Electronic light boards featuring an adult-cartoon character triggered bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday, spurring authorities to close two bridges and a stretch of the Charles River before determining the devices were harmless.
Turner Broadcasting Co., the parent company of CNN, said the devices contained harmless magnetic lights aimed at promoting the Adult Swim network's late-night cartoon "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Law enforcement sources said the devices displayed one of the Mooninites, outer-space delinquents who appear frequently on the show, greeting visitors with a raised middle finger.
That is awesome.
Law and Order: Scranton Victims Unit
Bored tonight? How about the SOTU Drinking Game?
Some of my favorite rules:
Chug your beer or down your wine or do two shots when:
Audible "fuck you!" from House side.
Fox cuts to Harry Reid playing pocket pool.
Normally I would watch so I can have a laugh, but the Suns are playing the Wizards tonight, and that game will be far more entertaining.
Edit: It appears that MSNBC is going to re-air the State of the Union address throughout the night, so if you are like me and have something better to watch, or if you just want to play the drinking game over and over again and never wake up again, you can tune in there.
Colbert on O'Reilly, O'Reilly on Colbert
Stephen Colbert on The O'Reilly Factor:
Bill O'Reilly on the Colbert Report:
Stephen Colbert sure does do a great job of staying in character. And Bill O'Reilly is not very funny. But we knew that. I'll give him credit though for playing along.
No More Kings - Sweep the Leg
Oh yeah, and the song? It REALLY sucks.
Barack Obama gets ready to run
The video below is from his site, and serves as a nice little introduction to his campaign.
Bloomberg: "We are waiting for the gas to pass"
Ah, there's nothing like a good fart joke.
(props to Best Week Ever)
A very good day
Today is the day where the new congresspeople bring all of their families to the chamber. After the roll call vote, they showed a row of kids, and there was a little girl who had her leg up on a seat. Well, the little boy next to her didn't like that, and repeatedly shoved her leg to get her to move. It was cute and funny.
The children are now being invited up to touch the Speaker of the House's gavel. It's nice to be able to write that with no double meaning.
Before the session started, they showed Harry Mitchell. He was looking around the chamber with this huge grin on his face. Congrats, Harry, you deserve it.
Today is a very good day.
PS: Dick Cheney is apparently still alive. Who would have guessed?
Happy New Year!
We are apparently going to die this year. But don't worry, Jesus will save us.
An AP-AOL News poll asked Americans what they thought would happen in 2007. Here are the highlights of their results:
Six in 10 people think the U.S. will be the victim of a terrorist attack. An identical percentage thinks it likely that a biological or nuclear weapon will be unleashed somewhere else in the world.
Seventy percent of people in the U.S. predict a major natural disaster in the country and an equal percentage expects worsening global warming. Also, 29 percent think it likely that the U.S. will withdraw its troops from Iraq.
35 percent predict the military draft will be reinstated.
35 percent predict a cure for cancer will be found.
25 percent anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ.
19 percent think scientists are likely to find evidence of extraterrestrial life.
So there you have it. Aliens are going to cure cancer by warming up the planet, but then attack us, so we will need to remove our troops from Iraq and have a draft, but Jesus will come back and lead us to victory. You heard it here first.