And furthermore, don't piss off the homeless there.

Homeless men kill, dismember, eat victim in Russia   (click for the whole story)

A 25-year old man was killed, dismembered, eaten and parts of his body sold to a nearby fast-food stand in the Perm region of the Russian Urals, criminal investigators have reported.

Now, it isn't clear if the guy's enemies actually ate any part of him, but I'm sure it wouldn't have mattered to the people who DID have a gnosh at the stand.  Sweeny Todd would have been proud. Murder and cannibilism-what a heritage! You'd think these men were living in Stalinist Russia.  
Remember that scene in Fight Club where the main character shows how he urinated in a tank full of soup?

Three idiots in Australia decided to one-up the movie by adding something more dangerous to some hamburges as a joke:

Two ill after eating burgers laced with multi-purpose cleaner in Australia

A prank by three young kitchen staff at Hungry Jack's fast food restaurant in the Central-Western New South Wales city of Bathurst went wrong when two customers required medical treatment after eating burgers they had laced with multi-purpose cleaner.

According to staff at the Emergency Department of Bathurst Hospital, two Hungry Jack's customers became ill Sunday night after eating burgers contaminated with a chemical believed to be multi-purpose cleaner. One of the patrons was in a serious condition upon arrival at Bathurst Hospital due to being allergic to an ingredient in the cleaning product. "He presented to the emergency department as he was having an allergic reaction after eating a burger from Hungry Jacks, he was in a really bad way when he arrived here and if he had waited much longer it could have been much worse," said a Greater Western Area Health Service employee. "We called Hungry Jacks and they said that three of their employees had been goofing off and sprayed multi-purpose cleaner inside the burgers so we then treated the patients for poisoning."

More if you click this link.

But whoa: the chimps who sprayed the cleaner onto the burgers are still employed by the burger joint? I hope they're not allowed near the food. I hope they're made to lick the toilets clean. Why weren't they fired immediately?

I guess Darth is a little hard-up, eh? Click the link to see the picture.

A man dressed as the Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader robbed a bank in Setauket, New York. The robber was dressed in a character themed mask and blue cape. Armed with a hand gun, the robber stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Chase bank branch.

The robber entered the bank saying that he was robbing it. Customers initially thought it was a joke and began laughing. Detective William Lamb of the Suffolk County Police Department said that one customer attempted to tackle the robber and was attacked. He is seen cowering in the background of surveillance photographs. The robber then approached a teller and demanded cash while brandishing a weapon.

This robbery is the latest in a string of odd bank robberies in the New York metropolitan area. Yesterday the New York Police Department arrested a man robbing banks, while carrying flowers and potted plants. Police are also looking for an apparent cross dressing robber who stuck up a bank in Long Island.

Information from: Wikinews,

Image: Suffolk County Police Department.

It's not totally humorous, of course: Darth beat up a customer who tried to stop him (the Force was not with the poor man). Where are those stupid little Ewoks when you need them?

New York has all the fun. Jeez: they've even got a cross-dressing robber in Long Island hitting the banks, too!
The smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire terrier, who was 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder, 3.75 inches long from the tip of his nose to the base of the tail, and weighed 4 ounces. According to "The Book of General Ignorance," the dog died in 1945. For the smallest dogs living today, the current world record is shared by a Yorkshire terrier (shortest in height) and a Chihuahua (shortest in length). Whitney, the Yorkie, lives in England and is 3 inches tall at the shoulder. The Chihuahua, called Danka Kordak Slovakia, is 7.4 inches long and lives in Slovakia. Extremely tiny dogs are known for their frail health, so we hope others won't be trying for this dubious record.
Google CEO Urges Grads to Turn Off Their Computers and Make Human Connections!

Yeah, easy for HIM to say. I doubt he's ever on the internet at all! Rich white dudes suggesting counter intuitive actions for others...

Think about it. How long are they? And how long are they in actuality?

Whatever you think, you're probably wrong. Check this out.

Here's the link, and here's what I'm puzzling out.

The doctor who ran the study admitted that their was an inherent bias in the study, since you can't have a control group of mothers who don't bf and a control group of those who do (ethics, you see). Apparently the neglect isn't kept from happening if someone else feeds the baby with breastmilk. See, it *has* it *must* come from the mother and directly from her breast for neglect to be short-circuited.

I think there are assumptions being made here in the background.

A) that babies fed any other way aren't cared for as much as children who are breastfed
B) that mothers who give their babies formula, or who must use other methods of feeding their infants, even with expressed breast milk, are more likely to neglect their infants and children; this includes women who must work in order to support their families
C) and that other source-feeders of infants (fathers, grandparents, other caregivers) aren't going to make that connection with the infant that a breastfeeing mommy would

Have I covered everything here?

My bias? I tried bfing my first born, but had difficulties (thanks to bad advice given to me by male doctors and clueless nurses and a spasming back I needed medication for). For my second child, I managed to bf him for almost two years. And I homebirthed the second one in order to circumvent the clueless advice and indifferent treatment I got in the hospital. So, yes, I'm one of those women who agree with the doctor who ran that study that yes, it IS important and is *wonderful* for the baby and the mom to have that bfing connection. However. It's not necessary, and it's not all mom.

I think women who breastfeed in Western cultures (including Australia, where this study was conducted) are predisposed to want to go that extra mile for their babies and more likely to be, I don't know, crunchy granola types. Or not. Or they are simply smarter and of a higher economic class that is less likely to get child protective services and police called on them. Poorer women don't have the same choices as the middle class ones, and are more likely to have neighbors notice neglectful behavior and are more likely to have the authorities called on them. I don't think this factor was taken into account.

I'm not so sure that one (neglect) has to do with the other (not breastfeeding).

