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  • Caldera: Being Yanks’ traveling secretary is a trip

    10/21/2015 6:47:02 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 13 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | May 8, 2011 | Pete Caldera
    Ben Tuliebitz grew up a Yankees fan, attended Don Bosco and started working for his favorite club 10 years ago as a media relations assistant. "I didn't even know there was a traveling secretary until I started working here," said Tuliebitz, who quickly aspired to the position. Now, he's in his fifth season moving the Yankees from city to city. And no, there isn't an "assistant to the traveling secretary" position on the Yankees – the job George Costanza famously held on "Seinfeld" – but Tuliebitz does have an intern. Two years ago, that intern's name was Jason Alexander Ludwig...
  • "Blog River." [Hilarious sendoff of bloggers by the Canadian sit-com Corner Gas.]

    03/13/2011 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2007 | The writers of Corner Gas
    Just came across this show recently and have been laughing my @ss off. This particular episode is a must-see! The premise: Village idiot starts his very own blog, and the locals react. Hilarity ensues.Click the links below. Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IV
  • My House Celebrates Festivus

    12/06/2010 7:30:54 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 82 replies
    Me ^ | 12/6/2010 | Me
  • Blogger Does World's First Reverse Excerpt!!!!!!

    11/16/2010 5:40:31 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews | 11/16/2010 | Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews
    Blogger Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews astounded the world, or at least part of it, by self-excerpting his own blog, but then posting the entire thing on FreeRepublic!!! "This is a first for the blogosphere! Or at least part of it!" said one source. "This is like, wow!!!" said another source, but with more exclamation points. "What's next, a blogger making his own videos instead of stealing them???" he added, with extra question marks. "But if he reverse excerpts, how will he get blog hits??????!!!!!!" inquired another, while popping a valium. Meantime, stuned observers recharged their beebers in nervous anticipation of the potential fallout....
  • Saw the Soup Nazi! (And I got soup!)

    10/09/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 35 replies
    Me | 10/9/2010 | Me
    Actor Larry Thomas takes a break with a couple of comely lasses while shooting a commerical at Zoup in Southfied, Michigan shooting a commerical at Zoup. While he was distracted, I helped myself to a bowl of the Chicken Pot Pie.
  • Bear ambushes hiker, attacks her iPhone instead

    10/15/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 58 replies · 1,174+ views
    CNET ^ | 10/14/2009 | by Caroline McCarthy
    Bears have some awfully funny inclinations. Back in 2004 there were all those wackynews stories about the bear who'd downed three dozen cans of beer at a campground and proceeded to pass out. But this one takes the cake: this summer, when Vermont hiker Kris Rowley was approached by a bear and it kept following her, it proved more interested in chowing down on her iPhone. Rowley, who serves as Vermont's chief information security officer, tells CIO.com: "In a semi-panic, I threw the phone at the bear." The bear proceeded to ignore Rowley and started clawing at the iPhone instead,...
  • Gateway and Packard Bell is done deal

    10/09/2007 7:00:31 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 23 replies · 592+ views
    UK Register ^ | 9 Oct 2007 | Drew Cullen
    Gateway and Packard Bell is done deal By Drew Cullen 9 Oct 2007 04:29 Subject to regulators, workers etc. Gateway, the US PC maker that is to be bought by Acer, the Taiwanese PC maker, is to buy Packard Bell, the (once Israeli, then Japanese, now) French PC maker that was going to be bought by Lenovo, the Chinese PC maker, which (according to rumours) had outbid Acer, which also wanted to buy Packard Bell. Got that? Good. Gateway had already announced that it would exercise right of first refusal to buy Packard Bell: yesterday it said it had funding...
  • Vet Claims Docs Removed Wrong Testicle

    04/05/2007 10:00:02 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 48 replies · 960+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 4/4/2007 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Air Force veteran filed a federal claim after undergoing an operation at a Veterans Administration hospital in which a healthy testicle was removed instead of a potentially cancerous one. Benjamin Houghton, 47, was to have had his left testicle removed on June 14 at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center because there was a chance it could harbor cancer cells. It also was atrophied and painful. But doctors mistakenly removed the right testicle, according to medical records and the claim, which seeks $200,000 for future care and unspecified damages. "At first I thought it...
  • (Keith) Butler Airs First Campaign Ad (Michigan Senate Race)

    07/07/2006 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 671+ views
    Keith Butler for Senate web site ^ | 7-7-06 | Keith Butler for Senate
    BUTLER AIRS FIRST CAMPAIGN AD The ad entitled “A Little Help” features Keith Butler talking about why he is running for the U.S. Senate and the change we need from the career politicians and special interest groups in Washington D.C.
  • Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa

    05/17/2006 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 125 replies · 4,014+ views
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | 5/17/-06 | WXYZ TV Detroit
    Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa By Cheryl Chodun Web produced by Seth Myers May 17, 2006 A group of FBI investigators is searching a wooded area in the vicinity of Milford and Wixom in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters’ leader Jimmy Hoffa. Investigators have cordoned off a section of woods where the bones of the long-missing union official may lie. Hoffa was last seen at the Mocas Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township in July 1975. Speculation regarding his whereabouts – or his body’s whereabouts – certainly comes and goes. Recently, a mob hitman named...
  • Vanity - "I met Lech Walesa tonight!" (by a soon to be new FReeper)

    04/07/2006 12:19:43 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 47 replies · 551+ views
    Me ^ | 4/7/06 | A friend
    This was e-mailed by a friend in Indiana who is a budding political activist. I thought it worth posting as way of introducing him to the forum. I didn't edit anything. Hell, I didn't even read it. Anyway, please be nice. **************************** Good friends, Well okay, "met" is a bit much, but I listened to him speak at Purdue, and really enjoyed it. He was a great speaker, very humble, humorous, and tactful. I can easily see him atop a bulldozer, inspiring dock-workers to risk their lives for freedom. It's a rare privilege to be in the presence of true...
  • Vanity: Things I learned while watching War of The Worlds (Caution: Possible spoilers).

    07/04/2005 1:46:29 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 90 replies · 2,177+ views
    Me ^ | 7/4/05 | Me
    Caution: Possible spoilers! . Things I learned while watching War of the Worlds 1. You can be a master crane operator at a shipyard, but your skills will have absolutely no use during an attack by Martians. 2. If you give your neighborhood mechanic advice on how to fix a car, that car will be the only working car following a Martian attack and will have the keys in it, waiting for you to come along with your kids. 3. No matter how much panic ensues, you and your kids will be able to drive a steady 60 mph, weaving...
  • Parents of son charged in beating may lose girl (Religion of "Peace" - Madison Heights, Michigan)

    06/22/2005 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 33 replies · 802+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | June 22, 2005 | Mike Martindale
    Madison Hts. pair could lose daughter for delaying treatment for broken back; her brother faces charge. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday will attempt to permanently end the parental rights of a Madison Heights couple who police say neglected to seek medical help for their daughter after her older brother allegedly beat her over her relationship with a non-Muslim boy.
  • Dallas officer admits bribe

    04/12/2005 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 544+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 11, 2005 | TANYA EISERER
    A fired Dallas police officer with a lengthy disciplinary record has admitted taking a bribe and agreed to surrender his peace officer's license as part of a plea deal. Frank Hasty, 41, took a bribe from a police informant posing as a drug dealer who wanted help ripping off Houston dealers, prosecutors said. Mr. Hasty must serve eight years of probation, pay a $1,500 fine and permanently surrender his peace officer's license.
  • Pastor considers Senate run [Michigan - Seeks Stabenow seat in 2006]

    01/02/2005 5:16:47 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 28 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | January 2, 2005 | George Weeks
    Pastor considers Senate run Church founder and GOP-backer the Rev. Keith Butler sets sights on Stabenow's seat. By George Weeks / The Detroit News The Rev. Keith A. Butler, a former Detroit councilman who has helped Republican candidates for governor and president, is considering running against first-term U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2006.
  • State warns on wild game [Michigan - dioxin contamination]

    09/14/2004 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 17 replies · 333+ views
    The Saginaw News ^ | September 14, 2004 | AP
    Four state agencies are warning against eating wild game downstream from Midland's Dow Chemical Co. complex, saying dioxin levels have become dangerous. However, others claim the dioxin warnings are exaggerated. The state Departments of Community Health, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Quality and Natural Resources issued an advisory today against eating wild turkey meat or deer liver and urged consumers to limit consumption of venison and squirrel harvested in or near at least 22 miles of the floodplain along the Tittabawassee River. Although numerous advisories exist for fish tainted with toxic chemicals, it is only the second time the state has...
  • Five Dead in House Fires in Detroit Area [murder-suicide]

    08/29/2004 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Guardian ^ | August 30, 2004 | AP
    Five Dead in House Fires in Detroit Area Monday August 30, 2004 12:01 AM WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Flames broke out in two Detroit-area homes Sunday, killing five people, including three members of a family, authorities said. Police officer Michael Waleskowki, 40, his wife and their 10-year-old son died in a blaze in Waterford Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit, Deputy Chief Ben McCaw said. The names of the wife and son were not immediately available. Authorities were investigating the blaze Sunday and would not say whether it was suspicious. The home was engulfed in flames when authorities...
  • A day to bare your underwear

