Friday, October 07, 2011

Did 2 Giant Collisions Turn Uranus On Its Side?

If you want to get all scientific about it and you really care about the answer, go here.

If you want a really good laugh, read the comment thread in response to this headline here!

I know, I know, I'm easily amused. But seriously, a headline that screams "Did Two Giant Collisions Turn Uranus On It's Side?"? Only a person completely DEVOID of an ounce of humor could not find this hysterical!

It's Friday, you're welcome!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just because it's hysterical!

Expect a lot of this around here...

Time Flies...

Wow, has it really been over four years? Doesn't seem that long. So much has changed, and so much hasn't, but I'm back. Let the snark commence...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Baby steps

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. There is no easy way to get through the death of a parent, but being part of “The Adams Family” certainly added to the entertainment value of the whole situation.

My dad was a big clown, being serious was not his forte’. He was a country boy through and through and I don’t think he ever met a man he didn’t like. Likewise, nobody who ever met him could resist falling in love with him. He lived in Kansas his entire life, and therefore most of his friendships were longstanding ones. His two best friends were boys he’d run around with since junior high school. I simply cannot fathom a friendship spanning some 60 years.

Like I said, he was a country boy, and as such, in his younger days was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also collected anything and everything that had to do with nature, such as rocks, bones, antlers, driftwood, barn wood, and actually any stick, twig, or log he thought was cool looking. He was always very proud to show these treasures to me because he knew I was just like him in this respect, and many of his treasures would come home with me. I can’t tell you how thrilled my husband was when he was moving me into his house and discovered boxes and boxes of rocks, antlers, and birds nests. I just couldn’t seem to get him to understand the value of the boxes of rocks (that took two people to carry) and it finally just came down to this; if you want me, the rocks come too.

Hello. I’m Moogirl, and I’m a redneck.

Anyway, after the funeral, the sister and I went to my uncle’s farm in Cherryvale, Ks (try finding THAT on a map, I dare you), which was the perfect place to be. It was my dads’ favorite place on the planet to be and it holds some of the best childhood memories I have. If anyone ever wanted to see why my dad was the way he was, they’d need look no further than the farm people. My uncle has four boys my age and older who also own farms nearby. I’m not sure who gets a bigger kick out of each other, them or us. We got to spend two days of laughter, old pictures, and even older stories.

There was still several inches of ice on the ground in Cherryvale, which only added to the excitement of cow feeding time. You just haven’t lived until you slipped on a frozen cow pie. I dare say that watching the cows try to ice skate to the troughs was the most entertainment I’ve had in a while.

I need to get out more.

For some unexplained reason, it was more important than life itself for me to get a picture of the cows all lined up at the trough...from behind. I just didn’t think I would be able to leave if I wasn’t able to get a picture of a long line of cow butts. I still can’t figure that one out, but it was just insanely important to me. So there I was, in 40 below temperatures (not really, but it was in the teens), with my $3,000 camera, trying to dodge ice, frozen cow patties, NON-frozen cow patties, and very non-trusting cows, trying to get the perfect shot of cow butts.

You just have no idea how uncooperative cows can be, and I wondered if Ansel Adams ever had problems like this. But I got the shots I wanted and it only cost me a pair of tennis shoes and a little dignity. (Blogger isn’t letting me post any pictures for some reason, or it would be wall-to-wall cow butts up in here. Perhaps this is a good thing.)

So now all that’s left is the icky part of returning to the real world. But I’m ok, just kind of wandering around the house not quite knowing what to do with myself. I will try to get back to the business of solving the world’s problems just as soon as the apathy wears off.

I have one piece of advice though. If your father is still living, and you have a good relationship, spend as much time as possible with him. If he is still living and you do not have a good relationship, please, please try to forgive, understand and make amends. If making amends is not possible, then at the very least, try to forgive, in your own heart, and let it go. When the time comes, you will be so grateful that you did.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Please forgive my absence, but my father has past away. I will be out of town until Sunday night.

This really sucks…

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Swing low...

Dutch gym to introduce 'Naked Sunday'

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Self-conscious about what you wear while working out? A Dutch gym plans to introduce "Naked Sunday" for people who like to huff and puff in the buff.

Patrick de Man, owner of Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren, said he got the idea in part from two of his customers who are avid nudists.

He said the response had been overwhelming — positive and negative.

The 70,000-member Dutch Federation of Naturists was curious to see if Fitworld's plan would work, spokesman Bernd Huiser said.

"We recently conducted a large survey among our members, and most prefer to exercise with their clothes on," he said. "The most popular activities (for nudists) are things you do outdoors, like walking on the beach, or swimming in a lake, or maybe gardening."

