Thursday, December 31, 2009

Russia 'plans to stop asteroid'..Run, RUN!!

The head of Russia's federal space agency has said it will work to divert an asteroid which will make several passes near the Earth from 2029.

Read more here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Synth Britannia

In 9 parts.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Demi Moore (or her lawyers) need to get a life

some rich fuck

Come on Demi, get out more, see the world, perhaps start dating a younger man....oh right...

Lawyers representing Demi Moore sent a threatening letter to Boing Boing over the holidays which demanded that we remove a post I published in November, or face legal consequences. In the referenced Boing Boing post, I published photographer Anthony Citrano's speculation that a recent W Magazine cover image of the actress may have been crudely manipulated by magazine staff to alter her hip, and appear thinner.

The more you tighten your grip Demi, the more blogs will slip through your fingers...

Read more here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dumb Christians: Was Jesus Wealthy?

Can't have Jesus Meek and Mild being one of the unwashed poor, now can we?

Each Christmas, Christians tell stories about the poor baby Jesus born in a lowly manger because there was no room in the inn.

But the Rev. C. Thomas Anderson, senior pastor of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona, preaches a version of the Christmas story that says baby Jesus wasn't so poor after all.

Anderson says Jesus couldn't have been poor because he received lucrative gifts -- gold, frankincense and myrrh -- at birth. Jesus had to be wealthy because the Roman soldiers who crucified him gambled for his expensive undergarments. Even Jesus' parents, Mary and Joseph, lived and traveled in style, he says.

Read more here.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fuck Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Child killing psychopath opens Wall Street

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vatican eyes the Staffordshire Hoard

It has been described as the “stuff of dreams”. It brought one archaeologist to tears at the very sight of it.

But the awe-inspiring Staffordshire Hoard, one of the most important discoveries of Anglo-Saxon treasure in British history, may be whisked away by the Vatican...

...the Christian significance of some of the relics, including a folded cross and a bracelet with a Biblical inscription, that led to a significant phone call to Midland archaeologists from the Vatican...

...the Vatican think[s] it may be the lost treasure of St Edwin

So gimme gimme gimme. I'd tell them to STFU.

Read more here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Two NYC emergency medical technicians: Today's Scum of the Earth

Two emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a pregnant woman who collapsed in the coffee shop where they were taking a break were suspended Monday, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg called their behavior inexcusable.

Read more here.

Follow up, July 19, 2010:

Authorities say an emergency medical technician accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman during his coffee break was fatally shot near a New York City nightclub.

Police believe those accusations and the shooting were unrelated.

Police say Jason Green was shot in the face near the Greenhouse club Sunday morning. There have been no arrests.

Read more here.

HP computers are racist

LOL. I love a good PR nightmare.

Their excuse is just as lame: "The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty “seeing” contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting.

Read more here.

Pushy Christians: Michelle Bachman and the Prayercast

The Family Research Council Action PAC held an extraordinary "prayercast" event, praying for the intercession of God to change Senators' minds and stop the health care bill.

Read more here.

Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World

Members of the earth's earliest known civilization, the Sumerians, looked on in shock and confusion some 6,000 years ago as God, the Lord Almighty, created Heaven and Earth.

According to recently excavated clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, thousands of Sumerians—the first humans to establish systems of writing, agriculture, and government—were working on their sophisticated irrigation systems when the Father of All Creation reached down from the ether and blew the divine spirit of life into their thriving civilization.

"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."

"Everything is here already," the pictograph continues. "We do not need more stars."

Read more here.

The Origins of Tidiness

"A tidy house, a tidy mind." Some of the more slovenly among us might bristle at this scolding old proverb, but to human evolution researchers it makes perfect sense. One of the hallmarks of modern behavior is the sophisticated way Homo sapiens organizes the spaces it lives in, with everything in its place. But new work at a nearly 800,000-year-old hominin site in Israel suggests that the roots of tidiness may lie deep in our evolutionary past.

Read more here.

Stolen Auschwitz sign found

The "Arbeit macht frei" sign stolen from Auschwitz in southern Poland has been found in the north and five men are being questioned by police.

The five suspects, aged in their 20s and 30s, were not members of a neo-Nazi group, Krakow police said.

The metal sign from the main gate, which symbolises for many the atrocities of Nazi Germany, had been cut into three pieces, they added.

As the thieves should be.

Read more here.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar/Roger Dean/Yes

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Idiot cop pulls gun at snowball fight

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as a police officer. He calmed down once his fellow uniformed cop arrived. Apparently, someone called 911 to report a man with gun. The snowball fight had been well hyped on Twitter.

Read more here.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review

A clever and biting review of The Phantom Menace (in 7 parts), though it is marred by the narrator's droning voice and some very juvenile humour (sorry friend, but rape jokes are not funny).

Friday, December 18, 2009

I can't hear!

The Staffordshire Hoard

This hoard is perhaps the most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects found in England. It compares and perhaps exceeds those objects found at Sutton Hoo. Originally discovered by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in July 2009 and subsequently excavated by Birmingham University Archaeology Unit and Staffordshire County Council.

See the Flickr photo set here.

Hunt for Auschwitz Arbeit Macht Frei sign thieves

I'd look in Uganda, but that's just me...

Polish police are using a sniffer dog in their search for thieves who took the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign over the entrance to Auschwitz.

Detectives and other police officers were sent to the site of the former Nazi camp where more than one million people, mostly Jewish, were murdered.

A replica of the sign, which translates as "Work Sets You Free", has been put up temporarily.

The theft on Friday has caused outrage in Israel, Poland and elsewhere.

Read more here.

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BBC: F*ck you and your "debate"

Peter Horrocks at the BBC tries to apologize for the cold and callous "debate" they tried to open over Uganda and its barbaric new law.

You might have read some of the coverage about a World Service Africa Have Your Say debate yesterday, or my colleague David Stead's blog post about it last night.

The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused. But it's important that this does not detract from what is a crucial debate for Africans and the international community.

The programme was a legitimate and responsible attempt to support a challenging discussion about proposed legislation that advocates the death penalty for those who undertake certain homosexual activities in Uganda - an important issue where the BBC can provide a platform for debate that otherwise would not exist across the continent and beyond.

The man is an idiot, a cold hearted soulless bastard. Debate that.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Obama. You will get fooled again

Americans on the left are becoming increasingly disillusioned with Obama, and can you blame them?

The news in the last few days has continued the drumbeat of demoralizing events which started in the Bush administration, and with only a few hiccups has continued through the Obama administration. It is clear that Obama is, fundamentally, Bush's 3rd term.

Read more here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BBC and Uganda: Go F*ck yourselves

Just when you thought the world wasn't slimy enough...

The British Broadcasting Corp. suffered criticism from lawmakers Wednesday for inviting debate on whether homosexuals should face execution in Uganda.

