Archives for: "November 2005"

Nov/30
2005

Wussy Piñata

Birthday parties are a fun tradition. Almost everyone has good memories from them growing up. A few bad too, but generally the idea is a good one. There are a lot of traditions associated with these parties. Pin the tail on the donkey. Clowns.… more »
Nov/30
2005

Long message guy

Don’t be that guy. Or girl. Or whatever. Just don’t be that guy. When you’re leaving a message for someone, be concise. Think before you ramble. For example, I have a friend of mine who was born to ramble. To be fair, he does this regardless of it being… more »
Nov/30
2005
Rumsfeld: Don't Call Them 'Insurgents' WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 2 1/2 years into the Iraq war, Donald H. Rumsfeld has decided the enemy are not insurgents. ''This is a group of people who don't merit the word `insurgency,' I think,'' Rumsfeld said… more »
Nov/30
2005

UnGrateful Dead

HEADLINE: the remaining skeletons in the Grateful Dead have decided to have a "Metallica" moment. Really I don't listen to them, I tried when I was in High School because they were so popular, but it just wasn't for me. Still it's surprising that a band… more »
Nov/29
2005
Statement: I find it infuriating that people deliberately put themselves in harms way against all sound advice and STILL receive assistance when the inevitable happens. Here let me explain... I'm talking about people like reporters, humanitarian… more »
Nov/25
2005

A orange is not an apple...

… no matter how much we want it to be an apple. We’ve all done it at some point. I imagine every gamer has at least once. We’ve all gotten hyped up for a game, ran out and picked it up, and upon playing it, found it to be not exactly what we were hoping… more »
Nov/23
2005
I work on an open floor. Lots of people sitting at desks doing their various tasks. Now, when I started, you were allowed to listen to the radio (internet or otherwise) so long it didn’t bother others. A lot of the people on the floor spend a lot of… more »
Nov/23
2005

2 EZ

How secure is your information? Do you know who knows about you? Even if you’re pretty close with your personal information, like myself, you’re no doubt clueless about the extent to which your information is available to the world. Take for example,… more »
Nov/23
2005

I GOT IT FIRST!

It’s that mentality that really bothers me. This week, we’ve seen yet another example of the competitive nature of people wasting thousands of hours for minimal gain. The XBOX 360 came out. Whoo-hoo or something. Don’t get me wrong, I think I’ll get one… more »
Nov/22
2005
Digital cameras are great. You can go on vacation, take thousands of pictures, and share them with your friends. But people who go on vacation and take thousands of pictures of their cute little stuffed animal mascot, and force people to wade through… more »
Nov/19
2005

What's that?

Yaris. Some of you probably just went “Say wha?” I said Yaris. The Yaris is car, made by Toyota. Apparently it’s coming to a store near you soon or something. Now, as far as I can tell, those letters strung together in that order have no definition in… more »
Nov/19
2005

It's not my fault

I swear to God it’s not. I know it’s painful to admit, but it’s not my fault that big words confuse you. I recommend that if you choose to remain down in the 5th grade reading level, that perhaps you should avoid the conversations where adults are… more »
Nov/16
2005

Men. Media.

Here's something for the masses to flame on. Men and their portrayal in prime time media. I really don't care to validate the genre of the family hour sit-com, variety show or any other ratings grabbing fluff, as most TV is pure dreck, but this is… more »
Nov/15
2005

Interlude

Since someone has been bitching about how one-track the posts have been lately. Here's an OT item just for them. Right-Brain powers Activate!!! Do you hate certain cartoon characters? I do. There's characters I actually loathe. The mere mention of their… more »
Nov/14
2005
Well it seems that a few members of Congress were preplexed when the FDA radically flip-flopped on the intent to release the Morning After Pill to the public. The facts? In December of 2003 the FDA's scientific advisors were all for making the Morning… more »
Nov/13
2005

The Rush to Persecute

In the world of the 24 hour news cycle, I think people have begun to lose their ability to rationally consider the facts. They accept what they hear, even if it's not what was said. The latest example of this comes courtesy of an Italian news story that… more »
Nov/11
2005
" we can be certain that by the resolve of our country, by the rightness of our cause...we will prevail Who said that? Was it Hussein? Was it Arafat? Was it Sharon? or was it Cheney... "Rightness". Yeah. What IS the "rightness" of a cause? I'd say it… more »
Nov/10
2005

Phishing in the Amazon

I recently received this email: Greetings from Amazon Payments. Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that… more »
Nov/10
2005
And the word is: Get the fuck out! Yes that's right. The board of directors for the Dover, Pennsylvania got smacked by the voters on Tuesday. Eight of the nine directors were up for re-election Tuesday. Those eight were strong advocates of intelligent… more »
Nov/09
2005

One Track Rant

Ok, I had reasons to hate Wisconsin before - but now they're refining my disgust. They really need to stick to what they know: cheese and stfu on everything else. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors would have to tell women seeking abortions in their 20th… more »
Nov/09
2005
America the Land of the Free and home of the Brave? Not if you're a pregnant teenager looking for an abortion. Not even in California. California is voting on a measure to require parent be informed when a teenager goes for an abortion. The rat-bastard… more »
Nov/08
2005
If you remember when you or someone you knew were hired, generally they're treated with deference and respect. It's part of the enticement to want to come work some place. You're chosen, we want you, be part of us, etc.. That's expected, and as it… more »
Nov/07
2005
Setting up for the next election? But of course! Do the republicans want to still be at war two elections later? No that's not a trick question... WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Monday announced a troop rotation for Iraq that will number at least… more »
Nov/07
2005
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -- President Bush on Monday defended U.S. interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful. ''We do not torture,'' Bush declared in response to reports of secret CIA prisons overseas. more »
Nov/04
2005

stop it, Stop It, STOP IT!

Hey you. Oh wondrous friend of mine! Yeah, you. Could you do me a favor? Don’t forward me inspirational email messages. I know, it seems like you care. But in reality, you’re about a hair away from ending up on my spam sender list. I hardly ever get… more »
Nov/03
2005
Over 2000 Americans dead. Now... where are those weapons of mass destruction you told us about? more »
Nov/03
2005
Imagine that I have a life-like, flesh colored dildo - only the size of a Louisville Slugger. Next imagine that I have the freedom to walk up to the fuck-tards of the world and slap them with this oversized, silicon penis right to the head. Great, now… more »
Nov/02
2005
In their vain attempt to combat piracy, many media companies have resorted to a large number of underhanded and complex protection methodologies. For the most part, it has been totally ineffective. Not just a little bit. Totally ineffective. Mostly… more »
Nov/02
2005

Apocalypse Now

It’s the end of the world!!! Stock up on food, and water! Grab your guns and boxes of ammo! Wait… What? Ok, I know, I know… I’m once again attack the religious nutcases out there. But flipping through the radio I discovered this talk radio asshole that… more »
Nov/02
2005
So Prince Big-Nose and Duchess Horse-Face are visiting the US. Well really, who the fuck cares (title repeat). That's a statement, not a question. The press, in yet another distract-the-public-from-real-issues maneuver, has decided to bark at the heels… more »