Friday, June 29, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... the threat of eating kittens wasn't able to save the flawed immigration reform bill.

Thank goodness for that.

Happy Friday, everybody!

[The BLOG note: No kittens were harmed during the construction of this post]

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ai Caramba!

46-53, Immigration Bill Goes Down In Defeat


The flow of illegal immigrants needs to be controlled before the illegals control us.

Al Qaeda Attrition

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Killer Joke

Texan Set For Execution Wants To Die Laughing

Patrick Knight, 39, has been soliciting jokes on the Internet and plans to tell one of them before receiving a lethal injection Tuesday.

I'm always up for a good joke. Anybody know what it was?

Speed Eating Injury

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

Giant Gigantor

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.

Safety First

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

Mao Bag

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

Out Of The Blue

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 .50

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



Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a short tale about a bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Florida Man Strangles Rabid Bobcat

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Crock Suit

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.

Star Wars: Robot Chicken

The Emperor gets a bad call from Darth Vader...

This is a hoot. I know it looks cartoonish, but some of the material may not be suitable for the kiddies.

Velcro Zoom

This is a photo of velcro being pulled apart.

Cool stuff.

[The BLOG note: photo credit to Trazy

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wacky Cure

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.

Radical Math

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 ]

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.

Nanny State

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.

Friday, June 15, 2007

When Squirrels Attack

German Squirrel Goes On Rampage, Injures 3

What can I say? ... I think it went nuts.

[The BLOG note: photo credit to ]

Pepsi Ice Cucumber

Cucumber-flavored Soda Sold In Japan

Cuke Pepsi sounds like puke-inducing Pepsi to me.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a patriotic cat named Trixie seemed right and good especially after freaking out so many yesterday with the creepy flag contact lenses.

Happy Friday everybody!

[The BLOG note: photo credit goes to ]

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pillow Shot

Officer Shot By Gun Kept Under Pillow

Does someone have a theory about how this could happen? Guns don't just go off when they're not touched.

Camille's Camisado

Camille Paglia skewers the usual suspects and some surprising ones (for a liberal) in her latest column in Slate...

Don't Run, Al. Don't!

I don't always agree with Paglia, but her work always makes for enjoyable reading.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

13 Years

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?

Scary Delivery

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


The globe may be warming, but this weekend marked the first time this year our pool hit the 80 degree mark. That's rather late in the season for Florida.

Coaster Hell

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

Canadian Vulcan

Vancouver Patient Oozes Green Blood

The Vulcans among us?

First contact?

Even Spock raised an eyebrow over this story, but apparently the green blood was the result of sulfhemoglobin, a condition thought to be triggered by some medications.



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

Got Tums?

Stomach Illness Sidelines Bush At G-8 Summit.

I'm hoping the Secret Service is keeping an eye on Putin and his gang of poison-slipping thugs.

Cat Blog Friday

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

The Most Awesome Animal Video Ever

I'm not kidding. This isn't a joke. This is an unbelievable video.

Watch the whole thing and then thank your lucky stars you were born a human.

Komrade Hillary

Clinton Outlines Broad Economic Vision

I don't know about you, but Shrillary's economic vision gives me the creeps.

That's not the America I want to live in.


Click photo to enlarge. Can you believe it?

This is an actual product from the X-Treme Geek catalog.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Powdered Booze

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?

Remember Tiananmen Square

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...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Flip This Fraud

'Flip This House' Star Accused Of Fraud

Investigative reporter Dale Russell documents the big fraud behind A&E's popular reality show starring Atlanta developer Sam Leccima.

Makes you wonder about just how real reality shows are...

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.

Cat Blog Friday

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For this Cat Blog Friday ...

... on the first day of Hurricane Season, only a cat doing a Rain Dance which also doubles as a Keep Hurricanes Away Dance.

Happy Friday everybody!