Archives for: "March 2010"

Mar/31
2010
I only read past the headline because I wanted to rant about it. Let me hold off my initial reaction until you read it too... Can Animals Be Gay? (NYT) Ok, *now* I can tell you. My initial reaction was "Could humans care less?" I know I could. Care less… more »
Mar/31
2010
Am I the only person who doesn't see the problem with this? Books by day, beers by night — at least that is what school district officials in Philadelphia say was offered at a charter school there, where they say the school’s cafeteria was used weekends… more »
Mar/31
2010
Bus and Truck drivers have a reason to be pissed, at least in my mind. They've been singled out from amongst all the drivers on the road. True, they drive more, they have bigger vehicles too, but on the other hand they're used to driving and know the… more »
Mar/30
2010
Cute international teen is driven to suicide. The classmates that drove her to it now have the opportunity to learn about the court system. The pity is that the school administrators, the ones who could have prevented this tragedy, are getting away… more »
Mar/30
2010
At seventy you'd think this guy would have learned some self control, but apparently not. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A 70-year-old Nashville man was accused of ramming his sport utility vehicle several times into the back of a vehicle that had a… more »
Mar/30
2010
She must have thought she was driving the Wicked Witch of the West because if there was a puddle this woman did her damnedest to drive around it. Problem was the whole fucking road was one big puddle. You know back in the day, with breaker points that… more »
Mar/29
2010
The blade of justice swings both ways. This article proves that sometimes the good guys can win one. In a ruling with potentially far-reaching implications for the patenting of human genes, a judge on Monday struck down a company’s patents on two genes… more »
Mar/29
2010
This is so very unjust that it makes me froth like Old Yeller in the final minutes of the movie... BALTIMORE (AP) -- The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters was ordered to pay the protesters' appeal… more »
Mar/29
2010
I'll bet you thought this post was going to be about the whole health care fervor, didn't you? Well it's not, so there. Ha. It's about those little paper toilet seat covers you find in nicer bathrooms. They're pretty ubiquitous where I work. Virtually… more »
Mar/29
2010
Someone needs to make a giant sculpture of an opposable thumb. After all it's the key feature that set us apart from other evolutionary paths and put our bare feet on the road to greatness. And it's this very capability that will make Lefties our rulers… more »
Mar/29
2010
It's raining again, a lovely analogy for the state of our Union. Cold, crappy, nothing anyone wants to be out in for very long. Everyone scurries along from protected location to protected location in an attempt to minimize their exposure to the bletch.… more »
Mar/29
2010
An elementary school teacher was shot and killed over the weekend while visiting friends in a Buffalo, NY suburb. Although many facts are not clear, the news articles say this much: He entered someone's home at 1 am and the homeowner shot him. He was… more »
Mar/29
2010
I went to pick-up some take-out from a favorite eatery in what is known as the antiques district of our small city. It is an antiques district in more than what you can pick-up and take home - the very buildings themselves are antiques. At least one… more »
Mar/28
2010
It's stupid and it's going to waste a whole fucking lot of taxpayer money. But that won't stop Gary Hebert. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fed up with federal ownership of more than half the land in Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Saturday authorized the… more »
Mar/28
2010
A girl in the local middle school seems to have a problem with her ability to control her outbursts. Specifically on or before any ethnic holiday she manages to yell out some racial slur, in school, in class and in front of her peers. Clearly the… more »
Mar/28
2010
It's nice to be able to reconnect with old friends via the wonders of the Internet. But, Jebus, how in the Hell did so many of my childhood friends turn into raging conservative thoughtless assholes? more »
Mar/27
2010
The memoir, written by a descendant of the Vanderbilt legacy, is actually called "Dead End Gene Pool." For those that care the author's name is Wendy Burden. It doesn't matter all that much, because it isn't her content that irked me so much as the… more »
Mar/27
2010
