Archives for: "January 2010"

Jan/31
2010

Good Morning

"Good morning." It's a simple phrase we have all heard and perhaps even uttered. However, think about it for a minute - good + morning. If you are like me, it is an oxymoron. Made all the more discordant the colder the morning or the more hellish the… more »
Jan/31
2010
At work, I sit next to a woman who has two kids (I've posted before about how disruptive their visits to the office can be). She is a sweet woman. She is very sweet - sometimes a bit too sweet for my acidic and sarcastic outlook on life, which I admit… more »
Jan/31
2010
I sense a disturbance in the force... It all started with the mass-spam in bone-chilling red and white from Oracle. It said "HEH WE PWN SUNZ". You know I've always felt bad for those people who bet their career on Java. It never seemed like a good idea… more »
Jan/31
2010

Oh Daddy...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen.-elect Scott Brown says he'd like daughter Ayla to have another crack at ''American Idol,'' where judge Simon Cowell once described her performance as robotic and empty. Not satisfied with marketing himself, the proud Papa wants… more »
Jan/31
2010
Annoying, awkward, cramped, dark, sounds like the subway during rush hour but it's not, it's how I describe a towel closet. Any towel closet. I like towels. Nice and fluffy from the dryer, then warm and welcoming after a shower they're a great… more »
Jan/31
2010
Under a new targeted approach to aid, [...] women across Haiti's capital no longer have to battle with men at food handouts that in recent days have been chaotic and dangerous scrums.[...] ''Our experience around the world is that food is more likely to… more »
Jan/31
2010
I'd read about this: Oscar the cat that heralded the passing of a nursing home occupant by attending their bedside. Frankly I'm not at all surprised that the cat could sense the signs of impending death, what amazes me is that science doubted it. If… more »
Jan/30
2010
I noticed something today and it made me go "hmmm". Driving down a popular shopping strip there was a clear distinction in the vehicles around me - either really fucking monstrously huge or sedan sized and smaller. Nothing in the middle. It was a… more »
Jan/30
2010
I was out of everything and I needed a little something. The prospect of tippling a cup of plain Dry Sack or a snort of tequila simply did not appeal. Thus, quest accepted, I toddled off to the local purveyor of alcoholic beverages. Deciding to spice… more »
Jan/30
2010

No Fucking Shit

After 15 years on this thing we call the Internet, it still gets to me. It shouldn't, but it still gets to me. Trolling. Fucking trolling. On the stupidest shit. I can still be baited and unnerved and it pisses me off! Namely - when it appears that the… more »
Jan/29
2010
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Republican National Committee, pressed to find a way to more clearly distinguish itself from Democrats, on Friday adopted a rule that requires GOP candidates to support the party's platform to obtain financial support.[...] It… more »
Jan/29
2010
I went out for Chinese food at lunch today. It wasn't a super-swanky place, but much nicer than your typical dive. No dust and grease encrusted red lacquer, no tiki-heads, no fake Polynesian decor. This place is well lit, glass fronted windows, rice… more »
Jan/29
2010

37 Minutes

In 37 minutes a jury convicted Scott Roeder of murder. There wasn't much to it really, since he'd openly admitted shooting Dr. Tiller in the head during church services. There was no question that Roeder had done the crime, so the only thing on trial… more »
Jan/28
2010
The news just rocks sometimes. Honestly it can be funnier than the comedy people work so hard to create when you have quotes like these: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president thinks eating pig meat is really sexy. [...]Cristina Fernandez… more »
Jan/28
2010
May I suggest a crowbar? The US military has found that many Pashton (an ethnic group) Afghan men prefer boys over nubile women. A common saying is: "women are for children, and boys are for pleasure." While most of OUR society accept homosexuality,… more »
Jan/28
2010
Apple tends leads the way with consumer gadgits. I doubt anyone will disagree. Many techies salivate over the next overpriced toy Apple will send to the market. The iPad is no exception. Apple whipped the electronic-fad hungry market into a froth in the… more »
Jan/28
2010
You just put on a second monitor and enabled Dual Head (heh). Now it tells you that you need to reboot the X Server... but nothing more. So what to do? Well hold Ctrl-Alt-Backspace of course! Who knew? Eesh. And they say Windows is cryptic. more »
Jan/27
2010
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah House committee has approved a bill that would let charges be filed against a woman who tries to arrange an illegal abortion. Misogynistic. It's the one and only word to label Utah so very completely. Original home of… more »
Jan/27
2010

Spirit

We rarely congratulate. Rarely give props. Rarely speak of the good. For a second, let me depart those familiar waters and give a few brief lines to a something that is good and right, though slightly sad. The Mars Rover Spirit is officially stuck.… more »
Jan/27
2010
I gotta go man, the pillz are wearing off Classic. First this guy came into an expert game and forces a vote to kick another player whom he claimed shot him, let him get smoked and ... I think there was nothing more since it was in the first 2 minutes… more »
Jan/27
2010
I typed this into the comment form. They'll probably ignore it, but hey, at least I tried... Ahem. I'm a PC gamer. I don't do consoles. WHERE'S the merch for PC gamers? It's joystick-this and controller-that. Do you really think one little WASD T-shirt… more »
Jan/27
2010
Ok maybe at 25 you're not bright enough to know when to stop, but after successfully pulling one stunt (a legal one) he tried another (an illegal one) and now his ass will probably land in jail as a result. Here's the byline: NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The… more »
Jan/27
2010
I hated the blitheness with which they waved, plastic smile molded onto their features like a hot-press stamp. "Sure I'd love to discuss that... Put something on my calendar." I hate, hate, hate it when people say that to me because it means "I'd really… more »
Jan/26
2010
It's so painful to even read a recount of what this dumbass said but hell, I just have to share this stuff. Honestly it's like Palin, drunk, on crack and talking through the end of a plunger... if you can imagine all that. ''If we move toward a… more »
Jan/26
2010
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli Arab lawmaker's plan to attend a Holocaust memorial ceremony at Auschwitz on Wednesday has drawn fierce criticism from both Arabs and some Jews, underscoring the deep divisions between the two sides over the legacy of the… more »
Jan/25
2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion… more »
Jan/25
2010
Every now and again someone at the AP is asleep at the switch. Case in point - an article about the Govenor of CA feeling no ill will towards voter animosity starts off with this: Schwarzenegger Doesn't Blame Voters for Ill Will By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS… more »
Jan/25
2010
It's always something. 4 senators, including my least favorite senator ever, Joe Lieberman have put forth a bill that they claim will help rectify a mistake by Obama. Now, it's certainly possible that Obama messed something up. He's certainly got enough… more »
Jan/25
2010

BAN IT!

Little townin southern California found a book inside of their school that had some sexually graphic material in it. Apparently, some little Johnnie had taken the book home and their parent saw that it was sexually explicit. So, naturally, they… more »
Jan/25
2010

Eric Miller, STFU

So, down in the Indiana, a lawmaker (Vanessa Summers) decided to propose a law. It's a real simple one really, and seem reasonable to me. Childcare facilities operated by religious organizations are required to meet the following standards: Caregivers… more »
Jan/25
2010
We get interesting search quotes on WoS all the time. Some more interesting than others. From time to time I post some of them because they're damned funny. Recently we got one and I can't even begin to speculate on what this person was looking for. Ok… more »
Jan/25
2010
They have heart. I rarely get the opportunity to salute people on this blog, and I don't even have a category for it but at this moment I want to commend the Saudi's for donating $50 million and seven-year-old-Londoner Charlie Simpson for raising over… more »
Jan/25
2010
Shoddy workmanship, that's all I can call it. I'm referring to changing print settings while Powerpoint is open and having it accept those changes in real time. But no - for Powerpoint to know that the Spooler is running or you've changed default… more »
Jan/25
2010
I clicked in the text entry window but something else must have been loading in the background because when I typed nothing appeared. Worse yet, I madly squiggled the cursor (technical terminology there, stay with me ok?) and it was teh GONE! Wiggle.… more »
Jan/24
2010
BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese government denied involvement in Internet attacks and defended its online censorship Monday after the United States urged Beijing to investigate complaints of cyber intrusions in a dispute that has added tension to bilateral… more »
Jan/24
2010
Note to the desperate: If your Windows OS is crapping out right after restart hit F8 to bring up the OS selection options. You will get a few - go right for Safe Mode option and uninstall/roll back what the fuck ever you just did. There's a moment that… more »
Jan/24
2010
I didn't come up with this title, but someone else searched on it and hit here. It's a good topic, something completely in character for this site so I feel obligated, nay, commanded to fill in the blanks. To wit, herewith, henceforth and forsooth… more »
Jan/23
2010
If this quote from the Times is true then the little-mousy girl clutching the books is the better date than then pom-pom toting cheerleader: Today, the statistics show that typically, the more economic independence and education a woman gains, the more… more »
Jan/23
2010
Whopper Bar? Maybe. But having a Miller or Bud with your Whopper has all the makings of a nasty afterburn. I have a couple of issues with this, not the least of which is Daddy takin' the kids out for a movie and dinner and planting the brat-pack over at… more »
Jan/22
2010
An editorial in the Times today said it best: With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century. Disingenuously waving the flag of the First Amendment, the court’s… more »
Jan/22
2010
I cannot fathom the loss and devastation in Haiti. At least 35 Americans have been confirmed dead. The families of many of those that are currently missing are demanding action and some are angry that they don't have answers. While I cannot imagine the… more »
Jan/22
2010
In the same week we have two sweethearts in the news. Not only are they responsible for animal abuse, they both forced their children to participate. They are multi-tasking queens like any good mother - torturing animals and screwing up their children… more »
Jan/22
2010
BEATTY, Nev. (AP) -- A brothel in a Nevada desert town has hired the state's first male prostitute, a muscular college dropout who abandoned a brief stint as a porn actor in Los Angeles to become the only legal gigolo in the United States. The Shady… more »
Jan/22
2010
It's an interesting commentary on our society where women in the public eye can be brought down by spicy photos they send exclusively to their sweethearts but a man can still be rough, tough while in the buff on the pages of Cosmo (see prior post on… more »
Jan/21
2010
Most dictionaries have a few versions of the definition of the word "marriage". Here are some of them: Western society classic - "The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal… more »
Jan/21
2010
For those unfamiliar, ventrilo is voice software favored by many MMORPG gamers. Sometimes we team up, but many times it winds up being a virtual "Cheers". My issue is with those that log in and then either go AFK (without properly indicating they are… more »
Jan/21
2010
Once again the lyrics fit the situation... This time with even LESS modification. He's hot, and She's not I'm just here to call the shots I'm pickin' favorites, it's my favorite game I'm weeding out the boring and the lame Act tough, and play rough,… more »
Jan/21
2010
Well America has a new darling and his name is Scotty Brown. Sure there's lots of opinions on what happened and why he won, but I'm willing to bet this will be the shortest and most succinct of them all. To put it simply the Democrats felt they could… more »
Jan/21
2010
Blind students - 1, Kindle - 0 Or is it? Actually its more like everyone losses. Did we forget about the seeing students who get left out? The Dept. of Justice made deals with Universities to not use Kindle since the device is not user friendly to blind… more »
Jan/20
2010
Royal Caribbean has a private beach in Haiti called Laladee. The cruise line made a stop, with tourists, at this port of call in the earthquake ravaged country this past week. Although that part of country was relatively unharmed, some think carrying on… more »
Jan/20
2010
Houston will be the new home of a 80,00 sq. ft. facility for Planned Parenthood, which will the headquarters for Houston and Southeast Texas. Lou Engle picked Martin Luther King's birthday to point a finger at this new facility and declared it as proof… more »
Jan/20
2010
...adapted from the Dead Kennedy's song... California Uber Alis. This thing wrote itself... I am Senator Scotty Brown My aura smiles And never frowns Soon I will be president... Obama Power will soon go away I will be Fuhrer one day I will command all… more »
Jan/20
2010
Penis Penis Penis. Peeeeeeenis! Penis. Penis? Pe...nis. PenisPenis Penis Penis PenisPenis Penis PenisPenisPenis! Pee-ee-eenis. Penar, penif, penor, penara, penizizzle, penoramaranarastortastic. ...dick. more »
Jan/20
2010
Every year I rant about this. Well, maybe not every year but it certainly seems that way. Still there's something warm and cuddly about the familiar... kind of like Christmas right? Good. So here's a dose of cuddly WoS style: ATTENTION ASSHOLES WHO FAIL… more »
Jan/19
2010
Yeah awesome. Btw, we're fully upgraded to 3.x now. It was fun. Thanks for asking. more »
Jan/18
2010
Please bear with us... It's been hell. But this is what happens when you don't keep up with upgrades. It isn't quite an abattoir in here yet, but the tension is high and the slightest motion in the wrong direction (think smiling at a chimpanzee) will… more »
Jan/17
2010
Damn. Damn that center fold all to hell. I mean it kinda obscures the piece de resistance n'cest pas? Frankly Daddy's Little Girl ain't got much to add if you ask me. more »
Jan/17
2010
Alya hon, ya know we've never met... but ya sounded so gosh durn sexy on the phone this mornin'. Ah know ah kin calls ya Alya when yew calls me by mah furst name. S'ok, Ah's likes a woman thet ain't a'skeered teh get things goin. Thas right honey, I… more »
Jan/16
2010
...heard during a discussion of old-skool sitcoms... "You never saw that shit during, like Three's Company, Welcome Back Kotter, or All In The Family. But I hated the Andy Griffith Show." "That was back when Don Knotts was still funny." "No, Don Knotts… more »
Jan/16
2010
You know guys, it's time for both of you to stop grabbing your ankles and taking it up the ass from China. Google is a little dog, but look at the support they've gotten for refusing to kowtow any longer to Chinese government manipulation. Imagine the… more »
Jan/16
2010
... and no recompense to the tax payer funding them. QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts GOP Senate hopeful Scott Brown is criticizing the White House plan to tax banks that received federal bailout money. At a rally in a Boston suburb, Brown said the… more »
Jan/15
2010
There's good arguments, there's grudgingly plausible arguments and then there's brain-achingly retarded ones that make you want to choke on your own bile and die because now that you've heard it you can never un-hear it. Case in point - the idea that… more »
Jan/14
2010

