Thursday, August 12, 2010

PGA Championship drama at Whistling Straits

So, lemme see if I get this straight:
-- Tiger Woods has played miserably this year ... for a myriad of reasons that we have all read about
-- Corey Pavin, captain of the US Ryder Cup team, still needs to fill the U.S. team
-- Last week, Woods had the worst tournament of his professional career, finishing 78th of 80
-- Woods has had the worst season of his professional career
-- Woods doesn't have the most stellar Ryder Cup record
-- There are a number of other professional golfers with much better records than Woods'
-- Soooo, even if Woods has a marginal showing this week at the PGA Championship, does Pavin choose Woods for the upcoming Ryder Cup tournament?
-- And, if he chooses Woods, how will the players' wives, who are always very visible at the Ryder Cup events, react to Woods?

See, politics isn't the only thing that has drama!

Looking ominous: Tiger Woods made a promising start

By the way, after the first round, he is three shots off the lead! He says he wants to 'earn' his way onto the Ryder Cup team.

So, tell me how/when someone knows the satellite taking the picture is flying over?

A body on Google Street View? Don't worry it's just me playing dead, says girl, ten

Google Street View

Heck, my legs are woooooozy just posting the darn story

Hot scare balloon: The glass-bottomed basket was described by its first passenger Jo Chambers as 'unnerving' and 'incredible'

As Annie Hall would say, "Well, la-ti-da!"

Rihanna's New Tattoo Has a Mistake In It

Rihanna's new neck tattoo says "rebelle fleur," the French words for "rebellious" and "flower." Unfortunately, adjectives usually follow the noun in French, so "rebelle fleur" is actually just gibberish. Click to enlarge. More »

So, maybe she needs a tattoo, IN FRENCH, that says, "Bad My, Ooops!"

Can you guess where this is?

If you guessed Big Ben, you'd be right!

Soooo, take THAT, Arizona!!!

HP Main - Florida Immigration
AP Photo

Florida’s attorney general is hoping to one up Arizona in anti-immigration legislation, proposing a bill that will go even further than the western state’s controversial new law that many say calls for racial profiling. The plan would make Florida the No. 1 harshest state on illegal aliens, a potentially explosive move given Florida’s high numbers of legal Latino voters. Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a bill that would require police to check the immigration papers of anyone they stop who they think might be an illegal immigrant. Those who couldn’t show their papers would spend 20 days in jail before being turned over for deportation. Further, courts would be required to hand down longer sentences and set stronger conditions on bail of anyone charged with a crime who lacked immigration documents. McCollum is in a close race for the Republican nomination for Florida governor.

That's putting some skin in the game!

Ahh, where would we be without Halle Berry?

In response to Paris' post the other day about how Gisele Bundchen was preaching about breastfeeding ... well, I think the same guys she mentioned in her post would have the same reaction to this story ...

CS - Halle Berry

One reason for the world to be on its best behavior: “If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week,” Halle Berry tells Vogue in her first interview in three years. She says she’s been quiet because she was “burned out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell,” but that she accepted the cover of Vogue’s September issue because “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.'"

Perseid meteor shower tonight

For those of you lucky enough to live away from city lights

CS - Perseid Meteor Shower
Petar Petrov / AP Photo

The Perseid meteor shower will sparkle across the night sky in the wee hours of Friday, and people lucky enough to live far from the glow of city lights will be able to see as many as 75 meteors an hour. Mountaintop viewing will be even better, with as many as 108 meteors an hour. The International Astronomical Union monitors 364 meteor showers, but the Perseids offer the most spectacular show. And this year’s will be above average, thanks to the new moon and the Earth passing through a more concentrated swath of dust left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Records going back to the Middle Ages record people watching the August shower. For the best times to watch in your location, check out NASA’s Fluxtimator.

Have you noticed that food like this is starting to crop up about once a month?

Yes please: American Cupcake in San Francisco will be adding red velvet fried chicken to its menu on Friday. The dish will be prepared by dipping the chicken meat in red velvet cupcake batter and then dredging it in toasted crumbs of red-velvet cupcake before dropping it into the deep fryer. It’s then served with a side of cream-cheese-and-garlic-infused mashed potatoes.

Would this be the same as "leading the witness"?

Yeah, I may be prepared to meet the Iranian idiot, too, but doesn't mean it's gonna happen. Wait, I forgot, this is the Muslim president...

Barack Obama 'may be prepared to meet Iranian president' - The Telegraph

National security adviser, Gen James Jones, has indicated the President may be prepared to meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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"Jackie-O-bama"...From Paris

'Labwriter' has pointed out that Michelle Obama may be pretending to be Jackie O.

Jackie O was straight up elegant. All the time. Michelle 'Evita' Obama? Her wrinkled wrap around skirt look described by someone (other than Paris) as a "cafeteria lady."

A Tale Of Two Cities...From Paris

In his brilliant article "We Need A Vacation From The Obama Family's Foolish Choices", Bradley Blakeman spelled out the problem:
"At a time of deep recession, when millions of Americans are out of work ...our leaders should not be traveling lavishly and to places that do not match their public statements."

Sea Glass Gifts...From Paris

"We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity-in freedom, in the sense that dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern."--Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Anne's book "Gift From The Sea" written in 1955, is a beautifully crafted and rhythmically poetic reflection of relationships and human nature; like sea glass, weathered to perfection.