UCLA student repeatedly tasered for not having student ID. A different headline I saw alleged it was "at least four times." With accompanying camera-phone video. Update: UCLA student stunned by Taser plans suit, having "hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who plans to file a brutality lawsuit."
700-plus sick on Atlantic cruise. God, that has got to suck for everyone involved.
Pentagon alters homosexuality guidelines. I'm not sure if the new classification is better or worse.
Idaho town asks residents to own guns "in case they are overrun by refugees from disasters like Katrina.... The thing is, Greenleaf doesn't really have crime. At least as most cities define it. The most violent offense reported in the past two years was a fist fight."
Emory University gets $261 million gift. "Most of the money — $240 million — is intended to replace two large medical buildings and modernize other outpatient services. The rest will be spent on renovating a health services administration building and advancing Emory's strategic plan."
Gamers line up for new Playstation 3. I... I don't play video games, what can I say.
Brazilian model who battled anorexia dies.
Agents: MI6 not like James Bond movies. No, rly?
The Duchess of York wants to be on Dancing with the Stars.
Woman in 'Borat' seeks investigation. In Alabama Etiquette Woman's defense, she was handed a bag of feces.
USAToday previews OOTP trailer. ETA: Warning: Now has Cho Chang spoiler picture at top.
petticoatlane: "So, I was sitting there, innocently eating my dinner, and watching the news when up comes this report about a British guy in a Pakistan jail. Right at the end the reporter casually throws in the fact that Pepsi sponsor said jail. Both me and my mother sat there with forks halted in mid-air, jaws hanging open... 'You saw that too, right?!' " Pepsi: The choice of a new generation.
velvet4269: Update: Toys for Tots caved on the Jesus Doll. But read the fine print: "'The talking Jesus doll issue has been resolved,' the organization announced on its Web site Wednesday. 'Toys for Tots has found appropriate places for these items. We have notified the donor of our willingness to handle this transaction.' The short note on the Web site did not explain what it would do with the dolls."
Have you attended STFU?
You know how I mentioned They Fight Crime the other day? Well, TFC needs your help. "In fact, [TFC had been down] for over six months. And in the interim, a load of people who have basically done nothing other than rip off the original and remove the credit, have started to clog up the google listings for 'they fight crime.' And I object to other people thinking it's OK to steal Andrew's and my work (mostly Andrew's), remove the authorial credit, and (in some cases) make money off it via ads, when the original was free. So, if anyone fancies posting the link up in forums, blogs, LJs, myspace, with the usual 'Here's a funny link' nonsense, and perhaps a few choice generated phrases, that'd be ace. If you felt like explaining the reason I'd like the link to do the rounds again, including words like 'The original they fight crime generator is back,' or similar, and generally encouraging people to send it about so that we get back to our fair place, that'd be great, too."
("He's a superhumanly strong gay jungle king on his last day in the job. She's a time-travelling bisexual widow with the power to bend men's minds. They fight crime!")