Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Wacky World—4/8/2011

Herald Sun
"...they spent over eight times more on Bristol Palin speaking about her teen pregnancy than they did on actual teen pregnancy clinics."

"The doll is reportedly flying off the shelves and doesn't reflect the 18 year old in a positive light (but then what sex doll does). The "Finally Mylie" doll contains "3 achey love holes," for consumers to do what they wish."
Pop Eater

'Under normal conditions, silicone would sink but Lullig claims that his doll was customized with air bladders so he could swim with her... "I am not a singlehander... Marijn was my first mate, my partner and the love of my life. While I am grateful to them for saving my life, my heart is broken that the crew of Sinaga refused to save her as well. I intend to bring a lawsuit against them for alienation of affection. They killed her!"'

"Backers of the measure say legalizing switchblades would eliminate a need for one-armed people to be forced to open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies."

"Australia is set to require “ugly packaging” where companies are prevented from putting their logos on cigarettes and must use the least attractive color found in government research for smokers: dark green"
Turley's Blog

Denis Leary covered this subject all the way back in 1992.

"The ozone layer has seen unprecedented damage in the Arctic this winter due to cold weather in the upper atmosphere. By the end of March, 40% of the ozone in the stratosphere had been destroyed, against a previous record of 30%."

"...he offered nine defendants a unique opportunity in place of community service. He asked them to read the book “The Heart of the Problem"...a Bible study that touts itself as a workbook that provides insights for victorious Christian living."

"Teens who listen to music a lot are at high risk of depression"
The Register

This week in toilet law:
 "I can’t imagine the kind of focused bitterness and anal-retentive attention to detail required to put something like this together, but I’m positive there is a Biglaw firm who could have used this kid’s talents. If you are one of the firms that rejected this kid, you need to rethink your interviewing process and figure out how you missed out on this motivated, creative, and most likely slightly deranged individual."
Above The Law

This is really good—an in-depth look at the latest in Columbian narcosub technology complete with pictures and diagrams:
'...there was something else hastily abandoned in a narrow estuary: a 74-foot camouflaged submarine—nearly twice as long as a city bus—with twin propellers and a 5-foot conning tower, beached on its side at low tide. “It was incredible to find a submarine like that,” says rear admiral Carlos Albuja.... “I’m not sure who built it, but they knew what they were doing.”'

Slavery at sea:
'On one boat, three men working in the freezer were injured. "One suffered frostbite from working in the freezer, bad enough to require hospital treatment. When he returned to the vessel he was made to remove his dressings and get on with work."'

'"Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," said Jeffrey Sloman, the federal prosecutor. Yet the total fine was less than 2% of the bank's $12.3bn profit for 2009. On 24 March 2010, Wells Fargo stock traded at $30.86 – up 1% on the week of the court settlement.'

"...veterinarians in Texas are prohibited from using the combination of drugs that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has deemed suitable for the execution of human beings,"
The Atlantic
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Anonymous said...

I see no Jesus, but it does look a tiny bit like Denis Leary.....

Anonymous said...

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.