Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I tell ya, the past couple of days have really been bizarre. I had my own minor run-in with Debbie Schlussel, which was totally unwarranted. I ask a simple question, all I ask in return is a simple answer, which I did not get. But I don't want to go into that right now; she might actually come through with the information I was seeking and that will end it. If not....

Last night I went to bed about 10:00 and actually slept all night. I swear. Now my family knows how rare that actually is. Not necessarily the sleeping a long time (although that has gotten more rare as I age) but the fact that I slept at night must mean the world is ending. And, believe it or not, I didn't wake up with a headache like I usually do. AND...I felt like cleaning my house! My Lord in Heaven, I must be possessed or something! I never want to clean my house!

I got about half my kitchen clean, and Sir Mugley did some ceiling repairs and general mess-making in the front room, but he did bag up all the trash for me (thanks babe!). By that time I was exhausted, so we went for our regular afternoon nap (it's great to be old). But for some reason, I couldn't sleep. So I got up and got ready to go to the store. When I went outside, I looked up the road and there were about six emergency vehicles all over the highway. So Sir Mugley decided to go to the store with me, as we don't get that much excitement around here. Some woman had wrecked her car just off the end of our road on the highway, and was pinned in the car. Her leg was badly injured and her foot nearly severed at the ankle. My son-in-law was in the car with her, trying to keep her from bleeding to death. A helicopter landed right there on the highway to life-flight her to Springfield. After that we went to the store, mainly to get Mugley some Diet Coke. So I get there and get everything we need BUT the Diet Coke. We don't realize we forgot it until an hour after getting home.

I also got some new pictures of my babies in Indiana. Those boys are so beautiful. Unfortunately the two older ones have to take ADD meds now. I'm sorry to hear that.

My daughter came over this evening to pick up her share of the pics, and to bring me a box of Valentine candy my son-in-law bought me. That really capped off my day. I laughed so hard when I opened that box. You see, she'd been storing it on its side, leaning against her computer. Yep, you guessed it. I opened the box and it was one big piece of candy, all melted together. Made for some interesting taste combinations, let me tell ya.

Anyway, I'm getting a bunch of stuff for ya for tomorrow night, so be prepared. See ya.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

A true comedy genius has passed away. Don Knotts, that lovable oaf we all knew as Barney Fife, died Friday at the age of 81. He won five Emmy awards for the role of the doofy deputy of Mayberry. He also made several movies, the best of which, in my opinion, was "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken". There will never be another like him. God bless, Barney.

Also passing from the entertainment scene today was actor Darren McGavin at age 83. He portrayed the original "Kolchak: Night Stalker" as well as the gruff father of the hit holiday movie "A Christmas Story". And for those who may remember, he portrayed Candice Bergen's father on "Murphy Brown". All memorable roles.

Two seniors in California were suspended from school because they brought dangerous objects to the facility -- snowballs. School officials claim they were suspended because they created a disturbance and someone could get hurt. Please! If they don't want anyone getting hurt, maybe they should worry more about what they're putting in these kids' minds, not obsessing about a snowball fight.

I couldn't believe it when I read this. Anthony Burger, one of the best gospel musicians of our time, died suddenly while on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise. He was in the middle of a performance when he collapsed. He was only 44 years old. I saw this wonderful pianist on many occasions while he was performing with the Kingsmen Quartet. I've never heard better. Especially considering the obstacles he had to overcome. When he was three years old, his hands were terribly burned when he fell on a floor furnace. He overcame the burns and subsequent scarring and went on to win the Singing News Gospel Music Awards so many times they named one of the awards after him! He has spent the last several years touring with Bill and Gloria Gaither. He will truly be missed.

Friday, February 24, 2006

This is what happens when you give your life to your music.
A teenage guitarist got so carried away while bouncing up and down on his bed mimicking a rock star that he flew out of a third floor window to his death, a Singapore newspaper reported Wednesday.
It wasn't even a paying gig. I'm wondering how the school or police explained this to his parents.

Now why couldn't something like this happen in Iran?
A Bavarian village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing the fertilizer burst, German police said Wednesday.

Sewage rose to 20 inches in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank, which held some 240,000 litres of pig manure.

