Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rude Customer Leaves Waitress $50,000 and a Car In His Will

She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands and curses. The 89-year-old Walter "Buck" Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died.

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Creeping Fascism: From Nazi Germany to Post 9/11 America

"Americans today are seeing the same sheepish submissiveness that characterized Germany after the burning of the Reichstag." Is democracy slowly disappearing? Hitler and Franco did it in Germany and Spain. Is Bush doing it in the USA?

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Tens of millions of birds disappear across North America

CBC's The National reports that tens of millions of birds are disappearing across North America. The following video is from CBC's The National, broadcast on December 28, 2007

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RIAA suing citizen for copying legally purchased CDs to PC

"Ira Schwartz, the industry's lawyer in the case, is arguing that MP3 files created on his [Jeffrey Howell's] computer from legally purchased CDs are indeed "unauthorized copies," and while we've no idea what will become of all this, we suppose you should go on and wipe those personal copies before you too end up in handcuffs."

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Drug Prohibition. Harmless? (PIC)

Harmless? Wars are never harmless.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

CIA Jet Carrying 4 Tons of Cocaine also made trips to Gitmo

Perhaps the reason why the CIA’s well-documented role in the global drug trade is never really acknowledged is because it never really ended.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Flying spaghetti monster defeats anti-evolution FL school

Efforts were afoot recently on the Polk County School Board to begin teaching the "concept" of intelligent design in science classes as an alternative to evolution. But that was before the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster arrived and shamed the school board into backing down. Read more about this somewhat merry holiday tale...

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Why Sudafed doesn't work anymore

Congress and the Bush administration have rationed Pseudoephedrine under the guise of the war on drugs. The replacement product--Phenylephrine--might as well be a placebo. This article assembles evidence that the switch was designed to subsidize a well-heeled Germany company that spent millions in lobbying for the law.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Black Mesa Media Update

After a few months silence, the Black Mesa team has posted a massive media update with stunning screens that will bring some classic Half-Life 1 memories flooding back

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Homer Simpson takes a photo of himself everyday for 39 years

From "The Simpsons," episode 19x09 which aired December 16, 2007. Homer mimics Noah's photo time lapse over 20 years. "PICTURE A DAY FOR 39 YEARS"

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Clinton Steals $500 million of your tax money!

Since taking office in 2001, Clinton has delivered $500 million worth of earmarks that have specifically benefited 59 corporations. About 64% of those corporations provided funds to her campaigns through donations made by employees, executives, board members or lobbyists, a review by the Los Angeles Times shows.

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Kid gets detention for using firefox

And they called it "foxfire.exe"

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

House overwhelming passes SAFE Act -- Ron Paul dissents

Only 2 it turns out (Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia and Rep. presidential candidate, Ron Paul) with 409 members voting yesterday in favor. The new bill requires everyone (that includes you and Starbucks) offering an open WiFi connection to the public to be on the lookout for "illegal images" and "obscene" cartoons and drawings which you must report.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

1 Irish Man Steals 450 Kegs ($90,000 Worth) of Guinnesss

Dublin's famous Guinness brewery has been the victim of an audacious theft. A man drove a truck into the brewery on Victoria Quay, Dublin 8, yesterday evening; hitched up a trailer containing 450 kegs of different beers; and drove off into Dublin's traffic just as rush-hour got under way.

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Deaf Guy Tased by Police Fresh Out of the Bath Tub

"I ain't never been so scared," says Williams.Police forced entry into Williams home while responding to a shooting, but it turned out to be a false call. They had no idea at the time the call wasn't real and that Williams is hearing impaired. Without his hearing aid he is basically deaf.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mitt Romney Buys Election in Florida Straw Poll

Romney supporters paying for multiple votes at a recent straw poll.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Conan O'Brien pays salaries of 80 people

Conan O'Brien is digging deep to help his staff weather the WGA strike. Host of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" will cover the salaries of his non-writing production staff for the foreseeable future, an NBC U spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Video: Ron Paul Asked About Medical Marijuana

"Ron Paul is asked what his opinion was on medical marijuana by Clayton Holton, a medical patient who asked Romney and Rudy the same question a few months ago. Rudy ignored him and Romney said he would arrest him for using medical marijuana."Ron Paul is the only HUMAN candidate out there. The others are terrible political robots hellbent on destroying this nation, one tarnished freedom at a time.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Gamers use PS3s to do biomedical research

I love using it when I've got 15(!) things queued up for background downloading and I can leave it on overnight or for a month straight without having to worry. Even though the wifi at school sucks, at least it's still a built-in option.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

109,263 Errors found in Texas math textbooks

One second-grade math book, for example, has 4 plus 7 equaling 10, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday.

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Happy Birthday PS3! 5.6 Million Sold

Sony's little baby turns one. The PS3 has been crawling along, but can it walk or maybe even run? Sony is still aiming for 11 million units sold this fiscal year with 160 new games.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

What we should all be teaching our kids: how to say no to a police state

Have you talked to your kids about liberty today?

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All Drugs Should Be Legalized

While Digging a few minutes ago, I came across this article from I just have to share it. In non-hostile language, our author Harry Browne makes an insightful, perfectly logical case for legalizing drugs. He takes the vitriol and brings it down where it belongs — at the common sense level.

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WOW I can't believe FOX aired this!

I start to worry when mainstream talks logically..

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Drummer of Decapitated dead at 23

Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old. Vitek was a very influential drummer for me growing up. This is a terrible loss.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Westboro Church of "God Hates Fags" Ordered to Pay $2.9 Million

Westboro Baptist Church, the group led by Fred Phelps made infamous by its website, has been ordered by a Maryland court to pay $2.9 million to a grieving father who sued in response to their picketing of his son's funeral, a soldier killed in Iraq.

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VIDEO: Ron Paul Gets Massive Applause on the Tonight Show

Highlights from the show:- Jay asked all the right questions. Did his research.- Had Ron on for 2 segments. Brought him back after the commercial break.- Plugged his book A Foreign Policy of Freedom.- A woman who has gone to every Jay Leno taping for the past 3 years said, “the only guests to have this many people outside hoping to get...

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

5 Amazing Sites for Urban Exploration and Building Infiltration [PICS]

"Perhaps it's like "The Hatch" in Lost. You see something like the door below and can't help but to think of the world that could be underneath. We see something mysterious and we absolutely have to know what's inside. Welcome to the world of Urban Exploration." Includes 22 amazing abandoned building photographs from around the world!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stephen Colbert Officially Announces Run for White House!

