Monday, April 28, 2008

Florida Senator to Castrate Automobiles

From Reuters:

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Senate lawmakers in Florida have voted to ban the fake bull testicles that dangle from the trailer hitches of many trucks and cars throughout the state.

You've probably seen these. Academically challenged individuals often add these chrome cajones to their trucks, along with other hillbilly accoutrement such as confederate flag window decals, motorboat propellers, and the ever popular faux bullet holes.

Republican Sen. Cary Baker, a gun shop owner from Eustis, Florida, called the adornments offensive and proposed the ban. Motorists would be fined $60 for displaying the novelty items, which are known by brand names like "Truck Nutz" and resemble the south end of a bull moving north.

Is this really all Sen. Baker feels is wrong with the state of Florida? Obviously a man with a lot of time on his hands. Hey Baker, you can have my chrome testicles when you pry them from my cold, dead hands!

Critics of the ban included the Senate Rules Chairman, Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican whose truck sported a pair until his wife protested.

He seems like a good husband. A real role model for Floridians.

Florida, you are such a classy state. Please don't ever change.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Modern Toilet

You may laugh at me for it. I ate at a toilet themed restaurant. Modern Toilet is a chain restaurant in Taiwan that has, you guessed it, a bathroom theme. The floors are tiled, the wallpaper is that horrible floral that many people have in their bathroom, and the tables and chairs are washbasins and toilets respectively.

The food, while not bad, is definitely not the reason people choose to eat here. I'll illustrate for you with photos.

Notice the poo light fixture.

The food comes in a small toilet.

Chocolate ass-cream. Mmmm...

The only disappointment was that the bathroom there didn't look like a restaurant, like I had anticipated it would. You can see the rest of the photos on Ariel's blog here.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Flying Dogs

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Still Here

I've been neglecting this blog for a while. Stuff has been happening as usual, but I just haven't felt like writing about it.

I went to a cool concert in Kenting Park on Taiwan's South coast, and I had an awesome time (pictures soon.) I've been trying to come up with some supplementary work after Hess basically left me high and dry in some ways, and I've been feeling pretty healthy now that the weather has gotten warmer.

Also, there's a lot of internet buzz about Yahoo! Live, a web app that lets you have video conference style chats with anyone with a webcam and a Yahoo account. No Skype or other software necessary. It might be a cool way to chat with people back home. I'll see if I can get it up and running and then post my username here.