From The Smoking Gun comes these mugshots taken 5 years apart. Can you spot the difference? (If you said male pattern baldness, you’re right!)
What’s the most overrated book you’ve ever read?
My first response is to say Atlas Shrugged but people either love it or hate it so I’m not sure if that counts as being overrated. I’ll throw Freakonomics in as the most recent book I’ve read that I found overrated. And you?
Looks like OJ Simpson will be spending the next 15 years in prison searching for the real killers.
A christian pirate performs an autopsy for children. (FYI, a google search for “christian pirate performing an autopsy for children” comes up with zero results.)
(via Everything is Terrible)
Janey, from the Minnesota based band Astronaut Wife, (whose Flying Saucer cd is currently wearing down the battery on my iPod) sends in a picture of Blitzkrieg:
Nice to meet you. I’m Blitzkrieg.
I like to sleep on radiators, scratch the kids when they walk by, and drink out of the toilet.
Amazon has some clips of Astronaut Wife’s songs if you would like to check them out.
From Flaming Atheist:
It’s been a while since I sent you an adoption cat and I haven’t seen too many Friday cat blogs so I can now take care of both at once. This is our new kitty Sasha who I had just brought out to the PetSmart outreach I caregive at on Friday – fell in love with her and we adopted her on Saturday. She’s already getting quite comfortable to her new lifestyle as queen of the house. Her new full pretentious/show name is Sasha Kittlesworth McTrouble-Maker the First, her ‘shelter’ name of Molly just didn’t fit.
Unfortunately you’ll need to part with your precious bacon fat (which is terrific drizzled over ice cream) to make bacon soap.
How to Prepare Bacon Soap:
This recipe is a basic soap recipe.
â€¢ 7.5 parts bacon fat
â€¢ 1 part lye
â€¢ 2 parts water
A). Melt the bacon fat on the stove. Do not get it too hot (not boiling/sizzling – very dangerous).
B). Skim off any particles or debris that float to the surface of the melted bacon fat.
C). Pour the melted bacon fat through cloth or paper towels into a large clean metal can (see photo), this will further filter the bacon fat.
(Your move Mr. Carroll)
(via Serious Eats)
Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession.
The new figures, released by the Labor Department Friday, showed the crucial employment market deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid clip, and handed Americans some more grim news right before the holidays.
As companies throttled back hiring, the unemployment rate bolted from 6.5 percent in October to 6.7 percent last month, a 15-year high.
The unemployment rate would have moved even higher if not for the exodus of 422,000 people from the work force. Economists thought many of those people probably abandoned their job searches out of sheer frustration.
All worship is necessarily based upon the belief that some
being exists who can, if he will, change the natural order of
events. The savage prays to a stone that he calls a god, while the
Christian prays to a god that he calls a spirit, and the prayers of
both are equally useful. The savage and the Christian put behind
the Universe an intelligent cause, and this cause whether
represented by one god or many, has been, in all ages, the object
of all worship. To carry a fetich, to utter a prayer, to count
beads, to abstain from food, to sacrifice a lamb, a child or an
enemy, are simply different ways by which the accomplishment of the
same object is sought, and are all the offspring of the same error.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Some Mistakes of Moses” (1879)
Comedian and Cynical Inquisitor General, Abbi Crutchfield, ruins the song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ for all of us.