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Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
An interesting tidbit from the BBC, California now has automated Marijuana machines.
However, as W.C. Fields would say, it is only for medicinal purposes.
Check out this video that tells you more about the pot-o-mat machines in Sunny Cali.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Washington Post reports that a large spy satellite weighing roughly five tons has lost power and propulsion and is falling from the sky.
Where will it land? Nobody knows. But, don’t worry...
NASA successfully deorbited the 78-ton Skylab in 1979. It is now at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, prolly pumping more mercury into our seafood...
Also, in 2000, NASA successfully deorbited the 17-ton Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. It now sits somewhere in the Pacific, but after giving a bunch of surfers some rad waves.
But what about this spy satellite that can’t be controlled? Well, just rest assured the government is keeping their eyes on it.
And wherever it falls... we are sure that FEMA will show up to move the survivors into trailers where they can wait several years for something to happen.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
You are probably already aware of the amazing win that Barack Obama made in South Carolina... moving into first place in the Democratic Primary.You may have heard that, as the The New York Times reported, that Caroline Kennedy is backing Obama.
If you haven’t heard those things... where have you been, dancing on Mars with the guy in the green robe?
Saturday, January 26, 2008
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Take a look at this article on CNN about today’s freaky weather.
Up to a foot of snow fell in some places. And, once the melting commences, there will be flood warnings. Aye caramba!
You can read more details... including a photo gallery... at The LA Times Web Site.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This image is from The Times Online and purportedly taken by Spirit, a NASA rover currently on the surface of Mars.
We previously learned that the “face” on Mars was actually a light and shadows trick. But this, a man appearing to be walking down a hill in a green robe, that is too much.
So, who could this mysterious figure be?
Take a look at this web site to see more detailed photos... and maybe you can make you can figure it out...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Australian actor who shot to fame in Brokeback Mountain and who had just completed filming his role as The Joker in the upcoming Batman movie has sadly passed away at the far far far too young age of 28.
The AFP reports that fellow Aussies Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman are leading mourners in celebrating the short but creative life of this young man.
Details are sketchy, but the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Ledger was suffering from pneumonia and that his death was probably accidental.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Watching the debates is kind of like watching two cats fighting in an alley.
Technically, three cats... if you count Bill and Hillary.
And Edwards is like an ole hound dog watching the commotion from the porch.
It will be interesting, the outcome of the democratic race. But given that I’ve been Republican since the days of Daddy Reagan, my choice will be the team of Huck and Chuck.
Mike Huckabee and his Vice President, Chuck Norris.
Now, that is a cat who can fight!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
- The Phil Silvers Show
- Route 66
- Beetle Bailey
- Dr. Kildare
- McHale’s Navy
- The Danny Thomas Show
- Magilla Gorilla
- Secret Squirrel
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
- My Favorite Martian
- The Flintstones
- Perry Mason
- The Dick Van Dyke Show
- Lost in Space
- The Banana Splits
- Green Acres
- The Brady Bunch (Sam the Butcher)
- Scooby Doo
- Archie Bunker’s Place
The list goes on and on...According to Reuters, the veteran television actor and St. Louis native succumbed to cancer on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Here is a classic TV commercial that shows how talented Melvin was. He could even act in his sleep!
Bob Newhart’s television wife has departed the planet, just days shy of her 71st birthday. The New York Times provides a full report on Pleshette.
She not only played the role of Emily on The Bob Newhart Show but reprised her role during the final episode of the Newhart series.
Pleshette’s career comprises more than her Newhart appearances. See The Secret Career of Suzanne Pleshette for more on her extensive acting career.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
A Washington DC Area television station reported that a man walked into the women’s locker room of the Sport & Health Club in Gaithersburg, Maryland. And, you know what?
IT WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL FOR HIM TO DO SO!
In an overblown attempt at being politically correct, the People’s Republic... erm, we mean, the State of Maryland passed a law supporting individuals in the trans-gendered gender (whatever that means). Oh, that’s right... it means that a man can put on a dress and go into the women’s room.
