Friday, February 29, 2008

5 most [uselessly] talented people on the internet

Degree of difficulty: 6 out of 10. Half God-given gift, half dedicated training. (Note that this is in reference to the scream, not his insane, bulging package. Studies show that packages are entirely God-given.)

Degree of usefulness: 7 out of 10. Loses a point because it’s not the ’80s anymore. Still, with range like that, you’d have to be pretty ugly to not develop a career in singing. (Or porn. Seriously, did you see that thing? It was so well-defined, so hermetically sealed in acid wash that I could draw it from memory.)
The Five Most Talented People on the Internet

Wondering where that beautiful man is from? Please take note at 2:15... that is all.

Top 5 tree hugging presidents, guess who's not on the list?

While Iraq is by far the biggest issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, the candidate’s environmental stances are more important this year than in any election preceding it.

We sincerely hope that our next president, whoever he or she may be, is committed to helping improve the planet’s environment. While they might not have had any great examples to follow the past few years, there are several U.S. presidents that did a lot for the environment. Here’s a list of 5 eco-friendly presidents in chronological order.
The 5 Most Environmentally Friendly Presidents in U.S. History

Fox & Friends

I posted a little video a few days showing a comedian by the name of Lee Camp on Fox News. While his rant wasn't really tactful and he didn't really take the huge opportunity to say something mind blowing, you have to support him for taking a stab at Fox 'News'. He apparently has received a huge amount of emails about the video and went on to discuss the situation in the following article.
What happened after they cut to a commercial? Clayton Morris was visibly furious but didn't say a word. Neither did anyone in the main studio. I got up, took my microphone off, and walked silently back to the greenroom, itching to the get the fuck out of that sixth circle of hell. Back in the greenroom I saw the female co-host, who was wearing her normal business skirt that is only half an inch away from illegal in 23 states. Even though there are three TV's back there showing nothing but Fox "News" (and we act like water boarding is torture?) she apparently had not watched the segment. She looked at me and said, "GREAT JOB!! We need more humor on the show. It's all so serious!" She did not get to the natural conclusion of her thought, "Now excuse me. I have to go interview strippers wearing Star Trek outfits designed for three-year-olds."

I then left the building without speaking to anyone. Following the break, intrepid newshound Clayton Morris pretended on-air as if he had thrown me out of the building. Here's
the clip: He says something like, "I had to get rid of that guy!" The other anchor then says something like, "Well, it shows we have both sides of the issues here at Fox News." They then go on to interview the naked Star Trek chicks. (...)

Everyone has been amused with the irony that after I said my remarks respectable journalist Clayton Morris hit back with, "You can get all the news you can at Fox," and then sends it over to a story about Captain Kirk's lovers, which would not have been a news story even if it had been covered during Star Trek's actual run 38 years ago. (...)

This helps answer the last question - Wasn't my tirade a little rude and lacking in class? A few people who agree with what I said have asked this. My own mother said I should have warned the nice news people that I was going to trash them. My view of a lack of class is knowing that nearly a million civilians have died in Iraq and yet then reporting that 80,000 have. My view of unrefined is calling peace activists "anti-American." My view of barbaric is being aware that genocide goes on in Darfur but refusing to speak about it on-air because the people funding it are your corporate friends. My view of disrespectful is calling the first probable African American nominee for president "Muslim" in hopes that it will inspire enough racism in your viewers to defeat him in November. My idea of vulgar is creating false "news" stories that have some relation to naked women so that you can show clips of those women while you discuss it in a "professional" manner.

I realize I'm a comedian, and I realize my job is not to tell the truth. But in a situation like this, I feel it's a crime not to. Plus, all the best comedians have spoken the truth - Bruce, Carlin, Pryor, Hicks. So I don't give a fuck if people say "that's not funny." | read article

A little comment from a fellow digg user:
Roger Ailes, the President of Fox News was former George H.W. Bush's campaign manager. He put Rush Limbaugh on the air, helped Reagan get re-elected, and is an openly conservative supporter of the GOP. Everyone has some political leaning, not all of us have HUGE NEWS NETWORKS to use to share our views.

