2008/08/29

Be Cool....

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2008/08/28

Ric Flair: Custom Made

2008/08/27

Lawdog finally finishes his Pink Gorilla Tale...

Grab your oreos folks, this is one hell of a ride...

The LawDog Files: The Pink Gorilla Suit

Hierarchy of hotness

From Dallas News:
There's no in between. You're either Abercrombie hot – or you're not.

Kristen Carmichael discovered she didn't fit the clothing store's self-described "sexy, effortless style" when she was pulled from a sales position on the floor of the NorthPark Center store and shoved back to the stockroom to fold clothes.

This was after they'd rated her face.

A weekly "secret shopper" evaluation posted in the back room also focuses on appearance. Employees receive one point for a "yes" to the questions, "Was the person in the women's front room attractive?" and "Was the cashier attractive?"

These rating systems remain legal as long as they don't discriminate based on race or gender.

"There's no real problem to discriminate against 'ugly' people," said Jahan Sagafi, a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, the firm that represented the plaintiffs in the original diversity suit. "The problem is when you define beauty to incorporate white, which it essentially does at Abercrombie."

So, if you are ugly and white it is okay, but if you are ugly and latino or black, that's a lawsuit? WTF?

2008/08/18

Here's Your Sign

So I noticed this sign this morning on a local establishment that I walk by to get to work.



So, this is a legal holiday as opposed to all of the illegal ones we have?!?!?!

2008/08/15

No Shit?!?!

From the AP:
A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.

The art work, titled "Complex S(expletive..)", is the size of a house. The wind carried it 200 metres (yards) from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children's home, said museum director Juri Steiner.

The inflatable turd broke the window at the children's home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Steiner said. The art work has a safety system which normally makes it deflate when there is a storm, but this did not work when it blew away.



Dude, that isn't heavy enough shit. Try this....

The secret to longevity

2008/08/14

Cheat on wife, sell it on E-bay

From Yahoo News:
An Australian woman has taken revenge on her cheating husband by putting a photograph of his lover's underpants up for sale on the auction site eBay.

In the listing the woman says she is selling a picture of a pair of lacy black knickers and an empty condom wrapper "size small" found in her bed after her husband had an affair with another woman.

The woman says she returned from work after receiving a romantic text message from her husband of 22 years that was clearly misdirected to find him at home watching a DVD and discouraging her from entering their bedroom.

In the room she found the empty condom wrapper under his pillow and "the Tart's knickers ... at the foot of the bed."

Inessa Jackson, a spokeswoman for eBay said that the listing almost did not make the site because it originally included the actual panties for sale and had to be taken down due to eBay's policy against selling secondhand underwear.

"We let her know about the policy and instead she's now selling a photograph of the offending knickers," Jackson was quoted on the news Web site www.couriermail.com.au as saying.

"This is obviously very therapeutic for this woman and it must be a great channel for her views on cheating and the sanctity of marriage."

Guys are so stupid. You never buy the small sized, even if you have to tie it in a knot to keep it on.

2008/08/13

Winnie-the-Pooh held for robbery

From Yahoo News:
Japanese police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume, officials said on Tuesday.

Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence at being stared at, police said.

"It's uncommon to see people dressed up like this, so the victims were watching them. Then the perpetrator came up and said 'What are you staring at?'" a police spokesman said.

Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole $160 from them, the spokesman said, adding the group had apparently donned the unusual garb because they had run out of clean clothes.

Because putting on the Pooh suit is so much easier than doing a load of laundry....

2008/08/12

Allah busted for cocaine in CT.

From Fox CT:
Almighty Supremebeing Allah Arrested

Members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force arrested a West Hartford man was arrested after a short chase in South Windsor Thursday evening.

According to police, Almighty Supremebeing Allah, 35, of 119 Elmhurst St. West Hartford refused to stop for a marked cruiser and was detained about a mile down the road after the initial stop.

He was charged with Reckless Driving, Disobeying an Officers Signal, Interfering with an Officer, Criminal Attempt/Sale of Cocaine Criminal Attempt/Possession of Cocaine.

Police say Allah was held on a $260,000.00 bond and will be in Manchester Superior Court on Friday.

Jesus just left chicago and he's bound for New Orleans,
Workin from one end to the other and all points in between.

ZZ Top

2008/08/11

Madden Holiday starts tonight

From EA Sports:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Madden NFL franchise, and what better way to celebrate than throwing a blow-out Maddenpalooza festival and broadcasting it in HD?

Tune in to Spike on Monday, August 11th at 9:00 PM ET / PT for a special Playbook presentation of Rudy, featuring NFL player interviews, coverage of the XLII Super Bowl Champion NY Giants' training camp, an in-depth look at new Madden NFL 09 features, and a special message from John Madden himself. At 11:40 PM, Spike goes LIVE in HD with the Madden NFL 09 Kickoff Live at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Catch special performances and interviews with bands featured on the Madden NFL 09 soundtrack, including Good Charlotte, Busta Rhymes, Young Dre and many more!

For as much money and popularity as this game generates, I find myself really not interested...

Hollywood death trifecta in play

First there was Bernie Mac:
Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

She said no other details were available and asked that his family's privacy be respected.

The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Then there was Isaac Hayes:
American funk-soul legend and Academy Award-award winning musician Isaac Hayes was found dead Sunday at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said. He was 65.

The talented singer, songwriter and composer, who won the Oscar in 1972 for best original song for the theme from "Shaft," was found unresponsive at his house by family members, Shelby county sheriff's spokesman Steve Shular told AFP.

