Monday, July 31, 2006

Baby Magazine Shocks Mothers

"I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one person wrote. "I immediately turned the magazine face down," wrote another. "Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob," wrote Lauren, a mother of a 4-month-old.

These readers weren't complaining about a sexually explicit cover, but rather one of a baby nursing, on a wholesome parenting magazine.

Babytalk editor Susan Kane says "There's a huge Puritanical streak in Americans," she says, "and there's a squeamishness about seeing a body part — even part of a body part. It's not like women are whipping them out with tassels on them!"

Next thing you know the Attorney General will be covering breasts on statues

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitic Tirade

After denying charges of being anti-Semitic during the controversy surounding his movie "The Passion of the Christ" Mel Gibson, son of famous anti-Semite Holocaust denier Hutton Gibson got drunk the other day and let his true feelings be known.

Mel Gibson went on a rampage when he was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving, hurling religious epithets. The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"(read more)
After sobering up, Mel had this to say:
"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable,"

All better!

List of problems solved by MacGyver

MacGyver destroys a laser array using binoculars and cigarettes.
MacGyver plugs a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate.
MacGyver creates a bomb to open a door using a gelatin cold capsule.
These secrets and more...

Dynamic images: Add your own text

Make your own here or try einstein here

Check out the other images to play with too.

It's Jerry Time Again

It's weird. It's quirky. It's episode 8!
This guy is great, if you haven't seen any of the "true tales from the life of Jerry" before, now's a good time to start.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mole Surfing: addictive fun, satisfying thwumps

Part 1 of the Adventures of Dangerous Dave and Brutal Bob. Once Dave rides near Brutal Bob, click your mouse button to make Bob whack Dave over the cliff! The further you surf the higher the score!
Play it here

50% of Americans still believe Iraq had WMD

According to the Washington Times:

"Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36 percent last year, a Harris poll finds. Pollsters deemed the increase both "substantial" and "surprising" in light of persistent press reports to the contrary in recent years."

The poll didn't ask how many Americans still believe in Santa Claus
Read the rest

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Time Magazine asks the obvious: Is Bush Toying with Terror Alerts

"In the Bush era, the timing and quality of "arrests" and "warnings" have a suspicious ring."
Duh! This might have been useful back in 2003 or 2004. Next they'll tell us the Japanese are going to attack Pearl Harbor. Read it if you need to.

My First Veto

By Mike Ramsey The State News, Michigan State University independent voice. Lots more good stuff there too

Meet Elwood Edwards - The "You've got mail" guy

Meet Elwood Edwards, the man behind the message. Approximately 63 million times a day, Edwards’ voice greets AOL customers to let them know "you’ve got mail."

He'll even make custom sounds for yoy but as he states on his site

I won't record anything with foul language, that takes the Lord's Name in vain or that denegrates AOL©.

Via (neatorama) - Iraqi Prime Minister gives us a different finger now.... thats OK with Republicans

This is a proud moment for all the republicans that dyed their fingers purple when Iraqis voted in a Gov't that supports terrorism. It looks like Iraqi's are raising a different finger at us now.

The US has lost over 2500 soldiers, wounded close to 50,000 and spent close to a trillion dollars bringing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into power. How does
he thank us? He sides with the terrorists.

Oh and this is nice too.

Earlier this month parliament's speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, blamed Jews and "Zionists" for the beheadings, car bombs and other violence attributed to the Iraqi insurgency.

"These acts are not the work of Iraqis," al-Mashhadani said. "I am sure that he who does this is a Jew and the son of a Jew. I can tell you about these Jewish, Israelis and Zionists who are using Iraqi money and oil to frustrate the Islamic movement in Iraq."


Via (Strange Persons)

Bi-Partisan ABA Panel: Bush routinely breaks the law

President Bush's penchant for writing exceptions to laws he has just signed violates the Constitution, an American Bar Association task force says in a report highly critical of the practice.

The ABA group, which includes a one-time
FBI director and former federal appeals court judge, said the president has overstepped his authority in attaching challenges to hundreds of new laws.

The attachments, known as bill-signing statements, say Bush reserves a right to revise, interpret or disregard measures on national security and constitutional grounds.

