Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Today's WTF?

Fake booby eyelashes. . . er. . .booby fake eyelashes?


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Givin' It All Away

Well, how does it feel, fellow bednyaks and serednyaks, as the kulaks give it all away to the the football czars?

NFL And Its Affiliates Will Get Millions In Tax Breaks From Super Bowl

So much for money for the community. Ah well, might as well listen to some music.

h/t Advance Indiana

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Remaking Red Dawn

The other day on facebook a friend (of a liberal persuasion) was bemoaning the remaking of Red Dawn with the enemy now being the Chinese North Koreans. For me, I think it would be more accurate if the enemy were U.S. Government forces. Why? Well, check the news:

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

Some might say, "That's crazy talk, Shermlock! They're only targeting terrorists who happen to be American citizens. You know, like when some crazy dude converts to Islam and joins Al-Qaeda!" Well, you'd better check on who the Government identifies as a terrorist before you roll over and go back to sleep.

Friday, November 25, 2011

No Obligatory Thanksgiving Post?

I'm not obliged to do anything here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

POP! <-- Sound Of My Head

Warning: Below is another rant with course language.

I shouldn't let stuff like this get to me:

Super Bowl Volunteers Still Needed

In part:
The Super Bowl Host Committee is looking for a few good volunteers.

Organizers are lookin [sic] for Indy residents 18 and older who want to volunteer to work the week of the big game as part of the recycling collection team. Others are needed to assist with the "NFL Fan Experience."
All I can say to the Super Bowl Host Committee is, "FUCK YOU!" You folks better pay and pay good. For anyone thinking of responding to their request: Doing "volunteer" work that is of any benefit for the millionaire/billionaire club that is the NFL is just stupid. Go ahead and be a Useful Idiot for the Super Bowl Host Committee if you want. Myself, I hope they eat shit and die.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jumping The Shark

Well now the DHS is warning us about thawing our turkeys before we deep fry them:

DHS issues Turkey fryer warning

Ok. Enough is enough. If the fucking Department of Homeland Security has the time and resources to instruct us on how to cook our turkeys, it's time to make deep and significant cuts to their funding. Butterball can warn us without using our tax dollars and feeling us up when we want to travel to see grandma at Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Today's TSA Follies

Harold Rodman, TSA worker, arrested for sexual assault

In part:
The suspect, Harold Glen Rodman, 52, allegedly was wearing his uniform and displayed a badge to the victim, a 37-year-old woman.

Police arrested Rodman on Nov. 20. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile.
Takin' his work home with him.

Elementary, my dear Whatsit.

They're investigating the exploding manholes here in Indy. I know at deer camp they were caused by day-old poppers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Same Old Same Old

Here in Indy, if you voted "R" or "D" yesterday I don't want to hear any future complaining about how "nothing has changed" or "things are still getting worse." You had your chance.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voting Day

Today it's, "Which side of the shit sandwich do you want to take a bite from? " I don't want the shit sandwich. I voted Libertarian.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanks, Simons!

I didn't like the Simon Property Group. The Simons own a number of the malls around here and are part of the "No firearms allowed" fuckwits. I now hate them with a passion:

Simon sues state over sales-tax loophole for

In part:
Simon Property Group Inc. has filed suit against the Indiana Department of Revenue in an attempt to force the state to collect sales taxes from Inc.

The Indianapolis-based mall powerhouse said it filed the suit Thursday not to collect "monetary damages" but to level the playing field for Indiana's brick-and-mortar retailers including the tenants at its 27 Indiana shopping centers.
Now, this is the same Simon Property Group, owners of the Pacers, that:

1. Received $30 million dollars of taxpayer money from the Capital Improvement Board here in Indianapolis to run the arena the Pacers play in because the billionaire Simons were supposedly losing money even when the Pacers were successful.*

2. Were allowed to build a brand-spanking-new headquarters on green space at the corner of Washington Street and Capitol Avenue in downtown Indy AND get a ten-year tax abatement.

There's already a mechanism in place for us to pay the State of Indiana the equivalent of sales tax for online purchases but the Simons want to compel the State of Indiana to jam its hand in my pocket to remove sales tax because the Simons charge too high of rent at their shitty malls so the tenants can't sell goods at a price that would let them compete with Amazon's online sales.

So my message here to the hypocrites at the Simon Property Group:

Fuck. You.

