Saturday, September 27, 2008

I wanted to warn everyone about some dangerous emails that are making the rounds... If you receive an email with the subject: "Nude Pictures of Sarah Palin!", do not open it-- it may contain a virus. If you receive an email with the subject: "Nude Pictures of Hillary Clinton!", do not open it-- it may contain nude photos of Hillary Clinton.

Alphabet in Pictures...

Don't know where I found this, but it's pretty cool...

Cereal mascots...

I've been on a big cereal kick lately-- not as in pouring it in a bowl and adding milk, but just eating it right out of the box like a snack... It got me thinking, and I remembered these two cool pics I came across some time ago.
Please click to enlarge-- lot of details there...

Eye Candy 4...

Her boobage is too big for my tastes, but she has such an unconventional face... me likey...
Plus how can you go wrong with a gal who has appeared in both 'Hustler' and 'Penthouse'?

naked, nude, porn, obscene, hottie, hot, nudity, ass, breast, boob, babe

WTF??? 38

More Aussie news...
Ambo cooked prawn on heart attack victim
An ambulance man placed a prawn (that's shrimp to us Americans) on the chin of a patient awaiting electric shock treatment for a heart attack and joked: 'Let's see if we can cook this prawn,' a medical panel has been told. While paramedics prepared to use a defibrillator, ambulance technician John Jones allegedly took a prawn from a colander in the patient's sink and asked: 'Does anybody want a prawn?' After the electric shock had been given, Mr Jones is reported to have said: '360 joules won’t cook a prawn.' The allegation by paramedic Darren Claydon comes days after he told the same hearing how a fellow paramedic - called Clive Greedy - had munched on celery while taking part in efforts to resuscitate the same dying patient. Mr Jones was later dismissed, the Health Profession's Council panel heard.

Censorship down under...

Another piece I came across from the 'Daily Telegraph'...
'Dying Breed' movie poster too gruesome for bus shelters
By Vicky Roach
A POSTER for new Australian horror film Dying Breed (has) been rejected as too gruesome to hang on bus shelters.
The thriller was inspired by cannibal convict Alexander Pearce - known as The Pieman because he baked pies for a living in Ireland prior to being deported to a penal colony in Tasmania.
The tongue-in-cheek poster, designed by the LaB Sydney, features a meat pie that has been split open to reveal its stomach-churning contents.
"It's disappointing and frustrating to have the poster censored by Adshel (the company that specialises in bus shelter advertising)," writer-producer Michael Boughen said.
"The poster will be seen in cinema foyers, press ads and online, so it's going to be in the public domain.
"Dying Breed is an Australian film fighting to be noticed in a crowded marketplace and we wanted to stand out from the crowd.''
Dying Breed opens in Australia on November 6. Check out the trailer here.
I've never heard of this movie, but after seeing this poster, I am interested... People need to grow up and get over being offended by everything.
Wasn't it enough when the Australians stopped allowing Santa to say "Ho Ho Ho'' a couple of years ago? Not that I am pro-Santa (that deserves a blog all it's own), but shit... silly people-- maybe it's because they are upside down all the time and the blood runs to their heads...

Controversy on the Dairy Front...

