December 20, 2007

Thursday WTF

Romney Finds Time Magazine Choice of "Man of the Year" Disgusting

Don't we go through this every year, with someone having to explain how Time chooses the man of the year? And then, many years, Time seems to chicken out and choose George Bush, or You, or computers as the top newsmaker of the year.

Romney is reportedly disgusted that Russian President Putin was chosen as the man of the year. As soon as he heard about it he quickly kissed General Petraeus's bum. Then he cried.

Pets in the Alley

The lord said, you shall not profit from a stolen ferret. Apparently, a pet shop worker was stealing pets from the store and selling them in an alley at the mall.

He was arrested Friday night at the mall, allegedly with a ferret in his sweatshirt pocket and a bag full of related pet items, police say.

Is that a ferret under your sweatshirt, or are you under arrest?

As Snow Melts, Officials Look at What Went Wrong

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who accused the state of being ill prepared for the storm, met with city department heads to talk about what went wrong.

What do you think went wrong when everyone panicked and hit the highway at the same time?

Mike Huckabee's Floating Cross

The guys who put together Mike Huckabee's Christmas ad threw in a weird Damien-the-Omen floating cross that was formed with creative lighting on a bookshelf.

And now Mike Huckabee expects us to believe that it was all just a happy accident, a coincidence, random.

I'm sorry, sir, but did you expect me to believe that something so obviously designed by a sentient being could possibly come about from random chance? Oh, no you didn't!

Posted by James at December 20, 2007 8:53 AM
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From G:

And then, Romney ate a glowing donut. ;)

Posted by: pippa at December 20, 2007 10:10 AM

I had to write about Romney, too, but with more swear words.

Also, here's some traffic math:
What went wrong were the fools on the road and the panic button-pushing asshats in every building from Nashua to Warwick.

Math, it adds up, bitches!

Posted by: Derek at December 20, 2007 10:27 AM

BTW - the pet store in the story is the one at the Taunton Galleria. It's a local story.

Posted by: James at December 20, 2007 10:52 AM

Ferret's are legal in Massachusetts?
Well, I learned something new today.

Posted by: Derek at December 20, 2007 11:18 AM

I thought ferrets were illegal here too. Maybe that was a myth (like the $50 fine for killing a praying mantis). Or they changed the law.

Posted by: Julie at December 20, 2007 11:22 AM

More info about legalized ferretry than you need to know:

They're prohibited in Lynn, but legal (or not specifically prohibited) throughout the rest of the state.

Posted by: Julie at December 20, 2007 12:35 PM

I'm pretty sure they used to be illegal. My sister had one after college. She lived in Rochester, NY and was worried when bringing it home. I've never seen one in a pet store but haven't been in a store that sells pets recently either. Maybe the law was changed recently?

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at December 20, 2007 1:08 PM

I think the law did change fairly recently, either they were outlawed statewide or prohibited in a lot more places.

I saw a ferret at a Petco a few weeks ago (for sale) in Wareham, so they can't be too hard to find now.

Posted by: Julie at December 20, 2007 1:27 PM

No, they're not hard to find. I was in a store in Seekonk, I don't know what pet store it is (might be a Petco) and they had a case of them. One was sleeping in a hammock. They're really cute.

Posted by: Maggie at December 21, 2007 8:15 AM

I want a ferret in a hammock. :(

Posted by: James at December 21, 2007 8:47 AM

They are pretty adorable. My sisters used to crawl into the hood or kangaroo pocket of hooded sweatshirts and fall asleep. Freaked the hell out of the dog though.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at December 21, 2007 9:20 AM

Here's my take on the snow:

In a nutshell, everyone is a moron and we need big brother to hold our hands for everything in the post-9/11 post-Katrina world.


Posted by: woneffe at December 21, 2007 12:27 PM

The whole Romney/Person-of-the-Year thing is yet another reason to write this moron off. About one year in three, Time picks someone who is despicable, and bunches of people throw a hissy. It just shows how little people pay attention to the details. Time picks the Person of the Year based on the impact that person had on the world, not based on their positive popularity. Heck, it would not have surprised me if they would have picked Bin Laden in 2001 (though Time's offices probably would have been razed).

Posted by: Kitten Herder at December 21, 2007 12:55 PM

Romney's just upset that Giuliani was chosen in 2001 and he has never been chosen, despite his vital, earthshaking work with the Olympics.

Also, making a big deal now over the person of the year being someone like Putin casts a pall over Time's Person of the Year, and he hopes it'll rain on Giuliani's parade. It's like when you win an award and a jealous person starts "complaining" that they couldn't believe so-and-so got that award last year. They want it to crap on your award without sounding like it.

Posted by: James at December 21, 2007 1:03 PM

Just stumbled on this amusing piece of research that supposedly explains traffic jams (relevant to the snow discussion):

Posted by: Kitten Herder at December 21, 2007 1:19 PM

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