Saturday, December 11, 2010

The world's hottest hacker?

Apparently not content with just taking over the porn industry, hot Eastern European girls have made a move into the usually nerdy world of computer hacking.

TG Daily reports: Kristina Svechinskaya - who has been dubbed the "world's hottest female hacker" - recently appeared in a NYC courtroom to face charges of stealing $35,000 for a notorious Eastern European cyber gang.

She definitely looks she has a way with hard drives. Hey-ooo.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Frustrating vs. Evil

Believe it or not, there are some folks who are so discouraged and jaded about politics, they say: There's no difference between the parties, it doesn't matter who you vote for, both sides suck.


There's one pretty big difference between the two major political parties in this country.

While the Democratic party certainly gets frustrating at times, it's not inherently evil. The Republicans are inherently evil.

Look at just some of what the GOP did this week.

It blocked a bill to provide health care for thousands of 9/11 first responders at Ground Zero. Firemen, cops, EMTs, construction workers, who rushed to the World Trade Center and spent weeks literally digging in the rubble, pulling out bodies, breathing in toxic chemicals, and now plagued with deadly lung diseases and cancers. Sorry guys, the GOP won't help you.

It blocked a vote to repeal Don't Ask Don't tell, the out-of-date policy that throws gays out of the military, even though the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Defense Secretary, the military's top brass, President Obama, and a survey of service members themselves, all say there would be no harm to combat readiness if gays are allowed to openly serve. Sorry gays, the GOP doesn't want to help you.

They balked at extending sorely needed unemployment insurance for millions of Americans out of work through no fault of their own in this crappy economy. It then went on to block a tax bill that would have kept lower tax rates for the middle class but allow taxes for millionaires to slightly increase and go back to the level they were under Bill Clinton in the 90s. Sorry middle class, the GOP doesn't want to help you.

Instead the president had to make a deal allowing millionaires to keep the low tax rates they enjoyed under George W. Bush, so that he could also get a vote on the lower tax rates for the middle class and extend the unemployment benefits. Classic hostage/blackmail situation courtesy of the GOP.

(By the way, a sidenote on this issue - when Clinton was president, the economy was booming: unemployment was low, inflation was low, the stock market soared, corporate profits soared, the deficit was low, and when he left office, he bequeathed a budget surplus to Bush. Then eight years of Boy George and his economic policies and what did Obama inherit? Unemployment rising to over 9%, stock market that had plummeted and is just finally beginning to come back from the huge drop (you probably noticed that plummet in your lousy 401k reports over the last several years) and a deficit stretching as far as the eye can see. And this is the economic policy the GOP wants to keep? Yeah, it really worked so well, didn't it.)

And, of course, when it takes over Congress in 2011, the GOP is going to name climate change deniers and oil company lackeys as chairmen of committees charged with protecting the environment and overseeing the oil companies. That's going to go well. No chance for abuse there. Sorry every living creature on Earth, the GOP won't help you.

So next time you get frustrated at some wacky Democratic congressmen or some pompous Democratic Senator, just remember, the other party is, by and large, a nasty, mean-spirited, selfish group beholden to big business - oil companies, tobacco companies, insurance companies, arms companies - and right-wing religious freakazoids who want to put God into everything, take away a woman's right to choose and basically make your life a living hell if you don't worship Baby Jesus.

I'll take frustrating over evil anytime.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Clean-up in aisle 5...

A Florida man was arrested for wacking off in a Walmart, according to The Smoking Gun.

In case you needed another reason to avoid Walmart.

And he was doing it looking at a copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Granted, there's some majorly hot girls in that magazine, but jeez, it's really just a tiny step away from George Costanza doing it to Glamour.

Who knew people still j/o'd to magazines? If this guy ever saw some of the stuff on the Internet he would never leave his house.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"I'm running a Level 1 diagnostic"

I just saw LeVar Burton in a bad made-for-TV movie (one of those corny "women in distress" Lifetime things) and, damn, does he look weird without the Star Trek: TNG Geordi goggles.

He was a key player in what is considered probably the best TV miniseries ever made (Roots), but without those goggles, meh.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hey now

I ordered the Larry Sanders Show box set. That was one of the best and most innovative shows ever, and one of HBO's first big hits. 

