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.

And:

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!

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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