The best fuckin' weblog name in the known universe: TwelveYearsOfBeingAnnoyedByChloeSevignyDotCom
I’m of course taking my cue from the incoherent ramblings of a certain smarmy Salt Lake City-area mortgage broker, who likes to refer to his dot-blogspot site as ‘award winning.’ Now, of course, this is a blogspot blog as well, but hey, I’m just here rambling and telling stories. I’m not sending out press releases and trying to run a business from a free fucking Google page.
(Yes, Nigel, I’m talking about you. You’ve become quite the regular little visitor here, haven’t you? Nary a day goes by anymore when I don’t see your dirty electronic fingerprint.)
Now most of you come here and are rightfully amused by my little rants and ramblings. Others come here and want to tell me what to do in these pages...hell, what I should be thinking! My respect for the First Amendment causes me to publish comments with which I don’t agree.
But I was thinking today about the rather silly comments that some folks leave, telling me, in essence, to ‘take it easy’ on someone or other. Well, guess what, kitty kats. That’s not ever going to happen. Allow me to take this time to remind everyone of the very definition of the blog.
“Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.”
“A public web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments, and philosophies, updated frequently and normally reflecting the views of the blog's creator.”
“Visitors typically visit blogs to read the latest news and opinions of the blogger.”
No one’s begging your acceptance of the opinions contained herein. And if you think I’m being too harsh on, say, the Barbie Bandits…well that’s just too damn bad. Because you see, we as humans make a conscious decision to either contribute to or drain from our communities. This is what we call a Society.
Within this society, most people contribute. They work, they love, they donate, and they create. Others simply take. And once you decide to suckle off the collective teat of the contributors, then we get to jump in and have a say.
Now I understand that some of you take a different approach. I’ve gotten a lot of notes from people who tell me they’re praying for certain criminals who have graced these pages. And I’m not trying to take that away from you.
But don’t get all uppity about my decision to spew a few choice words in the direction of the offenders instead. Because they’re parasites. You can go ahead and pray. I'll stick to my witty repartee.
I have to admit that I giggled a little this morning when I got another one of those ‘let he who is without sin cast the first stone’ comments. It’s too fucking easy...because my mistakes have never included fucking bank robbery!
You see, those of us who are contributors to society tend to make mistakes like missing a few curfews, occasionally getting a poor grade on a paper, or snogging someone we ultimately wish we’d never met. We’ve inevitably said something cruel to someone we love; we’ve broken someone’s heart; we may have irreparably damaged a friendship.
These, my friends, are examples of ‘mistakes’ and ‘youthful indiscretions’—-not fucking bank robbery, not fucking mortgage fraud. From the way some of you sound, you really might be shocked to learn that most of use make it through our lives without committing felonies!!!
And those who choose to take from the contributing members of society are sometimes subjected to opinions on those actions. So when Casey Serin is eventually living rent-free in a federal prison, the rest of us will continue our daily lives of contribution, including funding his three-hots-and-a-cot.
Not quite an even trade, is it?
But, oh, you want to be offended because I used the word cunt?!? Aren’t your delicate sensibilities being expended in the wrong place?!?! Just for that, you get a forced etymology lesson (yeah, yeah, I know how some of you hate the book learnin’)
“The earliest citation of this usage appears in the Oxford English Dictionary, in reference to a London street known as "Gropecunt Lane," circa 1230…. In certain circles the word is considered merely a common profanity with an often humorous connotation”.
And, yes, while I am a true-blooded American, I spent a great deal of time overseas growing up. And ‘the c-word’ as some of you call it, is very commonly said throughout the world. When you look at the origins of the word, it’s certainly a lot less harsh than the word ‘bitch’, which is bandied about in American slang with incredible frequency.
“It was being used thus as early as 1400 and referred to a lewd or sensual woman. It was not uncommon to use it in literature of the time in that sense. It was simply a metaphor, comparing lewd women to female dogs, which, if left to their own devices, will bear pups rather frequently, suggesting sexual promiscuity”
So there you have it. You managed to choke your way through my opinions and actually learn something today. Buy yourself something pretty and expensive on a maxed-out credit card for all of your hard work. You deserve it. And after all, you can always declare bankruptcy and rely on the contributors in society to keep food on your table.
