Friday, September 30, 2005

In the news: Santa wins lawsuit!!!

The Danish air force ordered to pay $5000 to Santa after one of its fighter jets inadvertently frightened a reindeer to death.

- My Way News

Thursday, September 29, 2005

In the news...and on the more frightening side.

Officers searching for contraband at Bogota airport in Columbia found the bodies of three human foetuses hidden inside Christian icons. Speculation is that they were intended for Satanic rituals. The shipment was destined for Miami.

(CAUTION - vague but still distrubing images - that is, if you think killing a foetus is a bad thing...)

- Foetuses found at Bogota airport

Kids say the darndest things!

"Batman saves the day because he has a cape. That's why Superman does that too."

"Spiderman doesn't have a cape. Does Spiderman save the day? Or does he kill everybody?"

- C 9/29/2005

Kids say the darndest things!

"I wish I could ice skate but I sometimes fall down on my shorts."

- C 9/29/2005

She's got a million of 'em today, folks!


Kids say the darndest things!

"Water drops are made out of wet rain."

- C 9/29/2005


Kids say the darndest things!

"dUg Pinnick has little twisties in his hair and I have big ones. That's because I have big hair."

- C 9/29/2005


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

And the master said...

No one should be made to feel rejected
and to feel the pain.
No one should be made to feel unwanted
and to feel the hate.
Sticks and stones breaking bones,
Names and words they hurt you,
Affecting everything.

No one should be made to feel alone.

No one should be made to feel their heart break
and to feel unloved.
No one should be made to feel they're ugly
and to feel ashamed.
Sticks and stones breaking bones,
Names and words they hurt you,
Affecting everything.

No one should be made to feel alone.
No one.

- King's X - Ogre Tones - Alone


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

Today there was a cute little email quiz going around the office that purported to determine whether you were "worthy to be called a 'professional' in the world of information technology". Successful participants are able to think simply and clearly. The test noted that most grade school children fare better than most adult professionals on this test. Sooooo, I thought I'd experiment on C, aged 4!

Here are her answers:

Q) How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
Expected Answer: "Open the door. Put in the giraffe. Close the door."
C’s Answer: "First you have to hold his legs and then you have to put his body on his face and then you have to put his body in the refrigerator. Then you leave out the giraffe out because he doesn't belong there."

Q) How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Expected Answer: "Open the door. Take out the giraffe. Put in the elephant. Close the door."
C’s Answer: "First you have to hold his neck and then you have to hold his trunk and pinch his nose and then you don't have to put his body in the refrigerator - just his nose. And then he doesn't belong in there."

Q) The Lion King is holding a big meeting. All the animals of the kingdom but one show up. Which one didn’t?
Expected Answer: "The elephant. He’s in the refrigerator."
C’s Answer: "Simba."

Q) You have to cross a crocodile-infested river. How do you do it?
Expected Answer: "You just swim across. All the crocodiles are at the meeting."
C’s Answer: "You have to swim faster and faster to get faster than the crocodiles because they're going to bite Simba’s tail."

Ahhh, methinks she gonna work for....IBM! :-)


Monday, September 26, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

"Gammaw, I'm going to keep you prisoner. Not forever...just five more minutes."

- C 9/26/05

Sunday, September 25, 2005 King's - OGRE TONES

A "critic" takes a shot at King's X new album. The discussion over his review got interesting in a couple of places. Specifically check out comments #23 and #24 by "Jim". That guy's funny! King's X - OGRE TONES

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The most amazing rock band in the world.

Quick time required: King's X - Alone

Official web site.

Coming 9/27/2005 - Ogre Tones

Those crazy Germans!

Flasher shocked to discover his victim doesn't scream.

Sounds like a page right out of The Onion, but it's real life!


Friday, September 23, 2005

Monday, September 19, 2005

Now THIS is interesting...

Study shows that psychopaths could be the best financial traders. Know anyone who qualifies?

Wonder if they'd be as good at poker? ;-)

The resemblance grows stronger every day...

These two are starting to look more and more alike with age...

Kids say the darndest things!

"Do you put milk in your coffee, Dad? I'm gonna put orange juice in my coffee when I grow up. And then I'm gonna stir it all up until it makes chocolate ice cream!"

- C 9/19/2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Great capitalists of our time...

