Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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Byline: LAURA CAPITANO

PICK SIX

HEY, I KNOW THAT VOICE

Navtones (www.navtones.com) has celebrity voice-over GPS directions for sale. For $12.95, you get your choice of Mr. T, Dennis Hopper, Burt Reynolds or Gary Busey. A fun idea, granted, but why only four choices? Here are six more to make it an even 10:

Morgan Freeman: Driving is a serious, sober activity. Freeman's got the voice to match.

Pam Anderson: You couldn't get mad at the sweet, little voice, no matter how much you doubt its advice.

Barack Obama: The Obama sound is one of great optimism, which would keep you nearly as protected as St. Christopher

Loretta Lynn: Because some days, a Southern accent sounds mighty fine.

Elizabeth Hurley: Other days call for a British one.

Gene Simmons: So articulate, that one. And for a little extra, the technology could spit fake blood when you reach your destination.

SITES TO SEE

WAKE UP FOOD NETWORK!

Man, some cable channel is missing out, because if you want to catch the handful of Cooking With Coolio installments, you have to go to www.mydamnchannel.com. Well-seasoned with the rapper's wild antics and adult language, the Webisodes feature Coolio and company demonstrating "truly funkalicious dishes" such as Caprese salads and game-day turkeys.

About time someone brought the funk to the kitchen - not to mention the Sauce Girls back-up dancers.

FOR THE HOUND

BARK THE VOTE

How can you tell your dog's political leanings? To promote its elephant or donkey-shaped organic pet treats ($8.99 for 6-ounce bag), Petlane (www.Petlane.com) came up with ways to decipher which animal symbol is appropriate for your dog.

REPUBLICAN PETS

- They bark at passing neighbors and traffic; home security is very important to them.

- Their ears perk up when Fox News comes on.

- Strongly believe pet matrimony should only occur between two cats or two dogs.

- Want national ID tags for all pets. …

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