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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Bush: U.S. Must Protect Iraq (and it's sweet, sweet oil) From Terror!

What a dumb ass...
"President Bush on Tuesday answered growing anti-war protests with a fresh reason for American troops to continue fighting in Iraq: protection of the country's vast oil fields that he said would otherwise fall under the control of terrorist extremists." (more)

Jesus arrived in a black helicopter, confusing the local militia

Originally uploaded by jakedobkin.

CelebrityScum.com ''Mike Tyson's Little Manhood''

Ummm...yeah. So remember when Mike Tyson was cool? Think back before the ear chewing incident, the rape imprisonment, his latest failures in the boxing ring, etc. Ok, he was cool in the 80's. Now he's trying to reclaim that coolness by starring in a porno with Jenna Jameson and claims that he has a 14 inch'er...! But if (Cock Alert! NSFW!) the picture you're about to see is any indication to his true size, then once again he fails at trying to be cool and should go hide in a cave...forever.

(weenied from Celebrity Scum)

Production Error Jesus Action Figure!

Archie McPhee Toys, Gifts & Novelties: "Production Error Jesus!
Here it is, our super secret stash of rare, Factory Mistake Jesus Action Figures. Let us take a moment to explain. We are doing a Deluxe edition of our Jesus Action Figure in a special 'Miracle Edition'. We made a new mold of the figure and asked the factory to make the palms of his hands glow-in-the-dark. Imagine our surprise when the figures showed up with evil red eyes and translucent glow-in-the-dark-hands. Somebody (Satan? Beelzebub? Gary Busey?) really made a mess of things. Jesus looks like a zombie or a Sith Lord instead of a healer, teacher or Messiah. Obviously, we couldn't release a savior with the steely, ferocious glare of a damaged Terminator robot to the general public. That's where you come in! Before we send them back to be melted down, we thought we would give you, our best customers, a chance to buy one for your very own. Limited quantities! These will only be sold until August 30th! We make no claims that this incredibly collectible piece will increase in value, but remember the Rocket Firing Boba Fett! Cha-ching!"

Son, You'll Always Remember Your First Time, Because I'm Going To Film It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

"I know you've been attending a lot of parties recently. And while you may think your dad is clueless, I'm clued-in enough to realize that pretty soon you're going to start experimenting with sex. Nothing much I can do about it, I realize. But I do want to tell you one thing: No matter how old you get, or how many partners you have, you will always remember your first time. Why? Because I'm going to film it.

I can hardly believe you've grown so fast. It seems like just yesterday I was videotaping your conception."

Wired News: Some Sex With Your Clone Perhaps?

Huh. I had no idea that George Carlin was Chief Fruitbat for the Raelians. If I'm interpreting the photo correctly, he seems to be regaling the cameraman with stories of sexy spaceship flyovers. "WHOOSH!"

"The Raelians are no strangers to bad press: Brigitte Boisselier, a Raelian bishop and biochemist, created a media furor in December 2002 when she announced the world's first successful cloning of a human. But her credibility, as well as the Raelians', was questioned when she never produced 'baby Eve' or 12 other purported clones. Claude Vorilhon, who goes by the name of Rael and leads a religious sect that believes humans were created by aliens, speaks during a 2003 interview at the Raelians headquarters, called UFOland, near Roxton Falls, Quebec, Canada.Documentary filmmakers and Raelian infiltrators Joe McGowen (left) and Abdullah Hashem (right) pose with Raelian bishop and Clonaid CEO Brigitte Boisselier at a Raelian convention in Las Vegas in May. Now, rare video footage of the group taken at one of its Las Vegas seminars has been spun into an as-yet-unreleased documentary that brings a fresh, critical slant to the Raelians -- replete with allegations that the sect uses sex as a recruitment tool, targeting people most likely to sympathize with its message that..." (more)

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


LOL. Even if it's not true, it's oh so much fun to think King George is completely apeshit.

