Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Those who do it best will succeed, that's the way our system works"

At least he didn't throw in a "free market" before system.

I swear I'm not making this shit up. This channel is a comedy goldmine.

Also, up next:

"How to stop companies becoming too big to fail"

Riveting stuff.

Some blond chick is on now, she's gasping for breath like she just finished a marathon. Just excitable I guess.

Setting the bar

Heard on CNBC (Don't ask) just now.

"We need somebody much smarter than you me or anyone in this room, someone who knows a lot more about cars to sort this thing out"

That's from memory, so forgive any errors.

Smarter than a room full of "reporters."


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Retarded DEA propaganda

Take a look at this and then this.

What is the net effect of seeing those on someone who knows they are lying about the weed?


Friday, May 9, 2008

"I'm out of order? You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order!"

"I think that it's totally shameful, what we saw last night, they chose to play games, and I think that shows contempt for the state.''

Ol' Meedja Mike

On this

The man really has a flair for the dramatic. Shameful? Has he forgotten what he does for a living?

I guess the poor diddums must have got sore arses or something.

Friday, May 2, 2008

"I was just following orders"

Michigan CPS is really, really, important and needs more funding.

They just don't have enough staff to deal with all the terrible threats to children.

The arrogance of some of the people in the comments thread is truly astounding. (Read some if your blood pressure can take it)

This is for you idiots:

If you have kids, if they want, they can take them. You're not perfect, and they'll find something.

Mostly though, I'm struck by the people who think the big "problem" was that the kid drank what amounted to at most one alcoholic beverage of moderate strength, rather than the fact that he didn't see his parents for days.

All the ridiculous analysis about whether the father should have known the drink was alcoholic completely misses the point.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Personal Observations

Do you know what Barf is?

I thought I did until today, apparently it's Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (for pets.)

I fucking hate parking inspectors.

That is all.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fundamental Laws of the Universe

When Susan Brownmiller & Sodom are mentioned in the same article there can be only one subject.

Specifically this one has as its hook concern about supposedly overly liberal planning laws allowing the close placement of schools and sex shops.

This concern seems to be based on the implication that anyone who might go to a sex shop is dangerous & on seemingly absurd notions about "porn cartels."

Then there's further hysteria about how:

Such venues are part of the growing demoralisation of social life; another nail in the coffin of the nation's mental and moral hygiene.

Then, of course, we have the old "porn = prostitution = rape" line.

A true classic.

You're Doing It Wrong...

if you're 61 years old and your students are teasing you and you think that the appropriate response is to sue someone.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Someone Will Be Fabulously Wealthy

(and it could be me if I can just figure out this new development fluid)

This reminded me of this.

(H/T Agitator)

Give Me Free Money

With a couple of million I could probably make a failure of a movie too, of course given the subject matter AFC films are usually saddled with I might not be able to stay awake during the process.

(It would seem neither could some of those actually granted funding given that;

Twenty seven of the projects [332] given money have not even progressed to their next stage of development.)

To be fair IIRC most films fail, the difference, of course, is that usually it's Disney, MGM or Paramount who feel it in the hip pocket rather than Johnny taxpayer.