Archives for: "May 2013"

May/31
2013
I spell it "Windows 8.1" SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more… more »
May/30
2013
In the not so old days, new parents would show pictures of their little darlings right after they stopped at the drug store to pick up the prints. At work, everyone that was cornered would "ooo" and "ahhh" over the pictures. Some reveled in the sharing,… more »
May/29
2013
Bumper stickers are mostly passe, however these days you only see them for two purposes: electioneering or family PR (e.g. My kid is student of the month blah blah crap.) Today, however, I saw one of those latter types that made me pause. It said "Pro… more »
May/28
2013

Sack Julie Hermann

Who the fuck is in charge of the vetting process at Rutgers? And how much are they being paid under the table? NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Julie Hermann has not considered resigning as Rutgers' incoming athletic director following reports that 16 years ago… more »
May/27
2013
I don't care what Steve says. Just because he's a scientist doesn't make him a linguist. He made a fucking mistake and he needs to LIVE with it. The creator of the Gif graphics format has said that his invention should be pronounced so it starts with a… more »
May/26
2013
Really not much in the way to technical skills needed for this little, overlooked gem. In fact all you really need is a good imagination and some acting skills. MADRID (AP) -- The Catholic archdiocese in Madrid says it needs more exorcists to help some… more »
May/25
2013
Hannah Roberts tried schooling McDonald's CEO Don Thompson. She told him: "It would be nice if you stopped trying to trick kids into wanting to eat your food all the time," said fourth-grader Hannah Robertson, who spoke up during the gathering's questi… more »
May/24
2013

Mobil Gift Card Grab

I heard the story of a woman who got a Mobil gift card as a gift from her daughter. The daughter had paid cash. When the woman went to use the gift card, she was charged the "credit card" price. When she protested, she was told that is how it is.… more »
May/24
2013
Originally this idea got axed because even the normal, jaded TV watching public was horrified. But that didn't deter Fox. They just waited to try again. Hopefully this time the (other) media wouldn't bother reporting it because they'd already reporte… more »
May/23
2013
Who cares? more »
May/23
2013
A co-worker decided to stop at a local Walmart (or as they say Walmarts in these parts). While there, she saw a guy walking in wearing a kilt and a cowboy hat. However, this was not your typical tartan kilt, it appeared to be made of tan canvas material… more »
May/23
2013
Can you say OVERPAID? I sure the fuck can. They're all special and belong to the same club the "I RAPE EMPLOYEES FOR MY OWN BENEFIT" club. The median pay for all CEOs in 2012 was $9.7 million. Top 10 of 2012: 1.Leslie Moonves, CBS, $60.3 mil… more »
May/22
2013
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bully-punished-wearing-thrift-store-clothes-article-1.1349958 more »
May/22
2013
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/15/the-sneaky-change-to-yellow-lights-in-florida-that-now-means-more-tickets/ more »
May/22
2013
Guess what! Now Big Mob Microsoft doesn't want you to "borrow" games any more. Who the fuck cares if you friend bought it fair and square. If you want to play it on your system, you better fucking pay up full price, because, well, you're not "buying"… more »
May/22
2013
Not all is fair in love and war, but that's hardly an excuse for the seemingly endless rollout of disaster that has been chipping away at the government. The stream of news has been so fast and wide that a blogger has difficulty tackling it all at once… more »
May/21
2013
Apple owners are well known for their "holier than thou" attitudes and expressions. It's something both the retailer and the retail-ee like to cultivate, rather like Star-schmucks, what does YOUR smartphone say about YOU? Yadda yadda. Trendy? Green?… more »
May/20
2013
As a parent I fully understand the need to change Junior, however the lack of available facilities doesn't make me act even more juvenile than my offspring. DENVER, May 19 (UPI) -- Police said they responded to a Denver Starbucks after an altercation… more »
May/19
2013
Apparently in Pat's biblical world being a man is a good enough reason to get away with adultery. And women are supposed to be ok with that. LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson has received criticism for telling the wife of a ch… more »
May/18
2013
John Barrett isn't a douchebag. He's a used douchebag. CINCINNATI (AP) -- For more than 100 years, the Anna Louise Inn in downtown Cincinnati has been a safe and serene home for thousands of women. But the women recently lost a two-year fight wit… more »
May/18
2013
The irony is so strong it has stench of bullshit... KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- The city of Keene, N.H., has sued a group that feeds change into parking meters that are about to expire, saying members are harassing enforcement officers. The group calls it… more »
May/17
2013
I have a review for Kevin Williamson: Well played Sir, well played! NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- A New York theater critic was kicked out of a play after he threw a fellow patron's cellphone against a wall during a performance. Kevin Williamson, 40,… more »
May/16
2013
Gov. Christie is used to shooting from the hip. The problem is that the wrong choice of words might encourage others to be more literal... SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Some 350 homeowners in the central New Jersey towns of Sayreville and South River who… more »
May/15
2013
Paris Cannon beat up classmate Aria Jewett and gave her a concussion while other classmates watched and recorded. This is not the first time Paris Cannon has had her violence recorded for posterity. Judge Henry Davis ruled that Ms. Cannon was threat… more »
May/15
2013
There is NO good reason on earth this woman should have been allowed to keep reproducing. Enough is enough. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury convicted a mother of six of involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday in the starvation death of her infant at a… more »
May/14
2013
At least his dudebro's were nice enough to leave a note... TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona State University student who passed out and was left in a wheelchair in a hospital lobby with a Post-it note to tell doctors that he had participated in a… more »
May/14
2013