Some things just simply can't be said any better, and Rachael of the f-word (blog I have grown to love) can not be improved upon in my opinion.… more »
Mar/27
2010
As winter drones on and I get into a rut, I forget. I forget what it is like to step outside barefoot. I forget what it is like wear a t-shirt and be warm. It is when it gets bleak, that I visit family in Florida for a brief break, but then I must come… more »
Mar/26
2010
Hey Yahoo! Hey Microsoft! What the fuck is the matter with you spineless pussies? In fact what is the matter with all US internet companies and their affiliated government organizations? Google has fired the first shot against China and their… more »
Mar/26
2010
Gettin' old guys, really fucking old. Maybe it sounds better in Italian? ROME — The Vatican reaffirmed its position on Friday that the future Pope Benedict XVI “had no knowledge” of a decision to allow a known pedophile priest to resume pastoral duties… more »
Mar/26
2010
In this Op-ed piece in the NYT Paul Ryan, representative from Wisconsin, laments the passage of the current health care bill. He also takes credit, along with a few others, for an alternative plan that was dismissed early. Personally I can't judge the… more »
Mar/26
2010
No, no, I'm not talking about the Pope. I couldn't care less about that callous jerkwad. I'm talking about THIS guy... PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they charged a Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen trying to resuscitate a… more »
Mar/25
2010
I grit my teeth as I think "MOVE YOUR ASS" as loudly as possible. Of course, being only thoughts and not sounds I'm the only recipient of those words but it helps. A little. I don't move slowly. I never have. I like to take steps two at a time. I like… more »
Mar/25
2010
What the hell happened to plastic forks? It used to be, even back in high school, that plastic forks were the same shape and size as normal forks. They also used to be relatively tough (well they had to be because of the "meat" our high school served).… more »
Mar/25
2010
Two ladies walk into the cafeteria this afternoon. One goes over and gets in line for a meal that is prepared while you wait. The other wanders off to look at the other offerings. So I get in line behind the first, because that was what I wanted to have… more »
Mar/25
2010
The little poster on the wall was for some walk-a-thon thing. I hate those, but whatever. Anyway, even though I'd seen this poster with the smarmy, happy, smiley people grouped together like lemmings on a cliff a million times I stopped. And squinted.… more »
Mar/24
2010
It's always sad to see a good party go bad. Although in this case maybe not so much, but still... SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Tea Party Express is one of the most visible factions of the national movement that has taken on the appearance of a… more »
Mar/24
2010
How does it help everyone to reward the stupid? I don't get it... Bank of America executives said the program would work this way: A borrower owes $250,000 on a house now worth $200,000. Fifty thousand dollars of that balance would be moved into a… more »
Mar/24
2010
With the passing of health care reform, restaurants across the nation may follow San Francisco's lead. There, businesses with 20 or more employees must provide health coverage. According to foxnews.com: Some eateries worry they'll have to let people go,… more »
Mar/23
2010
Here at World of Suck, we don't really gives a rat's ass if you use language like a trucker/sailor or say nasty mean things. Our skin is thick and we can lash back with prose with the best of them. We love the whole "freedom of speech" thing. Because of… more »
Mar/23
2010
No, not the man, but the dog, a Tibetan Mastiff owned by someone in China. It's the "latest" hot trend by the obscenely rich in the Far East. BEIJING (AP) -- China's latest must-have luxury for the ultra-rich, to go with mansions and sports cars, is a… more »
Mar/23
2010
Yes! It's Papermate! Cute, simple, but what does it really have to do with stationary products? Perhaps no one knows... more »
Mar/23
2010
Lobbyists succeeded in getting provisions that encourage private insurance coverage of Christian Science care into both the 2006 legislation overhauling health care in Massachusetts and the United States Senate version of the health care overhaul, but… more »
Mar/23
2010
The lack of thought that went into this idea is astonishing. It also broadly supports all the humorous notions about Poles that have been fodder for comedians for ages. WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish feminists are criticizing a slogan used in a hospital… more »
Mar/23
2010