Mobo of doom

Came home from work and my PC's dead. Not sure why. Pretty sure I've eliminated the power supply as the culprit. Or at least, it still doesn't turn on even with a different power supply, power cable and wall socket. I can't find my power tester to… more »
Jan/14
2010
I think the dried up old prudes in the UK need to get off their diet of prune-scones and tea. Rather they'd do well to have a good stiff toddy and loosen up their spats a tad... LONDON (AP) -- Some British bobbies have been reprimanded after they used… more »
Jan/14
2010

The 0.15% Solution

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama told banks Thursday they should pay a new tax to recoup the cost of bailing out foundering firms at the height of the financial crisis. ''We want our money back,'' he said I don't care what his motivation is but… more »
Jan/13
2010
Censorship sucks. State sponsored censorship sucks more. State sponsored, corporate backed censorship sucks most and Google, for one, has had enough. After getting butt-fucked by Chinese government sponsored hackers trying to get into gmail accounts of… more »
Jan/13
2010
The bankers -- whose companies collectively received more than $100 billion in taxpayer assistance to weather the crisis -- offered no regrets for executive pay that is now likely to increase as a result of their survival.[AP] The Big Four sat in… more »
Jan/13
2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson says Haiti has been ''cursed'' because of what he called a ''pact with the devil'' in its history. For the love of humanity Pat, shut your fucking gob-hole when people are suffering. Do… more »
Jan/13
2010
Walking down the hall at lunchtime with two guys in front of me. One is a large, portly, large AND portly guy probably in his twenties or early thirties. As he saunters ahead of me I notice that something in his back pocket has slipped. About a foot… more »
Jan/13
2010
These are the new system password requirements at my work: Passwords must: • be changed at least every 60 days • be at least eight (8) characters long. • No spaces are allowed. Must have at least 5 alphabetic characters in the password. • Must have… more »
Jan/13
2010
In the backlash after Fox New's Brit Hume suggested that Tiger Woods should convert to Christianity in order find forgiveness, many vocal Christians are crying foul. Boo hoo hoo, the big bad liberal media are persecuting Christians. While the… more »
Jan/13
2010
The proverbial other shoe has been dropped. On the heals of the EPA's report on ozone comes a report on vehicle exhaust and its possible adverse effects on the health of people living near major roadways. Not exactly a news flash - everyone knows that… more »
Jan/12
2010
Joe Rollino once lifted 475 pounds. He used neither his arms nor his legs but, reportedly, his teeth. With just one finger he raised up 635 pounds; with his back he moved 3,200. He bit down on quarters to bend them with his thumb. [...] On Monday… more »
Jan/12
2010
New technologies are at the forefront of bomb detection in airports. The latest, shown on CNN yesterday as I worked out during lunch, depicted real-time x-ray footage in 3D of a woman in a scanning booth. It rotated her image while an operator watched.… more »
Jan/11
2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will return to her broadcast roots and take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the cable channel announced Monday.… more »
Jan/11
2010
He grunts a lot. No surprise really when you're hoisting weights far beyond your capacity to do so reasonably. It seems that over the multiple decades that I've gone to gyms that there's always one of these guys around. They look around at everyone a… more »
Jan/11
2010
“I’m sure people will wonder if I could have hit all those home runs had I never taken steroids,” McGwire’s statement read. “I had good years when I didn’t take any and I had bad years when I didn’t take any. I had good years when I took steroids and I… more »
Jan/10
2010
Thinking takes work. Let me rephrase that, "actually" thinking (as opposed to saying that you're thinking just to pacify someone) takes work. It's like building a house from the ground up. Step A: Premise, Step B: Hypothesis, Steps C to whatever:… more »
Jan/09
2010
It's a common ploy in the argument over evolution. Morons who are bad at science trot it out every so often. If we evolved from Chimpanzees, why are there still chimps? HMMMM??? It's such a flawed argument that even the 'Answers In Genesis' folks have… more »
Jan/09
2010
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. Mr. Giuliani has some advice for the President. He wants him to be more like Bush. It's an interesting point of view. I mean, you could almost say that the massive victory for Obama was precisely because he promised to be Anti-Bush.… more »
Jan/08
2010
Madison DJs on the 80's alternative channels on Sirus FM. I can equate being subjected to her with wanting to jam a pair of used Depends on my head and inhaling deeply. Basically she sucks and sucks hard. It's hard to really describe the experience of… more »
Jan/07
2010
Police: Woman Poisoned Margarita to Kill Boyfriend 7:20 PM ET CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- A western New York woman is accused of mixing up a batch of antifreeze-laced margaritas for her live-in boyfriend See most murderesses just dump antifreeze in any… more »
Jan/07
2010
They're putting teh Intarwebz into cars now. In Lolcatz-speak: Itz bad nooze. The information-highway haz kno biznezz being in teh same place an' time as teh real hi-wayz. Truth. For those of you who can't translate the above into something that makes… more »
Jan/07
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed stricter health standards for smog, replacing a Bush-era limit that ran counter to scientific recommendations.[...] The proposed range was what scientists had recommended during… more »
Jan/06
2010
The Allman Brothers have played the Beacon Theater for 20 years since 1989. This year they got bumped by Canadians in spandex... Melissa Ormond, the chief operating officer of MSG Entertainment, told The New York Times last March that the band was “a… more »
Jan/06
2010
The webcomic Looking For Group has become a mega-fav for me. Last year they were treated poorly (read below). Then, because they had the NERVE to complain about the shabby treatment they weren't booked for this year even AFTER they reserved a booth.… more »
Jan/06
2010
Different headlines all portray the same theme: Men from the Middle East who have committed crimes need "mental health" evaluations to see if they're disturbed or not. PHOENIX (AP) -- An Iraqi immigrant (Faleh Almaleki)accused of killing his 20-year-old… more »
Jan/06
2010
Dr. Pepper is the only soda I have a weakness for. Luckily I got the last one out of the vending machine... then I noticed there was one more BUT it was behind a can of Mountain Dew. I don't do Dew. I was thinking, however, that I might be desperate… more »
Jan/05
2010
It's been going on for years, people fighting the installation of a wind farm off the East Coast between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Stupid fuckers (my blog, my opinion) who live in the very richest areas of the world are afraid it will: spoil their… more »
Jan/05
2010
So a third guy snuck in to see Obama. However instead of just sashaying up to the gate in a please-set-me-on-fire-for-a-better-dowry sari he hunkered down in the midst of the Indian delegates by copping a ride in their limo. No balls in that really. Nor… more »
Jan/05
2010
Although not really news, many sources were citing the fact that beautifulpeople.com, a dating web-site, kicked a bunch of members that gained a bit too much weight over the holidays. In comments on the story - some people were outraged, some people… more »
Jan/04
2010

Your Fu >> My Fu

Thanks again for the help. Much obliged. U kno who u r... RHEL == Teh Debil -me more »
Jan/04
2010
A few years ago I took a class on terrorism. Terrorism is called that because the real goal is terror, typically by killing or maiming people. However scaring the crap out of people and making them second guess every move is really the main goal. So,… more »
Jan/03
2010

Foxes and Tigers

Tiger Woods. Man... that was stupid. Really not much else to say. It was so stupid, that other stupid people are upset. I think because they want to reclaim the title of stupidest person on the planet. And when it's the collective stupidity of Fox… more »
Jan/03
2010
The Prius couldn't make it. The mountain road was steep, probably at least a 30 degree incline and it was snow packed on top of ice thanks to a miserable snowstorm in 5 Fahrenheit temps. It didn't help that the driver was under 25 and from California.… more »
Jan/02
2010
I'm not the President, nor would I ever want to be. It seems a thankless job, everyone wants you to deal with their push-button issue while hating you for everything else you attend to. And even when you do what they want it's always too late, never… more »
Jan/01
2010
I used to mmo. But I don't any more. The temptation is there, and so's the guilt. I was the one responsible for my friends addictions. Multiple friends. Multiple addictions. There's a little complexity there, emotionally and strategically. I played… more »