April 17, 2006

Word on the Street...

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I was driving to a family gathering, when I saw this in front of my car. I don't know why A1 Appliance may suck, but whatever it was apparently enough to prompt a man to buy large letters and stick them on the back of his vehicle in protest. This is your Monday... Word On The Street!

Posted by Reese at 9:10 AM

April 7, 2006

Face Recognition Fun

Good old Sande!  I surf the web quite a bit, but she finds that one site too far. Case in point http://www.myheritage.com/ where you'll find a face recognition applet. She found out I don't look like James Spader at all:  

Pick which of "Spicolli's Angels" I look the most like.

Or Voight or Tarantino?:

Posted by Spicolli at 6:40 PM

Old School Driving School

Don't say that Provocative Planet never tried to make Louisiana a better place. Lately, accidents have been at the highest rate than any other time in the history of the New Orleans Metro area, however bad driving has historically been a staple of southeast Louisiana and since we're attempting to bring New Orleans back better than ever, why not crack down on another hazard that had driven death and insurance rates higher than it should be? It's really shameful that some of the worst offenders are not kids, but people that have been driving for over a decade and beyond. Even the elderly, who's motor and reactionary skills have deteriorated beyond the point where driving at their native 20MPH is even safe anymore, prove to be a major catalyst for bad driving. To prove my point, and to educate the willing, I bring you: The Safe Driving In Louisiana Drivers Guide.

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Although printed circa late 1960's, the rules still apply for the most part (except that we renew our license every 4 years instead of 2). Being that this guide has been out and revised for as long as it has means there's no excuse, Louisiana... none whatsoever. Just because you've passed the test, doesn't mean you know how to drive... it may mean that your instructor just didn't care or you faked it nice and convincingly.

Posted by Reese at 4:27 PM

April 5, 2006

I Don't Remember Electing Macy Gray to Congress?

I don't post nearly often enough... so when I decided to write today, this was the top story (as far as CNN was concerned): Congresswoman deflects questions on details of police scuffle. Yes, Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Atlanta) didn't stop at an officer's request last week, and then turned around and hit him after he reached out and grabbed her. He was just doing his job... making sure that only authorized individuals who were supposed to be there, were allowed to enter. Of course, she pulled the racial-profiling card on why she believes he stopped a complete stranger (at least to him), who refused to acknowledge his presence, authority, or inquiry, from entering a government building. I'm sure Jesse Jackson's ears perked up when he heard the words "racial-profiling".. I'm sure that without a drop of a dime, he had already pondered his next move... A march on capital hill? Maybe a boycott of security guards? Or some other means of promoting himself through someone else's misguided cause. Either way, she was wrong and he was just doing his duty by protecting government officials like HER in the process. "Even the high and the haughty" should be able to stop and identify themselves as members of Congress if confronted at a security checkpoint, Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said. "The response is not to hit a police officer." Or maybe it was her hairdo? She also believes that her change in hairstyle may have had something to do with why she was not recognized.
"Cynthia McKinney is a racist," DeLay told Fox News Channel, according to The Associated Press. "She has a long history of racism. Everything is racism with her. This is incredible arrogance that sometimes hits these members of Congress but especially Cynthia McKinney." Coming from a man who was quoted as saying "I am the federal government!", he sure does show moxie in calling other people arrogant! Either way, I never thought I'd agree with someone as disgraceful and evil as Tom DeLay, but he's right on this one. And not to judge her appearance, but if you were to place a shopping cart in front of her and roll her down Pennsylvania Avenue, she'd blend in nicely with the surrounding urban bums. Oh, and next time... try wearing your I.D.

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"Don't worry about me, everything will be O-TAY!"

Posted by Reese at 2:43 PM

April 3, 2006

Arrgh

My pirate name is:
Iron Sam Rackham
A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.
Posted by Spicolli at 10:33 AM