I came across this piece on the Australian 'Daily Telegraph' website--
Coon cheese is next, says campaigner
By David Barbeler
AN anti-racism campaigner says Coon cheese is next on his hit-list after the Queensland Government ruled a grandstand being rebuilt in the state's south would not be renamed after E.S. "Nigger" Brown.
Toowoomba Sports Ground Trust chairman John McDonald said yesterday that while the grandstand bearing Brown's name was to be demolished in coming days as part of an upgrade, the "N word" would be used on a plaque or statue at the new ground.
But late yesterday, Sports Minister Judy Spence ruled it would be inappropriate to use the racist term in any way.
Toowoomba academic Stephen Hagan, who campaigned against the name for almost a decade and even took his case to the United Nations, said his celebrations would be shortlived.
Mr Hagan said today he would now focus on fighting Dairy Farmers' Coon cheese.
"Initially, Dairy Farmers said it was named after Edward Coon, who revolutionised the speeding process of making cheese," he said.
"But I've questioned the authenticity of that story."
Mr Hagan, said the cheese, formerly manufactured by Kraft, used to have a black wraparound and was named Coon as a joke.
"I want Dairy Farmers to show me the evidence of Edward Coon being honoured an honorary doctorate and what year he received that honorary doctorate," he said.
"If they can prove to me that Edward Coon was a famous cheesemaker, I will drop my campaign. "If they can't do it, I'm going to fight them all the way, just like I did with Nigger Brown."
Now, I would like to go on record as saying I am about as far from racist as you can get, and one of the few things capable of offending me is hate speech, but I really don't think there should be a big outrage over the naming of items that was done at a time where the world in general had a different outlook on such things. For example, the censoring (or outright banning) of certain 'Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies' and 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons or such television shows as 'Amos and Andy'. No real harm was intended at the time, and if one can look past the surface silliness, one can see that. We think of ourselves as so enlightened now, and compared to our ancestors, perhaps we are, but at the same time we can't be held accountable for the errors of misguided individuals who, for lack of a better way of saying it, didn't know any better. I can no more be offended by Coon Cheese as I can be by Scotch Tape (so named because of the stereotype of Scots being cheap, and the tape was of a low quality, inexpensive type). We've already had the sports teams attacked for having such names as the Redskins and the Indians, but who in their right mind actually sees that as an attack or disparagement to them now? Again, silliness-- silliness for the people who named them such, and silliness for anyone who feels slighted because of past stupidity... Aren't there bigger things to worry about?
I don't mean to slam the Left again, but this is just another example of their misplaced idealism and the PC world they expect us to live in...
I don't even know where I am going with this... My outlook on most things in this world is "fuck it", because A) there usually isn't a whole lot you can do about it, and B) worrying about it usually makes things worse. So I say get over it and try to look at the big picture and our history as a whole. Would I buy Coon Cheese if I thought the name was actually a racial slur? No... and neither should anyone who thinks or feels that way-- let your pocketbook do the talking. There are much worse things than poorly worded product names out there...

blog comic...

'Reality Check' by Dave Whamond...

Happy Crush a Can Day

Any excuse to drink I guess...
And for an added bonus:
Crushing cans with, er, cans
SHOWING patrons she could crush beer cans between her exposed breasts has cost a West Australian barmaid $1,000.
Hanging spoons on the barmaid's nipples also cost one of her co-workers $500, while their bar manager was fined $1,000 for failing to stop the pair, police said in a statement.
Luana De Faveri, 31, was fined $1,000 in the Mandurah Magistrates Court today after pleading guilty to two breaches of Licence Conditions under the Liquor Control Act.
Police said in June this year, De Faveri twice exposed her breasts to patrons in the Premier Hotel in Pinjarra, 87km south of Perth.
"She was alleged to have also crushed beer cans between her breasts during one of the offences," police said.
Another bar worker, Tracey Amanda Leslie, 43, was fined $500 after pleading guilty to assisting the commission of a breach of the act by helping hang spoons from De Faveri's nipples.
The pub manager, Roy Williams, 43, was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the act by failing to stop the women's behaviour.
Superintendent David Parkinson of the Peel Police District said: "It sends a clear message to all licensees in Peel that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour in our licensed premises."
Also right in the middle of this article--
Can you crush cans in weird and wonderful ways? Film your part(y) trick and send it to us at - or stick it on YouTube and send us the link to the same email address or via the feedback form below. Have fun - and to spare our editor's blushes (try) to keep it clean.
I have no words for this...

Friday, September 26, 2008

HOLY SHIT!!! Guys, read at your own risk...

Ky. man claims penis amputated without consent
By BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky man who claims his penis was removed without his consent during what was supposed to be a circumcision has sued the doctor who performed the surgery. Phillip Seaton, 61, and his wife are seeking unspecified compensation from Dr. John M. Patterson and the medical practice that performed the circumcision for "loss of service, love and affection." The Seatons also are seeking unspecified punitive damages from Patterson and the medical practice, Commonwealth Urology.
A woman who answered the phone at Commonwealth Urology would not take a message for the doctor Thursday. But the Seaton's attorney said the doctor's post-surgical notes show the doctor thought he detected cancer and removed the penis. Attorney Kevin George said a later test did detect cancer.
"It was not an emergency," George told The Associated Press on Thursday. "It didn't have to happen that way."
Seaton was having the procedure on Oct. 19, 2007, to better treat inflammation.
The lawsuit filed earlier this month in state court claims Patterson removed Seaton's penis without consulting either Phillip or Deborah Seaton, or giving them an opportunity to seek a second opinion.
The couple also sued the anesthesiologist, Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, claiming he used a general anesthesia even though Seaton asked that it not be administered.
A message left at Commonwealth Urology's corporate office in Lexington was not immediately returned Thursday. A message left for James also was not immediately returned.
The Seatons' suit is similar to one in which an Indianapolis man was awarded more than $2.3 million in damages after he claimed his penis and left testicle were removed without his consent during surgery for an infection in 1997.
I couldn't find an appropriate image (i.e. one that didn't make light of this man's suffering, or wouldn't make you guys even more uneasy) so I opted to use one that is within the subject matter and also demonstrates my feelings on circumcision in general...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Right vs Wrong 3...

