Saturday, May 30, 2009

Double rainbow over Toronto


Friday, May 29, 2009

Bush Go Home

We have enough nasty conservatives here already, thank you very much.

Bush-Clinton tickets not that hot

Still hundreds of tickest remaining for ex-presidents' speech in Toronto

Read more here.

Go fuck yourself liberal

Great thread at Shakesville.

Read more here.

Who's buried at Sutton Hoo?

"He must be a King."

"How can you tell?"

"He hasn't got shit all over him."

Seventy years after its discovery the debate still rages over who was buried in the mound overlooking the River Deben.

Andrew Clarke spoke to National Trust archaeologist Angus Wainwright about the most likely candidate for Sutton Hoo's most celebrated resident.

For many there is no doubt that the ship burial at Sutton Hoo is that of a king - certainly the rich treasures found in the burial chamber lend weight to this argument - but aggravatingly there is no name inscribed on any piece of jewellery, armour or drinking horn to settle the matter beyond any doubt.

As result there has thrown up an endless debate about the identity of the person buried in such splendour.

Read more here.

Vikings visited Canadian Arctic, research suggests

One of Canada's top Arctic archeologists says the remnants of a stone-and-sod wall unearthed on southern Baffin Island may be traces of a shelter built more than 700 years ago by Norse seafarers, a stunning find that would be just the second location in the New World with evidence of a Viking-built structure.

Read more here.

'Alien' to be remade?

It's only a rumour at this point, but a very nasty one. If true, film fans should rise up and smite them.

Read more here.

Attorneys Olson and Boies Interviewed

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bush opens his big mouth

You should have stayed quiet, people were actually beginning to respect you...ever so slightly.

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday repeated Dick Cheney's assertion that their enhanced interrogation program was legal and garnered valuable information that prevented future terrorist attacks.

In his largest domestic speech since leaving the White House in January, Bush told an audience in southwestern Michigan that after the September 11 attacks, "I vowed to take whatever steps that were necessary to protect you."

Including war crimes.

Read more here.

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates.

Closing out the longest-running court case in Wikiland history, the site’s Arbitration Committee voted 10 to 0 (with one abstention) in favor of the move, which takes effect immediately.

Read more here.

Which wine goes best with baked Martian?

Have the Mars landers not only failed in identifying signs of life on the red planet, but also accidentally been destroying them all along? Scientists are beginning to suggest that may be the case. Oops.

According to New Scientist, there's a possibility that we may have been... cooking... the evidence of Martian life all along:

Read more here.

Brain dead couple misunderstand the meaning of "Getting your rocks off"

no words

An 18-year-old woman and 23-year-old man accused of dropping big rocks off a railroad trestle onto more than a dozen cars below apologized for their behavior Wednesday.

In an interview with Amanda Madison and Joshua Sizemore from their jail cells, they didn't deny tossing the rocks, but said they never thought it would hurt anyone.

"I didn't think it could kill somebody," Sizemore said. "I wasn't aiming for death."

Read more here.

Radio Canada rapped for Obama assassination joke

Racist humour, from Quebec? How rare...

The producers of the show denied the skits had been racist, saying they had meant to mock the characters making the offensive remarks.

Hack comedians, plain and simple.

Read more here.

How dumb does Harper think we are?

Luckily we aren't that dumb.

The Conference Board of Canada has recalled three reports: Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy; National Innovation Performance and Intellectual Property Rights: A Comparative Analysis; and Intellectual Property Rights—Creating Value and Stimulating Investment.

An internal review has determined that these reports did not follow the high quality research standards of The Conference Board of Canada.

An internal review caused by people on the net calling them out on their bullshit.

Read more here.

Mayor Tremblay's architectural boot stamps down hard


If you can't beat them, drive them out with ugly architecture.

Make no mistake about it: The 2-22 is not trying to fit in with its neighbours. It is not trying to respect the existing usage and urban form, nor is it attempting to respond to local needs. Its explicit goal is just the opposite: it aims to carve out a space for a whole new demographic of consumers to make themselves comfortable in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Read more here.

