Sleazy museum to clear up ‘suggested’ fee confusion

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will alter its cashier signs to make it clearer to patrons that $25 is only the “suggested” price.

The change is part of a deal settling one of two lawsuits which accused the Met of subtly coercing art lovers to pay the $25 with tiny signs that describe the fee as “recommended.”

One group of plaintiffs is willing to settle with the sleazy Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the other plaintiffs want to tighten the thumbscrews some more.

The Bitemaster, who’s blogged about this before, thinks waterboarding might be called for.

Source: The Met to clear up ‘suggested’ fee confusion – NY Daily News

I used to think Newt Gingrich was the Devil. What was I thinking?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) on Monday stunned the hosts of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” by charging that their show essentially “invented” Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.

Remember when Newt was the crazy old coot of the Republican Party? Compared to more recent Republican leaders (e.g., Trump, Cruz, Carson, and Santorum) he now seems like the epitome of political sanity.

Source: Gingrich Tells Fox Hosts: Trump Is The Candidate You ‘Invented’ (VIDEO)

Scalia murdered by Hollywood Star Whackers

Having quietly disposed of Philip Seymour Hoffman and David Carradine, the Star Whackers have taken out Justice Antonin Scalia, presumably on orders from President Obama and Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Their next victim is expected to be Clarence Thomas, though a hit on J. J. Abrams would be cheered by all discerning Star Wars fans.

Source: Conspiracy kooks shift into overdrive after learning Antonin Scalia was found dead with a pillow over head

Cleveland sues Tamir Rice’s family for his ambulance bill

The city of Cleveland, whose cops shot and killed Tamir Rice over a toy gun, has billed the family for emergency medical services.

The Bitemaster expects Cleveland to bill the Rice family for the bullets that killed Tamir, as soon as they can calculate the cost.

Source: Cleveland sues Tamir Rice’s family for his ambulance bill

Michele Bachmann goes on insane rant

Click to listen to Michele Bachmann and then answer this quiz:

  1. Has the Bitemaster finally gone so far in putting words into people’s mouths that he’s passed the bounds of satire?
  2. Is Michele Bachmann suffering from a neurological disorder?

Source: Michele Bachmann goes on insane anti-Muslim rant: Migrants are nuking Western Civilization with rape!

Uber, Amazon to charge eateries steep rates for delivery

Uber and Amazon are launching slick new apps that promise to widen the market for high-tech food delivery — but the bill for restaurants won’t be cheap.

Amazon (assets: $65 billion) plans to charge restaurants 30% of each bill and Uber is expected to charge 27.5%. If you hate a restaurant and want to fuck it over, be sure to order through one of these new apps.

Source: Uber, Amazon to charge eateries steep rates for delivery | New York Post

Radioactive water leaks into groundwater at Indian Point, Cuomo forms task force

Radioactive water leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear facility, officials said Saturday.

In response to the nuclear leak at Indian Point, NY Governor Cuomo has formed an expert working group to be headed by former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman. Her chief of staff is expected to be Michael DeWayne “Brownie” Brown. Flint Michigan Emergency Manager Ed Kurtz was briefly considered for a position with the working group, but was rejected as “too qualified.”

Source: Radioactive water leaks into groundwater at Indian Point – NY Daily News

If I’m not happy, why should you be?

To our nation’s founders, happiness was a right of man. So would they be pleased to learn that modern day Americans are indeed happy? In fact, the majority of U.S. adults today describe themselves as “very happy.” Happiness appears to be an equal opportunity emotion, striking men, women, whites, nonwhites, young, and old in similar degrees. Marriage is associated with higher rates of happiness, but more money doesn’t necessarily buy greater happiness. The rate of happiness is depressed [ha!] among low-income Americans, but it levels off at a higher rate in households earning $30,000 or more.

In response to the Bitemaster’s rants about happiness (e.g., are women any happier now that they have the vote?), Correspondent Jeffrey Wilheim has provided a link to an actual study of people’s happiness: A Nation of Happy People