Monthly Archives: January 2009

Cows With Guns

Sit back and enjoy a little bovine humor.

Cows With Guns

September 20, 2008this is the ownage video called cows with guns

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BBC Glimpse at ‘top-secret’ phone

If you think your phone is the hottest thing out, think again.

The Brits have the latest and greatest here.  Top secret too.  For the moment.

BBC Glimpse at ‘top secret’ phone.  Video.


Newsbeat Odd Box January 29, 2009

Toilet trained parrot – it’s Odd Box at BBC.   Dominic Byrne brings us the hit parade of weirdness for the week on January 29, 2009.  BBC Newsbeat Odd Box January 29, 2009 video.


  • Parrot makes doodies on the toilet and caps it with tea
  • Little Lil hen with big eggs
  • NYC hotel room doubles as storefront window
  • Invigorating 4 degree C swimming
  • University Challenge
  • Ice golf
  • Caution!  Zombies ! Ahead!!!  Run for cold climates.  The end is near!  College kids at the University of Texas digitally hijack road signs
  • Israel’s first super sized girl band.
  • Handcuffed criminals snagged by light pole in New Zealand.


Fresh Prince Of Pennsylvania Avenue Cranks Up The Free Heat

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Well, well, well.  Look who has arrived and moved into the White House.  Nope, not from Bel Air, but from Chicago.  And prior to that, Boston and New York.   And from wee long ago, Hawaii.

You can take the dude out of Hawaii, but you can’t take the Hawaii out of the dude.

So insinuates David Axelrod in the NY Times,

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

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Private Health Information Will Become Shared Under Stimulus Bill

Economic Stimulus Bill Mandates Electronic Health Records for Every Citizen without Opt-out or Patient Consent Provisions at Institute For Health Freedom provides some very interesting tidbits on what will become of your private health information, once the new President and cronies pass a bill allowing it to become a shared commodity across the country.

Let’s take a look at the problem.  The Stimulus Bill specifies amongst the following.

  • “The utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014.”
  • “The National Coordinator shall perform the duties…consistent with the development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of information and that…facilitates health and clinical research…”

The result.

  1. “…the economic stimulus bill mandates electronic health records for every citizen without providing for opt-out or patient consent provisions.
  2. “…records could be shared—without their consent—with over 600,000 covered entities through the forthcoming nationally linked electronic health-records network…”


Even though there are federal privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), some personal information can already be disclosed without patient consent.

With the utter lack of judgment the current Democratic administration and houses of government have shown thus far, it would not be surprising to see personal information disseminated beyond intended recipients, as either intended or unintended consequences.  Much like the current problems in the banking and credit card industry, with personal information falling into the wrong hands.

Warning.  The following images may be too graphic for tender minds.

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New Michelin Airless Tires

Check out these new airless tires from Michelin.  They have been working on this prototype for some time.  See them in action on the video.  See more images here and Michelin heavy duty use video here.

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Tweel from Michelin

  • maintenance-free
  • easy mounting and dismounting 
  • puncture-proof
  • longer wear resistance
  • better distribution of pavement stress
  • simplified manufacturing process
  • reusable base structure for retreading
  • improved shock and road hazard resistance

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Stimulus Bill 101 Explained

Email in circulation.

The world can be so complex at times.  A joy to have things explained so simply.

Stimulus Payment Info.

This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers and loans from China.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China ?
A. Shut up.


Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China .
If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.
If you purchase a computer it will go to India .
If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy U.S. organic).
If you buy a car it will go to Japan .
If you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan .

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America . You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer and wine (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

Dog Adopts Chicks

Natural instincts are a wonderful thing when comes down to interspecies survival.  Check out this Indonesian dog who has taken in some small chicks and monitors their activity closely.

Protective Dog Adopts Chicks

January 28, 2009

The Capuchin Catacombs Of Palermo

Locked in time… the 400-year-old Mummies (and one little girl) at the UK Mail brings the fascinating and educational story of the more than 2000 mummified corpses that reside in the catacombs beneath the Capuchin Monastery in Palermo, Sicily.  They have been there for a very long time, many more than four hundred years.  A status symbol of the times to have been entombed there.

The story is covered in the February 2009 issue of National Geographic.  But the heads up in the Mail is astonishing in that we see the various bodies on display in their mummified clothing.  Some with more intact features than others.  A little girl age 2, appears shockingly as though she is napping.  The mummification process for the  others is described.

…dates back to the 16th century, when the monks outgrew their cemetery, started excavating crypts beneath it and discovered that the combination of the coolness of the crypt and the porous limestone walls meant corpses dried out, rather than rotted.

The first and oldest corpse is brother Silvestro of Gubbio, who died in 1599 and, 410 years on, is still dressed in his flowing religious robes. The embalming process was remarkably simple.

The newly dead were undressed and laid out on racks of ceramic pipes in special chambers where their bodily fluids gradually drained out and the remains became desiccated.
After seven or eight months, the fluids had drained out and the bodies were doused with vinegar, redressed and put in coffins, or hung on the wall – depending on their family’s wishes.

The process was halted just after the little girl had undergone a more formative embalming in contrast to the others.  The catacombs remain a tourist attraction

Must click.  Wikipedia has more.

National Geographic images at Where the Dead Don’t SleepPhoto Gallery: from The Crypt, and article at Sicily Crypts.

More on a detailed and thoroughly fascinating history about Rosalia Lombardo here at Wikipedia

“Rosalina died at age 2 in 1920 from a bronchial infection.”
Image courtesy of–400-year-old-Mummies-little-girl.html.


Putting Lipstick On An Oinker Plan

In a follow-up to The Trillion Dollar Oinker Plan, the crazed and depraved House has voted in favor of the Stimulus plan, with its loads of gluttonous excess.  That is why Rush Limbaugh calls it appropriately, the “porkulus” bill which “is designed to repair the Democratic Party’s power losses from the 1990s forward, and to cement the party’s majority power for decades.”

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