Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Thread

Not entirely slacking on the weekend. Sitting here trying to come up with some sort of semi-interesting post, but think it's just one of those days when I have nothing to say.

Go local sports franchises!

Afternoon Thread

And, just in case you thought we were living in a post-racial America:

African-American actress Danièle Watts claims she was "handcuffed and detained" by police officers from the Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being mistaken for a prostitute.

h/t QC,N

"Needed Nearly 1,100 Parking Spaces"

Yes it's LA where despite beautiful weather nobody walks and nobody rides mass transit, but it's right by the damn subway.

Morning Thread

Overnight

Party on.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Belated Happy Hour

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX on the tube for us.

Afternoon Thread

Rain rain go away...

Who Are You Talking To

Judging from various comments around the intertubes, lots of people in Scotland appear to think that BBC coverage of the independence referendum has been seriously skewed again. I'm not there and can't judge the merits of that claim, but if it does have merit it really does highlight, again, the problem. Is the London-centric BBC really going to sway voters in Scotland to vote no by offering coverage of the subject that appeals to English people?

It's weird.

Saturday Thread

Everybody's working for the weekend.

Nothing Fits The Neighborhood Better Than A Rotting Building

The owner is to blame but awareness of the inevitable neighborhood opposition to anything hasn't helped.
The Royal, on South Street near 15th, was built in 1920 and is on the city's historic register.

But the building has been vacant for more than 40 years, and nearby residents and business owners have become frustrated as it deteriorated into blight.

...

"Some near neighbors have expressed concerns about having a project of this scope and density and how it would fit in with their neighborhood," Vidas said.

But she added that the plan calls for providing one parking space for every two units, which will help address some concerns.

Really don't know where they parking will go, but maybe they have figured it out..

Overnight

Internets broke for a bit.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Cat Thread



Who's The Boss

Pretty obvious.
WASHINGTON — Tensions between the CIA and its congressional overseers erupted anew this week when CIA Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized intrusions into computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a damning report on the spy agency’s interrogation program.

Happy Hour Thread

Not sure how it happened, but today is...

Well Then

Not even sure what to say about this.
Obama administration officials repeatedly threatened the family of murdered journalist James Foley that they might face criminal charges for supporting terrorism if they paid ransom to the ISIS killers who ultimately beheaded their son, his mother and brother said this week.

Chickifying The Game

Rusty remains as repulsive as ever.

His obsession with seeing the NFL as some sort of reflection of his own twisted sense of masculinity is fascinating.

Borders, Borders, Everywhere

This reminded me of this, from 2004.

Sucks To Be A Kid Today

I really don't understand how what seems to be, at worst, disobedience becomes a police matter.