Think twice about taking your photos to Walgreens for developing. Looks like their policy allows employees to censor your photos if they decide they aren’t “appropriate” (especially if nipples are involved)…so you just might find your photos getting “lost”, as these guys did. Thank God that Walgreens is watching out for America’s morals! Unbelievable. All the more reason to get a digital camera, I say…let these narrow-minded nitwits censor someone else’s photos. Thanks to my friend Sandro for sending this one in. 🙂
What? The Army is letting rapist soldiers off the hook with minimal punishment? They’re lying and covering things up to save their own pathetic asses? No way!
“Okay, like, our sorority is gonna give blood at the blood drive, right? And, like, they don’t want us to, you know, give blood if we’ve got, like, recent piercings and stuff, you know? But, like, it’s totally okay to give blood anyway, ’cause, you know, we’re, like, a sorority and stuff, and we gotta win this contest no matter what! Come on, girls!” Absolutely amazing. The fact that she sent out an email to 170 people is even more amazing.
OK, the “reality T.V. with a twist” thing has officially gone too far in its quest to humiliate people. Enter Superstar USA, which pretends to be a talent search like “American Idol” but is in fact a cruel joke. It’s actually looking for the worst singers in the country…but the contestants (of course) don’t know this until the winner is chosen, and he/she is finally informed that he/she is now officially the worst singer in the U.S. Isn’t that great? Entertainment for the whole family! Watch them lie and build up peoples’ egos, only to stomp them into the dirt while raking in millions in advertising. This is the lowest they’ve gone yet.
Why has Bush’s camp removed 25 reports from its Women’s Bureau website? I don’t know, but something smells…
So Nielsen Media Research starts using “people meters” to track what people are watching. They claim it’s their most accurate method of gathering viewer statistics yet, because it’s on every T.V., VCR, and game console in the house. So what happens when they suddenly show a sharp decline in viewership for shows featuring minorities? They blame the devices! Hey, Nielsen, why don’t you look at the quality of programming instead? Just because a show has an all-minority (or partial-minority) cast doesn’t mean it’s not a piece of crap. A crappy show is a crappy show no matter who’s in it, because everyone is at the mercy of scripting and storytelling…and if that sucks, everything sucks. Everyone can see that television is full of badly-written throwaway shows, so don’t blame the device for telling you the truth.
What, exactly, does it mean when your church minister brings out a rattlesnake during an Easter service, and the thing promptly bites him and he dies? From a religious point of view, does it mean that God allowed it to happen in order to teach a lesson? Does it mean that this minister wasn’t filled with the Spirit enough to garner God’s protection from the snake? Or does it mean he was dumber than a box of hair? Regardless of what version of God you believe in, we all have to agree that God sure knows how to entertain us.
Here’s one more reason to recognize gay couples as a legitimate union. Someone recently told me how great George Bush is, because she and her husband filed joint federal tax returns and they got a huge tax break. So I said, “Wow, I’m glad you got a great deal…I, on the other hand, can’t do that because I’m not a straight married man. My partner and I (assuming I still had one) wouldn’t have that luxury because we’re being punished for being born the way we were.” That pretty much ended the conversation, I think.
Funny (and fitting) how, when people put “idiot” and “president” together in the same sentence, they automatically think of President Bush. Take this clothing tag, for example…
Now, this is the kind of change we need in schools: get rid of the junk machines, get rid of the fast food garbage in the cafeterias, and replace it with something that has some nutritional value. Tell PizzaHut/Pepsi/Coke/McDonald’s/TacoBell to piss off and take their corporate money elsewhere, because their money is no longer going to turn these kids into fat, miserable, unhealthy teenagers.
McDonald’s is starting to squirm. Now they’re selling this Adult Happy Meal which consists of a salad, a bottle of water, and a pedometer. Um, too little too, late, Ronald. You’ve gotten America addicted to your crap, and now you want to try to do something good with a salad and a step-counter? It’s going to take more than that. The name alone is probably enough to put most adults off…Adult Happy Meal just sounds childish, as if the company is talking down to adult customers like a parent to a child. “Now, Billy, you just eat this Adult Happy Meal” and run along…”
The question this interesting article asks is: “Is Barbie past her shelf life?” Dear God, let’s hope so. 50+ years of teaching little girls that the most important things in life are 1) perfect hair, 2) perfect body, 3) perfect house & car, 4) closeted boyfriend is far too long. Of course, these Bratz dolls are hardly an ideal successor, with their scowling little attitude-stricken faces, but it’s fun to see Barbie finally start her journey down the long, menopausal road of irrelevancy.
One more reason to hate spam and plot its demise: it not only clogs your mailbox, but chances are that it’s bugged. Once you open one up, it will report back to its masters that your account is indeed active…and that means they can go ahead and send more spam. So next time, don’t read the stuff, just delete it and forget it. (And turn off that Preview Pane in Outlook, for cryin’ out loud!)
So Bush & Dick were questioned for a whole thee hours, eh? Oh well, I’m sure it wasn’t a big deal…after all, they were in the Oval Office, where all serious questioning takes place. And these two were in nice, cushy chairs in front of a fireplace…sounds more like a cordial chat than a questioning to me. These guys had it soooo easy, it’s almost criminal. I would rather have seen them sweating and leaning forward to speak into a microphone like everyone else.
This one was big news at the time: A U.S. contractor was fired for taking photos of military coffins. We don’t want our citizens to see the actual toll that this war takes on our soldiers, do we? No, that would be bad. Filtering the news is good. Now shut up, grab the remote, and open up another beer like a model citizen.
Hooray for the folks in Inglewood, CA for telling Wal-Mart to piss off! These supercenters only have one goal: to suck the life out of all the small businesses in town and become the only place where people can shop. I saw it happen in my own hometown, and it happens in towns all over the country. Sometimes Wal-Mart does this, then closes the store for whatever reason, leaving the area’s economy to wither on the vine because there’s nowhere for people to buy the things they need. But it’s all just business to them, nothing more. More towns need to say NO to Wal-Mart and other megastore companies. Small businesses can do just fine on their own, thank you.
Here’s further proof that some people belonging to a certain faith really need to suppress their violent tendencies. I mean, whipping the Easter Bunny in front of children as part of a church “show”? What the hell kind of message is that?? It just goes to show how some people have twisted Christianity into something sinister and threatening. God is not about violence and fear, no matter what these whack-jobs say and do.
Somebody please explain this to me. WHY is a mother of 14 children (pregnant with unit #15, no less) being honored for having so many children? Is it necessary to bring so many children (in a single family) into this world, and why are we rewarding this sort of thing? I know it’s a personal choice, and I would never say that a couple can’t have children. But to me, this reveals an irrational desire to breed like rabbits and carry on some sort of “legacy.” Can’t two or three kids do that? What’s the rationale behind having 15 children, and how many will be enough? How sad that this woman appears to have no other desires or goals in life other than to be barefoot and pregnant, which is probably just how her husband likes her. Remember that scene from Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life” where the woman is washing dishes and a baby falls out from between her legs? “Here comes another one!” It’s even more irritating when parents name all their children starting with the same letter…all 15 of these kids (and the dozens still to come) are all named Joshua, John-David, Josiah, Jinger (?), etc. *sigh*