I was talking about this with some friends a few days ago. Seems insane. Notably this part:
“We called it ‘Bambi…it was a baby,” she said.
“There were many children in the area and the officers make a decision that the deer was a public safety issue,” said Holly Joshi from the Oakland Police Department.
So, the Oakland police officers decided to kill it. It took seven shots with a .40 caliber Glock to bring down the small deer.Police say they safely evacuated the area before shooting the deer, but Anthony Weems, who took the amateur video, says the shots scared the whole neighborhood.
Maybe this is me talking crazy, but couldn’t have just left the fucking deer alone?
Just got this in my inbox:
My name is Justin and I’m a recruiter at Axelon Services Corporation, formerly known as Algomod Technologies Corporation. Our records show that you are a professional with attnetion(sic) to detail. This experience is relevant to one of my current openings.
It is located in Vallejo, CA.
Pay rate is $10/hr
Candidate must have own vehicle
I love this for so many reasons. I don’t how anyone looking at my resume would think for a second that I would be interested in a temporary job that paid 10 bucks an hour. Unemployment pays almost that. I could make that at the local Starbucks. I haven’t had a job that paid that low since I worked for Ted Turner. But the best part is that this recruiter managed to spell “attention” wrong in a sentence about “attention to detail”. How classic is that?
Last night, just before 10pm, I got a call from a unlisted number, which often means a Fil sighting. I anxiously answered the phone. Have you found your kitty, the man asked. Sadly no, I said. Well, then can you take down your flyers. It’s been three weeks, you owe it to the neighborhood, he said. What? I was stunned. I said I would take them down when I was ready, but I would not take them down now. He hung up.
What an asshole.
I mean, it’s not like I live in Piedmont or North Berkeley. My neighborhood is the fucking ghetto where people leave old mattresses on corners and dump crap wherever they feel like. It’s full of homeless wanderers dragging shopping cart trains (multiple cart tied together), people walking their pit bulls, cars on front lawns. Having flyers up on the stop signs isn’t exactly going to bring the neighborhood down. It’s already down. What a heartless asshole.
If the Olympics had any integrity, they wouldn’t allow companies like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Budweiser to sponsor the games. Does anyone think that any of the athletes would put that crap in their bodies?
Life must be tough at the World’s New LeaderTM because CNN is selling shirts. Why anyone would want to buy this, is beyond me, but you can fuck with the URL and ”make” your own shirts:
It’s disconcerting when your preconceived notions of a person don’t come close to meeting with reality. It fucks with your world view. I’m a huge fan of Douglas Coupland. I have been since I read Generation X back in college. Since then I’ve several of his books including Shampoo Planet and Microserfs. When I saw that Coupland was speaking in one of the sessions I had to go even though it conflicted with the first keynote of SXSW.
Coupland was there to promote the opening of his first movie, Everything’s Gone Green. I expected him to talk some about the movie and the process of screenplay writing, and he did that. But most of what he did was babble in a nonsensical stream of consciousness mess making me wish someone had spiked his tea with acid and that this wasn’t the real Douglas Coupland.
His talk was full of pregnant pauses, self-reflexive admonitions to himself, nonsequitors and pointless rambling anecdotes. I honestly felt sorry for the guy. I was desparate to get up and leave, but I was sitting in the first row of the room and I didn’t want to embarass his, so I just sufferred in total silence while I wathced Coupland implode on the stage.
By Associated Press
Monday, December 11, 2006 – Updated: 09:12 AM EST
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Monday opened a conference that it said would examine whether the Holocaust took place, claiming the meeting was an opportunity to discuss the World War II genocide in an atmosphere free of what it termed Western taboos.
The conference was initiated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has described the Holocaust as a “myth” and called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Even before it opened, the gathering was condemned by Germany, the United States and Israel.
The organizers, the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), say the two-day conference has drawn 67 foreign researchers from 30 countries.
In his opening speech, the institute’s chief, Rasoul Mousavi, said the conference provided an opportunity to discuss “questions” about the Holocaust away from Western taboos and the restrictions imposed on scholars in Europe.In Germany, Austria and France, it is illegal to deny the Holocaust.
