Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Emphasis mine in this case. Lets examin the final score. Kansas 42, Houston 13.Fearless Prediction: Fort Worth Bowl CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fort Worth Bowl
Kansas (6-5) vs. Houston (6-5)
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ET, Fort Worth, TX
Also: Keys and Analysis | GameTrax
There's always an extra tinge of excitement when non-traditional bowl teams get their chance in the spotlight. OK, so Kansas and Houston might not give you "the feelings," but this is the second bowl game for the Jayhawks since 1995, and the second for the Cougars since 1996. In other words, both teams will try and should put on a good, competitive show.
It'll be a good contrast in styles as Houston's 14th ranked offense looks to somehow penetrate KU's nasty defense. The Jayhawks don't have much of an offense, while the Cougars have a balance, sometimes explosive, attack.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Blindfolded Santa Hanging From Noose At Home Upsets NeighborhoodI think it's funny. It reminds me of when I lived, I think it was Lawton, Oklahoma, and there was this one house that up on their chimney come CHRISTmas(tree) time they would put up a decoration of Santa's feet sticking up. It was great! It looked like Santa did a header down the chimney and got stuck. So now lets sing...POSTED: 8:44 am EST December 8, 2005UPDATED: 12:07 pm EST December 8, 2005A large blindfolded Santa hanging from a noose from a high tree in a man's yard has angered homeowners in a Florida neighborhood, according to a Local 6 News report.The Santa doll, which neighborhood children can easily see, was put up by homeowner Ron Stroia at his home located on 555 West 50th Street in Miami Beach, the report said.
Since the display was put in the tree, neighbors have called police to get it removed, but officers said there is nothing they can do because the homeowner is protected under the First Amendment, Local 6 News reported.
The Chimney Song By Rivers BobUPDATE:
There's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all night long.
well, i waited up for santa all xmas night
but he never came and it don't seem right.
and there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't make a sound,
but i wish you merry xmas.
there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is,
but it's been there all week long.
well the dog keeps barking up the chimney flue
and we don't know what we're gonna do.
cos there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't move around
and it's been a week since xmas.
there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all month long.
well, it's jammed up tight above the fireplace
now the house smells funny, such a big disgrace.
that there's something in the chimney
and it doesn't talk at all
and it's been there since last xmas.
there's something stuck up in the chimney
and i don't know what it is
but it's been there all year long.
i'll been waiting up for santa like i did last year
but my brother says, he's already here...
and he's stuck up in the chimney
and he doesn't say a word
and he'll be there every xmas.
and we'll have him every xmas.
Now It's Bleeding Rudolph Hanging From Tree...
'You can admire beauty, but lust is wrong'
--Columbia News Service
So, what, you get kicked out if you have an erection? When you have the 3 B's (Boobies, Butts and Balls) you'll get the fourth B (Baby-making) in no time!
I'm a Christian, but I have to "be nude all the time" is different than "smoke pot all the time" or "have gay sex all the time" or "look at porn all the time" how? A sin is a sin is a sin no matter how much you enjoy it or how good it makes you feel.
- 1Co 6:18 - Show Context Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
- Ge 3:7 - Show Context Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
- Ge 3:10 - Show Context And he said, I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY.
DOPPLER RADAR AND OBSERVER REPORTS INDICATED THAT MODERATE TO
OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE KANSAS CITY
METROPOLITAN AREA SOUTH THROUGH BUTLER AND MOUND CITY. SNOWFALL
ESTIMATES OF 3 TO 4 INCHES ARE COMING OUT OF THE MOUND CITY AND
PAOLA AREAS IN KANSAS...WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES REPORTED IN KANSAS CITY.
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THIS EVENING ACROSS WESTERN
MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS AS STILL MORE HEAVY SNOW IS EVIDENT ON
RADAR MOVING NORTH THROUGH SOUTHEAST KANSAS. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OVERNIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 3 TO 4 INCHES.
THE DRY NATURE OF THE SNOW IS MAKING IT VERY EASY FOR THE WIND TO
BLOW IT AROUND. THIS WILL READILY REDUCE VISIBILITIES THROUGHOUT THE
NIGHT...AFFECTING EVENING DRIVING. SNOWFALL TOTALS BY THURSDAY
MORNING COULD RANGE FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES.
Of coarse we can't be out done by those crazy people down in Florida:
Suspect was 44-Year Old American Citizen...
American Airlines Flight 924 from Medellin, Colombia...
MIAMI: PASSENGER SHOT DEAD AFTER THREAT
Anyone wanna guess where I found this crazy example of the daily life down in FL?
- Is the person your best friend or at least becoming so?This is probably the single most overlooked question among couples, especially young ones.
- Aside from sex, do you enjoy each other?This sounds trite, but enjoying each other may actually be the single most important characteristic of a happy marriage.
- Is there chemistry between the two of you?As essential as being best friends and enjoying each other are, there should be a physical component to your relationship. Dating for marriage is not an interview for a platonic best friend. Nearly always, a woman who dates a man who meets the criteria listed here can grow to find him sexually attractive. If that were not the case, the majority of men would never attract a woman. There are very few men who turn heads. Most men become physically attractive to a woman thanks to other masculine qualities they possess.
