04 February 2016 · Comments Off on Leave Her Alone · Categories: Personal Musings, Too Stupid for Words

Oh, for Pete’s sake.

This is just stupid.

Paying a grand for a puppy is stupid too, but, if the lady wanted a collie, let her have the damned collie.

I wouldn’t say I love animals, but I like them okay and have housed more than my share. I do contemn cruelty, but fanatical “animal lovers”–well, words fail me.

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26 January 2016 · Comments Off on Uberreach (for It) · Categories: Gunnuttery, Too Stupid for Words

More stuff you can’t make up.

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26 January 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Flat-out twits.

Occasionally I toy with the notion of signing up for Twitter, then I think, “Heavens, no. Why invite more stupid into my life?”

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15 January 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Empty suits.

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15 January 2016 · Comments Off on Adventures in “Crowdsourcing” · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

You can’t make this stuff up.

(And you wouldn’t want if you could.)

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13 January 2016 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Monumental frolics.

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13 January 2016 · Comments Off on Republican Platform Formation · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

Obama at State of the Union:  Employment is robust, gas is $2 a gallon, millions have health care, the economy is the envy of the world.  Republican candidates:  We propose to fix all that!

Via Job’s Anger.

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08 January 2016 · Comments Off on Mark That Special Day on Which You Pledge Your Troth . . . · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

. . . in a special way.

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31 December 2015 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: The Sporting Life, Too Stupid for Words

Twits in their Chips.

Twitter does seem to rally the ranks of stupid, does it not?

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30 December 2015 · Comments Off on A Parliament of Dunces · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

In the Seattle Times, a science teacher marvels. A snippet; read the rest and weep:

In geography classes we teach that Antarctica is a continent with a vast ice cap. According to a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, it is a gargantuan floating ice cube. Therefore it will not affect rising sea levels as it melts. Besides, we have to keep an open mind on that, regardless of the evidence.

I reckon that, if your mind is open enough, stuff just falls right through it.

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28 December 2015 · Comments Off on Blowback · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

You can’t make this stuff up.

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27 December 2015 · Comments Off on iJunk iJump · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Look where you’re going, folks.

While distracted by either his phone or a camera, a man fell over the edge of a cliff in San Diego and plummeted 60 feet to his death on Christmas Day, officials said Saturday.

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21 December 2015 · Comments Off on Snobs · Categories: Personal Musings, Too Stupid for Words

First wine snobs.

Then beer snobs.

Now chocolate snobs.

Give me a break.

Afterthought:

I have nothing against quality, but I expect a reasonable ROI.

Some years ago in the very early days of my time on the railroad, a couple of us went on a business trip to a regional office. At dinner one night, our host, the head of said regional office, ordered a bottle of Dom Perignon (and later stuck my coworker with the tab, but that’s another story). As he surveyed the bill for the evening, my coworker said, “I don’t care what’s on the label. No booze is worth $35.00* a glass.”

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*1980 dollars.

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18 December 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Culture Warriors, Too Stupid for Words

Merry frolics.

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12 December 2015 · Comments Off on The Mouth Roars . . . · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

. . . but the skin is thin.

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07 December 2015 · Comments Off on A Rasher Move · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Now, you, too, can have your own bacon bits.

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04 December 2015 · Comments Off on Fly the Fiendly Skies, Reprise · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

See foot. Shoot foot.

The first call was made about 3:30 p.m., a “general threat” about an explosive at the baggage claim at the airport’s Terminal A, Sullivan said. About an hour later, that same man allegedly made a second call, this time demanding that the airport ground all planes operated by British Airways, Sullivan said.

Investigators at the airport, using surveillance footage, were able to determine that the man made the calls from a pay phone inside the airport, and arrested him without incident, according to Sullivan.

His alleged motive? He and his traveling companion had missed their outbound flight to London’s Heathrow Airport, and were so desperate to catch their rescheduled flight on British Airways that they took these extreme measures, Sullivan said.

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25 November 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Here come de judge. Here come de judge.

And, in other news, yet more racists take to frolicking . . . .

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22 November 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

A rose by any other name . . . .

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21 November 2015 · Comments Off on The Mything Piece · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Despite the assurances of Hollywood, the that “we only use 10% of our brain” is crap somewhat lacking in veracity. At Psychology Today Blogs, Keven Bennett tries to track down who perpetrated the lie. A snippet:

. . . I always try hard not to criticize the script supervisor for minor continuity mistakes, but I do feel the need to address large medical blunders when I see them. When someone says you are only using 10% of your brain what does that mean? And how do we know that we only currently use 10%? We would have to know what 100% capacity looks like before we can say we presently use 10. Right? Here is the science behind it all.

Have you ever met anyone who is missing 90% of their brain? Probably not. If you have you could ask them what congressional district they represent. Whammy.

You’ve never heard of anyone with that much brain missing because pretty much all areas of the brain are active. They wouldn’t be able to function with that tidbit of grey matter. Even the regions of cortex in blind people that normally process vision are co-opted for other functions. Everyone makes use of the entire brain.

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