Well, she may not be right, but she is closer than he is by a mile...

Happy National Comic Book Day...

This definitely should be a recognized holiday for the geeks of the world...
It's also National One-Hit Wonder Day-- check out this cool website for a list of one-hit wonders from the 50's up...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eye candy 3...

WTF??? 37

Thieves steal hood from ice cream delivery truck
AUGUSTA, Maine - Dave Tracy said he can understand thieves snatching ice cream from one of the Hershey's delivery trucks he manages. But stealing a hood off the truck? The branch manager at Hershey's Augusta warehouse said "nothing like this has ever happened."
Tracy said the fiberglass hood, at 7 1/2 by 6 feet and 4 feet deep, is "not exactly small." He said that even if the thieves had a pickup truck, the hood wouldn't be easy to carry off.
Tracy, who's worked for Hershey's for 23 years, discovered the theft when he got to work Monday morning. Augusta police said the thieves probably needed a hood identical to the one on the ice cream truck.
Hershey's Augusta warehouse has six trucks that deliver through Maine and northern New Hampshire.
Information from: Kennebec Journal,*
Actually the pic I chose for this is a much bigger "WTF?" than the article itself...

Happy Festival of Latest Novelties Day

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Dogs in Politics Day

I know nothing about this holiday (and am too lazy to look it up), but it does remind me of a Native American myth about the dogs of the world getting together to choose a leader. One dog nominated the bulldog because he was strong, and another dog nominated the greyhound because of his speed. Each dog had a different idea of which should be in charge until one dog said, "I nominate Larry because his butt smells the best,". This gave the rest of the dogs thought and they proceeded to sniff each others hind quarters searching for the right smell, and to this day any time you see two dogs meet and smell each other, they are still trying to elect a leader (no, I didn't make this shit up).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy National White Chocolate Day...

I shit you not, today is National White Chocolate Day...
This is the first of a series of odd holiday posts I will be doing-- I won't have something everyday (even though there actually is a holiday for virtually every day of the year, many days having several holidays), just the ones that stand out to me... this could get old really fast though.
I just hope there is a National Milk or Dark Chocolate Day lest we have to worry about people thinking racism is coming into play.

Ok, now this is just stupid...