- Does the person have a number of good friends and at least one very close friend of the same sex?It is a bad sign if the person you are thinking of marrying does not have good friends (including of long duration) of the same sex. Something is very wrong. This alone should rule out the person from consideration. A woman who cannot hold female friends and a man who cannot hold male friends have issues that will probably sink your marriage.
- How does the person treat others?Watch how he or she treats waitresses, employees, family members and anyone else he/she comes into contact with. I promise you how the person treats others now is how this person will treat you later.
Here's a linky to the first 5 questions and answers: If you're thinking of marrying, part 1
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Words cannot begin to describe the awesome eruption that is created from adding Mentos candies to a 2-liter bottle of soda. The eruption is enormous...See the party video.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Time 1:43 AM
$2.949 per Gallon
Time 3:30 PM$1.849 per Gallon
Time Right Now!
$1.999 per Gallon
Gas prices went up again. At least its a bout a buck less than a few months ago.
Madly in love? It'll pass soon enoughIdiots! That's not love. Not even close. This is LUST/INFATUATION. This is what people think "love" feels like. But love isn't a feeling. It's a choice, an action. Not something you can fall into for a year and then poof it's gone. *shakes head
In Cutting Edge
Molecules that spawn powerful love emotions decrease after a year, researchers say.
I got bored/inspired friday morning.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
WFTV.com - News - Man Arrested After Puppy Found Buried Alive In Yard: "ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- An anonymous tip led animal control officers to a shocking case of animal cruelty. A puppy was found buried alive in a yard near New York Avenue and 192 in St. Cloud. Osceola County Animal Control said they had never seen anything like this."
They are crazy down there in Florida.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
...doing a search for the words "msn explorer mac" and seeing msn.com as the second item, with this text: "If you are using Internet Explorer for Mac, we recommend that you use another browser to have an optimal experience on MSN."Interesting.... ;)
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Anywho, my friends from Canada and England have made it here ok. Now my brother just needs to make it through Atlanta in a few days. Then we can have a big old party on the plaza! A fun time will be had by all as long as it doesn't rain!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Ah well, so goes the life of the single man who's not about to let himself end up with the next not so attractive completly desperate girl who comes along. ;)
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
New Bond: I hate guns
By This is London
25 October 2005
Daniel Craig will have a problem playing the new James Bond - because he hates guns.Here are some other absurd things he could have said.
The actor will wield 007's famous Walther PPK in the movie Casino Royale.
But he revealed in OK! magazine: "I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate thermonuclear wepons. Thermonuclear wepons are used to melt people and as long as they are around, people will melt each other.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a thermonuclear wepons wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Thermonuclear wepons have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate sticks. Sticks are used to beat the crap out of people and poke them in the eyes and as long as they are around, people will beat the crap out of each other and have thier eyes poked out.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a stick wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Sticks have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate city buses. City buses are used to flatten people and as long as they are around, people will flatten each other.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a cith bus flatten someone and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Buses have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate Lightning. Lightning is used to be-zap people and as long as they are around, people will be-zap each other.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a lightning wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Lightning has a nasty habit of finding its target and that's what's scary about it."
"I hate people with handguns. People use handguns to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. People who shoot bullets from handguns have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate cracks in the sidewalk. Cracks in the sidewalk are used to trip people and as long as they are around, people will trip.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen person trip and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Cracks in the sidewalk have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them."
"I hate Main Stream Media. The MSM is used to scare people and as long as they are around, people will be scared and lied to.
"That's a simple fact. I've seen the MSM make up lies and call it the news just to scare people into doing what they want and it was a mess. It was on the telly and it scared me. The MSM has a nasty habit of finding their target, makeing stuff up and lying about it and that's what's scary about it."
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has apologized after Astros second baseman Craig Biggio's wife was slapped by a male fan in Chicago.Well now thats no supprise. The Thugsox fans are Thugs. If they can't get onto the field to beat the crap out of a base coach, they move on to the opposing teams wife's. That's low.
The incident happened Sunday night in the stands at U.S. Cellular Field, where the White Sox beat Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.
When you are a high-profile MLB player who also happens to be married and have a brand-new baby daughter... ...you might consider not having your picture taken multiple times while slobbering all over random hotties at a Baltimore-area meat market.You see why I call them Thugsox?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
17. Whatever you do, no matter how many beers you have, no matter how well or how poorly the White Sox are playing -- and this one is key -- DO NOT RUN ONTO THE FIELD LIKE AN IDIOT AND TACKLE THE OPPOSING BASE COACH. Thanks to the work of a couple of degenerates over the past few seasons, here is America's knee-jerk reaction whenever something comes up about White Sox fans: "Oh, yeah, they're the ones who like to run onto the field and beat up opposing coaches like Kansas City's Tom Gamboa."
PS - Thugsox Thug = Whitesox Fan = Thugsox Thug.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
If the name of the book sounds a bit familar that because it comes from the end of a Relient K song Mood Rings, which I have quoted below.
Mood Rings, Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do, Relient K
Mood ring oh mood ring
Oh tell me will you bring
The key to unlock this mystery
Of girls and their emotions
Play it back in slow motion
So I may understand the complex infrastructure known as the female mind
...heh... that was terrible!
Update: I'm about half way through the book now. I've learned so far is that this book is for high school students. Thus nothing in this book will apply to me. Relient K has a wonderful sence of humor and I can see why a certian someone had a certian someone else have me read the book as part of their homework assignment.