After nearly a solid week of dropping hints, Stephen Colbert threw his hat in the ring in the race for president tonight.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

U.S Supreme Court Won’t Hear Torture Appeal for German Citizen

A German citizen who said he was kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency and tortured in a prison in Afghanistan lost his last chance to seek redress in court today when the Supreme Court declined to consider his case. The episode has already caused hard feelings between the United States and Germany.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bush Launches Awkward Ad Campaign Promoting Abstinence

In the ad, various children say that they want their parents to talk to them about sex and tell them to “wait.” Near the end, the narrator says, “Tell your kids you want them to wait ’til they’re married to have sex.” Watch it:

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National Review Warming Up To Ron Paul?

Keep it coming -- they had an excellent piece on him this summer as well, but some NR staffers still dismiss him.

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WTF? Man in Florida on trial for FEEDING HOMELESS PEOPLE!

It's the first trial of its kind. A man is facing a judge and jury for violating Orlando's ban on feeding the homeless. Eric Montanez, 22, was caught feeding a group in Lake Eola Park earlier this year. The prosecution told Eyewitness News their case rests on video taken of Montanez feeding the homeless, breaking Orlando's feeding ban.

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Sloppy Tradecraft Exposes CIA Drug Plane

Pretty good connections made between CIA and drug-runners!From the site:Seventeen months after an American-registered DC9 airliner was busted with 5.5 tons of cocaine, a major international scandal is brewing over a second drug trafficking incident in Mexico's Yucatan involving an American-registered jet by a dummy front company of the CIA

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Texas Cashier Clubs Deaf Customer For Not Talking

When Goodnight tried to pay for two bottles of Sprite with a $5 bill he was assaulted by the store clerk. Investigators said the clerk, 20-year-old Ricky Young told them he thought Goodnight was being rude by not talking to him and hit him in the head with a crowbar.

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Romney confronted on the issue of medical marijuana

Mitt Romney is confronted on the issue of medical marijuana on Saturday following an event in Dover, New Hampshire.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Daily Show: How Bush is Going from "Nixon" to "Mr Burns"

President Bush is vetoing a bill that would take money from cigarettes and give it to poor sick children... "I though something like that is only done by cartoon villains" says Jon Stewart.

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Teachers 'fear evolution lessons'

The teaching of evolution is becoming increasingly difficult in UK schools because of the rise of creationism, a leading scientist is warning.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ron Paul raises 5 million in 3rd quarter, up 114%

Ron Paul’s 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney’s fundraising was down 29 percent. Giuliani was down 40 percent. McCain was down 55 percent.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

How your lawmakers vote (unbelievable video)

I guarantee your reaction will be "w.....t......f......"

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"This is how email used to work."

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 files charges against media companies

"Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we've been suspecting; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and DDoS'ers to destroy our trackers. While browsing through the email we identified the companies that are also active in Sweden". TPB reported this to the police.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Creationist group to get $100,000 earmark - your tax dollars at work

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a fundamentalist Louisiana Christian group, with close ties to Vitter, to pay for a report on "improvements" in science education. The group's stated mission is to "present biblical principles in the centers of influence" and seeks to undercut established scientific principles.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New "View" Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Doesn't Know If World Is Flat

If the bible says the world is flat, then it must be, right? Watch her try to wiggle out of giving an answer.

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Wife Of Victim From Michael Moore's Sicko Responds To Stossel Hit Piece

Julie Pierce, whose husband was sentenced to death by their insurance company and featured in Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko, decided she had to respond to Stossel. We’ve documented Stossel’s bottom feeding, tabloid style “journalism” in the past.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Who Has The Oil, Who Uses The Oil (PIC)

This little image shows the reason for so many things in this world…

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bottle makes dirty water drinkable in seconds

Military chiefs are excited because the bottles, which can distill either 4,000 litres or 6,000 litres without changing the filter. The bottle can clean up any water - including fecal matter - using a filter that cuts out anything longer than 15 nanometres, which means that viruses can be filtered out without the use of chemicals.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

59% of Americans Say US Has Changed for the Worse Since 9/11

Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Americans have believed that the events of that horrible day changed the United States forever. Each year that has gone by has seen an increase in the number who believe those changes have not been good for the nation.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

If I'm innocent, I have nothing to worry about from FBI wiretaps, right?

Wiretaps and National Security Letters aren't just for criminals anymore. If you happen to know someone who was under investigation, you too may have been wiretapped as part of their circle of contacts. Ask yourself: do you know every one of your acquaintances well enough to know _they'll_ never be under investigation for anything? Do you?

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13 Things That Didn't Make Sense In 2005

And after the update on April 17, 2007, we're still baffled.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Truth About America - via George Carlin

This is the most blunt, truthful, honest look at how America works that I've ever seen. Wake up people, Mr. Carlin has got the answers right here, right now.

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(Video) SNL Animation About MSM Aired Once And Was Pulled By NBC

This SNL "TV Funhouse" animation aired once and only once.

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Colo. School Bans Playing Tag on its Playground

An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Guy flashes "The Shocker" while posing with Karl Rove (Pic)

Mr. Rove, welcome to 'the shocker' hall of fame.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Why 1/5 of Americans Can't Locate The U.S.

Miss Teen South Carolina educates us.

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Images That Changed The World?! [AWESOME PICS]

These images are NOT intended to offend anyone; We need to learn from past events other wise we will keep repeating history. There are so many past events that we must never forget about.....

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Man served a 10-year prison sentence for selling light bulbs

In the spring of 1994, the Tucker family received lengthy prison sentences -- 10 years for Steve, 16 years for his older brother Gary, and 10 years for his brother's wife, Joanne -- without possibility of parole, for the curiously worded federal crime of "conspiracy to manufacture marijuana."

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Got a fresh Mac? Start HERE

Not having most of these tools is like having half a Mac.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

How to tell when your community has too much tax revenue

When you know your community has too much tax revenue.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bush has borrowed more than all previous 42 Presidents. Combined.

According to the Treasury Department, from 1776-2000, the first 224 years of U.S. history, 42 U.S. presidents borrowed a combined $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions, but in the past four years alone, the Bush administration borrowed $1.05 trillion.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Spy satellites to be used more extensively within US

Local and federal agencies are to have vastly expanded access to information gathered from spy satellites in the U.S-- Information from "some of the U.S.'s most powerful intelligence-gathering tools" will soon be at the disposal of a wide array of law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bill Nye Booed in Waco for pointing out Moon reflects the Sun

Nye angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.” He pointed out that the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The College Student's Guide to File Sharing

You finally made it. But now that you're here, how should you spend your first few weeks at school? Filling up the hard drive of your brand-new Toshiba R500 with loads of music and video files, that's how -- harnessing the full file-sharing power of a high-speed university-class network? But how?

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Marijuana dealers offer Schwarzenegger $1,000,000,000

A coalition of California marijuana growers and dealers has offered Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger one billion dollars to solve the current state budget crisis. According to economic studies, regulation and taxation of marijuana could produce six billion dollars in additional tax revenue. "Marijuana legalization is inevitable," Schaffer says.

