Thursday, February 17, 2005

CSPI Slams NASCAR Hard-Liquor Deal ~ Newsroom ~ News from CSPI

Wow....I'm discouraged to hear that NASCAR is allowing hard liquor sponsorships for its cars and races. I'm surprised to hear that, when I think of NASCAR fans I think of a whole group of genteel non-drinkers who just love powerful cars. I'm kidding of course. I really don't see what the big issue is. Though beer is less potent by volume than hard liquor, I would say that an exorbitant amount of beer and hard liquor is consumed prior to, during, and after most NASCAR events. I seriously doubt a non drinking NASCAR fan would be so struck by a Jack Daniel's advertisement that he would go out and down a fifth to pay homage to his favorite driver.

"If’n yur gonna drank, yur gonna do it regardless of whut Mark Martin has on the hood of his daggone car.".....avid NASCAR fan.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Do I wanna join a suicide party?..Hell no!

Sheriff: Online suicide pact had sexual overtones
Alleged plot also involved people in Canada, Britain



Sheriff: Online suicide pact had sexual overtones
Alleged plot also involved people in Canada, Britain
Saturday, February 12, 2005 Posted: 10:54 PM EST (0354 GMT)


FULL STORY HERE

Sometimes I wonder what people are thinking about. For some reason this guy decides to have an internet "suicide party" in which people were going to hang themselves on webcam. One woman planned to kill herself as well as her two young children. Luckily one of these rocket scientists got cold feet and alerted authorities. Apparently this was supposed to happen on Valentine's Day and its sphere of influence was supposed to have included some people in Britain.

He was contacting people through a chat messenger and his screen name was SUICIDEPARTY2005. I believe I would immediately block someone out if they contacted me with that name. Thank God they got this nutcase before anyone went through with it. More than that, at least that foolish woman's children are safe. In the end I have to wonder, "What the hell were they thinking?"