my brain just threw up a little…

November 30, 2011

on debunking myths

Filed under: commentary,Daily Crazies,random crazies — Sol @ 3:34 pm

from: http://lifehacker.com/people/Keshie/

“You know what I find is a great way to debunk bullshitters?

Serious Debate.

It’s not enough to call out bullshitters in public since any thug in a pub can do that.
What you need to be able to do is call them out in public and force them to cite the facts or reproduce the circumstances that lead them to make their proclamation.

Now there are many people who preach myths from an ignorant but well meaning stance (homeopathy, anyone?) and there are many who spread vicious lies and propaganda and who hide behind the veils of “freedom of speech” and “Just reporting the facts as they are seen.” but whatever you think of those people, it’s important to debunk them without malice.
Kindness and politeness is very helpful at this point because after all, these narrow minded people have never heard of the phrase “You Anticipate Of Others What You Know About Yourself”. (In other words, because they lie, they expect everyone else to be trying to lie too. They think that how they are is absolutely normal. The ego on these idiots…).

It’s really important to be honourable at this point because you risk them accusing you of political partisanship and if these people truly are lying arseholes, don’t be shocked by what they come up with to destroy your argument.
He or she might be a motherfucking corporate sponsored global warming denialist and a homophobic liar who fucks their mother twice daily, but unless you can provide evidence of the motherfucking, you’d best shut up.

If you stammer, if you misphrase a term or if you state something as fact when that fact has changed, they will use every syllable you uttered to bury you.

Example: “My brothe- I mean, my half-brother Saif was occupied in Iraq where he said he won a silver star for bravery and being wounded and all and I think he’s a really good guy!” becomes:
“Pundit Declares That His Gay Muslim Brother Earned Purple Star! Pentagon Denies Claim!!”

So don’t be afraid to stand up and be their enemy. Present facts and be prepared for a lively debate. Just remember: Never ever get personal and bring facts like you’d bring a gun to a shootout.”

November 29, 2011

dog snow

Filed under: commentary,random crazies — Sol @ 9:04 pm

crazy dog ran sprinting for full ten minutes in circles after taking a dump in snow. maw wide open, tail sticking up, face full of snow, just bolting with joy. ah, Gingin likes snow. my kinda girl =D

just dried her off with a towel and she is back on the bed, belly up, happy.

yay!

Filed under: random crazies — Sol @ 7:54 pm

snow! =D finally

not sure it will stay, but we suppose to get a few inches of snow tonight and a few tomorrow.

Turtle’s Oil Rig

Filed under: gadgets,lawls — Sol @ 5:33 pm

 

 

 

Gingin

Filed under: random crazies — Sol @ 11:28 am

this dog is shoving me off the bed… i wrap myself around her and bite her face to make her stop kicking. She is warm. She calms down and snuggles in closer and snores at me with her pink nose. Pink nosed dog.

November 25, 2011

You want a big screen TV – you are OK to mace people.

Filed under: commentary — Sol @ 2:06 pm

wow, really, pepperspray to repel other shoppers from desired bargains.

http://news.yahoo.com/woman-pepper-sprays-other-black-friday-shoppers-110009506.html

and

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/wal-mart-black-friday-marred-by-shootings-pepper-spray-attack-.html

“Police said the suspect shot the pepper spray when the coverings over the items she wanted were removed.”

Store has their wares covered for what reason exactly?

So what’s the moral here? You want a big screen TV – you are OK to mace people. really, because noone else matters. Is that it?

Look, I would understand if you are a mother trying to get food for your child. Hells bells, I’d help you get that food if possible.

But… electronics? FUCKING TOYS!!! And you are macing innocent bystanders for it?!

Dear HBO,

Can we please televise this shit? I want every Friday to be The Black Friday. Folks belly up to their favorite bar after work, and watch BFG special. That’s Black Friday Gladiators, see?

A mall is booked for an event. All stores closed and barricaded. Staff is not allowed any weapons. Competitors are allowed use of improvised weapons only. (brick in purse, hair spray and zippo, hair-pins, knitting needles, shopping carts, plumbing dismantled from the mall’s restrooms, or anything they can get their hands on inside the mall) On signal, groups of four are allowed in. They are not allowed to wear any identifying colors. So each group of four has to know themselves.

First target – sports section. Not for the shoes and jerseys. For the weapons. Golf-clubs, bows etc.