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There are still approximately 23 WWI veterans left in the world

Believe it or not, there are still between 23-34 living veterans of WWI in the entire world. The numbers differ depending on how you count them.

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After 55 Years, Woman's Pain Goes Away When Pencil is Removed from Head

A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused. Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four. "The pencil went right through my skin -- and disappeared into my head," Wegner told the newspaper.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Ron Paul Blasts "Unconstitutional, Undeclared Wars" at GOP Debate

To cheers from the audience, Ron Paul continues to expand upon his anti-war stance.

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Police officer tries to shoot a snake - hits a 5-year-old boy instead

A stray bullet from the gun of an Oklahoma police officer, meant for a snake in a rural area, struck and killed a 5-year-old boy Friday night, authorities confirmed.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

ABC News: Is the Nation's Marijuana Policy Misguided?

Since the Marijuana Tax Act was signed by President Roosevelt 70 years ago, the debate over the drug's effects, dangers and criminalization has raged unabated. The Bush administration has made marijuana its prime target in the war on drugs, spending billions of dollars on education campaigns and law enforcement activities.

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GTA IV Delayed

Will now be released in fiscal 2008.

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This CLEARLY has something to do with the 360's lack of a standard HDD.

Seriously though, this is huge news and it just means your $60 you set aside this fall for GTA can be spent on HL2: Orange Box instead.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Huffington Post: Never Trust the Media on Marijuana

Watching the media cover marijuana is fascinating, offering deep insight into conventional wisdom, bias and failure to properly place science in context. The coverage of a new study claiming that marijuana increases the risk of later psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia by 40% displays many of these flaws.

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Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu Hill [pic]

I'll see your long-ass place name and raise you a longer one.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Station...[pic]

um, just look.

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Cash-strapped U.S. Government hands out $30 billion to Israel's military

Cash-strapped U.S. Government hands out $30 billion to Israel's military. This comes at a time when the U.S. government is in heavy debt and is itself under heavy financial pressure.

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FUTURAMA returns November 27th

The first of four feature-length DVD movies will arrive in stores on November 27th!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007



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Man Convicted of Murder From 30 Miles Away

The subject of a police manhunt in 2005 was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday night in the death of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper who crashed his car racing to help in the search. Even though Stallmann was hiding in woods some 30 miles away from Tatoian’s crash site, prosecutors won the murder conviction.

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The FBI Can Eavesdrop on You Even When Your Cell Phone is Turned Off

Did you know that the FBI can listen in to any and all of your conversations through your cell phone–even when you’re not actually speaking on the phone?Using your cell phone’s tracking device, the FBI can turn on the microphone in your cell phone and listen to any conversations taking place nearby.

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Global Warming: How the World is Changing [Pics]

While the effect of human activity on the global climate is hotly debated, physical signs of environmental change are all around us.

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Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

I didn't make it up, I'm quoting the man. Thoughts anyone?

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

College Professor Says Textbooks Are Too Expensive, Quits Using them

Instead of textbooks, Hammond has been assigning journal articles and other reading materials that his students can check out from the library or download from the internet, a practice which, if every one of their professors did it, would save students (on average) $900 a year.

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Kids use donated laptops to surf porn

What did they expect?

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Survey: Men Happiest With Smart Wives

Men in search of true happiness should steer clear of bimbos and dumb blondes: research shows men are happiest if they marry smart women.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Colorado Professors Get Death Threats for Teaching Evolution

Police are investigating intimidating messages sent to biology teachers at the University of Colorado. An extremist Christian activist is accused by newspapers and blogs of distributing the threats.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jon Lovitz roughed up Andy Dick over the murder of Phil Hartman

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who witnessed the assault, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole."

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Friday, July 13, 2007

3 Reasons Why I'm Glad To Be a Guy

As I awoke this morning, put on my clothes, and walked out to the subway it struck me that I would make a terrible female. If twenty three years and nine months ago a XX sperm hadn’t been boxed out by the winning XY squad then I would be Meghan and be living a completely different life no doubt.

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Only Men Can Play Battleship? // pic

I wouldn't want to give it away, see for yourselves.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Anti-war T-shirt Now Illegal In Four States

...Possibly Nationwide Soon

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Most spied-upon road in Britain STILL plagued by crime

There are 102 CCTV cameras monitoring crime on the two-mile road. At the time, police disclosed there had been 430 offenses committed over six months on Holloway Road, including 29 serious assaults, 15 robberies and 32 burglaries. "Having so many cameras in one place actually makes police investigations harder..."

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Microsoft Admits *ALL* Xbox360's Are Defective

If you thought that Sony was the only console manufacturer having a really bad day, guess again. After many months of public complaints and outcries, Microsoft has publically admitted that *ALL* (as in every single one ever sold) Xbox360's have a design defect that can lead to their failure.

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Libertarian Party ranks up 18% in '07

The Libertarian Party has had an 18 percent increase in membership since January, said Shane Cory, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee. More Americans are joining the Libertarian Party because they are "disillusioned with typical party politics and are looking for a change,"

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit

We all know that water is good for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. And even if we know why we should drink water, it's not a habit that many people form. So here are 9 powerful reasons to drink water with tips on how to form the water habit.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Xbox 360 failure rate estimated around 33%!

"EB Games held conference calls for its Canadian stores informing them of the extended warranty policy changes and revealing alarming failure rates of the Xbox 360. “The real numbers were between 30 to 33 percent,” said former EB Games employee Matthieu G., adding that failure rate was even greater for launch consoles."

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Been waiting a month for my 2nd dead system to come back, double the wait the first time it broke. It's just annoying as hell having a $400 piece of electronics equipment that can die randomly, not to mention the $480 version isn't even any safer, plus they still haven't fixed the d-pad.

MS cheaped out, (yet sells us pictures at pure profit) and we all have to suffer for their mistakes. The Core pack was an ominous sign more people should have paid attention to. Unfortunately for us, hardware quality didn't seem like a high priority compared to a 2005 launch and being able to turn a profit within 2 years.

Inconvenience = unhappy consumers who will not stay loyal forever. In addition to getting great games this fall, the PS3 is a more capable machine with a solid design, Blu-ray's larger disc space and a standard hard drive. The Wii is just unstoppable and MS is helping keep it that way.

Monday, July 2, 2007

7-Elevens become Simpsons "Kwik-E-Marts"

"Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of "The Simpsons" fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art. Now you can get Buzz Cola, KrustyO's and Squishees."

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Mmmmm, free goo.

PIC: Comparison of Our Sun, To The Largest Known Star

VY Canis Majoris is a red hyper-giant. This is the largest known star. If it were possible for a human to walk on the surface of Canis Majoris, at 3 miles an hour for 8 hours a day, it would take him or her 162,000 years to walk the entire circumference (compared with 2 years 11 months to complete the same task on the Earth).

