Archive for April 11th, 2011

(Update below this fishy offering…)

If you remember the graphics BP Gulf Plate Shrimp and Squeezed Duck by Chez Lemur way back when, you’ll understand that I meant it to illustrate that mankind can kind of mess things up.

I am not a Greenpeace member, not with PETArds, I don’t hug trees, I don’t squeeze ducks, I don’t fluff bunnies – but I DO look around and say “Awww, damn, we could have done that better”.

Yes, I know, you can’t design every damn thing as if it could take a 9.8 earthquake, but it isn’t like there weren’t some stupid things that could have been done better.

So this graphic is really more of a commiseration with the Japanese (love the Japanese and their culture) in that gallows humor kind of way of mine.

Click on it for the larger version


I personally know a few Crazy Cat People.  With two cats I feel like we’re creeping into that “zone” but still no urges to get more.  h/t to Inscrutable Half-Breed.


Obama says he pines… he yearns…  perhaps on a really rough night maybe he even keens.

“I just miss – I miss being anonymous,” he said at the meeting in the White House. “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.” – Barack Obama, missing his John Q. Public life that he never had because he loathes Americans

Oh horseshit, you miss it like a diarrhea sufferer misses daily attacks.  You love the attention, when it is a bunch of people fawning over you diety-ness.


Public schools banning home lunches.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

“Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,” Carmona said. “It’s about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception.”

Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring “bottles of soda and flaming hot chips” on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.

A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

First… the policy was made six years ago?  It’s just now being reported?

Second… school lunch excellency is a matter of debate.

Third… the decision should not be up to the principal.  It should be up to the PTA and school board.

Get the gov’t and public sector out of our lives, please.  They presume too much.  When they stop being our employees and start being our keepers, they need to be slapped down.  Hard.

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