Archives for: "October 2011"

Oct/31
2011
The U.N. Population Fund claims that the 7 billionth person to currently live on this spinning rock was born at the end of this past weekend. Of course we do not know the exact number, nor is it possible for us to count 7 billion people. And some think… more »
Oct/31
2011
No power and no phone... I don't get it. We had excellent cell for 12 hours after power went out, but then something mysterious happened. The cell connectivity dropped to shit and the phone went dead. Now you might think that power and phone might be… more »
Oct/30
2011
Ah the UK. Land of tea, awkward profiles and crumpets. Yes crumpets. That's important you see because henceforth being one of those won't be a setback in ascending to the throne. PERTH, Australia (AP) -- The British monarch's first-born child, whether a… more »
Oct/29
2011

Sorry, No Sympathy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The mother of a Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for a brutal fatal home invasion broke down crying Friday as she told jurors her son was raped as a teenager and described her frantic efforts to save him after… more »
Oct/29
2011
As 16 cops in NYC defended themselves against ticket fixing, 500 of their brothers and sisters taunted the prosecutors and carried signs that say, for example, "It's a courtesy, not a crime". As a "civilian" I find the justification for making the t… more »
Oct/29
2011
I wonder if the Occupy Wall Street folks will make snowmen or pack up. Of course the weathermen might be exaggerating with their predictions of 2-4 inches in New York. more »
Oct/28
2011

Don't Mistake My Smile

Never smile at a chimp because they interpret the show of teeth as a threat. I wish more humans would take after their genetic nearest-neighbors because I'm tired of being treated poorly by idiots who seem barely bright enough to use a bar code scanner… more »
Oct/27
2011

Snow?

Not funny. Really. Not Funny. more »
Oct/26
2011
Jobs had it in for Android. He said he was willing to spend all of Apple's copious assets to take down Google. I find that pretty shitty from someone who basically 'lifted' the whole windows paradigm from Xerox in the early '80s, and bent over for… more »
Oct/26
2011
And I'm still not sure what to make of the "Occupy" movement. I'm not even sure if "movement" is the right term. I get the whole "I'm the 99%" part, it refers to not being part of the 1% wealthiest. I get it and I'm certainly part of that 99%. I… more »
Oct/26
2011
I was at a meeting. There were many people from many groups mulling about the room. I overheard one discussion where who parties were discussing an upcoming meeting. The meeting would be held to update a community about a project. A representative from… more »
Oct/25
2011

Carnal Coding

void setStrokeWidth(float width) Set the width for stroking. If only it were that easy... more »
Oct/24
2011
At least that's what I figure went through their minds at the time... ROOSEVELT, Utah (AP) -- Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional… more »
Oct/23
2011
Why? more »
Oct/23
2011
There has to be something missing here, because this makes no sense. I don't see how eliminating Federal student loans is a solution to anything. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Ron Paul wants to end federal student loans.[..] Paul… more »
Oct/22
2011
It's like there are two India's: the upwardly mobile hi-tech giant that flexes its muscle on the Internet, and the embarrassingly backward nation that has done little to nothing to control the imbalance in infant gender. Newborn boys now outnumber girls… more »
Oct/20
2011
It was a gruesome, bitter end. Nothing to be proud of. Pulled from a hole and then pulled apart, it smacks of the same cruelty that he was accused of. Some might say that was fair, but a trial would have been fairer. But that's how justice is often… more »
Oct/19
2011
Hey Newt. You’re at it again. You decided to flaunt your faith in an effort to get votes. No problem. I get it. But then you stepped across the line. You decided to go further than just praising Jesus and pushing a right wing Christian agenda. You… more »
Oct/18
2011
Actually calling her a "reporter" isn't fair. She's a sadist who took advantage of a prisoner's weakened state for personal glory. That's inhuman by most standards. A gaunt, pale and uncomfortable looking Schalit appeared to struggle to speak at points… more »
Oct/17
2011
1. Because they have really bad breath 2. Dodging? What is this dodging that you speak of? 3. You can't shoot just one, and unlike potato-chips, you never run out 4. Because there's a weapon for every mood: high-power rifle for the perfectionist,… more »
Oct/17
2011

Something. Nothing.

Sometimes, the only thing worse than something happening, is nothing happening. more »
Oct/16
2011
It's a simple strategy of fighting fire with fire. The Koch brothers, seeing the Tea Party ship foundering, are quick to jump on a new boat - the Herman Cain steamer... Cain's campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for… more »
Oct/16
2011
They came and looked. We decided on a price. Money was exchanged and the paperwork signed. Then I watched her drive away. ... Well, I followed so I could get my plates. A car is just a car, but some mean more than others. It may have been only a bac… more »
Oct/15
2011

My Local "Occupy"

