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Friday, July 3rd, 2009
11:19 am
[queerunity]
Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern Blames Gay Marriage & Pride on Economic Woes
Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern who once suggested "gays are worse than terrorism" is back to demonizing gays again. In an unusually public ceremony, Rep. Kern signed a “Proclamation for Morality,” which blames the U.S.’s current economic crisis on, among other acts of “debauchery,” same-sex marriage.
Monday, April 13th, 2009
5:46 pm
[tridus]
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
12:13 pm
[tacet]
Proof postive Candy is actually GOOD fdr you!
Received in an ASCP literature email. So would we see cotton candy machines in hospitals now???


Scientists using cotton candy to create networks of blood vessels.
The AP (2/12, Ritter) reports that a paper appearing online in Soft Matter reveals that a popular, fluffy treat could help scientists create "networks of blood vessels within laboratory-grown bone, skin, muscle, or fat for breast reconstruction." Researchers at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center explained that they developed a technique that works by pouring "a thick liquid chemical over a wad of cotton candy," and letting "the liquid solidify into a chunk." Then, the team puts the resulting brick into "warm water to dissolve the candy," which "leaves tiny channels where the strands of candy used to be." Eventually, the scientists "line these channels with cells to create artificial blood vessels," seeding "the solid chunk with immature cells of whatever tissue you're trying to make. The block is biodegradable, and as it disappears, it will gradually be replaced by growing tissue." The final result: "a piece of tissue permeated with tiny blood vessels."

Current Mood: geeky
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
3:59 pm
[dailycontempt]
Love can be temporary but revenge should be forever
This is another brilliant one from those guys: STD Store   (NSFW)

"Our gifts that keep on giving are sure to make the perfect stocking stuffer any time of the year, so be sure to check out our complete line of sexually transmitted diseases. We’ve got venereal diseases for every taste and price range, so stop being a pussy and just buy it already."

and

"Can I get in trouble giving a disease to somebody?

Yes, so shut your mouth and don’t even tell your friends about it. Loose lips sink ships, and that goes two-fold in the flaps of her lady baffles, so don’t say a word to anybody about it and you’ll be fine.

How come when I asked the police they said it’s illegal to buy from the STD Store?

You can’t believe everything they tell you. They’re trained to lie. They also say perjury is illegal but they do it all the time. They say coercing and intimidating a witness is illegal, but they do that too. It’s illegal to download music from the internet, but you’ve done that. Did anything bad happen? It’s illegal to smoke pot but everybody does it anyway. It’s illegal to follow too close to the car in front of you or drive in the right lane except to pass. You need to get over your whole fear of authority because you won’t get anywhere acting like such a musky queef."
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
3:15 pm
[dailycontempt]
Life Saver
I thought it was funny.

"Do you get to choose where you go to college, choose how fast you drive, or choose if it’s the right time to have a baby?

Remember, the easiest way to ensure your paternal rights is to never become a parent so it doesn’t matter at all. We can help! Lifesaver can help you take back the choice that should have never been taken from you to begin with!

Don’t let your life be destroyed by the selfishness of some dumb broad. Protect your rights now and order today!"

Don’t Let Her Selfishness Destroy Your Life
Friday, December 5th, 2008
8:14 pm
[dailycontempt]
Did You Know The Word “Midget” Is The New “Nigger”?
Time are changing… are you? Are your employees? Is your organization keeping up? What was perfectly acceptable yesterday is completely inappropriate and offensive today. Are you and your employees staying ahead of the ever changing curve of political correctness?

Did you know Chinamen don’t like being called “Oriental”? Of course not! Why would you even care when it’s not really your problem? There’s a lot to understanding what you “can” and “can’t” say around the workplace and more importantly, its critical to know when things are suddenly labeled offensive.

Cultural Sensitivity

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
5:45 pm
[mischifthefool]
X-rays from adhesive tape
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=x-ray-machine-adhesive-tape

It may sound bizarre—or like some kind of high school science fair project, but it's not: Researchers have discovered that peeling adhesive tape ejects enough radiation to take an x-ray image. If they stick, the findings could set the stage for a less expensive x-ray machine that does not require electricity.


