Archives for: "October 2010"

Oct/31
2010
It's a funny loophole in society that we enable a select group of strangers into the most intimate and private parts of our lives. I'm referring to the "art" of fortune telling. It's interesting because there are no qualifications, no degrees, no… more »
Oct/31
2010

Look... Cows!

Like "Moo" you know? more »
Oct/30
2010

Preteen Pulchritude

It was the night before Halloween but this pretty little preteen wasn't in costume. Maybe her parents, who were lingering nearby, hoped people would be more lenient in their judgement based on some reasonable doubt but for the most part every adult (and… more »
Oct/29
2010
8 cops in an hour, no shit. And the best part is all the fucking specialty traps they arranged, with all the care most people showed in setting up their Halloween dioramas. In one case they deliberately re-routed traffic so you had to go past the same… more »
Oct/29
2010

Wash N Wire

Brilliant move, seen (also) on a trip today, advertising a laundromat and internet cafe. Teh win? Stuck with several hours worth of dirty duds a web portal is the perfect escape. Wash, fold, answer your email, surf the net, hop on ebay, check the news… more »
Oct/29
2010
Seen today, a woman toting an almost-to-scale cross along a major route. In terms of authenticity it fails. Of course it also had a carpeted shoulder rest and... ya gotta love this... a bicycle wheel on the long end. It's a hilarious parody of piety,… more »
Oct/29
2010
So, the Supreme Court decided to remove a long standing precedent preventing corporations from contributing to election funding. That?s one problem. Another is the huge rise in attack ads financed by organizations not required to disclose their funding s… more »
Oct/28
2010
The Obama administration has decided to keep funding governments that use child soldiers because "giving them money will make them listen to us more than not giving them money." WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move criticized by human rights organizations, the… more »
Oct/28
2010
In fact you are not a man at all. Because men don't kill teenage girls, much less accuse them of spying. But you did. Because you're too afraid to pick on someone your own size. MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s most powerful Islamist insurgents, the… more »
Oct/28
2010
The way things stand all the Palistinians have to do is wait. Eventually Jerusalem, and probably all of Israel, will be theirs without a single shot "officially" being fired. Growing at the fastest rate, with the least useful skills, the ultra-Orthodox… more »
Oct/28
2010
No. Just no. I'm not channeling Nancy Regan here, rather I'm simply expressing my resentment to the greedy, grubbing companies trying to get their hands on our money sooner. Black Friday is and always has been the Friday AFTER Thanksgiving, not a whole… more »
Oct/28
2010
File this in the category of "Um, whoops?" SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) A parked Spokane Fire Department engine with nobody at the wheel rolled into a home where firefighters were making an aid call.[...] No one was hurt. Investigators are trying to figure out… more »
Oct/28
2010

De-Meeting

It's a warning sign when someone doesn't know how to cancel a meeting. I just received a second booking for a meeting with the title "I'm canceling the meeting." Omgwtf? If people accepted (or worse auto-accepted) then they would have two instances of… more »
Oct/27
2010
Steam just told me it needed to defrag my game files, they were over 1000000% fragmented. Um, order of magnitude here guys? There's a difference between bits and percent. Suddenly I'm not so certain about trusting them with my data... more »
Oct/27
2010
This past weekend my boyfriend and I were at a diner we frequent for breakfast. A man I know, I'll call him Ronnie, showed up shortly after we arrived and he joined us. Ronnie is a bit of a wise ass and can be very inappropriate. There weren't any kids… more »
Oct/27
2010
It's that time of year again, and this year the big day is on a Sunday. This means the little ghosties and goblins won't be constrained by a school schedule. A few towns near me are "suggesting" a window for trick or treating. The newspaper blogs were… more »
Oct/27
2010

HOG Heaven

Traffic was backed the fuck at 6pm and up ahead I could see the twinkling of blue lights. Accident? No, not an accident, because the cops were planted, in force I might add, in front of a funeral home. And the yard of the home was overrun with guys in… more »
Oct/27
2010

