Thursday, March 12th, 2015
If you elect Lindsey Graham president in 2016, we won’t have our first female president, but we might have our first presidential self-coup.
Previously in officials saying ridiculous things: Officials Say
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Out in the cape of Massachusetts, a photographer named Dapixara has captured some ridiculous images of massive ice chunks recently tossed ashore.
Previously in the bizarre winter weather of Cape Cod: Slurpee Waves
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Perhaps you’ve seen the State Farm’s sickly-sweet ad entitled “Never”.1 In it, a man vows to never do several things, such as get married or have kids, then ultimately caves on each promise. Not to worry, as State Farm is there to insure him along the way.
Over at BoingBoing, Heather Johanssen raises a great point. Given that man’s track record, his poor family is about to be abandoned.
Monday, March 9th, 2015
On Wednesday, March 4th, a package was sent to me via USPS Priority Mail. It had an expected delivery date of March 6th. I’m writing this a little after midnight, on Monday, March 9th, 2015, and the always-useful USPS tracking information for that package shows:
I gotta say, personally, I am not expecting it to be delivered on the 6th.
Friday, March 6th, 2015
If you have even a dollar to your name, hindsight investing could make you unfathomably rich. In short, it allows the purchase of an investment at an older price, even after the market has moved. If a fund increases in value, just buy it at the old lower price to realize an instant gain. This is clearly unsustainable, and yet in the recent past, multiple companies offered this sort of thing to rich clients. Soon, it might destroy them.
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
I am not a wine connoisseur, but Jeff Wysaski has made some quality recommendations which I enjoyed. The recommendations themselves, that is, not the wines.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Each day, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) offers “a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer”. While I often skip over these in my daily reading of the entire Internet from beginning to end, Monday’s post was bizarre enough to catch my eye.
[Photo credit: Nuno Serrão]
Though it ruined the photographer’s intended shot, this cloud gave him an image that looks unreal. Be sure to visit the site to see the full-sized image.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
For months upon months, I’ve run into an issue with Netflix’s website. Whenever I add an item to my queue, I receive this error:
Obviously, this is not ideal. But I’m not mad at the fact that a very common action is resulting in an error. Despite the alert, the item I’m attempting to add does in fact get appended to my queue. Yet I’m not even upset that this error seems to be meaningless.
But please, in the name of all that is holy, Netflix, could you at least add a damned comma?!
Ahhhh, vastly less infuriating.
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
For a year and a half long period, United sent a 50-seat jet from Newark to Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday nights, and flew one back on Monday mornings. It seems exceedingly likely that this route existed solely so that former Port Authority chairman David Samson could easily spend his weekends down in the Palmetto State. This sort of graft is hardly surprising when it comes to Samson, who was also deeply mired in Chris Christie’s Fort Lee lane closure scandal.
Friday, February 27th, 2015
A Brief List of Alternate Names for a “Happy Ending” I Came Up With During My One and Likely Only Professional Massage, During Which I Expended a Great Deal of Energy Suppressing the Urge to Facetiously Request One of These While Pretending to Be Unsure of the Actual Term
In the end I allowed only muffled giggling to escape. This was and remained a massage only.
Someone went a little overboard with the filtering here.
[Photo courtesy: P. Kafasis]