Archives for: "September 2010"

Sep/30
2010
I have a friend who works for a big company. Big is an understatement. It is a global, classic Fortune 500 Company. One whose presence or streamlining has made or broken towns. My friend works in the supply chain on a particular type of product line… more »
Sep/30
2010
Actually, for once, I *don't* think that the White House did anything wrong here. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The White House apologized Thursday for turning the family of a Medal of Honor recipient away from an exclusive tour last week because the late… more »
Sep/30
2010

Touchpad Tragedies

Touchpads have been going downhill, I swear it, during the last five or so years. Whereas in the past I found that these nifty little input devices were precise, receptive and relatively compact they have become the opposite of all of the above. Now I… more »
Sep/30
2010
Parents and Grandparents are generally a font of homeopathic medical knowhow, although much is fairly suspect. Between Mom insisting on putting a hot teabag on my eye infection (which got immediately worse and resulted in a trip to the Emergency Room)… more »
Sep/30
2010
Every dog has their day and I believe that even those who hate government intervention will have cause to celebrate this... WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their… more »
Sep/30
2010
Lack of etiquette? Breach of decorum? World of Suck knows all about that. But there's a key difference between a blog specializing in ranting and an elected public official. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a… more »
Sep/30
2010
It is a heart wrenching scenario- A little girl hit in a cross-walk on her way to nursery school. Miraculously, she survived and seems to be thriving. However, reading the story makes me question: "Wasn't there an adult with a 3 year old?" It doesn't… more »
Sep/30
2010
We may be the target of radical Muslims, but we don't have to sleep with the enemy, literally. Half a globe away, girls and young women are literally forced to sleep with the enemy, ours and theirs. Radical Muslims are the enemy of all women, plain and… more »
Sep/29
2010
...then nobody would have noticed. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's foreign minister met Wednesday with ambassadors from 17 Muslim countries in a move to avoid tensions ahead of the five-year anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons. In terms of… more »
Sep/29
2010
...The copier winds up in the stairwell. No shit. Today I was heading down some random stairwell and noticed that the copier was wedged very tightly into the niche between the wall and the first step. Fuck, there was barely enough room to turn around… more »
Sep/28
2010

I'm Not Dead...

I'm just resting my eyes. Really. more »
Sep/26
2010

Orange Spooge

I like fruit. No that's not a political statement, or one on my social standards, but a quite literal one. Oranges, apples, grapes, berries, melon are the shit as are their more exotic brethren; mangoes, kiwi, fresh figs, dates (although I'm eh on… more »
Sep/25
2010

Sock Secrets

Socks are fascinating. No really, because if you look closely they reveal all sorts of intimate secrets about a person. Mismatched: the person is only superficially interested in their appearance. They dress for others, not themselves. Trust this person… more »
Sep/23
2010
Although most of us think of consuming them, in some cases they prove useful in hand to hand (or hand to paw) combat. Read on... HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home Thursday by pelting the animal… more »
Sep/23
2010
James Willie Jones is just a papa bear protecting his cub. Mr. Jones went on a school bus and verbally ripped a couple of kids harassing his daughter new ones. He was arrested and has now apologized. However, I and several others, do not blame him for… more »
Sep/22
2010
Because to me that means she deserves no sympathy. It's one thing to look a gift horse in the mouth, it's something completely different to expect a horse for free and then demand a cart to go with it. Ok here's the blurb before I destroy the metaphor… more »
Sep/22
2010
I believe that it is a demonstration of respect for my fellow worker that I keep my meetings brief. In fact nine times out of ten I will only schedule a half hour for a meeting, regardless of topic. I have found that this does two things: cuts out the… more »
Sep/22
2010

One Step Per Second

Remember the old line that everyone uses but no one knows where it originates? "Slowly I turn... Step by step, inch by inch..." well I was living it today, and it had nothing whatever the fuck to do with either the Stooges or Niagara Falls. Nope, it had… more »
Sep/21
2010

