Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Week in Pictures LXXII

Random Friday Thoughts:

Another three day weekend is upon us. Between the holidays and my bout with the flu last week, I haven't worked a five day week since the week of December 10. Just another reason to love this time of year.

I'm considering moving to California at some point in the near future. I'll either keep you posted or I'll just let the idea die. Let's see which one winds up happening.

Coliseum Books on 42nd Street closed for good last week. I can't tell you how much that sucks.

I went to a post-holiday "Winter Fling" party as Skylight Studios downtown yesterday and wound up crawling home in time to get an hour's worth of sleep before work today.

Why didn't any of you get me some self-discipline for Christmas?

Anyway, let's move on to the WiP:

Architects studying the gender of the Eiffel Tower claim to have uncovered incontrovertible proof that it is male.

Tennis player Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus was forced to forfeit a recent match after he was hit in the nether regions with a 150 mile per hour serve.

Stormtroopers proudly displayed the flags of their home countries during the Opening Ceremonies of the Death Star Games.

A group of Vikings are facing unemployment after they burned a village but neglected to loot and plunder it first.

The Chinese military is taking basic training to an entirely new level after discovering that many new enlistees don't even know how to wear their caps properly.

Rescuers had to use the jaws of life to save a local tennis pro after he was caught hitting on a club member's wife.

That's quite a woody that Panda has going...

This week's video is Twenty Twenty Surgery from Taking Back Sunday.

France's Remi Bizouard fell short of his goal of being the first person to ride his motorcycle across an arena ceiling.

A pilot is may lose his license after nearly causing a collision by ignoring a one-way sign that was conspicuously posted at 35,000 feet.

Reviewers at a newly opened Indian restaurant in Manhattan are united in their view that the food is entirely too spicy for Western tastes.

The French government proudly unveiled its uphill bullet train, which they say is a tribute to the celebrated virility of French men.

Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of a snowman whose severed head was discovered Thursday in Central Park and second snowman whose torso was propped up next to it.

Terrorists are finding new ways to communicate to each other which airports have stringent security procedures and which are more lax by comparison.

A woman is suing the Minnesota Department of Correction for forcing her to wear a striped uniform that she claims makes her look heavy.

Hunters were able to corner and capture a member of the annoying Blue Man Group, raising hopes that they will be able to eliminate the remainder of the tribe within next few weeks.

This just in: Despite her recent publicity surge, Britney Spears remains irrelevant.

Rather than hitting up dating sites, lonely singles now have the option simply buying a "family on a stick."

And finally, the Cowardly Lion said an emotional farewell to his wife as he was taken off to begin his 20 year prison term for organ harvesting.