Archives for: "March 2011"

Mar/31
2011
No, you are just the scumbag CEO of GoDaddy. You obviously ENJOYED shooting an elephant, proudly smiling near your kill. The poor SoB didn't see it coming. For those that can stomach it Are there problem elephants? I'm sure there are. Do they cause… more »
Mar/31
2011
Most people these days just talk on their cell phone any time, any place, any where. They have no problem belting out all sorts of personal issues in a crowded place like a restaurant or air port. I've heard all sorts of personal issues drift by,… more »
Mar/30
2011
Bitchin' Bike Exhaust? 92 db. Happy Kitty? 73 db. But ask me which I'd pre-furr.... LONDON (AP) — No need to bell this cat: A gray-and-white tabby by the name of Smokey has cat-apulted to fame with purring so loud it has been recorded at a potentially… more »
Mar/30
2011
Virginia Tech fucked up in their handling of the 2007 shootings that left 32 people dead. Even though the administrators knew that a student had shot and killed people in a dorm they decided not to issue a warning until too late, and even then it was… more »
Mar/30
2011

Gasp, Gasp, Wheeze

Our building is a non-smoking facility, like most places of work these days. But you wouldn't know it from walking into the lobby. It was as if a cloud nicotine stench hovered in the air. I almost choked on the way in. The odd thing was that there was… more »
Mar/29
2011
You gotta read it to believe it. Me? I had to read it several times before I could believe that someone could really be this much of a moron. Rick Santorum the former Pennsylvania senator who is eying a bid for the Republican nomination for president,… more »
Mar/29
2011
Or go fuck yourself. Whichever comes first. I know you want to "start a trend" by being the first major online news company to charge a subscription fee but face it, while CNN, Fox and all the other news services are out there, while RSS feeds exist for… more »
Mar/29
2011
More stupid. Obviously. BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union negotiators on Tuesday abandoned widely popular new legislation that would have banned cloning animals to produce food, after all-night talks bogged down in disagreement. Last-ditch negotiations… more »
Mar/29
2011
Many southern US farmers are going to grow cotton this year. It's a bit better than growing McMansions, but it still will not help feed those that are struggling to buy food due to problems growing food crops in other countries. I'm glad the land is… more »
Mar/28
2011

SUV Homes

They're still building 'em. You know what I mean, the stupid McMansions that are oversized monstrosities, wedged into ordinary neighborhoods like the cuckoo's chick trying to squeeze out the resident baby birds. I'm pretty astonished that developers are… more »
Mar/28
2011
Remember this bumper sticker? It's still popular enough that you can buy it in a number of places. I find it unusual in the anti-bully era that we live in today that this kind of thing still sells. It's not a problem per-se, since any parent dropping… more »
Mar/28
2011
TOKYO (AP) — Workers have discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear complex that officials believe are behind soaring levels of radiation spreading to soil and seawater. Godzilla, if my recollection serves me, was… more »
Mar/27
2011
Whoopi Goldberg doesn't like a law that would restrict her right to buy a puppy from a pet store. She stated this opinion on the March 18th episode of the View. She hinted that a buyer knows what they are getting when they buy a pure breed dog. This… more »
Mar/26
2011
Perhaps a union that looks more like the type of union formed a 100 yrs ago? Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that killed 146 people. Most of those were young immigrant women. They were "disposable" to the companie… more »
Mar/25
2011
You have to hand it to Elizabeth Taylor, her sense of humor, sense of dramatics and flair were so replete that they flowed over from life to death. Yes, it was oft said that she was the type of person who would be late for her own funeral. And thus she… more »
Mar/25
2011
Windows, yes even the versions today, have a little known "feature". Most of time if someone is trying to hack into your system it will prevent additional login attempts after a certain number of tries. It will also keep track of those tries. But guess… more »
Mar/25
2011
It looked like a tick. Small, black, oblong and stuck on my collarbone I went from bleary morning stare to 4-alarm panic. We'd just begun to let the cat outside again so it was possible, probable that this was a massive, evil, malevolent, blood sucking… more »
Mar/25
2011
It's flatly impossible and I challenge anyone to be able to do it. What you ask? Open a plastic fruit cup they way they want without gushing the sweet syrup all the fuck over. It's simply not possible. Even if you try and pull the clear plastic film off… more »
Mar/24
2011
Astonishing, really, really astonishing. KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a Workers' Compensation Court ruling that about $65,000 in medical bills incurred by a man who was mauled while feeding the bears at a tourist… more »
Mar/24
2011
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A Maine plumber has put more than a dozen toilets on his lawn to protest a town decision that he feels led to more parking on the street where he lives. David Linscott says the 17 toilets of various designs and colors outside his… more »
Mar/24
2011
Yeah yeah getting involved in another war sucks... but only when we're not actively blowing the shit out of stuff right? Because using up our aging bombs and munitions is a real problem. Now we get to put them to good use. The only time the war will… more »
Mar/24
2011
Today I noticed something strange. Usually the commute to work is fraught with angry, anxious people desperate to get to work on time (even if they're not yet late.) People are aggressive, cutting off their fellow commuters, honking horns, slamming on… more »
Mar/24
2011
You're probably saying who the hell is Sam Grobart? And you're right. Who the hell is Sam Grobart and why the fuck are people all over his Op-ed piece entitled Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not). Don't bother reading it I can summarize it for you in… more »
Mar/22
2011
South Dakota wants to “educate, counsel and otherwise assist women to help them maintain their relationship with their unborn children” which includes victims of rape and incest. The Taliban couldn't do any better. What kind of country forces women who… more »
Mar/22
2011
Anyone ever having to deal with their infant/toddler in a child seat knows one key thing: it's harder to drive if you can't make eye contact with your child. This is something the proponents of keeping children in rear-facing child seats seem to… more »
Mar/22
2011
Her ratings must be down, she's back to blogging about sex again and this time the concepts will astound you... The researchers surveyed 3,240 men and 3,304 women who were married, living with a partner or in a relationship, asking them about their… more »
Mar/22
2011
The new case asks whether Congress acted constitutionally in 1994 by restoring copyrights in foreign works that had belonged to the public, including films by Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini, books by C. S. Lewis and Virginia Woolf, symphonies by… more »
Mar/22
2011
Talk about morbid humor. This wins the award. Think they were just fucking retards who couldn't remember that coat hangers were the "option of choice" to induce abortions (and perforate internal organs) before abortion became legal? Or do you think… more »
Mar/22
2011
I'm sorry that the sound of your eating crunchy food within earshot makes me insane. Maybe you'll get used to me scrabbling madly for my headphones and get the message. No? I thought not. more »
Mar/22
2011

