Archives for: "October 2014"

Oct/31
2014
Yeah they're religious but you'd think after a dozen boys they'd get God's message to STOP FUCKING. ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) -- A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not… more »
Oct/30
2014
My guess is that someone just put the title in as a placeholder with all good intentions to change it later. Maybe. BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Big-box superstore Walmart has publicly apologized for listing plus-sized women's Halloween costumes… more »
Oct/29
2014

Background Noise

This is what I've been doing lately while slugging away the days in the mines. First, I tune into some nice ambient background atmosphere. The site A Soft Murmur works nicely, especially the rain/thunder mix. Then, I fire up the YouTube. Namely, old… more »
Oct/29
2014
The Pope just said science was real. He did. He did? OMFG. VATICAN CITY, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Pope Francis said Tuesday the theories of evolution and the cosmological Big Bang theory are correct but do not contradict the intervention of a creator. [..] "The… more »
Oct/28
2014

My Arch Nemesis

Everyone has a special weakness, you know like kryptonite or catwoman, mine is simpler but just as annoying. It's superglue. Honestly I don't know HOW the fuck it happens but hand me a tube, even a sealed one, and I've got the shit all the fuck over and… more »
Oct/27
2014
Or maybe it's the other way around? The article in the NY Times is entitled "Dressing For Transparency?s Sake" and the first (and only) line above the illustrations says "Fall?s most beguiling looks reveal subtle hints of skin." When I look at these… more »
Oct/26
2014

I'm Not The Flash

But I sure the fuck feel like it when I drive in my state. It's like a full 10 seconds once the light turns green before the first quarter-turn of the tire for the first guy in line. WHY SO LONG? WHY? Yes, I'm originally from New York where people had… more »
Oct/26
2014
The governments in Europe seem to be having a really hard time understanding the intangible. Like the Internet. It just seems to escape the pencil-pushers that the nets aren't a commodity that can be priced by the bushel or kilo. MADRID (AP) -- Spain's… more »
Oct/25
2014
Who is Timothy Stanley? No one really. He's an "opinion" blogger for CNN which reads as: "not good enough to be a real reporter". Yes, he posts opinions, which the internet-enabled public is surely lacking for. In this article he takes out a big stick t… more »
Oct/24
2014
There's funny and then there's this. UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A suburban Dallas man whose Halloween decorations follow an Ebola theme said the disease is "the scariest thing on the market right now." James Faulk of University Park said… more »
Oct/23
2014
I've heard the following words today to describe the action: riffing, separating, parting-ways, moving on, unable to support, transitioned. I've heard the following words today to describe the people: capable workers, those affected. I've heard the… more »
Oct/22
2014
I've avoided a lot of comment and outrage on this. Partly because I try not to care, and partly because the only people willing to actually listen are people that already agree with me. For a lack of better terms there are a number of groups involve… more »
Oct/21
2014
Gamergate is a thing and this cracks me up. Really. As a card-carrying member of the gamer community I find this navel-gazing about as funny as when your kid discovers its genitals. Because every kid has one and the reaction is more or less the same:… more »
Oct/20
2014
Two gates, two planes boarding, and two attendants with precisely the same intonation and pitch calling different zones. How the FUCK is ANYone supposed to know when to board what and when? Ffs. more »
Oct/19
2014
You might be skeptical, but just read below ok? The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend. The department says Deputy Robert Miers… more »
Oct/18
2014
I went out last night. Yes out. With friends, thanks, all of the same gender, mine basically. We toured around an area that gets very popular this time of year. About half the herd was divorced, some remarried, some still married, some none of the… more »
Oct/17
2014
Where you can't bring yourself to read the news? more »
Oct/16
2014
No amount of smart in the Federal government will solve the fact that stupid people can vote. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that… more »
Oct/15
2014
It's getting to where I might as well toss out all the other post categories in favor of this one. It's basically the only one I use. COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley said the presence of a Confederate flag on… more »
Oct/14
2014

Nice To Meet Choo!

I was at the meeting, not because I had the time or because it was my meeting but because I'm a really, really nice person. And I care. Ok, maybe I don't actually care, but I am a nice person. Fuck you if you think I'm not, I already said I don't actual… more »
Oct/13
2014
In the club of insular religions Catholicism is about to turn in its membership card and take a step out into the world of today. VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops… more »
Oct/13
2014
There's not a soul in the world that doesn't know that islamic fundies treat women despicably. And yet somehow, some way, there are women in the first world who romanticize this treatment and will even run away for it. In my mind it's a good thing, beca… more »
Oct/12
2014
... stay the FUCK away. So I'm driving home and there's a white minivan in front of me. The entire, ENTIRE back window of the minivan is covered with biblical verse, thick and dense. The words completely obscure the visibility through the window. Thus… more »
Oct/11
2014
Yes, I kid. On the evening of 6 September, police were called to the Anchorage home of a man named Korey Klingenmeyer after a report of a brawl involving as many as 20 people.[..] Bristol Palin entered the property spoiling for a fight. Mr Klingenmeyer… more »
Oct/10
2014
Tariq Khattack is a man. In Pakistan that makes him worthy. Malala, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner is a woman. To him that makes her unworthy. Indeed, Tariq Khattack, editor of the Pakistan Observer newspaper, actually condemned it, telling the BBC: "It's… more »
Oct/10
2014
And if he's not from Mars then he's just an inept asshole. NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says women don't need to ask for a raise. They should just trust the system - one that at technology companies is overwhelmingly male. Nadella spoke… more »
Oct/09
2014
From the historic past comes this YouTube gem. Way back in 1994, a punk band played for a group of elementary school kids. Not since young Koreans singing The Ramones or The Cramps playing a mental institution has a weirder clash of music and audience o… more »
Oct/09
2014
BLUF: There is NO expectation of privacy when posting online. Twitter has sued the US government over surveillance laws. Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government requests for users' data relating to national… more »
Oct/08
2014
Quote of Today: "Today's decision has been cast by the media as a victory for gay rights. What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans -- and Americans in every state -- to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit."(UP… more »
Oct/07
2014
Maria is one of those Catholics who defines themselves by hate. It's both pathetic and sad because without people to hate religion has no meaning for them. "The unqualified welcome of homosexual couples into family and parish environments in fact… more »
Oct/06
2014
So the supreme court decided not to hear any challenges to the rolling-wave of DOMA-lookalikes. And I think I get why. But let's have an anchoring quote to start off with. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a… more »
Oct/05
2014
I'm not sure, should that be two words or one? more »
Oct/04
2014
Marriott playing a monopoly? Acting like Big Brother? Perish the thought. NEW YORK (AP) -- Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forc… more »
Oct/03
2014
Just two minutes of thought could have made some organizations quite wealthy AND solved the kvetching in one go. But noooo, someone just decided to act without thinking. LONDON (AP) -- Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive… more »
Oct/02
2014
And who is it directed at? I dunno, those brainless boob-totes who can vote maybe? (Hint: everyone else calls them "women".) The College Republican National Committee is trying to convince young women to vote conservative by comparing candidates to… more »
Oct/01
2014
Or a few thousand... BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- China's Communist Party said 10,000 pigeons due to be released for Wednesday's National Day celebrations underwent an "anal security check." A tweet on the English-language Twitter account of the People's… more »