Wrenching for wretches

There is absolutely nothing that rates higher on the pain-in-the-ass scale than replacing the battery tray in an EFI Harley Sportster. Don’t ask why I needed to replace it; just never, ever do it. Take it to someone you can pay to suffer. ‘Cause it ain’t worth it.

But it’s in, and the Fuel Pak is still working, which is all I really wanted before the three hour finger slicing, plastic bending shit fest began.

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Campaign Signs

Some busybody ratfucker keeps throwing a Ralph Becker campaign sign in my yard. I suppose they think it’s mine, when in reality it’s the neighbor’s. He’s got a small path to his lot that adjoins my property and he’s got the sign there.

So – to whoever keeps putting this in my yard, piss off.

I hope that I don’t have to put up with this until the general election or that sign is getting shredded.

Media Defender

The funniest thing about all the leaks from Media Defender is that their own technology can’t stop them. The very service they’re selling to large corporations to help keep their materials out of the hands of pirates can’t restrict their own “private” information from
leaking all over the place.

In fact, they’ve fallen back to the old media standby – issuing legal threats.

So far we have 700 MB of email
A phone call between MD and the state of New York
And now the very software that MD uses to “protect media assets”

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The powerful pull of stupid

Check out this idiot Sherri Shepherd. Apparently she is a new co-host of a morning talk show. In the clip below she claims not to know if the world is flat or not – because she really hasn’t thought about it.

Seriously, how the fuck did this nitwit get on TV? How does she dress herself in the morning? She probably needs help to remember to breathe. She goes on to say that she absolutely doesn’t believe in evolution. Because she apparently thought about that.

The stupid is thick with this one.

Update: A partial transcript from The Daily Background:

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Is the world flat?

SHERRI SHEPHERD: Is the world flat? (laughter)


SHEPHERD: …I Don’t know.

GOLDBERG: What do you think?

SHEPHERD: I… I never thought about it, Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it.

BARBARA WALTERS: You’ve never thought about whether the world was round or flat?

SHEPHERD: I tell you what I’ve thought about. How I’m going to feed my child–

WALTERS: Well you can do both.

SHEPERD: …how I’m going to take care of my family. The world, is the world flat has never entered into, like that has not been an important thing to me.

ELIZABETH HASSELBECK: You’ll teach your son, Jeffery, right?

SHEPHERD: If my son, Jeffery, asks me ‘is the world flat,’ I guess I would go…

JOY BEHAR: You know, didn’t some person already work this question out? I mean, why are we doing this again? (laughter, applause)

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This is why I dropped my Salon.com subscription

This kept happening, and still happens today. Can’t read the article because of a broken ad server or something.

And no, none of the links actually worked.

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And what’s up with the three Next buttons and no article content? This happens all the time too. They are there even when everything is working right.

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And here is some more fun. If you have flash disabled, you end up with this ad (click for full size):

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And no way to get back to the article I wanted. All you can do is click on the ad or login as a Premium user.

Why even have ad-supported content if you’re going to fuck it up this badly? Just go back to a paid subscription-only service and be done with it.

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According to the police, some local punks lit three homes on fire, one of which was across the street from me, and one immediately next to our house. Fortunately, we had no damage, smoke or otherwise, but the two homes in the neighborhood were a total loss. The third didn’t have any real damage (made of brick.) Pics: