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By marfdrat on May 1, 2013
Looks like some people are willing to do just that. With no restrictions on size, or where you place it, I might be persuaded to get it in some unseen place. Would you do it? If your company offered you a pay raise to tattoo its logo on your body, would you do it? A [...]
By marfdrat on April 15, 2013
This is horrible, whatever the cause. BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. Competitors and race organizers [...]
By marfdrat on April 10, 2013
Political statement, or just capitalizing on growing market? A Mexican Barbie Doll is now being manufactured by Mattel, maker of the original doll. The main difference between her “American” counterpart: documentation. While Barbies routinely come complete with any of a number of accessories ranging from a handbag to sunglasses, the Mexican Barbie doll comes with [...]
By marfdrat on April 5, 2013
These statistics are pretty-well known to anyone who cares to look them up. Interesting presentation for the graphically-oriented fact gatherer. The ones about blunt objects and fists are amazing. Welcome Ace of Spades HQ readers – thanks for the link, guys. Gun Facts You Need To Know | Create infographics
By marfdrat on March 25, 2013
A Texas woman tried to eradicate a snake from her yard by pouring gasoline on it and setting it alight. One hitch: it slithered over to her house and burned it down. Whether it’s snakes on a plane or snakes near your house, one thing’s for sure: lighting them on fire is probably not such [...]
By marfdrat on March 22, 2013
When you click through to Amazon from the ads here and purchase something, I receive a small sales commission. In the last quarter, you’ve bought some interesting stuff: Don’t Tread On Me Gold Nugget Innovation Factory IF-221 Trucker’s Friend USA Made All-Purpose and Rescue Tool Serra Enzyme 80,000IU SERRAPEPTASE (90 QUAD-STRENGHT CAPSULES) **Enteric Coated Bioactive [...]
By marfdrat on March 11, 2013
The Preezy of the United Steezy, that cool guy Barack O. has sure done a lot for the economy since he took office (at least according to him on Twitter): Our economy has come a long way over the last four years—and we have more work to do: twitter.com/BarackObama/st… — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 11, [...]
By marfdrat on March 10, 2013
I wonder if they’re having such issues in other states. We’ve already filed (using a professional) this year, but were contemplating using TurboTax in the future. This may cause us to reconsider. Citing “multiple issues with the products”, the Minnesota Department of Revenue issued a crisp statement today urging tax filers to avoid using Intuit [...]
By marfdrat on March 9, 2013
Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of John Brennan as Director of the CIA to make a point. One that the White House grudgingly got a day later, as Obama’s press secretary finally admitted that no, the president couldn’t unilaterally and without due process have an American killed on American soil. He’s right; the Bill of [...]
By marfdrat on March 3, 2013
10,000 m rowed Elapsed time ~44:00
By marfdrat on February 14, 2013
10,000 m rowed (main set at 207w) Elapsed time 44:32
New White House Petition: Eliminate Armed Secret Service Details for Prez, VP, and Families and Establish “Gun Free Zones”
By marfdrat on January 28, 2013
Hey – if “Gun Free Zones” are good enough for our protection, why aren’t they good enough for those guys? Go sign the thing. Sure, it’s ridiculous, and it won’t make any difference, but it will help make a point.
By marfdrat on January 23, 2013
This is so cool, I want to do it to one of the rooms in my house. Ryan Lange and Emily Belden glued pennies to their bedroom floor, and then grouted and clear-coated them. Some numbers about the project, from The Penny Floor: 1873: the oldest penny used; coin features an indian head instead of Abraham [...]
Meaningless Security Theater Officials Continues to Harass Americans Critical of Meaningless Security Theater
By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
The TSA is a colossal government-spending boondoggle that’s not keeping us safe. Here’s another example of how they harass journalists that criticize their useless shenanigans. Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a [...]
By marfdrat on December 11, 2012
I’m thinking, just maybe. Not sure what the kid’s gonna think about it when she discovers she was named after a keyboard character. Seems a couple of big Twitter fans had a kid. They named her “Hashtag.” Thanks, Mom and Dad. Or, maybe the father didn’t have anything to say about it. (from Mashable)
By marfdrat on December 10, 2012
Made a change to the theme so I could fix a long-standing problem. Hope it doesn’t take too long to fix. In the meantime, I’ll still keep posting the usual stuff.
By marfdrat on November 2, 2012
The male cub was born July 29 to Bai Yun, and is the sixth born in this zoo, a record. He will be named when he turns 100 days old, according to Chinese custom. (laist)
By marfdrat on October 29, 2012
Not much funny about Hurricane Sandy, but this guy provided some comic relief.
By marfdrat on October 29, 2012
I don’t know if this a Halloween costume, or something else, but it’s awesome. (H/T @JonahNRO) .
By marfdrat on October 29, 2012
Some of the scenarios do not look good. Good article from Popular Mechanics. What Happens if a Super Storm Hit New York City? – Popular Mechanics.
The CEO Who Built Himself America’s Largest House Just Threatened to Fire His Employees if Obama’s Elected
By marfdrat on October 10, 2012
The CEO of Westgate Resorts, who employs 7,000 people, sent a letter to them letting them know what will happen if Barack Obama wins a second term (bold is Gawker’s emphasis). Subject: Message from David Siegel Date:Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:58:05 -0400 (EDT) From: [David Siegel] To: [All employees] To All My Valued Employees, As [...]
By marfdrat on October 4, 2012
When she offers him a chance to “take it back” Sununu laughs and says no. Watch Mitchell’s reaction – she’s shocked. I like this guy as an adviser and spokesperson for Romney – he doesn’t back down.