Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:21 pm Post subject: 'Like a Little Puppy'
Like a Little Puppy - Coogan's
Slimy property developer Francis Burgoyne is sultry Valerie's puppy dog
in this great clip from A Handyman for All Seasons,
part of Steve Coogan's satirical 1995 series 'Coogan's Run'.
...Weill was CEO of Citigroup, the largest of the “too-big-to-fail” banks bailed out by taxpayers. Last year he gave $12 million for SSU’s new Green Music Center (GMC). At issue are how Weill got that money and what strings were attached to his passing it on to SSU.
A major purveyor of toxic mortgages, Citigroup required $45 billion in government investment and a $300 billion guarantee of its bad assets to avoid bankruptcy.
Weill retired shortly before the 2008 crash.
“Laughing All the Way From the Bank” was the New York Times headline.
“Sandy Weill is greedy,” says graduating senior Melanie Sanders. “He is a symbol of a nation’s economy becoming increasingly unbalanced and building the accounts of the ultra rich on the backs of the very poor. Half of my school loans are with Citigroup. I once took out $15,000 in student loans. Now $29,365 is due.”
Such debt doubling is no longer unusual.
It used to be called usury and was considered at least immoral and often illegal. Weill, Citigroup and other big banks create debt bondage to banks. .
The national student debt recently reached $1 trillion,
which is larger than all the credit card debt.
What futures might these college students have to look forward to?
“I am financially broken by his former company and unlikely to recover. I am compelled to protest this award. I must now call my grandma and explain that I will be protesting at my graduation ceremony. I am personally offended that he will be at my graduation and receiving a degree,” Sanders added. SSU offends many by this decision.
“Weill represents a misuse of power, a lack of accountability, and economic abuse of people,” commented another graduating student, Christopher Bowers.
“Tainted money” and “reparations for ill-gotten sins” is how one retired faculty member describes Weill’s gift. He adds that the honorary degree is a symbolic “absolution of sins.”
Citigroup has paid many fines over the years, including $3 billion for involvement in the Enron scandal. As California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown wrote that Citigroup “knowingly stole from customers, mostly poor people and the recently deceased.” It has been charged numerous times with fraud, conflict of interest, and outright theft.
“For He’s a Jolly Good Scoundrel” entitles editor Robert Scheer article in the April 19 The Nation issue. It describes Weill as a “hustler who led the successful lobbying to reverse the Glass-Steagall law” in 1999. Enacted after the Great Depression to protect us from the kind of economic collapse that we are now experiencing, it had been a firewall between investment and commercial banks...
-- Shepherd Bliss,
Shame on Sonoma State University
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:20 am Post subject: Unicorns delete pain
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
We believe that we should work to be happy,
but could that be backwards?
In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington,
psychologist Shawn Achor argue
that actually happiness inspires productivity.
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:24 am Post subject: Big city nekkid Biking
June 10, 2012.
Cyclists ride nude through central Madrid during the ciclonudista (nude cyclist) protest against the dangers commuter cyclists face in Madrid, in conjunction with the World Naked Bike Ride June 9, 2012...
It aims to promote cycling as an eco-friendly mode of transportation.
The movement also hopes to encourage a body-positive culture.
Clothing is optional.
Cities that took part included: San Francisco, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Guadalajara.
Check out a few protest photos from across the world:
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:56 am Post subject: 50 shades of smut NSFW
'What is this?
The Fifty Shades Generator is a breakthrough in erotic fiction.
At the click of a button, it generates world-class literature based on a pre-defined vocabulary...
Spice up your otherwise lackluster novel with graphic sex scenes guaranteed to get your readers hot under the collar, and slightly sick in their mouths.
If you end up winning a big literary award, we'll split the prize money 50/50, yeah?'
Photo Series: Dangerous Dad Claims to be World's Best Father
by John Farrier,neatorama
Photographer Dave Engledow is proud of his title as the World's Best Father. So he's documented his successes with his daughter Alice Bee. The results are hysterical. He's planning to publish a calendar with these images
Boxing fans always dream of attending... a titanic clash of champions
going toe to toe for glory.
Sometimes, that glory is over before it starts
—or between one to fifteen seconds after, to be precise.
Some fighters just have porcelain chins
and this is a tribute
to all those nameless (and not so nameless) knockout victims everywhere.
