Friday, August 5, 2011

WTF Pic of the week

Look what I saw on google maps in street view....

source: google maps


I thought hmmm....what is that?  I wonder if google maps blurred it out?  I decided to take a closer look....


source: google maps


Really?!?!  Entrepreneur seeks apprentice for 2 to 4 grand a week??? Hmmmmm I WONDER what kind of business they're running?  Love the fact that they spelled entrepreneur wrong too haha.

While I'd like to believe the best in people and be optimistic, something tells me that this "business" is not one of legal activities.

Amazing though that google maps didn't blur out the phone number (I did)

~*kb*~

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Depressing!

Me and my big mouth!  Tuesday night, I happen to catch just ONE episode of America's Got Talent.  Figured, well there's nothing else I feel like watching, why not. 
Apparently I'm watching the quarter finals and this happens to be when the viewers begin their voting process.  You can call in and vote for your favorites and move them to the semi-finals. 
Well the first guy up was the Kinetic King.  My first thought was "wtf is a kinetic king?"  Apparently this guy specializes in kinetic art where he makes a domino like effect but with tongue depressor sticks and has this really good pop-up effect as seen below:




Well they show a little clip of this guy from his previous auditions and I think, this is going to be cool He spent 36 hours setting up this stunt. Poor guy didn't sleep in 2 days, no one was allowed near the stage etc. He had to go first due to the set up on the stage. Well here's how it all went down....





Can you imagine??? You work on something so hard, for so long and THAT happens? He took it pretty well under the circumstances, though I have to wonder if they should send a psychiatrist to his house just in case.

Well, the reason I started this blog entry with "me and my big mouth" is because just before the stunt was about to start, I announce to my husband and cousin (who are watching with me) "Oh man, wouldn't it be funny if he did all that and it didn't work"

yikes.

*~kb*~

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WTF pic of the week!

This picture is not so much a "wtf" but more of a "wtw" (what the what??)

I had to pause my TV last night while I was watching So You Think You Can Dance.  This is what I get.

image via fox television

Seriously.  There are too many elements to this photo.  First, Lady Gaga was a guest judge, that in itself was awesome.  Then she decides to have a sexy-fied look on her face while she showed off her shoes. I'm not sure you can call them shoes, they should be labeled stilts!  THEN, Nigel Lythgoe has this weird cracked look on his face like he's gone mental.  Mary Murphy is shocked at the appearance of Gaga's shoes, and Rob Marshall just looks normally at all the madness ensuing.

Such a random shot, I love when that happens.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

WTF Pic of the week!

Normally I tend to ignore the newspaper posted on the wall on my way into work, unless I'm waiting for the elevator.  Well the other day I came across this picture below with the mini-story beneath it.

Apparently there was a protest (no idea which city) about a tax increase on sodas and other sugar like beverages i.e. juice.  First off, why is there a "protest" for this.  Really?  You care THAT much about a hike on soda and juice?  These are not essential ingredients for us to have in our daily diet!  Especially considering how bad soda is with regards to sugar* and phosphorous content which totally rots your teeth. Water I can understand, we need water.  I would totally support that kind of protest but not for soda and juice.
The tax increase would be 2 cents per ounce.  So about $1.64 on a 2 liter bottle of soda.  Guess what, if you don't want to pay it, you don't have to buy soda!  That's like being mad about taxes going up on cigarettes.  Its NON-essential!  Just don't buy it!  This tax increase is also proposed to help support the school system!  So what protesters are saying, we don't care about the cuts in the school as long as we don't have to pay more for our soda.

This brings us to the picture below.  The irony is not lost on me that they chose to show a picture of this man protesting the tax increase.  Clearly he has no problem with sugar items seeing as how he's missing most of his teeth.  If I were him, I'd be more concerned about why he's missing teeth than how much the cost of soda will be. 


Source: USA Today

~*kb*~

*Correction* A dear friend has informed me that soda (in the US) doesn't contain actual sugar but High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Still, not good for the body.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Who sues for that??

"So sue me!" Who hasn't said those words before? Well apparently some people like to take the literal route of the expression and start lawsuits for the most RIDICULOUS things! So I ask you, is it just me? Or are these lawsuits just plain old dumb??


Who remembers the infamous lawsuit against McDonalds where they tried to say it was McDonald’s fault for making two teenage girls fat. That is just ridiculous. Or is it? "’When we're suing on behalf of children, it's hard to argue that a 6, or 8 or 10-year-old child has to take full responsibility for their decisions when they're lured into McDonald's by the toys and the playground and happy meals and the birthday parties,’ said attorney John Banzhaf.” Umm your right, a 6, 8 or 10 year old can’t take responsibility, its called parents!! Who’s buying them the fast food? Who’s taking them there? Needless to say the judge threw the suit out with good reason, the responsibility of your own health and food choices comes down to the individual and is not the fault of the restaurant you’re going to.