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

A tornado running into a rainbow (PIC)

Simply stunning.

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ATM for Super Tall People Only! [PIC]

I have no details of where this is from or anything more about it... but I like where the banks head was at when they installed this.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Baby Monitor Monitors International Space Station Rather Than Baby

A new mom in Palatine, IL turned her baby monitor on and, rather than her baby, she saw two men floating in space. She was viewing images of astronauts in the international space station. She also saw mission control and a map of the station's trajectory.

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Very bad wording [pic]

Need I say more...?

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Stop Caring About paris hilton


It doesn't affect you and never will. Your lives are worse off for having such information in your brain. If you gossip about it, well, you just need to be hit by a train for wasting oxygen.

I want "Paris is crying" to mean "Did France surrender again?" like in the good ol' days.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Cross-platform play done 7 years before Shadowrun

"One of the most appealing features of 4x4 Evolution is the online play. And since 4x4 Evolution has been out for the PC, Dreamcast players will immediately find competition when they connect online." Cross-platform play is nothing new, so why is Shadowrun worth mentioning?

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‘No-Knock’ Searches Get People Killed

Last week, we were asking how police found themselves in the bedroom of a naked couple in Lancaster, Calif., in 2001, guns drawn.This led to a discussion of the problem with "no-knock" – or even "shout-once-and-storm-in" – search warrants.

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Monday, June 4, 2007

More people died last year from eating Spinach than smoking Marijuana

Marijuana laws are a mishmash among the 50 states. It isn't entirely legal anywhere, but 12 states have at least partly decriminalized it, to the point that in Alaska there is no penalty for possessing an ounce or less at home.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Americans believe in religion -- but know little about it

For example - over 10% think that Noah's wife was Joan of Arc.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Man Randomly Attacked By Police Dog, Beaten By Police For Defending Himself

Story about a guy sleeping in his backyard who is randomly attacked by a vicious police dog chasing a "suspect". He naturally tries to defend himself and gets beaten by the police for it. The police justified this by saying the "suspect" they were after was riding a moped without a helmet or headlights on. And it only gets worse from there.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Medical Marijuana One Step Away from FDA Development Process

Judge Submits Official Recommendation to DEA Urging End to 40-Year Barrier to FDA-Approved Medical Marijuana Research.

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This is all that needs to be said:

“...SCIENCE, NOT POLITICS, needs to determine whether medical marijuana should be made legal, and the DEA has so far tried to block the scientific process,” said University of Massachusetts-Amherst Professor Lyle Craker.

It's disgusting to see a political organization interfering with medical research.

PS3 Upscaling: First Impressions

Sometime before 1:50am EST the latest version (1.8) of the PS3 firmware became available for North American users. My initial impression of the DVD upconversion quality is included below. Full list of what was updated is also reported.

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DVD and game Upscaling up to 1080p, Blu-ray playback at 720p, memory card support, improved media functionality and friggin printer support! Now that's an update.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

IRONY: Anti-Cellphone Senator Crashes while talking on CELLPHONE

Carole Migden -- former voter on a state bill that fines people for using their cellphones while driving -- rear-ended her state-issued SUV into a Honda sedan on Highway 12 in Solano County, today.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Mom blames Satan for burning baby in microwave

A woman blames the devil and not her husband for severely burning their infant daughter after the 2-month-old was put in a microwave.

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There are no words, no matter how hard I try.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

XM Suspends Opie & Anthony For 30 Days

XM Radio announced today that the company has suspended Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, hosts of "The Opie & Anthony Show" and ceased broadcast of the show for 30 days, effective immediately.

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I've never once listened to Opie and Anthony (I figure now is a good time to start), but this is just plain bullshit. Political correctness = death of freedom.


Growing number of seniors using drugs (pic)

"I hope my grandchildren will be willing to roll a doobie for me if my arthritis gets too bad," says Becker. The baby boomers who discovered recreational drugs decades ago are bringing them along into their golden years. They are self-medicating in a safe way, and they are not coming to our attention because they are using [Cannabis] successfully.

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WTF - What The Funny


Two things that piss me off and one thing that makes me laugh.

BBC Scientology documentary: Watch it in full online

For the next 7 days you can watch the BBC's documentary about Scientology in full on their website. Click 'Watch Now' at the top of TFA.

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Fuck scientology. That stupid cult is not worthy of anything more.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cop Avoids Charges in Pot Brownie Caper

"If you're a cop and you're arresting people and you're confiscating the marijuana and keeping it yourself, that's bad. That's real bad," City Councilman Doug Thomas told the Detroit Free Press for a story Thursday. The department's investigation began with a 911 call from Sanchez's home on April 21, 2006.

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Hilarious and sad at the same time. What a dumb shit.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Death row killer orders pizza for homeless as final meal

Just hours from his execution by injection, Tennessee death row prisoner Philip Workman ordered his final meal Tuesday -- pizza for a homeless person. The 53-year-old requested a vegetarian pizza be delivered to a homeless person in Nashville, Workman's attorney confirmed. Riverbend Maximum Security Institution would not deliver the pizza.

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Friday, May 4, 2007

As a Society

As a society everyone is doped up on drugs; legal, illegal, prescription, over the counter. Alcohol is heavily intertwined in our society, it's at pretty much every social event from people in their teens getting wasted to old farts drinking wine with their mush. Caffeine loves fuckin' with soda and coffee drinkers, not to mention those goddamn energy drinks, jesus christ some people down those like water. Can't concentrate? Take a pill. Stressed? Take a pill. Got a headache? Take a pill. Can't sleep? Take a pill. Bleeding from every orifice? There's probably a pill for that too.

People are dumb, they don't know moderation. People think that just because it's legal or available means that you can do it every day. That's why you see everyone in a stupid SUV and people driving friggin military vehicles just to go get groceries. Addicts lined up at Dunkin Donuts every morning waiting for their caffeine fix. Parents buying Happy Meals for their screaming brats that have the nutritional equivalent of newspaper and a caffeine saturated drink of liquid-sugar. Processed, manufactured, boxed shit loaded with preservatives, that's the way our society works, because eating healthy is just too much of a hassle, but there's always time to vote on American Idol.


MIKE GRAVEL brilliantly lays out his plan on what to do with Marijuana and how to fix the demonetization [demonization] of drugs from a criminal problem, changing it to a health problem. Decriminalization and Legalization!

The main (best) reason for legalization is that it's so blatantly apparent that it's completely fucking asinine if you do even a minute amount of research into it. The degradation of civil liberties is almost as astounding as the many billions of dollars wasted on this for so way too long. Repave a road, build a hospital, feed a starving family or work on that pesky national deficit, but just stop throwing so much taxpayer money away.

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Who Doesn't Believe in Evolution?

