"A work avoidance fail"

Via Some Guy (and the Huffington Post):

Shocking Video Shows Bad-Ass Badger Burying Entire Cow By Itself | The Huffington Post

The wisdom of the ages


The perfect floor

A lot of pictures in this fascinating piece about building the floor for the NCAA games at University of Phoenix.

From Tree to Tipoff


111 and out for the Huskies

Their last loss was to Stanford in overtime, on November of 2014, 865 days ago. Losing now and then keeps you humble. So last night they did it again.

The UCONN women's basketball Huskies lost to Mississippi State in overtime, by two points, at the buzzer, in the semi-final game of this year's "March Madness" NCAA tournament. The Mississippi State team convincingly outplayed the UCONN women and richly deserved to advance. They'll play South Carolina for the championship on Sunday.

Also it snowed again last night, so blah.


You tell 'em, Dandelion

Crayola Retiring Dandelion Color From 24-Count Box | Time.com

The Day the Crayons Quit author Drew Daywalt released a "statement" to TIME on Dandelion's behalf, saying, "Retire, my BUTT! You can't retire me. I QUIT. And you can quote me on that, Daywalt."

Fantasy fantasy football, anyone?

Jeff Bezos could buy every NFL team and still be set for life | New York Post


Come on, lawyer, pull yourself together

Dunkin' Donuts deceived customer about butter, lawsuits charge - NY Daily News

"Candidly, it seems like a really minor thing…

What is it about this headline that completely cracks me up?

Principal suspends half of Penn. high school over repeat absences - NY Daily News

The story is pretty funny too.


Rivers are people too, too

Rivers Win in the Fight for Non-Human Rights – Pacific Standard

So now, what if a river and a corporation got married and had a baby?


Up with this we will not put

Wunderground is forecasting 12+ inches of snow tomorrow and another 3-5 Saturday and more on Tuesday.

No way.

Oh no!

My book is in the wrong time zone. No wonder.


No word on where the party will be held but we'll let you know when we find out

Boeing Ramps Up JDAM Production as Stockpiles Decrease | DoDBuzz

"Chicago-based Boeing recently celebrated its 300,000 JDAM production, Gruensfelder said."

[JDRAM are, well, bombs.]

Swimming beneath the Alps

Ain't it ever

Opinion | This month, write a poem. I'll show you how.

The Washington Post

April is not the cruelest month, March is.

And April is, apparently, National Poetry Month.

Read the full story


Here's an idea, let's put sugar in it!

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

"NEW YORK (AP) — Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

"'Someone could argue with a straight face that maybe those belong with (sodas),' executive editor Duane Stanford noted. But, he said, people drink Sparkling Ice with the 'mindset' that it is water."

Read the full story

How far we have fallen

The tire guy is now getting his inspirational quotes from Georgie Dubya Bush. (Sad!)

Looking to get away from it all?

From Reuters News:

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania

"Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking.…

"The plant, built by American Reduction Co on a wide bend of the Youghiogheny River, shut down in 1936 after processing waste from the city of Pittsburgh since the early 20th century.

Workers would render animal carcasses, and separate metal from household waste for resale.…

"'This was the original recycling plant,' said David Stawovy, 67, who owns Reduction with his three siblings."

Maybe you could start a recycling museum.


Too late, Joe

Joe Biden Regrets Not Running For President In 2016

And yeah, you probably could have won. So could have anybody else. Almost.

I'm just enough of a geek to think…

Trump presidency 'opens door' to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments | Environment | The Guardian

…planet hacking sounds kind of cool. Except well, Trump. Know what I mean? What if his idea of geoengineering is papering the whole thing over with gold leaf? I’m not dissing gold leaf lovers here but it’s just not exactly my style. So I’m hoping we at least hold a vote.

Also, spraying a lot of chemicals into the air to see what happens is a little too speculative for my taste. Or smell. Of course it’s not the smell we’re worried about here, it’s the sun. Possibly we ought to geoengineer the sun, put in a dimmer switch.

I don't want to hear these guys say "oops"

NASA to slam a spaceship into an asteroid for practice | New York Post


Some are born grumpy, some achieve grumpiness…

Congressman: Freedom Caucus members would vote against Ten Commandments | New York Post


But if you can't put it in a vending machine, what's the point?

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum - NY Daily News


OK, I'll bite

Edible Pouncer drone could fly aid to developing countries | WIRED UK


"Middle American" has become a synonym for "dolt"

Now, I’m a Middle American myself, at heart, and I’m lodging a complaint.

Consider: Here’s some Hollywood guy bitching about how Middle America and Rotten Tomatoes ruined a recent movie he directed:

“'People don’t realize what goes into making a movie like that,' Ratner continued before pointing out that Middle Americans are too stupid to make decisions about which films they like on their own and base their opinions solely on the Rotten Tomatoes score."

The “movie like that” he’s talking about got a 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes and still made $900 million on a $250 million investment. And, oh yeah, it’s named "Batman v Superman.” I’m asking, why would Batman want to fight Superman? Is he nuts? Deciding not to watch that movie sounds pretty smart to me.

Just remember, if you took the middle out of America all you’d have left is a couple of edges, sort of like what you cut off the bread when you’re making fancy sandwiches. And throw away.

If you use an Apple device

How To Protect Your iCloud Account From a Potential Breach | WIRED

A HACKER GROUP called Turkish Crime Family says that it can access 250 million iCloud accounts, and will do so on April 7 to reset the password, locking people out of their accounts.…

I am shocked, shocked I tell you

Democrats Concerned That The Supreme Court May Be Rigged For The Rich And Republicans