News is not unbiased. By the power of human nature, all reporting is biased, if even subtly. Fox unfortunately goes to the other end of the spectrum however, featuring conservative rhetoric, themes, and news reporting, unfortunately.

Thursday, February 28, 2008



Im shipping off for training March 19th.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Faux News

Everyday I come over and my mom has the tv on, even if she isn't sitting in front of it, she has Fox News on. I asked her once why she watches it, and she said because its entertaining. I'm sorry but when I want the hear what's going on around the world, thats just it... I don't want jazz hands or women reporters who in any other situation would be considered MILFS. Fox News is not a new channel, it's part of a network that airs Cops, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, and... American Idol. It is not "fair and balanced", it is meant to entertain. Let's not forget Bill O'Oreilly is also part of the Fox News crew and I may be going out on a limb here, but that guy is about as far off "balance" as you can get.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Le Grrr

I dont speak a lick of French, but I think Helmo is both Thomas Couderc & Clément Vauchez . This series is for Galeries Lafayette, a large department store in downtown Paris.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Love mattress, when with others or by yourself

Sleeping with your arm around a loved one—how sweet. Unfortunately, doing this in a conventional bed is massively uncomfortable. There is simply no place to put the extra arm—and its not like your loved one can just lay on it. If you do that, you might as well go the whole 9 and chop it off because it will be useless in the morning.

Fortunately, Mehdi Mojtabvi's Love Mattress offers a genius solution involving polyurethane-injected foam strips that allow arms and feet to fit snugly in the gaps. Apparently, the latter would be good for those who tend to sleep on their stomachs—but it doesn't take a vivid imagination to think of some other uses for that kind of traction. Too bad it is only a concept at this point.
Gizmodo & Freshome

Apparently 'Be Kind Rewind' was stolen from an 'Amanda Show' skit...

...and who gives a shit? Don't be sad because its already done better than the Amanda Show and just came out today.
Swede (swēd) v.: To re-create a trailer, scene, or movie with untrained actors and low-budget aesthetics; n.: A native or inhabitant of Sweden.

Die Hard

Lord of the Rings (the whole damn thing)

The 5 Most Awesomely Sweded Movies

Black on Black

Vinyl Pulse

Indie docs speak out

Phil Donahue was so enraged by coverage of the Iraq War that he came out of retirement. But instead of heading back to a network studio, where he had spent more than 30 years building his name as a talk-show host, he followed the lead of some of the most talented storytellers in media: He made an independent documentary.

Donahue's Body of War, co-directed with Ellen Spiro, tells the harrowing story of an American soldier who, returning home from Iraq paralyzed, begins fighting the system that sent him there. It's one of a growing number of provocative, ambitious and impassioned indie docs born, in part, out of frustration with the perceived inadequacy of the mainstream press.

"I believe these documentaries fill the giant black hole left by corporate media," Donahue said. "These [independent filmmakers] don't report to boardrooms. They don't fear making people angry."

"The mainstream reportage of Iraq either has blindly sided with the party line from Washington or has not asked the tough questions these filmmakers are willing to ask," he said, adding that war docs relate stories "you aren't really seeing in your daily newspapers or evening news. They are thinking outside of the box, coming at things from a different point of view."
Fearless War Docs Fight the Good Fight at Oscars

You go girl

Marcus Ohlsson

Marcus Ohlsson

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -Albert Einstein

Wasn't that debate squashed in something like the 16th century?

I just came across this interesting article about Memri, the organization that who distributed the video. A bit lengthy, but an interesting read. And if you know your Israeli history, then you know they've been caught planting false evidence against the Arab world.

For some time now, I have been receiving small gifts from a generous institute in the United States. The gifts are high-quality translations of articles from Arabic newspapers which the institute sends to me by email every few days, entirely free-of-charge.
The emails also go to politicians and academics, as well as to lots of other journalists. The stories they contain are usually interesting. (...)

The organisation that makes these translations and sends them out is the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri), based in Washington but with recently-opened offices in London, Berlin and Jerusalem.

Its work is subsidised by US taxpayers because as an "independent, non-partisan, non-profit" organisation, it has tax-deductible status under American law.