Update: Finished! Done! Compete! The book has been read. Every girl is exactly as described or not at all like described or somewhere inbetween... no if and or but's about it. That's how every easy to identify group clasification read. And that's no help at all. It's like eneding every statement of fact with "then again I could be wrong... you never know." Maybe I should have known when they started with the following:
If you are reading this, you might be laughing to yourself and thinking that we have lost our minds. 'Relient K writing a book about girls? That's insane.' And you would be right. Sort of right, but not really. We might be insane, or we might not...I think the book was probably written to plug their new album mmhmm which came out the same year as the book, 2004. ;)
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Clarence E. Townsend, 96, of Cozad, Nebraska, died September 27, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born on July 20, 1909 in Wanette, Oklahoma, to William T. and Laura (Fraker) Townsend.C. E. became my Great Grandfather when he married my Great Grandmother Mary when I was 7 years old. He was a part of my life for 20 years. This world is a lesser place with out him.
On March 7, 1934 he was married to Oma Teague. She preceded him in death on April 29 1971.
On October 12, 1985 he married Mary Rousselle. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2001.
Mr. Townsend was a minister for 37 years for the Church Of The Nazarene. After his retirement he served as a supply Pastor for a number of area churches until recently.
Clarence was a resident at the Beverly Square Assisted Living in Cozad for three years.
Survivors: One Granddaughter: Alexis (Kirk) Soller McNeal of Kearney. One Great Granddaughter: Lauren Soller McNeal of Kearney. Son-In-Law: Jack Soller of Gothenburg. Two Step Sons: George (Reva) Whitley of Greeley, Colorado and Paul (Barbara) Whitley of Sioux City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, three daughters; Donna Jean Soller in 1999, Cecelia Ann born at rest in 1948 and Linda Kay who died 8 days after birth in 1946.
Save a slice of pie for me in Heaven Grandpa!
Friday, September 23, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
As a bride-to-be, Jessica Spence was taking extra care to note the details at a friend's wedding recently.Two good ideas here. 1) Go to a wedding or to, take notes on what you liked and didn't like so you have a good idea what you want when your big day comes along. 2) Use an iPod not some other iRipOff MP3 player.
One thing that stood out to her was an idle-looking DJ who hit a few buttons on his laptop and appeared to take the rest of the night easy.
"I swear to god, the DJ was playing Solitaire throughout the dinner and cocktail hour," Spence noted in an online forum at wedding-planning site TheKnot.com. "It seems sort of silly to pay someone a lot of money to sit at a laptop and put on songs when we can do the exact same thing."
With their confidence in wedding DJs dented, Spence and her fiance are counting on their iPod to provide the musical entertainment at their wedding reception in Minneapolis later this month. They're among a growing number of couples making personal music players a central part of their big day.
Saving money obviously isn't the only motivation. Many couples view their wedding music as an opportunity to express themselves and put a personal stamp on their event. A digital-music player seems to set a more relaxed tone, too, one bride-to-be said.Heh. Getting hitched in Florida eh? Just remember they are crazy down there, although the wedding I went to in Orlando wasn't bad at all. Leave it to Florida to through you for a loop.
"I think it will really add to the feel of the night not being so staged," said Emily Mighdoll, who is planning to use an iPod at her wedding next year in Delray Beach, Fla. "There's music, but no one will be telling us what to do the whole night. It's also sort of neat being able to control a piece of how the party goes."
"My fiance is definitely an audiophile and has tons and tons of music--anything we'd want a DJ to play and more," she said. "He's definitely selecting the playlists." (Mighdoll, however, said she's retaining veto power over the song selection.)Ahhh... The whole reason for this post! This my friends is 100% confirmation of my theory that the only say the guy has in his wedding is "Will you marry me?" Which is always followed by a concerned face on his bride to be. To which the remedy is pulling out the
But do-it-yourself wedding music is not as simple as it might sound. For one thing, most couples find that they need to borrow or rent a sound system, including speakers, amplifiers, cables and a microphone. Rental costs can easily exceed $100.Maybe, but that's not been my experience. You see I played the music at a friends wedding, right from my PowerBook. Just ran it through the sound system in the room were the reception was taking place. I guess renting the church may have cost more than $100, but the do-it-myself wedding music was very simple. But then iTunes is very simple.
Couples may also want to ask a trusted friend or family member to play MC and manage music transitions from dinner to dancing. Others advise using a laptop to sidestep some of pocket-size players' limitations, such as some iPods' 2- or 3-second pause between songs. Backing up music to a CD in case of a technical malfunction is also not a bad idea.This is interesting. Could it be that the iPod is so popular that its now being used in the generic to describe all MP3 players? I'm testing my iPod to see if there really is a 2- or 3-second pause between songs, which I don't recall and after listening to a few songs, don't hear. Slight pause maybe, but not in the 3 second range. I'm not sure if I like the generic use of "iPod" when referring to some other iCrapTastic MP3 player that's impossible to use and has 3 second delays between songs.
Music selection can also be tricky, a former radio DJ writes on IndieBride's online forum. "From a DJ's perspective, the music is not for you," she writes. "You are not playing your favorite songs. You are playing songs people want to hear and that people want to dance to."
She recommends sticking to crowd pleasers like "YMCA" by the Village People and "Whip It" by Devo.
That's an interesting though. As I've been to several weddings recently it seems to me that the main point of the wedding is for the bride and groom to entertain their guests with a second very minor point being the actual getting married. So when it's suggested that the DJ play music for the guests not the bride, it makes sense. But then it is her big day and she has veto powers over everything so that DJ better play her favorite love songs or else its her high-heeled shoe through his neck (which by the way would be rather entertaining, thus the whole point of a wedding).
Professional DJs say all of this detail is too much for most amateurs to handle. That's why the technology isn't putting any DJs out of business, said Jim Tremayne, editor of DJ Times magazine.
"A good, experienced, professional mobile DJ will offer more than music selection," Tremayne said in an e-mail interview. "That DJ will offer the timing that an iPod can't. He'll do introductions. He'll play the music at the exact time that you want. He'll offer the expertise of someone who's done this hundreds of times."
Or he'll just sit and play solitaire while collecting his $600 ;)
If you are looking for a wedding photographer check out excelsiorphoto.com. Aside from entertaining your guests and signing the paperwork, photos are the most important part of your special day. Make sure you get a good photographer, because pictures are forever.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Rock band shows fans how to crack DRM
'Heavy hearted' musician publishes digital rights management workaroundKen Young, vnunet.com 19 Sep 2005
A rock musician has expressed anger at digital rights management (DRM) technology after hearing complaints from fans who are having difficulty importing his group's songs to programs like iTunes.My reaction: Cool!
Speaking on a music forum, Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "My heart is heavy with this whole copy-protection thing.My reaction: Where did my socks go? (as in did I just read that Switchfoot would prefer no
"We were horrified when we first heard about the new copy-protection policy that is being implemented by most major labels, including Sony (our own label), and immediately looked into all our options for removing this from our new album.
"Unfortunately, this is the new policy for all new major releases from these record companies. It is heartbreaking to see our blood, sweat and tears over the past two years blurred by the confusion and frustration surrounding this new technology.
DRM because that would totally blow my socks off)
As far as DRMed CD's go, if you don't like 'em boycot and don't buy 'em. The old boycot will get Sony right where it hurts... the pocketbook. Just go buy Switchfoot's new album, Nothing is Sound, on iTunes just to rub it in Sony's nose too! ;)
Thursday, September 15, 2005
The Nation's Top 10 Natural Disasters
Sep 14 5:13 PM US/Eastern
By The Associated Press
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the nation's 10 deadliest natural
1. Galveston (Texas) Hurricane, 1900, estimated 8,000 deaths
2. Great Okeechobee Hurricane in Florida, 1928, estimated 2,500-plus
3. Johnstown, Pa., Flood, 1889, estimated 2,200-plus
4. Louisiana Hurricane, 1893, 2,000-plus
5. South Carolina-Georgia Hurricane, 1893, 1,000-2,000
6. Great New England Hurricane, 1938, 720
7. San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, 700
8. Georgia-South Carolina Hurricane, 1881, 700
9. Tri-State Tornado in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, 1925, 695
10. Labor Day Hurricane that hit the Florida Keys, 1935, 405
___Source: Rusty Pfost, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Let me see if I've got this right... hurricane's in 1935, 1881, 1938, 1893, 1928, 1900, a tornado in 1925, an earthquake in 1906 and a flood in 1889 are all President Bush's fault because he is the sole reason for global warming in the world. How can someone not yet born be responcible for Natural, as in NOT man made, Disasters that have obviously been happening for a long long time be responcible for Natural Disasters that happen now?
Liberals sure can be quite entertaining when they lash out before putting any thought into what they are saying. Maybe that's why so many liberals are entertainers... modern day court jesters?
Here's a list of all known category 5 Atlantic hurricanes since records began in 1886, all President Bush's fault.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
For fun lets see how many times Florida makes Fark in the month of August.
- Man invents remote-controlled robot to imprint advertising logos onto baseball fields, find Sarah Connor before game time
- Florida considers raising speed limit to 75 mph. Farmer's markets quiver with fear
- Bat flies into car, bites woman. Waiting to see if she turns into superhero or vampire
- Regardless of how upset you are with the tax assessors, threatening them with anthrax is unlikely to reduce your bill
- Man arrested after lying about killing hitchhiker in hopes that it would end his marriage
- Police receive tip that there's a house in the neighborhood with possible drug activity, are also warned of "maniacal monkeys in its backyard"
- Eighty-year-old woman wants to reclaim world Qbert championship title
- Twelve-year-old girl sentenced to 10 years. Mom says she's gonna blow up the #@%$ courthouse
- Woman discovers her overgrown garden has been fined $35 per day for code violations... since 1999. Current total: $73,000
- Florida State to sue NCAA over right to keep name "Seminoles."
- Police said they found a 9 mm pistol and a bag containing ammunition in the wreckage. Speedometer frozen on 134 mph
- Florida's biggest electric utilities mistakenly sent a shipment of nuclear waste to a farm pasture. Well, that would explain the glowing cows
- Thieves steal three-foot Humpty Dumpty from wall. All the king's horses and all the king's men quickly being assembled
- Bad: Putting fake blue flashing light on dashboard and pulling over random car. Worse: Random car turns out to be driven by undercover policemen. Worst: Leaving cocaine on center console while doing it
- Homeless people object to city redevelopment plan that calls them "vagrants" and "transients." Bums, hobos and winos considered as alternates
- Hundreds of truckers block Florida turnpike to protest high gas prices. BJ McKay unavailable for comment
- Sushi fundraiser held to raise money for aquarium
- Radio station has people dressed as convicts running around the freeway, asking for rides. What could possibly go wrong?