Et Tu Odwalla?

Wtf. Good juice just got more expensive for less product. Odwalla used to be just under $4 at whole foods for 15.2 fl oz (450 mL). Now it's just under $3 for 12 fl oz (355 mL). What the shit is that? Bullshit. more »
Mar/22
2011
Awww snap. Still I'm getting my money's worth. But it figures, I buy a game and the next week it goes on sale... more »
Mar/21
2011
Well I'm damn glad ATI (er I mean AMD) actually had the forethought to put that one line of text in there. True I was mostly hypnotized by the glowing green bar, but it was late and I was tired so I wasn't fidgeting around like usual as I upgraded my… more »
Mar/21
2011
Three photographs, published in the German magazine Der Spiegel, show members of the self-designated “Kill Team” comprised of United States Army soldiers who are accused of making a sport of killing innocent Afghans as they show off one of their victims… more »
Mar/20
2011

Un-SecureID

Everyone and their uncle has one of those little gray fobs. Semi-keyhole shaped, the tiny device provides an ever-changing code that combines with another password to enable "secure" validation of a user trying to log onto a system. Only it's not really… more »
Mar/20
2011
Short version: chubby kid gets harassed for years and finally snaps. Picks up the smaller tormentor and tosses him to the ground. Both kids get 4 days suspension from the school (note the school did absolutely dick to provide a safe environment, but… more »
Mar/20
2011
. . . what did you expect? You cut your hair is such a freakish ... er... I mean unique way and you expect no one is going to take a picture? AOL news pegged the look as "The unique hairstyle is a combination of a punk rocker's traditional mohawk mixed… more »
Mar/19
2011

