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Fight Against Maturity

The ultimate put-down

Reuters

The residents of a Romanian village knowingly voted in a dead man as their mayor in Sunday’s municipal election, preferring him to his living opponent.

June 16, 2008 Posted by | People, politics | | Comments Off on The ultimate put-down

Alcohol seldom makes you smarter and more agile…part two

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A man leaning out of a window of a moving car to throw beer bottles at the following vehicle, lost his balance, fell out onto the road, and then rolled into an adjoining drainage ditch. He was hospitalized with a broken ankle and, one assumes, assorted scrapes and bruises.

June 16, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | | Comments Off on Alcohol seldom makes you smarter and more agile…part two

16 Years at sea? Let’s have another look at that thar chart, matey.

Seattle PI: Niña restores history

A replica of the Niña, one of Christopher Columbus’ three ships that carried him across the ocean blue, will discover Seattle’s shores Wednesday.

The ship, along with its captain and crew, will be available to the public from Thursday through June 23.

Seattle is one of 400 ports the Niña has visited in its 16 years at sea. Built completely by hand using historic documents as blueprints, the ship was named “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built” by Archaeology magazine.

June 16, 2008 Posted by | boat, People | , | Comments Off on 16 Years at sea? Let’s have another look at that thar chart, matey.