Archive for March, 2010


Woah!

Vice President Biden’s F-bomb, dropped Tuesday during the signing of the health care reform bill, was Washington’s version of a “wardrobe malfunction” — but so far, the FCC doesn’t appear to be investigating.

-Foxnews

It’s not just that he dropped the f-bomb on national television, it’s that the same people who jump all over anyone else who swears on public TV aren’t even reacting.  As if saying this culturally offensive expletive wasn’t bad enough – he’s not even getting a t’sk from any public party!

But this…this was inappropriate.  The President should not be condoning swearing on national television, V.P. or no.

Biden, talking to a fundraising crowd Wednesday, said Obama told him afterward at a presidential briefing: “You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe’s comment.”

Unprofessional, people! Un.pro.fesh.on.al.

 News tip: No Cussing Club

I am away for the weekend.  So, no tattoos (not that I’m regular about those) and no random thoughts for about 48-72 hours.

 

Wish me well!

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Nothing gets one off track quite like a sudden flurry of course activities!

365 Tattoos D81-84 Two fish, a upside-down cross and I think it’s supposed to be a collection of weeds…or…whatever…

 

Today it is in the 70’s.  Glorious, right?  Wrong.  Tomorrow, it cuts back by 15 degrees!  Mother nature is a fickle — (you know the rest).  I pout.

Quick!  Everyone rush outside while the new weather lasts!  Romp and run!

 

Oh, can anyone make a connection between the failure of post imperial empires and today’s lack of a sturdy academic canon?  Because I’ve read the chapter every which way and I’m totally stumped.  How does the failure of a pathetic loser to run a band of rabbles have anything to do with today’s lack of intellectual curiosity?

This week we have two-out-of-three, which isn’t bad considering that iTunes usually gives out the crappy stuff for free.

Let’s start out with the bad song: “Shark’s Tooth” by Archie Bronson Outfit.  First off, any band with more than two words to their name and more than five syllables is out to make a statement, not a song.  Unless you’re into badly pulled off Beatles impersonations, pass.

Next up; “Perro Come Perro” by Superlitio.  Well, I have to say that *I* do not particularly like what I hear, but I cannot say the beat is not catchy in its own way.  I have to give it 3 stars out of five, simply for not being loud, unintelligible (as foreign songs go), and heavy on the techno.  Good dancing song.

Finally, “Castaway” by Chasen.  Never heard of them but the song is not half bad.  I can name ten bands I like more – and twenty better songs – off the top of my head but I won’t miss the forest for the trees here.  Give it a listen.

 

Until next time, enjoy what little pleasure we can get in this world by ironing your socks before you put them on during those cold days.

“The suspect, who used the pseudonym "Hacker Croll", had no specialist training, Adeline Champagnat, head of the French central office against online fraud, told Reuters news agency.”

-BBC News

Apparently, those “secure questions” all those websites have us fill out are not as secure as we would like to believe

“The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.”

-CNN

Yet another reason political members of any government should be carefully watched in their use of technology; if only for their own safety – if not for their countries. 

“The hackers found a way to take over the online tools used by Twitter’s support team to post the false updates or tweets, Twitter said in a blog posting.”

-Foxnews

See, you can’t always trust things to be “trustworthy” on the internet.  When you don’t use something for over three months, people do yourself a favor and close the account; erase as much as you can of your activities with that website or online activity.  Obama, no offence meant to the man, would have been wise to close his Twitter if he hasn’t used it in over a whole year.  I’m already making plans to close my Twitter because I’ve only used it maybe twice in the entire time I’ve had it and it’s a waste of my time – plus I keep forgetting my password. 😀

 

You can find more detailed reports of the hacker story at CNN and Foxnews, but remember because its outside of American jurisdiction, you’re not going to hear a copious amount on the incident.

…because I’ve just been given a genius idea

Who knew all those years of making forts out of discarded planks of wood and cement bricks would finally pay off!

Hat Tip: The Redhead and Fashionista.

A New Generation of Slayers?

Why this is suddenly coming out now is beyond me, but I think it’s interesting how a band of schoolchildren took it upon themselves to slay a vampire.

 

“Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.”

Back in 1954, apparently, the European press took it upon themselves to make another attack on Americans and their taste for the dark and dangerous.  The kids seemed to handling it well, armed with their various vampire-slaying weapons.  It seems to me that the only people who couldn’t – or wouldn’t – handle it were the “adults.”

Of course, after learning about this insulting and discriminating attack on a person’s personal appearance, I should not be surprised that European parents want their children to live Stepford lives.

Awww!

 

He simply abandons himself to the laughter there at the end.

Goodbye, weekend

Ugh, I am not looking forward to Monday.  Nothing special happening, I just want to sleep in one of these days.  Anyone got a time machine or something else equally improbable but desirable??

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Methinks I need to work out more.  I used to have such nicely toned arms.

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Yes, that is an arm.  Hard to tell from here, isn’t it?