That is prolly good news to sexual predators who can enjoy their civil right to go into the girl’s shower to ogle your wife or your daughter. But it is bad news for women who like to have insignificant things like their modesty, dignity and right to privacy protected.
But, wait... the right of a woman to not be assaulted by a bunch of weirdos threatens the right of weirdos to be weird... oh...
Citizens for a Responsible Government are protesting this law... much to the consternation of gay and lesbian groups who feel that the guy in drag who paraded through the Maryland locker room may have been a plant by the enemies of alternative lifestyles. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
You can see the ABC7 Video here. And dont worry... they don’t show anything (Darn it!).
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Something weird happened today. Bill Clinton was giving a speech on behalf of Hillary’s Presidential campaign. As Bill spoke, a young girl started to wobble. Then, she passed out. Bill was so mesmerizing, no one except Chelsea seemed to notice.
We wonder what kind of spin this whole thing is gonna get? Will we hear that Obama is the candidate who doesn’t make people faint?
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I guess the cause for the ruckus is over the fact that the real life Pearl has African heritage (she reportedly prefers Cuban) and some feel that Angelina’s nomination is an insult to her fellow nominees, which include:
- Halle Berry
- Jurnee Smolett
Personally, I feel Angelina is a talented artist who excels at everything she puts her hands to. And if she beats Halle and Jurnee, they can always come to me and cry on my shoulders. My rod and my staff shall comfort them.
Okay, that might have been a bit overboard, but give me a break... today is my birthday after all!
Last week, Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman said on the air that that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should “lynch him in a back alley.”
According to USA Today, Tilghman apologized for “poorly chosen words.”
What other words might she have chosen?
“Death, murder, kill... Death, murder, kill... Death, murder, kill!”
“Eh, have Paulie whack the mulignan...”
“Comrade, ve vill bury you!”
Hmm... even if you choose other words... it still sounds (and smells) the same...
I am sure she will be absolutely contrite during her two weeks in the time out corner...
Along with Actor Kirstie Alley, Shock Jock Howard Stern, Mandorla bassist Brent Logan, and many others...
Dwacon is celebrating January 12th as the day we made our first appearance on earth.
We hope to have a wee bit of fun...
Friday, January 11, 2008
Of all the news this past week about Britney Spears, The Gawker reports that Brit has taken to speaking with a Brit-ish accent.
We know that Madonna has taken to speaking in a British tongue. Maybe she passed something on when she kissed Britney?
Nah... we didn’t think so, either...
But she happened to be in the Cedars-Mt. Sinai hospital ward for the Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs so maybe there is some medical reason to talk like an EastEnder, innit?
And speaking of our friends across the pond, they have reported that K-Fed is afraid that Britney may use a gun that he gave her as a gift to kill their two sons.
Hmm... and I thought diamonds were a girl’s best friend?
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Not that anything’s wrong with that.
John McCain’s upset, however, was a bit more difficult to explain. Shades of 2000 one might say. Who knows what the (near) future will have in store?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. By this point, practically everyone in the line was enthralled with my story.
I continued that I probably shouldn't continue this diet, because I'd ended up in the hospital last time. However, I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms, so I thought I'd eat another bag and lose some more weight.
Horrified, the woman asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no. How I wound up in the hospital: I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's ass and a car hit us both. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was laughing so hard!
I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was laughing so hard!
WAL-MART won't let me shop there anymore.
Monday, January 7, 2008
I read in Variety that due to the Writers Guild Strike... and support of the Screen Actors Guild by not attending... the Golden Globes are officially canceled!
Well... maybe not the best of news... but at least another straw to break the back of those who would deny writers our fair share of the wampum!
And now, hopefully Variety will just give us a listing of who won and who didn’t and we can have our own celebration.After party at the Apple Pan? I’ll bring the fat blockers and cholesterol pills!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
According to the AFP, Britney Spears has been barred from access to her two children.
After a dispute over custody, Britney was rushed to a hospital, reportedly under the influence of some substance.
According to the Telegraph, her youngest son was also rushed to the hospital, but in a separate ambulance.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
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