    08/10/2004 6:24:15 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 31 replies · 563+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | August 5, 2004 | AP
    A day to bare your underwear Online retailer wants more talk of unmentionables ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Get ready to uncover the covered and mention the unmentionables: It's Freshpair.com's National Underwear Day again. Because of last year's wildly successful launch of this signature event, Wednesday has been designated the second annual National Underwear Day by Freshpair, a leading online retailer of men's and women's intimate apparel. This year, among other events planned for the day, 20 Freshpair models will be all over midtown New York in their underwear. They'll solicit signatures for a petition to win official recognition for...
  • Valentine's cards include black SpongeBob; printing error blamed

    02/13/2004 10:40:00 AM PST · by Larry Lucido · 42 replies · 129,422+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Feb. 12, 2004 | JIM SCHAEFER
    Valentine's cards include black SpongeBob; printing error blamed BY JIM SCHAEFER Knight Ridder Newspapers DETROIT - (KRT) - American Greetings Corp. calls it a regrettable printing error.Somehow, boxes of SpongeBob SquarePants Valentine's Day cards are popping up in Detroit Wal-Mart stores - but the popular cartoon character found inside isn't his traditional yellow color.He's black. And with his trademark big teeth and wide eyes, this SpongeBob seems similar to offensive images of African-Americans portrayed in minstrel shows decades ago.American Greetings officials said Thursday they were surprised and puzzled when the Detroit Free Press made them aware of a complaint about...
  • AP Exclusive: 3 Boeing 777s have suffered windshield cracks; wiring problem blamed

    10/06/2003 6:50:07 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 53 replies · 386+ views
    SFGate ^ | October 6, 2003 | LESLIE MILLER
    <p>Alitalia Flight 610 was over the Atlantic on its Rome-to-New York flight last July when the Boeing 777 seemed to shudder. Passengers smelled smoke.</p> <p>The cabin crew ran up to the flight deck as passengers screamed, said Bruce Northrup, a New York City banker returning from a wedding with his wife and 15-year-old son. "People were yelling, `Tell us what's going on,"' he said in an interview with The Associated Press.</p>
  • War Story

    06/12/2003 9:14:32 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 5 replies · 184+ views
    e-mail ^ | 6/12/03 | e-mail
    A War Story A squad of American soldiers was patrolling along the Iraqi border. To their surprise, they found the badly mangled dead body of an Iraqi soldier in a ditch along side the road. A short distance up the road, they found a badly mangled American soldier in a ditch on the other side of the road, which was still barely alive. They ran to him, cradled his blood-covered head and asked him what had happened. "Well," he whispered, "I was walking down this road, armed to the teeth. I came across this heavily armed Iraqi border guard. I...
  • Women's double benefit from male armpit sweat

    06/05/2003 7:28:49 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 30 replies · 1,108+ views
    NewindPress.com ^ | Saturday May 31 2003 | ANI
    Women's double benefit from male armpit sweat ANI WASHINGTON: A man's armpit holds a secret for a woman's relaxation. Well, it sounds obnoxious but a new research has showed that men's armpit sweat, which contains active pheromones, can calm a female mind and boost their fertility. They say that since it also shifts menstrual cycles, the discovery may be good news for couples wanting to maximize their chances of conception, according to a report in Nature. Researchers say that once the active pheromones have been identified and isolated, they may be able to modify them to produce a new generation...
  • ***Vanity*** Why do I keep getting a security alert when clicking on My Comments?

    04/28/2003 7:58:04 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 11 replies · 40+ views
    None ^ | 4-28-03 | Myself
    Lately, every time I check for new posts under My Comments, I get a Security Alert indicating a "security certificate with a company you have chosen not to trust." When you click "View Certificate," the following information is provided for the issuer: CN = DOD CLASS 3 CA-4 OU = PKI OU = DoD O = U.S. Government C = US This happens at home and at computers I use at other locations, where I haven't set any security preferences. Any insight as to what is triggering these annoying alerts?
  • GOP trying to win over blacks (Michigan)

    02/17/2003 10:15:32 AM PST · by Larry Lucido · 7 replies · 38+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | February 17, 2003 | KATHLEEN GRAY
    <p>Meeting with a black county commissioner and a newspaper publisher a few years ago, Kentwood Mayor Bill Hardiman braced himself for a typical reaction from the two Democrats.</p> <p>As one of the few black Republicans elected in Michigan, Hardiman often encountered Democrats wary of his Republican roots.</p>
  • Lysistrata Project : A Theatrical Act of Dissent (Liberal Loony Alert)

