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June 08, 2011

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The 20 Hottest Conservative Women in New Media 2011

If you're not already stealing their garbage following them uh, on Twitter, well you should be. Also try to not to let your account get #hacked. Because if that story didn't fly for a Democrat politician, it sure as hell won't work for you.

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Worst Case Scenarios

So what happens if a plane crash kills an entire professional sports team?
Well they have plans for that and have since the 60's. Likewise there are plans to continue the US government if it was destroyed in an attack or natural disaster. And if you ever wondered why Cheney and Rumsfeld found it so easy to work out of 'undisclosed locations', well it turns out that they had been practicing that very scenario all during the 80's.

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Why Your State Sucks
Eh - if your biggest issue is snails or lack of librarians, really how bad can it be?

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SF Alameda Fire and Police Watch Man Drown Himself

Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy tied to earlier budget cuts strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said.

A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal manís lifeless body from the 54-degree water.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that the man, later identified as Raymond Zack, spent nearly an hour in the water before he drowned.

According to reports, first responders and about 75 people watched the incident on Monday from a beach in Alameda, a city of about 75,000 people across from San Francisco.

Interim Alameda Fire Chief Mike DíOrazi said that due to 2009 budget cuts his crews did not have the training or cold-water gear to go into the water.

It took him nearly 50 minutes to finally kill himself and people watched from shore the entire time. Local authorities are now backpedaling somewhat on their claims that lack of training due to budget cuts prevented rescuers from well, rescuing him.

Kurt Vonnegut and The Shapes of Stories
Yeah he went full libtard before he died, but he did know something about writing stories. I remember attending a lecture by him in the late 80's where he talked about similar ideas and showed how he plotted the characters in his books as colored lines along a strip chart that became entangled or separated over time.

Comics From The Future
So when you're thawed out in 50 years, here's what you can expect.

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If You Had a Kitteh Named "Steve McQueen"...
You'd give him his own TV intro too.

US Pilots Do Crazy Low Flybys Too
If you saw the Argentinian flyby, well here are some US ones:

How The Internet Was Supposed To Be
Instead of the lolcats, YouPr0n, and Farmville that we ended up with. Note however that shoe shopping was part of the plan.

"Breastaurants" Are Busting Out

"Breastaurant" is the neologism coined to describe the booming sector of restaurants that expand on the value proposition offered by Hooters -- large-breasted waitresses in short-shorts and skimpy tops -- by adding 60" plasma screens, top-shelf whiskey selections, frosty beer mugs, enormous beer-bongs, an emphasis on flirty interactions with servers, fresh food, and specialized, pre-scripted banter like "would you like your beer in a girl-sized mug or a man-sized mug."
Wait - food, beer, sports, and breasticles - why did no one ever think of this before!?
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Tonight's post brought to you by scientists:
[click on picture for a larger version. If you've ever studied advanced physics or chemistry, you ought to recognize many if not most of these names]

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