Thursday, August 27, 2009

People of Walmart - Photos of the Unusual Folks at America's Biggest Store

Who goes to Walmart? The Web site People of Walmart offers a photographic record of the odd, the unusual, the weird folks who come to the biggest chain store in the U.S. There are people with mullets, people who seem to be in contact with beings from another planet, lots of people who need to lose a LOT of weight, and, for some reason, folks who are wearing shirts that don't have much fabric to them. (Or, no shirts at all.)

The People of Walmart site has been offline for a bit Thursday night, but they assure us that now back and will have more photos up soon. And you can breathlessly keep up with their latest updates because, you guessed it, they're on that newfangled Twitter than that all the kids are using. You can find them at

Check out the photos of People of Walmart. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll probably throw up a little.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy Has Died

Edward "Ted" Kennedy, a longtime U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, died Tuesday night at the age of 77, his family announced. He had been suffering from brain cancer for the last year.

Ted Kennedy is the younger brother of two famous American politicians, both of whom were killed by assassins: President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Senator from California Robert Kennedy (who was running for the Democratic nomination for president at the time he was killed).

Ted Kennedy died shortly before midnight at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Ironically one of his sisters, Eunice Shriver, died in recent weeks. Ted Kennedy was too ill to attend her funeral. One of her daughters, Maria Shriver, is a former TV personality who is married to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962, when he was 30 years old. He made a couple of unsuccessful runs for president of the country, but never came close to getting his party's nomination.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8 - They're Baaaack - Tonight!

The dysfunctional family known as Jon & Kate Plus 8 returns to TV tonight, and viewers will no doubt be tuning in in droves to find out what's happened since the show went of the air more than a month ago, with the couple announcing that they are separating.

Jon has been spotted with various young women, including the daughter of the surgeon who performed his wife's tummy tuck. Is this guy nuts?

And the NY Daily News reports that Kate has been seen packing camping equipment into her SUV. Is she taking the kids camping, or planning to roast Jon over an open fire?

The article also includes the preview of tonight's episode (above), which shows Kate setting up a tent in her back yard, as preparation for the camping trip, apparently.