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An Edict

Starting from Thanksgiving on through to New Year's, the work week shall be reduced to 3 days.

I declare it to be thus.


By min | November 27, 2006, 2:26 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Give the gift of llamas this holiday season

Instead of buying your family more sweaters and ties, donate a llama or a water buftalo to a family in need.


By fnord12 | November 26, 2006, 2:04 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



That's One Damn Fine Recliner

A man sitting in his easy chair was shot in the head by his wife, but the sturdy recliner absorbed most of the bullet's force and left him virtually unscathed.

The couple had been arguing at home on Sunday evening, said Contra Costa County sheriff's Lt. Charles Skuce. Then Jan Kamp stood behind her seated husband and fired a gun at the back of his head, Skuce said.

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After he was shot, he stood up, followed his wife to the kitchen, and said "You shot me". So she shot him again, but missed. Heh. Must have been some argument.

The sad thing is they don't mention what brand or model of recliner it is. I bet they could use this to sell more recliners.


By min | November 22, 2006, 3:33 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Denigrating Into A Rat's Nest?

Is "denigrate" being used properly in this headline?

"Iraq denigrating into a rat's nest, general testifies"

The definitions i'm familiar with are these:

  1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
  2. To disparage; belittle

I would have used "degenerate," personally. I also noted that the terms "denigrating" and "rat's nest" aren't actually quoted anywhere in the article.


By min | November 16, 2006, 10:50 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



What do you people want?

Seriously.


By fnord12 | November 15, 2006, 4:40 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (7)| Link



Jerk

He should come over to my house and fix my rubik's cube.

Astrophysicist says Rubik's Cubes are easy

Tyson Mao, 22, is among a new generation of competitive solvers of the Rubik's Cube, a plastic puzzle made up of small, coloured cubes which players twist in various directions until each side of the cube is a solid colour.

This weekend he will try to regain the title of world blindfold Rubik's Cube champion, a title he lost last year to his friend Leeann Loo who beat his time of one minute 58 seconds by 30 seconds.

"With some hard work I can probably make it. It is within reach," Mao told Reuters.

Mao took up playing with Rubik's Cubes about three years ago, introduced to the puzzle by his younger brother Toby who currently holds the world record for solving the Rubik's Cube -- 10.48 seconds.

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By min | November 8, 2006, 11:00 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



What's the Big Deal About Copper?

Why are all these Hawaiians digging up utility lines or chopping down telephone poles to steal copper wiring?

A 47-year-old man accused chopping down a utility pole to steal its copper wiring was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass. He also faces several felony charges.
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There have been several copper thefts on Oahu in past few months, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In September, thieves made off with more than 2 1/2 miles of copper wire they dug up along the H-1 Freeway in West Oahu. The wire connected 16 lights along the freeway from Makakilo to Kunia, which was already dark after being hit by thieves this summer.

Is there some huge black market demand for copper wiring that i didn't know about? If they want copper, i think typer195's got tons of pennies he hates to carry around. We could just steal them.


By min | November 7, 2006, 11:09 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link



It's D&D's Fault....Again

A mentally ill man killed a co-worker with a homemade "samurai" sword. He happened to enjoy Dungeons and Dragons, but due to his mental illness, couldn't separate reality from fantasy. He thought he was a ninja. Now, d&d might be responsible for his choice of delusion, but if he was delusional and felt endangered enough to attack someone, it would have happened regardless of d&d. The article doesn't actually say that d&d is to blame. It just likes to mention it, both in the headline and in the article.

Jurors find 'Dungeons & Dragons' player guilty but mentally ill in the murder of a co-worker

At least it doesn't mention satan, too.

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By min | November 6, 2006, 12:51 PM | D&D & Ummm... Other? | Comments (3)| Link



Naked Man Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapon.

That's right. That's what i said. A naked man was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. And if you think that's disturbing, wait til you read what that weapon was.


By min | November 6, 2006, 12:32 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



The Deadly Follies of Stick-Figure Man

Kinda funny.


By fnord12 | November 4, 2006, 9:47 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Even the Robbers are Polite

It's no wonder they get traumatized when they go to France.

The young man ate a bowl of "ramen" noodles and a side order of fried chicken at a restaurant in the city of Osaka on Wednesday then produced a knife and forced a waitress to hand over takings of 46,000 yen (205 pounds), the Sports Nippon newspaper said.

When the woman demanded he pay for his meal, the robber gave her 1,000 yen and waited for his 100 yen change before running away, the paper said.

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By min | November 2, 2006, 12:46 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



For Those of You Who Haven't Got Kids

Don't despair. You can still dress your pets up.

    

 

  

 

  

 

But, i think that even the pet costumes wouldn't fit Popo.


By min | November 2, 2006, 8:33 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Vegan Lunches

Found this site with kewl vegan lunches some woman makes for her kid to take to school. Unfortunately, they take way more time to prepare than i'd want to dedicate to making my lunch for the week. I do love the bento-style lunchbox, though. I might even convince myself to get a couple. And i've always liked the idea of a thermos - one that didn't end up leaking all over the place.


For Halloween: Mummy calzone on a bed of mummy wrappings (torn paper towel), with a bucket of blood (pizza sauce) for dipping. Two shrunken heads (a baked apple with clove eyes) in a swamp of blackberry applesauce, and a little paper pumpkin holds dessert" (a couple of pieces of candy).

I must say, for an 8 year old, this kid sure eats fancy.

They stole your identity, shmoo. Either that, or you're related. In which case, i've gotta say, "where the hell are my bento box lunches, chippie?".


By min | November 1, 2006, 1:46 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



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