Having been behind the scenes of a few TV shows, some of the stuff on there is absolutely spot on.

I can't wait to see Artie get drunk on Salty Dogs in a few of the episodes. I guess Rip Torn was just researching.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sometimes you sorta miss the chimp

"I don't think we came from monkeys. I think that's ridiculous. I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet."
- Glenn Beck

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Love the smoke effect

Blondie on the iconic British program, Top of the Pops. There may have been some drugs ingested before the show.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Testing testing 1-2-3

Random thoughts:

My bathroom mirror was steamy this morning. Summer is officially over.

How annoying is it when you think you are typing your user name & password in the boxes on a website, then look up and realize the cursor was not in the right place and nothing registered.

The guy who wrote the infamous "Jump the Shark" episode of "Happy Days" hates what the phrase has come to mean

Friday, June 18, 2010

You should see what happens if you give him a Bronx cheer

Here's a dog with sensitivities. He hates getting the bird.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wine tastings are so declasse

I stumbled into a Scotch tastng at my local hooch store today when I stopped in for some wine. May I just say I stumbled out.

Scotch tastings are much better than wine tastings.

Monday, June 07, 2010

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad

Actual non-Photoshopped pictures from BP stations with signs saying: "Do not leave pumps unattended. You are responsible for spills."

You could laugh except for those heartbreaking photos of birds coated with oil, trapped and trying to get up.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Frankenstein's albino gonk

HBO is running the series finale of "Extras" these days. ("Frankenstein's albino gonk" is one of the taunts Stephen Merchant's character says he gets called.)

When the show aired, I didn't think it was as good as the original BBC version of "The Office" - although what could be?

But it really is very funny. The David Bowie episode alone is genius. Kudos Ricky Gervais for creating two of the best TV comedies of all time.

Hey, am I invisible here?

Pet peeve #27: when a person calling a store takes precedence over me actually standing there in the damn store.

I picked up some dry cleaning today. I handed the woman my ticket and as she was about to turn around and fire up that revolving carousel of clothes to get my shirts, the phone rang.

She proceeded to answer it and spent 5 minutes - not exaggerating - discussing some sort of dry cleaning emergency with the person on the phone.

Uh, hello. I actually took the time and trouble to come to your store. Why are you making me wait there so you can help a person who took the time and trouble to use the fucking phone.

And it wasn't like she was on the phone call when I walked in. My transaction began first.

If it had been a store where I was going to purchase something and not there to get my shirts back, I would have been out of there after one minute. Maybe 45 seconds.

Here's a little business tip to all you store personnel - tell the caller to hold on a second while you take care of an actual flesh and blood customer.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We used to walk miles in the snow to get to a pay phone...

It's amazing how fast things date.

I was watching "Unfaithful" on Cinemax tonight, and there's a scene where Diane Lane is at Grand Central and calling the mysterious guy she's cheating on Richard Gere with - and she goes to a pay phone and puts a quarter in.

It just seemed so ridiculously ancient. The movie was only made in 2002, but it seemed like it was from the 1950's.

Today, of course, she would have a cell phone. And, frankly, I'm not sure if Grand Central even has pay phones any more. It probably does, but I go through there a couple of times a month and I would be hard pressed to tell you where they are.

I remember when I commuted to the 'burbs on a daily basis - and it was not that terribly long ago - there used to be banks of pay phones there.

Now, when they show up in a movie, just 8 years old, no less, they seem like a relic.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Suddenly a Virgin doesn't look so good

It's not easy having champagne tastes on an imported-beer budget.

I'm looking to do a Vegas trip in July (yes, I know, nothing says fun like visiting when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk.)

I did a quick search on the airlines' respective web sites: Continental is showing a round trip 1st class flight at $1,574. Virgin America is at $2,143.

Now, I've noted here before, I love flying VA, but that is some major discrepancy. Unless I did the web thing wrong, seriously, how can they get away with that?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"There's no signal here"

Now that basically everyone has a cell phone, Hollywood had to come up with something so that the victims in horror/suspense movies don't just immediately call for help and end the movie two minutes in. Apparently every movie now either takes place in a no-signal zone, or they are as bad at remembering to charge their phones as I am.

