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Maybe it's a good thing we didn't move to Fort Collins

First, there’s this:

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State forward Xavier Kilby was arrested after he was accused of pointing a gun at teammate Ronnie Aguilar’s head, police said Monday.

And now, there’s this*:

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A 4-year-old boy who was […] blitzed by a college football player during a game has 30 stitches in his head[…]

Best Place to Live in the U.S. my left butt cheek.  Your college athletes are a bunch of gun-toting, child-beating thugs!  Mr. Greenwood, you’ve got some splainin’ to do.

* Excerpt intentionally and misleadingly edited to make my faux outrage seem real.

Edit: Of course it was only a matter of time until someone YouTube’d it:

Damn.

Edit 2: YouTube video dead.  Double damn.

$370 Million

Better stop at the Kwik-E-Mart and buy some lottery tickets on the way home tonight:

Mega Millions officials also raised the estimated payout at midday from $355 million to $370 million, if taken as annuity. The jackpot’s estimated cash option value was $221.1 million, before taxes.

The odds of winning: about 1 in 176 million.

Let’s look at some other odds*:

Getting hemorrhoids: 1 in 25
Death by shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000
Being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 1 in 500,000,000
Having a meteor land on your house: 1 in 182,138,880,000,000
Finding Rosie O’Donnell attractive: (Really?  Do I have to go there?)

So, basically, what I’m saying is, THERE’S A CHANCE!!!**

(Actually, I guess what I’m saying is that it’s fun to dream, but one shouldn’t get caught up in the “What would I do…” fantasy world.)

* The Internets never lie.  If you feel the need to double-check these numbers and subsequently ridicule my painstaking statistical analysis, I will be forced to smite you.
** No, there’s not.

"Grammer" Cop

This is a cool little Web site.  Being that I’m well over 15 years removed from 7th-grade grammar instruction, I often find myself questioning sentence construction, word choice, etc.  (How many errors were in that last sentence?  Sheesh.  I couldn’t even tell you anymore.)  Grammer Cop has a helpful reference section of questions submitted by users, and if you don’t see what you need, you can just ask!

http://grammercop.com/joomla/index.php

The housing market is difficult right now

How difficult?  Why don’t you ask these guys:

Mortgage Lenders Network USA Inc. filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection Monday in Delaware. In papers filed with the court Tuesday, the company is asking the court to let it reject leases and contracts as well as permission to sell machinery and office equipment[…]

The company had employed 1,780 in November, but that has shrunk to 267 people at the time of the filing.

That’s gotta hurt.

Edit: Evidence