Angie's New Boobs

So it's all the rage in the news "Angelina so brave" because she had a double mastectomy due to the potential risk of cancer. Of course a cynical person might note that all she did is what hundreds of Brazilian women already do: get a pair of picture-p… more »
May/13
2013
I get on the highway on my way home from work and I get a "flash" of a bright color from my peripheral vision. I glance a bit more directly and I see a color reminiscent of highlighters. It's very distracting. I would have liked to have put the monstros… more »
May/13
2013
Can I get a little overreaction here? Or maybe a lot? Olivia Sprauer, a 26-year-old Stuart, Florida high-school teacher who was living a double life as a model, was forced to resign on April 29 after the principal found bikini pictures of her alter ego… more »
May/12
2013
The political parties would like you to believe that you're fundamentally different than the guy voting for the other party. This blog is full of "us vs. them" but when it comes right down to it - the issues that divide us aren't the big ones, they're… more »
May/11
2013
Let's look at the quote and then rip it apart like piranha's at a pig-roast. 26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together? (Twitter) Ignoring that Douc… more »
May/11
2013

Fuck You Fujian

No wonder you need to build giant phallic palaces. It's because you have no dicks of your own. DOS THIS MOTHERFUCKERS. Yellow asshole licking douchemongers. more »
May/11
2013
Everybody wants open government right? Isn't part of that an honest and open dialog with the press? Granted, I am not a huge fan of a large portion of the press. Many reporters will slant or take out of context anything to sensationalize an article o… more »
May/10
2013

Do Not Dis The Dead

The catholic church thinks they hold a monopoly on saints. Heh. Wrong. A senior Vatican official has condemned the cult of Santa Muerte, or Holy Death, in Mexico as "blasphemous". Oh come the fuck on, there's room enough to share the whole death-worship… more »
May/10
2013
It's one of those "wtf were they thinking" moments. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- When Lalo Alcaraz learned this week that Disney was seeking to trademark "Dia de los Muertos," the name of the traditional "Day of the Dead" celebrated by millions in Mexico… more »
May/09
2013
I can't put it any better than Michael Walsh of the NY Daily News: Apparently, after thinking long and hard, the mouthpiece for China's Communist Party was cocksure that the erection of a new headquarters would be warmly received — but they blew it. more »
May/09
2013
Some ladies are proud of their girls, and don't mind giving them the credit they're due. CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she was not offended by her film co-star Terrence Howard's recent praise of her breasts. Winfrey and… more »
May/09
2013

Windows Blue (It)

I have to assume that the code name is more than a little "tongue in cheek"... A front-page splash in the Financial Times screams the software giant is preparing for a humiliating U-turn on key aspects of its operating system as it grapples with… more »
May/08
2013
One Cheek at a time. Mike Jeffries is a youth-image obsessed tool who doesn't want the fat girls coming in stores. He said this: “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candi… more »
May/08
2013
Apparently women expecting their first baby also expect more: to be celebrated as Moms too. Pfft. Yeah right. ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 7 (UPI) -- A New York state based marketing firm said its survey of expectant mothers indicates dads should be prepared to… more »
May/07
2013
...I just noticed that the font in the chat windows are bigger. I wonder if it's just the Developers that are getting older and are in denial about bifocals, or just the users. more »
May/07
2013
Lauren Hill didn't pay her taxes. She's paid most of the million she owed for a five year period, but she is still going to jail. Yes. A million. In Taxes. Then she compared paying taxes to slavery. (link) "I was put into a system I didn't know the… more »
May/07
2013
Kinda makes you wonder what they did to their kids when they were growing up. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 7 (UPI) -- Missouri police have arrested a Fulton couple for placing their 5-year-old granddaughter in a car trunk to make room for two tables in t… more »
May/07
2013
James Porter wants to see another massacre and he's already winding up America's most armed citizens to do it. "(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors," Porter said. Porter, 64, whose father was NRA president… more »
May/06
2013
Quick solution: 1. Go to Chrome plugins page by typing chrome://plugins/ in the URL field 2. Look for "Chrome PDF Viewer" and click Enable (it will disable Adobe PDF Viewer) Background: for the last week, since some random upgrade at work, Chrome has… more »
May/06
2013
Even before you see their pictures you can immediately get the sense from just reading their names: Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos, yes one of these things is not like the others. BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with… more »
May/05
2013
The ATMs for my bank will say "Loading Preferences" after I swipe my card and enter my passcode. After a bit it has the following options next to two of the buttons "English?" or "Español?" If the ATM supposedly knows my "preferences, why can't it h… more »
May/05
2013
So, think they wore gloves? SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Gardeners from around the country took off their clothes and planted flowers to celebrate the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day, organizers said. Mark Storey, 54, started the event with his friends… more »
May/05
2013
No real surprise that they're not solvent really, not with shit like this. Frontier Airlines plans to start charging up to $100 for a carry-on bag and $2 for coffee or soda, although its announcement on Wednesday did say that passengers will get to keep… more »
May/04
2013
Slut. LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Former "Teen Mom" U.S. reality TV star Farrah Abraham says the $1 million she got for a sex tape will help her earn a master's degree and pursue culinary arts. The deal, for less than half the $2 million the former… more »
May/03
2013
Wow, could they be any more backward? Really there are fundamental Islamic nations that are more progressive on women's rights. DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's Roman Catholic leaders appealed to the public Friday to lobby their lawmakers to reject a bill t… more »
May/03
2013
James Czywczynski is a greedy fuck. Nothing more really needs to be said. James Czywczynski, whose family has owned the property since 1968, is trying to sell the 40-acre fraction of the historic landmark and another 40-acre parcel for $4.9 million. He… more »
May/02
2013
She must have had money because the Mercedes she was driving wasn't cheap. Not that any Mercedes is really cheap. But anyway, the silver car came to my attention in rush-hour traffic because of the irratic way it was driving. Sudden starts, stops and… more »
May/02
2013

My First Murder

Even little guns can kill. (CNN) -- A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state… more »
May/01
2013
That term is relative. I had to park at the train station overnight. I saw a spot in a good location and then I saw the "compact" sign. After I pulled in the spot I thought I really didn't fit all that well so I moved. My car isn't huge, but it isn'… more »
May/01
2013
Really, is this so very important? Or do you just need to see your name in the press? With Gray's support, lifelong D.C. resident, Washington Redskins fan and now D.C city council member David Grosso is circulating a proposal that would change the… more »
May/01
2013
Wonder where your tax dollars are going? They're going to a little dictator that takes American dollars and then calls us idiots. And we are. The Afghan president has admitted his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts we… more »
May/01
2013
That's their statement in a nutshell... (CNN) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it approved the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older.[..] But other… more »