As Crude As It Gets

We're crude at WoS, that's our byline, but be warned that this post is probably a bit more raw than even our norm... So I don't get this. How does someone get paid $150,000 because they received a free blowjob? PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin… more »
Oct/26
2010
Yay happy day! Igor A. Gusev is on the run! And while the Cocksucker is running from the Russian cops he can't run his business, SpamIt.com, at the same time. But police officials in Russia, a major spam exporter, say they are trying to do their part to… more »
Oct/26
2010
So, my soon-to-be 76 year old father just bought a new car.  It's a grandpa car:  a honkin' big Buick with every bell and whistle imaginable to get him to and from his bridge games.  When I asked why he bought it?  He wanted an 8 cylinder engine, because… more »
Oct/25
2010
The knee jerk reaction when anyone uses something wrong is "ban it!" The latest is Four Loko, which a bunch of college students drank before dying or getting ill, causing it to be nick-named "black-out in a can". Banning the beverage won't make these… more »
Oct/25
2010
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai acknowledged Monday that he regularly receives bags of cash from the Iranian government containing millions of dollars, saying he uses the off-the-books fund to pay expenses incurred in the course of doing his… more »
Oct/25
2010
... and a double helping of gloom as well. The tragedy here is that if voters do turn on Democrats, they will in effect be voting to make things even worse. The resurgent Republicans have learned nothing from the economic crisis, except that doing… more »
Oct/24
2010
His mistake, well one amongst many, was to interrupt a woman in the process of getting her beauty fix. Any sane male, having made this mistake perhaps once in their life, knows that it is fraught with danger to interrupt a woman before her… more »
Oct/24
2010
Pink sneakers, pink towels, pink pompoms, pink chin guards, pink whistles, pink elbow pads, pink mouth guards, pink gloves, pink ribbons on hats and lapels and even emblazoned on the turf itself... the list goes on and on and on. Yes, it's breast cancer… more »
Oct/24
2010
There's blood in the water, and Iranian leaders are doing their best to try and control the bleeding. The problem is that it's an artery that goes right to the brain. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences… more »
Oct/24
2010
(headline) Gay Voters Angry at Democrats Could Sway Election - AP So you're angry, and you're going to vote for the "other guy" and send a message to your long standing sponsors. "You're not doing enough." "I scratched your back now where's mine?" "Too… more »
Oct/23
2010
Day 0: Dinner Day 1: Tupperware in fridge Day 7: Tupperware in freezer Year n / fridge defrosts due to power outage (whichever comes first): Tupperware + archeological remains into trash The funny thing is that there are two distinct classes of… more »
Oct/23
2010
For the past four days the top article in the Times has been about the length of some woman's hair. It's called Why Can’t Middle-Aged Women Have Long Hair? There's the link, go read it and join the milling herds of bovines mooing about in a minefield.… more »
Oct/22
2010
We've all been there. Stuck behind a school bus on it's outward bound trip at the end of the school day. No ones favorite spot, but a fact of life, may as well chill out and realize that stretch of road is just going to take tad bit longer to travel.… more »
Oct/21
2010
Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party movement, here in Indiana and across the country. For some, it is a matter of religious conviction; for others, it is driven by distrust of those they call… more »
Oct/20
2010
I've been late from time to time with a variety of bills. From car insurance to rent shit happens, people go on vacation, stuff does get lost in the mail and rarely, you run short of funds. Most businesses understand this and will give you a grace… more »
Oct/20
2010
When all you have left for connectivity is your cell modem and the signal is weaker than a tissue left in the rain? Yeah life sucks. more »
Oct/20
2010

Self Solving

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A psychiatrist says the Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion repeatedly tried to kill himself after the crime because of guilt, remorse and a fear of being isolated in prison. And the problem with letting him kill… more »
Oct/20
2010
I already posted within the last 12 hours on how spectacularly stupid the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is, but I didn't understand the full impact of her ignorance until the rest of the story was published today. Unlike the first… more »
Oct/19
2010

Holy Hips Batman!

