Friday, March 31, 2006

Hey, I'm just copying something I've read on Gawker here, but all of the PSAs featuring cast members from The Office that were aired last night are available for viewing over at and I thought they were very very funny when I saw them on the T.V., so there you go. And yes, I'm sure that the British version of The Office was better than the American version.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nation Obsessed with Tale of the Cat !

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"At 10:28 a.m. a caller from the 100 block of Park Avenue reported she found a dead squirrel covered in mustard in her mailbox."

- from The Union, serving Western Nevada County, CA, tipped by reader Steve L. (just the quote, not the picture... nor what you might find if you click on the picture, the tipping of which can be credited to reader Will H. The picture itself, though, I scanned in all by myself from a book I purchased this weekend.)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I've got a few backlogged tips that I need to get to as I slowly return to the blogosphere - I've just been so excited about DEV2.0 recently that nothing else has seemed to matter. But first I'd like to share the best new Portland news story, since it's not getting much attention so far beyond the local Fox Newschannel 12. I'll introduce the story by copying two short items from the newschannel's affiliated radio station, and then you can find a more detailed story from the t.v. news folks here, including a photo of the suspect. An important lesson that I think can be learned from this story: if you find yourself in need of child care, take a good look at the guy running the daycare center. Does he look like this guy? If so, you may wish to pursue other options.

Two girls walking to school near North Alaska and Chautauqua Thursday morning said a man approached them in a blue Honda and told them to get in. Jeff Norton has a daughter at Portsmouth middle school. "It's bad, it scares me. I mean, that's her friend and I give her rides to MAX and stuff, too." Though police won't link him directly to case, at least publicly, 63-year-old Sean Shanley was arrested at about the same time for attempted rape and attempted kidnapping. One girl said she knows who he is. "He exposed himself, like, you know, like his front part to me." Neighbors said they've called police on Shanley after seeing him jogging in his underwear. One man said he's seen Shanley running with a Superman cape around his shoulders.

'Superman' had unlicensed daycare in his home. The man accused of trying to kidnap and rape two middle schoolers apparently had an unlicensed daycare in his North Portland home. Neighbors say they haven't seen any kids around Shawn Shanley's home since he was arrested last week. One neighbor told FOX 12 it's long overdue. "I thought that they shouldn't be running one a long time ago, especially after he started acting weird." An ad for their 24-hour daycare was found on an Internet newsletter and this woman said Shanley showed up on their porch. "My son was talking about him coming over in his underpants and a black cape."

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Q: Are We Not Kids?
A: We Are Dev2.0!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Helloooo, readers! Firstly, I am now in my new hometown of Portland, Oregon. Secondly, the container with all my wordly possessions showed up this morning and after carrying in boxes all day long I can barely move. However, there is a very sad tip that has been sent in by reader Roger P. that must be addressed before I finally up and collapse from exhaustion: former Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett has died. As Roger has surprisingly remembered, Kirby Puckett was one of my all-time favorite ballplayers, and while I did see the news yesterday that he'd suffered a stroke, I had not yet heard that he was dead until checking my email and receiving the tip just now. Man... R.I.P. Kirby.