RidicuList: Pat Robertson warns of AIDS towels

Sandra:

Every time I think Pat Robertson can’t say something stupider than his last statements, he proves me wrong by doing it again. This one is a doozie!

Originally posted on Anderson Cooper 360:

When a 700 Club viewer asked Pat Robertson about the dangers of Ebola in Kenya, he had a strange warning for him, “the towels could have AIDS.” It turns out Robertson has a history of offering truly baffling travel advice.

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RidicuList: Pat Robertson warns of AIDS towels

Sandra:

Every time I think Pat Robertson can’t say something stupider than his last statements, he proves me wrong by doing it again. This one is a doozie!

Originally posted on Anderson Cooper 360:

When a 700 Club viewer asked Pat Robertson about the dangers of Ebola in Kenya, he had a strange warning for him, “the towels could have AIDS.” It turns out Robertson has a history of offering truly baffling travel advice.

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A bit longer of a stroll

I have been back to doing laps, walking as briskly as possible without limping, in the back yard. I do bring a camera outside with me, just in case the locals fly in for a visit. When I’m done (typically 3 to 5 chapters of audio book) I will water plants that need it, and pull some of the grass growing between bricks.

Such a glamorous life. heh

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Dear Bootlegger

If I have asked you over and over if the DVDs you’re selling are the real deal, because I have been burned by people selling crappy pirated off the TV or old VHS tapes, then burned to DVDs and calling them ‘box sets’, even with network logos from different TV stations on them, and you tell me “Original discs, used but in great condition”, you have NO call to get all snarky and pissy when I send you an email voicing my disappointment in selling me bootlegged.

I checked all my correspondence with you, and you on more than one occasion, assured me that the DVDs were originals. Imagine my disappointment and then anger when I open the box, and find out what you have sold to me is not Original box set, and not even original discs in new CD/DVD cases, but obviously burned/copied DVDs. All you have to to is turn em over and take a look and you see the telltale ‘blue/purple’ dvd underside, rather than the gold-ish color of a proper DVD.

Yes, you gave me a full refund, saying I don’t have to send the pirated discs back to you, but then you whined at me that you have to pay an overdraft fee? Maybe you should have thought of that before selling pirated goods, yes?

You told me to just throw them away. No, I am going to see about sending them back, as I don’t want them. But I have to make sure that when I send them back, if the parcel gets tapped for customs inspection, that *I* don’t get into trouble for shipping pirated media.

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Welcome to Paradox “The Girl Who Was Plugged In”

This was the very first episode of ‘Welcome to Paradox’ I ever saw.

Blatant advertising is illegal, and the only way to get your goods and services noticed is celebrity placements (current screen star toting new refreshing drink, or wearing latest fashions)

A despondent young woman has something that is missing from an executives ‘placements’. Emotion, longing, humanity. She meets one of the screen stars by accident, and he gives her a lily. That being the high point of her life, she decides to end her life on that high point. The exec gets medical team there in time to save her life and offer her a unique opportunity.

The “Living Doll” project. A vat grown body, perfect, pretty, but without a mind. She is offered to be the mind that drives it. To be plugged in. She accepts the offer. She embarks on a parallel life, but one that is destroying her, as she refuses to eat or sleep, and wants to remain in and as “Delphi”. Even if it kills her.

My personal opinion, this is where some of the ideas in AVATAR came from. Vat grown to adulthood body, piloted by a living mind, and wanting to transfer the human mind into the the grown body permanently.

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Grrrr

Still a pet peeve: when after months of trying to figure out a software issue on your own, you email support, outline everything you have tried to do, and the response you get is nothing more than a copy/paste from the %#$$@ online FAQ that you’ve read from back to front already.

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September 2014 Anime For Cancer Research

Originally posted on Pirates of the Burley Griffin:

After the disappointment of July, and an unpleasant August being sick, it’s time to try and raise money for Cancer research again. Please boost the signal for this post if you can, and bid if you’re interested.

The September Discs

  1. .hack//G.U. Trilogy (DVD)
  2. Campione (DVD)
  3. The Familiar of Zero
  4. Princess Knight Part 1
  5. Rooster Teeth Collection – the Best of: Red vs Blue, Rooster Teeth Shorts, and Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures

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