12/02: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Paul Demko discusses Maakies and its creator, Tony Millionaire, at Live Nude Weblog.

THESE DAYS

Frank Sinatra's version of "My Way" has become the most popular contemporary song played at British funerals, according to Co-operative Funeralcare. Other tunes include "My Heart Will Go On," "Simply the Best," and theme songs from the television shows Coronation Street and EastEnders. Let us know in the Comments section what you'd like played at your funeral.

Walgreen Co. said it has put four Illinois pharmacists in the St. Louis area on unpaid leave for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception in violation of a state rule.

Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog which was barking at them in a Russian park.

"Bosom Buddies" and "Back to the Future" actress/cancer care activist Wendie Jo Sperber has died following an eight-year battle with breast cancer.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

An anonymous Minneapolitan has a victory plan for her blog, Purple Prose, that seems to employ run-on sentences shock-and-awe style.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Little knitted dolls of the cast of Shaun of the Dead [via Boing Boing]

Keep your banana safe while hiking or riding the LRT with the Banana Bunker.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Did I buy, or browse, a copy of the November 17 GQ, in order to get a look at Jennifer Aniston's bristols? No, I didn't. While I have no doubt that Ms. Aniston is a paragon of charm, wit, and intelligence, she is also 36 years old. Even with the strenuous body-hardening exercise routines now compulsory for movie stars, at age 36 the forces of nature have won out over the view-worthiness of the unsupported female bust."

-- withered National Review columnist John Derbyshire, hating on Jennifer Aniston's mammalian protruberances


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