damnum absque injuria

December 31, 2007

AR-15s in California

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 1:14 pm

Apparently, you can own a STAG-15 in Cali, as Jerry Moonbeam never got around to adding that receiver to the bad boy list and lost his authority to add new ones in 2007. You can even get a Hello Kitty one. Heh.

Hat tip: Uncly-Wuncly.

December 30, 2007

Benazir Bhutto, 1953-2007

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:04 am

She wasn’t a saint, but as even Christopher Hitchens appears to admit, she was among the better of the not-so-great-guys in a part of the world with no real good guys. I hope Uncle is wrong about the average American not having heard of her, but then again, half of the American people are stupider than average.

Speaking of people stupider than average, I couldn’t help wondering what the Cupid Stunt had to say about Bhutto following her assassination. True to form, he/she/it does not disappoint.

December 28, 2007

Won’t You Take Me To, Horneytown

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:27 am

Relative to Virginia, NC is a bit shy on silly names, but there are some nice exceptions.

December 26, 2007

Deadblogging Hawaii

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:57 pm

Now that I’m only blogging once a month whether I need to or not, it should come as little surprise to my remaining readers (yes, I mean both of you) that I didn’t get around to blogging about my recent trip to Maui until after the fact. Here’s a brief summary:

  • Think it’s a pain in the butt flying from CA to HI? Try flying from the East Coast, with 1 and and 3 year old in tow.
  • You know something’s up when you get called a Haole on the mainland.
  • Try harder, Avis. If I’m second in line in the middle of the day, I shouldn’t have a 15 minute wait. You’re renting cars to tourists, not rockets to scientists.
  • Forget the Alamo. You bozos in LA managed to bugger things up even worse than your brethren at Avis. It’s moderately neato that you are open 24-7, but if there are 10 people in line at any hour, you’re understaffed. And if you too manage to make me wait 10-15 minutes after becoming the next in line, even the staff you haven’t aren’t doing their job – even if they are giving their competition a run for their funny-money.
  • Don’t Buy American. If their smarmy lobbying weren’t bad enough, they seem to be a bit unclear on the concept of having a “big Johnson.” American Airhint: it’s a none-too-subtle reference to male anatomy, not a suggestion that you go out and hire some large, obnoxious twit whose last name happens to be “Johnson.” And if you are going to hire someone like that, don’t hire her as a bag lady. It’s bad enough having you bozos lose my luggage. The last thing I need is for you to top it off with an idiot who (1) can’t jot down a phone number, a ZIP code or a flight number correctly, (2) thinks Maui is a foreign country and (3) makes up in attitude what she lacks in basic intelligence.
  • According to a docent we met at the aquarium, it’s no longer politically correct to call starfish “starfish” since technically speaking, they aren’t really fish. She said the preferred term is “sea stars,” instead. I didn’t have the heart to inform her that they aren’t really stars, either.
  • If you don’t buy a timeshare, you don’t really love your children.
  • Getting to Maui is a bitch and a half. Being there for a week kicks ass.

December 12, 2007

Douche Update

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:53 pm

I never thought I’d say this, but Glenn Greenwald is now the second biggest douche in the blogosphere, and a distant second at that.

December 11, 2007

Romney on Religion

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:25 pm

You heard Mitt’s speech on religion. Now read the rest of the story.

UPDATE: In fairness, at least Mike II sometimes apologizes for his idiocy.

Safety in Gun-Free Zones

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:18 am

If the Bradys had their way, this would have been a lot more like this.

December 10, 2007

Let’s Really Go Crazy

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:00 pm

Funny how FoxNews found this (NSFW) before Former Artist Formerly Known As Artist Formerly Known As Prince did. Heh.

December 6, 2007

Worse than Wrong Paul, and More Likely to Win?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:39 pm

If this doesn’t sink Mike Huckabee’s chances of becoming the Republican nominee, I may have to become a Democrat. Haven’t we already elected one too many many failed governors of that small state?

December 5, 2007

Realtors™ Suck™

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:46 pm

I’m torn over which realtor is the greater asshole – the one who trademarked the word “realtor,” or the one who thought it would be a good idea to advertise square footage as a range rather than telling you the goddamned number. I mean, seriously, WTF? This guy wants to sell me his house, but all he’ll tell me about the square footage is that it’s somewhere between 2,800 and 3,400. The house itself looks OK, so I might could make him an offer of “I’m thinking of a number between $340,000 and $420,000.” I’m sure that won’t piss him off in the least.

 

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