From 2005:
A News of the Weird Classic (July 2005)

Willie Windsor, 54, of Phoenix has for several years lived as a full-time baby, wearing frilly dresses, diapers and bonnets, sucking on a pacifier, eating Gerber cuisine and habitually clutching a rag doll, in a home filled with oversized baby furniture. According to a long Phoenix New Times profile in June, the diaper is not just a prop. Windsor said he worked hard to learn to become incontinent, even chaining the commode shut to avoid temptation, and the reporter admitted feeling "disconcert(ed)" that Windsor might be relieving himself at the very moment he was describing his un-toilet training. Apparently, Windsor's brother, ex-wife, girlfriend and a neighbor tolerate his lifestyle (though no girlfriend has yet been willing to change his diapers). Windsor is a semi-retired singer-actor and said he's been celibate for nine years. [Phoenix New Times, 6-9-05]

I've heard of this fetish, but this takes it to a whole new level. Perhaps this is the story that inspired that CSI episode way back when? And OMG. Dudes. The big baby has a girlfriend?

And you don't want to be driving when you're doing these two things:

Poor at Multitasking: In Britain's Manchester Crown Court in December, Imran Hussain, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for his DUI-related crash that killed two people in August. (Hussain was also masturbating at the time.) [BBC News, 12-8-08]

Louise Light, 21, was not hurt when she crashed into guideposts in Woodstock, Ontario, in November, but she did get milk all over her because she was eating cereal from a bowl while driving. [Canadian Press, 11-21-08]

Eating cereal? Masturbating? While driving??? People. Use those brain cells, especially when you're driving a vehicle that can kill people!

This takes animal-loving beyond what PETA advises, I think:

In February in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Phillip Buble's father was convicted of attempting to murder Phillip, 44, by smacking him in the head with a crowbar because Phillip would not cease public displays of affection with Lady, a mixed-breed dog to whom Phillip considers himself married "in the eyes of God." The next month, Phillip gave a 30-minute presentation to a state legislative committee urging that it not pass a pending anti-bestiality bill (though Phillip describes himself personally as a "zoophile" and not a bestialist). Lady had to wait for him in the car because dogs are not allowed in the chamber. In April, Phillip was fined $50 for having an unlicensed dog (not Lady; it was apparently a side dog). [Bangor Daily News, 3-27-01, 4-27-01]

Thanks to uExpress' News of the Weird
You are vindicated for all those cups of joe you inflict upon yourself everyday. A Finnish/Swedish study (aren't they awesome, these inventive Finns and Swedes?) has discovered   "... that coffee drinkers at midlife had lower risk for dementia and AD later in life compared to those drinking no or only little coffee. The lowest risk (65% decreased) was found among moderate coffee drinkers (drinking 3-5 cups of coffee/day). Adjustments for various confounders did not change the results. Tea drinking was relatively uncommon and was not associated with dementia/AD."

Read the article and prove to your unjittered coworkers and friends that yes, overcaffienating IS the thing to do, in order to preserve those sets of neurons that keep you thinking.

I only wonder how many people were in the study.

Folks, don't read this article before you've eaten and had your coffee, 'kay? Because reading about how a certain medical doctor was using the human fat liposuctioned from his patients (with their knowledge?) is, although not totally gross, since it was a "green" use of the left-overs, is not exactly before-breakfast material.

Anyhoo, wonderful Discovery article. Enjoy. With lunch. Or not.

(and the testimonial link on the article page is one big prepared to see his patients posing with the doc while holding up their bags of lipoed fat. That's right. They hold up the bags of fat suctioned off their bodies. Yeck)

Can Dolphins Survive in winter in New Jersey rivers?

The real question here is, why would they want to, dudes?

I mean, look at these happy bottle noses. Can YOU think of why they'd want to be in a New Jersey river in the dead of winter? I sure as heck can't. I mean, really. They have fins. They have fat deposits. They can SWIM, and swim they should to somewhere warm like the Bahamas, or Florida.

And if they swim to Florida, they might even be able to try out for the Miami Dolphins football team. Why not? It's still better than living in a New Jersey river during the winter. If you're gonna be a loser, be a loser where it's warm!

gategrrl: (Shells Striped)
Yes, there is! I only just found out about it while reading a blog written by a very funny woman who knits and does real time stenography for a university.
This site is hysterical! I'm sure the romance novel afficiandos on my flist already know about it, but if you don't, you must take a quick look.

My favorite cover is the "Lord of the Hissy-Fit".

Read more... )

Raunchiness: click at your own risk!

What happens when a Brown Recluse Spider bites you on the face? Extreme grossness warning on this video: I've heard people tell they were so grossed out by the amount of puss involved in this short vid that they threw up. And, although surgery vids squick me out to no end, for some weird reason, I find it fascinating how much of this goop was in there.

Not for the squeamish.

Did anyone on my flist hear about this, and yet not *say* anything?  A 24 year old guy was found dead under a bridge in Puerto Rico (the articles do not say what he died from, that I recall). His mother, who said his final wish was to be present at his own funeral/wake, had him embalmed and propped up against a corner of her living room (behind the coffin, full of flowers) for THREE DAYS!

Is this just not one of the creepiest things you've heard of?
Is this one, from 10 years ago, featured on Whatever. John Scalzi has been posting ten year old blog posts, and today his choice was this hysterical piece about a dead groundhog supposedly found on Groundhog Day. Although the entire post had me squirting coffee out my nose, the poem made me laugh so hard I scared the dog (who reacted like he usually does when he makes surprise farts and scares himself!).

Anyhow: FUNNY+++++

[ profile] moonshayde , this one's for you! Seems the artist for Head Case reads the same wanks you do!  8-D



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