It took me a minute to realize these were days of the week, since it's in another language. But this "chart" is brilliant. Those pills would be Ecstasy, right? That explains the water.
Uhh.. Toilets in other countries are WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD. This one is all one-way mirrors, so you FEEL like you're peeing in front of everyone, but they can't see you. WHYYYYY!??!
Interesting stuff. The times I skid the most are in the snow, and anti-lock brakes can actually increase your stopping distance in snow, ice, and gravel. A study of taxi drivers (half had ABS, half didn't) showed no accident deterrent.
Now I don't feel as bad that my anti-lock brakes stopped working. I'm definitely more careful in some situations because of it, and the human factor may be more important than the hardware factor here.
I'd still LIKE it though.. but not to the tune of $1400 (estimate), or even $200 (ABC computer on ebay).
…because babies suck.
Another Haluze post of PBF comics. The comic is in semi-retirement now, but the back archives should definitely be checked out by any one with a sick sense of humor!
I'm going to call this collection of pictures, "People who forgot to say OH SHIT!"
Geek heaven. This guy has pictures of Obama, Voltron, LOTS AND LOTS of mathematically diagrams and data visualizations, tons of 1980s references, video game and Mario Brothers references, astronomy pictures, etc. Oh, and his wife's hot too.
His first 5 pages or so weren't that interesting to me, but I eventually got so sucked in that I had to go through all 109 pages of his stuff, opening lots and lots of pictures, commenting on lots, and favoriting a good 5-10.
This guy's brain gets tickled in many of the same spots mine does. I could NOT resist his photostream. And check out the current-1st pic of Obama at a Jazz festival as a kid.
In this *one* attack, Israel killed more innocent people than Gaza has during this entire war. And in a far scummier way than firing a rocket randomly into a city.
But I guess everyone's still on Israeli's side, because Gaza "started it" (no, Israel started it in the 1940s by taking away land from people who legitimately owned it, using race as a pretext) and "has a right to exist" (in that case, Iraq had a right to exist when they invaded Kuwait). Please see my other blogpost comparing Palestinians to native americans for more info.
As long humans go about thinking it's okay to kill in a 100:1 ratio and that "0 deaths is the acceptable number", there will never be 0 deaths, always be war, and always be terrorism. It's ironic that those against murder the most are the ones who actually cause it the most. Those who don't mind a few deaths aren't going to contribute to these wars and are the ones who hold the attitudes that will actually save lives in this situation.
A sensational headline that you can't resist clicking? Interesting article actually.
Governments across the world are still trying to criminalize marriage arrangements they don't like.
From the U.S. government's persecution of Mormons (who broke off into this still-persecuted FLDS cult), to the Mormons hypocritically turning around and funding anti gay-marriage amendments that were passed by California, to Islamic and Hindu governments allowing people to be killed for not participating in arranged marriages…
One thing is clear: No government nor religion has the right to tell people how and who they can love or marry.
And if you can't fall in love with someone, have sex with them, and marry them — you are having one of your most basic rights violated. Even if that "someone" is 2 or 3 people.
It's not about persecution of women (harem slaves), it's about freedom for men and women alike (polyamory).
I'm not saying Warren Jeffs isn't scum–he is–or that ALL THESE MARRIAGES aren't bad (some are arranged!)–but using a bad law to put a bad person away still sucks.
Really, you shouldn't have to be tested for illegal drugs if you're not an athlete, but only a chess player! Ridiculous! I'm glad they are standing up against this. Prohibition is merely another form of anti-freedom given to us by the suppressionists.
This is what happens when you buy bootleg discs on the streets of China – HILARIOUS subtitles.
When Darth Vader screams, "Nooooo!", the translation is "DO not want", like a LOLcat!
