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September 28, 2007

TODAY IN OPPORTUNISM.

"A New York Jets season-ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for "deceiving customers."

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., by Carl Mayer of Princeton Township, N.J., stems from the Patriots being caught illegally videotaping signals from Jets coaches in New England's 38-14 season-opening win Sept. 9."

Omaha.com Sports Section

OLD DOG.

Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill; Larry Craig Opposes - Politics on The Huffington Post

YOU STAY CLASSY, RUSH.

Media Matters - Limbaugh: Service members who support U.S. withdrawal are "phony soldiers"

NARC 2.0.

Locate and Share Bad Neighbors Before and After You Move

September 26, 2007

BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING THE KIDZ ENJOY MORE THAN TWITTERING OUR CORPORATE OVERLORDS.

"WHAT IS HEY! NIELSEN?

Hey! Nielsen is the place to make a name for yourself while trading opinions on TV, movies, music, personalities, web sites and more."

Hey! Nielsen : Opinions


READ UP, AND STAY INFORMED.

"Another one for you to file under "fox guards the henhouse": The Senate rules committee votes tomorrow (Wednesday) on whether to give Hans A. von Spakovsky a full six-year term on the Federal Elections Commission. For Senate Democrats to even consider allowing someone with von Spakovsky's background to sit on the independent agency tasked with protecting the integrity of federal elections is beyond incredible. If von Spakovsky is confirmed, it will be yet more evidence that Democrats have no more regard for the rule of law, or the integrity of the Justice Department, than Karl Rove does."

Hans von Spakovsky cannot be confirmed to the FEC. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine


September 25, 2007

JUST IN CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHAT LETTERMAN WAS LIKE BEFORE HE WAS FAMOUS. THE ANSWER IS...A LOT FUNNIER.

CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE NOW.

AH -- IT WAS ALL SUPPOSED TO BE SO VERY FREE OF STRESS.

I SWEAR TO GOD - I'M LIVING IN SOME SORT OF JERRY LEWIS COMEDY.

"ABC News' Ann Compton and Jennifer Duck report: Never before has the White House released a draft version of the President's speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly. But this year, a glimpse of how the President sees his speeches was accidentally placed on the UN website along with the speechwriters' cell phone numbers. Pronunciations for President Bush's friend French President Sarkozy "[sar-KOzee]" appeared in draft #20 on the UN website. Other pronunciations included the Mugabe "[moo-GAHbee] regime" and pronunciations for countries "Kyrgyzstan [KEYRgeez-stan]" and "Mauritania [moor-EH-tain-ee-a]."

Political Radar: Bush's UN Speech Full of Fone-eh-tick Pronunciations for World Leaders


LEGO OK GO.

YEAH - THAT HELPS YOUR IMAGE. NICE WORK TAKING THE LEMONS, AND MAKING LEMONADE. OR MAPS. OR SOMETHING.

VIDEO: Miss S.C. Teen USA's Geography Pop Quiz : People.com

PRESCIENT.

FANTASTIC IDEA. GIVE IT A TRY.

Palette Generator: Automagically create a harmonious color palette from a photograph


IF THIS WERE A HORROR MOVIE, I MIGHT BE ROOTING FOR THE ESCALATORS.

"At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs."

Crocs, kids and escalators a bad combination? - CNN.com


YEAH - THAT'S A LOT NICER. TEN TO ONE THE VIDEOGRAPHER IN THIS CLIP'S WEARING CROCS.

HEY - I KNOW - LET'S REWRITE THE LYRICS TO GOD BLESS AMERICA TO SHOW EVERYONE WHAT CLOSED-MINDED IDIOTS WE ARE.

IF YOU RUN ONTO THE FIELD AT A CHIEFS GAME, YOU'LL WANT TO MAKE SURE TO KNOW WHERE THE MASCOT IS.

AND NOW...THE T-SHIRT.

Dont Taze Me Bro T-Shirt > The Research Department | CafePress

September 23, 2007

THE GENIUS THAT IS THE INTERNET.

September 22, 2007

SERIOUSLY, WHEN DID I START LIVING IN A WORK OF FICTION?

"The U.S. government is collecting electronic records on the travel habits of millions of Americans who fly, drive or take cruises abroad, retaining data on the persons with whom they travel or plan to stay, the personal items they carry during their journeys, and even the books that travelers have carried, according to documents obtained by a group of civil liberties advocates and statements by government officials."

 

Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented - washingtonpost.com

ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING THINGS YOU'RE GONNA SEE TODAY.

September 20, 2007

IN CASE ANYBODY'S WONDERING, I CHECKED THIS MORNING. THE URL DONTTASEMEBRO.COM IS ALREADY TAKEN. I'M NOT KIDDING.

Student hit with Taser at John Kerry speech - Telegraph

SERIOUSLY - I NEED A RENTAL CAR, AND I NEED IT NOW.

APPARENTLY, SHE NOT ONLY TAKES THE BIBLE LITTERALLY, BUT THOMAS FRIEDMAN AS WELL.