"Bush speaking to the VFW gathering is like an Orthodox rabbi offering advice on pork recipes to a cooking class. Joyfully, not all the delegates were buying his fantasies. One of them, 73-year-old Bill Moyer, wore cardboard covers over his ears labeled 'bullshit protectors.'

Such irreverence sent Bush into an obscene tirade, according to a report in Capitol Hill Blue, an online journal that occasionally chronicles Bush's unhinged behavior. Bush refers to those who protest his war as 'motherf---king traitors' and he was so enraged when he heard reports about the 'bullshit protectors' that he screamed at his aides, 'Tell those VFW assholes that I'll never speak to them again if they can't keep their members under control.'

Capitol Hill Blue has long dealt with a topic that the corporate media won't touch -- Bush's mental fitness for the presidency and the behavior patterns associated with his addiction-damaged personality. The journal reports Bush's doctors are trying to control his dark moods with anti-depressant drugs."

Dallas Naked Yoga for Men


"DNY4M is a private, member's only group for men interested in the practice of yoga without the restrictions of clothing. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for real male community and holistic social interaction between supportive, centered individuals who enjoy the company of other naked men. We strive to provide an atmosphere of comradery, body-acceptance, and sensuality (not sexuality). Although sensuality is an intrinsic part of this group practice, it should be clear that this is not intended to be a blatantly sexual venue. "

MissPoppy.com | - HandzOff Antimasturbatory Gum - 6 pack

"Two HandzOff chews offer 4 to 6 hours of relief. You may chew up to 120 pieces daily as needed. Don't be a jerk. Buy some for your circle of friends! Comes wrapped in cellophone (FREE) or a plain brown wrapper ($2.00)."

FARK.com: (1642333) Man walks away unharmed from car after it is crushed, twisted and dragged by freight train. Witnesses report lone black man in bla

(1642333)"Man walks away unharmed from car after it is crushed, twisted and dragged by freight train. Witnesses report lone black man in black trench coat and a cane limping away from crash site"

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Obscenities Uttered by Jesus Christ.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Obscenities Uttered by Jesus Christ.: "'Dad damn you.'

'Holy Mom, mother of me.'


'Myself almighty.'

'Good me.'

'Me, Mom, and Mom's husband ...'


Flying Spaghetti Monster - But Is There Intelligent Spaghetti Out There? - New York Times

"Is the super-intelligent, super-popular god known as the Flying Spaghetti Monster any match for the prophets of intelligent design?

This month, the Kansas State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to allow teaching alternatives to evolution like intelligent design (the theory that a smart being designed the universe). And President Bush and Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee both gave the thumbs up to teaching intelligent design.

Long before that, Bobby Henderson, a 25-year-old with a physics degree from Oregon State University, had a divine vision. An intelligent god, a Flying Spaghetti Monster, he said, 'revealed himself to me in a dream.'"
(more here)

(via Waxy)

Machine Gun vs. Katana - (video imbedded at link) SpikedHumor.com

SpikedHumor.com - Come and spike your fun.: "This video is done by the same people who put a 9mm against a katana. The sword cuts a few .50 caliber rounds in two but can’t withstand the barrage for long."

CNN's Chad Myers nearly freaks out on anchor Carol Costello during Hurricane Katrina coverage

Ha ha ha! Good stuff! (wmv link)

"We didn’t know weathermen had cool to lose, but evidently they must, because CNN’s Chad Myers tosses it on air with gusto for a telling second while Carol Costello talks over him as he tries to get a word out while covering Hurricane Katrina on CNN’s Daybreak. Not that we blame him, we wonder how these anchors aren’t told to shut up on an hourly basis."

Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. : Screenhead

Wired News: Anime, the Next Generation

Times have changed. As of this month, there are more than 3,100 anime DVD titles on shelves. By title, they account for nearly 7 percent of all DVDs. In 2005 alone, 473 anime DVDs have been released from 20 different publishers.