Almost as good as the scary mirror reveal.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just another day at the mall

This poor fellow was named Chaucy Morlan. He once was paraded around Europe and America in the Barnum & Bailey Circus because of his weight.

Let's face it, he's no day at the beach, but I'm not sure he would even get a second glance at the food court in the local mall today.

Ok, instead of the fancy vest and pantaloons he'd be wearing sweat pants and a KFC "Double Down"-stained t-shirt, but this guy is middle America - I see folks like this waddling around Times Square every day pointing up at the tall buildings before they groan their way back into the tour buses.

Once a circus freak, now it's just the typical tea bagger at a Palin rally.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hello again

Well, hello blogoverse. I haven't been here in a while, been a little occupied.

May be time to get back into the swing of things at Too Saucy. There are Republicans to mock, and NY stories to tell, and venting to be done about the various people who irk me.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ann Coulter? She's pretty nasty.

Those wacky Republicans, they sure like moralizing about everyone else's sex life, but they seem to have quite a freaky side themselves.

Just days after it was discovered that the RNC treated high rolling donors to a wild night at a bondage/lesbian/table service club in West Hollywood, it turns out they "inadvertently listed a phone-sex number on a fund raising letter sent to potential donors. People who tried to call the committee were instead offered "live, one-on-one talk with a nasty girl" for $2.99 a minute."

First: Haha.

But I guess we shouldn't be too surprised. This, after all, is the party of Sen. David Vitter, busted for patronizing prostitutes both in his home state of Louisiana, and in D.C. - hookers, by the way, who specialized in clients who liked to wear diapers (eww).

And the former Senator, Larry Craig, he of the infamous "wide stance" in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport bathroom.

And Sen. Larry Ensign, the Nevada GOPer who was caught boinking a married staffer (she was married to another of his staffers, no less).

And how about Mark Sanford, the S.C. luv guv of the Appalachian Trail. And we can't forget Newt Gingirch, who is a species all to himself (on wife #4, I believe).

Well, the list goes on.

And this is the party that impeached Bill Clinton for getting a b.j.

They really are the most hypocritical bunch of scum out, aren't they?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I need a glow stick

Oy - my hairdresser blasts techno music. By the time I leave there my head is spinning. Although I guess that makes it easier for her to cut the hair.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Amazon fail

Amazon does that "We think you might like..." thing where it analyzes something you bought and tries to get you to buy something similar. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's just obnoxious.

A few weeks ago I got an Ella Fitzgerald CD box set, "12 Nights in Hollywood." Today the friendly folks at Amazon suggested I get the 2-disc, "The Best of 12 Nights in Hollywood."

Ha ha.

Bastards, though.

Teeth paranoia

Did you ever brush your teeth after you've being out drinking, eating, then realize, "Oh, I actually brushed them 40 minutes ago when I first got home."

Of course, then I paranoidally wonder if doing that is somehow damaging to my teeth.

Why am I such a nice guy?

So I get on the elevator today in my building and this woman gets on with her kid, maybe 5 years old, and he starts saying, "Go away, go away." And I suddenly realize he's talking to me.

And the woman says, "Oh, no sweety, we don't say that to people, this is not your private elevator."

Then she adds, "We say that to bees or flies, we say, 'Go away, fly, buzz, go away.'"

So the brat starts saying, "Go away, fly, buzz."

And now she's embarrassed and says, "I'm sorry, he thinks everything is his."

I give a wan smile, clearly not humored, and my floor comes and I get out, and I hear her saying. "No, he's not a fly, he's our neighbor."

Of course, I wanted to snarl in the elevator, "I'm not a fly but you ARE a fucking cockroach and you should be crushed."

He would have been in tears.

It would have been great.

But she seemed genuinely embarrassed so I didn't.

But still.

Who are these people who raise these obnoxious kids?

Saturday, February 06, 2010

We're living in a hologram?

This is a fascinating article. Scientists are theorizing that we - the world as we know it, and us - are actually hologram depictions of events happening somewhere else in the universe.

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."

The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.

