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I Could Do Better If My Arms Weren't So Short

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Fnord12 was slightly disapproving that i checked "Yes" when asked if i would be fine with using the children as weapons against the others. Der. Kids think it's fun to be swung around. They'd be totally fine.


By min | August 23, 2012, 10:31 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



It Starts With a Massage!!!

The sculpture features a female pig lying on the ground -- with her left breast exposed -- while a male pig stands behind it. To everyone with a gutter mind (that includes just about everyone), the pigs look as if they are doing it... doggie-style.

Some locals have taken to nicknaming the sculpture "hooligan pigs" while others have wondered aloud if such a "vulgar" statue should be placed so prominently on a public square.

The urban management authority, when contacted by journalists, said the sculpture is part of a series of 21 cartoon stone sculptures designed to inculcate values -- such as perseverance, diligence and love -- in young children.

This sculpture, the spokesman reveals, depicts a young pig giving his mother a back massage, and was meant to show the importance of filial piety.

I don't think they thought this through.

Link, via Beijing Cream


By min | August 23, 2012, 2:50 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Mebbe It Was Justified Homicide

Link

The veteran tennis umpire Lois Goodman has been arrested in New York while preparing for the US Open and charged with beating her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug.

Who knows what their married life was like, but just think about how crazy he must have driven her for this woman to suddenly snap whilst drinking her coffee and start beating him with her mug. Her mug!! Who does that? Someone driven to the very end of her tether, that's who.

All i'm saying is when we're old, fnord12 better not fuck with me before i've had my breakfast if he knows what's good for him. And he'd better make sure i don't have anything in my hand at the time, either, or i might do more than just stamp my foot in frustration.


By min | August 23, 2012, 1:26 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Cause Pinching's For Sissies!

H/t to wnkr for one more example that society's going to hell in a handbasket.

Three child care workers have been arrested for allegedly encouraging toddlers under their watch to fight for sport.

According to police, Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21, were captured in a cell phone video egging on two three-year-old children to get physical for the fun of it at the Hands of Our Future Daycare in Dover, Delaware.

In the footage, taken in March, a toddler's voice is heard crying out in pain, "He's pinching me," as the little one tries to break free from a scuffle with another youngster.

Shockingly, the voice of one of the workers responds, "No pinching, only punching," as the worker guides the child to stay in the fight zone at the center, that boasts a peaceful atmosphere with the motto: "Young Hearts Loving the World."

Don't these daycare workers know that punching is unrealistic? They should be grappling.

The best part of this story might be the sign posted on the door after the place was shut down.

A City of Dover Code Enforcement sign was posted to the door reading: "Danger. This structure is declared unsafe for human occupancy or use."

Unsafe if you're a pussy!


By min | August 21, 2012, 8:45 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Stay in your homes and wait for Jesus to tell you when it's safe

I was so pleased to find that this Trumpet article was online. Saved me the effort of manually typing it all in. Because clearly you needed to be warned about the demonic zombie apocalypse.

What could possibly possess someone to do something so ghoulish, so barbaric--so inhuman?

You've surely heard of this spate of bizarre cannibalistic crimes. They sound like scripts from shock B-grade horror films--but, incomprehensibly, they are actually happening.

A homosexual porn star in Canada apparently killed his lover and ate him--but not before mailing to the nation's main political parties his victim's dismembered feet and hands. A naked Miami man ate almost the entire face off a homeless person; when police intervened, he viciously growled back at them like an animal before they shot him to death. A Louisiana man was working in his yard when another man showed up and attacked him, and actually bit a chunk of his face off. At a college in Maryland, a student admitted to carving up his roommate with a knife and devouring his heart and part of his brain.

The mind reels. And all these events occurred just within the last couple weeks.

Much media coverage has centered on bath salts--a potent drug that a couple of these attackers might have taken. The U.S. Senate responded by voting almost unanimously to ban the substance.

As reasonable as passing that bill may have been, though, are we really going to pretend that this combination of chemicals is the real cause of these horror stories? No drug turns people into crazed, violent beasts.

These are clearly crimes influenced - or perhaps even committed--by demons.

That's right--there is a spiritual dimension to these events that the media are apparently duty-bound to completely ignore.

People can laugh or scoff, but demons are very real, and active in the world today.

You can put me in the "laugh or scoff" column. I wasn't even aware of these incidents that they think i've "surely heard of". And even if are real, that is quite a conclusion to draw. It must be pretty scary to believe you are living in End Times.

Even for the Trumpet, this one's a doozy.


By fnord12 | August 14, 2012, 10:42 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



The Exciting World of Canned Beans

Matthew Yglesias discusses possible non-discriminatory reasons for a price difference between "tortillas" and "wraps", which are the same thing, and in the process comes up with a great name for what i wish was a 1950s style informational short that Mystery Science Theater could make fun of for me.


By fnord12 | August 7, 2012, 4:29 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



It Should All Be Photos of Cats

So tempted to install this:

The plug-in is able to detect images of babies in your Facebook feed and replace those images with other pictures of your choosing.
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Once the plug-in detects those keywords, it replaces the photo associated with the keywords with another picture from an RSS feed. The default RSS feed is photos of cats.

By min | August 6, 2012, 5:12 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



White Cat Corn

While i'm taking pictures of things in our kitchen:

White Cat Corn and i don't care.

I am glad we have good trade relationships with the intelligent bipedal* cat people, because a) i like popcorn and b) i'd rather not get into a war with intelligent bipdedal cat people.

Except clearly i do care.











*means once every other foot


By fnord12 | August 5, 2012, 2:37 PM | Cute Things & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



This Applies to Costco Shoppers, Too

Not just people taken in by coupons and discounts.

A 25% discount off your overall purchase may seem like a great deal and in many cases it can be. However, many people will take this 25% discount and use it as an incentive to buy more than they normally would. You can actually hear people in grocery stores--almost a moment of revelation--saying "Well, we have this coupon, we might as well buy more."
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You end up not saving money and in most cases, over-spending because of the illusory idea of saving. If you've over bought on groceries that have spoiled before, you know how it is.

Link

You know who you are. I don't need to name names.


By min | August 3, 2012, 3:19 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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