I need to check with my boss…because he's a shark

People who saw Revenge of the Sith on Father's Day received a free collectible Father's Day poster.

Ten bucks says the individual behind this marketing gimmick also conceived those "Who da man? Yoda man!" commercials for Attack of the Clones.

Father's Day posters would have been more appropriate in conjunction with The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. In those Episodes, father and son spend quality time together.

In Episode III, Anakin, proud father-to-be, injures his pregnant wife and then runs off with a man, rendering his children orphans.

Instead of a rhetorical question, I'm inclined to read "who's your daddy?" as an interrogative statement.

Tatooinian: Who's your daddy?
Luke: I dunno. He abandoned me before I was born. Deadbeat fucker…

I caught a Food Network special on Disney World. During a segment on Epcot Center, a montage of the various pavilions of the park's World Showcase played.

French guy and girl: Bienvenue vers la France!
German guy and girl: Willkommen in Deutschland!
Chinese guy and girl: Huan1 ying2 dao4 Zhong1 Guo2!

I saw a Hindian guy and a white girl and thought, "This must be the India pavilion."


Hindian guy and white girl: Welcome to Canada!


Why does Canada have a pavilion? What culture does Canada have? India doesn't have a pavilion, nor do Greece, Egypt and Russia. Certainly those countries deserve to be included in a world showcase more than Canada.

Host Marc Summers noted that eateries at each pavilion offer the represented country's cuisine.

I wonder what Canadian food tastes like.

Tushar in Waterloo:
we eat poutine
poutine = french fries

beaver tails
= doughnuts
tim hortons!
yes, and wendy's
inside the canada pavilion is a wendy's

It seems like every few years, Disney finds another anniversary to celebrate at its theme parks. The 50th anniversary of Disneyland, the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney, the 35th anniversary of this, the 40th anniversary of that… Any clean number will suffice.

While I'm not one to dismiss writing that's published online, I'm troubled by credentialed journalists' increasing tendency toward quoting blogs and message boards.

Here's an argument against the practice from the Chicago Tribune:

'Happy slap' yobs breed fear, anger

Watch out for "happy slapping," the latest youth craze to sweep Britain.

Groups of teenagers approach an unsuspecting person and begin punching and kicking him or her while capturing it all on their mobile camera phones. The images are later uploaded and shared on the Internet.

"I happyslap people," explained "Huni bo" from Sleaford on a popular yob blog. "I dnt see nowt wrong wit it tho, ima good person! Its well funni tho!!"

"It's not funny," replied Spartanette from Swansea. "If it's just among mates and you actually know the person, then it's harmless, but when you do it to someone you don't even know, you deserve a beating."

"So I deserve a beatin yeh?" replied Huni bo. "Wes onli do it ppl lyk are age ish, say from 15 — 19 or 20. summats, wunt do it to an old man, even though they keep avin a go at us, an it dus are heds in!"

News shouldn't read like an Irvine Welsh novel.

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