Monday, August 1, 2011

CANADA MORE LIKELY USA - Stupidity

The Older we get....



ONE


Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter.

'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'

'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)



TWO

I was checking out at the local Walmart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.

After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the divider, looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.

Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'

I said to her "I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today."

She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left.

She had no clue to what had just happened.




THREE

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.'



(keep shuddering!!)
FOUR

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. 'Do you need some help?' I asked.

She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'

'Hmmm, I don't know. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.

'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk....'

PLEASE just lay down before you hurt yourself !!!


FIVE

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies.

Brunette, by the way!!

SIX

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine. The mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer......'

Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency!'

Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid!!!!


Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too. Don't
laugh.....it is all true...

With thanks to Kamal Badyal.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

USA - SCREWED

Government is always weird.  However, the government of the USA is currently out-weirding them all.

Are they really willing to destroy the economy of the USA  - and by chain reaction - send the economy of the whole planet down the tubes just to make a point?  In one week, we will know for sure.

My comment on what the US government is doing to the people of the USA RE:  the budget debt ceiling.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

INDIA - Child Sex Slavery

When I started this blog, I promised myself that no legitimate news would be taboo for me to report.  After watching this video, I almost wish I hadn't made that promise to myself.  This is probably the most difficult topic for me to handle.  The person who sent it to be also sent along a note:

"No one should have to go through this kind of torture.I can not believe how a human being is capable of thinking and inflicting such immense torture onto another person.I saw this video a few days back and was completely disgusted with the kind of men we have in our society... it shows the ghastly things a man is capable of doing.  In today's world,there are beasts everywhere.Societies in all the parts of the worlds are degrading.There is a war between good and evil with evil winning.Until and unless good starts winning,nothing can change..."


The woman in the video Sunitha Krishnan, who has made a career of rescuing trafficking victims (who then become trafficking survivors) shows immense courage and conviction.  Please take the time to watch this.  Surely you can spend 13 minutes of your day to inform yourself and perhaps to feel grateful thazt, with all the troubles in your life, at least you haven't suffered this.  Unless, of course, you have.  If you have, then skip this video;  you have already suffered enough.  Or watch it and passs it on, so others will know.


WARNING:  THIS VIDEO SHOWS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF TORTURED CHILDREN.




Sunday, March 20, 2011

MY TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN

There has been a surprising lack of weirdness in the trisaster in Japan.  Mostly I see horrible devastation and radiation and people acting in a heroically civil manner.  I made this picture to salute people we could learn from in this.

This is my recognition of the spirit, courage and civility of the Japanese people and their response to the recent trisaster.
This is a reminder that the Sun is always shining. Sometimes we just can't see her.
Below is the the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami, while Fujiyama soars above the tragedy. Above all, the benevolent presence of Amaterasu-no-Kami, the Sun Goddess and chief deity of the Shinto religion, gives her blessing and strength to her people, the people of Japan.
(Note: I am neither Shinto nor Japanese. If I have hurt anybody's religious sensibilities, please let me know and I will correct the matter.)



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

From Creative Commons
With much thanks to Derek Visser. Three of his photos were used to make the Fukushima plant here:
www.flickr.com/photos/vizpix/5530864283/
www.flickr.com/photos/vizpix/5529845859/
www.flickr.com/photos/vizpix/5529038135/
To the United States Air Force
www.flickr.com/photos/usairforce/5529732202/
and
the US Pacific Fleet(Navy)
www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/5529922582/


The other images used are in the Public Domain.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

USA - It's Not Nice

I dedicate this to the people of Tunisia and Egypt and Libya and Bahrain and all the others who have decided that the time to say "Enough!" is now.  

Over a month and. although there has been a lot of news, nothing has come across my desk that fits my definition of weird.  Not wanting to bore my readers (both of you) , I did come across this song by Malvina Reynolds, one of my favourites.  She was a unusual enough to qualify as weird, I think.  She looked like the dried-up sour self-righteous, conservative Church Lady biddy, but was in fact a fiery, outspoken,  socially progressive singer/songwriter/poet whose songs are still widely sung.  Her most well-known are God Bless The Grass and Little Boxes



Today I share with you a little gem called It Isn't Nice.  It's a weird sort of song.  Catchy tune, too!





It Isn't Nice 
words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1964 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993. This original version of the song was banned from the radio in Japan--in Japanese, but not in English!


It isn't nice to block the doorway,
It isn't nice to go to jail,
There are nicer ways to do it,
But the nice ways always fail.
It isn't nice, it isn't nice,
You told us once, you told us twice,
But if that is Freedom's price,
We don't mind.
 

It isn't nice to carry banners
Or to sit in on the floor,
Or to shout our cry of Freedom
At the hotel and the store.
It isn't nice, it isn't nice,
You told us once, you told us twice,
But if that is Freedom's price,
We don't mind.
 

We have tried negotiations
And the three-man picket line,1
Mr. Charlie2 didn't see us
And he might as well be blind.
Now our new ways aren't nice
When we deal with men of ice,
But if that is Freedom's price,
 We don't mind.
 

