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Posted at 7:38 AM ET, 07/29/2008

Morning Mix: Amy Winehouse Briefly Hospitalized (Again)

By Liz Kelly
Tuesday

Headlines: Amy Winehouse released from London hospital after overnight stay... "Transformers 2" co-star Isabel Lucas was in car with Shia LaBeouf... Miley Cyrus offered $1 million to become condom spokesperson... Kelsey Grammer hospitalized in New York... Miley describes her dream man (watch out, Gwyneth)... Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell expecting twins... Kyle MacLachlan and wife welcome new son... "24's" Mary Lynn Rajskub gives birth to baby boy... Maria Bello engaged... Mario Lopez to take over "Extra" hosting duties... Brooke Hogan gloats over outwitting the "press."

Crime Watch: Former South African Oprah school official pleads not guilty to abuse.

Rumor Mill: Shark samples Ryan Seacrest's toe, moves on... Cops don't recognize Shannen Doherty.

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By Liz Kelly  | July 29, 2008; 7:38 AM ET
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So sharks find Seacrest to be distasteful too...interesting. And this during Shark Week on Discovery.

Posted by: 23112 | July 29, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

See, that's the trouble with a government-run healthcare system: celebrities and rich people seem to think they can just drop in and out of hospital every time they have an 'adverse reaction' to medication. Meanwhile, their accountants have them paying zero taxes and the costs for their healthcare is all on the poor.

All the raw materials you need for a joke: "Rebecca Romijn pregnant," "the twins."

Brooke Hogan: "there's such thing as a back door you jerks." I wonder if she knows she uses the phrase "back door" differently than does her brother's cellmate.

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse

That Brooke Hogan, what a genious!

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 29, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Sasquatch's vacation spot has been discovered - near Grassy Narrows, Ontario, about 300 miles north of Duluth.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/468904

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

"NOTHING comes before family."

Oh, it was one of those kinds of visits. I love coded messages!

Posted by: 23112 | July 29, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Brooke Hogan: "there's such thing as a back door you jerks." I wonder if she knows she uses the phrase "back door" differently than does her brother's cellmate.

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 8:25 AM

Perhaps she was debating the merits after Sherri brought that subject up on the View.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

This is the best comment from the Sasquatch sighting story!

"maybe
Perhaps it was a tall hairy man and they missed the sign that said "Nudist Colony Property: No Trespassing!"

Hey Sas, maybe if you put some pants on, this wouldn't happen!

Posted by: sunnydaze misses the Weekly World News | July 29, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I think the shark was just reminded about the whole "professional courtesy" thing.

Posted by: Decadent Sundae | July 29, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I think the joke with Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell is that anyone cares enough about them to report the pregnancy as "celebrity" news.

On the other hand, thanks to Jerry O'Connell fat kids everywhere have hope.

Posted by: M Street | July 29, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Reason #2,076,881 I wish I was rich: so I could pay Miley Cyrus to not talk about condoms.

Posted by: jaybbub | July 29, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

sunnydaze, I'm afraid your nudist colony theory falls apart on a tiny little detail:

the blackfly.


Spring and early summer (i.e., June & July) in the woods north of Kenora is no place for exposed skin. Walking around there with no clothes on would be very much like swimming in a piranha tank.

Late summer (i.e., July 28th through Aug. 2) in the woods north of Kenora is just too short of a season to get in any propper nackedness.

All other times of the year involve subzero temperatures, amorous moose, hungry bears.

It's a shame, really, because it's beautiful otherwise.

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Late summer (i.e., July 28th through Aug. 2) in the woods north of Kenora is just too short of a season to get in any propper nackedness.

All other times of the year involve subzero temperatures, amorous moose, hungry bears.

It's a shame, really, because it's beautiful otherwise.

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 9:30 AM

Posted by: Cleanup to my computer keyboard & screen! | July 29, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

did anyone watch the lohan show on sunday? i missed it and was hoping someone could give an update. where's luvlinsey?

Posted by: living lohan | July 29, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

File under "some things never change": Shannon Doherty leaving the police station in a huff.

How much would a photo of Shannon earn a pap, anyway?

Posted by: errrrrrrrr | July 29, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

How much would a photo of Shannon earn a pap, anyway?

Posted by: errrrrrrrr | July 29, 2008 9:40 AM


Wait! What if she made the whole thing up? It's not like we've seen photos of her entering or exiting a police station, for example. Was her grand marketing plan to suggest that she matters by coming up with this cockamamie pap story?

Posted by: oh my | July 29, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

After looking at the picture of Maria Bello's beau, I give the marriage 6 mos. max. After next looking at the finer print (Maria 41, fiance 28), I revise and extend my remarks, and give it 4 mos.

And Shia, my completely age-inappropriate crush on you is dwindling.

Posted by: NW DC | July 29, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

"did anyone watch the lohan show on sunday? i missed it and was hoping someone could give an update. where's luvlinsey?"

No, but I'll wager even money that there was some kind of disaster.


Isn't Mizz Cyrus a little young to sign on for something like that? One would think that someone would have to be 18 to link up with a company like that.

Posted by: EricS | July 29, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

From the article about Miley's ideal man, Miley describing her mom's criticism about her choice of men:

She doesn't like my taste in guys," Cyrus says. "She says I have terrible taste."

This coming from the woman who married Billy Ray Cyrus....

