Thursday, January 31, 2008
And the bragging rights go to... The students won out in the pool tournament.
The faculty made a good showing but just were not able to pull off a win. The rumored sharks turned out to be more like guppies.
Next challenge, after the faculty have rested up a bit - bowling...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Authorities removed about 200 animals - nearly half of them dead in freezers - from a home … Animal Control agents, responding to a complaint of ferrets living in poor conditions, found more than 100 ferrets, a dog, a bird and three cats "living in deplorable, unsanitary and crowded conditions,"… Most of the animals were suffering from dehydration and malnutrition …there may be some indication that this lady is mentally ill. there is a debate on the comments to this story as to whether this lady should get 23 months or 23 years. some people...
Carcasses of a rat, cat, otter and 89 ferrets were found in freezers in the home and garage ... 61 of the rescued ferrets had to be euthanized because of their poor health, more than 15 are in Animal Control custody, and about 23 with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The animals will be held pending a court hearing … There is no limit to the number of ferrets someone can own in Virginia Beach.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I said everything I have to say about labeling theory in my book, Outsiders. I have nothing to add to what I said in that book.
Similarly, I cannot help you apply labeling theory to some special topic that your teacher has assigned to you. I suppose that your teacher did that as an exercise which would help you understand the ideas by applying them to some specific area.
If any of this seems strange or unfeeling to you, please talk to your teacher about it. Especially the people who have written me saying that they have no idea where to find the answers they are looking for. You should be able to get help with this from the teacher who gave you the assignment. Print this page out and show it to them.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Under the deal, nearly everyone who earned a paycheck in 2007 would receive at least $300 from the Internal Revenue Service -- $103 billion in total. Most people would receive rebates of $600 each, or $1,200 per couple. Families with children would receive an additional payment of $300 per child. Workers who earned at least $3,000 last year -- but not enough to pay income taxes -- would be eligible for $300.and how is the gevernment paying for this? oh yeah, we'll just borrow it.
Overall, 117 million families would receive rebate checks... Rebates would be limited, however, to single taxpayers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 -- up to $150,000 for couples.
Labels: crime and social justice
Thursday, January 24, 2008
“There’s no one running for office who I’d let walk my kids across the street" - Dick Marcinko
Friday, January 18, 2008
considering it has been so long, it may be a good move to leave the plot lines from the show behind. but then, who cares?
Labels: tv and movies
not that is has ever been lucky for me.
either way, this clock, from the triple nine society, is cool.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The number of abortions performed in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005 -- the lowest level since 1976, according to a new report.do i need to wake up more? is it too early? did this just say that the number of abortions fell because their were fewer women having an abortion? talk about obvious.
The number of abortions fell at least in part because the proportion of women ending their pregnancies with an abortion dropped 9 percent between 2000 and 2005, hitting the lowest level since 1975, according to a nationwide survey.
seriously, though, the article does give several reasons that may contribute to the decrease, including the availability of emergency contraception.
just yesterday i heard that the number of babies born in the US in up. a new baby boom has occurred. one reason is that we have more people that in previous years. perhaps another is this decrease in abortions. also, we have a higher birth rate than other comparative countries. they said on GMA that it was because americans like children more. how about that!
Labels: crime and social justice
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
it's my day4death. nonsense, but entertaining.
Monday, January 14, 2008
we know bathrooms are bad, but this list says airplane bathrooms are among the worst. and here's the yuck line i am choosing to leave you with. they say the toilet seat is surprisingly clean, but "the volcanic flush of the commode tends to spew particles into the air, coating the floor and walls with, well, whatever had been swirling around in there."
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
the good ole days.
here's some of the politically incorrect advertisements collected in the book, You Mean A Woman Can Open It?: The Woman's Place In The Classic Age Of Advertising.
the book includes 31 postcard pictures, but you can get a taste from the website ad.
can you imagine if these ads were released today?
p.s. - you are not going crazy. this is the link of the week/month on the right. i thought it deserved it's own attention.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
1- Elaine was not an original part of the cast. [in fact, Julia Louis-Dreyfus beat out Patricia Heaton, Rosie O’Donnell and Megan Mullally for the part.]
2- Other actors originally played Newman, Morty Seinfeld and Frank Costanza
3- Jerry, George and Elaine’s siblings were never seen
4- Festivus was created in 1966 by a Reader's Digest editor
5- The series began and ended with a conversation about a shirt button [remember that?]
Labels: tv and movies
there's a couple of other things i haven't done since last year as well. but that would really be TMI.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
toddler sized hooter's shirts are distugusting me, seen here.
here's a bit from a report titled Delete Expletives? that lists the offensiveness of swear words [BBC].
"There are two kinds of people in the world,
those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world
and those who don't". - Robert Benchley
Labels: adorable photo of the day
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
February: maintaining a common nuisance - i know these people.
March: DST has been changed, remember - i do say that i doubt anyone can give a good answer as to why we observe daylight savings time.
April: the Magna Carta - came to town.
May: sad news - tom poston has died.
June: in case you missed it, there new video footage of the loch ness monster.
July: have you ever looked up the definition of 'the'
August: aw man, i'm not a size 8
September: the good news is that i get none of these this semester
October: i'm not dead - it only appears so here.
November: remember mulder and scully?
December: i haven't posted all month - that is unacceptable!
last year's here. happy new year!
you made it down here?
what? you want a reward?