- County to build bridge over congested area, charge toll for those who don't want to wait at traffic lights
- Florida leads the nation in Taser-related deaths
- Woman takes four-month-old son out drinking in a bar, eventually passes out with infant in parking lot after getting kicked out
- Financially troubled county agency foots $4,000 bill to send low-income seniors to Disney's House of Blues for a concert
- Hotel owner bitchslaps developer; or developer bitchslaps hotel owner. Sixty witnesses sure to provide conflicting stories
- State tourist board to retire its "FLA USA" brand because "USA" invokes negative opinions from foreign customers and "FLA" invokes ridicule
- Man, 84, arrested for drive-by shooting
- Shelter kills dog despite microchip identifying it and calls from owner to claim it. Animal services director says, "I have no excuse"
- Ricky Williams forgets his playbook in hotel room. Maid returns it, notices Cheetos and Ho-Ho stains all over it
- Animal-control officers in Florida surrender, say wild iguana population has won. Residents who report finding "Jurassic Park in my toilet" not amused
- Tampa museum breaks attendance record with cadaver exhibit. Museum officials unsure whether the bodies are meant to be part of the exhibit, or are merely elderly Floridians who dropped dead while visiting
- Crocodile in alligator-infested water terrifies Key West swimmers
- Passengers stuck on casino boat in Gulf of Mexico nearly 24 hours. Finally disembark exhausted and penniless
- Deputy resigns after giving stranded crack addict a lift to the gas station -- among other Fife-like blunders
- Dwight Gooden throws Tampa police a curveball during a traffic stop -- now they're striking back with a felony arrest warrant
- Katrina and the Waves to perform smash hit in Florida this weekend
- Congratulations to Tropical Storm Katrina on being promoted to Hurricane status
- Even if you are the brother of the deceased, it's still a good idea to wear a shirt and to not stab people at his wake
- Man successfully holds his own against Disney World by placing giant plastic tyrannosaurus rex next to interstate
- Girl meets Saudi prince at college. Saudi prince falls for girl. Girl uses Saudi prince's Boeing 727 to smuggle cocaine from Columbia to Paris. It's a classic love story
- Daytona Beach police crack down on people who leave cars running while buying coffee. $71.50 ticket costs almost as much as wasted gas
- Floridians swarm gas stations after getting bogus email telling them stations are running out of fuel and shutting down
40 times in 31 days. There's something not normal about that. Crazy I tell you, crazy.
Links found on Fark.com
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Opened a ticket online with the support group and got a responce back that "The issue on your server connection has been resolved you should be able to connect using your Dreamweaver program or the Control Panel." So I decided to fix a booboo I found, but could not. 550 error again.
Ok no more email, its time to play dirty and use the "Live Chat" feature! (Brew-HA_HA!! [evil supervillan laugh]) So next I got to sit through about half an hour of being told I'm up real soon.
Thank you for contacting Globat Support. A support agent will assist you shortly. You are number 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 3 minute(s) and 47 secondsSo who do I get on the Live Chat? My buddy "james" who had recently emailed telling me that he was able to upload to my account and that it worked just fine on his end. So now the fun starts... how to convince the already convinced that there really is something goofed up.
james: I saw your ticketGreat. He thinks its working. Hmm... I'll believe it when I see it. I'll find out where he uploaded and what he uploaded. If I can find it, which I doubt, then the problem is possibly on my end where no changes were made (thus the problem probably isn't on my end).
james: I just tried and we are able to uplosd to it
Inabeanpod: to the httpdocs directory?
Inabeanpod: which file did you upload?Huh? Now why would he upload a file over the top of one of mine? That don't make no sence! This is not good. I can see file 1.html. Maybe he really did upload it. *Half-dim lightbulb pops on* I fire up http://inabeanpod.com/1.html in my favorite web browser and what do you know, its not his. It's mine! There's no way in the world that he would upload the exact same file that I already had there. *Lightbulb pops on* He tried to upload a file and he sees mine. Get him to upload a file, not named the same as one of mine, like 11.html, and see how he reacts when it doesn't go (Brew-Ha-Ha!! [evil supervillain laugh]).
james: I uploaded a 1.html file there before
Inabeanpod: Can you upload a file called 11.http?Sometime later...
james: Do you mean .html?
Inabeanpod: oops, yeah
james: I'll upload pne please wait
james: Now it doesn't workSweet! Progress! Victory is nearly at hand!
james: I'll forward your support ticket to our system admins
james: I just escalated your ticket to our system adminsAll's well that ends well... especially if they get my account corrected and let me upload files agian! The directories under the one set as read only seemed ok, lets hope they don't get goofed up now as this gets corrected :)
james: It seems that it's still on read only
Inabeanpod: ok. will I keep the same ticket number?
Inabeanpod: Cool beans. Thanks for you help James.
james: You are welcome and have a good day!
