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calendar   Monday - July 25, 2016

coffee time

And I’m off to work, coffee and banana in hand.

Thank goodness it’s raining. We need it, and it breaks the heat wave a bit.

And again, I was awake way before the alarm clock. Maybe that’s because I went to bed early. Which could have something to do with the nice G&T I made myself after dinner. Maybe.

Right. Grab the cat bag (pan scoops) and the stinky garbage (shrimp shells PU) and out the door.

L8ter.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 05:53 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 24, 2016

bad kitteh

We’re following UK policy of not showing the faces or giving the names of the alleged perpetrators.

This was a brand new roll of paper towels. And then someone decided that it needed killing. Severe killing, extra dead.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/24/2016 at 12:29 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - July 23, 2016

ruff week

My brother is back in the hospital. High fever, dehydrated. Talk about your misdiagnosis - some online doctor he “visited” told him he had “summer flu” but when that didn’t get better and he went to a real doctor, he wound up in the hospital straight away and tests are showing a blood clot and a big diverticulitis attack GI area of concern that merits further attention. So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully he’s getting some real care for the real problems now. Don’t know if surgery will be called for.

Helluva way to spend his birthday.

Arrggh.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/23/2016 at 10:02 AM   
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calendar   Friday - July 22, 2016

WikiLeaks releases thousands of documents about Clinton and internal deliberations

Washington Post

As Hillary Clinton prepared to announce her 2016 running mate, a trove of nearly 20,000 emails were released by WikiLeaks on Friday, providing an embarrassing inside look at Democratic Party operations on the eve of the Democrats’ national convention.

The emails from the Democratic National Committee include discussions of Clinton’s chief rival for the presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.); details of perks provided to party donors attending the convention; and email exchanges between party officials, journalists and others.

The emails were released with an announcement by WikiLeaks on Twitter that linked readers to a Wikileaks Page inviting visitors to “Search the DNC email database.” A search box sits underneath a one-paragraph introduction:

“Today, Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks releases 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee — part one of our new Hillary Leaks series,” the introduction says. “The leaks come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC,” including Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer and others. The newly released emails cover the period from January 2015 through May 25, 2016.

Got home from a day out with the hubs to this news. Hopped on Twitter to check it out. Apparently the first hashtag, #DNCLeaks was #1 trending for a while before it mysteriously disappeared. Soon thereafter, #DNCLeak started trending. That hashtag disappeared a short time later. #DemExit was trending for a while as well. The comments on the WaPo site are pretty much just what I was expecting. This makes me ALMOST want to watch the upcoming Dem convention. ALMOST....


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Posted by Severa   United States  on 07/22/2016 at 11:37 PM   
Filed Under: • Computers and CyberspaceDemocrats-Liberals-Moonbat LeftistsHildabeast •  
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calendar   Thursday - July 21, 2016

Obviously Not A History Major

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

Fashion Accessories [et al ?] Made From Human Skin



Alexander McQueen always made handbags to die for. But would he approve of one that he could have, literally, died for?

Hopefully he would, because an artist wants to make a leather handbag using the designer’s skin.

Tina Gorjanc, from Central Saint Martin’s art school, has produced a project, complete with patents, describing plans to use DNA extracted from McQueen’s hair to make his skin in a laboratory using cutting-edge biotechnology.

At present growing enough skin to craft a full handbag would probably be prohibitively expensive, although arguably not compared with what McQueen, who died in 2010, used to charge…

Maybe they should start smaller, with a couple book covers, or lampshades.

Holy smokes, do they teach absolutely NOTHING in school these days?

Nope. Nothing.

McQueen himself was a whacked out freak, his “darkly creative” works often being the macabre stuff of nightmares. It’s not that “I don’t get it”; I do. I just know that that kind of it needs to be hunted down and killed, then the ground beneath it burned sterile. He was a sick-ass mofo who should have been locked in the rubber room since early childhood.

But still. This Pure Human project takes his mental illness a step even further. Sure, art can often be all about stretching the borders, but when your creations fall into the realm of Arts and Crafts Day at the Third Reich you’ve gone too goddamn far.

Part art, part macabre science project, Pure Human will use authenticated DNA of McQueen to grow human skin. Goranjc will then tan the skin and use it to create jackets and bags. The human-made leather may in fact be the ultimate luxury commodity—unlike animal leather, it will be susceptible to sunburn which may give each piece a unique look and feel. She used pig skin to simulate the final process for her St. Martin’s graduate collection, where she was runner-up for a creative talent award for the project.

At first blush, the proposal may seem whimsical, but Goranjc’s concept is dead serious: she has applied for a patent for a process that extracts the DNA, implants it into a cell culture and harvests the cells for skin tissue.




