Friday, March 30, 2007

Bananas are proof that God wants us to be monkeys

no, really people, you can't make this shit up. Remember when Kirk Cameron was normal?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

This may be the single greatest use of the interweb ever

Bad News Potfiends:

According to the Israeli Green Leaf Party, marijuana is not Kosher for Passover. And we thought US politics was getting ridiculous.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

It's Marathon Day!

which means, of course, that my car is stranded 8 blocks away. but anyway. after being forced to bascially abandon SueBee just south of Columbia Road, I stopped in at Crumbs 'n Coffee for a little brekkie (I really just wanted to go home and sleep, but no) I saw these two adorable kids watching the runners.

everyone say 'awww'. ok good. meanwhile, in front of the Sandanista...someone doesn't like the new parking system...

guess they'll have to raise parking fees again! that took some freaking work, you know?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Damn You, John Kerry!

yep, you guessed it. anyone else like the sight of those nice green boxes on the corner? it's about time someone gave the CityPaper a run for it's free handouts.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Quick, look in the you see this man?

if so, I suggest deplaning at your earliest convenience.

According to This is London James Yates was drunk, blowing well over the legal limit of 20 micrograms per 100/ml for a commercial airline pilot when he showed up at Manchester last February 11 to fly to the States.

This raises an interesting question: WHY THE HELL is there any legal limit at all? Isn't flying a plane something you should do, I don't know, SOBER? I mean stone cold sober? We're not talking about Joseph Hazelwood here, after all, bad shit can happen on a plane, what if there was an outbreak of snakes? then what?

Lord knows, I am all in favour of drinking, but I kinda want my pilots sober. Mark it down: Phillippe is fully in favour of pilots who are not on the sauce.

Monday, March 19, 2007


just sayin.

Cold, Hard

cash, that is. A drug bust in Mexico City this weekend found the following pile:

Yes, my friends, that is $205,000,000 (and change) in hundred dollar bills. for those of you playing along at home, a 10,000 $100 bills weighs 10 kilos. so this pile weighs 2,050 kilos, or 4,510 pounds. two and a quarter tons of cash. that is one hell of a trip to Vegas.

did someone say Vegas?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Poor Grandma!

you gotta give some mad props to McDonald's in the UK for having a question and answer site about their food. Such things are important. And they answer questions, for instance, I now know that there are no cow ears in milkshakes. Check it out and make up your own mind.

and don't worry:

Thanks to The Register (UK) for this little tidbit. Seriously, you can't make this shit up.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Support the Blues

Hey it’s great to see the WNSC blog getting active once again.

But more importantly, WHUS (the radio station foolish enough to put the likes of Washboard on the air) is hosting it’s annual beg…er radiothon. Yesterday I had a great time sitting in on the bluesline the other blues show on HUS. To keep the fun going old Ramblin’ Bert agreed to come on my show this weekend so the show on Sunday promises to be a blues dj extravaganza. I will be playing my washboard for pledges-perhaps I will even give away recordings of the Skowhegan Washboard Blues (and who could resist that). I know you will all tune in to listen Sunday at 6-8 am, but as my mind drifts back the question of the day is…

Did anyone see Washboard on TV Saturday night? There I was at CPTV HQ in a bright red shirt answering calls in a most radiothon like setting. Sadly the music was not of the quality one comes to expect from the Transfer Station-instead I was taking donations to CPTV during of all things a Tony Bennett special (hence I played all blues this week). I definitely learned a thing or two that night and I have been told (including by my boss) that I was on TV a significant amount. All in all it was a fairly amusing and painless experience-but you gotta laugh-where is YouTube when you need ‘em.

I'd like to think the fine content of WHUS can garner half the support in a week that Tony Bennett got in three hours-but I need your help. Step up in my quest for the most random radiothon donation. Maybe it's a donation from some random place like North Dakota or Croatia or maybe it's a pledge for $91.70. You’d be supporting a show that has brought great blues and so many great times to CT and as far beyond as Australia. Last season alone saw...Turkeys crashing through living room windows. Fugitives swimming across the frigid Quinnebaug River in December. MBTA workers getting fired for fornicated in company cars. Live music at the Transfer Station. DJ Sleepyhead dropping by to share a few yarns. And of course a little bit of washboard.

