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Former Governor of the great state of Delaware, David Penrose Buckson, died at the spry age of 96.

This guy seems sooooo boring. Almost as boring as the state of Delaware.

He was born in Delaware.  He grew up in Delaware.  He went to school at the University of Delaware.  He became the Attorney General of Delaware.  He became Lieutenant Governor of Delaware.  Then he became the Governor of Delaware.

Jesus, go to fuckin’ Maryland every now and then!

Delaware is known for little more than being boring as fuck.  

It is also known as a haven for credit card companies.  Companies like Bank of America, Chase, Barclays, and ING Direct all call Wilmington their home.  The reason for this is that in the 80’s, Delaware passed laws that let them charge as much interest as they wanted to.

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He even looks like a Penrose.

So, if you’re having trouble getting out of credit card debt, you can thank then Governor Pierre DuPont.  …And you shitty spending habits.

Which brings us to another industry they are known for: Chemicals.  DuPont is also centered in Wilmington.  How evil is Dupont?  The sponsored NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon for 21 years.

Evil!

So: bottom line: Delaware sucks.  It doesn’t Texas-suck.  But half the state is trying to get you in debt, the other half is actively destroying the environment (and sponsored Jeff Gordon).

And I guess someone’s gotta run the joint.  Might as well be a guy with “Penrose” as a middle name.

This hit goes to: Wes!  He’s now tied for 2nd place and just 10 points behind the leader.

Three months in and only nine of the 16 lists have had hits.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Josh: 100 – (Florence Henderson – 20, Grant Tinker – 10, Gordie Tapp – 10, Terry Edwards – 60)

Jami: 90 – (Fidel Castro – 10, Bernard Frost – 20, Zsa Zsa Gabor – 10, George Michael – 50)

Wes: 90 – (Holly Dunn – 50, John Glenn – 10, Debbie Reynolds – 20, Devid Penrose Buckson – 10)

Lee Kwang Soo!: – 50 (Alice Drummond – 20, Dr. Henry Heimlich – 10, Hashemi Rafsanjani – 20 )

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 – (Ralph Branca – 10, Craig Sager – 40)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 40 – (William Christopher – 20, Mary Tyler Moore – 20)

M: 30 – (Sir John Hurt – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka – 30)

Gianna: 20 – (Leonard Cohen – 20)

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Chemist and loyal DuPont employee Stephanie Kwolek died at the spry age of 90.

She was best known for inventing the first of a family of synthetic fibers of exceptional strength and stiffness (she liked it stiff).  The invention was known as poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide.  Some called in Kevlar… but they are uneducated boobs.

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Being born with giant muppet hands made lab work a constant challenge.

Law enforcement started using poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide vests, dubbing them “bullet-proof vests.”  They were frickin’ awesome!  Until five minutes later when the NRA… or somebody… invented armor-piercing bullets.

Ironically, it was one of these bullets that killed Kwolek in a meth-related shoot-out on the streets of Baltimore.  She loved the glass…  Even ironicallier (it’s a word now, bitches!), she wasn’t even wearing a poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide vest at the time.

She came across poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide while trying to find a lighter material for tires.  You can’t make tires out of poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide.  DuPont docked her pay for this irresponsibility.

She did not develop uses for her invention, the boys upstairs came up with practical applications such as tennis rackets, skis, boats, airplanes, ropes, cables, fashionable vests and tires… they didn’t tell her about the tires… they didn’t want to un-dock her pay.  Hey, these are the nimrods who sponsor Jeff Gordon.

After working for 40 years at DuPont, they gave her a gold watch, kept all the poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide money and let the door hit her ass on the way out.

This hit goes to: Babysitter!  He shoots like a cop-killer bullet up to a tie with me!  So, you know he sucks.  We are in 5th place and a mere 120 points behind the leader.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 120 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20)

Joanne: 100 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10)

“Imaginary” Steve: 100 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20)

Starving Writer: – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Gianna: 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)

Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)

SPMI: 70 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)

Team Sushi: – 50 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 40 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 30 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

Dick in Town: 10 (Hiroo Onoda – 10)