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April 7, 2011

The Wieners Circle Chicago Restaurant adds abuse/humor to menu (NSFW language)

Filed under: Consume, humor, pictures and videos, Strange — Tags: , , , — skeptisys @ 6:47 pm

In Chicago, a hotdog restaurant owner found out by accident that customers love to be abused, if it is funny.  Their restaurant, the Wieners Circle,  is now famous for the abuse they give out, and take in.  The following hilarious clips use NSFW language – do not watch if you are offended by naughty or racist language.

Dave Attel introduces us to the restaurant in Insomniac (great show from Comedy Central).

A man decides to use a different approach to ordering, leading to side-splitting guffaws.

Sure, The Wieners Circle has its critics, those who say it’s too much or waitresses will show their tops for money, and maybe the health code is not up to par.   I am still eager to visit and get my doggie on.

 

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April 5, 2011

Zach Galifianakis has the best website design

Filed under: blogging, Cool other, Strange — Tags: , — skeptisys @ 3:24 pm

Zach Galifianakis has his own website and has apparently paid top dollar into the design.  Check it out.

http://www.zachgalifianakis.com/

 

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pic from Unreality Mag.

April 1, 2011

April Fools Tips

Filed under: Cool other, humor, Strange — Tags: , , , , , — skeptisys @ 1:19 pm

April Fools is the 2nd most important holiday in America.  The most important obviously is March 14, steak&BJ day, which the heretic waitress at Morton’s refuses to observe.  I’m never going back to that place!! according to the court order.  Anyhoo, April Fools…

Up to now, whenever I am asked ‘what is a good joke for April Fools’, my answer is always the same: ‘just pay the friggin toll and move on, you’re blocking traffic, a-hole!’   So now, I decided to come up with some of my own to get you through your dull miserable office day.   Please feel free to use these, as long as you give me credit.

1. ‘Hey boss, I can’t come into the office today because I accidentally shoved a miniature Eiffel Tower into my ass and I can’t get it out.   APRIL FOOLS!  It’s really the Statue of Liberty.’

2.  Bring a rifle to work and start firing while chanting random Bible passages, “Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none!”  “Don’t covet your neighbors Shellfish!”.  Then tell the police, ‘APRIL FOOLS!  They are just blanks’.  The cops will be laughing as they book you.  The resulting stories will make you a hit in your prison ward.

3. ‘I am pregnant, it’s yours, and I will name him after you.   APRIL FOOLS, Grandpa, I was on the Pill’.

4. ‘Wilson, I never received that report you claim you put on my desk, and if I don’t get it by next week, it will be reflected in your bonus.’   ‘APRIL FOOLS!  you’re fired’.

5. Punch a small hole into a coffee cup, so that staining coffee will spill out when tilted (dribble cup).  Then at a meeting, spill the coffee all over yourself and say ‘aha you guys, you got me.  Good one.’   People will think you a good sport and others are dicks for making you walk around all day with stains on your pants.  Now wait for your raise and promotion.  Extra tip: when spilling coffee, also pee in pants for extra effect.

6. ‘Knock Knock.  (who’s there?)  April Fools.  (April Fools Who?)  April Fools your dumb CEO ass!’

7. ‘I love all my fellow co-workers and can’t ask for better people.  APRIL FOOLS!  I hate the Negros and Arabs.’  (warning, joke may be considered offensive in Northern United States after 1967.  Only to be used in Midwest and the South U.S. and Australia)

8. Urinate in the coffee.  I love this one.  Then on April First, you don’t pee in the coffee.  Haha!  They will be surprised at how good the coffee tastes on this one day of the year.

9. Smear your body with feces.  Then get some charcoal and write racist things all over your body, making sure to misspell everything.  Call Al Sharpton and he will help with the rest.

10. Now is time to make those racist UCLA videos and tell people you don’t like to F-off (via Jacqueline Howett).  If you do it on April 1st, you can always claim APRIL FOOLS! and you will be seen as a good sport and fun to be around.

That’s my 10 April Fools jokes.  If you do them all, you are guaranteed to be loved and rewarded.  APRIL FOOLS!

Pics from LOLPranks and techcrunch.

March 20, 2011

Brooklyn man beat without mercy for being Gay

Filed under: News, politics — Tags: , , — skeptisys @ 9:18 pm

Six men beat  Barie Shortell senseless in Brooklyn NY 1 month ago, leaving him in need of 9.5 hour facial reconstruction surgery – because he is homosexual.

News report here.

Mr. Shortell has no medical insurance, so he will be liable for $100,000 in medical bills.  If you would like to donate to help with his bills, please visit this website.

To donate for LGBT rights, see ACLU.

If you want to protest, I recommend doing so at a catholic church or other organization that speaks against homosexuality.  We need to tell them to stop hating and start helping.

