Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dog owners 'fleeced' in poodle scam |

While initially disappointed, owners went on to realize they now had access to unlimited sex.

Dog owners 'fleeced' in poodle scam | "Dog owners 'fleeced' in poodle scam
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Is it a lamb? Is it a poodle? Can you spot the difference?

Thousands of people have been 'fleeced' into buying neatly coiffured lambs they thought were poodles.

Entire flocks of lambs were shipped over from the UK and Australia to Japan by an internet company and marketed as the latest 'must have' accessory.

But the scam was only spotted after a leading Japanese actress said her 'poodle' didn't bark and refused to eat dog food."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Garden State Some Poor Fuck's Favorite Movie

Spot fucking on.

From The Goddamned Onion

Garden State Some Poor Fuck's Favorite Movie

LOS ANGELES—Despite the existence of cinema classics such as Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and Seven Samurai, the 2004 film Garden State starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman is some poor fuck's favorite movie, according to a posting on

"I thought the interplay between the main characters was beautiful, and the soundtrack was amazing," wrote the miserable bastard after another post called the film "self-indulgent" and "annoying." "It's this cynical society's snap reaction to dislike a movie about finding one's true self. I honestly cry every time he gets off that plane."

The sad sack of shit was swiftly put in his place by another IMDb user, who argued that the film was just a "knockoff" of superior predecessors, such as You've Got Mail

'Captain America' arrested over pants-burrito |

Who hasn't done the ol' dress up as a superhero with a burrito in your pants trick? Hell, isn't that Jack Black's entire schtick?

'Captain America' arrested over pants-burrito | "'Captain America' arrested over pants-burrito
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Raymond Adamcik, Captain America
Raymond Adamcik, aka Captain America, after his arrest. Burrito not pictured.

A doctor in Florida is facing charges, after being accused of groping a woman while wearing a Captain America uniform with a burrito stuffed down his tights.

The incident, hardly fitting behaviour for a superhero, happened after 54-year-old Dr. Raymond Adamcik went on a bar-crawl with a number of other costume-wearing medics.

Witnesses said that Adamcik was walking around with the burrito tucked into the waistband of his costume, asking women if they wanted to touch it."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

again! again!: Stats, April 7

again! again!: Stats, April 25: "Current listen: Fire It Up - Modest Mouse

Location: Venice. Friday-Sunday, Palm Springs + Coachella
Free food this week: None yet, fer fucks sake. And I'll be missing out on free editing bay food on Friday and Monday for Coachella.

Sleep: shitty.
Drink: Yup.
Drugs: Can't wait for Coachella!
Back: kinda tight lately
Effort: 1.5. Been kinda coasting
Engagement: better
Loneliness: Rising. Jessica and I split.
Newness: Little.
Fun: 2
Long-term Forecast: better. Had a good therapy session this morning. Actually, said in a non-ironic way, "Whoa. That's heavy."
Brutally truthful answer to 'How you doin?': Tired. Looking forward to Coachella, but not the heat.
The only even prime number of weeks until our pitch for that video game account: 2.

Current read: Just finished the Kim Stanley Robinson Earth Disaster series.
Thing I'm most excited about today: Duh. See the most frequently used Proper Noun in this post.
Extra: Man do the Cubs suck this year."

Claw's encounter: Here's another fine mesh you've got me into | the Daily Mail


Claw's encounter: Here's another fine mesh you've got me into | the Daily Mail: "Claw's encounter: Here's another fine mesh you've got me into
By ALLAN HALL - More by this author � Last updated at 20:59pm on 23rd April 2007

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The eye of the tiger, or perhaps more importantly the teeth, are a little too close for comfort.

But Arnd Drossel appears to have at least baffled the beasts, if not tamed them, with his spherical steel enclosure."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gilbert Gottfried Aristocrats joke

After every horrific event, the black humor friends and i end up making jokes that are "Too Soon!"

And then this gets sent around as a reminder of when and if jokes are appropriate.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Hey, I'm part of a fashion trend! Who knows, maybe the original pants caused it?


By Lizzie Garrett, Special to The Times
April 15, 2007

Hot seller

FORGET black leggings: Thighs are a-shining in the liquid metal leggings grabbing the spotlight on the runways and the streets.

