Thursday, April 16, 2009

GOP hopes to build momentum behind 'tea parties'

ATLANTA – Republicans have lost their grip on Congress and the White House, but they claim to have American anger over taxes and the economy on their side as tens of thousands turned out for anti-tax "tea parties" around the country.

Wednesday's rallies used the dreaded April 15 — the U.S. deadline to file income taxes — as a hook to vent about government spending and corporate bailouts in an homage to the Boston Tea Party.

Where were all these people when the elections were going on? Why can't people protest when they could actually DO SOMETHING about it? Not a lot of elections going on right now. Surprisingly a little over 4000 people were at the capitol in Oklahoma City.

Snakes on a Plane! no...seriously

MELBOURNE, Australia – Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia, leading to a search that forced the cancellation of two flights, the airline said Thursday.

Twelve non-venemous Stimson pythons were being transported Tuesday on a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne in the plane's cargo area in a bag inside a plastic foam box with air holes.

How funny is that. At least it didn't end as badly as the movie of the same name. I'd have to say I would scream like a little girl if one of these went up my leg during a flight.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hard hitting stories because YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Top 10 Nerf Guns of All Time
In many ways, the Nerf gun is the go-to toy shooter. While BB guns will shoot your eye out, and water guns require a warm day and open space, Nerf's foam ammo is safe for limbs and fragile furnishings. Nerf has been around for 40 years (the first product was a small foam ball), and foam ballistics have come a long way in that time. They now sport advanced features like lighted scopes and battery-assisted automatic fire. Here are our picks for top 10 coolest Nerf guns of all time, from the classics to the contemporaries.

Nerfy death and destruction FTW!

Happiness is a belt-fed weapon!!!

Irony in its purest form

One giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars, study finds.

Britain and other European governments have been accused of underestimating the health risks from shipping pollution following research which shows that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars.

Confidential data from maritime industry insiders based on engine size and the quality of fuel typically used by ships and cars shows that just 15 of the world's biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world's 760m cars. Low-grade ship bunker fuel (or fuel oil) has up to 2,000 times the sulphur content of diesel fuel used in US and European automobiles.

Irony? A container ship brought both of my EVIL SUVs over from ENGLAND!!!! Bwahahahahaahha. Suck on that tree-huggers.

The setting up of a low emission shipping zone follows US academic research which showed that pollution from the world's 90,000 cargo ships leads to 60,000 deaths a year in the US alone and costs up to $330bn per year in health costs from lung and heart diseases. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates the buffer zone, which could be in place by next year, will save more than 8,000 lives a year with new air quality standards cutting sulphur in fuel by 98%, particulate matter by 85% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%.

Talk about pulling some numbers out of your ass. Do we really need to save 8,000 people's lives? I'm pretty sure the cigarettes we ship by CONTAINER SHIP to China and Vietnam kill more people than the pollution from the ships.

Don't get me wrong. We should do something to reduce pollution. We have been reducing pollution since I was in elementary school, which Josh will tell you was nearly a hundred years ago. At some point we all have to realize that living causes pollution. There I said it, now I feel better.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Good news for me, bad news for my metrosexual friend Fritz

Metrosexual twigmen who admire your shoes are all very well in good times, but when the going gets tough, what you actually want is a REAL man, says Tanya Gold.

As I stick my head out of my window, I smell a change in the evening air. Everywhere I look big, dark, hairy, slightly fat men are staring at me - from advertising billboards, cinema screens and the pages of glossy magazines.

Sorry Josh time to man up.
And to both of our female readers, you are welcome.

Oklahomans pwn the CMT Music Award Nominations

Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood are among the nominees for the 2009 CMT Music Awards.

The first-round nominations were announced and fan voting started today at Fans can vote through May 11 to determine the final nominees, which will be announced May 19.

We are deeply proud of the amazing musicians that have given so much to our musical culture. And the ladies ain't too hard on the eyes either.

Harry Kalas, NFL Films voice, Philadelphia Phillies announcer, dead, 73

Longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who punctuated innumerable home runs with his "Outta Here!" call, died Monday after being found in the broadcast booth before a game against the Washington Nationals. He was 73.

Kalas joined the Phillies in 1971. Before that, he was an original member of the Houston Astros' broadcast team from 1965-70. He also did voiceover work for NFL Films and for commercials.

His iconic voice will be missed.

Oklahoma City 6th Most Livable City

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Forbes magazine has been ranking Oklahoma City in many of its best lists, including its most recent accolade, the sixth most livable city in the country.

Forbes took into consideration income growth, unemployment rate, how affordable it is to live in Oklahoma City, and the crime rate.

I can't believe Tulsa with it's evil empire of gigantic high schools scored above OKC. Talk about crime rate? Tulsa...seriously?

While Oklahoma may have two of the most livable cities in the USA, they didn't mention we could be the disaster plagued state in the Great Republic. If the bad roads, ice storms, fire storms or the tornadoes don't get you, watching really bad NBA basketball will.

Pakistan is screwed

ISLAMABAD – Under pressure from lawmakers including members of his own party, Pakistan's president on Monday signed a regulation that puts a northwest valley under Islamic law to achieve peace with Taliban militants who have brutalized the area.

You've given it to them and that was a huge mistake. Now you will have a dickens of a time getting them out of there.

Who sent John Kerry over there? I guess we can't blame him for this stupid decision but that won't stop the pundits from mentioning the coincidence of his meeting and the decision. Nice work John.

Marilyn Chambers, dead, 56, unknown

LOS ANGELES – A friend of adult film star Marilyn Chambers says the actress has been found dead at her home in northern Los Angeles County.

Peggy McGinn says the 56-year-old Chambers was found by her 17-year-old daughter Sunday night and the cause of death has not been determined.

Maybe this will bring an end to the crappy movies she's been turning out the last 10 years for Cinemax.

Epic Fail

That's a prom dress?