The Daily Blurgh: Frat douches, crank callers, Marx on soccer

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Meg Whitman's son is an asshat (surprised?).

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City passes moibile phone radiation law. As if you didn't already know that your iThing was going to cause ear cancer.

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Report finds that UC Berkeley mishandled the police response to student protests in November. This wouldn't be the first time.

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People have too much time on their hands: "Prosecutors say 53-year-old Kurtis Thorsted broadcast more than four dozen hoax distress signals over six months in 2008, costing the Coast Guard more than $102,000 for attempted searches. Thorsted pleaded guilty to broadcasting the "mayday" calls from his Salinas home and telling would-be rescuers he was stranded in an offshore kayak."

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Terry Eagleton on soccer is no where near as fun as Roland Barthes on wrestling.

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Speaking of the World Cup, that buzzing sound you keep hearing during matches isn't an incoming swarm of killer bees. Rather, its your new favorite spelling bee challenge: the vuvuzela.

 

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