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Stealing Wireless September 29, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Crime.
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Secure your wireless networks chirren.

Mwah ha ha ha haaaaaaaaa!

Debbie Harry -lauraw September 29, 2007

Posted by anycomments in Law.
19 comments

I like Blondie.

Girl from Videotape Found September 29, 2007

Posted by Pupster in Crime.
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She’s OK.

On Friday, the girl was found safe in Las Vegas and a fugitive who knew her family was named a suspect in the case, authorities said.

Have you seen this scumbag?

scumbag

He’s an oxygen thief.

Conservative Studies on Campus? Conservatives and Liberals Equally Stunned September 28, 2007

Posted by skinbad in Economics, Philosophy, Politics.
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Capitalism and limited government at a public university? How can that be?

asked Robert Novak, conservative commentator and University of Illinois graduate.  Believe it or not, there are some wealthy alumni who’s wealth might make them fans of capitalism. They might even donate money to programs that reflect their beliefs and values. Of course ethnic disabled vajayjay celebration courses need funding as well. NTTAWWT. Some fear the conservative movement, though:

Some U of I faculty members fear that the group’s plans to raise money to pay for classes and research on free-market capitalism and limited government would create an undue conservative political influence on campus. They also complain that the new group was formed without faculty input.

Undue conservative political influence? That probably is a true threat to the academy. The irony is so rich, creamy, and cool, I think I could, actually, dip my, um, carrot sticks in it.

If I told you you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me? September 28, 2007

Posted by composmentis in Uncategorized.
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Seriously, does anyone with an IQ higher than a door stop fall for this crap?

Although, I suppose if someone had a sense of humor about themselves and said this crap for a gag, I might let them into my pants after half a dozen shots of Cuervo:

I’m gonna try Wanna know what winks and f*cks like a tiger? on my wife tonight.  GLAR.

How To Acknowledge a Good Joke September 27, 2007

Posted by Michael in Commenting Tips, Man Laws, Websites.
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I am sick to death of “LOL.” It is such a tired expression that I would be embarrassed to use it. Now, it has gotten even worse because it is associated with cat-bloggers posting “lolcats” pictures. Those people are the dregs of the Intertubes and they pose a major threat to the viability of Western Civilization.

The variants of “LOL” are not much better. Take “ROFLMAO” for example. You can’t usually use that, because you sound like an idiot. The joke was noteworthy, but you were not actually rolling on the floor and laughing your ass  off, and you sound like a dork if you say that.

So, sometimes I just type out a compliment, but that is cumbersome. It takes some effort to type out a comment that says: “Thank you, sir, your witticism elicited a hearty chuckle from me.” Normally, I just chuckle and move on, without acknowledging the joke.

We need a new acronym to do quick joke recognition. I’m proposing that we use “GLAR” as a quick reference to “giggling like a retard.”

This has the advantage of capitalizing on a common Intertubes expression, but one which has not been acronymized yet. (Yes, I am aware that “acronymized” is not a word — I just made it up.)

So, in response to Dave’s comment in a thread below that the song “Mohammed’s Radio” is about homosexuality, I say:

GLAR!

Mohammed’s Radio September 27, 2007

Posted by Michael in Music.
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Bart’s link to “The Pretender” in a thread below drew my eye to the sidebar, where I spied a video of Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon doing my second-favorite Zevon song (right behind “Lawyers, Guns & Money”).

I have no frickin’ clue as to what this song is about, by the way. In my head, I associated it with the civil war in Lebanon that was underway at the time the song came out. To me, that war was a major catastrophe, because Lebanon had been such a beautiful place, a place that I wanted to visit. Lebanon was the island of peace in an otherwise warlike region. Beirut used to be known as the “Paris of the Mideast,” a major regional center for commerce, banking and tourism. Then came the Palestinian refugees, expelled from Jordan after the “Black September” putsch by the Jordanian Army, which disturbed the delicate political balance in Lebanon, leading to civil war, and Lebanon went to hell.

So, I imagined some guy named Mohammed, broadcasting rock and roll on an underground radio station in the middle of the Lebanese war zone.

Here’s the song. I don’t know anybody else who loves this song, but I do.

Have You Seen This Girl? September 27, 2007

Posted by Michael in Crime.
74 comments

An older girl featured on a sex video, ten to twelve years old, was found. A younger girl, only four to five years old, is still at risk.

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The part of the video showing the older girl was shot in Nye County, a rural county near Las Vegas, Boruchowitz [Nye County Sheriff’s Detective] said. Details were not disclosed, and no additional information about the identity of the girl or the circumstances of how she came to be on the video was made public.But Boruchowitz said investigators feared the younger girl was in danger. Sheriff’s detectives were also seeking a man whose image was seen on the video.

Boruchowitz earlier characterized a segment of the tape showing the older girl as “some kind of peep show” filmed from a different room. Investigators were examining whether parts of the tape showing the younger girl were filmed with the same video camera, he said. Video Watch authorities describe the disturbing case.

Still photos of the younger girl, fully clothed, have been widely broadcast.

Boruchowitz said the photos of the younger girl were being released because her life could be in danger.

Police: Who is the little girl in the sex tape? – CNN.com

Flaming Manholes September 27, 2007

Posted by Pupster in Heroes, Man Laws, Personal Experiences, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Women Ranting.
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No, not Dave in Texas and Wicked Pinto on a 5 day 7 state body-waxing and chili-eating binge.

From the Boston Globe:

Three manholes burst into flame in the North End this afternoon, and the resulting smoke required some people to be evacuated from nearby businesses, but the fire was quickly extinguished, the Boston fire department said.

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flaming manholes.  really

Was it Axe body spray? Youths of unknown ethnicity and indeterminate religious beliefs from a broad strata of society? All those baked beans?

MacDonald said the fire department had called NStar, which was working on the wiring in the manholes and would probe what went wrong.

Caroline Allen, an NStar spokeswoman, said the explosion resulted from a cable failure, which occurs “from time to time.”

Look, I’m no expert.  I’m a low voltage guy.  I must admit that I’ve released the smoke out of equipment by putting the wrong wire to the right terminal.  I’ve experienced cable failure. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, happens to everyone occasionally. 

But when you are shooting 25-foot flames out of manholes ‘from time to time”, that seems a bit more catastrophic than a ‘cable failure’. Good luck with the manhole probe.

H/T: Dave Barry’s Blog, who thinks Flaming Manholes would be a great band name.

Select a Candidate 2008 September 27, 2007

Posted by Retired Geezer in Man Laws.
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Which candidate really expresses your views?

You might be surprised.

Select a Candidate 2008

Blah, blah – for entertainment purposes only.
Or not.

Thanks to Adrienne my ex-Dental Hygienist.

Tallest Buildings in Each State September 27, 2007

Posted by Retired Geezer in Gardening.
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This is a pretty cool photoshop of the tallest buildings in each state, in one panoramic view.

Some of the buildings surprised me because they don’t look that big, like some of the churches.

The only one I’m sure of is Nevada, the 12th from the right.

Can you find your tallest building?
Leave a note in the comments.

Tallest Buildings In Your Mind

Cross posted at my moronblog

Congratulations To Mr. and Mrs. Tushar D. September 26, 2007

Posted by anycomments in AA - Uncategorized.
37 comments

We’ve known for a while that the Tushar family was heavily expectant.

They have just recently welcomed two very precious and healthy twin boys to their family.

Welcome to Life, wee-shnookums.

And much praise and congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Tushar.