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Last night turned out to be a mini-nightmare for Hudson the wonder dog. I've mentioned before how my brave Airedale's fear of thunder and explosions also applies to the chirp of a smoke alarm that needs new batteries. This turned into a problem when one of the plotlines in last night's episode of Modern Family involved being unable to locate a smoke detector making such a chirp, so the episode featured the sound throughout, which freaked her out more each time it happened, even after turning the volume way down. If the episode had gone any longer than it did we would have just given up and shut it off. Luckily we don't generally watch reruns.

Chirping Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
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Neatolicious Fun Facts: Marbles.
Harry Potter blamed for India's owl crisis. Thanks Slashdot.
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Paris girl 'survives six-storey fall unharmed'. Thanks Neatorama.
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Images: Retro Video Game Vehicle Posters.
Media: The Troll Hunter Official trailer. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Sim's Night Out. Thanks Voodoo Extreme.
Introducing Jackie Chiles: For the People.
Auction: Have lunch with Expendables'' Eric Roberts. Thanks ASLayerAODsk.
The Funnies: Brevity.
Follow-up: This Saturday We're Going 'Back To The Future' Again.
Cop Flipper-Offer, Settles First Amendment Lawsuit for $4,000. Thanks nin.
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