Archives for: "February 2013"

Feb/28
2013
An airport can be dead empty at 3am, but put up a USB power station and the spot will become a hive of activity. Almost, but not quite gone are the days of people camped on the floor around a pole or wall outlet. Now, indicated by little power towers,… more »
Feb/27
2013
It sucked in the eighties and guess what, it still sucks. Yes the off-the-shoulder boat-neck shirt with the bra strap showing was, is, and will continue to be trashy. Sorry that's the truth. It should have gone away with the rest of the bad post-disco… more »
Feb/26
2013
Sitting in Dallas Fort Worth, the airline attendant offered a voucher for anyone willing to give up their seat. First it was for $300. Ten minutes later is $400. About fifteen minutes after it was $500. The funny thing? After the announcement there was… more »
Feb/25
2013

Brat From Hell

The flight was already late, two hours, half oh which was spent on the tarmac. I was in the second to last row. Granny and her toddler grandson were in the final row behind me. Granny was sick,as was Sonny, both hacking up from time to time in a nice,… more »
Feb/24
2013
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox Web browser, is getting into phones. But it's not stopping at Web browsers - it's launching an entire phone operating system. I'm sorry, why do I care? Are there… more »
Feb/23
2013

A Week In The Life...

Goes something like this: * Day lost to snow * Another work day lost to tending a parent who never tended me * Another half day of the same * Crushing in three days of work into a half day to come home and fight * Leaving early for a weekend with f… more »
Feb/22
2013
The restaurant was packed, and by packed I mean overflowing to the gunwales. The table of twelve had finished up a while ago. While the management desperately tried to fit the waiting patrons into the remaining tables, the large party reenacted a scene… more »
Feb/21
2013
I am looking for a new laptop and I hope I have not waited to long. Most of the offerings seem to be for machines with Windows 8. The options for decent machines with Windows 7 is getting slimmer and slimmer. Then I pursued the manufacturer websites. L… more »
Feb/20
2013
There's a light at the end of the tunnel and it ain't white... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten days before a new deadline for broad, automatic government spending cuts, the sense of urgency that surrounded other recent fiscal crises is absent. Government… more »
Feb/19
2013
Mobile wants you to be distracted while you pump your gas, anyone want to guess why? Well, here's three good reasons: 1. Because maybe you'll overfill and they will get more money 2. Because you're a captive audience and they can sell advertising… more »
Feb/18
2013
What do Girl Scouts and designer wedding dresses have in common? Both get thrown in the trash rather than donated to a good cause if they're not sold. I can see how designer dresses might be sold by assholes who would rather see them destroyed than on… more »
Feb/17
2013

