My 65 year old Dad chose to have Green Days "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" played at his funeral. Which was a bit of a shock to all his friends when it came on at the end of the service as he'd started with the more traditionally depressing and funeral appropriate Hallelujah, though it had to be the KD Lang… » 10/15/12 4:49pm 10/15/12 4:49pm

Used low flush/dual flush toilets for years and never had any problems with flushing, or even owned a plunger. Moved to the US and use high flush toilets and they get blocked about once a week. Diet and toilet paper have remained pretty much the same. Shitty (if you'll pardon the pun) toilet design is shitty… » 10/10/12 6:31pm 10/10/12 6:31pm

Pawn shops give loans, That was their main purpose before payday lenders, came along, quick no questions asked loans. You are using your item to secure the loan, a lot of people don't have the money to go back and get the item and so the store gets the item to sell. » 10/03/12 8:09am 10/03/12 8:09am

Did anyone but the Dad see him wearing a mask? Just wondering if he "accidentally" shot his kid, freaked out and then added the whole mask thing in. It's easy enough to stick one on the ground by a body and say he was wearing that but I took it off. Just seems less likely to me that the kid was wearing a mask… » 9/28/12 11:47am 9/28/12 11:47am

You do realize that calling like that is military procedure if hit right. It is what he is trained to do. You do realize that he was spraying bullets and running around like that on purpose to attract their attention away from his pinned down friends. » 9/26/12 10:51pm 9/26/12 10:51pm

I'd be interested to see if the reverse was true in more traditionally female roles like nursing or teaching. Of course considering some of the comments on this article already any sexism the other way would probably also be considered the women's fault. » 9/21/12 10:11am 9/21/12 10:11am

So a woman on a honeymoon bathed topless in France, while staying at a private residence and some perv took photos of her without her permission. Surely the guy should be up on some sort of Peeping tom type charges? Or because she's famous invading her privacy like that doesn't count? I'd be so skeeved out if it… » 9/14/12 11:07am 9/14/12 11:07am

I try to buy organic and try to support small farmers where possible as I do not like a lot of the politics of Big Ag. For those people saying that because they use compost etc on food in organic farming it is dirtier remember all the E.Coli & Salmonella breakouts recently have started from large non organic farms. … » 9/11/12 9:49am 9/11/12 9:49am

I'm a little horrified, you make as much money as him, but your kid is worth less than what say he gets $20 million a year for movies, so say 2% of his yearly income (feel free to correct my maths I am in a post lunch brain fog). I know dead beat Dads that pay more, percentage wise, than that. Granted she has… » 8/24/12 12:59pm 8/24/12 12:59pm

The previous research apparently got the calculations wrong, not sure if it ties into the videos from 30 years ago or not but that is why they redid it all. Also people looking for practical uses, I am not sure how practical or useful this is but the information is already being used to develop things. Though… » 8/15/12 8:29am 8/15/12 8:29am