A man in Florida got upset because there was no toilet paper on the roll, so he killed his roommate with a sledgehammer and claw hammer. Some people just over-react to everything, don't they?

Don't you just know this woman is thanking God for C-sections?
A Colombian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby, the largest in 40 years in Madrid's main maternity hospital.
Her husband was nonchalant about the whole thing; he apparently also fathered a 17-pounder with another woman. He should be shot.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

And one more to hold you until I do my regular posting tonight:

There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby so he went before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck.

After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the Congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's salary. There was much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church.

Finally, the Preacher got up and spoke to the crowd, "Children are a gift from God," he said.

Silence fell on the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady stood up and in her frail voice said, "Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers."

And the congregation said, "Amen."
See you later.

A woman was helping her husband set up his new computer, and at the appropriate time in the process, told him he would now need to enter a password. Something he would use to log-on.

Her husband was in a rather amorous mood and figured he would try for the shock effect to bring this to his wife's attention. So, when the computer asked him to enter his password, he made it plainly obvious to his wife that he was keying in:

P... E... N... I... S...

His wife fell out of her chair laughing when the computer replied...


A little girl goes to the barber shop with her dad. She stands next to the barber chair while her dad gets his hair cut, eating a snack cake. The barber says to her, "Sweetie, you're gonna get hair all over your Twinkie." She says, "Yes, I know, and I'm gonna get boobs, too!"

When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three-year-old came into the room as I was preparing to get into the shower. She said, "Mommy, you're getting fat!" I replied, "Yes, honey. Remember Mommy has a baby growing in her tummy." "I know," she replied, "but what's growing in your butt?"

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where the chicken warns the farmer. She read "... and Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, "The sky is falling!" The teacher then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?" One little girl raised her hand and said, "I think he said, "Holy crap! A talking chicken!!" The teacher was unable to teach for the next ten minutes.

I'll start you off with some jokes my loving sisters sent me while I was "off the air":
Olaf and Sven were fishing one day when Sven pulled out a cigar. Finding he had no matches, he asked Olaf for a light.

"Ya, sure, I tink I haff a lighter," he replied. Then, reaching into his tackle box, he pulled out a Bic lighter 10 inches long.

"Yiminy Cricket!" exclaimed Sven, taking the huge Bic lighter in his hands. "Vhere did yew git dat monster??"

"Vell," replied Olaf, "I got it from me Genie."

"You haff a genie in yor tackle box?" Sven asked.

"Ya, shure . It's right here in me tackle box," says Olaf.

"Could I see him?"

So Olaf opens his tackle box and sure enough, out pops the genie. Addressing the genie, Sven says, "Hey dere! I'm a good friend of your master. Vill you grant me vun vish?"

"Yes, I will," says the genie.

So Sven asks the genie for a million bucks. The genie disappears back into the tackle box leaving Sven sitting there, waiting for his million bucks.

Shortly, the sky darkens and is filled with the sound of a million ducks...flying overhead. Over the roar of the million ducks Sven yells at Olaf. "Yumpin' Yimmny I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks!"

Olaf answers, "Ya, I forgot to tell yew dat da genie is hard of hearing. Do yew really tink I asked for a 10-inch Bic?"

Just a quick update to my peeps. There's been a lot going on around here. Suffice it to say, there comes a time when you have to let your kids be adults, no matter how much you want to help them. I'm there now. I'll be back to my regular blogging tomorrow night. But for now, you'll have to settle for some new additions to my blogroll. First, there's Fun With Hand Grenades, authored by a genuine hero (but then I feel that way about all our military personnel). Then an oldie but a goodie, The Sneeze is back. Then for fun, check out Parkway Rest Stop and Blog d'Elisson, two blogs that will really keep you on your toes. Then we move on to serious stuff. If you've followed Emperor Misha's trevails with Debbie "the loon" Schlussel, then you'll know about her attacks on him. Well, she didn't stop there. She plowed ahead, attacking anyone who questioned her remarks. Well, following those links I found some great sites. Try She Who Will Be Obeyed and Argghhh!, written by husband and wife team who write with clarity and intelligence. Then visit Stop The ACLU, a site that merits a visit, if for no other reason than their great name. Check these while reading our "regulars" and don't skip any. Granny wouldn't like it. I'll be here, worrying about my children and watching them solve their own problems like a good mommy. Woe is me!! See you tomorrow.

