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Wednesday, November 23, 2021

Forget about “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”. If I’m ever on trial and looking at some jail time, I’m hiring Debra Lafave’s lawyer, John Fitzgibbons. Because his “too pretty for prison” defense works like a charm.

And it’s true: As far as I’m concerned, I am too pretty for prison. (Or too ugly; whatever.)

Actually, between Lafave and Jennifer Porter’s recent slap on the wrist, I’d say Tampa Bay is the ideal place for a pretty girl to have her day in court.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/23/2005 05:25:01 PM
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Here’s a finding that should send a shiver down every blogger’s spine: Filtering out irrelevent input helps the human brain better retain crucial information.

“People differed systematically, and dramatically, in their ability to keep irrelevant items out of awareness,” said study leader Edward Vogel of the University of Oregon.

Vogel thinks of this ability to focus as akin to having a thought bouncer in the brain, managing crowd control. The results, detailed in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Nature, suggest ways to improve memory abilities.

Accordingly, feel free to disregard this post. And this blog.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/23/2005 04:51:03 PM
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was dancin' to the jailhouse rock
Anyone else figure that Anthony Rapp, one of the stars of Rent, wants to strangle the studio publicist who sent out the above photo still from the movie?

Nothing like getting freezeframed while in mid-dork-dance, flailing your arms about while shuffling around on a tabletop. With mouth wide open, to boot. And this shot is running in thousands of media outlets around the country.

Welcome to Hollywood, Anthony. It’s a long way from Broadway.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/23/2005 08:15:16 AM
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