This morning coffee should not be read in the workplace

Unless you have a very strange workplace.

I’ve been updating from across time this week, because there was no way I was taking my computer on vacation. I’m not sure how I managed to get five updates prepared before leaving. I believe it has to do with completely lowering my standards for these things.

In any case, this image seemed a fitting one for a Friday:

Found at FFFFound. Origin unknown. And I actually looked this time.

This weekend your coffee is making money and sneezing bullets

Here is an interesting article with a compelling argument: Fred Phelps does not fervently believe what he preaches — it’s all a scam to make money.
A sad sign that we are in The Future — or just that I am getting old — youngsters no longer know what A- and B-drives are.
Jeff Koons, an artist who makes his living appropriating and re-imagining popular images, is now making legal claims that he owns intellectual property rights over all balloon animals.
This is a website, so I think I am legally mandated to point out that some Italian dude sneezed out a bullet after being shot in the head.

Don’t worry. He’s fine.
Hey look! I agree with Microsoft!

Letting Apple trademark “App Store” would be a bad idea.
This guy is teaching his kids how to use a sword.

I think it goes without saying that Maggie will begin fencing as soon as she’s old enough to want to learn.
There’s a new get-rich-quick in the stockmarket scheme.

Just have 50 Cent tweet about your stock.
Ghostbusters III is waiting on holdout Bill Murray.

I’m conflicted as to whether I’d prefer if Mr. Murray agree to make the movie (Fuck yeah! Ghostbusters!) or turn it down (do we really need more sequels to ’80s movies?).

Your weekend coffee features swinging, robbery and the Incredible Hulk

There are lessons to be learned from this story. One is to be careful who you steal from. Another is how easy it is to track people down these days:

you just never know what you’re stepping into when you hit up a random car on a random street. However badass you think you may be, there is someone on the other side of the robbery.

While we’re looking at the criminal element, here’s a little peek into the world of stolen credit cards.
I have recently been thinking of switching my mobile provider, with T-Mobile being a real possibility.

Until I read this. While I’m unlikely to be a target of T-Mobile’s text message censors, the concept leaves me feeling icky.

Amongst the strange jobs that exist out there that I have never thought of, host at a swinger’s club jumps right up to the top of the list, courtesy of this interview with a person that held such a position.

Your entertaining smutty interview for the weekend.

Residents of Worcester, watch out!

The Incredible Hulk is on the loose!

In a move that could not possibly be motivated by self-interest in any form or fashion, beer sellers are opposing California’s Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana.
Because everybody should know how to make beer popsicles.
Do we really live in a world where people are arrested and charged for yelling at kids who have been bullying their disabled daughter?