Posted by: Dorkus | July 29, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Mz Bello(w) - I love that they call him a musician and yet "they met in the restaurant where he works" -

I would like to officially state for the record that I do not like the name Bryn (especially for a male) it's like some Gen-X southern belle having free rein to name her baby boy because her husband is too whipped to stop her. It's wrong I tell you, wrong...

Posted by: LTL | July 29, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I vote that the paps 'get back at Brooke' by not taking her picture and not writing about her... it's a win win...

Posted by: LTL | July 29, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does Maria Bello's betrothed look like a sketchy, cheap knock off version of Jake Gyllenhaal??

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Brooke - if nothing is more important than family, why do you not speak to your own mother.

Maria - congrats. Maybe you could spring for a haircut for your intended?

Posted by: jlrs | July 29, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Isabel Lucas must have been drunk to be in the car with Shia LaBeouf when there is a perfectly good Adrian Grenier out there to nail.

Posted by: musicgeek | July 29, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does Maria Bello's betrothed look like a sketchy, cheap knock off version of Jake Gyllenhaal??

Posted by: | July 29, 2008 10:05 AM

Perhaps he and Jake are lovahs.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

One thing's for sure. Those Romijn-O'Connell kids are gonna have some straight white teeth. Those two should do Pepsodent ads.

Bravo, Mario Lopez! I want his agent. What a resume -- "Saved by the Bell," "Pet Star," "Dancing with the Stars," "A Chorus Line" and now "Extra." When does he replace Maury or Montel as host of his own talk show?

And is it me, or does that Ryan Seacrest story seem completely fabricated? It's not like the shark actually maimed him, and for all we know the whole thing was just a pathetic attempt at news on a slow day.

Posted by: td | July 29, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Hey td, Mario already had a talk show with him and a bunch of other washed up dudes... and it bombed.

Posted by: osteph | July 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

How much would a photo of Shannon earn a pap, anyway?

Posted by: errrrrrrrr | July 29, 2008 9:40 AM

I'd say it'd earn the pappy a ham sam'mich and the pity of his peers for being unable to keep up with a celebrity with more relevancy.

Brooke - Good lord, woman. Don't you realize that if you were actually worth the effort, papps would be shooting in the front and the rear? Wait, that didn't come out right, did it?


Posted by: Anonyonandon | July 29, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Is it me, or does that Miley photo (accompanying the People story about her dream man) look like Lindsay Lohan but with a wider smile?

"Elvis says imitation's the greatest form of flattery," Cyrus says. First, Elvis is dead, Miley (happened years ago, way before you were born). Second, I don't think he's the one who coined that phrase either.

(Reminds me of a Debby Boone interview a few years ago where she said that one of her backup dancers told her she sang, "that Leann Rimes song" -- You Light Up My Life -- really well. It's all relative.)

Posted by: td is getting older by the minute | July 29, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

All,

Don't worry about Sasquatch roaming the North Woods.

We all know that his luxurious pelt will protect his privacies from attack by black flies (unless, of course he's gone ahead and gotten a yetzillion).

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 29, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

That Amy is such a silly.

She keeps on jumping into ambulances, thinking they're London cabs, and is taken to her favourite overnighter. They're got great drugs there and you don't have to leave your bed to pee.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 29, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does Maria Bello's betrothed look like a sketchy, cheap knock off version of Jake Gyllenhaal??

Posted by: | July 29, 2008 10:05 AM
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Ironic, really, because I always thought Jake looked like a sketchy, cheap knock off version of k.d. lang.

Posted by: td has a constant craving | July 29, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Brooke Hogan: "Needless to say, I WAS there for my brother on his birthday because he is my best friend and NOTHING comes before family."

Judging by that outfit, clearly good taste is way down the list after family.

And Brooke? The way-too-chummy-with-bro talk got Angelina in trouble some years back. You two are close, fine, but let's not oversell it.

Posted by: td | July 29, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Separately, the Fire Department responded Sunday night to the Queens apartment of a 400-pound man who was knocked unconscious by smoke - and had to be hauled to safety with special cargo netting, authorities said.

The fire alarm was reported at 8:50 p.m. at 61-15 97th St., the source said.

When firefighters from Ladder Co. 136 opened the door of the first-floor apartment, a lieutenant and probationary officer found an unnamed 400-pound man unconscious, lying face down, in a hallway near the living room, the source said.

Rescuers had to use cargo netting to envelope the large patient and drag him to safety.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07292008/news/regionalnews/woman_weight_lifted_122078.htm


HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAA.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

And Brooke? The way-too-chummy-with-bro talk got Angelina in trouble some years back. You two are close, fine, but let's not oversell it.

Posted by: td | July 29, 2008 10:47 AM
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But td... how in the world is she supposed to maintain her celebrelevance if she _doesn't_ oversell it?

Posted by: Anonyonandon | July 29, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hmm. Does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that Brooke Hogan might be luvlinsey?

And congratulations, Page Six- your Ryan Seacrest shark encounter wins this week's prize for reportage of a non-event. Up next: Khloe Kardashian gets the hiccups.

Posted by: Bawlmer | July 29, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Oh come on, what kind of self-respecting shark worth its salt can't even manage to remove one of Ryan's pedicured toes? I bet he got stuffed in a shark locker by the bigger badder jock sharks.

Posted by: jes | July 29, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

OOH - Seacrest confirms shark attack! I can now be at peace instead of worrying if the story was truth or rumor.

http://www.usmagazine.com/Ryan-Seacrest-I-Was-Bit-by-a-Shark

Posted by: Non-event update | July 29, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

brooke, why do you not speak to your own mother.
*****
maybe because mother has no time to be a mother because she's busy shebanging the boy toy of tender years. this group is down on the skuzball ladder, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay down.