War crimes, rape and the Huffington Post

bad placement

Worst ad placement of the day.

The story itself is beyond horrifying.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ted Olson goes to court on behalf of gay marriage

Former Bush administration solicitor general Theodore Olson is part of a team that has filed suit in federal court in California seeking to overturn Proposition 8 and re-establish the right of same-sex couples to marry.

The suit argues that the state's marriage ban, upheld Tuesday by the California Supreme Court, violates the federal constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry. The complaint was filed Friday, and Olson and co-counsel David Boies -- who argued against Olson in the Bush v. Gore case -- will hold a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday to explain the case. The conference will feature the two same-sex couples on whose behalf Olson filed suit.

Says Andrew Sullivan:" I'm a little discombobulated by finding myself now to the right of Olson on marriage equality."

Don't worry Andrew, changing your position depending on which way the wind blows has never been a big problem for you, has it?

Read more here.

Why is there buttock stabbing in Rome?

It's called the Eternal City by many, but Rome also has the sobriquet "Stab City" among football fans because of the level of knife attacks in the Italian capital.

There are fears tonight's Champions League final, being held in the city's Olympic Stadium, will be marred by such violence after several knife-related attacks on supporters from a number of English clubs over the last decade.

What is marked about the attacks is that victims are often stabbed in the buttocks. The practice even has its own slang name in the local Roman dialect - "puncicate".

Read more here.

AT&T May Have Swayed ‘Idol’ Results

AT&T, one of the biggest corporate sponsors of “American Idol,” might have influenced the outcome of this year’s competition by providing phones for free text-messaging services and lessons in casting blocks of votes at parties organized by fans of Kris Allen, the Arkansas singer who was the winner of the show last week.

Read more here.

The Governor General: "too bizarre to acknowledge"

Canada's governor general, Michaelle Jean, has helped to butcher and eat a seal in an apparent act of solidarity with hunters.

Ms Jean used a traditional Inuit knife to help gut the animal then ate a slice of raw heart.

Our "leaders", again embarrassing us on a global scale.

Now if she'd just find a conservative and cut out their hea....oh right, what am I thinking...

Read more here.

Chris Matthews, arrogant idiot

I'd rather have my country succeed than be right. You know I can live with being wrong. I don't want to live in a country that's failed. So I'm different than most people that way. I don't want to just be the smartass that's right all the time. I'd rather be wrong when my country is hurt. I don't want it to get hurt.

This arrogant little propagandist mouthpiece exposes a nasty truth about much of current American media: don't believe a thing they say.

He also manages to insult bloggers too ["I'm a grownup and ... I have a job."]. I guess when you earn "millions" a years to spout lies, people with differing viewpoints are beneath contempt....

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Children of a stupid god


Bigot Rights Upheld in California

Prop 8 stands. Enjoy your spiteful victory.

Yet another talentless "artist"...artist hahahaha!

If your art is bad, make it bigger. If it’s still bad, paint it red.

"Andrew, your art is really not very good. You need to push it up a notch, do something daring."

"Well, controversy sells...maybe child porn?"

"Um, that's not what I had it mind"

"Anti Catholic?


"OH! I know...!"

Some will find it shocking, macabre, echoing the worst allegations of Nazi atrocities. An American artist has spent the past 20 years making sculptures out of human skin, and is to exhibit his work in public in the UK for the first time later this year.

Welcome to the world of Andrew Krasnow, who has tackled one of the great taboos in art. Günther von Hagens may have caused controversy with his Body Worlds exhibition of human corpses, but Krasnow goes a step further.

His works include human skin lampshades – a direct response to the belief that similar items made from the skin of Holocaust victims were found at Buchenwald concentration camp.

Read more here.

Oxford University needs a new art history professor, as the present one doesn't know what he is talking about.

Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at Oxford University, said Krasnow was not trying to be sensationalist. "He has not overtly pushed the sense of spectacle or sensation, unlike, say, Damien Hirst," he said. "He is working with deep and disturbing resonances. As an artist, he is pretty much out there on his own."

And "there" is not far enough. Maybe my exhibit of live pig fucking, dressed as Matisse, is passé.

Twitter to become more irritating

The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as "putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format."

"We've found a compelling way to bring the immediacy of Twitter to life on TV,"

Controversy over 'Michelangelo' sculpture

What, are they blind? That is no Michelangelo.

The Italian art world is in a messy "is it or isn't it" debate over a wooden sculpture that may or may not have been made by Michelangelo.

Standing just 40cm (16 inches) high, it depicts Christ on the Cross, but leading art experts simply cannot agree who made it.

Read more here.

Child nation North Korea continues very public tantrum

North Korea has fired two more missiles, hours after the UN Security Council unanimously condemned its nuclear test, South Korean reports say.

Read more here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ein Duck

der fuehrer's face

Interesting "debate" raging over at Cartoon Brew, as to whither an image from Disney's "Der Fuehrer's Face" should be used for a story about the Donald Duck's popularity in Germany...

Read more here, but remember, they started it.

Scientology fraud trial due in France

The Church says it cannot be responsible for individuals...

Not much of a church then, is it?

Read more here.

Nigel Lythgoe: I'm not a homophobe, I just play one on TV

Dig that hole deeper Nigel...

“I sincerely regret the fact that I have upset people with the poor word choices and comments I made both during the taping of the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ audition and on my personal status update. I am not homophobic and it was extremely upsetting for me to be classed as such...

Could have everyone?

Read more here.

North Korea says "Happy Monday Everyone!"

Read more here, just hurry...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

325 MPs to be swept away at next election

That what happens when out of touch morons don't know what time it is...

At least half of the [British] House of Commons’ 646 MPs will be swept away at the general election, as voters take revenge on the political classes for the expenses scandal.

The departure of 325 members of parliament as a result of forced resignations, retirement and defeat at the polls would represent the biggest clear-out of parliament since 1945.

As many as 30 will be forced to resign directly because of the expenses scandal, while whips expect more than 200 to quit because they are unable to cope with continued public anger. Up to 90 MPs will be voted out in the election.

Read more here.

Apple changes its mind, accepts Eucalyptus app

Now let's get the developer to drop the highway robbery price of $10...

Recently, Apple rejected the iPhone app Eucalyptus entry into the company's App Store. The reason: the e-book reader, which can search the 20,000-plus item classic library of Project Gutenberg, "contains inappropriate sexual content" by allowing access to works such as The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana.

Eucalyptus’s developer, Jamie Montgomerie, wrote about Apple’s rejection on his blog, which garnered significant coverage on the Web. On Sunday, Montgomerie wrote that he got a call from an Apple representative who discussed Eucalyptus with him and had Montgomerie resubmit the application, which is now available for purchase from the App Store for $10.

Federal judge muzzles Craigslist-threatening AG

A federal judge has ruled South Carolina's attorney general must keep his mouth shut about threatening to prosecute Craigslist over ads for prostitution.

US District Judge Weston Houck granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary judgment against Attorney General Henry McMaster on Friday to "refrain from initiating or pursuing any prosecution against craigslist or its officer" in regards to content posted on the site.

I love stories of bullies being slapped.

Read more here.

Joe Scarborough: Sadistic Pervert of the Day

Joe and his kind are truly scary people. Blinded by fear, they have no concept of the centuries of progress they would rip away "to protect American lives".

Cause remember folks, when "American" lives are in danger, that's worth 20 times the ordinary lives of you and I, and the rule of law is optional.

6th grader's school project on Harvey Milk blocked

What good is homophobia if you can't pass it down to the next generation?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

America Is F*cked.......(Graphically at least)

America Is F*cked.......(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Urine trouble now

CNN, always at the cutting edge, keeping the public informed of important stories, has reported on this #1 issue.

About one in five adults in a survey reported urinating in community pools.

