Posts Tagged ‘strange’


September 14th, 2011 No comments

mysql shit the bed on my server today. And took my data with it. I never did fix the “expect” bug that was making my backup scripts fail since march. crap.

UPDATE: I always forget why I keep my stupid LiveJournal around.   Before you judge me for being on LiveJournal, I was there since way before it was a cool place for whiny emo teens.  But it also doubles as an awesome last-resort backup for a blog if one has an auto-crosspost script that posts everything over there.

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Who do voodoo

November 15th, 2009 4 comments

The voodoo section of the supermarket creeps me the fuck out. I’m nit even talking about Agatha’s Creepy Corner Market, I’m talking Stop and Shop. This is the part of the meat section with all the crazy random animal parts that one would have an easier time finding an application for in black magic than in food preparation. A sampling of what was there today next to my beloved bacon: pig tails, split pig feet, beef marrow chunks, chicken feet, cow tongue (yes, really), pig spinal cord (nerves, not bones), etc. I guess one could argue that stuff like this is perfectly fine if you’re brewing up a stock or something… but I think my stock can do without chicken feet and pig tails, I’ll add a dash more chipotle powder to mask the delicate missing flavors. Besides, I don’t want to go snapping up all the ingredients for someone’s love potion or effigy dolls and have them use yucky chicken breast or filet mignon instead. No pics for this post, you’re welcome.

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

At least he wasn’t speeding

April 17th, 2009 2 comments

From link below:

“PFLUGERVILLE, Texas – A Pflugerville man is arrested for driving home a piece of construction equipment, police say while intoxicated. FOX 7 News first reported this in October, now Pflugerville Police are releasing the video.”

Full story (with video): Clicky

A steam roller would have been bad enough, this thing looks more like a road crushing juggernaut. I realize it doesn’t go fast, but can you imagine what would happen if a person or car got in the way of that death machine and he didn’t notice or stop?

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

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I guess she didn’t love his nuts

March 30th, 2009 3 comments

I normally could give two craps about celebrity news. But this guy isn’t really a celebrity per se, and he’s so shady that I can’t help myself. The “shamwow guy”, aka Vince Shlomi, airs commercials that reek so badly of scam that you feel the need to take a shower after watching them. Dry off with a regular towel though, kids… You’d probably catch something if you actually used a ShamWoW. Latest news on this lovable fellow is that apparently he’s been arrested for punching a prostitute in the face. Classy.

“Police reports obtained by the site claim that Shlomi met 26-year-old prostitute Lenea Harris at a Miami nightclub, and subsequently brought her back to his room at Setai Hotel. Shlomi allegedly paid Harris $1,000 for “straight sex.”

That’s went things took a turn.

Shlomi told police “that he kissed [Harris] when all of a sudden [Harris] bit his tongue and would not let go,” according to the report.

Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue…”

Full article: Clicky

For your viewing pleasure:

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Shamwow and Slap-Chop ads:

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

It’s still repulsive

February 11th, 2009 9 comments

Apparently there’s a resurgence of 80’s “style” going on. Some broken mind somewhere decided it’d be fun to make the 80s happen again. I was out earning boyfriend-points with Emily on sunday while she was clothes shopping, and some of the stuff that was on the racks there was pretty dreadful. Below is an example (clicky for larger):

Yes… Jeans with day-glow tips. Who decided that’d be a good idea? Also on the plate were: pants with stirrups, oversized trashbag sweaters, and black stonewashed jeans (I guess these never really completely disappeared, but they were at stores other than hot topic). I don’t think anyone wants to remember how they dressed in the 80s. Perhaps it’s novel to some people that were born in the 90s… but dammit learn from the mistakes of those before you!

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

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Is that a bird in your pants or…

February 4th, 2009 No comments

From story:
“In each pant leg, according to a release issued by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the man was concealing a live pigeon tucked into his tights. He was also wearing a money belt which contained plant seeds, and carrying an eggplant in his baggage”full story

I can’t even begin to wonder what went on in this guy’s head that led to “hey, that sounds like a good idea”

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

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My BFF Jill strikes again, IRL

February 2nd, 2008 2 comments

We use AIM at work for internal communications quite a bit. We do this not only for the sake of convenience, but because cut/pasting ticket or device information is a lot easier and more reliable than dictating it over the phone. I’ve noticed and interesting trend lately. A lot of the middle aged people talk on AIM as if they’re in highschool. I’ll get an IM from one of our engineers “Hi Ian, r u there?”. I want to slap them. I’m guessing it’s because “aim-speak” has been popularized along with the advent of the instant messenger itself (and text messaging as well in my opinion). So to someone for whom this is a relatively new innovation, they must think “this is just how people talk on IM”… Completely forgetting this is a workplace, and they are an adult speaking with another adult. It’s not really irritating as much as intriguing since these people are usually very professional when speaking or writing emails. it’s only on IM that they talk that way.

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

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Man creates lolcat

December 14th, 2007 5 comments

Korean scientists have apparently cloned glow-in-the-dark cats. linky:

I has a color

They were showing vids of RedCat all day on CNN, and he does indeed glow red under UV light. His nose, eyelids, and parts of his ears specifically. GreenCat seems to glow all over.

First: What the mother fuck?

Second: Where can I get one?!

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

The house that steals holidays

December 12th, 2007 7 comments

So there’s this house near me. It steals holidays. 2 years ago around this time they put up a nativity scene in the barn they had connected to the house. Basically it was lifesize scarecrow-esque straw dolls all arranged in the proper fashion. They have it in the basement of this barn with the storm doors open so it’s visible to the road. It was pretty cool for a season I guess, but they left it up. All year. For 2 years now. The dolls are all faded and whatever dyes they used are running from moisture. Moisture has gotten to the straw too… the dolls are all hunched over and saggy. Honestly, it looks like a family of zombies about to feast on a baby Jesus. It’s looked like that for a solid year now.

They didn’t stop there though. Last year they put up electric candles in the windows. Pretty typical, except of course that they never took them down. This spring I noticed that they hung easter eggs in the dead tree out front, dangling them from strings. It’s almost terrifying. This halloween they put electric lit plastic pumpkins in the windows, right next to the electric candles. There’s no consistency to their placement with respect to the candles, they were just kind of tossed in the windows.

This family is collecting holidays and violating them. I half expect them to steal a turkey from the turkey farm down the street and crucify it in the front yard next thanksgiving. Maybe steal a baby, dress it up like a Leprechaun, and hang it from the barn roof for St.Patty’s day.

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

At least it’s not a whale…

September 14th, 2007 4 comments

The “what the fuck?” award of the week goes to the state of Texas for the Geostationary Banana Over Texas project. No, seriously.. what the fuck. The banana is not some sort of odd shaped weather balloon. It’s not some kind of satellite dressed up like a banana for some reason. Or any other practical device in a humorous wrapper. It’s just a big banana. That will float over Texas.

Originally published at The IggBlog. You can comment here or there.

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