Posted by: janet returns after a day of having to work really hard | July 29, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Purchasing a villa in Cabo where a sand shark can nibble on your toe....$9 M.

Winning an air guitar contest with a stage dive and losing your toe....priceless.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | July 29, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I'm a lurker for the most part and enjoy the snarks. Something happened yesterday that deserves a post -- this is off topic.

I DVR certain soaps during the day to watch in evening while I wind down. One of the cast on All My Children (a hooker) actually said "carm down!" I didn't believe it so I rewound it. Yep, the hooker did say carm down. Therefore, it is now documented that the term "carm down" is truly a term that is mainstream America.

Posted by: Puggles | July 29, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

First of all:
"Yep, the hooker did say carm down."

PRESS: Mr. Spitzer, what did the escort say when you threw your truss at her?

AHAHAHA. Puggles, I request video evidence.
To the YouTube!

Posted by: Bawlmer | July 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

First of all:
"Yep, the hooker did say carm down."

PRESS: Mr. Spitzer, what did the escort say when you threw your truss at her?

AHAHAHA. Puggles, I request video evidence.
To the YouTube!

Posted by: Bawlmer | July 29, 2008 11:37 AM


that was dumb. sorry, somone had to say it.

Posted by: dumb | July 29, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

brook is alsome!!! you guys are just jelus meenies. she has the best daddy and the best clothes. i bet her mother will win miami's mother of the year!!!!!!!!! go, brook!!!!!

Posted by: luvsbrook | July 29, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

that was dumb. sorry, somone had to say it.

Posted by: dumb | July 29, 2008 11:39 AM

and that was dumber. SMAME on you.

Posted by: rubber | July 29, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS FROM INDIA!
Paris Hilton has revealed that she feels like a grown up now

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/International_Buzz/Paris_feels_like_a_grown-up_now/articleshow/3295842.cms

Posted by: sunnydaze says this just in | July 29, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

AHAHAHA. Puggles, I request video evidence.
To the YouTube!

Posted by: Bawlmer | July 29, 2008 11:37 AM

Sorry, but I'm blocked at work + I don't have knowledge as to how to post video. But, this weekend, if you tune into Soapnet, Tuesday's episode will be aired again.

Posted by: Puggles | July 29, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

dumb, dumber, dumbest

Posted by: glue | July 29, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

"that was dumb. sorry, somone had to say it."

Your concern has been duly noted.

Anybody know what happened to Shia's hand? He's out of commission for a month, which makes it sound fairly serious. Hopefully it makes him realize exactly why boozing and cruising is a bad idea.

Posted by: Bawlmer thinks "truss" is a funny word. | July 29, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Medication? That's what Amy Wine-o's publicist is being paid to call it, huh?

Word of the day: yetzillion (LOL :o))

Posted by: Californian | July 29, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Maria Bello needs to run that guy's dna, prints and other info through NCIS...There is no way his name is really Bryn Mooser and does the Brady Bunch know someone broke into the vault and stole Mike's hair?

Posted by: b | July 29, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

there are so many things wrong with miley cyrus it's hard to know where to start...

but what i really want to know is what self-respecting 20yo would genuinely want to be BFF to a 15yo?

Posted by: b | July 29, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

From the article about Miley's ideal man, Miley describing her mom's criticism about her choice of men:

She doesn't like my taste in guys," Cyrus says. "She says I have terrible taste."

This coming from the woman who married Billy Ray Cyrus....

Posted by: Dorkus | July 29, 2008 10:01 AM

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But Mrs. Cyrus is the voice of experience.

***********************
Isabel Lucas must have been drunk to be in the car with Shia LaBeouf when there is a perfectly good Adrian Grenier out there to nail.

Posted by: musicgeek | July 29, 2008 10:11 AM

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Adrian Grenier needs to get though caterpillars, I mean, eyebrows under control. They fight the rest of his face for attention.

Posted by: ripariandweller | July 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Just finished reading Gene's chat and Liz Kelly said...calm down. CALM DOWN! Not Carm down, but calm down. Have this blog all been for naught?

Posted by: Say it isn't so | July 29, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

My guess about Shia's hand is that it went through some glass...maybe it's just some broken bones but if he got tendon damage, then that would qualify as a pretty bad injury to one's hand.

And one's career.

Posted by: 23112 | July 29, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Re the name Bryn, I'd respectfully like to mention that one of the world's greatest operatic baritones is Welshman Bryn Terfel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/brynterfel/pages/biography.shtml

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

PBS's "History Detectives" ran a story last night on the fiery crash of the Hindenburg, including the newsreel snippet with the original "Oh, the humanity" line.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

the blackfly.

Spring and early summer (i.e., June & July) in the woods north of Kenora is no place for exposed skin. Walking around there with no clothes on would be very much like swimming in a piranha tank.

Late summer (i.e., July 28th through Aug. 2) in the woods north of Kenora is just too short of a season to get in any propper nackedness.

All other times of the year involve subzero temperatures, amorous moose, hungry bears.

It's a shame, really, because it's beautiful otherwise.

Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 9:30 AM

A masterpiece! Mr. Parker had a blood-reducing encounter with blackflies while camping in northern Ontario some years ago, which left him with very painful bruised welts that quite took a while to heal.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Where IS everyone? There used to be like 200 comments on the blog, nowadays, there are only like 30. Were most of them trolls? Invaders from OP? I miss the back and forth and the snark. Now this blog is just dead.

