Monthly Archives: April 2007

Unintentional Illusion

This YouTube video shows you how to rip a phonebook in half, but I swear every time I see this preview still-frame, I think it’s somebody’s naked crotch.
 Unintentional Illusion

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The Jeb Bush College of Education

Just a few weeks after the University of Florida’s faculty Senate voted against awarding Jeb Bush an honorary degree, a Republican-controlled House council decided this morning to make the university name its entire college of education after the former governor.

This link has a scan-worthy comment thread, including this gem:

Do any of you tell the Accounting profession how to do its job? Medical? Legal?
Nope. But every man Jack thinks he has all the answers to running the EDUCATION profession.
Now, I am directly involved with the education profession. My wife is a teacher, and I can TELL YOU how to fix things.
You want to fix education?
Two parent families need to be the norm again.
Mothers? Get back in the house and out of the workforce.
……
Parents, believe your child’s teacher rather than your child. Children are liars.
……

I’m pretty sure being married to someone of a certain profession is a textbook example of indirect involvement. But perhaps he’s just referring to his romantic involvement with the entire education profession.

via Wonkette

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RIP Kurt Vonnegut

RIP, Kurt Vonnegut. You meant (and still mean) a lot to me. I’m sure this is a wholly unoriginal statement, but:

So it goes.

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Making Fun of Darwin (Still)

When Darwin came out with his (now proven) theory of evolution, the whole world made him to be a fool because he said that man and monkey share a common ancestor. Anis del Mono company owners, who apparently believed in the traditional views of things, changed the cute monkey in the original logo to a caricature of Charles Darwin. That modified logo remains until today.

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Florida Felons Will Vote Again

Nice: Florida is going to start letting some of its felons vote. One of the factors that gave us our awesome president is that Florida bars convicted felons from voting for the rest of their lives.

Under the new rules, the roughly 80 percent of ex-offenders whose crimes were not considered violent will win automatic rights restoration after the state makes sure they have paid any restitution to victims and have no pending criminal charges.

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Snooze Avoidance

This alarm clock donates your money to an organization you hate every time you hit the snooze button.
 Snooze Avoidance

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