8/19: Morning Communique
A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered.
Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon.
Apple took too long to file a patent on part of its blockbuster iPod music players, so Microsoft beat Apple to it. Future iPods will feature a blue screen of death when attempting anything too complicated.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Dida's on medication, but that doesn't stop her from occasionally getting the Highway 47 Blues. Must get Edgar Allen Poe action figure immediately!
The latest episode of Battle-Action Bush and the Keyboard Kommandos
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"If we were to begin a Manhattan Project-type response tonight to expand vaccine and drug production, we wouldn't have a measurable impact on the availability of these critical products to sufficiently address a worldwide pandemic for at least several years."
-- Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, on the government's failure to prepare adequately for a bird flu pandemic
"I might. I might have fun. And, you know, hopefully ... I won't get into any trouble by the NFL by saying that, you know. I have had fun throughout my years and, you know, predominantly in the offseason."
-- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss, on smoking weed (predominantly in the offseason)
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