Monday, February 26, 2007

Will it Blend?

The greatest viral marketing I've ever seen. I didn't know I needed a $500 blender.. but I do.

This company Blends stuff in their blender. Matchbox cars. Magnets. Cans of Soup. Marbles. Rake handles. Cell Phones. Pens.

It's awesome. It's so cool I thought it was fake.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Ain't no punk bitch...

A bus full of old ass American senior citizen tourists fights off would be muggers killing one! A 70 year old ex military guy put one of the muggers in a head lock, broke his clavicle and killed him. Awesome.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

No good deed...

So a guy thinks he is saving a woman from rape and is charged with 3 crimes... It be funny if the police didn't arrest him.


Monday, February 19, 2007

The Left Lane is the Fast Lane

I've always heard that the best way to prevent the majority of our nation's Highway accidents is not to limit someone's speed, but to enforce lane discipline. Here's a proposed law out of Florida.

State Rep. Mike Bennett hasn't abandoned his quest to punish motorists who settle into the left lane and force faster drivers to go around them. The Bradenton Republican has re-introduced a bill this year that was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Jeb Bush.

It targets drivers who don't move over "once they realize that traffic behind them is overtaking them at a high rate of speed," Bennett wrote in a column sent to newspapers several weeks ago. "Drivers who violate this requirement would be cited for impeding the flow of traffic."

Now, I can't say I'm in support of the potential $500.00 fine for violating this law. Generally, I'm against police departments profitting from enforcing the laws (it becomes about money and quotas - not justice). However, the law itself definitely makes sense - well, except for the part where anyone who actually drives the speed limit in the fast lane is going to get passed on the right. That'll make enforcement tough. I can see it now:

Officer: "Sir, do you realize that you just got passed on the right by 15 cars?"
Driver: "Yes sir, but I couldn't go any faster. I was driving the speed limit."

Anyway, got this one via Boortz - who I haven't been reading lately for some reason. Just a phase I guess.

Kid Handsome


If you liked Cheers, you'll enjoy this . . .

I mentioned the old television show, "Cheers!" a couple of posts ago, and then today I saw this - ahh, the lattice of coincidence. It's a page full of Norm-isms, and just one day after Slacker's Weekend.

Here's an example or two:
Sam:What's new, Normie?
Norm:Terrorists, Sam. They've taken over my stomach. They're demanding beer.

Sam:What will you have, Norm?
Norm:Well, I'm in a gambling mood, Sammy. I'll take a glass of whatever comes out of that tap.
Sam:Oh, looks like beer, Norm.
Norm:Call me Mister Lucky.

Sam:How's life treating you?
Norm:It's not, Sammy, but you can!

Woody:Can I pour you a draft, Mr. Peterson?
Norm:A little early, isn't it, Woody?
Woody:For a beer?
Norm:No, for stupid questions.
Enjoy - they have the Normism from about every episode.

Kid Handsome

Co-ed Dorm Rooms?

Interesting article on Co-ed dorm rooms. I say let people choose whatever they want and live with the consequences - that's the "real world" isn't it.

At Carnegie Mellon University, student newspaper editors who sensed the beginnings of a trend floated that idea recently on their campus. A front page story questioned whether a school that pushes the boundaries of science shouldn't also be willing to push the boundaries of student housing.

It's not as far-fetched as it sounds.

In recent years, a small group of campuses, including Swarthmore and Haverford colleges in eastern Pennsylvania, have begun offering coed rooming as an option to unmarried students. Administrators say their goal isn't to promote sex but rather to accommodate a limited number of students on their campuses who find it more convenient to live with someone of the opposite sex.

"A couple situations are romantic but most of them are purely friendship," said Maureen Isleib, associate director of residential life at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Make no mistake, this is not a universally accepted concept, even at schools that long ago abandoned the idea of in loco parentis. In campus housing circles, reactions to the idea range from amusement to scorn.

But if nothing else, coed rooming reflects the extent to which the pendulum of campus life has swung.

Just seeing what the kids are up to.

Kid Handsome

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cops Jerks Off on Motorist... Not Guilty...

So this guy stalks strippers, abuses police resources and then jerks off on a girl he pulls over and he is found not guilty.

I love cops.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

If I were them, I'd hate us for crap like this...

The Feds are actually thinking about going after this guy.
A slick commercial for Asahi “Super” Dry beer features Matsuzaka (a new player for the Boston Red Sox) donning a Red Sox jersey and throwing in full uniform in front of a simulated frenzied throng. In between those shots, Matsuzaka, in street clothes, is shown first taking a couple of gulps from a large glass of beer. After a quick cut, the shot returns toMatsuzaka downing the beer and, with foam on his lips, smiling and sighing contentedly.
Doesn't sound like much of a big deal to me. Still, apparently you can't drink beer in commercials (though remember the tv show Cheers), so drinking on television is bad.

But in the United States, beer cannot be consumed in TV ads and Major League Baseball does not allow its players to endorse alcohol domestically. Those rules do not apply to international markets, however. The Red Sox have voiced tepid disapproval -- not even bothering to issue a press release. So the grumblings aren't coming from their end. The real trouble's coming from the (drumroll) U.S. government.
According to Arthur Resnick, director of public and media affairs for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in Washington, D.C., Matsuzaka’s Asahi ad may merit punitive action.

“Our jurisdiction runs to false and misleading ads,” said Resnick, who pointed to a 1995 ruling that says the bureau would consider unacceptable any ad “which depicts any individual (famous athlete or otherwise) consuming or about to consume an alcoholic beverage prior to or during an athletic activity or event,” or an ad that states that drinking alcohol “will enhance athletic prowess, performance at athletic activities or events, health or conditioning.”
Wow, we're going after people for doing things that are perfectly legal on foreign shores. Just because we, as a nation, have to pretend that we don't like beer. Except, aren't we the country that has a Constitutional Amendment that, you know, protects our rights to drink beer (well, sort of).

