Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Andy Hallett 1975- 2009

Angel Star Andy Hallett Dies Of Heart Failure At 33

I was shocked to hear of the death of one of the stars of "Angel", namely Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, known as the "Host" or Lorne, which he didn't like being called because being green it inevitably led to lame references to

I'm not a long-term "Angel" fan at all. The only reason I started to watch the reruns recently was because I've been cutting back on the news and it was often the only thing on very, very early in the morning.

Yes, I'm often up with the chickens watching cheesy cinema. Now you know and like you never suspected ;-)

Anyway, it's always sad to hear of someone passing so young.


A Nags Arm

I love wordplay and here is a neat little search engine that creates anagrams for any word you enter ...

Internet Anagram Server

Some anagrams I found clever:









What are your favorites? Be creative.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


TV marketing is a lucrative business because Vince Shlomi lives large. The Smoking Gun gives us a glimpse of a day in the life of Mr. ShamWow...

ShamWow Guy In Slap, Chop Bust: TV Pitchman Battered Hooker In South Beach Hotel Room Brawl

They don't make TV pitchmen like Ron Popeil anymore.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat who looks as ticked off as I feel during tax time. I would otherwise love this time of year. OK, maybe not the pollen part, but everything else.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stooges Remake

MGM Gets Its 'Stooges'
Penn, Carrey, Del Toro Part Of Studio's Plan

Sean Penn as Larry?

Jim Carrey as Curly?

Benicio Del Toro as Moe?


Am I the only one who thinks a Stooges remake is a dumb idea?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Captain's Chair

Star Trek Chairs For The Lounge - A Bridge Too Far?

Not if you ask me. I'd love one of these chairs for myself, but the price tag for a
replica is $2,717.01 Earth dollars. That's a bit steep for my budget.

Still, that's a bargain compared to what the original chair from the 1960s series which was auctioned off for... a whopping $305,200.


Trekkie Scott Veazie built his own Captain Kirk command chair ... Getting Their Kirk On

There's an idea. I think I'll commission Mr. Cube to build me one. He's very handy.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Suicide Sequelae

Nicholas Hughes, Sylvia Plath’s Son Commits Suicide At 47 By Hanging

Today happens to be the 40th anniversary, to the date, of the suicide/homicide of Plath's husband Ted Hughes' mistress and daughter by gassing in an apparent copycat suicide.

The sad saga continues...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mars Google

Google just came out with Google Mars...

Google Mars

I had no idea Mars was gay.


Necker Cube

One for the cubular files...

From New Scientist comes this article:

Tactile illusions: Seven Ways To Fool Your Sense Of Touch

All are cool illusions, but #2, although technically a visual interpretation of a tactile illusion, remains my favorite...


Friday, March 20, 2009

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat for the first day of spring.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Obama's teleprompter has a blog...

Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog


BO keeps stepping onto heaving mounds of buffalo chips. Can you imagine how much worse it would be without a teleprompter?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Geithner Pool

Analysis: AIG Bonuses New Cloud Over Treasury Boss

Sure, BO has complete confidence in Geithner now, but we all know how that has worked in the past...

I'd be surprised if Geithner isn't staring at the undercarriage of Obama's bus before the end of March.

Any takers?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

First a little drinking humor...

An unhappy man walks into a bar and orders six double vodkas.

The bartender lines up six shot glasses and pours six double vodkas.

The man drinks them one after the other. Then he orders six more.

The bartender pours the next round but feels sorry for the man and says, "Look, man, nothing can be so bad that it would cause you to drink like this."

The unhappy man starts throwing back one drink after the other and when he's done, he says, "Oh yeah. Well you'd drink too, if you had what I have."

Concerned and curious, the barterder asks, "What do you have?"

"A dollar twenty-nine." says the man.


And I'll leave you with an Irist toast...

"May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!"

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shuttle Discovery

From our backyard:

Here's the image Mr. Cube took with his cell phone of the Shuttle Discovery taking off yesterday evening.

Sometimes it's nice to live in Florida.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Pi Day

Today also would've been Albert Einstein's 130th birthday.

To celebrate Pi Day, here's a neat search engine that will let you search for any series of numbers within the digits of Pi.

Search For Digits Of Pi

My entire phone number occurred at the 1,4**,*** th digits...

How cool is that?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lauer Staying Home

Matt Lauer Staying Home Because Of The Economy

Dude, you couldn't have tidied up a bit beforehand?

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a black cat named Jason, and with any luck, you'll stay away from this cat.

Fun fact for the friggatriskaidekaphobes out there: 2009 has three Fridays that fall on the 13th.

Yikes for you!

More Fun Facts About Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everybody!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Putin's Pootin' Gift

State, Media 'Button' Lips Over Hillary's Russian Gaffe

From the article, it seems nobody knows how the word 'reset' was mistranslated into the Russian word 'overload' on Clinton's Reset Button gift to the Russian Foreign Minister. I guess we should just be glad they didn't come up with the word 'doomsday' instead.

