The News: Wednesday Morning

1 10 2008

Welcome back to The Fabakis Blog! Here are today’s best most interesting articles and stories from around the internet.

-Check out new buzz band woodpigeon! Remember that you heard about them here… 

They describe their sound as: Water falling on hot rocks, snow falling on dead trees, pianos rusting in country fields, and as madonna 45’s played at 1/2 speed.

Visit them:

Myspace

Guardian Music Blog

Stereogum

-Get out and see Barack-Rock on October 7th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

All proceeds from the concert, featuring Andrew Bird, The Fiery Furnaces, and Eugene Mirman will go to the Obama campaign. Visit the Myspace!

-From the West Coast, East Los Angeles is currently seeking the right to become a city.

From the article: Commonly mistaken for a part of Los Angeles, East L.A. is actually an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, with more than 130,000 people — 96 percent of them Latino — packed into 7.4 square miles.

In recent news, statewide immigration raids resulted in 1,157 arrests in California. Read more

 

-Horny Goat Weed may offer Viagra alternative… Reuters

-Also from Reuters, a study finds that election day is nothing but trouble for drivers. It turns out that more people die in traffic accidents on those days than comparable days one week before and one week later, according to a study published on Tuesday.

-Apparently the Sarah Palin effect is over!

CBS reported only a slight bump in ratings following the appearance of Sarah Palin with Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News. The interview has been viewed about 1.4 million times on sites like youtube, numbers that fail to compare to the 4 million views of it’s Saturday Night Live parody on NBC.com. 

-From The AP: Man dives in to save dog from shark in Florida attack.

Sep 30th, 2008 | ISLAMORADA, Fla. — A dog is recovering after a Florida Keys carpenter dove in to save his pet from a shark. Greg LeNoir said he took his 14-pound rat terrier Jake for a daily swim at a marina Friday.

The five-foot shark suddenly surfaced and grabbed nearly the entire dog in its mouth. LeNoir said he yelled, then balled up his fists and dove headfirst into the water. He hit the shark in the back and the creature finally let go of the dog. Man and dog made it safely back to shore. The dog suffered bite wounds but was not critically injured.

And that’s today’s news…

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