Archives for: "November 2007"

Nov/30
2007
There are a few states that have laws pertaining to "fetal homicide". I agree that assaulting a pregnant woman in such a way as to intentionally cause a miscarriage is awful and more insidious than merely assaulting her. However, a "fetal homicide" law… more »
Nov/29
2007
That's right they came back after I'd missed their delivery. Not only did they come back, they came back in an hour or so. Amazing, and completely unexpected, although appreciated. I'd been tracking a package, and mind you their tracking is pretty damn… more »
Nov/28
2007
In Sudan, an English teacher asked one of her students what they should call a teddy bear that is as part of a class project. The 7 yr old student thought his name was a good name and so did most of the class. The problem is the student's name is… more »
Nov/28
2007
I've had a Visa card with Chase for twenty years. That's a long time to be with any one credit company. Personally I don't like having a huge fanfold of cards. I know plenty of people that do - they have one for Paypal and one for Amazon, one for Ebay… more »
Nov/28
2007

Holy. Fucking. God.

It should not be my responsibility to drop every fucking thing I'm doing and try to troubleshoot/support HTML, Javascript and Flash material that YOU had developed by a third party freelancer. Just because THEY couldn't get the job done right or because… more »
Nov/25
2007
There are those people you are born related to and those you chose to be with. I for one am not terribly close to those I was born related to. I gave up long ago on trying to have a relationship. I think the following from USA today sums it up nicely… more »
Nov/25
2007
A couple weeks ago I posted about a $1000 bagel. Some commented about a $25,000 dessert. This a follow up on that cool 25 big one dessert: Bad week for: Hubris, after a Manhattan restaurant that introduced a gold-laced, $25,000 dessert as a publicity… more »
Nov/22
2007

OMG PANIC!

No, not really. So, in May 08, scientists are hoping to start up the Large Hadron Collider in France. Basically, it's a particle accelerator. A really BIG one. It's going to be used to investigate things like dark matter, the god particle, antimatter,… more »
Nov/20
2007
MTV Arabia has been launched! They are obviously limited on the music videos they can show considering the amount of sinful female flesh is shown in most music videos. Hmmm, I can just see Shakira gyrating in a burka now . . . more »
Nov/20
2007
I needed cat food so off to my favorite pet store I go. Its Saturday and they are having an adoption clinic and it is wall to wall dogs and corner with a few cats. A woman is talking to the lady with the cats and I over heard most of the conversation.… more »
Nov/19
2007

Bag This

It's one of those times of the year when it becomes a necessity to grocery shop in volume. The supermarket I generally visit seems to hire a better quality of teenager to check and bag my goods. They're also 5% to 7% more expensive than the grocers at… more »
Nov/19
2007

Don't Shop and Stop

I resent having to deal with the 'Great Unwashed Masses' for almost anything. Supermarkets, theaters, malls. I just am not keen to deal with humans when they are not bent on a specific errand. Train stations, bus terminals, airports, not a problem.… more »
Nov/17
2007

Docs

Time recently ran an article written by a doctor about people who do research before going to the doctor - he calls them "Googlers" and "brainsuckers". http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1681838,00.html?imw=Y On one had, the patient he… more »
Nov/17
2007
Most teenage girls are stressed. Between school, boys, hormones, parents, all the emotions being heaped on them or self-inflicted there's not much of a break. Megan was 13 who, in addition to all the things a new-teen has to cope with, was also ADHD and… more »
Nov/16
2007

200 Lashes

Sometimes you have to admire the Muslim code of justice. They really know how to get the point across. For example, take Saudi Arabia. They catch a group of guys that raped a girl. They throw them in jail. An not a nice jail, a Muslim style fuck you… more »
Nov/15
2007

Quote of the day

"So this is the kind of management we have to deal with: Nobody is calm, nobody is objective... Everyone is just freekin' Nuts." -Roger more »
Nov/14
2007
Do you want to know a sure-fire way to ruin Thanksgiving? Serve up a "new" and "exotic" recipe instead of a "classic". Just about any and all newspapers are carrying guaranteed ways to make your family go "WTF were you thinking?" Take mashed potatoes… more »
Nov/14
2007

Is my name Google?

