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Friday, April 6, 2012

Morning News: Giant Panda Sex, Sinking Ghost Ships, and a Hempfest Retail Shop

Posted by on Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Charles Manson Has a Parole Review Next Week: The prison has released a new mugshot (the swastika's still there) and apparently he has not been a good prisoner. He's snuck in cell phones and was found with a homemade bomb.

I Sunk Your Ghost Ship: The U.S. Coast Guard shot a cannon into a ghost ship that had been drifting around since being set lose by the tsunami in Japan.

"Giant Panda's Complicated Sex Life Revealed": "Males travel long distances, but females 'ready and willing' only 1 to 3 days a year." Sound familiar, amirite, dudes? Har har.

A New Study Explains How the First HIV Vaccine Worked: “With further exploration, this new knowledge may bring us a step closer to developing a broadly protective HIV vaccine.”

Mega Millions Drama: The woman who claimed to have a winning Mega Millions ticket, and wasn't going to share it with her co-workers because the ticket that won wasn't part of the lotto pool, now says she lost the ticket. Meanwhile, there are theories about whether or not she's from an anti-Romney group and people are weirdly obsessed with a hat she wore.

Sold!: "The town of Buford, Wyoming—population 1—was sold for $900,000 to an unidentified buyer from Vietnam."

Hempfest Is Going Retail: The new store (which will also house offices for Hemfest staff members), will be "used to sell hemp clothing, posters, patches, glass art, trinkets and other Hempfest items."

Plant Man: A West Seattle man will personally dig up your unwanted trees and then replant them on his own property.

Sundance Cinemas Are Coming to Seattle: Sundance Cinemas are going to take over and remodel the Metro in the U-District. The new theater will "include stadium seats, new projection and sound systems and a lounge with a full bar."

Stock Talk: Rumor has it that Facebook will list its stock on Nasdaq exchange.

The Weirdest Thing the Hockey World Saw All Week: Last night Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks played the puck FROM THE BENCH. You don't do that sir. You only get to play the puck when you're on the ice.


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If its anything like Sundance608 (in Madison) get ready to pay $20 per ticket.
Posted by Justin on April 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Posted by bigyaz on April 6, 2012 at 8:44 AM · Report this
Megan Seling 3
Fixed, thanks. I'm sleepy.
Posted by Megan Seling on April 6, 2012 at 8:55 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 4
Is there better video? I can't see what they're describing in this one...
Posted by Matt from Denver on April 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
slade 5
Was that the Alaskan version of recycling? I mean the thief's in Washington State are stealing fire hydrants for a quick buck and up in Alaska the Coast guard is pushing scrap metal into whale nursrys and crab habitat? How American.
Posted by slade on April 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
A theater with a bar.

Let me guess... someone who's 18, 19, 20 years old would have to buy an "adult" ticket to see a movie, but wouldn't be allowed to buy a beer at said movie because they're not an "adult."

Posted by Urgutha Forka on April 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM · Report this
When I saw Clowe pop the puck away from the King player'sstick, FROM THE BENCH, my jaw just dropped. How the officials didn't see that one is beyond me. Since I am a Sharks fan, I ended up laughing my ass off. However, I can see why the other team and the fans were a bit unhappy. The Sharks ended up with two players (Thornton and Clowe) getting Gordy Howe Hat Tricks, 3 fights, 5 goals each team, a shoot-out and Clowe playing the puck from the bench. That was the most entertaining hockey game I've seen in a long time. Can't wait to see what they do to each other on Saturday.
Posted by SeattleKim on April 6, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
God, when will it stop being a newsflash that pandas are abysmally bad at sex?
Posted by sahara29 on April 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
The Metro has felt very empty and run down the last several times I've been there. This could be a good boost for it. And if some of the sale money gets used to improve the other Landmark theaters, which could all use a good cleaning up, so much the better.
Posted by LMcGuff on April 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
Vince 10
@8 I was thinking how they have managed to survive for millions of years just fine, sex problems and all, before we came along.
Posted by Vince on April 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 11
Who else thinks the Mega Millions story is going to turn out like A Simple Plan?
Posted by keshmeshi on April 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM · Report this
Well, at least the Sharks couldn't be penalized for having too many men on the ice.

Too many sticks, to be sure, but the right count of skaters.
Posted by N in Seattle on April 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM · Report this
Lilliable 13
I'd give anything to know who Manson was planning on calling.
Posted by Lilliable on April 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM · Report this
NotSean 14
Giant panda sex: meh.
Giant sex panda: hey!
Posted by NotSean on April 6, 2012 at 12:37 PM · Report this
biffp 15
Will Seattle be cheering for the (future) Seattle Panthers vs the New Jersey Devils or the (future) Seattle Coyotes playing the Vancouver Canucks?

No need to mention that the Seattle Thunder are a good bet for the NBA title.
Posted by biffp on April 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM · Report this
Great! Just effing great! We're at war on terrorism, we're at war on drugs, the commies have established a beachhead in Wyoming, and now the Coast Guard goes and pisses off a bunch of ghosts!

For all we know, they're part of a network of ghost pirates . . . maybe even alien space monster ghost pirates.

Better if the CG just used those remaining few miserable Giant Pandas for target practice. They might be giants, but in the long run they're no match for our procreational edge.
Posted by RonK, Seattle on April 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 17
I think we should start an NHL expansion team and name it the Seattle Giant Pandas.
Posted by Will in Seattle on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM · Report this
venomlash 18
@12: Too Many Sticks on the Rink Floor
Posted by venomlash on April 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM · Report this

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