Weekly Update.

(WARNING: No naked chicks below)

– Boxing: Yuri Foreman lost to his own right knee and Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium last night.  The next fight to check out will be June 19th as the Super Six World Boxing Classic continues with Andre Ward vs Allan Green on Showtime.

– The Spill: It sucks, it’s shitty, it’s disturbing, it’s heartbreaking, it’s stupid, it’s shady, it’s terrible, and it’s getting annoying to keep hearing that Obama isn’t angry enough.  Who gives a shit?  Do you want your boss yelling at you when you’re trying to fix a problem?  “PLUG THE DAMN HOLE, BLAKE!” “Oh, that’s what we’re supposed to do?  I thought it was cool to just let billions of dollars wash away into the sea and totally disrupt the environment.  Hey, maybe if you scream louder at me I may not make fun of you when you turn around and go back to your office.  Yeah, that laughing you hear?  Us making fun of you.”  More importantly though, Charles Krauthammer, aka The Hammer, asked the most poignant question during this whole mess with “why were we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place?”  Relax, hippies, he’s not lashing out on our thirst for, and dependence on, oil.  No, he was just wondering why we have to be drilling through 5,000 feet of water in a region known for shipping and fishing, and of course a fun as hell city, when there’s a damn good spot of land up north that would be easier to contain a spill and cheaper to extract the oil.  So technically if we had less regulation, BP would never have been in that spot in the first place.  Thanks, Congress!

– Obama hates children: He must if he signed Congress’ children’s health insurance program last year.  Signing that into law “allowed companies to avoid huge tax increases on loose rolling tobacco by relabeling their product as pipe tobacco. The simple marketing twist lets companies pay $2.83 per pound, rather than the $24.78 per pound levied on rolling tobacco.”  Estimated loss of $250 million.  Thanks again, Congress!  (Wooten)

– And if you didn’t know, Congress sucks: Apparently you do, because according to Gallup both parties’ favorable ratings are at record lows.  (Gallup)

– Happy Birthday Bar Refaeli: June 4th was this model’s birthday.  Let’s rejoice:  (Ces)

– It’s not a sinkhole: That crazy hole in Guatemala is actually a “piping feature” according to geologist Sam Bonis.  Sinkholes “refer to areas where bedrock is solid but has been eaten away by groundwater” whereas what’s going on in Guatemala City is that the city is built on pumice fill (ash from volcano built up over time).  Scientists believe 1-1.5 million people are in danger of these holes in the future.  In other words, they done used the wrong foundation for a city.  But seriously, I’m still calling it a sinkhole, look at this thing:  (Discovery)

– Fucking Canada: A youth soccer league, for kids aged 4 to 18, will be implementing a new rule that states “any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default.”  God forbid our kids felt what it’s like to lose.  (Wooten)

– My question is, where’s Bunktown? Bunk had a little Lego town setup in his basement growing up, but unfortunately it doesn’t compare to any of these “35 Lego Mega Constructions You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Before.” (Hongkiat)

Not Bunktown.

– Sweet knives: While these look good, it’s my understanding that chefs care more about how the knife is weighted and how well it cuts:  (Gizmodo)

– A cancer vaccine? Thanks to mice, scientist think they’ve found a vaccine that trains the immune system to attack cancerous cells.  Ladies rejoice since they developed it for breast cancer first.  (New Scientist)

– Looking for a new TV? Wired reviews four LED-illuminated LCD TVs, giving their Editor’s Pick to the Sony Bravia 52″ (KDL-52EX700).  The four run from $2,100 to $3,800.  (Wired)

– Paper thin LCD: The TVs above are as thin as one-inch.  But here’s an LCD that’s as thin as paper.  Seriously, you’ll be rolling up your TV and taking it with you soon enough.  (Engadget)

– Cum too early? Try PSD502 spray, it raised the average time for men from 0.6 minutes to 3.3 minutes.  5% of the ladies that were brought in to, um, “test” the substance with the men experienced a “burning sensation”.  (Gizmodo)

– World Cup news… yay: Soundproof stadium in South Africa.  Looks cool as shit and should keep the crowd noise inside the stadium.  Call me old fashioned, but there’s something to be said about walking toward or away from a stadium and hearing the roar of a crowd:  (Gizmodo)

