Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Retribution to the Insufficiently Ridiculed, Part III

Car Insurance Companies

In this country’s history, almost every industry has been ridiculed except for the sleaziest industry of them all—car insurance. Critics of American society will tear apart the government, oil companies, lawyers, coal companies, doctors, farmers, and even health insurance companies. Even the people I called out for chastising these industries receive enough flack. Although some of these criticized companies can make life a little more challenging, they ultimately make life easier.  I have never been afraid to utilize the services aforementioned, but if my car is scratched, even if by no fault of my own, the last number on this green earth I want to call is a car insurance company. This industry is a mandatory scam about which I have never heard any complaints. The average car insurance customer would be able to purchase a fine car with payments made to his insurance company over a year.

If there is an accident, the company will do everything in its power to ensure that it does not forfeit any money to a claim (and as a mandatory institution, the car insurance company has a lot of power). Even though the car insurance company never lost any money, it will still increase the insurance fee for some logical, yet insanely greedy reason. In the extremely rare case that the insurance company must comply with the client’s wishes, it never pays the actual cost of the damage. They use these “blue book value estimates” as a tool to ensure never distributing as much as $5,000 to a customer at any point. Anyone who knows much about car parts or repairs knows that $5,000 may replace a cheap window at best. How car insurance escaped the greedy image will always be a mystery to me. If the Sinclair Oil dinosaur ever tried to parade around like the Geico gecko, there would be protests outside of the White House.

Michael Elwes Graney

Monday, May 23, 2011

Security System

I know I talk about my friend Ellen Kent a lot. Well this is important... at her house in Greenville, in her and her brother Warren's bathroom is a gun sitting right beside the window. In the windowsill is a razor cartridge with pellets in it. 

There really isn't much I can say about this... 
Only in the Delta.


As you may know... the Mississippi River has caused some flooding recently. It was very scary here in Greenville for a while and in the whole Mississippi Delta area. I have pictures for you. ....

This is the yacht club. To think... in December Spatty, Michael, and my deb friends were partying here for the Bachelor's Ball. This is, obviously, on the inside of the levee. The yacht club used to be a boat... with good reason, but about 3 or 4 years ago they built this building. Looks like they will have to rebuild it... maybe go back to a boat. 

Those are light posts down the levee. Usually there are cars parked all down there to about a little past the far light post.

That is the gazebo at Shelben Park. I once was a guess at a press conference there... about 9 years ago.

The Light House Point Casino. The back part is a boat and has been known to detach and float around the lake. The front part of the casino is flooded, obviously.

Those three pictures were at Lake Ferguson which is like a chute of the river.

This is the new Harlows Casino Resort. They were already pumping water out of it but they still had to cancel the Kansas concert. I was disappointed.

You can't really tell, sorry, but this is a well. The motor is off... like taken off...of it and water is still pouring out of it. The levee can't prevent water from seeping underneath the ground.

So that is a few pictures of the Delta during the flood. Not a funny post but an informative one.

Molly Weissinger

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Yes, this post is about mustaches. There is one mustache in particular that is awesome, my dad's mustache. This picture doesn't do it justice but believe me, it is stellar. I was 12 before I found out that my dad had a gap between his two front teeth. I didn't know because the mustache covers his teeth when he talks. Like any nice lightly colored mustache, it turns the color of whatever drink he is drinking. Now, don't ask me why but in the summer my dad's hair and part of the 'stache turns a greenish hue. It is not because she is swimming in chlorine either. We can't explain it.

There is only 1 photograph of an adult Matt Weissinger without a mustache. The reason he did not have the mustache was because my mom told him she would not marry him until she saw him without it. Needless to say, they were not married until it grew back in. This picture is like the holy grail. And one time, my dad had the area between the two extended parts of the mustache grown in. That was just a radical mid 90s experiment. 

Needless to say, the Weissinger men are notorious for facial hair.The only one who can't pull of the facial hair is bizarrely my brother. This is what happens when he tries it. Sorry Doug, you look like a child molester. 


These are my (double first) cousins Guy Weissinger and Charlie Weissinger.
Thank you for letting me use your photos (although I didn't ask).

So yeah... the mustache. Not everyone can pull it off but kudos to those great ones (ahem Matt Weissinger).



We are sorry for the sudden extreme lack of posts lately. Exams and flooding has gotten in the way of life. Once exams are over I plan to bombard you with some amazing posts so just get ready. Some might include things about Cat Barn, guns, mustaches, and who knows what else. Again, we are very sorry and stay tuned.


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