"This report raises serious concerns crucial to the survival of our democracy," said the ABA's president, Michael Greco. "If left unchecked, the president's practice does grave harm to the separation of powers doctrine, and the system of checks and balances that have sustained our democracy for more than two centuries."
Read more via (yahoo news)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Officials admit ... We Broke Iraq

Sectarian break-up of Iraq is now inevitable, admit officials

"Iraq as a political project is finished," a senior government official was quoted as saying, adding: "The parties have moved to plan B." He said that the Shia, Sunni and Kurdish parties were now looking at ways to divide Iraq between them and to decide the future of Baghdad, where there is a mixed population. "There is serious talk of Baghdad being divided into [Shia] east and [Sunni] west," he said.
Read more (The Independent UK)

Roll Over For Santorum? No Thanks!

New banner ad on AOL for Rick Santorum asks you to "roll over" to learn more about him.

I think we know enough already.
Via (America Blog)

sleepy kitten

Via (arbroath)

The Bubble Project

30,000 of bubble stickers were printed.
They are placed on top of ads all over New York City. Passersby fill them in. Later the results are photographed.
More pictures and templates to print your own "bubbles" Submissions welcomed
Via (Innings)

Amazing Shadow Performance

A great shadow routine from a Japanese TV show

Via (arbroath)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Truth in Advertising - or Freudian Slip?

A real banner ad from yahoo

Via (ZoliBlog)

Even Pat Buchanan thinks the Neocons are "Nuts"

Pat Buchanan:
Well, the President, he fell for it after 9/11 when they put that little pre-cooked meal in front of him, after they knocked down Afghanistan. And so they said, "Let’s do Iraq now." And Wolfowitz and all the rest of them. But let me say this, Chris. I think the president realizes now that we went into Iraq to pursue weapons that did not exist, a country that did not attack us, did not threaten us, and now we have created a great base camp for terrorism in the Anbar province that did not exist. In response to Mr Shrum, you attack Iran, Hezbollah will retaliate against the 25,000 Americans in Lebanon. You will have massive hostage taking and killings. Are these people nuts?
Watch the video on Crooks and Liars

"It Slices It Dices!" Microsoft co-founder in windows 1.0 commercial parody

That's Microsoft co-founder Steve Balmer in a goofy early commercial for windows 1.0

Bush Uses NAACP Speech To Promote Estate Tax Repeal, Doesn’t Utter The Word ‘Poverty’

President Bush’s “death tax” pitch demonstrates his stunning disconnect from the African-American community. According to an American Progress analysis, just 59 African-Americans will pay the estate tax this year, and that number will drop to 33 in 2009.

Meanwhile, as of 2004, 24.7 percent of African-Americans lived under the poverty line (up from 22.7 in 2001) — that’s more than 9 million people. The number of times Bush mentioned “poverty” in his speech: 0.
Via Think Progress

Friday, July 21, 2006

Karen Shapiro: American Pop Icons

Ceramic artist Karen Shapiro has an "inexhaustible" source for some really cool work

Take a look at her everyday items rendered faithfully in clay. (Yes, thats clay)

GOP springs into action on yet another burning issue: Pledge of Allegiance

Via AmericaBlog:

Now I know you cynics out there will say this is just political posturing in an election year, but is the failed war in Iraq, the tenuous situation in Afghanistan, the trampling of the rule of law, the massive deficit, failed energy policies, global warming, and sagging employment really more important? We should be proud that congress has the courage to tackle this hot issue that is on the lips of every person in America right now. Sleep soundly America because the GOP is in charge.

Bush Gropes German chancellor. Planet Cringes

"Let us imagine how it would be if, say, Jacques Chirac walked up behind Condi Rice and gave her a quick little noogie on the head, on camera, before a fancy state dinner. Or maybe if Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi snuck up behind Laura Bush and gave a hearty, unexpected smack on the ass before sitting down for a chat. How charming! Or, you know, not."
read more

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Kid Flips Bush "The Bird"

On stage during Bush's first veto, this kid steals the show.
She was quickly wrestled to the ground and arrested by Secret Service agents.
Via (Michelle Malkin is an Idiot)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Make a Dachshund Wheelchair

These instructions could come in handy for any eponymously named readers that might have a dachshund with back problems.
Via (J-Walk)

The Tapeman: Street Installations

Artist Mark Jenkins uses clear packing tape to create attention getting public installations in NYC, Phila and DC. Here's a Sample of his work, Check out his site, he has lots more, plus hidden camera video of people reacting to his work.

Top 10 Dumbest Online Business Ideas That Made It Big Time.

Interesting post over at WeirdTechNewsHub
10 bad ideas that made TONS of money.
Here's a few:

1. Million Dollar Homepage

1000000 pixels, charge a dollar per pixel – that’s perhaps the dumbest idea for online business anyone could have possible come up with. Still, Alex Tew, a 21-year-old who came up with the idea, is now a millionaire.

