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buildings are very very tall and not at all offensive [Oct. 3rd, 2005|03:27 pm]
The American Caliban
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Carbonated what? Peripherally linked from boingboing.

Also from boingboing, they totally lost their shit about a doom asteroid coming to hit us, and then had to correct themselves after people pointed out that they had old bad information that could have been corrected with Google and Wikipedia. I know they're not a newspaper, but at that level of popularity they should at least check their stories against the the toolbar options that came with the browser.

Meanwhile, O.J. Simpson appeared at NecroComicCon and signed autographs, making a punchline unnecessary. A long jail sentence would still be good, though.

I hope you're all celebrating Pandemic Flu Awareness Week! Come with me on a magical journey through the scary-ass statistics from the history of influenza. Check out especially the life expectancy graph with the big ol' notch in it around 1918.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2005-10-03 10:47 pm (UTC)

*facepalm*

"Also, note that this asteroid has been renamed Apophis, which I'm sure will satisfy Stargate SG-1 fans everywhere."

Or, you know, people who are familiar with the Egyptian pantheon, even.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-10-03 10:48 pm (UTC)

Re: *facepalm*

BOOKS ARE HARD
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[User Picture]From: scromp
2005-10-03 10:48 pm (UTC)
I wonder how popular they actually are sometimes.


Oh wow yeah the goddamn blogosphere WOW. Ever look at boingboing.com? That's like a half dozen people in a giant room, each sitting on hundred-foot high pedestals and screaming at the top of their lungs at absolutely nothing.

I got linked off boingboing here a while back and got about as much traffic as an average LJ friends post.

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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2005-10-03 11:39 pm (UTC)
I, for one, Welcome our Carbonated Fruit Overlords.
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[User Picture]From: mr_flippant
2005-10-04 07:46 pm (UTC)
OJ spoke to Extra! (Extra!) while he was at that comic thingy and at one point threw his hands in the air while sheepishly claiming he was broke.

Mmm hmmm.

Sometimes I wish someone would pull his tongue out through the hole in his heart.
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