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Chef Andrew Stillwell-Current at Current Cuisine in Yellow Springs, Ohio, writes: “This app came through the store recently … reading this made my busy-ass day a lil better.”
It’s not every day you come across a job application so magnificent and pure. But this is no ordinary applicant we’re talking about. This is Batman. And Batman takes no vacations, fears chickens and loves Friday Night Lights. Just like us.
I’ve wanted to write this column for quite some time, but I was afraid of coming off as some sort of spokesman for angry dudes everywhere. I’m not. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of most men, and I think women have every reason not to trust us, especially when it comes to sex. After all, most guys would cut their own dick off to get laid.
So yes, ladies, you’re right. When it comes to sexual interactions, men are mostly awful. But now what? You think you’ll avoid all the problems that come from interacting with half the human race just because you know we’re not to be trusted? Clearly, that’s not enough, because everyone knows that, and yet you keep stepping in it. Here are three of the biggest mistakes women make when it comes to men.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a portable methamphetamine lab exploded in a man’s pants as he tried to run away from a state trooper during a traffic stop.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports (http://is.gd/VCLjs3 ) the incident happened shortly after midnight Friday in Okmulgee County. Authorities say the man tried to run away when the trooper asked him about a chemical smell.
Trooper Shiloh Hall says the man had an active meth lab in his pants that burst during a struggle with the trooper. The man was checked out by emergency personnel and booked in the Okmulgee County jail on a drug charge.
A portable meth lab is also known as a one-pot lab, where a smaller batch of the drug is manufactured.
In 1961, 87-year-old Harry Meadows, a resident at the Haslemere home for the elderly in Great Yarmouth, England, achieved late-in-life notoriety when he accidentally killed 3 other residents of his care home by dressing up as the grim reaper and peering through the residents’ lounge window whilst holding a scythe.
The year before Harry’s performance, another resident of the same home, the then 81-year-old Gladys Elton, for reasons best known to herself, had conceived the idea of performing a striptease for her fellow residents of the home; unfortunately such was the effect of Elton’s performance that it caused the death of one resident by way of a cardiac arrest and the treatment for shock of five other residents.
The home was forced to shut down as a result of these two incidents.
An Egyptian man who went online to watch a porno film for the first time got the shock of his life when he found that the woman in the film was his own wife.The man, identified as Ramadan, instantly collapsed in disbelief on the floor at an internet shop before coming round and rushing home to face his unfaithful wife.The woman first denied his allegations and started to swear at him, prompting her husband to face her with the film.Unable to deny it any more, she confessed to have betrayed him with her pre-marriage boy friend, telling him she had never loved him although they had four children during their 16-year marriage.
As M.I.A.’s middle finger seen ’round the world reminded us last month, television is still a highly regulated medium. But it’s also come a long way since its debut in the 1940s — hell, it wasn’t until the mid-’60s that married couples could be shown sleeping in the same bed. The blog My Retrospace reminds us of those more innocent times with a hilarious magazine photo spread from 1949, which enumerates the many “taboos” on that cool, new invention, the television. Apparently, “too-tight sweaters” and “too-gay drinking” just weren’t OK back then — although, as Retrospace points out, the magazine certainly seems to revel in salaciously depicting those prohibited elements in the name of journalism. Take a peek after the jump, and consider what Jersey Shore might have looked like in those simpler, post-World War II years.
Hey, entrepreneurs and inventors, can’t figure out what to call that cool new thing you made?
Not sure what it might be used for?
No worries. You’re in good company.
Courtesy of Shaun Usher at Lists Of Note, who transcribed Thomas Edison’s original brainstorm notes (see them here), here’s a list of some of the names Edison and his colleagues thought of when they were trying to name what they eventually called the “phonograph”.
Many of the names are derived from Latin or Greek roots. Edison’s notes included the literal meaning:
Auto-Electrograph = Electric Pen
Polyphone = Manifold Sounder
Autophone = Self sounder
Kosmophone = Universal Sounder
Acoustophone = Sound hearer = Audible speaker
Octophone = Ear-sounder = speaker
Anitphone = Back-talker
Liguphone = Clear speaker
Minuttophone = Minute-sounder
Meistophone = Smallest sounder
Anchiphone = Near sounder or speaker