Friday, July 28, 2006
From the Denver Post comes this article about the U.S. military's decision to put the Cheyenne Mountain Complex on stand by status.
The mountain complex was created to prevent nuclear missile and bomber attacks, but today the government's best intelligence "leads us to believe a missile attack from China or Russia is very unlikely," said Admiral Tim Keating, commander of both U.S. Northcom and NORAD.
My questions is, where are they going to put the Stargate?
Thursday, July 27, 2006
From contactmusic.com comes this riduculous story about the germophobic Madonna's demands that a new toilet seat be installed every night at every venue where she performs.
The toilet seat must be wrapped in plastic so her people can open it, and then she demands it be disposed of immediately after she leaves the venue so no one can sell it on eBay.
What is next?
Disposable toilet seats for her cat, Zippy Kaballah?
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
From Breitbart.com comes this story that I find hard to swallow.
24-year-old Marlon Brando Gill is accused of forcing a cell phone into Melinda Abell's throat in December. But defense attorneys insist the 25-year-old victim swallowed the phone intentionally to prevent Gill from finding out who she'd been calling.
Here's the kicker: the victim testified that she couldn't remember how the phone got in her throat, saying she drank too much that night.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
From Breitbart.com comes this interesting little article commenting about Hezbollah's surprise over Israel's response over the kidnapping of two soldiers.
Mahmoud Komati, deputy chief of Hezbollah's political arm (yeah, political, right) said Hezbollah had expected "the usual, limited response" from Israel to the July 12 cross-border raid, in which three Israelis were killed.
Doesn't this make the case for the argument that appeasement doesn't work and that these terrorists must be destroyed?
If you don't have The American Thinker site bookmarked, you should consider it.
I often find excellent articles like this one by Clarice Feldman which deftly lays out possible connections between Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), Joe Wilson and others.
There won't be a ruling until August 27th, but wouldn't it be great if taking down Jefferson (of money popsicle fame) also takes down the Yellowcake Wilsons?
Monday, July 24, 2006
From the Chicago Sun comes this excellent article by Mark Steyn which eloquently hammers home the point that the Islamofascists must be fought wherever they are found.
There has been enough appeasement. A cease-fire now means Hezbollah gets time to reload.
One thing is clear, there will be no peace until they are stopped.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
To commemorate the recent anniversary of our first moon landing - July 20, 1969 -
I wanted to direct you to Moon Google . A cool site that combines NASA imagery with the Google Maps interface and allows close up views of the lunar surface.
Make sure you zoom all the way down for a surprise ;-)
Saturday, July 22, 2006
The superheroes, Storm Troopers, and assorted science fiction fans descended on San Diego this Thursday for Comic-Con, the nation's largest celebration of comic books and pop culture.
According to this Yahoo article, more than 100,000 fans are expected to attend the four-day event.
May the farce be with you.
Friday, July 21, 2006
This 1-year-old cat named Willy, steals garden gloves from unknown yards in his neighborhood in Pelham, N.Y. He has brought home nine pairs of gloves and five singles over several weeks laying them on his owners' front or back porches.
This cat gives new meaning to the term cat burglar ;-)
Guard your garden gloves!
President Bush shows off his custom-made red, white and blue wing-tip shoes that were made especially for him by the Allen-Edmonds shoe factory.
Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. says it won't duplicate the patriotic wingtips it gave the president when he visited its Port Washington factory in July.
It was a nice gesture, but I don't think people were going to flock to the stores to buy a pair. I mean, where would you wear those anyway?
Thursday, July 20, 2006
This 20 pound fish with what looks like human teeth was caught in Buffalo Springs Lake near Lubbock, Texas. Sounds fishy? Read more here .
On Wednesday, Texas Parks & Wildflife identified the unusual catch as a Pacu, a fish found in South America.
Now we've got an illegal fish immigration problem too.
From the BBC comes this fascinating story about a mysterious yellow-green gem on one of Tutankhamun's necklaces.
The gem's origin was traced to unexplained chunks of glass found scattered in the sand in a remote region of the Sahara Desert. The glass was created by a very hot event...
A fireball from a meteor?
Or something else...
Monday, July 17, 2006
This rare two-toned lobster, which looks as though it is half-cooked, was caught in Maine. According to this article the odds of finding a half-and-half lobster are 1 in 50 million to 100 million. By comparison, the odds of finding a blue lobster are about 1 in a million.
