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News Roundup [Jul. 17th, 2012|11:17 pm]
Sadder News

  • Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity Is Not the Only Religion -- Sounds like an Onion article but, sadly, isn't. Louisiana legislator Valarie Hodges voted for a religious school voucher program then became upset (and made some really questionable comments) when she learned the vouchers could be used at Muslim schools too.
  • Local Journalism Non-Award -- Article titled "Police Say Suspect in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bar Shooting Has Been Taken Into Custody" has, as it's total contents, that sentence. With a dateline added, to be fully redundant.

Happier News

Finally, a reminder for furry parents like myself:

You cannot force your children to be what you want. It just doesn't work. ;)

[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2012-07-18 10:19 am (UTC)
Weasel and I have said it plenty of times....

"How come babies get all the good costumes!?!"
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[User Picture]From: p0lecat
2012-07-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
The kid has the look of Stewie Griffin

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[User Picture]From: jackalopejess
2012-07-18 05:47 pm (UTC)
Along the topic of nerd parents, while attending Comic-Con this past weekend I sat next to a man playing with his baby son. At one point I heard him humming the Star Wars Imperial March while rocking the baby in his arms, which I thought was the absolute greatest.
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2012-07-18 11:19 pm (UTC)
I have words for the Imperial march that include the line "Never gonna sleep again"
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2012-07-18 09:18 pm (UTC)
The "full" version of that seattlepi "report" didn't even expand the state's name. Do we really need such abbreviations on the web anyway?

Good puppeteering is such an art. I was deeply impressed by just how well Avenue Q worked, where they simply have no way of remaining in the least concealed - but the personalities and individual identities are quite uninterrupted. (I really need to see that again sometime)

I shouldn't like that final photo so much, should I? ^_^;
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-07-19 06:10 am (UTC)
Very true. I wasn't sure how Avenue Q would work but, when I saw it, I was amazed at how quickly they "disappeared". They even made a sex scene feel explicit despite the fact that the puppets clearly had no bottom halves. :)
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2012-07-19 11:51 am (UTC)
The dog story made me come over a little weepy.
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