Somewhere in a cold dank plot, Darwin turns in his grave.
The recall covers the company’s “cuts and gravy” style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6 throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PetSmart Inc., among others....
P&G announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.
...the company received an undisclosed number of owner complaints of vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats after they had been fed its products. It has tested its products but not found a cause for the sickness.
That being said, I checked both the Menu Foods and Iams websites and I'll be damned if I can figure out where to find those codes on the can. So if any of you astute readers know where to identify that information, please share with the rest of the group.
Menu Foods website does list the recalled product brands, but their list does not include the Iams and Eukanuba brands, which MSNBC does. So until that gets sorted out, I'm going to stick with some other food for the cat just to be safe. Here's a list of the products that seem to be affected:
Recalled Cat Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Demoulas Market Basket
Fine Feline Cat
Hill Country Fare
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Total Pet, My True Friend
Recalled Dog Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Demoulas Market Basket
Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog
Hill Country Fare
Nutro Natural Choice
Total Pet, My True Friend
Hopefully the company will keep its website updated.
One of Casey Serin's numerous old blogs has been recently preserved for posterity (and I'm sure for the creditors and authorities as well). Prince Casey was in the midst of his 'sweet deals' at that point, happily ripping off lenders with his felonious cash-back schemes. Casey's old blogs reveal the same Casey Serin that so many of us now love to hate...slothful, arrogant, unable to plan, unable to make decisions, easily overwhelmed.
One of my favorite lines is this one: Another thing is that I should be careful not to reveal too much stuff about other people because they may get offended. Maybe not even use their last names. Hmmm... its a dilema. If I start censoring too much I will get away from my purpose which is a brain dump, just how it is. But I still really want it to be public. I don't know exactly why. Part of my just wants to be open and transparent with no regard for other people's feelings about it.
Sound familiar? With that spirit of cooperation, I'd like to offer up the full Serin clan and known associates. After all, Casey would want it that way.
Galina Serin, maiden name Galina Suprun, also known as "Casey's wife." She and Casey live with her sister, Yulia Suprun at Yulia's place in West Sacramento. Unlike Galina, Yulia actually does work, and that's how she's able to keep a roof over her deadbeat sister and brother-in-law's heads. Here are some pictures of Galina Suprun:
Picture of Galina Serin having 'nothing' to do with Casey Serin's shady business deals...Oh wait...she
cooked did the BOOKS.
There's that Serin nose.
Margarite says: If I am distressed and sad about a few of my faithless friends, when how much more does Jesus grieves for the whole world?! I don't even know how He does it! And who am I to judge people so quickly? Some peoples sin is seen, most people's sin is hidden. So for me to look at someone who smokes and think that they are a horrible sinner not even worth talking to is wrong and sinful!
Wow...what an arrogant little cunt....someone who smokes a cigarette is so sinful that she can't even be bothered to speak to that person, yet her brother is a multi-state felon?!?!?! She must be one of those "Good Christians" I keep hearing so much about. Seems this Serin rationalization thing runs deep.
Here's Margarita with the other Serin sister. Margarita mentions that daddy Serin drops a lot of American coin for this little one to twirl around on the ice.
Speaking of the Serin family, here are some photos of them. Dad Aleksey Serin and the vagina fruit in all their hypocritical Christian glory:
Now this one I would have missed without the awesome post from Trent over at http://Exurbannation.blogspot.com, where Rob Dawg rocks the Casey Serin hater forum. Here's a picture of Casey Serin in some early glory, doing some white-boy breakdance move. (Note too that all of these kids are shoeless. I can only imagine that the girls are practicing for the lifetime of 'barefoot and pregnant' ahead of them.)
But this photo is significant. Look at the guy in the first row, far left, flashing some bizarro fake gangsta sign. Now look at this:
Whooohoooo! Whaddya know? Casey's friend has been a "Full Spectrum" Home Loan Consultant for Countrywide in Folsom since June 2006. That's interesting, because some of Casey Serin's fraudulent money came from Countrywide. Hmmmmm.....guess that's what the little fucktard himself would call a "sweet deal!"
