Don’t Kiss The Urinal: It Is Out Of Order

This photo comes from the restroom at work.  What was the author of this sign trying to communicate?  Was this a warning to not kiss the urinal?  Are you being warned to not kiss the urinal because it is out of order?  So as soon as they get the urinal fixed, fell free to go back to frenching to your hearts content.

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UCLA Cheating On Admission Standards: In Violation Of Proposition 209

No, this has nothing to do with Coach Rick Neuheisel starting another high-stakes gambling pool.  But, that is a good guess.

This involves a violation of California’s Proposition 209, which prohibits the state from discriminating,

against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.

Professor Timothy Groseclose is a professor of political science at UCLA, and was previously a member of the committee that handled undergraduate admissions.  That is, until he resigned “in protest, from the committee,” and issued his report on the illegal admission standards being used by UCLA.

The reason behind Professor Groseclose’s resignation:

There is considerable evidence that high-ranking administration and a controlling block of my committee are engaged in a cover-up – they are preventing me and others from obtaining these data [admissions data] so that the above malfeasance will not be discovered.

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Army Not Happy With The Size And Weight Of MRAP

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle have been life-savers on the battlefield.  But, they are just to big and bulky.

The 10-ton vehicle must be transportable on a C-130 cargo plane. It should have a minimum range of 300 miles, and a turning diameter of 49 feet, And the crew has to be able to get out quickly, in case of a rollover. (“Of the 38 MRAP accidents between Nov. 7 and June 8, only four did not involve a roll-over,” Army Times noted.)

Maybe the Army will be interested in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, that was placed on hold last year.

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Pop, Soda, Or Coke: Which Word Do You Use?

The answer to this question is determined by where you were raised.  California you say soda.  Michigan you say pop.  Mississippi you say coke.

This according to the always compelling blog Strange Maps.  The map below shows the regional differences in the generic word used to refer soft drinks.

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USC Football: Mark Sanchez To Start Against Virginia

According to ESPN,

USC quarterback Mark Sanchez went through his first full practice Monday since dislocating his left kneecap 17 days earlier, and appears on track to start Saturday’s season-opener at Virginia.

“Oh, I think so, absolutely. Especially mentally,” Sanchez said afterward, when asked if he believes he’s ready to play. “I feel good about it. If it were up to me, I’m in.”

Sanchez, the projected starter for Southern California, was carted off the practice field Aug. 8 after making a throw and landing awkwardly. X-rays and an MRI exam revealed no ligament, cartilage or bone damage. He had been jogging and throwing for over a week, but wore cleats for the first time Monday since being injured and did most of the work with the first team while wearing a sleeve and a brace on his injured knee.

The Trojans will play at Virginia on 30AUG08.  ABC will be sending Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire to cover the game.

The depth chart for Virginia looks like this:

OFFENSE
Pos No Name Ht Wt Yr

WR 20 Kevin Ogletree 6-2 189 Jr.
26 Cary Koch 6-0 192 Sr.

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