Because I can.

•April 27, 2012 • 1 Comment

I’m writing a post, and there’s not a goddamn thing you can do about it either.

The end.

“Popcorn lung” – sounds yummy!

•January 16, 2008 • 2 Comments

The CDC became aware several years ago of an emerging hazard to workers in microwave popcorn factories – the butter additives (diacetyl)┬ácause severe lung damage┬áto the workers. Until now, this problem has been confined to those who work in the factories. Those of us who shovel mouthfuls of the delicious snack while watching DVDs were perfectly safe, because we aren’t exposed to enough of it to cause the illness (bronchiolitis obliterans).

Or so we thought. Now a guy from Denver with a two-bag-a-day habit is sueing a popcorn manufacturer because he has acquired this rare illness, presumably from the popcorn.

While lawsuits similar to this generally make me think “it’s your own fault, fatty,” this one tends to make think that the manufacturers might bear some burden of responsibility since it is known that the chemical they put in there can cause this disease when exposure is high.

Tuesday music – Hail to the King.

•January 8, 2008 • Leave a Comment

In honor of the birthday of The King I bring you one of my favorite diddies of yesteryear.

It’s time to play…BoingBoingBingo!

•January 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment

We have heaped abuse on Boing Boing before, and apparently we are not the only ones who have these complaints about how they’ve gone downhill. Someone has created a site called BoingBoingBingo – just hit refresh to get a new bingo card full of the 30 or so topics that Boing Boing keeps repeating over and over.

Writer’s strike

•January 2, 2008 • 1 Comment

Since I can’t think of anything worthwhile to write for Billy Ocean, Student Council Treasurer today, I am just going to say I’m not writing because I’m in solidarity with the Writer’s Guild of America, who are on strike. Enjoy the following video, courtesy a couple of WGA strikers.

Bruce Dickinson was my history teacher

•December 27, 2007 • 3 Comments

Cleaning up my messy Hotmail inbox today, I stumbled across an old favorite bit of internet humor – Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Iron Maiden. If you aren’t familiar with Iron Maiden’s catalog of songs – often based on mythology, history, and literature – you may find yourself scratching your head and wondering why it is funny. If you were an 80’s metalhead like me, you’ll laugh your ass off.

And, incidentally, I think I may have actually gone to school with “Poodlehead” here:

Well, we’ll just take our casinos and go home

•December 20, 2007 • 1 Comment

Apparently, the Lakota nation have decided to withdraw from their 150 year old treaties with the United States and become an independent nation, issuing their own passports and such. They say that anyone can come and join them and live in their nation tax free as long as they renounce their U.S. citizenship.

I find this interesting, but I worry for the Lakota. It’s not very clear how serious they are, but there are huge issues for them doing this economically and otherwise – especially with President Bombsalot running the show. But hey, I wish them luck. And if Mitt Romney gets elected President, I may take the Lakota up on their invitation.

 
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