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Tokyo Transsexual Cooks and Serves His Own Genitals at Public “Ham Cybele” Banquet, Police Shrug, “It’s Not Illegal”

via Tyler Cowen.

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my mom will be proud

(I’m about a minute in)

(And for the record, I think the tweet preceding mine is about 100x funnier.)

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Axe Body Spray sets off fire alarm at Middletown High School

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With Dicks in, all 6 WA congressional Democrats favor repeal of gay-marriage ban

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Coroner: Artist Kinkade death an accident, from overdose of alcohol, Valium

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Dentist pulled out ALL boyfriend’s teeth after he dumped her (and new girlfriend leaves him because of his empty mouth)

how do I feel about…

…this car?

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A group that raised more than $5,000 to fight a $30 million bond referendum for a new Franklin library gave those on the other side a reason to snicker. “Citizens Apposed to the Library Project” filed their official financial disclosure documents April 20 with the Johnson County clerk.

Daffy’s Elixir

Bryan Scary, my favorite currently-active musical artist, has just released his fourth album, Daffy’s Elixir. I’ve been listening to it for the past week, and it’s easily some of his best work yet. I’m apparently not very good at writing album reviews, but you should totally check it out anyway.

A few weeks ago, he brought his band to do a live show for BreakThru Radio’s Live Studio:

(Definitely stick around for the piano solo at the end of the first song.)

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Forest Service may blow up frozen cows

UPDATE: Gruber agrees.

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Taliban commander turns self in… for reward on ‘Wanted’ poster

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Honesty

smoke signals

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If these guys hate their jobs, then it says something about how we should look at work. Your job doesn’t suck because you’re a failure at it, and your job doesn’t suck because you’re a victim, and your job doesn’t suck because you’re not paid enough—so don’t waste so much energy feeling like a failure, or like a victim, or like you’re poor. Work just sucks because work sucks. If it didn’t, they wouldn’t pay us.

Happy Friday.

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Unemployed man cuts off foot to continue claiming jobless benefits – only to discover he is still eligible for work

…does the Pope wear a funny hat?

Dan Wineman on Mike Daisey

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“I make up a lot of shit”

Tell Them Anything You Want is an intriguing documentary focusing on Maurice Sendak, the curmudgeonly children’s author who wrote Where the Wild Things Are.

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Feisty Girl Scouts try to fight off cookie money bandit outside Walmart

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University Of Georgia Soccer Player Carli Shultis Allegedly Steals Hash Browns By Stuffing Them In Her Pants

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