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Apr 13, 2012

It is comforting to know that everyone at Fox news is a F**kin idiot..

Roger Ailes: Soledad O'Brien Was 'Named After A Prison'

Ailes Obrien
Roger Ailes made a jaw-dropping comment about CNN's Soledad O'Brien during a college lecture on Thursday night.
The Fox News chief was speaking to journalism students at the University of North Carolina. In the question-and-answer segment of the talk, he referred to O'Brien as "that girl that's named after a prison."
Ailes was referring to the Soledad Correctional Facility in Monterey County, California. He made the comment while speaking about the latest developments at the network for a lecture at the university's journalism school.
CNN responded to the remark on Friday. An insider told The Huffington Post, "Roger is wrong. Soledad is named after the Virgin Mary, 'Maria de la Soledad.' It's a name her parents gave her in part because they met at Daily Mass."
On Thursday, Ailes also responded to Newt Gingrich's recent criticism of Fox News. The GOP candidate accused the network of favoring Romney, and said that CNN was "less biased." Ailes said that Gingrich was "trying to get a job at CNN because he knows he isn't going to get to come back to Fox News."
He condemned the Fox News mole, the former employee who was fired after writing anonymous posts about the network. “The mole shows a culture that believes in theft, a lack of loyalty, turning on his colleagues, lying to management, and there are some real, ethical, serious questions about it,” Ailes said.
He defended Fox News against criticism that the network's coverage is biased, as well. "What you're really telling me is that there's a little cable channel over here that's driving you nuts because it won't line up with your worldview," Ailes said. "If there's an alternative point of view, don’t wet your pants.”

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Peanut Butter & Jelly


The Worst Building in the History of Mankind

It's the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, where the world's 22nd largest skyscraper has been vacant for two decades and is likely to stay that way ... forever.
By Eva Hagberg
unfinished tower in north korea
Cavit Erginsoy

A picture doesn't lie -- the one-hundred-and-five-story Ryugyong Hotel is hideous, dominating the Pyongyang skyline like some twisted North Korean version of Cinderella's castle. Not that you would be able to tell from the official government photos of the North Korean capital -- the hotel is such an eyesore, the Communist regime routinely covers it up, airbrushing it to make it look like it's open -- or Photoshopping or cropping it out of pictures completely.
Even by Communist standards, the 3,000-room hotel is hideously ugly, a series of three gray 328-foot long concrete wings shaped into a steep pyramid. With 75 degree sides that rise to an apex of 1,083 feet, the Hotel of Doom (also known as the Phantom Hotel and the Phantom Pyramid) isn't the just the worst designed building in the world -- it's the worst-built building, too. In 1987, Baikdoosan Architects and Engineers put its first shovel into the ground and more than twenty years later, after North Korea poured more than two percent of its gross domestic product to building this monster, the hotel remains unoccupied, unopened, and unfinished.

A bootleg video of the tower from YouTube. How the brazen videographer escaped without being arrested remains a mystery.
Construction on the Hotel of Doom stopped in 1992 (rumors maintain that North Korea ran out of money, or that the building was engineered improperly and can never be occupied) and has never started back up, which shouldn't come as a shock. After all, who the hell travels to beautiful downtown Pyongyang? It would make sense if the hotel were in South Korea, where Americans are allowed to travel and where projects like the Busan Lotte Tower and the Lotte Super Tower now rise thousands of feet above the formerly modest skyline.
With Pyongyang's official population said to range between 2.5 million and 3.8 million (official numbers are not made available by the North Korean government), the Ryugyong Hotel -- the 22nd largest skyscraper in the world -- is a failure on an enormous scale. To put it in context, imagine if the John Hancock Center (1,127 feet tall) in Chicago (population 2.9 million) was not only completely vacant, but unfinished with zero hope of ever being completed


god bless america...

Burger King Bacon Sundae Pops Up In Test Run At Nashville Location

Posted: 04/10/2012 10:33 am Updated: 04/10/2012 12:06 pm
Burger King Bacon Sundae
Burger King made waves last week when it revealed a big slate of new menu items, which some said brought the chain's menu a lot closer to rival McDonald's. But now it looks like that was just the beginning of the changes afoot at the number three burger chain. A tipster wrote into GrubGrade to say that one Burger King in Nashville, Tenn., recently unveiled a whole host of menu items that have never before been spotted at the chain -- including a new bacon sundae.
That's right: ice cream topped with bacon, the ultimate in low-brow culinary indulgence, is coming to Burger King. Or at least it's coming to one Burger King.
The new delight may have been inspired by bacon-ice cream combos at smaller fast food chains Denny's and Jack in the Box. The latter, a bacon milkshake, inspired a national fervor despite the fact that it contained no real bacon and the widely-held opinion that it tasted awful. So if the bacon sundae is actually good -- and it doesn't look bad, in pictures on Instagram and Twitter -- it could be a huge hit.
The other items being tested at the Nashville location include sweet potato french fries and pulled pork sandwiches. We wish we could say that we've never had a meal involving pulled pork, sweet potato fries and sugary bacon. But that would be a lie


Elderly, unresponsive man in a nursing home is transformed by music

In this outtake from Alive Inside, we meet an elderly man who's been in a nursing home for 10 years, and who is disengaged, listless and unresponsive to his environment. Then he is exposed to music from his earlier life, and is instantly transformed, engaging with the people around him. Oliver Sacks provides commentary in the clip, which is inspirational and amazing at the same time.

The Lovecraft Anthology. Vol. 1: A Graphic Collection of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories

The Lovecraft Anthology. Vol. 1: A Graphic Collection of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories


I have not read many of H.P. Lovecraft's stories. This comic anthology of his work looks like a fun way to get acquainted with the Great Old Ones.
A graphic anthology of tales from the renowned master of the eerie. Featuring collaborations between established writers and artists as well as debut contributors, The Lovecraft Anthology Vol.1 showcases Lovecraft's talent for the macabre. From the insidious mutations of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' to the mind-bending threat of 'The Call of Cthulhu', this collection explores themes of insanity, inherited guilt and arcane ritual to startling effect. Charting the squirming mysteries of the unknown, Lovecraft's short stories are brought to vivid and malevolent life.

Lurch does The Lurch, 1965!


david pescovitz

Collector of anomalies, esoterica, and curiosities.

Ted Cassidy and friends do The Lurch on the TV variety show Shivaree, October 30, 1965