And "Jedi Council" becomes "Presbyterian Church". This made me laugh out loud several times.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
January 11, 2009
January 11, 2009
JOURNAL: HOUSE: Woke up at 5AM after 3hrs sleep by squeaking mouse being savaged by 2 cats named Oranjello and Lemonjello…Posted by Clint under Clint, House, Journal
This is the first mouse found in the house for almost 2 years! After previously having dealt with animals in my house (19 mice, 5 raccoons, 2 snakes, a bird, and a squirrel in a 10 year period), I’m pretty used to the occasional critter. I’m not used to feeling almost ill in bed because I don’t understand why I can’t sleep. It turns out that was because Oranjello and Lemonjello were chasing a mouse around. I finally realized this when I heard a ton of squeaks, which is not a normal sound to be hearing while laying in your bed. I woke up and they were chasing it back and forth and it was squeaking. I don’t care if the mouse dies, but I don’t want a bloody rotting corpse where I can’t reach it behind the bed or the radiator, in our closets, etc. etc. So I had to get up and deal with it.
Well. It’s kind of hard to cach a mouse. They move too fast and they’re kind of gross and I don’t particularly want to touch a wild mouse; wild ones can carry viruses and such. (Though the cats are free to touch them as much as they want, they’re evolved for the task.)
I got up, clapped the light on, closed my closet to it wouldn’t run in there, laid down a hard pillow so it wouldn’t run behind the bed. It tried to. I had to sweep it up Jai alai style (with what I thought was a paper towel, but turned out to be a piece of junk mail–I was sleeping!), randomly tossing it away from the bed. Lemonjello didn’t realize this, but Oranjello saw where it went and grabbed it. THIS TIME HE WOULDN’T LET GO. I shook him, grabbed his legs and smacked his head lightly to make him drop it, but to no avail. And I wasn’t going to grab the mouse out of his mouth… Gross.
I got a laundry basket, as with mice it’s best to sweep things up with a bucket or plastic casing or some-such object that you can “scoop” it into. It’s really the only watch to cach them. But then Oranjello would NOT let go. Finally I’m grabbing Oranjello and putting him into the basket, and he is growing non stop. I’ve never seen a cat hiss with it’s mouth full, but he managed to hiss while holding the mouse in his mouth. It looked like his teeth were going into it. He would NOT let go.
Finally I just scoop him up in completely, and put him in the laundry basket. We have this purple step — a 1-foot wide/high step that we use to reach hard-to-reach places and for painting and staining wood and such. I put it on top of Oranjello. Now he was sandwiched — laundry basket all around him, and purple step on top of him. Mouse still in his mouth. I took the whole “mouse-attached-to-cat” package downstairs and locked them in the utility room. The step is only 1-2 lbs, so the cat’s going to make his way out of the laundry basket eventually…Carolyn, you may need to hose off the laundry basket or something when you get back. Maybe they’re mouse blood/cooties on it.
For all I know the mouse escaped under the utility room door and me locking the cats in there with it actually prevented them from finishing it off,a nd it’s pregnant, and the babies will poop in my silverware drawer (that happened 2003ish, and sucked a LOT to deal with; nothing like taking out every drawer and disinfecting every surface in your kitchen). I don’t know. Hopefully it’s dead. Hopefully it’s corpse isn’t going to make a smelly rot we can’t find. Hopefully the kitties are hungry enough to eat it. They’re only getting dry food via automatic dispenser (and sraps from my meals) while Carolyn is skiing. Oranjello certainly seemed like his life depending on keeping the mouse, and I’ve seen Samhain swallow a mouse whole like a snake, so maybe they just miss the canned food Carolyn uses. Maybe Carolyn should stop feeding them the canned food so that their lust for fresh meat (canned meat is far closer to fresh meat than dry food!) is directed towards mice instead of our wallet.
Anyway, mouse incursions have been down lately. We encountered 14 in the 3-yr period of 2002-2004 but have only encountered 4 for the 4-yr period of 2005-2008. Here’s hoping having 2 hungry cats keeps mouse poop off my silverware and cooties out of my mouth!
It’s always interesting at Casa Clarolyntopiastan.
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