Your Top 5 Articles for January 6th, 2012

Finally, I’m getting back to publishing these very popular lists! One New Year’s Resolution down, I’m-not-going-to-tell-you how many more to go…

This week has all been about matters of the heart and, erm.. lungs. From Rochester’s tawdry love affair with Alec Baldwin[1. You know, that guy from Wegmans] to Rochester’s unrequited love affair with our erstwhile Mayor Bob Duffy to a woman who coughed so hard, her lungs made a break for it through her ribs.

Meanwhile, English-speaking kids get deported to Columbia, an Iowa salad legend is born, and everybody makes a big deal out of it when someone leaves East Rochester drunk. Its a great round up and as always, you have excellent tastes, my friends. See ya next week:

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Arg, maties!! Thar be pirates about! But be that really the issue at hand? Er.. Hook?

SOPA: Piracy isn’t non-existent, its irrelevant » DragonFlyEye.Net

Is piracy really the most important thing we need to worry about in this country? Is it really even the biggest thing to worry about in our digital world? Because #SOPA advocates would certainly like for you to think it is.

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We understand, Alec. But think of the money.

Wegmans Pulls Alec Baldwin Commercials » 13WHAM.com

Nobody panic!!! He’s not really gone. It took less than 24 hours for Wegmans to pull the plug on the decision to pull the plug on the commercial campaign, after an outpouring of support for the Botoxed celeb. And speaking of plugs, check out the coif! Well played, sir.

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Scarry, scarry Wiccans and Native Americans! No wonder they blocked her. That symbol looks like she did well on her English essay.

Library patron sues after filter blocks religious sites » First Amendment Center

We’ve tangled with this issue here in Rochester before, as well. Library computers setup to use proxy filters are blocked from viewing websites on “alternative” faiths that aren’t Christian. In some cases, the First Amendment Center reports, certain religions were labeled “illegal,” though it doesn’t say which religions. Wicca? Fair bet.

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I think they guy he's waving to from afar is Bob Duffy...
I think they guy he's waving to from afar is Bob Duffy...

An Energy Highway? Really, Drew?

Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address was notable for a couple things, not the least of which was a billion-dollar promise to Buffalo and jack-squat for Rochester. But the thing that got me was the idea of selling energy to New York City because apparently, they need it.

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Yeah, the pink stuff? That should say inside.

The Body Odd – Woman coughed out a lung, new case study says

No, you can’t quite cough up a lung. But you can certainly do some serious damage as one unfortunate asthmatic woman in the UK discovered. Shiver….

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