He left out the most important plus: Fewer annoying Yankees fans.

Disney Parks Stop Scans for Topless Riders – TIME

Stop the presses! Disney says it will no longer scan riders on Splash Mountain and three other rides for guests who feel the need to flash their breasts for souvenir photos. The article goes on to quote a spokeswoman who informs us (are we disappointed?) that “actual inappropriate behaviors by guests are rare.” Now tell […]

Air France jet diverts after being told to stay clear of US airspace | Gadling.com

Speechless. An Air France flight from Paris to Mexico had to make an unscheduled stop in Martinique when US air traffic controllers notified the jet that it would not be receiving permission to fly over US airspace. Why, you ask? Get this: A journalist on the US no-fly list was a passenger. 38,000 feet up […]

David Kessler: Fat, Salt and Sugar Alter Brain Chemistry, Make Us Eat Junk Food – washingtonpost.com

So David Kessler dumpster-dives at Chili’s. Probably better than the food on the tables. The high-octane career path of David A. Kessler, the Harvard-trained doctor, lawyer, medical school dean and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration had come to this: nocturnal dumpster diving. Sometimes, he would just reach in. Other times, he would […]

Vapid Lifestyle Stories from the NYT

From the New York Times vapid lifestyle story file, comes From Highly Successful to Unemployed to Becoming Mr. Mom– headlined as “Mr. Moms (By way of Fortune 500). AS the 3 p.m. bell rang recently at the local elementary school here, there were some unusual faces in the crowd of mothers and nannies outside: a […]

Sewer replacement

OK, so here’s the great sewer replacement of 2009. The very opposite of fun. Sewer replacement FacebookTwitterDiggItTechnoratiDel.icio.us

My Plumbing Albatross

Today’s plumbing adventures – a big estimate for a sewer mainline replacement – makes me want to revisit and recount the plumbing adventures I’ve had over the past 9 years.

How a Scotland Yard Slip Forced Terrorism Raids in Britain – TIME

This one is extraordinary – the Scotland Yard guy gets out of his car at 10 Downing Street holding important papers about a counterterrorism operation – face-out to the cameras. So the photographers blew up the picture and could read and report the details. At least in the movies they always have folders that are […]

Southwest to Have Flights Out of La Guardia – NYTimes.com

I got all excited with this one. Alas, there’s less than meets the eye. Full refundable is $318+ tax, w/ biz select at 378+ tax. I guess that’s why the Shuttle flights just dropped $100, which is competitive with that. One-way flights to Chicago Midway will start as low as $89, and flights to Baltimore-Washington […]

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