Friday, July 9, 2010

A little Linsdsey, mad Mel, and some animals that want to kill you

Some random thoughts for the weekend:

Sounds unbelievable, but 2.3 million people watched the live broadcast of Lindsey Lohan's court appearance this past Tuesday on the TMZ website. (Compare that to the "just" 683,000 folks who followed the site's live broadcast of Tiger Woods' press conference.) Lohan's hearing, of course, ended in her being sentenced to a 90-day jail stint, and featured her now-famous "manicure with a message".

Lindsey thinks she's having a rough week? Mel Gibson has now been named as a potential suspect in a domestic violence investigation involving his ex-girlfriend. Two words for Mel: buh-bye.

Remember the BP oil spill? Yes, the underwater rig is still gushing an estimated 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil a day. Comedian Andy Borowitz reports: "At a time when many thought that news out of the Gulf of Mexico couldn’t get any worse, BP announced today that the oil in the Gulf needs to be changed every six months. “The oil will need to be changed every six months or every 15,000 lies,” said the BP spokesman. “Whatever comes sooner.”

So what will it be? Electrocution? Constriction? Or starvation? Here's a (not meal-time friendly) list of ten truly awful ways to be killed by an animal.

This product sounds like it might solve the problem of rooting around in the cabinets to find the correct lids to our self-propagating collection of Tupperware. Clear, silicone stretch lids in four sizes that seal anything in a mug, bowl, plate, or dish. The lids are re-usable and OK to use in the freezer and microwave. See ya later, Saran Wrap! Makes a great "Thinking of You" gift for your favorite blogger.

And finally, here's a recipe for homemade "Thin Mints".  I used to buy at least four boxes of these delicious slices of chocolate and mint perfection from a lady in my office who was shelling for her Girl Scout daughter. But the folks at say these are easy to make at home and taste even better than the "real thing". I'll let you know how I make out.


  1. Very thought-provoking blog Mike, as always. I have two thoughts that I hope the California justice system will take into account: 1) Mel and Lindsay should get married as soon as possible, and 2) they should both be required by law to wear the clear, silicone stretch lids on their mouths for the rest of their lives.

  2. hahahahahaha! Julie for president! Julie for president!



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