Despite having used the subways or metros in a number of major cities, I've always been a bit intimidated by the NYC subway. Not from a crime standpoint, though--more from a logistics standpoint. Perhaps it's the sheer number of lines, or the apparently semi-random way that some trains switch lines--as we learned on our recent trip to NYC, where the A wasn't quite on the A route. In any event, we wound up taking the subway a couple of times to and from Brooklyn (where we were staying with a friend), and I'm think I'm almost comfortable enough to use it on my own. Unless, of course, things get as bad as this notice (via JoeMyGod) suggests...
Never underestimate the creativity (or, in some cases, viciousness) of the American public. Via Igor, a website eponymously named Dom Nozzi reported that...
Ben & Jerry created “Yes Pecan!” ice cream flavor for Obama.
They then asked people to fill in the blank for the following:
For George W. they created “_________”.
Here are some of their favorite responses:
- Grape Depression
- Abu Grape
- Cluster Fudge
- Nut’n Accomplished
- Iraqi Road
- Chock ‘n Awe
- Impeach Cobbler
- Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker… Swirl
- Heck of a Job, Brownie!
- Neocon Politan
- RockyRoad to Fascism
- The Reese’s-cession
- Cookie D’oh!
- The Housing Crunch
- Nougalar Proliferation
- Death by Chocolate… and Torture
- Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
- “You’re Shitting In My Mouth And Calling It A” Sundae
- Credit Crunch
- Mission Pecanplished
- Country Pumpkin
- Chunky Monkey in Chief
- George Bush Doesn’t Care About Dark Chocolate
- Chocolate Chimp
- Bloody Sundae
- Caramel Preemptive Stripe
- I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands…with nuts
As a homeowner, I've spent my time searching for stuff in hardware stores. And, I'll admit, I've bought things that are the wrong size, the wrong voltage, the wrong shape--but I don't think I've ever bought anything...immoral. Apparently, Ace Hardware has standards about that sort of thing... Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads-up...
You probably played Rock Paper Scissors when you were a kid. But you probably never played Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, as described by Sheldon on Big Bang Theory: "It's very simple. Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and, as it always has, rock crushes scissors."
Regular readers will have no doubt figured out by now that I am not voting Republican. However, in honor of Barack Obama's official nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate, please feel free to share the following link if you happen to have a friend on the fence (and thanks to The Bilerico Project for the source)...
With all the financial stress the airlines are under (and all the stress most travelers are under) leave it to Yankee Pot Roast to offer a new twist on an old chestnut--the in-flight safety video. Sample (and relatively clean) excerpt: "In the extremely unlikely event of a water landing, your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. Or a spanking device."
The full article is here, and contains language that may not be suitable for the office (especially if you have to explain to your co-workers what's so funny)...
8:43 p.m. – A Houghton Plot resident said his pet French hens were missing. He believed his neighbor may have shot them. 9:13 p.m. – Another Houghton Plot resident said dozens
of geese, hens and doves were cooing in trees and neighbors were in the
street with shotguns. Officer Silver and Officer Bell dispatched to
scene. 10:04 p.m. – Officer Silver and Officer Bell arrive in
the Houghton Plot to general hooliganism—lords-a-leaping,
pipers-a-piping, residents-a-discharging weapons into the trees.
Reports of dead swan, geese, and partridge carnage. All residents
tasered and transported to drunk tank.