Saturday, April 28, 2007

Paper Products: Toilet Paper

Shell sent me a link to this story about the Hutchinson (Kansas) Correctional Facility limiting inmates to four rolls of toilet paper per month. This measure is expected to save nearly $600 a month. And it'll make Sheryl "one square per visit" Crow happy.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Cryptic: 10x5

A new crossword. I should really just email it directly to Eric.
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1. Dostoevsky and Tolstoy novels begun but not finished - what a struggle! (7,3)
5. Working class male prostitute = "Rear Thug"? Do badly. (5,5)
6. People who descend on Santa's knee? (10)


1. Lyric about a boy. (5)
2. A bump on the slopes for Carnegie or Murdoch. (5)
3. Ron backed commercial US/Canadian missile defense system. (5)
4. Carrier, he assumes, contains birds. (5)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Video: Alec Baldwin

Dora The Explorer gets a call from Alec Baldwin.

Celebrities: Shilpa Shetty

What is the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty?

  1. Being named "Shilpa Shetty", which is an anagram of "Shitty as help".
  2. Starring in a film called "Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger".
  3. Being abused and bullied on "Celebrity Big Brother".
  4. Actually winning "Celebrity Big Brother".
  5. Being groped by a giddy (possibly drunk) Richard Gere while promoting Safe Sex.

Definitely #5, although her official website asks, in headline format, "What is all the big fuss about? Seriously?" Anyway, I offer up this Clerihew:
Richard Gere
Is desperate to prove he's not queer.
Shilpa Shetty
Just wishes he wasn't so sweaty.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

History: First Laundromat

I heard on the radio that the first ever laundromat opened on this day in 1934 in Fort Worth. But US Census Bureau page says it might have been Fort Wayne. That seems a big vague for a Census Bureau. Wikipedia supports Fort Worth's claim