panera. Not only do they have far fewer screaming children, but - best of all - they offer free coffee refills. I think I've finally found heaven. The only downside is the giggling and looks directed my way by two of the women that work there. I suppose its not any different from being laughed at directly, but it's still unnerving.

Now on to the WiP:


The launch of the space shuttle Discovery was delayed for two days while the crew waited for the arrival of one of the animals they were planning to carry.


You've been reading the WiP long enough to create your own captions. Keywords to consider include "blow" and "horny."


While the world focuses is on North Korea, Turkey quietly conducted an interceptor missile test launch. Unfortunately, the projectile missed the flag he'd targeted and plummeted to earth a few moments later.



In business news, the Indian Rodent Transportation (NYSE: IRT) company says that the early arrival of annual summer monsoon rains should result in higher than expected quarterly earnings.


And that's not the only good news for Wall Street as German fisherman specializing in football fans have reported record hauls over the past month.


Following in the footsteps of actress Darryl Hannah, Chinese panda cub Tai Shan was the latest celebrity to be pulled out of a tree and arrested while protesting the reclamation of farmland in central Los Angeles.


A British man scored a 9.5 in the floor exercise competition at the World Nude Gymnastics Championships, the country's best result in nearly three decades.

Our video of the week is a live version of an older song called "Grace" by the consistently underrated Me'Shell NdegéOcello:





Earlier this week amidst much fanfare, the French unveiled a monument to the popular Rocket Popsicle, which they expect to someday overtake the Eiffel Tower as the country's preeminent tourist destination.


Meanwhile, a strange birthmark on the face of a teenager in Provence has somehow led his countrymen to believe that he will become the nation's next great soccer star.


Studies show that the deforestation of America has forced wildlife to assimilate into mainstream society.


Despite Argentina's disappointing exit from the World Cup, their midfielder Maxi Rodriguez is nearly certain of winning the event's prestigious "Best Ball Licker" award...


...much to the chagrin of several other players who came to the event with the sole intent of snagging that particular prize.


The Missouri Division of Tourism announced that they're scrapping what they termed their "surprisingly unpopular new slogan."


Despite high hopes of capitalizing on the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, Victoria's Secret announced that they will be discontinuing their recently unveiled corset line.