Boss is out of the office, so time to catch up on some surfing. For your viewing enjoyment, I’ve gathered some goodies to keep you entertained today.
From the blog of Angry 365 Days a Year comes this interesting bit of info “alli: Miracle diet pill with teeny-tiny side effect” on a new diet pill. As I like all my news, not only informative… but entertaining.
To me, this is the ultimate evidence that western society is utterly fucked. You can tell people that taking a pill will make them shit their pants uncontrollably. And your pill will be an utterly out of control success.
From Pharyngula (how the heck do you pronounce that?) is this article “Where are all the single women? The single men?” Its a neat map showing where there are more single men or single women. If you were considering a move, this may be a good place to start your search. Some of the comments are pretty funny too…
I have always said that the best way to get fired is to do your job faithfully, on-time and of high-quality. If you want to keep your job just come in late, dress like you’re homeless, smell like a sewer, drink on the job, curse out your co-workers, throw a chair out a window (thanks Cliff), do crappy work that is past its deadline. To that end, here is a news bit from jacksonville.com “‘You’re fired,’ man hears after saving a woman’s life”
What. In. The. World. Is. Wrong. With. People? Somebody asked me one day why I say things like “People are inherently stupid”. They say I’m a pessimist and most people aren’t stupid. I tell them they are proving my point. Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, somebody gets the pick-axe and starts digging. Case in point… “Mom Gets 12 Yrs. for Teen Sex Pact“. You have to read the whole thing (don’t worry its short) to get the full impact.
Speaking of stupidity… From Engadget:
Every once in a while, a device comes along whose stupidity is exceeded only by the individuals advocating its use; a device so confusing and controversial, it creates twice as many problems as it solves
Now this one hits a bit closer to home. You may know of US Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia. His son was one of our priests my church several years ago. He was a very good priest, very old school, but a good all-around-guy. I didn’t know his dad was a Judge until somebody else told me (as I’m not up-to-date on these things). I saw this item online today at The Globe and Mail. Check out the whole article as its a VERY good story.
Senior judges from North America and Europe were in the midst of a panel discussion about torture and terrorism law, when a Canadian judge’s passing remark – “Thankfully, security agencies in all our countries do not subscribe to the mantra ‘What would Jack Bauer do?’ ” – got the legal bulldog in Judge Scalia barking.
For those of you that, um, take your bicycle to the airport… Read on lest you be accosted, assaulted, and tazed…
And to lighten the mood a bit. This summary of our math skills is quite funny.