Sunday, August 31, 2008


Danger Room has a post linking to an article on the secret patch(es) and mission of STS-38.

They seem to have launched a stealth satellite whose task it was to sneak up to other satellites to gather intelligence.

Live Neutering

They should use unattended or poorly behaved children as subjects.

via DaveBarry

He also brings up the age old question "how many snails can you keep on your face?"

Zombie Killing

When it needs to be done it really needs to be done.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Deepest sympathy goes out to Julie and her family right now as they go through a terrible loss.

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." ~ Washington Irving


This was a rascally fellow, and he reminded me that Halloween is not far off. His shadow is what I should have snapped.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mosquito Helicopter

Jersey has some large skeeters:

Dog Seals

A-woofa! A-woofa! Helicopter Friday sees these fine pooches on watery excursions as well:

Helicopter Friday

The lads are getting picked up from their watery excursion:

Helicopter Friday

This gentleman does not seem to like helicopters, and uses a foul word:

"Kevin is the Black Yeti."

Kimbo Slice is receiving some disparagement.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Phil Hendrie

"Top 8 Hilarious Segments..."

I have no convenient manner of listening to him at the moment, but he can be very funny.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Maritime Monday

Maritime Monday is up. I had not heard of Fair Winds Wines.

Other carnivals here.

The largest wave ever link is also very interesting.

Lastly more on one of the island homes mentioned below.

Ocean Photos

Todd sent over a link to some very cool sea shots.

The site also has a "Zoo Babies" section.

Time Warp Women

They have opted out of the present.

via Weekly Universe

Andrew McCarthy

When I first read about this UAV business on Long Island I only gave it a little thought. Andrew McCarthy is compelled, however, and that now gives pause.

MLK Jr.'s Relatives

Not voting Obama?

Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Many episodes to view.

You Got Your Bacon In My Chocolate

Chocolate covered bacon. The pig licker.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Record Fish

Sadly he seems to steal the lil girl's thunder:

"ELKIN, N.C. - David Hayes' granddaughter just asked him to hold her Barbie rod and reel while she went to the bathroom. He did. And seconds later he landed the state record channel catfish at 21 pounds, 1 ounce.

Alyssa's father had bought the pink Barbie fishing rod for Christmas and she had caught a few bluegill before her grandfather hauled in the catfish."

In this undated photo released by the N. C. Wildlife Resources ...


Yes. I remember that soda.



Emergency provision.


Notice that we are paddling a canoe through dry land while I am bald right down past my ass.

Obviously Photoshoped for a conspiracy fueled by extreme malice!


If you are trying to get in touch know that my phone ran out of juice and that the charger is not near, thus the difficulty.

Elephants Keep Grudges

ugly blood hued grudges. (Post in progress)


Wants you defenseless and at the mercy of criminals. Adam links to this important site.

"Killing people? But we're Medivac."

That's funny.

Helicopter Friday:


I think I have put this up before but I just noticed it over at Kim Komando which is a nice site. She also has the zero gravity dog video.

High Dive 172 ft

That is scary just to watch.

Helicopter Friday

From murderous thugs to heat stains courtesy of the lovely Apache.


Those chimps are talented.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Speaking of Movies

Here is a trailer for a Zucker send up of that jackass Michael Moore using a Dickens template:

via Samizdata

Dogs Commute to River

via Boortz

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


May be referring to this slogan seen on a pleasant model here:

Gator is a Natural Model

That's from a while back, scroll down to see a more recent pic. Oh heck, I'll do it for ya':


New projects page?

You can see the shorts that have been coming back into the theaters. I was curious when I saw the "Home Theater" short and pleased to see it. Nothing is worse than paying for gum crusted seat time and being subject to actual commercials. I used to go see movies all of the time. I enjoyed it. I stopped because they stopped being new and interesting and the commercials are insulting. The expense exceeded justification.

Disney link via Daring Fireball

The Voice of God

Which celebrity's voice would it be?

I'm going with Stephen King's voice as he impersonates Stanley Kubrick, and it scares me.

Totten at City Journal

City Journal is great as is Totten. I will certainly give this item on the Georgia matter a read (done) and some thought.

Children's Day in Paraguay

Interesting read over at View From The Porch and interesting comments as well...

I somehow missed it and will have to wait a year to celebrate.

Jimmy's Actual Bday

You don't have to hide yet, but beware come Saturday as the lad will be whooping it up.

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!

It's Hip to Convalesce

Kenny has had his hip replaced and is on the mend...

Get well soon Ken!


Instapundit mentions the novel "Tethered" and how the author may be married to Jules Crittenden who is a must read.

Here she mentions an anecdote involving Richard Russo.


Shockingly previous generations of Americans did what they needed to do in order to prevail, while keeping their mouths shut and ignoring the "rules."

