Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Our Enemy’s Attrition:
Reasons To Reexamine The Middle East’s Negative Prognosis
Victor Davis Hanson writes a refreshing account of the turmoil in the Middle East.
And guess what, it's not as bad as the MSM would like you to believe.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
From The Diet Blog comes this blast from the past a la New Coke...
Celery, Italian Salad, Mixed Vegetable And Seasoned Tomato Jello
I don't remember this. I must of blocked it out...
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Japan's All-Star Speed Eater Suffers Professional Injury
Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.
It makes me wonder how folks like Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore manage speed eating for so many years without any problems.
Poor guy. There's always the Protien Shake drinking record.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Via Boing Boing comes this news...
Giant Gigantor Statue Going To Be Built In Kobe
The 18 meter statue of the early manga hero, Gigantor, is expected to weight 70 tons and cost 135 million yen (approx US$1.1 million).
I just hope they're careful not to let Gigantor's controller fall into the wrong hands or serious mayhem could ensue.
I watched Gigantor as a kid, but if I had to pick one robot for giant statuehood, it would have to be Astro Boy.
The Navy Safety Service site posts candid shots of people doing stoopid things
that are not safe.
The above is one of my favorites. It illustrates what happens when a laser boresighting system wasn't removed from the rifle before shooting.
QQ, I bet you'll like this one too.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Cameron's Bag Raises A Few Eyebrows
While exploring the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in Peru's Andes, Cameron Diaz wore a bag with a red star and Mao's slogan, 'Serve the People' printed in Chinese.
Diaz doesn't read history books or she'd know about the campaign of terror that the Maoist Shining Path conducted in the 1980s and 1990s that killed nearly 70,000 Peruvians.
This is yet another example why you shouldn't listen to dingbat celebrities about global warning either... they don't take science classes.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lightning Kills Man Beneath Cloudless Sky
A West Miami-Dade landscaper died after being struck by an unusual type of lightning that's stronger, hotter, lasts longer and strikes from clear skies.
Yikes! Yikes! Yikes! No one is safe in the country's lightning capital.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Seattle Woman Hits Record High Blood Alcohol Level
Two hours after she was arrested for investigation of drunk driving the Washington State Patrol toxicology lab measured a blood-alcohol content of 0.50
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Disguise That Took The Intrepid Zoologist Into The Crocodiles' Lair
Intrepid isn't the word I would use to describe this zoologist. He's lucky the crocodiles aren't bright enough to notice his cheesy disguise. Then again, maybe they're humoring him.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Eating Live Frogs, Rats "Cures Tummy Upsets"
Or so says Jiang Musheng, a 66-year-old resident of southeast China, who suffered from frequent abdominal pains and coughing until he began to eat the live creatures, as many as twenty mice in one day.
Must be a case of a non-existent gag reflex. Me, I'd rather take a Zantac.
Now the liberal proselytizers are out to ruin math too...
Radical Math At The DOE
Here's an excerpt:
"At a plenary session, Professor Marilyn Frankenstein of the University of Massachusetts’ math education department proclaimed that elementary school teachers should not use traditional math lessons, in which students calculate, say, the cost of food. Rather, the teachers should make clear that in a truly “just society,” food would “be as free as breathing the air.”
Socialism marches on...
[The BLOG note: Comic credit to xkcd.com ]
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
If you don't already know who Paul Potts is, you will soon. Potts won Britain's Got Talent show with a stirring rendition of "Nessun Dorma".
Talent Show Winner Almost Gave Up
The above video is the short version of his audition, but you can view the slightly longer and more Simon-intensive version (yes, Beckeye, that means you)... Here
I get goosebumps when I hear it.
Californians May Be Forced To Neuter Pets
The Democrat-led state Assembly narrowly approved the bill late on Wednesday. It now goes to the state Senate amid a flurry of legislation that must be passed by Friday.
The sterilization of pets is a good idea, but not when it's government-mandated.
I hope the California Senate kills this idiotic bill.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Jolie Tries To Ban FOX NEWS From Movie Premiere
Broward County Democrats Tried To Cancel Deal With Radio Station Because It Airs Rush Limbaugh Show
That's freedom of speech to a liberal.
More reasons why they shouldn't be in charge.
[The BLOG note: photo credit to PoliticalPartyPoop.com ]
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Hard to believe it's been 13 years since Simpson savagely murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
A chronology of the whole sordid mess can be found here .
Unfortunately you won't find the question I wanted the police to ask Simpson, namely how, when you were told on the phone that your ex-wife had been murdered, you knew which ex-wife without being given her name?
The photo shows an Artist Who Bakes Edible Body Parts. Yes, they're creepy looking, but they taste like regular bread.
But one Michigan couple got the real things when DHL delivered two packages from China ... Human Liver And Head Accidently Delivered to Michigan Home
The body parts were intended for medical research.
Next time you need to ship body parts, use UPS.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Roller Coaster Riders Left Hanging When
Power Outage Strands 12 Upside Down On The X-Coaster At Magic Springs
A view of the entire ride adds to the pucker factor:
Saturday, June 09, 2007
After yesterday's media circus, I won't belabor Paris Hilton's Re-Reassignment except to say that I'm glad that finally something wiped that vacuous expression off her face.
One more thing, did you get a load of the enormous sunglasses on mother Hilton... she looked positively insectile in those things.
Yikes! It is giant grasshopper season.
Friday, June 08, 2007
For this Cat Blog Friday...
... a cat being watched by Google Maps new Street View feature...
... or is the cat watching Google?
Look for yourself.
Google Maps Is Spying On My Cat, Says Freaked Out BoingBoing Reader
Happy Friday everybody!
And don't forget to close your curtains.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
All You Need is Water: Dutch Students Make Alcohol Powder
The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gram packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($1.35-$2)and because it is in powdered form, can be sold legally to minors.
Just what the current crop of underaged pop tarts need, eh?
Young Clerk Let Tiananmen Ad Slip Past Censors
A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed the tribute, a tiny ad in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News on Monday night, that read: "Paying tribute to the strong(-willed) mothers of June 4 victims".
The clerical error caused an investigation to be launched by the ChiCom authorities to find out how the advertisement slipped its way past censors.
Can you imagine living in a society where the press is not only not free, but an arm of the govenment?
Hmmm, maybe you can...
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
Clinton Outlines Technology Plan In Silicon Valley .
I can just hear the campaign song now...
Dont stop speling about tommorrow,
Dont stop itll sooon be hear.