Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
“We have an operative report from Lawrence Hospital saying that the appendix was removed. Most importantly, we have the pathology report from Lawrence Hospital after the first operation which says what was presented to the pathology department was not the appendix.”
The man has since had another appendectomy, this time removing his appendix.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
He is being charged with sexual exhibitionism in French court. But South African Cohen explains his artistic performance: "I made a work using French national symbols - the cock, the Eiffel Tower, the Folies Bergere - as well as a very South African approach to using public space with political consciousness." He further explains the piece as being about "gender identity and the politics of the body."
I think this performance deserves credit for originality and entertainment value. Just seeing Cohen walk around in those shoes is quite an impressive site. But Parisians didn't feel that it was anything worth writing home about. Fairfax Media reports, "Cohen told the court there had been no complaint from people who had witnessed the performance and even a group of passing nuns were unfazed." Apparently Parisians have seen everything already.
But seriously, I feel this piece is a statement about uncomfortable clothing that women must wear to be acceptable in society. To me it says, "If men had to wear fake eyelashes, girdles, thigh-highs and high-heeled shoes, they, too, would feel as if they had a rooster tied to their penis."
As the above photo doesn't do justice to this artwork, a video of the performance, with additional commentary by the artist, can be seen on YouTube. I encourage you to watch the video and see what metaphors come to mind.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
As you can see, the tree on the left has leaves on it, but the tree on the right has not sprouted a single leaf since it's overzealous "trim." Maybe "bob" would be more appropriate. The gardener killed it! I don't think it was premeditated. However, this is clearly an aggravated assault. Gross negligence leading to death. It is worthy at least of a manslaughter (plant-slaughter?) charge.
There is even evidence that this individual may be a serial killer. Another thoroughly-trimmed tree close by shows the same M.O. Notice the severed trunk.
What was this guy thinking? "Hey, if I just cut off the trunk, then I don't have to trim all these little branches. That'll save time."
We can't let these criminals get away with this. If you see a suspicious hedge trimmer-wielding individual in your neighborhood, report it to the police immediately!
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Kim Jong Un has ordered all North Korean men to get the same haircut that he has.
Well, that's one way to get people to stop making fun of your haircut. I guess they can't laugh if they look just as ridiculous as you do.
P.S. North Korean women can still choose from one of 18 approved hairstyles:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"A human mission to Mars is technologically feasible, but hugely expensive," say scientists Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Paul Davies. They have a solution: Don't bother planning for a return trip to Earth. A one-way trip would be attainable in the near future. While the scientists are not volunteering themselves, they say that they have had many volunteers. Personally, I know a few people I'd like to send to Mars.
In case you are interested, here's the itinerary: "You and a stranger would board a spacecraft and travel for six months — absorbing levels of radiation so high that your reproductive organs would be destroyed — before arriving at your new planet. There you would live in an ice cave, or perhaps inside a biosphere adjoining a cave, for the rest of your life (which, incidentally, would be 20 years or less). Two other Earth ex-pats would arrive in their own craft, and together the four of you would prepare a home for 150 more people, most of whom would arrive decades after your death."
One commenter noted, "Actually preparing a place for only 150 is just 385 too few. There are 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 United States Senators."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Every summer, the California Library Association organizes a Summer Reading Program for all of the public libraries in the state to implement. The idea is to keep kids reading and learning over the summer vacation. They have already issued the manuals for the 2011 Summer Reading Program, which will focus on "Travel and World Cultures." Unfortunately, there was a typo in the Children's Manual. Under "Books to Share," it lists "De Colores...La Ganja / The Farm"
It is supposed to be granja ("farm" in Spanish), but the 'r' is missing. Instead, it refers to ganja, a.k.a. marijuana. Oh well, maybe it's a Freudian slip. After all, there is a proposition on the ballot in California to legalize cannabis. So maybe the kids can learn about hemp farms. It might make a good summer job, perfect for the Summer Reading Program.
In other news, fast food sales near the US-Mexico board are off the charts today.