Do you have "special" cups? I do. It was bitter cold and windy last night, so I got out my oversized hot chocolate cup. It's green and has snowmen and polar bears on it. I like my coffee in my blue glass mugs, or my navy blue ceramic mug at work. There's no rhyme or reason to it, I know, but I won't drink coffee out of white cups if I can avoid it. Hot tea, I want in my good china cups.
My local news reporters are driving me insane. There's an anchor at one station who squeals the news like she thinks she's performing in her class play. She's beyond annoying. The field reporters for both local stations can't seem to stand still. They bob their heads around and gyrate manically. Sometimes they gesticulate so wildly you'd think they have Tourette's or something. I saw one last night who was whipping herself around so vigorously I was afraid she was going to get whiplash. Why do they do that? Do they perceive it as part of emoting? But that begs the question, why is it necessary to emote the news? Just sit or stand still like a normal person and tell us what happened. That's all we want.
Speaking of local news, the police department is up in arms over a MySpace page set up by some punk to out "snitches." Allegedly, the page has a theme of flashing sirens, a police car, and Stop signs that warn "Stop Snitching," with a Public Enemy song playing in the background. The site's "mission statement" is to "identify any 'rat' who gives authorities incriminating information on someone else." On the page are posted photos of the police chief and names and photos of alleged police informants. Nobody's been hurt as a direct result of this site. Yet. I'm all for free speech, but I believe something like that sets a dangerous precedent. Just because you can say a thing doesn't mean you should. Is this an incidence of simply pushing the envelope, or is it something else? It doesn't speak well of MySpace that not even the police department can elicit a response from them regarding shutting/toning it down. Fortunately, police agencies have become very savvy insofar as finding out who is doing what in cyberspace. They know who it is and where they are a large percentage of the time, but they don't have the capacity to actually yank a site. That requires the cooperation of the host site. I would think that even MySpace would find this "snitch" site repugnant. Time will tell.
We can and will do something about bad words. These guys were sentenced to Twisted Linguistics hell today.
figue - When a fig blanks out.
proferssional - One who drinks full-time as opposed to occasionally.
Thanbk - What one says while falling to the floor after being thunked.
comapny - When comeuppance comes in the form of ceasing to breathe while sleeping.
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