*Cry me a river. You seem to have some business sense. Sell 'em if you're loosing losing money on the investment.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Today's WTF?

Saw this:

Police: Couple Took Toddler On Smoked-Out Joyride
A man and a woman were arrested Sunday on child neglect and drug possession charges after police said they admitted driving in circles on Indianapolis' west side while smoking marijuana.
And immediately had this song going through my head:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It Won't Be The Same

I have to be honest and say that I'm a bit sad over Mu'ammar al-Qaḏḏāfī's passing. Here's what I mean. Check out one of the pictures from the article, Colonel Qaddafi—A Life in Fashion:

Style. And all the witty things he's said.

So much lost. I had always thought he should end up like this:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Same Old Advice From The "Only Ones"

Same old same old from the "Only Ones:"

Police: Customer Opens Fire On Armed Robbery Suspect
A customer standing in line at a west side Indianapolis auto parts store shot a suspected armed robber demanding cash, police said.
That's heartening. And the police response? Something like, "Yes, we are seldom able to make it to a robbery in progress so we appreciate the fact that citizens can legally defend themselves." Oh no. It's the usual:
"This is a rare occurrence, and I would encourage anyone who finds themselves in a position where a robbery may be occurring to actually comply with what the suspect is asking for. This is not typical. However, in this particular situation, it seems to have worked out for everyone involved,” [Indianapolis metro police spokeswoman Catherine] Cummings said.
So Ms. Cummings, if I should find myself in a more common occurrence and I'm armed I should still let the robbers herd me and the others into a back room where we'll likely be told to kneel and executed with a shot in the back of the head? And this will help the situation how?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Today's WTF?

This stunned me:

Indiana State Rolling Back Tuition Increases

It's like, this sort of thing NEVER happens! Will Indiana University follow suit?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Golden Years

One of my daily routines is to peruse LifeHacker. Today I saw this:

How to Live Cheap and Put Hundreds of Dollars Back in Your Pocket (Without Becoming a Hobo)

And was creeped out by this part:
"Move In with Grandma - Not your grandma, necessarily, but possibly somebody's grandma. When you're looking for a roommate, you should consider some unconventional options like the elderly or any assisted living situation. . .Just try to steer clear of living situations that expect a sexual component, as these ads aren't always obvious and can be misleading."
So I sent it to a buddy at work. He doubled the ante by sending back this very apropos clip. Now I'm totally creeped out. And a little urpy, too.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Today's Ironic News

The Warmies are always harping about how the ice at the North Pole is melting due to our sins. . .er. . . fossil fuel use that increases atmospheric carbon dioxide that causes Global Warming. . . er . . . Climate Change. Now we see:

Still doubtful that the Arctic ice is melting? Shipping companies are banking on it

Terrible! These eeeevvvvuuuuulllll companies are yearning for Glob. . .er. . . Climate Change. Why?
"As the climate warms up and ice melts, many shipping companies are eyeing the Northern Sea Route as a way to cut voyage times and costs in the future.

The trip to China via the Northern route is 30 percent shorter, and requires 1,000 tonnes less fuel."
So they're hoping for the ice to melt so they'll have a Northwest Passage to sail in order to save money by saving fuel. And lowering their carbon footprint. But isn't this what the Warmies want? But they're going to do it to save money, not the planet. But they're still. . .Ohhhh, my head hurts.

Addendum: To say this another way, if the shippers are using the Northwest Passage to save money, it's evil. If, on the other hand, they're doing it to SAVE THE PLANET, then it's good and they receive the appropriate merit.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jump down, turn around, do it again.

It's American so you can say whatever dumbass thing you want to:

Roseanne Barr: Behead Bankers, Rich Who Won't Give Up Wealth

I was going to say the same about politicians who have no business being in office and comedians who aren't funny any more.

But that means we'd have to do Al Franken twice.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Penguin Menace

I was perusing the list of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2010 compiled by the American Library Association and saw that the book that topped the list for 2010 and has made the list every year since 2006 is entitled And Tango Makes Three. "Ok," I thought, "It's another one of those coming of age books that has a hot and steamy ménage à trois that likely upsets some of the folks back home."

