Archives for: "January 2008"

Jan/29
2008
Him or Her. Black or White. Tall or Short. Old or new. Boxers or Briefs (ok let's not go there). This election has something, no make it two somethings, new. A black man and a white woman running for president. Honestly I don't think either of them… more »
Jan/23
2008
... you hit 'grenade' instead of 'reload' ? more »
Jan/23
2008
A generation plus ago, my mother gave birth to a full-term stillbirth. My father saw the baby - my mother never did. There was absolutely no thought given to naming a baby that never took a breath. There was no thought to marking her grave. No one even… more »
Jan/22
2008
More commentary about the gruesome shooter genre... So you're knocking around in some long-forgotten steam tunnel. Or maybe you're clawing your way out of the basement of a seedy, beaten down hotel. Perhaps it's the air conditioning ducts, other times… more »
Jan/22
2008

No dogs on the bus

In the U.K., a goth couple were denied transportation on a public bus. Dani Graves was holding a leash connected to a choke collar around Tasha Maltby's neck. The bus driver evidently told them "We don't let freaks and dogs like you on". Walking around… more »
Jan/20
2008
I'm playing a shooter right now, it's fun - meant to be part horror, part scifi type game. But there's lots and lots of gore, and realistic weapons. Yes the computer-generated people bleed red. The first installment of the game was quite well done. It… more »
Jan/20
2008
Chuck Norris jokes were "in" perhaps, two, three years ago no... wait, actually they were never "in" per-se. But trolls in game after game love to remind the rest of us that Chuck still symbolizes the "extreme to the point of being retarded". That's why… more »
Jan/20
2008
I am back to on-line dating sites. I am minding my own business when this guy IM's me asking me if I will be his sub. I tell him no. I had thought I had dealt with all that I ever would on these sites - Then this guy asks if I am into bestiality. I say… more »
Jan/18
2008
Endings for most games annoy me. Usually the premise is that if someone has played long enough that they'll be sufficiently invested to put up with whatever it takes to finish. Typically the "last level" consists of every really annoying villain type… more »
Jan/17
2008
First Romney did it, then Hillary - They misted up in front of prospective voters. Does this make them look more human? Does this make them look weak? Frankly does it matter? For me - no. And I told the opinion taker that called me about this issue that… more »
Jan/16
2008
I'm not talking about horsepower. I've seen them. Maybe you've seen them - the rubber testicles that some people think are amusing to attach to the back underside of their vehicle, typically to a trailer hitch. Funny? Maybe. Tasteless? Sure, but then… more »
Jan/16
2008
Really, a bathroom stall gives you enough privacy to drop your drawers and take a crap, but it's really meant for one person just to... well you know... take a crap. It's not meant to prevent the transfer of sound, or smell, or for that matter the… more »
Jan/15
2008

Ass Effect

Mass Effect. It's a big hit. People love it. It got very good reviews across the board. It's a fairly well done RPG universe, with a number of unique species and wide ranges of planets to work with. Interface is good. Story telling is pretty well done… more »
Jan/15
2008
Colorado Lawmaker Douglas Bruce decided to kick a photographer in the knees because, yeah you guessed it, he took his picture. I mean that *is* what photographers are supposed to do right? Bruce (henceforth to be called Dickhead) also refused to… more »
Jan/14
2008
I went to download the "developer's stuff" for Java - you know more than just the runtime accessories for my browser. As an old C/C++ dev I googled "Java download SDK". SDK - Software Development Kit. It's what you usually call the stuff people need to… more »
Jan/14
2008
From the AP NEW YORK - From the waist up, they looked like perfectly normal commuters. That wasn’t good enough for police. Eight pranksters who dropped their pants and showed their underwear on the subway on Sunday were taken into custody and issued… more »
Jan/13
2008
Yeah that's what I want - a guy for president who's name onomatopoeia-cally reminds me of a cat horking up a hairball. more »
Jan/13
2008

Frankly I Blame the Mom

In a case where both her children have been injured by someone else it's emotionally difficult to think that the Mother is actually at fault. In this case I blame her fully. What are the facts as they have been reported? They are: a) Her 18 year old son… more »
Jan/12
2008
So once again a kid goes nuts and tries to kill people in a school. Yeah it happens these days, mainly because the news makes such a big fucking deal about it. Frankly if they didn't report it as "news" no one would care and kids would probably find… more »
Jan/10
2008
Gotta love it. Rudy came out and made a big push to court conservatives with a English as a national language idea. It's a decent policy for Rudy. Helps endear him with those deeply patriotic, America-Fuck-yeah!, jingoistic types. Falls right in line… more »
Jan/08
2008
I respect that people jog, bike, walk and share the roads and sidewalks with their fossil fuel consuming brethren. What I don't appreciate is when the Green-brigade decides that their lifestyle choices are more important than anyone else's safety. Most… more »
Jan/05
2008

A little yellow light

So, we have this server. Actually we have lots and lots of them. But I don't care about them right now. I care about this one. This one is a Linux box. And this Linux box has mirrored raid array. So one day, one of our techs walks by the server rack and… more »
Jan/04
2008
When I was driving home from work tonight, Nickelback's "Rockstar" came on the radio. Its song with which I am familiar, familiar with the "explicit" version that is. I can understand "ass" being cut. What really made me go "what the . . .?" was the… more »
Jan/04
2008
. . . maybe your damned vehicle is too big! My mother walks at night. She carries a flashlight (granted it probably should be brighter) to increase her visibility to cars. The other night she had to jump on the grass and a vehicle still almost hit her -… more »
Jan/04
2008
I had previously remarked about a woman being charged with disorderly conduct for cursing in her own house: http://www.worldofsuck.net/index.php/Odessa/2007/10/23/say_what Its conclusion: Good week for: The foulmouthed, after a Pennsylvania judge… more »
Jan/03
2008
Male monkeys "pay" for sex: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319746,00.html Way I look at it, foreplay is foreplay. "Groom" me baby, and lets see what happens . . . more »
Jan/01
2008
How many of us have wanted to say this on public transportations or in a store or else where. One Texas bus driver did just that and its being labeled a religious incident by many. Seems Christine Lutz was reading the Bible to her children on the way to… more »
Jan/01
2008
Yep, according to their interpretation, now humming any tune aloud (lets not even get into actually singing, whistling or using a kazoo) is an illegal reproduction and stealing of their property. "Fuck that noise of just going after people who make… more »