Seriously, we can't even govern ourselves without making all kinds of ridiculous efforts to give the government extra-super-far-reaching powers. Why are we trying to govern others. If the U.N. tried this crap, we'd be up in arms.

Kid Handsome - about to go drink a beer in protest.

Link and quotes blatantly stolen from To The People - a wicked cool site that you should check out.

I always like these . . .

Some of the world's oddest/coolest sculptures. I've posted similar before, but check it out again.

Peace out, ya'll.

Kid Handsome

Monday, February 12, 2007

Little Town Needs a Fire Truck

. . . so they ask the federal government for a grant to help them pay for it. The government responds by giving the town $665,962.00. Good, right? Ummm, not really.

See, the town gets a homeland security grant, but doesn't get to spend it on a fire truck.

Kid Handsome

Linked through Nobody's Business here.

Friday, February 09, 2007

One thing I hate in the world....

is fucking Hypocrites... and PETA... in this case, one in the same...

From July 1998 through December 2005, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed over 14,400 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals." That's more than five defenseless creatures every day. PETA has a walk-in freezer to store the dead bodies, and contracts with a Virginia Beach company to cremate them. Not counting the pets PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 90 percent of the animals it took in during 2005. And its angel-of-death pattern shows no sign of changing.


Just Wanted to Post Something . . .

so I'm posting a link to one of my favorite sites. The site is called the Torch, and it is run by an organization called FIRE. It is an organization that protects students and faculty from incursions on their individual liberties by overzealous or ignorant College or University Policies. Anyway, this is kind of a boring run up to the site, but you should check it out. The blog entries are all very interesting and FIRE does an especially good job of defending students and faculty even where those students or faculty say or do things that you and I might disagree with.

In other words, they're principled. Cool.

Here's Fire's mission statement:
America's colleges and universities are, in theory, indispensable institutions in the development of critical minds and the furthering of individual rights, honest inquiry, and the core values of liberty, legal equality, and dignity. Instead, they often are the enemies of those qualities and pursuits, denying students and faculty their voices, their fundamental rights, and even their individual humanity. The university setting is where students are most subject to the assignment of group identity, to indoctrination of radical political orthodoxies, to legal inequality, to intrusion into private conscience, and to assaults upon the moral reality of individual rights and responsibilities. Illiberal university policies and practices must be exposed to public criticism and scrutiny so that the public is made aware of the violations of basic rights that occur every day on college campuses.
Like I said, check it out even if this post makes it sound boring, it isn't.

Kid H.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Update on the 88 yr Old Atlanta Lady killed in a Police "No Knock" Raid

Some of you may recall the case of Kathryn Johnston, an 88yr old lady who was killed in Atlanta during a SWAT raid. She was killed based on made up allegations of marijuana or cocaine (crack) distribution. She fired her gun at the masked men dressed in black who were invading her home - keep in mind that she did not know they were police, and that she had recently had her home broken into prior to this raid.

She fired her gun once. Three officers were hit and she was shot several times. The police proceeded to lie about the events of their raid and the elements of their case.

Now, an officer has been charged with felony murder. I guess that's a start, though I share Radley Balko's reservations on this issue:
My other reservation is that encouraging as it is to see a prosecutor eager to hold police to the same standards he holds everyone else, I can't get terribly excited about a felony murder charge. If the reports of making up the informant, then threatening a "stand-in" informant into lying are true, I think these officers need to go to jail for a very long time. But I'll never be comfortable with criminal charges that lack the component of intent, no matter who they're levied against.
I've discussed my discomfort with the notion of felony murder on this site before. I still don't like it very much either. I believe that there are better things to charge the police officers with. Moreover, I think the judge, who likely rubber-stamped the warrant is due for some criticism. Judges have a role in issuing warrants that requires some due dilligence. I know the officer lied to her, but she should have asked some serious questions.

I also agree with Balko that the larger issue is two-fold (and I don't mean to misstate his position by being overly brief, though that's a risk here):

1. Why are we using SWAT teams to serve warrants on non-violent offenders in the dark of night, when we could probably just arrest them when they came outside of their homes.

2. Where is the Judicial accountability when it comes to issuing warrants? This is especially true where the warrant is based on "confidential" informant testimony.

Anyway, hopefully Balko's crusade will continue to gain steam and we can get a real national discussion about reforming our system. Unfortunately, as long as law enforcement understands that they can profit from enforcing the laws - be it traffic cameras or property seizures, I don't expect much to change.

Kid H.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Penn and Teller have a show on cable (which I don't get) in which they expose various things as "Bullshit". They take on everything from Organized Religion to Gun Control. I've seen several and even when I disagree with their conclusions I find they make good points.

This isn't an attempt to be fair. This is Penn and Teller calling people out.

I got this link from The Smallest Minority (link on the right), a kick ass site.

Here Penn discusses Environmentalism and lays out things I've been saying for years. Commies stole the movement (just like how they hijacked the anti-war movement) and are turning dumb ass feel good hippies into tools to further their goals. Thanks again you waste of a generation...

Watch the video


Friday, February 02, 2007

These Are The People You Want Me to Respect

Cops are baby killers? Sounds awful, but read the article above. These morons who barely graduate high school in many cases are absolutely drunk on their own power. They wouldn't let a bleeding lady go to the hospital. Also, the videotape is pretty damning (check it out). It's not that they beat this lady up or anything - it's that they lacked the humanity to even listen to her.

Kid H.

Link via The Agitator