Friday, February 17, 2006

There's a post over at GOP and the City regarding the fact that Mizzz Senator Clinton and Senator Kennedy were having a good ole laugh at the kerfuffle over Vice-President Cheney's hunting accident. Of all the people... of all the nerve! They have no right to talk about anyone else covering anything up. Between Chappaquiddick and Vince Foster, they should just sit back and keep their bazoos shut! That's my opinion. If you have a different one, let me know.

Guys, if you're having trouble in the bedroom, for Heaven's sake see a doctor. Don't try to improvise. It could have serious consequences.

Law enforcement officers in Washington have it easy. The criminals do all the work for them:
The note inside the house made it clear to Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies that they had the right place: "Do not open door & let anyone in! Stolen Stuff visable."

Within a day, investigators confirmed that antiques, furniture, jewelry, credit cards and at least 19 guns found in the home of Gerald Levertt Mack had been stolen from at least 12 people, deputy Charles J. Rosenzweig said.
Sounds like an "open and shut" case to me.

Friends, Romans, countrymen.... sorry. That's the first thing that came to mind when I read this story. Someone stole a giant ear. No, really. You'd think a hearing aid would be easier to transport.

Picture trying to explain this to your insurance company: You go to Disney World to get some R and R with the wife and granddaughter, and wind up getting run over by a pirate ship. Great vacation, huh?

How idiotic do you have to be to get yourself into this mess?
When police entered the apartment, they found the bed had folded itself away and the red-faced youth was tied upside down to it with a tow-rope and wire and unable to free himself.
Thanks, kid. I really needed that laugh.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

There was irony flying all over the place at this trial:
An arson trial was interrupted when sparks from an electrical fire showered the judge and his clerk while a fire chief was testifying.
Wow, what are the odds?

My daughter and I enjoy doing things together, but you'd never catch me doing this one: Mom, Daughter Have Babies 90 Minutes Apart. I stopped having kids when my daughter was 9 months three days old, the day I gave birth to her brother. I knew my limits.

Here ya go: Take a moment and enjoy an egg!

Mr. Lonnie Billiter, Jr. of Fairfield, Ohio is one of the luckiest men on the face of the earth. Lonnie bowled a perfect 900 series. Three straight perfect games. He's only the eighth person in the history of the U.S. Bowling Congress to accomplish such a feat. I'm so jealous!

I'm sure you've all heard by now that Vice-President Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter over the weekend. You've probably also heard how the mainstream media has developed a severe case of the vapors because they weren't notified before the birdshot finished penetrating the poor guy's skin. Honestly, have you ever heard a more pathetic bunch of whiners in your life? But at least the talk show hosts have gotten a lot of good mileage out of it. They've come up with some of the best lines over this than they've had in a long time. Even on the radio. Someone changed the lyrics to the song "Jenny's Got A Gun" to "Cheney's Got A Gun". Priceless.

In other news, a man in Michigan is under investigation because he shot his hunting partner in the elbow because he thought the elbow was a squirrel. Why aren't the reporters salivating over this story??

(cue cello music) We mourn the passing of Peter Benchley, author of the wonderful book "Jaws", a movie that will always hold a special place in my heart. He will be missed.

And to start off, here's this week's Carnival of Recipes, hosted by the ever-lovin' Physics Geek. Mouth-watering doesn't begin to describe it.

Okay, I'm back. Family difficulty temporarily averted. There's only just so much you can do for your children, but that doesn't stop you from wanting to do more. Anyway, I've done what I can. The rest is up to them. Now on with the blogging adventure I promised yesterday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Not blogging tonight... too much on my mind. I'll be back tomorrow with more goodness for you.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

What a mess! A woman in Benton County, Arkansas found out a sex offender had moved into their neighborhood near a public park. So she made fliers and posted them around the area, including on the man's home. Ordinarily I would applaud her. But in this case, I don't think so. You see, she had the wrong house! She's lucky the man didn't want to press charges. The police made her take all the fliers down. I don't think I would have been that kind.