De Man said the first question Fitworld customers were asking was whether it would be sanitary.

Nude exercisers would be required to put towels down on weight machines and to use disposable seat covers while riding bikes. All machines would be cleaned and disinfected afterward. "We clean them every day anyway," he said.

The first "Naked Sunday" is scheduled for March 4.

Ok, all together now: “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww!”

Now that we’ve gotten that out of our system, I see so many problems with this idea, I just don’t know where to start.

1. First and foremost, there’s a reason most people go to the gym. They go to lose weight or to tone up. ‘Nuff said.

2. Bicycles? Men, if you’re going commando on a bicycle, um….ok I just can’t go there.

3. Treadmills: I was thinking about them when I came up with the title of this post.

In fact, I can’t think of many pieces of gym equipment that wouldn’t be a potential neuterer for men.

I’ve pondered this idea for far too long now, and I’m pretty sure it would look something like this:

Friday, February 02, 2007

Good to know

Dr. Phil Predicts Early Spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - A new pair of hands pulled Dr. Phil from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that the talk show host offered a new prediction.

Dr. Phil did not see his shadow on Friday, which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.

Since 1886, Dr. Phil has seen his shadow 96 times, hasn't seen it 15 times and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Obnoxious Talk Show Host Club. The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.

More than 15,000 revelers milled about in a misty snow waiting for the prediction, as fireworks exploded overhead and the "Pennsylvania Polka" and other music blared in the background.

"It's a lot of work, but it's exciting to know you're a part of one of the most phenomenal parts of American folklore," Hughes said.

Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of 6,100 people about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.

The Germans believed that if a bloviating, pompous, ass casts a shadow Feb. 2 - the Christian holiday of Candlemas - winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.

Cool, because after Wednesday's snow, this is what I look like when I go out to get the mail.

Ok not really. I try not to lick my nose in public.

But I’m still sick of it...

Read on...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Jon Stewart Tries to Relate to Cheney

As only Jon can...

Wow, way to miss the whole point, dudes

Church's 'Jesus loves Osama' sign criticised

The Australian prime minister has criticised a Sydney baptist church for erecting a sign declaring that "Jesus Loves Osama".

The slogan, a reference to Osama bin Laden, the al-Qa'eda leader, has provoked a storm of controversy across the country despite its apparently Christian message of forgiveness.

Small print at the bottom of the sign urges churchgoers to "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you", a quotation from Matthew 5:44.

But John Howard, the prime minister, said that the church should have chosen a less offensive way of spreading its message.

"I understand the Christian motivation of the Baptist church," he said.

"But I hope they will understand that a lot of Australians, including many Australian Christians, will think that the prayer priority of the church on this occasion could have been elsewhere."

Peter Jensen, the Anglican archbishop of Sydney, said that the sign - which has been put up outside several churches in the city - was confusing and potentially offensive.

"There is a truth in it," he said. "But, "what we've got to say is, 'Jesus doesn't approve of Osama.' It makes it sounds like, 'Oh, Osama's doing the right thing'."

A spokesman for the Central Baptist Church told the Australian Daily Telegraph that it was merely "sharing the gospel".

He said: "Osama is the head of terrorism. We are saying that Jesus Christ loves everyone in the world, even this man. ... All we are doing is sharing the gospel."

So the Prime Minister said, “…that the prayer priority of the church on this occasion could have been elsewhere.” Ok, he’s a politician, so he’s expected to say stupid things. I mean, who better to pray for than the planet’s most wanted criminal?

But the “Anglican archbishop of Sydney” (whatever that is, I’m assuming it’s Catholic) said, “…that the sign was confusing and potentially offensive” and that, “There is a truth in it, but what we've got to say is, 'Jesus doesn't approve of Osama.' It makes it sounds like, 'Oh, Osama's doing the right thing'."

ONLY IF YOU’RE AN IDIOT! I’m sorry, but shouldn’t he know better?

First of all, there isn’t “a truth in it”, it IS the truth. I love how certain “religious” people pick and choose the parts of the Bible they want to believe and abide by. How can he say “there is a truth in it”? We ARE supposed to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, and Jesus DOES love Osama, same as he loved Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Custer, Saddam, and George W. Bush. That is not to say Jesus ever approved of anything they did.

Unfortunately, nowhere in the Bible does it say we get to choose which of our enemies we’re suppose to pray for. I can’t believe someone who considers himself a religious leader would say something so asinine.

But then again, I’m not so sure a Catholic leader is someone we’d want to hold up as an authority on Jesus anyway. Still, he should know better.

