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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Blowing up the world, ok. Fuck with Islam, not so much

Welcome to the 21st century kids.

Roland Emmerich is willing to murder billions of people in his films, blow up the planet, and end life as we know it; but there’s one thing that stops him cold: Islam. Emmerich tells Sci-Fi that he’d originally planned to include a scene in his new disaster movie 2012 where the Kaaba was destroyed. It’s a cubed shaped building in Mecca and one of Islaam’s holiest sites.

So why’d he back off? You know why. Because he’s afraid of Muslims. Emmerich says, “my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie.”

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Yes, rap sucks, but arrested for it?

A rap by four teenagers at a McDonald's has gotten them a bad rap in one Utah city. The teens were cited by American Fork police earlier this week for disorderly conduct after they rapped their order at a McDonald's drive-through.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, "I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ..." once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Spenser Dauwalder said employees at the restaurant told him and his friends they were holding up the line and needed to order or leave.

The 18-year-old said nobody was in line. He and his three 17-year-old friends left without buying anything.

American Fork Police Sgt. Gregg Ludlow says a manager wrote down the car's license plate number and called police. The teens were later cited by officers at a high school parking lot outside a volleyball match.

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Chris Christie: Idiot of the Day #2

The Christie campaign has apparently been caught in another copyright violation issue, in addition to their run-in with Monty Python. This time, it involves the apparent unlicensed pilfering of copyrighted stock footage -- complete with the anti-piracy watermarks.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Chris Christie: Spot the Looney

Chris Christie, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey in Tuesday's knife-edge gubernatorial election, has been called out as a copyright thief. The 47-year-old lawyer, who was controversially appointed by George W. Bush as a U.S. Attorney in 2001 on Karl Rove's recommendation after being a top Bush fund-raiser in the 2000 election, has created an election commercial that steals copyright-protected material from British comedy troupe Monty Python -- without permission or credit.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Michael Bay's Casablanca