How about those years of lynchings
And the shot in Evers' back?
Did you say it wasn't proper,
Did you stand upon the track?
You were quiet just like mice,
Now you say we aren't nice,
And if that is Freedom's price,
We don't mind.
 

It isn't nice to block the doorway,
It isn't nice to go to jail,
There are nicer ways to do it
But the nice ways always fail.
It isn't nice, it isn't nice,
But thanks for your advice,
Cause if that is Freedom's price,
We don't mind.

Additional notes
1. This refers to an injunction limiting pickets to three. Nancy says she now sings "token picket line," as being less obscure and more gender-inclusive.
2. The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang defines "Charlie" as "white men regarded as oppressors of blacks.--used contemptuously. Also Mr. Charlie, Boss Charlie."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SUDAN - Flogging A Woman

I have come across this vimeo video of a woman in Sudan being flogged.  I apologise for posting three such brutal posts in a row, but what can I say?  This is the world we live in.  I hope my next posting will be pleasantly weird.



Flogging of Sudanese women in Khartoum from Anne Enke on Vimeo.



Sudan investigates case of woman seen being flogged on YouTube clip

Footage sparks international condemnation as police laugh and joke as they administer whipping to screaming woman

  • guardian.co.uk,

  • Screengrab from a YouTube clip of a woman being lashed in a carpark by police in Sudan.
    Screengrab from a YouTube clip of a woman being lashed in a carpark by police in Sudan. Sudan's judiciary has launched an investigation into the public flogging of a woman after footage of her being whipped by laughing policemen was posted to the internet. The YouTube video shows an unidentified woman in a long black dress and a headscarf being ordered to sit down in a parking lot (Warning: Video contains graphic images of violence some may find disturbing). [NOTE:  YouTube removed the video saying that it was too graphic.  That's strange.  I remember once watching a beheading on YouTube.] A uniformed policeman proceeds to whip her all over her body as she screams in pain. A second officer laughs when he realises he is being filmed, before joining in the punishment, which lasts a minute and a half. Flogging is relatively common is northern Sudan, where sharia law is often enforced arbitrarily. But the cruel, nonchalant behaviour of the security forces amid the distress of the victim in this case caused a stir in the country and the diaspora, and even attracted condemnation in some pro-government newspapers. Initially Sudan's deputy police chief, Adel Al-Agib, tried to downplay the incident, saying that the footage was circulated in order to damage the image of the country, according to the Sudan Tribune newspaper. But the judicial authority, which oversees the legal system, released a statement yesterday saying it had launched an official inquiry to see if the punishment had been administered improperly. "The investigation was started immediately after the images of the young woman, being punished under Articles 154 and 155 of the 1991 Sudanese penal code, appeared on the internet," the judiciary said in a statement, according to state media. These articles allow up to 100 lashes for adultery and running a brothel, in addition to a jail sentence. In this case the woman's alleged crime is not known, although comments on social media sites suggest it could have been the wearing of trousers, which has in the past been judged to violate a law governing "indecent or immoral dress". In the subtitles on the clip, a policeman can be heard telling the women that her punishment is 53 lashes, and that she will be jailed for two years if she does not submit to the flogging. Another voice says the woman should comply because "we want to go [home]". During her ordeal, which was witnessed by numerous passers-by, the victim shouts repeatedly for her mother and grabs one the whips of one of the policeman in a vain attempt to stop the beating. The case follows the well-publicised trial last year of Lubna Hussein, a UN worker who was arrested with a dozen other women for wearing trousers at a party in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

BANGLADESH - Whipped Top Death At Age 14

Whipped to death for having 'affair' with married man: Horrific fate of girl, 14, lashed 70 times after alleged rape by cousin


Executed: Mosammet Hena, 14, who was whipped to death for having a relationship with a married man, was allegedly raped by her cousin
Executed: Mosammet Hena, 14, who was whipped to death for having a relationship with a married man, was allegedly raped by her cousin
A teenager whipped to death in Bangladesh for having a relationship with a married man was allegedly raped by her cousin, it has emerged.
Four Islamic clerics were arrested this week for ordering Mosammet Hena, 14, to receive 100 lashes in a fatwa or religious edict at a village in the south-western Shariatpur district.
It has now been reported that the teenage girl was raped by her married cousin and then accused of having an affair with him.
The girl collapsed after she was lashed in public with a bamboo cane around 70 times on Monday, police chief Shahidur Rahman said.
She was taken to hospital, but died hours later.
Police chief Shahidur Rahman said the 40-year-old man with whom the girl was allegedly involved was also sentenced to 100 lashes, but he fled to escape the punishment.
'We are hunting for the man,' he said.
The girl was reportedly beaten by the man’s family before the lashing sentence was passed.
‘What sort of justice is this?’ the girl's father asked the BBC.
‘My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice. If it had been a proper court then my daughter would not have died.’
Fatwas are illegal in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation governed by secular law
But Islamic clerics often preside over courts that use Sharia law and issue fatwas to deal with issues including extra-marital relationships.
Such incidents usually occur in remote villages where police are unable to gain quick access.
Distress: Villagers gathered outside the teenager's home after news of her execution
Distress: Villagers gathered outside the teenager's home after news of her execution

Sharia law punishment was outlawed by the Bangladeshi High court last but this latest incident is not the first since the prohibition.