Anyway, while this administration is set on devolving the art of gift-giving to government heads to cheap gag gifts, one excellent idea for Clinton's gift to PM Vladimir Putin is a Pull My Finger Fred doll.

Imagine the hillarity that will ensue when Putin pulls Fred's finger...

How do you say Rootin' Tootin' in Russian?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dead Plastic Surgery

Not only are the living overdoing plastic surgery, now the dead are getting into the act too...

Plastic Surgery For The Dead

I thought this was a joke at first, but it's real.

What a world.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Space Coffee Cup

For your favorite space cadet, from Technovelgy.com comes this novel space coffee cup designed by astronaut Donald Pettit...

On-Orbit Space Coffee Cup

How cool is that?

Afghan Women

This photo of two women standing with their Afghan Hound during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England just made me smile.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tired Or Tiresome?

Barack Obama 'Too Tired' To Give Proper Welcome To Gordon Brown

BO's not too tired to party hearty, work out everyday, and shoot hoops. No, this was a deliberate snub towards a country that represents white colonial power and it will not be accorded any special consideration under Obama's administration.

One State Department official said it best, "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."

That says it all.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Frankly Speaking

Rep. Frank Pushes For Prosecutions Over Meltdown

Is this guy for real?

I'm thinking he's got the the biggest 'nads in the House...

Then again, maybe Barney hasn't read a report from the Business & Media Institute that singles out "a senior member of the House Banking Committee. This congressman is 'recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989' and 'was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.' The same congressman 'was and remains a stalwart defender of Fannie Mae.'"

What else can be this be but phenomenal hubris?

Friday, March 06, 2009

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cigar-chomping kitty a la el Rushbo.

Happy Friday everybody!

Rush To Judgement

You know, articles slamming Rush Limbaugh have become routine, just a matter of course for the MSM and Tim Egan of the NY Times doesn't pull any ad hominem punches...

Fears Of A Clown

Again, no surprise. I wouldn't expect a liberal like Tim Egan to write about Rush in glowing terms.

What is surprising is the number of republicans who have jumped aboard the take-a-dump on Rush bandwagon lately.

I don't know about you, but I don't want the democrats telling me who is or who is not the face of the GOP. That's for us to decide, not them.

I'll tell you who I don't want that face to be... the likes of Susan Collins, Olympia Snow, Arlen Specter, et al..

Rush may be a bit of a blowhard at times, but he speaks up for conservative principles and he reaches a large audience. We'd be foolish to marginalize such a powerful force for conservativism because some MSM article tells us Rush doesn't poll highly with young Obama voters.

Rush has instigated a media furor with BO and some members of his administration lately and I'm inclined think he must be hitting a liberal nerve, otherwise why would they bother answering, much less bickering, with a radio show host?

Me, I'm glad Rush is on my side.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

One More Chance

Tatiana Del Toro was picked as a wildcard on American Idol last night. She gets one more chance to get the votes that will advance her to the Final 12.

I hope she makes it because, so far, her histrionics have been the most interesting parts of an otherwise dreary Idol season, but personally, I think they brought her back just to torment her with a second loss.

I hope I'm wrong.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sad End

Florida Boat Accident Survivor: 2 NFL Players Gave Up Hope, Third Tried To Swim To Safety

Everyone was hoping for a better outcome, but when the Coast Guard called off the search Tuesday evening, it didn't appear as though one was likely.

Still, the survivor's story is a sad one to read.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Famous Cheapskates

Why's Tiger A Lousy Tipper? Billionarie Golfer Never Gives Extra

The old "I never carry money" excuse is lame.

From Celebrity Bad Tippers ... you'll also find:

- Sean Penn
- Gwenyth Paltrow
- Paul McCartney
- Bernard Madoff (Ponzi scheme swindler)
- Jerry Yang (YAHOO CEO)
- Michael Stipe (REM frontman)
- David Lee Roth (ex-Van Halen front man)

Why don't more of these obviously rich people tip more generously? Because the only wealth they want to see redistributed is your wealth, not theirs.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ugly Bat Boy

This is my tortie cat, Kinky. Until recently, we thought she was a really ugly cat what with her kinky tail and less-than-pretty face markings -- believe me, this picture does her much justice.

Anyway, I just ran across a cat that makes Kinky look like a cat supermodel, but he's quite the sweetie...

'Ugly' Bald Cat Wins Fans At NH Vet Clinic: Feline's Unusual Appearance Captivates Vet Clients

Of course, we cat lovers know that looks are secondary to character and I can tell you that I've never had a cat who was more devoted to me than Kinky.

You go, ugly kitties!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Octomom Special

Found this at JanetCharltonsHollywood.com...

Octomom Before And After Plastic Surgery

I think she should've left well enough alone.

Hey, did you hear that Denny's is running an Octomom breakfast special...

Eight eggs, no sausage, and the person next to you has to pay for it