Trust Your Mechanic

Dealership: Base cost is $300, but if shit goes wrong, it'll be $1400. Mom & Pop Garage: Base cost is $400, but if shit goes wrong, it'll be $1650. Wait... what? Isn't the dealership supposed to be more expensive? Fuck. more »
Sep/21
2010
Two articles read back to back juxtaposed their messages in my mind: one was the death of Jill Johnston, culture critic who wrote ‘Lesbian Nation,’ and the other was a piece on the desperation of Afghani families who had no sons (and opted to transform… more »
Sep/21
2010
Is so damned yummy, and I have no idea why. But the slightly crunchy potatoes, the high fructosely sweet mayo, there's something inexplicable about it. Argh! I wish I knew why this stuff that should be so awful tastes so good. Chemicals. That's got to… more »
Sep/21
2010
If it's a true quote then someone needs to educate the old biddy a mite more... BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's aunt, who lived for years illegally in Boston before being granted asylum in May, said the United States has an ''obligation'' to… more »
Sep/21
2010
Moo for me baby, that's right moo because airlines are the cattle cars of the future and guess who the bovine bitches are? Yeah that's right, and get used to it because it's only going to get worse. Leg room? Leg room is for sissies. Hell, snacks are… more »
Sep/21
2010

test this as well

Is it friday yet? more »
Sep/20
2010
Or their "leading economists" are full of it, your choice. But a majority of a panel of leading economists surveyed by CNNMoney.com said that the tax cuts should be renewed for everyone.(CNN) I have a hard time buying into that bullshit when everyone… more »
Sep/20
2010
Well their ads did one thing, they made me look them up on the web. The Smile Train people. The ones with the ultra-sad-pathetic-crying-disfigured-yet-photogenic children. And while there are people that wax on about how wonderful their service is there… more »
Sep/20
2010
I don't guilt easily. Furthermore it's nearly impossible to guilt me into buying something for the sake of someone or something else. Even for charities, I need to make the decision when I'm ready, have available extra funds (that in itself being rare… more »
Sep/19
2010
Why are we so afraid of China? I don't get it. It seems like the chinese are capable of getting away with anything, where anything includes products and consumables that can physically harm the buyer. In some instances it's counterfeit goods, like… more »
Sep/18
2010
An auction service is having an auction today. In the offering were four Nazi items. The Meissners were inundated with phone calls protesting the auctioning of the items, especially on Yom Kipper. The Times Union article states: Seth Rogovoy, of Great… more »
Sep/17
2010
The pope visits England this week. And despite the video cameras, it's not a giant set up for 'To Catch a Predator'. He had some interesting things to say about the secular nature of the UK government. Mostly, he said that people need to be careful not… more »
Sep/17
2010
A little kid with fur allergies is having his four-pound pet taken away by a heartless town council. Their main concern? What if someone *else* wants a miniature pet pig? MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Mid-Michigan authorities have decided that Roger the… more »
Sep/17
2010
In fact she kicked their asses with just a broom... CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police said two armed men broke into a home, tied up one man and robbed another, then were chased away by the woman of the house who was armed only with a broom. Yeah huh, a broom.… more »
Sep/17
2010
You walk into the bathroom, every door is open, so how do ~you choose a stall? For me it's a cross between science and instinct. Stall #1 I always avoid. I think it's the one most used because it's closest to the door and when people gotta go, bad, they… more »
Sep/16
2010
Sometimes the Israelis do it to themselves. Read on. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli government offices that provide a wide array of public services are pulling the plug on online payments on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays, creating a potential new source of… more »
Sep/16
2010
Bar, courtroom, school, gym, IRS office, government building, church oh the list can go on and on. These are all places where people can get irate and lose their grip on rational behavior. Oh wait, I left one out, a hospital... BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man… more »
Sep/16
2010
I'm not seeing the common sense in the Republican insistence that tax breaks *must* be extended to the wealthiest. But if they want to reaffirm their loyalty to the smallest class of American's they certainly know how to show it. It's too bad that the… more »
Sep/15
2010
And maybe more than Red Sox fans, maybe what everyone has long suspected: Yankees fans are thugs. Now the statistics bear out the notion. A curious phenomenon has emerged at the intersection of fashion, sports and crime: dozens of men and women who have… more »
Sep/15
2010
It's a theory all right. One that appeals to only the most shallow, the most quick-fix hungry, and those least concerned with our future generations. And it's the notion that "learning should be fun." Learning is hard, and it's supposed to be. Because… more »
Sep/15
2010
Do not read. Do not form an opinion. Most of all do not believe this man is a complete jerkwad. 'This is a non-news story,'' Kratz shouted. But he added, ''I'm worried about it because of my reputational interests. I'm worried about it because of my 25… more »
Sep/14
2010
Meetings are a great opportunity to get in touch with your inner artiste. But not always. On the one hand doodling can appear to others as a hallmark of deep thought in progress: 'he's not ignoring what I'm saying, he's taking it all in, processing it… more »
Sep/14
2010
And by "tutu" I don't mean the great and wonderful Desmond Tutu, but rather the frilly skirt. You know, the *ballet* skirt? Ballet? Ballot? Get it? Ha, ha? Ok, maybe if you heard the story first... So I voted today. It was early and the staff made up… more »
Sep/14
2010
"Fuck You and the Updates you came in on!" -u235 Thank you, that is all. more »
Sep/13
2010
Well what did anyone expect him to say? After all his *is* Italian. ROME (AP) -- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says young women should follow the money when looking for a partner, noting that women seem to like him and ''I'm loaded.'' Of course at… more »
Sep/13
2010
I check labels before I buy. Anything. Even products I know, love there's no trust any more. Gerber, motherfuckers, for example are prime sellouts. Knives and tools that used to be made in the US, not any more, no matter what it says on the front of the… more »
Sep/13
2010
There are some turns of phrase that need to be obliterated with a bazooka. "We need to need to touch base" is one of them. Touching base actually has a fairly obscene ring to it imho. But then I suppose it depends on how you emphasize the words. If you… more »
Sep/13
2010

