Friday, October 3, 2008

Officials investigating alleged indecent exposure by Cape Coral firefighter

City officials are investigating a complaint regarding a Cape Coral firefighter who allegedly exposed himself at a pool hall and bar. The investigation was launched after the city council received an e-mail from a citizen, Ralf Vidal, who alleged that a firefighter urinated on the floor of Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral a week ago.

Hey, you're a firefighter...I know what they say about "firefighters" but it's just not true...much.

This also reminds me there is a new addition the the Policeman vs. Fireman.
Enjoy. I did.

Children of the Corn High Fructose Corn Syrup that is

Ads hyping high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for its similarities to sugar are hitting the airwaves - part of a major marketing campaign from the Corn Refiners Association meant to combat the bad rap that HFCS has gotten in the past years.

Yeah so you should probably read a bunch more about High Fructose Corn Syrup. If you at all concerned about your weight or your family's weight, look in to this. It's a pretty good bet that if you are running a disinformation campaign on national television, you should do more research. Basically don't believe everything you see on TV. Unless it's about UFOs or a candidate for public office....then that's okay.


First, there are the costumes for men and boys. Second – and this is the far larger of the two buckets, from what I’ve seen – there are the costumes for hookers.

Yes! And for this we are grateful. Of course my Halloween party days are long behind me. That figures just when things started getting fun.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

10 Things To Expect From The New Post-Apocalyptic Economy

Kiplinger's has put together a list of 10 things that you, fair consumer, can expect from our new post-wall-street-apocalypse economy. Should you be scared? Maybe.
Strangely absent...Mad Max style world with roving gangs of leather clad bondage freaks.
Imagine my disappointment.

Australian university student's ca'nt use punctuation or identify's noun's

MONASH University will teach its first-year students grammar and punctuation after discovering that most arrive without basic English skills.
Baden Eunson, lecturer at the university's School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, and convenor of the new course, said about 90 per cent of his first-year students could not identify a noun.

"It is not really a surprise as only about 20 per cent of English teachers understand basic grammar."

It doesn't surprise him? How can you hire a professor that can't do BASIC grammer? Seriously?

"Marking the final exam, it emerged that few could write neatly: From bold childlike printing to spidery scribblings in upper case, it is obvious that handwriting is a dying art," she said.
I think the schools spend TOO MUCH time on handwriting. They should consider it an ART CLASS and grade it accordingly. Back in the day it was taught so that teachers had a chance at reading what the children wrote. And it taught fine motor skills. Consider handwriting then as an ARTISTIC EXERCISE CLASS. They could probably get more funding from the Arts for it.
Interpretive Hand Writing, Hell we could make it an Olympic Sport. We don't have softball any longer so why not?

What the hell?
What are the primary schools doing if these kids can't do basic sentence structure?
It wouldn't surprise me if American Universities were much different.

And finally...What is Adam Sandler doing painting windows in Australia?

Biblically themed slot machines?

In what appears to be a first in the history of gambling, International Game Technology is marketing a slot machine with a biblical theme.
The five-reel penny slot “Noah’s Ark” game features cartoon animals and a cartoon Noah who line up in various combinations for prizes that top out at $100.
Hey that's a pretty sharp idea.
Oh wait...some one is going to be offended.
Like Christians don't lets finish that bingo game, so we can have the raffle on time.

Twirlers Disciplined Over Suggestive Song At Pep Rally

DALLAS --Three girls were disciplined for playing a suggestive song at a North Texas high school pep rally, school administrators said.
The girls, who are on the twirl team, were disciplined after playing Katy Perry's song "I Kissed A Girl" at a pep rally at Van High School in Van Zandt County.
I've kissed a girl, believe it or not, and I'm pretty sure liked it.
No I did like it.
I don't see what the big d....Oh....never mind.

Some people have some extreme views on the subject.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do Polls Miss Obama Voters With No Land Line?

Amid questions over how much public opinion polls on the race between John McCain and Barack Obama are being affected by racial prejudice and the unpredictability of new-voter turnout, a new study on the youth vote and cellphones suggests there could be another gap in traditional opinion polls.

For any bump any candidate might get with the "young" people with out "land lines". You can mostly ignore the significance. Young voters don't vote in anything close to the numbers represented by the older voters.

Take a deep breath

The basic summary is that a chain of events all resulted in more and more money being put into riskier and riskier mortgages, where much of the risk was hidden away by computer models and the repackaging of those risky mortgages in bulk.

A nice explanation of why this happened. And lots of references to what people think will happen next.

Good luck. You're gonna need it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

You knew that would happen

The Sooners sit atop the AP Top 25 on Sunday after the first upset-filled weekend of the season gave the media poll a powerful shake. Alabama was both a mover and a shaker, as the Crimson Tide rose to No. 2 after a surprising 41-30 pounding of Georgia.
Nothing warms the soul more than watching PAC-10 teams loose especially over-rated ones. And how about the SEC? How can they ever have a National Champion when they continually beat the hell out of each other? Well they manage it.
The trick now for the Sooners is to continue to dominate their opponents. Texas is coming in a couple weeks. That will be a very good game.
We also have a resurgent Oklahoma State team on the schedule. Did I just say that? We'll see if the Pokes can continue their winning ways when they meet the beefy portions of their schedule.

Iditarod Dogs' Endurance Secret Revealed

Racing sled dogs could be considered the Lance Armstrongs of the canine world, for their strength and endurance. New research sheds light on how they do it.
Michael Davis of Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has studied the sled dogs for the past 10 years. He runs check-ups on the dogs before and after races as well as during controlled experiments for which he sets up races with groups of sled dogs. The secret to the dogs' feats of day-to-day endurance lies in their ability to "reprogram" their bodies' responses to stress after just one day of competition, something humans can't do.
IF you were not aware of it. Sled dogs are bad ass. And you were probably also not aware that Oklahoma State was a "real" college. But according to some they have the number one veterinary school in the Great State of Oklahoma.

PS the University of Oklahoma doesn't have a veterinary school.

The world just got a little bit suckier Saturday

Images of U.S. actor Paul Newman, who died late Friday, adorned newspaper front pages around the world on Sunday, his piercing blue eyes vying for attention with the global financial crisis.
You've already seen this news. Cancer...that sucks. The world today is just a little bit less cool than yesterday.

Heather Locklear arrested in California on DUI count

Actress Heather Locklear is shown in this photograph released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Locklear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the upscale Santa Barbara area, authorities said Sunday.
This has to be wrong. Celebrities of this class don't do these kinds of things.