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Launch of Things That Stick In My Craw

All right - here it is. Something I've been working on and procrastinating about. A new site called Things That Stick In My Craw. Each week I'll update it w/ the latest things that stick in my craw. And if you have some of your own, feel free to either add them as a comment to the site or send to me direct. Enjoy!

Things That Stick In My Craw

Mouse in the house

The other night, I woke up and thought I heard Bandit bang into something - lately when he's not whining or barking, he's been knocking over his food and water dishes. So I get up and nope, it's not Bandit. And Phoebe wasn't in her dog bed. I went into the living room and she's standing in front of one of the stereo speakers, her nose between the speaker and stereo cabinet. She looked at me, stuck her nose back in. I asked her what it was (like she could tell me) and pulled the speaker out a bit, then to one side and the other. She kept looking up at me like she was trying to tell me something, then back at the speaker. I told her to get whatever it was and went back to bed.

Yesterday we decided to bake homemade biscuits in the oven. We haven't used it in quite a while because we've been grilling outside or doing stovetop cooking. Chris turned on the oven to let it heat up. Suddenly he yelled and I went in the kitchen. He said there was a mouse in the oven. …

Has your web site been copied?

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WHO@ Newsletter - September 28, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .what about bras for left-handed women (like me)?
Store launches underpants for left-handed men
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090923/od_nm/us_underpants_odd

A British store is launching a range of underpants for left-handed men, an innovation it says will save them both time and embarrassment in front of the porcelain.

The new range, by UK-based Hom, will have a horizontal opening instead of a vertical slit accessed from the right-hand side, breaking a tradition that has lasted for 75 years.

"In our view, this is a vital step toward equality for left-handed men," said Rob Faucherand of Debenhams store.

Almost 10 percent of British men are believed to be left handed but men's Y-fronted underpants have traditionally had a right-handed opening from the time they were invented in 1935.

"As a result," Debenhams said, "left-handed men have to reach much further into their pants, performing a Z shaped maneuver through two 180 deg…

Happy Birthday Goog11e

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WHO@ Newsletter - September 21, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Let's give him a round of applause!

Specimen hand startles man digging in Md. yard
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090918/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_buried_hand

A severed human hand has been unearthed from the yard of a Maryland home, but police say this is no whodunit.

Investigators believe it's a decades-old medical school specimen left by a former resident.

Still, it was an odd discovery for the electrician who dug it up in the northeastern part of the state. It was muddy, but only the fingertips showed signs of decay.

Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Dave Feltman says the hand found Tuesday appeared to be surgically removed.

The son of a previous owner of the house tells police it was a souvenir he took home as a student at the University of Maryland's medical school more than 50 years ago.

Police said they believe his account, but sent it to the state medical examiner as part of routine procedure.

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WHO@ Newsletter - September 14, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I really couldn't
Ark. baby born 9-9-09 has sibling born on 8-8-08
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090912/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_babies_by_numbers;_ylt=AhDp3iSA8blzFPxpZMUWLs7tiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJ0MTkyZ2NyBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwOTEyL3VzX29kZF9iYWJpZXNfYnlfbnVtYmVycwRjcG9zAzQEcG9zAzEEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA2Fya2JhYnlib3JuOQ--

At least it will be easy to remember their birthdays. An Arkansas couple welcomed a new baby girl into their lives Wednesday ­ giving her the birthdate of 9-9-09. Andy and Alison Miller's newest daughter Molly Reid will come home to sister Campbell, who was born on August 8, 2008, or 8-8-08.

The coincidences don't stop there. Molly Reid has nine letters to her name, while Campbell has eight.

The Millers don't appear poised to go for a third child on 10-10-10.

Alison Miller tells Rogers, Ark. television station KHOG that she and her husband are going to take a rest.

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Fancheck App Rumours

Just FYI folks: Fancheck app is NOT a virus - see http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fan-Check-Developer-Rebuts-Malware-Claims-121319.shtml - The author of the mysterious "Fan Check" Facebook application, that was the subject of intense controversy during the past week, has stepped forth to defend his creation. The developer stresses that the application does not contain malware and Facebook confirms his claim.

Seventeen Magazine looking for online victims for article

Got this in my email - please pass along:

I’m Jessica Press, the Senior Editor at Seventeen Magazine. I was wondering if WHOA is working with any young women, ages 16-21, who’d be interested in sharing their stories of online abuse with Seventeen. Can you please spread the word to any young women who may be interested that they may contact me at jblatt@hearst.com ASAP­I can tell them more about the article (if they’re under 18, I’ll need to send their guardian a release form), and they can decide if they’d like to be interviewed.

Please ask any interested girls to put “WHOA” in the subject, so that I know who referred them.

Thanks very much and have a great weekend,
Jessica Press
Senior Editor
SEVENTEEN
jblatt@hearst.com

WHO@ Newsletter - September 7, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Really now, was she that stupid? YEP!
Thirsty Fla. woman accused of stealing change
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090905/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_stolen_change_arrest

A 19-year-old woman was accused of taking $7 in change from a car parked at a police station. An arrest affidavit released Thursday shows that Sophia Paulinyce was arrested on a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor larceny charge. She's accused of taking change from a police employee's vehicle that was parked in a secure lot at the police station last month.

The report said Paulinyce told a detective she was thirsty, noticed an unlocked car and grabbed some change for the soda machine.

She asked to write a statement to apologize before being taken to jail. There was no phone number listed for a Sophia Paulinyce of Fort Pierce.

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