No Sympathy for the Devils

Via Crooks&Liars comes this story of Georgia inmates staging a “strike” and demanding ”getting paid for their work, better nutrition, better medical care and more educational opportunities.” While I’m certainly against “cruel & unusual punishment,” taking away their cigarettes and not paying union dues for laundry labor is a far cry from having to pound…

Ya Gotta Keep Warm!

Only a month ago we had snow on the ground here in Vermont.  Today we’re sweating to death in the middle of a very humid heat wave, and what should I see but a headline about the incipient onset of winter in Antarctica: Antarctica base gets 16,500 condoms before darkness Bill Henriksen, the manager of the…

Welcome To “People Who Do Not Learn 101”

Some language NSFW.  As this blog continues to fend off its assault from perverts of the double-digit IQ persuasion, I continue to get emails at the Contact Me! page from those who are really scraping the bottom of that barrel.  If you notice, I put the following disclaimer on the Contact Me! page in order…

Quote of the Day

“My personal feeling is that the discrimination and fear of the human body is one of greatest discriminations there is,” said Richard Cummings, a 63-year-old Seattle resident and member of the Body Freedom Collaborative. “The film and magazine industries have tried to make nudism equal sex. It is not. It is a state of undress.”…

Invasion Of The Penis Snatchers

Just when I start to think people can’t get any more nuts: Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft. The funny part: Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained…

PETA McNuggets (Part I)

I swear to God I’m not making this up: From PETA, via Slate: PETA is now stepping in and offering a $1 million reward to the first scientist to produce and bring to market in vitro meat. Oh, yes, this is real.  No, it’s not a late April fool’s joke.  The idea, as explained on…

I’m A Gay Icon

This is just too funny.  I was checking to see who’d visited here today and found 3 visits from the tag-surfer feature on WordPress.  The tag they used to visit was “gay icon.”  Look at what is produced for that search: *Sniff* I’m touched, truly I am. To be held in such esteem by my peers…

Today’s Idiot

Every day delivers one more person I’m smarter than by far: Prosecutors say a video shows a Connecticut correction officer running a 40-yard-dash in women’s clothing and high heels — at a time he had claimed he was too injured to work. Garrett A. Dalton of Naugatuck has been charged with workers compensation fraud. He’s…