Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A new coffee drink called Café Oil Lait?

Researchers at the University of Southern California are developing a robot for autistic children because some of them relate better to mechanical devices. For example, they built a prototype that looked like Michael Savage and the autistic children immediately removed its batteries.

Three players and a coach were ejected in a televised bench-clearing brawl during a WNBA game between the Detroit Shock and the Los Angeles Sparks. The league is looking at the tape to determine if the fight may have been caused by a guy holding a camera who said he was from “Girls Gone Wild.”

An ABC-TV outlet in Houston released a video taken at a political fundraiser showing President Bush explaining the nation’s economic problems by saying, “Wall Street got drunk.” Luckily, the camera was turned off before Bush demonstrated how Wall Street grabbed the porcelain stock market and upchucked the banking industry.

Marine experts say the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas-Louisiana coast this year is likely to be the biggest ever and last longer than ever before. The Bush administration has promised to help restore plant and animal life to the dead zone so it can kill it off again with offshore drilling.

A Minnesota high school teacher won $1,000 and a cruise for lasting 20 hours on a roller coaster ride at the Mall of America. I call foul. Not getting sick on a roller coaster is easy for someone who’s used to the smell of high school gym lockers.

About 29 miles of the Mississippi River at New Orleans was closed after a tugboat pushing a barge and a 600-foot tanker crashed, causing diesel to leak into the water. Always ones to make best of a bad situation, New Orleans restaurants immediately created a new coffee drink called Café Oil Lait.

State police in Rhode Island arrested a man on charges of DWI whose blood alcohol level was 0.491 percent - the highest ever recorded in Rhode Island for someone who wasn't dead. This guy was so drunk, he asked the cop who stopped him to unscrew the top so he could climb out of his pickle jar.

A woman in central Indiana was taken to the hospital after she accidentally stabbed herself in the foot with a 3-foot-long sword while performing a Wiccan good luck ritual in a cemetery. She pulled the sword out herself and took it to the hospital in case any of the nurses tried to wash off the blood by dousing her with a bucket of water.

According to a new study, the little blue anti-impotence pill Viagra may help some women on antidepressants have better sex. Especially if they share half with their partner.

Chinese officials are setting up specially designated zones in Beijing for protesters during next month's Olympics. Protesters who can’t find the zones on the map should just walk in the direction the tanks have their guns pointed in.

Jordan’s King Abdullah got behind the wheel of his limo and drove Barack Obama to the airport after his visit. Don’t get too excited. If he was a really good friend, Abdullah would have offered to help Barack move his stuff from Chicago to Washington after the election.

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