Outdoors, Inc. in Memphis had a 6,000-pound, 30-foot tall rock climbing wall which was used to rent for parties and such. That is, until someone stole it. It was found later near the airport. Police are trying to figure out not only who stole it, but why? I wouldn't mind knowing that myself.

A woman was arrested at a Florida airport when a human skull, complete with hair and teeth, was found in her luggage. She claimed it was to repel evil spirits. Here's the best part of the story:
Severe, who also was charged with failing to declare the head and transporting hazardous material in air commerce, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of all charges, prosecutors said.
Of course, we know she won't be convicted of anything. After all, it is part of her religious practice, right?

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!
Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out
Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking
What turns you off: fighting and conflict
Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love
What Does Your Candy Heart Say?

People, a true legend has passed from us:
TOKYO (AP) — Composer Akira Ifukube, who brought the giant movie lizard Godzilla to life with a trademark anthem and high-pitched roar, died Wednesday of multiple organ failure, according to a former colleague. He was 91.

Ifukube composed more than 250 film scores over 50 years, including for the 1956 war film "The Harp of Burma." He headed the Tokyo College of Music from 1976 to 1987.

But he rose to fame with the menacing, repetitive score to the Japanese movie "Godzilla" in 1954.

The self-trained composer also devised Godzilla's high-pitched roar — for which sound engineers rubbed a leather glove against the loosened strings of a double bass — and the lizard's booming footsteps.

He was named a Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government in 2003.
People, I'm devastated. My favorite lizard's voice is gone. Woe is me!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Michele, who not so long ago stopped blogging at A Small Victory, has come back in a fashion. She has brought back Idol Tongues, a bloglet devoted to American Idol. Give it a look-see. You'll probably like it.

In these times, it seems almost inconceivable that a German newspaper could make this kind of mistake:
The Landeszeitung Lueneburg said its editors had failed to notice that the bright red advert for a utility company entitled "Today, E.ON is taking care of the gas of tomorrow" was placed within an article about an exhibition recounting the death of the Sinti in the Nazis’ most infamous camp.
When I read this, I thought, "Are you kidding me???" Of all the ads in the newspaper... Then I realized, at least they apologized. Some papers, even in our country, wouldn't have done that much.

I know you've heard about the Danish newspaper printing the cartoons and the "spontaneous outpouring of indignation" (yeah, right) by the Muslim peoples. Michelle Malkin brings us the real story behind the spontaneity.

It's that time of year again. Time for the yearly bloodfest of the Religion of Pieces known as Ashoura. Never heard of it? Well, check it out, but don't be surprised if you get sick. Pictures of bloody children tend to do that to people. More information in a less bloody format can be found here.

I wrote here about a man who didn't like the price of his car, so he trashed a dealership and burned his car with gasoline, then split. Well, they found him. He boarded a flight to Denver, then hanged himself in the bathroom of the plane. I hereby take back my comment about him being stupid. Obviously he had very serious problems, which can't be fixed now. I hereby apologize to his family for my shortsightedness.

A 38-year-old woman in California has given birth to a 3-pound, 7-ounce healthy baby boy. So what, you say? Well, this particular woman weighed 37 pounds, was 3 feet tall, and confined to a wheelchair because of her brittle bone disease! The baby was delivered 8 weeks early in order to protect the mother's health. Get that? To protect the mother's health! This is what you do when a mother's health is at risk; not carve up the baby and suck it out. Anyway, mother and child are doing fine. There is no sign of the genetic anomaly in the child, thank God.

This is the kind of story that makes me see red... blood red. Tracy Pierce didn't need to die. His cancer, when found, was treatable.
Despite being fully insured, every treatment his doctors sought for him was denied by his insurance provider. First-Health Coventry deemed the treatments were either not a medical necessity or experimental.
They would not even provide that poor man with pain killers in the end. Read the story. Get angry. Then do something. Write to the insurance company, or call them, or if you have that particular insurance, consider changing carriers. They don't deserve your money.

This Philly bus driver needs some serious therapy. Personally I'd use a brick.
A transit bus driver grabbed a woman by the hair, knocked her head into a pole, opened the door and tossed her into traffic after she yelled at him for missing her stop, police said.

