Picking a funny movie isn't a snap
Take a bow, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. "Airplane! " has been declared the funniest film ever by Lovefilm, the movie-subscription service saying...
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Take a bow, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
"Airplane!" has been declared the funniest film ever by Lovefilm, the movie-subscription service saying it averaged three laughs a minute compared to runner-up "The Hangover," which scored a 2.4.
Making a late push for inclusion on next year's list: "Football 101: Punting the Oakland Raiders' Way."
• At TheOnion.com: "Tim Tebow's 11 rushing yards lead Jets to 48-28 rout of Bills."
• At SportsPickle.com: "RG3 the most popular first name among DC-area babies."
Alive & Kicking Dept.
"Lions kicker Jason Hanson has been with the Lions half his life," noted Boyce Garrison of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "He's 42."
You make the call
The hottest debate in the nation's capital this fall figures to be:
a) Obama or Romney?
b) Strasburg or RG3?
Swedish police responding to a suspected gas leak in a Stockholm neighborhood discovered it was actually just ... fermenting herring.
As police officer Sven-Erik Olsson told the TT news agency: "I guess somebody didn't know what surstromming smells like."
No. 8 Arkansas — losers to Louisiana-Monroe as 30 ½-point favorites — made the second-farthest plummet out of the top 25 in college-football history.
The Hogs fell so fast, they even passed the Yankees on the way down.
Toe that line
Line judge Shannon Eastin became the first woman game official in NFL history in Sunday's Rams-Lions game, and Steelers linebacker Larry Foote had no problem with that.
"Women are more honest and fair than men," Foote told AP, "and they know how to catch a man cheating."
• Texas &M athletic director Eric Hyman, to the Austin American-Statesman, on the Aggies joining the Southeastern Conference in his first year: "Taking a new job is like drinking out of a fire hose. This is like drinking out of two fire hoses."
• Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, to Sports Illustrated, after a run-in with an ump landed him a two-game suspension: "My wife says the only time I get this mad is when I'm talking to umpires or my ex-wife."
The Texas Transportation Commission has increased the speed limit to 85 mph on Interstate highways out of Austin.
For disgruntled Texas Tech basketball players fleeing Lubbock, it's 95.
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