"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world." - George Bernard Shaw

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Veggie vision: who will watch the vegetarian channel? - "Even as a life-long and committed vegetarian, my first thoughts on hearing about the new vegetarian internet TV channel Veggie Vision was, what's the point?... Marsh points out that the world's coolest people are vegetarian. Pamela Anderson is her example. Case closed... Also on the channel is a nice interview with Benjamin Zephaniah in which he tells the story of how he once beat a boy up at school for calling him a vegan – he was vegan but he didn't know the word and thought it was a racist insult of some sort."
Bigotry! Culinarism!

Franka Hummels: The sweet taste of a cigarette in a can - "It looks like an energy drink, but its inventor, Martin Hartman, stresses it's nothing of the kind. The promo leaflet puts it like this: "Liquid Smoking has a slight energising effect, followed by a euphoric sense of calming and relaxation." I fiddle with the red-and-white can, and nervously eye the stark "no warning needed" sign. Hartman promises I won't get addicted. "There is no nicotine in it, just a South African herb used by the bushmen since the 14th century."

Benefit Crashers : The Leveraged Sell-Out - "When you put 150,000 bankers out of a job, the people most significantly affected are not the bankers themselves or even the citizens of our country. No, it’s the poor children of developing nations who suffer the most—the kids... “This weekend, our entire village stayed up all night praying someone would buy the Lehman Brothers.” Candle-lit midnight vigils like these were not uncommon in rural enclaves across the globe; it was a rational thought—that God might listen to the poor just once, so the rich could stay rich. But, alas, even that didn’t work. Jose shook his head as he looked over at his youngest sibling, a 14-year old boy reading the Cliff’s Notes to 100 Years of Solitude. He pointed at him in disgust: “Now, he will be like this forever.”"

Borin' Warren - "Hate speech laws, both in the criminal code and the human rights commissions, are applied arbitrarily and don't deal with real threats to real rights... Hate laws aren't really about hate. They're about abusing and stretching the criminal code to criminalize political dissidents... Why wasn't the head of the Canadian Islamic Congress, Mohamed Elmasry, charged with a hate crime when he went on TV last year, stating that every adult Jew in Israel -- which would include pregnant women, old men, young folks at a pizza parlour or dance club -- are legitimate targets for Palestinian terrorism?"

Middle-Aged White Guy Sues Columbia for Discrimination - "What you have at Columbia University is, you have a Women's Studies program. Guys can take classes in it, guys can study it, but they won't benefit it. The whole program is about benefiting females and teaching that guys are evil and that guys are responsible for all the world's evils... 51-60% of students in college are women... If feminists want a quota-ocracy, then along with the 51% of the best of society, they should be getting 51% of the worst of society, too. They talk about the glass ceiling but never the tombstone basement. Did you know, of the 25 most dangerous occupations in America, 90% of them are held by guys? You never hear feminists fighting for those jobs. You never hear about them fighting to get ladies into the tombstone basement... According to the high school teachers I talk to, high schools have changed their grading systems to benefit girls instead of boys. Boys are good at competition, at cramming for tests and that sort of thing. Girls are better at doing their homework consistently, and that skews the grades... Title IX says that if Columbia University has varsity sports for men, it has to provide equal varsity sports for women... Columbia University has to provide a Men's Studies program if they want to be equal."

Kanojo Toys » Japanese sex toy foods and drinks get big - "A while back we blogged about some “novelty” green tea lotion that has an uncanny resemblance to the real thing. This is what we love about sex toys in Japan: They have more than once dimension to them! Not only are these good for getting off, but you can enjoy them as ideas as well. Am I looking into it to deeply???"
Damn Japs. I've a picture of these incidentally.

