todAy’s lympiAns

not actual Lympians

In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate.

The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you’ve violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans.

“I’m sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors’ cans,” says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He’s on the front lines of enforcing these rules.

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for not properly sorting their garbage….

…The city gives households bins to fill with their food and yard waste. But residents don’t have to compost it themselves: They can just leave the bins curbside and have the city pick it up for a fee

…Jim Ward owns a condo in a large building in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. He says his neighbors include people from many different countries who may not be familiar with Seattle’s recycling rules. Ward came down to the building’s recycling bin recently and it was a mess.

“I found dirty rags with oil on them and just really messy pieces of plastic that were wet,” he says. So Ward took the opportunity to do some outreach.

“I ended up actually taking those things and putting them on the main counter in the lobby of the condominium, and I just wrote a note to everyone and I said, ‘Are these things recyclable?’ “…

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there’s newspeak for this

a drunken misadventure

…Although planes are restricted from entering the airspace around the White House and it is illegal to operate a drone in Washington, it is unclear whether the man will be charged with a crime…


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global swarming

Whole Foods running out of both kale AND quinoa. Shit is getting serious….

almost forgot …

Happy Australia Day!
(among other things)

(What? No, the one next to New Zealand, not the one next to Germany.)
Example of an Australian

awww geeeze

We’d prob’ly would’a been better-off, if he’d'a sent Biden.

(No translation needed.)

~ vid (repeats, just to rub it in) ~

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that he’s intentionally demeaning America’s dignity.

On the other hand, he could walk at the same time, so there’s that.

(What? Yeah, prob’ly stuck it under his seat.)
Cultural ref #1
Cultural ref #2

It’s been a bad week for Obama’s dignity.

white privilege devil

Anticipating the inevitable over-reaction to the NE blizzard, here, boss.

Or, as it was known when I was a kid in Michigan, walking to school in the tire ruts.

(What? Nah, only a half-mile, but it waaas uphill both ways.)

Hey, New England!
N’Yawkahs think the storm was a bust.
Evidently, youse guys don’t count.
Nope, not tryin’ to stir anything up. Just sayin’ …

Islam deniers

Today’s Catch-22

Rick Stengel, an under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, posted a curious reaction on Twitter Saturday to reports that the Islamic State had executed Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa.

Nothing religious about it.” [story]

Because terrorists won’t behead you, if they’re religious terrorists.

Won’t this, like, you know, offend ‘em?

Well, terrorists and Daesh-holes claim to be religious; and I, for one, will take their word for it.
If Muslims ever demand the excommunication (or whatever) of barbarians rather than cheering them on, I’ll reconsider.

(What? Yeah, that also goes for the Administration’s Islamicterrorismophobes*.)
* Those who have an unreasonable fear of calling terrorism Islamic.
AKA: mophos

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Yeah, I’m a pig …
which is why this is appropriate in this post.


Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays his creation, an image of U.S. President Barack Obama carved on a duck’s egg shell

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One before departing Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip to India, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A top Indian official says President Barack Obama has canceled the end of his trip to India to fly to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death of its late ruler….


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