Back in July, dour British funeral singer (vegan funerals only) Morrissey alleged that an airport security officer at San Francisco International Airport had groped his genitals during a pat-down and said that he’d filed a claim for assault. Just a day later, the TSA denied any wrongdoing in a statement to Rolling Stone:
A Florida woman wearing nothing but a thong rampaged through a St. Petersburg McDonald's Monday, banging her head on the counter and then attempting to take apart the kitchen with her bare hands. Eventually, she chilled out by eating soft-serve straight out of the machine.
An attempt to make a clean getaway turned into a scene right out of a screwball comedy for one Australia thief who slammed into a glass door on his way out of a shopping mall in Perth.
You think NBC is making a good return on its investment for these Olympics? You don't even know what a good return is. NBC had to bid for these Olympic rights in an auction, and they ended up paying more than $1.5 billion for the most recent summer and winter games. But how much did CCTV, the national broadcast network in China, pay for the money-minting opportunity to carry the games in its home country? (Hint: there's nobody for them to bid against):
If you want to watch the same Olympics coverage that millions of Chinese viewers are tuned into, you can. YouTube has blocked even our IT guy's attempts to get to their clips. But I found this live stream of China's 24x7 Olympics channel, CCTV-5. Unlike most of the streaming sites you could Google up, this one plays instead of hanging my browser. There's a fatter 300-Kbps stream for Windows Media that works if you boost your player's streaming buffer size from the default 10 seconds to a more robust 60 seconds. Two caveats: There's no sound, and not all the games are broadcast in realtime. Right now, CCTV-5 has this morning's no-goal match between the Netherlands and Nigeria.