Archives for: "November 2011"

Nov/30
2011

It's Back Again

Baby Jesus in the magazine-rack creche. Yep, every year the neighbor at the corner adorns their lawn in illuminated plastic. And every year Baby J. is wedged solidly into an aluminum and plastic magazine rack holder. Looks pretty uncomfortable to me,… more »
Nov/29
2011
Who is TATS Cru? They are a group of graffiti artists. Why do I want to hand them a hankie? Because they are upset that a Fiat commercial showed one of their murals and no one asked their permission. They are also saying that the image is copyrighted.… more »
Nov/28
2011
I'm tired of people longing for a better age. They sit back and fondly recall the 50s and 60s as a perfect time. They claim that everything's gone to hell recently. That people don't respect their elders anymore. Don't respect god. Don't respect… more »
Nov/28
2011
Student disparages Governor on twitter. Principal finds out and tries to force her to apologize. Sister of student posts the educational-arm-twisting and the whole event goes viral. Here's the details: [Emma Sullivan, 18,] was taking part in a Youth in… more »
Nov/27
2011
On the one hand the Church should answer only to God right? They should be exempt from earthly laws, taxes and rules. And when they commit a crime they shouldn't be held to the same standards. Except when trying to minimize the impact... VATICAN CITY… more »
Nov/26
2011
The pursuit of the bargain. The wanton pursuit of consumerism. That is what Black Friday has become. The shoppers are seemingly soullessly driven and not even a dying man will get in their way. In West Virginia a man collapsed while shopping and people… more »
Nov/26
2011

He Called Her FAT

The word 'fat' was all in caps, and the headline referred to the nauseatingly ongoing drivel about Kim Kardashian's divorce. I'm not sure what birdcage liner rag this was, probably People or some equivalent schlock, but the brunette tootsie adorned the… more »
Nov/25
2011
Want to keep those pesky fellow shoppers away from that really hot Christmas gift you've been looking for this holiday season? Nothing fights back the throngs of fellow shoppers like a good dowse of pepper spray. Nothing quite says "Happy Holidays" like… more »
Nov/24
2011
Stupid twat doesn't even realize that this at least got her some free PR... ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann received an apology from an NBC executive after an off-color song was played during her appearance on Jimmy… more »
Nov/24
2011
Or at least why some people like it... VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has been set straight on Thanksgiving comfort food. "The 700 Club" founder showed a clip of Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday. Robertson's host, Kristi… more »
Nov/23
2011
For 39 years George Parrott demanded a tithe from those at his mercy. Finally after nearly four decades the tyranny ended. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California university professor can no longer demand snacks from students taking his psychology… more »
Nov/22
2011
Ever since "no child left behind" and other legislation that is geared toward pulling the kids from the bottom up to some hypothetical point, gifted kids have been getting shaft. Gifted kids are more and more getting a "sorry, we don't have the funds… more »
Nov/22
2011

How Appropriate

It's not too often that a musical prelude to a political pederast's appearance is dead on. But boy oh boy, Roots hit the nail on the head with this one. NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's house band the Roots didn't have a warm welcome for Republican… more »
Nov/22
2011

Highway Hell Haiku

Riding up my ass Until you see the cop car No, really, you first more »
Nov/21
2011
Failure isn't an option in most jobs that I know of, so why should it be acceptable from politicians? Wait I know! Because they don't really *care* about the solution, they only care about the blame... Republicans and Democrats alike pointed fingers of… more »
Nov/20
2011
I had been wondering of late where a certain person had went. I have a philosophy that it is always good to know where "the enemy" is. For a period of time this particular person was a thorn in my side. I'm sure he knew I disliked him. (I did try to… more »
Nov/20
2011
It's like giving advice on a problem you have no real connection to, when you're not really invested in the issue it's no big deal if the outcome sucks. And it does, because there's still no debt compromise in sight. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A special… more »
Nov/19
2011

Pepper Spray Pathos

In the video an officer dispassionately pepper-sprays a line of several sitting protesters who flinch and cover their faces but remain passive with their arms interlocked as onlookers shriek and scream out for the officer to stop. (AP) Oakland? New… more »
Nov/18
2011
Who is Muna Salah? She is running for Egyptian Parliament. She thinks women are not smart enough to be in charge. Female Salafi Candidate for Egyptian Parliament: "Women Are Deficient in Intelligence and Religion, and It Is Not Permissible for Them to… more »
Nov/18
2011
But why isn't anyone trying to stop them? (Feel free to try and answer this one, I actually want to know the answer.) more »
Nov/17
2011
Detritus and dust, Like my thoughts collected, Bang! Goes my keyboard more »
Nov/16
2011
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Nov/16
2011
The Occupy Wall Street and Occupy groups across the nation state they are exercising their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech - check. But everyday, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for nearly 2 months? Freedom of peaceful assembly - for the most… more »
Nov/15
2011
In a country that has protests against women's rights, Farzana Yasmin demonstrated that her willpower could overcome a history of bartering for a bride. Ms Yasmin - who has fled her home village to take refuge with friends and family in Dhaka -… more »
Nov/15
2011

