Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into Wis. home

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. – One southern Wisconsin homeowner is probably not in love with the Oscar Mayer wiener. The famed hot dog's Wienermobile crashed Friday into the deck and garage of a home in Mount Pleasant, about 35 miles south of Milwaukee.

They won't let me drive it around because I "might wreck it" and then they let this gal wreck it? Good grief.

Looking at that picture "Rule 34"?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite, dead, 92, old age

Walter Cronkite, who personified television journalism for more than a generation as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," has died. CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 92.

After working as a general assignment reporter for the Post and a sportscaster in Oklahoma City, Cronkite got a job in 1939 working for United Press. He went to Europe to cover World War II as part of the "Writing 69th," a group of reporters who found themselves covering some of the most important developments in the war, including the D-Day invasion, bombing missions over Germany, and later, the Nuremburg war trials.

I am without words.

Deadliest Warrior: Former Marine with Chain Saw vs Starving Mountain Lion

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wielding his chain saw as a weapon, a Colorado man says he fought off a starving mountain lion that attacked him while he was camping with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

Dustin Britton, a 32-year-old mechanic and ex-Marine from Windsor, Colo., said he was alone cutting firewood about 100 feet from his campsite in the Shoshone National Forest when he saw the lion staring at him from some bushes.

Britton revved his 18-inch chain saw and tried to back away. But the 100-pound lion followed.

There are no EX-Marines. Once a Marine, always a Marine. The new term for "former Marines" is DORMANT MARINE. I picked that new term up on Facebook in Sgt Grit Marine Specialties.

This Marine only did what he had to, he used the tools at hand to defend his family. OOO-Rah.

Those crazy Brits posted a picture of a healthy mountain lion.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The last fish you caught...was tiny

There should only have been one winner. On the riverbank was Jessica Wanstall, 4ft 10in tall weighing less than six stone (84lb) and something of a tiddler among anglers.

In the river was a monster, a near 9ft catfish that hit the scales at a record 13st 8lb (193lb).

But despite its size and whiskery age, the fish was no match for the skills of 11-year-old Jessica who waged a 20-minute battle to land her prize.

I would have been more impressed if she had "noodled it".

Some of the contractors our company hired thought we were pulling their leg when we told them about noodling catfish. They are believers now.

Google search for Okie Noodling.

Your cell phone will KILL YOU (again)!!!

JERUSALEM, July 16 (UPI) -- An Israeli health report says the sharp rise of salivary gland cancer could be linked to the growing use of mobile phones.

The report focused on oral cavity cancer in Israel from 1970 to 2006, Haaretz said Thursday.

First, cell phones would give you cancer, then they didn't, then they did, then they didn't. Apparently they do again.

Say it ain't so Cell Phone Girl!!!1111

Mom Jeans?

So are Levi 501's, mom jeans? I only wear 501's. I've worn them continuously since 1981, and even wore them before that, when they weren't cool. I'm not sure they are "cool" now. I am sure of one thing...I don't care if they are cool. That's what makes you as my kids say, "legit".

And as for the throw? Throw the damn ball, what are you afraid of, hurting the catcher? You can throw the ball to your girls that way, if you want them to learn to throw like a girl.

Maybe I should send my two girls to the White House to show him how to throw?

Playing at the beach will KILL YOU!

Add playing in the sand to the long list of fun things that may be bad for your health.

A new study says you risk getting an upset stomach and diarrhea if you dig into the granular stuff to fill toy pails, build sand castles or bury yourself. You're better off walking along the shore or swimming in the surf.

The report's authors said they don't mean to put a damper on summer fun. They just think it's important to caution people about the bird droppings, urban runoff, sewage and other contaminants that pollute sand.

“Take care to use a hand sanitizer or wash hands after playing in the sand,” said Tim Wade, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who helped write the study.

Tim the epidemiologist also recommends you never go outside and bathe everything in bleach before you touch it. When will the madness end?

Go to the in the sand...just don't eat the sand. Yea, like that had to be said.

(It's been awhile hasn't girls...sorry about that.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The 0% Tax Rate Solution


The federal income tax code is now so mangled that we can probably increase federal revenues with a 0% income tax rate for a majority of Americans.

Long before President Barack Obama took office, the bottom 40% of income earners paid no federal income taxes. Because of refundable income tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), in 2006 these bottom 40% as a group actually received net payments equal to 3.6% of total income tax revenues, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office data. The actual middle class, the middle 20% of income earners, pay only 4.4% of total federal income tax revenues. That means the bottom 60% together pay less than 1% of income tax revenues.

Let's have a fair tax system and stop monkeying around. The politicians act like we are all stupid...maybe we are...we keep electing them.


Natalie Portman is nothing if not an equal-opportunity fanboy pleaser.

Both comic-book nerds and summer blockbuster connoisseurs have reason to rejoice today, as the actress—not one typically associated with the grand tradition of green screen, save for her reign as Queen Amidala in Star Wars and surprisingly flattering foray into head shaving in V for Vendetta—has formally signed on to star as the requisite damsel-in-distress love interest in Marvel Studios' upcoming Thor.

If you have not seen V for Vendetta do it this weekend. The next time I cross a rack and it's on it I'm buying it for my home collection. I will go on record now and say, THOR WILL NOT SUCK.

Don't make me get out "the card"

Graphic showing interrogation techniques detailed by the CIA in a newly released Justice Department memo. Abu Zubaydah, an accused top Al-Qaeda operative, "nearly died four times" when CIA interrogators tortured him into providing statements, according to government transcripts.

So I'm guessing the enemies of the United States are now training their combatants how to endure our techniques. Which will require us to have MORE techniques...that's how we roll.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Say what? Sign me up ;)

"Orgasm A Day" Campaign Directed At British Schoolchildren Sparks Controversy

The National Health Service of Britain has sparked controversy with their controversial sex education campaign promoting an orgasm a day:

A National Health Service leaflet is advising school pupils that they have a "right" to an enjoyable sex life and that regular intercourse can be good for their cardiovascular health...

...Alongside the slogan "an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away", it says: "Health promotion experts advocate five portions of fruit and veg a day and 30 minutes' physical activity three times a week. What about sex or masturbation twice a week?"


Ummm...sounds good to me ;) I like this exercise regimen. I love the British, they always come up with the fun research.

Afraid To Fly? Try Living On A Plane

Weekend Edition Saturday, July 11, 2009 · Mark Malkoff is afraid of flying. Or, at least, he used to be.

The comedian and writer, who once spent a week living in an Ikea store, just finished living on an airplane for 30 days straight. He took 135 scheduled flights in a month, setting a world record.

Malkoff recently emerged and says it feels good to be on the ground.

When I had required travel as part of my job, it wasn't the airplanes I hated, it was the terminals. When I was a kid, I had air sickness really bad, it was something I had to over come to fly as an adult.

I once watched the wings of our plane flap like a bird for 25 minutes when we hit a pocket of turbulence over Southern Arizona. One time, we had a rough landing going into Washington DC, that was hard enough to bounce my teeth together. If I had to make a connection that day I'm not sure I would have gotten into another plane.

I avoid air travel whenever possible. There is just too much to see on the ground.

North Korea's Kim has pancreatic cancer

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a news report said Monday, days after fresh images of him looking gaunt spurred speculation that his health was worsening following a reported stroke last year.

The 67-year-old Kim was diagnosed with the cancer around the time he was felled by the stroke last summer, Seoul's YTN television reported, citing unidentified intelligence officials in South Korea and China.
Several things come to mind with this story:
God does answer prayers.
It couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow.