Archives for: "February 2010"

Feb/28
2010

Mooch

You're poor. I know. You and your wife have spent your life making a lot of bad decisions and you're poor. But you're happy, right? Wife stay home with the 2 kids most of the time. You work a crappy hourly pay job. Fine. The rest of us are pretty well… more »
Feb/27
2010
My friends had family in South America. When they returned from their visit their bags were packed with antibiotics that are commonly available over the counter in their country. "Oh it's so awful here in America," they lamented, "we have to see a… more »
Feb/27
2010
Catherine Davis has no problem selling her sisters into slavery, in fact she wants them to embrace the shackles that bind them into poverty. She's against reproductive freedom for black women and plays as a front for an all-white organization that is… more »
Feb/27
2010
Manhattan is a place where just about anything goes. As of late the thing that went was all the clothing on a model standing in a gallery window in Greenwich Village. Yes she's in the buff, but there's a lot of stuff between her and the glass. A… more »
Feb/27
2010
I don't doubt that NYC Governor Paterson used his influence to try and sway justice. It wouldn't be the first, nor will it be the last time someone with power decides to use a little of it in an extracurricular way. In this case it was to help out a… more »
Feb/26
2010
I feel for the parents involved with the pediatrician scandal of Dr. Earl Bradley in Delaware, but I have one thing to tell all of them: Don't look away. The police have collected his videos and images, the ones he made while abusing those children in… more »
Feb/25
2010
It turns out that the Miss California franchise lets the contestants pick the city they represent. "Miss Beverly Hills", Lauren Ashley, doesn't live in Beverly Hills. She lives in Pasadena. The city council and mayor of Beverly Hills are none to happy… more »
Feb/25
2010
Well WTF can go wrong NEXT? - posted via laptop EVDO lit by candles... more »
Feb/25
2010
I think the little button has the wrong symbol. Instead of a fan with three squiggly lines across it I think it should simply say "OW MY EYE." This is because I wear contacts. Sure turning on the defroster is key, especially on cold, rainy, winter days… more »
Feb/25
2010
Personally I consider "sue" a dirty word. Once, someone threatened to sue me. I was trying to work things out and they must have seen my willingness to be open to a solution as weakness or they just simply had really bad legal advice from someone who… more »
Feb/24
2010
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa man faces charges after a deputy spotted him walking in a clown mask. According to jail records, the man was arrested Tuesday and charged with wearing a mask or hood on a public road over the age of 16 and resisting arrest… more »
Feb/24
2010
DETROIT — General Motors said Wednesday that it would shut down Hummer, the brand of big sport-utility vehicles that became synonymous with the term “gas guzzler,” after a deal to sell it to a Chinese manufacturer fell apart.(NYT) Bye, bye and good… more »
Feb/24
2010

Noses Up!

Or rather "muzzles up" in this case. Pooch get's a medal (and I hope at least a biscuit or two) for doing a good job. LONDON (AP) -- A 9-year-old black Labrador named Treo is being decorated for his work sniffing out explosives in Afghanistan. He is… more »
Feb/24
2010
... It butt-dial's the cops as you're committing a robbery. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police say two Florida teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen's cell phone accidentally called… more »
Feb/24
2010
Four people hunched around a phone in an open space. Teleconference for everyone to hear. Did you ever stop to consider that maybe we couldn't give a shit and you should have gotten a conference room? Next time I'm getting my kazoo. more »
Feb/23
2010
The land of fruit and nuts has another Christian beauty queen - Lauren Ashley, Miss Beverly Hills. Before the Miss California competition, Miss Ashley has made her opinion on marriage known - she opposed same sex marriage. Is she allowed this opinion?… more »
Feb/23
2010
Spork is a 17 lb, 10 yr old wiener dog. Some morons in his Mommy and Daddy's home town of Lafayette think he is vicious. I think some morons need to get bit in the ass by a pack of rabid chihuahuas. Spork bit a vet tech during a dental procedure.… more »
Feb/23
2010

Love That Fat!