Like it or not, believe it or not, it’s still the truth. And it is the Gospel. And good for the Baptists in Australia. The American Baptists could learn a little something from their example. But that would mean actually having the strength of your convictions...

Father recovering from being strangled with stethoscope...

Big baby causes sensation in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico - He is called "Super Tonio," and at a whopping birth weight of 14.5 pounds, the little fellow is causing a sensation in this Mexican resort city.

Cancun residents have crowded the nursery ward's window to see Antonio Vasconcelos, who was born early Monday by Caesarean section. The baby drinks 5 ounces of milk every three hours, and measures 22 inches in length.

Antonio's mother, Teresa Alejandra Cruz, 23, and father, Luis Vasconcelos, 38, said they were proud of the boy, and noted that Cruz had given birth to a baby girl seven years ago who weighed 11.46 pounds.

What the news fails to mention is that moments after this photo was taken, Jumbo ate his bedmate...

Read on

Does this net make me look fat?

What all the best dressed deer are wearing this year

This is the staggering sight of a buck mule deer who has got his antlers in a twist.

The impressive creature took it all in his stride after getting caught up in a bright purple volleyball net.

He is so taken with the unusual headgear a Colorado Division Wildlife officer decided to leave it on until his antlers naturally shed in February.

In the meantime, wardens in Durango are keeping a close eye on him to make sure he doesn't get himself in a knot.

And all the other mule deer, used to laugh and call him names...

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Since I'll be a captive audience...

This is who I’ll be rooting for in the Stupor Bowl.

Colts star Manning sidesteps Pentagon plug

A US marine reporter tried unsuccessfully to get Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to plug the federal government's Pentagon channel during Media Day at the Super Bowl.

Reina Barnett, wearing full Marine camouflage, was accompanied by a uniformed cameraman when she asked Manning on Tuesday to repeat "You are watching the Pentagon channel" which is be aired during Sunday's game for US troops watching in Iraq.

Instead Manning, who gave a colourful performance during Media Day with many one-liners that left reporters laughing, simply expressed support for the troops and thanked the soldiers for their sacrifice.

Others like Chicago Bears starting quarterback Rex Grossman and Colts guard Matt Ulrich weren't so apprehensive to plug the Pentagon.

Said Grossman, "Hi I'm Rex Grossman, Chicago Bears and you're watching the Pentagon Channel."

"I want to thank you guys for all you do keeping us free here," Ulrich said. "We will keep you in our hearts and prayers."

Oh get me a bucket. Rex Grossman couldn't find Iraq on a map. Good for Peyton for not allowing himself to be used as a tool of the White House propaganda machine.

Because I just can't type fast enough...

Before I could even finish the post below, this story now has a life of it’s own thanks to Matt Drudge and Fox News. Drudge has now linked to the video below. After reading the entire interview and hearing Biden’s explanation, I no longer believe Biden was making a racist comment about Obama when he said:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Taken in context of the entire interview and the fact that he was being questioned about Obama, Clinton, and Edwards, I truly don’t believe Biden meant what Drudge and Fox news are making it out to be. Biden is not an idiot. This is just another case of “Obama is Muslim”, much ado about nothing. Expect this a lot in the next year and a half from Drudge and Fox. If they can keep us on the offense, then nobody is talking about the real issues at hand, particularly, how the Republicans have flocked up this entire country.

Biden Responds to Obama Comment

Beware the Sludge Drudge!

Matt Drudge has a plan. His plan is to divide and conquer the Democratic Party.

Drudge is a right-wing Internet “reporter”. I use the term “reporter” loosely. He is a weasel with a hugely popular website, "The Drudge Report", a website chalked full of nothing more than headline links to legitimate news sites. Once in a great while he gets what he calls “an exclusive”, which may or may not be true. His track record for the truth is nothing to be proud of. But, as long as he sticks to linking to legitimate news sites, his site can be a rather interesting mish-mash of news from around the world.

But be forewarned, Matt Drudge will link up to any news story that mentions The Drudge Report simply because they’ve mentioned The Drudge Report. He does this so that everyone can see how important he is. I sent him an email a couple years ago asking if it was hard to type while tooting one’s own horn.

Needless to say, I never got a response.

Back to Drudge’s plan to divide and conquer the Democratic Party. Drudge knows that he can’t alienate half of his audience by only reporting favorable headlines for the Republicans. He also can’t come right out and bash the Dems. So his modus operandi is going to be to link to any and every story he can find that shines a less than favorable light on any and every Democratic candidate.

