Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Say it with... poop?

Gmail has added a new emoticon feature.

I was replying to a friend of ours who had just told me that she and her husband are having another baby. YAY! Babies everywhere!!! :) I clicked on this new emoticon tab to see if I could find one that properly conveyed my excitement and I found this little pile of poop!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Joe the Plumber: Math ur doin' it rong

I found this info interesting:

Wurzelbacher also acknowledged that he had no specific plans for buying Newell’s business, saying he and Newell had simply talked about the idea from time to time. He might have difficulty making the purchase: Court records from his divorce show that Wurzelbacher made $40,000 in 2006.

Even if he did buy Newell Plumbing and Heating, Obama’s tax plan wouldn’t affect him. While Wurzelbacher told Obama that he would be taxed at a higher rate because the company grossed more than $250,000 a year, Ohio business records show the company’s estimated total annual revenue as only $100,000. Actual taxable income would be even less than that.

In any event, Obama’s tax plan specifies that the higher rate would apply only to income above the $250,000 threshold. Assuming Wurzelbacher’s income as owner somehow hit $280,000 — the top end of his supposition of the company’s revenue — only the extra $30,000 would be taxed at a higher rate.

Analysts calculated that the extra tax would amount to $900, which would likely be more than offset by separate provisions of Obama’s plan: a 50 percent tax credit for health care and elimination of the capital gains tax for small businesses.

Source: MSNBC

P.S. I have taken the liberty of highlighting and enlarging the parts that I think are really important. I learned this technique from The Gallivanting Monkey. :)

P.S.S. I promise that at some point this blog will turn back into rants, raves, grumblings and stories about my boring life. Right now my life is just totally consumed by all of this stuff. 12 more days.

Hiding the beer: Ur doin' it rong

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

GOP spends $150,000 for Palin's wardrobe

Ok - I know I am going crazy with all of these blog posts, but I just can't help myself. Especially when it comes to Sarah Palin. I do promise you this: I will not make anymore blog post about Sarah Palin*.


This is blew me away:

The 2002 campaign finance law that bears McCain's name specifically barred any funds that "are donated for the purpose of supporting the activities of a federal or state office holder" from being used for personal expenses including clothing. A quirk in the law does not specifically mention party committees, however.

Source: MSNBC


What a difference $150k can make!

For sale: Secret network of tunnels 100ft under London

Hell yeah! If I were a rich Londoner, I would totally buy these tunnels and live in them. BEST. HOUSE. EVER! Read all about it here.

Sales Woman

What do you suppose this woman is selling? Halter tops? Floppy hats? Mystic tanning packages?

Scroll down to find out...











Did you guess insurance? No? Don't feel bad, I didn't either.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Moose burgers

Sarah Palin and I disagree on many things.

Shooting animals from an airplane is one of them.

Monday, October 20, 2008

She did what?

I was shocked to read this:

Sarah Palin
Nothing is known publicly about Ms. Palin’s medical history, aside from the much-discussed circumstances surrounding the birth of her fifth child last April. Ms. Palin has said that her water broke while she was at a conference in Dallas and that she flew to Anchorage, where she gave birth to her son Trig hours after landing.
Source: NY Times/MSNBC

I have never been pregnant, so I don't know much about recommendations for pregnant women, but I have heard that doctors recommend pregnant women do not fly during their third trimester. It was explained to me that the real risk is giving birth in-flight, without medical attention available. I seriously question the judgment of Sarah Palin if she did in fact get on an airplane when there was a strong possibility of her going into labor.

4,144 miles separate Dallas and Anchorage.

Mothers, pregnant women, doctors, nurses, Joe six-pack, please weigh in and let me know what you think.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Not smoking: Any way you look at it...

As of right now, I have not smoked for:
  • 8 weeks - or -
  • 56 days - or -
  • 1,344 hours - or -
  • 80,640 minutes - or -
  • 4,838,400 seconds


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe the plumber

Living the American dream:

Chillin' in front of the tube - Check!
Overstuffed couch - Check!
Pack of Marlboros - Check!
Big Gulp - Check!

P.S. I heard a rumor (on Talk Radio 710 KIRO) this morning that this dude isn't even registered to vote in Ohio. I am interested to find out if that is true or not.

Friday, October 10, 2008

301,139,945 free cans of Dr. Pepper

This spring, soft drink manufacturer Dr Pepper offered to send a free can of the beverage to “everyone in America” (excluding ex-GNR members Slash and Buckethead) if “Chinese Democracy” were to arrive anytime during the calendar year 2008. A Dr Pepper spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
Source: MSNBC - read the article

Yes, you read that right. I know, it surprised me too.

Assuming that a can of Dr. Pepper costs $0.39* the American public (excluding Slash and Buckethead) will receive a total of $117,444,578.55** worth of Dr. Pepper. That takes a little of the sting out of the financial bail out right? Hey - call George W - I think Dr. Pepper is going to need a financial bail out plan!

*Amazon Fresh price: $4.73/case

**I arrived at that number by taking the 2007 US census population count and subtracting two (poor Slash and Buckethead) and multiplying it by the price of a Dr. Pepper.
[301,139,947 - 2] x .39 = 117,444,578.55 (dollars)

***Do you know the name of the building featured in the photo above? I will give a free can of Dr. Pepper to the first person who answers that question correctly in the comments.

Fine print: Please specify regular or diet. If you comment anonymously I won't be able to get the Dr. Pepper to you. If you are a stranger and you comment with an answer, please provide me with a way to get in touch with you so I can mail the Dr. Pepper to you. Hopefully someone I know in real life wins so I don't have to go to the post office. I don't like it there. Too many old people and they don't know how to park.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Rednecks for Obama

No, seriously! They even made a sign. Please note the:
  • Overalls
  • Foam and mesh hat
  • Bud umbrella.
The land of the free.


Polygraphs proposed for Ind. congressional debate - Read article

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mail Goggles

Wired headline: Google’s Mail Goggles Prevents Drunk Emailing.
Read the article

Monday, October 06, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Great FAIL and LOL Cat

This made me LOL because I totally know what they were trying to do with that sponge. If you run your wipers with a blade missing, it scratches your windshield!

fail owned pwned pictures
see more pwn and owned pictures

I love this one:

more animals