New "View" Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Doesn't Know If World Is Flat - Media on The Huffington Post

September 19, 2007

HOLY CRAP.

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September 13, 2007

WE'RE EFFED. AND HERE'S THE PROOF.

"Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the nation's founders intended the U.S. to be a Christian nation and 55% believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation, according to the “State of the First Amendment 2007” national survey released today by the First Amendment Center."

firstamendmentcenter.org: news

BELICHICK DOES HIS BEST TONY SNOW IMPERSONATION.

"Ten minutes before his regular availability, Belichick issued a one-paragraph statement apologizing to his team and confirming that he has spoken to Goodell about an "interpretation" of league rules that ban videotaping of the opposing sideline. "Although it remains a league matter, I want to apologize to everyone who has been affected, most of all ownership, staff and players," Belichick said. "Following the league's decision, I will have further comment."

Spy Flap Raises Questions About Patriots - Sports on The Huffington Post


September 12, 2007

THIS JUST IN ON THAT "PATRIOTS/JETS VIDEO STORY."

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Thanks to Neal for the find.

Touchdown.org - The #1 Football Resource

TODAY IN "TRYING TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS."

Thompson Says He's No Churchgoer, Won't Tout Religion on Stump - Yahoo! News

TODAY IN BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

Mormon Church Regrets 1857 Massacre - The Huffington Post

THAT'LL BE HANDY, SINCE THE DEMOCRATS WILL GET THE BLAME.

"Outlook published by UCLA economists suggests that economy will not recover until 2009."

Forecast: Housing woes pose risk of recession - Sep. 12, 2007


September 11, 2007

I'M GOING TO PITCH THIS AS A 2 HOUR MOVIE TREATMENT. I'M CALLING IT "SNOWPLOW II." (NEAL, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING AT.)

ESPN - NFL investigating claims Patriots stole Jets' signals - NFL

September 10, 2007

SHOCKER. THANKS SASQUATCH.

Brains of liberals, conservatives may work differently, study finds | Seattle Times Newspaper

September 06, 2007

YEAH, HE GETS IT.

CNN.com - Bush on Iraq: 'We're kicking ass'

MMM...NON-REFRIGERATED CHOCOLATE MILK...YUM!

Junk Food Blog: Nesquik at Room Temperature

TODAY IN METAPHOR.

"Time Inc. has decided to lower the boom on the beloved but under-performing Business 2.0 this morning. The magazine, which was founded in 1998 to cover business in the internet age, will cease publishing on its own and be folded into its much bigger sibling, Fortune."

Advertising Age - MediaWorks - Goodbye, Business 2.0

SLATE SHOWS RON PAUL'S CONSISTENCY.

THE IMAGE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS STILL TRYING TO CREATE.

Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein -

SAM BROWNBACK HEARS "DIVIDED" WHEN HE WANTS TO.

BECAUSE, REALLY - WHAT FIGHTS GLOBAL WARMING MORE THAN EATING MEAT?

Half-price Big Mac to fight global warming proves big hit in Japan - Yahoo! News

September 05, 2007

SHOCKER...

Utah Mine Owner Will Skip Congressional Hearing - The Huffington Post

WOW - SO MANY THINGS THAT FEEL SO DATED IN THIS STORY.

The slur, the telethon, the celebrity...

Jerry Lewis apologizes for saying gay slur - CNN.com

NOT SINCE TED DANSEN HAS WHOOPI BACKED THE WRONG HORSE.

Whoopi Goldberg defends Vick's dog-fighting role�|Reuters.com

September 04, 2007

HEY - AS LONG AS YOU'RE USING CHILD LABOR, WHY NOT CHARGE THEIR PARENTS FOR THE PRIVILEGE?

"For a few weeks in July and August, the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo ran a program for guests aged 3–12, employing them for a day. Children picked one of five different types of work: housekeeping, doorman, front desk, floor service and kitchen, with 72 different tasks to tackle. At the end of the day, the young staffers were allowed to choose their preferred form of remuneration: a gift certificate for books, or a passport for free ice cream every year. Rihga Royal's informal work experience program was open to children accompanied by an adult staying at the hotel."

Springwise: Pintsized interns at Tokyo hotel


YEAH - JUST WHAT THE SUBPRIME MORTGAGE MARKET NEEDS RIGHT NOW.

"Dutch consumers have a new way to take out loans: by SMS."

Springwise: Quick loans by text message


LAUGH IF YOU MUST - BUT THESE PEOPLE JUST KNOCKED OFF THE MICHIGAN WORLVERINES THIS WEEK.

PERSPECTIVE.

THIS JUST IN FROM IDAHO.

YOU KNOW, THE MAIL CART SMELLS EVEN ODDER THAN USUAL.

"In a marketing first, KFC is highlighting the launch of its $2.99 Deals by placing the mouth-watering aroma of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the halls and offices of corporate America."

Press Releases - August 28, 2007 - KFC.com


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