Friday, February 27, 2009

A Blast from the Past

The Bitter Taste of Irony


Funny how items show up in spending bills without any notice -- like an earmark for a president who promised not to seek any.

President Obama, who took a no-earmark pledge on the campaign trail, is listed as one of dozens of cosponsors of a $7.7 million set-aside in the fiscal 2009 omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Wednesday.

Never fear fan-boys. They are going to "edit" the bill to remove his name. Uh yeah, so boom, history rewritten. Enjoy.

This story will not have any earmarks.

Earmark:

Remember folks, the ENTIRE deficit was inherited by this administration, who just happened to be part of the assemblies that added earmarks to bills.

Oops, sorry I promised no earmarks to this story. Don't worry I'll edit those out later.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I missed my calling


RIO DE JANEIRO – Betto Almeida is the Mr. Lucky of Rio's Carnival.

The 36-year-old artist awakes at 8 a.m. Has a little breakfast. Survives a commute through the city's tough traffic. Arrives at the office by 11.

Then he spends hours painting the bodies of gorgeous women — and earning as much as $2,000 a day.

"You wouldn't believe how many applications I get for an assistant," Almeida deadpanned, never taking his eyes from his work as he brushed bright orange paint on the stomach of a model in his glass-enclosed studio under the grandstands at the Sambadrome, where Rio's Carnival parades ended Tuesday at dawn.

Is there a trade school or something for this?

Sting rescues 17 Northwest child prostitutes


SEATTLE – Nearly a quarter of the underage prostitutes rescued in a nationwide weekend sting were found in Seattle and many more were in Portland.

Hehehe, I couldn't resist.

Great tagline


Fark.com headline:
Family gives university $14 million for Brazilian studies. That's like, $0.14 per study

Very funny tagline, I just had to share.
Click the pic for the story.

(Yes she's Brazilian)

Gaining a hundred pounds to know what it's like

Paul James, 32, said he wants to understand his fat gym clients.

His Adonis-like 12½st frame has ballooned to 15½st — on the way to his target of 20st.

Paul said: “It was difficult to relate to overweight gym members so I’m experiencing life as an overweight person.”

Wouldn't it be funny if he decides he likes the less rigorous lifestyle?!? That would make a pretty good movie.

(Sorry for the recent lack of gal oriented images stories for both of our female readers, we'll try to do better in the future. If I could get my puffer of a partner to post up some of his favorite images you all would be covered.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Put Your Junk in the Trunk


Lock it or lose it, put your junk in the trunk!

Cincinnati Police hope the slogan is catchy enough to catch on. They're kicking off a theft from auto education program tomorrow, to try and stop a huge problem that is totally preventable.

Seriously? Does Cincinnati have the internet? Do city planners ever check their slogans with the current euphemisms?

Kim Kardashian is well known for her junk in the trunk.

Rocket with NASA global warming satellite crashes


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A rocket carrying a NASA satellite crashed near Antarctica after a failed launch early Tuesday, ending a $280 million mission to track global warming from space.

Wait, the headline would suggest we are launching satellites into orbit to warm the globe. So I guess I was wrong all along...it is the government's fault the globe is warming.

No cure for stupid


An Evansville woman was taken to the hospital Sunday night after setting herself on fire. Fire crews were called out to the scene in the 1000 block of Park Street just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. We are told the woman was washing her hair with gasoline to kill lice.

There is a right and a wrong way to eliminate lice. There is still no "right" way to eliminate stupid.

On a side note...I hate lice. HATE.

Hot for Teacher, Idaho style


The latest one is from Bliss High School in Gooding, Idaho (who had Idaho in the pool?) where according to court records, a 16-year-old boy claims he engaged is sexual intercourse twice with teacher Anna M. Bettencourt once on the floor of the school's agriculture shop on a Sunday (a Sunday?), and a second time in the boy's pickup truck after they met up at the school.

I may never quite understand this. It's got to be something to do with self esteem. Not the boy's, the woman's.

Fat Tuesday/Carnival/Lent



Fat Tuesday is today. AND in the rest of the world Carnival ends today as well.
Thusly tomorrow begins the season of Lent.

On my Bucket List is attending the Carnival in Brazil.

Natural Explanation Found for UFOs


Mysterious UFO sightings may go hand in hand with a puzzling natural phenomenon known as sprites — flashes high in the atmosphere triggered by thunderstorms.

The dancing lights have appeared above most thunderstorms throughout history, but researchers did not start studying them until one accidentally recorded a sighting on camera in 1989.

"Lightning from the thunderstorm excites the electric field above, producing a flash of light called a sprite," said Colin Price, a geophysicist at Tel Aviv University in Israel. "We now understand that only a specific type of lightning is the trigger that initiates sprites aloft."

Or that's what they want us to think is going on. I'm pretty sure the few hundred people who have been taken on board these "sprites" and probed would disagree.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sooners keep Blake on the bench for Kansas tonight


Blake Griffin still is not 100% after receiving a blow to the nose in Saturday's fist fight, brawl, basketball game against the thugs Longhorns of Texass.
He will ride the metaphorical pine tonight.
OU will still win by 7.

Divine Intervention


Allah akbar, indeed.
This is a very violent clip. Caution is urged if you are squeemish.

Car Industry about to hemorage

You've all seen these images. Rows upon rows of unsold cars stored everywhere.

The Guardian has a series of 10 images about the Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world.

The interesting observation is at the end....

Auto Prices About To Crash

With unsold cars stacking up by the day, demand falling faster, and bailout silliness getting sillier, I have three easy to make predictions.

1) Hundreds of dealerships are headed for bankruptcy in 2009
2) The Fed Is Destined To Become World's Largest Auto Dealership
3) Cars are going to get cheaper, much cheaper. Auto prices will crash. Liquidation sales later this year after the 2010 models come out are going to be fabulous.

It makes no sense to buy a car now, no matter how good the deal looks. The deals will get progressively better as the year rolls on.

U.S. may boost stake in Citigroup: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc is in talks to give the U.S. government a larger stake, a person familiar with the matter said, providing Washington with a far greater say in the affairs of the ailing banking giant.

Taxpayers could end up owning as much as 40 percent of Citigroup's common stock, though executives at the third-largest U.S. bank by assets hope to limit the stake to about 25 percent, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday, citing people familiar with the situation.

If they weren't so busy loosing money to Nigerian Scammers maybe they would be able to run their bank with some level of competence. Maybe not...who knows really.

I have noticed one thing, the amount of credit card junk mail, 0% offers and the like, we receive has nearly completely stopped.