Monday, August 18, 2008

American Scientist

is a nice stop. You may have noticed these items elsewhere.

I wish I had been aware of this item, I do have a bucket and it would be neat to help.

Pandora Plug Pull?

Damnit! Leave my music alone...I have made purchases off of Itunes that I wouldn't have known to look for without some manner of radio-like device. The lawyers are flaying the goose. Like this here. The end is a little less than compelling but I think the essence of the tale is "Let people listen to music before they buy it. At least a little. Or you are a beast damn you. Also don't be mean to ugly people right off the bat just because and then make up rules to follow suit. And don't reach out to every train for whatever reason, you could be stuck for quite a while. Also try not to make sense of this post, for it will vex you!"

Blue & Gold Macaw Wing Feather Maginfied


Mike sent along a photo essay which is quite nice. Amazing people with tremendous responsibilities all working in concert...very cool.


Nursery Rhyme Origins

here. via fark

Bacon In A Can

and some other culinary conveniences.


This Has Jimmy Written All Over It

A free pedometer with purchase of a bottle of wine.

High Speed Images

via Gizmodo

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More On the Mass Matter

I posted recently on the matter of Massachusetts. Here is an Instapundit post.

I have spoken quite often on the matter of what I believe is the "liberal" mentality viz a viz lawmaking and being in the legislature.

The point is to inure people to the idea of laws themselves by relentlessly invoking the concept of "reasonable application." Sure this particular law is stringent but it will only be applied in rare instances meriting severity etc...etc... Think "hate crimes" laws...

The actual home run for them is having everyone breaking these fatuous laws at all times, just by living an innocuous humdrum life. At that time (virtually now) they can then arbitrate whose lives to ruin by applying law and when.

Nooses are now illegal in CT.

I'm sure the application will be judicious and restrained, and is absolutely a matter pressing enough to pull politicians from the matter of robbing us less fervently.

I suppose the legislators at this point have nothing to fear because they are still tar free. In the real America they would terrified of straying from jack-boot protection by now...

Lime Rock

I had a great weekend with some friends I have not seen so much lately. I notice that others also had a great weekend and I only wish that I could have been in two places at once as I love Lime Rock!

Mike has some excellent posts on his time grazing the speedy tarmac. Click over and scroll down to see it all. If some time has elapsed and you are coming upon this post look on his blog around the August 17, 2008 zone to see what I reference here.

Nice stuff!

Beijing Logo

via FMFT this notion on the origins thereof:


It's Jack's Birthday

I hope he gets a chance to relax, he is working the Bridgewater fair today.

God Bless and Happy Birthday Jack!

Life is Crap

I saw some wonderful apparel while in the Kaatskills.

The line is called "Life is Crap" and they were purveying many amusing items.

Recent Rarity

Name that specimen!!

What atrocity is Swanny preparing to perpetrate on Gator?


I have some pics to get to a couple of folks but emailing them becomes a pain with compression etc. Paddy has mentioned Kodak sharing, maybe that's what I will do with them, shouldn't be that bad but I will definitely need a reliable connection for that. With this less than reliable connection here is a couple of bee flower photos.

Or not the photo tab is giving me nothing right now...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008


I noticed this article at No Pasaran.

I love to read Thomas Sowell, he needs his own well organized and updated website.

Regarding the Barry Hu fella, if I can go on for ten minutes with ease on why I completely disagree with his BS without ever mentioning race, why can't any of his supporters ever go more than a few moments trying to persuade me without mentioning the same? Substance issues? Subterfuge? Intentional and pathetic cultural bludgeon?

We all know.

That's all.

Most Meanspirited, and Funny, Joke...

Years ago someone from Uruguay told me a joke about Argentinians. "Why," he asked, "do they drill holes in the caskets of Argentinians?"

Mmm? Don't know.

"So the worms can crawl out and puke."

Lovely! I sure enjoy a good joke!

I have just noticed another arcane joke laced with some level of vitriol. I will copy, paste and link, I really know nothing of this site, so click over at your own wanderings risk, etc., etc.:

"I dated a woman from Mongolia briefly, she told a joke that went like this: A ChiCom when asked what his dying wish would be, was for Russia to attack China twice. When asked why this was, the ChiCom said yes it would be bad for China, but the Russians would go through Mongolia four times... Those Chinee sure hate the Mongols. - Vice Sgt Boone"

The Runners Up

portage wise were not far...

Rail Photos

The last for now, while a signal to post persists...

Sundry Portage Seeking Photos

Including a dam and a rail bridge, a remnant canal...

Shelton Lock

There was a lock and canal system which I have looked for but to little avail on the web. Very interesting walk. You can see the doors to the old locks above.