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October 31, 2008

But Not the Green Ones


What Your Love of M&M's Says About You



You are energetic and full of inspiration.

You never slow down, and you're constantly leaving people and ideas behind.

You are a true visionary. You are constantly thinking about the future.

You love living, and you stay flexible. You're open to going wherever life takes you.

Acme Costume Co.

A bald man with a wooden leg gets invited to a Halloween party. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg so he writes to a costume company to explain his problem. A few days later, he received a parcel with the following note:


Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed a pirate's outfit. The spotted handkerchief will cover your bald head and, with your wooden leg, you will be just right as a pirate.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.


The man thinks this is terrible because they have emphasized his wooden leg and so he writes a letter of complaint. A week goes by and he receives another parcel and a note, which says:

Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed a monk's habit. The long robe will cover your wooden leg and, with your bald head, you will really look the part.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.


Now the man is really upset since they have gone from emphasizing his wooden leg to emphasizing his bald head so again he writes the company another nasty letter of complaint. The next day he gets a small parcel and a note, which reads:

Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed a bottle of molasses and a bag of crushed nuts. Pour the molasses over your bald head, pat on crushed nuts, stick your wooden leg up your ass and go as a caramel apple.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.

Scary Video

Watch...if you dare.

The Wrong Appendage

Was just listening to Talking Cowboys, the daily online talk show on the Dallas Cowboys website, and one of the hosts compared the Dallas injury woes to a cartoon character, trying to stop leaks in a dam with his fingers and toes, hands and feet.

"Sometimes you just don't have enough appendages." quipped one of the show's hosts.

Uh, that's not it. It's just that sometimes, when the leaks are just beginning, that Dallas sticks the wrong appendage in the dam.

Not the fingers or toes, either.

Tattoos of Celebrities

On the Fresh Pics blog

The question is: Why?

Your Pumpkin Face



You Are




A Franken-Pumpkin Face

You would make a good deformed pumpkin.

Halloween Window

October 30, 2008

Horrible Tattoos

Go to Horrible Tattoos

Horrible Tattoos has long been on my favorites list, even before I started this blog. The owner of the site hasn't kept up the posting pace as he did in the past, but recently has added some new pics of horrible tattoos.

Be sure and peruse the archives! (There are over 600 pics) You will alternate between horror and laughter and all the time wondering "What the hell were these people thinking?".

The Munsters Theme Song



According to Wiki, The Munsters had higher TV ratings than The Addams Family.

Al Lewis, who played Grandpa Munster, was a self-proclaimed anarchist.

The Addams Family Theme



Addams Family on Wiki

Carolyn Jones, who played Mortitica, was born in Amarillo.

3-D Tattoos

Check out the fantasic three dimensional tats at the Damn Cool Pics blog.

If profanity offends you, then I'd advise not reading the comments that follow the post.

If it doesn't, then I'm admitting they're funny as heck. Well, most of 'em. The French ones, anyway.

( online translation site)

October 27, 2008

No Longer a Rumor




And this just arrived in my inbox:
(links removed)

Dear MSN Groups Customer,

As a valued MSN Groups or MSN Communities Web Folders customer, we want to notify you that the MSN Groups service will close on February 21, 2009 and you will have the opportunity to move your group to our new partner service, Multiply. We understand the importance of keeping your group together, so we partnered with Multiply to create a migration process that moves your group to their service to preserve your online community and its history. Read on to find out about how to kick off the automatic migration of your group to Multiply.

We realise this may be unexpected, so before presenting your options we want to briefly share why we've made this decision.


Why? Because we are dedicated to providing our customers with the most current and user friendly technology available today we made the difficult decision to close the MSN Groups service. This decision is part of an overall investment to update and re-align our online services with Windows Live. In the long term we believe that closing the service is the best way to continue to offer innovative and effective services that help you stay in touch with the people you care about. We plan to launch a new Groups service in the coming weeks, but unlike MSN Groups, Windows Live Groups will focus on offering a place for small groups to collaborate. Multiply is available now, making it your best option today for continuing to share and communicate together online.

Options for moving your group to a new service

We've listed some options and resources below to help you decide what to do with your group.

