30 January 2009

Medical Marijuana and the new administration

This week the Obama administration is facing its first test on drugs. Although President Obama has not yet appointed a new permanent DEA administrator, his comments on the campaign trail suggested that his administration would support medical Marijuana where the same controls are placed on the dispensement and prescription as other prescription prescribables. However, this week DEA agents have conducted the first raid of a medical Marijuana dispensing facility since Bush left office. This raid occured in California where voters decided more than a decade ago by public referrendum that medical Marijuana should be available by prescription as a legitimate drug treatment option as decided between patients and doctors. Should the Federal government get in the way?

Polish your shoes with a Banana

From Planet Green:
Historically, the meeting of shoe and banana peel has been tragic. Shoe comes in contact with peel. Hilarity ensues at the possible expense of someone's health. Yes. The relationship between yellow fruit covering and footwear has been tenuous at best, but now the two have come together in a pleasing, eco-friendly way.

Clean Green:How To Polish Shoes With A Banana

29 January 2009

Breaking: Rod Blagojevich removed from office

In a shocking turn of events this evening, the Illinois state senate has convicted former governor Rod Blagojevich on the articles of impeachment for eating The View co-host Judy Behar.
Film below.

28 January 2009


BREAKING: Barack Obama committed his first strategic blunder as President today after trying to enter the White House through a window. This physics tragedy can only call up memories of former President Bush's flawed escape from China.

NY Daily News was on the scene.

To your health: 4 more reasons to drink red wine

Stay fit, fight Alzheimers, help your heart, and reduce your risk for lung cancer... all this and more by drinking red wine.

Newsweek has the scoop.

Itching for a mistrial? All you need is poop

Don't like your court appointed public defender? Rub feces on him and then throw the surplus at the jury. Wam-Bam-Thank-You-Mam.

full story here

James will be so pissed when I do this to his drumset.

Some folks with too much free time have built a drum that uses electromagnets to play themselves so you don't have to. I prefer to see this as an easy way to mess with someone who already does. Gonna play the drum solo from In-A-Godda-Da-Vida oh no my friend, not today.

26 January 2009

Sweet secret White House record collection

The White House record collection has been hanging out in the basement since Nancy "No Party" Reagan banished it there in the 80s. Under Carter, the RIAA decided the White House needed an audio collection to go with all the books. The collection includes some classics like Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Santana, et al, all in sleeves that carry the Seal of the POTUS.

No word yet on whether Obama will restore the vinyl to its rightful place.

Rolling Stones has the scoop.

A Toast!

I've drunk your health in Company,
I've drunk your health alone.
I've drunk your health so many times,
I've darn near ruined my own!
Here's to me!

More emissions control for states

In keeping with campaign promises, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Clean Air Act waver request from California, which would allow the state to impose stricter regulations on vehicle emissions. The Bush Administration denied these requests for years and auto makers are staunchly opposed. The move would bring more efficient and environmentally friendly cars on the road faster than current time tables allow.

Short version via Reuters

More in depth coverage via AP

TTBDYPNO: A series

The Ten Best Drinks You've Probably Never Ordered will start off with the Gin Fizz.

The drink is similar to a Tom Collins and one of the classic highballs. Simply pour the ingredients over ice and give a little stir.

3 parts gin, 2 parts lemon juice (fresh is better), 1 part simple syrup, top off with soda water (some suggest 5 parts).

Belgian creche stabber imitating The Joker

In a new revelation, police revealed that the Belgian creche stabber was a 20 year-old man dressed as The Joker from the recent Batman movie, wearing make up and quoting Heath Ledger. The man has been described by former schoolmates and colleagues as a "'film freak' and 'movie addict.'"

Senator Oprah?

Disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich went on Good Morning America as his impeachment trial began. He told Diane Sawyer that he had considered Oprah Winfrey for Barack Obama's vacated senate seat.

"She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way to become president," Blagojevich said. Blagojevich added that "she had a much broader bully pulpit than a lot of senators." ... "she probably wouldn't take it, and then if you offered it to her, how would you do it in a way it wasn't a gimmick to embarass her."

XKCD: It might be cool

'And ovaries, man. Ovaries, huh?' [awkward pause] '...faithfully.'