Read more here, you know you want to.

"You pee in the pool, true?"

"Yeah," [Michael] Phelps replied.

Nigel Lythgoe: A**hole of the Day

From "So You Think You Can Dance"

Says Lythgoe: "I think you'd probably alienate a lot of our audience. We've always had the guys dance together on the show but they've never really done it in each other's arms before. I'm really one of those people that like to see guys be guys and girls be girls on stage. I don't think I liked it, to be frank."

Lythgoe tells them he'd like to see them dance with a woman, "You never know, you might enjoy that, too." The exit song that played as they walked off (2:09 in the second clip) was "It's a man world, but it would mean nothing, nothing without a woman."

Read more here, and his pathetic Twitter defense here.

Right-wing talker Mancow gets waterboarded and says: "It's Absolutely Torture "

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke,"Mancow said...

Hannity, Hannity, Hannity...

It's a shame that some have to prove to themselves it's torture, when a child could tell that from 100 yards.

Now the US has a serious internal problem: ridding themselves of the politicians and members of the media who still support this criminal act.

Thanks to print and video, we have their statements on the matter...

Read more here.

Speed reader for slow minds

You can't try a machine for war crimes

I know, we don't try people for them either...well not Americans...

Smart missiles, rolling robots, and flying drones currently controlled by humans, are being used on the battlefield more every day. But what happens when humans are taken out of the loop, and robots are left to make decisions, like who to kill or what to bomb, on their own?

Cheney's wet dream?

robots be programmed to behave more ethically on the battlefield, they may actually be able to respond better than human soldiers...

The military mind can be very sick.

Read more here.

MP Sir Anthony Steen: Idiot of the Day

Boy, did this moron pick the wrong time in history to voice this opinion...

Were the Palace of Westminster to boast a hair-shirt outlet it would have done a feverish trade over the last two weeks as its members have lined up to publicly apologise for expenses excesses.

All that is except one. While his colleagues furiously deployed their mea culpas, the veteran Conservative MP Sir Anthony Steen stood firm...

..."I've done nothing criminal, that's the most awful thing, and do you know what it's about? Jealousy," Steen said. "I've got a very, very large house. Some people say it looks like Balmoral."

And it sounds like there's a queen living there too.

Read more here, and have your pitchfork at the ready.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Umm, if they need a place to hide...

Police in New Zealand are searching for a couple who disappeared after a banking blunder deposited NZ$10m (£3.9m, US$6m) in their account.

The couple had applied for a NZ$10,000 overdraft but received NZ$10m in their business account instead, part of which they withdrew, local media report.

They are said to have run a service station in Rotorua, North Island.

Read more here.

Laval Stasi defend their boneheaded actions

Laval police said yesterday they issued three separate warnings to Bela Kosoian that she was obliged to hold onto an escalator handrail in a métro station before they handcuffed her briefly and issued two tickets totalling $420 against her.

They acted only after they got three separate refusals from Kosoian to grab hold, Lt. Daniel Guerin said of the incident. “The third time, she crossed her arms.”

Kosoian also refused, initially, to provide identification, Guerin said.

“The two officers acted appropriately and within the procedures.”

Read more here.

Mayor Tremblay of Montreal, unable to smash Griffintown, turns his sights eleswhere

Tremblay has bland written all over him.

The owners of the Montreal Pool Room and other buildings along the Lower Main could face expropriation by the city if they refuse to sell to a developer who wants to knock them down and erect a 15-storey shopping and office complex on the storied block.

A proposed city bylaw to allow construction of the project at St. Laurent Blvd. and Ste. Catherine St. E. next to the Monument National theatre calls for the city to introduce “a building acquisition program” so the city can help “support” the project touted by Angus Development Corp.

Read more here.

And then there's....

Developers of the new gateway building to the city's entertainment district defended their vision last night amid concerns from residents it won't fit in to the neighbourhood....

...Christian Yaccarini, the president of Angus, said the building will bring back some much-needed life to the area.