Any bit of gossip (whether true or not), any bit of backbiting or sniping, and you can bet it will be a headline on Drudge. His screaming headlines about Obama being a Muslim (which were proven to be untrue) have already been deleted from his archives. But that’s how he works. Print it, and if it turns out to be less than truthful, just delete it, regardless of the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have already seen it and believed it because it was on The Drudge Report. He's Fox News for the net.

As I said, Matt Drudge is a weasel. A Republican weasel, which is odd, since he’s gay. But, whatever floats your boat. I have never linked to The Drudge Report because he is such a weasel. Perhaps I’ll start, if for no other reason than to point out the obvious tactics he’s using against the Dems.

This is his screaming headline as of this moment, which reads:

SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy'...

This is the link to the Biden story. For some reason, page 2 and page 3 of this interview are no longer showing up at the bottom of page one. But you can access them through the links above.

I am not making light of Biden’s obviously bigoted comment. We certainly need to know if our presidential candidates are closet racists. But the reason for my post was to point out The Drudge Report’s tactics for reporting only the negative, in glaring headlines. First Drudge is churning out lies about Obama’s religious beliefs, and then he’s showing him as the victim of a racist comment by a fellow candidate.

All of this is to cast a negative light on the entire Democratic Party. And as popular as The Drudge Report (as a gossip rag) is, I dare say this tactic might just work.

And as far as Biden’s comment goes, he may have just pulled a Macaca and sealed his own fate.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Help is on the way!

Does your cat look like this?

Or this?

Or perhaps this?

Or, Heaven forbid, this???

Never fear, help is on the way!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Maybe I was just tired...

Sorry to have been AWOL all weekend, we had a huge shoot Saturday, which kicked our collective arses. Because of that, last night I was too tired to do anything but lay here and surf the net for entertainment that didn’t require too many brain cells. I found it.

So I’m lying here, minding my own business (Clint’s already asleep), when I come across this
Laughter is contagious video. It starts out innocently enough, but two minutes into it, I’m laughing so hard that I woke him up. Now I wasn’t making any noise, mind you, it was that silent laugh where your whole body shakes. I shook him awake.

Needless to say, Clint was not amused. So, I apologized for waking him and promised to keep it down to a dull roar. Not two minutes later, I came across this
hamsters on meth video.

That was all she wrote. I had to get up and leave the room.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I wonder if he'll help with the dishes now...

Woman, 65, saves husband from mountain lion

Wildlife officials on Thursday credited a woman with saving her husband's life by clubbing a mountain lion that attacked him while the couple hiked in a California state park.

Jim and Nell Hamm, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month, were hiking Wednesday in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 60 miles south of the Oregon state line, when the lion pounced.

"He didn't scream. It was a different, horrible plea for help, and I turned around, and by then the cat had wrestled Jim to the ground," Nell Hamm said in an interview from the hospital.

Jim Hamm was recovering from a torn scalp, puncture wounds and other injuries.

After the attack, game wardens closed the park and released hounds to track the lion. They later shot and killed two lions found near the trail where the attack happened.

The carcasses were flown to a state forensics lab to determine if either animal had mauled the man.

Nell Hamm said she grabbed a 4-inch-diameter log and beat the animal with it, but it would not release its hold on her husband's head.

"Jim was talking to me all through this, and he said, 'I've got a pen in my pocket and get the pen and jab him in the eye,"' she said.

"So I got the pen and tried to put it in his eye, but it didn't want to go in as easy as I thought it would."

When the pen bent and became useless, Nell Hamm went back to using the log. The lion eventually let go and, with blood on its snout, stood staring at the woman. She screamed and waved the log until the animal walked away.

This guy will never win another argument as long as he lives.

Read on...

Something is seriously wrong with these people!

Sweet, sweet Elly is back in the news.

The Parents-of-the-Year winners had to
drug Elly to get her to act like a human being on the flight they took the next day!

OMG who are these people? And do we have any drugs that will make them act right???

Buried in the news reports about the incident was the real answer to the whole conundrum: When the family boarded another plane the following day, little Elly was apparently smuggling a dose (or three) of Children’s Benadryl in her tummy. It’s the dirty little secret — one of them, anyway — for all sanity-seeking parents. If the kids are prone to episodes during high-stress times such as airline travel, dope ‘em.

Nope, no problem there. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with this parenting skill?

Me thinks Mummy could use a little Benadryl also...

Ghosts of Mississippi, imbeciles of Texas

Two stories of racism. The first from 40 years ago, the second from today. No snark, just the ugly facts.

Reputed Klansman charged in 1964 deaths of black teens

On the morning of May2, 1964, Henry Dee and Charles Moore, both 19, were hitchhiking along U.S. 84 outside Meadville, Mississippi, when a Volkswagen pulled alongside them.

