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THESE DAYS

A Texas man is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million after a thank you note from the web florist outed him as an adulterer.

Obesity among women residing in the U.S. has become more socially acceptable, likely in part because more than one-third of women ages 20 and older are obese, according to a recent study.

Pearl Jam is accusing Lollapalooza sponsor AT&T of censoring lyrics pertaining to President Bush from its "Blue Room" Live Lollapalooza Webcast.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Jon Nelson is the host of a nationally syndicated radio program about music and blogs about the same at Some Assembly Required.

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TIME WASTERS

Name all of Shakespeare's plays in ten minutes

Napoleon Dynamite in 30 seconds re-enacted by bunnies

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Nope."

— Jeremy Hernandez, who kicked open the school bus door and helped the children inside to safety following the I-35W bridge collapse, when asked by a Bush Administration staff member to appear in a photo opportunity


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