San Diego mom, Denise Keller, sued Chuck E. Cheese claming that the games the kids play are basically casino machines and influence kids in becoming gamblers. I’m sorry but that’s crazy. There’s a difference between getting tickets out of a machine, and cold hard cash. Not to mention, you know what you’re getting into when you go to Chuck E. Cheese. If you don’t like the style of gaming, you don’t have to bring your kids there! Take a look at the news report below, its unreal.


Ok everyone knows that if you’re trying out for a reality show, you have no say in how you’re portrayed. Whatever you do on camera, can and likely WILL be edited, manipulated in any way that makes for more entertainment value. Well this guy, Ian Benardo apparently doesn’t agree. He auditioned for American Idol a few years ago, didn’t make it through the first round, was ridiculed by the judges, then eventually America. Later on in the season, he appeared in the finale and pulled a stunt by stealing Dane Cook’s microphone mid-performance. According to the lawsuit, Dane Cook and his people were angry with his little stunt and were threatening him. Therefore, Benardo decided to sue American idol for $300 MILLION dollars claiming the producers were exploiting his sexuality and telling him to quote “gay it up” for the cameras. Well guess what, you agreed to it, you did it on television, and you didn’t get the fame and fortunte like you’d hoped. This lawsuit is the same as saying if a producer told you to try pornography, you did it, it didn't work out for you and then you sued them because of it. Or if Elizabeth Berkley sued the producers of Showgirls because...well….you know. Grow up man, you’re an adult, you made your bed, now you can lie in it.
FYI-he’s reached now his 3rd filing of the lawsuit after the first two were tossed out. Now he’s just suing for a simple little $5 million. What do you think? Was he forced to act this way?




Halloween. The mention of the word immediately brings up images of candy, trick or treating, costumes and of course SCARY STUFF!! There’s a reason why one of the biggest horror films of all time is called Halloween! Well one lady, didn’t take too kindly to being scared. A woman sued Universal Studios in Orlando for emotional distressed because she was so scared when she went to the HAUNTED HOUSE with her granddaughter and apparently she slipped and fell on the way out running from someone who was chasing them w/a chainsaw (fake) to scare them. The ONLY thing I could see that would have some merit would be her slipping and falling if the floor was wet since that shouldn’t be that way, but NO WAY should she win any money for being scared at a haunted freaking mansion. Lady…..you KNOW what that is!
See for yourself...



Explain this to me, someone please.  A Michigan inmate (who by the way pleaded guilty to robbery) is trying to sue the jail he's in claiming his civil rights are being violated because he's being denied the chance to have porn in jail. But maaaa, I want to look at dirty pictures!  Are you kidding?  You're in jail!  I understand it must get lonely but you have to remember where you are.  You're supposed to be denied some nice things, that's why its jail. You're denied your freedom, and yes, even porn.  This inmate is claiming that by not being allowed to have his pornography, it quote:
"subjects him to a 'poor standard of living' and 'sexual and sensory deprivation.'"
Really??  I highly doubt he'll win this won its just amazing to me the things some people feel they're entitled to while in jail.

And finally, the winner of them all

This story could make for some VERY awkward meetings with the Human Resources department.  A Brazilian woman has decided to take things to the next level by suing her company for the right to sexually gratify herself at work!  Not only that, but the ability to watch pornography at work legally.  No...I'm being serious.   She claims she has "a chemical imbalance that triggers severe anxiety and hypersexuality."  So basically she had to publicly proclaim she was an over-sexed woman who "took care" of herself up to 47 times a day!  I can't even imagine how someone has time for all of that!  I really don't know what to make of this story.  On one hand, I do believe someone can be afflicted with sexual disorders, on the other, I don't know if the workplace is somewhere to help you "relax" and be rid of your anxiety.  So strange, I definitely don't believe she would have won this case in the US.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

WTF Pic of the Week!

Today, doing my normal everyday "thang" working away when I'm asked to find some articles on Danish Agriculture.

Can someone explain to me how when I type in Danish Agriculture in google news search, I get the following news article??  Also, I love how that specific article is the ONLY one listed that has a photo attached to the side.

Is Google trying to get me fired for looking at inappropriate materials??  Not to mention the title of the article sounds scary!


Google search fail

Maybe its just me.

~*kb*~

Friday, July 1, 2011

WTF Pic / Video of the Week

This week’s WTF picture comes from CNN news.


So I’m going about my morning, getting ready for work, news is blabbing away in the background on TV when I happen to stop for a moment to listen to what they were talking about.

Mark Halperin, an MSNBC political analyst has come under fire for calling the President a “Dick” on live television for all the world to hear.  They were supposed to delay/censor it, but they screwed up and everyone heard it.  Censorship fail #1.





Censorship Fail #2 came later in the program when they mentioned that Mark Halperin had gotten into hot water before when he said John Edwards thought Barack Obama was a “P**sy”  Is it just me, or does anyone else really hate that word?  Anyways, I digress.   Check out the screen shot below, note the censoring of the word “P**sy”  that’s fine, I get it.  What I don’t get is how dumb they have to be to censor that part and not look a couple centimeters below the title and see under “Related Searches” that the word is PLASTERED there!!  Hello!!!!!


Censor Fail


~*kb*~

Monday, June 20, 2011

WTF Pic of the week!

