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road.jpg Can orange juice counteract prescription medications?

Cornflakesphelpsroad.jpg Here we go: the marketing onslaught begins.

road.jpg LeRoi Moore, Saxaphonist for Dave Matthews Band dead due to complications from an ATV accident.

road.jpg Semi-colons are apparently gay.

road.jpg Vanity Fair tracks down long lost half-brother of Obama? "According to Italy's Vanity Fair his two metre by three metre shack is decorated with football posters of the Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world. Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front page newspaper picture of his famous brother - born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael. He told the magazine: 'I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist.'"

road.jpg Is Katy Perry's mom homophobic? Her daughter clears the air with a fart.

road.jpg Eye on gay Shanghai!

road.jpg U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones hospitalized after being found unconscious behind the wheel of a moving car.

Griefroad.jpg Won't let go: Zoo gorilla in Germany mourns death of baby.

road.jpg Sydney councillor lambasts announcement that Oxford Street is to be declared a "homophobia-free zone": “To borrow from Woody Allen, ‘the best response to Neo-Nazis is a baseball bat’. The best response to homophobia and gay bashing is more and tougher high-visibility policing applying an aggressive zero tolerance policy. That is why I have called for Council to finance a community policing centre in the middle of the strip and not the failed ACON safe space on the edge. The last thing we need is ‘homophobia free zone’ signs along Oxford Street. It will not prevent one bashing and may even attract violence.”

Abseroad.jpg UK Gay rights champion Leo Abse dies at 91: "The flamboyant and controversial politician died at Charing Cross Hospital in Central London last night after a short illness, a family friend announced today. During 30 years as Labour MP for Pontypool, later renamed Torfaen, he passed more Private Members’ Bills than any other backbencher. His most famous, the Sexual Offences (homosexual reform) Bill, dicriminalising sex acts between consenting men over the age of 21, became law in 1967."

road.jpg Daniel Radcliffe arrives in the Big Apple for Broadway debut.

road.jpg UK man gets 18 months in prison for hate letter to gay couple, one of whom later hanged himself.

road.jpg Obama smear book author Jerome Corsi tailed by sour investment deal that lost more than $1 million for a group of investors.

road.jpg Michael Phelps' dad has not even congratulated his son yet.

road.jpg Varsity high school football team in New Mexico under investigation for broomstick sodomy hazing of up to eight freshmen players at training camp. Charges include assault, battery, false imprisonment and molestation or rape.

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  1. I'm an editor and my former boss hated semicolons with a passion.

    And he was a total closet case.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 20, 2008 3:18:32 PM

  2. The mother gorilla story is as touching (and sad) as the story about the baby whale yesterday.

    I LOVE semicolons; now, I just wish I knew how to use them as well as Henry James.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 20, 2008 3:34:57 PM

  3. they had to use a broomstick? why? weren't their cocks big enough?

    Posted by: the queen | Aug 20, 2008 3:36:35 PM

  4. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones died today.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Aug 20, 2008 3:44:28 PM

  5. I can never get the damned "tips" link to work Andy - Ricky Martin just had twins:

    Posted by: Shane | Aug 20, 2008 3:46:40 PM


    Tubbs-Jones was initially reported as dead, but she is alive and in critical condition.

    Posted by: Dan B | Aug 20, 2008 3:53:45 PM

  7. Whoa! Sorry. I got some bad info. She's not dead.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Aug 20, 2008 3:55:27 PM

  8. it's ok mikeinsanjose there have been mixed messages going on about her all morning.

    Posted by: alguien | Aug 20, 2008 4:22:14 PM

  9. Oh God, that photo of the gorilla still carrying her dead baby broke my hardened heart.

    Posted by: Bobby | Aug 20, 2008 4:29:39 PM

  10. Glad it wasn't my HS involved in the hazing. Can't say I'm really surprised that it was the Las Vegas players. State juvie is close by, so at least they won't have far to travel.

    RE Ricky Martin...I didn't even know he was pregnant. Did he have a C-section like Thomas Beatty(sp?)? Are we now going to see a trend of male celebs giving birth?

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Aug 20, 2008 4:30:17 PM

  11. I guess real men like real colons, not namby-pamby semi-pseudo-quasi-colons.

    Posted by: bading | Aug 20, 2008 4:32:16 PM

  12. Yo—again—can you PLEASE stop with the sad animal stories!!?

    Posted by: Don | Aug 20, 2008 4:43:56 PM

  13. Jael is one of my favorite biblical characters. In the book of Judges, she kills a guy by driving a tent-peg through his skull. Family values!

    Posted by: Andy | Aug 20, 2008 5:16:05 PM

  14. First Clay Aiken and now Ricky Martin have become fathers through surrogate mothers. Hmmm... You'd think fame and wealth would be enough to attract at least one women for each of them. Is Ricky worried that marriage will spoil his heartthrob appeal? If so, what about fatherhood?

    Posted by: anon | Aug 20, 2008 5:35:11 PM

  15. So Phelps's dad comments on Towleroad ?

    Posted by: Sj | Aug 21, 2008 11:54:50 AM

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