Thursday, October 15, 2009

Socialized Idiocy


Idiotic Story of the Day:
A West Yorks farmer has been slapped with a £150 fine for keeping a cow in a darkened barn and therefore failing to 'meet the psychological needs' of the bovine.

Ronald Norcliffe, 65, was nabbed under the Animal Welfare Act in August 2008 when operatives from Kirklees Environmental Health department and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) visited his Scammonden farm on a tuberculosis test mission.(link)
Poor cow :( Now I wouldn't keep a cow in a dark barn without a good reason, but did they ask the cow what it thought of the situation? Just as likely as fining a man for failing to meet the 'psychological' needs of a bovine eh?

The barn (dark at that!) was where the farmer planned on keeping his cow and its calf during the winter (cold ya know) and the people who know better(TM) didn't think that was a good idea.

Year One

Just watched Year One. Decent movie, funny and stupid (why do they all have to be stupid). Jack Black and Michael Cera star in it (along with June Diane Raphael and Juno Temple [Olivia Wilde is a princess in it).

The movie centers on Zed and Oh getting kicked out of their village (hunter/gatherer village) and embarking on a journey to see the end of the world (or not).

They find Cain and Abel, slave-traders, Hebrews and finally the city of Soddom. They rescue their friends, save the day, etc...
Ok, it's not that good, but it was funny.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NCAA View of Alabama

Ouch
According to documents released Tuesday, the NCAA in responding to Alabama's textbook appeal called Alabama a "serial repeat violator" with an "abysmal infractions track record" and an "extensive recent history of infractions cases unmatched by any other member institution in the NCAA."
I'm a SEC guy and love to see the conference win the NT every year (almost), of course I don't actually like every team and have hated Alabama since I was little :) I don't actually hate them anymore (the one good thing from the BCS?) but that doesn't mean I can't poke fun at them from time to time [most of the fans I know around here are big Roll Tide people, so this just makes it all the better].

Monday, October 12, 2009

Don't Poke Me!

Police in Hendersonville, Tennessee have obtained screen grabs of the victim's Facebook page showing evidence of the poke, according to the local newspaper The Tennessean.

Jackson, who lives in Hendersonville, faces up to a year in prison and fine of $2,500 if she is found guilty of breaching the protection order. She is due to appear in court later this month. (link)
Kind of a silly article, but if you're not supposed to contact someone, I guess poking on Facebook would be contacting them. Although you can't do anything but 'poke' with that feature and afaik it can be blocked, I really see no reason for the police to be involved in this one. Of course I'm not involved in this (even if it's close to me) so I don't really have a say in it.

3X Bloggers


Started a new blog roll (on the side bar there) click if you want to join :) [3x is for 30-something bloggers, but anyone can join if they want to]

Sports update for this weekend (since it's a holiday, raining and I got nothing):

Austin in the rain defeated Sparkman 10-7.

Tennessee (with an offense) killed Georgia 45-19.

Dallas (with little offense) had to goto O/T to beat the winless Chiefs 26-20.

But 3-0 for me this weekend is a good weekend (my fantasy team got killed though, heh)