Friday, August 26, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Lost in AfricaI tried to match the tid bit as best I could... I guess any band or singer gets bolded ::shrugs:: What I find odd is that they are working to get a Christian freed. Who would have thunk?
System of a Down are teaming up with Amnesty International to call for the release of 30-year-old Christian evangelical church singer Helen Berhane, who currently is being detained in the African nation Eritrea. The band has booths set up supporting her cause on its current North American tour. "I've been a member of Amnesty for a long time and I appreciate what Amnesty does," says System singer Serj Tankian.
AIUSA Action Center
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Dear Inabeanpod,They goofed up and then fessed up to it! How cool is that?!
Have you ever had a day where you woke up late because your alarm clock ran
out of battery that night? Then you notice that your favorite shirt is at
the dry cleaner, right before you have to call your neighbor for help
because your car wouldn't start? Well, at Globat.com today was one of those
We sincerely apologize for flooding you with emails; some customers received
as many as 10 from us today. After years of loyal service our mailing list
system decided to adopt an attitude and, before we could even notice, some
of our customers received our "50% Off up to 4 additional hosting packages"
email up to 10 times. Talk about annoying, given the amount of email most
of you are probably already receiving.
While we strive to make a lasting impression on our customers, that was
certainly the wrong way to do it! Once again, please accept our humble
apology for this mishap. We will take all necessary steps to ensure this
will not happen again.
Ben R. Neumann
President & CEO
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Now for your reading pleasure I'd like to present Another Reason to Not Pierce You Belly Button or How to Be a Bad Parent:
BOSTON -- A 13-year-old was in critical condition and her mother faced criminal charges Monday for failing to get medical help after the girl's attempt to pierce her own belly button caused a severe infection lasting weeks.NASTY!
By the time Deborah Robinson's daughter was taken to the hospital last week, the former middle school track runner weighed about 75 pounds and was near death, authorities said.
Here's another story about it from Boston.com: Illness 'got out of hand,' lawyer says
Biblical Pool of Siloam Is Uncovered in JerusalemWhy doubt what the Bible says? It's always right. I'd think you would have caught on by now.
Tue Aug 09 2005 00:09:33 ET
Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the old city of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.
The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is ``a much grander affair'' than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, according to Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archeology Review, which reported the find Monday.
``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''
A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.
The discovery puts a new spotlight on what is called the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a trip that religious law required ancient Jews to make at least once a year, said archeologist Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa, who excavated the pool.
``Jesus was just another pilgrim coming to Jerusalem,'' he said. ``It would be natural to find him there.''
The newly discovered pool is less than 200 yards from another Pool of Siloam, this one a reconstruction built between A.D. 400 and 460 by the empress Eudocia of Byzantium, who oversaw the rebuilding of several Biblical sites.
``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''Umm... Duh!
A gospel that was thought to be ``pure theology is now shown to be grounded in history,'' he said.Umm... Duh!
Saturday, July 30, 2005
KUTV: 8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter: "8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter"
A classic case of Jail Bait. If if the girl is younger than 18, its the guys fault no questions asked.
In this case the guy happened to be under 18 too, but he was still a guy, so no questions asked because he is obviously a perverted child molester pedophile.
This creates a problem. How does a guy find out how old a girl is with out asking the #2 most never ask a girl question: How old are you?
Well, I don't know. So I pretty much don't talk to girls because I don't want to go to jail.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
The fierce competition in the digital photography marketplace has prompted online photo service Shutterfly to find a way to lure customers: exclusive Web pages for storing and sharing pictures.Found on Cnet
Dubbed Shutterfly Collections, the service lets customers create a maximum of two Web addresses that will be hosted on the company's Web site. The Web pages have a personalized URL and can store an unlimited number of photo albums, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said Thursday.
Thats enought to snag me! I just signed up to see what this is all about. A couple things that caught my eye -- I use a program called Jalbum to create the photo gallery on my webpage. The skin I use links my photos to Shutterfly so you can print copies of my images if you are brave enough to make a print from the lower quality images I post. Also there is the unlimited number of photo albums... I'm hoping that means unlimited storage space. My web host gives me 2.5 Gigs of space which I could fill up with hi-rez photos quite quickly, that's what I post lower rez copies, to save space and all. Also Flickr limits me to 20 Megs a month of bandwidth, so I can only upload a hand full of photos there every month. I'm hoping Shutterfly allows me to upload gobs of hi-rez ditial photos.
Is Shutterfly going to be better than my own photo gallery or Flickr? I duno. Flickr is pretty cool with the whole "tags" thing. I'll just have to wait and see.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Warning, Soap Box Rant Below:
OK, I took that test and I've got to say based on my results, its completely bogus. I mean I didn't come up as "Village Idiot" so how could it possibly be correct? j/k The test claims that "your true talent is verbal ability." What a load of poppie-cock! I am soo bad with words. I never know what to say, and when I finally manage to literally spit something out, more often than not sideways and backwards at the same time, its always the wrong thing to say! I suspect the whole point of that dumb test was the last question.
41. I would really like to have more success with women and dating and would be interested to learn about the "secret psychology" of attraction and specific techniques that guys who are successful with women use.
