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At a zoo in China, they've supposedly watched gay penguins trick straight penguins out of their eggs (leaving stones in their place). [Ed.: That's what it says here. I only know what I read in the papers.] Daily Telegraph (London)

An Ohio woman gets her writerness on, daily, by waxing baroque about, um, Brian Williams's neckties. Associated Press via Washington Post

Manabu Mizuta, 35, was arrested in Osaka prefecture, charged with releasing hundreds of beetle larvae on a commuter train "to see women get scared and shake their legs." Agence France-Presse

Recurring Themes galore: (1) Another janitor accidentally trashed an underappreciated art project (Bonus: Woman climbed into the Dumpster to look for it); (2) Another incompetent multi-tasker (texting-driving) (Bonus: He won't be doing it again.) (3) Another cat lover with too many (Bonus: "This is the first [case] I've been to where the people were actually sleeping with dead carcasses"); (4) Another girl with a hairball in her stomach. Atlanta Journal-Constitution /// KQRE-TV (Albuquerque) /// Springfield (Ohio) News Sun /// The Times of India

Professor Music's Weird Link o' the Day is a nice place to pass the day browsing some unusual things (architecture, scenery, etc.) . . . and then there's this . . little . . exhibit of mighty pixellation power put to questionable use: Marika Takahashi's Fitness Video.

Today's Newsrangers: P.L. Bartnicki, Paul Music, Gil Nelson, Eli Christman, Jenny Beatty, Stan Rummel, Emory Kimbrough, Ginger Katz, Stephen Taylor, Bruce Townley, Sam Gaines

     Posted By: Chuck - Fri Nov 28, 2008

Beetle larvae - What a freak! Everyone knows women only like fly larvae!

Recurring theme 3 (cat lover) - I don't even want to read the article. Some people are just too into their pets. At least she could have stuffed it, used it as a toy for her dog... like those creepy duck owners.

Marika Takahashi - Before anyone asks, it's a body suit. It was some kind of art-thing, apparently.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/28/08 at 01:41 PM
I should specify that Marka is wearing a body suit to give her poodle arms. As for the poodles in the background, I don't know. They look disturbingly real.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/28/08 at 01:42 PM
Recurring theme 3 (cat lover) - "The maximum sentence the couple could receive is 90 days in jail and $750 fine for each count, Moody said of the second-degree misdemeanor charges."
This, in my opinion, is letting them off way too easy!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/28/08 at 02:06 PM
gay penguins
Wait! Gay penguins? Really? What makes them gay? Are they engaging in homosexual acts? 😖

Marika Takahashi's Fitness Video
Man, did you see that bitch on the right? What a freaking dog!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/28/08 at 09:12 PM
Marika Takahashi - Now that's dog training! Wait.... Isn't there a Takahasi's Castle somewhere? Is this chick a princess?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/29/08 at 12:34 AM
Stannous Flouride - Wow! I didn't realize that. I looked into it a bit to cure my ignorance. I never would have thought that there are gay, partnered penguins, or any other animal for that matter. It isn't uncommon, although they tend not to stay together when they don't reproduce because, yes, they do still have sex. Wow!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/30/08 at 10:08 PM
I once saw a show about gay pelicans in California. I just figured 'hey, it's California', but apparently bird-girls are very prone to lesbianism over there.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/01/08 at 11:36 AM
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