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Otter Porn

This is very cute. So for those of you who are squeamish, i would advise against clicking the link. Also, i suggest turning off the sound because the people talking are annoying.

Link

My hypothesis is that their palms got sweaty so they had to switch hands.


By min | March 30, 2007, 12:21 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (9)| Link



This is why we can't have nice things

Post boxes across the US are to be dressed up as Star Wars robot R2-D2 to celebrate 30 years since the release of the sci-fi series' first outing.
Some 400 boxes will get the new look, including outside Hollywood's Grauman Chinese Theatre, one of first cinemas to screen the film in 1977.

The makeover is part of a post office campaign for the announcement of a surprise stamp on 28 March.

The public have been urged not to tamper with the droid mail collectors.




(BTW, can you believe we still don't have a Star Wars category?)


By fnord12 | March 19, 2007, 5:00 PM | Star Wars & Ummm... Other? | Comments (3)| Link



Humanity At Its Finest

Another what's wrong with people moment.

Three care home workers who encouraged residents to fight and racially abuse each other were jailed for six months each today.

Over the course of a year the three systematically preyed on the mentally and physically vulnerable, London's Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

...

Janine Sheff, prosecuting, showed the court some of the mobile phone footage. In one clip, Hall could be seen encouraging a Down's syndrome sufferer to kick a deaf and autistic patient.

The barrister said separate video footage pictured Bailey and Nedd laughing hysterically as they encouraged the Down's syndrome sufferer to call the third woman resident they were supposed to be looking after a "white bitch".

Based on their first names, i think the 3 defendants are women. While cruelty has no gender bias, it is unusual to hear that women are behaving like the neighborhood kids who fed alkaseltzer to the seagulls. Another interesting bit of info in the article was that the single male patient in residence was not abused. They only played their games with the female patients.


By min | March 16, 2007, 12:16 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link



Sick People

What the hell is wrong with people? Got this from nsxt290:

Two weeks ago, a gift-wrapped box was left at the house Crystal shares with her grandmother. The box had batteries on top, and a note that said "Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included."

Crystal opened the box and found her dog's head inside. The box also contained Valentine's Day candy.



By min | March 15, 2007, 1:35 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



Bad Loans Come Back To Bite You

Sub-prime loan meltdown, as the headlines say:

Some lenders to the U.S. sub-prime market, which takes in borrowers with poor credit credentials, are being battered by rising defaults and increasing demand by their own lenders to recall soured loans at a loss.

One analyst said Australia's biggest four banks were only marginally exposed to such loans - about 2 to 3 per cent of the $800 billion home-loan market - and would not be concerned.

Burdett Buckeridge & Young banking analyst John Buonaccorsi said there was not much of a sub-prime market in Australia because such customers would not pass credit-scoring tests employed by local banks.

"If you are below a certain level here you are assigned as sub-prime and banks will tell you to go somewhere else," Mr Buonaccorsi said.

Goodness. Imagine that. If you have bad credit, they won't lend you money. Who came up with that crazy idea?

I think it's heartily unfair of anyone to blame the lenders who gave people mortgages they couldn't afford. It's all just shocking, really.


By min | March 14, 2007, 3:34 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Lucky!

NYT:

The New York Police Department has been going fishing. Not content to nab criminals when they break the law on their own, the department has been planting unattended bags in subway stations to see who might take them, at which point waiting officers pounce.

As NY1 News reported last week, 220 people were arrested last year in the sting, known as Operation Lucky Bag.

(Found on This Modern World, where he notes, as the article does, that people might be bringing the bags to the Lost and Found, or home to track down the owners.)


By fnord12 | March 7, 2007, 11:22 AM | Liberal Outrage & Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Where Have You Gone, Oh Bastion Of Truth And Light?

Conservapedia continues to be broken. Or just completely gone. How am i gonna read the Atheism page if it won't load? I'm heartbroken.


By min | March 6, 2007, 2:29 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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