NYTimes.com: Unicorns. They’re Not the Other White Meat.
ThinkGeek’s April Fools Unicorn meat gets a cease and desist order from the National Pork Board.
2012 is turning out to be a pretty bad year with all those end of the world predictions. I’m thinking best case scenario, we’re getting locusts, maybe a bad case of the cicadas when Touchdown Jesus is resurrected.
NYTimes.com: Man Hunting Bin Laden Is Arrested
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch (102-centimeter) sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.
The man, identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said he wanted to cross over into the nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he had ”heard bin Laden was living there”, according to officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.
ESPN.com: FIFA president backs vuvuzela tradition
If you’ve watched any of the World Cup, then you know what a stadium filled with vuvuzelas sounds like- an angry swarm of bees. I found the sound to not only be annoying, but also strangely hypnotic. Whenever I watched soccer this weekend, I started feeling sleepy. Whether it was the vuvuzelas or the soccer itself, I ended up taking two pretty long naps this weekend.
Bengals.com: Bengals introduce Family Zone at PBS
The Cincinnati Bengals are excited to announce the introduction of a brand new area to Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals have designated an area on the stadium’s east Canopy Level as a Family Section for the 2010 home schedule.
The Bengals’ new Family Zone, located in Section 347, is a ticketed seating area that encourages a family and kid-friendly environment. This section was created to give families an option to enjoy a Bengals game in an alcohol-free environment. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted, and the area will be strictly monitored for signs of any inappropriate behavior.
UPDATE: Google has changed the default behavior, removing the background picture. Hopefully it stays as a user controllable option.
Google allows you to replace the picture with your own and I created a white background, but it doesn’t look right since the Google letters are still white.
I ended up settling on a black background which slowly fades in. It makes Google seem slow to load. At least I’m able to search Google through the search box on Safari.
Here’s an image of a black background that you can use. Just click to enlarge and then save it to upload to Google.
HuffingtonPost.com: Alvin Greene UPSET: Mystery Man Stuns In South Carolina Senate Primary
An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina’s Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November.
This is an odd story. How does an unemployed guy who raised no funds and didn’t campaign find and put $10,400 on the line for the filing fee to run for Senate?
Cincinnati.com: Havana Martini Club closing Saturday
Downtown’s Havana Martini Club ends its 14-year run serving drinks and selling cigars this Saturday.
Construction will begin immediately on The Penguin, a dueling piano bar whose owner operates similar clubs in Lexington and Columbia, Mo. The Penguin will be the region’s third dueling piano bar to open in the last year.
Region’s third dueling piano bar? Seriously? It seems like one dueling piano bar would be one too many.
Havana’s dance floor was too small and crowded to really dance salsa well, but it was still the place to go. The salsa community is going to miss it.