At the wheel was James Ford Seale, a 29-year-old truck driver. According to an FBI informant, this is what happened next:

Seale said he was a "Revenue agent hunting for bootleg whiskey stills," and told the two to get into the car. Seale pulled out a walkie-talkie and told the occupants of a trailing pickup truck, including his cousin, 31-year-old Charles Marcus Edwards, that he was bringing "two Negro boys" to talk with them.

Seale turned onto a forest road and, after traveling some distance, parked.

The Klansmen bound the two friends and began whipping them with beanpoles. Seale asked them over and over who was behind all the "Negro trouble" in Franklin County.

After the beating, the Klansmen loaded the unconscious pair into a car trunk, careful to line it with a tarp to catch the blood.

Driving to the Mississippi River, the white men dragged the barely breathing pair into a boat. Moore was lashed to a Jeep engine block, Dee to some old railroad tracks and wheels, the informant said.

Then the two friends went over the side, and the swirling, muddy water swallowed them alive.

That November, acting on information from a Klan insider, Mississippi state troopers arrested Seale and Edwards on murder charges.

(Seale on the left, Edwards, right)

In an interview with FBI agents, Edwards admitted that he and Seale had kidnapped and beaten the two black men. But Edwards said they were alive when he left them.

The agents leaned heavily on Seale.

"We know you did it, you know you did it," an agent said, "The Lord above knows you did it."

"Yes," Seale replied, according to an FBI report, "but I'm not going to admit it. You are going to have to prove it."

At the time, the FBI had its hands full with the so-called "Mississippi Burning" case, the murders of three civil rights workers.

The Dee-Moore prosecution was turned over to local authorities, who promptly threw out all charges.

Seale, now 70, was arrested Wednesday on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy and pleaded not guilty to those charges today, in front of a female, African American judge.

Charles Edwards, 72, has not been charged. People close to the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity said Edwards was cooperating with authorities.

Justice delayed is justice denied. Simply heartbreaking.

The Washington Post, gives a detailed background of this case, and The Clarion Ledger, Mississippi's leading newspaper, has much info, videos, and a photo gallery on it's front page (not sure how long they'll be on the front page though, you may have to look for the links).

That was 1964. Fast forward to 2007, when we are sooo much smarter.

“Martin Luther King” Party Causes Uproar on Texas Campus

Authorities at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Tx, said they plan to investigate a Martin Luther King Jr. Day party that mocked black stereotypes by featuring fried chicken, malt liquor and faux gang apparel.

Photographs posted on social networking Web site showed partygoers wearing Afro wigs and fake gold and silver teeth. One photo showed students "mocking how African-Americans do step shows," Elder said. In another picture, a student is dressed as Aunt Jemima and carries a gun.

Wanda Mercer, the school's vice president of student life, said an investigation was planned into the Jan. 15 party.

More than 400 students attended a university-sponsored forum Wednesday night that Elder described as "a shaky baby step" in bridging a divide between black and white students on the campus, which had about 400 black students out of 7,800 overall last semester.

Elder said he sensed a racial divide at the forum, with black students sitting on one side of the room and whites on the other.

"It was civil, but it also escalated into a shouting match," he said in a telephone interview afterward.

Some of the students shown in the photos apologized, Elder said.

University President Dennis P. McCabe said the photographs were reprehensible.

"I am personally insulted by these photographs and am disappointed that Tarleton students have demonstrated such insensitivity," he said.

It’s sad to say, as much as I’d like to rag on Texas, this could have happened on any college campus in America. Unfortunately, racism and ignorance is alive and well in America, and no state is immune.

I was going to post pictures of these poor, retarded, college kids, but frankly, I didn’t want to have to look at them every time I’m on my site. I would, however, suggest
you look at them to see the future leaders of America .

And remember, this party took place to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

Teach your children well...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Hagel challenges all 100 Senators on Iraq resolution

Senate panel rejects Bush's troop surge in Iraq

Republican Senator Chuck Hagel from Nebraska is a ’08 presidential candidate and perhaps the only Republican candidate who owns a pair of kahones. Sen. Hagel had a moment of passionate fervor yesterday and called for accountability from all other Senators during the resolution debate. They were voting on the resolution opposing the president's new troop surge in Iraq. The resolution passed 12 to 9, with Sen. Hagel being the only Republican to vote in favor of opposing the surge.

I like this guy and am impressed with both his passion and courage. He basically challenged his fellow Senators to either oppose the president, or have the balls to face the public and tell them why they thought an escalation in Iraq was a good idea.

You have to love a politician who is willing to set his hair on fire over this issue. I don’t know who this guy is, but he sure could be fun to watch in the future.

Read on...