Woman Dies From Drinking Water

This is hilarious:

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A woman who competed in a radio station’s contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner’s office said Saturday.

Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest in which KDND 107.9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner.

I know, I’m going to hell…

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/01/13/water.intox.ap/index.html

Steve Irwin Is Dead

OMG, Steve Irwin is dead! 😥 He was so cool, but I guess not cool enough to avoid being killed by a Stingray. :/

THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.

He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said today.

It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the tragedy occured.

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The ORLY? Owl Has Died!


Update 2/12: Turns out it may have been a hoax. Makes sense since I can’t pin down an official story from anywhere. That should been a big clue to me, but of course gullible me ignored the warning signs. Oh well…

For those who have no clue what the ORLY? owl is, check out Wikipedia.

Today, well yesterday now, was a sad day — the ORLY? owl died. 🙁

Thursday, February 9th, 2006 Posted: 10:07 AM EST (1507 GMT)

SanDiego, California (AP) — Jonathan, the Snowy Owl made famous as the “ORLY” owl, has died in captivity in the San Diego Zoo.

The owl, which was 17 years old, died Tuesday afternoon after the sudden onset of pneumonia. He was young for an owl in captivity, however wild owlsonly live an average of 15 years.

David Phillips, executivedirector of the San Diego Zoo, said Jonathan had been in good healthbut started showing signs of lethargy and loss of appetite on Monday.

“This is a long sad day for us,” Phillips said.

One of his handlers, Dale Richards, also said Jonathan died quickly. “We checked his respiration rate and it was a little irregular … he wasn’t doing too well,” Richards told The Associated Press. “Early in the evening, he passed away.”

The textual phrase “o rly?” wasfirst popularized on the SomethingAwful forums. The phrase wasinitially one of many used during the FYAD sub forum’s fad ofcompressing words by removing unnecessary letters. While “O RLY?” issimply shorthand for “Oh, Really?”, the most common image macro comesfrom 4chan, where for a short while, the word “repost” was wordfiltered to “owl”. The Image macro and its attached phrase then spreadrapidly throughout the Internet.

Copied from http://i-muad-dib.livejournal.com/125903.html (couldn’t find original AP article)

Hurricane Katrina

To be frank, this whole ordeal is a world away from me (doesn’t affect me in my day to day life) and I kinda feel the same about it as I did 9/11 — that it just seems like a movie or whatever.

Anyway, the point of this post is I thought I’d share some interesting links. The first is a blog run by a system admin. It used to be his personal and such blog, but now it’s turned into a blog about the whole ordeal. He’s in downtown New Orleans with a diesel generator powering his building, webcam, etc. You can find it here: http://mgno.com/ (see also: http://www.nola-intel.org/)

The other interesting link is an audio stream of a scanner down there. Interesting to hear all of the military and such talk. For a list of repeaters, go here: http://wiki.nola-intel.org/index.php/Radio_Info

And on a closing note, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK at the people who are shooting at the police, hospital employees, etc. It’s not their fault you didn’t get your dumb ass out of the city 5 days ago when the evacuation order was given. They are just trying to do their job and save people. New Orleans has turning into a warzone, I swear.

Oh, and Foamy owns you.