8/16: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has the answer to and the winners of last week's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

The mayor of an Austrian town called Fucking is urging tourists from Britain to refrain from removing the road signs.

Boston's beloved pair of swans -- feted by city leaders, residents, and tourists alike as one of the Hub's most celebrated summer attractions -- are a same-sex couple. Yes, scientific tests have shown that the pair, named Romeo and Juliet, are really Juliet and Juliet.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Read the views of a small town Minnesota moderate at Pollytick in Minnesota.

TIME WASTERS

This little video, set to "Dueling Banjos," honors a certain slight majority of our fair citizenry.

Christopher Walken for President The Swift Boat Vets are already disputing Walken's gold watch story from Pulp Fiction.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, John Johnson was one of these men."

-- Senator Barak Obama (D-IL), eulogizing Jet and Ebony founder John H. Johnson

"It's really important to us to reach consumers in broader ways."

-- Weather Channel President Debora Wilson, on revamping The Weather Channel's logo, and adding a weekend news program in an effort to attract more viewers

"I haven't read a book in my life. I haven't got enough time. I prefer to listen to music, although I do love fashion magazines."

-- Former Spice Girl and current soccer star arm candy Victoria Beckham, who apparently hasn't even read her own autobiography

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