11/24 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

What does "OK" stand for? When a woman gives birth in westerns, why do they always boil water? You've got the questions, and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages every Friday.

Panic! at the Disco, Idle Hands and Mallman are just a few of the acts playing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

David Brauer delivers a Three Pointer for the fouled-out Britt Robson at Balls!

The Friday Random Ten is posted at American Idle. Hit the party shuffle on your iTunes and tell us what's next.

THESE DAYS

British model and tabloid fodder Katie 'Jordan' Price is having her G-cup breast implants removed and plans to sell them on eBay for charity.

Each year, millions of Britons board ferries to France in order to take advantage of cheaper excise duties charged on tobacco and alcohol, but a Luxembourg-based court will soon determine whether a customer can avoid paying the duties in their home country.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Bob Ryan blogs about corporate and personal ethics in relation to our environment, politics, and consumer culture at SWiM Starting with Me.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

What happens when you put a Furby in the microwave

Generate your very own Official Seal [via Incoming Signals]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Take it up with God."

— New Orleans resident Joshua Thompson, to a TV reporter, after Thompson and his wife sold their Memphis home for a profit, immediatley after it was donated to them by the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ

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