I'm curious... why do you believe I am a multi-billion dollar search engine? Do I look like a search engine? When I speak, does it sound like I'm rattling off information about the last words you spoke? Then, pray tell, why do you keep coming to me with… more »
Nov/14
2007
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/11/the-consumer-pa.html Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can… more »
Nov/13
2007
I've never understood why traffic lights, the ones that are triggered by pressure or magnetic sensors, need to be programmed to be so fucking retarded. There's no reason in the world that a traffic light needs to be triggered when someone is making a… more »
Nov/12
2007

Date-Rape-O-Rama

It's funny in a sad way that probably every sick-o on campus (any campus, pick one) is probably trying to get their hands on the Aqua-Dots toy since it was publicized as being coated with a substance that decomposes into the Date-Rape drug I can… more »
Nov/12
2007

Guns vs Morons

SOUTHWORTH, Wash. (AP) -- A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff's deputies said. How exactly *do* you come up with the idea to loosen a lug nut with a shotgun?… more »
Nov/12
2007
Well, and maybe smokers, too. Some people seem to think that junk food it the sole reason for obesity. From the Los Angeles Times - "Forget Smokers, Tax Snakers", by Tina Dupuy. Americans get really weird when we talk about obesity. We treat fat people… more »
Nov/10
2007
**Note** This is not my work, but I'm reproducing this here because of the relevance of the content. I have copied it here as it was forwarded to me, as such I have no ability to credit the original author but to whomever... props. -u235 The… more »
Nov/10
2007
I find it more than a little odd that a teacher would try and make a school, no actually their school, the target of the gun lobby. It seems that Ms. Katz is demanding the right to carry a semiautomatic on school grounds. Because she's afraid for her… more »
Nov/10
2007
Does everyone have a "right" to have fun? What if you're not capable of having a certain type of "fun" is it discrimination on the part of the provider? Let's take a hypothetical example of a tour service that offers climbs up Mount Everest. Is it… more »
Nov/09
2007
The Week Daily - FROM THE MAGAZINE Good week for: Grotesque excess, after Manhattan chef Frank Tujague unveiled his version of a bagel with cream cheese. Topped with white-truffle cream cheese and gold-leaf-flecked goji jelly, the bagel is on the menu… more »
Nov/09
2007

Morality is simple

Pop quiz time for sanctimonious pricks out there. Can an atheist behave morally if he doesn't believe in a supreme being? A)yes B)no If you said B, you can feel free to go throw yourself off the nearest convenient tall building. Atheists aren't… more »
Nov/08
2007

Note to self

Advil is not a snack food. more »
Nov/08
2007

Being a hero is more

I read today an article about our troops in Iraq. For the most part is was a fairly masturbatory view of the war. The US is right. The troops are amazing. The strategy is sound. That sort of thing. Then he goes a little further. He says that anyone who… more »
Nov/08
2007

Gaming Season is here

Ah November. The sweet spot for video game publishers. Games have gone gold and are being released at record pace for the holiday season. Gamers flock to stores to grab the latest new releases. Parents run out to grab little Johnny's top Christmas gift.… more »
Nov/07
2007

A Double Helping of STFU

Are you a Cell-phone Sufferer? Do you grind your teeth as people in the restaurant, museum, or theater yak on obliviously less than two feet away? What about having to squelch the urge to reach in and snatch the phone from the jerk who suddenly realized… more »
Nov/06
2007
I don't like frozen food in general. Well, let me amend that, I think freezing is a fine way to preserve raw ingredients like peas and parsnips. I'll freeze some leftovers, like lasagna, from time to time or maybe leftover soup-stock, but in general I… more »
Nov/06
2007

A Math Problem

There must be an equation - a formula - some sort of calculation that will tell us the optimal number of times needed to repeat something to someone based on the density of their fucking skull. more »
Nov/03
2007
Britney's mom is writing a book on parenting. Lynne Spears has signed a deal with Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. to co-write "Pop Culture Mom: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World" with author Lorilee Craker. The memoir is… more »
Nov/03
2007
"The Week" FROM THE MAGAZINE Good week for: Animal solidarity, after James Harris of Illinois was shot by his own dog during a hunting trip. Harris left his shotgun on the ground as he went to retrieve a downed pheasant. The dog then apparently stepped… more »
Nov/02
2007
Hollywood writers announced that they plan to go on strike. The union contract between film and TV producers and the 2000-plus members of the Writers Guild of America expired at midnight on Oct. 31. Writers want a larger share of residual payments for… more »
Nov/02
2007
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government has overcharged Americans by more than $100 million a year in its fee for new passports, according to cost figures uncovered by congressional investigators and analyzed by two senators and The Associated Press. The… more »
Nov/01
2007
Herr Eliot Spitzer, Governor of New York, thinks its a keen idea to give illegal aliens a drivers license. The plan is to suspend the need for a social security card to get a driver's license. The State Assembly Leader, Jim Tedisco, is suing the Gov… more »
Nov/01
2007
Well here's a big 'Fuck you' to USA Track and Field. They've decided that it's cheating to be listening to music when you run. Truth. So the fallout is that races are expected to ban, and enforce through confiscation, any and all iPods or MP3 players… more »