Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Hillary doesn't need a costume to scare me.

Just the thought of the USA having a president that can be melted with a glass of water is scary.

But today there is some good news. Hillary had a bad night at last night's Democrat debate...

Obama, Edwards Attack. Clinton Bombs

The details are juicy and make me want to go Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Baby Giraffe Named In Honor Of Red Sox

Sox, also known as a Kilimanjaro Giraffe, is not to be confused with Socks (below), the cat dumped by the Clintons as soon as they left the White House.

No fealty, just use and then toss.

Off-Beat Office Supplies

One thing you don't know about me is that I have a strange affinity for office supplies. Pens, markers, Sharpies, Post It notes, colored pencils, pads, you name it, chances are I have a stash.

Today I found something I don't have...

A 'Living Dead Dolls' Sadie pencil sharpener. It's a doll's head and you stick the pencil into her eye to sharpen it. There is a little button on the back of her neck that pushes the shavings out of her mouth.

The Sadie eye sharpener may be a little dark for some people, maybe this is more your style...

Either way, it's yikes for you!

[The BLOG note: Off-beat sharpener photos via The Matthew James Taylor blog and ]

Pet Rescue Jacket

No, it's not a Halloween costume...

It's a rescue jacket and rain coat at a demonstration during the Security and Safety Trade Expo in Tokyo October 17, 2007. The rescue jacket for either a dog or cat contains an emergency kit and food, for use in a possible disaster.

I can hear that poor dog now...

"Take this $#%# thing off me. I'd rather die!"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Blogger Type

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.

Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

Have I mentioned how subjective these Internet tests can be? Only a hundred times...

Anyway, I found this one at The Fanciful Muse blog and I couldn't resist some silly fun.

Grave Matters

Nowadays everything is going green, even funerals.

GREEN FUNERALS: Putting Aside Embalming And Tombs.

The Promessa Foundation
takes organic burial a step further...

The corpse is freeze-dried in liquid nitrogen, then vibrated until it breaks down into an organic powder, and then, in a vacuum chamber, the water is evaporated away.

The resulting dry powder is ready to be laid in a biodegradable (mulch able) coffin. In about 6-12 months time, the coffin and it's contents become compost.

Freeze-dried people make good mulch.

The end.

Friday, October 26, 2007

A Yen For Money

Lee Cary of the American Spectator writes the unvarnished article about Hillary's Chinese connection that you should've read in the newspapers of record, but didn't.

More Peking Duck

The situation is worse than you think.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... just in time for Halloween, a cat dressed up as a straight wizard at Hogwarts.

Outing Dumbledore

I wish JK Rowling hadn't... not that there's anything wrong with that.


Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I like October because of the plethora of horror movie marathons on TV. I like scary movies, the scarier the better. Creepy and eerie work too. I'll even put up with a gory movie, if it's scary.

Imagine my surprise when I watched "Blood of Dracula" in the wee hours last night on AMC's Monsterfest. This movie was most decidedly lame, not scary. I laughed at the ridiculous vampire character whose face actually turned bat-like.

I've decided to follow the example of blog buddy Etchen at
Today's ramblings
and ask my readers for some suggestions for scary movies.

Have you seen any scary horror movies?

Rice Raid

If I had my way, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would go on the offensive after the near assault by a member of Code Pink...

Protestor Painted In 'Blood' Accosts Condoleezza Rice

First, I thought Condy showed remarkable constraint by not decking that woman, whose hands got extremely close to her face.

And secondly, I wonder how the Code Pink nuts get into the Capitol building time after time?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Wild Turkeys Invade Massachusetts Cities, Towns


Lifetime Beer Supply

Brewery Offers Lifetime Supply Of Beer In Return For Stolen Laptop

Yes, my ears pricked up when I saw that headline ;-)

Apparently the Croucher Brewing Company in Rotorua, New Zealand, is offering a a 12-pack per month for life to the person who fingers the laptop thief.

One 12-pack a month sounds a little light, but I'll keep my eyes open.

Monday, October 22, 2007

ChiComs Heart Hillary

A recent Zogby poll results says:
Half Of Americans Would Never Vote for Hillary for President

Turns out Hillary has more support among the Communist Chinese who are funnelling money into her campaign via poor or non-existant Chinatown workers... Dishwashers For Clinton

If this doesn't scare you into voting for a Republican, I don't know what will.


I'm thinking "Oops, I should'a had a V-8"...

But the real title of this sculpture is "Pierre de Wissant" by French artist Auguste Rodin. The sculptures will remain on exhibit until mid-December in Malaga, Spain.

A little culture can't hurt.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a touching tale of the cats of war.

What Cats Know About War

Happy Friday, Everybody!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Buck Up, Ellen

I saw the clip of Ellen Degeneres' meltdown and I kept thinking, "Get A Grip!"

For Pete's sake, what is she going to do if something really bad happens to her?

Am I being insensitive?

Gas Mask Scare

Annie Lennox, my favorite singer, is in the news again...

Gas-masked Man Spooks Annie Lennox At Boulder Concert

I read this and thought about my blog buddies who have taken to wearing gas masks lately. You know who you are... ;-)

Apparently, LaLennoxa was in the middle of a song when she saw the caped, gas-mask wearing invader walking her way, and she threw down the mike and ran backstage.

