Two stupids that were said by a friend I was with in Africa:
First stupid: We were visiting a witchdoctor who I have known for many years and who recently divorced one of his four wives. As I was explaining to my friend that the guy now has three wives and he used to have four, a duck waddled past. I told my friend he had turned his wife into a duck. We both chuckled and I thought nothing more of it until the next day when my friend took me to one side and asked me in all seriousness if that really was his wife.
Second stupid: We were heading to the home of a blind man. A car drove past and I waved at the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle and he in turn waved back. My friend then asked me if that was the guy we were visiting.
Here in Portland, the issue of putting fluoride in water has come up. Which came as a shock to me; I've lived in so many cities, and they all did fluoride in the water, that I naturally assumed that every city in the Western world was already doing it. After all, it's proven to be a safe and cheap means of preventing tooth decay, and the only arguments against it the anti-fluoride idiots can give is either "OMG it's a mind control substance!" or some unproven BS about it being rat poison, and of course they never cite any reputable sources for this crap they spew.
So it pisses me off that at least a third of the population of Portland seems to have these damned "Vote NO on fluoridation chemicals" signs. I've been trying to find the "vote YES" version. I may be forced to make my own sign, that says "Vote YES on putting floride in water because only morons are opposed to it."
About the only good thing about these stupid signs is that a good chunk of the "morons with not enough brains to fill an egg cup" population of Portland are now clearly labeled.
So things still seem to be at a standstill since the whole shift in ownership here, so I've set myself back as owner of the community. I've added both alicephilippa
as maintainers/moderators of the community.
I'll be sticking around just long enough for the community to get back to approving/rejecting entry submissions in a reasonable amount of time. I don't intend to be involved in higher level decisions as to how the community should run. My only agenda is to keep adding new moderators periodically until entries are being regularly being approved from the moderation queue again. The 2 other maintainers are free to discuss & decide on any changes they want to make to the community such as adding additional moderators, editing the profile, changing submission standards, etc. If all goes well, this will the last time you'll need to endure my presence in this community.
I went to the pet store with an anonymous friend yesterday.
Anonymous friend: "Check it out. They sell vibrators for cats."
Me: "That's a flashlight."
Anonymous friend: "What? A flashlight for a cat?"
Me: "Um... the cat chases the light."
So, the boyfriend and I were doing some holiday baking tonight (December 23rd... okay, now it's the 24th, at the time of this writing). Among the things we're baking to give as gifts are peppermint meringue kisses, dyed with red-and-white stripes.
The technique for making stripes on meringues is to take your empty piping bag and paint stripes down the inside with gel food coloring before loading the bag with your meringue mixture. I'd explained this idea to my boyfriend in vague terms, but when he came into the kitchen and saw me with the paintbrush and food coloring, he seemed a bit unclear on how it was supposed to work, saying he was still trying to get his head around the process.
"It's just like toothpaste," I explained.
He just sort of stared at me for a second, perplexed.
"...Did you think the stripes went all the way up the tube?!"
The embarrassment on his face was all the answer I needed.
Though, as it turned out, the last stupid of the night was mine. Remember how I said we were making "peppermint meringues," hence the red-and-white striping? Well, they ended up being "festive holiday-colored meringues," because in order for them to be peppermint meringues, I would've had to have remembered to add the peppermint extract. So yeah. -_-
Meet Claire Khaw, formerly the BNP's candidate for the position of London's Mayor, she was kicked out of one of the most bigoted of the UK parties after she said some things even they couldn't stomach.
Trigger Warning: Suggest you have pictures of kittens near by to calm you down from absolute rage at a sheer stupidity and ignorance on display. She's a proud misogynistic disabilist gender essentialist. This is her blog: http://thebattlefieldoflove.blogspot.co.uk/
It is a gold mine of wtf.
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