Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

Riverside sale price reported

One Lake Drive

One Lake Drive

One Lake Drive (by the station), $2.225 million. Nice street; I suppose there’s a little train noise, but I never minded it, and you’ve got that nifty little pond and surrounding lawn for kids to play on.

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Darwin Awards

Close your eyes and open the hatch...

Open your mouth and close your eyes, and you’ll be in for a big surprise!

At the urging of TV reporters, people across the country have been tossing pots of boiling water in the air while videotaping it turn into snow. So far, dozens of people have been scalded and burned.

Back in the day, a popular bar game was to down a “flaming mother”: set a shot of 190 proof rum afire, then toss it down. If he hesitated and stopped half-way the burning rum splashed across the imbiber’s face, scorching flesh and adding to the general merriment of all.

Either the reporters have been enjoying flaming mothers or their idiot viewers, or both.

(NEWSER) – With a huge swath of the US in the deep freeze, plenty of people have been unable to resist the thrill of throwing boiling water into the air in the apparently perilous attempt to watch it freeze—but it hasn’t gone so well for everybody. A Los Angeles Times reporter has found at least 50 cases on social media of people injured in their attempts, with some unlucky victims—including at least two children—requiring hospital treatment.

Strong winds spoiled the stunt for some people, as did a few tumbles on the ice. “As I was throwing it, I slipped on the ice and the water went up,” a South Dakota woman who required treatment for second- and third-degree burns tells the Argus Leader. “It went all over my neck and down my back.” But the success rate was presumably a lot higher: None of the numerous TV anchors who urged people to try the stunt have reported any injuries to themselves or their viewers, though at least one has now advised caution.

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When public pressure meets with apathy, there’s always the government to turn to

Redskins vs. Cowboys

Redskins vs. Cowboys

Federal Trade Mark Office denies trademark to “Redskins” because it is offensive to the D.C. liberals who run our country.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a request from a company to sell pork rinds using the word “Redskins” because it deemed the term to be “derogatory slang.”

In a letter dated Dec. 29, the agency wrote: “Registration is refused because the applied-for mark REDSKINS HOG RINDS consists of or includes matter which may disparage or bring into contempt or disrepute persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols.”

The same agency is deliberating whether to revoke the trademark protection for the NFL team, part of a long-running challenge from a group of Native Americans. A hearing was held in March, and a decision is expected soon.

Understand that almost all (chicken feather) Indians who’ve weighed in on the matter say that they either support the team’s use of the name or couldn’t care less. An Al Sharpton character in face paint invented the issue as a means of promoting himself, and the press has responded with its usual frenzy of guilt-ridden self-flagellation.

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This should ruin your morning

The TSA has released this photograph of indoctrinated children. Presumably it is to show the results of its propaganda film, “Stop, Screen and Go”, used to condition the next generation that the government knows best. “Yes, the ‘Duck and Cover’ crap was the product of an oppressive government obsessed with the ‘threat’ of godless communism,” Dollar Bill tells FWIW, “but only a wet-brained, rump-rustling Teabagger would object to the wise, entirely sensible precautions advocated in this film – oh look, a squirrel!”

Suffer the children to come unto me - I'll keep 'em forever

Suffer the children to come unto me – I’ll keep ’em forever

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Thank God for global warming

Global warmist dines with his friends up north

Global warmist feeds the bears

Temperatures “getting dramatically warmer” as the dreaded “polar vortex” is shoved back into Canada.

“Not so fast”, Al Gore told FWIW. “Sure, it’s fine for you that the cold has lifted, and I’m delighted that I can use my yacht again, but consider the plight of the polar bears. Their fur has thinned to adjust for the 90° weather at the north pole, and now they’ll freeze. (Sniff) Poor polar bears.”

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