Friday, August 10, 2007

Bikini Friday



Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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Celebrity justice as Brad Pitt reports for jury duty

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Potential jurors in a Los Angeles court were forced to do a double-take on Thursday when their court-room duties were enlivened by a jolt of star power in the shape of Brad Pitt.
Look for Brad Pitt to star in a court room drama next year.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Let the Flip Flopping Begin


NEW YORK - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago.
"I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in April 2006.
Her views expressed while she was gearing up for a presidential run stand in conflict with her comments this month regarding Obama, who faced heavy criticism from leaders of both parties, including Clinton, after saying it would be "a profound mistake" to deploy nuclear weapons in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I love the way every little phrase a candidate has ever spoken in their life can be Googled. Being a candidate is hard.

Ah, just like the good old days

Russian bombers have flown to the US island of Guam in the Pacific in a surprise manoeuvre reminiscent of the Cold War era.
Two Tu-95 turboprops flew this week to Guam, home to a big US military base, Russian Maj Gen Pavel Androsov said. They "exchanged smiles" with US pilots who scrambled to track them, he added.
Just like the good old days. I sure miss the Cold War.

I'm not sure why, but we're getting a 9/11 tag

I'm not sure why, but Oklahoma has added another license plate for us to choose from.
It's called the Global War on Terrorism plate. A bill in the legislature hoped to buy body armor from the proceeds of this plate. The plate costing 35$ of which 20$ would go to the Oklahoma Military Department to buy the body armor for our National Guard troops.
We already offer 144 different plates, not counting the NASCAR plates which I lumped into one. We also offer 5 colors of blank plates you can choose from with your own message.
I had INETPCS on a blank blue plate when I drove my 1993 Ford Ranger.
After that I had the Oklahoma Historical plate...


I currently have the USMC tag...

which of course has 2MC 666 on it. I had to ask for that number special as they normally don't issue the 666 tag. Mostly because it gets returned.
It's a pretty sweet deal too, cause it's just 9$ to renew.
On the wife's car we have...

Go Sooners. Like the University needs the additional money this tag generates. All this manages to do is piss people off when we drive to Stillwater, home of the Cowboys, Oklahoma State University. Honks and fingers, for everyone with this tag.

We love our tags here in Oklahoma. Check out the complete list.
Fark.com had a photoshop contest for our new tag. There are some pretty funny tags in there.
Enjoy.

Young Girls Going Wild, But at What Consequences?

“Role models” like amateur porn star Paris Hilton and her underwear-challenged cohorts Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are prompting more and more young girls to “go wild,” but with negative consequences.
“As a society, we need to replace all of these sexualized images with ones showing girls in positive settings—ones that show the uniqueness and competence of girls,” said Eileen L. Zurbriggen, PhD, chairwoman of the APA Task Force and associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “The goal should be to deliver messages to all adolescents—boys and girls—that lead to healthy sexual development."
Really? I'm not sure I agree. The headline for this story at Fark.com:
Newest puritan fearmongering report: More women than ever are admitting enjoying sex and being in sexy pictures. Expert prudes say we must quickly protect them from themselves before they tempt us with their evil, evil bodies
I couldn't have said it better myself.

Trouble at Playboy Mansion

he Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an allegation of sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion, the famed site of unabashed hedonism for more than 30 years.
To say the reporter "fluffed up this piece" would be an understatement.
So to get to the bottom of it. Here's what happened.
The incident at Hefner's annual Midsummer Night's Dream party on Saturday night involving a woman hired to work as a server and her ex-boyfriend.
The woman has a restraining order against the man, and she alerted Playboy's security personnel after the man tried to talk to her, Hilburger said.
The man, who had been on the guest list, was then escorted off the property, he said.
So if you talk to a woman who has a restraining order against you, that's sexual assault?
Ummmm, okay. Good to know. If I'm ever in Kalifornia, at a party, that a woman that has a restraining order against me, is also attending. You know that happens all the time to me.
I'll bet you were expecting a picture like this.

Stocks Plunge at Open As Subprime Jitters Rattle Markets

Stocks opened sharply lower after the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank added liquidity to their banking systems amid fallout over subprime problems spreading to European hedge funds.
"The volatility is amazing," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil. "Now we're looking to get back and test those lows."
"The investors are like deer in the headlights," said David Dietz, chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services. "Those initial hopes going back a couple of months that the subprime crisis could be contained in terms of asset class and geographically are completely off the table. As a result, investors are left scratching their heads."
I wish I understood what the hell happened.
Asset class? Subprime crisis?
Is Subprime, Optimus Prime's little brother?
The dude in the picture looks, "concerned", I'm sure if we understood any of this crap we'd look that way too?

