This weekend coffee has plenty of animals

Are you like me, in that your browser is set to avoid tracking cookies and the like from following you around the Internet?
Then you — like me — will dismayed to learn that you can still be tracked despite your best effort.
Here at the Big Bad Blog, we have read several articles like this one, in which the author has given up soap and shampoo.
We might imagine trying such a thing, but are fairly certain that it does not mix well with fencing.
Here’s something amusing — ten commandments from the New Testament. They are amusing, because the crazed right-wing zealots who ask themselves “What Would Jesus Do?” never come up with these answers. They should.
Atheists are, apparently, considered unfit to serve in the US Military.
This wins the Big Bad Blog contest for best blog post of the week.
I’m always amused by news regarding the failure of TSA screenings. This is no exception.
Apparently a new measure of beer is about to invade British pubs: the schooner.
Reuters suggests that the schooner may end up bringing an end to the pint. While we here at the Big Bad Blog may find the word “schooner” too appetizing to not order one, we think this prediction may be a bit bold.
The New Yorker has termed investment bankers to be socially worthless.

The morning coffee returns triumphant

We are back from our vacation. A quick reminder — updates will be sporadic until January, although we are kicking off this week with a full cup of coffee for you.

Poor in Seattle? Not cool, dude — it’s enough to bring the IRS down on you. The story is incredible — a low-income single parent is targeted for audit for being a low-income single parent, told that her low-income-parent tax deductions cannot be claimed because her income is too low. Attempting to appeal the decision results in her family being audited. Is the IRS populated by a bunch of bullies?

(by Joel DeYoung)

The war on photographing London continues — today’s penalty for taking photographs is an £80 fine.

Do you chew gum? If so, be careful. It’s a dangerous world out there.