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October 29, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Now with 100% less "The Warriors" content!

Here be some Jimmeh (The Page, not the Carter kind. Even I'm not that cruel) crooning about Skiffles, which were presumably a precursor to modern-day Skittles:


I Got Yer Shovel-Ready Federal Transportation Project Right Here Pal:

NO MORE ALL CAP STREET SIGNS, SEZ FEDS.

"In a nod to the fading eyesight of the nation's growing number of aging Baby Boomers, the federal government is requiring communities around the USA to change street name signs from all capital letters to a combination of capital and lowercase letters. The government says that makes them easier to read.”

“Cash-starved localities also will have to dig deep for new, more reflective traffic signs to make them easier to see at night, especially by older drivers.”

As usual, an unfunded mandate. Here’s the response to you peasants by your betters (at least they're shoveling something):

"As drivers get older, we want to make sure they're able to read the signs," says FHWA administrator Victor Mendez. "Research shows that older drivers are better able to read signs when they're written in both capital and small letters. It's really driven by safety."

You know, I think I have a solution to this problem. Something I tacked up a couple of weeks ago and which might also clear up a couple of other issues (ridding us of these tiresome Baby Boomers who are constantly clogging our streets with their tricked-out Hoverounds, soaking up all our SS bennies, breathing our air, but worst of all: Continuing to be the cause of movie and TV soundtracks that consist mostly of MoTown tunes.)

IF ONLY THEY COULD COME UP WITH SOME SORT OF DEATH SENTENCE FOR PEOPLE WHO POST COMMENTS IN ALL CAPS I MIGHT BE AMENABLE TO THAT IDEA!!!!!! ALSO THOSE WHO USE LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just thinking out loud here.

Spanish Streetwalkers now Required to Wear Reflective Safety Vests:

Prostitutes working along a main road outside a Spanish city have begun wearing reflective yellow jackets to avoid police fines. Pending: Johns soon to be required to wear reflective safety condoms:

Police say the women are a traffic hazard on the busy road in Lleida, east of Catalonia, and face fines of $56 for not wearing the bright bibs. Officers say they are simply enforcing a law that applies to everyone walking along rural highways.

Lleida recently banned street prostitution. However, the prostitutes work in an area just outside the city limits. Police say the women congregate at roundabouts, and without the jackets they pose a danger to themselves and to drivers.

Religion of Peace and Tolerance, Chapter XXXXXXXXIIIVXIXXXIVV:

Considering getting hitched in a tropical paradise? You might want to avoid the Maldives.

Police in the Maldives have arrested a marriage celebrant who abused a foreign couple as "swine" and "infidels" during a luxury ceremony in the holiday paradise”

“A video of the ceremony, during which the hapless couple are taunted and subjected to a series of insulting and religious-tinged abuse, was posted on YouTube and has sparked fears for the country's tourism-dependent economy.”

"In front of a table decorated with incense sticks, the English-speaking couple bow their heads in prayer through the torrent of accusations, curses and swearing from the celebrant."

"The Islamic republic of the Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive honeymoon destinations and its economy relies heavily on tourism.”

Duck n’ Cover:

(Seems to me that "Run and Scream" would've served Bert just as well.)

USGBC, LEED Targeted by Class-Action Lawsuit:

This is just kind of a tease post since I'm planning on doing a more in-depth post analyzing the story after all this election nonsense blows over. I'm sure you can hardly wait. The summary:

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its founders have been named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed in federal court. Filed on behalf of mechanical systems designer Henry Gifford, owner of Gifford Fuel Saving, the lawsuit was stamped on October 8, 2010, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Among other allegations, the suit argues that USGBC is fraudulently misleading consumers and fraudulently misrepresenting energy performance of buildings certified under its LEED rating systems, and that LEED is harming the environment by leading consumers away from using proven energy-saving strategies.

It's a huge deal as it potentially affects the entire U.S. construction industry (what's left of it) and is on par with the ClimateGate scam.

Snailehs Playing Soccer:

(Nearly as interesting and high-scoring as the actual game)

S'more Jimmeh to Close it Out:

(How 'bout that 'stache on the singer? Yeah...it doesn't work for me either. And what the hell is that sound he's making in the last few seconds of the song?)

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