The broadcaster launched an on-line debate over a proposed Ugandan law that would punish some homosexual acts by life imprisonment or death. Legislation being considered in the African country would impose the death penalty on some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report their homosexuality to authorities.

BBC's "Africa Have Your Say" Web site asked for people's views on whether Uganda has gone too far and whether there should be any laws against gays.

The page's title was originally "Should homosexuals face execution?" but was later changed to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" Several British politicians said the taxpayer-funded broadcaster should not treat the execution of gays as a legitimate topic for discussion.

Read more here.

Time Magazine: Corporate press at its worse

Ben Bernanke Named TIME Person Of The Year

I myself would have named Neda, the woman killed by thugs in Iran.

Read more here.


Liberals and fake Harper assassination pic: Idiots of the Day

We may not like Harper here at Lord of the Universe, but the Liberals have gone and done something stupid that might actually help him in the long run.

Well done morons.

The Liberal Party of Canada has been forced to apologize after showing a fake picture of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper being assassinated on the party's official website.

The Liberal Party website had been hosting a picture contest where readers could create images of Harper in fictional situations. The contest had been designed to criticize the prime minister's perceived reluctance to attend climate change talks in Copenhagen by showing locations that he would rather be in.

However, one shocking photo had the Prime Minister's head digitally replacing the head of Lee Harvey Oswald in a picture that showed Oswald as he is shot and killed by Jack Ruby.

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Air Force: We need a few good space cadets

Australia becomes Net Nanny State

Congratulations Australia, you've allowed your government to begin controlling the Net, and buying their line that you're just not mature enough to make your own decisions about what you see and hear.

Now back to the nursery with you, it's nap time!

Australia intends to introduce filters which will ban access to websites containing criminal content.

The banned sites will be selected by an independent classification body guided by complaints from the public, said Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

A seven month trial in conjunction with internet service providers found the technology behind the filter to be 100% effective.

Avatar/Roger Dean: No shit Sherlock

James Cameron spent years creating Avatar's floating islands and crazy dragons, and then an army of concept artists brought them to life. But maybe they had some inspiration from somewhere else? Like classic album-cover artist Roger Dean? Behold the evidence.

Read more here.

(I tried to put this on Youtube, but our corporate overlords would not permit it)

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Astounding World of the Future

John Moore: Idiot of the Day

John Moore: Why I don't care about global warming...

So here’s why I don’t care. I don’t have kids. I’ll be dead before most of the consequences of climate change manifest.

Well done John, you managed to elevate yourself into the stratospheric realms of the Epic Idiot.

Read more here, and marvel at a truly confused mind.

This could be why my editor, Jonathan Kay, still thinks that in spite of the constant and often frothing denunciations by this paper’s readers, I am actually a conservative.

No, but you've managed to combine the worst of liberal and conservative thinking into a completely illogical whole, all wrapped tightly in that pretty little head of yours.

Uganda goes back to being totally repulsive

The bill, said Bahati, 35, an MP from the ruling party, aims to "protect the cherished culture of the people of Uganda against the attempts of sexual rights activists seeking to impose their values of sex promiscuity on the people of Uganda".

He denied reports that international pressure might result in parts of the bill being toned down. "We are not going to yield to any international pressure – we cannot allow people to play with the future of our children and put aid into the game. We are not in the trade of values. We need mutual respect."

Respect is the last thing you'll get.

Read more here.

Read this article from a Ugandan paper (and the comments below) to see just how conflicted and at times fucked up the people are there about this evil Bill, here.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

TTC rejects Ashley Madison ads

What idiot thought these appropriate in the first place?

The TTC has rejected a bid by the Ashley Madison Agency, a website that promotes adultery, to wrap a streetcar with ads promoting the controversial site, along with the slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair.”

The commission’s advertising review committee, comprising six city councillors, made the decision this afternoon after being made aware of the potential ad campaign by the TTC’s ad agency, CBS Outdoor.

Read more here.

Rogers On Demand Online: Try and escape the ads, I bet you can't!

PR people sure earn their pay at Rogers, as they seem to patrol the net looking for places to insert their opinion (when they're not looking for streets and landmarks to rename in Rogers honour that is):

This was left on a blog that wondered why you can't fast forward without running slap bang into, you guessed it, an ad...

you are able to fast forward in content, but if you skip through an ad break, you will need to watch the advertisement before continuing the show.

We do moderate this experience so that if you just want to watch the last 5 minutes and skip through a number of the ad breaks, you will only watch one ad.

So, once you've watched Miss Piggy and Teri Hatcher, the program will resume. Advertising helps us keep the service free for our customers.

While annoying the shit out of them, a fair trade in Roger's eyes I'm sure. Try watching the Canadian Comedy Network site online if you want real annoyance. The *same* ad is repeated over and over and over...

Now I know ad and marketing people actually think we enjoy their little dropping from the corporate world as that part of the brain that cause normal healthy people to react to advertising in a normal healthy way (with loathing) has been burned away to be replaced with such thoughts as "billboards bring colour and life to the place", but but..

*This blog will continue after a word from our sponsors*

Al Qaeda: More repulsive just in time for the Holidays

On the heels of a U.S. announcement of a massive troop surge for Afghanistan, an al Qaeda spokesman Saturday appeared to be trying to improve the group's image in the region with a new audio message in English.

Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, appeared in a 17-minute video released on Islamist online forums late Friday, offering condolences to the families of innocent people killed in al Qaeda attacks.

Read more here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The evil worldview that drives Uganda

Behold this vile "opinion" piece by one Ronald Hanyerere at, which would not have been out of place on the pages of Der Stürmer:

It is high time politicians, religious leaders, cultural leaders and all concerned Africans woke up and defended the African heritage against the moral confusion of Western civilisation. This civilisation is eroding African moral pride.

The so-called human rights activists have hijacked the driver's seat and are sending nations into the sea of permissiveness in which the Western world has already drowned.

Every evil that has penetrated our society comes disguised as a human right and is watered by a group of elites who have attained education in the West. These elites have come back to impose on us practices that our forefathers deemed abominable...

...These activists force their unsuspecting disciples into believing that everything the West does is right. That is why they always refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

They refer to it to protect themselves from people such as you Mr. Hanverere. You sir are the danger.

Read more here.

Roger Ebert on the idiots at Disney

I sense it's about time to share some of my thoughts about television and movie critics, myself, and the past, present and future of my corner of the critics-on-TV adventure. My friends A .O. Scott and Michael Phillips are well into their first season as the new co-hosts of "At the Movies." Richard Roeper just announced he will be streaming reviews on his web site, and they will re-run a week later on the Starz cable channel. I wish them all good fortune. And good health.

Read more here.

RCMP probes federal role in torture

This is Harper's Canada, so nothing will come of this, but at least there are still some with morals...