The Witcher Is Worthwhile

Diablo was good, back in the day. Diablo II was better. Sure there were a few other RPGs of note, or semi-note: Sacred, Dungeon Siege, maybe even Torchlight more recently although I never finished that one, but I have a new standard and it's called The… more »
Mar/18
2011
I hate daylight savings time, especially in the spring. I hate extracting myself from bed an hour earlier and waiting an hour longer to see the first crack of dawn that tells me that it is indeed morning. It just plain sucks for people who aren't… more »
Mar/17
2011
The New York Times has an article today that discusses the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant which is just a stones throw from New York City. Some people who live near the plant are not bothered, others are. Some people are just plain bothered by nuc… more »
Mar/16
2011
Do I have your attention? Do you notice we have not seen anything like that in the headlines? There is no news of rioting in Japan. It seems that the Japanese are restraining themselves in crisis of huge, nearly inconceivable, proportions. If anything,… more »
Mar/16
2011
I have a monthly meeting with nearly 20 people invited. Last month when I give my opinion I was verbally beat on. I have something else going on this month so I cannot easily attend and suddenly some want to reschedule the meeting. I wish I could tell… more »
Mar/16
2011
Clear cut case of "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." All you fucking people badmouthing Alexandra have never ranted about someone? I call bullshit on that. LOS ANGELES — When Alexandra Wallace recorded her rant about Asian students using… more »
Mar/16
2011
I'm furious. This is unconscionable. We, the US of A. just paid Pakistan to release our citizen after he shot the two men who attacked him. LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An American CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men was released from prison… more »
Mar/15
2011

Awesome

Some people think lots of things are awesome. They sit back and see the things in their life, and decide which things are awesome. The new soda is awesome. The sale at the mall is awesome. That BBQ sauce is awesome. A fast car is awesome. That girl's… more »
Mar/15
2011
Even the people posting comments had a hard time sympathizing with the premise of the post... For Elderly Muslims, Few Care Options Outside the Home [..]Older parents who do come to the United States often live an insulated existence. “They don’t speak… more »
Mar/15
2011
What's with the political gaffs these days? They're just getting more and more bizarre. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Kansas apologized Tuesday for remarks suggesting that illegal immigrants should be shot like feral swine, but his… more »
Mar/15
2011
Her Op-Ed piece entitled "Let Kids Rule the School" is a fabulous bit of bullshit. The premise is simple: School is boring and kids who are bored will fail. Great. Fantastic. Our society has tremendous need for ditch diggers so really it's just fine if… more »
Mar/14
2011
The day got shorter. Japan got wider. The Pacific Ocean got smaller. All due to the earthquake. For those of you who thought that the only changes happened in Japan, think the fuck again. The magnitude-8.9 earthquake that struck northern Japan on Friday… more »
Mar/14
2011
States are desperate and in their desperation they're willing to sacrifice long-term income for a quick buck. Take Texas for example... “We play by the same rules as other retailers, as the national chains collect online only for states where they have… more »
Mar/14
2011
It's been there since I started using the bathroom: an unusual set of stains that "adorn" the wall of the bathroom stall. When I use the term "unusual" think textured, think brown, think of a pattern about as wide and long as your outstretched hand. And… more »
Mar/14
2011
The brewing catastrophes in Japan have many saying "no more nuclear power plants!" What do I say? I say we need what ever alternative energy we can find to free ourselves from power generation that makes us beholden to countries run by dictators and… more »
Mar/14
2011
From when I was in college, I recall the dirty looks I received from townies when I went to the local supermarket. It was a state university in a rather snobbish area. The women with their well-done coifs looked down their possibly enhanced noses at me… more »
Mar/13
2011
Not all of them, of course, but enough. The on-going tragedy in Japan has nothing to do with any of the following: Pay back for Pearl Harbor. The Republicans. The liberals. Coal power being better then nuclear. Abortion. Freeing slaves. Internment… more »
Mar/12
2011
Probably not the story you think it's going to be but I promise you it's all true... The Kinanes and 81 others found themselves floating downstream on the Ohio River during the dinner rush [at the Waterfront restaurant] Friday night when the restaurant… more »
Mar/11
2011

