Friday, January 12, 2007

David Beckham, Macaulay Culkin, methamphetamines, knitting, and goats

And now one of the most terrifying things I can possibly say. The Spice Girls (at least one of them) are coming (back) to America. And they're bringing David Beckham? If you don't know who David (Bend It Like)Beckham is, here's a quick introduction.

For those of you who wondered about the headline today that said that David Beckham was joining the Los Angeles Galaxy from Real Madrid (funny, he goes from the Galacticos to the... eh, soccer jokes that no one will get...) and thought that maybe the Galaxy was an NBDL team, he's a soccer player and the Galaxy are a professional soccer team. At one point, Beckham was considered to be one of the world's finest, and he's still rather good. Now, why he would come to the U.S. to play in a league that really doesn't have a high standard of play is beyond me. Oh wait, he'll make money like a banshee here. But, lest you think America is ready to pick up soccer, I just checked They're top story is a preview of the Chicago Bears this weekend.

This week's theme:

I love the 90s, Part Deux, 1990, Part Deux and Tres

The music and movies of 1990, in a lovely table form. Speaking of movies, the top grossing movie of the year was Home Alone, which launched, and subsequently ended Macaulay Culkin's career.

And now, a few memories from a masterpiece.

On to the news:

And apparently, a partridge in a pear tree
(A squirrel and a crocodile? Or just a bad snakes on a plane joke?)

Burglary suspect hides in county sherrif's headquarters
(Could this be your future cellmate?)

Would you like some meth with your coffee
(It's like the Cocaine energy drink, I guess)

Bright, shiny objects:

The top ten dumbest products for babies
(A fellow blogspotter!)

Knitted graffiti?
(Thanks, wife)

Today's random "next blog":

A billion questions blog
(I think it's in English)

Today's strange anniversary:

January 11, 1873 -- 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago. Well now, let's have a party with goats. At least we'll know how much they cost.

Fun fact of the day:

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

And finally:

Another trip to Walgreens, another sign of the imminence of the apocalypse. My wife and I had to stock up on things like toilet bowl cleaner and a carbon monoxide detector. In all, it came out to 80-some dollars. My wife had a gift card that she thought was worth $10. Apparently, it had 80-some dollars on it. We have no idea how. We actually pointed this out to the store manager, but finally she just shrugged and sent us on our way.

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