Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Week in Pictures LXI

Random Friday-ish thoughts:

Sorry for not posting this last week. Let's be honest, though, nobody reads this thing on Friday (or any other day for that matter) so is it really that big a deal?

I thought not...

Anyway, rather than listening to me prattle on, let's get right to the WiP.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is looking into ways to improve customer service after customers began turning to stone while awaiting their turn in line.

The Capitan of the space shuttle Atlantis badly shanked the landing and nearly wound up in the water hazard.

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Royal Academy of Arts last week for a major retrospective of Rodin's work which includes his famous sculpture "Man Taking a Dump on your Head"

Britain's Prince William is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he was found in a maternity ward trying to breastfeed newborns.

Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to four men who suffered embarrassing side effects from prolonged use of Viagra.

Others, however, have found creative ways to profit from their use of the drug.

A new study of shows that United Nations peacekeeping forces could increase their effectiveness dramatically were they to spend less time checking out women at the local beaches.

Concerned over the lack of basic civility among students, some schools have reportedly resorted to muzzling the especially rowdy ones.

In a shocking turn of events, Monaco forward Jan Koller - the initial favorite - was knocked out in the opening round of the Dodge Ball World Cup.

Stable keepers in The Hague, Holland are experimenting with a sulfur rich diet in an effort to help military horses create their own camouflage during battle.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez paused during a fiery speech at the United Nations to pray that someone would shut him up.

In an homage the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960's and 70's many women have chosen to stop shaving their body hair.

Insert your own "heart-on" joke here.

Ireland has embarked on an ambitious project to celebrate it's rich history and reputation as "The Emerald Isle" by paving all of it's roadways green.

In an exclusive behind the scenes interview, a makeup artist talks openly about the hours of work it takes to make Geraldo Rivera presentable for his show.

After years of toiling in the shadow of King Tut, Cleopatra is launching her comeback with a racy swimsuit calendar.

Veteran character actor Moses has reportedly agreed to play Gandalf in the upcoming $25 million musical version of The Lord of the Rings.

And finally, in yet another desperate attempt at publicity, Britney Spears broadcast the birth of her son over the internet, causing shock, horror, and mental trauma for the few who tuned in.