Friday, July 14, 2006

The Week in Pictures LIII

Random Friday Thoughts

After two overtimes and a shootout, Italy brought home the World Cup last weekend. Historians were quick to point out that it's the first time in nearly a century that anyone from France has worked overtime.

Having poison ivy sucks. On the bright side, my theory that I couldn't possibly look any worse has been proven wrong.

You know, I'm so itchy right now that I'm going to end this right here.

On to the WiP.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his arrival in Les Combes d'Introd in the Aosta Valley region of Italy by reaching into a crowd of well-wishers and breaking young boy's neck.

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's "tough on crime" stance was undermined when he was mugged in the middle of a speech.

Moses delighted the children at his family reunion by parting the Red Sea so that they could ride their bikes across.

A Victoria's Secret spokesman said that despite some initial setbacks, the company is committed to creating a market for men's lingerie.

Having faithfully followed Scientology doctrine for decades, Tom Cruise was able to ascend to the advanced level of "Seventies Disco King"

For the fourth year in a row, Brazilian veterinarian Andre Maia has won the annual "Guess the Harbor Seal's Penis Size" contest.

Ronald McDonald credits therapy for allowing him to begin to reveal the man behind the makeup. He expects to be completely cosmetics free within the next two years.

A pair of King Pandas took third place in the Food Network Challenge Birthday Cake Competition.

Groups of ducks have begun patrolling the streets in an effort to locate and bring to justice a border collie that has been harassing their flock.

The video of the week is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

After a rough start to the day, Wall Street suddenly turned bullish this afternoon.

I really, really need to move to Brazil.

Wimbledon ladies champion Amelie Mauresmo pleaded for her life when a jealous Venus Williams pulled out a bow and began firing tennis racquets at her.

Clinical trials have begun on a controversial new prostate cancer treatment.

The editors at Harpers Bazaar admitted that they were completely unprepared for the public's negative reaction to their cover photo of a naked and pregnant Britney Spears.

Even onetime Spears fling Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst recoiled when he caught a glimpse of the photo.

After weeks of frustrating delays, Grant's mail order brides finally arrived this week.

Though some had to be returned for failing to meet his specifications.

After losing the World Cup shootout, French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez suffered further humiliation when had to pay off a bet with his Italian counterpart by giving himself a wedgie in the middle of the field.