A show of hands please… Let me remind you this is the only top vote-getting question asked. (That's Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee with their hands up.)

"Who Doesn't Believe in Evolution?"
The ones who don't understand it

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School Dean Sends Home Letter to Students Filled with Spelling Errors [PIC]

After a food fight in the school cafeteria, 8th grade students were sent home with a letter from their school dean saying, "This type of behavior is unexcecpable."

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

09F911029D74E35BD84156C5635688C0 = Brilliant Marketing Scheme

I must say kudos to Universal for such an ingenious marketing decision to raise awareness of HD DVD. Standing headstrong in the face of a better-selling Blu-ray adversary, Universal countered with this piece of brilliant marketing. It's only a matter of time before HD DVD wins over all of our hearts.

Blu-ray has no chance to survive make your time.


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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tanker Fire Literally Melts Freeway (Pics)

The heat of a dramatic gasoline tanker fire destroyed an overpass and closed two major roadways in the MacArthur Maze at the East Bay access to the Bay Bridge early this morning.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps...

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

A Note From An Angry Soldier - Best-of craigslist

I'm a Marine and I served my tour in Iraq. My husband, also a Marine, served several.He should have been home a month ago but they extended his tour and now he's coming home in a box.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Typing of the Dead 2, Sega Splash! Golf revealed for PC

A couple days ago, Sega held a press conference unveiling its new PC titles in development. The two most interesting titles are Typing of the Dead 2 and Sega Splash! Golf, which features humans golfing while Sega characters caddy in Green Hill Zone inspired levels.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

PICTURE: The Happiest Bug You'll Ever See

What a great shot!

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Best. Beer. Ad. Ever.

She told me we couldn't afford beer anymore...

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Friday, April 20, 2007

MSNBC BLASTS Jack Thompson For Blaming VT Shootings on Video Games

In a searing editorial, NBC News has completely called out Jack Thompson on his misguided logic for using video games as a scapegoat only hours after victims were killed. "It's so sad. These massacre chasers — they're worse than ambulance chasers — they're waiting for these things to happen so they can jump on their soap box."

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Feature: Eight Reasons Why the Xbox 360 Elite Isn't Elite

On April 29, Microsoft will release their third flavor of 360 ice cream -- the black Xbox 360 Elite. Let's not be coy; the reason in adding a third, more expensive 360 is solely due to the existence of the $600 PS3. Since the inception of game consoles, prices have traditionally dropped with age, not increased. But if Sony can sell 3 million....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Double murder and rape of white couple by 5 black men: Where's the outrage?

Imus calls some black women "Nappy headed hos." A black woman accuses college Lacrosse players "rapists." Just words but with huge media coverage.A white couple is carjacked. The girlfriend is forced to watch as the man's penis is cut off and he is shot 3 times. The girlfriend was kept in the house, raped for 3 days then murdered. No coverage.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

The death of habeas corpus

The president has now succeeded where no one has before. He’s managed to kill the writ of habeas corpus. Tonight, a special investigation, how that, in turn, kills nothing less than your Bill of Rights.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

When did America become a nation of frightened wimps?

Steve Olson writes a great piece and poses the question: When did the U.S. go from being a nation of life and liberty to a nation of fear and obedience.

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Most Politically Incorrect Store Name. Ever. (photo)

Title says it all...

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Picture : Someone who is gonna HATE going to work tommorrow

The guy that has to deal with this problem is going to wish he took a sick day.

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When Will Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Apologize to Duke Lacrosse Players?

Now that they've gotten the Imus radio show successfully canceled for "racist" comments about black people, it's time for Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson to apologize to the Duke lacrosse players. They were so quick to call for their arrests since the white players surely had to be guilty of raping a black stripper... BUT THEY WERE WRONG.

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Al Sharpton - Race Baiter and Hypocrite

See for yourself what Al has never apologized for... He's an opportunist...

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Why there aren't viruses for Macs — it's not because of low market share.

Apple haters love to claim that there are no viruses for Macs because there are so few compared to Windows machines. Virus creators are in the business because of ego. And what would be a bigger ego boost than being the first to create a widespread OS X virus?

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Rez with the Wiimote could be the best thing ever

Resident GlovePIE enthusiast Tiger is at it again, this time implementing Wiimote controls with the Dreamcast title Rez. Not content to stop after showing us how the Wiimote could be used with Panzer Dragoon and House of the Dead 3, Tiger has implemented the script into Rez, which he is emulating on his PC. Check out the video.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

R.I.P. PlayStation 3 20GB is officially no more

Straight from Sony, the 20GB PS3 will no longer be offered to retailers for sale in North America. The decision was made based on consumer and retail demand favoring "the 60GB model 10 to 1."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Funny Bumper Sticker (PIC)

Don't mess with America....

Be nice to America or say goodbye to the metric system. Forget democracy, rods and furlongs for everybody!

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War on Terror Is Now War on Human Rights, Says Group

The head of an international human rights group Friday charged that the war against terror had transformed itself into a war against human rights.

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Difference Between Prison And Work

10 differences between being in prison and working: 1. IN PRISON: You spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell. AT WORK: You spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle.

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Heavy Marijuana Use Doesn't Damage Brain

"Long-term and even daily marijuana use doesn't appear to cause permanent brain damage, adding to evidence that it can be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of diseases, say researchers."

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Top Women Driving Accidents

Pictures of what happens when women drive.

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Google Suggests You Swim Across The Atlantic Ocean

Google, either encouraging physical fitness or zero population growth, offers the above helpful suggestion when mapping the route from Chicago to London.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Anti-marijuna Republican ex-congressman becomes pro-marijuana

Bob Barr, who as a Georgia congressman authored a successful amendment that blocked D.C. from implementing a medical marijuana initiative, has switched sides and become a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project.But that doesn’t mean he has become a bong-ripping hippie. He isn’t pro-drug, he said, just against government intrusion.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Time Magazine Prints Different Cover For US Edition

TIME's cover story in every edition but the American one is "Talibanistan", a story about the resurgence of the Taliban. TIME's cover for the US: "Why We Should Teach the Bible in Public School".

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Monday, March 26, 2007

PICTURE: What's wrong with mainstream media

I took a screenshot of CNN's frontpage at around 10:00AM this morning, and of the major headlines such as the Gonzales attorney scandal, or the story of the UK soldiers arrested by Iran, which story made the front page?

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Halo 3 Xbox 360 Case Mod

"An incredible paint job. This thing is badass. That's all there is to say."Most case modding looks stupid, but this actually looks good. You'd have to be a die hard Halo fan to even consider this, because you're paying around $500 for a paint job.