2. SantaMail

Ok, how’s that for a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids? Well, Byron Reese sent over 200000 letters since the start of the business in 2001, which makes him a couple million dollars richer.

3. Doggles

Create goggles for dogs and sell them online? Boy, this IS the dumbest idea for a business. How in the world did they manage to become millionaires and have shops all over the world with that one? Beyond me.

Go read the rest

Politcal Correctness is not a left wing disease

Love this line:
"If you still think PC is a left-wing disease, Mike, print up bumper stickers reading "Fuck Our Troops" or "This Flag's for Burning", then stick 'em on your car and see what happens. Go on. I dare you."
Steven Wells in Philadelphia Weekly

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

President Pottymouth drops the "S" Bomb

I am shocked at President Pottymouth. Doesn't anyone care about the children home watching what should be a family event. Next thing you know he'll be whipping his thing out and marrying Barney. (Just ask Rick Santorum, that's how it happens) I plan to write the FCC and demand that he be heavily fined. I'm sure the Family Research Council will also be organizing an action alert very soon if they havent already..

Indecent Broadcast Restrictions
The FCC has defined broadcast indecency as "language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities." Indecent programming contains patently offensive sexual or excretory material that does not rise to the level of obscenity.

Consistent with a federal indecency statute and federal court decisions interpreting the statute, the Commission adopted a rule that broadcasts -- both on television and radio -- that fit within the indecency definition and that are aired between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. are prohibited and subject to indecency enforcement action.

More on the story and video if you need to be more outraged then I'm sure you already are.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Special Pets: dog with 5 legs, dog with 2 noses, and 2 faced kitten

Last week it was Faith, the 2 legged dog, this week, its Charlie the 5 legged dog

Duo the dog with 2 noses is up for adoption in England...
How does he smell? Awful! (thanks for the joke leelee)

And finally the 2 faced kitten. The little guy actually has two mouths that meow in unison, two noses, and four eyes. Nursing and doing well..

Unintentional Porn

Maxim Magazine has page after page of unintentionally raunchy ads, toys, clippings, products etc. What were they thinking? No one noticed? Go look

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ground Glass - PhotoBlog

Photoblog of Jonathan Day-Reiner. Really nice, go look

Life Imitates Art - Georges Seurat

Volunteers gathered in Beloit Wisconsin July 1st to recreate Georges Seurat’s painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”
Story here, more photos from some of the participants here

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Dropping the Kids Off at the Pool

Now that Mr. Whipple is dead, Charmin decided to be a little less coy about what its product is really for. How many "business" euphemisms can you spot in this funny as ... (the word escapes me) commercial?
Via (b3ta)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Clinton says GOP strategy is ‘weak’

From a speech he gave in Aspen last week:

The Republican strategy is weak, he said. “Let’s forget about global warming and talk about flag burning and gay marriage,” Clinton said. “I don’t know how long you can milk that old cow.”

and this one

He said he has a deep belief in keeping channels of communication open, even to groups that support terrorist activities, like Hamas in the Middle East.

“I’d still talk to them if they wanted to talk,” he said. “The more you talk, the fewer people will die. There is an inherent benefit to that ... every single death is just another scar you have to claw through before you can make a deal.”

How did we go from that to "Bring em on"?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How popular is your name

Check the popularity of your name from 1880-2006. Interesting to see names grow and lose popularity. Really nice interface too.

"We've lost Iraq" - Ron Reagan

Iraq is over. There will be no Rose Garden announcement. Network anchors will not pronounce it so. You will not see it printed above the fold. But, trust me, we’re through.

Iraqis see our troops as rapists and murderers. The neighborhoods of Baghdad are devolving into mayhem. Our military brass is eyeing the exits. Colin Powell is telling people we won’t like what we leave behind.

Even the good news has a bad side. Happy that al-Zarqawi is dead? Turns out, so is al-Qaida. The smart money says Bin Laden ratted him out so one of his own could take over. This does not count as an improvement.

Read the rest

McDonald’s new sundial billboard

Love em or hate em...
its a cool idea

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bush and Hastert lookin like tools

President Bush, right, and Speaker of the House Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., receive a tour Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Friday, July 7, 2006, in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Via (Yahoo News)

Bush shills for Dunkin Donuts (His Dad bought the Company)

Bush made a rare public appearance last week at a Dunkin Donuts, talked to some people about illegal immigants and posed with some coffee. Is it a coincidence that he had a photo-op at a company that was just acquired by his father through the Carlyle group?
Via (The Top 10 Conservative Idiots)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Humor: March of the Penguins Trailer

In France, it was called "March of the Emperor"

Gotta watch this trailer
Thanks Dog-Girl!