Posted by: ??? | July 29, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

A sand shark? It doesn't even have teeth! Just a nubby band of cartilage! Non story indeed.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

???,

Why, there's a travel special on Orbitz today! We're all going to the Bahamas!

Seriously, I think ComicCon scared everyone off. I knew it would serve a useful purpose.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | July 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Where IS everyone? There used to be like 200 comments on the blog, nowadays, there are only like 30. Were most of them trolls? Invaders from OP? I miss the back and forth and the snark. Now this blog is just dead.

Posted by: ??? | July 29, 2008 2:19 PM

It's July. Lots of folks are probably on vacation and away from their PCs.

Posted by: Puggles | July 29, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin outs my vacation spot:

"Sasquatch's vacation spot has been discovered - near Grassy Narrows, Ontario, about 300 miles north of Duluth."

You Maniacs! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Posted by: Sasquatch does his best Charlton Heston | July 29, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Where IS everyone? There used to be like 200 comments on the blog, nowadays, there are only like 30. Were most of them trolls? Invaders from OP? I miss the back and forth and the snark. Now this blog is just dead.

Posted by: ??? | July 29, 2008 2:19 PM

It's almost August in DC...Things wind down for a month...

Posted by: WDC 21113 | July 29, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Where IS everyone?

Some of us are still working. In fact, work has a bad habit of getting in the way of my blogging. Owe, the humanity!

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Mary Lynn Rajskub names her newborn son Valentine.

I think that name pretty well guarantees that he'll be cruising mens' lavatories with Larry Craig in a few years.

Where's Jack Bauer -- other than in jail on a DUI-- when we need him?

DAMMIT, CHLOE!!!!!

Posted by: Sasquatch ain't waitin' in the men's room | July 29, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!! We just had a pretty big earthquake. My heart is still pounding!

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse


Local A&P out of Nair for Men

"My apologies ... I was on my daily berry-pick, which I like to do with my shirt off to catch a couple of rays. Seeing as it has been a while since I've gotten the garden weasel out to clean off the back hair, I guess they mistook me for a wookie and started howling so I ran before they could start shooting. My bad."

Posted by: Sasquatch's favotire comment on the Ontario sigthing story | July 29, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Spring and early summer (i.e., June & July) in the woods north of Kenora is no place for exposed skin. Walking around there with no clothes on would be very much like swimming in a piranha tank.

Late summer (i.e., July 28th through Aug. 2) in the woods north of Kenora is just too short of a season to get in any propper nackedness.

All other times of the year involve subzero temperatures, amorous moose, hungry bears.

It's a shame, really, because it's beautiful otherwise.


Posted by: byoolin | July 29, 2008 9:30 AM

Byoolin, please! A little warning, if you would? This is a Very Serious Office. Coffee-snorting and out-loud laughter are dead giveaways I'm not working, or thinking about work, or even pretending to work.

Posted by: BxNY | July 29, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Too bad about Ryan Seacrest and the shark. if the shark had taken a big chomp out of him, Seacrest could ahve served a useful purpose -- possibly for the first time in his life -- as a victim on Shark Week.

Posted by: Sasquatch is watchin' Shark Week | July 29, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

We sure did just have a decent earthquake -- 5.8.

Sorry ya missed it, Liz. :-)

Posted by: Californian | July 29, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Actually that area of the continent (upper Minnesota to West Central Ontario) is primo canoeing country. The key is to schedule the canoeing and camping either in May, just after snow melt, or in August-September, AFTER black fly season.

It sure beats the weather here today: mid 90s F, high humidity, code orange-red air.
You'd think I was in Houston.....

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Where are you, Californian? I'm in Marina del Rey. We get a lot of liquefaction here so it FELT like a 5.8 right under our feet. A few pictures fell over and a couple of books came off the shelf. Kitties are rattled.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

We just had a pretty big earthquake. My heart is still pounding
***
are you ok hermespal? just saw a blurb come across the computer?

Posted by: janet wishes californians the best | July 29, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

That weren't no earthquake. That was Paris Hilton and John Mayer knockin' boots.

Posted by: Seismologist Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Janet. We're fine. A little shakey still--it's unnerving and we haven't had one for awhile. It's centered well east of us, but this area is largely landfill so we rock and roll. We aren't feeling the aftershocks (there've been some 3.8s), so hopefully we're all done.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

my guess is drunken sot shia hit his hand on something inside the vehicle other than the window. the dash, the door interior, the gear shift, etc. whatever he did, he proves once again my theory that the male stupid gene is behavioral.

Posted by: janet wonders if shia can tie his shoes? | July 29, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Radio just reported the epicenter is around Chino Hills. Hope everyone's safe. Hermespal, hope your pictures weren't damaged.

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

You'd think I was in Houston.....

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 2:58 PM

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Sas, believe me when I say there is no mistaking anywhere for Houston. The ever present draining of your soul is a clear indication of being in within the city limits of Houston.

Posted by: Dorkus who shudders at the thought that Houston was once in contention to be the Capital of Texas | July 29, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

That was Paris Hilton and John Mayer knockin' boots.

nah, they're too skinny, sasquatch. for earth rattling boot knocking, maybe jlo slipped and fell on her sizeable nalgas?
or mayhaps ice t's wife coco removed her ample brassiere, causing the tatas to spring forth and smash scrawny ice t through the wall? so many possibilities.