    02/15/2003 7:25:44 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 11 replies · 36+ views
    Lysistrata Project web site ^ | Feb. 15, 2003 | Lysistrata Project
    About Lysistrata Project On Monday, March 3rd, 2003, the first-ever world-wide theatrical event for peace will happen in a city near you. Don't miss this unique opportunity to stand up for peace in your community, and provide a humorous entree into a healthy dialogue about current affairs. Attend or help plan a reading of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' anti-war comedy, to protest the rush to war on Iraq. Many of the readings will benefit non-profit organizations working for peace and humanitarian aid in Iraq. Lysistrata Project participants have a wide variety of backgrounds and views, but we all believe the Bush Administration's...
  • Ice crashes through roof of California home

    01/22/2003 7:29:20 AM PST · by Larry Lucido · 16 replies · 260+ views
    WFTC UPN 29 (MN) ^ | WFTC UPN 29
    Ice crashes through roof of California home (Santa Cruz, California-AP) -- It might have seemed like the sky was falling. A large chunk of ice fell through the roof of a house in Santa Cruz, California. It didn't hit anyone, but it tore a hole about a foot and a-half wide in the roof. It fell just a few feet away from where a mother and her daughter were sitting. No word on where the ice came from, but an F-A-A spokesman tells an area T-V station (K-I-O-N) that it could be what's called blue ice. Blue ice is caused...
  • Officer Falls Through Ice (Minnesota)

    01/01/2003 11:02:57 AM PST · by Larry Lucido · 22 replies · 171+ views
    UPN 29 ^ | 12/31/02 | UPN 29
    Officer Falls Through Ice A close call in Mahnomen County early Tuesday morning. Three people, including a police officer, were rescued after their cars broke through ice on Sargent Lake, near Nay-Tah-Waush. Acting Sheriff Paul Brehm says a White Earth police officer pursued a car that failed to pull over on a traffic stop east of Manhomen about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Police followed the car onto the lake at a public access. At that point, both vehicles went through the ice. The police officer was able to get out and was brought to shore by two deputies who walked...
  • 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, Legal Version

    12/21/2002 7:28:25 AM PST · by Larry Lucido · 11 replies · 12+ views
    e-mail ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    'Twas The Night Before Christmas, Legal Version Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter "the House") a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and around the chimney in said House in the hope and/or belief that St. Nick a/k/a/ St. Nicholas a/k/a/ Santa Claus (hereinafter "Claus") would arrive at some time thereafter. The minor residents, i.e. the children, of the aforementioned House, were located...
  • Ex-Detroiter to challenge Patterson - (Rev. Keith Butler)

    11/26/2002 4:51:04 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 10 replies · 290+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | November 26, 2002 | Mike Martindale
    <p>SOUTHFIELD -- The Rev. Keith Butler unquestionably knows how to reach people. He does it daily at his 19,000-member Word of Faith ministry.</p> <p>But can the former Detroit city councilman bring together cantankerous conservatives and mischievous moderates who disrupted an Oakland County Republican party convention?</p>
  • Michigan Militia's founder is moving

    08/26/2002 8:57:56 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 11 replies · 388+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | August 26, 2002 | CARI NOGA
    <p>ALANSON -- Come November, hunters in blaze orange may occupy the place where camouflage-clad Michigan Militia members consumed ready-to-eat rations and drilled to defendagainst terrorism, government tyranny and crime.</p> <p>The remote, 120-acre northern Michigan property where the controversial group trained is for sale. Its owner, militia founder and former commander Norm Olson, plans to move his family to Alaska, where he hopes to join an independence movement.</p>
  • Lewis and Clark - Stop celebrating. They don't matter.

    08/18/2002 9:13:59 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 35 replies · 609+ views
    Slate, via MSN ^ | August 16, 2002 | David Plotz
    Lewis and Clark Stop celebrating. They don't matter. By David Plotz Posted Friday, August 16, 2002, at 7:40 AM PT The American infatuation with Lewis and Clark grows more fervent with every passing year. The adventurers have become our Extreme Founding Fathers, as essential to American history as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson but a lot more fun. Last month, President Bush announced the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration, a three-year, 15-state pageant that begins Jan. 18 in Virginia and could draw as many as 25 million tourists to the Lewis and Clark trail by the time it wraps up...