The article was supposedly on men's fall fashions, and it was supposed to be demonstrating the return of the "ruggedly-mature" male. I have a nominal interest in fashion so sure, I checked it out. The bare hips that blazed back at me from the first… more »
Oct/19
2010
Of all the silly, wait, make that outright stupid things to do this one probably takes the cake. Clarence needs to talk to the old bag and get her to stop meddling in matters that are only going to screw up his job. WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Supreme… more »
Oct/19
2010
Answer: "Just about everyone." WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Republican Christine O'Donnell challenged her Democratic rival Tuesday to show where the Constitution requires separation of church and state, drawing swift criticism from her opponent, laughter… more »
Oct/19
2010
What is it about cheap spaghetti sauce that smells so fucking enticing when it's heated? It's not just garlic or onions, but the tangy aroma of high-fructose, salt laden, crimson slop that's simply irresistible. You know it doesn't taste all that great,… more »
Oct/19
2010
There is no better way to show someone you care than to book a meeting with them a week in advance... and then simply not be available at that time with no explanation. Kthxbai. more »
Oct/18
2010
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle told dozens of Hispanic high school students last week that "some of you look a little more Asian to me," inducing gasps from the crowd and marking the latest eyebrow-raising remark she has… more »
Oct/18
2010
Two articles about economics published today... There is no persuasive evidence that greater inequality bolsters economic growth or enhances anyone’s well-being. Yes, the rich can now buy bigger mansions and host more expensive parties. But this appears… more »
Oct/18
2010
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county is looking into whether any rules were violated after a firefighter took graphic cell phone video of a fatal crash that was shared with other firefighters, patrons at a bar and was later received by the father of the… more »
Oct/18
2010

Jackhammer Monday

They're alternatively drilling and hammering the metal infrastructure on the floor below my office. And by below I mean "directly" below. The vibrations are strong enough to setup a standing wave in my tea. What an awesome way to start the week. more »
Oct/17
2010
No, if you want the world to beat a path to your door you need only invent a pair of socks. Well, a special pair, that self-match, turn right side out and don't ride down into your shoe when you walk. The person that discovers this will rule the… more »
Oct/16
2010
... to families looking to adopt. After waiting four hours at Northeast Animal Shelter to meet the dog we fell in love with we were simply denied by a volunteer who "had someone better in mind." Then she proceeded to insult our home and our capabilities… more »
Oct/16
2010
Because they get paid to prefer them. And when the President suggested and end to incentives to funnel paychecks overseas? Well that's when you find out which politicians care about their constituents and which care about their big-money donors...… more »
Oct/16
2010

A little faith please

Say you're a pharmacist. In comes a pair of people. The woman is wheezing and gasping for air. The man says she's having an asthma attack and needs an inhaler. She has a prescription for said inhaler. The problem? She only has $20. And it costs $21.50.… more »
Oct/15
2010
COPIAPO, Chile (AP) — The first three rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their media… more »
Oct/15
2010

Weaksauce And A Whopper

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The lawyer for a Vermont man who claimed he bit into a Burger King sandwich and found an unwrapped condom says his lawsuit's been settled out of court.[...] In 2007, Van Miguel Hartless sued the owners of the Rutland Burger King,… more »
Oct/15
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug. It's disappointing to say the least. This administration… more »
Oct/15
2010

Fort Hood Fact Failure

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles… more »
Oct/15
2010
I noticed something strange yesterday. Reading an article in the Times there was a new button on the bottom of the page labeled "next". So you're probably thinking 'well what's so strange about that' well what if I told you that in the past there used… more »
Oct/14
2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Parade organizers apologized to a high school band after people in a predominantly white crowd threw rocks at the students and insulted them with rude comments and racial epithets. Officials with the Manheim Farm Show parade… more »
Oct/14
2010
It's been long enough, running and hiding, denying and dissembling, time to face the music: I have a problem. It's really not me, not my problem, but since I'm the one directly affected it becomes my problem. And it's not like people don't notice.… more »
Oct/13
2010

Rabid Rabbi

I like to think that religious experts are tolerant, especially when their history includes their own tales of repression and suffering. But then again I'm wrong about a lot of things. NEW YORK (AP) — An Orthodox rabbi says he's withdrawing his… more »
Oct/13
2010
The cities, counties and authorities of New York have promised more than $200 billion worth of health benefits to their retirees while setting aside almost nothing, putting the public work force on a collision course with the taxpayers who are expected… more »
Oct/13
2010
You know when you put your phone in your back pocket how random motions can cause the buttons to activate? Well there's one better than butt dialing. It's butt password-haxxing. It's when your butt exceeds the maximum tries on your Blackberry password.… more »
Oct/13
2010
Seen on the way out the door today: Young lady on the way to parking lot attired in cashmere sweater-coat, wool skirt, taupe tights and... woolly slippers. Um about that last one, really? Sheepskin lined, fluffy bedroom slippers. Sure they looked like… more »
Oct/13
2010
Twice in the last dozen hours I've had some idiot just stand in my way for no good reason. In both cases the offender was in the middle of a walkway; once standing *in* the doorway (the only doorway) that I needed to go through and the other just… more »
Oct/12
2010

