Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fighting tires with tires

I would imagine the slogans these people were chanting might have been a tad confusing:
Dozens of Lebanese, exasperated by rampant tire-burning protests across the country, rolled out tires and stopped traffic in the capital Beirut on Thursday.
I'm imagining it went something like this...

"What do we want?"

"No more of this!"

When do we want it?"

"Um, as soon as we're done here?"

Now, instead of burning their tires, they "colorfully decorated" them, which is nice, but isn't really the sort of thing that creates a lasting impression.
Laughing as the group quickly dispersed, the police officer in charge said: "I won't give them a ticket. We're all sick of this problem. And their tires are pretty."
Jeez, if they're not careful, this could turn into a bake sale or a PTA meeting.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

There's (unfortunately) an app for that

Just twenty years ago, hardly anybody had cell phones and only important people like doctors and drug dealers even had pagers. Now, we're all connected by wireless networks to such a degree that the people of that simpler time would be amazed by all the pointless, stupid shit we casually waste this amazing technology on. Case in point:
Almost 300,000 people have paid $1 each for a portable device iPoo app to share their experiences on the toilet with others trying to empty their bowels.
As if that didn't sound awful enough, if you click on the link, the article shows a picture of this thing, complete with a map dotted with little cartoon turds and something called a "Poo Stream." Thankfully, that isn't shown or described in any detail.

And my friends wonder why I haven't bothered to upgrade to a "smart" phone yet...