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Wednesday, 2006 May 3 - 12:53 am
Sports news, baby-eating, toilet trouble, and X-Ray vision.

In sports news, those dang Red Wings are out of the Stanley Cup playoffs early, AGAIN. Dangity dang dang dang.

But the Carolina Hurricanes are still in the hunt, having won four in a row against the Habs. And in basketball, the Pistons are looking pretty good. And then there's Michigan football recruiting news... we've picked up a top quarterback recruit from Texas for our 2007 class, Ryan Mallett. So, it's not all bad news out there.

In Toronto, someone hacked electronic advertising signs on the subway so that they flashed "Stephen Harper Eats Babies" every few seconds. Brilliant. (Stephen Harper, for you Americans out there, is the Canadian prime minister.) The message appeared for several days; the commuter system operators had to shut the signs down altogether, and are now working to improve the security of their system.

Now, if this had happened in the United States and the sign had said "Dick Cheney Eats Babies", I don't think anyone would have even batted an eye.

There's been yet another toilet-seat-glue incident. In Salisbury, Maryland, a 20-year-old man was found by Wal-Mart employees after they heard him banging on the toilet stall walls. He had been glued to the seat, and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

When will people learn? MANY MANY LAYERS OF TOILET PAPER, that's the key to survival.

Okay, now, really? X-Ray Vision filters for your camera? (Found via Dave Barry.) I seem to remember something like this advertised in the back of comic books when I was a kid.



Note the company's "experiments", where they demonstrate using the camera to see through dresses on a mannequin. Very subtle, guys.
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Comment #1 from Cori (Guest)
2006 May 3 - 11:37 am : #
No one is sadder about the Red Wings losing than an Edmontonian who hates play-off season and wants it over, fast.

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