But no. It's about two penguins in a zoo, both male, who take a shine to each other and try to hatch a stone. The zookeepers take pity on them and give them an egg to hatch. Tango results. So yeah, I get the subtle message.* So what? For me it's still a cute story of a couple of silly penguins. But for some it's even worse than Dick and Jane and Jill getting jiggy wid it. We've got your back door homosexual indoctrination going on. (And you needn't excuse the pun.)

If someone has problems with homosexuality don't censor the book. Use this as a learning moment. Get a copy and sit down with your kids and READ it to them. You could take my point of view and say, "Isn't that silly!" At worse it would result in the kids running around thinking gays are silly. Or you could read the book to your kids and if little Betty Sue asks, "Why did two boy penguin want to be a Mommy and a Daddy?" you could respond, "Because they're penguins, dear, and they don't know any better."

*I find the direct approach, that while still silly, much more entertaining. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

News That's Print To Fit

Usually I see this quality of news in the Ersay FanBoy Sheet (a.k.a. the Indystar) but it crops up on Fox59:

Rally held for USPS downtown Tuesday

In toto:
Hoosiers gathered at a rally Tuesday in a hope to save the U.S. Postal Service and keep 120,000 people from losing their jobs.

The demonstration was held downtown at the Julia Carson* Center.

USPS is set to announce $10 billion in losses when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.

Ralliers said they hope to draw attention to Democratic-backed legislation that could help solve the financial crisis.
This doesn't tell me much. It does tell me that it was at the Julia Carson Center* and that it was a rally to draw attention to Democrat legislation. But it doesn't tell me how few people were there. Wanna guess why?

*May God push her downwards. And yes, I said that about your grandma, Andre.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Saw this:

'L Word' Actress Leisha Hailey Tweets She Was Kicked Off Southwest Airlines Flight After Kissing Girlfriend

In part:
SWA later tweeted this statement, which did not mention Hailey by name: "Initial reports indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive.
Shit, I'd consider that in-flight entertainment.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3D Printing

This pleases me. 3D printing AR-15 lowers. Power to the people!

3D printed AR-15 parts challenge firearm regulation

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I saw:

Appalicious Makes the Mac App Store More Efficient

and thought, "No. Appalicious is an adjective, not a noun. Like describing the experience of being buggered by a hillbilly as 'appalicious.'

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spread The Joy

Saw this:

NFL: All 16.6 Million Ticket-Holders Should Receive Additional Frisking Before Entering Stadium

And after a bit of reflection, I'm behind it 100 percent. It's a perfect opportunity for the TSA to 'leverage' what they do so well and allow another segment of the American electorate to get up close and personal with the government they continue to tolerate.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Obligatory 9/11 Post

Some of you may not like this but, inspired by
Tam's post, I need to say this:

I'm at the same time angered, saddened, and disgusted by the 10th Anniversary 9/11 falderal.

We've given up so many of our freedoms to the Federal Government and the Department of Homeland Security in a misguided rush to display some patriotism and a need for some sense of security. I think a more honest action tomorrow would be to hand-in-hand march out to the nearest airport terminal and passively stand in line to get felt up by the the TSA in a celebration of Al-Qaeda Victory Day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to IUPUI!

It's going to be a good school year!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Shari'ah in America?

Don’t Fear Islamic Law in America

Application of the Shari'ah in the United States?

Interesting concept. But here's the problem. And this is from someone with a PhD centered in Islamic Studies, not some ill-educated yutz from the New York Times:

Shari'ah (way, path, road in Arabic) has a number of components. Its core is theocratic, that is, those revelations found in the Qur'an that are legalistic. There are about 600 verses that could be considered legalistic with only about 80 specific ones. Thus the Shari'ah also draws from the ahadith (sing. hadith) that are reports of the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, that is, what he said or did or allowed to be said or done in his presence. The idea here is that Muhammad, being a prophet of God, was most familiar with God's intentions as to how a person should behave himself.

Another component of the Shari'ah are the decisions of religious scholars/jurists made by interpreting the above sources and applying them to the circumstances before them. For the majority of Muslims, the Sunni-s, this ijtihad (original jurisprudence) was stopped in the 10th cen. CE and after that only applied interpretations of these original decisions allowed. For the Shi'ah jurisprudence never stopped and also includes the ahadith of twelve Imams.*

But a fairly large part of the Shari'ah, and something that I think allowed Islam to quickly expand** in the first century and half of its existence, is local tradition modified by and modifying the other parts of the Shari'ah. Thus the Shari'ah in one area is not necessarily the same Shari'ah one would find elsewhere. The result of this can be seen in the extreme example of the various ways adultery is punished in different Islamic countries.