The RCMP has already launched an unprecedented probe of allegations that Canadian government officials turned a blind eye to torture in the past, raising the possibility it could act again on the question of the transfer of detainees in Afghanistan.

Read more here.

Harper and friends continue to embarrass Canada

A giant orb glows in a major city square, while in another part of Copenhagen, new steel cages await unruly protestors--all signs that the United Nations climate negotiations are underway in Denmark's capital.

On Sunday, I sat down with Amber Church, the national director for the Canadian Youth Climate coalition, to get her take on the Canadian negotiating team for the next two weeks.

The 28-year-old calls Canada a "lost lemming" in the global climate negotiations, which has even fallen behind the U.S. with its inaction.

"Right now Canada is not leading--it's not even following very well because Environment Minister Jim Prentice's line is 'We can't do anything until the U.S. does something,'" Church says. "To be perfectly honest, the U.S. is ahead of us and we're not even following very well."

Her advice for Canada in Copenhagen? "Canada should lead, follow or get out of the way," Church says.

Read more here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dumb Christians: Mandatory Christmas Carols

The Tea Party movement is supposed to be all about keeping the government out of your business. But if some California members get their way, the state will force public schoolchildren to sing Christmas carols.

It's called the "Freedom to Present Christmas Music in Public School Classrooms or Assemblies" initiative.

Merry Hyatt, a substitute teacher and member of the Redding Tea Party Patriots, is behind the push. The Record Searchlight reports:

The initiative would require schools to provide children the opportunity to listen to or perform Christmas carols, and would subject the schools to litigation if the rule isn't followed.

Read more here.

Rick Warren does the right thing regarding Uganda

The message is fairly clear, if somewhat clouded by Biblical references (which unfortunately are accurate).

Why David Lynch Turned Down 'Return of the Jedi'

But then he want on to Dune, and that turned out sooo well...

Uganda goes from outright to almost completely repulsive

Uganda will drop the death penalty and life imprisonment for gays in a refined version of an anti- gay bill expected to be ready for presentation to Parliament in two weeks, James Nsaba Buturo, the minister of ethics and integrity, said.

The draft bill, which is under consideration by a parliamentary committee, will drop the two punishments to attract the support of religious leaders who are opposed to these penalties, Buturo said today in a phone interview from the capital, Kampala.

The Bill is still repulsive:

* Criminalize all speech and peaceful assembly for those who advocate on behalf of LGBT citizens in Uganda with fines and imprisonment of between five and seven years.
* Criminalize the act of obtaining a same-sex marriage abroad with lifetime imprisonment. This penalty may be reduced in the new version, but the act still appears to be criminalized to some extent.
* Add a clause which forces friends or family members to report LGBT persons to police within 24-hours of learning about that individual’s homosexuality or face fines or imprisonment of up to three years.
* Add an extra-territorial and extradition provisions, allowing Uganda to prosecute LGBT Ugandans living abroad.
* Void all international treaties, agreements and human rights obligations which conflict with this bill.

Read more here.

Grammy nominates scumbag Buju Banton

Would a musical artist who sings "Jews must die" or "black people need to be killed" get a Grammy nomination? I really don't think so, and if I am somehow off-base in assuming that, please look through this year's list of nominees--Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and so on--and let me know.

But I do know one thing for sure. If you advocate death to gays, the Grammys will still think you're worthy of honor, as long as they sort of dig your music.

And so, Buju Banton got one for Best Reggae Album as jaws dropped in sensible homes everywhere.

Read more here.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Free Hugs Campaign

To the developers of Call of Duty: F*cking grow up

There seems to be a homophobic "joke" in "Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2".

Oh the wit! Such originality! Must make you feel like real men, as you shoot at pixels....

Troop 1: You ever see a grown man naked?

Troop 2: (laughs)

Troop 2: Hey man you still gay? I’m kidding. Don’t ask don’t tell

Troop 1: No ammo, no armour

Troop 2: Ha ha ha! That’s why I’m a cold-blooded carnivorous warrior bro!

Oh stop, it's too good! The literary flourishes! You're a goddamn Shakespeare!

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Quit putting offence in every single commercial

Seems the poor ad execs behind the Method "Shiny Suds" campaign, and the ad industry itself are a little miffed that they had to pull a ad, that in their opinion at least was just some harmless fun...for some men at least.

They follow this with an editorial in Advertising Age of such blind juvenile whining it is a joy to read.

Do so here.

Toronto votes to become slightly less hideous

Billboards in Toronto will face a new tax starting in April, that will raise an estimated $10.4 million a year.

Funding from the new tax will enable the city to go after the owners of illegally placed billboards to have them removed.

Toronto council approved the new tax by a 25 to 16 vote, as lobbyists from the sign industry and activists who have pushed for tougher sign bylaws watched from the gallery.

But council held back from earmarking the new tax revenue to be spent on public art projects, as many of the sign bylaw advocates had requested.

Instead, the revenue will largely go into the general revenue stream, and be handed out as part of the regular budget process.

So fuck you artists, we're keeping it for ourselves..HAHAHA damn gullible hippies!

Read more here.

H1N1 Line Jumpers: Corporate employers

When the swine flu vaccine was most scarce, health officials gave thousands of doses to corporate clinics at Walt Disney World, Toyota, defense contractors, oil companies and cruise lines, according to a USA TODAY review of vaccine distribution data from three states.

USA TODAY examined how state health departments distributed H1N1 vaccine after public outcry last month over Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs receiving doses while doctors and hospitals encountered shortages. The data show other companies got the vaccine in October and early November. In some cases, early doses went to people not deemed most at risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Makes you want to rise up and smite them, doesn't it?

Read more here.

Pepsi does the right thing

"Regarding Beenie Man's performance in Uganda, we just wanted you to know that we are appalled by his lyrics and find them repugnant. We are not associated with him in any way. Our bottling partner in Uganda was not aware of his views and never would have sponsored the concert with this knowledge. Moving forward, we will work closely with our bottling partners to be more vigilant about the events associated with our brands."

Monday, December 07, 2009

Pepsi sponsors psychopathic singer Beenie Man in Uganda

Beenie Man and the 3rd Reich of Africa. Must have been quite the rally....

Read more here.

Toronto to become armed camp next summer

Harper has a hard on already.

Toronto to host G20 summit next June

Read more here.

Tocondo gives condo dwellers a free ride

[Toronto] City Council passed a regulation yesterday that will require condominiums to provide a year of free TTC rides to anyone who buys a new unit in the central city.

It's meant to encourage condo dwellers to give up cars. Combined with a move to require fewer parking spots in downtown condos, "it's going to be a huge incentive" to convert to transit, said Councillor Howard Moscoe, who proposed the idea.

What a fantasy. Condo dwellers will take the freebee and drive anyway. This is condo dwellers we're talking about after all.

