This comic pretty much sums up my feelings on Heroes lately.
Here we’ve collected together over 50 legendary examples of digital painting in Photoshop. This hyper-modern medium blends traditional painting techniques with a digital canvas to produce stunning results. Featuring Cris de Lara, Alon Chou, Frederic St-Arnaud and others.
Mindblowing is right on the money. I’d say Epic as well.
A couple of gay penguins are attempting to steal eggs from straight birds in an effort to become “fathers”, it has been reported.
Aw, how cute! Gay little penguins in their gay little tuxedos!
Can an object travel faster than than the downward breeze without help? I say yes, mostly because I dislike people who insist things are impossible.
As the credit crunch bites, Britons may be turning to sex as a cheap way to pass the time, a charity says.
A YouGov survey of 2,000 adults found sex was the most popular free activity, ahead of window shopping and gossiping.
The Scots were most amorous with 43% choosing sex over other pastimes, compared with 35% in South England.
In 1997, Kleberg County Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt “heaven-o” as the official greeting of the county instead of “hello”. Kleberg County residents are now encouraged to use “heaven-o” to acknowledge one another. The reason cited for the change was the fact that hello contains the word hell, even though it is not etymologically related.
Uh, ok then…moving on…
A hen pecks an eagle. Chinese farmers are trapping eagles and other birds of prey and throwing them trussed up into chicken pens to make them so scared of poultry that they never return
I should have felt triumphant when I returned from Iraq in August 2006. Instead, I was worried and exhausted. My team of interrogators had successfully hunted down one of the most notorious mass murderers of our generation, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and the mastermind of the campaign of suicide bombings that had helped plunge Iraq into civil war. But instead of celebrating our success, my mind was consumed with the unfinished business of our mission: fixing the deeply flawed, ineffective and un-American way the U.S. military conducts interrogations in Iraq. I’m still alarmed about that today.
…I joined an elite team of interrogators attempting to locate Zarqawi. What I soon discovered about our methods astonished me. The Army was still conducting interrogations according to the Guantanamo Bay model: Interrogators were nominally using the methods outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual, the interrogators’ bible, but they were pushing in every way possible to bend the rules — and often break them…These interrogations were based on fear and control; they often resulted in torture and abuse.
Torture and abuse are against my moral fabric. The cliche still bears repeating: Such outrages are inconsistent with American principles. And then there’s the pragmatic side: Torture and abuse cost American lives.
I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings in Iraq are still carried out by these foreigners. They are also involved in most of the attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. It’s no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse. The number of U.S. soldiers who have died because of our torture policy will never be definitively known, but it is fair to say that it is close to the number of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me — unless you don’t count American soldiers as Americans.
How many ways must it be said? How many reasons do we need? Can we stop it now, please.
Full article on washingtonpost.com
There must be something in the air here in Minnesota that is making people horny and totally insane. Just last week we were reporting about the two Iowans busted for stranger sex in a Metrodome handicap bathroom stall. Now we’ve got an orgy at the Minneapolis Hilton?
A Coon Rapids woman is suing the Hilton Hotels chain for harassment-by-orgy after she walked in on drunken upper management group sex in one the hotel’s banquet halls, according to On Point (via). How terribly horrifying. When she complained about the orgy to Human Resources, she was fired.
Smith was fired after she opened the door to a banquet room at the Hilton. Inside this room, she discovered an orgy involving Hilton upper management. Specifically, when Smith opened the door to the banquet room, she saw various Hilton executives inebriated and engaging in sexual acts. In fact, she observed Hilton executives on top of a table engaging in sexual activity.
After Smith walked away from the orgy Manager (James) Vennewitz said she would be fired, and he would make sure of it.
Trickle sex from the top down?
He’s Just Not That Into You is directed by Ken Kwapis, of He Said, She Said, License to Wed, and “The Office”. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo with the adaptation written by writing team Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (Fairfax Fandango, Never Been Kissed). He’s Just Not That Into You will arrive in theaters everywhere on February 6th, 2009.
“it’s exhausting to just get rejected by seven different kinds of technology”.
oh how true and how sad 🙁 I think this’ll be one that I’ll netflix and cry over a bottle of wine.