Sunday, June 27, 2010

Harder Work = Wasted Hours?

Saw this in the Jim Ersay Fan Magazine:

No-fee college applications week doesn't work for Indiana

Besides a sweeping conclusion as the title of the news article, I also have a problem with this:
. . . enrollment officials across the state say hundreds of hours of staff time were wasted sorting through applications and trying to follow up with students who never had any intention of attending college.
So instead of updating their Facebook pages, bidding on Ebay, or just surfing pr0n, the folks in Enrollment Services had to do real work? Awwwwww.

And I have a problem with this, too:
Indiana University says the free week of applications cost it more than $300,000. IU says it will not waive application fees this year.
Now I didn't just fall off the sugar beet truck. They had more applications because it was free. If kids would have had to pay for the enrollment application, then there would likely have been fewer applications. So the $300,000 cost is. . .BULLSHIT.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mystic Kitty

Almost as good as John Edward!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WTF of the Day

I think I once had a dream like this:

Puppy thrown at German biker gang

In part:
The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.

He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.
Escaped from a biker gang on a bulldozer?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back to the Future

Why did I think of Bobbi when I saw this?

The USBTypewriter

h/t The Consumerist

Act of God?

The inspiration for Hayward Banks' “Big Butter Jesus” was struck by lightning and burned last night:

Jesus statue destroyed by fire
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his [Levi Walsh's] brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched.

Monday, June 14, 2010

And the silicon switch. . .

Long Hot Summer Begins: Congressman Attacks Student

See? Typical of those nasty Rethuglicans. . .What? The Representative was a Democrat? Oh, never mind, then. Move along. Nothing here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 2010 BlogMeet?

Any desire for a June 2010 BlogMeet? 20th or 27th is all we have left. Try the College Park Rock Bottom again? Or the old standard Broad Ripple Brew Pub? Or somewhere else?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Doh! of the Day

From the "We Know Better Than You -er- Go Colts!" local rag:

Flight attendant with gun arrested at airport
The 9mm Glock with a full magazine of 10 bullets and a holster were discovered in an interior compartment of Robillard’s bag as it went through x-ray machine at the airport’s Checkpoint A at 6:05 a.m. . . .In the police report, there was no explanation from why Robillard had the gun.
Uhh, she had it for personal protection and forgot it was there? According to the article she wasn't licensed to carry it. Whoops!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010