Will I, who also doesn't drive a car in the downtown, be given a free subway pass? Of course not, as I don't live in a condo.

Read more here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Toronto billboards under fire

There's a "debate" raging in Toronto about "illegal" billboards (some put the number at half of the ones up) and a tax on the industry to be given for "art" projects.

The industry is fighting back with new billboards trying to gain public sympathy with the manifestly untrue claim that is would be a tax on everyone...

"Any new tax affects you"..."Yet another tax we can't afford"

Now billboards proclaiming untruths are rare I know (ahem) but this brings the meaning of "bullshit" to a whole new level.

Now there are some who enjoy billboards, such as The Toronto National Post's resident idiot Marcus Billboards give colour and life to the place Gee (The man actually likes Dundas Square ). But his opinion luckily counts for nothing.

The danger comes from Toronto City Council member Norm Kelly, who if not sleeping with the billboard industry, has at least a full sized picture of them over his bed to keep him warm at night (no doubt electronic and flashing until 1:00 AM).

Read his frightening proposals here. Most Shallow Blog of the Day

Have you ever wondered where the most expensive street in Canada might be? Here’s a hint: our website is named after part of the answer!

You know you're in trouble when it's tagline is "Life the Lifestyle"...

Their reason-d'etre?

What to blog about… hmm… well, first off, we’ve just introduced our Vintage Hermes floor cushions recently to, an online company in New York that sells our very own yummy-licious cushions. Why so yummy-licious? Well, 65 grams of silk from 250 cocoons, 90 centimetres square, Need I say more?

No, you've said enough.

See for yourself, and enjoy what keeps the rich amused in Toronto...

I ventured down to the Yonge and Bloor area to snap a few photos for the LifeStyle section of the Blog. I was elated to find this huge purple “NumberOneBloor” sign erected at the vacant lot!

Elated! Oooooo

Read more here.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tupac song selected for Vatican playlist

Music from late rapper Tupac Shakur has been included as part of the Vatican's official MySpace Music playlist.

The seat of the Catholic Church released a list of 12 songs onto the social networking Web site's streaming music service this week when the site launched in the United Kingdom.

Among selections from Mozart, Muse and Dame Shirley Bassey is the slain rapper's song "Changes," which was released two years after his shooting death on a greatest hits album in 1998.

Read more here.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Culturally blind advertisers defend offensive Method ad

The author of said piece (and the commenters below it) clearly doesn't see anything wrong with the ad, and that's the real issue, isn't it?

Household cleaner marketer Method has pulled down a viral video roundly applauded by marketers at the Association of National Advertisers annual conference last month and by most viewers who've seen it because of heated complaints from some women who view it as sexist and even condoning rape.

And because 700,000 morons just *loved* it, where's the problem?

The video got more than 700,000 views in a week on YouTube and a five-star rating from viewers before Method pulled the plug. Method competitor Unilever seemed to like it, too.

Read more here.

Henrico County: Pettiness run wild

The Association needs the flagpole up their collective asses, them and their scummy lawyers.

Col. Van T. Barfoot, a local Medal of Honor winner, is under the gun from his Henrico County community's homeowner association.

In a five-paragraph letter to Barfoot that he received yesterday, Barfoot is being ordered to remove a flagpole from his yard. The decorated veteran of three wars, now 90 years old, raises the American flag every morning on the pole, then lowers and folds the flag at dusk each day in a three-corner military fashion.

In a priority mail letter, the Coates & Davenport law firm in Richmond is ordering Barfoot to remove the pole by 5 p.m. Friday or face "legal action being brought to enforce the Covenants and Restrictions against you." The letter states that Barfoot will be subject to paying all legal fees and costs in any successful legal proceeding pursued by the homeowner association's board.

Read more here.

Toronto and Rogers hold public circle jerk

Note the mink..nice touch =/

In a city already filled with things named after him, Ted Rogers was doubly celebrated once again today with a street and a TV studio named in his honour.

Family members, city councillors, board members and employees of the company showed up en masse this morning at the corner of what was once Charles and Jarvis.

The intersection outside of the Rogers campus, as it is called by company employees, will now be known as Ted Rogers Way.

Read more here.

Updating Facebook and Twitter during own wedding: Idiot of the Day

He's an idiot because I don't have a Douche Bag of the Day award.

Uganda on the road to becoming the new tinpot mini Nazis of the 21th century

Even this Reuters article doesn't show how backwards and dangerous this country is becoming. I guess to them (and Rick Warren, include other religions here), who cares if a few black fags are executed....

Makes the 1930's a little easier to understand, doesn't it? Bullies, cowards and lowlifes always target groups they know no one will rush to the defence of. In the 1930's it was Jews, communists, gypsies and homosexuals.

In 2009 it is still acceptable to kick most of those groups around, with the same silence... (except the Jews and communists have nukes now, so Uganda will have to kill the defenceless. No fun beating up on someone if they can fight back, now is it?)

Uganda is likely to pass a bill criminalising homosexuality in the east African nation and deal a blow to rights activists, but the act will have some changes to appease donors who fund about a third of the budget.

While Uganda has been lauded for its reforms and economic growth since 1986, rights groups and some donors have criticised President Yoweri Museveni's government for increasingly cracking down on opposition, media and civil society...

...Museveni has been quoted in that local media as saying that homosexuality is a Western import, joining some Ugandan and continental religious leaders who believe it is un-African.

We must protect the Fatherland! One folk, one nation, one Museveni!

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Obama about to enter long line of great historical blunderers

Barack Obama on Tuesday makes a globally awaited address on his new Afghan war plan and big troop surge strategy, shouldering the most perilous burden yet of a presidency defined by crises.

Huge military and diplomatic stakes, a grave warning by the US commander that the war could be lost, and his own increasingly vulnerable political position demand a bravura Obama performance after months of deliberations.

Hardly a "bravura" performance, more like a revival of the past blunders of the British, the Russians...

Hope is Futile.

Read more here.

Marcus Gee: Idiot of the Day

Mr. Gee needs his own category. Now he's exhibiting an unnatural love of billboards.

...billboards are an integral part of the Toronto landscape. We don't live in Vermont (where billboards have been banned for 40 years). We live in a big city. Billboards give colour and life to the place. What would Times Square be without its flashing signs? Or Yonge-Dundas Square, for that matter?

Far less ugly?

Read more here.

Pete Doherty: Give that moron a history book

Ignorance is Bliss, except when unaware you're signing Nazi drinking songs...

Singer Pete Doherty has apologised after being asked to leave a stage in Germany for performing a verse of the national anthem with Nazi connotations.

Doherty, 30, was booed after singing "Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles" at a concert in Munich on Saturday that was broadcast live on Bavarian radio.

