Archives for: "November 2009"

Nov/30
2009
Hypocrite. In the dictionary it has a picture of Ron Prentice next to it. He's the executive director of the California Family Council, a foundation of hypocrites who were behind California's Proposition 8. Whereas in the past banning gay marriage was… more »
Nov/30
2009
Conservative Christians, or those that like to think of themselves as Christians, think that they are facing persecution by the government. The "Christians" that tend to do the most whining are those that would be more than happy to trample on the… more »
Nov/30
2009
Twenty years ago I bought a house. It was a townhouse in a lower middle class neighborhood. It was cheap, it was small and it was mine. I loved it and have a lot of good memories of that place. Fast forward ten years, I bought another house. It's a… more »
Nov/29
2009
Food food food. Cheese food. Cheese? Cheese cheese? Cheese. Food. Cheese food. Cheese cheese food. Food food food cheese food, cheese food. Cheese. Food cheese. Cheese food. Food? !Food. more »
Nov/29
2009
The Swiss voted to ban the construction of new minarets, citing that they are a symbol of militant Islam. The Swiss think many of the cultural customs of extreme Islam are not and should not be part of Swiss culture. This is one of many things being… more »
Nov/29
2009

Salahi Scumbags

NEW YORK (AP) -- A television executive says the couple who crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner is offering to talk to broadcast networks about it for a payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's astonishing at just how vile these… more »
Nov/29
2009
I believe I'd brought this up in a previous post, simply because it involved a cyclist. The long story short is that some nutjob decides he needs to shoot a cyclist IN THE FUCKING HEAD because the cyclist is riding with his child on a busy street.… more »
Nov/28
2009
Skip it. I wish I could just skip it all. But no, this is now the most "hellish time of the year" where greed and prodigious consumerism is king. The television is to be loathed, where adds demanding that we buybuybuy flash with nauseating, breakneck… more »
Nov/27
2009
I'm sorry I didn't do my part to get more involved in the post-Thanksgiving buying frenzy, but it's not my thing and never has been. The idea that I have to be out there at some obscene time, huddling for warmth, as I wait to buy a sub-standard product… more »
Nov/26
2009
Pathetic and only getting worse. Now it's a crime to win the Nobel Prize in Iran. Think they're a little scared maybe? TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's medal, the human rights lawyer said… more »
Nov/26
2009
Oh I love the graphics department at the NY Times. They're always so fresh and original. They have a fabulous interactive feature that shows the demographics of different recipe searches. For example: Who recently searched for "Deviled Eggs" and where… more »
Nov/26
2009
Party crashing the President's shindig just to boost their chances of getting a "reality tv" show? Fuck that. Treat them like the criminals they are. They were close enough to assassinate key members of the government. They were never vetted by… more »
Nov/26
2009
If you want my fucking money - why the hell can't you make it easy for me to pull off the payment stub? This is a major peeve. I have bills. Everyone has bills. When you send them money you have to shred off a strip either at the top or the bottom of… more »
Nov/25
2009
Sign on a store the last few days "Open Thanksgiving Day - No Alcohol 7am to 1pm." Seriously. You have to love New England, home of the first stick-up-ass puritans who were so fucked up that liberal England was too much for them. So here we are,… more »
Nov/24
2009
Everyone who works with computers has seen this: You're in someone's office and just as their computer goes into screensaver (typically password protected) they twitch the mouse or hit a key to wake it back up. But what does that say? It says they're… more »
Nov/24
2009
Seen on the road today: A Honda "Fit" with a trailer hitch. I have to wonder, other than to pull a person in the snow who's skitching on a cafeteria tray, what the fuck could that be for? You think it's for their trailer home? more »
Nov/23
2009
Alternatively this post could be entitled "expensive clothes that suck." I think the last time I bought something from J. Crew was probably a decade ago. Since then their clothes have been marketed to someone else other than myself. They're flimsy,… more »
Nov/23
2009