Memri's purpose, according to its website, is to bridge the language gap between the west - where few speak Arabic - and the Middle East, by "providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media".

Despite these high-minded statements, several things make me uneasy whenever I'm asked to look at a story circulated by Memri. First of all, it's a rather mysterious organisation. Its website does not give the names of any people to contact, not even an office address. (...)

The second thing that makes me uneasy is that the stories selected by Memri for translation follow a familiar pattern: either they reflect badly on the character of Arabs or they in some way further the political agenda of Israel. I am not alone in this unease. (...)

Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations told the Washington Times: "Memri's intent is to find the worst possible quotes from the Muslim world and disseminate them as widely as possible."

Memri might, of course, argue that it is seeking to encourage moderation by highlighting the blatant examples of intolerance and extremism. But if so, one would expect it - for the sake of non-partisanship - to publicise extremist articles in the Hebrew media too.

Although Memri claims that it does provide translations from Hebrew media, I can't recall receiving any.

Evidence from Memri's website also casts doubt on its non-partisan status. Besides supporting liberal democracy, civil society, and the free market, the institute also emphasises "the continuing relevance of Zionism to the Jewish people and to the state of Israel".

That is what its website used to say, but the words about Zionism have now been deleted. The original page, however, can still be found in internet archives.

The reason for Memri's air of secrecy becomes clearer when we look at the people behind it. The co-founder and president of Memri, and the registered owner of its website, is an Israeli called Yigal Carmon.

Mr - or rather, Colonel - Carmon spent 22 years in Israeli military intelligence and later served as counter-terrorism adviser to two Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin.

Retrieving another now-deleted page from the archives of Memri's website also throws up a list of its staff. Of the six people named, three - including Col Carmon are described as having worked for Israeli intelligence

Selective Memri

Boys & girls of modern day railways


Paying taxes is cool as long as it's going towards a big explosion

Gen. Cartwright says it looks like the military's stated goal, of busting up the satellite's tank full of toxic hydrazine, was reached. "We've got a fireball. Given that there's no fuel, that would indicate that there's a hydrazine fire. We have a vapor cloud that formed. That again would be likely to be the hydrazine. We also have some spectral analysis from airborne platforms that indicate the presence of hydrazine after the intercept." But the military won't know for sure, for another 24-48 hours...
Spy Satellite Blast, Caught on Tape

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I don't know what the rules are for fighting a midget

Grains of sand

If our Sun was size of a basketball, the Earth would be the size of a pea. If you placed both in central park, the closest star would be 5000 miles away in Hawaii. So the next time you feel full of yourself, remember you are nothing in reality. All hail Moog Cat. (It's actually an ARP Odyssey)

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” -Yves Saint Laurent

4. The closest a man should ever come to touching denim shorts is helping a woman out of them.

12. The man who imparts opinions via T-shirt has neither the intelligence to form a cogent opinion nor the good sense to keep it to himself.

25. The only ribbed items a man should wear are socks and condoms, and he best not confuse the two.

31. Never wear more than two denim items at a time. Scratch that: Never wear more than one denim item at a time, and make sure it’s not a vest.

46. There’s a 74 percent chance that a man who isn’t wearing socks isn’t wearing underwear, either. Both endeavors attract the same kind of man.

47. Don’t borrow any clothes from that man.

50. Unless he’s a chef, a gardener, or a jolly fat man from Holland, no one should ever wear clogs in his daily life. Same goes for Crocs.

51. Speaking of: We’re not sure what Americans did to deserve Crocs, but whatever it was, we’re sorry. We’re really, really sorry.
The (New) Laws of Casual Style - Esquire

Wtf is the internet?

3. Before blogs... there were 'zines. If you wanted to delve in the world of personal publishing in the early 90's, it was pretty spendy. Desktop publishing with Adobe Pagemaker required investing big bucks into a high-end Mac and a state-of-the-art laser printer. Most young people stuck to cutting and pasting scraps onto blank paper and then xeroxing the final product.

5. Before blogrolls and comments... there were web rings and guest books. Sites on similar subjects used link out to each other in a promotional circle jerk called a "web ring." Guestbooks used to be the hot way to leave comments, until bots were developed to harvest the e-mail addresses for the the worst kinds of spam imaginable.