Anime also continues to make inroads on the airwaves, both network and cable. Kids' programs like One Piece and Shaman King are some of the most popular on Fox's after-school toon lineup. And more grown-up fare like InuYasha fills out Cartoon Network's highly rated, late-night Adult Swim programming block.

Wired News: Anime, the Next Generation

Belly tattoo on a girl - INKEDBlog: "Seen At The Clubs" - Photos By Mark The Cobrasnake

That's a crazy tattoo.

I bet that hurt a smidge. Nothing like a little eye candy when you are heading down to the buffet.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

New Yorkers react to Dove's fuller figured ads / Jossip

That is so funny, what a random comment to write on a flyer, a fine non sequitur. A few more pics at the link.

"Like CourtTV's rebranding campaign, surely you've noticed Dove's 'Campaign for Real Beauty' bills pasted all over town. Usually, onlookers hold one of two opinions of these ads: They cherish them for finally showing 'normal sized' women in beauty advertisements, or they despise them for peppering our fair town with, uh, chunky butt lasses."

Alleged subway wanker caught on cameraphone

Saw this on Boing Boing, the motion blur on the guy's arm as he's zipping up made me laugh, what a dumb ass.

This happened to me today right after an interview I had. Luckily I landed the job so I was in a pretty defiant mood.

I was riding on the R train uptown at 3pm on Friday August 18th when a man exposed and began molesting himself on the train. It was at the very end of the train but it wasn't completely empty. A japanese couple sat on the other side and the man was sitting adjacent to me. I was minding my own business, taking the train to work as usual when this man got on the car and kept staring at me. I tried to avoid eye contact with him but I had a feeling he was up to no good when he kept massaging his crotch. I couldn't believe this guy had the audacity to do something like this in the middle of the day! So I took out my cell-phone and turned on the camera. Then I aimed the camera at him and took a quick shot. He quickly zipped himself up and got off at the next stop (it was two-three stops before union square). That didn't prevent me from getting a really good shot of him in the act. (more at boing boing)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Twelve Sequels to Dances With Wolves That, Due to Monetary Constraints, Were Never Produced.

"Buys Drinks for Wolves

Makes Sweet Love to Wolves

Eschews the Calls of Wolves"

(more here)

Websites promote group suicides | csmonitor.com

"Young people in a nation with a underlying suicide culture are now tapping the Web to spawn a lethal trend: group suicides.

Suicide websites, with black backgrounds and foreboding imagery, offer detailed instructions on ways to take one's own life. The sites display postings such as 'looking for a friend to kill myself with,' as well as calls for mass suicides on specific dates in designated areas."

Robot camel jockeys! Photos: Robot, giddyap! | CNET News.com


"Robot camel jockeys are put through their paces in a July 2005 trial race featuring seven such machines. Officials in the United Arab Emirates plan to order as many as 10,000 robots, which cost about $2,000 apiece, according to Reuters." (more pics at link)

Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations

Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations

Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906)
American feminist leader and suffragist

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
-- in 1896, addressing the National American Woman Suffrage Association meeting

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Hill Country Nudists

Hill Country Nudists (HCN) is dedicated to the wholesome acceptance of the human body and the enjoyment of nude recreation. Nudism / Naturism is not about sex, it is about freedom and acceptance. Hill Country Nudists is not a sexually oriented club and all ages are welcome.

Our membership consists of a mix of couples and singles and includes families with children. We provide a means for people to get together and enjoy recreational activities in the nude and experience the support of a like minded group.

Do not be concerned about your own personal appearance. Everyone is different and that diversity is celebrated and accepted. There is no such thing as a perfect body. The mutual acceptance of club members leads to a healthier acceptance of ourselves.

We do not own our own club facilities, but operate as a travel recreation club, meeting at designated recreation sites and member's homes. We have a great variety of activities, ranging from trips to nude resorts in Texas to a simple afternoon of skinny dipping at Hippie Hollow. We are based in Austin, Texas.

