Friday, February 09, 2007

The Week in Pictures LXXIV

Random Friday Thoughts:

Twenty-three years later, George Orwell's predictions appear to be coming to pass with recent legislation introduced by a New Jersey Assemblyman that would ban smoking in cars and by a New York State Senator that would fine pedestrians and bicyclists if they use their iPod, cell phone or other PDA while crossing a city streets. Seriously. There has got to be a better use of our elected officials time and efforts.

That said, I'm all for legislation that would allow bystanders to beat senseless anyone who screams into their cell phone in a restaurant, movie theater, or on a crowded train.

For some reason, the death of Anna Nicole Smith saddens me greatly. I have no idea why.

Can't wait for this weekend as I plan to...um...sleep. Oh, and do my taxes; and repair a leaky pipe my kitchen ceiling; and patch the ceiling where it leaked; and put in a new shower door for my parents; and go food shopping, and...

You know what? I can't wait for Monday to come so I can rest and relax at work.

Anyway, lets move on to the WiP:


Microsoft kicked off it's launch of the new Vista operating system with by having an end user symbolically hang himself in frustration over another crappy product.


Children around the world are in danger of having their wintertime fun ruined by the ongoing snowman strike.


After years of hiding from the public, the reclusive Yeti agreed to pose for a photo shoot which will appear in next month's GQ.


A zookeeper in Berlin was arrested after police found hundreds of illicit polar bear cub photographs on his computer.


Following the lead of many former child stars, Little Red Riding Hood has taken on an edgier persona in an apparent attempt to shed her wholesome image.


In other fairy tale news, Alice topped the year's list of "Worst Dressed Women in Wonderland."


Hannibal Lechter is reportedly head over heels in love with a woman he met recently through an Internet dating site.


The sculptor who created last year's controversial sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth has created a follow up entitled "Britney Feeds Her Children"


Many HDTV owners complaining that their picture quality is actually significantly lower than what they experienced with traditional TV sets.


Archaeologists theorize that the main reason for the demise of the Neanderthals is that they took forever to mate.


The air conditioning system at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi broke down during a heat wave this week, forcing the government to deploy of thousands of soldiers to run back and forth in an effort to cool the building.


Millions of football fans watching the Super Bowl pre-game festivities were disappointed when the giant alligator failed to eat any of the hundreds of annoying Cirque du Soleil performers.


Meanwhile, a Chicago Bears fans was so embarrassed by his team's performance that he vowed never to show his face in public again.


A restraining order was issued against Alfred Hitchcock after the famed director reportedly stalked several fashion models during a recent show.


City officials worldwide are struggling to control an explosion in the pigeon population resulting from God's current obsession with creating them.

This week's video is "Boston" by Augustana



A Tiger Shark caught what is believed to be a world record 180 pound, six-foot surfer while humaning off of the Hawaiian coast.


Daniel Radcliffe is trying to make ends meet between Harry Potter films by starring in a series of bestiality films.


A man is in critical condition after being attacked and savagely beaten by a gang of Muppet as he rode his bike through a local park.


Celebrity super-couple Death and the Angel of Death held a joint press conference to rail against the current trend towards higher life expectancies.


In a related story, their six-year-old son wandered off during the event but was found by a local policeman and returned to the parents who, for their part, were unfazed.

"I mean, it's not like we wouldn't have been the first to know if someone was trying to kill him..." explained the father.