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  • Know Homo||

    "prolonged lactation"

    WTF is that?

  • ||

    A woman keeps producing milk long after she has stopped breastfeeding.

    Or as I call it: Cheesemaking season.

  • Jordan Elliot||

    Momzeralla...

  • Jordan Elliot||

    Fucked that one up badly. It should read:

    "Momzarella..."

  • ||

    For interested parties: Human milk doesn't really contain enough casein-like protein to properly make semi-soft or hard cheeses. The best you can do is ricotta.

    Or so I've, uh, read.

  • Jordan Elliot||

    "I thought Gabrielle's, with it's slightly sharper flavor, worked well in the Stuffed Shells but preferred Heather's smooth taste in the Cheesecake."

  • AlmightyJB||

    Do their boobs stay big too? That's the important thing.

  • Brett L||

    When did 2 drinks per day become "heavy drinking"? When I hear heavy drinker, I think of the guys closing down the bar five nights a week like it was their job, not someone who has likes wine with dinner on a regular basis.

  • Foster Brooks||

    I miss the days of "3 martini lunches".

  • Pope Jimbo||

    I miss the heydey of the DotCom bubble. At least once a week some project at the tech company I worked at would sponsor a happy hour.

    Our company was smart enough to know that you could give a bunch of just out of college kids a bunch of free beer and they would forget that they were working insane hours for not much money.

  • Zeb||

    I don't think that the article means to say that 2 drinks a day is heavy drinking. That is pretty much the acceptable moderate drinking level that doctors will tell you is a healthy alcohol intake. They don't seem to define heavy drinking very clearly, though.

  • Brett L||

    You're right. Apparently > 3/day is "heavy" use.

  • ||

    When did 2 drinks per day become "heavy drinking"?

    When the nannies reached critical mass.

    There was a time, quite recently, when it was routine, or at least unremarkable, to order a beer or perhaps a glass of wine, at a business lunch. I can't remember the last time I saw that.

  • kinnath||

    The last time I attended an industry meeting (bout 3 years ago in Europe) it was shocking to see the Germans and the French ordering ice tea at lunch.

  • Ska||

    Once someone breaks the ice the rest of the party will drop the teetotaller facade. I have no problem being the first one to order a beer at lunch.

  • Pip||

    That would get me fired.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    Are you kidding? The nannies have been working hard at defining Binge drinking down for a long time.

    The new definition is you are binge drinking any time you get a BAC of .08 or better.

  • ||

    That is pretty ridiculous.

    Of course, all they accomplish by defining it down is making the concept itself a joke, which is a problem since real binge drinking is dangerous.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    Is that a longer life in real time, or perceived time?

    As someone who stayed up too late watching "Eastbound and down" while drinking too much, it seems as if this morning has dragged on for at least 10 hours.

  • Brett L||

    Did anyone else find the President's use of the words "my brothers in arms" in reference to US soldiers at one point last night strange? Don't you actually have to, you know, take up arms at some point for that to work? At that point the speech completely jumped the shark and I couldn't even pretend to listen anymore.

  • ||

    ""At that point the speech completely jumped the shark and I couldn't even pretend to listen anymore.""

    I though he was doing pretty good until he tried to tie it to economics. Particularly when he connected supporting his economic policies was like support our troops. That just rubbed me the wrong way.

  • Mike M.||

    Obama is supposedly contemplating tax cuts? Yep, the election campaign is officially underway. What a hoot.

  • ||

    Yes, the Dems are trying to push some kind of microscopic "targeted" small business tax "cut" package through Congress to inoculate themselves against the big tax increase on their watch when the Bush tax cuts expire.

  • ||

    That's not a tax increase, it's a reversion to the normal tax level.

    When a store has a back to school sale during the month of August, do you say they "increased their prices" on Sept 1?

  • creech||

    Yes, yes I do when the sale has lasted seven f...ing years!

  • Brett L||

    Can I choose not to pay my taxes until the rate drops back to "sale" prices?

  • ||

    Do you know what an analogy is?

  • zoltan||

    Do you know what a shitty analogy is?

  • cynical||

    "When a store has a back to school sale during the month of August, do you say they "increased their prices" on Sept 1?"

    You might not say it, but it is very literally correct.

  • Rich||

    Among the suspicious items found on the flight was a cell phone taped to a Pepto Bismol bottle and wristwatches taped together. Al-Sadah said that it’s common for Yemeni-Americans to travel with such items when traveling to visit family members because they are often gifts.

    Right.

  • Abdul||

    "Pepto and a Nokia? How did you know al-Sadah? You are such a thoughtful cousin."

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    I guess the duct tape was just the gift wrapping.

  • Zeb||

    I don't see any reason to doubt the story. What evil purpose could the combination of a telephone, Pepto Bismol and a wristwatch possibly serve that could not also be served by random whit in anyone's luggage?

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    I'd guess it was a stunt designed to show how racist the US is for singling out Middle Easterners while screening. Because it's racist to be somewhat suspicious when you find really weird things like that taped together in someone's luggage.