A spokesperson for the singer said he was "unaware of the controversy" about the anthem's rarely used first verse.

Read more here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Dangers of Twitter to the Human Mind

A once brilliant literary mind is reduced to this by the power of Twitter. This irreversible damage may begin appear among the millions of Twitterites out there....beware.

Adam S. Miller: Idiot of the Day

Behold his juvenile rantings on the success of Susan Boyle...

Read more here.

Conan dubs Anime

Bishop afraid Christmas becoming "fairy story"

He's 2000 years too late.

Popular Christmas carols contain "nonsense", and adults who sing them should be embarrassed, the Bishop of Croydon has said in a book.

The Rt Rev Nick Baines criticised adults singing Away In A Manger "as if it related to reality".

The bishop also suggested that the last word of the title O Come All Ye Faithful be changed to "faithless".

He said Christmas was being sentimentalised into a fairy story, which he said was "tragic".

In a book entitled Why Wish You a Merry Christmas?, the bishop wrote: "I always find it a slightly bizarre sight when I see parents and grandparents at a nativity play singing Away In A Manger as if it actually related to reality.

Read more here.

Rogers to launch crippled online viewing service

the company announced the online portal would launch next Monday November 30th with approximately 1,500 videos and 15 content providers.

But it's from Rogers, so you know there will be negative aspects, such as:

Unlike most cable on demand services which remove advertising, online viewers will be required to watch commercials and will not be able to fast forward through them. While navigating the portal, users will be required to view banner ads and other online promotional material. Once the tv shows begin, commercial programs, such as those seen on CityTV and Sportsnet will air with commercials

So even though we pay to gain access (be a Rogers customer), we still will be bombarded with ads. This is a glimpse of what the cable companies want for the net as a whole...


The shows will be streamed at a low quality 480 kps with an option to be delivered at a higher quality 1 Mbps. Although more than twice the low quality feed, the 1 Mbps option is still much less than the high definition video you receive on your television, which is typically 12 to 14 Mbps per second. Clearly this online on-demand service is best used for viewing on your computer or your wireless phone.

Rogers High Speed Internet customers should note that the Rogers On Demand online service will count towards their bandwidth cap meaning a high quality feed could use up a gigabyte of bandwidth in just over two hours.

So basically, it's a advertising streaming service, with shows to interrupt them...


Related article here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

HAL risks disconnection

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tifatul Sembiring: Idiot of the Day

One of the greatest natural disasters is the simple minded.

A government minister has blamed Indonesia's recent string of natural disasters on people's immorality.

Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said that there were many television programmes that destroyed morals.

Therefore, the minister said, natural disasters would continue to occur.

Read more here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blue Mars: A Second Life rip off only for PCers

Blue Mars is yet another Second Life ripoff, but only for PC users.

Strike one.

The core Blue Mars client and interface is focused on enjoying the world through play and interaction, not content creation.

Strike two.

Mafia innocent in recent Montreal fire bombing cases?

Police are asking for the public's help in finding two men suspected of involvement in the firebombing of a Montreal café early Tuesday morning.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown into Café Ferrari on André-Ampère Avenue in Rivière-des-Prairies, the latest in a string of arson attempts targeting cafés and bars across the island.

Police Friday identified Mickendy Démosthène, 18, as a suspect in the case.

Read more here.

Mr. Démosthène is lucky he's not sleeping with the fishes.

Tiger Woods seriously hurt in car accident

Tiger Woods, golf's top player, was seriously hurt in a car accident near his Florida home early this morning, Florida highway patrol reports.

Woods, 33, was pulling out of the driveway of his Isleworth, Fla., home in his Cadillac Escalade, when the vehicle lost control, striking a fire hydrant and then a tree.

Read more here.

10,000-year-old weapon found in Ontario

Archaeologists in Windsor, Ont., have discovered a 10,000-year-old stone weapon created by the first humans who lived in the province.

Newmarket archaeologist Kim Slocki said she found a single “projectile point” in her pre-construction survey of the site of a new arena.

“It’s at least 10,000 years old,” Slocki said.

Read more here.

AT & T doesn't like the truth

AT&T doesn't like the idea of new regulations mandating unfettered access to the Internet, and recent comments from the Obama administration that connected the issue to censorship in China have really gotten under its skin

Weren't they helping Bush illegally spy on Americans? Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.

The cable companies so want to regulate the Internet. Look what happened to television. Long ago it was free to view, supported by ad revenues. Once it got onto cable, the consumer had to pay for access. Did the ads go away? Hell no. Guess who got rich.

Now they want the same for the Net.

Read more here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

1920s disaster movie restored

Footage of a steam train, which was derailed for the 1928 silent movie The Wrecker, has been restored after 80 years with a new musical score.

Read more here.

Condo sheep get feisty

A street fight broke out this morning on tony Bloor Street among real estate agents vying for position in a line to buy condominiums in a tower promoted by Baker Real Estate.

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

To Sarah Palin: Keep your F*cking nose out of Canadian health care

“Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”

Ms. Palin is a menace to all thinking people everywhere, making her chances of election all the greater. Our home grown conservatives are dim witted enough without giving them ideas.

Pudgy white people should never rap

"Patriotic People Hi Caliber"

It really does seem like this guy has no idea how ridiculous he looks.

And, proving again that Andrew Sullivan can be an epic idiot: "If you can ignore every single lyric from this Tea Party rapper, he's actually not that bad"

No, he's that bad.

Dana Perino: Lying Idiot of the Day

Historical knowledge only seems to be for lefties.

Method: Epically Bad Advertising

Shakespearessister takes on this juvenile ad, and I must say I agree with her.

You can always tell something is amiss when comments are disabled on Youtube...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Matrix of 1933

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dumb Christians: Christian Side Hug

Out of shape Microsoft store employees risk heart failure

Microsoft is always entertaining, if only in the depts of its cluelessness.

Microsoft may f*ck with the Internet...again

Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company being paid to “de-index” its news websites from Google, setting the scene for a search engine battle that could offer a ray of light to the newspaper industry.

The impetus for the discussions came from News Corp, owner of newspapers ranging from the Wall Street Journal of the US to The Sun of the UK, said a person familiar with the situation, who warned that talks were at an early stage.

However, the Financial Times has learnt that Microsoft has also approached other big online publishers to persuade them to remove their sites from Google’s search engine.

Read more here.

ROM's Crystal makes list of world's ugliest buildings

From the merely unpleasant to the borderline criminal, ugly buildings somehow manage to pop up even in the prettiest cities.

On the second annual list of the World's Top 10 Ugly Buildings, as decided by the members and editors at, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum ranks as No. 8.

Read more here.

The Blanket

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jesus 2012

This time things will be different

Harper government takes cowardly stand on torture

Obviously, someone has something to hide...

