MPR hosts keep saying that rather than opting out of back-scatter scanner (thereby opting-in to sexual assault?) which provides you with an undisclosed amount of radiation you should ‘just go along’ with whatever the TSA asks of you.
This sounds like some of the advice given to women, if you ever find yourself the victim of a rape just go along with whatever he says. The implied threat is that there is NO WAY that a woman should or even could stand up to a man and that things will be much much worse if she should try to.
Left out of this advice usually is the point that in the [rare] event the rape goes to trial the question (in addition to ‘how much of a slut was she before?’ and ‘can we afford to tarnish this man’s reputation?’) then becomes “Why didn’t you speak up if you didn’t consent?”
I had originally asked for PTO for tomorrow too just to have a 6 day weekend for the heck of it. well, my boss’s stand-in (as my boss is actually on an admittedly well-deserved vacation) called me today to say that I actually COULD have tomorrow off even though I was denied it a week ago. I told her that I already made plans to come in tomorrow so I’d might as well; ugh boy oh boy was that stupid of me; I think I’m moving chipotle friday up to wednesday.
Tonight my girlfriend played her first game of Memoir’44; since getting her into boardgames with Catan and Samurai she’s sliding into the dangerous land of wargames with chits. Someday maybe I’ll talk her into Titan and its web of needless complexity.
“HOT TOPIC: Please apologize to participants who call in stating they called the 1-800 number that is on the statements. Explain it was a typo.We are correcting it for future statements. This number connects them to a Sexual Hot line. The correct number is in the Customer Service section which is the 1-866 number. But the bad phone number is also on that page under For questions on this statement. So it is on statement twice.”—Getting this message at work was easily the highpoint of my day.
So your work/school/personal travels has brought you to the Twin Cities for a visit you say? Well welcome to the land of 10,000 lakes! But I should let you know that if you mispronounce a local street, city, or business, we will correct your pronunciation right there on the spot in front of all…
I’m pretty sure Grain Belt is actually said something like Pre-knee-um