Archives for: "April 2006"

Apr/29
2006

To Serve and Protect

That standard police motto. To go out into the world and make it safe for the public. To protect them from harm. Hudson MN has a different interpretation then most police forces. They decided to put James Calvert in jail for his own safety. Isn't that… more »
Apr/28
2006

Hey Sony! SUCK IT!

Ah, my good friends over at Sony; Kind. Giving. Caring. Compassionate. Soulless. What have they done now? Well, we all know how they like to fuck their customers over at will, leading toward rampant piracy. We also know they attempted to install a… more »
Apr/28
2006
Gas prices are high. Not as devastatingly high as they had been after the hurricanes, but getting back up there. Every damn politician wants to get in on the act of seeming to care. On the one hand you have the Republicans proposing to give everyone 100… more »
Apr/28
2006
I realize it's a "free" country, free in the sense that you're allowed to own anything people are willing to lend you money for. In essence, it's part of the American way is to mortgage yourself up to the eyeballs to own stuff you normally couldn't… more »
Apr/27
2006
1. Do NOT under any FUCKING circumstances get in front of me and then drive at the same speed as the lane you just left. If you got in front of me it means you wanted to go -faster- than you were previously going. Just pulling into my lane to tool along… more »
Apr/26
2006

Tip you? Fuck you

My co-worker here just told me a horrible little story. He and a buddy went to a little diner near his house this weekend to grab dinner. The place had a few other people in it, but it wasn't really packed or busy. Sat down and stared at their menus for… more »
Apr/25
2006

Difficult versus Annoying

Video game designers are constantly trying to balance on the edge of a knife. A game should be revolutionary, but not freaky. It should be beautiful, but not sacrifice game play. The story should be well thought out, but not overbearing. The game should… more »
Apr/21
2006

No red flags went up?

None? Are you sure? Recently, a 76 year old gentleman went door to door doing free breast exams. Apparently he was fairly successful too. Several women allowed him to perform exams on them. That’s sad. One woman claimed that she became suspicious after… more »
Apr/21
2006
Well if there's anything to be said for the current administration it's that they're consistent. If it would benefit them financially or politically they would issue reports that the world is flat and that images from space were fakes created by… more »
Apr/21
2006

Need A Fix?

Nice rant community here... http://community.livejournal.com/note_to_asshat/ more »
Apr/19
2006
I don't understand some people's seemingly conscious effort to keep their blinders on. It's as if they have wrapped their mind into a paradigm shift (ooo buzzword) and refuse to budge from their position. It doesn't matter how much evidence you throw at… more »
Apr/18
2006
Speaking romantically of politics and nostalgia I'd like to point out that the current dictators just don't have the same 'je ne sais quois' that the old dictators did. Well most politicians don't. The oratorical ability possessed by the Churchills,… more »
Apr/18
2006
I'm sure I've ranted on this topic before, but regardless, I want to rant on it some more. The subject under the microscope is in the arena of politics which means many of you can immediately stop reading since most of my positions are pretty well known… more »
Apr/12
2006
Internet hunting. Yes, that's right - in Texas you could remotely shoot at live animals with the click of a mouse from the "privacy of your own home". Astronomically retarded. Enough said. more »
Apr/12
2006

In Fear of Fear

Self-censorship is probably one of the things that your average person does not practice as well as one would hope. But then again - why practice it at all? If you've got something to say, then say it. I've always tried to follow that motto. Indeed,… more »
Apr/11
2006
Well I may not like visiting Maine except to shop there on rare occasions, but I have to give them credit for instituting a law that makes sense the moment you hear it. It's even easy to explain: the law provides protection for pets in cases of domestic… more »
Apr/10
2006
The Times has an article on El Salvador entitled Pro-Life Nation. It describes how in an environment where all abortions are banned in the name of religon and the sanctity of life, women pay the highest prices. They can be jailed for up to 50 years for… more »
Apr/10
2006
It would be nice to have a salary in the 6 digits, but why think small? Hell "top" executives now get salaries in the double digit millions. How do they get them? Well a few things usually count, like the performance of the company they're running. I… more »
Apr/07
2006
Well the latest fashion trend among the city-hip are "Grillz". Essentially orthodontics made of precious or semi-precious metals often studded with gems. Yes, it obviously promotes tooth decay. And yes there's probably not a more retarded way to flaunt… more »
Apr/07
2006

Uncontrollable Urges

Have you ever had someone with a personal habit so totally infuriating that you physically have to restrain yourself from throttling them? I think most people have. Further I would venture that the individuals that meet this criteria have the same… more »
Apr/06
2006
Immigration, to me this means the orderly and documented way by which people of other nations transfer their home, working ability, investments and loyalty to a new nation. Read that last line again carefully, I picked all those words for a reason.… more »
Apr/06
2006
Certain actions on a recent date, resembled scenes from the 80's flick "Turner and Hooch". Guys, if you want a lady to feel anything but grossed out, don't try this at home . . . During a recent date, we were starting to get to know each other better… more »
Apr/05
2006

Special treatment?

So, here we have a case that has become typical in recent years. A young student in college got nabbed by the RIAA for sharing music. Same sad story, same evil villian. Now, upon being caught and notified, said student decided to call on over to the… more »
Apr/03
2006
On the surface it would appear that the rise in childhood obesity is a bad thing, but first glances aren't always what they seem. Yes a whopping 23% of 2 to 5 year olds are over weight. I fell over that statistic when I was reading an article about… more »