Saturday, May 14, 2011

David Byrne is 59 today

So the Taliban is on Twitter and I'm not

The Guardian reports that @alemarahweb is the Taliban's Twitter account. his week @alemarahweb posted its first tweet in English. Not only that but of course the Taliban has a website named after the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," the governmental institution through which the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001.

Though the Taliban once held an unfavorable view of electronic communications, it seems the organization's perspective has radically shifted. There are 30 million people living in Afghanistan and 12 million cell phones.

So if you want to keep up with Taliban then you need to get yourself a Twitter account.

Lousy spring continues

We're getting another week of cold and wet weather here. The summers are short enough without having to put up with a mediocre spring, My garden is 2 to 3 weeks behind schedule but finally we have some colour.

Sign of the day

Friday, May 13, 2011

Woman goes to court to win right to masturbate at work

Ana Catarina Bezerra Silvares suffers from a rare condition known as “compulsion orgasmic”, caused by a chemical alteration in the brain region of the cortex, which leads her to masturbate several times a day to relieve the deep anguish that it causes.

Under this circumstance, Bezerra started legal proceedings with the company where she works that eventually won and that enables to masturbate for 15 minutes every two hours, besides using the computer to see erotic images that stimulate her desire.

The Brazilian newspaper North Regiao reported that the woman confessed, “There was a day I had to masturbate 47 times”, adding: “I began to suppose that this could not be normal, and decided to seek help.”

Currently, Bezerra follows a treatment that includes a potent cocktail of sedatives which gets her to “only” masturbate 18 times a day.

This is a giant leap forward in gender equity. In fact the woman are now ahead. That's because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get away with masturbating at work. All women have to do now is get a doctor's note indicating she has compulsion orgasmic. I just need one clarification - do they get to do it at their workstation or are they provided with a private spot to deal with their infliction?


Sign of the day

Muslim leaders in Amherst, New York are angry over a lawn sign next to a new Mosque. Some call the sign "racist" and "hateful".

The Jaffarya Center will have its grand opening celebration next weekend, and leaders say the community has welcomed them with open arms. That's why they're so shocked to see the sign, which reads "Bomb Making Next Driveway."

"My initial reaction was couldn't believe it," Dr. Khalid Qazi with the Muslim Public Affairs Council said. "It is totally uncalled for." The sign sits in the front yard of Michael Heick, who claims he placed it there in a desperate attempt to draw attention to his two-year battle with the Mosque and the town.

Huh? Mark Zuckerberg booted off of Facebook?

An Indianapolis lawyer said Facebook has de-friended him because he has the same name as the social media site's co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg said Facebook pulled his account Monday, citing identity fraud as the reason, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday.

Zuckerberg said this isn't the first time he's had a run-in with Facebook. In 2009, the media site turned down a request for an account with Zuckerberg attempting to prove his identity with copies of his driver's license, birth certificate and Indianapolis Bar Association license.

"I hope it's all just a misunderstanding on their part," Zuckerberg said.

"All my friends are upset with me because they think I de-friended them," said Zuckerberg, who claims a reputation as a national authority on consumer bankruptcy and home foreclosures. "I've had to do a lot of explaining."

Bank robbery abandoned because robber didn't bring a bag

A man was foiled in his attempt to rob a bank because he did not bring a bag with him, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.

Joseph Alan Price, 61, of the 3700 block of Southeast Highway 441, Okeechobee, walked into the PNC Bank in the 2800 block of South Highway 441 about 2:42 p.m. Friday, deputies said. He had written a note demanding cash and handed it to a teller, the Sheriff's Office said. The note instructed the teller to put the cash in a bag, but she told Price she didn't have a bag. Price, who did not show a weapon, pointed to the note, but the teller again told him she had no bag. Empty-handed, Price left the bank and hopped on a bicycle he had left in a wooded area near the building.

A bank alarm was activated and a sheriff's lieutenant had Price in custody within seven minutes.


Bar, I hear you're available

Leonardo DiCaprio and Israeli model Bar Refaeli have officially called it quits. I'm not very interested in women on the rebound. Way too much baggage. But what the hell we're talking בר רפאלי. You have to make exceptions once in a while.

Blogger was out of commission

On Wednesday night Blogger went down for maintenance for several hours but that stretched until today. Anyone regularly following blogs using the Blogger server will notice no post on Thursday. That's the reason why.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bring in the clowns Week

What's going on in China?

Something is not right in China. Either they are dumping huge amounts of industrial wastes into the drinking water or their nuclear power plants are spewing out huge clouds of radioactive steam.

