Friday, October 19, 2007

The Week in Pictures LXXX

Random Friday Thoughts

My grandmother had a heart attack on Thursday. Typical of her, she's out of the hospital and has bullied the doctors into letting her go back to work on Monday. She's nearly 90 years old...and one of the most amazing people in the world.

Former British Primer Minister Tony Blair was the speaker at one of our company's events this week. I have to say that it was really interesting to hear him speak and, as one would expect, he's one of the more charismatic and impressive speakers I've ever had the good fortune of seeing.

I think this is the first time in forever that I've posted every day in a given week. Hopefully you won't have to deal with that again at any point in the near future.

Okay, I'm operating on approximately 90 minutes of sleep today, so I'll shut up now so that we can move on to the WiP (which I posted without captions yesterday (hence the comments) in the hope that somebody would do my job for me. Sadly, nobody did):


King Kong spent the week working out the kinks in his evacuation plan in the event he's attacked the next time he climbs the Empire State Building.


Another low-cost carrier has burst onto the scene. The airline, which consists of nothing more than a missile strapped to a carnival swing ride, is offering one-way flights from New York to "LA-ish" for only $30.


Professional bodybuilder Dayana Cadeau of Canada had a brief bout of modesty before snapping a man in the audience in half for ogling her too closely.


In a similar story, a man was briefly hospitalized after unwisely choosing to make lewd and suggestive comments to the woman piercing his lips.


A feline spent all day on the computer yesterday involved in what his owner called "a vicious game of cat and mouse"


Women can now step right from the bath to a night on the town with the new Shower Pouf clothing line.


Designers say that they're perfect for everything from a quick drink after work to an evening at the opera.


Phillips is recalling thousands of light bulbs it became clear that their design engineer misunderstood their instructions to develop a new spotlight.


A British soccer team was roundly beaten in a match last week after becoming confused about which way to stand on the field.


The Headless Horseman took a break from tormenting Ichabod Crane recently to take in a football game.


A woman barely escaped with her life when she was set upon by ravenous butterflies after accessorizing by putting a sprig of milkweed behind her ear.


When questioned about his choice of reading material at a local park, this local man described himself as "a big book fan."


Sesame Street is rocked by a scandal in which thousands of rubber ducks have come forward to lodge complaints of inappropriate bath-time touching by celebrity Muppet Ernie.


Police were dispatched to keep order when they held a massive rally near the studios in Astoria where the show is filmed.


And finally, an artist has created a sculpture called "Britney Spears Jeans" which is comprised of the approximate number of beers that the average man would need to drink before considering trying to get into them.