Archives for: "December 2011"

Dec/31
2011
Muslim leaders are upset with the fact that their community has received an "unfair" amount of attention in NYC. As a result they plan on boycotting a multi-faith breakfast that the Mayor offers every year. Ok. So what? Fifteen Muslim clerics an… more »
Dec/30
2011
If you had to choose a celebrity to come back as, whom would *you* choose? A. Freddy Mercury B. Godzilla I know I'm having a hard time deciding... more »
Dec/29
2011
I find it humorous that the place people go to get clean are often the most gruesome of all the rooms in the house. A veritable chamber of neglect, with dust, stains, gunked on grime, blotched with black or gray (or both), streaked with hair or other b… more »
Dec/28
2011
This little girl sounds like me when I was her age: YouTube link I hated pink. I loved my trucks and my blocks. Then I found legos. I'm not saying I didn't have a few Barbies, but I didn't dress them in heels and pink dresses. Nah, not practical f… more »
Dec/28
2011
I suppose I made a mistake a year or two ago, when I went to a charity motorcycle event held by the Shriners. They had a raffle at the door, for a nice new bike, 'Oh what the heck, I thought why not?' Well now I know why not, because some asshole asso… more »
Dec/27
2011
AKA: How to Fail at Marketing SOURCE So, Dave the customer buys an xbox 360 controller that was supposed to arrive in early December. Doesn't show up. So, like any good customer, he emails the company to ask when he can expect it. And he gets a r… more »
Dec/27
2011

What to do...

...when the in-law side of the family decides to spoil the holy living fuck out of your nieces and all you can see in the future is teen-age years filled with selfish, entitled, materialistic, down-right gimme-gimme bitchiness? My sister can't see it.… more »
Dec/26
2011
Is that they treat their employees humanely. Fancy that. Volkswagen has agreed to stop its Blackberry servers sending emails to some of its employees when they are off-shift. The carmaker confirmed it made the move earlier this year following com… more »
Dec/25
2011
I'm missing the point here, because I don't understand why there's a problem. The cat-and-mouse game ends Jan. 1 when a new law takes effect in California to prohibit police from impounding cars at sobriety checkpoints if a motorist's only offense is… more »
Dec/24
2011
Solution: Upgrade to the latest ATI drivers here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx I read a lot of this and that on forums. People saying to disable their anti-virus (MSE in specific) or set thread priority to highest, turn o… more »
Dec/24
2011
There are those people who think that driving some oversize pick-em-up truck some how makes them cooler, safer, better able to haul large loads, even if the later only happens once a year. The oversized monstrosities don't fit in normal parking spots… more »
Dec/24
2011
From the Dead Island Wiki entry on Brass Knuckles... "Rather unsurprisingly, brass knuckles are the only melee weapon type that can't be thrown." Sometimes the most obvious statements are also the most amusing. I wish more things in life were thi… more »
Dec/23
2011
The correct answer is: It really doesn't matter which because the net result is the same. In the most recent study, the poll asked New Jerseyans about current events at home and abroad, and from what sources – if any – they get their information… more »
Dec/21
2011

Claus Clones

There was not one, not two, but three plastic, light-up Santa's on the lawn. I can't fathom it. Why would anyone need more than one? How can more Santa's be better? THIS IS RAMPANT CONSUMERISM AT IT'S WORST PEOPLE. FFS NOBODY NEEDS MORE THAN ONE SANTA… more »
Dec/20
2011
Junior is young, violent and unpredictable. Quite the combination when one of the toys in his toy chest is an atomic bomb. Is anyone else scared? I know we should be. My suggestion is that we, the collective we, pool our pennies and get him an… more »
Dec/19
2011
It's the only reason for this: https://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&p=underage&answer=1350409 more »
Dec/18
2011
At last the last US soldier is out of Iraq, but this is not, nor can it ever be the last conflict that will claim the lives of American troops. I wonder how those stationed in Afghanistan feel today. Relief? Perhaps. Because now all the focus will be on… more »
Dec/18
2011
They're *still* not doing their job or getting the message. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators racing for the exits after a year of bitter battles passed legislation Saturday that would extend a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for jus… more »
Dec/17
2011
A friend's college age daughter mentioned that some want to ban "Rudolf the Red Nosed Raindeer". Why? Because it promotes bullying. more »
Dec/17
2011

OBEY

The digital sign over the highway had a different message today. Usually it says "Why wait inline, renew your registration online..." Yes that's inline [sic], I think it's a wee joke on their part. Today it said "Obey the speed limit." Really? A… more »
Dec/16
2011

