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I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving. I hope you have a happy holiday.

Kucinich isn't making much headway in the polls, but at least fictional characters are backing his run. Do you need proof that Kucinich isn't for real? Imagine seeing this picture on any other candidate's website:

Whoa, I've been out to lunch. I missed this story from last week that MP3.com's assets are being destroyed! Holy crap, that sucks. (via K5).

BBC: Fasting fakir flummoxes physicians:

Doctors and experts are baffled by an Indian hermit who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for several decades - but is still in perfect health.
Prahlad Jani, a holy man, or fakir, who is over 70 years old, has just spent 10 days under constant observation in Sterling Hospital, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
During that time, he did not consume anything and "neither did he pass urine or stool", according to the hospital's deputy superintendent, Dr Dinesh Desai.

Damn! Well, I don't believe that he hasn't eaten anything in decades, but the ability to go without water for 10 days is still amazing. And check this out: "A statement from Ahmedabad's Association of Physicians says that despite no water entering his body, urine nonetheless appeared to form in his bladder - only to be re-absorbed by the bladder walls."

Wired News: Congress Expands FBI Spying Power. Great. Just great.

Air Rage Granny Scrambles Fighters:

MIAMI (Reuters) - Fighter jets were scrambled at Miami airport on Tuesday after an elderly woman threw a fit on an American Airlines plane and flight attendants thought she would attack them, police said.
Reports said the woman was aged between 69 and 79.
"They said old," a police spokeswoman said, adding she could not confirm her precise age.
The pilot of flight AA-2133 with 126 passengers on board announced an emergency as a precaution shortly after taking off for Caracas, and fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane back to Miami international airport.
The plane landed safely.

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I'm launching a new website to review the 2004 campaign ads and brainstorm for new ones. It's called BushOut.tv.