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Archive for April, 2004

MINDLESS FUN

Friday, April 30th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

MINDLESS FUN

In the vein of the old ‘Kevin Bacon Game,’ I bring to you “Six Degrees of Instapundit.”

Essentially: how many permalinks separate your wee little blog from the undisputed King of the ‘Sphere?

Clareified is at a respectable 3!

Instapundit links to Misha, Misha links to Spot On and Spot On links to yours truly!

What’s your Instapundit Number?

‘Xander’s’ an Alcoholic

Friday, April 30th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

‘Xander’s’ an Alcoholic

Well, that explains his role in ‘Celeste In the City.’

McCain’s Pissed

Friday, April 30th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

McCain’s Pissed

For those of you with better things to do than read blogs all day, Nightline plans to run a tribute to the ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ dead American soldiers. One affiliate claims this is anti-Bush propoganda and will not air the tribute. Senator John McCain had a few choice words:

“There is no valid reason for Sinclair to shirk its responsibility in what I assume is a very misguided attempt to prevent your viewers from completely appreciating the extraordinary sacrifices made on their behalf by Americans serving in Iraq. War is an awful, but sometimes necessary business. Your decision to deny your viewers an opportunity to be reminded of war’s terrible costs, in all their heartbreaking detail, is a gross disservice to the public, and to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. It is, in short, sir, unpatriotic. I hope it meets with the public opprobrium it most certainly deserves. “

Woah.

RANDOM THOUGHT

Friday, April 30th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

RANDOM THOUGHT

Does anyone else think it’s ridiculous that the U.S. is still at war with Afghanistan? I mean really, almost 3 years and we’re still duking it out with cavemen. Howze about we withdraw the troops and send in the nukes? I’m just sayin’.

FIRST MARTHA, NOW THIS

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

FIRST MARTHA, NOW THIS

Wachtell loses key claim in WTC insurance case.

DIPLO-BABBLE VS. BABBLE BABBLE

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

DIPLO-BABBLE VS. BABBLE BABBLE

The choice couldn’t be clearer:

“As I say, I came away good about the session, because I wanted them to know, you know, how I set strategy, how we run the White House, how we deal with threats. This is an important commission, and it’s important that they ask the questions they asked so that they can help make recommendations necessary to better protect our homeland. And — but it was — I enjoyed it.”
- President George Walker Bush, April 29, 2004

via Int’l News.

EWWWWWWWWW

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

EWWWWWWWWW
There is nothing about this story that doesn’t make my skin crawl.
Cats vomit?
Dogs eat insects?
A once every-17-years mating ritual? I thought the Simpsons made that up for Comic Book guy.

CRY ME A RIVER

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

CRY ME A RIVER
Airlines say “new tax” to pay for added security measures will be the difference between breaking even and losing money.

Maybe each CEO could chip in a few million for the cause. It’s not like they’re paying federal taxes anymore.

THIS ONE’S FOR MA PEEPS

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

THIS ONE’S FOR MA PEEPS
Can nerdy corporate lawyers be called “peeps”? Anyway, the following exchange took place at one of my depositions:

Lawyer 1: Do you know what this message means?
Opposing Lawyer: Wait, does the witness know what it means now or did she know what it meant when she got it?
Lawyer 1: Fair point. Ok, let me ask it in a compound way: Do you know, sitting here today what it means and did you know then what it meant?
Opposing Lawyer: Objection. Compound Question.
Whole room bursts into laughter.

THAT’S MY VILE, DISGUSTING IDEA

Thursday, April 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

THAT’S MY VILE, DISGUSTING IDEA
Yuri Geller sues ABC over show “win-my-baby” reality show. Yes, the spoon bending guy.