So What Did You Don't?

The title is not incorrect. It's stating the opposite of "what did you do?" And it's a message to the Republicans: "Do something or get the fuck out of the way." Think of a good resume, one you've seen, your own or one you would like to see. It lists… more »
Mar/22
2010
Saudi woman does the impossible and unthinkable... she gives the clerics a serious verbal smackdown beat-poet style on TV. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It was a startling voice of protest at a startling venue. Covered head-to-toe in black, a… more »
Mar/22
2010

Go Go Google!

Unlike all the bullshit smoke and mirrors of their antagonists, Google has put their money where their mouth is. And they've made good their threat to pull out of China. Props. SAN FRANCISCO — Just over two months after threatening to leave China… more »
Mar/22
2010
Working can be stressful enough but working in someone else's office can be worse. Then some fuckhead less than five feet away decides to start eating carrots at max volume. MUNCHmunchmunchmunch. SNAP. CHOMP. grindgrindgrind. SNAP. Look, I know most… more »
Mar/22
2010

Trojan.FakeAlert.5

BitDefender called it a "faulty update". I simply call it a pain in the ass. I purchased and installed BitDefender after careful consideration. It was highly rated and reasonable ($54.99 for 2 yrs/3 licenses from newegg.com). However, this weekend, all… more »
Mar/22
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out ''baby killer'' during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat whose vote was crucial to passage of the… more »
Mar/21
2010
I prefer to think that I read only the best. It's the same concept as eating: "I eat good, healthy food so my body should have the best nutrients to replenish itself." In choosing the sources of what to read I prefer to think that by reading only most… more »
Mar/20
2010
Move your dead ass over Emily, I'm dishing the etiquette today. And this post is all about what's proper and not proper to expect on your birthday/anniversary vs a holiday like Mother's/Father's day. Preamble: So I was reading the Times, which by now… more »
Mar/19
2010

70% Organic

My food bar says on the wrapper "70% organic." Like wow. Ok. So should I be afraid of the other 30% (which I suppose to be inorganic)? Does that include the wrapper? Am I supposed to eat the wrapper? I am so confused now... more »
Mar/19
2010

Note To Self #55

Put DOWN the cup of scalding hot tea BEFORE you sneeze. Worst case, jam the mug into someone else's hands just long enough to hose down the area with ick, grab the it back and run. By the time they figure out which of those things they should be mad at… more »
Mar/18
2010
I use Chrome almost exclusively. Except for secure transactions, which I resort to IE for. Long story, never mind that part, let's go back to Chrome. The last few days my checkboxes have gone missing. And by gone I mean mother-fucking-invisible-gone.… more »
Mar/18
2010
She drove to the end of the merge lane and then, with nary a glance over her shoulder, drove blindly into the slow lane. I wanted to kill her. The point of the on ramp and it's accompanying merge lane is to, well, merge. Merging isn't a passive process… more »
Mar/17
2010
Yes, yes I KNOW it's St. Patty's day but for the love of my dwindling sanity can everyone and their goddamned uncle STOP with the same fucking marketing jingle? Yes St. Patty's color is Green. Yes American dollars are Green. I KNOW THIS. But after the… more »
Mar/17
2010
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday he hopes his upcoming letter to the Irish faithful on the sex abuse scandal in Ireland's Catholic Church helps with ''repentance, healing and renewal.'' The Pope is writing a letter to the Irish… more »
Mar/16
2010
Chocolate should only come in two colors: brown or white. That's it. Dying chocolate into other colors is acceptable *if and only if* it's a tiny accent - like a carrot on an easter bunny or a flower on a truffle. Coloring it en masse into gobs of blue,… more »
Mar/16
2010
And Assistant Principal Rick Mitchell should wear a dress. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. Let's back up the bus... Remember Itawamba Agricultural High School? The high school that in 2010 decided that a lesbian couldn't bring her girlfriend to… more »
Mar/16
2010
I'm tired of being the patsy. More specifically I'm fucking tired of my country being the patsy. For some reason we keep going with the pitiful mantra "Can't we all just get along?" When we know full fucking well we can't. I mean come on. Does Israel… more »
Mar/15
2010
Sean Brady claims that he was just "doing his job" by investigating a pedophile priest, but not reporting it to the police. He also refuses to accept responsibility for the fact that his inaction led to the further abuses that could have been prevented… more »
Mar/15
2010
Originally I'd titled this post "Afraid Of A Little Fire Scarecrow?" Then I changed my mind. Truth is that Cuba is more than a little afraid that it might actually get what it's been asking for: Normalization. HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba says a U.S. ruling that… more »
Mar/15
2010
The Germans are miffed at Apple for prohibiting nudity in its iPhone apps. However much this might inconvenience people in their ability to express themselves, censorship it is not. Classically, "censorship" is the act of a governmental entity (or in… more »
Mar/15
2010
I need my news fix several times a day. Typically I visit the Times front page after I read the AP. Now I'm close to boycotting their banner sheet altogether since the in-your-face web ads have gotten way the fuck out of control. First there was just… more »
Mar/14
2010
Thank you Peter, for your deadpan, for your seriousness, for your role as Captain in Airplane and for so many others as well. We'll remember you... and no, this blog post won't self-destruct after 10 seconds. more »
Mar/14
2010
There's no two ways about it - plastic surgery isn't cheap. Neither is dying your hair, that's true, but at least you can do it for less at home. The number of tummy tucks, face-lifts, breast implant procedures and other cosmetic plastic surgeries fell… more »
Mar/13
2010
If anyone thinks the Pope doesn't have his hands dirty in the whole sex abuse scandal, think again... BERLIN — A widening child sexual abuse inquiry in Europe has landed at the doorstep of Pope Benedict XVI, as a senior church official acknowledged… more »
Mar/13
2010
From "The Lede" blog on the NY Times comes a truly novel concept... On Thursday two senior Catholics in Austria, where reports of the sexual abuse of children by priests and nuns have been in the news, suggested that the role of priestly celibacy may… more »
Mar/12
2010
Back in the days of the Mandarin domination of China the ruling class demonstrated their superiority in a variety of eccentric and egotistical ways. One was to make every non-mandarin wear a long, braided ponytail called a queue. If you had to wear one… more »
Mar/11
2010