Current Mood: curious
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
4:26 am
[fayanora]
o_O
Meant to post this in weirdfolks. I'd wondered where it had disappeared to...
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
6:28 pm
[zanthess]
Flaming Squirrel Blamed For Redding Wildfire
Animal Shorted Out Power Line, Officials Say

REDDING, Calif. -- With southern California fighting wind-driven flames and spot fires breaking out across northern California, firefighters have fingered at least one arsonist: an unlucky squirrel.

Redding firefighters said the squirrel set off the blaze when it shorted out a power line, caught fire and dropped into dry vegetation.

Battalion Chief Gerry Gray said it took 18 firefighters and six fire engines to fight the fire that started behind a Redding restaurant.

The fire briefly threatened a home before it was contained Monday.

Redding Electric Utility spokesman Pat Keener said about 200 customers might have noticed their electricity flicker when the squirrel shorted out the high-voltage power line. But the incident did not cause a power outage.

link to story
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
4:35 pm
[annflower]
Are you blogger? Learn how to get into space for free:))

Most of us will never go to space - at least, not for a decade or so. But while we may not be able to go on a space walk or bounce around in zero-G, the prospect of being able to send something into the Great Beyond sounds like a decent consolation.

IntoSpace.org is hoping to make that happen for a mere $2.

The site is offering a deal that is reminiscent of the Million Dollar Homepage. You pay $2 for the rights to a 0.4×0.4 inch block on a piece of paper, on which you can include a photograph, piece of text, or logo. If you purchase more than 20 blocks at once, you’re eligible for a small discount. There are around 250,000 blocks available, which means IntoSpace could potentially earn around $500,000.
original article on techcrunch

There’s a special offer for bloggers: you tell your readers about the project and go with us into space for free. Bloggers are going into space for FREE in a separate rocket (1000 seats)!

Project's website - http://intospace.org
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
12:56 pm
[mischifthefool]
Dumber than a box of rocks, true for postal workers

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7552757&version=4&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1


Package That Caused Evacuation Was Box of Rocks  
 
DALLAS, Texas  --  Nearly 700 employees of the Dallas Bulk Mail Center were evacuated Wednesday morning after a worker said a package hissed and caused his eyes and throat to burn.

A hazardous materials crew retrieved the package and a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service said that the package was just a box of rocks.
 

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
5:31 pm
[calysto]
Woman Wearing Cow Suit Charged With Disorderly Conduct
MIDDLETOWN -- A Middletown woman is accused of being disorderly in public -- while wearing a cow suit.

A police report filed about the incident said Michelle Allen allegedly chased children in her neighborhood while wearing the suit on Monday evening.

Allen also urinated on a neighbor's front porch, the report said, and was warned by officers to go home and stay there.

Allen was charged with disorderly conduct after an officer found her causing traffic problems on North Verity Parkway.

The officer's report stated that Allen was verbally abusive to him on the trip to jail and smelled of alcohol.

The report did not speculate as to why Allen was wearing the cow suit.

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Sunday, September 21st, 2008
11:25 pm
[fayanora]
Public restroom sells for $69,090
Public restroom sells for $69,090
BATH, England (UPI) -- A run-down public bathroom in Bath, England, has sold for $69,090 at at auction.

The single-story, breeze-block building was originally maintained by the Bath and North East Somerset Council but was sold to a private buyer in 2005. The structure was listed with a guide price of only $20,000, but pulled in bids of more than triple the estimate, The Daily Telegraph reported.

"Interest was particularly high in this sale," said a spokeswoman for the auctioneers, Breach Wood Ingram.

"This was a rare opportunity in a stunning location and a truly unique chance to acquire a plot of land in a very sought-after area," she said. "The lot offers a wonderful opportunity for the new owners to let their imagination explore further possibilities."