Option 1: Automatically move your group and its data. We have established a partnership with Multiply, an online group and media sharing service so our users can choose to migrate their group to Multiply's service. Choosing this option is free and easy to use: Multiply will move the Group's content on your behalf and invite members to re-join your group in its new location. To begin the migration click here.

Option 2: Start again on another service. You can start from scratch and create your group on a different service but we recommend having your Group moved automatically by Multiply. This will enable your Group to transition easily and continue to enjoy the community you have created.

Option 3: Start again on Windows Live Groups. To further expand our mix of communications and sharing services, Windows Live will launch a new service this autumn, Windows Live Groups. We plan to launch Windows Live Groups to the public in the coming weeks as a service that helps small groups or clubs collaborate online.

Options for MSN Communities Web Folders users

If you use save files to the MSN Communities web folders (also known as "My Web Sites on MSN" or the web folder "My Groups"), these services are part of MSN Groups and will therefore will also be closed on February 21, 2009. We recommend that if you store files online using MSN Communities web folders that you back up these files locally, then upload them to another online storage service such as Windows Live SkyDrive. For more details on how to find and move files saved to your web folders, visit the MSN Groups Resource Center.

Your Next Steps We have sent this letter to each MSN Groups user, whether member or manager. If you are:

A member or user of MSN Groups: Check with your group manager to determine whether they plan to migrate the group.

A manager: Visit the MSN Groups Resource Center to learn more about your options and consider soliciting feedback from your group members about what they would prefer to do, when and how. The Resource Center also provides a sample splash page you can use to notify your members that the group will move. If you're ready to move the group now, click here.

What to Expect between now and the closing date

Between today and February 21, 2009 the MSN Groups service will remain the same as it is now. We will remove the option to add more storage to your group but other features will remain until the service is shut down and you can use it the same way you do today until the date of closure.


Where can I learn more?

You probably have more questions, and that's why we created a website to address them. Please visit the MSN Groups Resource Center at any time for the most up to date answers to common questions, information about migrating your group to Multiply, contact information for our support staff, and important dates.


Our support staff are equipped to answer your questions and guide you through issues that may arise as you decide what to do with your group. They are ready to help so don't hesitate to contact them at MSN Groups Customer Support with your questions

.
We thank you for using our services and regret any inconvenience this may cause.


MSN Groups, Microsoft Corporation

Submarine Races

From the email archives:



Well, what did you EXPECT to see?

Cool Currency Converter

Fieba.net offers up this converter for use on your website or blog.

October 26, 2008

Red Deer Creek Bridge Collapse

A friend of mine and I had plans to watch today's Cowboy game, but he called me just before I was getting ready to leave and told me he was having to detour traffic at the bridge in Miami.

He said there was a huge hole in the bridge so I thought I'd just go down and see for myself.

I made it across the bridge just fine; the highway crew was keeping the one lane closed, of course.


All truck traffic heading to the north of Miami on Hwys. 282 and 283 would have to reroute via Canadian or go all the way on Hwy. 60 and cut across on the Hoover hwy.

The hole wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but it was still large enough to be scary.


I decided I'd slip off down the creek, get under the bridge and take a photo of the hole from below.

Coincidentally enough, the last time I had been under the bridge was with my friend's female cousin. She went down there quite willingly, but slapped my face after the first kiss.


Looking at the underside of the rest of the bridge, I was struck as to how many other places looked as though they could crumble and fall at any moment.

I was horrified at how thin the pavement was...and dismayed to think that most of our nation's infrastructure is probably in the same shape.

I suppose "collapse" was a bit of hyperbole.

genuflect

genuflect \JEN-yuh-flekt\, intransitive verb:
1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
2. To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.


I certainly remember the first time I ever heard this word used in a sentence. I was best man at a Catholic wedding and at the rehearsal was instructed to genuflect in front of the altar. I told the bride's mother "You want me to gen-you-flecked? Right here in the church?"

I knew what the word meant, but I didn't want to do it. This was during my heathen stage of life and I had no respect for churches or their customs.

(actually, I still pretty much feel that way, but don't consider myself a heathen now. Even today I find the thought of "groveling" in front of an altar to be repulsive.)

Of course, I went ahead and did it because I didn't want to embarrass the groom...any more than I already had.