The trend may have its roots in spring's futurist moment. Remember those plate metal leggings on the Balenciaga runway that looked as if they could have been borrowed from C-3PO, except that they are made to order and $100,000 a pop? But metallic leggings are also undeniably retro — one part 1970s "Solid Gold," another part 1980s David Lee Roth. At the very least, they are yet another way of incorporating all-important metallic shades into your wardrobe.

American Apparel instantly became the go-to resource for the nightclubbing gals who've been spotted around town shimmying in shimmering super-stretch nylon. The L.A.-based retail chain sells lamé leggings in gold, silver and copper, for the price of three lychee martinis (that's $36 for you couch potatoes). Diesel, Douglas Hannant and Matthew Williamson offer versions too, as do Bebe and Urban Outfitters.

Pulling off the look can be tricky. The key is to offset the heavy metal effect with softer pieces. But never throw on a rocker T-shirt or motorcycle jacket with leggings — metallic or otherwise — unless you've got a hot Trans Am waiting for you in the driveway and a VIP table at the Key Club for Metal Skool Mondays.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Anorexia t-shirts

This is an amazing story of one girl's battle with anorexia nervosa and her steps to battle the disese in public.

From The Gazette via PostSecret. The t-shirts are available for purchase here.

T-shirts put eating disorders out in the open
Reigning fair queen has struggled with anorexia since age 10; her homemade shirts are a reminder to herself and others what’s at stakex

Malament’s T-shirts reflect the statistics. The front of one pale pink shirt reads: ‘‘20 percent will die from their anorexia.” Some research indicates that anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent of people with anorexia nervosa who don’t receive treatment die.

The back of the shirt asks ‘‘Is it worth this?” above a list of 18 side effects associated with the illness, including ulcers, hair loss, infertility and kidney failure. Other side effects Malament lists include fatigue, depression, shame and isolation.

The last side effect she lists is heart failure.

Malament, who now lives in Washington, D.C., is studying psychology and literature at AU with hopes of one day helping girls just like her.

‘‘I’m trying to get myself under control so I can do that,” she said. ‘‘It’s hard to say eating disorders are bad when I still have this relationship with mine.”

That’s what makes the T-shirts so important to her.

‘‘I’ll often wear it when I have a bad day,” Malament said. ‘‘That’s why I put the question on the back. Because I need that reminder more than anyone else.”

She said friends and acquaintances are surprised to learn Malament has an eating disorder.

‘‘It’s not glamorized,” she said of the T-shirt. ‘‘It’s saying, I’m anorexic and it’s not a good thing and I’m going to do something about it.”

Malament raised her voice in April during a book discussion at Barnes and Noble in Rockville. A crowd of about 100 gathered to hear Germantown resident Frank Warren talk about his project and book called ‘‘PostSecret,” which shares the secrets strangers send him on post cards.

Malament, who wore one of her shirts, stood up and talked about her illness and the T-shirt project.

At the end of the book discussion, several teenaged girls approached Malament. One petite girl with blond hair pulled back in a ponytail quietly asked Malament to send her a T-shirt, but she didn’t have the money to pay for one.

Malament told her she would send her one for free.

The girl hugged her. Malament hugged her back.

‘‘It will be OK,” Malament whispered. ‘‘It will be OK.”

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Crocodile chomps off vet's arm - and then it's sewn back on | the Daily Mail

Never fuck with an angry reptile, a lesson that Ohio State has yet to learn... Crocodile chomps off vet's arm - and then it's sewn back on | the Daily Mail: "Crocodile chomps off vet's arm - and then it's sewn back on
Last updated at 16:45pm on 12th April 2007

WARNING: This story contains strong images

This is the moment when a huge crocodile took a severe disliking to his vet - and chomped off his arm.

And remarkably zookeepers managed to retrieve the limb and re-attach it to its rightful owner.

The medic was trying to remove a tranquiliser dart from the 440lb Nile crocodile's hide when it clamped his jaws around his forearm and tore it off.


* Video: See the aftermath of the arm-eating crocodile (Windows)
* Video: See the aftermath of the arm-eating crocodile (Real)

The croc then turned and fled before settling contentedly with the limb hanging from his mouth.


