Archive for the ‘public news’ Category

Oil well capped – God responsible, says Gov.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

So its great that the leaking well is capped, for how long we don’t know but hopefully this puts an end to this shit.

“That’s great. I think a lot of prayers were answered today,” said Riley.

That’s Alabama Governer Bob Riley, by the way.

Prayers?

Listen you idiot hillbilly, if God had anything to do with this AT ALL … ugh, nevermind.  I can’t stand it when religious people blame or thank this “God” for anything.

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Viking fury

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Have you seen these Iceland volcano photos?  Holy cow.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html

No wonder flights all over that corner of the globe are grounded.

Two Small Men with Big Hearts gets reamed by the CBC

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I can’t say I disagree with the frustration some of the commenters from this article in the CBC wrote, we once used Two Small Men with Big Hearts for a move and it was a nightmare of a move.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/02/02/bc-twosmallmen.html

And by nightmare, I mean that’s counting a multi-trip cross-city winter blizzard move here in Vancouver.  As if driving in this city isn’t annoying enough, try it when the roads are slick as snot.

Anyways, back to Two Small Men.  In our case the two men that showed up were scary looking as hell, and they were SLOW, way too slow for what had to be done.  Unloading was even slower, so we just dumped everything out of the truck ourselves and moved it into the house after they left.

What should have been an easy 3 hour move (we had everything packed and stacked by the front door) somehow turned into an all-day time-wasting affair.

We were worried sick that our breakables would be broken because these guys showed as much finesse and care as a hungry bear in a garbage dump.  We have two collector bicycles, not worth tons of money but very valuable to us.  The guy grabbed it with one hand and dragged it across the yard, smashing a wheel into the cement wall and then just dumped it!  I lost it at that point, but that didn’t help.  I don’t think what I said to him registered in his brain at all.

Anyways, long story short.  We were overcharged for hours, and slapped with a distance/fuel charge that was never mentioned.  Avoid this company, shop around, go with anybody else.  Heck, rent a truck and drive down East Hastings street, pick out two smelly crack addicts at random — I bet they’ll do a better job.

Glad to see their shady operations are being noted publicly like this.

Calamari will cure world hunger

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I’ll never forget it, my favourite calamari EVER was at this hole in the wall side of the highway cafe just North of San Diego that we stumbled into one afternoon.  What we got wasn’t your usual calamari with rings and legs and deep fried with a coupon for a free ambulance ride to the nearest heart clinic.  Instead it was sliced into nice thin triangles and strips, lightly breaded and yes probably fried but it wasn’t heavy with oil.

And now giant squid are bombarding California!  Oh yeah baby!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7132890/Giant-squid-invade-California.html

Time for another trip to San Diego.

7 out of 7 celebrities agree

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

7 out of 7 celebrities agree, you gotta be here.

Lead Paint in my Kid’s Toys

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Yeesh, how did the wife and I miss this one.  We’re huge media hounds and read everything.  We’ll even surprise each other once in awhile, having both learned something stupid and trivial that day, separately, independently, usually completely random from anything.  Like that certain millipedes give off cyanide gas.

Anyways, it must have been because the news came out just after Erik was born, neither one of us spent a lot of time online with the breastfeeding and diapers and whatever else.

Oh right, I’m rambling.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07212.html

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

2012 and people are idiots

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Read this first:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/nov/14/2012-roland-emmerich-viral-marketing

Seriously, are people really this stupid?

“I think people are really, really worried about the world coming to an end,” said David Morrison of Nasa. “Kids are contemplating suicide. Adults tell me they can’t sleep and can’t stop crying.”

Unreal.

Oh great! Just what we need!

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Mosquito-borne African virus a new threat to West

Awesome.  So glad I moved to Vancouver in ’98.  I think I’ve seen a total of 3 mosquitos this whole time.

“Unlike West Nile virus, where nine out of 10 people are going to be totally asymptomatic, or may have a mild headache or a stiff neck, if you get Chikungunya you’re going to be sick,” he said.

“The disease can be fatal. It’s a serious disease,” Diaz added. “There is no vaccine.”

Chikungunya infection causes fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash and joint pain. Symptoms can last a few weeks, though some suffers have reported incapacitating joint pain or arthritis lasting months.

Tasty Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Mmmm gotta go get me some tapeworm-filled sushi tonight!  According to the CDC infections are on the rise.  You’re going to LOVE the image on this page:  http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/15/6/866-F1.htm

I almost never eat raw fish anymore, the occasional piece of tuna maybe, but generally everything should be cooked.  Raw meat is just stupid.

So how do you keep a clean bill of health in the age of tapeworms?  Since tapeworms live in the fish muscle and are destroyed by heat, it’s best to eat only fully cooked salmon.  If you have to order sushi or ceviche, stick with critters like tuna that don’t spend time in rivers.

oh god i have hamthrax

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

So that H1N1 strain that Kermit caught from that saucy pig is now considered a pandemic. Run for the hills.

aka porkinson’s disease

bastard