Political news reigned supreme this week, with forons discussing every level of politics, from Obama's first 100 days to the Wisconsin state budget. Thank god for a sprinkling of celebrity banter. Oh wait… it's about David Carradine.
Funny and absurd
Re: 43 Students Zapped with Stun Guns During Prison Tour
Post by white_rabbit Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:41 pm
Seriously? They have "take your offspring to work" day at prisons? Do they also have this event at funeral homes, whore-houses and meat packing plants?
Maybe they should rename it "traumatize your child by what you do for a living" day.
Re: R.I.P. David Carradine
Post by david cohen Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:34 pm
Nothing wrong with a little auto-erotic asphyxiation, unless, of course, you have a heart attack during the peak moments...and you're alone....oh grasshopper, we hardly knew ye!
Re: Movies nobody but you likes
Post by Shipley Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:02 pm
Ghostbusters 2 doesn't get enough credit.
Galaxy Quest is hilarious to anyone who bothers to see it, though many skip based on Tim Allen in the lead, missing Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, and Tony Shaloub in the best comedy roles they'll ever have.
I like Jackie Brown the best of all Tarantino movies.
Re: Bike to Work Week off to dumb start
Post by Jazznews Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:44 am
You mean the police department no longer has those beautiful $2000 bikes? Couldn't a regular officer ride one of them or do they need to wear special clothing to do so? :D
I remember the bicycle cops. But then I also remember the bike monitors. They weren't regular police officers, but they had special shirts and would write warnings to bicyclists who ran stop lights, or didn't have helmets or lights. They would chase bikers down to give them the warnings. But the program was cut from the budget.
Well it does sound silly, and dangerous, to have motorcycles on the bike path. Isn't it illegal too?
But today there will be bacon for people participating in the BTWW, and that's not silly
Re: There are 13 months in a year, not 12
Post by Exploding Pinto Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:35 am
Anyone care to provide some math and fun facts to prove the theory time is money?"
Or, alternately, mo' money mo' problems?
I'll get started on the former:
1 hour = 60 minutes
60 minutes = 3600 seconds
now, stay with me:
1 dollar = 20 nickels
time = 3600 seconds
money = 20 nickels
so we go:
3600 (seconds) / 20 (nickels)= 180
180 x 2 = 360
360 = circle
A circle never ends; therefore time is money!
Smart and sharp
Re: the parka bandit
Post by Woofer Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:28 pm
Actually, wasn't it Court Commissioner Todd Meuer that set bail at $2,000 per count at the initial appearance? One wonders if this was over the objection of the assigned ADA? We need more info to draw any vaild conclusions. In any event, consider the sheer number of people who've committed, no wait, BEEN ACCUSED of committing felonies and misdemeanors who are let out every single day on bail ranging from mere signature bonds to much higher cash bail amounts than what was assessed for this case we're talking about. How many of them violate bail conditions and get sent back to jail? A lot, I'd be willing to bet. Do we do away with the concept of bail altogether and just house everyone awaiting trial in the jail? I mean, who can really predict who's going to throw a rod and go on a spree while out on bail? That risk is always there...
As long as we subscribe in the notion that people are innocent until proven guilty, the courts are always going to have to weigh that sacrosanct principle against the perceived risk that the accused may reoffend in some manner while awaiting their day in court. If the courts err on the side of preserving the principle, I'm actually OK with that. Who knows, one day I-- or you-- may be the accused...
Re: Replacement for Artamos
Post by Thusnelda Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:07 am
I'm kind of shocked at the lack of decent sandwich places around town, particularly in the downtown area. Most places either have one so-so option or else make everything some sort of giant grilled monstrosity with slathered fries on the side. Sometimes I just want something cold on regular bread -- particularly if it's a good rye or similar. (Yes, RIP Radical Rye indeed!) It's quick, it's easy to carry, it's not dripping with grease, it gets even better then it's wrapped in plastic and left to squish together... I guess this isn't the recipe for greatness anymore. Without sounding too get-off-my-lawnish, I fondly remember the days of made-to-order sandwiches at Miller's on Fairchild or even, briefly, at Jacobson's (not the greatest, but did the job). And while I like subs and the sandwiches at Gotham, it's just not the same. I think it really is the bread.
I did have a good tuna sandwich recently on RR-esque bread at Electric Earth, of all places. Aside from the bread, I really liked the grapes in the tuna salad.
They did used to have decent made-to-order sandwiches at the Rathskeller, too, but now it's all preset combinations. I don't blame them for wanting to keep the ingredient list down to a minimum, but how hard can it be to get a turkey, salami and provolone on rye with some mustard and mayo? And let's not even talk about the lack of liverwurst in this town.
If I had money and the inclination, I'd open a cart or delivery service downtown making nothing but awesome sandwiches.
Geez, do I sound like Andy Rooney...
Re: Has Obama actually changed anything?
Post by GODDOG Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:04 am
1) Lifted gov't restrictions on stem cell research.
2) Let photos of fallen soldiers be released, with family approval.
3) Lifted ban of gov't funds for abortions in other nations
4) Signed executive order that stops the torture practices of the former administration
5) The face of America. When he speaks in other nations as well as ours he actually speaks in full and complete sentences. He has changed the perception that we, Americans, are not a bunch of brush clearing assholes from TX.
I could go on and on but me thinks you really don't care. He's been in office for 100+ days...give the man a chance and know the facts of your government. We are a trinity of governing. We have the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the Executive. He is one piece of the 3 part puzzle. If you want fast, thoughtless change that has no real sense of consequence how bout you jump into a Delorean get it up to 88 mph and set the timeclock to 2001. One more thing POTUS has changed. He's made the Republickers look like a bunch of whining asshats (see pic) with no plan but to defame anyone with a D after their name.
Post by minnow Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Jun 11, 2009 the Assembly will be voting on this budget. This is the worst budget that Wisconsin has ever seen - including the ones passed by the Republicans while Thompson was Gov. It is the wrong time for all these ear marks and perks to be added to the budget bill. It is in Wisconsin's best interests that it doesn't pass, but gets back to be corrected. I urge everyone who feels strongly about this budget - even if you are for it - to contact your Rep. I have already contacted my Representative in the Assembly and asked him to vote NO.
This budget needs health care fast, or Wisconsin will become terminally ill.