Among other things:
It’s been believed that men are more reluctant to buy diet coke because the word ‘diet’ associated with women. Therefore, to market the product ‘Coke Zero’ been produced to associate masculinity.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:51 AM
If you're against it, you should know what you're against. And if you're for it, you need to know the particulars so you can defend it. Most of those opposed to the plan are happy with "Sarah Palin doesn't read magazines" as their reason.
And, in case you missed it, episode 1:
Posted by lumberjack at 12:32 PM
This is perfectly understandable, the camera caught the prez at just the wrong time. (or just the right time, from my point of view) So it's photoshop fodder, but what amazes me is that it is even out there at all.
In the good old days, awkward Bush photos went up immediately and spread like wildfire. But Obama seems to have gotten a pass; I'll bet there are drawers full of herp-derp-Obamas that will never see the light of day.
Could the media infatuation be fading? Hope so.
Posted by lumberjack at 6:20 PM
You read about kids getting killed or injured from "planking"?
Kids, don't risk your precious selves planking. That's what photoshop is for:
When I was a kid, we couldn't afford to go all the way horizontal. Oh sure the rich kids could, but that's cause they weren't all hunched over from carrying sacks of coal. Course it didn't matter anyway, because back in those days they didn't have cameras, or, if they did, they were made from coal and didn't take pictures anyone would want to look at.
I don't want to give the impression that we didn't have fun. We did. I spent many a day lost in play. Mainly we'd play "don't let the coal truck back over you" and "don't get trapped in the mine".
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I like these, when they end well:
When Ruetten, an engineer, had come home from work at 5:55 p.m., he’d known instantly that something was wrong. The garage door was open and the silver two-door BMW he’d bought Rasmussen as an engagement gift was gone. It seemed strange that she would not be home; he knew she had called in sick to work that morning....
Posted by lumberjack at 1:40 PM
How can this surprise anyone? Obamacare made it into law by way of favors granted in order to grab the last few necessary votes. Of course exemptions will be doled out to enrich those who please our overlords:
Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:30 AM
If you can't see a black hole, is it still there?
Stephen Hawking has made a fair living off of black holes. But he's never seen one. Nobody has seen the inside of a black hole. What they've done is describe what a black hole must be like because of how light and matter behave around it.
And before 1971, when Cygnus X-1 was discovered, it would have been short sighted to categorically state that black holes can't exist. Yet now Hawking is alleging that there is no Heaven because we can't give him the address:
In "A Brief History of Time" he suggested that the idea of a divine being was not necessarily incompatible with a scientific understanding of the Universe.
But in his 2010 book "The Grand Design" he said a deity no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the universe in the light of a series of developments in physics.
Posted by lumberjack at 1:14 PM
It's like shooting fish in a barrel though. (by the way, the guy who coined that "shooting fish in a barrel" phrase obviously never actually tried to shoot fish in a barrel. I recommend a step ladder, goggles, and beach towels - enough to cover the living room)
Posted by lumberjack at 12:30 PM
Headlined at Drudge, NBC:
Known for being more of a brainy poet type than a thug or a gangster, Common seemed to be amused by the dust-up Tuesday, tweeting and retweeting the various news items, such as FOX News' description of him as a "vile rapper."
He also tweeted, "So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News doesn't like me."
Posted by lumberjack at 12:30 PM
The Technology President has another gutsy tool in his arsenal: emergency alerts over the phone. OK, it's not transistorized mocha latte or miniaturized unicorns, but it's a step forward, right?:
The system - called PLAN or Personal Localized Alerting Network - uses cell phone towers to send messages to everyone currently in a certain area, regardless of whether they're visiting from out of town or have a phone registered elsewhere. People won't have to register in advance to receive the alerts.
The messages, including urgent blasts from the President, information on imminent threats and Amber Alerts about missing children, will supercede all other phone traffic so they won't be stalled or delayed.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:49 AM
Man, I love this goofy Obama image. It's like the Swiss army knife of images; you can do anything with it. Thank you Mr President.
See? it works just anywhere you put it:
Why, I wouldn't be surprised to find you can patch a damaged radiator hose with it.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:06 PM
ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE
By JOHN CLEESE
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender. ” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbor” and “Lose.”
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be alright, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is canceled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.
Posted by lumberjack at 9:46 PM
"You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale."
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