Today's "Stupidest Sentence of the Day" Award Winner!

Congratulations to Chris Maxcer of MacNewsWorld. He’s the winner of our “Stupidest Sentence of the Day” Award:

Because of advertising, by starting with the awesome foundation of the product itself, Apple can charge premium prices and still manage to capture the mindshare of everyday consumers.

That sentence is almost perfection. It makes no sense, it’s logically inconsistent, it has no relationship to reality and it’s poorly written – BRAVO!

A Fan Letter from a Rapist

Yesterday, my friend Tom Negrino posted this on Twitter:

Today, I sent it to another friend. She wrote back:

I don’t think most men realize what women go through and have to think about on a regular basis. Read the Scalzi article again but read it from the point of view of not the rapist but of a woman.

Imagine what it’s like to go through life seriously having to have those kinds of thoughts in your head. Imagine what it must be like to be forced to think, on a regular basis, “What would I do if got raped?”

It brings to mind another article from a couple of years ago – “Schrödinger’s Rapist: A Guy’s Guide to approaching Strange Women without being maced”. While many have and will quibble with her numbers, her main point is still valid: women get attacked by men all the time. Women have to think about this all the time.

When you approach me in public, you are Schrödinger’s Rapist. You may or may not be a man who would commit rape. I won’t know for sure unless you start sexually assaulting me. I can’t see inside your head, and I don’t know your intentions.

So, give a thought to the women in your life and to women in general. Do what you can (and what they want you to) to make them feel safe.

Pizza Slicer Fork for the incurably Lazy

Five Dollar Finds:
This is rather ridiculous, but it is better than cutting it with a knife. If the pizza is hot and you have to cut it, mind as well do it right.

NO! NO NO NO! It’s NOT “better than cutting it with a knife”! You’d look like an even bigger idiot using this thing! And “If the pizza is hot…” do what your momma told you to do when you were a kid – BLOW ON IT!

How desperate are NHL Hockey Fans?

First of all was this tweet from my friend Sly:

I’ve knows Sly for more than 20 years – SHE’S NOT KIDDING about cheering a 15+ year old goal. 🙂

Then I read this story.

Columbus Blue Jackets fans gathered at a bar for a Xbox simulation and the Blue Jackets’ radio announcers showed up to call it.

I shit you not. They even have video….

But, as Deadspin says, ” Lest you think that it’s weird or crazy to spend your Friday watching simulation video game hockey, consider your plan of action if your favorite sport was locked out, and your team’s announcers showed up at your local bar to call a simulation of one of their games. You’d probably stick around, no?”

Yeah…that would be all kinds of cool…

The Transfgran – 56 miles of twisties

The Transfăgărășan, pronounced transfa-gara-shan, is the second highest paved road in Romania. Also called the DN7C, the road is 90 km (55.9 mi) of elevation changes, twists and turns running North-South through the Carpathian Mountains –aka the Făgăraș Mountains. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. This motorcycle route from Sibiu to Piteşti is 200 km (124.3 mi) of riding in 5 hours.

Car and motorcycle buffs have this road on the bucket lists.