Hayes was discovered at about 1:00 pm (1800 GMT) collapsed on the floor of a bedroom in his home next to a treadmill that was still running, he said.

"We don't believe there was any foul play," Shular said. "Based on the statements by family members that Mr. Hayes had been treated of late for a number of medical issues, we believe that led to his death today. There are no plans for an autopsy."

Hayes suffered a stroke in early 2006.

And the two were linked....
In a tragic twist of fate, Hayes most recently filmed a small role playing himself in the upcoming movie Soul Man, starring Bernie Mac, who died yesterday at the age of 50 from pneumonia.

2008/08/07

If you like the show Heroes...

Then check out today's APOD.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080807.html

Florida goes 911 crazy

From TheSmokingGun:
If you're wondering what the guy who called 911 to complain about his Subway sandwiches looks like, well, meet Reginald Peterson. The 42-year-old Florida man became so upset last Thursday when a pair of subs "did not include 'everything' as he had requested," he called Jacksonville cops "so that the police could have his sandwich made to his specifications," according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report. Peterson, pictured in the below mug shot, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of placing false 911 calls. A Subway employee told cops that an irate Peterson was "screaming at everyone in the business" because a worker could not seem to rectify the sandwich problem. As for the fate of the Subway grub, the sheriff's report notes, "The sandwiches were placed in a trash can at the suspect's request."


From the AP:
A second Florida man has been arrested on charges of making false 911 calls in as many days. An arrest report says 47-year-old Carlos Gutierrez was at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino early Monday and called 911 to say the slot machine stole his money. The report says Gutierrez left the casino to place a second 911 call to say the same thing.

He was arrested and charged with making a false 911 call. He's being held with no bail set.

On Sunday another man was arrested after calling 911 five times during an argument with his brother. He demanded that dispatchers send deputies to help sort things out.

And in northern Florida last week, a Jacksonville man called 911 to complain that a Subway left the sauce off a spicy Italian sandwich.

2008/08/06

2008/08/05

Food Coma: 13 Gypsies

http://www.13gypsies.com/menu.htm

Highly recommended. Went there for lunch today. We did a sandwich and tapas each, splitting them up 4 ways perfectly. We had:

STREET STYLE PORK KABOBS
OLD WORLD MOORISH SPICED KABOBS, WITH FLATBREAD.

COD LOIN MARISCANA
TENDER PIECES OF COD LOIN COOKED IN A SPICY PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE.

STUFFED SQUID
SQUID TUBES STUFFED WITH BOILED EGG, SMOKED HAM, AND ONIONS IN A WHITE WINE REDUCTION.

ANGRY BULL
PAN SEARED BEEF FILET, SERVED WITH PACHECO SAUCE AND CROWNED WITH CRUSHED RAW GARLIC AND PEPPERCORNS.

DOUBLE COW
ANGUS ROAST BEEF, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, FONTINA CHEESE. PEASANT BREAD - PRESSED.

THE SALVADOR
CHORIZO, GENOA SALAMI, HAM, SMOKED PROVOLONE, BLACK OLIVE RELISH. PEASANT BREAD - PRESSED.

CHORIZO BURGER
ALL BEEF PATTY BLENDED WITH TRADITIONAL CHORIZO SPICES. PEPPERJACK CHEESE. PEASANT BREAD - PRESSED.


Everything was fantastic, but the big hits were the cream sauce from the cod, the angry bull, and the chorizo burgers. No fusion, just simple peasant food. Meat, Veggies, Bread, Cheese. A must if you are in Jax and in the neighborhood.

Oh, they only seat about 15 people, so get reservations for dinner or show up at 11am for lunch.

Cloned Booger

From Philly.com:
SKorean firm delivers commercial dog clones

Booger is back. An American woman received five puppies Tuesday that were cloned from her beloved late pitbull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service.

Seoul-based RNL Bio said the clones of Bernann McKinney's dog Booger were born last week after being cloned in cooperation with a team of Seoul National University scientists who created the world's first cloned dog in 2005.

"It's a miracle!" McKinney repeatedly shouted Tuesday when she saw the cloned Boogers at a Seoul National University laboratory.

"Yes, I know you! You know me, too!" McKinney said joyfully, hugging the puppies, which were sleeping with one of their two surrogate mothers, both Korean mixed breed dogs.

The team of scientists working for RNL Bio is headed by Lee Byeong-chun, a former colleague of disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who scandalized the international scientific community when his purported breakthroughs in cloned stem cells were revealed as fake in 2005.

Independent tests confirmed the 2005 dog cloning was genuine, and Lee's team has since cloned more than 20 canines.

But RNL Bio said that its cloning was the first successful commercial cloning of a canine.

"RNL Bio is commencing its worldwide services with Booger as its first successful clone," the company said in a statement.

McKinney contacted Lee after Booger died of cancer in April 2006. She had earlier asked U.S.-based Genetics Savings and Clone to clone her dog but the company shut down due to lack of demand in late 2006 after only producing a handful of cloned cats and failing to produce any dog clones.

The Korean scientists brought the dog's frozen cells to Seoul in March and nurtured them before launching formal cloning work in late May, according to RNL Bio.

Lee's team have identified the puppies as Booger's genuine clones, and his university's forensic medicine team is currently conducting reconfirmation tests.

McKinney said she was especially attached to Booger because he saved her life when she was attacked by another dog three times his size. The incident resulted in her left hand later being amputated, and injured her leg nerves and stomach. Doctors later reconstructed her hand and she spent part of her recovery in a wheelchair.

McKinney said Booger acted as more than just a canine companion as she recuperated from the attack.

I'm waiting for cloned navel lint myself.