30 January 2009
this is old but it's still awesome!
a cop stole pot from a suspect, made brownies with his wife, and then thought he was dying!
you can listen to his 911 call here.
"what's the score on the red wings game? i just want to make sure this isn't an hallucination."
29 January 2009
it would be kind of weird, right? if mike doughty took my blog post personally? i just thought the last couple albums have been a little overproduced. "ghastly" was harsh.
i love mike doughty. i can even recite a fair number of doughty's songs from start to finish. oh doughty. please forgive me. remember the show at the charles river bandshell? maybe 1998? you signed my friend's dugout. you wrote that you did not condone. that was awesome.
so i have decided to sort of steal from my friend steve. hey, i bet you're thinking, steve is a pretty nice guy, why are you stealing from him?
well, steve has this great blog with songs of the week. i am going to go on a voyage on the one ups man ship. i am going to try and post a new song every day! that way i will always have something to say. because you all know that i have a hard time thinking of things to say.
today: snow in new york, and i hear the bells. a rare quality song from mike doughty's ghastly solo albums.
28 January 2009
A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called "cello scrotum".
Elaine Murphy - now Baroness Murphy - dreamt up the painful complaint in the 1970s, sending a report to the British Medical Journal.
She came clean when the hoax resurfaced in the 2008 Christmas edition.
A BMJ spokesman said the inclusion and subsequent debunking of "cello scrotum" had "added to the gaiety of life".
Anyone who has ever watched a cello being played would realise the physical impossibility of our claim
The spoof was inspired by a similar report of a phenomenon called "guitar nipple", which happened when the edge of the guitar was pressed against the breast, causing irritation.
"We thought it highly likely to be a spoof, and decided to go one further by submitting a similar phenomenon in cellists, " wrote Murphy - and her husband, in the latest edition of the journal.
"Anyone who has ever watched a cello being played would realise the physical impossibility of our claim.
"Somewhat to our astonishment, the letter was published."
Baroness Murphy, formerly a professor at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, did not sign the 1974 letter herself, fearing that she might get into trouble.
Her husband John, now chairman of a Suffolk brewery, signed it instead.
The couple said that they had been "dining out" on the hoax for years, but decided to confess after seeing "cello scrotum" referenced in an article last month in the journal.
A spokesman for the BMJ said that, 34 years on, no-one faced the sack for failing to spot the implausible condition.
He said: "We did, actually, get a letter from another doctor at the time pointing out how unlikely it was.
"We may have to organise a formal retraction or correction now. Once these things get into the scientific literature, they stay there for good. But it all adds to the gaiety of life."His point was illustrated by a brief search of other medical journals - with "cello scrotum" referenced several times over the years, including by one scholar who debated whether it was in fact an awkward contact with the chair, rather than the instrument itself, that might be the source of irritation.
26 January 2009
Two women had bumped into each other trying to get on the F train and one was like uh-unh shorty, back off bitch! And she slapped the other woman and they started slapping each other's faces and wrasslin against a door. A couple people along with me pulled them apart and then I stood like a bodyguard between them, silently with my arms crossed, with a plastic covered library copy of italo calvino short stories in one hand and the other shaking a bit from adrenaline.
They kept yelling at each other until a lady cop further down the train was like, shut the hell up, don't make me call the cops... Which I found confusing.
23 January 2009
No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else
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14 January 2009
YEAH DUDE! I ATTACHED A PARASAIL TO MY DUNE BUGGY! WOO HOO!
i am SO not impressed.
13 January 2009
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07 January 2009
A skier was left dangling from a chairlift at an American resort after he became stuck upside-down with his ski trousers round his ankles.
Photos show the man naked from his waist to his knees, swinging from one leg, and still wearing both skis.
He became entangled shortly after boarding the Skyline Express lift.
The lift was stopped and reversed about 12ft (3.6m) before he was freed by the Vail Ski Patrol, Vail Resort said in a statement about the 1 January incident.The resort operator said the 48-year-old man was suspended for about seven minutes, but was uninjured.
06 January 2009
go and see it. for reals. so good.
my most recent exciting adventure was shopping. post christmas sales baby! i got a new pair of frye boots for christmas. omg they are so pretty!