Monday, January 30, 2012

MSP airport introduces pilot scheme

The authorities at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport have joined forces with the TSA to create an expedited security check for pre-screened frequent fliers, called TSA PreCheck.
A modified TSA PreCheck logo

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The 2nd Annual Slap The Penguin Awards

Welcome to the second annual Slap The Penguin Awards. Who would have thought that we would make it to a 2nd award show? Click HERE to read about last year's SLAPPYS.

Week in Review with Alexa Rankin - 1/28/12

Hello again, it's me, Alexa Rankin with my rundown of the news headlines that caught my eye this week. I read many stories over the last seven days, but the ones that stick in my mind, are the ones that don't usually make the front pages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as I share my favorite stories of the week.

What got slapped 12 months ago - 1/30/11

Oh boy, I am so excited. Award season is upon us and we will be posting the Slappyawards later today. For now, I have to hold my nerve by looking back at what happened 12 months ago. While I am on the topic of the Slappyawards, the 1st annual Slappy Awards happened this time last year and it is well worth a look before we get to this years awards.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Bus-sized asteroid on near miss course with Earth

Scientists have released data which shows an asteroid's imminent path through our solar system. The asteroid is estimated to be the size of a bus and should shoot by us later today, getting as close as 36,000 miles, which is considerably closer than our own moon.

A similar incident from 1979

Monday, January 23, 2012

Are you Karate Kidding me?

We all know about PLANKING and TEBOWING, most of us know about OWLING and some of us know about TEAPOTTING, but the latest trend of posting a picture of yourself to facebook while adopting a silly pose is called CRANING.
Daniel-san demonstrating the crane kick while starting an internet trend
Daniel San posted this to facebook recently

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What got slapped 12 months ago - 1/23/11

It's that time again when I look back at what crap we were spewing out 12 months ago. The entire archive for this week can be seen here. If you are being lazy and want me to do all the work for you then keep reading.

Week in Review with Alexa Rankin - 1/21/12

Hi again, it's me Alexa Rankin reporting the headlines that caught my eye this week. It's been a busy seven days for me, but I still had time to travel to internet city and poke around for some juicy tidbits for you all. Is it titbits or tidbits? Leave me a comment below and let me know which is correct.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Phasing out the 'Leap Second'?

The most powerful countries in the world are being represented in Geneva, Switzerland (home of the Swiss cuckoo clock and the Swatch Watch brand) for a timely vote on the future of The Leap Second.

Oh cool, a wolf
Look first, LEAP SECOND

Monday, January 16, 2012

Washing your hands with SOPA

On October 26, 2011 the bill H.R. 3261 was introduced in the House of Representatives. Also known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the bill looks to halt the illegal use of copyrighted material on the internet.
All my own work (for a change)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What got slapped 12 months ago - 1/16/11

Oh my, Sunday comes around so quickly so I had better scribble together a quick post about what we did last year. Does anybody remember Ted Williams, the homeless guy plucked from obscurity because of his golden voice? NO? Well here is a reminder of the story and it's similarity to the movie, Trading Places.

Week in Review with Alexa Rankin - 1/14/12

Hello again, it's me Alexa, and I have a bunch of news stories which stood out while I was trawling the interwebs this week. There were certainly many headlines, but I always like to look beyond the headlines and find the stranger pieces of news.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday 13th

Friggatriskaidekaphobia - fear of Friday the 13th. For as long as I can remember, half of the people I meet on this day will make a reference to 'Friday 13th' either warning of it's power or blaming it for some coincidental misfortune.
Friday 13th Calendar
Another photo cliché by STP

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Brand Perry Split

Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce after only 14 months of wedded bliss. Rumours abound as to the reasons for the split, but so far my favorite is that Russell wants to settle down and have kids and Katy still wants to party.
Brand and Perry - Separated at birth? Well they are separated now
Brand and Perry - Identical except for the chin and chest hair

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Punday 1/9/12

Tim Tebow is certainly dominating the headlines with his trademark Tebowing. Everyone is out there doing it, even Denver prostitutes are cashing in.

Everbody is following Tim Tebow's example
Teblowing is now an optional extra
Now for just $3.16 more, your Denver Broncette will drop to a single knee and Teblow you, in preperation for some deep penetration in the backfield.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week in Review with Alexa Rankin - 1/7/12

Hello again, it's me, Alexa Rankin, with my review of the weeks news which caught my eye. These may not be the mainstream headlines that you have seen this week, but I am not really a mainstream girl. This is my first review of the new year, so if I haven't already said it, Happy New Year to you all.

What got slapped 12 months ago - 1/9/11

Once again, we take a look at what was happening 1 calendar year ago on Slap the Penguin. Even though January also seemed to be a quiet news month, we are about quality and not quantity. Jack was telling us all about how the astrological boundaries were shifting, causing personality changes as people zodiac signs were altered.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tina Cruris - Advice Queen

For those of you who used to read us when we were 'My Twist News', you may remember that I did a semi regular post as a 'Dear Abby' type advice giver. Dear Tina was a little different since it was not limited to relationship advice. Click here to see what kind of stuff I would get asked and how I responded.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Punday - 1/2/12

A Reptile Dysfunction

Man: Your snake looks a little floppy

Other Man: The doctor says it's a reptile dysfunction

Sunday, January 1, 2012

December Movie of the Month - Shutter Island

2010 R 138 Minutes

NETFLIX SAYS - World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his own troubling visions and by Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley). Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer and Max von Sydow co-star in director Martin Scorsese's plot twist-filled psychological thriller set on a Massachusetts island in 1954.

Week in Review with Alexa Rankin - 12/31/11

Hello again, it's me Alexa Rankin, with a collection of the headlines that caught my eye during the week. These may not be the top stories on MSNBC but they were eyecatching important enough to stop me from shopping online for five minutes, in order to read them. This will be the last Week in Review for 2011 so enjoy it. I will return in 2012 so check back soon.

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