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Today on Apple's Pro site, find about the South Park's rendering process and what software and hardware is used to create the show.Direct link:

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sister of Dying Man Refuses to Donate Bone Marrow to Save His Life

The sister of a man who is dying of leukemia is refusing to donate bone marrow to the British man, according to a London newspaper. Simon Pretty, a father of three, told the Daily Mail that his sister Helen Pretty would not donate her bone marrow, which is a perfect match and could save his life... Sick bitch.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Man Arrested for Beheading Dog

"A 24 year old Minnesota man has been arrested, suspected of cutting the head off of a 17-year-old girl’s pet dog and leaving it at her front door in a gift-wrapped box."

Glad to hear they got that sick freak.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Heavy metal music linked with gifted students

"New study finds "many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders." Haha, validation."

Most real metal is intelligent and many of the fans are. Metal shows are the complete opposite of the stereotypical sad kid who listens to Korn and Slipknot. I say most because many br00tal death metal bands are the exception.

Québec is a haven for intelligent metal. Cryptopsy is a band that's gained popularity as of late, yet still manages to put out impressive and technical albums crafted with the utmost finesse. Hell, Québec in general is very progressive metal-wise offering up bands like Neuraxis, Gorguts, Torn Within and Quo Vadis that push the genre in new directions.

Bands like Atheist (heavily jazz influenced), The Chasm and Demilich are prime examples of top tier metal. Easily overshadowing childish crap like Atreyu, Trivium and other various MTV-friendly metalcore crap that is the current "fad" for some of today's kids.

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It's Been an 'All Out War' on Pot Smokers for 35 Years

"Since 1972, U.S. taxpayers have spent well over $20 billion enforcing criminal marijuana laws and 16.5 million people have been arrested. It's time to put an end to this waste."

Try 70 years. The marijuana tax act was passed in 1937.

Though I hate to jump on the Bush-bashing bandwagon, the Bush administration is steadfast on wasting as much money as possible. These politicians do NOT care about their citizens health and safety. Ignoring meth and going after pot (which they call a gateway drug despite the fact it's been disproved countless times) is one of the most despicable acts that this administration has ever done.

Compare the beloved stereotypical Cheech & Chong to meth heads. There simply is no comparison and the amount of ignorance shown by the constant prosecution of cannabis over real issues is disgusting.

Yet still cannabis remains a schedule I drug, equated to heroin, whilst coke and meth are schedule II drugs. This overwhelming ignorance is politically based and has no relation to science.

For those who are steadfast against cannabis, saying there are synthetic drugs like Marinol out there. Ask Peter McWilliams how well they work:
By himself, he has proven that Marinol is more deadly than cannabis.

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"Choose Your Own Adventure" Books That Never Quite Made It

"I used to love these books as a kid. Courtesy of Something Awful, here are some titles in the series that didn't make the cut."

No fancy explanation needed, this is just hilarious.

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Montana Meth Project Ads directed by Darren Aronofsky

"New Montana Meth Project Ads for the April campaign."

From the director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky has completed a number of intense ads showcasing true horror.

I don't usually like to hop on the Bush-bashing bandwagon, but to focus and waste money on anti-pot propaganda like Pete's Couch lolz over this REAL ISSUE, is just plain asinine and probably one of the most despicable acts a human being could ever do.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Xbox 360 Design: The Back Story

"A look into how the design of the Xbox 360 came to be."

Long-winded rant below:

It's a stupid design, they attempted (this being the keyword) to go for aesthetics, instead of being technically proficient, so they ended up failing on both fronts.

The main complaint with the Xbox was size, what does the 360 do? Deceive you. MS likes deception (MS points pricing is another example off the top of my head, not to mention the Core and the barebones Vista, it's all marketing), they bank on deception. There's no room inside the original Xbox, yet the HDD and power supply are internal. There's "plenty of space" inside the 360 further emphasizing the poor design of it, just compare both systems with the covers removed.

The 360 gives you a giant fucking powerbrick and a non-standard HDD, which has been reduced to a glorified memory card, with the illusion of choice (removing a core feature of your previous system is asinine, imagine if the GCN came out with only 2 controller ports). Although the HDD being external has paid off, so you can keep it when you have to send your system out to be repaired. Yet the main issue is that it's basically the same size and weight as the Xbox, not to mention having worse build quality and louder than any console should ever be, they completely ignored the REAL issues.

There's nothing elegant about it, it's big, loud, clunky and it barely looks better than the Xbox did. Being vertical looks nicer and sleeker, but I certainly don't trust the 360 when it's vertical, so that's kind of useless. When it's horizontal, it's awkward to grab as there's no space for your fingers to go underneath it. Don't get me wrong, I have fun with it (it's all about the games after all) and my 12k+ gamerscore backs that up, but I'll be damned if it's not the one of worst designed consoles out there and ironically it's modeled after a dead person, how fitting.

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Why do my games cost so much?

"Many people have been complaining about the $60 price tag for next-gen console games. Forbes takes time to explain why."

Don't buy $60 games. I haven't paid more than $35 for a 360 game and all of my games are like new, complete with cases and manuals. The 360 has a high software attach rate and with so many games out there so fast, second hand copies drop in price even faster.

I got like new copies of Gears of War and Dead Rising for $35 shipped and just recently found Lost Planet at a steal of a price, $25 shipped, a game which came out not more than two months ago and obviously still retails at $60 new.

Amazon, eBay, Cheapassgamer, Tradegamesnow, GameTZ, etc. these sites are your friends! Most gaming forums also have trading boards/threads, use them and save. A little work on your part will save you quite a bit in the long run.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Devil May Cry 4 Now Coming to Xbox 360, PC and PS3...

"Looks like PS3 just lost another exclusive. Now if Konami gets their way, MGS4 will be next, but Hideo Kojima is resisting."

Huge news and I guess Dead Rising and Lost Planet selling so well were part of the reason for this, not to mention the huge cost of next-gen games.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

1 BILLION people lack access to clean drinking water

"Every eight seconds, a young child dies from lack of water or a waterborne disease. That's the same as a 747 jetliner full of kids going down every hour. The majority of water-related diseases are linked to what humans are doing to our land and water, so investing in more conservation of natural resources is also an investment in humanitarianism."

It's 2007, WHY is this still an issue?! You'd think with all the money that is wasted daily, they could take some of that and put it to a good cause, for something that most of us take for granted. There is little in this world that is as necessitous as water is and yet, 1/6 of the population is without sanitary drinking water, what a wonderful world indeed...

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High school student builds fusion reactor

"A Michigan high school senior uses parts and materials scrounged from the local hardware store and eBay to build a working fusion reactor."

This is almost as cool as building your own flux capacitor.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Presidential Candidate Supports Medical Marijuana - White House Not Happy

"Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico said Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will be the first presidential candidate ever to advocate medical marijuana "by vocally supporting and signing legislation."... ...He said the White House had urged him not to sign the bill."