"If you take a walk in the area, it's completely dead."

It isn't actually, but will be when the current talentless crop of architects get through with it.

Read more here.

Ancient clay has internal clock

A new way of dating archaeological objects has been found, using water to unlock their "internal clocks"...

...The researchers applied this technique to a range of brick and tile samples.

They have calculated that a Roman brick sample with a known age of about 2,000 years was 2,001 years old. A further sample with a known age of between 708 and 758 years was calculated to have an age of 748 years.

The researchers also tested a 'mystery brick', with the real age only revealed to them once they had completed their process. The known age was between 339 and 344 years - and the new technique suggested the brick was 340 years old.

Read more here.

Google says: let us keep your data or the puppy dies

Or something to that effect...

Forcing Google to delete user data after six months could dent its ability to predict pandemics such as swine flu, said the search giant's co-founder.

Larry Page said he thought more debate was needed around the issue of storing user data.

"Debate" here means doing it the way Google wants...

"More dialogue is needed [with regulators]"

Just not with the actual people who's data they're storing...

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Does Vancouver torch look like a joint?

far out

If it does, it's a very poorly rolled one. And good God, Vancouver of all places should have better skills...

All hail – or inhale – the 2010 Olympic Torch.

Or, as it's jokingly known around Vancouver, the Olympic Toke.

Composed of stainless steel, aluminum and sheet moulding, the torch was designed to evoke snow, ice, skiing and skating, but to many, the metre-long white torch looks suspiciously like a marijuana joint, especially when lit.

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Muscle Koushinkyaku

Proving yet again that Japan is the world's most insane nation.

Kept From a Dying Partner’s Bedside

Any hospital, anyone, who does this deserves a space in the lowest ring of Hell.

When a loved one is in the hospital, you naturally want to be at the bedside. But what if the staff won’t allow it?

That’s what Janice Langbehn, a social worker in Lacey, Wash., says she experienced when her partner of 18 years, Lisa Pond, collapsed with an aneurysm during a Florida vacation and was taken to a Miami trauma center. She died there, at age 39, as Ms. Langbehn tried in vain to persuade hospital officials to let her visit, along with the couple’s adopted children....

...same-sex partners often report being excluded from a patient’s room because they aren’t “real” family members.

Read more here.

Graffiti bad, awful art good

Graffiti causes some in our culture such pain. The very thought that citizens might want to express themselves in one of the oldest ways known (cave painting anyone?) is frightening to them.

So we get articles like this:

"fight graffiti"...."the blight of graffiti"..."vandals"

So what are they replacing it with?

"colourful images of birds, flowers, balloons and sunsets"

Most so called public art is of surpassing ugliness. That sounds more like a blight to me.

Read more here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesse Ventura: The Voice of Reason

Yes, when Jesse Ventura is the voice of reason, the US is fucked up.

American Apparel gets their arrogant twink ass kicked

Woody Allen has won a $5m (£3.3m) out-of-court settlement from American Apparel after the US company used his image on adverts without consent.

He sued the clothing firm for using an image of him from his 1977 film Annie Hall without permission on billboards.

The firm had initially planned to bring up his personal life in its defence.

American Apparel had argued Allen was not worth the $10m he was originally seeking because of the controversy surrounding his family life.

Read more here.

How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans

See, they are part of us after all.

One of science's most puzzling mysteries - the disappearance of the Neanderthals - may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil expert.

The controversial suggestion follows publication of a study in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences about a Neanderthal jawbone apparently butchered by modern humans. Now the leader of the research team says he believes the flesh had been eaten by humans, while its teeth may have been used to make a necklace.

Read more here.

Viking revenge at Eurovision

My eyes and ears are bleeding.

Tinpot dictators (aka Laval police) fine someone for not holding escalator handrail

Anyone who has ridden an escalator and bothered to pay attention has seen – and likely ignored – little signs suggesting riders hold the grimy handrail.

In Montreal's subway system, the friendly advice seems to have taken on the force of law, backed by a $100 fine.