– The “most popular water balloon shot”: And ladies, before you get pissed, just look how cool it is when the water stays in the shape of the balloon.  Keep watching as it stays together until it finally lands gracefully on the soft surface.  Come on, that part was worth sharing alone.  Now guys, just look at those tits!  (The World’s Best Ever)

– Speaking of slow motion: I never realized that a golf ball was this elastic when hit:  (Wired’s Twitter Feed)

– Ladies, don’t see SATC2: Yeah, yeah, I know the abbreviation.  But here’s a woman’s take on the movie.  It’s probably the best bashing of a movie I’ve ever read.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Especially this line: “SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman and as a human—working hard, contributing to society, not being an entitled cunt like it’s my job—and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car.”  (Wooten)

– Never have bitter-beer face again: Scientists have “discovered a tasteless compound, called GIV3727, that acts like a precision missile – only blocking the specific bitter taste receptors triggered by the artificial sweeteners saccharin and acesulfame K.”  When they finally ban sugar, this will be good to know.  (New Scientist)

– Every TV show and movie reads the same newspaper: Here’s Al Bundy reading the same paper in Married With Children as in Modern Family.  Here’s that same paper in Charmed, Dallas, Scrubs, 10 Things I Hate About You, and No Country For Old MenRead more about it here.  (Boing Boing)

– Twitter Update: Blake has 39 followers (up from 38).  If you want to follow someone that actually tweets stuff you can use, follow Heidi.  I just tweet stupid comments and my postings.

– Tweet of the week: Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr, was showing why he calls himself money.  He didn’t really say anything, but here are the two pictures that he posted:

– What you missed/What I missed: I’ve been contemplating killing this section of the update.  I think it’s too hit-or-miss, plus it always gives me the most frustration each week as I scramble to figure out what to put here.  To give you an example of how that process works, the “it’s not a sinkhole” was going to be the “what you missed” and “what I missed” was going to be the golf ball getting hit in slow motion.  I think they worked better in there than down here (that’s what she said).  So use the comment section (please?) to discuss if I should scrap it, keep it, or even replace it.  Everyone has a suggestion for a recurring theme, so come on and let me know how much you hate the site.  Help me, help you.  Show me the money.  I love black people.

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5 responses to “Weekly Update.

  1. Jason

    So, you think if Alaska was opened up it would an “instead of” and not an “addition to”? Interesting. I guess the oil companies would just pass on additional profit…

    • Every oil well has a chance to spill. Would you rather it be from a 5,000-feet deep well in an area vital to people’s livelihood or an oil well a couple hundred feet deep in an area that seems barren in comparison? I’ll take Nowhere, Alaska over Important Fishing/Shipping Area, Gulf of Mexico.

  2. Heidi

    Re: Ladies don’t see SATC2: I prefer this review: http://jezebel.com/5549136/lawrence-of-my-labia-and-the-whiteness-of-summer-blockbusters.

    Re: The Spill: This whole “let’s blame it on the environmentalists for not letting us drill in ANWR” — a super duper sound theory espoused by the highly reputable likes of Limbaugh and Palin in addition to “The Hammer” — ignores that another reason the oil companies went out to 5,000 feet is because the area was untouched by regulation and so they got to pull all kinds of shady shit while the gov’t turned a blind eye: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/us/06rig.html?hp.

    And finally, to leave a solicited comment, I vote scrap the “What you missed/What I missed.” The items you include there are often worthy of their own posts; plus, I have to admit I still don’t really get the premise.

    Thanks for the shout out.

    • I’m not blaming the actual spill on environmentalist, that would be stupid, but to totally ignore their involvement in pushing companies away from safe locales would also be stupid. You echo my point by saying “the oil companies went out to 5,000 feet is because the area was untouched by regulation”, part of that regulation is closing off areas that are easier to manage (costs, ability to extract oil, and containment) than where this one ended up (just as part of that regulation makes sure things are proper). BP took stupid and shady risks and now they are paying dearly for it. I just don’t think there’s any need to be drilling wells in such risky locations when much safer ones are available.

      Also – WordPress put your comment on hold because you had too many links. Ha.

  3. Ben

    Everyone is a hypocrit
    democrats like the kennedys all for windfarms except when it ruins their view off Martha’s vineyard
    and republicans like Bobby jindal all for less regulation of oil companies except when the spill effects voters – sorry I mean hard working Americans

    I find myself caring less and less about domestic politics everyday.

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