Thursday, April 29, 2010

Because of Bing? Seriously, Bing?

The following was printed in the police blotter section (TCPD Roll Call, by Sgt. J.J. Mauro) of the Tippecanoe Gazette on Wednesday April 28, 2010.  Sadly, there is no online version of the article to link to:

Night shift Officers Stephanie Black, Vaughn Atkinson and Adam Grubb had a resident going berserk and breaking items in his apartment. When the officers calmed him down, they learned the intoxicated man was upset because he could not find Bing on his computer.

Officer Black solved the man's dilemma by going to the computer, logging onto Bing, and saving it in the man's "Favorites."  Unfortunately, the man will have to access the search engine while standing, since he broke his computer chair.

This is a real thing.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tattoos In Rear

This tattoo business is going after a very niche market.

This is a real thing.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spelling FAIL

The 2007 NIT Champion West Virgina Mountaineers.

This is a real thing.

Never Obsolete

This is a real thing.

Snopes, Left vs. Right

A recent Salon article by J.L. Bell took a brief look at political Urban Legends documented on  The article's conclusion is that there are more lies told (and spread via email and the web) about President Barack Obama (59) than there were about George W. Bush (17).  The fact is even more alarming when you consider that Bush was in office for 8 years and Obama has been in office for only 15 months.

I took the information a little further.  It seems that some of the lies told about each President are actually lies that make the man look good (e.g., a lie about some fictional good deed carried out by the President). I broke down the lies into the categories of A) a Right Wing Lie (i.e., a lie meant to favor the right and make the left look bad) or B) a Left Wing Lie (i.e., a lie meant to favor the left and make the right look bad).  Next I extrapolated the 15 months of Obama data into what it might look like over an 8 year administration. (I know this is not scientific, it's merely an exercise in curiosity.)

Here is the result:

This is a real thing.

Intellectually Honest Tea Party Protesters

Okay, maybe THIS isn't a real thing.

Creed Rocks! \m/

Creed Rocks!  No, not the schmaltzy 90s post-grunge band. The other Creed. Creed Bratton. From The Office. In a past life he was the lead guitarist of the Grass Roots. Check him out in this performance from the Jimmy Durante Show (there's a good shot at 1:50) .

This is a real thing.