No book ever written could be this good...
Visitors flock to timber town for Twilight's magic
By WHITNEY MALKIN, Associated Press Writer
FORKS, Wash. - Pounding rain and heavy mist are constant in this timber town where logging's decline left a graveyard of rusting timber mills and unemployment. Businesses shut down. Parts of the local high school were condemned. Families started to drift away.
Until an unlikely cast of vampires breathed new life into the town.
"I fell in love with it," says 18-year-old Samantha Cogar, who dragged her grandparents on a 2,500 mile roadtrip to Forks from Louisville, Ky., earlier this summer. "I can't wait to go back."
Cogar is one of thousands of visitors who have flocked to Forks in response to "Twilight," the hottest series to hit shelves since "Harry Potter." Set in Forks, on the gritty edge of the Olympic Mountain Range, the books have captured the hearts of readers around the world.
In a town framed by towering Douglas fir, hemlock and spruce and the occasional western red cedar, where rough, blue collar edges are tangible, the unexpected attention seems to be a second chance for the economy. Inspired by a world of make-believe, "Twilight" fans are bringing the town back to life.
Four years ago, Author Stephenie Meyer introduced the world to Bella Swan, a 17-year-old who moves to Forks and is torn between the love of classmate Edward Cullen and best friend Jacob Black. But before long, she realizes something isn't right: Edward is a vampire and Jacob, a werewolf.
Readers were hooked, and three more "Twilight" books followed. "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final book of her "Twilight" series, came out in July and has remained at the top of best seller lists ever since. Teens throughout the country celebrated the release of the book by dressing up as characters from the series for midnight parties at bookstores — much the way "Harry Potter" books are launched.
As the pages kept coming, the series' cultlike following increased. Before long, fans started showing up in Forks, looking to see if magic would spark when imagination collided with reality. What they found was a two-stoplight town where more than a foot of rain falls each month. A place where success is measured in sweat and four-wheel drive.
But Forks was quick to embrace the frenzied fans.
Forks' "Twilight"-inspired turn has been nothing short of magical, Marcia Bingham, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, says.
"We've probably had more than 100 people a day," says Bingham, who has eagerly watched as van after van of giddy readers — mostly female — pull up in front of the town's visitors center.
For many fans, the line where reality ends and imagination begins is starting to blur, says Michael Gurling, who caught inspiration from the tourism boom and started his own Twilight Tours.
After enlisting a few locals, he asked for help in picking out houses that could serve as stand-ins for the book's famous Forks' stops: Bella and Edward's houses, a field where vampires play baseball. Other locations, such as the police station, where Bella's father works, and the hospital, where Edward's father is a doctor, play their own parts. They chipped in, providing cruisers near which fans may take pictures and reserving a spot for "Dr. Cullen" in the parking lot.
"The most popular spot is probably the beach, in LaPush, where Bella finds out the truth about Edward," says Gurling.
On a recent Friday, Gurling's van headed out of the visitor's center parking lot — packed, as it is most every weekend, with teenage girls. Outside the stand-in for Edward's house, a sign on the door says "Cullens" are volunteering a blood drive.
"It's not quite how I thought it would be," says Yena Hu, a University of Washington sophomore who made the four-hour trek from Seattle to visit. "They're always talking about all the windows — and in the book, the house is on the water."
But it's surprising how much Meyer did get right, considering she'd never been to Forks when she wrote the first book. A quick Internet search revealed Forks was one of the rainiest places in the world, and from her home in Arizona, the stay-at-home mom began rewriting history.
While locals are accepting of their newfound fame, they're all too aware of the mania that is continuing to grow.
Almost everyone has a "Twilight" story: the teen who dropped his library card, only to discover Twilighters had found it and kept it; the cheerleader who has out-of-town mothers stop her on the street offering cash for her uniform; the Quileute native, who heads to LaPush to chop wood and sees giddy teenagers snatching up driftwood as souvenirs.
Jessica Hartman, an 18-year-old who works at the town's pharmacy says "Twilight" has more than doubled profits for the corner store.
Flipping through a guest book for Twilighters, the recent Forks High School grad smiles as she touches signatures from around the globe — Europe, Asia, South America. They're all here, recorded in the tattered pages that spell out the town's fame.
Spurred by the boost in tourism and influx of money, are businesses eagerly trying to cash in on the craze.
Wander down the town's main drag and you'll see "We Love Edward and Bella" signs in store windows and a Forks' Speedway sign welcoming "Vampires and Racers."
Restaurants have started offering Twilight-themed options: Subway's "Twilight Special" which oozes marinara and the ever popular Bella Burger at local hangout Sully's Drive-in, which comes with special sauce and pineapple.
Stacks of Twilight T-shirts sit behind almost every counter in town.
At Sully's, 32-year-old Eleanor Currit waves a pair of plastic vampire teeth in the air — a standard side for any customer who orders the Bella burger.
"When I go back to my book club, I'm definitely going to have bragging rights," she says. "The women in my group are honestly crazy about these books."
Currit, a stay-at-home-mom with a master's degree in English, says being in Forks is like opening a page of the book and jumping in.
"This town just has a pretty primal way about it," she said. "It's really a mysterious beauty."
While the fourth and final "Twilight" book was released earlier this summer, Gurling, a former National Park Guide, says he thinks the release of the "Twilight" movie, set for early November, will only generate more attention for Forks.
And while some long for quieter days, others say "Twilight" might have been what this town needed.
"It seems like we're Twilighting all the time," says Charlene Cross, the town's florist. "But at the end of the day, it makes you feel like we're part of something bigger — and I think that makes it worth it."
And think of all the silly shop owners trying to cash in on nothing and a year from now will be regretting it when they have 9,000 t-shirts left over and no customers to sell them to-- flash in the pan to the Nth degree here...