In any event be sure to tune in Sunday from 6 – 8 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at (91.7 fm) and show your support.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lotto Update!

So, as everyone knows by now, the Mohawk Carpet Company of Dalton, GA is looking for a new truck driver. Thank you, Ed Nabors, for not pretending you were going to keep working.

And no, Dr. Pepe, the other wasn't West Virginia, it was the completely unfair Woodbine, NJ. Sure, you get to live like 15 miles from the Jersey Shore, and now you also get 123 million? I sure hope someone in Woodbine is consulting a very good tax attorney right now.

It's March, and you know what that means!


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Is this a great country, or what?

Mom Pleads Guilty To Using Baby As Weapon In Fight

(AP) ERIE, Pa. A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to swinging her 4-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend during a fight, fracturing the infant's skull in the process.

Chytoria Graham, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

By pleading guilty, Graham acknowledged that on Oct. 8 she grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting her boyfriend and seriously injuring the child.

At Graham's preliminary hearing in December, paramedic Betty Schau, who treated the baby, recalled that Graham was crying and disheveled when medical crews arrived. She testified that Graham told her, "I swung him. I swung him like a bat."

The judge ordered a psychological examination for Graham before her sentencing, set for May 8. The charges carry a minimum of five years in prison because the child was under age 12. Two lesser charges were dropped.

Graham's previous attorney had said Graham did not use her child as a weapon, that the boy was hurt during a fight between the two adults and that Graham lied to authorities about how the injury occurred to protect her boyfriend.

Her current attorney, public defender Julia Dudics, however, said Tuesday that the choice to plead guilty was Graham's. Dudics declined further comment except to say that Graham had told her she was depressed.

Jarron, who made a full recovery, and Graham's four other children are currently in the custody of her parents.

(© 2007 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. )

In other news, the MegaMillions Jackpot is $370,000,000. Can anyone guess from which state a group of co-workers will win it from, only to protest that they will 'keep their jobs, this doesn't change anything'?

unreal. simply unreal.

Broken noses aside, a proud week for Duke Sports

The Onion

Report: Almost Nobody Raped During Duke's First Lacrosse Match

DURHAM, NC—The Duke Blue Devils lacrosse team celebrated a triumphant return to the field last Saturday, defeating the Dartmouth Big Green...

Well thank god for this, huh? I don't think the Dookies could survive another scandal, what with beating up Psycho T, losing to anyone and everyone else from the state of Carolina and then whining about it non-stop...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Vocational Training

you will be happy to learn that we are compassionate here at the Sierra Club (not affiliated with The Sierra Club of John Muir fame)

We believe in second chances.

We believe in rehabilitation.

We believe in helping a brother get back on his feet.

All of this is why we are especially proud of our bothers and sisters down in Mississippi who have generously offered to help our beleagured President get a head start on his next career. How bout it folks, let's hear it for the ol' M-eye-crooked letter-crooked letter-eye-crooked letter-crooked letter-eye-Peepee-eye!

In completely unrelated news: Shrek found in Ireland


Lonely man brought donkey to hotel room, court told

Monday, 26 February 2007

A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised “to get out and meet people,” the local court heard last week.
Thomas Aloysius McCarney with an address in south Galway was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage.
Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.
“Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting things. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey,” she said. She added that Mr McCarney also suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like “Isn’t that right, Donkey?”
Supt John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in as “ Mr Shrek” had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the supt said was “young and hadn’t great English.”
Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit” which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.
McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.
He was fined €2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.


Really. I am rarely truely speechless, but I got nothing. nothing. Ireland has a law concerning the Unlawful Accomodation of Donkeys? how bad must have things been for donkeys in 1837? Come on, are we to believe that in 1836, this was perfectly legal?