Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hogzilla Hoax?

You've all heard the tale about the boy shooting the 1051 lb. hog. Well now there is talk about the whole thing being a hoax.

I have a biology degree, but I'm no hog expert...

The Schnitt Show promises to keep on top of the whole controversy.


True Blue?

Tonight's full moon will be the second full moon of May and, according to folklore, that makes it a Blue Moon.

Blue Moon Over America

OK, it won't really be blue, but it is a relatively rare event.

SkyTonight has the modern definition... What's A Blue Moon?

Terror Lizard

Hurricanes, backyard gators, instant sinkholes, snakes, ginormous flying cockroaches, and now...

Large Monitor Lizard Terrorizes Florida Neighborhood

Florida is a wild and weird place to live.

Water Tiger

The BIG Cat Who Likes Getting Wet And Wild

Odin, a large male white Bengal tiger, lives at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo near San Francisco. He is about 10ft long from nose to tail, and is an excellent swimmer.

How cool is that?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Charles Nelson Reilly 1931-2007

I was sad to hear about the death of Charles Nelson Reilly on May 25, 2007.

Reilly was a frequent guest on many TV shows I watched as a kid and he was a fellow pack rat. I know I will miss him.


Prominent US Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan Abandons Campaign

Protesting is such hard work...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Schumer Sucker

Senator Schumer Being Treated After Tick Bite

Gosh, I find myself more worried about the tick.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat in a box. Why a box, you ask? Well, we are in the process of sending care packages to the troops and it seemed apt.

If you want to send supplies and goodies to the troops too, you can get info about the Military Care Kit, or "Mili-kit" from the U.S. Postal Service. The Mili-Kit is free and may be ordered by calling the USPS Expedited Package Supply Center at 1-800-610-8734.

The kit includes boxes, shipping labels, tape, etc., and the Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes included in the kit can be shipped to any APO/FPO in the world, regardless of weight, for $8.10.

Wow, such a deal! And what a great way to show your support to those who stand watch for us.

Happy Friday everybody.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Empire Strike

The Empire Strike Building

There was no damage to the 1,454ft Empire State Building.

The lightning rod at its very top absorbs such strikes around 100 times a year.

This photo is too cool. I wish I had taken it.

Blonde Klingon

"Today is a good day to dye!"

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...with all the craziness in the world lately, when it sometimes it feels as though we've slipped into a topsy-turvy parallel universe, only a Mirror Universe kitty will do.

Happy (not glum) Friday everybody!

[The BLOG note: photo credit to ]

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pigeon Cam

Meet Shirley. She loves her Fez. Sometimes she even puts it on her butt.

To watch, go to Pigeon Cam With Fez

The image refreshes every 30 seconds.

I don't often do updates, but I couldn't resist this one of Shirley's chick...

All together now...


Berger Off Easy

Clinton Aide Forfeits Law License In Justice Probe

The main sentence in this article is, "In giving up his license, Mr. Berger avoids being cross-examined by the Board on Bar Counsel, where he risked further disclosure of specific details of his theft."

So Berger gets no jail time, he avoids taking a lie detector test, and now he doesn't have to speak about his theft of classified documents ever again.

Where is the justice in the Justice Department?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Geek T-Shirt

I went to a Laughter Rally and all I got was this lousy t-shirt...

See more Geeky T-Shits Here

Laughter Rally

Members of laughter clubs participate in a laughing rally in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The world could use a lot more of this.

Monday, May 14, 2007


For my liberal friends who are having trouble with the Hillary candidacy...

Monday Blues Buster

This weekend went by way too fast for me. I'm going to start a petition for Mother's Week next year ;-)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

To all the moms, grandmoms, and moms-to-be... may your Mother's Day be filled with love.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Smoky Sky

I took this picture at 9:30 AM Saturday morning. This is the eerie looking sky we've been looking at since Tuesday because 54 out of Florida's 67 counties have wildfires burning in them.

We really need the rain.

Friday, May 11, 2007


Second Wildfire Breaks Out In Georgia Swamp; Florida Fires Still Raging

The fires are raging and the smokey haze we saw on Tuesday is back in spades. It's so bad, I just received an instant alert from my youngest daughter's school to pick her up because the air quality inside her school is being affected.

I'm praying for some rain.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...with all this talk about ducks, I thought a catduck would be appropriate... or is it a ducat? a catuck?

