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Dylan Hicks has updated his 2005 Favorites at Hicksy's Infrequently Updated Blog.

THESE DAYS

Dennis Morrisseau, 62, of West Pawlet, Vermont, plans to seek the Republican nomination to run for U.S. House of Representatives. If elected, he plans to bring articles of impeachment against Bush.

The deluge of spam that pours into email inboxes each day could by curtailed using software that learns to identify the routes taken by unwanted messages, researchers say.

Bald men in Germany have no entitlement to state support for toupees, a court ruled last week. The court said the state was not discriminating against men even though health insurance covers the cost of wigs for women.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Oceil is a medium who recalls her captivating other-worldly encounters at Ghost Noise and Psychic Dream Butter.

TIME WASTERS [RESTAURANT EDITION]

20 hamburgers you must eat before you die

The trailer for Waiting..., with its Perez Prado-sounding opening song and the Shenanigan's restaurant setting, made me recall Jennifer Aniston's workplace in Office Space. But, it appears this comedy, from first-time director Rob McKittrick and starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Luis Guzman, is from a producer of American Pie. So consider yourself warned.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"But the, the nominee doesn't have to answer them and he should not, under the canons of judicial ethics, he should not answer questions on any issue that possibly would come before the Supreme Court. Otherwise, he would be foretelling how he would vote on those issues and then they would hold that against him. So it's a little bit like Biblical Pharisees, you know, who basically are always trying to undermine Jesus Christ, you know, it goes on the same way."

-- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), on impending John Roberts confirmation hearings

"One's life is probably in no greater danger in the jungles of deepest Africa than in the jungles of America's large cities. In my judgment, much of the problem has been brought about by the mollycoddling of criminals by some of the liberal judges who have been placed on the nation's courts in recent years."

-- Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), in his memoir Child of the Appalachian Coalfields

"Extreme characters and hideously unattractive types, ages 18-50. Odd body shapes or very lean to extremely skinny. Missing teeth, wandering eyes and serial killer looks with real long hair & beards. Wigs & makeup are not what we're looking for. We also need little people, very large sumo wrestler types, extremely tall or extremely short people, albinos, amputees."

-- Casting call for Pirates Of The Caribbean III from Sandi Alessi Casting [via Defamer]


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