Regardless of how you feel about the plant/drug, this brings up a bigger issue. Since when do POLITICIANS carry more weight regarding medicine than DOCTORS!? Something is seriously wrong here, they're friggin doctors, their whole job is medicine, they're neutral, why is politics even being brought into this!? Here's hoping poor Angel Raich doesn't end up as the next Peter McWilliams.

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Girl finds missing dog's head in box on doorstep

"A 17-year-old girl who spent weeks looking for her missing dog unwrapped a box left on her doorstep and found the pet's severed head inside, authorities said. The box had batteries on top, and a note that said "Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included.""

There are no words... This is disgusting beyond belief.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Bender's Big Score - Title to new Futurama movie!

"Obey the Hypno-Toad!
With production chugging on the new FUTURAMA direct-to-DVD movies, Matt Groening spilled to iF Magazine about what's to come and the extras that'll be added to make them into a new season of FUTURAMA for Comedy Central. The first movie, BENDER'S BIG SCORE, hits in December. "Everybody Loves Hyptno-Toad," is in your future!"

This isn't really breaking news, but I wuv Futurama too much to not post it.

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Wikipedia

"A list of insights about Wikipedia specifically targeted at people who have limited foreknowledge about the project: journalists, newbie editors, and readers. These explanations will not surprise Wikipedians, but hopefully will help the rest of the world to shape an informed opinion about our work."

Wikipedia; the cause of and solution to all of life's (web-based) problems!

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Screencaps of Fox News Lies

"Larry Johnson, former Fox analyst collects a wall of shame of screen caps of Fox lies (Libby innocent, is Civil war a good thing? etc)"

Screencap or it didn't happen... good ol' reliable Fox News. Reliable at being unreliable, gotta love 'em (read: hate 'em) for it.

Note: Watching Fox News may be hazardous to your health. This blog does not condone or advocate the destruction of brain cells that may be associated with viewing Fox News.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Fox News Calls Democrats Fascists [video]

If Fox News said it, it MUST be true.

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Richard Jeni Dead: Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Sad story about the death of one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. RIP Richard Jeni.

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PICTURES: The Best Way To Sleep at Work

Ever wonder how to not get caught sleeping at work, here's how.

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Girls suspended over "Vagina Monologues"

A public high school has suspended three students who disobeyed officials by saying the word "vagina" during a reading from the "Vagina Monologues", a well-known feminist play. Since when is "vagina" vulgar? Should they have said "cunt" instead?

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility "not important anymore" by 2008

Chris Satchell: "At some point we're going to focus less on it. When you get to the end of this year there will be a reduced focus on backwards compatibility. There are so many 360 games out there. I don't know if it's important anymore."

This is a company that makes a boatload selling friggin pictures online and they can't afford to get the few decent games on their dead system to play on their new one? Put up some Panzer Dragoon Orta picture packs to fund the BC support of it. MS continues to show their greedy, asshole nature.

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Illegal drugs can be harmless, report says

"Illegal drugs can be "harmless" and should no longer be "demonised", a wide-ranging two-year study concluded today."

Personal responsibility is all but nil these days. Moderation is key, it's quite simple, just remember to know your limits. Same as with anything, it's ok to eat fast food once in a while, but the reason you're the size of a cow is due to a lack of moderation and self-control with the lowest quality of food out there. Drinking excessively until you puke is your body's way of saying "stop fucking poisoning me."

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

A Guide to OS X Web Browsers

Safari is too featureless for me, it's just a little bit too simple, but the speed is a good tradeoff. You can't even save to anywhere but the desktop. I'm currently using Firefox on a 400MHz G3 and it doesn't take 15 seconds to start up, it's not as fast as Safari or Windows Firefox, but it's not as bad as he describes. I used to swear by Flock, then Opera, now I stick with Firefox and Safari, since having 4 web browsers in my dock was a bit too much.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Live for Windows pricing revealed Pt. 2

When I submitted this, there were no details on how Live for Windows allowed online play with Silver.

So apparently Live for Windows is aimed at Xbox 360 gamers who already have a Gold account, but they're not playing these games on Vista, they're playing them on 360, so I don't understand the logic to this. Paying for Gold as a PC gamer apparently only nets you achievements, which seems like a stupid thing to have to pay for, since it's just an irrelevant number (I say this as someone with a gamerscore of more than 10k).

I can't see Live for Windows going anywhere, there's no reason to get it as a PC gamer and one of the main draws of a 360 is the ability to play PC games on a console for a lower price, so why would 360 gamers go for this?

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Live for Windows pricing revealed

Pay to play online, not just for MMO's anymore!

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Xbox 360 and PS3 Games in NEED Publishers!

"Littered throughout the games industry there are a myriad of promising titles yet to secure a publishing partner. You often don't hear as much about these titles, but they are some of the most interesting and creative games yet. If we don't get these studios publishers soon, these titles could die!"

The City of Metronome NEEDS to be picked up, it's easily more interesting than 99% of the generic, boring shooters out there. Get bent, Tom Clancy.

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Six Ways to Upgrade Your Old Xbox

Softmod your Xbox, stick a bigger HDD in there and put XBMC as your main dash. Voila, all your games, emulators, movies and more right at your fingertips.

Hell, rip your copies of Halo and Deathrow to it and stick your retail disc in the 360 and get a system link game going.

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Matt Groening on the Simpsons Movie and return of Futurama.

Good things come to those who wait, but the waiting game sucks, let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

National Ban on Radar Detectors Coming Soon

"There is proposed legislation going through the US Senate right now that will ban the use of radar detectors in the US. According to the legislation, it’s supposed “to protect the public from drivers who think they can speed with impunity by using radar detection devices.”

I expect a ban on quarters coming up soon, because parking tickets provide a great revenue too.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

11 dead, 100 injured in kite flying festival

"At least 11 people died and more than 100 people were injured at an annual spring festival in eastern Pakistan celebrated with the flying of thousands of colourful kites, officials said today."


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Macbook Pro Takes a Bullet and Still Works

"Took a bullet during a mugging in Brazil, and it still works!"

How to tell if you have good hardware; shoot it!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More Americans Will Vote for a Homosexual President Than An Atheist One

"A recent Gallup poll reveals that Americans are much more likely to elect a black man or a woman president than a Mormon or an old man. More interestingly, they’d rather be governed by a homosexual than an atheist"

I remember a time when evolution was accepted by religious people, my family and I were brought up religious (I'm no longer religious for personal/common sense reasons) and we accepted evolution, because it's from scientists and they're usually pretty good about knowing this stuff. Then this creationism crap started being propagated by weak-minded power-junkies and now nobody gets along. I don't see how people can pick and choose regarding science, but then again people are stupid by default.

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"Imagine the sight: a man walking down the street talking into a banana. Madness!"

Go banana!

