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Recommended new MLB rule for the 2015 season

"Anyone who blows singing the National Anthem out his ass as badly as Aaron Lewis did gets beat to death with a baseball bat before the top of the first inning."

I've got the Steelers-Colts game on

Is there a reason they dressed the Pittsburgh team in prison uniforms?

Walmart sells ALL kinds of religious books

Including this one:



http://www.walmart.com/ip/10218262?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227001527370&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=52928269488&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=56817786858&veh=sem

Hey folks, I got the weirdest call today

I got woken up by the ring of my landline. (It's hard to buy DSL if you don't have one.) "Call (a company you owe money to, name redacted) at (toll-free number)."

So I called them up at that number; it was someone trying to sell me a cruise.

I hung up and tried the number again - maybe I misdialed it. Nope. Still someone trying to sell me a cruise.

I called the company it was supposed to be... "No, we didn't try contacting you. That's really strange you'd get called like that."

Not Florida: High school seniors to be allowed to pose with guns in yearbook photos

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/school-will-allow-students-to-pose-with-guns-in-yearbook-photos/ar-BBaCFgy

Students at a high school in Nebraska will now be allowed to pose with guns in their senior portraits.

The Broken Bow School Board made the decision to allow guns in school photos this week after a student asked to be photographed with a gun last year but was denied the option, according to local outlet KOLN-TV. The school board voted 6-0 to allow the guns in photos as long as the images are tasteful, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent Mark Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald that the school was initially afraid that allowing students to pose with guns would promote violence. However, the board decided to allow it because hunting is a big part of the local community.

I have a follow-up to the "citizen stops unmarked cop car" story

A few days ago there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth because a self-described "liberty speaker" named Gavin Seim pulled over a Grant County, Washington, sheriff's car that was unmarked and read the deputy inside the riot act because the car didn't have Grant County Sheriff's Office markings. He threatened to arrest the deputy if the deputy made any arrests while driving this car.

I'll freely admit I don't like this man. He pulls a lot of stupid stunts based on his erroneous readings of the law. Example: sometime before the primary election he was in, he went to the Grant County Courthouse to protest the fact there was no lockbox at the front door to the facility for people to deposit guns in. They had one, but it was in the sheriff's office down the hall - if you are one of those guys who can't be without a gun for even a second you give it to the nice lady at the door, she takes it to the sheriff's room, and when you get ready to leave they give it back. It worked for everyone else and it was legal, but Seim made such a stink they wound up moving the lockbox out by the door to please him.

(By way of comparison, they do not have similar lockboxes in Idaho; you leave your gun in your locked car, and bringing a gun into the courthouse building if you're not a sworn law officer is a misdemeanor.)

This is from the Columbia Basin Herald, who doesn't post things like this on their website.

According to Sheriff Tom Jones, the section of the Revised Code of Washington dealing with vehicle marking is not a civil or criminal statute. It is one "that would be handled internally by an agency head." The car Seim pulled over was new. It arrived at the county motor pool before the vinyl to mark it, which had been ordered before this incident happened, did (which has been installed, BTW), and the sheriff decided the public safety would be best served by using the car.

For Halloween: Read the Calvin version of The Raven











To make a proper tin foil hat, you must have proper tin foil

Fortunately, it's still available:

http://www.advent-rm.com/catalogue/lines.aspx?criteria=materialform&materialid=48&formid=4

Now for important stuff: AL Cy Young winner?

The race is down to Felix Hernandez (Seattle) and Corey Kluber (Cleveland). Who ya like, DU?

Role-player at Idaho corn maze killed by bus

http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_83880616-2868-5136-b435-b17a3275f160.html

There's a corn farm near Hauser, Idaho, which is near the Washington-Idaho state line. And as corn farmers do, he creates a maze in his field every year after the harvest.

This year, he added a "Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus" attraction. I don't know exactly what that is, but I can guess: he arms his guests with paintball guns, loads them into an old school bus, drives them across a field with people dressed up as zombies in it, and the guests shoot the zombies.

On Friday night, one of the zombie actors at this maze ran too close to the bus, tripped, fell under it and was instantly killed.

I'm not sure why he was close enough to the bus to allow this to happen. An investigation will shortly follow, and the place is closed this weekend - probably by the Idaho State Police, who want everything where it is while they gather evidence. They're also doing probably the least-necessary autopsy in the history of autopsies.

Today's safety tip: If you are thinking about doing something like this - which would be really fun for a lot of people - buy a few cans of Field Marking Paint, which you can get at athletic supply stores and I think I've seen it at Home Depot. Measure your zombies' heights and double the height of your tallest one, then paint a line on the ground that far from the path of the bus. And then send any zombie who walks across that line home immediately.
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