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Showing posts from August 23, 2009

Iraqi Shoe Thrower Gets Early Release [Freedom]

Remember that shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist who tossed one at Dubya in December? Muntadhar al-Zeidi 's being released from prison early, for good behavior. Meanwhile, don't know about newspaper economics in Iraq, but the Baghdad Expos: still need a good splitter. [ MSNBC ] Published by Original source :

Winning MegaMillions Ticket Sold In The Bronx [Lucky]

The South Bronx, the South South Bronx is where one of two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold. The other one was in San Gabriel, California. Each winner receives $166.5M, and neither will invest in a Josh Harris startup. [ NYT ] Published by Original source :

What It's Like To Be Shot In The Head? [Not Afraid To Be Servicey]

Curious about what it's like to be shot in the head? Here you go . Published by Original source :

Ted Kennedy's Funeral: Photos, Screengrabs, And Tweets [Funerals]

Ted Kennedy 's funeral is underway, and so is the full court press barrage of media. Obama's delivering his remarks now. What do attendees, Twitter, Free Republic , and others have to say? MSNBC is carrying the live feed of the funeral. [ Top photo credit: CJ Gunther/ Getty Images ] The nice thing about this photo? Ted Kennedy would've made a great joke about it. [Nice work, Brian Snyder of Getty Images] Widow Victoria Kennedy, mourning. [ Photo credit: Brian Snyder/Getty Images ] California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, married to Kennedy's niece, Maria Shriver. He used the same face at the end of Junior . [ Photo credit: Brian Snyder/Getty Images ] Jack Nicholson doesn't need your stinkin' fashionably late arrival. He's pictured here wondering if this is as good as it gets. [ Photo credit: Brian Snyder/Getty Images ] Nancy Pelosi continues the Democratic powerhouse parade through the funeral. She's pictured here hugging Angela Menino, the

DJ AM Found Dead [And Now He's Dead]

Adam " DJ AM " Goldstein, the nightclub disk jockey who not one year ago narrowly escaped death in a jet crash, was found dead in his New York apartment. He was 36. Initial reports hint at a drug overdose; anonymous sources tell both the New York Post and TMZ that drug paraphernalia was found next to Goldstein's body in his Lafayette Street apartment. On September 19, 2008, Goldstein and former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker were critically injured in a Learjet crash in South Carolina. Four other people, including the pilot, copilot and two passengers, died in the incident. Second- and third-degree burns to Goldstein's hands and head required three surgeries. In the weeks after the incident, Goldstein told People magazine he was coping with the trauma one day at a time . A decade or so earlier, Goldstein had attempted suicide amid a struggle with drug addiction before entering recovery and maintaining a sober life for close to 10 years. He also struggled