Category: WTF/FTW


Heh

So, I live in the US. Yesterday, there was a big decision handed down from one of the highest courts in the land saying that most of the healthcare reform that is going through right now is a-OK in their eyes.

I saw a lot of people on twitter, saying they were going to move to Canada due to this decision…

Look here for examples

I think, regardless of your views on this ruling, that we can all laugh a bit. People who are angry about the government in healthcare….want to move to Canada…..where the government is all up in their healthcare. We’re talking government takes care of your hospital bills up there.

It’s like when a bunch of republicans I know were talking about moving to Canada after Obama won. Unless you’re moving because you can’t stand to have a black head of state, moving to Canada really isn’t going to help you. They tend to skew more “liberal” than the democrats up yonder.

It’s like saying you don’t like living in England, so you’re going to move to London. Not only have you not fixed your problem, you’re moving to the freaking capital (and while there are other countries that you more likely be listed as capital of government being involved with healthcare, the analogy is good enough for ya’ll to understand what I mean….)

Edit: A friend pointed out that if they had wanted health care reform that involved single-payer-for-all healthcare, then Canda might be a possible option. Fair enough. However, these twitter comments seem to imply that that is not the case.

Internet Roundup

So, I’m still having some school problems, so for this week, WTF Wednesday and FTW Friday are gonna be combined together…

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Jusin Beiber slowed down by 800%. It’s a 30-something minute track of awesomesauce. I seriously burned this to a CD and put it into my rotation of night CDs (I fall asleep better listening to music, so I have a number of sleepytime music). Not because it’s boring, but because it’s calm and soothing, and, most importantly…AWESOME!

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A Panera where the price is only suggested…you pay what you want. And 50-90% pay either at or higher than the suggested price. Really cool idea, I think, especially with “the economy” being the way that it is…

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I’ll let the article speak….

Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer’s ability to spread.

The compound “seems to have a suppressive effect on certain lines of cancer cells,” explained Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

According to the researchers, THC fights lung cancer by curbing epidermal growth factor (EGF), a molecule that promotes the growth and spread of particularly aggressive non-small cell lung cancers.

See? It helps cure cancer. LUNG cancer.Even inhaling it’s hot smoke is beneficial to you…

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They found a way to use an organic dye to make any piece of glass into a solar panel…awesome ^_^

Link 5 (NSFW, or I’d post a pic of it..)

It’s a necklace with a vagina charm. This one I think is pretty awesome. I like the colors, and the way they look together. Very 90’s, but judging by the title, that was the point. If it still is for sale when I have enough money (sorta unemployed at the moment..) I think I’ll buy it…

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Apparently, the blue dye from M&M’s can help treat spinal injuries…and cute blue mice…

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Passive aggressive apology letters to BP. Brilliant! I was in stitches.

Link 8

This is a brilliant invention. It could save you so much money on soda…over time, anyways. I drink a lot of soda, so it would work for me.

Link 9:

Pokemon, let me show you them!

If you don’t know why this is awesome…..go find a first gen Pokemon game. >_<

Link 10

Apparently, a prison in the US is going to be using a “laser pain ray” to try to control the inmates…the part that really gets me tho is this quote from the article:

Prison officers have even tested the non-lethal weapon on themselves and say it is excruciatingly painful.

Wow, this REALLY REALLY hurts….let’s go use it on other people! >_<

Link 11:

…wow….

And with that, I bid thee all adieu!

WTF Wednesday

I was going to do a WTF Wednesday today…

But it’s been a long day. I’m job searching, I’m packing to move, I’ve walked all over town today for one reason or another, backtracking multiple times, in the over 90 degree temperatures, and to top it all off the medicine I started taking is making me feel sick to my stomach on and off all day, to the point of me being hunched over a toilet because I thought I was about to puke…

You’ll get it tomorrow. Or Friday. I just can’t do this today.

FTW FRIDAY

FTW FRIDAY, holy-shit-I’m-awesome edition!

First, Star Wars Win:

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No real way to describe this one. I found it quite amusing though 😉

Next, glow-in-the-dark win!

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Screw videos that won’r let you embed. I thought it was pretty cool, especially once I figured out how they did the floaty bits.

Next, go awesome woman win!

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When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition.

But when he approached a young, 20-something couple meandering through the park together, he received an unprecedented whooping.

A member of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Saudi religious police known locally as the Hai’a, asked the couple to confirm their identities and relationship to one another, as it is a crime in Saudi Arabia for unmarried men and women to mix.

For unknown reasons, the young man collapsed upon being questioned by the cop.

According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.

^_^ I don’t like violence, but this makes me squee a little on the inside.

Next, Star Wars Win 2:

Hahahahahaha.

And now I must get back to KotOR. Have gotten sucked in.


According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.

WTF WEDNESDAY

WTF Wednesday, lets-try-this-again edition!

