Archive for May 8th, 2008

I sense that there is some love of things USB. Ok, the grill was OTT (Over The Top, and as it turns out, thanks to a vigilant reader… BOGUS) Now look at what can be found in the nether regions of the web. And I’m not just talking anywhere, we’re talking nether regions. Lowest common denominator on some, cool stuff on others, but none of which the world would miss if they disappeared. At least I think so.

What can you say to this? What can you add to improve it? Nothing. It is perfect for what it is suited for. (IMHO, not much.)

USB Pole Dancer

Another item that I desperately want to hate, but am in lust with it. It holds one normal-sized can of pop.

USB Fridge

We are talking epitome of Japanese design, if I understand it right. It creeps me out.

USB Food Hub

Text from the Website: Weirdo Japanese company Solid Alliance is no stranger to weird USB gadgets, but this USB FoodHub is the best thing they’ve ever done. By far.

If you take a close look, you’ll see that the rice is a 4-port USB 2.0 hub, and the four other things (pudding, chicken, and two bits of seafood) are USB sticks. Together, they form something so awesome that the USDA changed its name to the United States Department of Awesome just to regulate the import and export of it.

The USB Humping Dog unit should make whining and panting noises as it transfers data (ok, that was bad). And yes, it does rob us of whatever dignity we still had intact after the pole dancer. Imagine you have this and your mom comes in and sees a pooch humping your port. Get the idea?

USB Humping Dog

Typing “Aid” (my fuzzy ass) This would last about 10 minutes before I took it out back, taped it to a cinderblock wall with duct tape, and ran into it repeatedly with my bumper.

Adult Content Warning!!! I include it to show you just how bizarre the world of USB toys has gotten.

No pictures will be shown. Follow the link if you want to but I ain’t posting it.
Extremely Adult


Anyone have a preference between these next two versions? Meant to be viewed at larger size because at smaller size the blade tips on the circular saw blade don’t show up well. (click on them – same with the bear)

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Jury: A lingerie-wearing man in closet not guilty

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Beaverton man was found not guilty of burglary Friday, despite admitting he was wearing lacy lingerie while hiding in a closet in the home of a woman he didn’t know.

Eric Kincaid, 29, said he had mistaken her apartment for that of a woman who had invited him by phone to have sex with her. He said he ran away when the strange woman screamed.

The Washington County District Attorney’s office said it was more likely that Kincaid, high on methamphetamines, just tried all the doors he could until he found one that was open.

In December, police arrested Kincaid after technicians matched his DNA to a meth pipe he inadvertently left behind in the closet, along with other items.

A jury believed Kincaid’s story, and found him not guilty on all counts.

Kincade shown here at the courthouse after being found not-guilty

Article from: Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro, Oregon


You might wander on over to the Pillage Idiot blog

If you are interested in a satire on WJ Clinton that sounds disturbingly like it might be the truth.


I am NOT making this up.
You just can’t make this stuff up… An electric grill powered by… yeah, a USB connection. It can’t draw a lot of current so your burger-jerky ought to be done in 12-15 hours.


I would have said you couldn’t make THIS up either, but somebody did, and thanks to McGoo for finding it. Now when I have a need for a Twisted Turd (Turd Twister™)I know how to go about it. Just bounce around on his page until you find a blue button thingy with a star on it.


Then, too, you have to wonder… in the US it is illegal to smoke pot (and I haven’t an issue with that at all) but at the same time alcohol is legal. Just an observation: I never saw two stoned dudes try to bash each other’s skulls in.

Ok, so about alcohol…

This time it was a car. A bad car. A very bad car that stole his dog. Oops. Wrong car. Bad car over there… <CRASH>


Why Conservatives are Happier than Liberals

  1. Guns, we have lots of guns
  2. We are Vast Right Wing Conspiratorialists
  3. We eat meat
  4. We seem to function quite well in a meritocracy
  5. Guns, did I mention guns?
  6. Liberals are easy (metaphorically) targets
  7. Our talk radio hosts beat their talk radio hosts – and they speak english, too
  8. We don’t feel a need to justify jack… it’s just right
  9. We don’t believe that people are all the same, and realize that laws won’t change that
  10. Oppression of the masses, lead pipe cruelty, and obscene profit margins – all in a day’s work
    1. Special subset:Actually being The Man, keeping the masses down
  11. We don’t actually believe in #2 and #10 but liberals think we do

Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.

Regardless of marital status, income or church attendance, right-wing individuals reported greater life satisfaction and well-being than left-wingers, the new study found.

Conservatives also scored highest on measures of rationalization, which gauge a person’s tendency to justify, or explain away, inequalities.

The rationalization measure included statements such as: “It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others,” and “This country would be better off if we worried less about how equal people are.”

To justify economic inequalities, a person could support the idea of meritocracy, in which people supposedly move up their economic status in society based on hard work and good performance.

In that way, one’s social class attainment, whether upper, middle or lower, would be perceived as totally fair and justified.

If your beliefs don’t justify gaps in status, you could be left frustrated and disheartened, according to the researchers, Jaime Napier and John Jost of New York University. They conducted both a U.S.-centric survey and a more internationally focused one to arrive at the findings.

“Our research suggests that inequality takes a greater psychological toll on liberals than on conservatives,” the researchers write in the June issue of the journal Psychological Science, “apparently because liberals lack ideological rationalizations that would help them frame inequality in a positive (or at least neutral) light.”

The results support and further explain a Pew Research Center survey from 2006, in which 47 percent of conservative Republicans in the U.S. described themselves as “very happy,” while only 28 percent of liberal Democrats indicated such cheer.

The same rationalizing phenomena could apply to personal situations as well.

“There is no reason to think that the effects we have identified here are unique to economic forms of inequality,” the researchers write. “Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor.”

The current study was funded by the National Science Foundation.


(Please people, recognize that this is satirical, ok?)

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