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One of his more notable creations


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/21/2016 at 04:49 AM   
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fish don’t fry in the oven, beans don’t burn on the grill

Movin’ On Up

Last night was our 4th consecutive week of winning 7-0 at Summer League bowling. We’ve just been derping along, doing more drinking than hard core rolling. But we finally got our act together and decided to go for it, and we are. We’ve brought ourselves up out of last place, then up and up. When they run this week’s numbers we’ll probably wind up in about 4th or 5th place, with 5 weeks left in the mini season. That’s perhaps enough for us to clinch it if we keep on winning. And there’s really no reason we shouldn’t be winning; this year’s mix of bowlers is pretty low average. Except for our old nemesis, the team of Ken and his Mom. We face them next week, and if we romp on them there will be no stopping us.

Cool.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/21/2016 at 04:32 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - July 19, 2016

awesome web tool

I don’t know how to build one of these, or even what they’re called. But they’re effin’ awesome~~!!

I saw this for the first time this morning while checking out the news and gossip over in the UK online.

It looks like it runs on a Javascript, and that the parameters change in real time, even in the source code.

The little slider moves left to right in the real one (this one here is just a picture of it) and it lets you compare two pictures. But the wonder is, the images are razor sharp and the motion is smooth as glass. No sticky jumpy movement, and no rough pixels. This is awesome.

Any web coders out there know what this thing is called, or how to make one?

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/19/2016 at 05:32 AM   
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calendar   Monday - July 18, 2016

back in the day

Hey, remember when Steamy had his blog running and he’d post those “when you see it, you’ll shit bricks” pictures?

Somebody sent me this one ...

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... it’s been half an hour now, an I’m still not getting it.

LOL 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/18/2016 at 03:46 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 15, 2016

Bastille Day terror attack leaves dozens dead in Nice

CNN.com

The sun rose Friday morning over the Mediterranean city of Nice, devastated by what appears to be the latest, horrifying terror attack on French soil. At least 84 people have been reported dead after a truck careened through crowds on a seafront street, according to French media.

Hundreds, if not thousands, were out on the streets, celebrating Bastille Day, France’s answer to July 4th, with fireworks and a beachfront concert.

It was here, just after the last firework had fizzled out, that an apparent single driver in a large white truck first opened fire into the crowd before plowing through terrified tourists and residents, who had packed the famous Promenade des Anglais, one of the city’s main thoroughfares.

Amongst the dead, several children. At least 18 people remain in critical condition. Although the road was cordoned off, the driver managed to go more than a mile along the packed waterfront before being shot by police.

At the very least French President Francois Hollande said in an address to the nation that it was without a doubt a terrorist attack (noshitSherlock) A lot more than the current occupant of the White House would do, that’s for damn sure....


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Posted by Severa   United States  on 07/15/2016 at 04:26 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - July 14, 2016

perfection

Gotta love the NY Post. Tell it like it is, much? En toto!  Here’s their article with the title that tells the whole story ...

Weenies burn flag to protest cops, get attacked by bikers, need cops to save their asses

A group of flag-burning anti-NYPD protesters needed New York’s Finest to save their skin from a gang of angry bikers who tried to pummel them in a Brooklyn park for setting Old Glory ablaze Wednesday.

The fiery stunt by a few dozen members of the group Disarm the Police led to a chaotic scene at about 8 p.m. in Fort Greene Park, when the activists enraged 40 members of the Hallowed Sons Motorcycle Club by roasting the flag on a tiny barbecue grill.

“They took off like little b—hes,” said one biker. “They lit the f–king flag and took off running once they got slapped once or twice.”

The anarchists had announced on social media that they had planned to burn the flag in protest of NYPD policies, drawing a large group of flag-waving counterprotesters, including the bikers.

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While it’s illegal to openly burn anything in Fort Greene Park, the self-styled anarchists managed to find a loophole in the law that allows cooking in closed barbecue grills.

Thus, they started to roast the flag, but they didn’t burn it for long. One of the bikers rushed forward in a fit of rage and kicked over the grill, sending embers flying. He then doused it as members of the pro-flag crowd chanted “USA! USA!”

The bikers then started trying to rough up the protesters — who were quickly saved by members of the same police force that they criticize.

The protesters were shielded by the cops and escorted out of the park.

“I served in the Marines,” said counterprotester Brian Christopher, 23. “We defend this flag. We are ready to die for it. When I see people burning it and showing complete ignorance, it’s very offensive.”

What’s the foley effect that makes that comeuppance sound? Wat-wat-waat-waaaa

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2016 at 11:18 PM   
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oui oui


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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2016 at 02:46 PM   
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I hate working at work

Fired Up

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I hate having to work at work in my early morning job. As far as I’m concerned, they pay me to drink coffee.

Worse, I even had to stay late an extra 45 minutes.

It was another one of those mornings when the highway jammed up and traffic backed up all the way to Pennsylvania. And then they all tried to take a shortcut / detour down my private road. Um, no.

