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Achenblog: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Googling Bloops

Sorry, Caitlin -- I'm a bloop apologist. In fact I wish I could bloop more.. Even without getting embarrassingly personal here, I would bloop fully 15 percent of my brain, if it were possible. If there were a way, for...

By Editor  |  May 9, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (262)
 
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Are Koalas Drunk?

The buzz on koalas is that they're drunk on eucalyptus leaves. The rumor is so rampant that there's a concerted campaign to knock it down. The truth is that they're just incredibly sleepy -- they sleep about 20 hours...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 9, 2008; 4:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
 
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The Bloopy Brain Theory

On the Metro yesterday, I sat near a couple of girls -- college students, I think, or possibly high school seniors -- who were talking about a class they were taking together together and how hard it was. It was...

By Editor  |  May 8, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snake in the Bathroom

Rachel -- Love the snake story. The lil' fella looks pretty cute to me, but then I was raised in a tree-huggin' household that served as a rescue shelter for just about every member of the animal kingdom at one...

By Editor  |  May 7, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snake in the Grass

Last Sunday I was walking in a garden and was tempted by a snake. It was awesome. I had gone out to talk to my plants in soothing tones, which I do because I have no children or pets. The...

By Editor  |  May 7, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Horses, Races and Racehorses

Buddy was a racehorse in Oklahoma before we found him in Maryland. He wasn't a big winner; he never actually won at all. As a result, he fast became one of thousands of horses in the United States "retired" from...

By Editor  |  May 6, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
 
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Buy Me a Drink? Or a Transmission?

Yes, Caitlin, car neglect is a very powerful thing. Intentionally or not, mechanics make me feel bad for 1) not knowing what is wrong; 2) having caused the problem, probably by overloading the floor with soda cans and ignoring potential...

By Editor  |  May 5, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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My Pride's in the Shop, Along With My Car

[Editor's note: Joel is a away for a couple weeks -- working on a top-secret project with Paul Hogan -- and will be posting only intermittently. In his absence, he's asked a few Friends of Achenblog to pinch-write for him....

By Editor  |  May 5, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Off to Exile Island

It's a long way to the other side of the planet. The airline announced that there were heavy headwinds and we'd have to make an unscheduled stop in Honolulu to refuel. I was all in favor of that, since...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 4, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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