Archives for: "May 2009"

May/29
2009
Regal Cinemas, which owns most of the local theaters by me, have joined forces with Fandango, "your personal box office". Here is my opinion of my local theater transferring it's phone calls to Fandango: AGGHHHTT!!!! - or something like that. *NOTE*… more »
May/28
2009
I'm not a linguistical purist by any means, hell my background is in science and math, but today I mourn the loss of a perfectly decent word "empathy". But let's roll back a bit first. Does anyone remember "verbing"? Where you took a nice, normal noun… more »
May/27
2009
Every time I go to a hotel I get a few slivers of soap. Nice new soap. Pressed into blocks, bars, leaves, pats, disks, shells, still with their nice shiny surface, text still readable before they get used. I like this soap, but it poses a quandary...… more »
May/25
2009
I'm certain this isn't going to be news to many people but I believe I've devined a key issue in the third world male psyche. Nations, not just those in the middle east but Africa and the pacific rim share this trait. Because they are raised in… more »
May/22
2009
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of Muslims in central Athens on Friday as they protested a Greek policeman's alleged defacement of a Quran owned by an Iraqi immigrant. Ok what that quote doesn't tell you… more »
May/21
2009
All Girls all over the world, Original King Julian 'Pon your case mon! Unfamiliar with that quote? It comes from movie "Madagascar" (the first movie, you know the funny one). That line, as with the title line was spoken by the self-appointed King Lemur… more »
May/20
2009
Catholic activists who were keen to weigh in on Notre Dame's invitation to the President will be suddenly and amazingly silent on news that's much more close to home. I predict that this story will not garner nearly as much input as Obama's address: The… more »
May/20
2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans on Wednesday abandoned an effort to label their opponents the ''Democrat Socialist Party,'' ending a fight within the GOP ranks that reflected the divide between those who want a more centrist message and those seeking a… more »
May/19
2009
And so, once again, the innocent bystander becomes the victim. This time it's our credit. Now Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier borrowers, who have become a prime source of billions of dollars in fee revenue for the industry. And to… more »
May/19
2009
The PC crowd never ceases to amaze me. Paulo Serodio was suspended in 2007 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for 2 yrs. What was his big transgression? He called himself a white African American. This has some credibility - He… more »
May/18
2009
Radio Shack is not the thriving retailer it once was, and it is a shame. I stopped in the local store today out of frustration looking for a charger for my camera battery. I have been all over and looked on the internet. Although Radio Shack did not… more »
May/18
2009

You just cost me money

I tell you, the RNC is a regular laugh riot. Now that they're actually out of power, I can return to laughing at their stupidity instead of rocking myself slowly to make the pain go away. So, Mr Steel, head of ye old party, had an interesting quote… more »
May/18
2009
I'm so fucking tired of the same bullshit argument being rolled and re-rolled by the professional nay-sayers. Among the top contenders for "We just can't afford to..." because of their hypothetical cost today (not the future, just today): Allow big… more »
May/17
2009
WEST HAVEN, Utah (AP) -- The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize for forcing a kilt-wearing student to change his clothes. [...] Jessop told the boy that the outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing. Wow. Just wow. And… more »
May/17
2009
Gear. It's often what defines a sport. Often people will lay down a lot of money for it, and not in direct proportion to their physical ability, but usually their financial ability. Wanna-be's will spend a lot to ~look like someone who has skill. Actual… more »
May/15
2009
Economic Policy and Research plans to issue a report on Monday, “Contagion Nation,” which finds that the United States is the only industrial nation where workers are guaranteed paid sick leave for neither short-term nor long-term illness. Fascinating… more »
May/15
2009

Oh My Head...

Your password has these mind-bending restrictions: • It must contain at least 2 numbers • It must contain at least 2 uppercase and 2 lowercase letters • It must contain at least 2 special characters: !@#$%^&*_-+=\':;., • It IS case sensitive • It… more »
May/15
2009

Hitler Youth? You Betcha!