Eating In Meetings Redux

Probably the most offensive act ever witnessed: showing up late for a 10am meeting (when everyone KNEW he'd been in his office since 9) with a hot bacon-egg-cheese muffin. I guess going to the cafeteria, which one might note is net between his office… more »
Sep/12
2010
Yes that's right, you can succumb to guilt, or peer pressure but no one and I repeat NO ONE is required to pay a fee for an activity at a public school. That means no uniform fees, no activity fees, no supply fees and most of all you are NOT required to… more »
Sep/12
2010
There comes a point at which you can no longer get soup from dry old bones, no matter how long you cook them for. But that's not how real estate developers see it. Through a new trick they're trying to milk every house they ever build in perpetuity.… more »
Sep/11
2010
Somehow I'm reasonably certain that this will fall into "one of the lamest hoaxes ever thought of" even if the gag-factor is pretty much off the scale. See what you think... THOMASTON, Ga. (AP) -- An Upson County couple is suing a grocery store chain in… more »
Sep/11
2010
Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the only current black Justice, opposes affirmative action. He believes the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbids consideration of race, such as race-based affirmative action or… more »
Sep/10
2010
When the whores don't make their quota Daddy gets mad. And when Daddy gets mad, things get ugly. In this case Daddy is Police Captain Perez and the bitches getting the wire hangar treatment are the men and women in blue, the NYPD. Summary: if they don't… more »
Sep/10
2010
The press has suddenly decided that they're somewhat to blame for the uproar over koran burning. But what are they really going to do about it? Or is it just that they've finally come out of the closet about their narcissistic tendencies (which just… more »
Sep/09
2010
About five years ago Catholics became uneasy with the nobility of their rulers. The fact that those sanctified by The Institution could commit sex crimes and walk away to commit them again finally made its way down from intellectual acceptance to… more »
Sep/09
2010
It's the return of the Freddy Krueger school of logo design, the slashed solids are back. I'm sure that the person who designed the logo was working back in the early 90's when Ginsu meets Primary Color was the imagery of choice. Back then I worked for… more »
Sep/09
2010
Penned in for years behind a six foot fence, she finally decided she'd had enough. Can't say I blame her, having never been given the choice of freedom and dumped with guy she'd never had a chance to get to know before they had six kids together. Not to… more »
Sep/08
2010
I *like* cardboard. It's easy to open, eco-friendly and eminently disposable. Thus it's with great pleasure I note that Amazon is pressing it's suppliers to dispense with the Great Evil of blister pack. But Mr. Herrington, vice president for consumables… more »
Sep/08
2010
... and they is us. Or rather, stupidity is his name. Liam Fox are you a moron? Wait, don't answer that, let the record speak for itself. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player… more »
Sep/08
2010
Funny how Grannies tend to come in to flavors: sweet and terror-inducing. Guess which type was wielding her authority with gusto over the crosswalk at the school today? Yeah, it wasn't the type who smothers you with love and treats that's for damn sure.… more »
Sep/07
2010
Typically I put the name of the perp in the title of the post, just to make it damn clear how I feel about them. Yes I pondered making this the "'Pastor' Terry Jones is a Cock-faced Dipshit" post then thought better of it. I mean most people know this… more »
Sep/07
2010

