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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Morning News: Tiny Eye Telescopes, Sexy Halloween Costumes, and Novel New Ways to Bury Your (Evil) Dead

Posted by on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Let Them Cast off the Mantle of Humility and Bathe in the Blood of Their Enemies: Hawks cream Rams, a city rejoices.

"Oh, Hey! Cool Haircut. You Might Have Gonorrhea." Meet the government worker who tells your sexual partners that they might have a STD, so you don't have to.

How About Some Health Care to Go with Your Clap? Amidst ongoing website troubles (and plenty of other troubles), the Obama administration has extended the window to sign up for the Affordable Care Act until the end of March.

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A Sight More Precious Than Constellations: Scientists have invented a tiny telescope that can be implanted in the eyeballs of select blind people.

Wait Until Starbucks Moves In: Wyoming's smallest town, population 1, is set to become the birthplace of a Vietnamese coffee empire.

Five Dead in Texas: Police say a man went on a gruesome killing spree in a rural Texas community yesterday that left five people dead. Police arrested a suspect after an eight-hour manhunt.

Hurrah! As Paul mentioned yesterday, a federal judge struck down restrictive abortion laws passed by the Texas State Legislature earlier this year that would've closed many clinics and made access to safe, affordable abortions nearly impossible for most of the state's women.

The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed: While many Europeans were wisely staying indoors during yesterday's killer storm, some of them went surfing instead. And almost died. But the pictures are pretty!

Losing a Taste for Her Own Bullshit: Even Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate intelligence committee and a one-time tireless defender of the NSA's spying program, now admits that she's "totally opposed" to the US spying on its allies and is calling for a review of all government surveillance programs. Meanwhile, Obama seems poised to institute a ban on spying on allied heads of state.

Women and Weed: Yes, the stoner stereotype is a slacker dude (never a woman) and marijuana ads often feature offensive images like big-titted ladies with pot leaves for nipples (obviously geared towards male clientele), but more women are coming forward as out-and-proud smokers, which is important for many reasons:

The results of women exiting the cannabis closet could potentially be profound. If regular women—not just the stiletto stoners, Brownie Marys, Lady Gagas, or Jim Breuer-wannabes—admit to being one of the 17.4 million Americans who regularly smoke pot, we may begin to comprehend the real effects of weed on women. Not only could we begin to understand how marijuana specifically affects the female body, but, given women’s deep impact on drug legislation, the 750,000 annual marijuana arrests (which cost taxpayers up to $3 billion a year) could be reduced. And restricting the sale of pot to only those 21 and older could mean that rates of adolescent marijuana use would go down, a chief concern for parents who support legalization.

Sexxxy Halloween Costumes for 2013: Why not sexy Kim Jong Un, sexy STD, sexy Colonel Sanders, or a sexy SLUT (South Lake Union Trolley)? If those aren't good enough, Daily Kos has some sexy political costume suggestions.

Shall We Cut Off Her Head or Shove a Brick in Her Mouth? What our ancestors did with suspected vampires to keep them from coming back and feeding off the living.

Undercover Seattle Officers Go to Rave, Find Drugs. Here is my favorite part: "Patrol officers also contacted an 18-year-old woman around 2am Saturday morning, after they spotted her smoking marijuana in an alley outside the venue while two of her friends stood on lookout. Officers contacted the trio, took the teen’s marijuana and pipe (marijuana possession is a no-no for people under 21), and called her mother, who said she thought her daughter was at a sleepover." Bu-sted.


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seatackled 1
Pot may be a no-no, but if she's 18, did they have the right to call her mother?
Posted by seatackled on October 29, 2013 at 7:25 AM · Report this
@1 Apparently they Invoked a clause from ice-ice-baby.
Posted by Foonken2 on October 29, 2013 at 7:41 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 3
Vampires drinking blood? Seahawks bathing in blood?

I just read elsewhere that in 2013, each month around 1000 people have died violently in Iraq. I think a bunch of US servicemen should go over there and die, get maimed, and suffer PTSD. Restoring the peace in Iraq will be worth it.
Posted by dnt trust me on October 29, 2013 at 8:22 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 4
"marijuana ads often feature offensive images like big-titted ladies with pot leaves for nipples (obviously geared towards male clientele)"

Offensive or not, hasn't stopped PNW women from enjoying beer, I imagine.…

@1: "if she's 18, did they have the right to call her mother?"

They probably asked her for the number and was provided it in order for her to get out of any further trouble, fines, etc.

Posted by undead ayn rand on October 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM · Report this
Looking For a Better Read 5
How many women out there actually want to be Jim Breuer? Is this a thing?
Posted by Looking For a Better Read on October 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM · Report this
raggeddog 6
"offensive images like big-titted ladies" mean like the ads that frequently run in the sidebar next to slog?
Posted by raggeddog on October 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM · Report this
treacle 7
I think the only "Sexy Halloween Costume" worth talking about today is this one: Edgar Allen Ho
Posted by treacle on October 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM · Report this
NopeNope 8
I think every stoner boy dreams of meeting a stoner girl. However, in my experience, there just aren't nearly as many. Couldn't tell you why.
Posted by NopeNope on October 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM · Report this
@Cienna: Sadly he only really struck down the hospital admissions requirement. He said though it was stupid, it was constitutional to require an out of date medical procedure be the only option for women without a real medical need for non-surgical abortion. And even with a need, you only get the modern method if you have the abortion between 50 and 63 days since your last period.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on October 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM · Report this

Sleepover sounds more au courant than a "rave"...maybe Mom is the real nowster.

The daughter should have been busted..for illegally participating in an event that went out of style two decades ago.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Count me in as a gal in her 60s puffing away on medical marijuana to combat insomnia.

That shit works!
Posted by judybrowni on October 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
If you've been around as long as I have, marijuana studies are ninety percent bogus government propaganda. Take it with a grain of salt.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Unregistered User 13
A savvy politician never loses a taste for their own bullshit, they just see the handwriting on the wall and shift the bullshit to something more currently palatable to the electorate.
Posted by Unregistered User on October 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 14
@6: The same!

@8: Depends entirely on the crowd. There are no paucity in Seattle.
Posted by undead ayn rand on October 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM · Report this

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