L-Town Represent

Some of you might have seen today’s post on /. about ChicagoCrime , a GoogleMapHack, developed by Adrian. Adrian is one of the team members at Lawrence.com (Yes, that Lawrence, my home for 3 years).

NPR recently carried a story about the company that owns pretty much all media at Lawrence. The Simons’ family owns the cable, internet, phone, local TV and newspaper of Lawrence. The service, for a small town in the mid-west, is pretty reliable and hassle-free.

As a web-developer (though not the kind that Adrian is), it’s good to see your town and its geeks being recognized throughout the technological blogosphere.

So this is an Outhouse…

Arkansas, May 2005

Maybe this is what Drew Barrymore meant. It must be really liberating to take a dump right in front of Highway 71 in the morning.

(In all fairness, Arkansas is so beautiful, taking a crap in the Oauchita woods would be totally zen.)

Babies in Peril

From this story.

Although the story is about russian orphans being killed, it doesn’t mention masked gunmen or 3 month infants anywhere. As far as I know, it’s an American woman and a 6 year old boy.

Assuming this is photoshopped and not staged, one has to wonder what the artist was thinking. What kind of world do we live in when graphic designers can actually photoshop dead baby jokes for a major newspaper website?

The look on the baby’s face is priceless. It made me sad and made me chuckle at the same time. These russians sure know how to pull at the readers’ heartstrings.