Membership is open to all, regardless of ethnicity, gender or marital status. Prospective members are required to participate in two activities prior to being voted in for membership in HCN, one of which the prospective must be nude..

Past activities include:

* Seminars for those new to nude recreation.
* Picnics, camp outs, hikes and swims.
* BBQ and pot luck dinners.
* Hot tub and pool parties.
* Holiday theme parties (Halloween is a hoot!).
* Sharing hobby interests.
* Regional nudist gatherings at area resorts.
* Public education and service to the community.

We are associated with the two major national nudist organizations, the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS). Also, HCN is associated with one of the largests regional AANR districts - Southwestern Sunbathing Association (SWSA).

Naked pictures of Madonna - MadonnaShots 1979 (NSFW)

Beautiful artistic nude photographs of the Material Girl when she was an unknown dancer in 1979, age 19. Not safe for work.

Police battle looters after beer train crashes

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hundreds of looters battled police all weekend at the site of a beer train wreck in violence that left one woman dead, South African police said on Monday as they kept a heavy guard on the remaining alcohol.

The train carrying 180,000 crates of beer from South African Breweries derailed on Friday night near Waterval Boven, 124 miles east of Johannesburg, Superintendent Izak van Zyl said.

By Saturday morning, police were battling up to 200 people from the nearby township trying to make off with crates of beer.


Researchers Find Bales Of Marijuana At State Park

Marine biologists stumbled upon 20 bales of marijuana this morning in a stand of sea grape trees on Key Biscayne. "They don't know how it arrived, or what the mode of transportation was," said Alvaro Cabaleta of the Miami-Dade County Police Department. Because the bales were found well away from the shoreline at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, investigators think the bales were carried to the location where they were found. They were located a short distance from a park bathroom. Officials said the drugs are worth about $120,000.


Awful Plastic Surgery

Wow. That is visually disturbing...

"A concerned reader sent in the photo above along with the question,'Is her nose partially melted?' Obviously, her doctor tried to make nose into something that it is not. She most likely wanted a perky button nose, quite unlike her flat, wide nose. To create the look of perkiness, in this case, it likely the surgeon used grafts to build up her nose. I don't consider the outcome to be successful because the patient looks somewhat odd; onlookers are left puzzled and wondering, 'What haapened to her nose?'"

(via Darren Barefoot)

"Kill, kill, kill the dictator; kill him 'til he is dead," says Pat Robertson, based on his interpretation of what Jesus would do

Pat Robertson is truly a fruit loop. The comments on this article at Fark are goodness, as usual.

"Top Ten Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Jesus

10. No one will kill you for not drinking beer.
9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.
8. Beer has never caused a major war.
7. They don't force beer on minors who can't think for themselves.
6. When you have beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it away.
5. Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured to death over his brand of beer.
4. You don't have to wait 2,000+ years for a second beer.
3. There are laws saying that beer labels can't lie to you.
2. You can prove you have a beer.
1. If you have devoted your life to beer, there are groups to help you stop."

'Fat' jibe leaves band feeling less than magic

Mama and Poppa Cass shouldn't be so touchy. Step away from the Twinkies!

"LONDON (Reuters) - One of the country's most highly-rated new pop bands stormed out of their debut performance on 'Top of the Pops' after a presenter allegedly described them as 'fat'.

The Magic Numbers, made up of two pairs of siblings, refused to perform their new single on Sunday's show after taking offence at remarks made by guest host Richard Bacon.

Newspapers reported that in rehearsals Bacon introduced the band by saying: 'What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent.'"
(more fatness at link)

Radio Stations' 'Inmates' Scare Motorists - Yahoo! News

Here's the most important and scary part of this story:

"Doll said Florida law would have allowed motorists and deputies to shoot them if they were seen to pose a threat."

