Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Facebook Manners

June 23, 2009

Watch what happens when Timmy and Alice fail to practice good Facebook manners.  Sad…so very sad.


The best reason for a detention EVER.

June 23, 2009

Michael Scott is smiling somewhere…..

Via The Chive

An unshaven chest is just a canvas waiting to be used…..

April 5, 2009

The Chive is one of of our new favorite blogs.  They post a wide range of reader-submitted photos which are typically hilarious and/or disturbing.   See samples below from a feature they ran February titled, “Shaved Body Hair Designs.” Kind of self-explanatory……

Sometimes rednecks make it so easy to make fun of them that it’s not even fun.

Well I don’t really see what’s odd about this one


Be sure to check out the full collection of shaved body hair designs here.

Chinese Police….wait, I mean Memphis Police file lawsuit to uncover identity of blogger that is critical of the department

July 27, 2008


Police director sues for critical bloggers’ names
Site popular with citizens, officers
By Amos Maki Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to learn who operates a blog harshly critical of Godwin and his department.

The lawsuit asks AOL to produce all information related to the identity of an e-mail address linked to MPD Enforcer 2.0, a blog popular with police officers that has been extremely critical of police leadership at 201 Poplar.

“In what could be a landmark case of privacy and the 1st Amendment,” the anonymous bloggers write on the site, “Godwin has illegally used his position and the City of Memphis as a ram to ruin the Constitution of the United States.

“Some members of the Enforcer 2.0 have contacted their attorneys and we are in the process of filing a lawsuit against Larry and the City of Memphis. What’s wrong Larry? The truth hurt?”

It wasn’t clear if the lawsuit is aimed at shutting down the site or if it’s part of an effort to stop leaks that might affect investigations.

Many of the documents in the case, filed in Chancery Court on July 10, have been sealed by Chancellor Kenny Armstrong. Police officials would not discuss the action, citing pending litigation.

Whatever the reason, Internet and free-speech advocates said they had serious problems with the city’s actions.

“You can complain about the government, and you should be able to do that without fear of retaliation or threatening actions on the part of the people in these positions,” said Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington-based watchdog group. “I guess they’ve kind of annoyed them at some level, but you really don’t want to see law enforcement or government resources spent in this way.”

AOL has been ordered to turn over similar records in the past.

In 2001, Japanese company Nam Tai filed a complaint in California state court against unknown Web posters claiming they committed libel and violated the state’s unfair business practices statute.

Nam Tai was able to obtain the e-mail address of one of the posters and then obtained a subpoena from a Virginia state court to AOL seeking the name behind the e-mail address.

AOL filed a motion to have the order quashed, but lost that bid in trial court and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee said they will be watching the case closely and that anonymous speech is essential to the free flow of ideas in a democracy.

“We are quite interested in preserving the anonymity of the bloggers,” said Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee. “Anonymous speech has long been protected speech under the First Amendment.”

The bloggers, who operate under the name of Dirk Diggler — the name of the porn star in “Boogie Nights” — say their site provides an important service to officers and citizens.

“This is another attempt at disrupting an outlet for officers to gather and complain about the administration,” they said on the site.

“Further, this allows us unrestricted communication with the citizens of Memphis. The citizens should be made aware of the scandals that rock the administration and shudder the rocky foundation in which they operate today.”

The bloggers also said city attorneys earlier this year wrote a threatening letter on city letterhead to a company that produced T-shirts for the bloggers.

Gabe and Max’s Internet Thing

June 20, 2008

“Gabe and Max’s How To Get the Dreamlife of Your Dreams Using the Internet”. Funny stuff.

Metallica continues its dual goal of alienating fans and battling that damn “inter-web thingy”

June 11, 2008

Silly Metallica. The situation is like this.

  1. Metallica invites select bloggers to review some tracks to their new album.
  2. Metallica does not make bloggers sign Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  3. Said bloggers naturally post their review/thoughts/impressions of the songs on their respective blogs.
  4. Naturally, Metallica orders the blogs to remove the reviews, all of which were positive.
  5. Read full, sad account of Metallica sticking it to the man fans.

A very funny animation created several years ago during Metallica’s infamous battle with Napster. (NSFW language)