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The Vox Box archive for June 2008

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008


Got a secret to get off your chest?

This site was pointed out to me by graduate copy editor Ashley:"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard."You are invited to anonymously contribute your secrets to PostSecret. Each secret can be...

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MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008

No Pool? No Worries! 

Not owning a swimming pool hasn't stopped some teens in Bournemouth (in the UK) from throwing pool parties. They simply use Google Earth to find peoples with pools in their area, post it on facebook, and set a date. The parties are set for the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008



Talk About a Bad Hairday...

The story is from the Associated Press and can be found on here.OSLO, Norway - A British woman's bulging wig did not fool customs agents in Norway who realized she wasn't just having a bad hair day.The wig was concealing 2.2 pounds of cocaine...

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008

Stupid Criminals

In honor of the slack-off season (aka the start of summer) I decided to post 12 of the stupidest criminals, provided by If you have a better one, feel free to post it.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008


"Welcome to Baghdad, D.C."

(From the "may-I-see-your-papers-please? department)I usually do not like to editorialize too much here - I like to let you squabble in the comments. However, this is an issue I feel we really need to address. It is scary and it is happening now.The title comes...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008

The U.S. Witch Trials

Leonard Pitts Jr. has been my favorite columnist printed in the Spokesman Review (besides Paul Turner) for a while now. He writes for the Miami Herald.In his column for June 8, 2008 he talks about how our current mind state resembles that of the cartoon...

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Obama Grabs the Nomination, Clinton Ignores Him

(From the I-am-putting-my-fingers-in-my-ears-and-whistling-loudly department)Politico has an interesting article which discusses last night's happenings on the Democratic side. It is focused on Obama "handling" Clinton, but I found this more interesting: Barack Obama would like to remind you of something: He won and she didn’t. It’s...

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