BarieShortellx390 (Screengrab) | Advocate.com

 

Update: April 2, 2011

I received an angry message from a Catholic supporter, John.  Usually I do not respond to these messages, but this one actually contains semi-coherent thoughts that may be universal enough to warrant response.  The parts I left out of John’s message were for coherency and do not change the meaning.

 

John: “right, so 6 men beat this guy up and you’d rather punish the catholic church then the people who did it?   why are you blaming churches for this again, considering there’s zero evidence that the guys that did it are even religious?  for all we know he was beaten senseless by 6 skeptic atheist fag-haters.”

A: No, I did not speak about punishment at all, purposefully.  I think this country punishes too much and does too little to help.  If the police catch these guys, they will punish them strongly (unless they are on the board of directors of Verizon), so protesting the police to catch them would do absolutely no good.  So, why do I think it would do well to protest at a catholic church or other organization that speaks against homosexuality?

The Catholic Church does not just preach against homosexuality to the deeply religious.  They also preach to the rest of us and go as far as to push for anti-homosexuality laws, which is quite unconstitutional.  When their hatred reaches federal and state law, it has long since ceased to reach only the religious, and affects all people who may be persuaded to hate gays, including non-Christians.  The religion of the attackers is irrelevant to me.  But protesting the Catholic Church may just convince them and their followers to see that their divisive speech causes violence, and just maybe they will care about humanity and preach against violence instead of hatred of homosexuality.  If we can do that, we will prevent more violence like this in the future.  That should be everyone’s goal.

 

 

 

March 18, 2011

Glenn Greenwald presentation on journalism today

Filed under: law, News, politics — Tags: , , , , — skeptisys @ 1:05 pm

Glenn Greenwald, well respected journalist, constitutional attorney, and best selling author gave an informative speech in New Mexico on March 8 2011.  I highly recommend listing to the speech and follow-up Q&A period despite the length (combined approx 90 minutes).

Presentation here, through Lannan Podcasts.  Q&A here with long time journalist, David Barsamian is here.

You can pre-order Glenn Greenwald’s next book through Amazon here.

 

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Art by great street artist Banksy.  Check out some of his art at ResourcesforLife or his web page.

March 8, 2011

Michael Moore’s Speech to the Wisconsin People

Filed under: law, News, politics — Tags: , , — skeptisys @ 5:36 pm

For almost 20 years, Wisconsin had one of the best representatives in the Senate, Russ Feingold.  After 3 months of his replacement, Scott Walker, the people of Wisconsin have had enough.  Here is the video of Michael Moore addressing the courageous Wisconsin elite.

Order your Walker sucks Kock tshirts hereScott Walker Sucks Koch T-Shirt

February 22, 2011

Masai Ujiri, up and coming NBA star you never heard of

Filed under: News, Sports — Tags: , — skeptisys @ 3:39 pm
Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri has only been General Manager of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets for half a year, but he has already pulled off one of the biggest basketball steals in years.  Denver’s best player, Carmelo Anthony, had indicated he would sign with the Knicks as a free agent and the end of the year, leaving Denver with nothing.  With this inevitable loss looming, Masai Ujiri convinced the Knicks that giving up nothing was not their best option, instead they should give up 3 of their top young starters plus draft picks and other good players.  Surely Knicks GM Donnie Walsh and Coach Mike D’Antoni were not fooled, but at the end of negotiations, Knicks Owner and village idiot took control and insisted on overpaying.  New rumors are that Masai Ujiri will turn 1 or 2 of the players they receive over to the Nets for future draft picks, taking advantage of the Nets obsession with a ‘marketable’ player for their Brooklyn beginnings.

I believe the Knicks will win in the short term, only because they have one of the best coaches in the NBA, Mike D’Antoni, but I strongly advise Dolan to leave the decision making to the smarter people in the room.

James Dolan thinking about candy

Dolan pic from the mighty mjd.  Masai pic from Denver Westword.

January 8, 2011

William James Sidis link added to Blogroll

Filed under: life & death, Strange, Uncategorized — Tags: , — skeptisys @ 2:58 pm

William James Sidis was a famous child prodigy (no, it doesn’t mean he used the internet service provider as a kid).  His childhood accomplishments are legendary – he passed Harvard Medical School anatomy exam at age seven and MIT entrance exam at 8.  Harvard made him wait 2 years for admittance because he was only 9 – he enrolled at Harvard at 11.  The link has been added to the site links under ‘ima nerdy birdy’.

William James Sidis link.

http://www.quantonics.com/The_Prodigy_Review.html

Or, if you prefer an audio introduction to Sidis’ life, The Memory Palace has an excellent podcast, “six scenes from the life of william james sidis”.

http://thememorypalace.us/2011/01/six-scenes-in-the-life-of-william-james-sidis-wonderful-boy/

“‘Intellectualism’ is the belief that our mind comes upon a world complete in itself, and has the duty of ascertaining its contents; but has no power of re-determining its character, for that is already given.

