Category Archives: ODD

Girl Scouts of America to Parents -Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays.

Consent, it’s not just for adults anymore

BY: Frater Bovious


(New York City) – From the Girl Scouts we have this helpful tip:

Think of it this way, telling your child that she owes someone a hug either just because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift can set the stage for her questioning whether she “owes” another person any type of physical affection when they’ve bought her dinner or done something else seemingly nice for her later in life.

Can set the stage for questioning whether or not she “owes” another person…

Really?

I’d like to see the research supporting this opinion. There is none to be found on the website. My own uninformed impression is that our current culture has more to do with the pressures young women experience than asking them to hug grandma when she arrives.

So, let’s have a scientific poll!

 

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MUTANT PENGUIN SPOTTED OFF COAST OF FUKUSHIMA I


By Frater Bovious
Photo Courtesy of Gustav Worthinsson

Penguin believed to have escaped from Seaworld Japan during the tsunami apparently underwent adaptive mutation to better cope with hot reactor cooling water

Note the flattened heat dissipating body structure vs the heat retaining cylindrical structure common to non-irradiated cold water penguins

Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper.

(NORTH CAROLINA) – This is what happens when you don’t think it matters whether or not you vote or are politically active.

Since our system of government is designed as “by the people” it really is the government “by the people who seek power”. The balance to that lust for power is the voter that does not want to govern, but has chosen to be governed. We put these people in power – as public servants. As a motivated voter, you can fire your public servant if they forget whom they serve. But, you have to actually be politically active and actually vote.

If you don’t bother, this kind of nonsense happens. (tip of the hat to Frater Cowculus for alerting The Glob to this atrocity) Ψ

Reports of the Arrest of Ahmadinejad’s ‘Exorcist’ Fuel Concerns About Iran’s Leadership – FoxNews.com


Ahmadindejad’s Genie Catcher Arrested.

Exorcism ain't what it used to be

If you don't pay your Exorcist, you will be repossessed.

By Amy Kellogg
Published May 06, 2011| FoxNews.com
Reuters –
Iranian President Mamoud Ahmadinejad, … reportedly has been butting heads with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei … A mysterious man known by some as the Iranian president’s “exorcist” has been arrested, in the latest sign that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s involvement with purveyors of the so-called “dark arts” is raising concerns among Iran’s leadership.

via Reports of the Arrest of Ahmadinejad’s ‘Exorcist’ Fuel Concerns About Iran’s Leadership – FoxNews.com.

The Mayans Just Didn’t Get It


Displaying a staggering ignorance of basic supply and demand, the Mayans simply failed to recognize the economic boon built-in obsolescence provides a civilization.

(YUCATAN PENINSULA – 8th and 9th Baktun) – Exhibiting a mistake common to all emerging technological civilizations, the Mayans labored under the misconception that if you are going to build something, you should build it right, and build it to last.

One pathetic example of their inability to cash in on planned obsolescence is their calendar system. Rather than make a calendar that would simply last a short time and then need to be replaced, they used several calendars which are more or less permanent. The most egregious example is the so-called long count calendar. This calendar literally runs for a period of 144,000 days, or one b’ak’tun. Come on! a product life-cycle of 144,000 days?? But wait, after 144,000 days, you simply start over at the next Baktun. So, even today, were an enterprising young Mayan business man or woman going to capitalize on the coming end of the 13th Baktun (late next year), the astute consumer would simply say “No thanks, I, and my progeny, will just reuse this calendar for the 14th Baktun.”

The Sands of Time

"OH MY GAWD!! When the 144,000th sand particle passes we're all going to die!" - Dorothy Gale

As a side note, our civilization is marked by astute opportunists that recognize the profit potential of hysteria – even a thinly disguised retread of the Y2K hysteria. Late next year the 144,000th day of the 13th baktun of the Long Cycle will be reached. Since the long count calendar is incomprehensibly long, the only logical explanation for the coming end of the 13th baktun is the End Of Days, the Apocalypse, the END OF THE WORLD, right?

Ermm – no. The significance of this day is equal to the significance of the 31st day of December on a modern calendar, i.e., a time of celebration as we reach the end of one counting cycle followed immediately by the beginning of another.

Since the classic period of the Maya (the 8th and 9th baktun or 250 to 900 AD) the universe has come to an apocalyptic end three times. Oh, you hadn’t noticed?

This is another example of the Mayans simply not getting it. Why have a giant (money-making) Happy New Baktun celebration every 394.25 tropical years when you can have  a Happy New Year celebration every 365 days?

The Mayans could not maintain any kind of economy to speak of due to the fact that once they built something it never needed replacing. After a period of phenomenal growth where everything they made was a “got-to-have” item, the market saturated, calendar factories and temple construction companies went out of business, and hundreds of thousands of workers were put out in the street.

Add to this the collapse of the hospitality industry due to the fact that nearly 400 years is simply too long between parties and you can see that the Mayans succumbed to a devastating ennui and simply faded into obscurity.

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Creepy


When did “protecting civilians” become “supporting rebels”?

(LIBYA and LALA LAND) – “Mission Creep” is a term used in the military when the initial mission evolves (or devolves) into something else. Sometimes it is inevitable as situations change. And sometimes it is due to incompetence, or is a result of a poorly understood mission (incompetence), or a poorly communicated mission (incompetence), or misrepresentation of the mission (lying), or a function of an underlying (secret) agenda (creepy/scary).

We’ve gone from establishing a no-fly-zone to waging war. When is a civilian (under our protection) a non-combatant? Not a rebel? Not a Gadhafi supporter? Answer: When they aren’t where the bombs are falling.

The United States is now the hired muscle for an unknown group of people in Libya with an unknown agenda. I would like to encourage our commander-in-chief to rethink the plan of being Mercenaries to the World. Mercenaries get paid. Don’t tell me about Libya’s oil. We get our oil from Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela.

This whole thing went from a humanitarian intervention, so-called, to active participation in a civil war. The best answer thus far on who the rebels are is “not Gadhafi.” We are now the de-facto air force for “not Gadhafi.” Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, had this to say: 

Libyan Journalists on Patrol

“It’s a sort of ‘Star War’ assembly of characters and people who are clearly patriots, very decent people – I’m sure – journalists, opposition military officials who have broken with the regime, former diplomats – and then you’ve got Islamists.”

Star War? Read that quote a couple of times. Still befuddled? Me too. I like this part: “…very decent people – I’m sure – journalists,…”. We ran that through the Global Exclaimer’s patented De-Crapinator® and received this translation:

You want to know Who these people are? How the hell should I know?

I am left uncomfortable. At this point our commander-in-chief is probably safe in stating that there has been no “mission creep.” You can’t deviate from an incoherent mission whose apparent goal is to be somebody’s air force.

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Miller High Life Offers ‘Beer Goggle’ Guarantee


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(MESQUITE, TX) – Local Grocer Can’t Keep Shelf Stocked

At the local Snag and Bag, beer merchandiser Shep Hogan has never seen anything like it. “We’ve ordered two bob-tails of this stuff already, and it’s only 11 am!” When asked if he thought it actually worked, he replied, “I’ll be finding out at about 5:30 pm this very day.”

A drunk couple in the parking lot were unavailable for intelligible comment.

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