Endeavour carries teacher into space

HOUSTON - After Endeavour launched into the clear blue sky and reached orbit with teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan aboard, Mission Control announced that class was in session. Morgan, zooming with the other crew members toward the international space station, was finally fulfilling the space program's quest to send an educator into space — a dream that could have died in 1986 with the Challenger explosion that killed teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts.
Sadly they send the shuttle up during summer break. I would venture a guess that even if they had waited for public school to be in session, not many of the kids would have gotten to watch it. The space program doesn't have the allure it once did.

What goes around, comes around


WASHINGTON - Whites are now in the minority in nearly one in 10 U.S. counties. And that increased diversity, fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among blacks and Hispanics, is straining race relations and sparking a backlash against immigrants in many communities.
The biggest changes in were in Orleans Parish, La., home to New Orleans. The share of non-Hispanic whites in Orleans Parish grew from 27 percent in 2005 to 34 percent in 2006, while the share of blacks dropped from about 68 percent to 59 percent.
Nationally, the number of minorities topped 100 million for the first time in 2006 — about a third of the population. By 2050, minorities will account for half of U.S. residents, according to Census Bureau projections.
I wonder if this will eliminate the use of "minority". Who is truly a "minority" when the former minorities are the majority? Maybe someday in my life time men and women will be judged on their merits as people and not by the color of their skin.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Some people screamed "Allah akbar!" or "God is great!" as they ran outside

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake under the Java Sea shook Indonesia's capital early Thursday, violently shaking tall buildings and sending panicked residents into the streets.
The quake, which struck at 12:04 a.m. (1:04 p.m. EDT Wednesday) had a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 and was centered about 65 miles east of Jakarta at a depth in the Earth of 180 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Some reporters should not be allowed to write UNEDITED material, or some editors should be fired.

Brady finally signed

BEREA, Ohio - Brady Quinn has some catching up to do. The quarterback signed a five-year contract Tuesday night with the Cleveland Browns, ending an 11-day holdout that essentially eliminated his chances to begin the season as the team's starter.
Very clever Brady.
The deal, worth $20.2 million, with $7.75 million guaranteed, could reach $30 million over five years with incentives.

You held out, get 7.75 million for sure...and you don't even have to take a snap next year. All that edumacation didn't go to waste.

"Jonny Quest" riding to the big screen

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The cult Hanna-Barbera adventure series "Jonny Quest" is being revived as a potential movie franchise by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The raping and pilaging of your childhood memories continues because Hollywood is completely out of ideas. The big question is how they will insert some women into the show. Because you know Jonny Quest was a metaphor of gayness on the level with Birkenstock shoes, the Ambiguously Gay Duo, Brady Quinn, and frisbee golf.
The series introduced Jessie Bannon in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. I wonder if they'll add some more.

Contours International Lingerie Awards

I didn't know there was such a thing. And I'm really surprised it isn't covered like the Super Bowl. Enjoy!

756

San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds hits his 756th home run in the 5th inning off Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik during their MLB National League baseball game in San Francisco, California August 7, 2007.
And now we can stop talking about the Giants and Barry Bonds. Their team has had dismal performance this year while they carried him long enough to get his record. Back to baseball.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Van Halen, Roth to announce tour next week

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Van Halen will announce a 50-date American reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth during a news conference in Hollywood next week, sources said. Roth, who split from the rock group in the mid-1980s in hopes of solo stardom, will reunite with co-founders Eddie Van Halen on guitar and brother Alex Van Halen on drums. Eddie's teenage son Wolfgang will sub for Michael Anthony on bass.
Eddie's out of rehab! and wants to tour with David Lee Roth? Wow that musta been some rehab. Good work guys.

Scientists reveal secret of levitation

LONDON (AFP) - Scientists have discovered a ground-breaking way of levitating ultra small objects, which may revolutionise the design of micro-machines, a new report says. Physicists said they can create "incredible levitation effects" by manipulating so-called Casimir force, which normally causes objects to stick together by quantum force.
Sweet I can't wait to buy my hovering car, that only works in a vacuum, and is only the size of an atom.

