July 08, 2005

And now . . . this - Jul. 8/05

Unclear on the concept

London was the scene of carnage on Thursday after a series of deadly blasts but American R&B crooner Omarion, who suffered no injury or inconvenience, wants people to pray for him. . . .

He was in London for Saturday's Live 8 show, his publicist Shana Gilmore told Reuters from Los Angeles. Asked why anyone should pray for him, Gilmore said, "He wasn't hurt or anything, but just the fact that he was there and all that."

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Maybe we should all pray that no more narcissistic R&B singers will be inconvenienced by terrorist bombings?

Life imitates The Simpsons

A melon caused a Cambodian truck to overturn, killing one person and injuring 30, officials said on Thursday.

The melon rolled under the truck's brake pedal and the vehicle overturned as the driver tried to unjam it, they said.

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The remaining survivors were rescued by . . . let's say, Moe.

At least the walls aren't oozing blood

One could say that St. Mark United Church of Christ is bee-deviled. The church in Clarion County, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, has been infested with bees in its walls for about seven years. The church tried an exterminator and that didn't work. Now the problem has gotten so bad that honey oozes through its walls.

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On the other hand, hey, free honey.

Note they do not so much fly, as plummet!

First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

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Even lemmings don't hurl themselves over cliffs for real. And tell me that this reporter didn't have a blast writing that second paragraph.

Coincidentally, Pete actually found a theological point to make about this sort of thing.