Archive: February, 2009

All you need to know about Louisiana

★ Read this on TPM this morning. The New York Times hit the nail on the head.

Louisiana has gotten $130 billion in post-Katrina aid. How is it that the stars of the Republican austerity movement come from the states that suck up the most federal money? Taxpayers in New York send way more to Washington than they get back so more can go to places like Alaska and Louisiana. Which is fine, as long as we don’t have to hear their governors bragging about how the folks who elected them want to keep their tax money to themselves. Of course they do! That’s because they’re living off ours.

Read the full article here.

Boy Killed Anally When Office Chair Explodes

★ This story out of china really got my attention as it came across my RSS this morning.

A 14-year-old boy in China was killed when his chair exploded, sending chunks of metal into his rectum. The bleeding this caused killed him.

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I’m writing this at my desk while sitting on a chair very similar to this. This is very disturbing to me.

You can see more about this at Gizmodo.

17 Efing Miles!

★ Seriously, how does this happen? This was the plot of two low-budget movies last year (Stuck and Hit and Run). Is this life imitating art?

A pedestrian was struck by a sport utility vehicle on a street in Corona, Queens, on Wednesday morning, then immediately struck again by a cargo van that dragged the victim 17 miles through a web of city highways and to Coney Island in Brooklyn, the police said. The pedestrian, apparently a male, was killed.

– The New York Times cityroom blog

It should be…

★ From the opening line of the BBC show ‘Being Human’ (s01e03). I thought it sounded very poetic.

love should be the opposite of death. It should be our biggest reason for wanting to be here.

If I Were a Bro

★ And the hits keep on coming with another CollegeHummor Original

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work

★ ONN does it again. It’s gonna be Legend-wait for it-Dairy.