"Celebrity anti-war protester [Cindy Sheehan], fresh off inking a lucrative deal with Speaker's Bureau, has demanded at the HUFFINGTON POST and MICHAEL MOORE'S website that the United States military must immediately leave 'occupied' New Orleans. " - Drudge Report 9/12/05

It seems that many more are taking up Michael Moore's ingenious four-step money making scheme:

1) Say ridiculous and hateful things very loudly.
2) Get press for it.
3) Sell your speaking and writing for big bucks.
4) Keep it all and laugh at everyone for being so stupid.

I'll look forward to learning how much of her speaking fees Cindy decides to donate to the poor she cares so much about.



Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear M!
Happy birthday to you!



Friday, September 16, 2005

The hole in your life...

When people ask you about your heritage, you talk about places you've never been, languages you barely speak and customs you know only through a certain quaint shadow of old ways known by people quite comfortable without them. And yet you never seem curious about the other half of who you are.

You are as beautiful or more.


And the master said:

"'We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief.

All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions.

I submit to you that the tolerant society is open to and encouraging of all religions. And this does not weaken us; it strengthens us, it makes us strong. You know, if we look back through history to all those great civilizations, those great nations that rose up to even world dominance and then deteriorated, declined, and fell, we find they all had one thing in common. One of the significant forerunners of their fall was their turning away from their God or gods.

Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. If I could just make a personal statement of my own -- in these 3 1/2 years I have understood and known better than ever before the words of Lincoln, when he said that he would be the greatest fool on this footstool called Earth if he ever thought that for one moment he could perform the duties of that office without help from One who is stronger than all.

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.

-- Ronald Reagan
(from an address to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, September 20, 1983)"

Kids say the darndest things!

"Are you a good bad guy?"

- C 9/16/2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005

And the master said...

"Don't forget that you're beautiful...just the way you are.
Change for you and not for me - I like who you are.
That's why I'm reminding you...oh...reminding you...

Don't forget you're beautiful
Don't forget you're beautiful
Don't forget you're beautiful.

You'll never seem you like I bright your light can shine.
All of my mirrors they lied to me...same as the ones in my life.
That's why I'm reminding you...oh...reminding you...

Don't forget you're beautiful
Don't forget you're beautiful
Don't forget you're beautiful.

- dUg Pinnick
Emotional Animal - 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

A paper that C brought home from her day at day care, entitled "What I am Thankful for":

"Riding my bike, suckers, my cube and the letter 'Q'."

- C 9/13/2005

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The unknown paradise...

Dubai is a place very few people know anything about. But it's beauty is nearly unparallelled.

Dubai plans city of "wonders of the world" replicas - My Way News

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Go Bucks!!!!

It was a remarkable game last night between the Buckeyes and the Longhorns. Saddened as I am by the Bucks' loss, the game epitomized college football. The spirit, passion and drive of both teams was inspirational. The best part of college football is the college football players themselves. Great game! GO BUCKS!!! - NCAA Football - Young, No. 2 'Horns take down No. 4 Ohio State - Sunday September 11, 2005 1:25AM

Monday, September 05, 2005

Those crazy Germans!

Woman lays waste to family home attempting to kill a spider. Well, at least the spiders are gone.


Sunday, September 04, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

C: "Dad?"

Dad: "Yes, C."

C: "I have some food in my mouth so I can't talk to you right now, ok?"

Dad: "Ok, C."

- 9/4/2005

Kids say the darndest things!

"I ate the tummy ache!"

- C 09/04/2005

Go Bucks!!!! - Writers - Stewart Mandel: First impressions from opening weekend - Sunday September 4, 2005 4:51PM: " I know it's just one game, but Ohio State's defense looks like it could be back at its 2002 level. Miami of Ohio returned eight starters from a typically powerful MAC offense, yet the Buckeyes, noticeably more aggressive under new coordinator Jim Heacock, absolutely suffocated the RedHawks, holding them to 76 yards in the first half, sacking QB Josh Betts five times and pitching a shutout for nearly 58 minutes."

"How much fun can I have before I go to hell?"

My Way News: "Johnny White's Sports Bar, which has no doors and, according to locals, never closes, has become a gathering place for some of those who remained downtown when Katrina devastated the city Monday.

'It's very eerie and disturbing,' said Joseph Bellomy, 23, a Cleveland native who moved here in February and has been working as a bartender. His T-shirt's slogan: 'How much fun can I have before I go to hell? - French Quarter.'"

Friday, September 02, 2005

Science predicts the future.

Hat tip to Matt Drudge:

Louisiana's Wetlands @ National Geographic Magazine - October 2004

"The city that care forgot...but nature will not."