Friday, May 27, 2005

Holiday Weekend Ahead

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As you head out on this Memorial Day Weekend, remember... Alcohol & calculus don't mix. Never drink & derive.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Cat Blog Friday


Tortie extraordinaire.

Holy Hipocrisy

An article from the Opinion Journal entitled Hypocrisy Most Holy outlines abuses by the Saudi hard-line Wahhabi theocracy on symbols of Christianity, such as crosses and the Bible.

Written by Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Saudi Institute in Washington, the article details examples of religious intolerance such as the beheading of a Muslim on a charge of apostasy for owning a Bible, the routine burning of Bibles that are confiscated, etc. It makes for an infuriating read.

The conclusion Mr. al-Ahmed reaches is simple: If Muslims wish other religions to respect their beliefs, they should stop being intolerant of the religious beliefs of

Respect is a two way street.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Geek Day

The midnight premiere of the final installment of the Star Wars saga has unleashed the inner geek in previously closeted (and not-so-closeted) geeks worldwide.

Heretofore normal people are grabbing their light sabers, donning 45 pound Imperial Stormtrooper uniforms or X-Wing pilot suits, dressing their kids as baby Jedi knights and burlap-hooded Jawas complete with glowing red eyes.

So, a friendly reminder to all the cool people out there, when someone near you suddenly jumps up & declares their geeknicity, please be kind.

I'll be the one in the Darth Vader outfit...

How Logical Are you?

OK, I don't usually take these Internet quizzes because I think most of them are meaningless...I mean, who cares what kind of pasta shape you are? Or flower? Or letter? Hello?

Then I ran across this one that is better than most because it's an actual test & not opinionated drivel. You either get the right answer or you don't.

So go ahead & take it if you dare...

You Are Incredibly Logical

(You got 100% of the questions right)

Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Got Time?

I don't often recommend Time magazine, but this one is a keeper.

Sinead Lite

Star Wars creator George Lucas and Star Wars star Natalie Portman discuss plans for their next joint venture, The Sinead O'Conner Story.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Religous Intolerance

As much as I despise the recent lack of journalistic integrity evident in stories released by "respected" news organizations as the New York Times, USA Today and CBS News, & Newsweek, the actions of the hateful fanatics who spill out into the streets & kill over the words in a book are even worse.

Despite the non-retraction & semi-apology by Newsweek, the malefic mobs, who never need much of a reason to get whipped up into a red-hot intensity, remain whipped up into a red-hot intensity of anti-American ideation.

Don't they know how hard it is to flush a book?


The mainstream media meltdown continues:

Newsweek apologized yesterday for an inaccurate report on the treatment of detainees that triggered several days of rioting in Afghanistan and other countries in which at least 15 people died.

Editor Mark Whitaker said last night that "whatever facts we got wrong, we apologize for. I've expressed regret for the loss of life and the violence that put American troops in harm's way. I'm getting a lot of angry e-mail about that, and I understand it."

Although they would be the first to deny it, Newsweek's recent lack of basic journalistic integrity is most assuredly a result of an institutional liberal bias. Poorly investigated, anonymous, & single source stories never seem to go in favor of
America, the military, or the government, especially if it happens to be a Republican administration. (Remember, this is the same Michael Isikoff who sat on the Monica Lewinsky story for over a week, until Lucianne Goldberg & Drudge leaked it.)

Frankly, I'm tired of the 'Get Nixon' mentality of the press, especially given the instantaneous nature of today's information technology and in light of the current volatility in parts of the world. There is no place for shoddy, irresponsible journalism. Just report the news and stop twisting the facts to fit your agenda.

Leave your bias at the door.

Friday, May 13, 2005


The final episode of Enterprise airs tonight.

Yes, they've killed Star Trek.


Fugly Puppies

Fugly puppies need a home. Free to a good home.

This came to me as an email. Unsuspecting, I scrolled down to view the giant photo & nearly jumped out of my skin.


This is a disturbing photo on many levels. I sure wish I know how to make it larger so you could appreciate the Photoshop detail, but Web Photo Manager is not a good substitute for Picasa's Hello program.

This photo is sick I tell you...sick!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Would It Kill You To Comment?

No, it won't kill you to comment.

BE surfers are going to be here for the next 30 seconds anyway...

So say something...


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Not A Dingo!

Not a single dingo bone in this dog's body...

Mkombozi (which means Saviour), the dog having a well-deserved meal in a compound on the outskirts of Nairobi, Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Mkombozi a nursing dog foraging for food retrieved an abandoned baby girl in a forest and carried the infant to its litter of puppies .The stray dog carried the 7.3 pound infant across a busy road and a barbed wire fence in a low-income neighborhood bordering the Ngong Forests in the capital, Nairobi.

Offers to adopt the baby, named Angel, are pouring into Kenyatta National Hospital.

The Face Of Tut

A silicone mold of the probable features of the boy king was unveiled today by a group of Egyptian scientists. The mold was produced by placing silicone on a plastic replica of Tutankhamun's skull which was constructed from a previously available computerized X-ray of the 3,300-year-old mummy.

