Thanks erudito for the linky.
NEWS FLASH, PEOPLE: Even though a BMW M5 can in fact reach speeds of 120 mph (200 kmph), they cannot, apparently, take off and fly.
But I state the obvious.
bonus WTF: This happened in John Travolta's neighborhood. He has a 747 and another jet parked in his garage. No, really.
A while ago on thequestionclub, someone asked the question "do you enjoy schadenfreude (German word meaning "to take pleasure from someone else's misfortune")?" And my answer was, "only when the person is a really deserving idiot." I couldn't explain myself any clearer than that, but the following should make it clear just what I mean.
Most of you on my flist need no introduction to the following news item, but the tedious explanation is for those of you not being bukkake'd by American media:
Basketball player Tim Hardaway announces he hates gay people and is a homophobe. "Well, you know, I hate gay people. I let it be known I don’t like gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. It shouldn’t be in the world, in the United States, I don’t like it."
Scott Adams wants Tim Hardaway to hate him too. But my favorite part of the story is that Hardaway apparently never noticed that he’s African-American. Or maybe he never realized that enthusiastically promoting bigotry isn’t a good idea if you’re a member of a persecuted minority. Either way, it’s not the sort of thing that gets you into Mensa.
But Scott Adams' roasting doesn't even come near openly gay Star Trek actor George Takei's incredibly awesome rebuttal PSA video on YouTube.
Tim Hardaway has since been fired, not surprisingly.
Edit: Scott Adams explains why he deleted his post.
"A hospital patient died when he became engulfed in flames as he lit a cigarette after being treated with an inflammable gel for a skin complaint. Philip Hoe, 60, is believed to have sneaked out of a ward and on to a fire escape stairwell to get around a smoking ban. It is believed that as he lit the cigarette it ignited fumes from a paraffin and kerosene wax cream used on large areas of his body. The gel is thought to have soaked into his nightclothes which burst into flames..."