For once the news is reporting a different version of what being overweight can do to you. In this case it saved one woman's life and changed her mind about how she needed to be. Read on... ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Florida woman said her love… more »
Feb/23
2010
Ok folks, look here, the Austrians don't see an issue with acknowledging the impact of sex on the human psyche. How well do you think this would go over in the United States? VIENNA (AP) -- In the name of art, an Austrian landmark is encouraging… more »
Feb/23
2010
So if you have, think about, or just want sex too much you're an addict. Huh? For starters who *doesn't* want sex? And if most people *do* want sex (and the actions of the majority define up the "norm") then wouldn't the freaks needing help be the few… more »
Feb/22
2010
It's official. We have become a nation of idiots. Idiots that bear no responsibility for our own and our off-spring's well being. It's always "their" fault. "they" designed it poorly. "They" didn't warning us. Regardless of how many times a pre-schooler… more »
Feb/22
2010
In a Canadian Medical Association Journal editorial titled "Pets in airplane cabins: an unnecessary allergic hazard" states: It’s understandable that owners prefer to keep their small pets close when travelling and that airlines are keen to compete for… more »
Feb/22
2010
(I'll admit poetry is not my stong point, but here we go) How'd she know it if Lower Merion School District didn't do it If they clicked a pic from the webcam, their agreement was a flim-flam. Blake Robbins says Lindy Masko dissed him, but we haven't… more »
Feb/22
2010
Who is this twerp? He's someone who thinks that a nine year old girl, pregnant because she was raped by her step-father, should die in child birth. He is also one of five members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life who believe the same. In fact… more »
Feb/22
2010
Canada has a little bit to learn from the US regarding ice hockey... trash talk. The ladies and gentlemen of our northern border cleave too true to their British roots, and lack the ungainly ability to hock up a good epithet. “We were just playing… more »
Feb/21
2010
Imagine you're a dog. A purebred dog. One that spends its entire life being poked, primped, preened and coiffed for a show where you can stand around for hours and hours on end. You're brushed and blow-dried. Your tail and ears are clipped. And when… more »
Feb/21
2010
“American business is about maximizing shareholder value,” said Allen Sinai, chief global economist at the research firm Decision Economics. “You basically don’t want workers. You hire less, and you try to find capital equipment to replace them.”(NYT)… more »
Feb/20
2010
Watching paint dry or Olympic curling? Gosh, it's so hard to decide... more »
Feb/20
2010
Yep it's Custer's Last Stand when Sarah has to call out to her daughter on Facebook to repartee with a cartoon. Confused? Read on... Since it was shown on Sunday, an episode of the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy” has drawn the repeated condemnation of… more »
Feb/20
2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado family and an Arizona nonprofit are fighting in court over who gets the head of a woman who died this month, along with a $50,000 annuity she left behind. At issue is whether 71-year-old Mary Robbins' head and… more »
Feb/20
2010
Your husband, Joseph, must have left you dumbfounded. You, your kid, and the people in that office building are victims of your self-centered husband. He left you a homeless. He left you and another woman widows. Even in your time of pain you offer… more »
Feb/20
2010
... and you are in big trouble. Actually the Lower Merion School District might be in big trouble. The high school assistant principal, Lindy Matsko, told Blake Robbins that he (according to the NY Times) “was engaged in improper behavior in his home"… more »
Feb/20
2010
Image from the NYTimes graphic on Fashion Week... more »
Feb/20
2010
Gather the pitchforks and napalm fellas! It's time to set fire to the Indian grocery! GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Authorities in a Christian-majority state in India's remote northeast have confiscated all copies of a school textbook that carried a picture of… more »
Feb/20
2010

Ubisoft fails

PC games struggle because of the perception of pirating. That is the claim at least. When I look at PC gaming the major flaw I see is a lack of original content and a deluge of bad console ports. Before I move on, let me support that a little. When I… more »
Feb/19
2010
And next up, more Shaun White. And if you haven't had enough there's more Shaun White to come. more »
Feb/19
2010
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- To the winner goes the cup, the champagne and a kiss from a couple of pretty girls, right? Or maybe from a couple of guys. A left-wing party in Amsterdam is proposing that gay men replace the miniskirted women who traditionally kiss… more »
Feb/19
2010
...Then I have a bridge to sell you. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama college professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting is likely insane, and she can't remember the shootings, her attorney said. Yeah she's insane all… more »
Feb/18
2010
Ok, before we even begin here I need a moment to preamble about something that totally pisses me off. Consider it the equivalent of sitting through the "coming attractions" at the movies. Ahem. Let us begin. THERE IS NO SUCH FUCKING THING AS A SOFTWARE… more »
Feb/18
2010
The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of animals in stores in the city. The Los Angeles Times states: "The new law, called the Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Companion Animal Stores, is… more »
Feb/18
2010
China is upset that Obama met with the Dali Lama today. A meeting that the president previously postponed (he never said canceled) to allow for him to meet with Chinese officials first. Basically, China got to meet with our president first, even though… more »
Feb/18
2010

