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  1.  (10678.81)
    Thankyou, ladies and gentlemen, I'll be here till Thursday. Try the long pig.
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012 edited

    EDIT: As a valid point, a female friend pointed out that in Finland (girl) scouts wear knives. I think I still have my scout knife somewhere.

    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
    @Flabyo - not the only one.
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012 edited
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2012
    I hope someone accidently hits those two girls with an SUV in that parking lot just after that interview. Like maybe 5 or 6 times.

    Charges like that will for certain keep those two out of Yale, which is where I assume they were planning to go...
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2012 edited
    This has to be a fake, right ?
    I mean, nobody can be that dumb and still manage to walk and not piss themselves at the same time...

    Edit : actually, this is from a few years ago and one of them ended up doing some time in jail...
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012
    This cathinone/mephedrone/bath salts stuff, it sounds bad. Thankfully, I was unaware of it and have never come across it. What gets me is how the news reports on these recent zombie-attacks, they always put emphasis on the assailants being homeless. Ok, a lot of homeless people suffer from mental illness and maybe the news folks have to state the facts, but would it have made any difference if they lived in a mansion in Beverly Hills? Probably, but still...

    For the record, I took a lot of LSD when I was younger with a lot of people, and have been both hungry and homeless. But I never resorted to cannibalism. Instead, I'd go to a soup-kitchen for a sandwich and a cuppa. Maybe I just haven't turned yet...
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012
    @Flecky - I think in the Miami face-eating case, the victim was a homeless person who was attacked while he was asleep under an overpass. The reason for stating that he was homeless, it seems to me, was to emphasize that the victim was just guy who was asleep under a bridge and attacked completely unprovoked, cos, you know, he was asleep and all.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012
    @Argos: Ah, got you. Thanks, matey. I'll never crash-out under a bridge again. NEVER!
  2.  (10678.90)
    See "A guy tried to eat another guy's face" fills up maybe two column-centimetres.

    which leaves a whole lot of empty space on page one which is filled up with whatever semi-relevant filler the reporters can find.

    So if the victim is homeless they run with that, if he worked at Denny's they would have reported that.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012
    Makes sense, you gotta fill in the space somehow. I think Flecky was more concerned that the reporters were making a big deal of the attacker being homeless, thereby making some stereotype that all homeless folks are super drugged up dangerous people and you must stay away from them if you have any sense of self-preservation. But that wasn't the case here.

    Flecky, yes please, don't go getting your face gnawed off cos you fell asleep in the wrong face, we like you too much for that to happen.
  3.  (10678.92)
    It's Bigger Than "Bath Salts" and "Zombie Apocalypses"

    The only thing I've read on the matter that isn't complete sensationalist media bullshit. i.e. any article about this case that has Zombie or Bath Salts (don't get me fucking started, they might as well say "He was probably on The Dope, all of them are) in the title.

    Everyone stop saying Bath Salts right now. If the police actually suspect it was MPDV that caused this (pretty sure they don't, but somehow that it what is being reported), say MPDV. It's loosely connected to the Cathinone (methcathinone, mephedrone, methylone, butylone, 4-mmc, khat, etc) family which is about as dangerous and psychotic as any other euphoric stimulant (relatively, hardly at all).
    And even though MPDV is a pretty crappy experience by everyone who has ever taken it and no one would ever choose to take it twice, (especially considering it is more expensive and less widely available than everything else you could buy that produces the desired effects without the feeling fucking terrible part), you would still struggle to find a single confirmed aggresive psychotic incident that is concretely linked to it.

    There is no zombie apocalypse, scary new drugs don't turn you into zombies, the truth is far more fucking depressing and uncomfortable to talk about. Poverty, racism, class warfare, scumbag politicians going against percieved wisdom in order to win votes, copy+paste journalism etc.

    Yeah OK I got started anyway /rant.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012 edited
    Khat really is a classic case of drug hysteria.

    Only instead of Mexicans and Blacks taking it and becoming simultaneously lazy and shiftless and mindlessly violent it's Moozlims.
  4.  (10678.94)
    PCP is the most likely culprit if there were drugs involved. People have had similar psychotic episodes in the past, after smoking a laced joint.
  5.  (10678.95)
    Fuck! My home state is starting to look like it's in the middle of a Warren Ellis strip. Between the money grabbin bitches, the George Zimmerman fiasco, and the Miami zombies, I might as well betray my beliefs and get a concealed weapons permit.

    Then again, the Sunshine state has never truly been known as the Sane state.
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012
    Then again, the Sunshine state has never truly been known as the Sane state.

    See, that's why I was so ready to love CSI:Miami. I'd been reading Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard and Edna Buchanan for years before that. I was looking forward to seeing how a bunch of CSIs would deal with rubber alligator choking victims, mermaid shows and people getting raped to death by dolphins. But no, instead I get the Carusobot.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2012 edited
    @johnjones: See, now I want to visit the universe next door where that show is real, and the "yeeeeaaaaahhh!!!" opening song is Sauce Boss' "Marquis de Swamp."
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012 edited
    Holy shit - a company called Mars One says they'll land four people on Mars by 2023 - and won't bring them back. Instead they'll establish a permanent colony with four more people joining them every 2 years thereafter.


    Contrary to what some might think I'm not entirely happy about this: assuming they don't simply go bust, the most likely result of a half-assed underfunded rushed colonization attempt is four dead people and a permanently contaminated Martian biosphere that'll make it next to impossible to know if there was ever life there.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012
    @Kosmopolit: I heard about that last year from a woman who's kid has a burning desire to be an astronaut.