No SUVs In The City

Driving in the city, any large city, makes a rational person wonder: why are SUVs even allowed in? Jamming up streets, taking up more than their share of a parking spot, gulping down gallons in a traffic jam and all for the convenience of one person… more »
Feb/16
2013
Well it's ~kinda true... Rock'n'roll singer Chubby Checker is suing HP over an app that used his name as a euphemism for penis size. The Chubby Checker app - which appeared on websites for Palm OS devices - claimed to guess the intimate measuremen… more »
Feb/15
2013
How unusual, a Catholic minister, an Archbishop no less, likes little boys more than little girls. Apparently so much so that he's banned a little girl from playing football with the boys. Of course, it's all for her own safety... Philadelphia (CNN… more »
Feb/14
2013
Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre Thursday renewed his call for armed personnel in every school in America. (UPI) Schools are not a place for guns or armed guards. It's a sad statement that the NRA is feeling so threatened that they… more »
Feb/14
2013
Let me cut to the chase: Lake Nona High Principal has a stick up her butt. Principal Margaret Nampon of Lake Nona High School in Orlando said in a Wednesday message to parents that any students bearing Valentine's gifts such as balloons, flowers and… more »
Feb/13
2013
I was doing a bit of research for a post I am working on. It is a topic that I and a lot of people have some interest in. Also, my professional background allows me to understand some of the finer points of the topic. I found an article and I read t… more »
Feb/13
2013
I've been perusing for a new bedspread/comforter for a couple of weeks. I kept going back to one I found on Kohl's on-line. Good price and I liked it. A friend sent me a discount code that was expiring last night, so I felt compelled to get it done.… more »
Feb/13
2013
For many people blogging is a harmless, cathartic activity that helps maintain sanity. Anonymity is a key part of it and blowing someone's cover for your own benefit is, well, douchebag-ism. Which is what Sprudge.com apparently is good for. SEATTLE (AP)… more »
Feb/12
2013
The Paternos seem to think that they can reverse the damage that's been done. The problem is that they can't. Worse, they have lived in the limelight so long that their sense of reality is skewed. Fact is, no one really cares what they think, or reports… more »
Feb/11
2013
Pope Benedict XVI is resigning. Something a Pope hasn't done in centuries. I'm not Catholic, I don't really care what old white haired man wears the pointy hat. They all pretty much do and say the same thing. Blah, blah, blah, same shit, different decad… more »
Feb/11
2013
Apparently I'm a slacker. The office called, and messaged, and emailed on Friday saying that it was going to be closed due to weather, a rare occurrence. However I had a phone-con that day which I missed. This apparently makes me a slack-ass because… more »
Feb/11
2013
The answer? Almost a million in 2010. And that was 3 years ago. LaPierre has been richly rewarded for his efforts: NRA tax returns show he earned $835,000 in salary and $126,000 in other compensation in 2010. (AP) Mr. LaPierre makes a boodle. Not… more »
Feb/10
2013
All I can say is that it's a brilliant idea that probably won't work in the US because most parents these days think that *everyone* should enjoy their brat as much (or as little) as they do. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Malaysian airlin… more »
Feb/09
2013
Writing a book about violence in Japanese baseball apparently makes Bob an expert in Martial Arts. NOT. Author Robert Whiting, who detailed corporal punishment in Japanese baseball in his 1989 book "You Gotta Have Wa," said violence in Japanese sports… more »
Feb/08
2013
Even in America where people are sensitive to sexism there is still a common habit to fall back into old patterns. The Grammy dress code warning is a really good example. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- CBS' standards and practice division has issued a… more »
Feb/07
2013
I've written before about the notable people I encounter on a regular basis. I've discovered another facet to the morning magpie: She drives like an asshole. A couple weeks ago more »
Feb/07
2013
L is for lol and L is for lame and L is apparently also for North Korea (even without the alliteration). A propaganda video from the North Korean authorities has been removed from YouTube following a copyright claim by games maker Activision. The clip… more »
Feb/05
2013
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/05/rep-john-conyers-illegal-immigrants-are-not-illegal-they-are-out-of-status/ more »
Feb/05
2013
In my day we called them laptops. Big whoop. more »
Feb/04
2013
... to the very point of criminality. Exhibit A: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A cleric in Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa calling for all baby girls to be fully covered by a burqa due to reports of young girls being sexually molested. Sheik… more »
Feb/03
2013
There's peanut butter and chocolate, two great tastes that taste great together. And now? There's gun control and nut-jobs, two great topics that compliment each other even better. Note that I haven't specified which side of the argument the nut-jobs… more »
Feb/02
2013
Because I'm just so tired of hearing about abortion... more »
Feb/01
2013
An idiot in Tennessee took his pitbull to the pound for being gay. How did this genius come to this conclusion? Because the male pitbull mounted another male pooch. (article) Luckily the pitbull was saved from his death sentence by a nice lady that u… more »
Feb/01
2013
"Because I'm not very skilled I'm wearing what you could call a one-piece hijab - you just pull it over your head. But I've discovered the scope is endless. There are all sorts of options." So says Jess Rhodes, 21, a student from Norwich in the UK. She… more »