Sunday, September 30, 2007

It's Sunday


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Speaking of Liars

So Dick, what is that again?


Monday, September 24, 2007

Liar Liar And A Wonderful Surprise

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy running around New York lying with his stupid grin on his face.

'L' is for liar.

Earlier, in a video conference with reporters in Washington, Ahmadinejad accused Israel of occupation and racism."

We do not recognize that regime (Israel) because it is based on occupation and racism. It constantly attacks its neighbors," Ahmadinejad said in a video news conference from New York with the National Press Club in Washington, citing recent Israeli military action in Syria and Lebanon.

"It kills people. It drives people from their homes."
Ahmadinejad also rejected criticism of human rights in his country, notably persecution of homosexuals: "In Iran we do don't have homosexuals like in your country," he said, sparking loud laughter from the audience. "In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I do not know who has told you we have it."

That last one was particularly good in pointing out how absurd his statements are. (in a way he is right, they don't have homosexuals like we do here - they hang anyone who dares to reveal themselves.)

I watched the 60 Minute interview last night and the speech at Columbia today. The more I listen to him the more I became convinced it is best to let the whole world watch how he lies.

Some redemption for Columbia President Lee Bollinger for his introduction speech.

Introducing him, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger said that Ahmadinejad behaved as a "petty and cruel dictator" and that his Holocaust denials suggested he was either "brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated."

Bollinger asked a string of tough questions, most of which Ahmadinejad ignored in a 30-minute speech which dwelt at length on science as a gift from God and the importance of using knowledge and learning purely and in a pious way.

Wonderful setup. A large middle finger to the audience that applauded Ahmadinejad when he complained about criticism before he even gave his speech. Bollinger was perfectly correct in pointing out issues that Ahmadinejad has widely expressed and daring him to address them honestly.

Now about his request to visit Ground Zero. I say tell him he can, just as soon as he makes a public apology for Iran for taking our embassy and holding 52 hostages for 444 days.


Taser Time

Well now we have video of the real incident


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wurst Story of the Week

Well we get a Kliban cartoon, a bad pun and the wurst news story of the week.

Staff at a German butcher’s shop were shocked to discover a customer had hidden two sex toys in their sausages for transport to Dubai, police said Wednesday.

“It was two latex dildos with a natural look,” said a spokesman for police in the southwestern city of Mannheim.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Space

I've been doing some blocking of My Space at work. Makes me a very popular guy. Why? Well some people seem to have an addiction to it. Hey, even I have a My Space account, but the only reason is I have friends who blog on My Space and you have to log in to see or read much of anything.

My Space does not impress me. The worst part I think is the comments on the home pages. You can't post comments there on your own page, leaving a totally disjointed conversation running on many sites. Or what about all those people who use those god awful static backgrounds, most are so busy with graphics it makes my eyes bleed. Loud music that auto plays - at least it needs to be good rock n roll, eh? Not that there isn't some good content out there - there is, but oh it takes some blows to get there sometimes. I guess I'm too old to appreciate some of it. Fortunately I did use a yahoo throw-away mail account to sign up. You can't believe the number of bs friend requests that come in from My Space. Are these just clowns collecting as many friends as they can get for bragging rights or a bunch of scammers? Either way ungood.

Now I know a lot of people try to get around My Space blocks at work and school. The most popular method is proxy services. I wonder if they know they are trusting some third party with their email addresses, user ids and passwords when they do that. Golly, I wonder why these nice guys want to help me avoid MS blocks at work? Get a clue dumbass.

This social networking is okay I guess but really I'm down to a couple or so blogs a week and some blog reading when I have time. Between my news addiction, crosswords, work and tech reading I don't need more time looking at a screen (oh and some tv - hey is Cash Cab on?). I should be out drinking with friends, real networking.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Tomorrow be International Talk Like a Pirate Day,


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Degree of Difficulty

I've blogged before about the late B. Kliban, one of my favorite cartoonists.

Here's a site with some of his cartoons listed by difficulty.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)


Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the unstable radical Hydroxide, the components of which are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.

I'm such a geek sometimes.... the DHMO was running down may face.... lmao.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Vintage Ads

One of the wonders of the internet is the collections of fun stuff people put up.
There are 300+ ads here. Mostly 50s. Why do I remember so many of them? And how did they ever sell people on such awful food?

Fried chicken TV dinner, yummmmmmmm. (and is that Elizabeth Montgomery, you know Samantha from Bewitched?)