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road.jpg Bush condemns free national wi-fi: In another nod to his alleged 'free-market' principles, President Bush has expressed disapproval of the free nationwide Wi-Fi proposal being considered by the FCC and Congress. Bush also hates animals.

Smithsroad.jpg Smiths on verge of a reunion?

road.jpg Guess which hunk is hosting the Oscars?

road.jpg Buffalo-area business owners receive threatening anti-gay hate mail: "No one is sure who sent the letter, which arrived in people’s mailboxes two weeks ago, but city human rights officials believe it may be linked to a recent weekly newspaper’s guide listing local businesses that support homosexual rights. Many of those same businesses received the letter criticizing their support of gays and lesbians, and threatening to boycott their business. 'I was hurt. I was angry. I was afraid,' said Michael Gillis, co-owner of Elmwood Framing and Interiors on Elmwood Avenue. 'This is how I make my living.'"

road.jpg Sweet spot in galaxy could be sign of life.

road.jpg Scientists find black hole at center of Milky Way galaxy: "They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile. The black hole, said to be 27,000 light years from Earth, is four million times bigger than the Sun, according to the paper in The Astrophysical Journal."

road.jpg Gerard Butler is made in L.A.

Maloneroad.jpg Homophobic killer Mark Malone gets life sentence for stabbing gay man: "Mr Akers, formerly of south Wales, died in hospital after he staggered from the toilet with a large knife in his back. Sentencing Malone, Judge David Paget said: 'You murdered him in a particularly savage way, stabbing him in the back with a carving knife with such force that it completely severed the eighth rib and punctured his right lung. The knife went into his back up to the hilt. The knife had an eight-inch blade. You did this simply because he was gay.'"

road.jpg Group: anti-gay violence likely to rise.

road.jpg Catholic News Agency tries to tie the LGBT marching band that has been invited to march in Obama's inaugural parade to the "lewd acts" at New Orleans' Southern Decadence because the band also plays there.

road.jpg ENVELOPE: Oscar race wide open after topsy-turvy week of awards.

road.jpg Tom Cruise auditions for a Broadway musical on The Tonight Show.

Bettiepageroad.jpg Pin-up model Bettie Page dies at 85.

road.jpg How the hell does one obtain fox urine, and how do they know that's what crazy used?

road.jpg Do we have deep deposits of undersea methane to fear?

road.jpg Showtime developing series on "coming out": "The project is titled 'Way Out.' In each episode, a closeted individual reveals their true sexual orientation during a group meeting. Showtime has ordered a pilot presentation from Bryn Freedman, a former journalist and executive producer of A&E's 'Intervention,' as part of its effort to bolster its unscripted slate. 'It's a show that has universal appeal because everybody can relate to having part of their lives hidden,' said Freedman, who is producing the project with Evan Weiss. 'The show is all about getting to know the person -- why they have been reluctant to come out and what it looks like to be living a lie, (and) what it is like when people are trying to set you up with dates.'...'Out' will show the person's closeted life, document the moment they reveal their orientation to friends and family, then chart how relationships are changed. Although still in the pilot stage, Showtime is enthusiastic about the project. Like the acclaimed 'Intervention,' which prompted controversy before its debut, Freedman expects that 'Out' could provoke strong reactions."

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  1. That Smith reunion rumor comes up every few years. Morrissey said he'd eat his own testicles before reuniting the band.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 12, 2008 5:04:32 PM

  2. With Fava beans and a nice Chianti!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 12, 2008 5:14:14 PM

  3. Rest In Peace Bettie Page.

    If anyone is interested you can watch her fascinating life story here.

    Posted by: Wolfie | Dec 12, 2008 6:06:14 PM

  4. I think Cruise is looking for a gig on "Dancing With the Stars". Needs to see if he can out-crazy Cloris Leachman.

    With Cloris it was cool. She was just having fun and feeling like a kid again.

    Cruise needs to confirm that scientologists can still do everything better than anyone else. They've really been over-shadowed by the mormons lately.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Dec 12, 2008 6:09:49 PM

  5. Fox urine is used to ward off skunks, among other things.

    It's sold in bottles in stores like Academy.

    The police probably found the bottle. It's quite harmless, if a bit disgusting.

    Posted by: David | Dec 12, 2008 6:18:00 PM

  6. Fox urine is used as a deer repellent, among other things. City folk wouldn't know about the havoc deer wreak on landscaping in the suburbs. You can buy it at (its not a joke) or at your local garden shop.

    Posted by: Alex | Dec 12, 2008 6:49:53 PM

  7. Fox urine is used in my hometown on pine trees in the parks before Christmas. The odor is undetectable in the cold, but when you bring it inside and it warms up it's awful. Thus, a bad idea to get a "free" Christmas tree.

    Posted by: Ronny | Dec 12, 2008 10:33:17 PM

  8. Andy...don't you spend time in Montana? It's sort of insulting to equate using fox urine with "crazy." It's a common item used in rural areas...

    Posted by: Lano | Dec 13, 2008 8:00:00 AM

  9. Knowing the number of angry Americans with guns, I just can't imagine anyone considering trespassing and vandalizing someone else's property would be a cool prank idea.
    Those twerps were very lucky it was only fox urine and not bullets.

    Posted by: Pbar | Dec 13, 2008 9:55:40 AM

  10. crazy Tom looks like he's had WORK DONE ON THAT FACE!!!

    why doesn't he just stay the hell HOME???.....he's so much a part of the Hollywood machine...that no one can say no to him

    Tony(nyc)...and get out of MY TOWN!!

    Posted by: tony | Dec 13, 2008 7:14:09 PM

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