Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

And health, wealth, & happiness for the new year!

God bless us all. Everyone.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Santaphobia

Tonight's the night for Santa to visit our homes in the dead of night...
but the bearded man in red scare some kiddies...
Find a gallery of scared of Santa photos here


This one is my favorite...
...a Category 5 scream & the presence of mind to hang on to her candy...


[The BLOG tips its hat to baldilocks for the link]

Cat Clone Goes Bad



Without a mother or litter mates to teach him the ways of a cat, Little Fluffy, clone of Fluffy, lives a life of dissipation...

Bad habits learned from the wealthy humans who ordered his cloning, a dissolute indulgence in pleasure is all he knows.

Genetic Saving & Clone said its new cloning technique, developed by animal cloning pioneer James Robl has improved survival rates, health, & appearance, but warns that there are still variables they can't control. "The technology is improving all the time." added the company spokesman.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Clone This Cat?



Would you clone Kinky for $50,000?

This is my cat Kinky...

A tortie beyond compare...

One of the sweetest cats I've ever known...

One of the most loving cats I've ever known...

Would I clone her for $50,000?

No way. No freakin' way. This is a crazy waste of money.

Besides...I prefer to think Kink is irreplaceable.




A Festivus For The Rest Of Us

Yes, there will be an airing of the grievances & feats of strength...

Yes, there will be an aluminum pole...

Must be Festivus!

Read about the merriment at
The Real Festivus

Happy Festivus to you & yours.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Time's Person/Persons Of The Year...



The Blogosphere!

Bloggers took on the mainstream media and won...and in their pajamas, no less!

Perhaps that would be too controversial a choice especially coming from an instrument of the mainstream media...

There's always President George W. Bush.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Trekkie Alert

Looking for a Christmas gift for a Trekkie who has everything Trek?

OK, maybe you're the Trekkie & are shopping for yourself?

Here's something I'll bet few Trekkies have in their collections...




An Edith Keeler action figure from Star Trek: The City On The Edge Of Forever can be found at Action Figure Planet

I didn't even know they made one of these.

Live Long & Prosper...

Moore In The Vecinity?


This just looks like an incident involving methane & hydrogen sulfide gas, a lighter, & Michael Moore's big lardbutt...

In reality it's a target missile, a simulated ICBM with a mock warhead, that was launched without problem from Kodiak, Alaska, at 12:45 a.m. EST, a statement from the Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency said.

However, 16 minutes later, an "unknown anomaly" led to an automatic shutdown of the interceptor missile shortly before it was to launch from the Ronald Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.

Unfortunately, the target missile crashed into the ocean.

Back to the drawing board, guys. This isn't rocket science...er, well it is...but if anyone can make it work, it's the U.S.A.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Madonna's Re-Invention Tour



Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour is the year's top tour, reaching a total box office gross of $125 million.

Extreme Sport



Ouch... : PSV Eindhoven's Johann Vogel (R) is kicked by Panathinaikos' Silvio Maric during their group E European Buttkicking Champions League game in Athens.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Rage At The Machine



At least 10 percent of high-tech gifts this holiday season may fall victim to "computer rage" - acts of uncontrolled frustration by their owners - estimates University of Maryland professor Kent Norman, a cognitive psychologist who directs the Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes.

To help keep these new gifts intact, Norman recommends that users find unconventional ways to let off some steam on old computer equipment, such as barbequing a computer mouse, cleaning a computer in a carwash or chopping a keyboard in half.



Monday, December 13, 2004

Back At The Spider Hole



One year after Saddam Hussein was dragged out of a spider hole in Iraq, his spider friend reminisces about life with the dictator.

"Saddam didn't even say goodbye," said Heteropoda venatoria, also known as Spidey. "It's been very quiet around here since he left."

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Virtual Bubblewrap

Want that satisfying feeling of popping bubblewrap without the guilty feeling of having ruined a perfectly good piece of bubblewrap once you popped it?

Pop your heart out at the virtual bubblewrap site HERE


Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Botany Bay



Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has signed a new deal with indie label V2 Records, which will reissue his latest album, 'Hello Starling,' on Feb. 22. The set will be bundled with an EP of tracks recently recorded live in Dublin, where Ritter has become something of a sensation.

Ritter, above, is seen removing a Ceti eel from his ear, most likely acquired during a recent visit to Ceti Alpha V as part of the tour promoting the new album.

The eels are the last surviving lifeform indigenous to Ceti Alpha V, following the explosion of Ceti Alpha VI.

Chloracne From Dioxin?



MEDICAL experts have confirmed that Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s opposition leader, was poisoned in an attempt on his life during election campaigning.

Doctors at Vienna’s exclusive Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Mr Yushchenko’s face disfigured with cysts and lesions.

A likely culprit is high dose exposure to dioxin which causes chloracne, a serious skin disorder that begins with an acne-like appearance 2 to 4 weeks after exposure, & which progresses to pus-filled boils, pimples, sebaceous cysts and inflammation that can be transient or persist for years.

It is impossible to say with the limited information we have been provided, namely whether Mr. Yushchenko has also suffered gastroinstestinal symptoms, eye irritation, and abnormal levels of liver enzymes [GGT, AAT, and ALU-U] indicators of liver damage. All likely symptoms of high dose dioxin exposure.

