Friday, February 5, 2010

Oh no you didn't...Snowpocalypse?


WASHINGTON (AFP) – As the second big snowstorm of the winter began dropping flakes on the US capital Friday, panicked parents grabbed their kids early from school and headed home to brace for what locals are calling "Snowpocalypse."

HEY! You can't use Snowpocalypse...WE ALREADY HAD SNOWPOCALYSE. Make up your own names for snow storms, what a rip off!!!111

Ooops!

UPDATE: He gets to keep his job.

SYDNEY – Miranda Kerr says an Australian banker left red-faced when a live TV broadcast showed him looking at her scantily clad photos at work shouldn't be fired.

Macquarie Bank worker Dave Kiely was at his desk as a colleague was being interviewed about interest rates when the camera showed him apparently opening e-mail attachments of nearly nude photos of the model.



Watch over the fellow's right shoulder. Yeah, that was probably a mistake. Kinda reminds me of the video Farm Sluts.



Quite possibly one of the funniest Youtube videos evar.

Behold the power of Fark.com


Fark.com's Original Post
Farkers, MTV is having a vote to see where the Jersey Shore mutants live for next season. Detroit is only barely in the lead. Let's fix that for them
And fix it, they did.

At 10:51 EST:

Detroit 45%
South Boston 43%
Miami 7%
"The Hills" of L.A. 2%
Cabo 2%
Ibiza 1%
Congo 1%
Skywalker Ranch 0%

And today....
Miami 0%
Ibiza 0%
Skywalker Ranch 0%
'The Hills' of L.A. 0%
Cabo 3%
South Boston 5%
The Congo 19%
Detroit 73%

Welcome to Detroit.

First, I can't believe this show got picked up for a second season. I watched it once, for nearly 10 minutes. This is show is a great example of a cliche taken viral. If you were measure any of these kids "SELF IMPORTANCE" quotient it would only be surpassed by their "ATTENTION WHORE" quotient.

Why can't we have a show about kids who are normal? Who do normal things. You know why, because the viewers that like this kind a crap television wouldn't want to watch it. So there you have it. I blame the viewers.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lancet formally retracts 1998 paper linking vaccine and autism


PARIS (AFP) – Medical journal The Lancet Tuesday withdrew a 1998 study linking autism with inoculation against three childhood illnesses, a paper that caused an uproar and an enduring backlash against vaccination.

The British journal said it was acting in the light of an ethics judgement last week by Britain's General Medical Council against Andrew Wakefield, the study's lead researcher.

"We fully retract this paper from the published record," The Lancet's editors said in a statement published online.

In 2004, 10 of the paper's 13 authors distanced themselves from part of the study, publishing what they called a "retraction of an interpretation."

In last Thursday's ruling, the General Medical Council attacked Wakefield for "unethical" research methods and for showing a "callous disregard" for the youngsters as he carried out tests.

How about that? Twelve years of people refusing to inoculate their kids and a decade of research to prove the link, all for naught.

Behold the power of the pen. Pictured is disgraced doctor and author of the paper, Andrew Wakefield (R) and his wife Carmel. They are seen outside the General Medical Council in central London on January 28.

F

With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job.

Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end.

I gave him an F. And it looks like I wasn't the only one.


Mr. Obama's job approval rating is now 50 percent, up from last week's all-time low of 46 percent. When he took office a year ago, 62 percent approved.

I'm guessing the love affair is over. I know it never started with me. Now Obama's administration and the democratic congress have TRIPLED the deficit. Which will be 1.53 trillion this year.

Does anyone remember the election of 2008?
Does anyone remember how the democrats lambasted and chided President Bush and his administration for the deficit they ran up?
How about that? So Obama's answer to a HUGE deficit of 453 billion of a previous administration was to TRIPLE it. Yeah, that makes sense.

So I've got 10,000 in credit card debt. And to get my self out of debt I get three more cards and run up them up to 10,000? Seriously how does that fix anything?

Earth religions get worship area at AF Academy


DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday.

A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors.

Lt. Col. William Ziegler, one of the academy's chaplains, said designating the space is part of the school's effort to foster religious tolerance and to defend the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

This fall I had the pleasure of visiting the Air Force Academy. College Gameday was there and we got to watch the production, all be it from a very long distance and after passing through two layers of security. While we were waiting for "the pick", between Air Force and Army (Air Force slaughtered them in the second half) we toured the Cathedral. I was amazed that a place was made for worship for all the major religions. It was really great to see the variety and enjoy the architecture. A friend of the family Nathan Badger, former Norman North defensive tackle standout, and now Air Force class of 2013 told us there were 6 more levels below the two we were privy to see. To learn more about the iconic structure check out this link.

On a side note: If you ever go to watch Air Force vs ANY SERVICE ACADEMY after the game just plan to be there for several hours. The traffic after a home game and a full stadium is ridiculous. It took us two hours to get on the highway after sitting in a huge procession of cars trying to get off base. So just bring some extra beers, throw up a bar-b-quer full of charcoal (it gets damn cold up there on the hill) and kick back while the traffic clears. And if you have a large group you can rent an entire house in Colorado Springs for what you would pay for a hotel room.

Six (6) more weeks

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The groundhog has spoken. And it's bad news.

Punxsutawney Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.

At the rate of winter we have had so far, this does not surprise me. Bring on the global warming.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Razzies


Sandra Bullock earned a worst-actress nomination for "All About Steve." She's expected to score an Academy Award nomination Tuesday for her hit drama "The Blind Side."

"She could be the first person ever to win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same weekend," said John Wilson, founder of the Golden Raspberry Awards, now in their 30th year of singling out Hollywood's low points. Winners will be announced March 6, the night before the Oscars.

Normally we don't discuss movie awards. But with the number of movies I've watched this year during the Snowpocalypse 2009 and Icepocalypse 2010, I felt compelled to comment.

Sandra, Sandra, Sandra. Why do you do this to yourself? If you love Sandra like I love Sandra, skip All About Steve and definitely see The Blind Side.

The scene in the picture above is a prime example of why this movie sucked. It was hard to watch.

Hitler finds out about iPad



“No one better gift it to me.” Classic!