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Too Stupid for Words category archive

Facebook Frolics 0

Man on the run.

Cat Check 0

Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

A Small Note about How Libel Laws Work in the United States 0

Truth is a defense.

Captions Outrageous 2

Last night, we watched an old episode of Perry Mason. (I guess all Perry Mason episodes are old at this point. At least there are no SWAT teams running around like Star Wars storm troopers . . . .)

In one bit of dialog, the word “tycoon’s” appeared.

The closed captions displayed it as “TYXXXX’S.”

Aside:

One of the characters was named “Eula.” Why a character would be named “End User License Agreement” is beyond me.

Twits on Twitter 0

Sui DeGeneres twits.

Facebook Frolics 0

Hate-full frolics.

Twits on Twitter 0

You can’t make this stuff up.

Twits on Twitter 0

Legal twits.

Twits on Twitter, Reprise 0

Rat:  To improve the veracity of social media postings, I'm establishing firm journalist standards for all of my future tweets.  Goat:  Great idea.  What are the new rules?  Rat:  If it feels true, tweet is.  Goat:  Oh.  Good.  Rat:  And even if it doesn't feel true, tweet it anyways.

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Droning On 0

Boys and their toys:

The man, who was not immediately identified, sent his drone soaring over Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara during the second quarter of the game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, police said. Later he hightailed it to Oakland, where he deployed the drone over the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos, according to police.

“It was something about free speech and his belief that television stations are corrupt,” said Santa Clara Police Lt. Dan Moreno.

I think he’s missing the boat on television stations. Incompetence and shallowness do not necessarily stem from corruption. They can exist very nicely on their own.

Twits on Twitter 0

Twit of the year.

No Selfie-Awareness 0

No selfie-awareness whatsoever.

Aside:

There’s a sure way to keep your nude selfies from becoming public.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Bad judge-ment.

Aside:

And folks thought that computers would somehow make us smarter . . . .

Afterthought:

Instead, they merely amplify the stupid.

“The Cup Conspiracy” 0

Afterthought:

I do not patronize Starbucks. I like coffee (that, frankly, is reason enough), and I refuse to learn an ersatz secret language to purchase it.

How Stuff Works, TV Weather Dept. 0

Perfessor:  It's funny how those TV meteorologist love to report from the middle of a hurricane, but never from the middle of a forest fire.  Voice from television:  We're going live to Jim . . . You there, Jim?  How strong are the winds?  Jim:  Yeah, Dr. Gregg.  This hurricane is a big one.  The intensity is getting stronger by the minute, and we're really close to the eyewall.  On the Saffir-Simpson scale, it's a cat one, though it's starting to feel like a cat two to me . . . . Larry, our camera guy, had to lash himself to a concrete pylon.  Waitress, looking at television:  For Pete's sake, this isn't informative weather coverage.   It's weather porn.

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A Cavalcade of Trumpery 0

Will Bunch steps back and looks at the big picture.

Facebook Frolics 0

What could possibly go wrong?

And, in more news of the frolickers . . . .

Idiot Abroad, Reprise 0

Warning: Language.

Droning On 0

It appears the drone has finally come home to roost.

Seattle city prosecutors charged a 20-year-old Pasco man Wednesday with crashing his drone on the rooftop of the Space Needle last New Year’s Eve.

Cole Kelley has been charged with reckless endangerment, having reportedly flown the drone around pyrotechnicians while they set up the traditional fireworks show, according to police reports.

Space Needle security were alerted to the incident about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 31 after Kelley reported crashing the nearly seven-pound aircraft on the roof of the structure.

The device was captured and subdued by aforesaid “pyrotechnicians.”

Art Sieves 0

Of the 34,500 works of art belonging to the city (of Zurich–ed.), the whereabouts of 946 are unknown, lost over the years due to lackadaisical management, reported Tages Anzeiger.

The most significant loss is a painting by Swiss-French artist and architect Le Corbusier, dating from 1927, which has an estimated value of 1.5 million francs.

The story does not go on to report that Inspector Clouseau may be called out of retirement for the case, but there is, as always, more at the link.