The Jesus Crew

The Jesus Crew
Originally uploaded by ChiaLynn.

(from Flickr)
Personally, I don't think proselytizing out in the middle of the highway is a very good idea.

But you'd get to heaven quicker if you did.

Which is the whole point, of course.

Soul In the Machine: Reinventing Capitalism--A Quick Re-vision of Western History

"The Holy War of militant Islam against the West and the current crisis of confidence in the American economy have hit the citizens of the Western World with a challenge of an unprecedented kind. They have given you and me--readers, culture-makers, publishers, editors, journalists, pundits, and thinkers--what may be our greatest opportunity and our greatest responsibility since the Depression and the Nazis threatened to topple the Western Way of Life in 1933. There’s a void in our sense of meaning. We have come to regard “the Western System” as one in which the rich stoke artificial needs to suck money, blood, and spirit from the rest of us. We’ve been told that the barons of industry work overtime to turn us from sensitive humans into consumers—mindless buyers listlessly watching TV while growing obese on the hydrogenated fats, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, and the cheap sugars of junk food. And some of that is true."

Howard Bloom’s Reinventing Capitalism: Putting Soul In The Machine shares something in common with his two previous critically-acclaimed books, The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History and Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century. Reinventing Capitalism is what author Leon Uris called, “An act of astonishing intellectual courage." It is what leading business author Dr. Alexander Elder called, “A brilliant, thrilling book on the human condition.” It is what Gear Magazine Publisher Bob Guccione, Jr called, “an epoch-making and culture-defining treatise.” It is what self-help author Kevin Hogan called, “The Bible…a monumental work…that has instant application in the world.” And it’s what reviewer Michael B. Leach called “nothing less than a reinterpretation of the history of civilization.” Reinventing Capitalism offers a perceptual lens with which to view our culture and our values in new ways. (full article at link)

Soul In the Machine: Reinventing Capitalism--A Quick Re-vision of Western History:

Monday, August 22, 2005

Then and now.

WHUPPED: Store owner beats 13-year-old patron with belt

DECEMBER 30--Meet Chris Kemp. The 37-year-old Oregon man was arrested for burglary the day after Christmas. He was found in a stranger's home wearing the clothes of the occupant's mother. Read this Gresham Police Department press release for additional bizarre details. As for the below mug shot taken by the Multnomah County Sheriff, no, the image has not been manipulated to make Kemp resemble a light bulb or balloon. And he apparently got those forehead scratches during an earlier encounter with some sort of brier patch, details of which TSG has not uncovered. (2 pages)


The Adventures of Dirty Sanchez

Click pics to go to site.

stereogum: That Song From Last Night's Six Feet Under

(from stereogum.com)
It's called "Breathe Me" by Sia. Interesting choice for the series finale. RightClickSaveAs and pretend you're Claire driving down the highway:
Sia - "Breathe Me" (MP3)

Sia - "Breathe Me (Mylo Remix)" (MP3)

Four Tet, Ulrich Schnauss, and Mr. Dan also have remixes worth searching out.


Facade: a one-act interactive drama

Façade is an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative – an attempt to move beyond traditional branching or hyper-linked narrative to create a fully-realized, one-act interactive drama. Integrating an interdisciplinary set of artistic practices and artificial intelligence technologies, we have completed a five year collaboration to engineer a novel architecture for supporting emotional, interactive character behavior and drama-managed plot. Within this architecture we have built a dramatically interesting, real-time 3D virtual world inhabited by computer-controlled characters, in which the player experiences a story from a first-person perspective. Façade was publicly released as a freeware download / cd-rom in July 2005.

You, the player, using your own name and gender, play the character of a longtime friend of Grace and Trip, an attractive and materially successful couple in their early thirties. During an evening get-together at their apartment that quickly turns ugly, you become entangled in the high-conflict dissolution of Grace and Trip’s marriage. No one is safe as the accusations fly, sides are taken and irreversible decisions are forced to be made. By the end of this intense one-act play you will have changed the course of Grace and Trip’s lives – motivating you to re-play the drama to find out how your interaction could make things turn out differently the next time.