This week's WTF pic comes to us from a great little website called Orientaltrading.com.


I was on it this week, shopping for scrapbooking supplies when I thought, "hey, maybe I can buy some stickers for my daughter!"  she loves them.  So I'm browsing, I'm browsing, I'm browsing and look-y look-y what I find!

orientaltrading.com


What do you think?  Nice stickers right?  Now let's take a little closer look...





Umm, seriously, WTF??  what where they thinking???  STICKER FAIL!!!  Orientaltrading.com, you may want to pull this product off your site and edit!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sad reality...

Just reading the news this morning that MTV's Teen Mom start, Amber Portwood, is in the hospital for an attempted suicide.

Personally, I'm a fan of the show.  I must admit it is one of my guilty pleasures, but reading this makes me sad.  These girls, are in essence being rewarded with a reality show because they were knocked up when they were teens.  They were faced to grow up quickly not only as moms, but also being put in the spotlight for all the world to judge, mock, ridicule, praise you name it.  I don't think they've even begun to realize what kind of an impact they're having on our youth, both good and bad.  there will be some who see this as a wake up call to make sure they're being safe in their relationships, and I'm sure there will be some who see it as another way to get famous, get pregnant young and hope to be picked for the show.

So now it looks like we're dealing with the fallout of MTV's teen mom show.  Details are just beginning to emerge about Amber's attempted suicide.  According to the police report:
Two policemen arrived, found her face-up on the couch and immediately called for an ambulance. When two EMT workers arrived, they removed the rope that Amber had loosely knotted around her neck.
All I'm asking is how bad does it have to get, before MTV pulls the plug on this show?  Clearly Amber has not been able to handle being a young mother, stuck in a very tumultuous relationship with "baby daddy" and thrust into reality fame.  Do the executives at MTV think "yes, we've struck gold!" or do you think they're saying "crap, what have we done."  I'm hoping for the latter, though I'm sure they're thinking the former.

Should MTV be held responsible in part for this?  Granted, everyone is accountable for their own actions, but what about when its the actions of a teenager (then).  When you're 16 and an opportunity to become a TV star comes to you, you think "this is awesome! I'm going to be famous!"  You're not thinking "everyone is going to judge me, every mistake will be put on blast, every fight, every make up, everything!"  Amber has certainly not been st. mother theresa either.  This girl has had her drama of fighting, getting arrested, dealing with scandalous internet photos, losing custody, gaining custody and all in front of cameras.


My question is, why didn't MTV step in then? I can guarantee you if the roles were reversed, and it was a guy threatening, and punching the female, cameramen, producers, whoever would immediately step in and stop it so why not then? Like I said, perhaps MTV should be held somewhat accountable as well as the fans of this show (including myself).  I admit there are days when I feel guilty watching because if there weren't people who watched the show, there would be no "teen mom" or "16 & pregnant."  Would their lives be better off?  I just hope that Amber gets the help she clearly needs and MTV should consider footing that bill!

Do you agree?  Or maybe its just me.

~*kb*~

Monday, June 13, 2011

WTF Pic of the week

Really?

This WTF photo of the week came as quite a surprise.  La dee da, stepping out of the car, just happen to look over to the right and what do I see?  THIS.  What is it you ask?  Well clearly it is a pro-theft device.  That's right folks, this ingenious new technology comes at the hand of someone who clearly doesn't understand the ways of the world. 


First off, what is the point of locking your door?  Formality? Maybe you just feel "safer" locking it, though clearly it doesn't work properly if you need to attach a string to it in order to open it.  Seriously, save yourself the trouble and don't bother locking it.


Second, do you (owner of this beat up SUV) not understand that by tying the string to the lock, you are drawing MORE attention to the fact that the door doesn't lock properly?  You might as well put a huge sign on the car that says "Hey! Open me! I can be unlocked by pulling a string!!"  Chances are someone WON'T realize your lock doesn't work just by walking by it.  But this one?  This takes the cake.


I hope there's nothing in your car you really really want because there is no excuse on this one.  Either get the lock fixed, or take the string out!!

I mean really, is it just me???

*~kb*~ 

Friday, June 10, 2011

This will cheer you up

I had to share this fabulous video.  Is it just me?  Or would watching this make anyone's day??


ENJOY


ME AT NINE, PERFORMING TO MADONNA IN SUMMER '91! from Robert Jeffrey on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Something's not right...

Hello fellow readers!! Sorry I've been MIA for a bit but I promise to try and work harder to put out my hard hitting journalism blog.  Oh who am I kidding, this is just for kicks!  Anyways, this entry is short and sweet, dedicated to just one picture.


Hi class, can anyone tell me what is fundamentally wrong with this picture??

image via perezhilton.com



SERIOUSLY!  Is it just me??????

~*kb*~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Guilty Pleasures!

Faithful readers!! I've been on a small break but now I'm back! I've dedicated this blog to my personal guilty pleasures, I hope you enjoy and who knows we may have something in common!