11. Before Craigslist... there was the men's room wall. Local newspapers would only publish "vanilla" dating ads. So, how did geeks and other shy people manage to hook up? The restroom wall, of course! Gay guys would post phone numbers and set meeting times for man-to-man encounters. Straight dudes would post the numbers of their ex's and innocent girls they wanted to harass.
Social Media in the 1990's

Oh friends, and foes

Please excuse the large number of photo and video posts as of late. Or don't and just enjoy them. It's a combination of laziness and thats about it.

Noah K.

Noah Kalina

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cat's In Pajamas

MGMT Time to Pretend

This song is about doing drugs, and I approve.

Thats what happens when your judge is a hippie

"[I] or someone else could have died that night." IT WAS FUCKING WEED NOT LSD OR HEROIN...
edit: I'm not really that upset about it, caps is just cruise control to cool.

Follow the money trail

Have you also ever tried to delete your facebook account? It's harder than you think to actually "delete" it from their databases. But here is one way to do so...
1. Make sure your Facebook account contains a contact e-mail address (such as Yahoo or Gmail).

2. Delete any college, high school, or work e-mail addresses listed in your Facebook account. Your contact e-mail should be the only address listed.

3. Deactivate your Facebook account.

4. Register using an e-mail address other than your contact e-mail (a college, high school, or work e-mail is fine).

5. Once you are signed into your new Facebook account, add your contact e-mail address to the account. Open the link in the confirmation e-mail that has been sent. This step will wipe out your previous Facebook account, rendering it inaccessible.
*If you really want to be secure, change the contact e-mail back to the new e-mail address and then remove your original contact e-mail from the list. Then deactivate the new account.

*It should be noted that quite how deep your deletion goes is highly questionable: does facebook still store your information even though youve destroyed your way of accessing it?

Atlas Sunk

BioShock may have been conceived as a study in nuance, a place for gamers to discover and explore at their own pace, but its dip into the ethical morass of Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophies has brought her beliefs back into the mainstream spotlight and even piqued the interest of the Ayn Rand Institute's president, Yaron Brook.

Brook, a former member of the Israeli Army military intelligence and award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, first took notice of the game when he discovered his 18-year-old son playing it. It's a fact that didn't bother Brook despite his son's objectivist beliefs and the game's not so positive take on the philosophy.

"My son has to find his own way in life," he said. "There are certain games I wouldn't want him to play, like Grand Theft Auto, games that celebrate criminality. But a game that might lead him to think and have him challenge his ideas, I'm fine with. "Luckily for me he doesn't agree with the game, he still seems to believe in objectivism." | read article

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Must watch.....

ignore the last part... just focus on the 60 min part.

"It's not that I'm stupid. I just don't think sometimes." -Colin Farrell

When Americans are asked to identify the country from which America gained its independence, 76% correctly name Great Britain. A handful, 2%, think America's freedom was won from France, 3% mention some other country (including Russia, China, and Mexico, among others named), while 19% are unsure. 85% of men compared to only 69% of women know that America's freedom was won from England. 80% of whites vs. 54% of blacks answered correctly.

Probing a more universal measure of knowledge, Gallup also asked the following basic science question, which has been used to indicate the level of public knowledge in two European countries in recent years: "As far as you know, does the earth revolve around the sun or does the sun revolve around the earth?" In the new poll, about four out of five Americans (79%) correctly respond that the earth revolves around the sun, while 18% say it is the other way around. These results are comparable to those found in Germany when a similar question was asked there in 1996; in response to that poll, 74% of Germans gave the correct answer, while 16% thought the sun revolved around the earth, and 10% said they didn't know. When the question was asked in Great Britain that same year, 67% answered correctly, 19% answered incorrectly, and 14% didn't know. | read artcile

Saturday, February 16, 2008

We barely knew ye

Toshiba put HD-DVD out of its misery today. Reuters confirmed this afternoon that it will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment, following earlier reports from Japan's NHK public broadcasting network.