Wow What A Mess

8.9 earthquake in Japan, one of the strongest quakes in this century, has left one hella mess. Not that the 12 foot high tsunami that followed really helped any. Good luck guys, and good job on your architectural design that enabled Tokyo to ride it… more »
Mar/11
2011
Nice huh? The three guys who may have prevented a massive bloodbath are called heroes and then fired. Why? Because they "mishandled" a backpack that had a bomb hidden in it. Read the full text. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three workers who found a live bomb… more »
Mar/10
2011
Well it sure is slash and burn time up on the Hill. I guess they're trying to pay back anyone and everyone that contributed to their cause while they still have a chance... A House panel has voted to repeal a set of regulations from the Federal… more »
Mar/10
2011
At 91 you should have known better than anyone what to say and what not to say in this situation. Being older than most does not give you the right or allow leniency in belittling, impugning or insulting someone *or their child*. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A… more »
Mar/10
2011
Georgia Representative Bobby Franklin wants to make it punishable by death if a woman miscarries. Even the Taliban never went this far... Betsy had been trying to conceive for the first three years after getting married. Eventually she and her husband… more »
Mar/09
2011
I wanted to wait a while as this story sorted itself out, thus I didn't immediately jump into the fray. Already under fire from Republicans who want to strip its federal financing, NPR was forced into damage-control mode on Tuesday after the release of… more »
Mar/09
2011
I can't see the people of Wisconsin being very happy about this. I suspect there will be a hella backlash. The Republicans control the State Senate but had been blocked from voting on the issue after Senate Democrats left the state last month to prevent… more »
Mar/09
2011
A clear cut case of "the grass is always greener." LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of disaffected Anglicans left the Church of England to become Roman Catholics on Ash Wednesday, the Christian day of penance. [...] Those joining the ordinariate will be allowed… more »
Mar/09
2011
I have a hard time seeing how the evangelical, Christan right is going to rationalize this one, but I'm certain they will somehow. You have to had it to the guy because he's pulling out all the stops... ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich says his passion for… more »
Mar/09
2011
Well, apparently wild revolution in the Middle East, combined with International Women's Day had an effect on one prominent person. What good it'll do is hard to tell, but the very statement is bound to make waves. RIYADH (Reuters) - A senior Saudi… more »
Mar/09
2011
Tera Myers is a St. Louis High School science teacher (biology???) who was recently put on administrative leave. Did she hit a student? No. Did she tell an off color joke? No. Did she get high with her students? No. Did she pose nude? Yes, more than… more »
Mar/08
2011
Turns out there is, but it's fairly recent - as in started in 1999, not 1911. I'll bet you think that's funny, but to be it's just fucking sad on so many levels. Starting off with even having a reason to "celebrate" women on a special day. Women are not… more »
Mar/08
2011
They were good enough to stand with the men during the uprising, but now that it's over they're being told that there will be no difference for them. CAIRO (AP) — A protest by hundreds of Egyptian women demanding equal rights and an end to sexual… more »
Mar/08
2011
Hats off to Kelloggs! I hope people get the word out, and World of Suck is doing it's part right here, right now... For each breakfast photo a user uploads to the Web site shareyourbreakfast.com, the Kellogg Company will donate a breakfast to a child… more »
Mar/08
2011
I think the Ref was way the hell outta line in this one. See what you think. A man wearing nothing but a bright green thong and a curly black wig dashed onto the field during a low-level game in England on Monday. Dorchester player-manager Ashley… more »
Mar/08
2011
Not because there are buds on the tree outside my office window. Not because I'm seeing bunnies scurrying around on once-again-uncovered soggy lawn. Nor yet because of the month, astrological signs or the farmers almanac. No, I know it's spring because… more »
Mar/07
2011
Missing the mouse on the main screen where you load a game? Hit shift or space bar (or whatever key you mapped to toggle the mouse) and it will show up. I found it by classic discovery: key mashing. more »
Mar/07
2011
For once I don't know that I agree with the judge when it comes to saving someone's life. MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has delayed an order that a cancer patient undergo a hysterectomy to give her time to appeal a finding that she is… more »
Mar/07
2011
Teenagers think they know everything. They believe that they're invulnerable. They won't listen to anything someone tells them. But when it comes down to it their cell phones are provided and paid for by someone else, their parents, and it's actually… more »
Mar/07
2011
Having nothing whatsoever to do with the video game. Sadly this is real life. NEW YORK (AP) — A cab driver furious he was being forced to drive his fares from Midtown into the Bronx rammed two of them with his taxi, critically injuring one, seriously… more »
Mar/07
2011

Harsh? Not so much.