Department of Jihad

The Cheney family almost never fails to make me embarrassed. This time it's Liz, not Dick. Admittedly, this is something of a switch of cast, but they both peddle the same bullshit 'un-Americanism' mixed with irrational fear mongering. Liz is the head… more »
Mar/11
2010
Fur is making a nauseating comeback in high fashion. After years of finding replacements designers are re-embracing the bloody hides in their never ending quest for "different". Further, models that stood up for animal rights and the insanity of… more »
Mar/11
2010
Call me skeptical... WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an election-year appeal to voters frustrated with Washington, House Republicans promised Thursday not to stuff any of this year's spending bills with pet projects for their districts. Of course the suspension… more »
Mar/11
2010

Plastic Barbie Works Here

Barbie gets around. From what I gather of the wardrobe available in the retina-scorching pink isle in toy stores she's qualified for just about every position from CEO to pole-dancer while moonlighting as a NASCAR mechanic, Vet, Lawyer and any other… more »
Mar/11
2010
It's almost not a crime because there's no identified culprit. Essentially, right now, people can crash their Toyota and get away scott free. It's like a "Crash one Get one free" kind of deal. Until Toyota manages to put to rest the cloud of suspicion… more »
Mar/11
2010
Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) want to introduce what they're calling the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (or CIR). Part of this bill, as I understand it, will require all legally employed or maybe even… more »
Mar/10
2010
The Japanese still haven't gotten the message, until maybe just recently with the popularity of the Oscar winning movie "The Cove." Now, suddenly, the negative publicity is getting under some skins. Following the success of ''The Cove,'' a documentary… more »
Mar/10
2010

Bored Much?

