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


*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… 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.


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