Friday, March 31, 2006

Crazy Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday, it's more crazy cat high jinks and hilarity.

Go here , but be prepared to laugh.

Happy Friday!

[The BLOG note: credit to my sister for emailing me this video, and credit to Kyahgirl for providing a link I could post here.]

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Crazy Cat

No, it's not Friday, but this story chronicling the exploits of Lewis, the attack cat, is just too funny to wait.

Neighbors say Lewis, a 5-year-old, black-and-white longhaired cat, has attacked at least a half-dozen people in the Fairfield, Connecticut neighborhood, including the local Avon lady who required hospitalization.

It has become so bad, the residents are seeking help from the law to stop the so-called "Terrorist of Sunset Circle."

Maureen Bachtig, one of Lewis' victims, is quoted in the last line of the article, "The neighborhood is afraid of this cat," Bachtig said. "Lewis will stare you down, and you never know how he will react."

This story just cracked me up.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Total Solar Eclipse

A spokesman for millionaire "documentary" filmmaker, Michael Moore, vehemently denied that Moore's enormous girth was responsible for the dark shadow that speed across the Earth's surface from Brazil to Mongolia, and blotted out the sun for approximately 3 minutes this morning.

It was indeed caused by the moon's shadow falling on the Earth.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Demanding Demands

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From The Smoking Gun come the confidential demands of Senator John Kerry and his wife Tuh-ray-zuh Heinz when they stay at hotels.

Prissy & demanding, I suspected as much.

But no tomatoes or tomato products is a shock! I mean, he's married to a catsup heiress!

Just one more reason why I do the Snoopy Dance everytime I think about the 2004 election.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Bird Poop Alert

These signs were posted along a stretch in downtown Orlando this week after cars, benches, sidewalks, plants and even people are hit and covered by the white bird waste, according to a Local 6 News report here .

The birds moved into the city and are covering everything between Lake Eola and Central Avenue with bird droppings.

"You have to brace yourself for the smell," downtown Orlando resident James Taylor told the Local 6 News. "It is a really bad stench. It is disgusting, absolutely disgusting."

Oh, the fun never ends here in Florida.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Roach Brooch

Has the fashion world gone totally nuts? Imagine wearing a crystal-studded brooches made from living Madagascar hissing roaches -- complete with little gold-chain leashes...

Yikes! I'm getting ants in my pants just thinking about it.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

Rows. They're not just for ducks anymore.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Not About Peace

From The American Thinker comes an excellent article by Vasko Kohlmayer entitled The Real Reasons Behind The Peace Movement .

The article exposes the nation's largest anti-war coalition, United for Peace and Justice, as a large umbrella association of anti-American groups such as the Communist Party USA, Anti-Capitalist Convergence, Socialist Party USA, Anti-Imperialist News Service, Black Radical Congress and Workers Party, etc., and points to the coinciding of the interests of radical Moslems and that of the radical socialists in the war against the crusaders.

As Kohlmayer eloquently writes, "It is understandable why many well-meaning citizens are worried about the course of this war, but they should carefully consider the manner in which they express their concerns. Above all, they should not fall for ploys of domestic radicals who seek to subvert America by limiting the government’s ability to fight the enemy whose consuming goal is our destruction."

This is why we fight. It would do some Americans good to remember that.

Whether it takes three years, or three hundred, we will fight this menace until we beat it.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Green Cat Blog Friday

For this concinnity of St. Patrick's Day and Cat Blog Friday, what else but lucky charms of the cat kind.

This green cat charm promises strength in the field of academics, but there is a lucky cat charm at timeless for nearly all human endeavors.

Happy St. Patty's!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mad Dean

Save the kittens. Vote Republican.

[The BLOG note: Photo credit to Lucianne and NRO's The Corner]

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dog Reader

Does your dog read?

R - I , Robot

The RI-MAN robot carries a life-sized doll at the Riken laboratory in Nagoya, central Japan. The RI-MAN is a seeing, hearing and smelling robot that can carry human beings and is aimed at helping care for the country's growing number of elderly.

Read about the people carrying robot here .

I only hope those old people have their robot insurance up to date.

Chef No More

Soul music veteran Isaac Hayes, the voice talent for 'Chef', announced Monday that he was leaving South Park citing its 'inappropriate ridicule' of religion.

Oh, please. This has everything to do with South Park satirizing Scientology. Where was Hayes when every other faith under the sun is getting lampooned? At the bank cashing his checks.

Does Scientology make people looney or does it attract people who are looney in the first place?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Miracle Beer

From Reuters: Haldis Gundersen thought she was in heaven when beer instead of water flowed from the taps in her apartment in west Norway.

In a country where beer is among the most expensive in the world (a 0.7 pint costing about $7.48 in a bar), it might've have appeared like a water to beer miracle, but it wasn't. Apparently a worker in a bar two floors below had mixed up the pipes and wrongly connected a new beer barrel to a water pipe leading to Gundersen's apartment. The bar got water in its beer taps.

Talk about lite beer!

It's good to live in America.

Feingold Censure

Is Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) demonstrating the number of Democrats voting for his proposal to censure President Bush? No, because he couldn't get even one to stand up for that.

Is Senator Feingold demonstrating how many votes he'll get in the 2008 Presidential Primary? Maybe if his immediate family votes for him.

