Posts Tagged ‘Silly stuff’

Bless their hearts…

Friday, March 26th, 2010

So I’m browsing Fark and run across this headline:

[ARTICLE] [FAIL] In a move that will upset nobody, repressed white southerners want to declare themselves “Confederate Southern Americans” on the census. Try “hillbillies,” guys, it’s got a nicer ring

And I immediately start thinking:  “Please don’t be South Carolina… Please don’t be South Carolina…”

The South Carolina-based Southern Legal Resource Center believes that people with ancestors who were citizens of the Confederate States of America should be entitled to ethnic identity and protection [under the Civil Rights Act] since the country no longer exists.

Since I can’t really think of anything else to say, I’m just going to leave this here:

Baby got back

Friday, August 28th, 2009

This blog occasionally features Friday pictures of some of our favorite animals.  This time, though, we’d like to show you something different.  A real tomato, if you will.

Baby got back!  (800x600 JPG, click to enlarge - if you're the kind of person who wants to do that sort of thing)Should this picture have come with a “not safe for work” warning?

Advice that’s always on topic

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Here’s The Weather Channel with some helpful advice.

Beware of hurricanes and other kinds of storms

Beware of hurricanes and other kinds of storms

Words spinning into the void

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

In South Carolina, you can reliably assume that newspaper “Letters to the Editor” pages will contain a fair amount of right-wing political craziness.  That’s normal for South Carolina.  But sometimes, things lurk deep in the Letters.  Terrifying things – like this letter – which must be seen in its entirety to be fully appreciated**:

Published: July 15, 2009

Just the other day I had an officer call to my house. I responded, “So you called the police?” “Yes,” the person said said. “I was to get even.” The person told me “do what you have to.” Well, I had already knew what I was going to do: call the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on her to make my point.

But you know God has a way of changing things. Where is the good in that?

The Bible does not tell me to do evil for evil, but to overcome evil with good. The battle is not mine; it belongs to the Lord.

But I remember a time; this lets me be reminded of whose I am. Then I heard a voice, just stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. And before you know it God will make everything turn out all right. He’ll make your enemy become your footstool. Be very careful of the stone you throw; that has a way of coming right back to you. We are all at different levels, so we should never compare ourselves to others.

Remember to sweep around your own door before you try to sweep around mine. All I am doing is trying to make things better; with it comes change. We must remember a generation comes behind us; we must make it better.

Thank you Chairwoman Bertha Scott and Lake City Housing; the change is good. Now others can sit on the porch and enjoy the view. Keep up the good work.

L**** B****
Lake City

What’s more frightening?  The letter itself, or the fact that the paper deemed it worthy of publication?

I think, as a response, the paper should publish the picture below (grabbed from a Fark thread long ago):



**Letter reproduced here due to scnow’s annoying tendency to break its own links.

If this doesn’t show up on TLC, I’ll be shocked

Monday, June 1st, 2009

If this doesn’t show up on TLC in the near future, I will be shocked:

Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January, will star in a reality television series about her family, a TV executive said.


The “quasi-reality TV series” would be “an arrangement whereby several events in the children’s lives would be filmed in a documentary series,”

Anyone remember when TLC was “The Learning Channel”, not “The Lame Channel”?

And in case anyone wonders what “Octomom”‘s motivations are, the linked article supplies some insight:

Suleman has sought to trademark her media nickname — Octomom — for a TV show and a line of diapers.

The cat’s from Barcelona

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

While I wait for tomorrow’s test to finish copying, I thought I’d share a sign posted on the bulletin board   Need an anatomy and physics book?

Used 210/211 anatomy and physicology with cat manuel.  Very good condition.  I only used it two weeks las semester.

Used 210/211 anatomy and physicology with cat manuel. Very good condition. I only used it two weeks las semester.

A real bargain, since it includes a cat from Barcelona!

Be proud you’re a rebel ’cause the South’s gonna do it again

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Fort Sumter (public domain image from Wikipedia)

Fort Sumter (public domain image from Wikipedia)

Not willing to let Rick Perry steal all the secessionist glory, some folks in South Carolina are getting in on the act.

Conservative groups are calling on South Carolina legislators to pass a measure asserting state sovereignty.

The resolution declares South Carolina has the right to ignore any federal law or policies it deems unconstitutional. It notes the 10th Amendment gives all powers not delegated to the federal government to states.

That sounds a little like this:

The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States, by the Federal Government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in then withdrawing from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time, these encroachments have continued to increase, and further forbearance ceases to be a virtue.

How well did that work out for us lsat time, hmm?

(Or perhaps this is more like the Ordinance of Nullification in 1832

We, therefore, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain and it is hereby declared and ordained, that the several acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States, […] are unauthorized by the constitution of the United States, and violate the true meaning and intent thereof and are null, void, and no law, nor binding upon this State, its officers or citizens; and all promises, contracts, and obligations, made or entered into, or to be made or entered into, with purpose to secure the duties imposed by said acts, and all judicial proceedings which shall be hereafter had in affirmance thereof, are and shall be held utterly null and void.

… which didn’t work out so well for South Carolina, either.)

It would be really nice, though, if conservatives would stop talking treason just because they’re upset that their last president tanked the economy and their last presidential candidate (unsurprisingly) didn’t win the next election.

My lucky ball and chain

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Saw this link on Slashdot:

A red digital display counts down the “Study Time Left” and the device beeps and unlocks when the time expires.

The prison-style device weighs 9.5 kg (21 pounds), making it difficult to move while wearing it.

Incentive to study, or S&M toy? You be the judge.

The Study Ball

The Study Ball

The retailer doesn’t mention it in the ad, but I have to wonder … does it explode if you try to take it off?

An armed society is a polite society

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Kellie forwarded me this news story and I thought I should pass it on: Restaurant Customer Shot After Complaining.

A South Carolina restaurant employee has been arrested and accused of shooting a customer who complained about the service.


Deputies said [the employee] worked at a Waffle House restaurant in Manning and was involved in a fight about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

So what’s the moral of this story?

An armed society is a polite society?

Hmm.  That doesn’t quite seem to fit.

Don’t complain about the service at a Waffle House?

Nope.  Still needs work.

Never, ever go to a Waffle House.


Crystal Gayle on toast!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

A Spartanburg woman has made a piece of cheese toast that bears an uncanny resemblance to country music legend Crystal Gayle.

The likeness is amazing!

The likeness is amazing!

As the woman noted…

“I know there’s a lot of people who believe there’s some […] reason for it being there,” said Lowe, who lives on Lake Bowen. “I just don’t know, but I could never eat it.”

Yes, country music is rather popular here in South Carolina.  What other reason would there be for country music legends to start appearing on toast?

Okay, okay … so the woman actually thought the toast looked like some religious character.  But you can’t tell me that isn’t Crystal Gayle immortalized in cheese!