End of the Rainbow

So at the end of the rainbow there’s an SUV? Well that sucks.

We received several storm photographs from readers Saturday, including one that depicted something that’s very, very rarely seen, especially in Southern California — the end of the rainbow. A reader, who has finally been identified as Jason Erdkamp of Lake Forest, took this photo while traveling north on the 241 Tollroad in northeast Orange County. Stefanie Sullivan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, says she’s never seen the “end” of the rainbow, partly because there are so many buildings and other structures in Southern California. I haven’t, either. And I lived in South Florida for 5 years. South Florida is very flat, and the afternoon storm activity produces many rainbows. But I never saw the end of one.

Author Flies to Canada to Personally Deliver his Book to a Customer

From Dayton Daily News:

SPRINGFIELD — When Wittenberg University professor Dan Fleisch read on Amazon.com that Michel Cuhaci of Ottawa had received a flawed copy of Fleisch’s book “A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equation,” he posted a comment, identifying himself as the author and promising Cuhaci he would try to send the book via overnight courier.

The only problem was, it was Christmas Eve.

“I called (parcel services), and getting it delivered was out of the question,” he said. “Then I thought, ‘OK, maybe I can find a bookstore that had it in stock.’ ”

No luck — most bookstores had closed early.

“It got to be late afternoon. I couldn’t find anyway to get it to him.”

His next thought — he’d drive to Canada and deliver the $26 book himself.

After much rigmarole, he booked a flight out to hand deliver it:

Cuhaci was at home, preparing to go to his nephew’s house, when the doorbell rang.

“My wife said, ‘There’s someone with a beard at the door,’ ” Cuhaci said.

“I opened the door and there’s this guy in front of me saying, ‘Which book would you like, hardcover or soft?’ ” Cuhaci said. “I was surprised and shocked. I was trying to understand what was happening.”

Fleisch told him he was the author, but wasn’t sure if Cuhaci comprehended.

“He was clearly an intelligent man, but you could just watch the wheels turning in his head,” Fleisch said. Not wanting to intrude further, Fleisch apologized for the misprint, handed him the book and walked away.

Cuhaci, still confused, slowly closed the door and looked at his wife.

“I thought he said he was the author,” Cuhaci told her. They ran to the computer and checked out Wittenberg’s Web site. There was a photo of Fleisch — the man who had just walked down their drive and pulled away.

“To think, there he was and I didn’t even ask him to sign it,” Cuhaci said. “I didn’t even invite him in for coffee.”

Satisfied that he did the right thing, Fleisch headed back to the airport for a 90-minute flight home.

What he found was a backlog of travelers who had been delayed by the previous day’s snowstorm and also looking for flights.

“It took me 11 hours to get back,” he said. “I got home sometime after midnight.”

The trip, Fleish said, was a good choice.

“Just seeing the look on his face … it was worth it.”

(via J-Walk)

Saudi Rape Victim Gets 1 Year in Jail and 100 Lashes

From the Saudi Gazette:

JEDDAH – A 23-year-old unmarried woman was awarded one-year prison term and 100 lashes for committing adultery and trying to abort the resultant fetus.
The District Court in Jeddah pronounced the verdict on Saturday after the girl confessed that she had a forced sexual intercourse with a man who had offered her a ride. The man, the girl confessed, took her to a rest house, east of Jeddah, where he and four of friends assaulted her all night long.

The “rape victim” is a term I added. If you notice in the link, they don’t ever call it rape but instead say it was adultery, forced sexual intercourse, and assault.

MASTERbation will MASTER you!

The author of this article
is Dr. Ty who apparently got his medical degree from Hollywood Upstairs Medical College.

Masturbation is what I’d like to call, tormenting pleasure. The three second blissful orgasm achieved by masturbation is just as much tormenting as it is pleasurable. Because God never created solo sex. Masturbation often promises the pleasure but can never fulfill your inward void. And the many people that it has imprisoned by its non~threatening lure to satisfy your sexual desires, come to find that the trap is not worth the 3 seconds it took to get it. Trust me, I’ve been there, and I’d rather have cold, dry sheets than to fondle my self. Two things I’ve come to know about masturbation is this:

1. It brings shame, and…
2. It is addictive

Most people who have engaged in masturbation know that the culmination of this sexual act ends in shame. I don’t have to share with you the thousands of emails of the admittance of this shame because you know all too well since you have experienced it yourself. Curled up in a fetal position, crying, because your bed is even more empty and you’re lonelier than you did before you violated yourself…Because God never created sex so that you could gratify yourself. The dictionary defined masturbation as self abuse…the miss use of yourself. The mistreatment, the manipulation, the exploitation of YOU.

Self abuse from the 1605 Etymology dictionary says that it is self-deception, a synonym for masturbation or self pollution. The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary says it is the abuse of oneself or one’s abilities.

And if that’s not already agonizing, it’s a never ending cycle that you habitually become dependant upon, like a drug. And like any other drug, you can never achieve the high you’re looking for…Because MASTERbation will MASTER you!

I was going to mock the use of a dictionary from 1605 to make his point until I realized that is practically current when compared to his other sources he is using.

(via Shakesville)