P

Ten reasons to pee: 1. Because you have to 2. Because you're with someone that has to 3. Because you're about to go somewhere and there might not be a bathroom 4. Because you think you have to 5. Because someone mentioned that they had to an hour ago… more »
Nov/14
2011
And more importantly, do you care? I know I don't. It's been one hellish grind as of late. Deadlines and disasters, due dates and deliveries, demos and deluges, it's been a cavalcade of catastrophe for the last two months. Crunch, crunch, grind, grind… more »
Nov/13
2011
I'm X-Gen. No, I don't have super powers, although that would be nice, it just means I'm part of the disenfranchised remnants that wound up being born after the Baby Boom. The flotsam. The dregs after the tide has receded. In my Middle School they… more »
Nov/12
2011
Or at least one assumes so. From his story it wasn't like he checked the credentials of the little voices in his head... ATLANTA (AP) -- Republican Herman Cain said God convinced him to enter the race for president, comparing himself to Moses: "'You've… more »
Nov/11
2011
The fact that they're greedy fucks. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Papelbon can do his Irish Jig on Broad Street. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and Papelbon have agreed to a $50 million,… more »
Nov/10
2011
So you'd think at least half might attend. Or maybe a third. A quarter? But certainly not a paltry eight. Over two days. Five the first and three the next. Really? Next time why bother at all. All that work for nothing. Pfft. more »
Nov/09
2011
I give him style points, and not just because he's Russian... The Phobos-Grunt probe launched successfully but then failed to fire the engine to put it on the correct path to the Red Planet. Russian space agency officials say the craft is currently… more »
Nov/08
2011
It's an old saying, typically said when frustrated with finding a job or working a job that ain't all you hoped when you were a bright eyed and optimistic college student. Lately, here is lots of discussion regarding people with college degrees being… more »
Nov/08
2011
When I read about this earlier today, I had to look at the date on the article to make sure it wasn't from April 1. But no, it was from today, Election Day. I can only conclude one thing: There are crazy people in Mississippi and they think that a… more »
Nov/07
2011
I don't understand why people are getting worse and worse at making left turns. I mean it's a pretty simple exercise, one that had to be mastered to get a drivers license in the first place, yet time and again I see the same tragically dangerous… more »
Nov/05
2011
Yes, I know Andy Rooney's primary media was not the interwebz. However, his style was all blog. He observed and commented on the absurdities he saw around him. Important or trivial, but always timely and entertaining. Andy Rooney was an essential par… more »
Nov/05
2011
Now there's something stupider than Kardashian. People who get upset with Kardashian comments. A Native American group is denouncing a comment Kim Kardashian's mother made on national television as being "wrong and hurtful." The comment from… more »
Nov/04
2011
Hey Michigan Republicans. Fuck you. The law had a noble concept. Stop bullying in schools in the wake of recent suicides attributed to the abuse. Make sense. Who can't get behind that? I'm right there with you. But then you made it toothless. No… more »
Nov/04
2011
His excuse is that he is being blackmailed by a freeloading daughter, one that is upset because Daddy took away her fancy car. But millions have seen the YouTube video of him beating his daughter savagely with a belt… more »
Nov/03
2011

Pathetic Beliebers

Sometimes I read tabloid garbage and most tabloid garbage revolves around celebrities like Justin Bieber. The latest news about the little Bieber brat is that he may be a baby daddy of some equally half-witted chick's offspring. Yeah, she's a bright… more »
Nov/02
2011
A woman in New York City is in an induced coma after having a shopping cart fall on her head. A few kids began by throwing slushees over a railing. Then they moved to shoving carts and trying to get them over a railing of a parking garage. A 14-year old… more »
Nov/01
2011
What is five dollars? Well it depends on your perspective. But the best analogy I can come up with is: "If you dropped a five dollar bill in the toilet would you pick it out?" For most of us the answer is "yes". Because most of us can't afford to just… more »