Monday, August 04, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Canadian Generic Civic Holiday Edition)

At least this little spat was broadcast on the evening news for one of the "Big Three," in this case, ABC. Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) refutes certain claims made by the opposition, including at the expense of former Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). If you watch the bottom of the video towards the end, she obviously doesn't take it very well, as she violates protocol to cross the aisle and go crazy on the Gentleman from Pennsylvania (which ABC describes as "chasing" him). Good times. (There's more exciting video coverage, with post-action commentary, to be found here.)

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

If you went to Catholic high school in the 1970s, it was common for the girls to hike up their skirts a couple of inches once they left the house. Of course, the freshman girls were always the worst, weren't they, the little skunks? And then there are the yearbook photos, and a chance to practice "custody of the eyes." Good luck with that, by the way. [Flashbak]

We've been devoting some time to the recent mainstream exposure of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Now that he's become respectable (and in serious danger of overexposure), he's being interviewed by someone other than Rolling Stone. [The Guardian]

Speaking of trying to stop something, you know how a song gets stuck in your head (and right now for yours truly, it's one of Weird Al's), and you can't get it out? Help is on the way. [Gizmodo]

In the Philippines, the use of two first names (Maria Clara, for example) and the mother's maiden name as surname follows the old Spanish convention. One's full name can become quite elaborate depending on one's identification with lineage. And then there's this guy. [FilipiKnow]

Not to be outdone by the Korean one-hit wonder, leave it to Japanese businessmen to come up with the latest dance craze. [CNS News]

Finally, at a time when the First Lady has nothing better to do but tell us what we should and shouldn't be eating, here's a reminder of American culinary delights gone by. [Inquisitor]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.
 

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