The TV I watch: 

1. Mob Wives: Ah Mob Wives. My latest and greatest guilty pleasure.  I can't help but be captivated by these women and the show. Is it the Staten Island accent? The lifestyle they lead? The fights? The drama? Whatever it is, I'm hooked.  I'd love to get my hands on an uncensored copy of the show so I don't have to hear "bleep bleep this" and "bleep bleep you."   This is on Sunday nights on VH1, I highly recommend tuning in.


2. Jersey Shore:  How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.  I love thee to the depth and breath and drunkeness!!  These self proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" have captivated America with fist pumping, lady humping and club thumping that will make any party college proud!  Season 1 they made magic in the Jersey Shore, season 2 they took their insanity to Miami beach (I still don't think its the same) and for season 3, they made their way back home to Seaside Heights in NJ.  Coming soon, The Jersey Shore cast is taking their antics all the way across the pond to the motherland, ITALY!  They've had a lot of issues come up from production delays, salary negotiations and the Mayor of Florence imposing rules on the show of what they can and cannot film. Here are a couple of the rules:
  • The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol.
  • The cast will not be filmed drinking in public.
  • The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town.
  • The show should be filmed in a manner to promote Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and feature its culture and good food.
Ummm, they do understand what the Jersey Shore MTV show is right??  Maybe they should've watched the clip below and realized what they signed up for.



3. WWE's Tough Enough: WWE got it right with this one.  Its been a while since I've watched WWE programming but I must admit, I'm hooked on Tough Enough!  Since its returned to its original "reality tv" like programming, I'm a fan.  The contestants have eccentric personalities including a D.B.I.T (dbag in training), I won't say who, you'll have to watch to see, and at the end of all this, the winner will get a WWE contract.  Whether or not any of these people really make it big time is tough to say, you never now.  Unfortunately they don't have a great history with keeping the tough enough contestants on TV long enough.  Seems like the most successful winner is John Hennigan aka John Morrison who's currently a WWE superstar and has been now for a while.  I with them all luck!





Music I admit is on my iPod

1. All of the Glee soundtrack albums: I will never be ashamed to admit that I own all of the Glee CD's.  They are a total guilty pleasure!  I love the cover songs, I feel those kids are very talented and with all the hard work they put into that show, I have no problem buying the albums in the store Old School style lol.

2. Justin Bieber - "Baby": I am actually ashamed to admit this one.  Dammit it is a catchy tune! I'm also sad to say that is the only song my 20 month old daughter knows how to sing.  She sings the main chorus, too cute.

3. Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby": Alright stop...collaborate and listen. (Sorry couldn't help myself)  This song needs no explanation.  It is a true guilty pleasure that reminds me of my youth and how much we LOVED this song.  Still brings back memories and gives me a smile.  Don't hate!



Movies I actually own:

1. Once Bitten (1985)- This terrible vampire movie starred a very young Jim Carrey!  I honestly don't remember the first time I saw it but I remember loving the "campy-ness" of it!  Its over the top, poorly acted and downright a great movie to try and make a drinking game to.  (I'm still working on that.)  I can't even count how many times I've watched it, still doesn't get old.  Unfortunately I'll have to try and find it on DVD since the copy I own is a VHS (for those of you who still remember them). Check out the trailer below.



2. Biodome (1996)- This ridiculous movie stars Pauly Shore (at the height of his comedic films) and a young Stephen Baldwin before he went cuckoo.  These two lazy best friends were driving looking for their girlfriends when they stop at what they think is a Mall but actually a an experimental Biodome set to house 5 scientists for 1 year and sustain life inside essentially a bubble.  Ridiculous but high-larious.  I definitely recommend it if you ever get bored, must have seen this film EASILY over 100 times.  It's definitely a guilty pleasure.

image via wikipedia


3. Robin Hood Men in Tights (1993)- One of the greatest spoofs in my eyes ever to hit the big screen.  Even if you haven't seen Prince of Thieves, most of you know the story of Robin Hood and will be able to appreciate this film.  Definitely one of my most worn out films, this guilty pleasure will always be a favorite for many years to come.  Highly quotable and highly laugh out loud funny.  One of my favorite lines comes from Tracy Ulmann's character "Latrine."
Prince John: "What an unusual name Latrine, how did your family come by it."
Latrine: "We changed it in the 9th century"
Prince John: "Wait, you changed it to Latrine?"
Latrine: "Yeah. Used to be Shithouse"



Websites I follow too much:

1. PerezHilton.com - One of my best guilty pleasures.  Celebrity Gossip at its best. I love it and sometimes love him.  He can be a bit harsh at times and there are certainly times when I don't agree with his methods but whatever the case may be, this popular website shows no signs of slowing down!!

2. Cyanide & Happiness Comics - There's really not much I can say except....its sooo wrong!! I love it!  These comics are crass, rude, completely inappropriate, and absolutely freaking funny.  Check our their latest and greatest!