The "holographic principle" challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and are reading this article because of something happening on the boundary of the universe. No one knows what it would mean for us if we really do live in a hologram, yet theorists have good reasons to believe that many aspects of the holographic principle are true.
- NewScientist

Frankly, I wish the real me in the 2-dimensional world would hurry up and find his gloves, it's freezing here in this hologram world and I had to go out without them today.

This may be the epitome of corporate-speak bullshit...

"Change management"?

"This person will assist in defining the change management strategy and will be responsible for driving and supporting all aspects of organizational readiness to ensure business owners and end users are ready, motivated, and able to accept new business processes with a focus on change management and communications activities. He/She will manage, develop, and administer stakeholder assessments to measure change readiness, communication effectiveness, and organizational infrastructure."

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The thong is dead...

...long live the thong.

Well, at least its successor.

According to Cosmo, and, hey, they study this stuff, thongs are no longer the undies of choice for the discerning woman, it's apparently the boy short.

Of course, with the picture they have accompanying the article, uh yeah - if every woman's butt looked like that. (And I always thought those were called booty shorts? Shows what I know.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What a strange company

I got my Motorola Droid - so far loving it. But Verizon Wireless really does have some strange business practices.

I have a second line, and usually when I get a new phone after my New Every 2 kicks in, they give me a new free phone for the 2nd line. It's not as good as the main phone, obviously, usually just a basic one, but what the heck, it's a new phone.

So as I was in the Verizon store on 86th today getting the Droid, I asked the guy what free phone comes with it for the second line.

Well, apparently none. He claimed they subsidize the Droid so much, they don't give a free phone with it.

I was perturbed and he noted I could get a new one pretty cheap. I looked at the Samsung Intensity, which sells for $70, but comes with a $50 rebate, so final cost was 20 bucks. I told him I'd take that, but he helpfully told me that if I ordered it online they sell it at the reduced price without having to go through the rebate dog & pony show of sending in the receipt and the bar code and waiting 8 weeks for it to show up, they just sell it at the $20 price.

Even better.

So I get home, log on to Verizon - and it turns out they actually are selling it to me free. No charge at all. And the beauty part, no shipping charge. I just got an email from FedEx that it's already left their West Chester, PA facility and will be here in two days.

Now you figure the 2-day shipping is going to cost Verizon, what, 8 bucks, 10?

So instead of just giving me the damn phone for free in the store, they are going to pay money to ship it to me.

And somehow they will still manage to make a bazillion dollars this year.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


The cell phone industry really does seem to go out of its way to make it difficult and piss you off, doesn't it?

I'm drooling over the Motorola Droid phone and my Verizon contract kicked into New Every 2 mode a few weeks ago...but now I'm reading about this Nexus phone which is only available on T-Mobile, which I have no interest in switching to - but apparently it will soon be available on Verizon in a few months.

And then you keep hearing that the iPhone will also soon be available on Verizon.

Seriously, these cell phone carriers/hardware companies just like to make us jump through hoops.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Somewhere on the rails

Mobile post from the railroad wondering if it works. Because even on a commuter train people are annoying. I need one of those "Get Smart" cone of silence things. If someone invents a portable one they will make a fortune.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Take your little scam elsewhere

A year or so ago, when I was moving Too Saucy from the site, where it had been for a few years (awkwardly named, to its own stand alone domain name, I tried to get - but someone had bought the name. And it was just there - blank, nothing on the page. Obviously, it was one of those creepy companies that buy domain names and then sit on them hoping to sell them for a profit.

Oh well. What are you going to do. But was available, so I got that instead.

Well, a few days ago I got an email from the domain snatcher informing me that, hey, what do you know, was available and it could be mine.

"We noticed that you own TOOSAUCY.ORG and felt that you may be interested in acquiring the .COM version of your existing domain name. It is available for a one-time fee of only $49.00 USD."

Of course, a domain name only costs $10 from a regular registry, like Go Daddy (not to mention, they have hot girls in their Super Bowl ads).

Well, needless to say, I was not about to give those creeps $49 - but, hey guys, thanks for informing me .com was now available. So I immediately hopped on Go Daddy, and, voilĂ , ten bucks later, belongs to me, its rightful owner.

And, I have the pleasure of knowing that they held on to the name for two years, so the whole thing actually cost them $20.

Not that I'll make any real money from it, but, you know, it's the principle.

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