Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead. Which Old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch Is Dead.

April 30, 2007

Jack Valenti, US power broker, dies at 85

Jive-ass motherfucker who did more lasting damage to the movie industry as it relates to its customers than any other human being in history.

Hey, Jack! I’d ask if you met up with Edison and if he kicked your patent-pirate-promoting ass, but I’m sure you’re in a different place than he is!

Burn, baby, burn!

Tagged Tunnel In Atlanta

April 30, 2007

Graffiti in Krog Street Tunnel

All Of You Who Want CFLs: Break Them And Eat Them!

April 30, 2007

The CFL mercury nightmare

How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent light bulb? About US$4.28 for the bulb and labour — unless you break the bulb. Then you, like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looking at a cost of about US$2,004.28, which doesn’t include the costs of frayed nerves and risks to health.

Sound crazy? Perhaps no more than the stampede to ban the incandescent light bulb in favour of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

According to an April 12 article in The Ellsworth American, Bridges had the misfortune of breaking a CFL during installation in her daughter’s bedroom: It dropped and shattered on the carpeted floor.

Aware that CFLs contain potentially hazardous substances, Bridges called her local Home Depot for advice. The store told her that the CFL contained mercury and that she should call the Poison Control hotline, which in turn directed her to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP sent a specialist to Bridges’ house to test for mercury contamination. The specialist found mercury levels in the bedroom in excess of six times the state’s “safe” level for mercury contamination of 300 billionths of a gram per cubic meter. The DEP specialist recommended that Bridges call an environmental cleanup firm, which reportedly gave her a “low-ball” estimate of US$2,000 to clean up the room. The room then was sealed off with plastic and Bridges began “gathering finances” to pay for the US$2,000 cleaning. Reportedly, her insurance company wouldn’t cover the cleanup costs because mercury is a pollutant.


As each CFL contains five milligrams of mercury, at the Maine “safety” standard of 300 nanograms per cubic meter, it would take 16,667 cubic meters of soil to “safely” contain all the mercury in a single CFL. While CFL vendors and environmentalists tout the energy cost savings of CFLs, they conveniently omit the personal and societal costs of CFL disposal.

Look at that! A woman ratted them out!

Women will save us all from these goddammed bulbs.

Previously in this blog:
Kill Kill Kill Kill The CFLs!!!
Lighting Nazis Must Die!!
Aha! Read This, You Lighting Nazi Bastards!
Eat Mercury And Die, Lighting Nazis!!!
Thank God! I Am Saved From The Lighting Nazis!!
Your Final Warning: Don’t. You. Fucking. Dare!
Don’t You Bastards DARE To Even TRY This Here!

Kill Kill Kill Kill The CFLs!!!

April 30, 2007

Fluorescent Bulbs Are Known to Zap Domestic Tranquillity

NESKOWIN, Ore. — Alex and Sara Sifford, who live here on the Oregon coast, want to do the right thing to save a warming world.

To that end, Alex Sifford, 51, has been buying compact fluorescent light bulbs, which use about 75 percent less power than incandescent bulbs. He sneaks them into sockets all over the house. This has been driving his wife nuts.

She knows that the bulbs, called CFLs, save money and use less energy, thus cutting greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change. She knows, too, that Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey and the Department of Energy endorse them. Still, the bulbs, with their initial flicker, slow warm-up and slightly weird color, bug her.

“What really got me was when my husband put a fluorescent in the lamp next to my bed,” recalls Sara Sifford, 53. She said she yelled at her husband for “violating the last vestige of my personal space.”

Experts on energy consumption call it the “wife test.” And one of the dimly lighted truths of the global-warming era is that fluorescent bulbs still seem to be flunking out in most American homes.

American women, I’m begging on my knees — no, on my belly! — do not give in to the Lighting Nazis! Defend the home front against these goddammed bulbs!

The fate of my well-being is in your hands!

Previously in this blog:
Lighting Nazis Must Die!!
Aha! Read This, You Lighting Nazi Bastards!
Eat Mercury And Die, Lighting Nazis!!!
Thank God! I Am Saved From The Lighting Nazis!!
Your Final Warning: Don’t. You. Fucking. Dare!
Don’t You Bastards DARE To Even TRY This Here!

I’ve Got To Read Sinfest More Often

April 30, 2007

Hilarious cat series!

Box 2
Box 3
Box 4

Sinfest Sends A Coded Message To Kenneth Eng?!!?

April 30, 2007

Of course I’m joking.

