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23 Mar 2011 13:33


World: Scuba-capable Japanese man saves wife, mother

  • problem Hideaki Akaiwa was at work when the dual threats of earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan. He went home to find his neighborhood was under ten feet of water, his wife and mother nowhere to be found.
  • solution Akaiwa strapped on scuba gear and swam some 200 yards through debris (his estimate) to his house, where he found his wife. He found his mother that way, too, in the 2nd floor of another home. source

31 May 2010 23:46


Culture: Guess who said this quote, and we’ll tell you later

  • I feel like I’ve been pregnant more than a year. I never gave up. But I can tell you that it was physically and emotionally exhausting.
  • Celine Dion • Regarding her new pregnancy (finally!); Dion had been trying in-vitro fertilization for a while before it actually happened. She was successful on her sixth attempt, and now her spawn will start spreading Diane Warren-inspired over-the-top light-pop vocals in about 16 years or so. Sigh. We can wait. source

19 May 2010 21:04


Offbeat: We have a feel-good Twitter story, guys. (It’s not the iPhone app)

  • We won’t leave you in suspense anymore. Yes, his mom’s name is Jackie. source

23 Feb 2010 10:08


Culture: Bristol Palin’s teen motherhood fodder for ABC Family dramas

  • I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy.
  • Bristol Palin • Regarding her choice to be on an upcoming episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” playing a teenage mom. No word on if the appearance will feature Tina Fey reprising her impersonation or if the dad’s gonna be as much of a douche as Levi Johnston, er, Ricky Hollywood. source

18 May 2009 21:23


Sports: Kenyon Martin isn’t accepting Mark Cuban’s cop-out apology

  • The world got to see it before the person who it was meant for got to see it. That tells you how that goes. I ain’t never known nobody apology to somebody through other people.
  • Denver Nuggets star Kenyon Martin • Who’s still just a little pissed about how Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban treated his mom, and even more pissed about the fact that Cuban posted an apology on his Web site rather than talk to him directly. Dude, but he’s an internet entrepreneur! He’s not supposed to talk to other human beings, unless he’s insulting them. • source

09 Feb 2009 10:29


U.S.: The grandmother of the octet is ticked at her daughter, a.k.a. mom

  • She already has six beautiful children, why would she do this? I’m struggling to look after her six. We had to put in bunk beds, feed them in shifts and there’s children’s clothing piled all over the house.
  • Angela Suleman • Mother of Nadya Suleman and grandmother of the octuplets born last month. Suleman was interviewed by celebrity news site, which also posted photos of their disheveled three-bedroom home. In other news, Nadya has a publicist *sigh*. • source

30 Jan 2009 08:08


Offbeat, U.S.: The mom of the octuplets? She already has six. 6 + 8 = Whoa.

  • What do you suggest she should have done? She refused to have them killed. That is a very painful thing.
  • The new grandmother of the children • on the doctor-suggested possibility of the mother losing some of the embryos. The grandmother says that the octet’s older siblings are excited about their new family members. • source