Door to Door Athiesm

I'm an atheist. I'm fairly outspoken about the subject online, and to a lesser degree in my personal life. Of course, I pale in comparison to Randi, Dawkins, Myers and Hitchens. That makes sense because I don't have a publishing contract. Hell, I don't… more »
Sep/07
2010

CIAP

My friend has the most mild-mannered of online expletives, perhaps in part to the fact that he's relatively mild-mannered himself, also being charming and thoughtful, but I digress. The point isn't to introduce him, but rather his turn of phase: "crap… more »
Sep/07
2010
Remember the brouhaha that erupted after Google put tetris on their front page? Well fuck that noise because this time they've sunk even lower, with brightly colored globules that react like charged particles to your mouse. I'll admit it's the type of… more »
Sep/06
2010
Well it's labor day, and for most us of the idea of "celebrating" is a little far fetched. Oh sure we'll half-heartedly stock up on some cheap beer and maybe some semi-nitrate laden meat products to toss on the grill but no one I know is keen to buy a… more »
Sep/05
2010

El-ectronic Qaeda

Everyone always wants to play as the good guy. Most of us at any rate. There are always more cowboys than indians, more elves than orcs and it used to be the same with cops and mobsters, until the whole thug image got a makeover and suddenly being… more »
Sep/04
2010
Christwire.org is a party in a box. Now some people aren't actually smart enough to look and see what's inside that box because if they did they would find it only held one thing: a mirror. And the key to getting this gift is to realize the veracity of… more »
Sep/03
2010

Disturbing Discovery

Wack-job decides to attack the Discovery Channel headquarters because, uh, they're too "pro human". Montgomery County police released recordings of radio transmissions and frantic 911 calls Friday, two days after a man held three people hostage for… more »
Sep/03
2010
I'm nothing if not easily distracted. And the top-ten most popular articles on the Times are probably my worst addiction. (Well, ok, not worst but most *frequent* to be more precise.) So when I saw an article labeled How to End the Great Recession by… more »
Sep/03
2010
Al Stultz likes his breasts big. The clerk thought he was referring to the ones on her amble figure. He was referring to the chicken breasts in the case. According to the trespass notice issued by police, Stults "told a deli clerk that he liked her 'big… more »
Sep/02
2010
In this case the asshole in question is the head of a mosque in Paris. Talk about biting the hand that feeds, some people have no fucking common sense. As of this week, 22 outlets of popular French fast food chain Quick are serving burgers it says… more »
Sep/02
2010
Or more specifically it can kill you if you fall asleep under a nice soft blanket, on a nice day, in the park. Because some jackass in a cruiser will blindly drive over your ass. And naturally the officer in question won't be responsible because killing… more »
Sep/02
2010
My inspection sicker expired last month and for a variety of reasons (mostly because it's been nice enough to ride rather than drive) I haven't gotten it renewed. So today I left the motorcycle in the garage (a perfectly lovely, sunny, nice day that I'd… more »
Sep/02
2010
New York is electing a new governor this year. Following a disgraced bully and an accidental governor, it might seem that anything would be an improvement. One of the Republican candidates, Carl Paladino, is using "I'm mad as hell" as a campaign slogan.… more »
Sep/02
2010
I was talking to a co-worker. We were discussing having moments where we are feeling confused and knowing that we weren't making any sense. We were discussing stress and health factors as possible sources. She said "retarded" in a sentence and promptly… more »
Sep/01
2010

Spam Names

Occasionally I look through my spam mail on Gmail for giggles. Most emails come with a sender name, although some manage to make it through without. Others will just go by "me" or spoofs like "support", "customer service" or just "unknown". But plenty… more »
Sep/01
2010

Eating At Meetings

I know people are really fucking busy, too busy to eat during lunch, so they need to bring their food to the 1pm, 2pm and 3pm meetings. It's lovely really, smelling the salad dressing, fries, steamed veggies as you're trying to ignore the person… more »