“Among intellectualists two parties may be distinguished. Rationalizing intellectualists lay stress on deductive and ‘dialectic’ arguments, making large use of abstract concepts and pure logic (Hegel, Bradley, Taylor, Royce). Empiricist intellectualists are more ‘scientific,’ and think that the character of the world must be sought in our sensible experiences, and found in hypotheses based exclusively thereon (Clifford, Pearson).

“Both sides insist that in our conclusions personal preferences should play no part, and that no argument from what ought to be to what is, is valid. ‘Faith,’ being the greeting of our whole nature to a kind of world conceived as well adapted to that nature, is forbidden, until purely intellectual evidence that such is the actual world has come in.”

-William James, namesake of William James Sidis (1842-1910), from “Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy” –  The quote above is NOT from Sidis, but can be found through the link provided.

William James Sidis' unwanted celebrity began early in life

Photo from ‘teknokekko vuodatus‘.

probably not a good idea to tell the court that "evolution is my God"

2nd pic from sidis.net.  That website is chock full of wonderful Sidis’ work and is also added to the blogroll.  Read “notes on the collection of transfers”(Sidis 1926) in its entirety, then let me know if you still want to be a genius.

January 5, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art censures and destroys beautiful mural

Filed under: art, politics — skeptisys @ 11:56 am

Jeffrey Deitch is Director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and giant Douche-tard.  Deitch, whose art collection includes an MBA from Harvard and many years as VP at CitiBank, is attempting to Disneyfy all fine art – reducing it to a simple financial profit/loss statement cleansed of all artistic or intellectual message so it will appeal to the largest number of people.  One manner in which Deitch ensures his art is similar to the crappy bland predictable Disney movies is by direct censorship.

Below is the powerful mural by artist Blu.  Beneath that is the mural being painted over in white paint under instructions from Herr Deitch-tard.

censored mural by artist Blu

 

 

censorship in action

What possible excuse could there be for such ugly censorship?  In MOCA’s own PR words:

For his work on the museum’s exterior wall, Blu created a massive panorama of coffins draped in one dollar bills — a provocative image considering that the wall faces an L.A. Veterans’ Affairs Hospital, as well as the so-called Go For Broke monument, which honors Japanese-American soldiers who fought in the Pacific during World War II.  According to a statement issued by MOCA, “The museum’s director explained to Blu that in this context, where MOCA is a guest among this historic Japanese American community, the work was inappropriate.”

Wait WTF?  This art has nothing to do with Japan or WWII.  Nor is it an attack on American soldiers.  (even if it were about Japanese soldiers, such censorship would still be despicable)    Does Deitch actually believe that all people who once served in a military must necessarily believe that all wars are just, to the point that any other suggestion would be such an horrible offense that censorship is needed?  What a giant Douche-tard!

As an aside: multiple news articles written at the time Deitch took over at MOCA early in 2010 discuss the issues with his potential financial conflicts, including the New York Times and LA Times.  Here is another from culturegrrl.

More photos of the mural here.

December 3, 2010

What race is Charlize Theron?

Filed under: race — Tags: , — skeptisys @ 7:41 pm

What race is this woman?

Charlize Theron

Award winning actress Charlize Theron

Easy.  It is the brilliant Award winning actress Charlize Theron.  But what race is she?  Most people have guessed White or Caucasian – look again.

Award winning actress Charlize Theron

Award winning actress Charlize Theron

Give up?  According to the United States Government Ethnicity and Race Identification (yes, seriously.  here it is in pdf), there are 5 races:

1. American Indian or Alaska Native

2. Asian

3. Black or African American

4. Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and

5. White.

Ah, I see.  Charlize was born in South Africa and became a US citizen – so according to the US Government she is 2 races: #5 White and #3 African American.  Sweet, I would be all 5 races if I could.  Maybe the govt form can help us further. Yes, they have a section to the right that gives us definitions for the 5 races:

1. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

2. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

3. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

4. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

5. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Looking at these definitions, Charlize Theron fits into NONE.  According to this section, right next to the first, Charlize Theron has no race whatsoever.

So which is it?  What race is Charlize Theron?  The answer is ‘I have no friggin idea’.  And nobody on the face of the Earth has a less complex race than Charlize Theron.

We are all from Africa originally anyway.

we are all africans

We are all africans

Pics from free wallpapers, the Hollabox, and Richard Dawkins Store.  If you go to Richard Dawkins website (click here) you can buy the tshirt shown above.

Enjoy Charlize Theron on the hilarious “Between two ferns with Zach Galifianakis”

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