Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #41

My Take on 13 Recent News Headlines

  1. A Shout Out to Nancy – In The House! – [link] Nancy Pelosi is the first woman Speaker of the House

  2. Negroponte Has Left the Building to Get Rice – [link]
    John Negroponte resigned as National Intelligence Director to become deputy secretary of state under Condoleezza Rice.

  3. Busta Busted – [link]
    Busta Rhymes been ordered to pay $100,000 dollars to a fan who claimed the rapper attacked him.

  4. Whitney's Throne on eBay – [link]
    Hundreds of items belonging to singer Whitney Houston have been sold at auction at a warehouse in Irvington, N.J., after she failed to pay storage fees.

  5. Miers is Flyers – [link]
    Harriet Miers stepped down as White House counsel.

  6. Teach Robotics AND Clean the Floor! – [link]
    iRobot, those people that created the vacuuming robot, has made a version that people can easily tinker with.

  7. Dita Von’t Teese Marilyn – [link]
    Marilyn Manson and Dita von Tesse divorse.

  8. I Smell New York – [link]
    A mysterious bad smell came over New York. Many people blame New Jersey.

  9. 5 Minutes to Boom – [link]
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the Doomsday Clock to five minutes to midnight to warn the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons.

  10. Will Joost be a Boost for TV? – [link]
    Joost tries to combine the best of TV and the best of the Internet by offering viewers a unique, TV-like experience over the internet. Personally, I can’t wait. But since I can’t get either TV or Internet at home, I’m screwed.

  11. Snowbirds Regret Flight – [link]
    Trying to escape the snow in the north, Snowbirds usually go south for the winter. But a cold snap in California, Texas, and other usually warm places has made these people wish they were back home.

  12. Shetty-ing Tears for Big Brother – [link]
    Possible racism in Europe’s Big Brother TV program has Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty in tears.

  13. Don’t Throw Viagra to the Animals! – [link]
    A female chimp that has been in a “old Chimps home” sanctuary has given birth. But all the males there were supposed to have been fixed! Now paternity tests will have to be given to find the culprit.

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Unknown said...

Very clever list.

My 13 are up.

Chickadee said...

I'm disappointed in the turn that Whitney Houston has taken with her life. When she first came out in the music scene, she seemed so wholesome and well...

My 13 are up.

Amanda said...

Cool list! Whitney Houston's life is a lesson to all musicians on what can happen... its a real shame.

Rashenbo said...

What a clever list.... LOl for poor New Jersey :) and the news about the chimp.... tee hee hee.... :)

I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm still trying to figure out what the big deal is about Nancy Pelosi. I mean, come ON. We all know a woman will rock in that job. Let's (that would be directed at the media) quit talking about her clothes and hair and let her get down to improving the world already!

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely wonderful list.
I love your new look and profile photo.
Waving at you from New York,

Anonymous said...

I love your list! It's very clever. Thanks for coming by my place :)

Anonymous said...

Did you cut your hair?! I love the headlines you came up with for the stories...going to check out Thom York.