Daily Archives: September 29th, 2009

Happy national coffee day

Coffee beansSomeone apparently has decreed that today is National Coffee Day. Who has the authority to do that, I wonder? Probably the national association of coffee merchants or someone like that.

To celebrate I went and found this picture from NASA of all places.

I can’t complain too much about it, I guess. As long as it doesn’t shut down the mail or my bank or anything like that. I’m sitting here at my desk drinking my morning joe and come to think of it, I’m not even sure why I do that every single work day. I think it is routine more than anything else.

So here’s to you, Mr. Coffee Bean. And here’s to you, Mr. Anonymous person who figured out you could take this green little bean and roast it, then grind it, then run hot water over it to make a beverage. You must have been really, really bored. 🙂

Hidden camera politics is the new creepiness

Hidden camera hatAll’s fair in love and war, correct? Today’s new creepiness: Video camera “stings” by your political enemies.

Now for only about $200 you can own your own video camera surveillance hat complete with USB cable! Yes, it’s that easy! That makes it so accessible any wingnut can make a go of it!

When TV news used the hidden camera trick to catch bad guy mechanics unnecessarily charging to replace new oil filters, that was not so bad. Those guys needed to be stopped and the people with the cameras were motivated mostly by journalistic standards.

When it is your political enemies, though, all bets are off. They don’t have any obligation or desire to adhere to basic principles of journalism.

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