Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 30 2009

The Onion nails college cell-phone culture

Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics To Find Cause Of Dorm Fire

May 29 2009

Cameron Frye will soon be homeless

Hopefully Ferris Beuller’s best friend has some new digs lined up, because his house is for sale…. The stunning Ben Rose Home in Highland Park, Illinois, can be yours for a cool 2.3 million USD. I first read about the house being on the market at Gizmodo, which refers to it as “architectural porn.” Details …

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May 27 2009

Because there’s a whole choir of fat ladies still singing

  It’s been about 24 hours since the monumentally disappointing ruling by the California Supreme Court upholding a VERY narrowly voter-approved amendment to the state’s constitution that stripped same-sex couples of their right to marry. I couldn’t imagine that the justices would allow the amendment to stand because of the precedent it would set…essentially making …

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May 25 2009

Grateful, hopeful, mindful

It’s Memorial Day in the United States, and while I haven’t lived there for quite a few years now and I have been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq for nearly all of that time, I am very grateful to those who serve in our armed forces. I have enormous respect for their …

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May 21 2009

Lego grows up

Our 5-year-old nephew was given a Coast Guard Helicopter w/Life Raft Lego set for his birthday earlier this year, and while the box indicated the age range was 5-12, it did not mention that your pre-teen would need a Ph.D to assemble it. This is especially true if the multiple plastic bags that divide up …

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May 20 2009

Angelina’s “in The Hague”

Okay, so this isn't the usual gratuitous Angelina Jolie shot for which ShazzerSpeak is earning a (well-deserved) reputation. But please note she still looks hot even when she's advocating for children at an international criminal court proceeding in black & white.   Original Entry

May 17 2009

2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Twitter-style

I "tweeted" the Eurovision Song Contest last night. For those of you who couldn't (or wouldn't if your life depended on it) follow my musings in real time, here's a recap: T-minus 20 minutes and counting until the Eurovision Schlong Contest! (schlock + song = schlong) Eurovision 2009 is underway. I'm having Gin & Tonic …

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