So it’s not bad enough that it’s a typical sweltering NJ summer morning, with humidity in the upper 90 percents. Now let’s add 50,000 commuters to the mix, all of them in a mad hurry to get somewhere, anywhere, as fast as they possibly can. Now bring traffic to a halt, because miles to the east of us there has been a truck accident. Which caught fire. And now the entire highway is closed. Shut. No way from Point A to Point B.

Unless.

Unless they can get to the bypass road. Which they can’t get to from the highway. Only from the local roads.

And our part of the world is confusing to most GPS maps, which can’t handle one road actually being 3 other roads at the same time. Mostly. Except for where it isn’t any of them. Then it’s just one. But then it becomes 3 roads, and then just 2.

Right. So stress is maximized, tempers are flaring, and people are losing it? And, oh by the way no big trucks are allowed on these streets, so the 3 big rigs in front of you now all have to do U turns on a 2 lane road before you can get to your shortcut corner. Cranked out much yet? Here, have some more coffee.

Eventually I took a whiteboard and a marker and wrote up a detour plan with a rough map. Maybe I’ll get a few hundred printed up. Having all this anger directed at me gets tiring. Even the local cops agree with that. One stopped by ... “yeah, we’re all the biggest assholes on the planet, and all this is our fault, including the accident 3 towns over!”
“I know it. I’m even worse, because Tom-Tom (aka any GPS) says this private road is actually state highway. And the nerve we have putting up a Private Road sign!” [ People were driving their SUVs across the lawn this morning to go around my little choke point, uppity bastard that I am. Crivens. ]

An overturned tractor trailer that caught fire after hitting an overpass support led to the closure of both directions of Route 78 on Thursday morning in Hunterdon County.

Route 78 was closed in both directions around 7:15 a.m. near the exit for exit No. 23 in Tewksbury after the tractor trailer struck the Route 523 overpass and caught fire from the impact, according to New Jersey State Police spokesman Lt. Brian Polite.

It appears from a preliminary investigation the truck was the only vehicle involved, according to Polite, who said the driver of the truck died. His identity was not disclosed.

The overpass struck by the truck is also being inspected.

As of 10:15 a.m., traffic was getting by on the shoulder. All westbound lanes were reopened around 9:30 a.m.

“There’s no real alternate eastbound around the closure point,” according to New Jersey Fast Traffic’s Bob Williams.

On top of that, all lanes on Route 22 eastbound West of Route 523 in Readington Township were closed for a time but have since been reopened.

Uh oh. They closed the bypass road too? East of where my detour put them? Oh, that’s really gonna piss ‘em off. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2016 at 09:25 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 13, 2016

Moo

First Lady Michelle meets with Queen Letizia of Spain to promote “Let Girls Learn”

It was a fashion face-off of epic proportions when Michelle Obama met with Queen Letizia in Madrid today.

America’s first lady was joined by the glamorous royal in the Spanish capital, on what was the last leg of a trip to promote girls’ education in poorer countries and raise awareness of gender inequalities.

The ever-chic Letizia, 43, stunned in a sleeveless scarlet dress from Nina Ricci that showcased her toned arms, adding a pair of pointed nude courts and turquoise earrings.

Her guest was on equally fine form in a crisp white summer dress and metallic sandals as they posed for photographs in the gardens of the Zarzuela palace, the royal family’s former residence. The 52-year-old’s famously toned triceps were also on show in the elegant sleeveless frock from Delpozo.

The pair, who last met at a gala in Washington in September 2015, greeted each other with a warm embrace before taking a walk through the palace gardens.

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Poor little queenie looks half scared to death that Godzilla is going to fall over and squash her.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/13/2016 at 04:07 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - July 12, 2016

Bernie sells out

Bernie Endorses Hillary


Oh noes!! Say it ain’t so!! Say that our wonderful, fresh, independent Bernie Sanders wasn’t just another part of the political machine all along! Get me to my Safe Space and get me some Counseling right away; I’ve been molested by this horror! I’m just a cute little snowflake and now I’m melting, melting, melllltinng!!

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement from her former rival Bernie Sanders.

The Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate appeared with Mrs Clinton at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders have been negotiating since she all but guaranteed the nomination in June.

Mr Sanders hopes to have a large influence on the Democratic platform.

“She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” he said.

“This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that.”

Some Sanders supporters booed at the joint rally and Mr Sanders appeared to motion them to stop. At the end of Mrs Clinton’s remarks, the two shared a hug and smiled.

Mr Trump, who has been trying to court Sanders supporters, wrote in a tweet that Mr Sanders has “totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. Fans angry!”

“The candidate who ran against special interests is endorsing the candidate who embodies special interests,” his campaign said in a release.

Right. Which means he’s been a phony-baloney since the get-go. And that he’s a total sell out. To the Man, man. You suck Bernie.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/12/2016 at 01:44 PM   
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