Posted by: janet scratches her eyes out from imagining paris hilton w/anybody. | July 29, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Dorkus, I live within the mid-outer bands of the DC political cesspool. While there are no refineries or chemical plants nearby, there is a plethora of poisonous fumes pervading from downtown DC.

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...Scrabulous is shut down and a strong earthquake rocks the west coast. Quick, Hasbro let God have his Scrabulous back.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 29, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Breaking Celebrity News:

Shia LaBeouf not at fault for accident

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx/?news=324958>1=28101

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Janet, I can go with that. Perhaps it was Kim Kardahian taking part in a vigorous booty call.

Posted by: Seismologist Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, a friend since grade school went through the northridge earthquake. she lived in santa monica. absolutely terrifying. out of her home for over 2 years, waiting for it to be repaired. have never felt the ground shake like that (ok, let's have some comments, folks). forget the pictures, here's hoping the cats are ok. i can send frankie over to console them, altho' she might take a different approach.

Posted by: janet feels relief that the californians are ok.. | July 29, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of John Mayer's boots, ya *gotta* go see this TMZ thing he did. Mayer's a funny guy. Based on this video alone, he's okay in my book.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/07/26/john-mayer-to-tmz-game-on/

Posted by: If he weren't already married, byoolin would apply to be JM's wingman. | July 29, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Nosy. No damage. Just nerves.

Times have changed--I remember years ago any quake over a 5.0 would set off every car alarm on the street, now (fortunately) no one uses the damn things anymore.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

- romjin and o'connell have chiclet teeth. big, flashing, snapping choppers. shades of miss trixie in confederacy of dunces.
- as to paris hilton, did not have the strength to read about it. i'm 56. is she going to be in my life for its remaining years? i have to gird my loins now.
- as to the fewer number of responses on the site issue, that comic con probably had an effect but the larger effect could have been the mean and inappropriate comments that flooded the blog the last 2 weeks. quite unpleasant. some may be waiting awhile before they venture back.
- the other reason for fewer responses might be the lack of really hilarious and juicy celeb news. they've been quite boring lately. and one can't get too worked up about the drug addled amy winehouse. that's just sad. a sad mess.

Posted by: some musings from janet | July 29, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, if there are no more Viper car alarms in the neighborhood, what is that scumbag Darrell Issa doing for income?

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Northridge was horrible. Woke us up out of a sound sleep, transformers blowing out on the street, car alarms blaring, stuff shattering all over the apartment--it was like a bombing raid. Terrifying. Psychologically they're a lot easier in daylight!

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, if there are no more Viper car alarms in the neighborhood, what is that scumbag Darrell Issa doing for income?

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:16 PM

Knockin boots with Paris Hilton?

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Northridge was horrible. Woke us up out of a sound sleep
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that's what claire said. the force threw her out of her bed. all of her furniture toppled, glasses, plates, everything shattered/destroyed. but she's still in l.a.

Posted by: janet recalls her friend's terror as if it was yesterday | July 29, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Dammit, janet, now I've got an image of Rebecca Romijn, heavy with child(ren), flashing her choppers and the twins, demanding to know, "Am I retired yet?"

Posted by: byoolin's valve snaps shut. | July 29, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

but she's still in l.a.

*****

Me too ;-) She still in Santa Monica? It's about 3 miles north of me. Hey, the midwest gets tornadoes, south and east get hurricanes--we get earthquakes. Mostly they're no big deal. But hubby and I have been saying recently that we're due for a big one--it's been a long time and we haven't even had many of the smaller ones that relieve the pressure on the faults.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of John Mayer's boots, ya *gotta* go see this TMZ thing he did. Mayer's a funny guy. Based on this video alone, he's okay in my book.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/07/26/john-mayer-to-tmz-game-on/

Posted by: If he weren't already married, byoolin would apply to be JM's wingman. | July 29, 2008 3:12 PM
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I saw that video this morning -- much as I curse myself for giving TMZ.com any web traffic. I, too, was presently surprised at how self-deprecating John Mayer was. While I still can't forgive him for that Borat thong thing a few months back, he does seem like he might be fun to hang around with.

Posted by: td | July 29, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

byoolin's valve snaps shut
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how about another hot dog?

Posted by: janet brays recalling the brilliantly written CoD | July 29, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

She still in Santa Monica?
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she lives on Ilona Ave. in L.A.

Posted by: janet's vague on where things are in l.a. | July 29, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse


i'm taking a temporary leave of absence. off to the dr. to find out if the generic medication i took that's manufactured in either india or thailand somehow caused toad bloat and the gripping, staggering solar plexus pain. since no cheetos have been inhaled, my guess is yes. altho' the dr's trying to say i had the flu. ha. back in a bit.

Posted by: janet squinches her eyes when thinking about medication being manufactured who knows where or how | July 29, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

And a cold Dr. Nut?

Posted by: byoolin readjusts his apron and cutlass. | July 29, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Bryn is an acceptable name if you are Welsh - they don't have any vowels in Wales so they have a little more leeway than other countries.

If he isn't welsh I will continue to submit that Mr Bellow is the progeny of some Gen-X southern belle named Clymidia (bonus points if you guess that comedic riff) whose husband had no say in his naming...

Posted by: LTL | July 29, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Here's a TMZ link that Ms. Snatchquatch sent me.Enjoy.

http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/flipped_off#11118

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

And here's a spit take:

http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/anna_nicole_smith#2615

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Glad Californian and hermespal (and kitties) are OK. Keep us posted.