“This conference seeks neither to deny nor prove the Holocaust,” Mousavi said. “It is just to provide an appropriate scientific atmosphere for scholars to offer their opinions in freedom about a historical issue.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki dismissed the foreign criticism as “predictable,” telling conference delegates in a speech that there was “no logical reason for opposing this conference.”
“The objective for organizing this conference is to create an atmosphere to raise various opinions about a historical issue. We are not seeking to deny or prove the Holocaust,” Mottaki said.
“If the official version of the Holocaust is thrown into doubt, then the identity and nature of Israel will be thrown into doubt. And if, during this review, it is proved that the Holocaust was a historical reality, then what is the reason for the Muslim people of the region and the Palestinians having to pay the cost of the Nazis’ crimes?” Mottaki said.
In Israel, the official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, issued a statement condemning the Tehran conference as an attempt to “paint (an) extremist agenda with a scholarly brush.”
“The Iranian governments pseudo-academic conference, ‘Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision,’ is an effort to mainstream Holocaust denial and must be unequivocally rejected,” Yad Vashem said Monday.
The leading Israeli novelist and peace activist, Amos Oz, denounced the meeting.
“I think the conference in Iran is a sick joke, and I hope it will be received with revulsion and disgust everywhere in the world,” Oz said.
Among the participants were the prominent French holocaust-denier, Robert Faurisson, and six members of the group Jews United Against Zionism, who were dressed in the traditional long black coats and black hats of orthodox Jews.
The Jews, two of whom said they were rabbis, came from the United States, Britain and Austria.
The conference was expected to receive a message from President Ahmadinejad, who has said that the killing of six million Jews by the Nazi German regime during World War II was a “myth” and “exaggerated.”
The president has repeatedly questioned why the Holocaust has been used to justify the creation of Israel at the cost of Palestinian lands – a view popular among Iranian hard-liners.
Iran has spent months preparing for the conference, even publicizing it during the September visit to Tehran of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who contradicted his hosts by saying the Holocaust was a historical fact and that an exhibition of anti-Holocaust cartoons, then on display in the city, promoted hatred.
I, like the rest of world, eagerly await the report from what is sure to a be a very thorough and scientific survey. No doubt, the Iranians and their guests will be Fair & Balanced.
*My grandfather was the only member of his family to survive Ahmadinejad’s myth
I don’t know how this is possible since everyone here is in decent shape, many in really good shape and none whatsoever obese, but it seems that Swiss (and the British as well now that I think about it) subsist on a diet of sausage, beer and ice cream. How is that possible?
Has anyone else seen these billboards? What’s the story? Is this some kind of viral/guerilla marketing or the work of some end times whackjob?
UPDATE: looks like it might be a promotion for a movie.
I just received this odd email:
I have the feeling that this piece of mail will reach you in a perfect state of mind and in a better healthy codition. While searching through the members.yahoo.com I came accross your contact address and decided to contact you. I believe and also have the feeling that in todays world, neither race,age,nationality nor religion will any longer posse a barrier to male/female relationships.
Although, we do not know each other well but I will really like to have you as a friend or pen pal if that is better for you.I am a single lady of 25years old, currently studing international relations at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a citizen of the United States of America residing in Los Angeles with my parents, brothers and sisters. Presently, I am doing my final year in the University and so anxious to graduate from the University into the free world. While I hope to hear from you soon,
I also look forward to receiving some information concerning you, your family, country and even your personal life experiences. This will give us the opportunity of knowing each other better and be able to understand ourselves more. May God bless you as I wait to hear from you soon through this email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
What the hell is this? Is she serious or is some lead in to a scam that i haven’t heard about? How can she look forward to hearing about my country when my profile clearly says I live in Alameda, CA? I thought for a second that maybe it still said Samoa, but I guess I changed that a while back and I need to update it again. But there’s also a picture of me. I would send her a link to this blog, but not after writing this post. I don’t know. It just seems odd. I don’t get that many requests to be a pen pal. I thought that whole idea was dead. Then there’s some unusual misspellings for a UCLA senior, some really poor punctuation and some seriously archaic turns of phrase. I don’t know. Maybe this is just standards email English, but it feels wierd for some reason. Anybody?
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