Friday, April 20, 2012

Don't try this at home

This is cool to watch, but I would imagine the cleanup is a bitch. Also, a lot of it looks like it could hurt you and/or blow up your house.

Thanks to b-rad.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The problem with pronouns

Things were easier in the good old days, back when men were men and women were women. Literally:
Police in Florida said they arrested a transgender individual accused of shaking genitalia at five people, including a 10-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl.

Gainesville police said Zot Lynn Szurgot, 52, walked outside nude Wednesday afternoon in view of five people and shook genitals at the victims, which included the two children, The Gainesville Sun reported Friday.
Aside from the awfulness of someone doing something like that to kids, notice the ambiguous wording that the writer of the article has to use: "accused of shaking genitalia" and "shook genitals." And a name like "Zot Lynn" doesn't really help the reader to fill in the awful, awful blanks, either. It really makes you long for a simpler time, back when it was easy to determine which kind of junk being waved at you by a crazy person was going to scar you for life.