Defense Minister Peter MacKay stated the testimony of a top diplomat’s claims of torture and rape committed against Afghani detainees are not credible and said calls for an inquiry will not be followed up.

Dismissing information from Richard Colvin, once in command of the most large scale insurgencies over the past 15 years, as second or third hand knowledge, MacKay spoke for the Harper Government in stating there would be no further fact finding into Colvin’s particular claim of detainee handling.

Read more here.

Bill Clinton: Idiot of the Day

Bill Clinton told [Fire Dog Lakes]’s Eve Gittelson that it would be problematic for him to attend a free medical clinic being held in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow because MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann had “politicized” the event.” He indicated that some were turning the event into a primary kickoff against Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Read more here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rape of Star Trek continues

And co-writer Roberto Orci says that even if Khan is in the sequel, chances are it'll be a character they created, who they then decide to turn into Khan:

Cause in a way, even if we do Khan, or not, we're trying to approach the story as just what's best for it, and then [asking] can that character become Khan or not, you know. You're not trying to rely on previous knowledge or love of it, so you almost want to strip all the names away and just come up with the emotional forces and the scientific forces that are going to come into play, and then start letting the details kind of bleed in.

Translation: We really don't care about classic Trek, and will basically do whatever we want. Holy Fuck, is this a cash cow or what?

Canadian government turns a blind eye to torture

Yet again, Harper and our Conservative government embarrass and shame us on a global scale.

Senior Canadian military and government officials ignored evidence that Afghan authorities were torturing detainees handed over by Canada's troops and then tried to silence those who raised the alarm, a senior diplomat said on Wednesday.

Richard Colvin said many of those arrested by the Canadian military were innocent and the practice of handing over prisoners knowing they could be abused was a war crime.

The startling public allegations -- the first of their kind from a senior official -- is likely to embarrass the minority Conservative government, which has insisted detainees were not passed to Afghan control if there was any danger of torture.

Please, they've covered up for the Americans before this

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nine - Cinema Italiano

Fellini revisited.

Yoda Marx

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's still 1959 in the U.S. regarding Cuba

School board members in Miami have won their battle to remove a children's book from the shelves of Miami-Dade school libraries because they said the book presented an inaccurate picture of life in Cuba.

On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to take up the case of "Vamos a Cuba" – the little book that sparked a big controversy over alleged censorship in Miami.

The action lets stand a 2-1 ruling by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the school board's decision to remove the book was not censorship in violation of the First Amendment. Instead, the Atlanta-based appeals court said the school board was seeking to remove the book because it contained substantial factual inaccuracies.

Read more here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

To Skip, friend of Doug Lambert

"Skip" has penned a blog post, not so much defending his friend Doug Lambert as expressing frustration that his "apology" has not been accepted in certain circles (Many on the Left / Democrats).

Now, while standing up for a friend is an admirable thing to do, his reasons are less so. Calls for Mr. Lambert's punishment and firing are only "political correctness". It never enters his head that perhaps words can wound, or worse.

No, to Skip it just seems certain things can't be said anymore, and it's a darn shame. Where are the good old days when abuse could be hurled at minorities without any consequences? The pressure not to isn't because they are wrong, but only because it is not PC to state them publicly. Would Skip defend the use of "Nigger" as a PC issue? I doubt it. But "Faggot", sure, bring it on.

As an Canadian observer, the Right in the U.S. is the best at coming up with slogans to hide the real meaning of things: friendly fire, collateral damage, enhanced interrogation techniques, the sanity of marriage. More often than not they conceal something uglier (God help us if our conservatives get as crafty).

Doug, I'm afraid, was not that eloquent.

I do agree with Skip here though: For folks like you, and your brethren in CA who have literally have had people fired and businesses shut down merely for supporting CA's Proposition 8, it seems that NO apology will ever be sufficient.

The difference is Prop 8 was a legally sanctioned vote (however spiteful, I come from Quebec and know just how spiteful a majority can be), and voters did speak (with no apology). The ballot though was not worded "Do you support the suppression of the rights of those uppity faggots?", even *if* that was the message behind it.

The other side doesn't have to like the outcome, and should boycott business etc that went along if they choose to. Beyond that is to become as bad as the Prop 8 supporters: spiteful, mean spirited and poking their nose into other peoples lives.

An apology is not the end game they seek

True Skip, so true. There comes a point when the name calling has to stop, and your friend is a good a point as any to begin. He seems to have had no problem in inflicting pain on millions of his fellow citizens (and probably delighting millions of others), so a little time of self reflection while he awaits his next gig is a small price to pay.

Do you think Doug will turn over a new leaf? No, I don't think so either....

Read more here.

WEMJ 1490 AM fires dancing bigot Doug Lambert


A local radio station has terminated a talk show after its host called New Hampshire's Democratic Party chairman a derogatory name.

WEMJ 1490 AM owner Nassau Broadcasting terminated its contract to air conservative radio host Doug Lambert's "Meet the New Press" show. Lambert called Democratic Party chairman Raymond Buckley, who is gay, derogatory names while a webcam was streaming to the Internet last weekend.

But of course the brain dead in the comments have to chime in...

So Mama, does this mean that animal fornicators (beastiality), corpse molesters (necrophilia), and old men in trench coats who expose themselves to passers-by in the park, also get the same rights as the rest of us? I mean, as long as their paying their "American taxes" like the rest of you said. After all, wouldn't it be kind of hypocritical to discriminate against one sexual preference over another? And I'm intentionally leaving out the catagory of pedophiles just to keep the discussion simple.

The only thing simple in this discussion is you.

Read more here.

Sarah Palin: Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts

Former Alaska Governor lashed out at the Associated Press Sunday for doing a fact-check on her memoir, "Going Rogue."

"Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released," she wrote on her Facebook page. "They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged in this opposition research, er, "fact checking" research!"

The AP reported that Palin's account often contradicted her record as well as current events. Her depiction of the McCain campaign is also frequently at odds with internal campaign emails.

Note to Barbara Cherish: Sorry Hun, but your father was still a monster

Barbara Cherish is a child of the SS, and the burden lies heavily upon her.

She knew early in her life that her German father, Arthur Liebehenschel, was involved in something terrible, something the family did not discuss.

Only later, as an adult, did she discover he had run part of the Auschwitz concentration camp for five months during World War II.

"I do have mixed feelings because he was a complex person. Here's this good person that really tried everything he could to help the prisoners" - Barbara Cherish

Read more here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Apple may embed ads. DON'T YOU DARE

“SOME of the best-loved technology on the planet” is how Apple describes its products when recruiting new employees. It’s a fair description.

But the love that consumers send Apple’s way could flag if the company puts into place new advertising technology it has developed.

Read more here.

Racist swim club in too deep

A suburban [Philadelphia] swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Hispanic children plans to declare bankruptcy, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Read more here.