'Most E-Mailed' List Tearing New York Times' Newsroom Apart | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Fuck on a stick, this is true! If only we had a Top 25 most read stories, 2 clicks on one post would qualify...

'Most E-Mailed' List Tearing New York Times' Newsroom Apart | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

We're guilty of this at work quite often. But you the reader, probably knew that.

For Orange, especially.

From Slate :

fighting words: A wartime lexicon.
The You DecadeThere's a new narcissistic pronoun in town.
Christopher Hitchens

I suppose I started to notice it about two or three years ago, when the salespeople at Rite-Aid began wearing dish-sized lapel buttons stating that "YOU are the most important customer I will serve today." It was all wrong, in the same way that a sign hung on a door saying "Back in five minutes" is out of time as soon as it is put in place. It was wrong in other ways, too, since it could be read from some distance (say, from 10 spaces back in a slow-moving line) and thus became an irritant to anyone who could grasp that "they"—or the "we" of this putative "you"—were not really important at all. As in "your call is important to us"—but not important enough for us to supply enough operators to get you out of the holding pattern and the elevator or fasten-your-seat-belt music that comes with it.

The annoying lapel button was soon discontinued, and the bright consultant who came up with it was no doubt promoted to higher things, but "You" retained its centrality. A room-service menu, for example, now almost always offers "your choice" of oatmeal versus cornflakes or fruit juice as opposed to vegetable juice. Well, who else's choice could it be? Except perhaps that of the people who decide that this is the range of what the menu will feature. Fox TV famously and fatuously claims, "We report. You decide." Decide on what? On what Fox reports? Online polls promise to register what "you" think about the pressing issues of the moment, whereas what's being presented is an operation whereby someone says, "Let's give them the idea that they are a part of the decision-making process."

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Stats, April 7

Current listen: Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Location: Venice. Tonight, the Valley for a late passover Sedyr, then downtown with Jessica.
Free food this week: Lunch Friday at Jigsaw. Total shameless appearance during an edit I didn't need to be at.

Sleep: not bad
Drink: Haven't been drunk drunk for quite a while.
Drugs: none.
Back: so-so
Effort: 2.5. Still feeling a little rundown from the Legionnaire's disease.
Engagement: better
Loneliness: not bad lately. Encouraged to have Ted move about 90 yards away.
Newness: Little.
Fun: 2
Long-term Forecast: fair
Brutally truthful answer to 'How you doin?': not 100% but a hell of a lot better than I have been
The only even prime number of weeks until our pitch for that video game account: 2.

Current read: New Yorker magazine
Thing I'm most excited about today: Seeing the Rusen-Forsythe extended clan.
Extra: About to spend another $100 on Gator championship merchandise

Friday, April 06, 2007

Let's Get Naked!

The best part of writing this ad was presenting the idea to the client and playing the part of the spokesman.

(NOTE: I'm totally kidding.)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rush & Molloy - Rush & Molloy - NY Daily News

I asked my black friends to start using this phrase:

Rush & Molloy - Rush & Molloy - NY Daily News: "Kanye West wants to know if Sienna Miller is single. 'That's a white girl I would take to the mosque,' the rapper writes in his Fashion Beatdowns column for Complex magazine's April/May issue. West contemplates Miller's relationship status after he weighs in on her ex Jude Law 's outfit: 'That sweater with the black sequins on it is incredible.'"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Gators champs again!

Gators champs again!, originally uploaded by ideateller.

Back to back shining moments in basketball.

Gators champs again!

Gators champs again!, originally uploaded by ideateller.

Back to back shining moments in basketball.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Legionellosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Been under the weather for 2 weeks now, so I've been trying to name my sickness. For now, we're going with Buick Cough. (see Pontiac Fever reference below)

Legionellosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Legionellosis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Legionellosis is an infection caused by the genus of Gram negative bacteria Legionella, notably Legionella pneumophila.[1] At least 46 species and 70 serogroups have been identified. L. pneumophila, a ubiquitous aquatic organism that thrives in warm environments (25 to 45 �C with an optimum around 35 �C) causes over 90% of Legionnaires' disease cases.[2]

The disease has two distinct forms:

* Legionnaires' disease is the name for the more severe form of infection which includes pneumonia.[3]
* Pontiac fever is a milder respiratory illness without pneumonia caused by the same bacterium."