Bela Kosoian, a 38-year-old mother of two, says when she didn't hold the handrail Wednesday she was cuffed, dragged into a small holding cell and fined.

Read more here.

Laval police were unable to provide an explanation yesterday....

Quelle surprise!

China sex theme park demolished

No sex please, we're communist.

China's first sex theme park, aimed at improving both the sex education and the sex life of its visitors, has been torn down before it even opened.

The owners were "interested only in profiting from sensationalism," the China Daily reported one official said.

Due to open in Chongqing in October, Love Land was to have included displays of giant genitalia, naked bodies and an exhibition on the history of sex.

The park was set to offer workshops on sex technique and safe-sex methods.

But the plans left Chongqing officials red-faced, correspondents say.

The officials called the planned park "vulgar, ill-minded and misleading", said China Daily.

Read more here.

Spain's Franco 'had one testicle'

But, is he still dead...?

A new book claims the Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco, may have had more in common with Adolf Hitler than previously known - having one testicle.

Read more here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Michael Steele: Gay Marriage Is Bad For Small Businesses

Uh say what? Bigotry knows no bounds, and no reason either.

GOP Chairman Michael Steele said that was just an example of how the party can retool its message to appeal to young voters and minorities without sacrificing core conservative principles.

So, lie and trick people with brains into becoming close minded. Interesting. Tell me more...

"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."

Makes perfect sense, to those who need extra reasons to be spiteful.

Torture Versus Freedom

Defending torture insistently means one's moral compass is pointing straight down to hell.

Read more here.

Corporate Art good, public art bad

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's graffiti busters are seen all the time in the city painting over gang signs, or spraying them away. But this week they painted over a mural on private property. The artist says there was no mistaking the mural for graffiti and he thinks the local alderman just didn't like it...

BALCER: Yeah, I'm the alderman here. I was told about it and I okay'd it and I stand by it.

11th ward alderman James Balcer says he called in the graffiti blasters because the owner of the building never got a permit for the mural. He says he got 3 or 4 complaints from residents. He says he got some from police too and he says he agreed that the piece was distasteful.

Wish we had the same power to remove all the corporate messages we're bombarded with.

Read more here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Della? Please say you're kidding

Dell, always the purveyors of crap, have hit a new low.

Announcing the Della, the laptop for women...a tech tip suggesting you "use the Della to manage your diet and exercise program" has been hastily removed...

"The Hottest Laptops that match your lifestyle"

They won't match much else, as they are beyond hideous, but hey, Dudess you got a Della!

Read more here, and weep.

Neandertals Sophisticated And Fearless Hunters

They lasted 100,000 years until we killed them off, I should hope so.

Neandertals, the 'stupid' cousins of modern humans were capable of capturing the most impressive animals. This indicates that Neandertals were anything but dim. Dutch researcher Gerrit Dusseldorp analysed their daily forays for food to gain insights into the complex behaviour of the Neandertal. His analysis revealed that the hunting was very knowledge intensive.

Read more here.

Hong Kong Christens an Ark

This city's three billionaire Kwok brothers have just the answer for the rising waters threatening the global economy: the world's first life-size replica of Noah's ark, built to biblical specifications off the coast of this recession-struck Chinese financial center.

The message in its 450-foot-long hull, its rooftop luxury hotel and 67 pairs of fiberglass animals: "The financial tsunami will be over," says Spencer Lu, the Kwoks' project director at Noah's Ark, which is opening soon.

Read more here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Venus figurine sheds light on origins of art by early humans

The 40,000-year-old carved figure of a voluptuous woman was excavated in Germany. It 'radically changes our views of the context and meaning of the earliest Paleolithic art,' its discoverer says.

Read more here.

Boy Scouts don brown shirts

Some people are very fucked up.

The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters.

“This is about being a true-blooded American guy and girl,” said A. J. Lowenthal, a sheriff’s deputy here in Imperial County, whose life clock, he says, is set around the Explorers events he helps run. “It fits right in with the honor and bravery of the Boy Scouts.”