I had already made his face red by joking about the little latrine in the foyer.

It was a little uncomfortable the next night, after the wedding at the reception. I didn't know anyone other than the groom so the priest and I got drunk together. I had fun until he made a pass at me.

October 25, 2008

Gmail Emoticons

I usually don't use the "rich formatting" editor at my online Gmail, instead preferring to use my OE program to read / send mail.

Cleaning out the spam Checking my mail a few minutes ago, I noticed Gmail has now added emoticons to insert into mails, so I may have to rethink how I acess my email.

After all, ya can't beat this emoticon for to show folks just how you really feel: Photobucket

Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner



This song reminds me of my college days when we'd go to a little disco/dive bar in Amarillo. None of us danced, but we loved to get drunk and play foosball and air hockey under the blacklights.

There were other renditions of this song, but this was the only one I found that was from the era.

Ike got to beatin' on Tina around this time and she left him. Good for her. I used to think she had some of the best lookin' legs in show biz.

Miami City Limits

October 24, 2008

Thump


(click for a little bit larger view)

I found this after downloading the contents of my MSN Groups storage site which means I have it on one of my many clipart disks. I love these old trippy posters. A friend of mine had one that had so much detail on it, I would see something new each time I saw it. The main theme of his poster was an overpopulated Earth, with people edging out into the water, either to try to find space to live or a peaceful place to die. I think what I really like is the apocalyptic nature of these things.

Speaking of trippy, I need to find my old Freewheelin' Franklin rug.

limn

From Word of the Day:

limn \LIM\, transitive verb:
1. To depict by drawing or painting.
2. To portray in words; to describe.


I don't think I've ever read this word nor seen it used in print.

I've heard something like it, though, here in the Texas Panhandle.

"Ah lak mah catfish wi' a liddle bida lim'n squeez't awnitt. "

Wrong Addy or Spam?

I rec. this email last night; the email address it was sent to was very similar to mine, same name but with some punctuation. Viewing the source /properties of the mail, I found it originated from a "Blackhole server".



mike i send katherine some money for her birthday and some money for the girls also. i donot have her email address so i am telling you. i also included sydney and conner money for the stuff i ordered and pledge to do. ask katherine to please e mail so i will have her email and i can talk to her. i miss all of you very much. let me know how you are doing with your new job. your daddy was asleep the .other night when you called . he said he had taken a sleeping pill and he just could not wake up. he stated that he had not been drinking since we ate supper at 6:30. your daddy is really cutting back and i wish you and vicki would undersand that he is a really good person. and i love him. we all have our faults and he loves all of you very much. it hurts when i think you don;t want to have anything to do with him. he stated the other day that you never call and he doesn't feel right calling you because he knows you are busy. we know that you are busy and really have grown as a person and your values have changed which is good. just remember that we love you and we are very proud of you and your family / this may not be the correct way to say this but please remember that we did the best we knew at the time raising you and vicky and we have made many mistakes but we have always loved you and have always supported you in what ever you do. love you mom


I think it's meant to look like a mistake and I'm supposed to write back to them, tell 'em they got the wrong guy, but instead it will only verify that it is a working address.

I dunno. I feel sorry for 'em, though.

October 23, 2008

Preacher Smith

The Rev. M.B. Smith

PAMPA - The Rev. M.B. Smith, 88, died Saturday, June 14, 2003.

The Rev. Smith was born to Nelson and Ora Sivells Smith on Dec. 28, 1914, in Richland Springs. He attended Richland Springs Schools and graduated from Howard Payne College in 1936. Bro. Smith taught school and coached in several central Texas schools before entering the gospel ministry in 1942.

Following pastorates in Agua Dulce, Calallen and Marble Falls. He married Laura Bentley on Nov. 27, 1936, in Richland Springs. Bro. Smith moved his family to the Texas Panhandle, where he pastored First Baptist Church of Wheeler, Highland Baptist Church of Pampa, Alanreed Baptist Church and College Baptist Church of Big Spring.

For many years, Bro. Smith was interim pastor for many Baptist churches and supplied in Baptist churches in the Pampa area, as well as teaching science at Pampa High School and Clarendon College Pampa Center. According to Bro. Smith's records, he performed 1,191 funerals, 858 weddings and 421 baptisms, most of them during his years in Pampa.