Mp3 Monday: elbo.ws > your mp3 blog dashboard


Grave Addiction

Welcome to Grave Addiction! This site contains photos I have taken at all of the cemeteries, haunted places, abandoned buildings, and historical parks that I have visited. I'm always exploring new places, so the site is updated with new photos and stories on a regular basis (I attempt to make an update at least once a week). You can see the most recent updates by clicking here.

The photos have been divided into several sections, you can view them by clicking on the links in the navigation bar on the left side of the screen. The site's size can be a little overwhelming, so if you're looking for something specific you can search the site by clicking here.


Piano Man's identity unveiled

I had no idea that Billy Joel was a gay.

"Berlin - A mysterious pianist found wandering on an English beach four months ago, triggering a global hunt for clues as to his identity, is a 20-year-old German, the German foreign ministry said on Monday.

A spokesperson said the man, who did not break his silence for months but was dubbed "Piano Man" after playing on a grand piano, is from the southern state of Bavaria and returned home on Saturday.

The ministry refused to provide further details, but in England the Daily Mirror tabloid reported that he had finally told doctors he was a homosexual who had been trying to commit suicide when he was found."
(full story at link)

Gmail Conversation Preview Bubbles using Greasemonkey [persistent.info]

Want preview bubbles for conversations in Gmail, as shown in the screenshot on the left? Then install the Gmail Conversation Preview Greasemonkey script. You can then right-click on any conversation to see its recent messages in a preview bubble. Greasemonkey 0.5 is required. (full story at link)

The Bush vs. Cheney Debate | Ourmedia

Funny stuff.

"Sim Sadler created this 55-second video mashup of President George W. Bush debating Vice President Dick Cheney during the fall 2004 election."

Convicted felon's 'Cures' tops book charts

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book 'Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About' is a bestseller.

Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the 'unholy alliance' of drug companies and government regulators."
(more at link)

A Wacky Revival of the Great Old Travelling Snake-Oil Salesman Shows!

"The Colonel, is a big bold character who presents a varietyshow of large colourful puppets, including:
The Wild Giant Grasshoppers of Borneo,
who dance theCan-Can,
The Singing Catfish,
a blues/scat singer who squirts the audience whenever he says the letter S,
The Largest Egg in the World,
which hatches beforethe audience,
and an exotic plant
who does a really decent JamesBrown impersonation. :)Throughout the show, the Colonel expounds the virtues of hiswonderful elixir which he promises to sell to the audience at the end of theshow. When the end of the show arrives, he's shaken to find that his side-kickmonkey has used up all the elixir. The audience however is found to beinvigorated, rejuvenated, and revitalized even without having bought any elixir,and a great time has been had by all. With a variable running time, thisnon-stop laugh riot is perfect for festivals and concert series!"



My Borg Pony - deviantART: 104 of Borg: the box by ~borgpony

(Click pic for larger image. Resistance is cute-ile...)

"Number 104 comes packaged in Valenshy's box, minus the backing & with a custom printed front panel. There's a tiny slot cut into the back plastic, so you can operate the light. She's from the Assimilation Fest series ^_^ She even has a pink flower brush. Awww...how cute!"

Mozilla Firefox anime furries? Mozilla Firefox errata

Lolly lolly lolly, get your furries here! And wallpapers! And red pandas! And Hubble!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

No Sex, Please, We're Repressed

Floozie or role model, attention monger or free spirit? For months, China has been debating what to make of its latest internet-born star, a young woman known nationwide as Furong Jiejie, aka Sister Furong.

She is seen as a pioneer pushing the boundaries of traditional media controls but in the process has become a target of government censors in the tightly controlled country.

