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Fakin' it

Sure, most people will just say Potemkin Village and move on, but what was that movie with Michael Keaton and Geena Davis where they bought a house near a small town except they didn't like the townees and the townees didn't like them so they convinced the townees to act like the old fashioned folks and then Keaton and Davis liked it so much they decided to stay there after all? My point is maybe the UK will decide that they actually like having nice towns and they'll drop austerity and commit some stimulus money to fixing their economy.


By fnord12 | May 31, 2013, 7:42 AM | Liberal Outrage & Movies & Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



Wash your hands

Really sad that this was even necessary.


By fnord12 | May 30, 2013, 2:37 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Stump Munchers

Absolutely not furry porn.

By fnord12 | May 24, 2013, 9:15 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Hey! Sweden's on Fire!

Cause there's been rioting for the last four days. I dunno why, but i find social unrest in a Nordic country to be quite odd. Mebbe cause they usually have really good social programs and a high standard of living. Mebbe cause in my imagination, it's too damn cold to want to do anything energetic.

Violence spread across the Swedish capital on Wednesday, as large numbers of young people rampaged through the suburbs, throwing stones, breaking windows and destroying cars. Police in the southern city of Malmo said two cars had been set ablaze.

Media reports said a police station was set on fire in Stockholm's southern suburb of Rågsved, where several people were also detained. No one was hurt.

What they need to do is take all these youths and enter them into a state-funded training program that prepares them for competing in the World's Strongest Man competitions (or "the Viking Show", as i like to call it).


By min | May 23, 2013, 2:55 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Panel of Experts Watch Video and Declare Pope's Exorcism Real

In case you had any doubts or anything. Link

Smiling broadly, the Pope initially shook the man's hand, but the South American pontiff's expression changed dramatically after a priest from the Legionaries of Christ, a conservative order, leaned in close and spoke a few words to him.

With a more serious expression on his face, Francis placed both hands on the man's head for 15 seconds.

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The [television] station gathered a panel of clergy specialising in exorcisms who scrutinised the footage and concluded that the pope had performed an exorcism.
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The Rev. Giulio Maspero, a Rome-based systematic theologian who has witnessed or participated in more than a dozen exorcisms, said he was certain that Francis' prayer on Sunday was either a full-fledged exorcism or a prayer to "liberate" the young man from a demonic possession. He noted that the placement of the pope's hands on the man's head was the "typical position" for an exorcist to use.

Clearly Pope Francis is a badass cause all it took was 15 seconds to exorcise four demons. It took Damien Karras days just to exorcise one demon, and he ends up dead.


By min | May 21, 2013, 1:32 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Poisoning - the Method of Choice for Dealing with Rivals

People in China are losing their goddamned minds. Most recently, the head of a nursery school put rat poison in a couple of yogurt drinks given to children in order to damage the reputation of their rival. What the fuck?? Granted, grandmothers should know better than to pick up mysteriously left bags and feed the contents of said bags to children, but since when is poisoning children an acceptable method of beating the competition? Those children died.

And that's just one of many stories about poisoning.

Many in China have blamed the latest case on the vicious competition between nursery schools, which has led to owners employing increasingly aggressive tactics to win pupils.

But there have also been a number of chilling poisonings in the country in the past, often linked to disputes. In a notorious incident in 2002, two teachers and 70 children at a nursery in Guangdong became seriously ill after the head of a rival institution blamed it for the failure of his business and put rat poison into the table salt. The man, Huang Hu, was later executed.

The following year, 38 people died and hundreds were made ill after a snack-shop owner poisoned a competitor's food. Another 10 were killed when a widow spiked the meal at her husband's funeral over a family dispute. In a third case, a man sought revenge against his married lover as their relationship turned sour by poisoning her children's snacks. One of the children, and a classmate with whom he shared the food, died; 25 other pupils were taken ill.

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Two years later a nursery pupil in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region died and 20 others were admitted to hospital in similar circumstances.

And in 2011 a sex shop owner in Hebei province attacked a competitor by leaving a tetramine-tainted snack in his store. His rival was taken seriously ill and the suspect tried to mislead detectives by leaving out other poisoned food, causing the deaths of three boys aged between two and 17.

What happened to the good old fashioned method of ruining your competitor by hiring thugs to trash their business? And why is nursery school such a cutthroat industry?

Is poisoning equally prevalent in any other country over the last decade, and we just haven't heard about it? Mebbe there's so much lead in the air pollution in China that people are going crazy.


By min | May 7, 2013, 2:29 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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By min | May 1, 2013, 1:12 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



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