3. FACEBOOK!!  Ok this is probably a lot of people's guilty pleasure.  But how can it not be?? A place to be able to stalk our friends anonymously?  That's madness!  Speaking of facebook, please be sure to click on the link and "like" my fan page if you enjoy my blog or you can follow me on twitter @isitjustmekb


Future Guilty Pleasures

These will surely make my list soon enough once they're out in the world:

1. New TV show called H8R. This show pairs up celebrities with their biggest "haters" in hopes of winning them over.  So far they've signed up Snooki from the Jersey Shore and Kim Kardashian.  Umm, can you please call me for this and pair me up with Christina Ricci?  Don't ask me why....I'm a hater. Always have been, likely always will be.  Perhaps it stems from my teenage jealousy when she kissed my teen hearthrob Devon Sawa in the 1995 movie Casper.....bitch.

2. Napoleon Dynamite, the animated series.  Coming soon to Fox networks!  I think the only reason I'll be watching it is because they will have the entire original cast doing the voices!  Check out the promo!!




Are any of my guilty pleasures yours as well?  Maybe its just me?

~*kb*~

Monday, May 2, 2011

Random thoughts part deux

These are my random "is it just me" isms.  Maybe you'll feel the same?


  • I just read this Amazing thing today on cnn.com.  "A new survey says 6 percent of employers provide nap rooms for their workers, compared with 5 percent last year."  Nap rooms??? SIGN ME UP!!!  After more stories are coming out about airline pilots falling asleep on the job, its good to hear that some places are willing to have a place for their employees to get some shut-eye.  Its either that, or allow employees to leave at a decent time so they can go home and actually get real rest.

  • Don't ask me why, but no matter what mood I'm in, if I hear this joke, it will always always make me laugh. Best part is the title of the video has a typo haha.


  • Why does it seem like there are lawsuits for everything nowadays?  S. Victor Whitmill, the guy how famously put that hideous tattoo on Mike Tyson's face, is now suing Warner Brothers because they used that same tattoo on Ed Helms face in the new movie "Hangover 2."  He's trying to stop the video from showing the tattoo in the film....Um dude...this is free advertising!!!  If that's your work, people will find out, hell may get a little more business for you!!  Stop looking for an easy paycheck.  sheesh.


  • Does time move too fast?  No really.  I just read that the show COPS has been on for 22 freaking years!!!  AND its still on!  Holy crap. Congratulations to that cash cow for still finding hookers, drug dealers and crazy drunks to arrest.  kudos.



  • Are people really this bored??  I don't get it. Just reading this news article about the sewer system at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Complex. Suffered a ton of damaged due to an overwhelming clog of children's socks!! So random!! People have been flushing the socks since December. I don't get it, like what is the point. To clog the sewers? Only hurts you if your toilet stops working campus. Ick. Funniest quote comes from the maintenance superintendent, Bill Cox. He says "campus officials are powerless to stop the sock assault." Haha, sock assault.

  • Is it just me? Does Katy Perry's new E.T. song, sound just like Tatu's "All the things you said"?  Take a listen, tell me what you think:



  • Why are Easter Bunnies made so creepy? They're supposed to be cute, cuddly and loveable and yet, whenever I've seen people bringing their kids to the mall to take a picture with them, most of those kids are screaming and crying...why? Umm maybe its because the Easter bunny looks like these below!!(courtesy of sketchybunnies.com)


Please don't eat my baby

Please, let me go right down to the mall now

Seriously WTF is that?


  • The downside of sharing things on FB, this courtesy of www.explosm.net  LOL! 




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~*kb*~

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How stupid can you be? Really?

Since I couldn't decide, I titled this blog with two questions.  It seems like lately I'm hearing some ridiculous stories of "dumb" criminal activity.  I mean really, how ridiculous can you be?!?

1. Bad decisions equal bad tattoos?  Lets take a look...


Ok so this guy's name is Anthony Garcia.  He is a member of a prominent gang in California.  What amazes me, is this guy had the "cojones" to not only get a ridiculously ugly tattoo on his chest.  But this ridiculous tattoo actually depicts IN DETAIL a murder that he committed!  Isn't like the number one rule of committing a crime NOT to leave any evidence behind?
"Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13."
Really?!?


2. Check out This Guy pictured below


His named Bruce Manlove <insert gay porn joke here>.  So one fine day, little old Bruce decides "hey, I think I'm going rob a 7-11!"  Great idea right?  Just walk in, hand the clerk a note that says "this is a robbery" get some cash, some cigs and be out.  Hell it might have even worked if he didn't write the robbery note on the back of his prison release paperwork!!  That's right, he robbed a store with a piece of paper that showed he got OUT of prison.....um, did you miss it that much?  I mean really.


3.  You left WHAT behind?


Picture this....  You come home one day, look around and realize "oh crap I've been robbed!"  What do you do? you get frantic, you call the police and you start looking around for what they took.  Imagine your surprise when the robber decided he wouldn't take all your stuff with nothing in return, oh gosh no, he wanted to bestow upon you his most precious gift of all!  A t-shirt with his mugshot on it that says "Making Money Is My Thang"  Oh, I'm sorry did you leave that t-shirt at my house?  No worries, I'll make sure the cops get it back to you.  Good grief.