TV Tax/Save Local TV

Just another reason to love your cable company.

Doug Lambert: Flaming Bigot of the Day

The more this kind of person rants and raves, the more it exposes their point of view for what is it: irrational and at the level of the school yard taunt.

It would be amusing if for the fact it can also lead to violence, as their intellectual arguments are nil and it's all they have left.

After his radio show "Meet the New Press" ended today, co-founder Doug Lambert looked into a live web-streaming camera, mockingly wished state [New Hampshire] Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley a Happy Birthday and then called Buckley a "faggot" before basically wishing him dead.

...After co-host Skip Murphy said that he should probably shut off the feed, Lambert looked into the camera and said, "Speaking of gays, Happy Birthday Ray Buckley. Are you going to Holland or taking another trip with your buddies?"

He then dances in a way meant to mock a gay male and says:"Yeah you Faggot. [Pause.] That's right I said it and I meant it. You are reprobate. How the people, the Democrats, I think of some of the gray haired ladies and older people from the old party would stand behind you is beyond me. You are a disgrace to yourself to humanity to mankind and to your party.

"Other than that Happy Birthday Ray and many more -- not," Lambert continued before the feed was quickly shut off.

Read more here.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates sweeps more under the rug

Out of sight, out of mind...

The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has blocked the publication of further images of US soldiers abusing foreign detainees.

The US administration filed a request with the Supreme Court late on Friday preventing the release of the photos.

The order refers to some 40 images, including some of prisoners being abused in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Last month, Congress gave Mr Gates new powers to prevent their release under a law signed by the US president...

...Initially, Mr Obama had suggested that he would not attempt to block the release of the photographs but he reversed this decision in May.

He said then that the release of such images would be "of no benefit" and might inflame opinion against the US.

So does blocking them Einstein.

Read more here.

Love filled religious people threaten violence over billboard

The history of the Middle Ages makes so much more sense if you consider is was run by people like this.

CINCINNATI -- In the wake of multiple, significant threats, the downtown billboard that says “Don’t Believe In God? You are not alone” came down early Thursday morning.

The billboard had gone up Tuesday afternoon at Reading Road and 12th Street, one block south of Liberty Street and it is being moved to a new site Thursday at the Sixth Street Viaduct.

The group that funded the billboard, the United Coalition of Reason, was contacted by Lamar Advertising of Cincinnati. Lamar reported that the landowner of the site had been threatened over the billboard's message and wanted it taken down...

..."My thoughts? I think the sign needs to come down. Its atheist. Its going to cause problems around all the churches, not just catholic, but lutheran, baptist, all of them," said Jack Jones of Downtown.

Obviously religion trumps free speech in the good old U.S.A.

Read more here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pelicans off the hook in Bugatti Veyron crash

A video exists of the Bugatti Veyron crash, that the driver claimed was caused by a low flying pelican.

Pelican 1, Moron 0.

Indie Film 1909

Nickelodeons were once as common as coffee shops, and the nickel-a-pop silent films they showed were as disposable as YouTube videos. That made for a lot of competition in the early days of the movie business — competition that fueled the rise of an indie-films culture as early as 1909.

Not that you'd know it from the history books.

Read more here.

Romford Scouts: Hateful Braindead of the Day

A scout troop is being investigated by the police after its members shouted death threats and racist abuse at Jewish war veterans during a remembrance parade.

Dressed in full uniform, the explorer scouts, who were taking part in Remembrance Sunday service in Romford, Essex were heard to repeatedly shout "Let's kill the Jews" at Jewish second world war veterans.

Read more here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Will Phillips: Hero

Via Queerty comes a story from the Arkansas Times about Will Phillips, an elementary school student who refuses to say the pledge of allegiance in school because of discrimination against gay people:

"I've always tried to analyze things because I want to be lawyer," Will said. "I really don't feel that there's currently liberty and justice for all."

Read more here.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington: Today's Scum of the Earth

Shocking in its callousness.

To quote Melissa McEwan of Shakespearessister: Ah, it reminds me of those lovely words spoken by the Savior during his Sermon on the Mount: "And lo I beseech you to fuck over the homeless if the gays get too uppity."

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn't change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.

Read more here.

Today's H1N1 Line Jumpers: Toronto police

Of course, this will be followed by the now familiar "it was planned" and "we're in greater danger".

Makes you sick, doesn't it?

Police brass, including Toronto Chief Bill Blair, were given the flu shot almost two weeks ago even though they were not on the province's priority list.

Toronto Police Services spokesperson Mark Pugash said Wednesday that it was part of the force's "business continuity" plan to have "key decision makers" vaccinated.

Read more here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri: One sick motherf*cker

Angering gay rights supporters, Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri Tuesday vetoed a bill that would give same-sex couples the right to plan the funerals of their deceased partners.

Calling the bill a "disturbing trend" toward the erosion of heterosexual marriage, Carcieri said the decision should be left up to the voters.

The only "disturbing trend" here is another hateful politician treating some people as second class, and letting "the voters" behave as oppressors from inside the safety of the voting booth.

Read more here.

Lou Dobbs leaves CNN. Good Riddance

CNN's Lou Dobbs stepped down from his controversial role as an advocacy anchor at the network at the end of his show Wednesday night after announcing plans to seek a more activist role.

Countdown to the announcement of his new job at FOX News in 3..2..

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Cloud: Broadcasting the climate of pretension

Maybe it is the future. Shame it's so damn ugly.

Even FOX News calls Palin a liar

He was a terrorist! No wait, he was gay! Have I covered all the bases? Can I go now?

Jasen Bruce, U.S. marine and male model...

Toronto Port Authority: Helping keep Toronto arrogant

Fuck Owen Sound, we're world class don't ya know...

Much to the annoyance of Owen Sound, Toronto's Port Authority has gone ahead with a plan to rename the island airport after World War I flying ace Billy Bishop.

Read more here.

Hockey Players H1N1 line jumpers: Puck off and die

...players on two teams — the Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs — jumped to the front of the line to be vaccinated against swine flu...

...“We go from city to city and rink to rink,” Mitchell [center for the Leafs] told reporters. “There's people that might be an avid fan who doesn't want to miss a game even though he's feeling a little sick. They come to the rink. You never know what will happen from there. We have every bit of a chance of catching it as everybody else, maybe a little bit more.”

Unbelievable arrogance.

Read more here.

The B Movie Lives: Clash of the Titans

Claude Dubois: Idiot of the Day

Seems like another "important" person has jumped the line and got a H1N1 shot before the nobodies.

This time it's Quebec's Claude Dubois.

Claude Dubois est une icône de la chanson québécoise, c'est bien connu. Un géant, qui a immortalisé Le Blues du businessman, Si Dieu existe et Comme un million de gens. Claude Dubois est une icône et j'ai un scoop pour vous : les icônes, ça n'attend pas dans une file devant une clinique de vaccination.