I stumbled across this obituary while looking for another. I knew the man had passed away but decided I'd like to do a post about him.

Bro. Smith was a football official back when I played the sport in junior high. Over a two year period, we had only a dozen games, but I bet he officiated more than half of them.

"Preacher Smith" was what we called him ... behind his back/in the huddle/after the game. What I remember most about him was his booming voice, it having the aural texture of gravel on a bumpy, hot tarred road. That, and with his worn, craggy face and commanding personality, he looked what I thought God probably looked like. He was a good official, always fair in his calls.

Being a minister, I suppose he couldn't help but preach to us. "Help him up." he'd tell a boy after a tackle. "Here now!" he'd growl and grab your jersey, pull you close to him. "Don't be hittin' late." You didn't, not again. One warning was enough.

He was always impatient for the ball so he could spot it for the next play and would efficiently pry the players off of a pile-up in search of the pigskin. (the referees were paid by the game, not by the hour) He was a big man, tall, and had no trouble untangling the sweaty, fleshy knot of budding testosterone.

At the time, with my juvenile wit, he seemed to me to be a mixture of the stature of Herman Munster and the kind-hearted wit of Andy Devine (no insult intended), good-natured while we boys were playing a clean game, but a towering stern God with glasses when we'd make him angry.

During one of those pile-ups, I had wrested the ball away from the kid who had it, yelling "Ball, Ball!" as though I had recovered a fumble. I don't think Preacher Smith had seen me steal the ball in the tangle of arms, legs and torsos, but a stare at me and seeing - I guess - the guilty look on my face, he silently took the ball from me, ignoring any change of possession, sadly shaking his head at me in rebuke for my attempt to cheat.

Verily, I say, it is written, woe unto the poor boy who was heard blurt out a cuss word. The dreaded "F-word" slipped out from someone after a hard tackle and he stopped the game and threatened to end the contest if he heard more swearing. He preached to us for a good five minutes, complained to both coaches and kept up his criticism of we foul-mouthed heathens throughout the rest of the game.

I ran into his son shortly after the funeral and I told him my memories of his father, the son laughing when I told the part about cursing and getting an official time-out sermon. "Yep, that was dad!"

Ol' Preacher Smith. RIP

In the Middle of the Racetrack

Was just sitting here reading some news; the tv on behind me and the cat curled up on my his recliner. A NASCAR commercial came on and the sounds of the race cars graduately kept getting louder, as if they were zooming right by my window.

I turned around and saw the Beej stretching, woken up by the super-loud noise, one of his back paws pushing the volume control on the remote.

Light the Candle



Astronaut Alan Shepard is hurled into space atop a Mercury-Redstone rocket. Freedom 7 was the first American manned suborbital space flight, making Shepard the first American in space. (May 5, 1961)

He later commanded the Apollo 14 mission, and was the fifth person to walk on the moon.

Image Credit: NASA

Great place to nab space related wallpaper.


I love the scene in The Right Stuff where Sheppard (played by Scott Glenn) is tired of the delays while perched atop the rocket and tells Mission Control "Let's light this candle!"

Police Standoff Ends in Tragedy

From the Newschannel 10 website



A friend of mine who works for the Texas Dept. of Transportation said he was called to help close off the roads in the area.

He called me earlier this a.m. with the news that the man had died.

Bald



This would look a whole lot like me if I had mascara and lipstick on.

And bracelets and earrings.

And a shirt with fringe.

I'd look like an old, flaming Davy Crockett, I expect.

October 22, 2008

Michael Yon Widget

Visit the Widget Gallery


A fantastic source of war news. His website is well-worth the time spent reading and the photos are both stirring and stunning. Yon is a most respected war journalist/blogger.

I also have the RSS feed on my ISP home page.

Drunk as a Skunk



I really like this one; would be cool to print out and frame if I had a basement rec. room. I'd call it "Stinky Leroy's Bar & Grill".

I've always thought I'd like to own a bar, but I know it'd only be fun for a little while, kinda like being married to a nymphomaniac.

October 21, 2008

Mental Health

From the email archives:




In 2009 the government will start killing all the crazy people.
I started crying when I thought of you.
Run little friend, run!