A 40-year-old woman died in December having been caned over an alleged affair with her stepson.

AFGHANISTAN - Two Stonings.

Allahu Akbar!






 Stoned to death with her lover: Horrific video of execution of girl, 19, killed by Afghan Taliban for running away from arranged marriage
  • TALIBAN SPOKESMAN: 'Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law. There are people who call it inhuman - but in doing so they insult the Prophet. They want to bring foreign thinking to this country'
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
Horrific video footage has emerged of Taliban insurgents stoning a couple to death for alleged adultery in northern Afghanistan.
Hundreds of villagers can be seen on the video standing around as the woman, Siddqa, is buried up to her waist in a four foot hole in the ground.
Two mullahs pass sentence before the crowd begins to throw rocks at her head and body as she desperately tries to crawl free.

But the 19-year-old collapses to the ground, covered in blood - but miraculously still alive.

At this point a Taliban fighter shoots her three times in the head with an AK-47The crowd can be heard shouting allahu akbar as she is killed.

Her lover, Khayyam, is then marched in front of the crowd with his hands tied behind his back.

He is blindfolded with his own tunic and crouches down close to the ground as he tried to protect his body from the stones.

But he is battered to the floor by a barrage of rocks. He can be heard sobbing before eventually falling silent.

The stoning - the first to be documented on film since the Taliban were ousted from power - took place in the district of Dashte Archi, in Kunduz, last August.

Officials said that Siddqa had run away after being sold into an arranged marriage for $9,000 against her will.

She ran away to be with Khayyam, who was already married and had two children, and the pair eloped to Pakistan.

But it is understand that they returned to their home village after being reassured by leaders that they would be unharmed.


It was a terrible mistake. They were dragged from their families' homes at 2am by Taliban fighters and then put before a kangaroo court before being executed.


The incident took place last October near the Afghan border with Tajikstan, a conservative district with a heavy extremist presence.

The area remains under Taliban control, but regional police have said those behind the stoning will be charged.

Police chief General Daoud Daoud told the BBC: 'Special police investigators will be sent there, we will find them and they will be brought to justice.'

Most of the video has not been shown because it was too graphic.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid defended the stoning.

He told the BBC: 'Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law.

'There are people who call it inhuman - but in doing so they insult the Prophet. They want to bring foreign thinking to this country.'

 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350945/Horrific-video-emerges-Taliban-fighters-stoning-couple-death-adultery.html#ixzz1CwhMYGGB


For even more information, see Jihad Watch



Monday, January 17, 2011

USA - Do-It-Yourself Gastric Bypass Surgery

Are you seriously overweight and want a Gastric bypass operation?  Your insurance doesn't cover it or you have no insurance?  Try this at Amazon.com  (NOTE:  Anesthetic not included):

Stranger Than Fiction: Do-It-Yourself Gastric Bypass Kit Invades Amazon.com

Obesity is a problem in the United States, and it's not a secret. Gastric bypass surgery is a radical, often last-ditch effort to "cure" the problem, and apparently some have decided that it's not something that requires a doctor: there appears to be a DIY kit available on Amazon.com.

Just to be clear, there are two sellers available, but the kit isn't sold by Amazon.com (or fulfilled, either), so Amazon Prime is not an option. Including shipping, the kit will run you about $280, but the item really includes 3 kits, in case you get it wrong the first time. There is no anesthesia included, so you'll have to get that somewhere else.


It has a buyer rating of 4.5 out of 5.  However, some have reported the instructions are not very clear.  The fact that they insert 3 kits in the one item may be seen as a comfort, as you will have multiple tries.  It is similar to the case with screen protectors, we assume, where it is almost a requirement that more than one attempt be made.

In reality, a look at the reviews show that all are tongue-in-cheek. That said, because of that we have no idea how the kit is really rated. Just remember, since it's not sold by Amazon Prime, you have to rely on Amazon's Marketplace policy for returns, which is not as liberal as its own.  If you have an experience with the kit, please leave a review at Amazon.com, or in our own comments, below.
 
To see the comments, click on the article title.
BTW, this item is no longer available.  Sorry, fatty!
Click here to find out more!

Friday, January 14, 2011

FRANCE & SAUDI ARABIA - Pres. Sarkozy and Wife Strolling On The Beach

The happy couple on the Riviera.  Or maybe by the Arabian Sea.  You be the judge.

Monday, January 10, 2011

USA - (I think) - TEXTS GONE WRONG!

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By popular demand, here are some very strange autocorrects.

So sit back and enjoy...