Posts Tagged ‘chez lemur’

(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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Implementing some of curtalfriar’s menu suggestions (over at Fountain Abbey).  Mmmm-mmmm!


Speakin’ of world of hurt, I do believe nerves on the right side of my neck have regenerated.  I’ve stuck it out for a while now and am finding it verrrrry hard to cope with what the little mother****ers are doing to me.

Going to set up another procedure.  Looks like c4-c7 on the right side as everything from the mid shoulderblade to base of skull is conspiring to make life difficult.  So we go in, turn on the RF and smoke ’em.  I SO DON’T WANT TO DO THIS.  But after a while your back is to a wall and you gotta do something.  I’ve just spent the last few days curled up with my forehead on my desk, which is a sign that something probably can be improved.


\partial geek put this up:

Is that not *beautiful*???


A river of tears…

“Hundreds of thousands of [illegal immigrants] now live in Arizona but … many no longer feel welcome.” –CBS anchor Katie Couric

Wow, that load there weighed in at 3.7 Courics (about 9.25 lbs).

And you can’t get a lot stupider than this:

“I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country” –MSNBC host Contessa Brewer on the Times Square attempted bomber

Yeah, I know, Contessa – it would have been so much better for people to have been blown up by a Western nut-job.  They would have appreciated the distinction, too.


When the Chief Exec of BP starts mouthing off to the American people he’s shown that it is time for them to step aside in this country and let others take their place.

Mr Hayward reiterated a promise that BP “will honour all legitimate claims for business interruption”. Asked for examples of illegitimate claims, he said: “I could give you lots of examples. This is America — come on. We’re going to have lots of illegitimate claims. We all know that.”

Europeans generally are all too willing to act superior and sneer down their noses – that is, until they need help.

He urged the US Government to pursue a policy of “absolute co-operation” with BP. “We will only succeed if we work together,” he said — a day after President Obama’s press secretary promised that the White House would “keep a boot to the throat of BP” to ensure that it fulfilled its responsibilities.


Why do we have a news media (and authorities) that continually strive to help the enemy?

Doyle declined to indicate what material Shahzad should have used to detonate the device he allegedly  packed in an SUV in the middle of Times Square.

“As a member of this community,” I don’t want to teach them how to correct it,” Doyle said.

Well, the article certainly points them in the right direction.  And the fact that you’re telling them that there’s something they’re doing wrong is… well… wrong.

If I was a general in WWII and I went on the air and said “I think the Germans made a big mistake in using tanks in such-and-such pass against our armored dweeblefitzers” then wouldn’t I have just given information to the enemy?  Why is that so different here?

Yes, I know all this information is easily gotten from other sources but apparently it’s not getting to a number of folks if they’re using the wrong shit.  Why even give them a morsel?

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