Just to prove that the US isn't the only country with moronic TSA agents, TSA agents at Heathrow Airport in England confiscated the toy gun that Woody the character from Toy Story carries.
Yes, not only do they take your shampoo, your sewing needles, they will also take away a quarter inch toy gun out of the hands of babies. Thanks for keeping the world safe TSA.
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Monday, March 31, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In 1920 a congressman from Washington State proposed, passed a law through congress known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, aka The Jones Act. What the Jones Act does is requires any goods going from one US port to another port in the US to be shipped on a ship made in the US and captained by an American.
The idea initially was to promote US jobs in shipbuilding and crews. Of course in the modern era something different is happening. In the modern world not many ships are built in the US anymore. So what happens now is you can ship from one port to another on trains not built in the US, you can ship on planes not built in the US, you can even have a truck going from one port to another driven by someone from another country and built in another country. But you still can't have an item put on a cargo ship in New Orleans and have it dropped off in a port in New York unless that ship was built in the US, flying a US flag, and crewed by Americans.
The US council of economic advisers has found that this law costs each job gained $250,000 per job. About 1 billion dollars a year. So unless each of those jobs pays more than $250,000k per year, this is a loss that taxpayers are covering.
If the Republicans in office want to cut unnecessary laws and spending, how about cutting this $1 Billion a year expense instead of trying to cancel Sesame Street? Because rich lobbyists want to keep it around, that's why.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
With any drinking game you can change the rules as you see fit. You can take a drink or take a shot, or for couples take off an article of clothing.
- Every time we see Buffy's bra strap
- Every time Giles cleans his glasses
- Every time someone kills a vampire
- Every time someone mysteriously disappears
- Every time actual human dies
- Every time Angel shows his vampire face
Monday, March 17, 2014
- Whenever someone insults Meg
- Whenever they have a flashback or cut scene
- Whenever Peter fights the chicken
- Whenever Stewie tries to kill someone
- Whenever the evil monkey appears
- Whenever someone breaks out in song
- Whenever a celebrity appears
- Whenever Quagmire says "giggidy"
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Of all the ways to pass the day, how fantastic would it be to break every hour or two, walk down the stairs, and stand out in the warm sun. For a pack a day, a fantastic relief could be had, a calming nerve agent with a habit that sets me apart for the rest.
Unfortunately, I'm not one who partakes of these delectable little sticks. Not one, who sits by my computer typing away with an ash laden try by it's side, and a cig dangling from the mouth. I don't enjoy a "smoke break" in the way my poker buddies do during those Monday night games. Nor do I get to be the pal whom one can bum a smoke.
Maybe with a little perseverance as a child I could have picked up the addiction. Maybe, I should have spent more time with the smokers, the not so cool kids who now get a reprieve from the military formation line. Maybe then, I could hold my head high as an adult, blow smoke in the face of that passerby with the dirty look, or even maybe, I could be that guy, who with a flick of the wrist lands a butt in the lap of the guy in the car who cut me off near the previous intersection.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Women like to imply that they are not shallow, they act as if they are the better of the sexes preferring personality over bod. I however disagree and have met a few men who disagree as well. Let's see some examples of why women are more shallow than men.
Is He Funny?
They always say what
they really want is a man with a good sense of humor. He just also has to be good looking. Go to a
Ralphie May standup routine, and see all the good looking girls there laughing
at his jokes, then look and see how many of those girls are there with guys
that look like Ralphie. And yes, I know his wife is a hottie. There are
exceptions to all rules, and it doesn't hurt that he's famous.
Is He Funny?
Ever hear the phrase, "tall dark and handsome." That's not something men say. Women will openly reject a man because he is too short. I don't know many men who reject women because they are too short, or too tall.
According to one study of over 12,100 people they found that when it comes to finding a man women "focus less on finding a good 'provider' and more on superficial things such as physical attractiveness." in the same study they found that men "tend to increasingly value traits such as intelligence and strong personal character over youth and beauty"
Another study I read was conducted with fake online dating profiles, 4 were put up, a very attractive man, an unattractive man, a very attractive woman, and an unattractive woman. Who got the least amount of responses? The unattractive man of course. If men are more shallow, shouldn't the unattractive woman have gotten the least amount of responses?
It's all about the money. Any women who says she doesn't care about money is full of shit. Yet they will all say they don't. Women will only show a preference for a less attractive man if he has considerable financial wealth, versus a good looking man that has limited cash in the bank.
On the subject of money a man can even be a total jackass as long as he has some, and women will still flock to him. A friend of mine was able to verify this when he setup a fake online profile making himself sound like a complete jerk, yet also make himself out to be a rich doctor. You can guess how the results of this study turned out. Women seemed to have no problem giving him a pass on his attitude.
Ask yourself how many tall, dark, and handsome, rich men out there are suffering from loneliness? It's not due to his level of shallowness, it's the level of the women who want his schlong in her crotch.