4.  You thought THAT would be fun??  
Ok so this story is not technically a "crime" story though I do believe this person should be arrested for being so incredibly stoooopid.  A high school student on a field trip to the Golden Gate Bridge decided to jump off the bridge because quote he "thought it would be fun"  ummmm what??  What exactly would make you think that jumping off a bridge which has killed over 13,000 people, would be fun??  Seriously?  Incredibly he did survive with a broken tailbone, torn lung and bruising.  He's lucky he's not dead.  He gets the Darwin award on this one.

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5.  Oh no she didn't! 
Oh yes she did.  Michelle Astumian of San Luis Obispo in California was facing charges of forging prescriptions and writing bad checks.  Well Ms. Astumian clearly didn't understand the fact that she was NOT good at what she does because she showed up in court with a forged doctor's note asking for a postponement!  First? That takes serious balls.  Second? Really?!?  You are involved in a pending case of FORGERY.  Did you ever stop for just one itty bitty second and think "hmm, this might be a bad idea?"  no bueno lady....no bueno.


This is something that should be on "to catch a criminal" its so ridiculous.  FBI is always undercover trying to find disgusting perverts who are interested in sharing child pornography.  Well clearly some people are just THAT stupid and don't think about their screenames when performing said illegal acts.
image via thesmokinggun.com



And last but not least, this story brings bad parenting to a whole new low.



This lovely lady was visiting her boyfriend in jail and decided to bring him a little treat!  Hidden inside a newborn baby’s diaper, were 9 pills including Xanax and Suboxone.  Really lady?  First off, you're trying to smuggle drugs into a prison, second you're a mother who decides to use her baby to help her out.  I am deeply disturbed by this.  How much does your boyfriend, who is incarcerated, mean to you that you would stoop so low as to abuse your newborn baby (yes I believe using your baby for criminal activity constitutes abuse).  Really lady? Really?!?  Yep, you get the mother of the year award.


Are these people just really that stupid?  Can't they think of something more useful to do with their lives?  Maybe its just me...

*~kb*~

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Well that's just weird...

Seriously, there is some weird stuff out there.  Figured I'd collect a few things I've seen along the way and ask you? Is it just me? or is this stuff freaking weird?

1.  Really? A snowball maker?  Were your hands too tired to cup and hold snow to form a ball?  So tired that now you need your arm strength to squeeze handles together and make the "perfect" snowball??? wtf??  What happened to just having fun out there, throwing wads of snow and hoping they hit?  Has anyone bought this? I'd love to know if it works just out of sheer curiosity.



2.  Who doesn't love a good human skull?  Well ladies you're in luck! Now you can have a skull covered in your best friends!  A diamond skull yay!  Damien Hirst created this masterpiece called "For the Love of God."  Really? That's what you're going to call it?  Ok dude.  The "sculpture" consists of a platinum cast of a human skull with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead. Costing £14 million to produce, the work went on display with an asking price of £50 million or 82.8 million dollars! Wow!  So weird.



3.  Speaking of sparkly things, how'd you like a sparkly place to put your poo??  I'm taking about this fantastically bedazzled toilet!!  This Swarovski crystal studded toilet comes with a measly pricetag of $75,000!  You can literally crap on $75k!



4.  Feeling lonely?  I'll take weird bathroom furniture for $500 Alex.  Now you'll never have to leave your loved one again, even when you have to sit on the john.  Introducing his and her's toilets!!  Yes!  Now you can do your "business" together, isn't that fantastic??  After all, nothing says I love you like being able to withstand their stink with yours!  Order yours today...



5.  Want to smell like bacon? It is " Unquestionably, 'scent by the gods.'"  Seriously, this "elixir" is made up of essential oils meant to stimulate pleasant memories one would have about bacon.  Best part? I looked in the FAQ's section on their website and here is an actual question answered:
Question: Do these fragrances smell like bacon?
Answer: Yes and No. These are sophisticated aromas. There is a top, middle and bottom note. Both Bacōn Classic and Bacōn Gold are comprised of essential oils, herbs and the essence of bacon. The bacon is the bottom note. Hidden in just the right place. It's there alright, and the real fun's in finding it.



6.  Hooray for Pikachu!!  Who doesn't love the little Pokeman character, big and yellow, with red cheeks?!?  Oh but this one is a real kitten.  Someone ACTUALLY took the time to color this cat.  That poor thing, tortured into having its fur dyed and forced to look like the most adorable little creature to ever walk the planet!  Darn you cuteness!  So weird.



7.  How sweet, what a cute hat for your kid right?  Oh wait, its not just a hat, its a Thudguard!!  Protect your baby's brain with the thudguard.  


Ummm, no.  I'm not having my kid wear a helmet because I'm scared of a few bumps and bruises in the house are you kidding?  I understand wearing a bike helmet, or baby proofing a few things in the house like locking up cleaning materials etc, totally for it.  But I'm not going to have my baby walk around with this thing on in the house while its just normal play time.  I might as well move into a padded home with padded walls, no electrical outlets, no sharp corners, or anything that might come into contact with their head.  Good grief!  Kids are meant to get little bumps and bruises they'll be ok!! Ironically I did tell my toddler recently "I should put a helmet on that head of yours!" she's so clumsy but not enough to make her think she has to walk on egg shells all her life for fear of a little scrape.  Check out this video.  I'd be more concerned with the fact there's no gate by the stairs than him wearing a helmet. 