So knowing this, my questions for those calling for the application of the Shari'ah ANYWHERE are:

Which Shari'ah?

And who gets to decide?

*This is another lecture.
**By around 710 CE areas under Islamic control stretched from the Pillars of Hercules to the banks of the Indus River.

h/t Alphecca

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Eye of the Beholder

Today I ran across this bit of news:

Indiana Woman Sees Jesus' Image In Shirt

And I thought, "OK, let's have a look." Hmmm.

To me it looks less like this:

And more like this:

But maybe that's just me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wednesday Eve WTF?

Rockaway Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Accused Of Selling Sex During Late Night Shifts

In part:
“Whatever sexual act you want, there was a price for it,” says Schwarzmann.
I hate to think of what you'd get if you wanted sprinkles. :P

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday WTF?

Probably best that I don't understand Japanese or this would disturb me even more.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Good Beer

I normally don't drink Sam Adams. Regardless of their commercials, I don't find their beer that special but will drink it if it's a choice between it and the commercial swill that they serve here in the USA. Until now. They've finally come out with a good IPA, the Latitude 48 IPA. Highly recommended if you like IPAs.

Oh, and you folks at the FTC: Suck it. Suck it long and suck it hard.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot Fun

In The Summertime.

It's what some Hoosiers do to beat the heat. And hats off to the couple as we all know that water is a solvent, not a lubricant.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Show Of Force

All over the news but I picked this one:

Police, Black Expo Plan Show Of Force
Officers To Clog Downtown For Summer Celebration

In part:
Indiana Black Expo and Indianapolis police plan a dramatic show of force this weekend for Summer Celebration downtown.

Police and expo officials outlined safety and security plans as they try to avoid a repeat of last year's event, where several people were shot.
It's good practice for the police so they can prepare for the massive show of force necessary to keep the peace at the White Expo, AKA the Indiana State Fair. . . What, there's no need for such a police presence at the Fair? I smell me some racism. I think the police should back off and stay out of the downtown and not hassle folks attending the Black Expo.

Creating Jobs

Infosys to hire 12,000 people in Q2, 45,000 in FY'12 - The Times of India

I got all excited until I saw this was in The Times Of INDIA, not INDIANA.

You're doing great creating jobs President Obama. Overseas.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Done Deal?

On a new Hyundai sitting on the lot:

Advertising based on bad science/popular faith.

Jesus wept.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who's Fault?

So I see:

China's Coal Power Plants Mask Climate Change

In part:
The Guardian reports on new research revealing that the huge increase in coal-fired power stations in China, up from just over 10 gigawatts (GW) in 2002 to over 80GW in 2006. . .
And this increase is pumping out shit-tons of carbon but the global warming effects of that are being blocked by the shit-tons of sulphur emissions. OK, even if I accept that, then why the fuck does Obama and his EPA want Cap and Trade here when the real problem is the phenomenal increase in the pollution pumped out by the Chinese? Hmmm?

The Day Has Arrived!


New Yorkers Told To Beware Of Giant Plant Which Could Cause Blisters, Blindness

Indy's Finest

I think I've seen this movie:

Handcuffed Robbery Suspect Escapes Police
A handcuffed man suspected in the robbery at gunpoint of a woman with her 5-year-old son has escaped from Metro Police custody.

Kevin Perry is described as black, about 5'4'' and 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

He and another man are accused of the holdup early Monday morning in the 600 block of Gladstone. He was located Monday in the 500 block of Chester Avenue but managed to escape after officers cuffed him.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Tool for the Tools

My blood pressure spiked when I saw this:

Police Patrol For Driving Texters
Officer Says Spotting Texting Drivers Won't Be Hard
INDIANAPOLIS -- Law enforcement personnel on Friday added another infraction for which they need to keep their eyes peeled while patrolling Indiana's highways – driving texters.
What a crock of shit. Besides taking away another freedom when our oppressors legislators passed this law, it also handed the pigs bullies in uniform police another reason to stop and hassle the common citizen and extract money from us for the corrupt local governments. They don't know if we're texting or not. Someone could be checking the GPS app on their device. They could be forwarding past a shitty song in Pandora. A bad driver could be (legally according to this law) composing an effing e-mail.