WTF??? 36

Bankruptcy judge orders victim to pay back thief
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Mark Poveromo feels ripped off twice over. A judge ordered him to repay money he collected from a builder convicted of stealing from him — and told him to kick in the thief's attorney fees and court costs, too. Some legal experts say the case, in which a criminal case in Connecticut intersects a bankruptcy judgment filed in St. Louis, shows a need for Congress to revise the nation's bankruptcy laws to better treat people who are awarded money as part of ruling in a criminal case.
"This is an outrageous decision," said Anthony Sabino, a law professor at St. John's University and a bankruptcy expert. "I think it's a miscarriage of justice."
"I can't even begin to fathom it," Poveromo said. "Crime does pay."
The case began in 2006, when Poveromo hired Mark R. Koch of Illinois for an $80,000 project to construct a building for his pet food business in Thomaston, Conn. Poveromo paid $39,500 up front, but Koch never did any work, according to court documents.
Poveromo filed a criminal complaint, and Koch was convicted in Connecticut of first-degree larceny in April 2007 and ordered to pay restitution. Koch paid $25,000 and began monthly payments to Poveromo on the balance, but that's when the law turned on Poveromo.
Two months before his conviction, Koch filed for bankruptcy protection in St. Louis, halting any monetary claims against him. Poveromo says notices of the bankruptcy filing was sent to Poveromo's old business address and he didn't see them.
Koch then filed a complaint to the bankruptcy court accusing Poveromo of intentionally violating the stay on claims by having him arrested to collect on his debt.
Judge Charles Rendlen III agreed with the builder. In a ruling filed in December, and without hearing from Poveromo, Rendlen noted "the highly suspect timing" of Koch's arrest and conviction after filing for bankruptcy.
The judge said Poveromo intentionally violated the bankruptcy stay on claims by causing Koch's arrest to collect on the debt.
"Allowing a creditor to use the threat of incarceration on charges related to a prepetition debt undermines the most fundamental premise of bankruptcy law: the guarantee of equal treatment among creditors pursuant to the bankruptcy code," Rendlen wrote.
Rendlen ordered Poveromo to pay back the restitution Koch had given him as well as attorney's fees and costs.
Poveromo tried to challenge the ruling, but failed to get it overturned. The judge also rejected Poveromo's request to appear by telephone instead of traveling to St. Louis because he cares for his elderly sick parents.
"The inconvenience experienced by the defendant's parents does not outweigh the need of the court to observe the defendant in person as he gives his testimony, to allow the court to best weigh his credibility," Rendlen wrote.
Poveromo said he had to pay for airplane tickets to St. Louis for a hearing on the case and couldn't get a refund after Koch's attorney asked for a delay.
Poveromo said he reluctantly accepted a settlement reached a few weeks ago in which he was able to keep the nearly $28,000 Koch had given him but did not collect on the balance he was owed based on what the Connecticut court had ordered.
His attorney, Jeff Weisman, decried the ruling.
"I think it's an injustice to individuals who are victimized," Weisman said.
Koch's bankruptcy attorney, Robert Eggmann, declined to comment on the settlement and said the bankruptcy ruling speaks for itself.
Rendlen did not return a telephone message seeking comment. Court officials cited a policy that judges do not comment on their decisions.
Jack Williams, resident scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute, said the case highlights an area of the law that Congress should fix by expanding the exception to the stay of bankruptcy claims in criminal cases so that criminal restitutions can go forward during bankruptcies. He said the ruling is not unusual in finding a violation of the stay, but said other judges may not have sanctioned Poveromo.
Bankruptcy attorney Stuart Hirshfield said he agreed with the ruling because a stay of claims is fundamental to bankruptcy cases and violations are dealt with severely. He also said when a party fails to appear, the judge has to rule on what is known and the judge believed there was adequate notice.
Sabino, the bankruptcy expert from St. John's, said problem lies primarily with the judge's interpretation of the law.
Poveromo said he has since hired another contractor to construct the building for his business. He said he's struggling after spending $10,000 on lawyers while business has slowed amid a weak economy, but is determined to persevere.
"It's tough times," Poveromo said. "I'm not going to let this criminal ruin my business."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

WTF??? 35

SoCal officials to pave over music-making asphalt
LANCASTER, Calif. - residents of northern Los Angeles County are not grooving to this music. Lancaster city officials said this week that they're paving over a quarter-mile strip of asphalt grooved to play the William Tell Overture when auto tires speed over it.
The road was completed this month as part of an ad campaign for Honda. It's engineered to play the overture — also known as the theme to "The Lone Ranger" — at perfect pitch for motorists driving Honda Civics at 55 mph.
But neighbors aren't amused. One says the road music sounds like a high-pitched drone. Another says it keeps him and his wife up at night.
Lancaster officials plan to pave over the grooves Tuesday.

History lesson...

It's amazing what you come across when you surf the net... they didn't teach this stuff in school.