Sunday, June 22, 2008

News On the March: 22 June 2008

Dear No One in Particular,

One of the best things about the Internet -- in my opinion -- is the constant news updates. Now, some might argue with that, saying that the best thing about the Internet is the porn, or the advances in communication, but I still believe that stupid news beats talking to my family half-way around the globe any day. That's why I'm planning on culling some of the best Internet news and sharing it with you, my commentary added. Here goes edition 1!

(Title is subject to change. It was the best I could think of ... so far.)

  • Man Loses Exorbitant Amount of Weight eating Mickey D's (AOL news): Eat that, Morgan Spurlock. The man lost nearly 80 lbs eating the majority of his meals at a local McDonalds, which he frequents because of their convenient locations. Along with his children, the Virginia businessman says he was inspired by "the story of a blind war veteran who rode a tandem bicycle cross-country." WTF. Really though, who wouldn't be inspired by that?
  • Have you heard about toddler Lakshmi Tatma, girl born with 8 limbs? As the linked article shows, she underwent very successful surgery to remove her headless parasitic twin. The Boy and I watched the Nat Geo special on her, and I have to say, she's absolutely adorable. Apparently, there was quite a bit of backlash from the villagers who worshiped her as the reincarnation of the goddess Lakshmi, but the surgery really saved the cutie-patootie mini-goddess's life.
That's all for now, folks!


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