Archive for July, 2011

Alex is gonna go something something.

I was pretty horrified and panicked by the fact that my DVR refused to power-up. The little red power light was on, so it was getting some juice, but it refused to boot up. Then I discovered this and nearly crapped my pants…

Yes, I am the moron of the day. Years ago when I bought my DVR, I scrambled around the house looking for any old extension cord so I could install the thing. And any old cord is what I found — some ancient, light-duty, shitty extension cord.

The story has a happy ending – I snipped off the old plug and replaced it with one I picked up at Lowe’s for under five bucks, I put a proper surge protector on it, and by golly the thing still works. Oh, and my house didn’t burn down, killing me in my sleep. So there’s that too.

Around the Moronosphere 7/31/2011

Posted: July 31, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

I have started compiling these the day before and so I check the calendar and look at the date and type it in.  Of course I have been off by a day.  That’s why there is a skip.

DilbertSo true


omg!Hugh Hefner has sex once a week!  Way too much information.  Am I supposed to be impressed? Sad? What? Because all I am is nauseated. 

NY TimesAnother Jewish / Neocon conspiracy uncovered.  The effort to ban shariah law in American courts. 

Good for them

Posted: July 30, 2011 by veeshir in Uncategorized

The puppy blender writes that he, Breitbart and Roger Simon will not be attending CPAC for their exclusion of GOProud.


Yeah, I spelled it “GOP Proud”, sue DPUD.

Livin’ La Vida Chingada Loco

Posted: July 30, 2011 by veeshir in Uncategorized

Possibly the most, “That might be crazy enough to work”  defense of rape I could imagine.

Police say the victim was walking with a friend near 34th and Troost when she became dizzy and sat down, then passed out. A short time later, a man ran over to a nearby business and said someone was being assaulted outside….

Wait for it….. wait for it…..

he said he thought the lady was dead, according to police

I mean, I know it’s not funny.

But it is. Heck, he might be able to get off (heh) with “Attempted necrophilia” or something.


It’s not as funny, much more endy. Sorry.

It is funny in a “I really hope this poor kid doesn’t have his life ruined by zero-tolerance, zero-intelligence jackaces” way.

When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn’t expect school officials to call a bomb squad or that he’d be facing up to eight years in prison and a possible felony record.

,,,The Rush County Prosecutor Philip J. Caviness told The Associated Press that he doesn’t intend to seek a prison term for Morton, but said school officials acted appropriately and that the charges are warranted.

No, no they’re not you overzealous asshole.

He blew up a freaking sex doll as a joke and now they’re going to give him a felony record even with no jail time.

That’s all about being fucked up. A felony over a sex doll. You’d think the prosecutor would be too embarrassed to bring those charges, but you’d be not paying attention if you did so.

I have to admit, I can’t believe Drudge doesn’t scour that site. They’re right up his alley with stories like that and more.

Around the Moronosphere 7/29/2011

Posted: July 30, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

Belmont ClubIt’s for the children.  HR 1981 mandates ISPs log and retain every click your mouse makes.  Sounds like all but 3 of the Republicans on the committee voted yes.  It passed 19-10.

More – The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that would require Internet service providers to keep a record of their customers’ web activity for 12 months.

A late rewrite of the bill reportedly requires ISPs to store customers’ names, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and temporarily assigned IP addresses for 1 year.  The panel rejected an amendment clarifying that only IP addresses be retained by a 7 to 16 vote.

Never mind, now that I have read a little more about it I’m sure there is no way this data could be misused.  (/sarcasm)

(Note:  I went to THOMAS and read the bill all it says is that ISPs have to keep temporarily assigned IP addresses on file for 18 months.  Not sure where the original reports information originated from)

Wizbang – Spenditol, the miracle medicine to cure all our ills.

SweaselProject Euler, torturing the math impaired since 2001

PoliticoCalifornia redistricting finalized.  GOP loses

NY Times“The Age of Greed” was written by an idiot.  Considering it’s the NY Times and the book in question is criticizing conservatives and conservative philosophy this review is a polite but savage beatdown.



Apres Eux, Le Deluge

Posted: July 30, 2011 by veeshir in Uncategorized

Update: Put my moving travails under the fold. I was really angry this morning. And I would just like to say, that’s one of my favorite titles. Did I get the pronoun correct?

Iowahawk has been looking into what happens August 3 if they don’t agree to spend a few $trillion more of my money.

It’s pretty grim.

Roving bands of outlaws stalk our streets, selling incandescent bulbs to vulnerable children.

Unregulated mohair prices at the whim of unscrupulous mohair speculators.

NPR news segments no longer buffered by soothing zither interludes.

Breadlines teeming with jobless Outreach Coordinators, Diversity Liaisons, and Sustainability Facilitators. (if only it was community organizers V)

Cowboy poetry utterly lacking in metre.

General Motors unfairly forced to build cars that people want, for a profit.

Chaos reigns at Goldman Sachs, who no longer knows who to bribe with political donations.

And then it gets really bad.

Geez, I just hope Sesame Street isn’t forced to make a go of it without my money.

I kind of think of FrnakJ and Iowahawk as the soundtrack to the Funniest End of Civilization Ever.

Personal, in-post update.


Vote your conscience? Not in today’s GOP

Posted: July 30, 2011 by veeshir in Uncategorized

You know, I keep hearing how great Boehner is but when I pay attention, he’s just another career pol working to save his power at my expense.

Case in point,

Jim Jordan’s open defiance of Speaker John Boehner’s efforts to solve the debt-ceiling crisis could cost the Urbana Republican his safe House seat in next year’s election.

Two Republican sources deeply involved in configuring new Ohio congressional districts confirmed to The Dispatch  today  that Jordan’s disloyalty to Boehner has put him in jeopardy of being zeroed out of a district.

He was elected as a Tea Party guy and he’s voting the way he was elected to vote but, since he’s pissing off Boehner well, nice district you have there, be  a shame if something happened to it.


Slimy career pol uses slimy political move to get rid of someone who’s voting the way he was elected to vote.

How Boehner feels about the Tea Party and tea party types is becoming more and more obvious every day.

Geez, I almost miss Denny Hastert.

So, anybody have any ideas on what to name the new party after 2012 shows us the GOP is the other party of patrician privilege?

I’m leaning toward the “Constitution Party”.

Via Vodkapundit

Here have one of my favorite movie moments ever:

Oh Jimmi Simpson I love you.

You knew it all along

Posted: July 29, 2011 by aliceaitch in Geektasticity

Next time you’re working with someone who insists your website work in IE6, show them this.