8.  And last but not least, the weirdest of the weird, I call this one:

This very weird teddy bear was designed by Alex Green (who? exactly).  What's so weird about this teddy bear you ask?  Oh only that its made out of human placenta!!!!!  WHAT??? Seriously?? This is what you think constitutes art?  Even worse, he's marketing it as an alternative to eating the baby's placenta and a new way for you to bond with your child.  Um no thanks.  I can think of wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more fun, not gross things to do to bond with my child than to have a teddy bear made from their placenta.  I mean really.  This guy has wayyyy too much time on his hands, and apparently placenta.  ew ew ew ew.


So freaking weird!!  But maybe its just me...
~*kb*~

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Really?!?

This edition of "is it just me" is dedicated to the word "really?"  "REALLY?!?"  Some ridiculous things I've come across, let me know what you think? am I crazy? Or is it just me?


So ok, really?  Really?!?  Now you get to smell like poop!  Yes, that's right. poop.  Right now on the market there is a perfume called "Surplus" by Jammie Nicholas that will leave you with the fresh stench of sh*t.  Please hold, I think I just threw up in my mouth.  <blech>  Basically Jammie Nicholas was inspired by this wonderful idea while reading the book "The History of Shit" by Dominique Laporte.  Laporte said "pleasant smells were used to cover bad smells, so it could be suggested that a bad smell could be used to cover pleasant smells."  The perfume has actually sold 25 of the 85 made!  So if you walk by someone who smells like sh*t, hey, they may just be wearing the designer perfume!  <blech>

GROSSSSS


Ok really??  There is a news story about a man in Wisconsin calling 911 because a couple strippers that he met at the strip club earlier didn't show up at his motel.  The strippers that he paid $1,000 for in lap dances "promised they'd stop by.  As if the emergency services team really has nothing better to do than to hunt down some strippers who didn't want to come to your motel to fulfill their "promise" of on the house lap dances.  Really?? Good grief.


Really Burger King?  Really?  Think you're so great that you feel you need to outdo yourselves and have now made a sandwich sure to kill millions.  Introducing the 1160-calorie Meat Monster! Yay! Now you can clog your arteries for less than $10 too!!! Whee!  As of right now its only been introduced in Japan (as what a way to make them feel better for all the hardship they've been dealing with recently?)  This sandwich is composed of 2 hamburgers, 1 grilled chicken breast, 3 slices of bacon, 3 slices of cheese, and 2290mg of sodium, hooray for bloating!  Seriously.  Good grief.



Really?  The Clark County prosecutor in Nevada, David Schubert, who was in charge of prosecuting celebrities such as Paris Hilton & Bruno Mars for their cocaine possession, got busted for....you guessed it....cocaine possession.  Idiot!  Oh and the best part is that he worked on the drug task force! (how convenient)  Really?  Did the irony of the situation make you think there's no way you'd get arrested?  Well you did buddy.  Good work.



Speaking of ironic situations, really?  Elena Ford, an heiress to the Ford Empire was recently charged with a DUI while she also had her 11 year old son in the car!   Elena blew a .14, nearly twice the legal limit.  Did I mention that she is also in charge of the marketing for Ford?  Hey you, lady, if you're ever that drunk again and feel like taking a drive?  Do me a favor and leave your kid at home, not his fault his lushy mama doesn't know what "don't drink and drive" means.  I mean really. 


Last but not least, the one that makes me the angriest.  Really??@?!@?@?

For anyone who didn't hear, last week a news story broke about a 15 month old boy that was accidentally served alcohol in his sippy-cup at an Applebee's restaurant.  Basically the kid was served what they THOUGHT was apple juice and it turned out to be margarita mix that was labeled incorrectly behind the bar.  Why they would serve anything in a sippy cup from behind a bar is beyond me.  They had to rush the kid to the hospital thankfully he was ok, though I wonder if this will have any lasting effect.  Now, a NEW story has just come out about a 2 year old that was served a "tropical sangria" instead of orange juice in a kids cup at an Olive Garden.  WTF people!!!  Doesn't anyone know how to check what they're serving??? Thankfully this 2 year old after going to the hospital was ok.  Really? really?!?  how many more of these stories are going to come out?  Lesson learned, I will now have to inspect every drink that comes to the table for my daughter before she drinks it.



I'd like to end on a positive note.  I wanted to you that my inspiration for this blog entry was based off a skit done on Saturday Night Live called "Really?!"  I think its HIGHlarious...but maybe its just me.  Enjoy.

~*kb*~

Sunday, April 10, 2011

You paid HOW much??

Do you ever wonder what it would be like if money was as easy to come by as a roll of toilet paper?  If you could literally wipe your butt with it and not blink an eye?  If that were the case, would you buy anything you wanted at any cost?  Would you think twice about how ridiculous the price tag is?  Clearly there are people in the world that don't because I can't understand why there is a market for things that just shouldn't cost what they do.  Is it just me?  I have to wonder if I was a gajillionaire, would I spend the money and think nothing of it?

