December 7, 2010 - Cancer Battle Goes South in North Carolina

elizabeth edwards cancer
Really Short Story: John Edwards' better (former) half faces some not-so-good news.
Short Story: Today, it's another sad story out of North Carolina involving former Senator John Edwards, only this time it doesn't involve a failed Presidential run or a bizarre cheating scandal. It's actually almost sad that we have to acknowledge those stories as we find out that Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth will be foregoing any further cancer treatments. This likely means that Edwards, who has seen the death of her son, the birth of 2 children after the age of 48, a breast cancer diagnosis, and a bizarre scandal involving her former husband's infidelity, all after a successful law career of her own, has very little time left in her battle against breast cancer.
larry bird
December 7, 2010: larry bird Day! - Best white basketball player ever was obviously known for being a great shooter and incredibly cerebral.
WHY?: Larry Joe Bird was known as "The Hick from French Lick," but I bet you didn't know that he was actually born in a place called West Baden, Indiana. Although, I imagine it was just as farm country-ish as French Lick, but without a clever nickname to rhyme with. He grew up in a very poor family with an alcoholic father who committed suicide when Larry was in college. However, he went on to earn a scholarship from the famed Indiana University basketball program, where he attended for 24 days before dropping out. A year later, he went on to Indiana State, and the rest is history, which if you don't already know, you probably never will. The only other factoid I will drop on you is that "Larry Legend," another cool nickname, was married for 11 months in 1977, and may or may not have fathered a child during this time.

TOMORROW'S contenders:
kim basinger - She married Alec Baldwin. You never would have guessed that Baldwin would be the one that's still famous all these years later.
ann coulter - Everything that the rest of the world hates about America exemplified in one anorexic, condescending woman.
sinead o'connor - The most famous female Irish pop singer of all time. Also, not a fan of the Pope.

12/8/10 POTD POLL!
teen steals dump truck
If you're going to go down, you might as well go big. Take a hint from this kid.
basketball ghost low-fives
It gets lonely out there when they make you shoot those technical free throws all by yourself.
mel gibson as the beaver
Believe it or not, this is not Mel Gibson's autobiography…I think.
assange arrested
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested…on charges of looking creepy, I believe.
heisman nominations
As far as I know, only one of the nominees asked for $180,000 to play college football this year.

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