Livejournal’s blogging software might not be that good as far as I am concerned, but they still have some of the best communities ever. Take, for instance, found_objects”>. It’s a community dedicated to pictures of interesting random crap, very much in the style of Found magazine. Of course, many livejournalers are not familiar with the concepts of “interesting”, “resizing pictures” and “editorial selection”, but overall besides the huge blurry pictures of absolutely uninteresting stuff (what, the community is called “found objects”, I found this) there’s much, much outstanding stuff. Here’s my selection for your lesurely browsing:
Conventioneering Fingerlicans and protesting Tastycrats are out in full force, but so many New Yorkers got out of the city that the streets are almost empty (by New York standards of course). In honor of those who left the city the Empire State Building was yellow yesterday (despite the fact that the official website says that it’s in honor of US Open).
I’ve seen a lot of regular police officers and semi-military ones out before, but I haven’t seen such a concentration of police brass performing regular cop duties. There was a police lieutenant guarding the subway turnstiles, another lieutenant directing traffic and a captain guarding what looked like a normal transit bus with police “Christmas tree” on the roof filled with cages and lockers of assault rifles (and probably other stuff). They even posted a sergeant and a couple of cops to guard Victoria’s Secret (probably from Republicans who might want to find out what it is).
I took this picture because my wife was egging me on. Now she wants credit.
There was this cool bigbrothermobile driving around. Hey, it doesn’t matter if you are in a velo-rickshaw. You gotta get your 2 minutes of hate on.
Joel sez: users don’t read anything. That’s true. But sometimes they’ll still get some use of the instructions in one way or another.
I wonder what the code under the letters “WET” refers to….. Oooh, I know! It’s one of those “markers and signs [that] are part of a civil disturbance control plan that will implement Emergency Executive Orders #11002 and #11004 to process, control and relocate “dissenters” to detention camps, and prisons during a National Emergency. “
Ok, so last morning I was sitting in my window office. The guy next to me opened an exam preparation book and started reading. He was studying to become a member of New York’s Boldest. One of the questions caught my eye:
What is the most important quality in a corrections officer:
a) Physical strength
b) Not being afraid of anything
c) Quick reaction time
and another one:
What should the correction officer’s attitude towards inmates be?
The official correct answers are probably d and c, but I think it’s actually c and a in real life.
Here is what I found on the Net:
Preview a typical Correction Officer training program.
-Objective Observation and Report Writing
-Transportation of Inmates
-Crime Scene Preservation
I bet this sort of training is even more relevant in corporate culture. Just replace “inmates” with “coworkers”.
I think there is a decent store of psych warfare knowledge in these training books, I should get some for my library.