ST Forum It's time we all did the right thing - "Thankfully, there are still some remaining values and practices in society that continue to protect us from eventual moral erosion. They serve as the cornerstone of a country's continued success. Singapore as a small state must never compromise these noble truths and laws... Fines against smoking in public places... Abstinence from premarital and extramarital sex to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as Aids and herpes... Irresponsible and immoral adults hate good laws. That is why the unjust foreign media often lambastes Singapore for its honourable standards. Likewise, the pornography industry uses the term 'adult movies' to disguise its obscene shows."
HAHAHAHAHA I think this is the new title holder of the "Worst. Straits Times Forum Letter. Ever" record. To think that a few years ago one of our "noble truths and laws" would've been a ban on gambling...
Danholy has an archive of his past letters


Going Dark: China's Computer Screens - "Others had a bit of fun. Last night, drawn by media reports that black screens were imminent, hundreds crowded the discussion room in Douban.com, named “black screen countdown,” waiting for the blackout to come. “It’ll be so exciting to have a live broadcast when thousands of computers go black!” wrote a netizen from Guangzhou. Some preset the system time on their computers to view the blackout, with help from online instructions. Some even made their own blackscreen wallpaper to make fun of Microsoft’s new anti-piracy measures. One read, “absolutely pirated edition/voluntarily black screened.”"

SEX ED 601 (Unit 2): Provided in the public interest by the OLCC (Open Love Christian Community) - "Golden Nuggets = frozen urine that may be thrown as abuse. The subject may be required to suck the nuggets as a source of nourishment and debasement."
Some of this sounds dodgy. The name of the community doesn't help. But in my attempt to verify one particular tidbit I found:

Growing Up Sexually: Japan - "Western observers even today often notice that Japanese mothers masturbate their young children during the day in public and at night in the family bed-in order, they say, "to put them to sleep”. The average Japanese mother sleeps with her children until they are ten or fifteen years old, traditionally sleeping “skin-to-skin” (dakine) while embracing her child because the father-as in the traditional gynarchy-is usually absent, over two-thirds of Japanese husbands being involved in extramarital intercourse. Japanese mothers often teach their sons how to masturbate, helping them achieve first ejaculation in much the same manner as with toilet training. A “mental health hotline” in Tokyo recently reported being flooded with calls about incest, 29 percent of them with complaints such as that the mother would offer her body for sex while telling the son, “You cannot study if you cannot have sex. You may use by body”, or “I don’t want you to get into trouble with a girl. Have sex with me instead”. Wagatsuma reports “Japanese mothers often exhibit an obsession with their sons’ penises...[they are] usually brought in by their mothers who fear that their sons’ penises are abnormally small”, with the result that Japanese marriage clinics find “60 percent of their patients are afflicted with the 'no-touch syndrome”, that is, they will have no physical contact with their wives for fear that it will lead to sex...[termed] the “I love mommy' complex”"
This is cited from 7 different sources. The page cites a lot from the "Journal of Psychohistory" though.

YouTube - Goldfish Training Kit from ThinkGeek - "Eat and swim - that's all your goldfish knows how to do... until now!"

Manwolf's Howls & Growls: UNSOLVED HISTORY - Roswell (Partial Review) - "The show... [posits] that over time, memories could have been distorted and perhaps combined... unsuspecting witnesses [go] to a fake UFO crash site, complete with yellow tape and military guards. Each participant is equipped with a helmet camera, so the scientists can determine what each observer actually saw and when. The scientists then collect the data and, a month later, interview the witnesses. And what they discover is striking: even after just a month, the witness testimonies are highly inaccurate and seem to have been heavily influenced not only by what the other witnesses initially said they saw, but by preconceived ideas of what a UFO crash site incident should be like. Some subjects even swear to events that never happened and claim to have seen things their helmet cams show they didn't see... If witnesses are unreliable after 1 month, how reliable can they be after (now) 60 years?... the simplest explanation for the so-called Roswell Incident is the one offered by 1990s Air Force report: a classified balloon crash and subsequent tests with "witness" memories distorted by time."
It's all part of the conspiracy!!!
Keywords: This is a good reason to dismiss most conspiracy theories. whether about aliens or otherwise.

The Bewbs / Katarn's Avatar - "Where possible I've included a picture of their role in C&C as well as a non C&C one. This does not hold true for all cases, but as a general rule, its there."
Pictures of C&C 1-2 and RA 1-2 actresses in-game and out. It didn't solve the "mystery" of why Tanya in RA2 is always bending down though (hurr hurr). I wonder what it's like in RA3
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