Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Wacky World—2/15/2011

Suzanne Mettler's piece in Perspectives on Politics has many fascinating arguments about the political consequences of public ignorance about the benefits that people receive from the state. But this table is jawdropping. It shows the percentage of people who (a) benefit from various programs, and (b) claim in response to a government survey that they 'have not used a government social program.'

The Monkey Cage
As bad as the Super Bowl ticket fiasco ended up being for the NFL, it could have been much, much worse. Documents released by the City of Arlington on Friday indicate a concern by at least one Arlington official that the Cowboys were willing to roll the dice and take their chances that seats not cleared by the local officials wouldn’t, you know, collapse.
NBC Sports

It gets even wackier...

Here are some more pictures and video of the Columbian drug smuggling submarines

Fuck-tards at WorldNutDaily have spotted an apocalyptic lens flare in Egypt (click to enlarge)

Here's a high quality version of the video (19 seconds in)

You can clearly see its motion relative to the fire in the background as the camera pans right. Definitely an internal reflection, possibly aided by a smudge on the surface of the lens. Well, either that or it's Mossad disinformation campaign.

Suddenly, Billy Ray Cyrus is worried about his on-course-to-be-another-celebrity-trainwreck daughter Miley (better late than never):
"Every time something happened in Miley's career, every time the train went off the track, if you will—Vanity Fair, pole-dancing, whatever scandal it was—her people, or as they say in today's news, her handlers, every time they'd put me... 'Somebody's shooting at Miley! Put the old man up there!' Well, I took it, because I'm her daddy, and that's what daddies do. 'Okay, nail me to the cross, I'll take it....'?" As soon as he begins to talk about all this, anguish builds in his voice; the anguish, say, that any father might feel when he can no longer clearly see the right way to guide a daughter or keep her safe..."All those people around, they used me every time. It became so obvious that, man, no matter what happens, they're going to put you up there and let you take the bullet."

Here's smilin' Miley taking a bong hit of salvia—while it was still legal. The joys of youth...

Grazing sheep are being used to remove TNT from contaminated land

The Register

"I don't have a massive experience with dildos," he said. The scars left by the offending object have since healed, but Mr Skumavc said the story was still very much alive.
NT News

The patient described a feeling of dizziness and blurred vision followed by a heightened arousal and sense of well-being lasting a few hours; a more intense state of arousal than he would experience with pentazocine injections. The patient was not able to identify the snakes used but was apprehensive about the risks involved in the process.
Mind Hacks

1 comment:

metasonix said...

there are numerous Dallas Cowboys fan forums, and judging by the google searches I did, they all have a thread about the safety problem at the stadium for Super Bowl. 90% of them are denying that Jerry Jones and his workers would have dared to do something so stupid...(I'd give you links, but it's impossible to read threads if you're not a registered user. Sports forums are notorious for trolling and flamewars.)

They DID file a class-action against the NFL and the Cowboys: