Welcome to Friday’s links and hawt chick of the week thread. Last week I received a request for topless hawt chicks of the week. I almost dropped my monocle into my glass of Yamazaki whiskey in shock. A topless hawt chick of the week? Is he mad? Gentlemen, the hawt chick of the week is an example of hawtness that can aspire us to pop the question, if such a situation were ever to arise. A woman who is happy to parade topless photos of herself all over the internet is not the type of female that is worthy of receiving the coveted title of hawt chick of the week.
And in any case, this blog is and always has been safe to view in the workplace, at least as far as images are concerned, (although I have to admit that Triggly Puff was treading a very fine line). Whether or not this blog is safe for the workplace as regards ideas is another matter entirely.
With that in mind, the following links may be hazardous to your health if toeing the prevailing line is important for your well being. Also, this week I have selected links entirely from sites on my blogroll, or sites that I link to on a regular basis. This is because I have been rather busy and haven’t had time to trawl the interwebs this week. But I do make a habit of reading the stuff that you see to the right hand side of this web page.
Enough already! On to the links.
Image from Uncle Remus in this week’s edition of the Woodpile Report.
In order for things to get produced, somebody has to inevitably forfeit some of their time to produce them. This can be done on an individual level as per subsistence type craphole economies like Africa, or in the awesome 1st world through organizations, namely, corporations and companies. Large and complex systems organizing capital and labor to produce an amazing plethora of things all on the cheap. But regardless of the size of the company, it has to ultimately be started. And since time is ultimately the ONLY resource that matters to humans, any sane and self-respecting human is going to demand he or she be compensated for it.
Thus introducing profit.
This is the problem most people who have a problem with profit face. They look at it backwards. The issue isn’t whether somebody deserves profit or whether profit should exist. NOTHING would exist unless it was for profit. And the insurance industry explains this incredibly well.
The Smith Machine is the most dangerous and stupid piece of equipment in a gym.
I’m not alone in injuring myself in a Smith Machine. A guy that I worked with about ten years ago told me after I injured myself about how he blew out his knee while “squatting” about 600lbs in a Smith Machine in his gym. He had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance and had to undergo surgery and extensive rehabilitation- and all because of that one damned machine.
Moving past the fact that the Smith Machine is so bloody stupid and dangerous, let us be very clear about one thing: there is no such thing as a “squatting machine”, a mistake that the article makes several times.
A Smith Machine is not a “squatting machine”, it’s a death trap. Don’t use it. Do squats where they are supposed to be done.
A Central Florida man was arrested on suspicion of caging and drowning a raccoon because the animal killed some of his chickens and damaged his home.
James Miller, of Tavares, was arrested Friday on animal cruelty charges.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a woman called authorities and said her neighbor took a caged raccoon onto his pontoon boat and dropped the cage into the water.
The woman said she told her neighbor that drowning an animal was inhumane and he should instead call animal services, according to deputies.
As David the Good states, this sort of thing is one of the reasons he left the US. It’s the same in Australia. Melbourne is infested with possums that breed like, well, possums. But they are a protected species. Good luck if you have a family of the foul rodents in your roof.