First, in honor of there having been drunken gummies at my birthday party recently (gummy bears soaked in vodka…and yes, I recently had a birthday. 22 now! Yay!), have a gummy bear wtf:

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I just want to know this person’s thought process. “I’m bored, lets cut open gummy bears, put them back together in weird ways, and take pictures of it and post it on the internet? I like the weird gif at he bottom of the page…

Next Star Wars WTF:

This got included, because it’s kinda like, “Wow, someone had too much time on their hands…” It’s actually pretty awesome…just…wtf, you had free time and you thought, “Hey, let’s make an animated Star Wars rap video…”

Next: Palin WTF:

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Bristol Palin is hitting the speakers’ circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein said Monday.

Bristol Palin, 19, is listed on the speaking group’s website as available for conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women’s, youth, abstinence and “pro-life” programs.

Okay, so her mom was famous and she had a baby as a teen? And that makes her qualified to get paid that much as a speaker? I’ve seen a lot of weird shit in my life, I’ve experienced many hardships, let me be a speaker. Hell, 2 on ’em at most would pay for a year of my schooling, and I’d catch up with my past schooling with 6-8 more of ’em. Within a few months, I’d be set for life…

Next, cat wtf:

Here (warning: Video starts autoplaying, and there is no pause…)

Seems like the cat kinda went crazy and kept attacking the girl. She’s good at dodging though. Glad my mom’s cats don’t do that. Hope she got paid extra for all that trouble…

Next, police wtf:

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In one of the most disturbing police-related stories I’ve read about in a long time, a member of SWAT team gunned down a seven year-old girl named Aiyana Jones as she slept on a couch. The police were conducting a raid on the Detroit apartment she lived in to serve an arrest warrant for a murder suspect.

If you try to click the link and it doesn’t work, try again after noon. I read this article before it got posted. Full disclosure: I know the author, ’tis why I chose his post to go up instead of his source materials. I’m biased, but at least I’m up-front about it. But to kill an innocent little girl so callously? And the police officer gets paid leave? WTF? People wonder why I’m skeptical of government sometimes, and the police are def a big part of it. I mean, they weren’t even at the right house! If the police can’t even be considered competent enough to figure out which side of a duplex to violently raid, when it’s obvious a child lives somewhere in the duplex…. and you want them running around with guns? And people say I’M the crazy one?

Anyways, that’s if for WTF Wednesday. Now my semester in school is over, my life is less hectic, and hopefully I can get back to this. Join us on Friday, for what will likely be an insanely long FTW Fridays (My ftw’s are so plentiful these days..)….I bid you all a fantastic morning/wonderful night, depending on how crazy your sleep schedules are. Night!

WTF WEDNESDAY

WTF Wednesday, I’ve-been-having-a-hard-time-with-life-so-give-me-a-break edition!

First, police brutality WTF:

WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO!

So, I can’t speak for the actions of the first guy. All I can say is that at the point the video cuts in, he’s clearly already handcuffed, and being kicking and having the shit kicked out of him. But the second guy? He had voluntarily gone to the ground, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a cop fucking tackles him, and another cop starts kicking him…. seriously, WTF? WTF is wrong with these people? Assaulting someone is assaulting someone, whether the person doing the assaulting has a shiny badge or not.

Next, why-would-you-do-that WTF:

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Bobby and Henock were brought to this pastor by their stepmother, who said she believes her stepsons are witches and claimed the boys were stealing their stepsister’s blood and using it to fly at night. Pointing to Henock, whose left arm is covered in bandages, she said that, in the “spirit world,” he is an elderly man who injured himself while trying to kill his father. The boys’ father was not present; he was out of town on work and apparently unaware of the ceremony.

In a small, squeaky voice, Bobby said that family members had told him he and his brother were infected with witchcraft after eating bread and green beans their older brother gave them.

Tshombe’s denunciation appeared to have traumatized the boys, who were barely responsive.

Accusing children of witchcraft and performing brutal “exorcisms” while charging an arm and leg for it? Really, that’s a new low…

Next, army wtf:

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Apparently, the army thinks wikileaks is a national security risk. Heh.

Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, an Army spokesman, confirmed that the report was real. Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, said the concerns the report raised were hypothetical.

“It did not point to anything that has actually happened as a result of the release,” Mr. Assange said. “It contains the analyst’s best guesses as to how the information could be used to harm the Army but no concrete examples of any real harm being done.”

Because the terrorists obsessively check wikileaks? Also, I was given the impression that the information was old, even if a bit of it was classified…

Next, Palin WTF (I know it’s usually too easy, but it caused be to get into a long protracted debate about anarchy :- ) ):

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WTF number 1: The article is just like, “Eh, no biggie. Doesn’t matter that someone who was actively trying to be vice president a little bit ago, is drawing crosshairs on a map.

