7:00 am • Wednesday • June 13, 2012
Why only two toothbrushes in all those pictures? (The more the merrier, I say)
The hell with toothbrush sex . . . where is Stinque on this: Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises
This has Stinque written all over it.
@BobCens: I stand behind the president. Breathing heavily.
From the Dept. of Why Los Angeles Is A Fun Place To Live: here is a headline from the local fishwrap: “Cross-dressing parolees arrested in credit card scam, police say.”
@Dodgerblue: Sounds like a Donald Westlake novel.
TJ/ I am wondering if I should buy an unlocked cell phone. Point and laugh at my ignorance, but can these be used with prepaid plans like Virgin or T-Mobile? I understand you can get a SIM card to use in other countries–is that something I buy in, say, London after I arrive. I want to avoid indentured servitude to AT&T or Verizon, and prefer a pay-as-you-go plan.
Depends on the phone. Unlocked iPhones will be usable but crippled (you didn’t want to access those apps, did you?). Overseas phone use is a whole different ballgame, and each country has different rules. You will definitely want to check the AT&T Wireless website for their international rules.
OTOH, Virgin has the cheapest plans, but the slimmest choice of phones. That may be different in England.
@matador1015: Looking at a Samsung Galaxy running Android.
@Mistress Cynica: That’s the AT&T Captivate. The Galaxy S has been replaced by the S II, so it may be unavailable in stores. But then, you did ask for the unlocked version. According to this, it’s limited to Asia and North America. But you can also check around online to see who deals with unlocked phones in England.
@matador1015: Thanks for the help.
@Mistress Cynica: I’m so glad you asked that question. I hope you understood the answer. I haven’t a clue. So far as I’m concerned, being pretty is enough.
Virgin is about to release a pre-paid iPhone with pretty cheap rates. I have a UK cell from Orange. It’s very cheap. I think it cost 19 pounds to buy. They have a cheaper version if you don’t want to save the number. So you get a new number when you next visit and use it. Unlike Verizon – I have pre-pay – your money doesn’t expire so you don’t HAVE to pay a monthly minimum. When I’m traveling I use it in Europe. The rates are not bad and I can top it up online from here. The other option is to do it via phone and enjoy the hilarious robot menu voice the English think is appropriate – Siri’s dim sister Doreen. The European carriers are all cheaper and better, I think, than ours here in God’s Country.
@Benedick: You may be relieved to know that Johnny Edwards will not be retried by the feds for taking campaign funds to pay off his alien girlfriend. Hair-flipping and a big smile prevailed over what we might call “evidence” and so he is free to service constituents and fans all over our great country.
@matador1015: Depends on the phone. Unlocked iPhones will be usable but crippled (you didn’t want to access those apps, did you?).
Not true. I’ve had an unlocked iPhone for years now. There’s jailbreaking (basically allows for unauthorized apps), and there is unlocking (to free you from your contracted carrier) – I’ve done both, and neither has messed up the functionality of the iPhone. Turns out the batteries on the 3GS were for crap, but that had nothing to do with the jailbreak or unlock.
Cyn, Apple will now allow you to unlock an iPhone that is out of its original 2 year contract. So if you can buy one from someone who has upgraded, you can have a Pretty Thing that also accepts SIM cards from pretty much anywhere in the world. Again, I’ve tried this.
@Dodgerblue: Must we hate him because he’s beautiful? Despite all the restraining orders I only want to send him my underwear. In hopes of getting his back. Why won’t he send me his boxers? What do I have to do? Perhaps a few ‘candid’ shots from my iPhone to his secret member number?
I hear he has a fondness for pugs and backrubs.
@Beggars Biscuit: Thanks for the updated info. My info is about three years old, which dates back to the digital Pliocene era.
Hey Lefty, did Shelley O look hot at the Medal of Freedom award dinner tonight, or what?
@Dodgerblue: HELLO, haven’t the fashionistas trained you to linque to the photos of the blog or news outlet feature showing the pictures? I can’t opine if you don’t tell me where to look.
Meanwhile, I’m spending my Wednesday night making turkey meat (close your ears, vegetarians) crispy tacos and drafting testimony for a Congressional hearing. (ADD: Oh, and watching the Giants slaughter the Astros). Cuz that’s how we roll around here.
@SanFranLefty: For your consideration.
RAISING CAIN!! Your San Francisco Giants have just achieved their first ever no-hitter perfect game, only the 22nd in MLB history, by the adorable Matt Cain.
@mellbell: I’ll look at dresses later, I’m in baseball mode.
Suck it, Dodgers! @Dodgerblue: And I say that in the most loving way possible.
@SanFranLefty: When I think of no-nos, the only one that matters is the one that Dock Ellis threw.
@mellbell: Very nice. For once her waist is in the right place.
@SanFranLefty: Even better, a perfect game. You can walk batters and still carry a no-hitter. In fact, you can lose a no-hitter by walking at least five four in a row. So be proud of your Giants.
@mellbell: @SanFranLefty: Thank you, that’s the photo I saw. Breathtaking. And note Barak trying not to break out into a shiteating grin.
Lefty, as Matador points out, it was a perfect game — no walks, no errors — a very rare occurrence. Koufax had one in 1965 and Yankee Don Larsen had one in the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers. Even rarer is a batter hitting 4 home runs in a game. Two Dodgers have done this, Gil Hodges and Shawn Green, and one Giant: Willie Mays, the greatest player I ever saw.
@matador1015: @Dodgerblue: Harvey “The Hat” Haddix pitched twelve innings of a perfect game, only to lose the perfecto – and the game – in the 13th.
@Beggars Biscuit: Yes, he’s on the “unofficial” perfect game list.
@Dodgerblue: Shelley Oh looks amazing. And Barry can rock a tuxedo as well as Sean Connery could back in the day.
Back to baseball, an ESPN commentator makes the case that Matt Cain through the greatest perfect game in baseball history. Guess Matty just earned that fat contract the Giants gave him recently.
@matador1015: @Dodgerblue: @Beggars Biscuit: @SanFranLefty: It’s a good thing Jim Bunning pitched that perfect game, because he sure as shit doesn’t have anything positive to show for his political career.
@SanFranLefty: I’d have to say that Don Larsen’s is more significant because it happened in the World Series against a team who had beaten the Yanks in the Series the previous year.
@Dodgerblue: That diving save by Blanco was pretty freaking amazing.
@SanFranLefty: Yep, Willie Mays quality catch.
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