GOTCHA! Blogo Goes Down…

I don’t live in Illinois anymore, but I’m thrilled to hear that Gov. Rod Blagojevich (oops, that’s, “former governor”) has been taken into custody by the FBI.

He was nabbed for trying to essentially auction off the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Barack Obama. This happened while being under investigation for other crimes. He thought he was bullet proof.

He’s not.  🙂

What a tool.

The Top 10 Everything of 2008…

I would normally break down this kind of resource for easier, more direct linking…but I ain’t got that kind of time today.

So, I’ll let you jump over to the TIME magazine main page here and click around for yourself.

Perhaps we’re both better off this way…

Man Attacks Speed Camera with Pickax…

The statewide speed cameras are really getting people upset down here in the Valley of the Sun. Especially this misguided guy…

DATELINE: Arizona — A 26-year-old man faces criminal charges after being accused of using a pickax to attack a speed enforcement camera recently installed along a Phoenix-area freeway.

Other Strange News:

Dog tries to rescue dog that was hit by car
Neb. ‘Butt Bandit’ gets 13 months in jail
Frugal farmer leaves $2M to his tiny Pa. church
NYC fashion boutique: free soup, designer pants
Man arrested after cops find crack in his vomit
Man accused of stabbing himself to frame ex-friend
Man comes home, finds drunk man asleep on floor
Woman accused of trying to smoke pot near officer
Job seeker with MBA posts resume in taxi back seat
Students get sick after eating peer-prepared food

thx ::: snopes.com & myway.com

Mom Says Computer Scrabble Game Swears…

A British mother says she was shocked to discover a Nintendo’s Scrabble 2007 game’s computer was choosing to play swear words against her 8-year-old son.

thx ::: snopes.com

FOX Apologizes for Showing Unclothed Viking

Yikes!

vikingsheadshadowTight end Visanthe Shiancoe was the Vikings’ leading receiver and had a go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, he also became the subject of an embarrassing mistake in the locker room afterward that caused Fox officials to issue an apology.

thx ::: snopes.com

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2008

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2008 is:

Bailout (noun) :a rescue from financial distress

Find out about other words that gave this words  a run-for-the-money.

Greg Maddux & Me…

One of the true gentlemen in sports, Pitcher Greg Maddux, will retire Monday. He was a great example of what someone without an overpowering arm could accomplish in the biggest stage in the world in his sport.

Maddux will be a first ballot hall-of-famer for sure.

I, on the other hand, am still a great example of what someone with even less talent, only played college baseball, could accomplish because I set my mind to make the accomplishment of not going to the major leagues.

Sure…they didn’t draft me, but that’s beside the point!