This is pretty interesting and it sure beats the hell out of the knot tying merit badge. If they'd had this back when I was a scout, I probably would have stuck with it. http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/15/boy-scouts-training.html The Explorers… more »
May/14
2009
You know if boobs 'n butts have been a human fetish (and I use that word literally) for 35,000 years what the fuck is wrong with "modern" cultures? The latest archeological find, the Venus of Hohle Fels, is a tiny figure that consists of huge tits, ass… more »
May/13
2009
If you don't know who this twat is, I kindly paste an excerpt from a column regarding this moron's opinion on what the government should do to protect the dumb ass helpless stupid common American buffoons: Soda is clearly one of the most harmful… more »
May/12
2009

Installs Suck

It's rare that any sort of install goes well. And I'm not just referring to software, or computer parts but just about anything. Carpeting, windows, dishwashers, anything that can be installed can also suck at being installed. In software we have the… more »
May/09
2009
James Kimondo is suing G10, a coalition of women's groups, over him being denied nookie while his wife participated in a sex strike to urge the men of Kenya to play nice with each other. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25452066-401,00.html I think… more »
May/08
2009
Mock Trials. They're supposed to be "mock" in the sense that they're not actual trials, but the remainder is supposed to mimic reality to give kids a taste of what the career is like. Only in this case it's all fucked up because religion is now… more »
May/08
2009
LONDON (AP) -- The Battle of the Bust is over, and consumers have triumphed. Britain's largest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer, has backed down on its incendiary policy of charging a 2 pound ($3) surcharge for bras that are DD or larger in the… more »
May/07
2009
The government had originally promised not to use eminent domain to acquire the lands for Flight 93, but in the end that's not how it's going to work out. What could have been a negotiated transfer, paying the landowners fair value for their properties… more »
May/06
2009

Fuck you Oprah

Oh yeah. I'm telling the Queen of Daytime TV to go fuck herself. She's giving the ill informed anti-vaccination nitwit Jenny McCarthy a platform. Apparently Oprah thinks Jenny deserves a daytime talk show. What's that mean to us? It raises the has-been… more »
May/06
2009

Tough Call - Torture + Madoff

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary said Wednesday that she believes the disgraced financier is not cooperating with authorities in order to protect others, and that he was a flirtatious boss who frequented massage parlors.… more »
May/06
2009
It's not hard to be a jaded adult when the news is filled with an endless stream of industries caught being the fucktards we knew they were. I suppose the silver lining is that with the economic downturn people are being less tolerant of the inherent… more »
May/06
2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Unwed mother Bristol Palin said Wednesday that abstinence is a realistic way for teens to avoid unwanted pregnancy -- a view not shared by the father of her infant son. Gee Bristol you're really the best advocate abstinence can have.… more »
May/05
2009

Tragic Comic

He might have been just a comedian that most people recognized but maybe many people never credited with much, but Dom DeLuise passed away today. He was funny. As a kid he made me laugh. Really you can't ask for too much more when you're a kid, or even… more »
May/03
2009

Cables Do Fail

I hopped on to my computer a few hours ago only to stare, perplexed, at the blinking yellow power light on the monitor. Eh? Why do you blink at me? I poked it. No, still blinking, I poked at the few other buttons (all 4 of them - one at a time). Still… more »
May/01
2009
I read the following headline in the news, wondering a little what it meant: Analysis: Court Opening May Liberate Animal Causes (AP) Turns out what it really said was: Analysis: Court Opening May Animate Liberal Causes (AP) Sadly disappointed, I didn't… more »
May/01
2009
Actually not possibly, it's just a fact after making a statement like this: "Football and basketball are sports that require a lot of movement and jumping," Sheikh Abdullah al-Maneea, member of the official Supreme Council of Religious Scholars, said in… more »
May/01
2009
Fuck you. That's the first thing I have to say to: Everyone who off the bat associates the support of the use of torture to Christians and other right-wing zealots, and everyone who whines and cries about how HORRIBLE torture is and that it should NEVER… more »