Every day we're a little less free.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Poltergeist: IUPUI

I mentioned the existence of the "Plague Cemetery" to Tam at the BlogMeet yesterday as the marker is quite near the Dental School where she's been spending some time. I get the feeling that there's a lot of dead people underneath the IUPUI campus.

It reminds me of the Men's Hostel of the Central Hindi Institute in Agra, India, where I spent a school year back in the 70's. Rumor had it that it was built on a Muslim graveyard and that the maalii (gardener) was regularly disinterring bits of bone. A friend and fellow student even claimed to have confronted a pret (ghost) on the roof.

Monday WTF?

Oh Baby!

h/t The Gateway Pundit

Friday, June 17, 2011

Today's Episode of "Dirty Little Hoosier Politicians"

Is Ballard Adminstration Lying to the Public About the Price of the Broad Ripple Parking Garage?
Ogden asks:
According to news reports, the new 350 space Broad Ripple parking garage, to be located at the southwest corner of College and Broad Ripple Avenues, is to cost $15 million. Of that $15 million, the City of Indianapolis is paying $6.35 million, or approximately 42%. But will the garage really cost $15 million to construct?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Today's WTF?

Man with dead weasel accused of assault

You can't make this shit up:
Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today's Book Club

Mommy Has A Tattoo
Mommy Has A Tattoo tells the story of a little boy named James, who is afraid of his tattooed neighbor until he discovers that his own mother has a tattoo as well.
Not as popular as "Mommy Has A Piercing," though.

Today's IUPUI Crime Report

06/08/11, 1100 - 1154
11000629 Larceny
Mildred Drive

An employee reported the theft of her clutch person from her vehicle.
Hmmm. Must be a very clingy sort of woman.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Today's Only Ones: Compliance Regardless Of Age

I have little remaining respect for the police. Reports such as this:

10-year-old boy gets ticket for not wearing seat belt properly

reflect activity that is the norm, not the exception. I'm not going to recite the mantra, "99.9% of the cops are hard-working servants of the public and are there to protect and serve." That's bullshit. Most are there to earn a paycheck for the job of maintaining order and performing revenue enhancement for the municipalities they work for. If they can get some bullying in on the side, all the better for the self-image.

Ask yourself this: If (or when) the government decides to completely throw out the Constitution and strip us of ALL our rights, whose side will the cops be on? Hmmmm?

Today's "Don't Do As I Do. . ."

What would Michelle say? President Obama wolfs down TWO chili dogs and fries... the day after his wife unveils new dietary guide
The First Lady is renowned for her toned arms and vegetable patch. . .
-shudder- Nope. Not going there. Ever.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Today's Sweetheart of the Rodeo "WTF?"

Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies

Something I dare not comment on further.

Today's "That Can't Be!"

Armed Robbery

In toto:
IUPUI Armed Robbery May 29, 2011.

On May 29, 2011, at approximately 2:40 a.m., a man approached a visitor at West Michigan St. and Barnhill Dr, and demanded money from the victim. The suspect displayed a handgun.

The suspect left the area after taking a wallet from the victim, and was last seen heading west on Michigan Street in a small vehicle with out of state plates.

The suspect was described as an African American male 25 years of age. He was approximately 6” tall, a thin build; had dreadlocks; was wearing a white t-shirt.

For updates go to:

If anyone has any information on this crime or any other crime at IUPUI contact the IUPUI police at 317-274-7911
Nope. Don't believe it. Firearms aren't allowed on the IUPUI campus. It's policy.

One Month

Went a month without posting. Apparently the world did not end. Even with the predicted Rapture. :p

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Night Tunes

My favorite Pretenders tune.

They're right: You can't fix stupid.

Saw this:

Carmel homeowners afraid for their small pets after another coyote attack

And read this:
Officials with Hamilton County Animal Control have said little can be done to stop the coyotes.
Ah, you can shoo. . . . .oh, never mind. You wouldn't understand.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Only Ones Show

I see that a new show, Police POV, is being advertised. Here's a scene from next week's episode shot in Indy:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Trolling for. . .?

Why does all this stuff show up on Fridays?

8 men arrested for public indecency in Johnson County
After receiving complaints from the public, Indiana Conservation Officers arrested eight men on charges of indecent exposure, battery and public nudity. The eight were at Driftwood Public Fishing Area, which sits on the Johnson-Bartholomew County line on U.S. 31 near Edinburgh.
Nude smelt dipping?

