Is TSA getting a little too aggressive?

(Sorry this won’t embed, but it’s the best TSA clip I could find).

After flying over winter break and waiting 45 minutes in security, I was pissed off. Then I saw this article about some woman getting her cupcake taken away by TSA, and enough if enough.

Let’s be careful, stop people from getting on the plane with explosives, shoe bombs, or whatever. But let’s have some common sense here. A cupcake? What was she going to do, smear the frosting in the pilot’s eyes?

By the way, how long do you think THAT cupcake lasted once the TSA guy got it into the break room? Nom nom nom!

Kids clothing ad looks great, except for the naked guy

From Shine.com

La Redoute, a popular French clothing company, released a promotional ad for their children’s line. The photo, posted on the mail-order chain’s website, showed four kids in colorful beachwear…and a man in his birthday suit off in the distance. The French are notoriously comfortable with public nudity on shorelines; but that may change thanks to this absent-minded mishap.

Yes, that’s what you see. Kids on the beach. A guy. In the water. Naked.

 

Quick, pass the butter!

OSLO (Reuters) – The soaring popularity of a fat-rich fad diet has depleted stocks of butter in Norway creating a looming Christmas culinary crisis.

Norwegians have eaten up the country’s entire stockpile of butter, partly as the result of a “low-carb” diet sweeping the Nordic nationwhich emphasizes a higher intake of fats.

“Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November,” said Lars Galtung, the head of communications at TINE, the country’s biggest farmer-owned cooperative.

A wet summer which reduced the quality of animal feed and cut milk output by 25 million litres had already limited supplies and the shortage has led some pundits to suggest the world’s eighth-largest oil exporter offer some of its plentiful fuel supply in exchange for butter.

“Norwegians are not afraid of natural fats, they love their butter and cream,” Galtung told Reuters.

Butter is now selling on Norway’s top auction website, with a 250-gram piece starting at around $13 (8.28 pounds), roughly four times its normal price.

Silly Norwegians. Nobody can find you on a map, always mixing you up with Sweden and Finland, and now you are running out of butter. Even my man Larry David gets confused sometimes.

NY teacher claims Santa is a fraud. Warning Spoiler Alert!

From nypost.com

12/4/2011

By CANDACE AMOS

She may have ruined Christmas for her second-grade students, but at least she’s sorry.

The upstate elementary school teacher vilified for telling a class full of 7- and 8-year-olds that Santa doesn’t exist has finally apologized for the epic blunder.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/no_santa_clod_so_sorry_FIZdIOcadOdhwf1n7UIxEL#ixzz1fcOeeAoR

Can’t wait to lose a tooth during snack time in her class! I can hear her now “No, just throw that tooth away Jimmy. There’s not really a tooth fairy.”

Michigan may allow people to carry tasers

By Danny Moloshok, AP

A measure working its way through the Michigan Legislature would make the state the nation’s 45th to allow residents to carry stun guns as a means of self-defense. Wisconsin became the 44th on Nov. 1.

Stun guns, which shoot prongs carrying an electrical charge to temporarily incapacitate the person they strike, have been blamed in lawsuits for some deaths, but proponents insist they are far less dangerous than handguns.

“You could use it when you could use a gun, and you must have all the training that goes into a concealed pistol license,” said state Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican from west Michigan, who introduced the legislation. “I think it’s just common sense that someone would rather use electricity than a gun when they can.”

If only kids had been allowed to carry tasers at Penn State & Syracuse.

MA public school hating on kids grinding

By Brock Parker, Town Correspondent

Boston.com

Arlington High School has suspended all school dances because of an increasing number of students drinking alcohol and dancing inappropriately at the school functions.

Mary Villano, the interim principal at the school, sent a newsletter to parents Monday saying the moratorium on dances will be in place until school administrators can address their growing concerns about the behavior.

“It’s at the point where we’re worried something tragic will happen,” Villano said in telephone interview with the Globe Tuesday.

At the same time, Villano said school officials also believe the dancing of students has become too sexual, including dances in which students are “grinding” on each other.

Villano said if school officials close their eyes to the inappropriate dancing then students may think it’s acceptable, and the school has decided it’s time to address it.

Haters gonna hate. Arlington HS should just have Jenna Marbles do a training on “the face” for all AHS girls.

Hand over the presents, fat man!

Yahoo Daily News 2011-11-28:

A local gun club in Scottsdale, Arizona is hosting an event for they would not be allowed to legally own. Even toddlers are permitted to hold high-powered firearms in the photos. Organizers say the event has so far attracted hundreds of participants. The advertises the event as “a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be photographed next to Santa while against a backdrop of a stunning $80,000 Garwood mini-gun and SGC’s coolest belt fed machine guns including the M60, M249 and M240.” The photos are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.

I’ll bet that these kids are going to get EVERYTHING they asked for, considering they told Santa their Christmas list at gunpoint!

Enjoy this clip from Bad Santa to get you in the holiday spirit. Totally NSFW or school.