The 52-year-old woman, who was not identified, suffered a broken shoulder.
I don't care what she said; there's no excuse for that kind of behavior.

These days, this is just about right:
You Are Curling

What you lack in athleticism, you make up for in concentration.
And while curling isn't much more of a sport than bowling, you *can* win a gold medal for it!
What Winter Sport Are You?

I was reading today's obituaries, and came across one for a man I would have liked to know, named Frank Grey:
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Frank Grey, who was held in Stalag 17 by the Germans in World War II and known for his ability to avoid detection and escape, died Sunday of heart failure, his family said. He was 90.

Grey served 20 years in the Air Force and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

He was a tail gunner on a B-17 based in England during World War II when his plane was shot down and he was captured. His exploits at Stalag 17 were detailed in a 2004 book, "The Flame Keepers," by Ned Handy.

According to the book, Grey hid among 4,000 POWs as soon as he arrived at the infamous compound. After a three-day search by German guards and the Gestapo, they became convinced Grey had escaped.

Grey made his way into an adjoining POW compound, from which he would escape and make his way back to England, according to the book. He became known as the "grey ghost."

Grey received the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart and the POW Medal.
What a cool guy!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Now this is one woman who really wanted to get her point across:
A former strip club waitress mailed condoms filled with a potentially explosive mixture to a television station, strip clubs and other places, saying she was tired of being mistreated by men, according to court documents.
I'm tellin' ya, she's lucky no one was injured. What a role model she is for her teenage daughters!

I've never traveled on a Greyhound Bus or anything, so I'm not sure about the window placement in the bathroom. But this just sounds a little hinky to me. Are the bus windows really that low? Or was he really trying to moon someone and lost his balance? We'll probably never know.

If you should ever need to know how to resuscitate a chicken, contact Marian Morris. She knows how, since she saved Boo Boo, a beloved exotic chicken that would have drowned without her help.

Okay, folks. This moron is the epitome of stupid.
Gerald Georgettis is accused of driving his newly purchased vehicle through the Metro Ford showroom, pouring gasoline on it and setting a fire.

Miami-Dade police say Georgettis was upset about the price he paid for a new Ford Escape. The sport utility vehicles cost around $20,000, but it wasn't immediately clear what Georgettis paid for his.

Fire officials say the blaze scorched about a dozen cars, including a limited edition 2006 Ford GT Heritage. Only 250 of the cars that sell for $150,000 were made.
I hope they nail his butt to the wall. What a waste! If he didn't like the price, why in the world did he buy it?

There is a man in Colorado who is very lucky to be alive tonight, although the gene pool might have been better off with different results:
When a deputy arrived to check it out, he found a white car that showed obvious signs of an explosion. All the windows were blown out, the vehicle doors were bent towards the outside and the roof was pushed about a foot higher than normal.

The deputy traced the license plate to a home in the 3600 block of South Grove Street in Sheridan. Sheridan officers talked to the people inside and a man and a woman admitted that they were in the car.

They explained that they were taking a balloon to a Super Bowl party -- a balloon filled with acetylene, a very explosive gas used in welding -- so they could blow up the balloon while celebrating.

However, on the drive, the balloon rolled across the back seat, possibly causing static electricity, and igniting the gas, causing it to explode.
What a couple of idiots! They're lucky they didn't kill anyone else on the road.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I've added a few more blogs to the roll on the right, gang. For those of you who appreciate a good rant mixed with some wit and downright hilarious content, try the following: Aaron's (formerly Aaron's Rantblog), Dissident Frogman (which I meant to add before but forgot), Curmudgeonly & Skeptical (rated R for those with sensitive eyes), GOP and the City (written by a Missouri-born, Tennessee-raised, New York Republican), and Blogs 4 Bauer, written by a group of people dedicated to getting as much joy as possible out of the antics of Jack Bauer on tv's "24". Visit them, every day if you can. I'm planning to do the same.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I thought you might like to see these photos I received in my e-mail today. This is an albino whitetail deer fawn, found wandering along the roadside on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.

Although her mother wasn't found, the fawn has been taken to a place of refuge and is doing fine.

Received via e-mail:

Fresh from my shower, I stood in front of the mirror complaining to my husband that my breasts were too small. Instead of characteristically telling me it's not so, he uncharacteristically came up with a suggestion.