Clearly one hobbyist is just way too bored these days. I've heard of street art and performance art but performance knitting? Yeah that's just, well, just different... WEST CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) -- Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey… more »
Mar/10
2010
The Washington post featured a picture of two guys kissing on their front page to underscore their article that same-sex couples could now apply for marriage licenses. As a result twenty seven puckered prunes with sticks up their asses squealed and ran… more »
Mar/10
2010
I agree, gun owners in Massachusetts are not under *any* undue burden by being compelled to lock up their firearms when they're not home. BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a state law that… more »
Mar/10
2010
Why bother even going to the trouble of getting a gun and committing a robbery when there's no payback? That's what one woman found out after trying to hold up a convenience store. THERMAL, Calif. (AP) -- They say crime doesn't pay. For one robber in… more »
Mar/10
2010
A lesbian challenged the school district's policy of forced gender assignment when it comes to prom dates. She wanted to bring her girlfriend. Instead of complying with the ACLU's request to bring the school into the modern age they decided to cancel… more »
Mar/09
2010
I'm consider myself fairly immune to most "exotic" food concepts. From bugs, to odd sea creatures, to less common cuts (brains anyone?) I've been exposed to a lot. Million-year-old eggs, as the Chinese call them, and sea urchin in brown-bile sauce, I… more »
Mar/08
2010
...you find out you haven't. I'll be honest. This is a new one on me. ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia man accused of killing two people is trying to get his murder charges dismissed by using the Census defense. Floyd Wayne Williams Jr. is saying the charges… more »
Mar/08
2010
Germany is not immune from brazen, daylight robberies... but Gods help you if you commit such a crime with any ineptitude... BERLIN (AP) -- A heavily armed group stormed a poker tournament in a German luxury hotel Saturday afternoon and made off with a… more »
Mar/08
2010
I'm all for freedom of speech, but not when it will harm someone else beyond reason. Posting crime scene photographs of someone's murdered daughter just goes way the hell over the line for me. ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities said Monday they will not give… more »
Mar/08
2010
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Roman Polanski's wife said her husband's imprisonment in a 32-year-old sexual abuse case has diminished her carefree spirit and terrified and disoriented the couple's two children. Listen, Emmanuelle... if that really *is your… more »
Mar/07
2010
No. Not Oscar. Not interested. Not even a whit. Between the preening and fawning and fake air of camaraderie it's enough to induce vomiting, even without the ipecac chaser. Parties? Meh, no one invited me and damned if I want to hear about the social… more »
Mar/06
2010
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's attorney general is advising the state's public colleges to rescind policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. No matter your position on the legality of laws pertaining to discrimination, you… more »
Mar/06
2010
Fantastically stupid, one woman decides she's going to ignore the signs and the fences around the bears in a zoo. Then she loses a few fingers as a lesson. Sounds fair enough to me, except perhaps the trauma that the bears (not the drunk twat) had to… more »
Mar/05
2010
One teacher chose a transvestite. Another chose an extrovert athlete whose appearance is more freakish than not. The last one picked a convicted killer. The common theme? They were all black. As part of a black history celebration at the end of last… more »
Mar/05
2010
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two information-technology workers at a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly activated webcams on students' school-issued laptops are on paid leave amid an FBI wiretap investigation.[...] Technician Michael Perbix and… more »
Mar/05
2010
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A Catholic school in Colorado is kicking out a preschooler because the child's parents are lesbians.[...] The Archdiocese said students with gay parents in Catholic schools would become ''confused.'' The only ones who are confused… more »
Mar/04
2010
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand has denied a visa to the sister of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fearing it could upset relations with China. Pussies. more »
Mar/04
2010

Marketing Ugly Babies

Someone has the wrong idea of what sells. Using pictures of deformed palettes on babies isn't the right way to ask for donations. My initial reaction is "Ugh, I don't want to see that," and get away from the image as fast as possible. And when it's on a… more »
Mar/04
2010
The person in the next stall was taking a robust dump. As they're working on their log they're clearly chewing gum, including blowing bubbles, snapping and popping it with the gusto of a goat digging into yesterday's trash. Not much could be grosser, in… more »
Mar/03
2010
Jeans suck these days. Shitty, weird-fitting, blue colored material is *not* the denim of my youth. "Back in the day" there were Lee, Levis, and Sears. A little later came "designer" crap from Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin Klein and other fashion types.… more »
Mar/03
2010
I promise you that the Toyota Prius has no "sudden acceleration" problems. If anything it is poster child for a complete lack thereof. I've given up counting the number of times I've been stopped behind a Prius waiting for the engine to switch over from… more »
Mar/02
2010
Toyota has handed it to them on a silver platter: their golden second chance. Consumers, unable to buy their first choice due to the continuing denials of any "real problems" with Toyota vehicles have decided to think long and hard... and buy American.… more »
Mar/02
2010
It's so astonishingly rare that I have something good to say about fundamentalist religions of any sort that I don't even have a category for this. LONDON (AP) -- The leader of a global Muslim movement has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, that he… more »
Mar/02
2010
I appreciate the job the US mail does, I really, really do. That's why headlines like this make me cringe: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is increasing the pressure for dropping Saturday home delivery as it seeks to fend off massive… more »
Mar/02
2010
People mistake animals for saints. Well they're not. They also have good and bad days. And while most animals won't premeditate a violent act against someone that cares for them, it's pure stupidity to trust one's health to them completely without any… more »
Mar/01
2010
The atheists went to Washington. The leaders of three major secular organizations had a meeting with staffers at the White House to discuss issues that are important to the nonreligious members of our society. It's generally regarded as the first time… more »