Blender Bouffant

Imagine an unruly swath of scratchy-stiff, overly-bleached blond hair. Then picture it after one end has been placed in a blender on "pulse" and given several jabs of the button. That's what she looked like I swear by the Gods, that is exactly what she… more »
Oct/11
2010
Sometimes you're wrong. Really wrong. 100% wrong. Totally, utterly, completely wrong. That's fine. Admit it and move on. Mistakes happen and people can overcome them. I really respect people that can admit their failures. I know it's certainly tough… more »
Oct/11
2010
The lineup for this year's awards are: Ms. Winfrey Mr. McCartney Merle Haggard Jerry Herman Bill T. Jones Of all those names which one stands out to you? Well if you're thinking 'hmmmm isn't Paul McCartney a Brit?' then you'd be correct. He *is* a Brit,… more »
Oct/11
2010
Ponder this comparison: "We are a Nation of Have's and Have Not's." "We are a Nation of Want's and Want Not's." Do you see it? It's really not all that subtle. What it does is illustrate the difference between appreciating and possessing. And it's a key… more »
Oct/11
2010
Since those in charge of not for profits organizations can certainly engage in plenty of behavior that might abuse a tax exempt status, the IRS has checks and balances. However, the IRS has tightened some of those requirements to the point that smaller… more »
Oct/10
2010
One of your citizens won the Nobel Peace Prize and all you can do it dance about and wave your arms like an awkward scarecrow. "Boo hoo, no one respects us, this prestigious award is an insult!" Stupid, inane, your leaders are less than masterful in… more »
Oct/10
2010
Supposedly Hell has seven levels so there's hope that I've only got a few more to go before I hit rock bottom. It started with a poor night's sleep. I've had a lot of stress in my life lately so that was no surprise and these days I'm more or less… more »
Oct/10
2010
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet approved on Sunday a bill that would require new citizens to pledge a loyalty oath to a "Jewish and democratic" state, language that triggered charges of racism from Arab lawmakers who see it as undermining the rights… more »
Oct/09
2010
"Just contribute to my wife's organization." *wink*wink* But to some people who study judicial ethics, Mrs. Thomas’s activism is raising knotty questions, in particular about her acceptance of large, unidentified contributions for Liberty Central. She… more »
Oct/09
2010
I marvel at the mindset that allows people to commit heinous acts and yet still clutch their religion like a banner. Any simple fool knows that religion does not advocate mindless terrorism, but these are special fools, ones who can't think but somehow… more »
Oct/08
2010
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion will try to avoid the death penalty by arguing that executions cost taxpayers more than life sentences. Ya know, as far as arguments go… more »
Oct/08
2010
“I firmly believe that China’s political progress will never stop, and I’m full of optimistic expectations of freedom coming to China in the future, because no force can block the human desire for freedom,” he said. “China will eventually become a… more »
Oct/08
2010
The management of the prestigious institutions says solo dancer Karina Sarkissova was axed Aug. 23 after a series of provocative photos of her appeared in the September issue of the Austrian men's fashion and lifestyle magazine "Wiener." (AP) Yeah, ok,… more »
Oct/08
2010
Our work is on the outskirts of town and we get a half hour to woof it down. That makes most of us brown-baggers in one sense or another. I don't pick at someone's lunch unless it is a new recipe and I am invited to try it (and the last time may have… more »
Oct/08
2010
Duke bit an innocent bystander last weekend. Duke is Mr. Paladino's Pit Bull. The innocent bystander was a yellow Lab. Is this a case of an animal reflecting the personality of it's owner? The only good thing is Duke is probably up to date on his… more »
Oct/07
2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom. After… more »
Oct/07
2010

Food Stamps And Soda

There's some things excluded from Food Stamps: pet food, ciggs, booze, vitamins and "household goods". The question, in good ol'NYC is: should soda be added to the list because it can make you fat? Hrmmm. I mean candy is on the allowed list so really,… more »
Oct/07
2010
When confronted with a strange dog a sane person will look for warning signs. Tail wagging or tail down? Ears up or flattened? Snarl or no snarl? Raised hackles? And so on... but when confronted with a strange computer it's a little more difficult. So… more »
Oct/06
2010
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Montana woman accused of taking a crowbar to an art museum display that has spurred protests and been denounced as obscene was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminal mischief. Kathleen Folden, 56, of Kalispell, Mont., was… more »
Oct/06
2010
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party for paychecks." What he happened to leave off was… more »
Oct/06
2010
"This is a case about exploiting a private family's grief," said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who questioned whether the First Amendment should protect the church members. (AP) There you have it folks, it's not necessarily about the freedom of speech… more »
Oct/06
2010
NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-year-old scotch whisky, vintage champagne. You can find almost anything in the sparkling high-end bars of India's capital, except a female bartender. Soon you'll find that, too, after Delhi this week changed a century-old law… more »
Oct/06
2010
... and I have a bridge to sell you? PITTSBURGH (AP) — A black judge from western Pennsylvania rejected a plea agreement for a man accused of fighting with police during a traffic stop, saying it was "a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys."… more »
Oct/06
2010