This is the Feingold of the McCain/Feingold campaign reform legislation fiasco. This is the same Feingold who voted against the Patriot Act during a time of war.

I think Feingold is demonstrating the number of neurons in his head.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

No More Trek Video

In case you haven't seen this oldie, but goodie...

Make sure you watch all the way to the end ;-)

[The Blog note: credit for this video goes to ]

Friday, March 10, 2006

Cat Blog Friday

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For this Cat Blog Friday, a kitty version of the happy Friday dance.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Watery Moon

It looks like the Cassini probe may have found evidence of liquid water on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. NASA plans a press conference at 2 PM EST.

Meanwhile back on our own moon, Google has added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you surf the lunar surface.

Go here to surf our moon.

Make sure you ZOOM all the way in for a surprise...

Road Shark

Imagine running into this cavalcade on your way to work?

Life-size models of a prehistoric shark and other dinosaurs carried via trucks near Potsdam, Germany.

Megalodon and friends are on their way to the Biosphaere exhibition hall for display.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

PC Time

My sister e-mailed this to me.

You Jobernowl, Charlie Brown!

Ian Brookes, editor of the Chambers Dictionary, is seeking to keep words from disappearing in the publisher's next edition which is slated for release in August.

Words on the save list include:

jobernowl - blockhead
logodaedalus - someone skilled in the manipulative use of words
incompossible - incapable of co-existing
supernaculum - to the last drop
zoozoo - a wood pigeon

Typically words are dropped by dictionaries once they fall out of usage, but the Chambers Dictionary wants to be a museum of language.

I say good for them.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Something to think about...

Guilty Pleasure

You've heard me rail against stupid "reality" shows, but there are some great ones out there. Perhaps because I can't sew a stitch, one of my favorites is Project Runway

Yes, there's pathos, there's melodrama, but mostly there's talent. I marvel at how these designers can whip up an outfit in a couple of days with a couple hundred dollars. I love it.

The finale of season 2 is coming up tomorrow. Who is going to be in? Who is going to be out?

I think Daniel V. will take run the runway.

Auf Wiedersehen.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Piggy Piggy?

Do you see a hidden image of a pig in the Cleveland police logo on the side of their cars?

From KIRO-TV comes this story that describes how a newspaper did some editing, taking away bordering and edging on an image of the logo -- and the result was the image of a pig.

This makes me think of the days when they called cops 'the fuzz'.


When I first saw this photo, I thought it was a toothless, crack-addled granny...

Can you guess who it is and why he goes out in public looking like this?

Red Spot Jr.

From comes news that Jupiter is growing a new red spot.

The official name of the new storm is "Oval BA," but "Red Jr." might be more apt because it's about half the size of the famous Great Red Spot and now almost exactly the same color.

Strangely, the spot was white in November 2005, slowly turned brown in December and then red a few weeks ago.

Fascinating stuff.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Katrina Re-Write

From Wizbang! blog comes an interesting post about the AP Katrina briefing story and its connection to, of all things, Rathergate.

A scary coincidence? I don't think so. Bush bashing is what it's about, whether it's
deserved, or not.

So I ask you, when did freedom of the press become the freedom of the press to lie?


Sir Paul McCartney's reaction moments after wife Heather's clubbing of the rampaging baby harp seal.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Cat Blog Friday

If cats could speak, this is what they'd say...

Harp Seal Attack

Paul McCartny and his wife Heather shown here on the ice floes of the Gulf of St. Lawarence, Canada to protest the annual harp seal hunt due to begin later this month.

Mayhem ensued when a harp seal pup went on a rampage and attacked Heather. Having no weapon at her disposal, she was forced to beat the pup to death with her artificial leg.

[The BLOG note: this piece is satirical in nature. It is intended merely to entertain or offend, whichever comes first.]

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Jack Wild 1953 - 2006

Actor Jack Wild, best known for playing the Artful Dodger as a teenager in the 1968 film "Oliver!," has died from cancer at 53.

I never saw "Oliver!", but I do remember him as Jimmy from the TV series "H.R. Pufnstuf".


A recent survey by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum reports that most Americans have an easier time naming the members of the cartoon Simpson family than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation's founders.

I know this informal survey is far from a proper statistical sample, but it is indicative of the pervasive ignorance on the part of many Americans about the very nature of our democratic republic. This is all the more pathetic because we live in an age where information is a mere mouse click away.

The National Archives is an excellent site to peruse by yourself or with your children. You'll be glad you did.

In case you didn't remember, the First Amendment reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances".

Don't you feel smarter already?

Bush & Boombah

First lady Laura Bush meets Boombah, a cast member of the Indian version of Sesame Street, called Galli Galli Sim Sim in New Delhi.

Does Boombah translate into gay BigBird?

...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Jetpack Juan

From Popular Science comes this article about the development of a real-life jetpack, a technological fantasy for many of us.

Juan Lozano, a self-taught Mexican rocket scientist may someday become one of a handful of people in history to make an untethered flight with a rocket belt.

Believe it or not, he uses 90% hydrogen peroxide which expands to 5,000 times its size and converts to steam that will reach 1,300˚F, and thus provide the thrust to hoist him 30 feet into the air.

I'm glad to see someone working on this. I've wanted a jetpack all my life and, honestly, I thought we'd be farther along by now.