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The Eye Of The Drain

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 22:53 by Paul Jay in category: Great Picture

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Certainly a contender for ‘perfectly timed’ photo of the year is this shot by a Redditor named Liam, who took a seemingly mundane photograph of a sink full of soapy water draining itself. Why Liam was even taking such a random shot to begin with makes the shot even better:

“My friend said something around the lines of, ‘Liam, you take too many photos.’ So I ran around the room taking photos of everything and showing him all of them, then this happened and we got spooked.” – Liammm on Reddit

And voila! An awesome shot that now sits #1 on Reddit at the time of this post. Oh and the thumbnail version of the image looks even more ‘eye-like’, check it out below!

 


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Really?

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 18:33 by John Sinteur in category: If you're in marketing, kill yourself

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Life sucks if you are a stick

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 17:40 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Don’t Shoot

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 16:40 by Paul Jay in category: Great Picture

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  1. An appropriate apostrophe! My faith in American literacy is rewarded.

Horsemeat found in British supermarkets ‘may be donkey’

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 15:12 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A law banning horses from Romanian roads may be responsible for the surge in the fraudulent sale of horsemeat on the European beef market, a French politician said yesterday.

Horse-drawn carts were a common form of transport for centuries in Romania, but hundreds of thousands of the animals are feared to have been sent to the abattoir after the change in road rules.

The law, which was passed six years ago but only enforced recently, also banned carts drawn by donkeys, leading to speculation among food-industry officials in France that some of the “horse meat” which has turned up on supermarket shelves in Britain, France and Sweden may, in fact, turn out to be donkey meat. “Horses have been banned from Romanian roads and millions of animals have been sent to the slaughterhouse,” said Jose Bove, a veteran campaigner for small farmers who is now vice-president of the European Parliament agriculture committee.


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  1. What an ASSinine story (Ok, misspelled, but I wanted to beat Sue W to the pun :-)

  2. Oh, if only I could explain how shocking this all is to the average sentimental animal-loving British person…I expect the next revelation is that they’ve all been eating pussy!

  3. Actually is mostly that people are wondering that if there’s horse, pig and donkey meat in their ‘beef’, what else that hasn’t been labelled is in there? Apart from all the lovely chemicals of course. Also, there was pig in halal meat which got the politicians saying this is a matter of religion now lol. And there is also a possibility some of the meat with horse in particularly is dangerous due to the high disease rate in horses in a load of eastern eurpopean countries.
    Apparently we had a frozen beef lasangne over here that was actually 100% horse meat lol

Indiana soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach US supreme court

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 14:13 by Paul Jay in category: News

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As David versus Goliath battles go it is hard to imagine a more uneven fight than the one about to play out in front of the US supreme courtbetween Vernon Hugh Bowman and Monsanto.

On the one side is Bowman, a single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer who is still tending the same acres of land as his father before him in rural south-western Indiana. On the other is a gigantic multibillion dollar agricultural business famed for its zealous protection of its commercial rights.

Not that Bowman sees it that way. “I really don’t consider it as David and Goliath. I don’t think of it in those terms. I think of it in terms of right and wrong,” Bowman told The Guardian in an interview.

Either way, in the next few weeks Bowman and Monsanto’s opposing legal teams will face off in front of America’s most powerful legal body, weighing in on a case that deals with one of the most fundamental questions of modern industrial farming: who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground.

The legal saga revolves around Monsanto’s aggressive protection of its soybean known as Roundup Ready, which have been genetically engineered to be resistant to its Roundup herbicide or its generic equivalents. When Bowman – or thousands of other farmers just like him – plant Monsanto’s seeds in the ground they are obliged to only harvest the resulting crop, not keep any of it back for planting the next year. So each season, the farmer has to buy new Monsanto seeds to plant.

However, farmers are able to buy excess soybeans from local grain elevators, many of which are likely to be Roundup Ready due to the huge dominance Monsanto has in the market. Indeed in Indiana it is believed more than 90% of soybeans for sale as “commodity seeds” could be such beans, each containing the genes Monsanto developed.


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Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 13:29 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign on February 28th, saying he no longer had the strength to fulfill the duties of his office.

So when will the trial begin?


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  1. “So when will the trial begin?” — I thought the same thing. There has got to me more to this story.

  2. He must have done something even the Catholic Church despises. My guess is he shagged an adult woman.

  3. Breakfast and Ex-Benedict. Not a bad way to start the day :-)

  4. @Sue W — EXcellent!

  5. OR should we insist he carries his papacy to full term?

  6. Hahaha…”ex-benedict”
    Friend of mine posted this on FB:
    “So, the Pope’s resigned. I did Nazi that coming…”

  7. I’m guessing he agreed to step down in return for evidence against him being sealed until he’s dead.

  8. or, more likely, until his beatification

  9. You know what’s been bugging me? If it really is his strength and health that is forcing him to stop, why doesn’t he just pray for good health?

  10. Of course he did pray for good health. From his perspective, the fact that his health is failing is a sign that God doesn’t want to keep him in that spot.

  11. So the Pope has been reading the onion then?

Waxing Our Way to the Emergency Room

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 10:01 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Just in case you still haven’t read your December issue of Urology, here’s the best piece of advice you’ll get today: Don’t drink and shave your pubes. You’re welcome.

A new study from the University of California-San Diego reveals that “ Emergency room visits due to pubic hair grooming mishaps,” including oh my God no no noooo“lacerations,” increased fivefold between 2002 and 2010, sending an impressive 11,704 pube-scapers to the E.R. The culprits? Scissors and hot wax did some of the damage, but plain-old non-electric-razors accounted for the lion’s share, at 83 percent. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be under my desk, rocking slowly back and forth and crying as I think about this.

The study also revealed that below-the-belt grooming isn’t just for adult ladies anymore – men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them were girls under the age of 18.

Wait, what. Let me read that last bit again: men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them were girls under the age of 18

So 13% of men involved in pubic-grooming injuries are actually girls under the age of 18? This is more serious than I thought.


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  1. Oh, pluck it!

  2. I guess, it should read: “men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them ended up looking like girls under the age of 18″