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Ana Lucia really pissed now!

Looks like Mayte Michelle Rodriguez will have something more to draw on for her character’s anger. She and Cynthia Watros (“Libby”), both of "Lost" fame, were each pulled over for DUI‘s 15 minutes apart from one another.

Both failed field sobriety tests and were released Thursday on $500 bail each…
Motorists arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant automatically have their driver’s licenses revoked. They are given a temporary license that allows them to drive, but under several restrictions.

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Men can die

Congratulations ladies! Sex is obsolete.

University of Pennsylvania managed to grow mouse "spermatagonial stem cells" in a dish

That’s the stuff that becomes sperm. And the neat thing is they’ve learned how to alter the genes such that the alterations are passed from generation to generation. In other words now that men aren’t necessary (and they really haven’t been since the invention of the massager), you can guarantee that all offspring are female!

On a side note, treatment for hysteria was first recommended in 1653.

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Slow down you idiots!

A day or two ago (break into song with me!)
I thought I’d run a light [yellow]
But instead I stopped
And did it just in time.

But a guy in the other lane
Two whole car lengths behind
Pressed down his gas peddle
And ran the red light.

For me the light did change
And I drove the speed limit
Making it to the next light
To have a big surprise.

There sat the other guy!
He risked his life and others.
He caused great distress.
He saved himself no time.

He sped like demon.
He got nowhere real fast.
On top of that he wasted,
He wasted much gas!

He risked his life and others.
He got nowhere real fast.
He wasted much gas.
He saved himself no time….

This morning I was the lead car at a stop light. The light turned green and the other cars continued to come, and come and I went ahead and accelerated and they came. Had I the gumption I could have driven straight through the pack of cars continuing to blatantly run the red light. Does this mean we need red light cameras. Let me exclaim "Hell no"! This happened at the intersection of Kington Pike where the state troopers office sits. What this means is a state trooper or city officer needs to stand in the grass in front of the state troopers office and flag down and ticket the offenders.

We live in a cove. It has 7 houses on it but sometimes this cove (a straight stretch and a circle) seems like a speedway. We are off the beaten path but for some reason we are the world’s turnaround. Sometimes I park our cars obnoxiously in the street so that the strangers are slowed in their efforts to turn our nearly private street into a dragway. Always seems to help at least for a bit. Blogging Baby points our a much more creative solution.

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I-40 shutdown due to crash

East of Cherry St live.

Cherry St at I-40 live.
Traffic Cameras provided by TDOT SmartWay (per linking policy)

These are the cameras that you see around town. These are not red light cameras. The red cameras have not been installed yet.

A tractor trailor crash has shut down part of I-40

The following content reposted from June 22, 2005.

I’m an observant person. I watched the traffic cams get installed by TDOT. For a long I have intended to call TDOT and ask, "are those cameras available to the public?" Ironically, being a web guy, I never bothered looking online until one of the local news stations mentioned the 75 cameras are online (though by my count I only see 66). Have a look at a picture of a TDOT SmartWay camera.

Additional information about the TDOT $20 million SmaryWay system is available including cameras statewide and information about Tennessee 511 a service that provides traffic information from any phone. TDOT is also in Alabama.

From the Smartway FAQ: TDOT Smartway

Other benefits include:

  • Providing live video to local television stations that is used during their rush hour traffic reports
  • Website access to current construction and incident information.
  • Shorter crash response time by emergency response agencies including TDOT HELP trucks
  • Using the system to assist in AMBER ALERTS
  • Radio reports of current construction and incident information available on the highway advisory radio (HAR) system.
  • Use of the system to complement Homeland Security evacuation plans

Now when you want to leave the house you can check to see if I-40 is jammed or not!

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Technology Unreigned

Kids, vibrating pajamas, and chickens. Add the word "choke" in there and someone’s naive good intention is going land people in jail.

But I can prove I never touched ____

All joking aside, this is really cool and puts us so much closer to true virtual reality experiences!

Singapore scientists looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the Internet have devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children’s pyjamas for cyberspace hugs.

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One of those tests…

Ok. I took one of those tests. It was the T&A and Cuteness test. See results. Like horoscopes, I think the results of this test could have said most anything and you would nod your head and agree.

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Progressive Walmart?

This interesting article labels Walmart as "progressive" and good for the poor citing that Walmart’s $200 billion-plus assistance to consumers rivals federal programs such as food stamps ($33 billion) and earned-income tax credit ($40 billion).

If critics prevent the firm from opening new branches, they will prevent ordinary families from sharing in those gains. Poor Americans will be chief among the casualties.

Another interesting tidbit is that the "average Wal-Mart customer earns $35,000 a year, compared with $50,000 at Target and $74,000 at Costco."

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Flickr is for Photos; Berenstain Bears are dead; Scarry Changes

Oh the things I wouldn’t know if not for blogs! I was looking in on Drawn! this morning and discovered some interesting tidbits.

Flickr is for photos
[Flickr] want[s] to assert themselves as a site for sharing photographs, and any accounts that are extensively non-photographic in nature (ie illustrations) will be rendered NIPSA, or Not In Public Site Areas. …your images will not show up in searches or tag results, and this includes any legitimate photographs in your account as well.
Stan Berenstain dead
While there are no official press releases yet…
Richard Scarry Gets PC
I’m sure everyone has this book in their house. Now check out the changes from 1980 to 1990.