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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

02 Jun 2010 21:24


Culture: Was Gary Coleman married at the time he died?

  • NO he divorced in 2008; that’s
    what his lawyer says source
  • » Why this matters: Two words: Terri Schiavo. Remember the long fight over keeping that woman alive? Well, if Shannon Price and Coleman weren’t married, it’s possible that she didn’t have the right to order to pull the plug on Coleman’s life support.

13 Feb 2010 13:13


Offbeat: On-the-job-training: 911 dispatcher saves his own baby son

  • He was in training mode, and rocked it. Lacey, Wash. 911 dispatcher Chris Scott got a chance to practice being cool under pressure when his wife, Janna, came on the other line because his 6-month-old son, Jacob, was choking. One thing that helped was that Chris didn’t completely realize it was his wife. Even so, the Marine reservist just back from Iraq successfully guided Janna through the process. Not bad. source

29 Dec 2009 20:36


Politics: Karl Rove gets divorced not from reality, but from his wife

You gotta hand it to Karl. When he carries around the old ball and chain, he keeps it secure. Well, for 24 years, anyway. So much for family values. source

11 Dec 2009 22:59


Culture: Tiger Woods skips the Oprah chat, goes for the hiatus card

Woods will have a lot of time to think about what happened – and golf will have even more to consider life without him – during his hiatus. source

27 Nov 2009 18:49


Culture: Tiger’s model wife knows how to use a golf club, too

  • She smashed open a window with a golf club to get him out of his SUV. After Tiger crashed his car last night, Elin Nordegren pulled him out of the car herself. He was laying in the street when police found him. Best. Story. Detail. Ever. source

27 Nov 2009 15:38


Culture: What you need to know about Tiger Woods’ car crash


23 Sep 2009 21:13


Politics: Mrs. Paterson to Obama: Don’t #(^@ with my governor hubby!

  • David’s the first African-American governor in the state of New York and he’s being asked to get out of the race. It’s very unusual and it seems very unfair.
  • Michelle Paterson • On the controversy surrounding her husband, New York Governor David Paterson, who the Obama administration recently asked to leave the race. Going further, Paterson says: “I think he was stunned. Like I said this is very unusual.” Well, Obama … he’s not leaving the race. • source

20 Sep 2009 10:45


U.S.: In honor of John Edwards, Dave Matthews Band is today’s theme music

  • Apparently, reports are floating out that once John Edwards’ wife, who is battling cancer, died, he offered to marry his mistress Rielle Hunter and get DMB to play the wedding. Crash into me … baby, I’m a scumbag for you. Edwards, by the way, is close to admitting that he is in fact the father of Hunter’s child. Can you believe that this guy was gonna run for president last year? source

06 Aug 2009 01:12


Biz, Sports: “Phil Mickelson, what’s next for you?” “I’m buying a Waffle House!”

  • Tending to his wife The last six weeks saw Phil Mickelson far away from golf, tending to his wife Amy and his mom, who have both been fighting cancer. He’s glad to be back at it again. “We’ve had a great six weeks,” he said. “We’re in a much better place now than we were. I’m excited about that. I’m excited about the chance to play a little golf, too.”
  • Tending to his waffles While his mind’s been off the golf links, his mind’s apparently been on sausage links. Tiger’s greatest foe is part of a group looking to buy SouthEast Waffles, a bankrupt franchisee of 105 Waffle House restaurants. One of his partners was CEO of the company that makes the VeggieTales series. Seriously. We can’t make this up. source