Archive for February, 2009

Irish Columnist Has Deathwish

A columnist for The Irish Times opines that women in the workforce are largely responsible for the economic crisis. This theory actually holds much credibility with many experts, but I would hate to see his inbox now. One nugget from the post –

“Whether working women actually caused the credit crunch is now a moot point. The point is that removing women from the workforce would mitigate its effects.”

Read the entire article HERE.

Insane PETA Leader’s Will

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The leader of PETA has posted her will online. Reading it will remove any doubt that anyone has ever had about the sanity of those involved with PETA. Read the entire thing – it’s that good. One of my favorite tidbits is –

“c. That in remembrance of the elephant-foot umbrella stands and tiger rugs I saw, as a child, offered for sale by merchants at Connaught Place in Delhi, my feet be removed and umbrella stands or other ornamentation be made from them…”

Read the entire thing HERE.

Intelligence Test

How brain-dead would you need to be to fill out this web form?

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Rod Blagojevich in The Governor’s Office

Here’s a candid shot of disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before he was removed from office. Notice what the man in the blue and white shirt is doing. A real classic! Click on the photo to super-size it.

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Time Cover – 10 Years Ago

Time magazine’s cover from Feb. 15, 1999. Click image to super-size it.

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Polish, er Irish Joke

The BBC reports that Irish police have, on 50 occasions, written tickets to a driver from Poland named Mr. Prawo Jazdy, who seems to have 50 different addresses. Fifty Irish police officers thought that Prawo Jazdy was the driver’s name, when it was actually “Drivers License” in Polish. Also, 50 drivers failed to point out this error to the police officers. Who’s laughing now.

Read the entire BBC post.

Liquid Water Photographed on Mars

National Geographic reports –

“Liquid droplets seem to form and move on the leg of the Phoenix Mars lander, as seen in images taken on days 8, 31, and 44 (seen above from left to right) of the craft’s mission. Scientists think the water could stay liquid even in the frigid Martian arctic because of its high concentration of perchlorates, salts that acts like antifreeze.”

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List of Internet Initialisms & Acronyms

Incredible list of acronyms used in texting ,IM , etc. It has such useful ones as –

LSHIPMP – Laughing So Hard I Peed My Pants

UFLA – Unidentified Four Letter Acronym

and many, many more.


Beware The Inventor

phone “A man about 43 years of age giving the name Joshua Coppersmith has been arrested for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires.”

– Boston newspaper, 1865

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Bay Area Welcomes Back Its Favorite Mascot

Nancy Pelosi’s  San Francisco Update

healthyYup, the Healthy Penis campaign is back in San Francisco and organizers claim it is better than ever. The campaign has expanded (sorry) to include an African-American penis named Byron the Penis and a Hispanic penis named Pedro the Penis as well.

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Doctors Develope Suturing Laser

“It’s science fiction made real,” a doctor from Tel Aviv University told Reuters, as he demonstrated how a new laser the university has developed is better than stitching up a patient. The laser allows a wound to be welded shut as opposed to sutured, which makes it far more watertight and there’s less tearing. It’s done by very carefully controlling the temperature of the beam, and Israeli patients treated with the laser have already enjoyed faster healing times and less scarring.

This appears to be truly revolutionary. See a video about it HERE.

India To Launch Cow Urine Soft Drink

“Mr Prakash said his drink, by contrast, was made mainly of cow urine, mixed with a few medicinal and ayurvedic herbs. He said it would be “cheap”, but declined to give further details about its price or ingredients until it was officially launched. He insisted, however, that it would be able to compete with the American cola brands, even with their enormous advertising budgets. “We’re going to give them good competition as our drink is good for mankind,” he said.”

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