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Justice is about to be served

Follow-up:
By the middle of next week, Roy Pearson, the D.C. administrative law judge who sued his neighborhood dry cleaners for $54 million and lost, will receive a letter that starts the process that could put him out of a job. City sources said a marathon meeting of the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges ended late Monday with agreement to meet again next week to finalize wording of a letter explaining the panel's doubts about granting Pearson a 10-year term on the bench. Pearson's initial term expired at the end of April, at the height of his legal battle against the Chung family, owners of Custom Cleaners on Bladensburg Road NE.
Excellent news. Sorry asshat, we're gonna have to let you go. Your recent actions have called in to question your ability to make sound judgements. Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Study: Breast Implants Up Suicide Risk

Women with cosmetic breast implants are at an increased risk for suicide, according to a new study.
Are they sure that women who get big fake fun bags aren't already damaged and that the suicide is an incidental thing?

Contriversial "burst into flames" feature prompts recall

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. (F) said Friday it would recall 3.6 million passenger cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to address concerns about a cruise control switch that has led to previous recalls based on reports of fires.
The recall involves the following vehicles:
1998-2002 Ford Ranger
1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car
1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria
1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
1993-1995 Taurus SHO
1999-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
1992-1993 E150-350 vans
1997-2002 E150-350 vans
1993 Ford F-Series pickups
1993 Ford Bronco
1994 Mercury Capri
2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning
1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes
If your 1994 Mercury Capri is still on the road you should also count yourself lucky. If you bought or drive a 1993 Ford Bronco I suggest you go ahead and click on that next email for V!agra. You need all the help you can get.

Bizarre death

NOBLE, Okla. - A police officer shooting at a snake apparently killed a 5-year-old boy who was fishing at a nearby pond, officials said. Austin Haley was fishing with his grandfather, Jack Tracy, when Tracy said he heard a shot and saw something hit the water just a few feet in front of the boat dock where he was standing.
Moments later, a second shot hit Austin in the head.
A Noble police officer who had responded to a report of a snake in a tree apparently fired the deadly shot while trying to kill the snake on Friday, City Manager Bob Wade said.
Shooting at snakes in trees? I hope the snake was a 22 foot long Copperhead with freakin' laser beam eyes. But this is Noble, who knows. If you are discharging your firearm there better be a damn good reason...and I don't think snakes in trees are on that list. Sad thing is TWO Noble cops were there and neither of them thought, "this is a bad idea." Incidentally my wife used to work at the store across the street from where this photo was taken.
If you need a fluffier piece you can read this one in the Norman Transcript.

Glavine wins his 300th

Tom Glavine won his 300th game last night as the New York Mets topped the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Glavine watched from the Mets' dugout as Ryan Theriot lofted a fly ball to center. When it landed in Lastings Milledge's glove, Glavine stood and applauded.
According to an ESPN analyst last night...he might be the last guy to win 300. Most pitchers don't play enough games to get to 300 in their careers. Of the guys on pace to get there. 75% of them were already well over 40 years old and not likely to have enough games in their careers.

A-Rod hits 500, youngest ever to do so

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds will always have a milestone day in common, and the New York Yankees star has no problem with sharing the spotlight with the San Francisco Giants slugger. Rodriguez became the youngest member of the 500-homer club when he went deep against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, and Bonds tied Hank Aaron's career record of 755 when he connected against the Padres that night.
If he can keep is current pace, he'll pass Bonds and be well on the way to 800 before his career is over.

Bonds ties Hammerin' Hank

For Andruw Jones, all the talk about Barry Bonds and drug use isn't an issue. "It doesn't matter," the Atlanta Braves star said Sunday. "There's a lot of people that take steroids, and they don't hit 755 home runs."
Funny that's what my wife said. Well there are a lot of people out there that didn't take any illegal substances and are trying to hit 755 home-runs, and won't ever get there.

Bonds ties Hammerin' Hank


For Andruw Jones, all the talk about Barry Bonds and drug use isn't an issue. "It doesn't matter," the Atlanta Braves star said Sunday. "There's a lot of people that take steroids, and they don't hit 755 home runs."
Funny that's what my wife said. Well there are a lot of people out there that didn't take any illegal substances and are trying to hit 755 home-runs, and won't ever get there.

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Failing to give up seat to ederly rider? Yeah that's a beating

NEW YORK (AP) _ A bus driver struck a passenger about the head with a phone after the rider refused to give up his seat to an elderly woman, police said. The driver, Larry Woods, 44, and the rider, Christian Custis, 22, were arrested and charged with assault and harassment after the incident on the Q43 bus in the Jamaica section of Queens.
What's wrong with people today? You always get up for the elderly and women.

And you thought the bridges needed inspection

The state of Ohio has failed to inspect about 600 dams that could kill residents or cause significant property damage if they burst, records show. In all, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources hasn't inspected more than 1,200 state-regulated dams since 2002. The state's own recommendations say these dams must be inspected every five years.
Just a little fear mongering to start out your Monday morning.