President Bush and Prime Minister Blair were caught on an open mike at the G* Summit luncheon. You can read the whole transcript here , but my favorite quote was President Bush using some cowboy diplomacy...
"You see, the ... thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s*** and it’s over."
You tell 'em, Dubya.
The space shuttle Discovery angles towards the runway as workers look on as it completes Mission STS-121 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
It was too cloudy to see the launch, but we did manage to hear the double sonic booms which, this time, sounded much like distant thunder because of it's approach from a more southerly direction.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
A man in northern England used satellite technology to create this 32-acre maze dedicated to Star Trek. Tom Pearcy used satellite technology to help him design the huge maze at his farm to celebrate Trek's upcoming 40th anniversary.
What a tribute! What a fan! This is the kind of maze I'd like to get lost in.
Friday, July 14, 2006
When President Bush stopped in Germany on the way to the G8 summit, Chancellor Merkel threw him a Texas-sized barbeque. According to some sources, including this Miami Herald article, the President mentioned the 65 pound wild boar too many times during a joint press conference.
I haven't heard it said anywhere else, but I think President Bush's pig references were a sly dig at the Moslem world.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Imagine a shallow mud pit that holds 200 tons of topsoil and 20,000 gallons of water full of hundreds of kids and you get Mud Day at a public park in Westland, Michigan.
Oh yeah, I would've been all over this as a kid...except I didn't grow up in Michigan, but you know what I mean.
Not that I'm into watching soccer, but I just thought this photo of Italian aircrafts spreading the national colors during a fly-over at Pratica di Mare airport, heralding the arrival of the 2006 FIFA World Cup victorious Italian soccer team was pretty cool.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Flat-D Innovations, a company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that specializes in flatulence odor control products is offering a thong for dogs that claims to neutralize gassy discharges, according to this Local 6 News report.
The Dogone -- a Dog Gas Neutralizing Pad claims to be the least intrusive means for deodorizing pet discharges.
In case you're curious, the thong is made with charcoal cloth and has tail hole for the animals and elastic straps for flexibility.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Now that Conservative candidate, Felipe Calderon, has won the presidential election in Mexico, his leftist rival has begun to pull 'an Al Gore' with loud cries of election irregularites.
Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to fight it in Mexico's electoral tribunal leading to weeks of legal wrangling and public unrest.
From the Wall Street Journal online comes this story about Google Inc. founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and the lawsuits surrounding the conversion of a used Boeing 767 widebody into an unusually large private party jet.
The 767-200 typically carries 180 passengers and is three times as heavy as a conventional executive plane, but hey, I guess billionaires have lots of friends to cart around, right?
From the article it looks to me like these billionaires are reluctant to pay the contractor for the design renovations to their extravagant toy.
I didn't expect billionaires to be such cheapskates.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
If you're looking to make a patriotic contribution, consider Operation Helmet an all-volunteer, non-partisan, charitable organization whose mission is to provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sounds like a plan to me.
From the NZHerald, comes this story about a New Zealand peace activist who is facing serious assault charges after he allegedly punched a rock singer in London, leaving the man in a coma.
Christiaan Briggs, 30, who spent three weeks in Iraq with the Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action Group in 2003, allegedly punched 19-year-old Billy Leeson, causing the rising rock star to hit his head on the ground.
Dude, where is the peace? Where is the tolerance?
From Reuters comes this story about World Cup pranksters in Berlin who injured at least two soccer fans by inviting them to kick soccer balls that they had secretly filled with concrete, authorities said Tuesday.
At least six concrete filled soccer balls were found chained to lampposts, trees and handrails across the city next to the spray-painted message "Can you kick it?"
Yikes! No headbutts either or you'll need the product below ;-)
HEAD ON...apply directly to the forehead!
HEAD ON...apply directly to the forehead!
HEAD ON...apply directly to the forehead!
Isn't this the most annoying commerical you've ever seen?
Yeah, you apply HEAD ON directly to to your forehead AND take 2 aspirin and your headache will disappear.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Outcry over North Korea's missile tests continues here and here .
The seven missiles included a long-range Taepodong-2, which failed shortly after take-off, and all landed harmlessly in the Sea of Japan.
So Kim Jong "Mentally" Il accomplished nothing except providing us with the locations of new missile launch sites in North Korea.