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The blogging service I use has a terrific spam filter for comments, so we're spared the weird ads for health aids, if you know what I mean. (I don't plan to attract more here.) But occasionally I get the the odd random comment from out of the blue. Like the one on my post about eyebrows that showed up today and reads:
Cheap True Religion Jeans said...
I saw a police cruiser going in that direction as fast as a cruiser can go on city streets last night around 9:30 and thought it was unusual that the city attorney packed his bag and left the council meeting around 10 or 10:15 pm.
A line from a bad cop show? A random private conversation? A weird guerrilla marketing ploy? Dunno. Mildly disturbing though. I want to know what went down in that town...
Of course I went to that website. It looks legit and all, but investigating further (on my lunch hour! really!), here's the copy for its Women's Jeans section:
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Hmm. I'm guessing not the company copywriter's original description. However, they are pretty cheap (and I'm sure they're not counterfeit), so if it's worth you to owning a behind friendly to the men, go for it!
NOTE: By popular demand, I am reposting this from April 1st. However, please be aware that this is not funny. Or true. So don't send me any scolding emails. Thank you.
April 1, 2011, Bend, OR: Inspired by the Bronx Zoo's Cobra, one of our local rattlesnakes escaped from its exhibit yesterday to explore the town of Bend and its environs. However, after 24 hours on the loose, the viper returned and attempted to re-enter its enclosure, complaining that there was nothing new to see in the area.
Fresh from the twice-daily appearance in the hit show Venom & Vipers over spring break, the rattler thought it was time to break free and see what the big city had to offer this aspiring singer/actor/dancer.
"Really, what a let-down. B.Z.Cobra hit the Empire State Building, Times Square, Yankee Stadium. All I got to was the D&D, and they carded me. Drake Park was filled with geese - a little too messy if you know what I mean. I had to shed a skin just to clean up."
The viper continued: "It was way too far to Bachy*, plus I'd freeze my rattle off up there. Buying snow gear was going to cost an arm and a leg, neither of which I have."
"All I saw for miles around was sagebrush. I come from sagebrush! At least back here I get all the mice I want and have a 24-hour heatlamp. Plus I hang with the gila monsters - pretty cool dudes once they loosen up."
Museum officials were quick to reassure the public that the snake enclosure was secured. "HD TV and a Wii have been added to the exhibit so the snakes can exercise, although Wii Boxing is unavailable to them at this time for logistical reasons," said a spokesperson.
Actually, in my world every day is squirrel apprecation day. I love them - maybe it's because they're so cute, or maybe because it's so much fun to say the word.I even have a squirrel necklace. In any case, go give out some nuts.
I'm sick and grouchy and miserable right now (the cold inevitably became a raging sinus infection) so am not fit to write other than to go on about how crummy I feel and how I get no sympathy and have to keep a house, job, child and pets all going and I know you don't want to read that.
So instead I'll point you to a blog-friend's funny and creative slide show chronicling every day of his baby's first year. It's much snappier and wittier than that just sounded and goes very fast so check this out and enjoy.
Second sink shot for a Friday frylet (that makes it a series, right?) First was the trendy one in Portland.
This one is from that moderne hotel in Tacoma that offered the spiritual room service menu. This hotel, the Murano, specializes in glass, as in glass art and decor. (It's a tie-in with the Tacoma Museum of Glass - arty.) This is a lovely sink that shares the same problem as the Nines sink of the previous post, which is that it's too chic to mess up. I kept wiping up after myself for fear I'd leave water stains. Kinda defeats the point, but that's what you gotta do for art, I guess. Anyway, happy Friday.
Tiger Woods’ lawyers threatened to sue PETA if they used the campaign
presented below. “We agree and have now turned the focus of our campaign
to Mark Sanford,” said a PETA spokesman. The organization has confirmed
that the new ad campaign for the South Carolina governor would feature
the possible tagline,”Your dog doesn’t have to go to South America to
(Media note: I got this from Facebook, posted by Cheryl, who got it from Entertainment Weekly who got it from Fox News who got it from the New York Post. I didn't dig deeper than that.)