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Old Men, Glasses and The Most Underreported News of 2007: The Daily Nooner (EST)!

Awesome Video Of The DayOld Man Goes Nuts In A Car Wash

One time I broke my antenna off in a car wash. I had the stereo on and didn't really think about it, and then when I got out the thing was hanging by a thread over the side of the car. The radio still gets decent reception, but I guess I would have preferred to keep the antenna attached. Maybe if I'd noticed that it was getting destroyed I would have done something about it. You know - like go completely fucking insane and destroy my entire car.

According to the internet (or more specifically, the video description from Break.com, which seems like a reliable and accurate source to me), the police report said the "old" guy in this video "went nuts" when he realized he had lost his glasses. It doesn't make it clear if he lost them inside the car or in the car wash itself, but either way I don't think this reaction would really solve anything. Unless your goal was to blow up on YouTube, figure out a way to monetize your newfound celebrity, and use the money to buy some new glasses. In which case you're a visionary genius and probably not the type to lose your glasses in the first place.


With 2008 just around the corner, the web is abuzz with end-of-the-year lists on just about every topic you can think of. Whether it's news stories, celebrity gossip, gadgets, or films, it seems like pretty much everyone with an internet connection and a pulse has something definitive to say about some aspect of 2007. I thought about doing a list myself, but I decided that would be too much work. Which brings us to this week's theme: end-of-the-year best-of lists. Just in a general sort of way.2007: The Year of the ListForeign Policy Magazine has just published their list of the ten most underreported news stories of 2007. I'm sure there's plenty of interesting stuff to be found in there (Osama Bin Laden said yadda-yadda-yadda, Congress passed the Blah-Blah Act, officials found that YAWN), but c'mon - international geopolitics are complicated and depressing! Who wants to read about the most underreported (read: BORING) news stories of the year? If my local TV news anchors couldn't find the time to tell me about a news story this year, then I probably don't need to know about it. Unlike the bozos at Foreign Policy Magazine, I TRUST my TV news anchors.

That's not to say there aren't stories worth reading about that went underreported in 2007, of course. They're just not about Israel, genetically-modified crops, or ANYTHING that's going on in Iraq. I'm talking, of course, about celebrity news. Everyone knows that Britney shaved her head and Paris went to jail in 2007, but there were plenty of celebrity-related stories that flew totally under the radar this year.

That being said, here are my top picks for the most underreported celebrity stories of 2007:

  • Lindsay Lohan, Kid Rock do Karaoke at David Spade's Birthday
  • Macaulay Culkin Cooks Every Night
  • Howard Stern: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Are Bad Neighbors
  • Brad & Angelina: Things Are 'Really Good'
  • Pauly Shore: Bikini Babe
  • You heard it here first, folks. Hopefully. Otherwise it's just plain sad.

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