Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
How's Taste My Tweet Tweet? Mixed Martial Arts on Twitter for the 2nd Week of July - Bloody Elbow:
"...don't get caught up in nationalistic nonsense. It's one planet, bitches!! Your only real enemies are douchebags.' -Joe Rogan."
Only person I'd trust with that decision? Charles Bronson. Maybe Steve McQueen. That's it. And they're dead. So we'll call that a wash.
Hit & Run ; This Week in Innocence - Reason Magazine:
"Thanks to the work of Northwestern University Law School's death penalty clinic, another man wrongly convicted of murder walked free this week...*Yeah, the math is wrong, but I barely passed Probability and Statistics in college, anyways. Besides, it sounds catchy.
Illinois has sentenced 224 people to death since reinstating capital punishment in 1977. Since then, 20 have been exonerated. I'm not sure what an acceptable rate of error in death penalty cases would be, but nine percent seems awfully high, doesn't it?"
"Woman on cell: Did you try changing its diaper? (pause) What about smacking it around a little and telling it to shut up?
--26th & 7th
Overheard by: Liz"
Australian govt memo, 1968: Women become "spinster battle axes;" "men usually mellow" - Boing Boing:
"Even conceding these points, a woman could not stay young and attractive for ever, and later on could well become a problem.
(vii) A spinster lady can, and very often does, turn into something of a battleaxe with the passing years. A man usually mellows."
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Bribery remains my primary teaching strategem.
380 - DB Squats/Assisted Pistols, SLDL/Swiss Ball Hamstring Curls, Calf Raises, Crunches/Alt Knee Situps, 2x10 dislocates, 1x20 hyperextension
The Agitator » Blog Archive » Obama Administration Official Won’t Rule Out Post-Acquittal Detention:
"Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson moved the Obama administration into new territory from a civil liberties perspective. Asked by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) the politically difficult but entirely fair question about whether terrorism detainees acquitted in courts could be released in the United States, Johnson said that “as a matter of legal authority,” the administration’s powers to detain someone under the law of war don’t expire for a detainee after he’s acquitted in court."
"Florida DUI checkpoint yields 1,131 vehicle stops, two outstanding warrant arrests, six felony drug arrests, one misdemeanor drug arrest, and 104 traffic citations. Hmm. What’s missing, here? "
If Sex Ed PSAs Were Realistic -- powered by Cracked.com
"Girl #1: You should see Star Trek.
Girl #2: But I don't like Star Trek.
Girl #1: I didn't either at first, and now all I want is to fuck Captain Kirk.
Girl #2: That's ridiculous.
Girl #1: I'm not ashamed to love.
Overheard by: I'd Fuck Him Too"
"Security officer, pulling out fingernail clippers from carry-on: Sir, what are your intentions with these?
Man in line, deadpan: To take over the world.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Overheard by: Zombie"
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
"Jamaican man: The biggest issue of our society is not terrorism but men lusting after women's butts! If you lust after women's butts you will burn in hell! Women, do not show off your butts for you will burn in hell! Do not wear jeans or tight pants! Make sure you cover up your butts!
Passenger: I love the butts.
Jamaican man: Do you have no soul? The lust of the women's butts will only bring you to the devil! Please save yourself and stop lusting after the butts!
Passenger: Who loves the butts?
All men on train: Yay butts!
--Uptown 4 Train
Overheard by: white girl with a big butt wearing tight pants"
Overheard in the Office | They Are Truly Our Unsung Heros:
"Woman at table with large group: We had so much fun on vacation with the kids.
Man next to her: Wouldn't it have been more fun without the kids?
Woman: What? Why, don't you like kids?
Man: Nah, not really. I've never liked kids. I don't know how pedophiles do it.
Overheard by: PeterG"
Monday, July 06, 2009
Next two weeks till my sojourn in the states, gonna do a strength/upper/lower split 3x a week and conditioning 3x a week. On the seventh day, like all gods, I shall rest.
378 - Pushups/Flyes, Rows/Assisted Chins, Dips/Kickbacks, Curls/Hammer Curls
30m light shadowboxing
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The Simple Dollar » Review: The New Global Student:
"The New Global Student by Maya Frost is one of those books that takes what you think you know about a subject and flips it on its ear. This time around, it’s the standard route that most high schoolers take towards their education: take lots of AP classes, sweat about the ACT and SAT, apply to hyper-competitive colleges and hope you get in, apply for piles of scholarships, sweat out the FAFSA, then go on to college, where you’ll likely be buried in mountains of student loans.
This process is seen as so standard that many people don’t even question whether or not it makes sense to start pushing our fourteen and fifteen year olds through this woodchipper. The New Global Student argues that this path is not the only path - in fact, Frost argues that there is a much better way to help your children transition into the latter stages of their education. Hence the eye-catching subtitle: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education.
I fully expect that many people will immediately reject the central premise of this book - that the “traditional hypercompetitive SAT/AP/GPA path” can be easily dumped and a new path to educational success can be found. All I can say is this: time and time again, throughout my college career, the people that seemed to have the best grasp of what they needed to do to succeed and the value they could get out of college were people who came in from outside that treadmill..."
Sunday, July 05, 2009
"Angry British guy on phone: My name's 'arry. No! 'arry! 'arry! Dammit, no! 'arry, like 'arry Potter! Thank you.
Girl nearby: You just made my life a little better.
Overheard by: Meg:)"
The World’s Biggest Hamburger | Japan Probe:
"Congratulations to Miyazaki City for its creation of the world’s biggest hamburger...
The hamburger, which was made for a promotional event for the Phoenix Seagaia Resort, weighed it at 136.2 kilograms (300 pounds), beating the previous world record burger, which weighed a measly 84 kilograms (185 pounds). "
"On Tuesday, Sean Stanley Smith, 19, ran around Lake Tahoe's casino arcade naked until police subdued him with a taser. They arrested him for indecent exposure. According to the Record Courier, 'He reportedly told officers he had ingested marijuana and LSD, and was running naked because he thought he was 'the Terminator.'"