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Train vs Tornado

Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 11:25 by John Sinteur in category: News

As far as my Google-fu can tell, this is a news story about it.

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Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence | The Onion

Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 10:36 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!



NEW YORK—Wikipedia, the online, reader-edited encyclopedia, honored the 750th anniversary of American independence on July 25 with a special featured section on its main page Tuesday.

“It would have been a major oversight to ignore this portentous anniversary,” said Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, whose site now boasts over 4,300,000 articles in multiple languages, over one-quarter of which are in English, including 11,000 concerning popular toys of the 1980s alone. “At 750 years, the U.S. is by far the world’s oldest surviving democracy, and is certainly deserving of our recognition,” Wales said. “According to our database, that’s 212 years older than the Eiffel Tower, 347 years older than the earliest-known woolly-mammoth fossil, and a full 493 years older than the microwave oven.”

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Headlines I’d expect any moment now

Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 9:03 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Funny!

“Ms. Palin made the statement after returning from a recent unannounced trip to Argentina.”

No, seriously – try to make it through the press conference (I’m sorry for directly linking to the press conference itself, but I can’t find an English translation right now). If you can stand the batshit insanity long enough to make it through to the 3 minute mark, there’s one moment when the rambling dies down a little – and it’s at the statement “the world needs more Trigs” – perhaps she’s pregnant again….

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If woowoos ran the emergency room

Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 8:07 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


“Homeopathic A&E,” a sketch from the British comedy show That Mitchell and Webb Look invites us to imagine an emergency room (A&E is British for Accidents and Emergencies, the UK equivalent of ER), as run by newage woo woos.

Here’s another clip from the same folks:

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The Honduran coup d’etat – The Big Picture

Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 7:59 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture


Earlier this year, the unpopular president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, introduced a referendum as a first step toward drafting a new constitution. Opposition to the referendum was strong, with the Honduran Congress, Supreme Court and military all declaring it illegal. Zelaya fired the head of the military for not providing support for the referendum – but was thwarted by the Supreme Court, who deemed the firing illegal, and reinstated General Romeo Velasquez to his post. On Sunday, June 28th, the Honduran Army, under orders from the Supreme Court, stormed the presidential residence, arrested president Zelaya and put him on a plane to Costa Rica, then took possession of the residence. The head of Congress, Roberto Micheletti, then assumed the role of Interim President of Honduras. Internally split, Hondurans have taken to the streets both in support of Zelaya and in opposition to his return. International reactions have been unanimously negative, the action condemned as a coup by the UN, the Organization of American States, the U.S. and every other country in Latin America. Efforts are underway now to resolve the issue, with great international pressure on Honduras. (35 photos total)

Soldiers react during clashes with supporters of ousted Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya after violence broke out near the presidential residencce in Tegucigalpa, Monday, June 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) #

Honduran soldiers surround a small group of supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya after violence broke out near the presidential residence in Tegucigalpa on Monday June 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) #

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