Friday, July 15, 2005

Brilliance In A Headline

Amazingly enough, the often Jurassic CBC comes up with a witty and amusing headline. The accompanying photo couldn't be more appropriate. Cheers and enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

One More Reason To Hate Mariah

Not that anyone really needs another reason to loathe her (1,000s exist already). But her latest take on why the craptacular album 'Glitter' flopped in 2001 is simultaneously absurd and offensive. When asked "What went wrong?" the inflatable diva responded:

"Glitter was ahead of its time – today it's 'in' to make 80's music. But the timing was bad - I released it around September 11 2001. The talk shows needed something to distract from 9/11. I became a punching bag. I was so successful that they tore me down because my album was at number 2 instead of number 1. The media was laughing at me and attacked me." - Stereogum

What a twit.

LoveTheException Scoops Washington Post

Holy crap! I want to stay humble in the midst of all this, but I honestly think I deserve some kind of award. It feels good, damn good:
Abu Ghraib Tactics Were First Used at Guantanamo - Washington Post Thursday, July 14, 2005.
From one of my earlier posts:

To think that there isn't a connection between the interrogation methods uncovered at Abu Grhaib prison and those implemented at Gitmo seems a little...what's the word?....ABSURD. (June 1st/05)

Feel free to bask in my journalistic glory. Oh yeah, humility, sorry.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Why Drunks And Zoos Don't Mix

A night on the town gone horribly (hillariously) wrong:

A drunk Ukrainian who boasted to friends of his amazing strength was left fighting for his life when he picked a fight with a 42 stone (558 pound!) grizzly bear. The 22 year-old man, not named, had been drinking with friends in the town of Cherkask when he decided to show them how strong he was by wrestling with the biggest animal he could find. They went to the local zoo where he climbed over the railings into the bear cage and started to hit one of them on the leg. The bear pushed the man away with a swipe of his paw but when the man hit him again the bear pinned him to the ground and began mauling him. - Ananova

Needless to say the guy is in the hospital in critical condition.

Boston & Potter Books = EVIL

The enlightened Rick Santorum sticks to his guns about the Sodom and Gomorrah like properties of Beantown:

Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, refused yesterday to back off on his earlier statements connecting Boston's liberalism" with the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal, saying that the city's "sexual license" and "sexual freedom" nurtured an environment where sexual abuse would occur."The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol. - Boston Globe

Scary to think that this guy has a shot at the presidency. In other news the new Pope thinks Harry Potter books are evil like the frui-eets of the deevil. Ratzinger apparently wrote a letter of support to author Gabriele Kuby stating that it was:

"...good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly,"

In her book, Harry Potter: Good or Evil?, Kuby claims that:

The Potter books corrupt the hearts of the young, preventing them from developing a properly ordered sense of good and evil, thus harming their relationship with God while that relationship is still in its infancy.

This kind of stuff leaves me speechless.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

All I Want For Christmas...

I only have two questions: How much? And I want one:

It is the first attempt to create a fully functional Mech; intended for research and development in the creation of future Mecha Vehicles by Neogentronyx...The NMX04-1A is fully functional and stands freely on its own without need of a hoist. Arms, legs, and torso are all powered. The NMX04-1A Prototype is an ( X ) type chassis Mecha meaning Anthropomorphic/humanoid. It stands at 18ft tall, its over 8.5 ft wide, weighs in at 3000lbs - Ebay

I wish flamethrowers came standard on all vehicles.

Well Slap My Ass & Call Me Arrested

What happens when the bachelor isn't into the debauchery as much as his drunken buddies? Apparently, a sore ass and a whack of arrested strippers. Click here for enlarged police report:

According to a Pulaski County Sheriff's Office report, truck driver Keith Lowery told investigators that he was handcuffed to a pole at the Sensations club and set upon by the dancers during a June 17 visit. Lowery, who was celebrating his 31st birthday with pals who paid $25 for his ceremonial birthday whuppin', said that he was injured when the 4:30 AM stunt went too far. He claimed that he "begged" management to stop the paddling/whipping, but that his plea was rejected. After a bruised Lowery contacted cops, three dancers and two Sensations managers were arrested and charged with a felony count of obscene performance in a public place (the strippers also were hit with a misdemeanor battery count). -Image and Text from

The Artful Dodger

Well the s**t is truly hitting the fan in Washington over allegations that Karl Rove leaked the identity of a CIA agent to a reporter. Scott McClellan, the White House Press Secretary, got absolutely battered on the topic:
The 32-minute pummeling was perhaps the worst McClellan received since he got the job two years ago. His eyes were red and tired. He wiggled his foot nervously behind the lectern and robotically refused to answer no fewer than 35 questions about Rove and the outing of the CIA's Valerie Plame. Twenty-two times McClellan repeated that an 'ongoing' investigation prevented him from explaining the gap between his past statements and the facts. -Washington Post
For a very amusing transcript click here. It's kind of fun when a professional political operative gets battered around a bit by the lowly media. It looks like Rove is hosed. Now, you may all dance with joy in your cubicles.

Monday, July 11, 2005

K-Fed & The Fame Factory

I admit Britney looked a bit classier at the Charlie and the Chocolate premiere than in recent public appearances. The "I have the Golden Ticket" t-shirt with an arrow pointing to Mrs. Federline's nether regions cutely pays tribute to her hubby's gold digging/coat-tail riding skills. It's too bad her 'ticket' isn't so golden anymore. I pray the arrow ISN'T pointing to her unborn child (children?). If it is then she obviously hopes her kids will somehow revitalize her career. Exploiting children is so sad.

"What Me Worry?"

If the verbal attacks are any indication the 2008 Democratic dream ticket of Clinton and Barack Obama may become a reality. Her keen political observations are hard to ignore:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton went on the attack against President Bush in a speech Sunday, accusing him of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich. The Democrat from New York also accused Bush of depriving U.S. soldiers of equipment needed to fight the war in Iraq and cutting funding for scientific research. "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said referring to the freckle-faced Mad magazine character. She drew a laugh from crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catchphrase: "What, me worry?" - Daily Sentinel