The horn

I work in an office building in a so-so neighborhood. There are a few three story apartment buildings nearby. For the past few weeks, every afternoon about 3:30 pm, some bozo sits in his car in the street honking his horn. I presume the horn honking is… more »
Feb/18
2010
A co-worker was out a few days. When discussing her absence, the above was said. As someone who wanted but never had kids, I never quite know how to take this news about someone. I empathize more than anyone can imagine. Although I never had the elation… more »
Feb/18
2010
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Dubai investigators are nearly ''100 percent'' certain that Israel's Mossad spy agency was behind the hit squad slaying of a Hamas commander... People like to compare Israel against the Arab world all the time in all… more »
Feb/18
2010
Who Cares? And other than John who ever did? more »
Feb/17
2010
Ms. Evans created a Facebook page called "Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I’ve ever had". She invited guests to post their comments stating: "To those select students who have had the displeasure of having Ms. Sarah Phelps, or simply knowing her… more »
Feb/17
2010
Exelon Nuclear Partners is looking for a technical writer and "someone who is respectful and understands Chinese culture is preferred", but Chinese is not necessary. Please note that: "An arrogant American will not work well in this role." Where is this… more »
Feb/17
2010
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Students said they signed a petition and complained to no avail about the classroom conduct of an Alabama professor accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others in a shooting rampage at a faculty meeting.[...]… more »
Feb/16
2010
Is it over yet? more »
Feb/16
2010
WASHINGTON — The Taliban’s top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces, according to American government officials.(NYT) Yeah so? I don't get it.… more »
Feb/16
2010
Anyone, like myself, who has had the scintillating luxury of going through a working nuke plant knows one thing... that shit is ~old. I don't mean that the idea of nuclear power has been around since WWII, but I mean the pipes, the concrete, the wiring,… more »
Feb/16
2010
God damned cock sucking Lori Anderson Married Fuck head sold OUT. Makes me want to puke, ah fuck puking scratch that pussy shit and replace it with: shooting myself up with puke water and horse from a toilet after rolling around naked on a stage full of… more »
Feb/15
2010
The US has always been the ugly yet enviously successful halfbreed of the first world. We laugh, spit and dance in our own way and toss the bird to those nations that spurn our advances. On the other hand we're generous to a fault, willing to help when… more »
Feb/15
2010
Typically when you hear the phrase "running for office" you think of glad-handing pompadours in neat suits and enameled grins. Nowadays the "running" is more literal than figurative and it's in a direction away from constituents as they mass in an angry… more »
Feb/14
2010
Just when you think Texas has gone far enough to the right to tip right off the continental shelf you wind up with scary-crazies like Debra Medina running for office. -She thinks there should be no gun laws, and "lamented in a recent debate that current… more »
Feb/14
2010
In 1986, [Amy] Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother with a shotgun at their Braintree, Mass., home. She told police at the time that she had been trying to learn how to use the gun, which her father had bought for protection, when it… more »
Feb/14
2010
I love this quote, it comes from a lawyer commenting on the brouhaha surrounding the little Samba Queen regarding the changing image of the role: Martim de Almeida Sampaio, director of a Sao Paulo lawyers' organization, wrote in a column published… more »
Feb/14
2010
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 51-year-old Ohio man (Jeff Ondash) has embraced the Valentine's Day spirit faster than anyone before, giving 7,777 hugs in 24 hours for a new world record. [...] The previous record of 5,000 hugs in one day was set last year by… more »
Feb/14
2010
Not sure if you've put on too much perfume, cologne or aftershave? Here's a hint. Go up to the family pet, if it starts squniching up its nose, backing away and squinting or... - clawing at it's face - rolling around rubbing its head in the dirt -… more »
Feb/14
2010
From the Daily Mail: The apparent lack of obedience of ‘modern women’ was blamed for the high divorce rate. In a sermon entitled ‘Marriage and women’ last Sunday, curate Mark Oden, told the congregation at St Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks, Kent: ‘We know… more »
Feb/14
2010
The New York Times published an article about an ancient man whose remains were found in Greenland. Through a swatch of his hair they were able to determine that his ancestry was roughly from eastern most Siberia. While discussing some of the physical… more »
Feb/13
2010
If the shoe was on the other foot then people would be screaming bloody murder, so why is it fair to support one demographic over another? Case in point: "Key 4 Women". 1. What is Key4Women? KeyBank provides financial solutions, networking opportunities… more »
Feb/13
2010
While pondering upon some recent events, a post/comment or two here and elsewhere over the past six months - a few pet peeves came to mind. There was once a "What would Jesus Do" movement that was pretty "hot" among the fundie crowd. It seems to have… more »
Feb/13
2010
Imagine a 400lb Gorilla in a Blue Suit. Imagine also that they make business software. Can you guess to whom I'm referring to? Years ago we bought some business software from this gorilla. Didn't do much with it, it collected some dust, although we paid… more »
Feb/12
2010
The American founding fathers never meant for the United States to be a Christian nation. A God fearing one, yes, as they mention “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” but they never said Jesus. I challenge anyone who thinks the founding fathers… more »
Feb/12
2010
What happens when one newspaper in a market blows off a meeting and the competitor scoops it? You read what the competition has written and then call the people who spoke at the meeting and throw a bunch of questions at them and give them two hours to… more »
Feb/11
2010
An Arab diplomat got an immediate annulment for a marriage after he pulled back the veil and and discovered that his bride had a beard. Obviously the bride's nice personality was not enough. The groom was extra shocked because the bride's mother… more »
Feb/11
2010
Because re-writing history is more important than teaching children the truth. Die in a fire scumwad. more »
Feb/11
2010
The stupid has to stop somewhere, but clearly not anywhere near Atlanta. ATLANTA (AP) -- The ''yellow'' train line in Atlanta is now going to be called the ''gold'' line after members of the local Asian community complained that it was racially… more »
Feb/11
2010
You know if you have to run around throwing fresh roses in the trash and ensuring that your citizens don't express their love for each other you have a bigger problem than just someone else's holiday. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi religious… more »
Feb/11
2010
Yeah, so where's that potbellied posturing now eh? America rocks and you just suck. Eat it jerkwad. ANDREWS, Texas (AP) -- A Texas nurse who was brought up on criminal charges for filing an anonymous complaint accusing a doctor of unethical conduct was… more »
Feb/11
2010
Iranian president Mahmoud Amadinejad has been saying that he has a surprise for us on the anniversary of Islamic Revolution. He says that Iran will "punch" the West "in a way that will leave them stunned." more »
Feb/11
2010
Michelle Obama has found her cause like every other First Lady in modern history. I agree with many of her ideas - getting junk food out of schools (grade schools anyway), healthier school meals with lower fat and more nutrients and fiber, and more… more »
Feb/11
2010
Only thing I can say for sure is what it looked like - whether or not what I think I saw was real or not I'll never know. I glanced out my window at work today and saw one lady and then another walking down the street with something perched on their… more »
Feb/11
2010
Tabs. I'm addicted to 'em. I have to have 'em. I can't work any other way. Duplicating, tearing off, opening links in new tabs... wait right there, let's talk about that last one. See I've developed a whole new personal paradigm for browsing, especially… more »
Feb/11
2010