I got a glimpse of the "Occupy" movement today. They made their stand in a little park in the middle of my favorite farmer's market. I tried hard to not make eye contact. I just wanted my veggies and milk and to get out of there. Some of the vendors… more »
Oct/15
2011
The other day I got a phone call from my Alma Mater. At first it was to verify my information. Phone number? check. Address? check. etcetera, etcetera. Pleasant enough young woman, I presume she was a student volunteer. She was considering my major or… more »
Oct/15
2011
I'll bet you think that's a political statement since New Hampshire is virtually synonymous with the No-Tax attitude. But I'm actually being literal: if you have a nice view from your New Hampshire home they will tax you for it. Truth. According to some… more »
Oct/14
2011
I was pondering how things pair up: electrons and protons, hot and cold, love and hate, peanut-butter and jelly. It's an almost infinite list, but I've got an entry for almost infinity+1. It's Cocktard and Twatwaffle. Kinda the His and Hers of Minsults.… more »
Oct/13
2011
I do martial arts. I have been a long-time practitioner, decades have passed since I was first attracted, and I'm not ashamed to say, by a Chuck Norris movie I'd seen as a kid. From that moment on I knew what the one extracurricular activity of my… more »
Oct/12
2011
Should every McDonald's burger have the picture of a big-eyed bovine on it? Should every bucket of chicken have pictures of cute baby chicks on it? Reminding people of the lives they sacrifice every day would certainly make people "value life". Or would… more »
Oct/12
2011
Professor Elizabeth Snyder offered special, after-class help to facilitate a disabled student's questions. Now critics want an apology, and I don't agree. One student's disability should not mandate that the rest of the class needs to adapt. RANDOLPH,… more »
Oct/11
2011

Pink Opression

'Pinkwashing' is what they're calling the explosion of color over everything this month. What used to be a tender, delicate adornment of a tiny bit of rose colored ribbon is now a super-sized extravaganza of Jayne Mansfield's favorite color. And now… more »
Oct/10
2011
... but unlike Secret, NOT made for a woman. It is a diet soda made for manly men. Ooo, I can hear the grunting and smell the sweat... Dr. Pepper Ten is a soda with a mere 10 calories. I guess for all those guys that want to have their taste of sweet… more »
Oct/10
2011
I don't like gender-isms but the simple fact is that I just don't see as many men being distracted by cell phones as I do women. Maybe it's the ability to multitask that gives females the (false) confidence that they can safely accomplish multiple… more »
Oct/08
2011
Robert Jeffress, according to his church's website: ... is the senior pastor of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jeffress’ bold, biblical, and practical approach to ministry has made him one of the country’s most respected… more »
Oct/08
2011
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, signed an executive order that expands translation services to those who speak Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, and French Créole. The order begins: WHEREAS, two and one-half million New Yorkers have lim… more »
Oct/08
2011

Powersupply Panic

When I came down in the morning the computer was suspiciously silent. 'Oh, another stupid F*#$ing windows update I guess.' It should have rebooted but it shut down instead. I checked the weather on my laptop instead. Just before heading out I jabbed the… more »
Oct/06
2011
Mac II 1987 Mac IIcx 1989 Mac SE 1989 Mac IIfx 1992 Quadra 950 1994 Powerbook 100 1996 Newton 1997 RIP Steve. You were the bomb. more »
Oct/06
2011
Muck, muck, muck. The news loves it. The juicer and more tawdry the better. Now that Casey Anthony is in hiding the press have fixed on Amanda Knox with a vengeance. And we're going to be on the all-you-can-stand diet of Amanda from now until the next… more »
Oct/06
2011
Yesterday afternoon it was low to mid 60's and the sun was playing peek-a-boo. I considered it a bit chilly. Then I saw a guy on a motorcycle who was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I just have one thing to say - BURRRR! more »
Oct/05
2011
I have a friend who's really into all of the social media. Twitter, Facebook, etc. Posts constantly. 20-40 things a day, easy. Recently, she's taken up complaining that I (and several others) don't reply to her, and I don't post about what I'm doing. I… more »
Oct/05
2011
Imagine a cat backed into a corner by a barking dog. The dog is either proving who is dominant or playing with the cat. That doesn't matter to the cat while it scratches and hisses at the dog. Cat finally realizes dog really isn't a threat. The cat then… more »
Oct/05
2011
I can't decide where I stand on this, and that's odd for me. "It's a game," said Erik Prince, the company's founder. "This is not a training device. This is not a simulator. We're not doing this to teach folks how to conduct military operations in an… more »
Oct/04
2011
You know the punchline here, or at least you will once you read the snippit below. MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- British judges insist they didn't block a criminal's deportation because of worries he'd be separated from his pet cat. Home Secretary Theresa… more »
Oct/03
2011
A poem by me... Punch and Judy went to town "Punch" said Judy, "You're a clown." "A boor, uncouth and simply mean, every retort must be obscene. Drunk? Insane? Or just inane, Find someone else to play your game!" "Judy," cried Punch, "you haggard twat"… more »
Oct/02
2011
This is a metaphor: I have a cat that takes medication. She doesn't like it. The original formulation was in a pill form. It was a pill that made her foam at the mouth. The process was: grab cat, hold cat tightly, stuff pill as far back in her mou… more »
Oct/01
2011
There's nothing I detest more than school children set up to hijack shoppers outside a store. I can tolerate the intrusion when it's just one or two uniformed team members with an embarrassed smile and a can plainly labeled "give". Based on their… more »