The scientists confirmed previous findings released in March that the king died aged 19, was in good health and did not suffer from any illnesses as a child.

Upon seeing the photo, scandal-plagued pop star, Michael Jackson was rumored to have extended an open invitation to the Neverland Ranch to the boy king.

Sometimes it's not good to be the king.

KGB Plot Foiled

Two Russian KGB agents confess details of plot to throw a giant Einstein head at President Bush during his recent speech in Georgia's Freedom Square. When the giant head proved too heavy for the agents to hurl, they decided to throw an inactive Soviet-made MPG-5 grenade instead.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rock Star Welcome

Surging crowds broke through police lines in Georgia at a square where President Bush was expected to speak on Tuesday.

Thousands of people poured on to Freedom Square despite strict security, with barricades smashed to the ground.

Georgia's US-educated president, Mikhail Saakashvili, said as many as 150,000 people had gathered to hear Mr Bush. The crowd enthusiastically yelled, "Bushy, Bushy" during the President's speech.

Jealous at the attention President Bush is receiving from the crowds in the former Soviet republic, Russian leader Vladimir Putin played the old umbrella-that's-really-a-satellite-dish trick on him.

Galactic Debate: Phaser Vs. Light Saber

The universes of Star Trek and Star Wars reach their final frontiers this month.

Enterprise's finale is slated for 5/13/05 with no plans for another series to replace it, making it the first time since 1987 that there is no prime time Star Trek TV series.

Episode III: Return of the Sith is the final installment in the series of Star Wars films that debuted in 1977.

With these 2 franchises coming to an end, there remains one question that has yet to be answered: Which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?

The Toledo Blade assembled a panel of local experts (losers) to settle the argument once and for all... read it here

Trek gets my vote!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Not Your Father's Kremlin

Think about it... A U.S. Military band marched on central Moscow while playing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

Think about this too... The Stars and Stripes itself, hoisted aloft by an Army sergeant, lead the U.S. Army Europe Band up the Russian capital's main thoroughfare, past cheering crowds, to greet a train full of Russian war veterans.

"I've met every president. I've met hundreds of kings and queens. But marching through Moscow behind three of my soldiers carrying the American flag is pretty much the highlight of my career," said Lt. Col. Thomas H. Palmatier, commander of the Army band, which came here along with President Bush and other U.S. officials to help mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

"We played inside the Kremlin walls! We played 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' on the streets of Moscow! It was a pretty emotional experience," Palmatier said.

It just goes to show you that if you hang around long enough, there is no telling what wonders you will witness.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Meet The Doogals

I saved this post for cat blog Friday:

A Burmese cat named 'Doogal' is seen in this combo picture as it sits on a toilet in Sydney May 3, 2005. Doogal's owner, Australian woman Jo Lapidge, invented a toilet training system for cats called the 'Litter-Kwitter'. Lapidge said she was inspired by the cat 'Mr Jinks' in the Hollywood film 'Meet the Fockers', and invented the toilet training system after teaching 'Doogal' how to use the loo.

I guess this is one way of stopping your dog from munching on the kitty litter contents...

JP2 Bests Bonds

According to Beckett Media, whose pricing guides are the acknowledged arbiters of value for collectible trading cards, a limited-edition Pope John Paul II from the 2005 World Treasures line of card maker Topps has sold for $8,100.

In comparison, Beckett said, regular cards depicting Barry Bonds, who is contending for baseball's all-time home run record, have never sold for more than $1,200.

All without steroids.


There's a moral in there somewhere.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Today is 05/05/05.

I don't know why I notice these things, but I do.

May the fifth be with you...a fifth of whatever you like in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


At the Sedgwick County District Court, Dennis Rader, accused of being Wichita's notorious BTK killer, entered a plea of not guilty to 10 murders. Citing rampant dyslexia at the police department, he implicated TBK, the Burger King, as the real killer.

May The Fourth...Be With You

May 4th... get it? I just wanted an excuse to say that...

"When 900 years you reach, look this good you will not!" -- Yoda

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Frozen Finger Of Fate

A Wilmington, N.C. man, Clarence Stowers, got a nasty surprise inside a pint of frozen chocolated custard from a local dessert shop — a piece of severed finger lost by an employee in an accident.

Unlike a recent incident at a Wendy's restaurant in California, no questions of truth have been raised about the finger found in a package from Kohl's Frozen Custard.

State officials went to the shop Monday, and the owner confirmed one of his employees lost part of a finger in an accident with a food-processing machine.

Stowers, thinking the frozen chunk was a piece of candy, put it into his mouth to get the ice cream off and see what it was, but wasn't able to identify it until he rinsed off the chunk with water — and just started screaming.

A spokesman for the desert shop said several employees tried to help the injured worker, and that a drive-thru window attendant apparently scooped custard from the bucket into a pint before being told what had happened.

Apparently the copious amounts of blood wasn't a giveaway.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Mindreader Website

Do you have a mind?
Do you want the mindreader to read it?
First, cross my palm with silver...

Then, go here
and visit the mindreader.

But be warned. It will astound you.