You Can Die Of Mosquito, But Not Right Away. It seems that area officials have done a good job of raising awareness of West Nile virus, but it also seems that maybe more education is in order, since people are now worriedly dialing 911 the second they get a bite. For the record, it takes a couple of days at the earliest for symptoms to appear, most mosquitoes don’t carry West Nile, and most people who are exposed to it do not get sick.
Sam Hurd’s Big Bucket of Marijuana. OK, alleged big bucket of marijuana. Here is a bit of unsolicited advice based on knowledge garnered from several seasons of Weeds: Don’t open a maternity wear store so your silent partner can build a tunnel to Mexico. Don’t drop meat on your foot in front of a stray pit bull. And don’t buy ice chests full of weed when you’re already out on probation.
Your Texas Rangers Are “Lovely Jubblies.” Here’s the deal: I would gladly take back Talkin’ Type 2 Diabetes with Tom Grieve if I didn’t have to reach for the remote and turn down the volume on my TV every time Jim Knox interviews a fan in the stands. But it seems the Rangers have a British fan who waxed enthusiastic about the team and dubbing them “Lovely Jubblies.” Although, if you look in the comments in that link, Anglophiles insist there’s no such thing as a plural jubbly. And then there’s discussion on whether it means that something is great, Â or boobs.
Lance Armstrong Gives Up Fight Against Doping Charges. So does this mean he did it, or does it mean – as Armstrong said in a statement – that he’s just giving up something he’d never win because the outcome was predetermined? Either way, he’ll be stripped of his seven Tour de France wins.
Mexican Judge Reduces Charges for Dallas Trucker. Jabin Bogan, a Dallas trucker who took a wrong turn while carrying a trailer full of ammunition and ended up afoul of Mexican weapons laws, was facing a 30-year prison sentence. Yesterday an appellate judge reduced the charges against him, and now could get as little as community service andor a fine.