A Push Button Push Button

There's a nuke, pardon me I mean microwave, here at work. This poor wee beastie works insanely hard. It chugs along from dawn till well past dusk heating foods and drinks of all sorts. I respect the little no-name bugger because even though the… more »
Feb/11
2010
It's really only nice, courteous people that have this problem. So should we make laws just to protect them like an endangered species? Proselytizing assholes who get in your face automatically put themselves into the "not-nice, not-courteous" category… more »
Feb/11
2010
The kit advertisement said "Paint Your Pet!" In my mind I harbored an image of chasing our cats around with a 3" brush and a bucket of primer. I was sorely disappointed when it turned out to really be a kit to paint an *image* of your pet. Awwwww. more »
Feb/10
2010
Matthew Snatchko was asked to leave the Roseville Galleria Mall while he was talking three shoppers. He claims that it was the topic of his conversation that got him the boot. The mall claims that he was disruptive and in violation of Mall's "Courtesy… more »
Feb/10
2010
What would you say about a guy who espouses the following principles? Q. What’s your view of fear as a management tool? A. Fear is the best motivator. Q. Are you a tyrant? A. I’m sure many people would view me as difficult. If I ask you to do something… more »
Feb/10
2010
Behold the Wovel in all it's glory... Ok, after the whole "wtf" moment we're sharing here, ponder the facts (for those looking to buy a Wovel and unWittingly Wound up here the wink you were looking for was: www.wovel.com. First let's ignore the… more »
Feb/10
2010
I'll bet the real backstory has something to do with the perp being incapable of dancing. Driven into a fine froth by one too many American Idol and Dancing With The Stars shows he decides to take arbitrary revenge on men who have rhythm and know how to… more »
Feb/10
2010
Iran likes to think itself civilized, in the ranks of other first-world nations, but no one in Japan, the EU or US would even think about threatening the leader of another nation with death because they didn't like their policies. Case in point... ROME… more »
Feb/10
2010
It's a true-life Lassie story: boy loves puppy, puppy gets injured, parents can't afford treatment and the vet dooms the dog to die. Desperate to save his beloved pet the boy pleads to see his dog one more time, only to grab the injured animal and run.… more »
Feb/10
2010