Read more here.

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Multiple Sidosis

A short film by Sidney Laverents who died this week at age 100. An Amateur film maker, he wrote, produced, starred and shot everything himself. This was shot in 1970 using a Bolex 16mm. In 2000, it was listed in the National Film Registry along with Apocalypse Now and Good Fellas. No digital fxs. All done in one man's garage.

Sidney Laverents - R.I.P. 5/13/09

Republicans to become more petchulant, if that's possible

the Republican National Committee will “approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the ‘Democrat Socialist Party‘” when they meet next week for a “special session.”


Morally Bankrupt Americans: Obama?

President Obama met with White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the White House counsel team last week and told them that he had second thoughts about the decision to hand over photographs of detainee abuse to the ACLU, per a judge's order, and had changed his mind.

The president "believes their release would endanger our troops," a White House official says, adding that the president "believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court."

Read more here.

Hugo Chavez likes the cock

Costing $15 (about £10), and rivalled for price only by the very cheapest phones on sale in Asia, the Vergatorio's name has its origins in a venezuelan slang term for penis.

Mr Chavez, who nationalised the company that has produced the phone, unveiled the product, only to be condemned for the choice of name...

"Whoever doesn't have a Vergatario is nothing."

Read more here.

Jesse Ventura, my hero

Morally Bankrupt Americans: Richard Cohen

The little fact that torture is abhorrent and against internationl law doesn't seem to matter to some people.

Blogger Alert: I have written a column in defense of Dick Cheney...I have to wonder whether what he is saying now is the truth -- i.e., torture works... would serve us poorly now if people who know something about the utility, not to mention the morality, of enhanced interrogation techniques keep their mouths shut

Makes your skin crawl.

Read more here.

Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal

It may be "legal", but it sounds so wrong. Shame on you Sweden.

Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped... is not possible to deny a woman an abortion up to the 18th week of pregnancy, even if the foetus's gender is the basis for the request.

Read more here.

Idiot Americans need a subtitled Susan Boyle

American TV bosses subtitled Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show so viewers could understand her.

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The king of Stonehenge

He was a giant of a man, a chieftain who ruled with a royal sceptre and a warrior's axe.

When they laid him to rest they dressed him in his finest regalia and placed his weapons at his side. Then they turned his face towards the setting sun and sealed him in a burial mound that would keep him safe for the next 4,000 years.

Read more here.

Toronto’s condo market dipping

Maybe people are finally realizing that selling vastly overpriced shoe boxes* to dim witted sheep is not a good thing?

Naww, people are just broke.

Despite a record number of construction cranes gracing the horizon, Toronto’s once thriving new condo market hit a dismal sales low in the first quarter of 2009, according to an industry analysis revealed today.

Read more here.

* It worked for the longest time though. Give an apartment a Latin name "Condominium" and it sounds better than it is, like cunilingous.

Switched at birth, women learn truth after 56 years

"Does this mean I'm not invited to the family reunion?" Shafer joked.

Read more here.

Carrie Prejean: Religious airhead of the day

It's hard to be the top religious airhead, the competition is tough.

Dobson: Why did you give the answer you did with regard to the affirmation of marriage?

Prejean: . . . I felt as though Satan was trying to tempt me in asking me this question. And then God was in my head and in my heart saying, "Do not compromise this. You need to stand up for me and you need to share with all these people . . . you need to witness to them and you need to show that you're not willing to compromise that for this title of Miss USA."

Gee I wish I had imaginary friends to blame everything on too. And if we disagree with their "viewpoint", it is Satan speaking through us.

Must be nice not having to think anything through.

Christopher Hitchens: Idiot of the Day

I must say I do enjoy listening to Mr. Hitchens at times. He can be intelligent and well spoken...until now.

"The president should be squirming in his seat. Not smiling," he said. "The black dyke [Wanda Sykes for the rest of us] got it wrong. No one told her the rules."