A Light Goes Out

Christopher Hitchens died last night. Maybe that doesn't mean much to you. But it does to me. More so than any other author or speaker, Hitchens appealed to me. more »
Dec/15
2011
Outstanding way to demonstrate just how UN-christian they really are. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's bookstores are recalling pink Bibles, saying some of the money raised through their sale was being given to Planned… more »
Dec/15
2011
What's the one word that completely symbolizes the Democratic party today? It's "spineless". WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are abandoning their demand for a surtax on millionaires to help finance payroll tax cuts in a sign that lawmakers are trying… more »
Dec/14
2011
It makes complete sense to me... TORONTO (AP) -- New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country's immigration minister said Monday.[..] Jason Kenney said… more »
Dec/13
2011
...Is fucking tacky. I'm just sayin'. more »
Dec/13
2011
Egypt used to be a good place to go for a holiday (before they started killing each other) but it's going into the shitter from here on because apparently the new guys in charge feel compelled to force their religious morals on foreigners. CAIRO (AP)… more »
Dec/12
2011

Gym Hog

I understand circuit training, hell I've been in gyms for over a quarter century, but this was an exception, and the guy rates as a total douche bag in my book. Let me explain. In circuit training you go quickly from one exercise to another. Maybe… more »
Dec/12
2011
A friend works for a state agency that works with disabled people. Part of her group's responsibilities is dispersing funds for clothing. They don't get much, about $250 per year, considering it is for underwear, socks, coats, as well as basic pants and… more »
Dec/11
2011
I am a regular customer at a small, family owned restaurant. Business ain't what it used to be due to economy and increasing competition from chains down the street. They work long hours, 7-days a week. They are struggling, but managing to keep the… more »
Dec/10
2011
Maybe I should have called it 'holiday' music. Gosh I hope I don't offend anyone. You know it never used to get on my nerves, at least not like it does now, but my gut reaction to "Little Drummer Boy", "Run, Run, Rudolph" or (godshelpme) "Deck The… more »
Dec/09
2011

No Arrests

It’s been a while now. Plenty of time for whistle blowers to come forward. Plenty of evidence to sift through. Reporters have found it. Hell, 60 Minutes was able to hunt it down in a few weeks. Can anyone tell me why there isn’t a single Wall Street… more »
Dec/09
2011

Trust us

Just over a year ago, the government seized a website. It was a blog that discussed hip hop music, and we used by publicists to promote new music. The owner wasn’t given a chance to defend themselves. One day, his site just said that it had been ceased… more »
Dec/09
2011
But having an abortion doesn't put a woman any more at risk for mental illness than having the baby. Or rather, having a baby can make you just as crazy... LONDON (AP) -- Abortion does not increase a woman's chance of developing mental health problems,… more »
Dec/09
2011
You'd think they'd have gotten the message after the last preemie birth: stop! That's enough! LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas woman who stars on the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" has suffered a miscarriage after announcing she was… more »
Dec/08
2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: "I think most… more »
Dec/08
2011
Sing it with me: "Cuke's too sexy for my hajib, too sexy for a Muslim Women, too sexy for Koran, too sexy for ..." This is the latest edict from another genius Muslim cleric: He said that Muslim women should avoid the green, best served cold, veggie to… more »
Dec/07
2011
Stripping a touchdown from a HS student for raising a hand as he crosses the goal line is, quite simply, bullshit. But it's not a bit surprising that the school that gained a false victory from the weaksauce call is celebrating it as "fair play." The… more »
Dec/06
2011
Baggage handler Lynn Jones sacrificed her job to save the life of a dog. For that she deserves gratitude AND to have her job back (are you listening Reno-Tahoe International Airport?) RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Airport baggage handler Lynn Jones saw the sad… more »
Dec/06
2011
The snippet speaks for itself... How old do you have to be to stump Michele Bachmann? Apparently you just have to be eight. At a South Carolina book signing, an eight-year old boy named Elijah showed up and nervously went up to Bachmann to defend his… more »
Dec/05
2011
On a radio station I listen to, they have a segment called "The Daily Dilemma". Basically people write in with a problem/question on which they would like a group opinion. This morning's dilemma was a person saying that he/she walks their dog and he/she… more »
Dec/04
2011
You know the little coupons on cereal, cinnamon buns and brownie mixes, they're kinda pink-ish with the claim that if you carefully cut them out and turn them in your school will get a few cents for each one? Well I'm certain that anyone else collecting… more »
Dec/03
2011
Frankly I don't think it was legal, closing off Route 1 between noon and 3pm for a "town parade", but they did it anyway. I just don't see how you can close out a multi-state route without having some mitigation in place for all the people who are going… more »
Dec/03
2011
You have to figure these guys go to Clown College to get their clerical degree, because that's about the only excuse for spewing such almighty stupidity... A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would… more »
Dec/02
2011
I love it. And it's not the first time something like this has happened either... ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Two carjackers gave up trying to steal a 2007 Nissan when they discovered that the car was a stick shift. The St. Petersburg Times reports (… more »
Dec/02
2011
I hate that country, I really do, and it's getting harder and harder not to. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is pardoning an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a… more »
Dec/01
2011
Senator McCain quiped: "Isn't it true that Justice (Sandra Day) O'Connor was specifically referring to a person who was captured on Long Island? Last I checked, Long Island was part – albeit sometimes regrettably – part of the United States of America,"… more »