But it sounds like janet is falling apart. First her eyes, now this!

Posted by: alex | July 29, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Yipes!

I get some work done and what happens?

1. there is an earthquake in CA
2. byoolin's valve snaps shut
3. Sasquatch makes a guest appearance directly from his vacation
4. Janet gets toad bloat

cheesch

shout out to ep - You will pass that gul durned exam

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 29, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Glad you and the kitties are OK, hermespal.

I just got off the phone with my next-door neighbor after asking her to check on my kitties and gecko at home. We're north of San Diego, so it was a real shaker here but no damage. I've been on the USGS website and lots of aftershocks.

Even as a born-and-raised Californian, earthquakes get my heart pounding!

Posted by: Californian | July 29, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Online chat starting now on today's LA earthquake
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/07/29/DI2008072901719.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN:

Oprah's magazine has a large decrease in over the counter sales.

Maybe we're finally getting over Operah?

whew - 'bout time

Posted by: Curmudgeon reads the papers | July 29, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Mudge, you are not going to like this:

http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/top_story/88

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 29, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Thanks alex.

Ooh, I'll go check out the chat.

Glad you're all clear, Californian. I agree--no matter how many of these we get, I still get the pounding heart and the tremblies for a little while! It's been so long I had a few seconds of completely blanking out what we're supposed to do! I've got the news on and that terrific lady seismologist who talked us through Northridge is on.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Sunnydaze?

AAARRRRRRUUUUUGGGHHHHHH!

(that's me, clutching my throat, dying here)

The Weekly World News NEVER lies - like the report, including photos, that Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were lovahs.

What can this mean? Do aliens know something we don't?

Owe, the humanity!

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 29, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

hermespal...sleeping late or cuddling?

Posted by: 23112 | July 29, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I know Mudge and the worst part is that if she is from a line of alien gods, then does she know all the things that I have said about her??? Am I going to alien hell? Owe the humanity, indeed.

Posted by: sunnydaze | July 29, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

hermespal...sleeping late or cuddling?

Posted by: 23112 | July 29, 2008 4:19 PM

?? I think you're confusing my reference to the Northridge quake with this one--Northridge hit at 4:30 in the morning, so we were asleep. This one was 11:42 or something, so we were at our desks working. They've downgraded this one to a 5.4 now. Northridge was a 6.7, which made it 130 times more powerful.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

From http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/top_story/88

Webster University -- the birthplace of the world-famous English dictionary

That's how you know this is a reliable article, hahahahahaha!

Posted by: Nosy Parker | July 29, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey, hermespal, is it true that some people become, um, er, ready for some all-star-quality boot knockin' because of an earthquake?

(maybe I read that in the "Weekly World News" . . . or maybe not).

Posted by: Curmudgeon has an inquiring mind | July 29, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I had a friend who lived in Northridge at the time of that quake. My time in LA was uneventful--nothing close enough to feel stronger than a truck rumbling past. I grew up in the Midwest and prefer tornadoes; you can generally see those coming.

Posted by: mouse | July 29, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Hurry and check out the post on OP at 5:07. Hilarious.

Posted by: hurry and look | July 29, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious.

It's beyond tacky to promote your own posts on another blog.

Posted by: Yeesh! | July 29, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I dunno, mouse . . . ever since watching "The Wizard of Oz" as a kid I have been seriously spooked by tornados.

And I grew up in Ohio.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | July 29, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Hurry and check out the post on OP at 5:07. Hilarious.

Posted by: hurry and look | July 29, 2008 5:16 PM

What a wanker!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious.

It's beyond tacky to promote your own posts on another blog.

Posted by: Yeesh! | July 29, 2008 5:19 PM


I didn't post it. I saw it and thought it was hilarious. So stuff it.

Posted by: to Yeesh! | July 29, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Hey, hermespal, is it true that some people become, um, er, ready for some all-star-quality boot knockin' because of an earthquake?

(maybe I read that in the "Weekly World News" . . . or maybe not).

Posted by: Curmudgeon has an inquiring mind | July 29, 2008 5:05 PM

LOL. It's true that there was a spike in births nine months after Northridge. I suspect that it's a phenomenon connected to any near death experience, or one that merely reminds us of our mortality. My hubby and I just gave each other a hug and a kiss--maybe it needed to be a stronger quake?

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I didn't post it. I saw it and thought it was hilarious. So stuff it.

Posted by: to Yeesh! | July 29, 2008 5:22 PM

=======================================

(troll)

Posted by: mudge | July 29, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

(troll)

Posted by: mudge | July 29, 2008 5:24 PM

mudge=imbecile

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Hurry and check out the post on OP at 5:07. Hilarious.

Posted by: hurry and look | July 29, 2008 5:16 PM

Those MM's sure are randy! Every day on that blog they start going off on some inappropriate topic.

Posted by: juju | July 29, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

troll is a wanker.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm Ron Jeremy, and I authorized that 5:07 posting on the Mothers With Attitude (MWA) Blog.

I also authorized the follow-up to the douchebag who asked that the initial post be removed.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy | July 29, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"Wizard of Oz" never got to me for some reason. And I did live where the tornadoes rarely came close enough to do serious damage, though close enough to be scary.

I didn't like that in DC there's no warning system for tornadoes. I once found out, after the fact, that I'd been sitting in my car about a mile where one was sighted.