This leaves Blu-Ray as the presumptive victor in the irrelevant optical disk format war. It now must face up to the real competition: the continuing success of DVD and the growing popularity of downloads, both on the internet and on-demand cable TV.
Wanna know what sucks the most? HD DVD has the potential to be a better format than Blu-Ray. The format wasn't completed unlike Blu-Ray which was at its peak. HD-DVD movies already came with more features, and the possibility was there for larger capacity after it was finalized. But in todays world money speaks louder than consumers who didn't even know those facts.. | read article

The day after

Friday, February 15, 2008

Armoured Lions

Armoured Lions. Photography, illustrations, fashion, art. Close to daily updates with new photos, artists, fashion designers, etc. with links to their personal sites. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Vogue: Make Love, Not War


"I like boring things." -Andy Warhold

OMG he's one of the greatest pop culture artists evar! If eating a burger for 3 mins and not saying shit for another min and a 10 seconds while you look like a retarded dog who doesn't know what to do or where to look is being "creative" then give me a burger and 4:15 of blank tape and i'll make you a fucking masterpiece.

Esquire likey sangwich?

For some reason that is above my level of comprehension Esquire has gone sandwich crazy. 99% of the articles on are about sandwiches. But being a lover of sandwiches of every color and background I support this. Check out some of the great articles like The Best Sandwiches in America.

Please sir, may I have some more?

To further enlighten you on the prevalence of preposterous portions, we spent months analyzing menus, nutrition labels, and ingredient lists to identify the food industry's worst offenders. Our primary criterion? Sheer caloric impact. After all, it's the top cause of weight gain and the health problems that accompany it. (As you read, keep in mind that 2,500 calories a day is a reasonable intake for the average guy.) We also factored in other key nutritional data, such as excessive carbohydrates and fat, added sugars, trans fats, and sodium. The result is our first annual list of the worst foods in America.
I guarantee there is at least one thing on this list that you've eaten. Prepare to throw up a little.

The 20 Worst Foods in America

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Maybe we just fix the choreography

DAVID: I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been...that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder. Pint-sized Romeo is well-known in his hometown of Phagwara, India - for his ability to lift 1.5kg dumbbells - despite his overall 9kg body weight. Every day, crowds flock to the local gym to the see the mini-muscleman in training. | read article

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The powdered kind and the crackly kind

There's always money in the banana stand.

American Hist 101

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" -Albert Einstein

Meet 19 year old Lynzee Stauss. The author of “College isn’t necessary”. Lynzee believes that women should not have to go to college. Why you ask? Well because the boys should have to, and these boys need to work if they want to have a good life. She believes that a husband should get home from work so she can “go out to eat with all the money he makes and also pay the bills.” You can read the rest of her grammatically amusing article below.

Friday, February 8, 2008


"To Free The Oppressed". I take the test and am sworn in on monday. I haven't wanted something this much in a long time. I want to be the best for myself, for Kierstan, for my family and for all my friends who I love. Nothing will stop me.

The Satorialist

I started The Sartorialist simply to share photos of people that I saw on the streets of New York that I thought looked great. When I worked in the fashion industry (15 years), I always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life.
The Satorialist

Thursday, February 7, 2008

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. -Nietzsche

photo vomit


Sleep, and some wacarnolds or something please. Philly to Chicago, Chicago shut down. Diverted to Louisville. Louisville to Bmore to Houston then Austin the next morning? Nope, Louisville to Bmore, Houston plane leaves. Microtel = -$80. Bmore to Austin in the morning and I'm finally home. Kind of wishing Kierstan was here. Or everyone I know from philly/de. Paperwork and calls to schools for transcripts. Recruiter tomorrow. And packing and moving out until the 13th. Busy busy busy. Time to buy another Xbox game. Bioshock? I'm rambling. I'll leave you with this (if you don't know what 2girls1cup is, just leave it at that. don't try to search it).