  • x,y||

    He might not have held a gun directly, but bureaucrats continue to do his bidding on pain of imprisonment. Once you cut through all the bullshit, it's obvious Obama has taken up arms.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    I thought Michelle was the one with the impressive arms.

  • ||

    Massive cuts in spending, large tax cuts, deficit reduction.

    Problem solved!

  • Rich||

    On the list of possible actions: additional tax cuts for small businesses beyond those included in a $30 billion small-business lending bill before the Senate. Also in the mix: a possible payroll tax cut for businesses and individuals, as well as other business tax breaks

    Implementing the Value Added Tax in 3, 2, 1, ...

  • Jordan Elliot||

    That's what I was thinking too.

  • Know Homo||

    New Hampshire teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues

    DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover.

    Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.

    On March 11, Dubois attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to the other. A third student plugged in the cord.

    Dubois was critically injured.

    The New Hampshire Union Leader says Dubois' suit contends he suffered permanent brain damage.

    Kelley resigned from his teaching position about a month after the incident. He declined to comment on the lawsuit.

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_15950653?source=most_viewed

  • Jordan Elliot||

    "The New Hampshire Union Leader says Dubois' suit contends he suffered permanent brain damage."

    Yeah but that happened way before the little fucktard did this.

    Sounds like he was hung by the cord when he came out the hole...

  • waffles||

    I am offended by that comment as I was born with the umbilical cord knotted about my neck. You are an insensitive prick, but I'm sure you already know that.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    I was born with the umbilical cord knotted about my neck.

    Well that certainly explains much.

  • Jordan Elliot||

    Pics or it didn't happen.

  • ||

    You really want to see waffles' birth pics? Do you care about the cord controversy, or do you just want to grab a peek at his mom's crotch after it was beaten bloody by a rolled-up piece of chain-link fence?

  • Jordan Elliot||

    A little from column A, a little from column B.

  • Rich||

    Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.

    "in their electrical trades class." So, one might presume that the students had a passing familiarity with the effects of household current.

    But, there I go again.

  • Joe M||

    He got what he deserved. Please please let that lawsuit get thrown out.

  • hmm||

    Well shit. There's another sunday night tradition I have to give up.

  • cornholio||

    So he deliberately electrocuted himself? I want to know: How can they be sure that the brain damage didn't occur before he shocked himself?

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  • matt2||

    Woman gets her feelings hurt online, cries about it

    Greer, who has had a successful career as former Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at Rackspace, cried for 20 minutes in the shower over the hurtful words. She has demanded commenters be reprimanded for defamation.

    Also, there's this:
    http://gawker.com/5626569/obam.....wkwardness

  • matt2||

    here's the first link in non-link form:

    http://jezebel.com/5626734/wom.....ord-for-it

  • ||

    Pfft, yesterday's news chump.

    http://reason.com/blog/2010/08.....nt_1882699

  • hmm||

    There's no crying in baseball!

  • ||

  • Jordan Elliot||

    That's funny. Your future article that is.

  • Abdul||

    Without a spike, it ain't gay.

    No homo.

  • Subsidize Me!||

    Do swedish men get pissed when women "mansplain" child-rearing? Is that the Jezebel headline from 2027?

  • Pope Jimbo||

    This explains why all the norwegians I grew up amongst in Minnesota hated Swedes more than anyone else.

  • Warty||

    Look at him inflicting his Swedish fucking male gaze on that poor child. "I am-a oppressen you-er, hur de hurr de bork bork bork."

  • hmm||

    Knock up the wife, work through the pregnancy, watch wife have kid, take 18 month vacation while wife goes back to work.

    Fuck me that sounds like a sweet deal.

  • zoltan||

    Yeah, I don't see the rise in homos thing. I think there are a lot of lazy people in the world who would rather raise a kid than work for 8-10 hours a day.

  • ||

    It comes from the unexamined convergence of women crowing about how "feminist" their male partners are and then complaining a few threads on Jezebel later about how their boyfriends never want to have sex with them.

    But you are correct, I wasn't really trying to imply they would be gay, just asexual blobs of estrogen-soaked goo.

  • ManikMonkee||

    "Study says heavy drinkers live longer than nondrinkers"

    Yesterday was like the first day I didn't binge drink in about 3 years
    then I read this this afternoon,
    you can't win

  • ||

    On March 11, Dubois attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to the other. A third student plugged in the cord.

    *outright, prolonged laughter*

    Was there somebody recording it for posterity with a camera phone? Because that should definitely be on youtube.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    This just in: John Cusack is a flaming fucking idiot asshole. I think he might also fuck sheep. Or tacos. Not sure yet.

  • ||

    But he was a good sidekick for Chief O'Brien in Con Air.

  • hmm||

    Not that there's anything wrong with that as long as the sheep and tacos consent.

  • Zeb||

    But does he like hot sauce rubbed on his asshole?

  • Nipplemancer||

    Now I know why someone would throw out a perfectly good white boy.

  • cornholio||

    He can't afford to say that much shit. Especially after that godawful fiasco movie with the earthquakes and shit.

  • Joel Pile||

    "I think he might also fuck sheep."

    There's a line and just because he's a movie star doesn't give him the right to cut.

  • دردشه عراقية||

    Thanks

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