Posts Tagged ‘government’


7 December, 2009

Some dude’s mac is being held for inspection by the FDA because they think its an apple, not an Apple… dur…

Haha, You Suck Ahmadinejad…

17 June, 2009

They must just be discovering photoshop over there or something…

This Is A Joke Right?

26 March, 2009

Apparently the government is trying to regulate the use of e-cigarettes. Those smokeless, odorless and completely passive nicotine delivery devices that people use to quit smoking or if they can’t smoke in certain areas. I think they’re brilliant inventions as they don’t cause cancer on top of it. So, why, does the government feel that they need to regulate or ban (my least favorite word) these guys?

openquoteThe product’s aficionados say that because it contains no tobacco, it can be used in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places where states and localities have banned tobacco use. But anti-smoking groups say that’s exactly the problem. They fear that it will reintroduce a “smoking culture” into places where people no longer are used to seeing wisps of smoke and cigarettes hanging from people’s mouths. “I understand why people use the nicotine replacement aids,” said Serena Chen, regional tobacco policy director of the American Lung Association in California. “But I don’t understand why people want to pretend that they’re smoking.” Chen believes that many ex-smokers will conclude that the e-cigarette is harmless and be lured back into the smoking trap. “If you had a serial killer who liked to stab people, would you give him a rubber knife?” Chen asked. “This just boggles the mind.”openquote

I love how she A. compares smokers to a serial killer (?) and B. makes a retarded metaphor about giving him a rubber knife. Of course I would give him a rubber knife, then he wouldn’t be able to kill people… Idiots…

This is some craziness…

20 January, 2009


I’m as excited as the next guy, and call me a cynic, but this is definitely some craziness. That’s quite an outpouring of people, but I guarantee you half of them are there because its a big party for something cool, not because it is a big something for a cool party. See what I did there? Ya, wordplay, its cool…


P.S. don’t worry, Pepsi’s got us covered…

Ya, this makes sense…

14 January, 2009

Apparently, in Peru you can get hammered on the job and not be fired. A million 20 year old college students are rumored to be fleeing to Peru in order to take advantage of this “kick-ass opportunity.” (Not really)


closequoteLIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s top court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job, a decision that was criticized by the government on Wednesday for setting a dangerous precedent.

The Constitutional Tribunal ordered that Pablo Cayo be given his job back as a janitor for the municipality of Chorrillos, which fired him for being intoxicated at work.


2 January, 2009

As I’m sure a lot of people have already seen, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has written an open letter to the users of Wikipedia to ask for donations. While I admire his honesty, I can’t help but begin to wonder why the government doesn’t have any grant money for the site. Or do they? (I don’t actually know and I’m too lazy to investigate).

Assuming they don’t, which I’m pretty sure of, I keep coming back to the ideas behind NPR and PBS. These are two channels that exist within technologies that have shaped our nation. These channels exist because our government recognized, early on, that radio and Television were, and are, powerful outlets for information. With that being said, the Internet is yet another outlet for information, proportionately more influential than TV as TV is to radio. Therefore, shouldn’t our government have some sort of grant money (they have it for everything else) to keep an open-source, informative (and sometimes speculative) website running?

Or am I completely wrong?

Letter HERE