Morning Links

Thursday, May 15th, 2008
  • ManBabies.com. I think the Internet may have just reached its highest possible evolution.
  • The “pre-flight cocktail.” A warm, fuzzy euphemism for a pretty nasty government practice.
  • Hollywood physics gets one right. I’ve always wondered why the good guy never gets hit when he swims underwater under a hail of bullets.
  • This is not from an episode of Reno 911!.
  • Apparently the evil food industry has been scheming over the last 20 years to give us more product for less money. Bastards!
  • Vote for the ugliest dog of 2008. I’m torn between Pee Wee and Miss Ellie.

    (NOTE: Missing link corrected on the food industry item.)

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  • 27 Responses to “Morning Links”

    1. #1 |  Danno49 | 

      And it’s Pee Wee by a nose!

      Seriously, that’s one disturbing proboscis on that doggy.

    2. #2 |  pee | 

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    3. #3 |  Edmund Dantes | 

      Well… you are still not safe if they are firing directly down. So long as they are shooting at an angle they can’t get you. Also if the muzzle velocity is low enough you can still get nailed.

    4. #4 |  Edmund Dantes | 

      Those were also covered in the show.

    5. #5 |  DavidS | 

      Are you missing a link on the “evil food industry” bullet point?

    6. #6 |  ParatrooperJJ | 

      Would you rather the deportees be beaten into submission? Chemical sedation is a safe and humane way to provide for safe transport.

    7. #7 |  Jeff | 

      Where’s the link for the “more food, less money” bit?

    8. #8 |  Wayne | 

      I don’t want to see deportees beaten. And I don’t want to see them TASERed, or even put into that Hutto prison for families in Texas. But I sure as hell don’t think that administering ANY type of substance via needle through someone’s clothing is safe and humane. I think it’s an unacceptable violation of someone’s person and even worse than forcing an anal probe on an unwilling suspect in a drug search, vaginal searches on women, ripping out a guy’s catheter, etc. The medical profession kills 225,000 people per year due to medical mistakes. Now we have law enforcement administering medicine. What could go wrong there?

    9. #9 |  Dave Krueger | 

      #4 ParatrooperJJ

      Would you rather the deportees be beaten into submission? Chemical sedation is a safe and humane way to provide for safe transport.

      Are those the only two choices?

      Actually, I was wondering of I could come up with a plan to fit this into my next overseas vacation. I mean, if they’re providing free drugs and airfare, surely I could fake being illegal.

      With my luck, it would be then that they’d switch from drugs to beatings.

    10. #10 |  Jonathan Hohensee | 

      This is not from an episode of Reno 911!.
      I was hoping that bit would end with the immigrants running back into the van at the end, driving off then the cop running on screen a couple of seconds later

    11. #11 |  Hannah | 

      On the bullets hitting water. This also works to a degree with glass. Sometimes the glass will cause the angle of the bullets flight to change, which is why police snipers don’t like firing through it. I have to admit the water bit is really neat, but I still wouldn’t want to be under water with a hale of bullets going through it.

    12. #12 |  Bad | 

      Randy: the legality of the US drugging detainees without a court order is one thing.

      But isn’t it pretty clear that a doctor can’t prescribe like this, and a nurse can’t administer like this, without risking the loss of their license? Has anyone referred this to the AMA or licensing agencies?

    13. #13 |  thehim | 

      I think the Internet may have just reached its highest possible evolution.

      I’m not sure ‘highest’ is the most appropriate term here.

    14. #14 |  leTerrassier | 

      I think it’s funny people are actually complaining that food is too cheap. What’s weird, though, is that most of these “problems” have simple fixes individuals can make, that don’t require government Nazis. Instead of drinking coffee with sugar and cream and flavored syrups, drink one black with Splenda, but then food Nazis don’t like artificial sugar either. This would apply to diet soda as well- the artificial sweetener is allegedly bad because it makes people crave sugar more, but if the only sugar you eat is artificial then how does it matter? I think the real problem these people have isn’t with people being unhealthy, but with people enjoying themselves. It’s the Neo-Victorian ideals that gave us the war on drugs, the war on sex, and now the war on food. These people just hate happiness.

    15. #15 |  Zeb | 

      Artificial sugar is bad because it tastes like crap.

    16. #16 |  Highway | 

      No more like crap than HFCS.

      I can’t drink non-diet sodas anymore. Get used to the artificial sweeteners, and you can’t go back. They’re just too gooey and syrupy.

    17. #17 |  Mark Z. | 

      Would you rather the deportees be beaten into submission? Chemical sedation is a safe and humane way to provide for safe transport.

      You’re most likely a troll, and here I am responding anyway.

      None of the cases described in the article involved a deportee who was violent or likely to escape. They do this for the convenience of the guards, so as not to have to spend 12 hours on a plane with someone listening to someone scream about being deported.

      That’s the problem. They should have to listen to it, and it should be inconvenient.

    18. #18 |  jkw | 

      Go Miss Ellie!!!

    19. #19 |  troy | 

      i hope those in the van got away.

    20. #20 |  Dave Krueger | 

      #6 ParatrooperJJ
      Would you rather the deportees be beaten into submission? Chemical sedation is a safe and humane way to provide for safe transport.

      Wow. This sounds amazingly similar to the dilemma faced by the public school system when it comes to controlling children.

    21. #21 |  claude | 

      #14″ Instead of drinking coffee with sugar and cream and flavored syrups, drink one black with Splenda, but then food Nazis don’t like artificial sugar either.”

      I like my coffee like i like my women…cold and bitter.

    22. #22 |  Todd | 

      While the police video is comical… the poor guy is just trying not to hurt those people. I can guarantee you anywhere else in the world they would have opened fire.

    23. #23 |  supercat | 

      Have coffee portion sizes really changed? I’m pretty sure it used to be that in most places that served coffee in 8oz cups, someone who finished a cup would be offered another, often without having to even ask for it. I don’t think that a diner who was given an 8oz cup and then told he’d have to buy another one if he wanted more would have felt better 20 years ago than such a diner would feel today.

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    25. #25 |  Andrew Williams | 

      I thought the non-Reno 911 video was *hilarious.* The Benny Hill music was a genius touch.

      And if I’m going to have sugar, I want *real* sugar. Not sucralose, or aspartame, or high fructose corn syrup. They’re all crap. Don’t believe me? Do your own research.

      The one that kills me? When it says HFCS *or* sugar on the label. Make up your damn minds!

    26. #26 |  CC | 

      I don’t think they were really complaining about lower prices. (And if you think movie popcorn is cheaper now than it was 20 years ago, you’re on glue) but simply noting that being able to buy more soda for less money meant that people were drinking more soda, when soda wasn’t very good for them.

      Also, it’s not like the author’s solution was more government regulation. She suggested doggie bags.

      Made sense to me.

    27. #27 |  Les | 

      I can guarantee you anywhere else in the world they would have opened fire.

      Anywhere else, except Canada, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea…oh, fuck it, you see my point.

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