Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm confused by the world in which Jane's Addiction is opening for NIN....

Then again last time I saw NIN they had a "slam poet" open for them.

My brain hurts.

News of Note

I haven't had much time to think about writing, but I'm trying to be informed more than I normally am. I decided to actually use my digg account more frequently, since one of the main reasons I'm not up to date on news is that I don't particularly trust getting my news from any one source.

14yr old girl posts nude pics on myspace and is charged with child porn

California contemplates banning black cars

Apparently if you're not mainstream you are a threat

15yr depression?? Keynesian vs. Austrian economics

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Something that has always bothered me...

On Peach St, pretty much the biggest, busiest street in town, there is a Catholic school. I don't know who in their right mind decided to smack a children's school into the middle of a busy, commercial section of town.The only logic I can see behind it is that Catholic schools are truly more of a business than they are anything else.
Now, on top of all this you have the fact that there is, of course, a school zone. A school zone, with it's amazing 15mph speed limit coupled with the inane fact that this is on a street that otherwise is so busy they made the speed limit 40mph. (This is notable because typically the speed limit in the city does not exceed 35mph. You don't find the 40mph roads until you get in out into the country moreso.)
I can't imagine that I am really the only person who finds this outrageous. There obviously was a complete lack of logic thought that went into the placement of this school.

I think that they don't need a school zone. The Catholics already think they're so much better than everyone else, surely it wouldn't be a big task for them to just ask God to protect their children from being idiots who run into oncoming traffic. Problem solved: I don't have to sit in traffic jams on the way to work. No one has to road rage. And the Catholics can finally prove their faith to the rest of humanity, I mean, they don't have any doubts, right??

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ads and extraneous penis talk

Great. Now all my Google ads are about trucks. I wonder how many times I have to say penis to get them to display ads for penis enhancement. I wonder if Google even supports ads for penis enhancement or are they too classy for that? What about breast enhancement? Although I don't know how many people would think to themselves that a random ad on the side of a page would be the best way to go about making your dick bigger.
You know how there are all those weight loss programs that use hypnotism to "convince" you to choose better eating habits? Maybe they should do that for penis enlargement too. (What is the plural of penis? penises? penis'? peni? penisise penisese? I have no clue. But if you pronounce that last one it sounds like the name for an indiginous people of Penis origin: "What nationality are you?" "I am Penisese.") Everyone knows deep down that taking a drug, or rubbing some cream on their junk isn't going to make it any bigger. But if we can sell them hypnotism instead, they can be hypnotized to think that their penis is bigger (or just to think that it doesn't need to be bigger). Voila! Satisfied customers. Oh wait, I forgot that you never want to actually, completely satisfy your customers..... if you did that then they would hve no reason to keep giving you money and your business would go straight down the drain. Maybe the effects could wear off after a month or 2 so they would need repeat hynosis sessions. lol, epic.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Utilitarian vs. Aesthetically pleasing

This is the Cadillac Escalade. There are many newer pickups that have been released with a similar design.

I can't stand it.

Those stupid side guard things....I don't even know what to call them, that's how dumb they are: they lack proper terminology.

I could vaguely understand that they could be very practical in the utilitarian sense. A pickup truck is intended for hauling/transporting things and having that extra bit to help hold things in would come in handy at times. However,not only do I find these things to be a heaping aesthetic eyesore, this isn't a truck intended for doing any "heavy lifting". Sure, physically speaking this truck would be very capable of performing all the necessary tasks that would qualify it as a vehicle appropriate for all the tough jobs of towing and what-not. But who buys a Cadillac just to do dirty work with it?? Pickup trucks are generally intended to take a beating. There's no point in getting a truck that you won't even get near some dirt, let alone consider doing back-breaking work with.

Blood Drive on St.Patty's Day??

I don't know what the guidelines are so maybe I'm completely out of line here, but it just doesn't seem like a good idea to host a blood drive, on a college campus, on St.Patrick's day and the day after. This is like THE holiday for inebriated college students (not to mention State Patrick's Day for those drunkards at Penn State's main campus in State College).

Like I said, I don't know what the guidelines are for donating blood if there is alcohol in your system. I do know that they don't want my dirty, Chernobyl blood so it just seems rude to me that they would rather have alcohol ridden blood instead. (fyi: They refuse to take my blood based on the time frame that I lived in Europe. I have no proof that this is at all related to Chernobyl. It just seems like a more interesting excuse than no excuse at all.)

So yeah, if anyone wants to donate blood you can go to Behrend tomorrow.....I doubt hangovers affect your eligibility.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Stripes of a different color....

During WWII the Germans granted the Japanese honor status as Aryans.....

That makes so little sense I think my brain might explode.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My cat hates the Irish

I bleached my hair out yesterday, intending to dye over it again, I just needed it lighten.
Well, I'm sitting at my computer when my kitten comes into the room. She seems curious about my hair and jumps up on me to look at it. Then she starts attacking my hair, but in that cute kitten sort of way. She kept trying to eat it and bat at it and it was generally endearing......until she clawed my face. That wasn't so cute, in fact, it hurt. I guess my cat hates redheads.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

In cars

I only think of interesting things to talk about when I'm driving.

On the way home from work there is a McDonald's billboard. On it is a picture of some fancy coffee drink and the words: "The cure for the Pennsylvania cold."

Now, I've been driving past this sign for weeks, barely paying any attention to it until the other day when I finally realized I had misinterpreted the aforementioned "Pennsylvania cold". I had taken the 'Pennsylvania cold' to be some dumb phrase referencing a terrible cold that you get in Pennsylvania.....i.e. a sickness type of cold. I've finally realized that it is simply referring to the temperature. I had been wondering how coffee would make someone feel better when they were sick, but McDonald's advertising has always been so inane that the stupidity of what I thought it was saying seemed normal.

I don't understand how my brain does these things..... Its times like these when I realize how blonde I can actually be. :)