Revenge of the Wal-Mart Voters

Zogby finds that while 85 percent of frequent Wal-Mart shoppers voted for President Bush's reelection in 2004 (and 88 percent of people who never shop there voted for Sen. John Kerry), Wal-Mart voters have turned on the president dramatically. In a poll taken earlier this month, they gave Bush a 35 percent approval rating -- compared to a 45 percent positive rating from born-again Christians, 49 percent from NASCAR fans, and 54 percent from self-identified conservatives.

Most worrying for the GOP: Fifty-one percent of Wal-Mart voters agreed with the statement that it's "time for the Democrats to take over and run" Congress -- as opposed to just 31 percent who think "Republicans deserve to retain control."

He's definitely on to something. And it's a big something: Weekly Wal-Mart shoppers make up about one-fifth of the U.S. population.
Read more

Rove says: Leaker should be fired

3 Questions asked of Karl Rove.
1) About smearing Max Cleland
2) Why is repealing the estate tax more important than port safety.
3) Why no one has had to answer for outing Valerie Plame.

Isaacson soon brought up the three questions Clinton had posed Friday night: If he had the opportunity, Clinton said, he would quiz Rove about a 2002 Republican advertising campaign questioning the patriotism of Sen. Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran. Clinton also wanted to ask why repealing the estate tax is more important than port safety, and why no one has had to answer for outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

"Contrary to the suggestions, the
mythmaking of D.C., I didn't run the [Saxby] Chambliss campaign," Rove
said of the 2002 Senate race in Georgia. In that race, Republican
challenger Chambliss attacked Cleland, a Democrat, as unpatriotic,
despite the fact that he'd lost two legs and an arm in the war.

Cleland lost his seat to the Republican challenger.

"Make up your mind: I'm either a genius or an idiot," Rove said. He
denied that he played any role in the campaign, adding that he did not
think it was helpful for any campaign to call a war hero unpatriotic.

As for the Plame affair, Rove stumbled and then refused to answer.

Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent whose identity administration
sources revealed to conservative columnist Robert Novak after her
husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly challenged the
administration's claims about Iraq's nuclear program. Her career with
the CIA ended, and some of her sources may have been in jeopardy as a
result of the leak.

Isaacson posed the question in the same way
Clinton had Friday night. Issacson, parroting Clinton, pointed out that
if a member of the Clinton administration had outed a CIA officer,
"You'd be sending people to demand impeachment. You'd be playing it
better than the Democrats can play it against you."

Rove then said that after a "careful, thoughtful, aggressive investigation," then the person responsible should be fired.

"Have confidence in the process," he said.

But Isaacson continued pressing on the issue asking, "Don't you have some regrets about that? That was [a] regrettable event."

"I'm going to respect the fact that there's an ongoing case," Rove said, again to hissing from the audience.

Read more

The "Do Nothing Congress"

From the page: "WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could a Republican-controlled Congress, pass a bill to protect the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance from court challenges?

No problem, especially if proposed during the patriotic season leading up to the Fourth of July, Republican leaders thought.

No way, it turned out."
The bill, the first item on the GOP's trumpeted election-year "American Values Agenda," could not make it past a House committee.

Even worse for the Republicans was that they could not blame Democrats.
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Monday, July 10, 2006

GOP COMPLAINS : Bush Hiding More Unchecked Spy Programs

Anytime anyone criticizes the Bush administration and their "policies" they're unpatriotic moonbat lie-berals. But, Hoekstra is the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Commitee . He is criticizing Bush for hiding surveillance programs from Congressional oversight. (Let the "swiftboating" begin)
Video from Pravda Fox News

Hoekstra: "I have learned of some alleged intelligence community activities about which our committee has not been briefed," Mr. Hoesktra wrote. "If these allegations are true, they may represent a breach of responsibility by the administration, a violation of the law, and, just as importantly, a direct affront to me and the members of this committee who have so ardently supported efforts to collect information on our enemies." He added: "The U.S. Congress simply should not have to play Twenty Questions to get the information that it deserves under our Constitution."

