Filed under Negative Buzz: It may be cell phone use is killing off the honeybees. This is only a problem if you like to eat things. In combination with pollution, climate change, and pesticides, nature’s best seed-spreader is in jeopardy. The solution sounds, erm, simple. To quote Ariel Schwartz, “unless we shut down all of our factories and power plants, nix international trade, stop using pesticides, and turn off our cell phones, we may need to find some other pollination solution.”
Filed under Get Your Fictional Weaponry Straight: New York Times prints correction about baseball player’s bat misnomer. One can only imagine the breathless indignation that went into emailing the Times about the name of Thorin Oakenshield’s sword. Hint: It wasn’t Sting.
Filed under Things that You Should Be Really, Really Upset About: Potential miracle cancer drug isn’t being researched and developed because there’s no profit in curing things.
Filed under Sticking It to the Man’s Homeowner Association: Don’t know if it’s true, but it sure is funny. HOA sues resident for painting house in a color not listed on the 7-approved-colors list. Resident responds by painting house ALL SEVEN colors listed. Nicely played, neighbor.
Filed under Why Isn’t This Bigger News? I know people have been a little busy with royal weddings and Dancing with the Stars, but when the governor of a major swing state seems as crooked as an Appalachian road, it probably should be talked about until he ends up on Celebrity Apprentice begging for forgiveness. Newly elected (really, Florida?) governor Rick Scott wants to require all state assistance receivers to take drug tests at their own expense. He favors nationwide implementation of this. Though fuel for debate, that’s not as big a deal as the governor owning a chain of urgent treatment centers offering drug screening services and targeting uninsured clientele, meaning Scott stands to make a fair amount of money off the law if the ever-growing poverty stricken are forced to pony up. With 113,000 people receiving Florida welfare benefits, that’s $4 million if required to just do it once. Perhaps he needs some cash after running the hospital company slapped with the largest fines in US history for Medicare fraud. Really, Florida? This guy?
Filed under Told You Your Internet Girlfriend Was a Dude: Real people and their gaming avatars.
Filed under Big Brother Collects More Data than He Can Possibly Make Sense Of: The NSA collects more data in six hours than what’s in the entire Library of Congress.
Filed under If He’s Jesus then I’m the Queen of England: Former British government spook (00-crazy-8) says he’s Jesus and can control who wins soccer matches—so long as he’s not drunk.
Filed under Outrageous Fortune: Commissioner leaves FCC to work as Comcast lobbyist four months after approving the Comcast NBC deal. Imagined email between her and the biggest media company on the planet: Don’t worry. All that will happen is a few activists will get mad and write some really mean blog posts about you. After that, it’s easy street, baby, for us anyway.
Filed under Far Worse Problems than Procrastination: A photo of a headline that reads, “Student sets out to write paper, ends up breaking world masturbation record.”
Filed under Wait, There’s a World Record for That? Sure is.
Filed under New Zealand Has Weird Problems:As South Park previously illustrated, those ginger kids must be stopped.
Filed under There’s Funding for That? Screw the National Endowment for the Arts. The Air Force needs money to find out if you really can move “from location to location through mind powers.”