--Yes! I'd love to receive free information that teaches me how to be more successful with women from DoubleYourDating.com
--No thanks, I'm already successful with women and dating
I'll admit I wasn't sure of the answer to question 41, so I pretty much right out lied and picked the last answer even though I am not successful with women and dating. It's just that I've already been to that double your dating crap excuse for a webpage and even signed up for its so not helpful news letters, which I ripped on my blog a year or so ago.
::falls off soap box::
I think I need to eat or something...
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
1. hey charlie you have a girlfriend?Well, that's the way it is!
I have a lot of friends who are girls! From Canada to England to Florida to right here in Kansas City, I know girls all over the world. But I don't think you wanted a list of every girl I've ever known. No, based on the three questions you assume I am dating someone. I hope that I don't break your heart or disappoint you with my answer. You see I am not dating anyone and don't have a girlfriend in that sence of the word.
2. whats her name?
I don't know. I can't give you a name when I don't have a name to give.
3. do i know her?
At the moment no, but then I don't know her either. If things ever change, you'll probably get to meet her.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
I was driving to my girlfriend’s house after work and spotted this guy holding a sign that said “verizon is evil”. I pulled over walked up to the guy and asked if I could snap his pic and what the problem was. Turned out he couldn’t get a replacement phone because Verizon rep said it was due to “abuse” although the unit was in pristine condition. Sucks.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Day 2 sends me to Indianapolis, IN with an expected high temp. of 87F. Sadly I will have to travel into the dreaded land of Illinois. :( Perhaps there will be tigers in Indy... :) (That's an inside joke, don't worry about it.)
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Movie stars don't set a good example, said Earl Ledbetter, a movie fan who lives in Ventura, Calif.And many of them supported Flipper and tell us we are morons for not hugging trees and bunnies and killers in Iran.
"They just don't have the morals," he said. "They marry and divorce, sleep around a lot."
As a direct result of the popularity of digital and further evidence that Kodak is dedicating its future to the digital market, it will soon end its century-old tradition of producing black and white photographic paper, according to Fox News. The demand for the paper, specially designed for black and white film and used by fine-art photographers, has declined by 25% annually. The decision to end black and white paper production will mean the closure of its plant in Brazil and takes the company closer to its target of cutting around 15,000 of its workforce 2007.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Topping the list of horrors was an employee's account that she and others witnessed Rajanna "microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch," as Howard recalled earlier this year when testifying before a Kansas House committee.Well, murder is a dirty business...
Rajanna denied the accusation. But he did keep fetuses in Styrofoam cups in the refrigerator along with food and drink.
"Dr. Rajanna lacked personal hygiene," testified Howard. "His hair was messy, hands dirty, and his clothing was wrinkled and stained. He put on old, used foot booties while we were there."
Howard testified the clinic was dark, dingy, had poor lighting and smelled musty. There were dirty dishes in the break-room sink and on the table, trash everywhere, and roaches crawling on the countertops. Howard was afraid to sit down.
Howard noted there were no hazardous waste containers anywhere. (An employee later testified Rajanna took home all contaminated, medical and biohazard waste for residential trash pick-up.)
As for the "procedure room," Howard's partner spotted dried blood on the floor and said the room looked "nasty."
Two dishwashers located next to the staff toilet served as sterilizers, according to employee testimony. Photographs show the toilet was bloody and functioned as a human waste disposal in the literal sense.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Anyway, once in Jax everyone departs the plane and marches like an army of fools down to the baggage claim, only to watch the conveyer belt to shut down for the night. Well the fools, yes anyone who flys Airtran is a fool, get the bright idea that it will start back up once our bags, which have been in Jax 9 hours longer than we have, are found. Eventually one of the
Learn from my mistake, don't be a fool, don't fly Airtran.
Friday, May 20, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Fantasy Sports and more: CBS SportsLine.com: " B R E A K I N G N E W SWhen the going gets tough, quit. It's the Kansas City way!
Royals skipper steps down
Tony Pena has resigned as Royals manager, a team spokesman said. Kansas City lost 3-1 to Toronto on Tuesday and is 8-25, the worst record in baseball."
Friday, May 06, 2005
Brian Roberts, of US basketball team Baltimore Orioles, who has tested the lenses, said: "They're like wearing sunglasses without wearing sunglasses. I could see such a huge difference right away."Basketball, Orioles, Huh? I could not find a Brian Roberts listed as one of the Thugs that plays Thug Ball. I did find a Brian Robers who plays BASEBALL, not Brallball...
Those Silly Brits!
Thursday, May 05, 2005
If you bank with Chase, I'd recommend you not. But then it seems you'll never really be rid of them. They wont let go. They will lie to you through their pretty little teeth. The will now have one very angry man to deal with.
The current plan is to call and escalate until I get to the highest level of management possible, demand that they cancel the account, clear my credit record, tell them that I don't believe they have done this because they have told me in the past that they have, and then call them again the next day, and the next, and the next and the next and the next until I am satisfied that things are taken care of.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Citrus: Deputies report rampage of naked, shocking behavior: "INVERNESS - An Inverness man was arrested Saturday after breaking into his neighbors' house and threatening them, shocking himself by sticking his fingers into a lamp socket, threatening a deputy with a metal rod, running naked through his yard and chewing through a cable in a patrol car, authorities said."Actually that's no supprise to me. The are crazy down there.