Posted by: mouse | July 29, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, did Northridge knock out most power and teleco services? If so, that explains the baby surge. People turn to bootknockin' when they run out of other things to do. It's their way of passing the time....

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

i self-diagnosed. the medication manufacturer changed and hence so did my response to the medicine. confirmed by dr, who did the unthinkable and did not charge me for today's office visit. toad bloat should disappear shortly. huzzah.
when nyc had blackouts, births spiked 9 months after them as well. something about that brush w/death that opens the eyes and well, i won't go there.

Posted by: janet rejoices in advance the disappearance of toad bloat | July 29, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

LOL. It's true that there was a spike in births nine months after Northridge. I suspect that it's a phenomenon connected to any near death experience, or one that merely reminds us of our mortality. My hubby and I just gave each other a hug and a kiss--maybe it needed to be a stronger quake?

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 5:24 PM

*************************************

hermes, more evidence to support your theory is that after the massive blackout in the Northeast years ago, birthrates also spiked. Also, military hospitals see a spike in births 9 months after brigades come home.

Posted by: Dorkus | July 29, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

should be "a mile *from* where"

Posted by: mouse, whose copyediting instincts can't just leave it alone | July 29, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

liquefaction: (n) 1. The brain addling effect alcohol has on certain celebrities. Ex: Onstage, Amy Winehouse often forgets lyrics and mumbles during her frequent bouts of liquifaction. 2. The gradual deterioration of a relationship with John Mayer. Ex: In order to avoid liquifaction during John's latest concert tour, Jennifer Aniston has installed a GPS monitor around his neck. 3. (Colloq.) The division among certain Lizards regarding favored beachside libations. Ex: Some liquifactions prefer classic, rum-based drinks while others prefer beer or wine.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky, etymologist | July 29, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well . . . aren't you the clever one, "Ron".

Posted by: mudge | July 29, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm Ron Jeremy, and I authorized that 5:07 posting on the Mothers With Attitude (MWA) Blog.

I also authorized the follow-up to the douchebag who asked that the initial post be removed.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy | July 29, 2008 5:29 PM

Sasquatch - is that you posting? Or is it mocosnarky or methinks?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Ron Jeremy,
Go home. You're not that funny, and your post was stupid (on this blog and the other one too).

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

by Herrick

WHENAS in silks my Julia goes
Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.

Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free; O how that glittering taketh me!

Posted by: the original liquefaction | July 29, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Ron Jeremy,
Go home. You're not that funny, and your post was stupid (on this blog and the other one too).

Posted by: | July 29, 2008 5:37 PM

I actually think its funny, so anon at 5:37 is not speaking for all of us Ron!

Posted by: anonymous regular commentator | July 29, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

No. I can barely find time to post my own stuff let alone play funny reindeer games.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | July 29, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I have no resemblance or relationship to any "Ron Jeremy" on any blog.

BTW, 5:36, Whoooo Rrrr Uuuuuuu?????

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

well whomever "ron" is, he's causing a ruckus over at the OP blog. i still think its someone from here. whoever you are, its funny, keep it up!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

"Desperate Housewives star Kyle MacLachlan is a daddy!

He and wife, Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber, welcomed their first child on Friday, Usmagazine.com has confirmed."

At the moment of birth, Desiree exclaimed, "One day you're in and the next day you're out."

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | July 29, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, did Northridge knock out most power and teleco services? If so, that explains the baby surge. People turn to bootknockin' when they run out of other things to do. It's their way of passing the time....

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 5:32 PM

Oh yeah. Power for sure, telephones sporadically. It's part of what was so scary about it--it was pitch dark, the transformers were exploding up and down the street, you don't want to light candles in case of a gas leak and we were getting aftershocks that were as strong as today's quake. I cut my foot on broken glass before I could locate some shoes (since then keep at least a set of flip flops under the bed). It was such a relief when the sun came up. We got power back in a day, others took much longer. I was single at the time, but I could have definitely used some cuddling and boot knocking that day and the days that followed!

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I was single at the time, but I could have definitely used some cuddling and boot knocking that day and the days that followed!

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 5:49 PM


Geez, everyone's randy on THIS blog too.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

hermespal, have you noticed if the pets give warning of the impending quake?

As for after-quake response, do you and your spouse now keep some camping gear handy? I'm thinking of things like LED headlamps and crank radios (Okay, you prurient minds, there really are radios that get their power from a manual crank), and water purifiers. Camp stoves with white gas or propane also work well if you can confirm that no natural gas leaks are close by.

Have there been any reports of damage to infrastructure? In particular, I'm thinking of dams.

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

At the moment of birth, Desiree exclaimed, "One day you're in and the next day you're out."
*****
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. sorry. can't help it. hahahahahahahaha. what a shot. perfect.

Posted by: janet appreciates a quick wit | July 29, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

have you noticed if the pets give warning of the impending quake?

Birds stop chirping just before a quake strikes.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Sas,

My cats did not give any indication it was coming and were in fact slow to react -- probably because we've had a construction site across the canal from here for the last two years and the initial shaking was much like what we get with the heavy equipment.

We have flashlights. We always have bottled water. We have an emergency cash stash (no power, no atms or banking). We have a barbeque. We have a camp stove but it probably doesn't have any gas left--note to self, get propane. I have an emergency radio/lantern, but now that I think about it, I have no idea where it is or if it needs batteries. Time to recheck our emergency kit!