"If you want your breasts to grow, then every day take a piece of toilet paper and rub it between them for a few seconds."

Willing to try anything, I fetched a piece of toilet paper and stood in front of the mirror, rubbing it between my breasts. "How long will this take?" I asked.

"They will grow larger over a period of years," my husband replied.

I stopped. “Do you really think rubbing a piece of toilet paper between my breasts every day will make my breasts larger over the years?"

Without missing a beat he says "Worked for your butt, didn't it?"

He's still alive, and with a great deal of therapy, he may even walk again.
Stupid, stupid man.

For your pleasure, here are some more wacky insurance claims, this time from London.

Wow, I just found out Kim duToit is blogging again. If you like guns, and serious discussion, plus for the guys beautiful women on the weekends, you need to check out The Other Side of Kim. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 06, 2006

I've finally gotten around to updating my blogroll. As you can see, there have been quite a few additions. For comedy, check out Conservative UAW Guy, The Right Place, and Dr. Phat Tony's. General bloggery comes from Common People Using Common Sense, Doc Around the Clock, and Northwoods Woman. More serious posts can be found at The Dissident Frogman, and Radioactive Liberty. You should also see the new flag above the blogroll. This blog supports Denmark's right to print any cartoon it sees fit to print. If the muslim community doesn't like it, too bad. You can't please all of the people all of the time. Besides, if they've never seen Mohammed, how do they know those cartoons are a likeness of him? You don't see anyone else attacking people and burning buildings over pictures drawn of Jesus, or Moses, or Buddha. If you have a complaint about the newspaper, write a letter. You don't burn down consulates or riot. Anyway, click on the flag and read more about it. It can't hurt.

I also, unfortunately, had to drop someone from the rolls. Stand Up And Walk has decided to stop blogging, at least for the time being. He will be missed.

Did anyone watch Gray's Anatomy after the Super Bowl? I don't normally watch it, but thought the preview sounded intriguing. It was pretty good, although I'm steamed it is a two-parter. They should have warned people.

Anyway, the surgeons are agog because a guy comes in with unexploded ordnance in his chest. A homemade bazooka shell, I think. That reminded me of a story Sir Mugley, my other half, told me. When he was in the Air Force, they got in a patient who had a similar problem. Only in his case, it was an unexploded rifle grenade, which had entered his abdominal cavity near his right hip and traveled upward, lodging in the fat layer near the top of his large intestine. They had a booger of a time getting that out. Of course, they evacuated the area before they ever started. I was amazed the guy made it to Omaha from overseas. But to make a long story short, he was saved and everybody lived long enough to get out of the Air Force. Happy Ending!

And now for the important stuff: The commercials.

Excellent: Anheuser-Busch - Hiding Bud Lights around the office.
Anheuser-Busch - The Magic Refrigerator
Federal Express - The Caveman
Ameriquest - The hospital defibrillator vs. the fly
Anheuser-Busch - The streaking sheep
Anheuser-Busch - The baby Clydesdale "pulling" the wagon

Good: Anheuser-Busch - Bear attack
Aleve - Leonard Nimoy "Spock sign"
Anheuser-Busch - Fixing the Roof
Diet Pepsi - Jackie Chan movie stunts
Hummer - H3 born of Lizard and Robot

The rest of the commercials sucked in my opinion. Do you have another opinion? Feel free to express yourself.

Okay, here's my Super Bowl post. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their well-earned win over Seattle. However, I do have a problem. The officiating definitely seemed one-sided. I don't think Pittsburgh got a single penalty, did they? Other than that, it was a great game.

John Madden talks too much. I get so tired of hearing his voice. I don't know how his wife takes it.

Hines Ward selected MVP? I don't get it. It should have gone to Randle El, or Bettis. Roethlisberger is another good candidate. He scored a touchdown, too.

Great players on Seattle's side include Hasselbeck, Alexander and Grant Wistrom. I have to include him; he's a local boy.

Seattle made some really rookie mistakes, especially at the end of the half and the end of the game. Really poor time management, in my opinion.

Now for the half time show. I thought it was very good. Even with the two miniscule edits to the lyrics. On a side note, I wish I had Mick Jagger's energy.