Casey Serin's friend David Welch is another one who considers himself to be quite full of ye olde religious ferver. His headline states that "For if I am not part of the Solution... I am injustice!" Well, David, you're either the most deluded co-conspirator yet, or you are cooperating with both your employer and the authorities to see that justice truly is served.
Another interesting tidbit from Casey Serin's old blog is mention of a Peter Peychev. Casey mentions that he's going over to speak to him about real estate. Apparantly Peter Peychev is some sort of American liaison for real estate deals in Bulgaria.
So, if you're interested in that kind of thing, contact Casey so he can get one of those sweet referral fees. Oh wait, that's right...paying a commission or referral fee to someone without a real estate license in California is also illegal. Jesus, the number of legal pads that are going to be used to sort out the various charges.
Since Casey Serin obviously has no problem with how his activities affect others, and how his narcissism brings them into the fold, I am sure that he will have no problem with all of this. Hell, the little fuckwit will probably relish the added attention.
Briefly, Haj is one of the five pillars of faith, requiring that every adult Muslim who is financially able make the Haj at least one time in their lives. Haj occurs during the last month of the Islamic year, which is based on a lunar calendar. The Haj itself requires that pilgrims travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the religious festival.
While it is estimated that there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, it is difficult to determine how many attend the Haj each year. The most recent and authorative source suggests that approximately 2 million people attended in 2005.
But of course, there are several events in the world that claim to be the largest. So what is the most heavily attended event in the world?
Early searches point to the FIFA World Cup as the most heavily attended event. But it is, again, difficult to find attendance records to support this. And since the World Cup is a tournament rather than a single event, attendance records tend to be broken into individual matches.
There are some surprising results for World Cup records. First and foremost, that the U.S. is even on the list. The 1994 World Cup held in the United States had the highest average attendance with over 68,990 for each match. The 1950 World Cup Final (Uruguay vs. Brazil) had over 174,000 spectators for the largest number of spectators to watch a single game. While this match did determine the winner of the World Cup that year, it was not a "true final", as there was a second round of group play and the top placed team, Uruguay, was the cup winner! The 1970 World Cup Final at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City had the highest Final attendance with 107,412 spectators attending the game.
I think it's safe to say that the FIFA World Cup is the most watched event in the world. Some pretty astonishing stats from FIFA show that, an accumulated audience of over 37 billion people watched the France 98 tournament, including approximately 1.3 billion for the final alone, while over 2.7 million people flocked to watch the 64 matches in the French stadium.
Speaking of television, it is sad state of affairs that Baywatch is the most widely viewed television series in the world, with more than 1.1 billion people in 142 countries watching each week. It also holds the distinction of being broadcast on every continent except Antartica (lucky penguins). The Japanese show Ultraman, which didn't even air for a year, is the series with the most spin-offs.
But back to the in-person attendance numbers. The Olympics are obviously a huge draw. So maybe that could be the most heavily attended event in the world. But Olympic attendance is gauged only by the number of tickets sold. So factor in that a lot of people will travel to the host country and never see an event, while others will attend multiple events, and the math gets sticky.
For the record, though, it looks like the greatest number of tickets sold was 8.3 million in 1996 at the Atlanta Summer Olympics. The 2000 Sydney games come in second with 6.7 million, while 1984 in Los Angeles sold 5.7 million.
This brings me back to my earliest suspicion, that Haj is not necessarily the most attended event in the world. In fact, when I first read that, I thought back to the year or so that I traveled around India and had the chance to attend the spectacular Kumbh Mela. (Phonetically, it's pronounced koomba mayla.)
This Hindu religious festival is held four times every twelve years, according to an astrological caluclation based on the sun, moon, and Jupiter. The enormous undertaking requires that entire tent cities be established in and around the event itself in order to accommodate all of the attendees.
One of the first things I came across is that Mark Twain attended Kumbh Mela in 1895. Quickly after coming across that, I learned that Kumbh Mela is in fact the "largest human gathering on earth." So large, in fact, that in 2001, it was actually photographed from space.
So what is the magic number that makes Kumbh Mela the most heavily attended event in the world? A whopping seventy million people make the pilgrimage. Here are some photos to give you a better idea of just what exactly that looks like.
And this is just a small idea of what that looks like on the ground