WTF number 2: SHE PUT CROSSHAIRS ON A MAP!!  HOW IS THIS OKAY? I don’t care that she’s a republican, I just don’t think it’s cool that she did this, even though, in case you don’t know, there’s been a rash of bricks thrown with threatening messages through windows at various different democratic headquarters, and someone posted a representative’s address online, and later thgat night, someone cut the gas line to that house (and it turned out the representative didn’t even leave there…) and just threatening messages in general.  She HAS to know she’s just adding fuel to the fire. Ugh!

Say what you want about the health care bill. For it, against it, whatever you want, but but as soon as you start being violent, or threatening violence, I have an issue…

That’s it for this week’s post. I’ve got about 3 posts I want to power through, so I’m keeping this one short. Night!

FTW FRIDAY

FTW Friday, people-changing-clocks-makes-me-miss-anarchy-class-chat-edition!

(I woke up, looked at the clock, it said 10, so I figured, hey, can’t actually be 10, that clock is an hour fast…and then it turns out someone had fixed it >_<

First of, Anti-drug ftw!

I haven’t watched this yet (my boyfriend and I wanna watch it together, so I need to wait for him) but I’ve scrolled through it a bit and…boy is it lulzy-looking.

From Wikipedia:

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is an animated drug prevention television special starring many of the popular cartoon characters from American Saturday morning television. Financed by McDonald’s, the special was originally simulcast on April 21, 1990 on all three major American television networks: ABC, NBC, and CBS, most independent stations, as well as cable networks Nickelodeon and USA Network. McDonald’s also distributed a VHS home video edition of the special, produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, which opened with an introduction from then-President George H. W. Bush, and First Lady Barbara Bush.

With a description like that, how could this not be so-terrible-it’s-awesomesauce?

Next: Baby win!

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I get what she’s trying to do. Cool.

Next: Game win!

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I might have posted this before, but regardless, it’s pretty awesome.  Try it in night mode for an extra challange 🙂

Lastly: Save the animals win!

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From their website:

50% of women do not leave abusive situations for fear her pet will be injured or killed. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org), there were 113,123 reported cases of domestic violence and 180 domestic-violence related homicides in Florida in 2008. Women and children should not have to leave their pet(s) behind.
The goal of Animal Safehouse is to remove this barrier by caring for pets while owners are in transition. Our objective is to form a network of foster families to provide homes for pets of domestic violence survivors until they can be reunited in a safe living environment. We provide all food, supplies, vet care, and other essentials throughout their stay with us. We also help women reunite with their animals post-shelter by assisting with pet deposits and transport (we even shipped a dog to Oregon once).

I think this is a great idea. Domestic violence victims have enough trouble leaving abusive situations, they shouldn’t have to worry about their pets getting hurt/killed as well. This is the first I’ve heard of such a place, and I heartily support it! I wish I wasn’t a poor college student, or I’d donate some moneez…

Anyways, lovelies, I must be going. Got some work I need to get done tonight. Ta! ♥

WTF WEDNESDAY

WTF WEDNESDAY, Holy-shit-am-I-actually-on-time edition!

First, gross wtf!

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I purchased a Happy Meal, not to eat, but to observe and blog about. Yes, I bought a Happy Meal and then placed it on my office shelf, right behind me and my computer. It sat on my shelf for a year as a silent witness to our fast food industry.

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t really change all that much. It gets a bit dried out, but doesn’t smell bad or anything. Gross! I can’t believe we put that shit into our bodies! Ugh!

Next, Texas WTF (although I’m beginning to feel like that’s me being redundant at this point)

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I’m gonna paraphrase here, and list the bolded proposed changes. The supposed “reasoning” (if you can call it that) and a few more minor points at the link:

– A greater emphasis on “the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s.”

– A reduced scope for Latino history and culture.

– Changes in specific terminology.

– A more positive portrayal of Cold War anticommunism.

– Language that qualifies the legacy of 1960s liberalism.

– Thomas Jefferson no longer included among writers influencing the nation’s intellectual origins.

– Excision of recent third-party presidential candidates Ralph Nader (from the left) and Ross Perot (from the centrist Reform Party).

– A recommendation to include country and western music among the nation’s important cultural movements.

These changes would affect up to 80% of the textbooks sold across the country. You see, Texas is big. It has a lot of people in it. Textbook companies knows that more people = more textbooks, more textbooks = more money…**sigh** Come on Cali, do some crazy changes the other way! Textbook companies won’t know what to do, and they’ll stay the way they are, or something like that. Just…ugh! If the dominant textbooks are changed in that manner…. THEY WANT TO LEAVE OUT JEFFERSON FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! WTF?!?!

Next, prostitution WTF:

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I really just posted this for the second to last line:

A prostitute is more likely to have sex with a police officer than to get officially arrested by one.