Authorities arrested Shyne Harris Phelps, 39, of 2510 Jupiter St., at 1:45 a.m., on charges of kidnapping, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with intent to commit a felony, resisting an officer with violence, battery and criminal mischief, an arrest report said.Hey lookie here! Now we know his name and address. Maybe we could look up his phone number in Google and prank call him!
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Illegal DumpingThe first trash day that comes along after getting the news letter with that above story, guess what I have... that's right an extra bag of trash! Gonna call the hotline now and see what happens. Probably nothing.
IT IS ILLEGAL to put your trash out with your neighbor's - even if you see that they are only using one bag of their two bag limit! You can be fined for such actions. It is also illegal to put your trash in front of a residence that is empty of occupants. It is called ILLEGAL DUMPING. If you have a problem with others putting trash at your residence, or witness them putting it where it does not belong, please call the Illegal Dumping Hotline at 513-34858.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Microsoft launches Windows XP campaign with ad made on Apple MacThe Comment:
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:18 PM EST
Microsoft Corp. today kicked off a new global awareness campaign designed to "showcase how people can explore, enhance and pursue their passions with Windows XP and related technology." It's sort of an "ignore that Apple Mac OS X Tiger stuff" misdirection play.
Microsoft so thoughtfully posted one of the new "Start Something" ads that's part of the new global awareness campaign for Microsoft Windows XP and invited users to click the image for high-res version.
Well, various MacDailyNews readers clicked to view the image, downloaded it and checked the file's info by using iPhoto's "Get Info" and other methods to view the file's EXIF information which shows it was created with "Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh."
As one reader wrote, "Isn't it ironic? A picture launching their big campaign designed to steal the thunder from Apple - was made on a Mac!"
Microsoft's press release can be found here.
The direct link to the "Start Something" ad (7.4MB) is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hey, they asked us to "start something," so we did!
This is as pitiful as the Dan Rather CBS News "authentic memo's" about Bush! Ohhh, de shame, de shame!
I POOP on Redmond's campaign!
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
The NFL's "Monday Night Football," a hallmark of television sports programming since the days of Howard Cosell, is leaving ABC after 35 years for ESPN......where poor people can no longer watch it. Remember the rule of thumb is, rich people have cable TV, poor people like me don't. Obvisouly MNF is now for rich eletist snobs and is now no longer my favorite TV show.
Friday, April 15, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A high school student was arrested for biting off part of a classmate's ear during a fight that started after he was cut off while driving into the school's entrance.Maybe he could get a job as an intern for Mike Tyson. They both seem to have the same taste in ears after all...
Thursday, April 07, 2005
WFTV.com - News - Orange Co. Sheriff Used Driving Records To Locate Critic: "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County's sheriff may have broken the law when he used driver's license records to track down a woman who wrote a newspaper to criticize his staff's use of Taser stun guns and described him as too fat for basic police work, critics say."Hmm... Better to not use that freedom of speach and press in FL. Don't comment on the Cops or they will look you up and send you a nasty letter to let you know not to use that freedom of speach and press... They are crazy in FL!!
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
My street is 0.4 miles long. It has 21 no parking signs on the north side. I guess that's my city government at work.
I'm not dead yet!
Saturday, March 12, 2005
I'm going to be walking six miles at 9 a.m. on May 14th for March of Dimes WalkAmerica. I hope to raise funds to help support March of Dimes research and programs to fight premature births. At 45 years of age I can safely say that this dilemma is not a concern of mine. But when I started thinking of my firends, the people I work with, and my sons I thought anything I could do for their children would be worth it. 1 in 8 babies in America is born prematurely, even if it was just 1 in a million I can't think of a reason not to give children a better chance to live.Have you made a donation yet? You should. Nick's a good guy and this is a good cause and you have my permission to feel good about yourself after you donate!!
Please join in and help fight prematurity. VISIT MY WEBPAGE and sponsor me in the Walk that saves babies! YOU may also register to walk and raise funds yourself! Whatever you do check out the webpage-I put a lot of effort into giving it my own quirky touch!
My personal web page address for donations is ...
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Thursday, March 10, 2005
Friday, March 04, 2005
UPDATE: It has been pointed out to me that I am not smart nor good looking enough to have invented or coined the term "shufflepod". I apologize for any hurt feelings and will go ask out many girls who are out of my league so I can get rejected many times as a punishment for thinking myself clever.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
[update from ben: I've been contacted by the purported author of the software demanding I delete this entire thread. Needless to say, I simply laughed. You'll find my response the email below the fold.]Go read the whole thing, its quite funny. Here is my favorite part:
P.S. This email cannot be displayed publiclyP.S. Yes it can.
Monday, February 28, 2005
Some leading music labels are in talks with online retailers to raise wholesale prices for digital music downloads in an attempt to capitalise on burgeoning demand for legal online music.I WILL NOT pay more than $.99 for a song online.
The moves, which suggest the labels want a bigger slice of the fledgling market's spoils, has angered Steve Jobs, the Apple Computer chief executive behind the iTunes online music store.iTunes is the best online digital music service out there. If Apple caves and the prices go higher, I won't buy. I will just buy my CD's used at pawn shops for much, much, much less than they sell for new.
Music industry executives said introductory wholesale prices for digital tracks had been set low to stimulate demand, but Apple's success had prompted concern that they may now be too low.Oh no! Apple's being too successful! Raise the prices! ::shakes head::