Time will tell what really happened to Mr. Yushchenko, but one thing is clear, there are powerful forces at work in Russia who don't want him elected and he is brave indeed to stand up to them.



Cartoons Have Skeletons?

Did you ever wonder what your favorite cartoon character's skeleton looked like?

Did you ever even think about cartoon characters having a skeleton?

Artist Michael Paulus did & he has drawn a bunch of very clever ones here

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Ashlee Sings



Singer Ashlee Simpson performs 'Nothing New' during an AOL Music Live concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles December 6, 2004, while her band played 'Giving It All Away.'

[The BLOG note: this is a satirical post & not meant to impugn or otherwise malign
Ms. Simpson's impeccable career.]

Beijing Smog



Beijingers have been warned to stay indoors as thick smog blankets the city for a third day, with hospitals reporting increasing numbers of people seeking treatment for respiratory problems.

Dancers have been instructed to flap their arms really, really fast to help dissipate the thick smog.

Agricultural Purposes...



A handout picture released by Iran's Defence Industries Organization (DIO) shows a Shahab-3 ballistic missile which Iran vows to use for agricultural purposes and strip mining only.

Remember Pearl Harbor.




"Lest We Forget"
December 7, 1941

Monday, December 06, 2004

The Other First Lady?

Rock legend, Elton John, was one of six recipients of 27th annual Kennedy Center Honors who were saluted for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.

Actor Robert Downey Jr., who introduced Elton John, said three phrases came to mind when he thought of John: "genius, life saver, the other first lady." The audience gave Downey's introduction a rather frosty reception... until Elton came onstage, dazzling in blue.



Sunday, December 05, 2004

Microscopic Organism Of Interest



The investigation into the purloined inflatable Spongebob Squarepants balloons atop Burger King restaurants in 7 states is ongoing, however, police in Sheboygan, Wisconsin are questioning a person of interest in the case.

When asked about his whereabouts on the day the balloons went missing, Plankton, a Bikini Bottom restauranteur, insisted that he was floating atop the sea with algae and protozoan friends & nowhere near the Burker King.

Christmas Greetings From The White House

A Christmas card arrived at our house a few days ago with a Crawford,Texas postmark

Here's a peek inside...



The front cover of the card looks like this:



Merry Christmas to you & Laura, Mr. President. Thank you for thinking of us.




Saturday, December 04, 2004

End To Extremism



Muslims offer Friday prayers led by the imam, or head cleric, of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest city in Saudi Arabia, in Faisal mosque of Islamabad, Pakistan on Dec. 3, 2004 and made a call for an end to extremism among Muslims.

The imam's call for an end to extremism among Muslims was promptly ignored by the assembled crowd.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Zoomquilt...Wow!

Want to see some incredible art work, go to zoomquilt.

Weird, wacky stuff...

Live Long & Prosper?



Dr. Carl P. Valenziano surgically amputated Tirso Furcal's extra digit recently at the Liberty Health Jersey City Medical Center.

When asked if cosmetic appearance was the main reason for undergoing the surgical procedure, Mr. Furcal said he just got sick & tired of Trekkers shooting him the Vulcan salute.

Camel Spiders Invade Fallujah



Iraqi sheik, Sheik Mahdi Saleh Al-Sumide'i spoke to Syrian TV in August 2004, claiming that Allah sent giant spiders to the town of Fallujah to help its residents fend off attacks by U.S. military forces.

In an article from World Net Daily, Al-Sumide'i continued: "The first miracle that occurred in Fallujah took the form of spiders that appeared in the city – each spider larger than this chair, or about the size of this chair. The American soldiers [above] holding the legs of this spider, and I too, in one of the Friday sermons, held up a spider, with all its magnitude, in front of the satellite channels and in front of the world. This spider also had thin black hair. If this hair touches the human body, within a short period of time the body becomes black or blue, and then there is an explosion in the blood cells in the human body - and the person dies."

A closer examination of the facts surrounding these "claims" of giant spider foot soldiers for Allah proves that Baghdad Bob wasn't the only delusional Iraqi in town.

A thorough explanation of this urban legend can be found at www.snopes.com . Just ask the search engine for camel spiders.

It is worth the read.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Fudd Finds Fault



Elmer Fudd, famous sidekick of Bugs Bunny, has spoken out against NBC Nightly News replacement anchor, Brian Williams.

"There's no way he can wepwace Tom Bwo-kwa in my opi-wion."

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Brokaw Steps Down

NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw announced today he is stepping down after 21 years on the job.

The announcement came during The Today Show where the staff toasted Brokaw's years of service with champagne. "It's been a gwait, gwait pwiv-widge," Brokaw said before becoming visibly overcome with emotion.

Godzilla destroys Hollywood



Seconds after being awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Godzilla employs his radioactive breath to destroy everything that got in his way in the Hollywood suburb.

Japanese scientists had warned the Walk of Fame committee that Godzilla's brain was incapable of comprehending the meaning of an honorary award. "We advised the Americans to just let sleeping Gojira lie in the mountain, but no, they wouldn't listen." said Dr. Inoshiro Tanaka, Director of Monster Island near Tokyo.






















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