Church Of The Who Da What?

The ACLU filed the lawsuit in federal court in Raleigh on Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks a court order allowing Ariana Iacono (eye-uh-KOHN'-oh) to return to Clayton High School immediately. Iacono and her mother belong to a small religious group called… more »
Oct/06
2010
People love to hate. That's the bottom line. It takes effort to explain to someone why you support something, but it's damn easy to poke holes in someone else's argument. Little kids illustrate this all the time: "Well why don't you want to eat your… more »
Oct/05
2010
Here's the latest bit of mind rattling what-the-fuck from around these parts. Late late one evening (September 30th to be exact), a local police officer was ending his shift when two of his buddies say "Hey, let's do some bicycle training". At least… more »
Oct/05
2010
C'mon folks, I mean really. It's bad enough that there are multiple connotations for "cherry" most of which are pretty obscene but did they have to be *this* graphic about it? Wtf, all that's missing is a dick and a bullseye. When a coworker showed up… more »
Oct/05
2010
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Flight attendants for a low-cost Philippine airline who dance to Lady Gaga to keep passengers from snoozing through an in-flight safety demonstration are the latest YouTube sensation.[...] "People hardly pay attention to the… more »
Oct/05
2010
...shouldn't you at least get the pants tailored? I mean it rather spoils the look to have the pant cuffs bunched up around your ankles like you're wearing your Dad's old duds. C'mon guys, if you've gone to all that trouble go the extra few inches and… more »
Oct/05
2010
If there's one thing I expect, nay demand, out of a shooter is that the character I control should do just what I want them to when I want them to. My first impression of the Kane and Lynch "Dog Days" demo was that I wasn't so much in control as just an… more »
Oct/05
2010
Yamato Trucking, one of Japan's most prevalent door to door delivery service has the cutest (and most appropriate) logo I've ever seen. Recently I spotted one of the baby-blue and white trucks on the interstate here. Don't know if they're making inroads… more »
Oct/04
2010
When contacted politely about their progress combating their still rampant email trojan I received the following reply: "Yeah you're the second person to contact me. Too busy to be bothered to fix it, let me know if it becomes a problem." Um...… more »
Oct/04
2010
My friend has an email virus. I know this for a fact, not because she chose to tell me, but because I suddenly started receiving email spam from her address. Now, since I'm smart enough to realize that this friend wouldn't suddenly start selling… more »
Oct/04
2010
In the last month I killed off three data plans; mine, my older and younger kid's. I did this because while they did not use them we were playing at least $10 a month in access fees for data. Typically I'd get the phone bill and it would be a good $20… more »
Oct/04
2010
Oh my head. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn't divulge.[...] She… more »
Oct/04
2010
So a few more states have caved to the non-existent "Obama Agenda" to restrict of gun rights. Fear mongering at its finest, in the face of a incorporeal assault, has enabled the anarchic mentality. "Oh we need guns to protect ourselves as we eat, sleep,… more »
Oct/04
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't reconsider whether a New Jersey school district can constitutionally ban celebratory religious music. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Stratechuk. He sued in 2004, saying the South… more »
Oct/04
2010
I dread every time I use my EVDO stick, because I know that in Verizon's world speed and time are proportional to money, meaning the longer it takes and the slower it goes the more money they make. So naturally it makes sense for them to push out their… more »
Oct/03
2010
Saved by the demo. That was me today. I'm jonesing for something new so I went on Steam (crack pusher for game addicts) and looked around under action. See, I'm an FPS person at best and a Diablo-style third-person adventurer at worst. Anything else is… more »
Oct/03
2010
1. Breathe easier 2. Think about yourself for a change 3. Realize that worrying about the world is completely counter productive 4. Accept the fact that you can't help worrying about the world no matter how counter-productive it is 5. Clean one thing… more »