Read more here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Joolz - The Stand

Found it, after years of searching. Big club hit in Montreal c. 1987.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Jewish General Hospital and H1N1 flu shots: Bullshit of the Day

As thousands of Montreal adults wait anxiously to get their H1N1 flu shots next month, the top 200 donors of the Jewish General Hospital have already been inoculated, The Gazette has learned.

Hospital officials, however, denied that there’s a link between making a financial donation and getting fast-tracked for the flu shots. Rather, the 200 donors are all volunteers at the Jewish General in some capacity, said spokesperson Karen Ohayon.

“It has nothing to do with the fact that they gave money,” she said. “There’s absolutely no link.”

Read more here.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Medhat Mohamed: Taxi driver from Hell

You lookin' at me? You lookin' at Me?

The prudish cabby accused by a gay couple of tossing them from his car for canoodling told The Post yesterday he was terrified they were about to do the dirty deed right in the back seat.

"I wanted to pay attention to getting them to their destination instead of worrying if they were going to have sex or not," said Medhat Mohamed, who could face a slew of penalties, including license revocation and a fine of up to $1,000...

...But the owner of his taxi medallion said Mohamed is Muslim and "in our religion, we can't handle that stuff."

Add it to the list.

Read more here.

Happy Guy Fawkes day


POX News

One FOX News fan is not amused. I think trash itself would be more offended.

"If Mom and Dad watch cable news, it's better than 50/50 they watch 'POX News.' So what gives? PBS -- a network partially funded with my tax dollars -- has the right to tell my kids that their parents watch 'trashy' news? The message is clear, I can't even sit my kids in front of 'Sesame Street' without having to worry about the Left attempting to undermine my authority. And don't tell me, 'If you don't like it change the channel.' There are no channels left! It's everywhere. Just last week I had Obama's service and volunteerism promoted on every single major network, including Disney and Nickelodeon."

So if something is tax funded, it has to do and say what you want? Too bad that doesn't apply to things like war and suppressing minorities.

Read more here.

Bono and U2: Idiots of the Day

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse Thursday of U2's free concert celebrating 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall will have to "scale these city walls" after organizers threw up a barrier to block the view for those without tickets.

The move has triggered outrage from Berliners and tourists alike, all of whom see the irony in building wall around a concert dedicated to the wall that has come down.

Read more here.

Crowd pleasing movie about man who cuts off own arm coming soon

And it's not Saw XII.

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is to film the true story of a climber who was forced to amputate part of his arm, according to US media reports.

The movie, called 127 Hours, is yet to be cast and would largely feature one actor, said industry paper Variety.

Aron Ralston used a knife to sever his arm when it became trapped under a rock during a climbing trip in 2003.

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Prometheus Device - What could possibly go wrong?

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien: Asshole of the Day

Vandals 1, Vikings 0

Two archaeologists employed by Gotland county were dismayed to discover the valuables had vanished when they arrived at a field in Alva in Gotland to follow up on a recent find.

"It's just as saddening every time it happens because it's our heritage that disappears," said Majvor Östergren at the Gotland County Administrative Board.

The methodical thieves dug some 250 holes in a bid to secure as much booty as possible. Östergren estimated that the impostors had made off with 500 silver pieces worth a combined total of 250,000 to 500,000 kronor ($35,000 to $70,000).

Following the raid, the field was placed under police surveillance, enabling archaeologists to continue their excavation work, news website reports.

At a press conference on Monday county officials displayed some of the objects overlooked by the thieves, including 100 silver coins, a gold bracteate and a silver crucifix.

Bigotry wins in Maine

Not much you can say really, when you put human rights up for a vote...

Read more here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Dumb Lyrics: Akon's Sexy Bitch

I'm tryna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful

Dam girl
Dam you'se a sexy bitch
A sexy bitch
Dam you'se a sexy bitch
Dam girl

Guess his vocabulary is limited....

Darren Rovell should STFU

From "What I Got Wrong About Keflezighi" by Darren Rovell (besides everything?)

The debate currently on the blogosphere is over whether or not Keflezighi should count as the first American man winner of the race even though he was not American-born.

No Mr. Rovell, the debate is over how big a hole you've dug for yourself, and your efforts to shore up the sides.

Read more here.

Darren Rovell: An American born dimwit

Seems becoming an American citizen isn't good enough for people like Mr. Rovell...

It's a stunning headline: American Wins Men's NYC Marathon For First Time Since '82.

Unfortunately, it's not as good as it sounds.

Meb Keflezighi, who won yesterday in New York, is technically American by virtue of him becoming a citizen in 1998, but the fact that he's not American-born takes away from the magnitude of the achievement the headline implies.

Read more here.

His "apology" is equally small minded:

I said that Keflezighi's win, the first by an American since 1982, wasn't as big as it was being made out to be because there was a difference between being an American-born product and being an American citizen. Frankly I didn't account for the fact that virtually all of Keflezighi's running experience came as a US citizen. I never said he didn't deserve to be called American.

All I was saying was that we should celebrate an American marathon champion who has completely been brought up through the American system.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in HD

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Joe Henderson: Football remains the sport of morons

I'm sure by now you've seen the video clip of Florida Gators linebacker and defensive captain Brandon Spikes poking his fingers inside the helmet of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey during a scrum Saturday. It is "must-click TV" in cyberspace.

To the casual observer it looks like Spikes was trying to rip Ealey's eyeballs out of their sockets, which I suppose he probably was.

Bad Brandon.

Bad, bad Brandon...

...I'm just kidding.

Back away from the e-mail program. Remove your hand from the "send" button. Meyer gave a proportional response. It's a two-bit punishment for a two-bit offense, and that's just as it should be. Given the same situation, no coach in America would have been any tougher. I understand not everyone will agree with that.

Only those with brains.

Read more here.

If you can't beat 'em, move the capital

Iran's rulers are considering plans to relocate the country's capital. They say Tehran is in danger of being struck by a major earthquake. So how easy is it to move a capital out of a city, and where might Iran's go? Penny Spiller reports.

Tehran is a sprawling metropolis at the foot of the Alborz mountain range. It is home to some 12 million people, and is the largest city in the Middle East.

Not only is it the political and economic heart of the country, the city has a cosmopolitan air with its museums, art galleries, parks and universities. It has been Iran's capital since 1795.

But now a powerful state body, the expediency council, has approved plans by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end Tehran's days as a capital...

...But the timing of this decision - coming as it does months after some of the worst anti-government riots Tehran has ever seen - is interesting, says Dominic Dudley, deputy editor of the London-based Middle East Economic Digest.

Tehran is very much a liberal enclave in Iran, he says - and it was many of those liberals who took to the streets complaining of fraud when conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared winner of June's presidential election.

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