And they have to be quick – the whole thing is only four hours long. Whoever spends the highest dollar amount wins. Removing a competitor from the game adds $100 to your score. Removing them permanently – $1000. Yes, range weapons are a plus, however, no weapon can be used outside a store. Four Hours and $1000 spending cash. Bodyparts presented at checkout are equivalent to a 5% off coupon. You get 20%off if you are wearing someone-elses face and/or using someone-elses hands while handling your money.

Winners get a half off coupon for anything they purchase at one store of their choice from a presented competitors list. Bottom of the list starts with grocery stores, ending with jewelry stores at the top.

And once a year, during actual Black Friday, the BFG event is held at a mall X. OWS from all over the world are allowed to take over and protest inside the mall X during the four hours when the BFG event takes place. Absence of law-enforcement is guaranteed!

Pepper-spray… what a bitch

November 24, 2011

Rumpelstilzchen

Filed under: commentary,dreams — Sol @ 11:50 pm

screen shot from “Once Upon a Time” (That’s Robert Carlyle and he makes a fantastic Rumplestiltskin!)

 

MOOOOOOOO!!!

Filed under: commentary,lawls — Sol @ 7:37 pm
Me let me guess… you are going shopping tomorrow?
 

10:28

Coworker Considering it, not sure though.
 

10:28

Me after eating turkey tonight?
 

10:28

Coworker Nope, not eating turkey. Probably chicken.
 

10:28

Me nod
 

10:28

Me I am not going shopping tomorrow
 

10:29

Coworker If we are going, we typically go after 8AM so a good percentage of the crazy people are gone already
 

10:29

Me I refuse to make purchases during holidays
 

10:29

Me these bastards will not tell me what and when to buy
 

10:30

Coworker Very true. We normally go just to look.  We never check the ads anymore.
 

10:30

Coworker If we see something we want we will buy it
 

10:30

Coworker Otherwise, fuck it
 

10:30

Me we, the people, are having our minds poisoned with commercial advertisement
 

10:31

Me it is everywhere
 

10:31

Me it looks cute and cuddly and has a jingle
 

10:31

Coworker haha
 

10:31

Me and we refuse to look at the bigger picture
 

10:31

Me we, the people
 

10:32

Me the bigger picture is that we are told what to buy and when… it is someone telling us how and when to hand over the cash
 

10:33

Me the cash that we, the people, work pretty hard for, and have to give up like a lunch money
 

10:33

Me but we are too dumb, selfish, and greedy
 

10:33

Coworker ^^
 

10:34

Me we, the people, should pass a law
 

10:34

Me any person shopping during holiday season will only be allowed to communicate by mooing
 

10:35

Coworker lol
 

10:36

Me yep! beginning and ending every sentence with a hearty MOOOOO
 

10:36

Me sentences no longer than three words
 

10:36

Me two of these three words must be monosyllabic.
 

10:38

Me There will be a lot of pointing! and in light of this, we, the people, should have a device… because, you see, in the rest of the civilized world, pointing with one’s digit is considered impolite.
 

10:38

Me Pointing device will be “The Shopping Hoof!”
 

10:39

Me it must weigh at least 27lbs
 

10:40

Coworker Seems pretty heavy for a Hoof.
 

10:40

Coworker Then again, with how overweight a lot of America is, that will not be a problem I guess
 

10:40

Me it will be made of concrete, and will be chained to your shopping cart

 

QOTD

Filed under: QOTD,random crazies — Sol @ 6:10 pm

you are what you eat…

Filed under: commentary,Daily Crazies,lawls — Sol @ 11:21 am

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_turkey#Availability_and_commercial_production

“In commercial production, breeder farms supply eggs to hatcheries. After 28 days, the hatched poults are sexed and delivered to the grow-out farms; hens are raised separately from toms because of different growth rates. Rations generally include corn and soybean meal, with added vitamins and minerals, and is adjusted for protein, carbohydrate and fat based on the age and nutrient requirements. Hens are slaughtered at about 14 weeks and toms at about 18 weeks.

The dominant commercial breed is the Broad-breasted Whites (similar to “White Holland”, but a separate breed), which have been selected for size and amount of meat. Mature toms are too large to achieve natural fertilization without injuring the hens, so their semen is collected, and hens are inseminated artificially. Several hens can be inseminated from each collection, so fewer toms are needed. Breeders’ meat is too tough for roasting, and is mostly used to make processed meats.”

I found this to be most amusing. We are indeed what we eat.

Happy Turkey Day!

 

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