So far no damage to the infrastructure. They were checking the dams immediately after, so I suspect we'd have heard by now. Only injury reported so far is a broken leg trying to escape a stopped elevator.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

We have an emergency cash stash
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you know, hermespal, you may want to share that location w/some of us, just in case you become incapacitated.

Posted by: janet slyly prods for some info | July 29, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Good for you, hermespal. You seem to be more prepared for such events than are most people around here.

I have fond memories of biking up along the shore path from Torrence to Marina del Rey a number of years ago.

Posted by: Sasquatch | July 29, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

LOL Janet--nevah! It's one of those things that never occurred to me until Northridge, when the sun came up and one coffee joint down the road had a generator and had the NEWS on so we could find out what was going on (another scary thing when the power goes after a powerful earthquake--you don't know where it was centered, and if it was THAT bad for you, it may have been deadly for those nearest), and of course I had no cash whatsoever. Fortunately my neighbor had a friend visiting from out of town, flush with cash, who gave me some in exchange for a check. Now I keep a judicious selection of small bills just in case.

Sas, that's a great ride. You wouldn't recognize Hermosa Beach -- it's now pretty much as fancy shmancy as Manhattan Beach.

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

The only earthquake I've ever been in was when I was in college in St. Louis (where the New Madrid fault is). It wasn't a very big one--somewhere around 3.6, if I'm remembering correctly (and I'm probably not--but 3 something). It was enough to shake some of us drunken students out of bed, although the more inebriated slept thru it.

hermespal reminds me that I am woefully unprepared for an emergency. I need to reassemble my supplies/package. (Altho, I refuse to duct tape myself in my walk-in closet in case of a chemical attack. In the unlikely event, I'm just going to resign myself to dying with whatever small degree of dignity I can muster.)

Posted by: alex | July 29, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

alex, where do you live?

My only other experience with a major natural disaster was Hurricane Bob when I was visiting my Mom on Martha's Vineyard. That was a doozy. The most distinct memories I have are of the aftermath: VERY angry bees (some blown in from god knows where); the smell of rotting vegetation poisoned by the sea salt from the spindrift; and the constant racket of chain saws working on all the fallen trees. That and the sight of dozens of big sailboats lying on the harbor beach like forlorn stranded whales. I think I prefer earthquakes to hurricanes--at least they're over in a relatively short time!

Posted by: hermespal | July 29, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm in the DC area now, but I've been around. (I was born in CA.)

My mother is a "native" Floridian (in the sense that her family has been there since the mid-1800s), and I've lived in a lot of beach communities, so I've been thru a lot of hurricanes. (She, of course, remembers really bad ones in the days before there was much in the way of storm warnings and weather forecasting.)

You don't think of the South as being tornado territory like the Midwest, but bad ones seem to pop up all over now. A few years ago, one hit my sister's neighborhood outside Atlanta in the middle of the night. It took half her house--luckily, not the half with the bedrooms. Her wooded lot with over 100 trees was left with 1 small dogwood. Even the grass in the front yard and the asphalt driveway was torn up and gone. But she was lucky. Many homes were destroyed down to the foundations and a number of her neighbors were killed. She was also lucky that she had a relative who was a building contractor and he showed up the first thing the following morning with a work crew to start cleaning up and rebuilding.

So, don't move, hermespal. Bad stuff happens everywhere. You're in a great place despite the occasional scary stuff.

Take care.

Posted by: alex | July 29, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

To me, being nude is being the same person but in a sensually charged ambience that is very pleasurable. Indeed I prefer being with my family and other sociable mixed gender naturists in clubs and resorts for all of our recreation or relaxation. My personal best was three weeks vacation at a resort in France, with everything except sandals put away for the entire duration. The strangeness of shirt and shorts to depart there was almost as strange as becoming a naturist many years before. As regards sex-life; being nude together promotes an appreciation of the pleasure that can be given one to another. At your first naturist experience, you may feel apprehensive and worried that people will be staring at you. But a visit to naturistmingle.com is much different than you would experience anywhere else. At there, you will not find people trying to undress you with their eyes, from afar or near, because there is nothing left for the imagination to remove. The world is full of surprises and the secret naturist, who tends to explore country side and other areas not usually explored by 'normal' people and who also present an attractive target by being naked, tend to attract all manner of interesting creatures, many of which are intend on biting, stinging, eating and generally making life a misery for any unfortunate who passes by. You will not find people throwing outdated, lewd or offensive pickup lines at you.

Posted by: Claudia | July 29, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm laughing so hard I think I pulled something.

OK, which one of you regulars posted this?

Posted by: Is Sas on vacation in a naturist colony? | July 29, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm laughing too. Mass nudity is NOT pleasing to the eye--the idea that all of these people parading around naked look like models in a magazine is hilarious.

Posted by: hermespal | July 30, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Separately, the Fire Department responded Sunday night to the Queens apartment of a 400-pound man who was knocked unconscious by smoke - and had to be hauled to safety with special cargo netting, authorities said.

The fire alarm was reported at 8:50 p.m. at 61-15 97th St., the source said.

When firefighters from Ladder Co. 136 opened the door of the first-floor apartment, a lieutenant and probationary officer found an unnamed 400-pound man unconscious, lying face down, in a hallway near the living room, the source said.

Rescuers had to use cargo netting to envelope the large patient and drag him to safety.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07292008/news/regionalnews/woman_weight_lifted_122078.htm


HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAA.

Posted by: | July 29, 2008 10:50 AM

There is absolutely NOTHING funny about a person (no matter how large) almost being killed in a fire.

Posted by: What the? | July 30, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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