Sister Furong started the craze by posting pictures of herself -- draped back-down over a stone ball, bent at the knees with her chest thrust out suggestively and in other poses -- on internet bulletin boards of two top Beijing universities to which she had tried but failed to gain entrance.

The shots, and accompanying captions and passages she wrote proclaiming her own beauty and talent, became a campus sensation.

But when her cult status began to sweep the whole country, Beijing stepped in.

"They've cracked down on me," Sister Furong, a 28-year-old girl next door whose real name is Shi Hengxia, told Reuters.

In late July, authorities told the country's top blog host to move Furong-related content to low-profile parts of the site. Her pictures can still be found online, but links to them and chatrooms about her have disappeared from the front pages of major web portals.

And after blanket coverage earlier this year, newspapers, magazines and television have recently given almost no time to Sister Furong, who originally came from a rural area of central Shaanxi province.

"When I first heard about it I was really disappointed," she said. "My friends all said the government should be encouraging a positive, helpful girl like me," said Sister Furong, whose nickname means Hibiscus.


Fighting comment spam on Blogger, MT, LJ, and Typepad

"Blogger has this word verification feature which you can enable to counter these spammers." (more on other blog plugins at link below)

Greek Tragedy - The blog of Stephanie Klein, one of the world's most widely-read bloggers

love, sex, and mommy

So, even though I sometimes wear a tiny black shirt that claims otherwise, it's really not all about me. There's Abdul of course, who gave me a hand job in the cab, and then there's the crush I have on Kim and her tarot cards. When I'm near her, it's all about her. And now she's at it again, which means I'm there. Kim is performing a one-woman show, but on all her performance dates, I'm already booked with plans. Except for this Sunday. High Noon. Bring that shite on, Tawanda! Or whatever the hell your inner black lady is called.
New York singleton Stephanie Klein (photos) is one of the world's most widely-read bloggers.

Yet her blog, Greek Tragedy, doesn't offer incisive political commentary, insider gossip or even pop culture titbits like other hot sites.

It merely recounts the events of her day.

But the witty, self-depreciating way the 29-year-old art director describes the trysts, triumphs and tragedies of her daily life - along with candid pictures of herself, her friends and her dog - has struck a chord with millions of tech-savvy professional singles worldwide. (more at The Electric Newspaper)







Ghost Hunters Arrested For Breaking Into Factory

More than a dozen people are accused of breaking into an old factory in Connecticut, apparently in search of ghosts.Police say the group of mostly teenagers entered the old American Buckle Company factory in West Haven by breaking into an adjacent building. The visit apparently was inspired by a Web site that describes the factory as one of the city's most ghost-ridden buildings. While getting into the spirit of things, police say the teens were also getting into some spirits. They say some of the ghost hunters took bottles of liquor from the closed restaurant next door. Police say 13 people have been arrested, and they expect to arrest several more.


'Ninja' Crawls Into Restaurant, Robs Workers

A man wearing a ninja mask and dressed in black crawled into an Orange County, Fla., Steak 'n Shake restaurant early Wednesday and robbed several workers at knife-point, according to police.

Investigators said the man was on his stomach when he entered the restaurant located at the 7700 block of south Orange Blossom Trail at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and surprised workers


Men Charged With Changing College Grades For Cash, Sex

University Employees, Students Charged In Alleged Grade-Changing Racket

POSTED: 3:46 pm EDT August 18, 2005
UPDATED: 9:00 am EDT August 19, 2005
Two former Florida Memorial University employees and five students are charged in a grade-changing racket that involves cash payments, computer hacking and even sexual favors.
  • PICTURES: Suspect, School, Police
  • According to court records, Ellis Peet and Clifton Franklin were paid $100 to $150 to change a single grade. They're accused of changing more than 600 grades for 122 students at FMU (until recently known as Florida Memorial College). One female student also allegedly had sex with Franklin in exchange for changed grades.