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

http://www.arcamax.com/uknews/s-387667-207992
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
10:49 am
[evilgrins]
Monday, September 15th, 2008
4:15 am
[fayanora]
Official orders goats released from jail
Official orders goats released from jail

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UPI) -- A Democratic Republic of Congo official has ordered the release of a dozen goats he said were improperly held in a jail in Kinshasa.

Deputy Justice Minister Claude Nyamugabo said he ordered the goats freed after finding them in the lockup during a routine visit, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Nyamugabo said police officers had planned to bring the goats, which had been sold illegally at the side of the road, to court. He said the officers will be sent for retraining.

However, Nyamugabo did not say what would become of the owners of the goats, who were arrested along with their herd.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International

http://www.arcamax.com/weirdnews/s-408643-612203
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
1:00 pm
[danjite]
From a weird farm town 300k from where I used to live:

"Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say broke into the home of two farmworkers, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing.

Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Ian Burrimond says the suspect, 22-year-old Antonio Vasquez of Fresno, was found hiding in a nearby field wearing only a T-shirt, boxer shorts and socks.

The victims told deputies they awoke Saturday morning to the stranger applying spices to one of them and striking the other with an 8-inch sausage.

Burrimond said money allegedly stolen in the burglary was recovered. The sausage was tossed away by the fleeing suspect and eaten by a dog."


And, we can assume, the dog's whereabouts are unknown.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
1:14 pm
[evilgrins]
Brian Willams vs. John Stewart
11:30 PM 9/2/08 · I love when they interview actual reporters on The Daily Show. Just before the Democratic Convention they did a run of 3 reporters from different networks but I personally get the sense that it's the most fun when Brian Williams is in the seat.

Now that we're at the Republican one, he's back...



Current Mood: giggly
Monday, August 18th, 2008
8:22 pm
[dailycontempt]
Americans protecting the rights of Guatanamo Bay detainees
Start working with the U.S Government to protect the Constitutional rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees and captured Enemy Combatants today.

*********
Check out their profiles. This is hilarious!
*********

Insurgents Available For Immediate Adoption:

Name: Yahoodi Msafer

Age: x

Language(s) Spoken: Arabic

Detained For: Unspecified grounds by way of information

Speaks English: No

Countries of Origin: Saudi Arabia by nationality, but they won’t take him back. He was picked up in Afghanistan.

Special Skills: He can herd goats very well and has worked with trained shepherd dogs. May also be proficient with small game milking.

About Him: This terrorist has been nearly a model inmate, even though he keeps bowing to pray to a false god at predictable times during the day. If you really want to mess with him, change the time on your clocks and see what he does!

His Dreams: According to his interpreter, the one thing he dreams most of is finding a new home. Not sure about the translation but it’s either “a new home” or “to go home”, but probably the former, because his old home was probably akin to a topographic anus in the worst bleached sector of nowhere.
Friday, August 15th, 2008
3:25 pm
[evilgrins]
Texas town responds to Colbert's 'outhouse' slam
Friday, August 15, 2008 9:33:34 PM
Stephen Colbert's one-man campaign against towns named Canton has its latest target firing back. A city councilman in Canton, Texas, joked that he would "mash his nose" after the comedian referred to the town as an "incorporated outhouse."

"What does that sucker know about it? He's never been here anyway," Councilman John Fuller said in a story Friday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

In an ongoing gag on his Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report," Colbert has been taking pot shots at various towns named Canton. It began when he referred to a Georgia town as "the crappy Canton."

Colbert then referred to Canton, Kan., with an unprintable epithet, and referred to Canton, S.D., as "North Dakota's dirty ashtray."

Cantons in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Ohio have so far escaped Colbert's ire.

Leaders of the Texas town of Canton, which has a population of about 5,100, invited Colbert to the town's monthly flea market -- which, according to a city Web site, harkens back to Texas' frontier traditions, "when it was common to trade a rifle for a good hunting dog."

"Canton is known worldwide," City Manager Andy McCuistion said of the town, located about 55 miles southeast of Dallas. "You can go anywhere in the world, and people will say, `Canton? Yeah, I know where that is. It's where that big flea market is.'

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Current Mood: mischievous
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