They're gonna be opening a new museum in Kansas City soon. The Advertising Icon Museum, scheduled to open in 2007, will house all our favorites from commercials past, including Tony the Tiger, and the Michelin Man. For more information on the museum, click here.

Now people, this is the kind of thing that, pardon my Fwench, really pisses me off:
A man convicted more than 40 times of drunken driving or driving without a valid license has been sentenced to a year in jail, a day after his arrest on yet another driving charge.
I cannot begin to tell you how I feel about this. People are constantly screaming for tougher and tougher drunk driving laws. What's the point? The courts just slap them on the wrist and let them go. I know around here offenders are given a fine. Not even shock time until about the third offense. If you want to stop drunk drivers, Lock. Them. Up. It's that simple. I have had alcoholic relatives in my life, and I have dealt with drunks who overstepped their bounds. I realize getting drunk can be a difficult problem to kick. I've watched from the sidelines as Acidman got his act together, and I thank God he did. If someone wants to get totally blottoed, that's their business. If they want to do it, then drive, that's MY business. I don't want to bury any of my grandchildren. If you're gonna drink, stay home.

This week's Carnival of Recipes is hosted by Prochein Amy, and focuses on chocolate recipes! Yum!!

Oh, yeah! This is me, all right...
You Are Rowlf the Dog

Mellow and serious, you enjoy time alone cultivating your talents.
You're a cool dog, and you always present a relaxed vibe.
A talented pianist, you can play almost anything - especially songs by Beethoven.
"My bark is worse than my bite, and my piano playing beats 'em both."
The Muppet Personality Test

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Okay, here's a quick, unofficial poll: Who is going to win the Super Bowl? Seattle, or Pittsburgh? Leave your answers in the comments. Those who choose correctly will win a totally worthless prize! Good luck!

Right Wing Nuthouse brings us this edition of Carnival of the Clueless: What Would Jack Bauer Do?". Enjoy!

Wow, take a day off and people start dropping like flies. On the death watch for today, we have Grandpa Munster, also known as Al Lewis; Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mistake, er, Mystique (who has looked like she was dead for a while now), and Louise Scruggs, wife of Earl, who managed his career when it took off after he and Lester Flatt picked their way into our hearts. They will all be missed.

A little girl asked her Mom, "Mom, may I take the dog for a walk around the block?"

Mom replies, "No, because she is in heat."

"What's that mean?" asked the child.

"Go ask your father. I think he's in the garage."

The little girl goes to the garage and says, "Dad, may I take Belle for a walk around the block? I asked Mom, but she said the dog was in heat, and to come to you."

Dad said, "Bring Belle over here." He took a rag, soaked it with gasoline, and scrubbed the dog's backside with it and said, "Okay, you can go now, but keep Belle on the leash and only go one time around the block."

The little girl left, and returned a few minutes later with no dog on the leash. Surprised, Dad asked, "Where's Belle?"

The little girl said, "She ran out of gas about halfway down the block, so another dog is pushing her home."

As a trucker stops for a red light, a blonde catches up. She jumps out of her car, runs up to his truck, and knocks on the door. The trucker lowers the window, and she says, "Hi, my name is Heather and you are losing some of your load."

The trucker ignores her and proceeds down the street.

When the truck stops for another red light, the girl catches up again. She jumps out of her car, runs up and knocks on the door. Again, the trucker lowers the window. As if they've never spoken, the blonde says brightly, "Hi my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!"

Shaking his head, the trucker ignores her again and continues down the street.

At the third red light, the same thing happens again. All out of breath, the blonde gets out of her car, runs up, and knocks on the truck door. The trucker lowers the window. Again she says, "Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!

When the light turns green the trucker revs up and races to the next light. When he stops this time, he hurriedly gets out of the truck, and runs back to the blonde. He knocks on her window, and as she lowers it, he says..

"Hi, my name is Kevin, it's winter in Buffalo and I'm driving the SALT TRUCK!"