    VIDEO: Watch Local 10's Mel Taylor's Report "Apparently, she didn't have the financial means to pay for the grade change. So instead, they worked out a sexual agreement," said Mary Walters of the Miami-Dade County Police Department. Peet was a computer technician in the registrar's office and Franklin was a data entry clerk. Peet was fired and Franklin resigned during the investigation. School officials said Peet and Franklin were fraternity brothers and they acted on their own to organize the scheme. Officials said that they also believe that Peet and Franklin changed their own grades while attending the school.


    Pete in Drag

    Welcome to PeteInDrag.com

    This site is living proof that "Paybacks are a BITCH" Starting as a mere prank, this successful site has hit well over 20,000 hits in its first three weeks. Our success allows us to add new features daily. Please check back often and share with your friends.


    Shelter Kills Dog Before Owners Can Pick It Up

    Pet Was Identified By Microchip, Euthanized Anyway

    POSTED: 5:35 pm EDT August 17, 2005
    UPDATED: 1:10 pm EDT August 18, 2005
    On. Aug. 5, a dog escaped from his back yard and was picked up by county dogcatchers. His owner called to claim him and went twice to the shelter to pick the dog up, only to find out a week later that the dog had been euthanized

    N.J. Eatery Writes 'Jew Couple' on Check


    The bill was a shocker, and not because of the amount. After eating at a Jersey shore restaurant, Elliott Stein and his girlfriend were handed a bill that said "Jew Couple" near the bottom, as a table identifier used by the waitstaff. The slur also turned up on Stein's credit card statement weeks later.

    "My grandfather went through all that in old-school Europe," Stein, a New Yorker and a regular at the restaurant, told the New York Post. "But that happened more than 50 years ago. You don't expect it to happen in 2005."

    The New Jersey Attorney General's Office said Wednesday it is investigating the July incident at Parkhill's Waterfront Grill through its Division on Civil Rights.

    Stein, 23, could not be reached for comment Wednesday. He did not return two telephone messages left at his office.

    The server, identified on the check only as Karina, is no longer working at the restaurant, general manager Malia Wells said Wednesday. Wells wouldn't say if it was because of the incident.

    "We don't run our establishment like that," Wells said. "It was definitely poor judgment on her part."


    Help- I Burned My Girlfriends Cooter

    ok this is what happening,

    my parents are out with family friends, and theyll be back any minute so i need your help

    see, i volunteer on my sister's softball team (im 22 the girls are 15)

    and whatever, i met this girl, her name is Alison, and were going out for a while. We have a lot in common, and sometimes i help her with homework. i helped her with her english essay and she still got a D... this is because her teacher is a prick... anywayz

    so she came over like an hour ago, and i really want to lose my virginity, so i ask her to have sex

    "no no i cant, its not right" she said, but i told her "dont worry, i know what im doing, ill be done in like 10 seconds, plus ill give you 2 n64 games if you say yes."

    So then I gave her Diddy Kong Racing and Ken Griffy Jr. Baseball and we went up to my room. she is a bit confused and scared.

    then i think to myself- yo i need lube, right? cuz i heard other people saying you need to lube up her clit otherwise it wont fit in properly.

    ok so i have no lube, but i really want to lose my virginity, so i grab some butter from the fridge, but its cold and it wont melt, so i microwaved it for 8 minutes and i put it in a glass and poured it on her cooter, and now shes saying i burned it.

    i dont know what to do, my parents are going to be back any minute and shes crying in the bathroom plz help you guys are really smart please help me.

    any idea how to shut her up? should i give her another n64 game?


    Carrot Top on steroids: A sad day for the world of comedy

    With the rampant abuse of steroids in Baseball, a lot of people are a bit dismayed. Personally, I couldn’t give less of a shit.

    However, when that abuse spills over to the world of comedy, now we have a problem. It looks like Carrot Top has been juicing it up recently. Too bad they don’t make steroids that make your face less ugly.


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