Hasn't she ever seen Star Wars?

[The BLOG note: When I first posted the link, no registration was required to view the article. That has changed. You can read Annie's blog entry about the incident at ]

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Would the NYPD consider the above piece of sidewalk chalk art as vandalism?

I lived in Manhattan as a child and I remember great times at the park on Riverside Drive. One day, I was writing Haiku with chalk on the park sidewalk and an elderly couple came by and praised my work.

That was the New York I remember. Sadly, it seems to have changed much since my childhood...

6 Year Old Girl Cited By NYPD For Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Has the whole world gone batty?

Ubiquitous Germs

2,022,300How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard?

Free Personals from JustSayHi

'Superbug' Infections Escalating:
CDC Alarmed By Spread Of Drug-resistant Staph

Just when you thought it was safe to blog...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rhodes Mugged

Air America radio personality, Randi Rhodes, was mugged on Sunday night while she was walking her dog Simon near her Manhattan apartment.

According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was beaten up pretty badly, losing several teeth and will probably be off the air for at least the rest of the week.

Then Elliott jumped to a biased conclusion:

"Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own," he asked. "Are we threatening them. Are they afraid that we're winning. Are they trying to silence intimidate us."

Gosh, I didn't get that Republican Hit Squad memo, did you?


[The BLOG note: Before the liberal lurkers out there torch me for using the cover of Randi Rhodes "book", let me add that the "book" was never released because Rhodes suffered severe gastrointestinal distress in the process of compiling it.]

Things Are Popping Out All Over

J.K. Rowling, auhtor of the Harry Potter series, laughs after correcting a case of boob-icular spillage at the Open Book Tour at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

The SUN has the pics...
Harry Pop-Out

No, I won't say Abracada-BRA!

Mega Capsize

Why Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell should never cruise together.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Gore Bashed


Dr. William Gray, one of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works".

Gore Gets Cold Shoulder

A breath of fresh air.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Booby Prize

Now that Al Gore's insipid "documentary" has won him a Nobel Peace Prize, let's look at some past winners...

2005 Mohamed ElBaradei
2002 Jimmy Carter
2001 UN & Kofi Annan
1994 Yasser Arafat
1973 Le Duc Tho

I have reconsidered my position. Al Gore is in good company.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Shocking Game

From comes...

The Shocking Autopsy Game

The object of the game is to remove the weapons from this poor soul. But operate with care -- one false move and you're in for a shock!

Yes, you read correctly. The game shocks the player!

This game is even more perverse than the game KaBoom! where players took turns hitting a pump which blew up a balloon. The one who burst the balloon lost. Playing KaBoom! was agony and, probably, responsible for my hatred of balloons to this day.

Can you imagine playing a game that actually delivers an electrical charge?

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...a cat rooting for my college team... the USF Bulls, currently rated 5th in the nation.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Go Bulls!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Can Your Hear Me Now?

Artist Implants 'Third Ear' On His Own Arm

The Cypriot-born eccentric Stelios Arcadious spent 10 years searching for a surgeon willing to create the ear in a lab from cells and then implant it onto his skin.

Arcadious is now hard at work looking for a surgeon willing to implant a functioning brain into his numbskull.

Check out this really cool Fully Interactive Periodic Table Of Elements

I really could've used this when I was taking all those chemistry courses in college.

The rest of the post requires a **Warning**

**Geek Alert**

Don't Click Here Unless You're Really Geeky And Will Enjoy Listening To The Element Song

You've been warned.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

lol Trek

You've heard of lolcats. Well, now there's lolTrek...

The clever folks at Live Grenades asked the burning question... What if lolcats had a TV channel?

You got it.


Check it out. It's a real hoot.

Where's My Wallet?

100 wallets were dropped in front of hidden cameras to see who would return the wallets and who would steal them...

Results of the "" Experiment

It really gets interesting when they break it down by sex, age and race.

Fascinating stuff.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Death By Enema

Another one for the weird files:

Charges Dismissed In Sherry Enema Death

The enema recipient, the enemee, had a blood alcohol level of 0.47 after 'imbibing' 2 bottles of sherry.

Sometimes these posts read like fiction.

Monday, October 08, 2007


The BLOG first hit the blogosphere on October 4, 2004. This was the first entry:

Klaatu barada nictu. This is not a test. This is for real...The Blog's first day of existence, but hey the universe is a cold place & doesn't really care.

Anyway, I couldn't think of a better way to mark the anniversary than with the unveiling of the beautiful logo designed by blogbuddy MCF of MCF's Nexus of Improbability .

Kudos to my favorite cloaked figure!


Clinton Gets Snippy With Iowan Over Iran


Off with his impudent head!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Shameless Plug

To create your own shameless plug, Dylan

[The BLOG update: I have removed the video portion because it was taking up too much room. I have replaced it with a single slide.]

Toys Galore

Some fascinating photos of Chinese toy factories...

A Look Into Toy Manufacturing In China (25 pics)

Incorporating lead to 70% of the world's toys is tiring work ;-)

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...a cat who denies ever having taken any sterioids. Not now. Not ever. No way.

Olympics Star Marion Jones Admits Doping

Happy Friday, everybody!