Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Lincolnator

Eddie Murphy and Scary Spice are apparently an item. This is the first I've heard about a Spice Girl not named Beckham in a while. Yesterday, while doing the playlist feature, I was reflecting back on the Macarena and all the other annoying pop music of the mid-90s. Oddly enough, the Spice Girls didn't come to mind. Think about it. Even if they re-united, would anyone go? It's not like they're ABBA.

This week's theme:
Sacha Baron Cohen

Oddly enough, his cousin, Simon Baron Cohen, is a world-renowned researcher into the causes of autism. True story.

Bruno in Alabama
(Worth watching for the opening line alone)

On to the news:

Man accidentally turns himself in
(Double the stupidity: Not only did you turn yourself in, you bungled your way into it!)

What's wrong with Arial?
(Apparently, it isn't cool enough for third graders)

Bright, shiny objects:

Try it now, Mr. Booth
(What really won the Civil War.)

Japanese Vending Machines
(This one's not even from

Random Next Blog Findings:
New Feature!!!

You may notice the "next blog" button at the top of my blog, and many other Blogspot blogs. I decided to have a little fun with it. In what will hopefully become a daily feature, I plan to hit the next blog button and see what comes up interesting.

A tourist's take on my current dwelling-place
(Welcome to Chicago.)

Today's weird anniversary:

September 19, 1959 -- Nikita Khruschev was denied entry into Disneyland. Four years later, the Cuban Missile Crisis happened. Coincidence?

Today's fun fact:

There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of the thirteen blimps are in the United States.

And finally:

This week's sign that the apocalypse is nigh came last night in New York. Congratulations to the Mets, who are Champions of the NL East. It means that for the first time since I hit puberty, the Atlanta Braves will not win a division championship.


Dove Knits said...

THREE whole days, and ne'er a mention of your lovely wife? People will think we got divorced!

Allan said...

Hey, thanks for the welcome! First visit since 2002- Chicago's great! The Bears have a passing game! Who knew?