Spanky Strikes Again

Police: Woman Exposed, Smacked Herself To Incite Fight
A woman was arrested on Indianapolis' east side Thursday evening after she lifted her skirt and smacked her bare bottom in an attempt to incite a fight. . .
I apparently speak a different language. That sort of action would not provoke a fight where I come from: It would be seen more like a friendly invitation. . .

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today's Only Ones: Murder Most Foul

04/12/11, 0840 - 0910
11000422 Vandalism
University Library

An officer left his police vehicle parked at the dock while doing a routine foot patrol and upon his return, found a bright red substance on the door and door handle of the vehicle. The substance appeared to be jelly or fruit filling and was removed from the vehicle.
Evidence of the murder of a donut. I wonder if the officer tasted it to verify the source? :p

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sit Back, Enjoy The Show

 And please pass the popcorn.

Trump Dispatches Investigators To Hawaii To Look Into Obama's Origins 

Early Xmas Wishes

Taser Shotgun
"The XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile) is a wireless shock round weighing 25 grams with a velocity of 270 ft. per second and a range of 100 feet and can also be fired from any pump-action shotgun."
And what really gets me excited:
"Taser is now working on a grenade version for the Department of Defense that will be capable of launching up to 200 feet. . ."


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I once had a friend tell me that I wasn't a libertarian but actually a contrarian. My mother, were she alive, would likely agree. It may be true as when I saw this I thought, "Damn, I'd vote for him just 'cause it'd piss off so many people."

Donald Trump Will Run For President 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today's "That Can't Be!"

The local news broadcasters were all over this yesterday:

Student shot at Martinsville middle school

I refuse to believe it. There's a law against firearms on school property here in Indiana.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Facebook Mining

I mined facebook so you wouldn't have to:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Ant And The Grasshopper

Even I can see this coming:

Former Oil Exec Predicts $5 Gas

So, Mayor Ballard, you folks on the City Council and the the CIB, what are you doing to prepare this great Hoosier City for this? Putting more money into Mass Transit? Finally getting the goddam traffic lights timed?

- crickets chirping-

Anything? Oh, you're making sure that Jim Irsay has more money.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

French Toast and Iodine?

Is the new version of the Hoosier Panic a run to the store for milk, eggs, bread, and iodine tablets?

U.S. Drug Stores Report Sudden Increase in Potassium Iodide Sales

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Only Ones Dumbass Tragedy

This news story combines tragedy with "should have known better" dumbassery with a heaping helping of Only Ones.

Deputy won't face charges in son's gun death

Cop leaves loaded gun where 4 year-old can find it and accidentally shoot his twin brother. No charges filed. Hmmph.

Monday, February 21, 2011

What? Return to the Scene of the Crime?

This one happened at the local WalMart I (ashamedly) frequent. You know, the one where I suspect they get all the People of Walmart pictures.

Police: Teens Arrested After Returning To Carjacking Scene

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Because It's Spelled Right. . .

. . .doesn't mean it is right. I submit the following ad that's running on JagTV all over the IUPUI campus:

Hmmm. Silicone? I know! Bodacious Boobies of Banglore!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Keep Throwing Until It Sticks

It's a ritual for me to check the news before starting work. I probably shouldn't as stuff like this puts me in a bad mood. These fucking monkeys are going to keep throwing their shit until they get it to stick.

NYTimes: In Giffords’s District, a Long History of Tension 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mashed Goodies

I love mashups. Ran across this site and I'm in heaven. Here's one that's a hoot:

Smells Like Rockin' Robin

Addendum: And combining Iggy Pop and Peggy Lee is pure genius!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Night Tunes

Pretentious but I liked it and still do.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Widespread Fear. . .

Hits the IMPD.

IMPD Investigates Claims Officer Drove Drunk
In toto:
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police confirmed they are investigating claims an officer may have been drinking and driving.

Few details were released Friday about the allegations and the officer under investigation.

“IMPD Professional Standards Division is currently conducting an internal investigation regarding an incident involving an officer and an allegation of impaired driving,” department spokesman Sgt. Paul Thompson said in a statement.

Thompson would not confirm the officer's name or give details as to when the alleged incident may have taken place.
I like it. Tricky way of getting most of the cops nervous and to think about toeing the line.