Here are some things I found that I can't believe people actually are willing pay the price they're asking for.

Random Items:

1.  The Mystery Masterpiece - A pen.  Fancy name right? Should have a fancy name for that fancy pricetag it comes with.  Ready? $730,000!!!  AHHHH!!  Almost a million dollars for a pen!  Does it write in gold?  This limited edition pen was conjured up by Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpel.  It is currently listed as the most expensive pen in the world.  The pen has 840 diamonds and more than 20 carats of gemstones.  It took them over 18 months to make this pen.  Would you do it? would you buy this pen if money were no object?  Could you even fathom spending that, on a PEN.  a PEN!!



2.  Pioneer Linens - Luxury Bed Linen, Designer Linens, Contemporary Bed Linens and Bath.  Ahhh, sounds nice right?  Sounds heavenly, luxury bed linens.  That's not what concerns me.  What concerns me is that they have for sale right now on their website a 24-carat gold plated toilet brush holder for a magical price of $575!  Umm, does that come with a brush too? sign me up!  Really?  You choose that  to plate in gold? The thing that holds what is probably the most germ filled item you may have in your house.  And people are buying it too!!  Is that to go with your gold toilet and gold bathtub?  Maaa, I want one too!



3. Models Own - A company based in London, Models Own sells make up and accessories.  Cute stuff, nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to pricing....oh well except one thing.  The worlds most expensive nail polish ever!  The "Gold Rush Couture" (not the polish but the bottle) was sold for £83,000 = approximately $136,000 US dollars!  For a nail polish BOTTLE.  This bottle was hand-crafted from yellow gold and has a total of 1,118 diamonds.  As the website states "an ideal gift for the woman who has everything!"  Umm yeah, you better have EVERYTHING if you're ok with spending that kind of money on a small nail polish bottle.



4.  Oscar Newman -Great website for pet owners! Who doesn't love their pet right?  Well you better love them like they're your flesh and blood if you're willing to spend the kind of money this website wants out of you! I understand people's want to dress up their pets.  Heck I think its cute.  What I don't think is cute is buying a dress (that comes with a bolero) for $103! Is it the bolero? Did that raise the price?  Best part is, you link to the doggy dress, and below it, makes suggestions of what could go well with it (of course).  So naturally why not buy those things too??  The below outfit, FOR YOUR DOG, includes a dress, bolero, a winter coat and matching necklace.  That comes to a retail price of $287.  Yay!



Baby Items:

1. Jacadi - This is a designer for baby clothes made in France.  Of course, they're cute and wonderfully made.  But I'm sorry, they are clothes for babies, of which they will spit, poop and pee on.  But you know what? You're right, I DO need a $100 baby romper!  Yes that's right, $100 for ONE romper.  Anyone who has children know, they aren't wearing it for longer than a month or 2 when they're that young, they will grow out of that faster than a prom dress comes off.  Do you think this is worth $100?



2.  Poshtots - Cute, upscale baby furniture.  Lovely of course, but would I pay $2600 for a bassinet???  Bassinets do not last you longer than maybe 3 months due to the weight limits.  I just can't fathom dropping $2600 on something that looks like a medieval torture device.



3. Armani Baby - Famous designer, beautiful clothing.  Probably would love to own a dress or two.  However, despite how rich I'd have to be to own Armani clothing, I don't think I could make myself pay $95 for a baby hat and booties.



4.  Jonathan Adler - As the website states "Happy Chic decorative home accessories & designer pottery."  Beautiful stuff, nice designs, great colors.  But what really got me was their "junior" section.  Was looking around at the furniture and found they had a "junior sofa" that ranges from $1750-$2200!  That is a JUNIOR sofa, meaning for your kids.  Umm...I'm pretty sure I didn't spend that on all of my furniture in my living room! (thanks Ikea).  How much money does one need to have in their bank account, that it would feel fine to pay $2200 for your KID'S couch?  Wow!



5.  Steiff Teddy Bears - Steiff is known around the world as the company that invented the teddy bear.  Awesome! Who didn't have a teddy bear growing up?  I sure did, and so does my daughter.  But I don't think, even if I had all the money in the world I'd buy the teddy bear shown below.  Cost?? $84,000!  I didn't have the comma in the wrong place, that is 84k for a teddy bear!  It was made as a limited edition bear for Steiff's 125th anniversary.  The bear has a mouth made of solid gold and fur made from gold thread.  Its eyes?  They have sapphire pupils and diamond irises.  WTF?  seriously.  How dumb would you feel if you bought that for your kid and it bit one of the eyes off and swallowed it?  They'd literally poop diamonds ha!





What do you think?  Would you buy some of these things if money were no object?  I'm not sure I can say "no" for certain.  Honestly I can't really fathom what it would be like to not think of money and not worry how its spent.  Do you think the Jersey Shore cast feels that way?  Maybe its just me.
~*kb*~