Friday, June 18, 2010

BAAAD refereeing in FIFA matches


watching the USA - Slovenia World Cup match today, i ended up reflected upon three things:

--the free kick scrums are ridiculous. (everyone is fouling everyone -- in this case, slovenians were fouling americans to beat the band, as they pretty much had been throughout the game)

--the FIFA is rejecting replay technology at the cost of the teams' and their fans' sanity.

--the referee who called back the winning USA goal is lucky we (USA soccer fans) aren't Columbian.

well, at least some folks achieved some level of payback against koman coulibaly via twitter and wiki hacks.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BP can't think ahead ??

not withstanding the tragedy of loss of human life -- the environmental catastrophe is gut wrenching.

so there's this MASSIVE explosion in the gulf of mexico on a BP oil rig on april 20th....and we still don't know why (as of 7pm on 5/5/2010).

then there's the fact that it happened HOW LONG AGO (APRIL 20th) and there is STILL OIL LEAKING FROM THE WELL????

oh WAIT -- stop the presses -- as of about 45 mins ago BP has stopped ONE of the "three" leaks. yee haw.

i don't understand why an oil company with a working off-shore drill doesn't have an emergency plan in place and isn't ready to face an explosion tragedy of ANY magnitude. it seems like it would be a given in this post 9/11 era.

BP is just now, weeks later, stopping a leak...they didn't even have a capping box built for such an event??!!! WHAAAAT???

is anyone other than me gob-smacked by this idiocy?

if there really needed to be any further reason for any of us to buy a hybrid or electric or whatever alternative fueled vehicle, this is one biggie.

HAIL and restore all the glory to....


restore alec baldwin? he's asking for handouts?? seriously?? i agree with this guy: restore joss whedon.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Haunted Hoax's Patrick Doyle says IT's OVER

the gluttony of paranormal television gobbling up the airwaves, that is.

according to patrick:

"...The Discovery network just seated a new GM and he plainly stated no more paranormal shows. All the programs that have come out in the last year have had terrible rating and killed any interest in new shows. This is across the board, from Discovery to A&E. Networks that were interested two months ago saw the latest ratings numbers and dropped all inquires. They stated, “Don’t even bother sending us anything in the genre because the answer is no. If you’re filming something now, stop.”

sad news for patrick himself but great news for everyone who is sick to death of these types of shows and their monopoly of television programming. i wish patrick the best with his writing endeavors -- his "haunted hoax" channel on youtube was/is a great tool in the fight against paranormal chicanery.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

psychics suckering grandparents (along with loads of other people)

i ran across an interesting article offering advice on how to protect the elderly against direct mail scams -- this particular scam involved psychic scammer maria duval.

more info about this rather long-running scam (i can't understand how law enforcement isn't all over this crap -- some of these comments and entries are at least 4 years old):

OOOKAAAAY --- this one is a bit different

i can't say i've heard one like this before:

Florida police say a professed psychic not only allegedly bilked a female client, but also convinced her to coat her body in gel and cellophane before jogging.

i mean, as if the $50,000 shellacking wasn't enough...

definitely click on those 3 related stories links in that article for more sundry psychic scammolas.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pat Robertson = MORON extraordinaire

according to the latest news and blogs, the man, in all of his evangelical idiocy, has stated on that stupid 700 club show that the earthquake that just ravaged haiti was due to their "pact with the devil".

oh no -- i can just see this as a new "paranormal state" episode:
exorcism of earthquake-ravaged haitians.

i know that sounds horrendously trite in the face of this tragedy, but judging from most of the shows they've made this is exactly the kind of thing PRS and the production company which films them goes for: tragedy and trauma = paranormal happenings and/or demons. perhaps they'll let pat robertson in on the paranormal action. probably not, he likely wouldn't get along with chip.

cause he's a psychic, for one reason.

if you'd like to help provide aid to haiti in a fast, easy manner you can go through wycleff jean's charity by texting “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill)

A$E is at it again with more "Paranormal State" and "Psychic Kids" episodes

i have not bothered to watch even one of the new episodes of either show but i see that the good funny folk over at "television without pity" are keeping up with the hilarity.

i hope the contributors there will forgive me for not attaching individual attributions to these, but here are some highlights of the latest PS episode's discussion:

Sex dungeon. Chip blindfolded in the sex dungeon. HEEEEEE!!!!!!!

I wish there were real demons, because I'd like to see one bitch smack the fat guy.

Chip was in a blindfold. In a sex dungeon. I can't believe someone didn't strap him to the cross.

I am convinced that at some point in his life, someone told Ryster,"Hey dude, you kind of sound like a girl". Something about his faux deep voice screams overcompensation

And sometimes, we are warriors.... who plant trees. And salt the earth.....we are warriors. We are gardeners. We are furniture movers.

Let's smudge it! Poor Elfie just wanted to jump in on that action, but i don't think she qualified as a real smudger to the Penobscot. "No weally, I can thmudge it. My pawenths are witcheth".

Came for the shared mockery of the Haunted Sex Dungeon (SERIOUSLY, A&E?) and everyone's favorite scream queen, leaving satisfied.

Boy-pushing ghosts! Sex toys! Chip screaming when he touches said toy!

Honestly? This show makes me want to kill my tv.

Ryan has become as much of a drama queen as Chip. "You all laughed, you're not taking this seriously, I'm taking my holy water and special limited edition exorcism book and going home!!!"

And was that Elfie with the goggles? What was she going to do, go to an Elton John concert when PRS was done investigating?

Elfie has gone steampunk!

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 and Still with the psychics...

mark edwards has "">
happy new year to the people that are fighting this bullshite.

hey -- here's a tidbit from a person who didn't appreciate their money's worth from chip coffey.

that chip coffey $200-per-30min, wow.


here's an update on the sylvia shakedown from mark edwards at skepticblog. (ie, sylvia shakedown part two.)