The Wall Street Journal had an entertaining article on the contributions of the less than svelte amongst us - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704204304574543850604240362.html#articleTabs%3Darticle A Mr. Logan Lang commented with the… more »
Nov/22
2009
Stick deodorant is what I'm referring to here. Stick. Not spray or any other kind of fucking frou-frou shit. I mean the crap you grab in the morning, yank off the cap (if it's still around), slather on and flap like a chicken until it dries. Well, that… more »
Nov/21
2009
Paul and Rachel Chandler, a British couple that were kidnapped aboard their 38 foot sloop by Somali pirates last month, are arguably rich. And while their finances might be less than transparent I doubt they have the ransom money to buy themselves free… more »
Nov/20
2009
Not much really. Especially when the "you" in the title represents the typical American. And by that I mean the typically un-rich American. Like me. $53 Bil. That's what the fuckers who landed contracts to "rebuild Bagdad" got. I'm not saying they… more »
Nov/20
2009
Anyone else mistake the Windows Media Player taskbar icon for Google Chrome? Or is it just me? Maybe you shouldn't answer that... more »
Nov/19
2009
Question 1: What is the difference between: [a] Cleaning [b] Relocating Dirt Question 2: Which laws of entropy are being violated? more »
Nov/18
2009
I made a bit of oatmeal at work today. It is not unusual for me to make a quick breakfast at work since I have no thought of food first thing in the morning. As I continued going through my e-mail I picked up the bowl with one hand and the spoon with… more »
Nov/18
2009
Who cares? 'Nuff said. more »
Nov/18
2009
or at least my Grandma's advice: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." This is good advice. There is nothing wrong with keeping your mouth shut about issues that don't directly affect you. Mr. Vadala was alledgedly fired from Brookstone… more »
Nov/17
2009
Finders Keepers vs. County of Historical Origin - That is the question. The NY Times reported today that Egypt wants the Rosetta Stone. Egypt has been making many claims for many artifacts. To get their way, they frequently hold permits for further… more »
Nov/16
2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of Native Americans who think the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins football team is offensive. Ya know there's a lot of offensive in the world today, but the name of a football… more »
Nov/16
2009
ROME (AP) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has hosted a soiree in Rome for some 200 young Italian women, but instead of the party they expected the women were given a lecture on Islam and copies of the Quran, a news report said Monday. Funny guy. He… more »
Nov/16
2009
Remember when the state of Connecticut decided to throw people out of their homes using eminent domain for the benefit of their new commercial resident Pfizer? No? Here let me remind you... Pfizer's pharmaceutical research center, which opened in 2001,… more »
Nov/15
2009
Ok, score one for "just how stupid can the Chinese government really be?" And while you're at it, add a chaser of "can't you fucking people ever translate shit properly?" ''The Dalai Lama was the overall leader of the Tibetan serf system in 1959, and… more »
Nov/15
2009
The article I'm referencing in the NY Times is right here: Can D.I.Y. Supplant the First-Person Shooter? And even though the article drivels on for four pages I can give you a one-word answer: NO. It's amusing that the Times ran this article. It's… more »
Nov/14
2009
"Oh we're not going to let our baby watch TV..." I hear it time and again. People who are up so high on their friggen horses about television and kids. Honestly if you don't want to let your kid watch TV, fine, just don't make it seem like you're… more »
Nov/13
2009

Nothing

Nothing. I got nothing. That's what I got. Nothing. Then why don't I have any free time? more »
Nov/12
2009
Every time there is an article about animal torture case, people get emotional. If there are comments associated with the article, there is always comments to the effect of "would you care as much if it were a child?" Here's what I have to say to those… more »
Nov/12
2009
Ed Dandaraw was hunting on his property when he found a garbage bag. Inside that bag, Daisy was taped from head to foot with duct tape. The sadistic beast that did it only left enough of a hole so poor Daisy could breathe, obviously intending for her to… more »
Nov/11
2009

High Beams

If you're driving at night and... - the road is straight - there are working street lights every 30 feet - the speed limit is under 35 - and there's oncoming traffic DO YOU REALLY FUCKING NEED TO USE YOUR GODDAMNED HIGH BEAMS? more »
Nov/10
2009
If a white person says "I have black and Hispanic friends", but somehow think that "white" culture is superior, is that person a racist? Let's up the ante a bit - Lets say that same person wants to make laws to prevent a black or Hispanic person from… more »
Nov/09
2009
Separation of Church and State bitches. Yes. Keep your fucking filthy, blood stained, misogynistic fists out of our government. It's none of your goddamn business. Religion has NO place in secular government. None. And so... Here's a big, fat, healthy,… more »
Nov/09
2009
You know who you are, I wish I didn't. Fuck you. That is all. more »
Nov/08
2009
Fuck you. That is all. more »
Nov/07
2009

Perfume and wine

I love a good glass of wine. White or red doesn't matter really. So, when a local wine store has a tasting I am all over it like mud on a pig. Besides, who wants to pass up a free buzz - not I! At the table featuring Italian wines, I take in the subtle… more »
Nov/07
2009
Observed earlier today at the local recycling center / transfer station: An old man pulls up in a minivan, gets out and moves at glacial speed around to back to get out his garbage. Another old man pulls up behind him in his Buick. To our relief, we get… more »
Nov/06
2009
Jeff Mason in the Green Bay Press Gazette makes an argument that "lifestyle" choices are the problem with the high cost of health care and that maybe we shouldn't pay for them. His minimizing the effect of thyroid disease on obesity particularly pisses… more »
Nov/05
2009
I think we've all seen it - Police breaking traffic laws that the rest of us are expected to follow. No lights or siren warning us of their approach, zipping by, passing us and sometimes even running red lights with barely a tap on the breaks. I'd like… more »
Nov/05
2009
Parental notification is unconstitutional because it discriminates against women. If a teenage girl is pregnant and needs an abortion isn't she under enough stress already? How exactly does telling her parents help the situation? Screaming, crying,… more »
Nov/05
2009
So the moral here is that even when given a gift and a nudge in the right direction some people will just be greedy and grab the money and run. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most common deals under the government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, aimed… more »
Nov/05
2009
SUV drivers who have to take 4" speed bumps at less than 2 miles an hour. It makes me fucking postal. You're in a goddamn SUV! Didn't you buy it because you wanted to drive over trees in a fucking snow storm during an earthquake while we were being… more »
Nov/04
2009
What does an election for a House seat in a remote area of New York say about politics? The area has been a Republican stronghold, although saying that a Democrat had not been elected for the area's House seat is a bit of an exaggeration given that the… more »
Nov/04
2009
Penicillin, the wheel, electricity, no-boil lasagna - all boons to mankind reaffirming my belief that there is no end to our ability to innovate and improve our condition. And now? There's CompareEverywhere. CompareEverywhere helps you shop smarter… more »
Nov/04
2009
Along the theme of literally "driving me crazy" are the class of people who believe that putting the little emergency donut on their car entitles them to drive 60 mph or faster on the highway. FUCKTARDS! The label on the faux-tire, on the holding space… more »
Nov/03
2009

Yeah Riiiight...

Clearly in the "tall tales" category: PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A Taliban spokesman denied Tuesday that Pakistan has won a series of battlefield victories in its offensive in tribal South Waziristan, saying the militants are drawing government soldiers… more »
Nov/03
2009
And slowly. In my fantasy Rascell is jumped by a Jeffery Dahmer-meets-Freddy Krueger type in a dimly lit, abandoned factory. Slowly the movie progresses as Rascell gets to suffer the same fate as he subjected his (hopefully former) girlfriend's kitten… more »
Nov/02
2009

Terrible Training

I'm in a technical class. It's all day for four days. The original teacher was really great, I'd worked with him before. He was sharp, focused and could tell what the class was thinking, go faster or slower or whatever. Sadly he went on vacation. And we… more »
Nov/01
2009

Candy Tantalus

I always try and estimate the right amount of candy to buy. Pretty much I've only run out once or twice in the last 10 years. This time I have about a dozen Hershey bars (the big ones) and some Resse's cups laying around. Sucks, because every time I… more »