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Friday, October 28, 2021

Brooke Shields is having her second baby in the Spring.

I wouldn’t count on many scheduled playdates with the soon-to-be silent-born/vitamin-treated Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes lovechild.

As for the actual Shields birthing, I couldn’t have said it better myself:

Just to make Katie Holmes jealous, expect a non-silent birth with lots of screaming and tons of drugs.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/28/2005 05:47:29 PM
Category: Celebrity
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Dane Carlson’s “How Much Is My Blog Worth?” applet seems to be spreading like wildfire around the blogosphere; I guess everyone wants to know how well they’re shaking their moneymaker, blog-wise.

My blog is worth $35,001.48.
How much is your blog worth?

Thirty-five grand for this collection of half-baked humor, analysis, and observation? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Carlson writes that this thing calculates value based on the same link-to-dollar ratio present in the $25 million AOL-Weblogs Inc. deal. Of course, I noted that Jason Calacanis undervalued Weblogs Inc. in the interest of getting out while the getting was good.

So, really, I’m thinking this thing is generating lowball valuations. Accordingly, I’m holding out for six digits, baby.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/28/2005 05:25:53 PM
Category: Bloggin', Business
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Or don’t. But if you live up in Odessa, aerial photography confirms a configuration of lakes that’s downright spooky, to match some of the local history around them.

Not even real estate rebranding can obscure the scary truth:

[Environmental scientist Jaime] Collazo had seen at least one of the Scream movies. He found the Scream Ghostface on the Web. He posted the two images in a corridor of the [Hillsborough County’s Environmental Protection Commission] offices. In the process, Collazo noticed a second unsettling detail in the aerial - Dead Lady Lake.

“It’s almost like a mole on that face,” he said.

“Lady Lake” is the name preferred nowadays, particularly in real estate circles.

“It sounds so much nicer,” said Sammie Callahan, who bought a house on the lake three years ago.

Callahan, 50, discovered the lake’s real name as she checked property records on her house. County employees told her a woman had been found dead there long ago. Then, after moving in, Callahan asked a local old-timer about the name.

“She said, “The body was in the ditch that runs alongside your house.’ “

For those interested, you can find this satellite view of Odessa, Florida on Google (it’s not quite as detailed, aka frightening, on the Maps view).

Just in time for Halloween. I sure hope this doesn’t turn out to be some elaborate guerilla marketing stunt for yet another tired iteration of the Scream franchise. Now that would give me the creeps.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/28/2005 08:17:54 AM
Category: Florida Livin', Movies
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