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'Cause I felt like being silly...

Inspired by stories in today's Chicago Sun-Times:

Do you have a flag?

Russia defends North Pole flag-planting
Scientist says he 'doesn't give a damn' what foreigners think of the decision
(AP story - link to MSNBC version because there's a photo of the flag in question--!)

MOSCOW - The United States and Canada have scoffed at a Russian submarine expedition that planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole. Coming home to a hero's welcome Tuesday, the famous polar scientist who led the risky voyage did not mince words in responding.

"I don't give a damn what all these foreign politicians there are saying about this," Artur Chilingarov told a throng of well-wishers. "If someone doesn't like this, let them go down themselves ... and then try to put something there. Russia must win. Russia has what it takes to win. The Arctic has always been Russian."
(rest of story)

Do you have a bag?

Bad planning (QT column by Zay N. Smith)

Modern Education + the Criminal Mind =

A bank robber put on a disguise of a hooded sweatshirt, dark glasses and winter gloves, walked into a bank in New Hudson, Mich., and held up a prepared card saying "Give me your money," at which point the teller asked for a bag to put the money in, at which point the robber, having no bag, ran back out of the bank, police said.

This is not a gag!

No-pressure cooking

'IRON CHEF' CLASSES | Companies fuel healthy competition during social events

(read the story!)

FYI - Iron Chef TV Show entry at Wikipedia

Bespoke Cuisine cooking parties information

Do you have a flag? - Eddie Izzard routine