But that headline was just too good to pass up after seeing this hilarious Sinfest strip:

Dragon Signal

(Let’s see how many people bother to also read the hilarious one-liners Ishida puts above his credit line!)

Reference: String Tripod

April 30, 2007

String Tripod

Kick. Them. Out. NOW!

April 30, 2007


MUSLIM radicals have established their own draconian court systems in Britain.

Controversial Sharia courts have been set up in major towns and cities to impose Islamic law and enable Muslims to shun the legitimate British legal system.

Last night religious leaders and politicians expressed outrage that Sharia law is gaining an increasing foothold in our society.

It’s this simple:

You go to live in another country, you go by its laws.

If you don’t want to do that, go the fuck back to the shithole you escaped from.

Previously in this blog:
Fuck You And Your PC And Your MC
Today’s WTF?
The Lexicon Of The Dickless
There Is A Righteous Rage (Global Edition)
There Is A Righteous Rage (Global Edition)
How’d This Guy Get On The Net?

Save Internet Radio: Pandora Is Doomed Otherwise

April 30, 2007


I’ve used Pandora only once. If I keep using it, I will wind up spending myself into debt (Ok, then: worse debt!). But at some (solvent) point, I will want to use it again. It works.

But if the current RIAA-manufactured decision to kill internet radio through bleed-them-to-death fees stands, Pandora and services like it — services that haven’t as yet even been envisioned by anyone! — will all go away.

Give your alleged Political Representative a kick in the ass today. Give them the kind of headache no lobbyist can inspire. Click on the above link.

Previously in this blog:
Playing With Pandora, It Scores A Hit!
March 2007: Boycott Those RIAA Bastards!
The RIAA Hates Music Buyers
For A Group Dealing With Audio, The RIAA Sure Is Deaf!
March 2007: Boycott The Fucking RIAA!
March 2007: RIAA Boycott Month — Prepare For It
March 2007: Boycott RIAA Labels!
Next Month, March 2007 = RIAA Boycott!
RIAA Racketeers Recruit Quisling ISPs
Reaction To Jobs Vs. DRM
RIAA: Suck
Reference: CopyNazi Detection
CopyNazis Filthier Than Ever

Everyone Knows What To Do About Everyone Else (Not That I’m Any Goddammed Exception!)

April 30, 2007

Why It’s Sometimes Immoral To Treat The Poor and Uneducated As Equals (A Libertarian Essay)

When I see this two things happen to me: first I get angry at those who are buying the crap, and then I relax and realize that they’re just trapped in a cycle of failure that they don’t know how to pull out of. Then I ask the inevitable question: what is society doing to help these people?

The answer is nothing. Why are we doing nothing? Two reasons:

1. Liberals don’t do anything because they lack the balls to stand up and say, “These people are not capable of knowing what’s best for themselves; they need help making decisions for themselves, much like children.” They’re politically correct pussies, basically, and their will to be PC is causing harm to the world.

2. Conservatives, on the other hand, don’t do anything because they don’t give a fuck about these people. They’re happy to chant along with the liberals about “equality” just so long as at it keeps the poor, uneducated people funding their childrens’ education. But in fact they know damn well these people aren’t “deciding” anything. They’re programmed to do blue-collar work (or absorb government assistance), reproduce, watch T.V., buy DVDs, and spend any money they have on alcohol, tobacco, and lottery tickets. Conservatives like them this way because as long as there’s an under-class there can be higher ones.

Essays such as this really piss me off. I don’t have the time to write my objections. Instead, I again refer people to John Scalzi’s two excellent first-hand threads:

Being Poor
Reader Request 2007 #5: Out of Poverty

Previously in this blog:
We Will All Be Poor And Starving Thanks To Greed And A Lack Of Bees
My Heart Bleedeth Not
Scalzi, Scalzi, Scalzi. That Rat!
The Looting Of America Continues…
When Science And Reality Wave Bye-Bye To One Another…
All That Free Money And I Never Knew The Party Was Going Down Or Even Got An Invite. As Usual!
First Cracks, Then Crumble, Then Crash
The Answer Is Yes
When An Economy Crashes, Baby, There Are No Airbags!
Reference: Lottery Winnings Allocation
Won The Lottery? Then Prepare To Be Poor.
And This Is … Legal!
We Get Poorer And Poorer… And Now Dumber Too!
And Then Google’s Stock Finally Thank You Jesus Crashes And Takes The Entire Global Economy Down The Toilet, Thank You Science!
The Road to Great Depression 2.0