Archive for June 26th, 2006

Rush To Judgment

Oopsie.

Rush Limbaugh was detained for about 3 1/2 hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

The 55-year-old radio commentator’s luggage was examined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his private plane landed at the airport around 2 p.m. from the Dominican Republic, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

ICE officials found in Limbaugh’s luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile disfunction, Miller said.

(snip)

“The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors,” Miller said.

(snip)

“We believe there may be a second degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it,” Miller said.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was “labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes,” Roy Black, Limbaugh’s attorney, said in a statement.

Last month, Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors who had accused the conservative talk-show host of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping pain pill prescriptions. Under the deal, a single charge commonly referred to as “doctor shopping” would be dismissed after 18 months if he complies with terms that include submitting to random drug tests and continuing treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers.

I wonder if this would be considered a violation of his deal, or if it has to be painkillers? Assuming that it really is just Viagra, which would be more embarrassing than anything else. In any sane world, any moral standing he had left would be utterly demolished. But we live in a world in which Bill O’Reilly and Jack Burkman are still lucratively employed.

1 comment June 26th, 2006 at 10:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Wankers

Ohhh Dear.

This may be one of the most disturbing Google searches ever to lead to my blog: drano barbie.

And by a happy coincidence, it just happens to lead to another video for Monday Media Blogging:


The greatest homemade video of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” ever made. Duct-Tape-Mustache-And-Chest-Hair Guy is my idol.

UPDATE: Oh, good. I’m also the #3 hit for Vaginal Electric (They’re Breastinghouse’s biggest competitor). In case you ever forget the link and need to find me in a hurry.

UPDATE 2: Does anyone else find it odd that the guy singing the Barbie part in “Barbie Girl” has a fake drawn-on mustache?

4 comments June 26th, 2006 at 06:51pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google,Favorites,Monday Media Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

This is a phenomenon that I learned of probably about a year ago: Gamers who have discovered the vast untapped dance potential of the Voldo character in the fighting game Soul Calibur 2 (and possibly 3).


Voldos dance to “Pump It” by the Black-Eyed Peas.

You can also see the Voldos dancing to “Hot In Here” by Nelly, and “Toxic” by Britney Spears.

My question is, who the hell programmed the moves for Voldo, and what the hell was going through their minds?

2 comments June 26th, 2006 at 07:36am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Hussein In The Membrane

This is… interesting:

Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.Khalil al-Dulaimi argued in an interview with The Associated Press that the former leader is the key to returning stability to Iraq.

”He’s their last resort. They’re going to knock at his door eventually,” the lawyer said. Saddam is ”the only person who can stop the resistance against the U.S. troops.”

(snip)

Al-Dulaimi said Saddam brought up the topic during a meeting Tuesday, and indicated he would be willing to help the United States — ”for the sake of saving both peoples — the Iraqis and Americans.”

He quoted Saddam as saying:

”These puppets in the Iraqi government that the Americans brought to power are helpless. They can’t protect themselves or the Iraqi people. The Americans will certainly come to me, to Saddam Hussein’s legitimate leadership and to the Iraqi Baath Party, to rescue them from their huge quandary.”

Although he would not say exactly what Saddam might ask in return for helping, al-Dulaimi said it would not necessarily involve being reinstated as president of Iraq — a nation he ruled brutally and plunged into three devastating wars.

(snip)

Saddam predicted Iraq would ”flourish within five years,” saying that was the time that would be needed for reconstruction that would transform the country into the envy of the region, the lawyer said.

(snip)

The Bush administration should recognize the ”hard reality” that the U.S. invasion of Iraq delivered the mostly secular Arab nation into the hands of Shiites strongly sympathetic to their larger Iranian neighbor, the lawyer said.

”Iran is the enemy of Arabs, Islam and the United States, and the only person who can stand in the face of Iran is Saddam Hussein,” he said.

You know, I think if they ever met and sat down and had a nice long talk, Bush would look into Saddam’s soul and recognize a kindred spirit. They both hate Iran, they both have the same slippery, optimistic grip on reality, and they both have very similar ideas about ruling governing.

2 comments June 26th, 2006 at 12:59am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Politics,Wankers,War


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