Rob Abrazado (flatvurm) wrote,
Rob Abrazado
flatvurm

Hodgepodge

There's no cohesive theme or anything to this post. I just felt like doing a little link roundup and queue dump to clear the ol' pipes out a little bit. Seemed like a productive day of surfing the Web yesterday. Heh..."productive." :)

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I know I said I was going to lay off the Philly news for a while, but I just wanted to quickly touch on this article. In a nutshell, it's about how Kensington (one of Philly's worse neighborhoods) was getting a lot of attention back when we were hunting a serial killer, but now that he's caught, it's kind of back to business as usual, which is apparently bad times. (The article's title: "In Kensington, residents united by fear." So, you know. At least they're not being sensationalistic about it or anything.)

The article talks about an effort by police a few years back to clean the place up called Operation Sunrise. Here's a quote: "The sound back then of police helicopters thrumming overhead and the sight of fresh boards on windows of long-abandoned buildings provided a glimmer of hope to many of Kensington's law-abiding residents, who hoped that one day, maybe, they would get their neighborhood back." Dude...how fucking bad is your neighborhood when police helicopters and boarded-up abandoned buildings are the good times?!

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In slightly more...international...news, here's a quick video clip from the BBC about an interesting new drug-smuggling device used to get marijuana across the border from Mexico into the U.S.: a catapult. See, sometimes the old ways are the best! And you thought stoner engineering was limited to bong construction.

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This OiNY somehow made me feel good inside. I think it's because it's not people being stupid or mean.

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You ever seen those pictures where a news station or something has a funny misapplied caption or crawl to go with an image? Well, here's another one.

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So...I can kinda understand the impulse to not involve the authorities in your problems. I mean, that's a choice, right? You try to handle things on your own. I can even understand trying to solve some of these problems with guns. I don't endorse or approve, but I understand. But...all your problems? House fire? Chest pains?! Meet the new spokesman for the NRA. [UPDATE: Sorry, kids, I got Tiny House'd again. This story is a satire. Pretty good, though, huh. :) ]

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So...I'm not real big on Lady Gaga. It's not totally her fault; I mean, you try being a poker dealer at the height of "Poker Face" being a hit single, and I don't care how big a fan you are, it'll wear on you. It may not seem like much, but when a song actually makes a run at dethroning Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" as the most oft-repeated song at a poker table, that's really saying something. ANYway, overall, I can take her or leave her. I mean, fine, if you want to wear a meat dress or an outfit made of Muppets...or whatever the hell this thing is...I basically understand what kind of attention-getter you are, so my instinct is to not pay attention.

Even so, I was still mildly surprised to hear that in developing the first in her new line of designer fragrances, Madonna-come-lately there is apparently angling for something that smells of blood and semen. What are you going to call that one, Prom Night?

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And, lastly, I will say only this: Apocalypse Moby.

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Peace out, everybody. Have a good weekend!
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