Friday, April 30, 2010

Kids in the Hall foretell the coming of Glenn Beck

I got this from Nate's Facebook and wow, is it amazing. It's an hilarious sketch from 1994 featuring Dave Foley as a dead ringer for the Glenn Beck of today.

The sketch was an absolute classic but his crack about rehab during the interview might have been my favorite moment.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I thought this was America

Got this story of a beer run gone awry via Jason's Facebook page:
One man’s treasure is another man’s trash.

This was true for two city employees who were alerted to hundreds of cases of recently expired beer dumped in the city landfill.

On April 1, N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co. of Columbia dropped off 1,500 cases of expired beer at the landfill. The unusually large load consisted mostly of cans of Budweiser and some Michelob Ultra, said Scheppers President Joe Priesmeyer, and was delivered in two shipments.

The first half was destroyed by landfill crews upon delivery. The second load, roughly 700 cases, remained intact.

Margrace Buckler, the city’s human resource director, said after the second load was dropped off, two employees of the city’s Solid Waste Division came to the site with a city-owned pickup and loaded up as much beer as they could carry away — about 50 cases.

Buckler said it is likely that at least one landfill employee played a role in the matter.

“Someone needed to tell them that it was there,” she said. “The assumption is that someone made a phone call.”

Suspicion didn’t arise until a week later when rumors spread, Buckler said. Management looked at security tapes and saw the city-owned vehicle entering the landfill empty and leaving with the beer.

The two employees were confronted Monday. One resigned, and the other awaits a meeting with Director of Public Works John Glascock and could face disciplinary action. Their names are not being disclosed.

What??? The day we can't rescue discarded beer from a city landfill without losing our jobs is the day Obama has truly destroyed America's freedom with his socialist beer policies. Teabaggers unite! To the barricades!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Golazos all around

In an effort to spread the gospel of soccer I feel compelled to share two pretty remarkable performances from the Champion's League this week. First up is Arjen Robben's sick goal to knock out Manchester United and send Bayern to the semis. This is just amazing pinpoint accuracy from Ribery dropping the corner kick right on his foot to Robben catching it perfectly a foot off the ground to squeeze it between the goalie and the post. Bonus points for mocking the ManU fans for being so quiet by apparently going into some sort of seizure.

Then there's Lionel Messi, for Barca, who scored 4 goals on the way to knocking out Arsenal. His goals can be seen from about the 1 minute mark on. The 3rd and 4th ones are my favorites because it's like, "alright, if you come out to challenge me I'll just send a volley a couple of inches above your hands" and then to follow that up by embarrassing a couple of defenders before sending one into the goalie's hands. Obviously that's not going to fly so he may as well embarrass the goalie too by rocketing one through the 5 hole. Bonus points for Barca's use of wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man behind the goal.