Here are the fastest knockouts in sports history.
-- Paul Grossinger,
The Fastest Knockouts in Sports History
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:37 am Post subject: George Carlin - Why I Don't Vote
George Carlin - Why I Don't Vote
“I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless;
this country was bought and sold a long time ago.
The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a fucking thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain.
People like to twist that around – they say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain', but where's the logic in that?
If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain.
I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess
you created that I had nothing to do with.”
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:22 pm Post subject: FernwoodFlasher revealed
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1, Episode 2
Mary brings her grandfather home from the police station;
Kathy falls for a blue-eyed Armenian bartender;
a reporter interviews Loretta about the murders;
and Mary feels ashamed when
Tom rejects her sexual advances (or lack thereof).
so bad and yet so bloody good
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Also known as Forever Fernwood
Format Soap opera
Original run January 6, 1976 – May 10, 1977
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody
that aired in daily (weekday) syndication
from January 1976 to May 1977.
The show's title was the eponymous character's name stated twice,
because Lear and the writers believed
that everything that was said on a soap opera
was said twice.
In 2004 and 2007, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
was ranked #21 and #26 on "TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever".
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:34 am Post subject: Wheelmower/ Lawnbarrow
The Wheelmower, Or What I Prefer to Call "The Lawnbarrow"
"My hippie parents have been "repurposing" my whole life.
This particular creation is a favorite. It doesn't tip over!
The sad thing is, that my dad has TWO of them!"
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:59 pm Post subject: 'Notes To Neighbors'
Notes To Neighbors
There's no denying that a perfectly crafted note
to a neighbor steeped in passive aggression
(and plain old aggression) is an art form.
-- Dwyer & Michaels
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:48 pm Post subject: 'Fart Diary: Toot Toot...It ain't the train'
Fart Diary: Toot Toot...It ain't the train
by Bianca Ku
On the subject of farting, it is something everybody does.
Make a fart sound in a room full of people and you get everybody’s attention.
It does not need introduction or explanation.
You just let one rip; accidental or deliberate? Nobody knows but you...
Grab a box of Kleenex and get ready to be tickled until you cry. Read on!
Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:11 pm Post subject: 'The Henchmen's Book Club '
The Henchmen's Book Club [Kindle Edition]
Danny King (Author)
Mark Jones is a henchman for hire.
He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters
and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas.
This is his job.
He’s worked for some of the most notorious super villains
the world has ever known – Doctor Thalassocrat, Victor Soliman,
Mark was with each of them when they met their makers
at the hands of British Secret Service super-spy, Jack Tempest
and lived to tell the tale – if not pay the bills.
Still for every hour under gunfire
there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails
so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time.
It was only meant to be a bit of fun.
It was never meant to save the world.
Gumshoe is the short, sharp story of Peter Ord,
a divorced teacher who decides to become a private detective
in fading 'one-whore-town' somewhere in the north-east of England.
Dark farce and tragicomedy ensue.
...is Seatown ready for him?
More to the point is he ready for the Seatown's cast
of ne'er do wells, gangsters and lunatics?
Peter must tackle many challenging cases,
including one involving a legless crooner,
and when he comes under the radar of local crime lord Jack Martin,
has he bitten off more than he can chew?
With sidekicks like hack Bryn Laden failure is not an option it's compulsory. '
- -Darren Sant, author of The Bank Manager & The Bum.
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:28 pm Post subject: 'A' is for...tiger
[some of the docs on Sirius radio Doctor Channel
openly admit to being Adderall users, but never cite it's horrific side effects.
Adderall Implicated in Child Abuse and a Murder Trial
November 7, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Boca Raton, FL: In the past week, Adderall has been implicated in Seth Fontenot’s murder trial
and involved in a case of child abuse by a Florida mother.
Read [ Adderall Implicated in Child Abuse and a Murder Trial ]
Can’t Quit, Even After Adderall Stroke
October 25, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Jocelyn’s sister has been on Adderall for 16 years. “My sister has tried to get off Adderall without success - she even looks like a heroin addict,” says Jocelyn.
Read [ Can’t Quit, Even After Adderall Stroke ]
Adderall Caused Seizures
September 13, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Salt Lake City, UT:Ten years ago Cindy was diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed Adderall to help her focus. The amphetamine drug did the trick, but at a terrible cost: Cindy had a few psychotic episodes and then developed seizures.