Sexy Little Seven

Apparently the little girl can Samba like a pro. The problem isn't her ability, but that she's blessed with natural talent at such a young age. And Rio isn't sure if it's ready. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A family court judge ruled Wednesday that a… more »
Feb/09
2010
“I have faith in God,” Ms. Lankford said. “But maybe the U.S. government could help a little more, too.”(NYT) Honey when people around you are dying what makes you think you're a priority? I'd like to point out that if you'd just stayed at home, and not… more »
Feb/09
2010
It's the new news: girlz outnumber the boyz in college. More interesting is the fact that no one is talking about how coed schools discriminate against women any more. Funny that. Since the 60's it's been constantly brought up that mixed education is… more »
Feb/09
2010
In the hands of a ninja anything can be a lethal weapon, even a Number 2 pencil. But in the hands of a frustrated elementary school kid? SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) -- An 11-year-old boy faces assault and weapon charges for trying to stab a classmate with a… more »
Feb/09
2010
LONDON (AP) -- A British academic group that supports Palestinian rights is urging singer Elton John to cancel a summer concert in Israel. See that the British academic group fails to realize is that EJ's concert isn't a benefit, it's a punishment.… more »
Feb/09
2010
Forget about race, I'm not talking about any boring black/white/brown/yellow bullshit. I'm talking red and green. Here, examine these images closely and think about what you see: Ignoring round versus square what you're looking at is an image of the… more »
Feb/08
2010
It's only a matter of time before the Girl Scouts lose their signature snack: the Girl Scout Cookie. It's sweet! Therefore it must be evil! Ban it, ban it, ban it! School chillin' could gets fat! Wow but people are fucking retarded. Back in the 80's… more »
Feb/08
2010
There's a difference between the first world and the third world. In the first world we work things out with 'civility' which means to talk, to dialog, to discuss and not to fucking behead someone when you disagree. In the third world you just kill… more »
Feb/08
2010
Who is Kristin Davis? There was a Kristin Davis who played Charlotte on Sex in the City fame, but it's not her. This Kristin Davis might be famous for sex in the city, just not the HBO original series. Another clue? She is a former NYC business woman… more »
Feb/08
2010
Joshua Tabor was a sergeant with the US Army. Served in Iraq. He was arrested a few days ago. What for? Well, his daughter, four years old, was having some trouble remembering the alphabet, after 3 hours of practicing. So he punished her. Over the top,… more »
Feb/08
2010

Money well spent.

Oh Sarah... will you ever stop being hilarious? Mrs. Palin's doing a speaking tour. She just did one that netted her $100K. That's some serious money right there. Her topic: the top 3 prioritys for the GOP to win back congress. She um... needed some… more »
Feb/07
2010
19 kids. All with names that start with 'J'. Please won't someone give the lady a hysterectomy and the husband a snip-job? You fuckers are single handedly overpopulating the world! And you're not smart, pretty or intelligent. THE HUMAN RACE DOES NOT… more »
Feb/07
2010
Saw the whole FOF ad with the Tebows. Damn but his mom is one tired looking bitch. Hell if she's gonna look like that she can stump for Pro-Life any day of the week, even in my neighborhood. I'd hold a big sign over her head: "Have some babies and look… more »
Feb/07
2010
Buried with the superbowl ad commercials, I mis-clicked and found this... Work safe? Yah, no. more »
Feb/07
2010
There have always been those that depart from the beaten path in terms of design. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish "art" from the "practical" because good design can encompass both. But when selling furniture it's wise to remember an adage I just made… more »