Pakistani Political Leader Says Women Wearing Jeans Is The Cause Of Earthquakes

This is so ridiculous. Everybody knows what really causes earthquakes. The Gays!

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Pakistani Islamic political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), said in a press conference in Islamabad that the chief cause of earthquakes is “jeans-wearing women”.

He angrily said to the press that,“From earthquakes to inflation all kinds of disasters are caused by the immodesty of women. A woman that is not covered like a sack of flour is a walking and talking weapon of mass destruction for her state. And Pakistan has a multitude of such nuclear missiles in all its major cities”.

The Shia Labeouf Green Screen Motivational Speech

I was wondering what the hell Shia Labeouf was doing pacing in front of a green screen shouting out inspirational nonsense:

Shia LaBeouf has made plenty of headlines for odd behavior, but let’s not forget he is an actor. In his latest act generating Internet buzz, LaBeouf gives an intense motivational speech where he demands the viewer “Just do it.” As great as LaBeouf’s speech is, the video responses are even better.

LaBeouf was working with Central Saint Martins art school in London to deliver the introductions for the BA Fine Art 2015 student projects. Wearing a black shirt and jeans and what appears to be a ponytail, he delivers lines from each student film. Standing in front of a green screen, LaBeouf takes on various characters and shifts moods dramatically for each introduction. The actor’s work might have gone unnoticed if not for Joshua Parker’s “A Slice of a Contemporary Healthy Lifestyle.”

Parker’s exploration of health is perfect fodder for a lunatic motivational speaker. LaBeouf delivers nonsensical aspirational lines about dreams, living in the now and the usual jargon.

Ah. This in itself wouldn’t make me care enough to post about it. But then, the internet started with the green screen parodies. Oh, these are good:

TSA is Still Useless

From ABC News:

An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.