**gigglesnort**

Next; Border WTF!

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The situation came to a head recently when a local man was arrested while walking down a street he said that he has walked down for years without a problem.”I walked over to Canada on a Saturday night around quarter to nine to get a pizza,” Buzz Roy explained. Roy lives and works in Derby Line. He walked down Church Street to the nearest pizza shop, which happens to be in Canada, and said that to his surprise he was stopped by state police and told that crossing on Church Street is illegal.

**sighs** It’s illegal to walk down the street to get a pizza because of an imaginary line on a piece of paper. Great.

With 1 minute to spare! Enjoy!

BTW, Prince is disgusted with your shenanigans! (Edit: Apparently wordpress and gifs don’t always play nice. If it doesn’t move for you, click on it!)

FTW FRIDAY

FTW Friday, I-had-a-lot-of-work-to-do-yesterday edition!

First, (and I think his will be the only time in the near future I will type this)…MILITARY WIN

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To come clean, AAFES has been using pogs – 1.5-inch polystyrene discs, for those who don’t recall the 90’s fad – as currency on military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Putting Marvel super heroes on the pogs in June 2008 simply made the program a little bit cooler.

“We can’t print money,” said Dr. Jim Skibo, VP of Marketing and Advertising for the AAFES. “[And] we will not ship coinage into the warzone. It costs a small fortune to ship stuff like that, so we use [the pogs] as gift certificates.”

Lulz. To quote my awesome friend Steph, “That means, if I ever join the military, I’ll be rich!!!! And dead. Mostly dead.” My sentiments exactly…

Next: Pro-drug FTW!

Ah, so much win in this video. A few of the “WIN!” quotes:

“I have a PhD in science, and I know more than you!”

“I just went to a rave last week and got totally blotto!” (on a side note: I’ve never heard of the term blotto. Is it a real term people actually use? I just feel like I would have heard it by now….)

“It is important to remember that drug testing has NOTHING to do with job performance!” (Can I get an amen sister!)

” ‘Oh no Dr. Burke!’, you whine, ‘I am too scared to truly open my mind, and will only smoke reefer. Is there anything I can do?’ Yes, there is, silly boy” (hahahaha, epic!)

“Why indeed?”

Next: Game FTW!

Clickie clickie

Flash game called Ninja Ball. It’s like the escape rope in worms, but an ENTIRE GAME based around it. At one point, someone I know had the top score on this, but it’s been a while, and I forget their screen name, so I don’t know if they still hold it. Yes, you will waste your time endlessly. You’re welcome! 🙂

See you all later

WTF WEDNESDAY

WTF Wednesday, back-to-business edition!

First, I-want-to-puke-WTF

Link (WARNING: GUY GETS RUN OVER)

I watched this and…just….horrible.  Dr Q. showed it to me earlier, and…..well, it’s horrible. For those of you who don’t want to watch the video, here’s what happens: This cop sees this guy standing around at a late hour, decides he’s suspicious, goes after the guy, the guy takes off on a bike, and the cop chases him in the car. Cop ends up running the poor kid over.

…there are just no words. Usually, I just shrug off stories like this. Well, shrug off is not the right term, really. It made me a bit sad, but there really wasn’t anything I could do, I thought, so I just tried to get on with it as best as I could.

But this? This is unbelievable. RUNNING OVER SOMEONE WITH  COP CAR??? And it looked like it was on purpose, too, not that it being accidental would make it any bet. Just…horrible. Unbelievable.

Even my friends who have seen it who are okay with the govt and think it’s a good thing found this upsetting and disturbing. Just…how could this be okay? Seriously? I don’t understand how people can just rationalize away, “Oh, the cops did it, so it must be okay!” How does someone having a shiny piece of metal (A badge) make them any less culpable for murder? Because that’s what it is. Murder.  He killed a person. KILLED. For what? Standing outside a construction site? How does that make the person deserving of death? How does that justify running someone over?

I….should go on to another WTF, or I’ll just go on all day and get more and more upset…

Confusing WTF:

…what? @_@

Next: GAWFICK WTF!

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Wow. I’ve seen bad fics in my day, but….wow. Reminds me of something I’d write back in 8th grade, except even then my shit was better :-p

Here’s a sample

Hi my name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way and I have long ebony black hair (that’s how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Amy Lee (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Gerard Way but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also a witch, and I go to a magic school called Hogwarts in England where I’m in the seventh year (I’m seventeen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

“Hey Ebony!” shouted a voice. I looked up. It was…. Draco Malfoy!

**gigglesnort**

Okay, that was mean, but…I don’t care.  I’ve got a headache, so I’m feeling a bit cranky.

I am going to leave you all now, because I just realized I forgot to hit post before I went to sleep. Love you all, stay safe!

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