Imagine you’re in a dimly lit bar. Imagine you are approached by a woman, who offers you sex in exchange for money.
At this point, being the morning coffee and all, you’re probably imagining how things might go wrong from here. And while there are oh-so-many ways for things to turn bad, I’m guessing that you aren’t suspecting that the hooker in question is actually a donkey in a wig.
That is, however, something that this guy should have considered:
“Your worship, I only came to know that I was being intimate with a donkey when I got arrested,” he began.
“I had hired a prostitute and paid US$20 for the service at Down Town night club and I don’t know how she then became a donkey.”
- New Zimbabwe
We cannot help but notice that this week’s Weekend Coffee — the first in a month! — contains fewer silly pictures and more good photographs than usual.
You are therefore particularly encouraged to click on the pretty pictures. As is the norm with pretty pictures, they look better when viewed in larger formats.
|Bruce Schneier has written an excellent essay on terrorism, fear, and why the Washington Monument should be closed.|
|Something to think about the next time you read that music-industry profits are down: While that may be true for the record labels, the musicians themselves are making more money than ever. In fact, if you buy two songs (in MP3 format) directly from a musician these days, they make more money than they would if you bought an entire album on CD at HMV.
In short, new distribution channels are endangering the norms of the industry surrounding the musicians, not the musicians themselves.
|Here is a short story of methane release from melting permafrost.|
|If you are asked to review your own book, be careful.|
|Some of the best bits from the Bloggess come when she interacts with clueless and incompetent marketers. It’s so ridiculous that I think it must be fake.
Until I realise that I sometimes get these e-mails too. I just ignore them.
|Adding to the list of reasons why my next computer will not be built by Apple: Apple forces a company selling third-party Macbook Air updates to stop producing them.
I might not be the sort of person who tends to buy third-party updates for their laptop. But I find it hard to support a company that doesn’t allow it. If I buy something, it’s mine.
|So … Canada has this new copyright legislation, that a lot of people don’t like.
So … the guy that wrote it goes on TV to defend it …
… and …
Why is Canada doing this, again?
|If life hands you lemon bars … make lemonade.|
Have you ever imagined the greatest breakfast of all time? No need to imagine any longer — it has arrived!
We present to you the cinnamon roll … with bacon. It’s Friday. Indulge.
(By Jason Sweeney.)
Yet another reason not to place any information you do not want to be made public on the Internet has been found — as if you needed one. Should the company holding your data (and keeping it private) go bankrupt, they might be forced to sell your private information to the highest bidder.