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.