There's a few rules he should be told as well, for example not coming across as a tiny minded bigot.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Haunted World of Ed Wood Jr

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman's sick view of the world

One hopes that Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman's inbox is filled with delightful reminders of what the world thinks of her.

If there is any doubt as to the dark mindset of the sport's hunter, let her own words ring out.

I dedicated this hunt to all the soldiers fighting in the middle east, and my family.

Yes, as you are so brave to hunt innocent animals. I feel safer already.

There were elephants all around us.

It's amazing how well something so big can stay hidden so well. A rather cranky cow decided to see if she could scare the elephant hunters out of us all and started to charge, but Dudley turned her with just loud yelling. She turned to run, turned to face us again, started to come and then turned and ran. Some might call it a false charge, but let me tell you when you're standing there with a bow in your hands, there's nothing false about it.

That was about all the fun we could stand for one day.


Such chilling bravery in the face of such dangerous animals. You are such a hero!

I was completely wiped out. My legs felt a bit strange and sore as hell. I must admit after going through hell today

O you poor thing! I suppose the elephants were having a worse day, but does that matter as long as you and Dudley got to kill one?

Read this horrifying parade of self indulgence here.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman: Worst Woman on the Planet

And this moron is proud of it.

Female hunter Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman has become the first woman in the world to shoot an elephant dead with a bow and arrow.

Remember bitch, elephants never forget...

Read more here, and do visit the twisted souls that sponsored her here and here.

Kingon Defense Academy

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Star Trek seen

I have just seen Star Trek.

My fears were mostly unfounded. It is still Star Trek.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Big Fat Gay Collab



Star Trek tomorrow

May 7

Dumb Christians on an epic scale

U.S. Soldiers have been encouraged to spread the message of their Christian faith among Afghanistan's predominantly Muslim population, video footage obtained by Al Jazeera appears to show.

Military chaplains stationed in the U.S. air base at Bagram were also filmed with Bibles printed in the country's main Pashto and Dari languages.

In one recorded sermon, Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, the chief of the U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan, is seen telling Soldiers that as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him".

"The special forces guys -- they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down," he says.

"Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business."

I hope it's not true, or it will confirm some people are dumber than I thought possible.

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Terrorism in 1776

Joe the Plumber: Ignorant Bigot of the Day

People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.

I think children would be better served being kept away from Joe.

Justice Scalia: Hypocrite of the Day

Justice Scalia doesn't seem to have a problem with having the privacy of others invaded, but his own...that's another matter.

He thinks it's unethical. I think he just got his ass handed to him.

"Every single datum about my life is private? That's silly," Scalia [said]...

"Justice Scalia said he doesn't care what people find out about him on the Internet," said [Professor] Reidenberg [of Fordham University] during his presentation on the transparency of personal information. "So I challenged my class to compile a dossier on him."

They did. Well! Hell hath no fury...

Read more here.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Condoleezza Rice lies to 4th graders

I guess there's no honor among war criminals.

Then Misha Lerner, a student from Bethesda, asked: What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?

"Let me just say that President Bush was very clear that he wanted to do everything he could to protect the country. After September 11, we wanted to protect the country," she said. "But he was also very clear that we would do nothing, nothing, that was against the law or against our obligations internationally. So the president was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country."

She added: "I hope you understand that it was a very difficult time. We were all so terrified of another attack on the country. September 11 was the worst day of my life in government, watching 3,000 Americans die. . . . Even under those most difficult circumstances, the president was not prepared to do something illegal, and I hope people understand that we were trying to protect the country."

Read more here.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Shedding light on the Catacombs of Rome

Rome's underground Christian, Jewish and pagan burial sites, the Catacombs, date back to the 2nd Century AD.

There are more than 40 of them stretching over 170km (105 miles).

But, until now, they have never been fully documented, their vast scale only recorded with handmade maps.

That is now changing, following a three-year project to create the first fully comprehensive three-dimensional image using laser scanners.

Read more here.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Christopher Hitchens interview