Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Your Wednesday Afternoon News Update

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 3:46 PM

-- There's a whole new Weekly issue! Look to the right for all the good stuff.

-- Tucson's getting another nonstop flight.

-- If you believe Harold Reynolds, hugs can be a dangerous thing.

-- And finally, Arrested Development finally gets some love, although I have NEVER HEARD OF THESE CABLE NETWORKS. And the damn show's still cancelled.

In any case, stay safe, watch out for traffic cops and enjoy this week's issue of the Weekly.

If My Cousin Becomes Famous, Then Maybe That Means I Get to Be Famous by Association

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 3:03 PM

Ok, I know the show is egregiously bad (David Hasselhoff should just never open his mouth—or leave his house), but my cousin and his dunk team, Team Acrodunk, are going to be on America's Got Talent again TONIGHT, at 7 p.m., and it's the voting show. You know it's the patriotic thing to do.

Restaurant Regulars

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 1:08 PM

Here's an interesting story about a woman who has been eating at the same restaurant for the past 20 years. She goes once a week and orders the same thing—something she made up that's not even on the menu.

Now that's customer loyalty.

The closest that I've come to that is eating at ZivaZ about three or four times a month. It's walking distance to my house, and the food and service is light years beyond other fast-casual restaurants. I have a favorite—the eggplant Milanesa—but have recently tried other items on the menu, too.

Do you have a restaurant that you regularly patronize and if so, for how long and how often, and what do you order?  

Your Wednesday Morning News Update

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 9:01 AM

-- The news from the Middle East keeps getting worse.

-- You know, in a way, you really have to feel bad for Lourdes Lopez.

-- If this is genuine, this could be really cool. But call me skeptical.

-- And finally, Lass Bass of 'N Sync has announced that he's gay. I think I speak for gay men everywhere when I say that I truly hope his former bandmate Justin follows him out of the closet.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

All You've Got to Offer Is a Bar of Soap?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 4:54 PM

On the rare occasion when I get really bored, or if I'm seriously procrastinating, I like to read Craigslist. Especially entertaining are the free and barter sections, because you get a nice glimpse of what we do not place value on in this culture. Which is nice for a change. Or, as in this case, you can witness the desperate lengths some people will go to in order to make a buck.

Perhaps this person is joking. Perhaps not. I don't know which scenario is worse.

MySpace Over Death!

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 2:07 PM

This Agence France-Presse story, about the havoc caused by this nationwide heat wave, is not funny on first glance.

But let's analyze a bit. Here's the lede:

Americans are sweating through a searing heat wave that has caused major power meltdowns from coast to coast and knocked out the country's most popular website MySpace.

After some paragraphs about power outages, we get to this, in paragraph No. 7:

The Los Angeles Times reported 13 heat-related deaths in the California Central Valley and four in southern California. State authorities also were investigating the death of a 79-year-old woman in Stockton, the Sacramento Bee reported.

In other words, MySpace's temporary disruption is top news, with multiple deaths being mentioned six freakin' paragraphs later.


Your Tuesday Morning News Update

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 9:04 AM

-- Does it make any sense to allow relief flights into a country that you're simultaneously bombing the shit out of? NO, IT DOES NOT.

-- Jury duty in Washington, D.C., is soooo much more interesting than jury duty here.

-- And finally, the Star editorial page goes out on a limb to say that hackers are bad, but that Kerri Strug, ads on air-sickness bags (?) and text messages from laundry machines (?!?) are good.

Seriously ... is it just me, or has Thorns & Flowers become the most worthless dreck to appear in the local media over the last few months? And that is saying something.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Your Monday Afternoon News Update

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 5:20 PM

-- Sigh.

-- Be thankful that we have power.

-- And finally, we'd like to send our best wishes to the Tucson Fire Department firefighters who were injured in a traffic accident this morning.

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