The gist of the story: People believe in guardian angels, and sometimes people attribute unexplained events to supernatural powers. There is also an extended interview with one of the stars of Touched by an Angel, which the report also notes “ran for nine seasons beginning in 1994.” (Emphasis mine.)
You might think these would be heady times for breeders of Portuguese Water Dogs. President Obama is getting Portuguese Water Dog for the White House! Dog breeders should be dancing in the streets, kissing nurses in the middle of Times Square, overturning cars and generally having the time of their lives.
The dog the president owns is, like, the president of dogs, right? Besides winning Westminster, there isn’t really a higher honor for a breeder.
I would suggest a more proactive approach: Say you’re excited about your dog breed becoming dog president but sternly remind everyone not to buy dogs from puppy mills. Or maybe you can drive around a la Joey Vento and tell people not to buy Portuguese Water Dogs from pet stores. And also, you should totally find a nickname for the breed; the full name is kind of too long. PWDs, maybe?
Or you should stop being a typical ungrateful American who hates this country. If you don’t like it, take your dogs and move back to Portugal.
If you can’t watch the highlight above, here’s how the 76ers lost last night. They were up a point after Andre Iguodala hit one of two free throws with 1.8 seconds left; Nets’ guard Devin Harris took the inbounds pass, lost the ball off Iguodala’s chest, got the ball back and sunk a half-court shot with no time left.
It’s a slim chance that whole play took less than 1.8 seconds. But since the ball did appear to leave his hand just before the buzzer, the clock’s late start is silently forgotten. Well, not by Sixers fans.
Sophomore Nathan Walsh has nothing but contempt for online dating. The mechanical engineering major finds the concept to be “entirely too flawed to function in our society.”
“The system of online dating appears innocent and good-natured. However, it is quite a danger to those involved,” Walsh said. “In my experience, I have known marriages [that] have failed because the relationship began as an online confrontation.”
Now that’s a quote to give the school newspaper! I guess at Temple they accept anonymous, anecdotal evidence in class.
Sarah and I spotted this car maybe last month in Fitler Square; I naturally forgot about it until last night. Fortunately, I found the image on my cell phone camera, and so I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the most appropriate vanity license plate imaginable:
Like a glove!
If you’re wondering, that bumper sticker in the center reads, “No special rights for heterosexuals.” It’s good, but it’s no Boycott the biased Inquirer, the bumper sticker Herb Denenberg has on his car.
Anyway: Now we can only wonder if there’s a “MORE GAS” equivalent plate on a Hummer.
A Johnstown man was sentenced Tuesday for running an illegal taxi service. [...] A judge sentenced him to 15 months probation and community service. He will also have to pay $900 in fines and is not allowed to operate a cab or even wear a hat that says “Taxi Cab.”
I still haven’t figured out (1) how this is going to work, (2) if you’re going to be able to buy tickets and attend — actually, this is a no — (3) if strong winds could force cancelation — probably a yes — or (4) if there is a danger of the game being canceled after the ball goes out of bounds and off the Spectrum roof.
Other entertainment and sports icons took in the Globetrotters during the record-breaking President’s Day Weekend, including David Duchovny and Harry Connick, Jr. at Madison Square Garden, Jon Bon Jovi and New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, and Vivica Fox and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton at the Globetrotters’ first ever show at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Ooh, Psychic Friends Network host Vivica Fox and Hall of Famer Don Sutton!
But back to the roof game. I was actually thinking this: Comcast-Spectacor needs a few more months out of the building before it’s demolished, and the roof — part of which blew off in 1968, only briefly after the place opened — is a little shaky… what better way to make sure it stays down for the final events at The Spectrum than by having a bunch of basketball players stomp on it for an afternoon?
Ahh, excellent. First middle finger in the Daily News since that Gray’s Ferry protest photo back in the late 90s? My records of “bird flips in Daily News” are spotty at best, so I don’t know. Whoever’s giving the middle finger in this photo, though, I salute you.