It's all over the news down here. The nutjob who killed those people in the gay bar in Massachusetts was captured in Arkansas this afternoon. Unfortunately, it was after he shot and killed a retired, part-time fill-in police officer during a routine traffic stop. Then he got into a car chase with officers, who disabled his car with spike strips. At that point, he shot and killed the woman in the car with him, who has yet to be identified. Then he got out of the car and shot it out with the cops. He is currently in the hospital in Springfield. I don't know why they brought him up here instead of taking him to Little Rock. It's about the same distance. Anyway, they're trying to figure out his route now. The car had Kentucky license plates on it. I'm sure the national news will keep this story hot, at least for a few days.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Another era has ended. Western Union is no longer sending telegrams. That's right. Our grandchildren will have no idea what a telegram is. In a way, that's a little sad. In another way, it shows our communications have improved immensely.

If anyone in Kansas has a cow with no head, I think I know where you can find one. They found a severed cow's head near Strong Hall on the campus of Kansas University.

Can you imagine going shopping, having a normal day, and then coming home to a house with a basement flooded with gallons of heating oil? That's what happened to a couple in Long Island, New York. The oil was meant for a different home on the same block. This poor couple won't be able to live in their home for at least a month, plus everything in their basement was ruined. That oil company is gonna get screwed. Quite a change of pace, wouldn't you say?

A mall in Australia paid the Muscular Dystrophy Association a chunk of money because two brothers tried to take mall wheelchairs home, and the mall stopped them, forcing them to crawl to their car to go home. I have a real problem with this story. How did the brothers get into the mall in the first place? And why didn't they contact MDA themselves? MDA is great about helping people with home equipment.

Okay, a couple of things I wanted to mention tonight. As far as the State of the Union goes, the speech was okay. Not his best, certainly not his worst. On the other hand, the left side of the room was an embarrassment to the thinking people of this nation. When they stood and cheered about not passing reforms to Social Security, I felt total shame. Thank God I didn't vote for any of them. Don't get me wrong; I have voted for Democrats, both in the past and in the most recent elections. I always try to vote for whomever is the best person for the job, no matter what party they're involved with. So it's not a Democrat thing. It's a matter of respect. Even if they don't respect the person holding the office (and it's obvious they don't) they could still respect the office.

Enough of that. As far as the Oscars go, no surprise there. They should rename them. Oscar doesn't quite sound gay enough. I'm sure you can come up with examples. Why does the Academy pretend they're selecting the best movies? They certainly didn't select the most popular movies, or Star Wars 3 and Harry Potter would have more nominations. As would Narnia. Or any other family film.

Next. I've been watching 24 again this year. I bailed last year about 3 hours in, then picked it up again at the end. I have a couple of things I'd like to mention. First, there's been a lot of discussion that Jack Bauer never has to go to the bathroom. Is that really such a surprise? After all, this is the first year that I know of where he actually got to eat a meal. That breakfast is gonna have to last. Also, is it just me, or is everybody just a little more snarky than they've been in the past? If you want to keep up with the mighty Mr. Bauer, go to Blogs 4 Bauer. They live-blog every episode, so you won't miss a single kill.

Okay, I'll stop. Friday is payday, and I've got a lot to do. Trips to the bank, the grocery store, and I need to refill my credit card. I give myself an allowance every month, and put it on a prepaid credit card. It's working well for me. This month we're gonna get one for my husband. I bet I save more money than he will.

I'll do a couple of posts tonight, then some more tomorrow. Gotta get back into the swing of things here, before I lose my few readers.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Hey, everybody. I'm not dead. Here's a brief post before my regular posting later tonight. I thought you might like to check out these interesting sites. I've gotten a lot of great stuff there.

First, there's Wohba. I know it's a strange name, and it fits, because they have strange stuff. Links to information and videos you might otherwise never see. Lots of stuff on the space program, and different experiments done on the shuttles, interesting art forms, atmospheric phenomena such as lightning, tornadoes, etc., and much more. Give it a try. You'll love it.

Then, I have three sites if you're looking for some music. We have Much Music, for your more current selections. They have links to singles, and albums, and some music videos. Then, there is Funky 16 Corners, where you can find more bluesy, jazzy, stuff. And, for the more eclectic collector, you can try Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else. Lee will provide you will rare selections almost every day.

I'll be back later to bring you my usual weird news, and a couple of rants. Stay tuned.

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