Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Putting the bamboo in bamboozled

I've got to admit that I don't know a whole hell of a lot about what makes a really good cup of tea, but I know that I won't be buying any of this:
China's national treasure, the giant panda, will become even more precious if one businessman succeeds in using their dung to grow organic green tea he intends to sell for over $200 a cup.
It's not just that I don't have $200 to spend on a single cup of tea (okay, yes, that actually is the only reason, but humor me here) it's that I really don't see why one should have to pay an exorbitant premium for a product based on the shit that it grows in.

Unless it gives you super powers. Pandas don't have any super powers, right?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Three's bigamy

I can't believe that this hasn't yet been used as the plot of a sitcom episode:
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Alan O'Neill, 41, was placed on administrative leave this week after prosecutors filed a felony charge alleging he was married to two women who happened to connect on Facebook recently.

The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., said O'Neill's current wife and the wife he supposedly walked out on three years ago met on Facebook after the first woman received a computer-generated invite to "friend" the bride he currently lives with.
Um, I've never been married and I'm not the type of person who obsessively updates his Facebook page with every little detail of my life, but if I happened to "walk out on" my wife, I might just take a second or two to take her off of my friend list.

Oh, and I think would probably also try to remember to get a divorce from her before marrying some other woman.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ten Random Songs

Man, I haven't done one of these in ages. Anyway, here's what Windows Media Player felt like giving me just now...

1. Belle & Sebastian - "Is It Wicked Not To Care?"
2. Yo La Tengo - "Tom Courtenay"
3. The Stone Roses - "Fools Gold"
4. Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul -"Fallin'"
5. The Smiths - "The Headmaster Ritual"
6. Duran Duran - "Skin Trade"
7. Gorillaz - "Dirty Harry"
8. Ride - "Dreams Burn Down"
9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Thought Ballune"
10. The Who - "A Quick One While He's Away"

Previous installments of this feature can be found here, here, here, and here. There may have been others, but those were the only ones I could find.