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Don't let Hillary go 19-0

With Mr Obama closing in on her steadily, it is essential for Mrs Clinton to defeat him decisively on Super Tuesday. Anything less than a crushing victory will allow the race to continue throughout February and well into March, and that will almost certainly prove fatal. After Super Tuesday, the race will shift back towards the sort of state-by-state retail politics that characterised the early primaries, allowing Mr Obama to play to his ability to fire up the crowds at huge rallies that resemble rock-concerts more than conventional politics. The buzz that surrounds him will grow, neutralising Mrs Clinton's greatest advantage, which is the fact that people feel they know a lot more about her. | read article

Go baby go

Ludwigshafen, Germany - If there weren’t pictures to prove it, people might have a hard time believing a loving father threw his child multiple stories to waiting rescuers below. This dangerous gamble was taken against an almost certain death in a smoke-filled burning building where, in the end, nine other people perished. The baby, however, survived. Rescuers managed to catch and save the baby from below. | read article

Monday, February 4, 2008

Son, I want you to have this

As mentioned in the morning memo, there's a new federal budget proposal out with a whopper of a deficit figure--$410 billion for 2008. To celebrate the occasion, (and his own birthday, best wishes to you, sir) Greg Mankiw writes in the New York Times that his real birthday wish is a world where we didn't bequeath large debts to our children. Being a generation younger than Mr Mankiw, I thank him for his concern.

He is absolutely correct that we face a rather troubling budget picture. Unfortunately, he misses the mark in descrbing how the situation is worse than we think, and how it is better than we think. Mr Mankiw's first great omission is in focusing his column entirely on entitlement spending. Mr Bush's budget increases defence spending by at least 7.5 percent (and one never knows what further appropriations may be required) to a total of $515 billion. That marks the 11th year in a row in which defence spending has increased. Perhaps the world has grown significantly less safe in each of the last 11 years, or perhaps it is time to discuss whether budget cutting zeal ought to be turned exclusively toward entitlements. | read article

Oh hai

I know there are at least 4 people that read this blog. But if there is anyone else, let your friends know. Everyone is welcome to comment and voice their opinions as well.

C'mon poopies

Clean start

GQ: Looking great in '08

Now if only my dad would read this.

New tricks are for kids

There’s an old story of a newlywed couple. The wife cooks turkey for dinner and every time just before it goes in the oven, she chops off the two ends. After a while the husband curiously asked why. She said, “I don’t know. It’s tradition. My mother always did it like this. And her mother too.” So they called the grandmother and asked her and she said, “I don’t know my mother always did it. It’s tradition.” Luckily the great-grandmother was still alive and when they asked her why she cut the two ends off the turkey, she replied, “It wouldn’t fit in my pan.” - Josh Wolfe
new shelton wet/dry


Pabts, chips, 48" plasma, pizza, veggie boneless wing, and friends. 18-1, suck on it Pats.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


America's first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law "ordering" all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. There were several other "must grow" laws over the next 200 years (you could be jailed for not growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 1763 and 1767), and during most of that time, hemp was legal tender (you could even pay your taxes with hemp -- try that today!) Hemp was such a critical crop for a number of purposes (including essential war requirements - rope, etc.) that the government went out of its way to encourage growth. (...)

In the eastern states, the "problem" was attributed to a combination of Latin Americans and black jazz musicians. Marijuana and jazz traveled from New Orleans to Chicago, and then to Harlem, where marijuana became an indispensable part of the music scene, even entering the language of the black hits of the time (Louis Armstrong's "Muggles", Cab Calloway's "That Funny Reefer Man", Fats Waller's "Viper's Drag").

Again, racism was part of the charge against marijuana, as newspapers in 1934 editorialized: "Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men's shadows and look at a white woman twice."

Two other fear-tactic rumors started to spread: one, that Mexicans, Blacks and other foreigners were snaring white children with marijuana; and two, the story of the "assassins." Early stories of Marco Polo had told of "hasheesh-eaters" or hashashin, from which derived the term "assassin." In the original stories, these professional killers were given large doses of hashish and brought to the ruler's garden (to give them a glimpse of the paradise that awaited them upon successful completion of their mission). Then, after the effects of the drug disappeared, the assassin would fulfill his ruler's wishes with cool, calculating loyalty.

Why is Marijuana Illegal?


$16.96 PLZ, KTHNX

A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement.

"Dear Shit," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "Shit Face."
Associated press | read article