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5 Quick Fixes for the Xbox 360

1. Auto-off needs to be manual or done in 30min/60min increments. 6 hours is illogical and was too long for Xbox, now with the 360, I fear the system kicking the bucket or worse.
2. Back should bring you back to the main dash, whilst hitting B remains unchanged and just brings you back one level. It seems very easy to implement and can be especially useful to if you navigate deep into folders for music on a portable device, instead of hitting B a bunch of times to go back, just hit Back once.
3. More video codec support would be nice, WMV alone sucks. How about some DivX support? I'm aware of TVersity, but that's Windows-only and for streaming, I play all my media from an external HDD.
4. The BC list needs to be viewable from the dashboard. There’s absolutely no reason you should have to go to a computer just to view text. Don't even get me started on the insanity that it the lack of a backwards compatible Panzer Dragoon Orta (not to mention a slew of other great, exclusive games; Otogi 1 & 2, JSRF, Riddick, Breakdown, OutRun 2 and RalliSport 2 say hi).
5. The d-pad is awful, fix it. It hampers an otherwise perfect controller and literally does not work properly, because when I hit left, it should go left and only left, not up or down. Playing XBLA games with it is bad enough and I shudder at the thought of trying to play Virtua Fighter 5 with it (it's also the reason why I didn't care when Soul Calibur II was made BC). Hell, just throw the old controller S d-pad on there, it's not the greatest, but it's immensely superior. I shouldn't have to sand down my controller to make it functional, and no, don't make us pay extra for something that should have been done from the start.

(Dis)honorable mention: Allow people to resubscribe to Xbox Live, RIP my Gold account 2002 (beta tester) - 2006. I'm not even asking for the ability to cancel XBL via the dashboard, since it's obvious MS doesn't want it to be too easy to cancel. I didn't know this until it was too late, but if you cancel XBL, you will revert to Silver, which makes sense. However, you can't get Gold again, unless you make a new account, which is just plain stupid, since it's essentially flipping a digital switch.

Four of the five can be done via a patch, here's hoping the annual spring update will deliver the goods. Maybe the Zephyr that's not coming out *wink* will have a decent d-pad, only time will tell...


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CNN Runs Story on Marijuana Legalization

One problem with this piece is that they said the "Nancy Reagan crowd" focuses on education. That's a complete farce, because if they used scientific facts and education, it'd already be legal. It's not in the government's best interest to educate the masses, it is to instill fear and maintain control. They have an agenda and they want to keep throwing taxpayer money away for god knows what reasons.

Educating people about cannabis is the dumbest thing the government can do, because it's not something that would help them in any way, unless their goal was to make money, not waste it. Show me one anti-drug commercial where the goal is to educate, not misinform and I will show you a person who got cancer from cannabis or OD'd on THC (hint: it's not gonna happen).

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Best of Craigslist: Why Geeks and Nerds Make The Best Boyfriends

+5 exp lol

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Calvin & Hobbes: "How Come We Play War and Not Peace?"

Speaking of awesome comics...

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Random Review: Sunday paper comics

My time my not be the most precious in the world, but any part of my day where I can save a couple of seconds is important. The Sunday paper is big of full of news, all of it depressing, there are lots of ads showing you crap you don't need or can't afford and most of the time, the deals aren't even good.

However, there's that one bright colorful section in the middle of that giant heap of paper, the Sunday comics. It's reliable and always there despite being unable to contain anything that would surpass Cavlin & Hobbes. Since I've got nothing better to do, 'll give them a shot anyway. but is it worth your precious seconds to read? I'll make the decision for you below with all the comics listed and reviewed chronologicallyr:

Hi & Lois - Eh, entertaining enough I guess, worth a read sometimes.
Classic Peanuts -
Good ol' Charlie Brown, Lucy's still a bitch though, nothing new, but it's a classic and worth reading.
For Better or Worse -
Not as interesting as it used to be, sometimes the read will be worth it.
Prince Valiant -
Never cared for it, but I'm sure it's got a decent fanbase.
The Family Circus -
The most insipid crap in the world. Today the kids hit z repeatedly on the keyboard and said "you get a whole line of sleep", which I'm sure is slang for blow. I hate this comic, but every single time I read it and I don't know why, probably the same reason we're drawn to train-wrecks.
The Lockhorns -
Reminds me of better times (read: Married With Children) and it's more enjoyable because I'm not married. I read it most of the time, but I don't care at all if I missed reading it one week.
Shoe -
Pretty good most of the time, but not one I care to read often.
Cathy -
Beetle Baily -
Sometimes when I'm in the mood to see a skinny guy getting the crap beaten out of him.
Hagar the Horrible -
Vikings with marital problems rock.
Garfield -
We all know it hasn't been good in more than 10 years. At its peak, there was a surprisingly watchable cartoon show. I'll usually read it, but I'm disappointed the vast majority of the time.
Slylock Fox -
Proof that jail isn't a deterrent and isn't about rehab. Slick Smitty and Shady Shrew need to be locked up for good.
Get Fuzzy -
I hate this because it replaced Close to Home. Aside from a couple occasions, it's a waste of time.
Mallard Fillmore -
A political duck is just plain intriguing. Read it most of the time, satisfied enough to not hate it.
Rose is Rose -
I think this has the blasphemous honor of having actually replaced Calvin & Hobbes in my paper, it's pretty crappy too.
One Big Happy -
One big waste of time. Very rarely is there a good one.
Jump Start -
Used to be readable, now it's just shitty.
Non Sequitur -
Pretty good most of the time, worth a read.
Zits -
Pesky teenagers and their wacky antics, but at the least the comic is good.
The Wizard of Id -
Meh, easily forgettable, occasionally I'll read it..
Baby Blues -
Whenever they run out of ideas, she seems to have another kid, I think they're up to 17 now. Pretty good, but not great.
Blondie -
Any comic that can stay enjoyable all this time is worth something, plus Blondie's a real woman, just look at her save Dagwood from phishers and then tell him to get back to bed, yowza, pretty hot for the comics section.
Dilbert -
Easily the best comic out of the bunch, the TV show rocked too. Makes me laugh most of the time.

So there you have it, most comics are average and there are a few terrible ones and only a couple good ones.

Thailand hates blind people

"Chotiros Suriyawong, a 22-year-old actress better known by her stage name of Amy, has been publicly vilified after she dared to turn up to Thailand's version of the Oscars ceremony in a dress modelled on Elizabeth Hurley's well-known safety-pin number.

She has been sacked from the cast of a film in which she was due to appear and ordered by her university to make a public apology and to do 15 days of community service by reading to the blind. source:"

Wear a revealing dress, get punished by... reading to the blind. I think it's more punishment for the blind, as if not seeing doesn't suck enough, they'll never be able to gaze with perverted urges at her or her dress, what a sadistic legal system.

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