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Dying Dr. Death Lives On.

By Steven Lane, published on Jul 16, 2007

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the man known as the infamous Doctor Death, was released from a Michigan prison last June 1st, after serving eight years of of 10 to 25 year stint for assisting in the death of a Michigan man that he videotaped and broadcast on television... The physician "earned " his early release due to his failing health. It has been reported that the 79 year old Doctor suffers from chronic hepatitis C, which he contacted while serving in Vietnam. In a parole board hearing over twelve months ago, Kevorkian's attorneys and his doctors said he had less than a year to live. Kevorkian... (more)

Tags: dr death, kervorkian, assisted suicide, us culture

Restaurants Around the World Sue Bad Taste Food Critics

By Steven Lane, published on Jul 9, 2007

Last February, a restaurant critic in Philadelphia found himself the "meat and potatoes" of a lawsuit filed against him for libel. The owner of the steakhouse, "Chops", Alex Plotkin, took great umbrage over the Philadelphia Inquirer's food critic, Craig LaBan's, critical review. In the review, Plotkin referred to his $15 cut of beef as a "miserably tough and fatty strip steak." Owner, Plotkin, responded in his lawsuit, that he didn't even order a strip steak but instead ordered a "steak sandwich without bread." He continued, "No legitimate food critic would ever mistake, or compare a steak sandwich... (more)

Tags: australia, movie, restaurant

One Billion Infected-Half the World's Population

By Steven Lane, published on Jun 27, 2007

I had a little bird, Its name was Enza. I opened the window, And in-flu-enza. In 1918 children would skip rope to the rhyme (Crawford) How many times have you had the "flu" in your life? Ten times? Twenty times? Never?. You know the routine, every bone in your body aches, your head feels like it's going to explode and you are coughing up green globs that, if left to their own devices, would skitter across the floor and hide under your couch. Combine this with the possibility of a toilet duck-taped to your butt, and a fever that might spike as high as 104 degrees, followed by a stuffy nose... (more)

Tags: education

United Kingdom Encourages Same Sex Adoption

By Steven Lane, published on Jun 21, 2007

About a month back, a representative of the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, in Gloucestershire, England, made a startling announcement. Management there admitted to the press that they had duped two unsuspecting gay pink flamingos into fatherhood. The couple, Carlos and Fernando, who have been clacking beaks for over six years now, have a history of desperate attempts at fostering chicks. Unable to lay their own potential omelets, the same sex pair has been known to muscle prospective parents, and legitimate egg owners, right off the nest so they could raise the fledgling flamingos... (more)

Tags: gay, sex

Slave Tunnel discovered at George Washington's Philly Home

By Steven Lane, published on Jun 10, 2007

Caller: All dem purty gals will be dar, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. Caller: They will fix it for us rare, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. Caller: I know dat supper will be big, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. Caller: I think I smell a fine roast pig, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. Caller: I hope dey'll have some whisky dar, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. Caller: I think I'll fill my pockets full, Chorus: Shuck dat corn before you eat. A "call and response" slave song used at a "corn shuck." It was common practice for planters to offer their slaves... (more)


Reality Show Bizarre, Cancer Patient gives away a Kidney

By Steven Lane, published on May 31, 2007

"The Big Donor Show" is it's name and giving away kidney's is it's game. Come on, come on, step right up, one will live, three will die! Get your tickets here! "Lisa," a 37 year old terminally ill cancer patient, has decided that she only needs one of her two healthy kidneys for the rest of her fateful journey into the afterlife. Three very ill people will be shown pleading for the approximately 1/4 pounder donation. (As critical to life as they are, a full size human kidney weighs only about 1/4 pound and is about 4 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and 1.5 inches thick.) then "the public, will... (more)

Tags: big donor show, reality tv shows, kidney donation, organ donations

California Prisons Will Outspend Colleges

By Steven Lane, published on May 24, 2007

California taxpayers will soon be coughing up more of their tax money on the state's prison system than on higher education. According to an article written on Monday, May 21, 2007, by James Sterngold, of the San Francisco Chronicle, "California's prison budget will overtake spending on the state's universities in five years. No other big state in the country spends close to as much on it's prisons compared with universities." Does anyone think that our children should trade their future for prisons over universities. According to the results of a poll released in late 2006 by the (more)

Tags: california prison costs

2007 and TOM MIX just rode into town!

By Steven Lane, published on May 17, 2007

I think we have begin by saying the place I call home is a bit extraordinary to most folks. It's in the middle of the city of Simi Valley but is incredibly unique in just about all things. You see, it is a 2 1/2 acre parcel of land nestled in between two hills. There are two houses, one occupied by my ever busy landlady, the other domicile is home to my neighbor Nicki and her 3 legged chihuahua, named Hashbrown. Hashbrown is a veracious watchdog that throws the fear of the lord into every bunny that crosses her path. An then there is the 100 year old barn. Inside that barn is the small hovel,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, california, police, sex

Pope Says World Politicians can be Excommunicated

By Steven Lane, published on May 11, 2007

Pope Benedict XVI kicked off his Latin American visit on Wednesday, meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inaci Lula da Silva in San Paulo, Brazil. But the big news took place on the plane ride over from the Vatican. For those unaware, a couple of weeks ago, Mexico City politicians sent the Catholic Church into a massive "spin cycle" when it passed abortion legislation in the capital city of Mexico. On board the Papal Plane, Pope Benedict let it be known that Catholic politicians across the world, "risked excommunication from the Church and should not receive communion if they support abortion."... (more)

Tags: catholic church, the vatican

The Real Story of an Illegal Mexico/USA Border Crossing

By Steven Lane, published on May 4, 2007

A good friend of mine showed up today. The last time I saw her was about a year ago. It was last June, I believe. She took a leave of abstinence from the restaurant where she was an assistant manager and returned home to see her daughter and mother in Durango, Mexico. We will call her Maria. Maria planned to only stay for a month and then return to her $30,000 a year job. The problem was that, she was here in the United States illegally, but she felt it would be no big deal to get back across and was willing to spend the $3000 that was the coyote's normal price. Oh my, was this ever a big... (more)

Tags: mexican border, tijuana, tecate, nogales

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