Friday, July 06, 2012

Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History

Marc Miller


DIBS !!!

Doug M, The Duke of Yucks

Hearing Aid Surprise

What? Huh?
Res Ipsa Loquitor

A few weeks ago I acceded to longstanding family wishes and got hearing aids .  I looked into them 5 years ago, but the minimum I could get away with spending was a few $thousand.  The ones I wanted - the ones worn by my Otolaryngologist, cost about $6000!  That's when I got the TV Ears (Later to be replaced with Sennheisers*).  That solved my television problem.   Still I could only understand MoSup at certain times, ahem, and the din of crowd noise (like when the family was assembled) was unintelligible.  

Srsly, I couldn't hear birds chirping, or any high frequencies for that matter.  That included certain timer alarms, engine sounds, and MoSup's screams of delight.   Anyway, I got to thinking,

What happened to dead people's hearing aids?  Did they just throw them put like store bought teeth?  I looked on e-bay, and horry clap! After a very short and perfunctory scan of the lot, I placed a ceiling bid of $250 on the above (I won for $202.50). 

The description noted that they could be reprogrammed to fit my audiology profile, and many, I forgot whether these were included, could be resized.  They didn't work,  so I sent them back to Arizona.  I was going to ask for a refund, but a day later they came back with an apology.  He had included the wrong batteries, and sent 6 packs of the right ones as contrition.

Res Ipsa LoquitorNot only do they work, but they fit my ears!  And I can use them with a telephone— and my earphones!   No feed back squeal. 

 If I turn the volume up, I can here conversations in the sun room, on the other side of the house.  Remember those television ads for those cheap hearing aids, where the guy hears women saying "What a stud Rodge is?"  I don't here that.    Wait - *smacks head*;  these are family talking!  No wonder.

Anyway, it is something of a crap shoot perhaps, but if you, or someone you know is driving everyone crazy by making people repeat everything, this is a real option.  Also - I can get along quite nicely wearing just one.

You're welcome.

BUY Sennheisers * - It's been one year sinse I replaced TV Ears with these, and I rate them as one ot my top tier purchases ever.  I am still using the original (2 AAA)  batteries.  And I still routinely fall asleep watching ROKU, so they're on all night.  Hearing quality is sensational.  With my hearing aids, I can hear high frequencies that the phone s alone missed (which was not a great loss.) A product.

Tiger Pull

Hold That Tiger
Res Ipsa Loquitor

Visitors at the Busch Gardens Zoo, in Tampa Bay, Florida, are given the chance to test their strength against a mighty tiger, in a game of tug of war.   What a great idea.  Chimps are supposed to be 7 times stronger than a human.  I'd like to test that one too.

STUDY: Sex in difficult places


Evolutionary biologists have a problem with sex in difficult places.

What? Oh, stop it.

Sort of like shooting rats at the dump - with eyes closed

Res Ipsa Loquitor

I find myself annoyed at redistricting...

...because I relished voting against Andre Carson, even if only as a sort of fruitless performance art, like few other things in the futile farce that is modern American politics. Hell, the opportunity to vote against Andre Carson is almost single-handedly what got me voting again after a long sabbatical. I scratched that #2 pencil in the little circle with rage that burns like the hearts of a billion suns at the blatant nepotism that parked this practically uniquely unqualified boob in the chair vacated by his career machine politician grandma once things got a little too Weekend At Bernie's on the House floor.

This genial ex-liquor cop's head is emptier than than a vegan restaurant at a cattleman's convention but because he had the right pedigree '' [Tam cont]

From her lips and out me own mouth.  Only the names are changed.

Leukemia Cure?


A slice of Adolf

Must Eat Brains             

Calling a spade a spade
Do you know what POS stands for?

PARMA, Ohio — At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested that the channel be changed when he was made aware that televisions were showing Fox News.

Obama and Fox News have gone to war frequently during his three and a half years in office — most recently over a sharply negative teaser shown on Fox and Friends that the White House took as a Fox News-sponsored attack ad on the president.

The Obama Administration frequently used the network as a proxy punching bag for its Republican opponents in the early years of his presidency. Fox's personalities, led by Glenn Beck, fired back with more and more incendiary comments, but a somewhat delicate balanced was reached after the 2010 election in which both sides toned down their rhetoric. [story]

I'll be a bore and ask"What if Richard Nixon had asked that CBS be turned off?"  Can you say enemies list?   Okay, I know.  I'd find something wrong even if he actually did something that would make Hitler puke.


Res Ipsa Loquitur
Res Ipsa Loquitur

It's not jor yob


The FBI Could Cut Your Internet Access in TWO Days
(Here’s How to Prevent It)

WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — For months now, the FBI has been warning people that a blackout of their access to the Internet could be coming.  The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google, and Internet service providers have sent notices as well.

Res Ipsa LoquitorBut tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.

The Blaze has covered the story a couple times, first stating the FBI would shut off Internet access to computers still infected as of March and later reported the extension the clean-up period until July 9.

To check whether a computer is infected, users can visit a website run by the group brought in by the FBI: This link also provides resources for how to “disinfect”  your computer should the malware be found on it. As the Blaze has reported before, the FBI has said fixing the problem will be much harder once your access to the Internet is cut off.


If you're thinking of reasons why it's a good idea for Eric Holder to take this extreme action, I want you to stay after school.  And yes, you will be physically abused with a sock filled with iron filings.