In a Douglas County Georgia school, a couple a kids got suspended, and one expelled for their comments on Facebook about a teacher. The parents are enraged and thumping their chests saying that school doesn’t have the right to restrict free speech.… more »
Mar/07
2011
Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader's son is dying of a neurological disease. It turns out that they had a daughter that died of the same genetic disease 8 years ago. Why do people with genetic problems knowingly procreate? I can understand, once, opps, di… more »
Mar/06
2011
Lindsay Lohan is on trial for stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. Ms. Lohan claims it was a loaner. The Jewelry store has sold the surveillance tape supposedly associated with Lohan's crime. So I wonder, does the jewelry store wants justice or… more »
Mar/06
2011
Look folks, until more people in religions *other* are bombing, beheading, harassing, suppressing and agitating for the death of all non-believers, Islam is and shall continue to be the face of terrorism. Sorry. We've said it before and we'll say it… more »
Mar/06
2011
KABUL, Afghanistan — The American commander in Afghanistan apologized in person to the leadership of the Afghan government Sunday for the mistaken killing of nine Afghan children in Kunar Province on March 1, but the Afghan president rejected the… more »
Mar/06
2011
But really, what do you expect on a slow news day? more »
Mar/06
2011
Since everyone is always interested in who is to blame I'll portion that out first. The blame lies in almost equal measures with the media, society, our political infrastructure and, of course, ourselves. Now that you know the answer will you either… more »
Mar/05
2011
Bad actually isn't the word for it. Gruesome, inhumane, hell, those are all more appropriate. CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Animal rescuers in South Carolina said Saturday that they have found two dogs believed to be from a local shelter shot in the head… more »
Mar/05
2011
Sheen has officially hit the books as a verb. "Man I was totally Sheen last night." "Wtf is wrong wit yous? You so Sheen!" "Guy, don't be givin' me th' Sheen!" And so on and so forth. Unlike other phrases of (false?) bravado recently associated with Mr.… more »
Mar/05
2011
Is the show a slam on Christianity or on those that pretend to be good Christians? Some are saying the proposed new show is a slam on Christians. I say, really? I've known women I would classify as "good Christian bitches". One needs to go no farther… more »
Mar/05
2011
There is a certain segment of a certain Fortune 500 Company that posted record profits the last quarter of 2010. Yes, record profits. So good in fact that they have given people in that segment a stock bonus. However, that bonus has strings attached,… more »
Mar/04
2011
Community pharmacists in New York are lobbying state lawmakers to pass legislation that would prevent health plans from requiring patients taking medications for chronic ailments to fill their prescriptions through the mail. While some plans had shifted… more »
Mar/04
2011
WASHINGTON — The First Amendment protects hateful protests at military funerals, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in an 8-to-1 decision. “Speech is powerful,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority. “It can stir people to action,… more »
Mar/04
2011
For someone so concerned with wasteful spending it really doesn't appear that he practices what he preaches. WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday the House may go to court to defend the federal law against gay marriage, which… more »
Mar/04
2011
When I make a dish I am highly displeased if someone starts adding a crap-ton of condiments to it before they've even tasted it. All I can think is Ffs! You don't even know what it's supposed to taste like! Give it a chance before you bury it in… more »
Mar/04
2011
China has been cracking down madly on foreign journalists, harassing them, confining them, lecturing them. They're especially into shoving them into an alley or store and forcibly deleting their images. I know how to fix this with technology. We need… more »
Mar/04
2011
So there are times when my attention is less than fully utilized at work. I love these moments because it gives me a great opportunity to clean up and streamline by workstation. Don’t gasp I’m serious here. (Note for any IT staff in the audience you may… more »
Mar/04
2011
Adults are obviously not immune to temper tantrums. Some don't care what they destroy and who has to clean-up after them, as evidenced by a bitch who broke booze bottles at a liquor store. I hope they throw the book at her. The self absorbed bitch needs… more »
Mar/03
2011
I don't understand. The man enlisted at 16 and died at 110. He's the very last veteran of the first World War. Why deny him honors? WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia's two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes… more »
Mar/03
2011
You have at least one or more guns, so really, wtf are you afraid of? SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plan to block release of the names of people authorized to have guns in Illinois has stalled despite gun owners' worries about privacy and safety. The… more »
Mar/03
2011
The name was silly but I bought the "Pestacator 2000" for several reasons. First, because it was made in the US of A. Yes it cost over $20 but it's made in the US of A! I will pay more then $20 for an item made here. Second, because it promised to rid… more »
Mar/03
2011
The officer was polite but firm, "Whose bag is this?" I looked up, it's never my bag because I'm such a careful, business traveler. But as I glanced up from my shoe-tying there he was, dangling my beatup, gray knapsack. Huh? "That's mine," I called out,… more »
Mar/03
2011
And if he doesn't get his way then innocent heads WILL roll. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he will issue layoff notices to 1,500 state workers on Friday if his proposal forcing them to pay more for benefits and… more »
Mar/03
2011
Kids these days really think they have it all. And for the most part they really do. Get a load of this for-credit, college class. CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University's president said Thursday that he is "troubled and disappointed" that a psychology… more »
Mar/03
2011
Public Employees seem to be the most fashionable whipping posts these days. For many, we only know of their existence if they screw-up. However, as long as things run smoothly we don’t give these folks a second thought. We drive down the road, turn on… more »
Mar/02
2011
Talk about closing the barn door after the horse not only left but died, was resurrected, killed again and evolved into a new species. Still, I guess after absolving Galileo, the Church is still looking for new opportunities to make the news in as tame… more »