Read [ Adderall Caused Seizures ]
Adderall Too Easy to Prescribe, Led to Jail Time
August 7, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Burbank, WA: Rocky tried Adderall and liked it, it made him feel better. That pretty much sums up all he said to a doctor at a walk-in clinic to get a prescription for the stimulant. Six months later he had a “psychotic episode” that landed him behind bars on more than one occasion.
Read [ Adderall Too Easy to Prescribe, Led to Jail Time ]
From Caffeine Pills to Adderall
July 14, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Norfolk, VA: When Steve was an undergraduate, he started taking caffeine pills and says his grades got a whole lot better - from C’s to A’s. So it is no surprise that he took a psychiatrist’s advice and took Adderall.
Read [ From Caffeine Pills to Adderall ]
Divorce Due to Adderall
June 17, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL: “I was divorced and lost everything because of Adderall,” says Christie, who was wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and regretfully wound up having a “manic episode,” one of Adderall side effects.
Read [ Divorce Due to Adderall ]
Massachusetts Plaintiff Sues Over Adderall Death and Other Prescribed Drugs
May 13, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: An Adderall lawsuit filed by Wellesley, Massachusetts resident John Edwards against Harvard two years after his son Johnny Edwards committed suicide, alleges the dedicated student’s downward spiral began following an examination at Harvard University Health Services at which the student was prescribed Adderall and antidepressant drugs.
Read [ Massachusetts Plaintiff Sues Over Adderall Death and Other Prescribed Drugs ]
Adderall: From Angst to Anguish
April 17, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Detroit, MI: For seven years, Jennifer’s doctor tried her on different antidepressants but they weren’t working, then she was finally pegged for adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) and prescribed ADD Adderall in 2010. “If not for an intervention by my friends - one of them a nurse - I wouldn’t be here today,” says Jennifer, mother of two.
Read [ Adderall: From Angst to Anguish ]
Did the Effects of Adderall Trigger Leap into Tiger’s Den?
March 27, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: There are various adverse reactions and side effects associated with Adderall, a popular treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder. Adderall heart attack has been identified as one of those risks, among others. However, even in view of its capacity to treat ADHD, can Adderall trigger bizarre behavior?
Read [ Did the Effects of Adderall Trigger Leap into Tiger’s Den? ]
Adderall: A Mother’s Heartbreak By Jane Mundy (Feb-6-13)
Adderall Access and Abuse By Jane Mundy (Jan-22-13)
Did Adderall Play a Role in the Death of Ex-Navy Corpsman? By Gordon Gibb (Dec-30-12)
Mother Says Adderall caused Son to Jump into Bronx Zoo Tiger Den By Jane Mundy (Nov-29-12)
Was the FDA Paying Attention Before Approving Adderall? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-16-12)
Illegal Adderall—From College Students to NFL Cornerback By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-12)
Adderall Side Effects Can Literally Break Your Heart By Gordon Gibb (Aug-13-12)
Adderall Kick-Started Tourette Syndrome By Jane Mundy (Jul-10-12)
Adderall Addict: From ER to Nursing Home By Jane Mundy (Jun-5-12)
Adderall Side Effects: "Not Something You Expect for a Young Person" By Heidi Turner (May-6-12)
ADD Patient Discusses Adderall Addiction By Jane Mundy (Apr-8-12)
A New and Growing Concern Over Adderall By Gordon Gibb (Mar-16-12)
Effects of Adderall at 200 MPH… By Gordon Gibb (Mar-12-12)
"I Blame Adderall for My Brother's Death" By Jane Mundy (Feb-11-12)
Adderall: Mother's Little Helper, or Hurt? By Gordon Gibb (Jan-21-12)
Attorney Slams the Makers of Adderall By Jane Mundy (Dec-29-11)
New Study Finds No Evidence of Adderall Heart Problems By Heidi Turner (Dec-13-11)
Report: More teens abusing Adderall ADHD drug By Charles Benson (Oct-11-09)
Adderall Online - Black Market Profits In Plain Sight By Evelyn Pringle (Feb-24-06)
Adderall's Rollercoaster Year By Evelyn Pringle (Jan-26-06)
Adderall: One family's Anguish By Jane Mundy (Jan-9-06)
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