Everything seems to be growing two heads.

You've got pigs with two snouts running around on farms.

You've got mothers dropping babies with two heads.

It's literally a freak show going on over there. I hear the mayor Bejing even has two heads.

I guessing BJ stands for Blue Jays, Bon Jovi, BJ Ryan?

Hump Day Hottie

Mila Kunis

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mug Shot of the Week

The forehead tattoo says “With God, all things are possible. God loves you. Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid. Thank you.”

Well I thought it was funny

Republican's infatuation with Donald Trump is over

Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics. Last month we found him leading the Republican field with 26%. In the space of just four weeks he's dropped all the way down to 8%, putting him in a tie for fifth place with Ron Paul.

As Trump got more and more exposure over the last month Republicans didn't just decide they weren't interested in having him as their nominee- they also decided they flat don't like him. Only 34% of GOP voters now have a favorable opinion of Trump to 53% who view him in a negative light.

Trump tried to get way too many miles on the lame birther issue and voters quickly turned on him. Looks good on him. The country is struggling economically and he focuses on character assassination.

Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney are at the top of the GOP race with 19% and 18% respectively. Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are further back at 13% and 12%, followed by Trump and Paul at 8%, Michele Bachmann at 7%, and Tim Pawlenty at 5%.

See you back on The Apprentice!


Bring in the clowns Week

Naked crazy guy swearing and screaming - just another day for the NYC subway system

Happy 65th birthday to Donovan

Donovan in 1964

Donovan in 2007

Bob Marley died 30 years ago today

He died so young. Just 36.

Paul Simon invites fan on stage to play Duncan

This is one of those spontaneous events that make live concerts so special. On May 7 Paul Simon was performing at the Sound Academy in Toronto. He indicated that he was going to stick to his song list. Still the audience yelled request. A woman in the second row yelled for Simon to play Duncan. She added that it was the song she first played when she was learning guitar. The next thing she knows he gets her on stage to perform the song. Talk about the thrill of a lifetime. Her 15 minutes of fame was extended when she found herself interviewed on a number of news shows.

Monday, May 09, 2011

New Indian brides told to reduce mobile phone use for 2 years

An Indian state has told newly-wedded women to avoid talking too much on their mobile phones for the first two years of marriage in case it provokes jealousy from their husbands.

The Punjab State Commission for Women (PSCW) issued an official advisory last week urging brides "to focus on their domestic life instead of having long conversations on mobile phones".

Commission head Gurdev Kaur Sangha told AFP on Monday that the advice was designed to avoid suspicion between new couples as they adjust to their new life together.

"I found that almost 40 per cent of women consider seeking a divorce on the grounds that her husband and in-laws do not like her talking on mobile phones," said Sangha, 70, from Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab.

"Most husbands said their wives are always on the phone and they doubted their character as they suspected them of talking to ex-boyfriends."

Sangha said she had seen a rise in complaints from women about domestic violence, sexual harassment and family discord due to arguments over brides being constantly on the phone.

The advisory said most newly-married women were actually ringing their parents not former boyfriends, but warned that passing on hourly updates about their new home was damaging.

It added that for at least two years brides should make "small adjustments" to help build a solid foundation for a marriage.

Ladies it's alright to give up your cell phones. I'm going to start an Indian chapter of Ashley Madison - the Internet's contribution to infidelity. It's totally confidential and secure so yur husband will never no. No tell-tale signs like your mobile phone bill.


Sign of the day

Bring in the clowns Week

Sunday, May 08, 2011

What ever happened to ordinary ice cream scoops?

Lost the remote again

Hasidic newspaper photoshops Hillary Clinton out of Situation Room photo

Photoshopped picture with Clinton removed

It is the image that has come to define a pivotal point in history, capturing the moment the deadly raid on Osama Bin Laden's lair was watched in awe by the White House elite.

But it appears for one U.S. newspaper, a couple of the people sat with President Barack Obama in the Situation Room that day were not quite elite enough.

Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung printed a story this week with a subtly manipulated version of the historic image - all the men in the photograph remain untouched but the two women in the picture have been photoshopped out.

The newspaper, which is written in Yiddish and serves a small part of the area's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, removed the women because of religious issues regarding female modesty but the real is more likely their objection to women holding positions of power.

Original photo with Clinton

This is not the first such instance. In 2009 an Israeli newspapers aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jewish readers photoshopped the inaugural photograph of the Israeli Cabinet - by erasing the two female ministers Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver.


Bring in the clowns Week

Osama Bin Laden home videos

Happy Mothers' Day