Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Looks Legit

I can tell it's real because they have a Phishing Policy.

But Officer...

...I can't really move at all without *someone* construing it as a "menacing encroachment."

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.

"Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you."

The converse is, I suppose, that if a cop wants to shoot me, taze me, pepper-spray me, baton-strike me, or throw me to the ground, all he has to do is say that I didn't do what he told me?

Sounds risky. I will (continue to) pass. America, y'all go ahead and continue to meekly obey the constabulary, lest ye be mercilessly pummeled for inadequate subservience.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just one Pepsi

I was searching for the song 'Body Count' by Ice T's band of the same name. Found this instead. Not only am I not even mad, I'm going to buy the song.

Global Times Wins China’s Top Satire Award

My entries were pretty solid, but I still can't top the masters at Global Times. I'll try harder next year.

Global Times Wins China’s Top Satire Award | Ministry of Harmony

Friday, August 15, 2014

Prenda Law!

Ken at Popehat may or may not have given up posting about Prenda law, but to anyone who's ever had to respond to a Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories, it is the story that keeps on giving. And by that I mean it's simultaneously hilarious and satisfying and I don't want it to end, ever.

The latest installment comes from TechDirt:

Prenda Lawyer Would Like Future Documents Sealed Because Techdirt Commenters Said Mean Stuff About Him

Additionally, the Plaintiff is respectfully requesting that any future filings in this case may be filed under seal. This case has generated much unneeded attention on the internet. Please see Exhibits N-S. While the writers listed in exhibits N-S have the right to post these articles, unfortunately, these articles and blogs have created an embarrassment, misleading characterizations and perhaps an unsafe environment for plaintiff's counsel and third parties. As such, plaintiff is respectfully requesting that all future filings be permitted to be made under seal.
Yep, the tried-and-true legal maneuver known as creata pudet videlicet also called "but your Honor they are embarrassing me! *sob*"

The attorney's name is Jacques Nazaire. The name "Nazaire" is bouncing around your head trying to connect to something you remember. Here, I'll give it a push: The St Nazaire Raid was a badass amphibious assault in WWII. Also known as Operation Chariot.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I picked up a print copy of the Daily mail when I was in London. I was kind of shocked to learn that America does not lead the world in crap journalism. Still, I suppose that the Brits are used to the sensationalist rabble rousing.

The British Union of Fascists claimed 50,000 members at one point and the Daily Mail was an early supporter, running the headline "Hurrah for the Blackshirts!"

Machine Art

It's getting better.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy

You know, if you told me two weeks ago that I could be totally impressed by two letters written by Kid Rock, I would have said you are crazy. And yet here we are:

I don’t care what you do when you finally catch up to the ambulances you chase, but I do care when you bring my name into it for no reason at all.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Yes John. Yes it is.

Don't get all mad just because we represent the next stage of human evolution and you do not.