Via Crooks and Liars

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ann Coulter gets put in her place

On Adam Carolla radio show, Ann Coulter called in to the show an hour and a half late, then told the host "I am really tight on time."Carolla responded, "All right, well get lost" and then hung up on her mid-sentence.
Via (Crooks and Liars)

Look Out Ann Coulter .. Here Comes Carol Lynn Price

Carol Lynn Price is a best selling author, columnist and super patriot. While other attractive blond women claim to be anti-abortion, in favor of repealing the 19th amendment and opposed to feminism - Carol Lynn actually IS
From her blog:
The bible clearly states that you can not be evil if you are a Christian. The term 'evil' is reserved for those that are not Christian (i.e. The Jews, Muslims and about a billion Chinese People).

So therefore neither I nor George W. Bush can be evil.

Watch a compilation of her appearances on TV here

Listen to Johnny Cash American V

At AOL Music, Johnny Cash's new CD, American V: A Hundred Highways.
Via (J-Walk)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

Etch-A-Sketch Gallery

I cant even make a straight line with an etch-a-sketch, this guy does portraits.
Via (attu)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Cheneys betting on bad economy

Vice President Dick Cheney's financial advisers are apparently betting on a rise in inflation and interest rates and on a decline in the value of the dollar against foreign currencies. That's the conclusion we draw after scouring the financial disclosure form released by Cheney recently.
Read on
By Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine

Strange afflictions

From excess digits to errant hands, extreme hairiness to disappearing penises, there is no end of strange ailments afflicting humanity. Some are serious, others are downright bizarre. Here are some fascinating, odd and mercifully rare conditions that can affect our bodies and brains:

  2. PICA

Murray Waas: A Reporter's Bias

A must read for politcal junkies of any stripe, especially in light of the current NYT controversy. Reporter Murray Waas meets 2 Vietnam Vets at the memorial and makes a promise. Too bad there aren't more reporters like Murray.

From the page: "With Vietnam, you had the Pentagon Papers, but that was how many years into the war? What if we had known that stuff years earlier? The war would have ended earlier," Carlson's friend tells me.

"Then he pledges: "I'll support... the fighting men in [this] conflict. But if there was political manipulation to get us into this war... you will see me in the streets. You will see me at train stations. And at the military bases. I'm going to get clubbed. I'm going to resist.""

After listening to Carlson and his friend, I made a promise: I was going to write a series of articles about the government policies that had led the run-up to war. Those who served in the war and their families--and the families who had lost loved ones--wouldn't have to wait a generation to learn the truth. I was going to write about the subject contemporaneously. And I was going to do it by obtaining the government's own highly classified files and making them public.

Read it

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Statue of Liberty Repaired: Made less "Jewy"

A church in Tennesee spent $260,000 on a 72-foot wrecklica of the Statue of Liberty. Not satisfied with the original, they replaced the torch with a cross. Instead of the statue's famous inscription -- "Give me your tired, your poor ...", She now holds a copy of the Ten Commandments.
They also fixed her nose to make her look less "Semetic"

The seven-spiked crown that represents the seven seas of the world, has been changed to signify the seven redemptive names of Christ, according to church pastor Apostle Alton R. Williams. Inscribed on the crown is the name Jehovah.

"A tear falls from her right eye representing her concern for America."
Yeah, thats what's making her cry

Church members said the mixture of the statue and Christian symbols represent "America belonging to God through Jesus Christ."

Reports that their next project is to replace the stars on the flag with little crucifixes could not be confirmed

"MacGritte" Powerbook Etching

Dan Kurtz etched Magritte's "The Son of Man" onto his powerbook making use of apple's logo... files included on his page if you're adventurous.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Use Your Freedom To Write Wrongs

Amnesty International

Via (Innings)
Update here

Naked Sheets

This has to be the weirdest set of sheets ever.

Give your bodies a new trim look. Just lie underneath the duvet cover and your head will take on a whole new body.

Printed on both sides, fronts on the front and bums on the back.

Made from a quality poly-cotton with poppers to close and fully machine washable.
Order a set today!
via (American Inventor Spot)

Create a South Park character

Who's that handsome guy?

Create your own
Thanks Geri!

Also see
Create your own Simpsons character

Artist who paints with his penis

Yes, that painting of the leader of the free world was painted by a man using his penis for a brush. Sorta seems like I'm on a roll here with the last vagina post, but this one was too strange to pass up. Meet Tim Patch, self described penile painter.
Q. Do people really believe they are painted entirely with your Penis?
A. I video every painting in its entirety and then burn it onto a DVD. so when your friends see your portrait you can amaze them by just pressing play. I edit a 2 minute shortened version of the whole performance which fortunately is at the beginning of the disc.
And... He takes commissions, if you send him a photo, he'll paint it and send you the video too.. Grandma would love it.

via (NoChickTrix)