Friday, January 26, 2007

The Week in Pictures LXXIII

Random Friday Thoughts:

Winter appears to have finally hit NYC with temperatures plunging overnight to around 10 degrees with a wind chill of 20 below (if you believe in wind chills). As I made my way into the office, I was reminded of the simple pleasures in life: Walking over a warm subway grate on a frigid day.

Jen has apparently devised an interesting way to test the warming properties of a new coat. I'm going to pick up a bikini this afternoon and see if mine keeps me as warm as hers does.

The weekend is upon us and I plan to spend much of it recuperating from the work week. My boss is transitioning out and as a result, I'm doing my job and hers. I love it here, but sometimes I wish I'd taken the job up at Columbia University as I sense things would have been slightly less hectic up there.

Still, it's hard to complain about a job that I enjoy going to every morning.

Let's move on to the WiP:

YouTube continues to skew younger and younger, as evidenced by a video posted this week by an infant who taped his own birth.

Military officials believe that they have stumbled on to a way of pinpointing where the next insurgent attack in Iraq will occur.

An international incident threatened to erupt when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got fresh with Bolivian President Evo Morales during a recent summit.

Hundreds of people were saved when a mysterious parka wearing superhero appeared in a nick of time to hold back an avalanche that had threatened to destroy a small mountain village.

A group of pirates embarked from Vancouver on an epic journey, only to turn back when they realized that they'd forgotten to procure a boat.

In an effort to improve the effectiveness of their troops, the U.S. military has hired Jedi Master Yoda to train new recruits.

Music producer Phil Spector was shocked to learn that jury selection for his murder trial will begin in March, 2007 .

Gratuitous picture of Zuleyka Rivera.


Oh, sorry, it's just Ashley Olsen.

Now in fairness, even her sister, Mary Kate, was terrified by Ashley's appearance.

In a stunning upset, a raven won the Ultimate Animal Fighting Championship with a tenth round knockout of the heavily favored polar bear.

In other animal sports news, the Grasshopper Synchronized Swimming team continued it's preparations for the upcoming summer games.

Hot on the heels of Nintendo's interactive Wii gaming system comes a new console that allows you to play classic games like Space Invaders...

...and Tetris.

As temperatures plummeted in Kiev, a Good Samaritan gallantly draped his coat over a nude statue of a woman.

Dentists have begun experimenting with cauterization as an alternative to using fillings to repair cavities.

A local woman turned and vomited in a nearby car after I asked her out last weekend.

In medical news, a woman is suing her physician after her eye transplant failed when the doctor substituted daisies for the irises.

Adn finally, a surprising new study shows that it is, indeed, possible to freeze one's balls off.