Archive for March, 2011
Amazing. In twenty States in the U.S., school officials are still legally allowed to use corporal punishment on students. That is shocking to me. Now, after a number of incidents involving children being injured, many State Legislature’s are thinking about abolishing the old time laws.
I think that is probably a really good idea, considering that if a parent hit their kid they would be arrested. Why should a teacher be allowed to?
After his much anticipated tryout, Chad “Ochocinco” was awarded a reserve spot on the Sporting Kansas City soccer squad. Though there was much anticipation regarding his tryout, Ochocinco was happy to make the reserve squad, as expected. With the NFL lockout in action, Ochocinco needed something to keep himself entertained…
Looks like Mozilla has a winner. Only 5 days after the release of Firefox 4 it already had 3.64% of all browser usage. It’s competition, Internet Explorer 9, only had 1.78% of usage after being out 12 days.
Pow! Firefox is mauling IE9. Looks like the boys at Microsoft need to head back to the office and start figuring out what they need to do to stop the slaughter. Don’t know if it is possible though, because Firefox 4 is just a much much better browser that IE9.
Winner, winner, Sheen dinner!
There is new news out from several sources saying that the new iPhone 5, which is commonly expected to be coming out in June/July like all previous iPhones have, is now expected to come out at the earliest in September 2011 and may not even come out until 2012. This would break would the normal iPhone update cycle, but makes a little more sense given that the Verizon iPhone was only just announced.
Apple reportedly will be focusing the Worldwide Developers Conference in June (where the iPhone is typically announced) on iOS and Mac OS software, rather than hardware.
Wow, what is happening to us? The Oxford English Dictionary has added “OMG” and “LOL” to it’s list of words. They were added because they have become a “noteworthy” part of our culture.
I am pretty shocked that these “words” are becoming recognized by so called intellectuals.
Check out the rest of the words that were added HERE.
Kate Winslet is notorious for her many nude scenes on film. Because of her amazing ability to shed her clothes she has now become a mentor to a younger actress.
Evan Rachel Wood is co-starring alongside Winslet in HBO’s new drama “Mildred Pierce”, and the script calls for full frontal nudity from her character. So Winslet lent a helping hand to the young actress by giving her tips on how to bare all in front of the cameras, including wearing a vagina wig to hide her lady parts.
You have to love it when the old guard share their years of wisdom with the youngsters.
Surprise, surprise! That 100 miles per charge claim that Nissan says the new all electric Leaf can get is false, according to new owners.
Leaf owners have been complaining that their cars have been suddenly losing charge, even when the indicator is showing many miles left. This has been leaving many drivers stranded on the side of the road waiting for Nissan’s complimentary towing service to pick them up and take them home.
Bummer. But what were these people actually thinking was going to happen? The technology for full electric cars just isn’t there yet. Too many factors like driving style and weather conditions can effect the batteries charge and make driving more than 20 miles from home almost impossible.
Waste of money.
A Pennsylvania man named Daniel Rahynes decided it was a good idea to hand over two forms of identification prior to robbing a bank yesterday. I’m not sure that Daniel read “Robbing Banks for Dummies”, because it clearly states in the first chapter that you should not tell the bank who you are before you stick the place the up.
Police in a neighboring county arrested Rahynes later in the day after he got into a car accident and they noticed the warrant.
Do you think this guy will be on that “Dumbest Criminals” show?
On Saturday night the moon is going to be the closest to Earth that it has been in 18 years. The moon’s appearance will be what some people are calling a “Supermoon”, because it will be 14% larger and 30% brighter.
This is going to be pretty damn cool. So get your camera’s out and get ready to snap some great shots of a giant sized moon!
After being threatened with possible air strikes by the United Nations, Libya’s government has announced a ceasefire and a halt to all military actions. The UN had announced, prior to the ceasefire, that British and French planes may begin bombing Libyan forces as early as today in order to protect the rebel army.
This is good news for oil prices. The price of oil has already dropped almost $4 dollars since the announcement was made.
Phew, sounds like this might be over for the time being.
Summer is coming up, I need cheap gas.
UPDATE: Yeah, Libya changed it’s mind. The UN is attacking Libyan forces now. Damn, gas will go up Monday.