Whatever :-)

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

We Got Grapes

Our grape vines are coming along nicely despite the recent lack of rain. This photo
reminded me of a funny joke:

A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got grapes?"

The bartender, confused, tells the ducks that no, his bar doesn't serve grapes. The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got grapes?"

Again, the bartender tells him that, no, the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes, and, furthermore, will never serve grapes. The duck, a little ruffled, thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender begins to yell: "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ever ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"

The duck looks at the bartender and asks, "Got nails?"

Surprised, the bartender says, “No, we don’t have any nails.”

“Good," the duck says, "Got grapes?”

It's an oldie but a goody.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Grounded Girl

Singer Annie Lennox has been hit with a hefty repair bill after Lola, her 16-year-old daughter, became the latest victim of gatecrashers who get wind of a party on the internet.

Annie Lennox's Girl Hit By The Internet Gatecrash Yobs

This was the third time in recent weeks that UK teens have trashed homes in a party advertised on the Internet.

Who in their right mind goes out of town and leaves their teenager in charge of the house?

Pelosi Plan

Pelosi has a plan...

Is it the Little Bunny Foo Foo Plan?

Actually it's part of the $15 billion Water Resources Development Act . Pelosi's measure would authorize $25 million to improve San Francisco port areas, and also would put some areas off limits to navigation so cruise ships could dock.

The fact that her investor husband owns four rental properties in a nearby commercial district has no bearing whatsoever on the Speaker's plans.

I don't know about you, but I think it resembles the Feinstein Plan .

Keep your eye on the money.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ty DUI is rapidly becoming the nightmare website of every wayward celebrity.

Now it's news of Ty Pennington, formerly one of the carpenters on "Trading Spaces" and recently the host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

Reality Show Host Ty Pennington Arrested For DUI

Don't these celebrities have enough money to spring for a cab?

Lost In The Mail?

Bush To Host White-Tie Dinner For Queen

I'm supposing my invitation was lost in the mail, but it would be tres gauche of me to call and inquire as to its whereabouts ;-)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Murder Most Foul

You'd think it was the plot of a cheesy movie of the week on TV, but it's for real.

John James (J.J.) Paulsen , a writer and producer on "Cosby," "In Living Color" and other shows, has been held in jail since his wife's decomposing body was discovered April 18 in the couple's upscale home in Carmel, Indiana.

Crime buffs can read further ... The Horrible Fall of J.J. Paulsen

and New Details Emerge In Carmel Murder Case

All in all, it's pretty gruesome.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Wanted: Cockroaches

American cockroaches are wanted by the the Houston Museum of Natural Science to fill an exhibit about the wonders of insects that eat decomposing things.

Museum Offering To Buy Cockroaches


There are enough of those flying suckers in my garage to fill that exhibit, but the museum curators will have to come and get them themselves.


Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat who wants to avoid Florida's sea serpents and hang out by the pool ;-)

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, May 03, 2007


If you've read The BLOG for a bit, you already know Florida is a wild place to live. Now we've got a sea serpent...

Sea Serpent Off Our Shore

Make sure you watch the awesome video of a 7-10 foot long creature that the photographer calls a "living intestine".

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Romney Favorite

When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown recently on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology

Romney Favors Hubbard Novel .

I know the movie sucked, but to be fair, I haven't read the book. Still, I question the wisdom of picking any L. Ron Hubbard novel as your favorite while you're on the campaign trail.

Sounds like Romney is as much a connoisseur of good science fiction as he is of


When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) resigned last year as the top Democrat on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (or “Milcon”) sub-committee, you probably didn't hear much about it in the MSM.

You probably didn't hear much about how during her years on the Milcon committee, she may have directed more than $1 billion to companies controlled by her husband.

Yes, that's billion with a 'B'.

From The Hill's David Keene, "it appears Sen. Feinstein was up to her ears in the same sort of shenanigans that landed California Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R) in the slammer."

Read the rest of the story... Feinstein’s Cardinal Shenanigans


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Constellation Scotty

A new constellation takes shape in the heavens.


[The BLOG note: Photo credit to the Star Trek comic The Trek Life at]

Sky High Meal

Pie In The Sky: The 150ft-high Restaurant

All I can say is they'd better have enough alcohol on board for me to have the courage to try the Dinner In The Sky experience.

On second thought, there are no restrooms...


Pol Humor

Just a funny ad I found on .

Happy belated Birthday, Lucianne.