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Week of 23 August 2010
23 August 2010
Is Airplane! the funniest movie ever? For its 30th anniversary, let's ask David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker ...
More than 100,000 people are evacuated as torrential rains cause worst floods in a decade on China-North Korea border ...
In the aftermath of debunked rape charge, Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange suspects "a smear campaign" ...
US Navy panel recommends less-than-honorable discharge for former astronaut and alleged non-diaper wearer Lisa Nowak ...
New York Magazine lists thirteen really Muslim things President Obama has done ...
Mostly vindicated former Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Illinois) signs autographs for $50 a pop at Chicago Comic Con, and ponders return to politics ...
Israel and Palestine are on the verge of resuming peace talks that will collapse later ...
Bill O'Reilly is hot and bothered that Justin Bieber might not have had baseball on his mind when he was with sex tape star Kim Kardashian ...
Stephen Tobolowsky is not a normal Hollywood nutball, and you ought to listen when he tells a story ...
Founders of Peruvian guerilla movement Shining Path get married in prison ...
24 August 2010
X Factor, one of Simon Cowell's fleet of talent shows, admits "Auto-Tuning" to improve some contestants' voices ...
Philadelphia levies tax on bloggers ...
Martial arts entrepreneur buys PBS's Nightly Business Report ...
Martin Short's wife dies at home ...
Famewhores Spencer Pratt and soon-to-be ex-wife Heidi Montag are in negotiations to distribute sex tape ...
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella retires early to take care of his ailing mother ...
John Lennon's toilet is for sale at Beatles auction ...
Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial in death of Michael Jackson is set for January 2011 ...
Filmmaker Michael Moore gives $5,000 to fund for defense of alleged Wikileaks leaker ...
John Barrowman holds a garage sale ...
Glenn Beck issues ground rules for his Saturday rally: No signs ...
Former US Attorney General William B. Saxbe, appointed following Nixon's infamous Saturday Night Massacre, dies at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio ...
25 August 2010
190 tons of Wal-Mart deli ham, salami, bacon, and pickles recalled over potential listeria contamination ...
Taylor Lautner sues over late $300,000 trailer ...
Facebook won't let marijuana legalization advocates buy campaign ads ...
Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab and presumably celebrating with cocaine, whiskey, and good friends ...
Minneapolis pays $165K to settle zombies' lawsuit over illegal arrests ...
Steve Jobs is watching you: Apple seeks to patent spyware ...
Mark Wahlberg was not impressed with Drew Barrymore's lust for his boxer-briefs ...
Marty Peretz of The New Republic is very sorry he sort of slighted Liza Minnelli ...
North Korea says it's being impersonated on social-networking sites ...
"Last night I kind of lost my sh*t", comic Michael Ian Black explains ...
Roman Catholic Church and Irish cops conspired to protect terrorist priest from prosecution ...
Investigation finds North Carolina cops withheld or distorted evidence in more than 200 cases at the expense of potentially innocent men and women ...
George Michael pleads guilty to drug offenses ...
26 August 2010
Australian government forbids travel for Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan until he pays past-due taxes ...
Pakistan is facing serious threat of epidemic disease as floods continue ...
How to make famous science fiction writer Ray Bradbury happy ...
Wesley Snipes complains about jury misconduct and wants a new trial ...
Wacko self-styled god Sun Myung Moon wants to buy back the Washington Times ...
BP's "nightmare well" engineer pleads the Fifth Amendment, refuses to testify ...
Angelina Jolie plans to direct, write and produce a love story set during the Bosnian war ...
US Central Intelligence Agency says "the most urgent threat to US security" is a bunch of dipsh*ts in Yemen, but the agency has ten times as many people and resources in Pakistan ...
Family of muppetmaster Jim Henson donates original Kermit the Frog to Smithsonian Institution ...
So what was it like to write for Conan O'Brien's doomed Tonight Show? ...
27 August 2010
"I''m here, I'm queer, get used to it", says Bush campaign chief and former Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman ...
Timbaland says he's baffled by all-points bulletin over his "possible suicide attempt" ...
Social Security is "like a milk cow with 310 million tits!", says former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) ...
Hot Russian spy Anna Chapman is now a hot Russian supermodel ...
The X Factor talent show promises to stop using Auto-Tune to enhance contestants' singing voices ...
Former US President Jimmy Carter secures freedom for American imprisoned in North Korea ...
John McEnroe says women's tennis schedule is too demanding for players ...
Google takes another step toward making computers functional (and maybe profitable) as phones ...
Will Forte walks away from Saturday Night Live ...
28 August 2010
Blockbuster Video tells Hollywood studios it's preparing to file bankruptcy ...
Lindsay Lohan's amusingly goofy father says he'll open a God-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. "Yes, it's, true, I'll be running it." ...
Legalizing marijuana is on the ballot in California, but media conglomerate Condé Nast refuses paid pro-pot ads — so subsidiary Reddit is running the ads for free ...
Whoopi Goldberg leaves stage production of Sister Act after mother's stroke ...
Obama administration sides with utilities in US Supreme Court case about climate change ...
John Mayer to The Huffington Post: "You’re a stripper wearing reading glasses.” ...
H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness to receive 3-D treatment courtesy Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron ...
Canadian terror suspect covered Avril Lavigne in Idol bid ...
Daughter of US Ambassador to Thailand Eric G. John defenestrates in NYC ...
29 August 2010
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, nine other companies over alleged patent infringement ...
50 Cent banned from TwitPic over Kardashian butt-burger ...
Facebook is sending cease and desist letters to, apparently, every company that starts with Face or ends with Book ...
The National Rifle Association said Obama would ban guns and ammo and self-defense, but two years later the President gets a big fat "F" from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ...
Paris Hilton's week starts with a knife-wielding stalker, and ends arrested with cocaine ...
Cliff Kincaid takes being a birther to the next level: he wants proof that President Obama has been baptized ...
Maybe former Congressman and former convict James Traficant (D-Ohio) gets to run for Congress again after all (and check out that hella bad toupee) ...
French film director Alain Corneau dies at his home in Paris ...