6/14: Morning Communique


Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

Happy Birthday to Diablo Cody at Pussy Ranch.

We're proud to welcome City Pages contributor Chuck Terhark to Balls, City Pages' new sports blog.

Jack Sparks embraces the hillbilly life-style and cockfighting at The Other Side of Country.

Get yer King Kong on at Culture to Go.


A defense contractor with ties to Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham took a $700,000 loss on the purchase of the congressman's Del Mar house while the congressman, a member of the influential defense appropriations subcommittee, was supporting the contractor's efforts to get tens of millions of dollars in contracts from the Pentagon.

Archaeologists have discovered Europe's oldest civilization, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.

Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he doesn't believe revelations about the treatment of prisoners at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have become an image problem for the United States.


Left politics and a pleasantly twisted sense of humor can be found in The People's Republic of Seabrook.


How to Sex Your Rabbits

George Lucas hints Boba Fett may be featured in the "Star Wars" television series he's developing.

Happy International Weblogger's Day! Now go get a real job!


"We know that in some African countries there was a practice of eating political opponents. We not have such a tradition or culture and I think a comparison between Africa and Russia is not quite fair."

-- Russian President Vladimir Putin, responding to a reporter's linking human rights abuses and corruption in Africa with those in Russia

"We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes one to two years off the average life span, yet we 'celebrate' a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average life span according to the 2005 issue of the revered scientific journal Psychological Reports."

-- Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition, on labelling homosexuals

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