MENTAL HOSPITAL PHONE MENU

Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital.

Please select from the following options menu:

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.

If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.

If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.

If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want,
stay on the line so we can trace your call.

If you are delusional, press 7 and
your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.

If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully
and a little voice will tell You which number to press.

If you are manic-depressive, HANG UP!
It doesn't matter which number you press,
nothing will make you happy anyway.

If you are dyslexic, press 9-6-9-6.

If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep
or before the beep or after the beep.
BUT PLEASE WAIT FOR THE BEEP.

If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.

If you have low self-esteem, PLEASE HANG UP.
OUR OPERATORS ARE TOO BUSY TO TALK WITH YOU.

If you are MENOPAUSAL, PUT THE GUN DOWN,
HANG UP, TURN ON THE FAN, LIE DOWN AND CRY.
YOU WON'T BE CRAZY FOREVER.

If you are blonde, don't press any buttons.
You'll just mess it up.

This coming week is NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE week.

You can do your part by remembering to contact at least
one unstable person to show you care.

(Well, my job is done. Your turn!!)

A Raccoon Buffoon




You Are a Raccoon



You are very curious. Your curiosity has led you to learn a lot about the world... including some things you rather not know.

You are also very sneaky. You can blend in when you need to, and no one really knows what you are up to.

At times, you can be morally dubious. You're willing to do a lot to get ahead, even if it means stepping on other people's toes.

You are generally passive and tend to work behind the scenes. But if someone challenges you, you get downright nasty!



At least I still have my baculum

It's on my keychain.

Love Will Show Us How - Christine McVie



Cute little spoof of rock videos set to one of my most favorite pop songs.



Noticed a couple hits on this, came to the post only to see the vid had been taken down. That's the trouble with YouTube....

Found another, though. Enjoy! (while you can)

October 20, 2008

Blimps For Everyone!



Ron Paul supporters had this blimp.

That's ok, though: the Democrats still have Michael Moore and the Republicans still have Rush Limbaugh.

Wordie

Wordie [wûrd • ē]

Like Flickr, but without the photos


From the website:

Wordie lets you make lists of words and phrases. Words you love, words you hate, words on a given topic, whatever. Lists are visible to everyone but can be added to by just you, a group of friends, or anyone, as you wish.

If you're feeling social, join the discussion. Wordies are friendly! Add citations and comments to words and lists, or private notes for yourself. See who else has listed the same words. Check out a
random word.

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October 19, 2008

Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C Riley

Live in Nashville



Happy Birthday, Jeannie C. Riley!

Pickles on the Side




What Your Burger Says About You



You are very gluttonous. Even if you're full, you'll still clear your plate.

You are the ultimate foodie. You're picky about food quality, but you're not picky about eating strange things.

You tend to gravitate toward strong, pungent foods. Even if it means having bad breath!

You are straightforward, honest, and ambitious. You tend to be direct about what you want when it comes to food.


Y'know, every now 'n then they get it right on the nose. Especially the part about me being a glutton, how I'm picky and especially about having bad breath.

October 18, 2008

If I Fell - The Beatles

Dedicated to elle.

From A Hard Day's Night (movie)

October 17, 2008

MSN Groups to Close

WaPo article

I knew it was coming; figured it would've been a couple yrs. ago.

Fair to Middling

I entered a chat room and was asked "How are you?" and I replied "Fair to middlin' ". Someone interjected "That's spelled "MIDLAND"." and I disagreed. Then the argument began.

The one who disagreed with me said it was a phrase from WWII; there were quite a few aviation bases here in Texas during the war and pilots, when asked how the weather was, would say "It's fair to Midland."

-sigh-

What the term means is that something is between good and bad.

Just like this blog.

Middle of the Road - The Pretenders

MeetWays



From the website:

Meetways.com was created to allow users to find a point of interest between two addresses. Let's say you need to meet a friend or client for lunch on the other side of town? Meetways.com ways will allow you to enter both addresses and the type of restaurant you are looking for and give you the exact halfway point and a list of restaurants in that area. Save hours trying to figure out the halfway point on a map and instead find it in one simple click!

MeetWays.com



Not for sure if this works as good as they claim. For example, I put in the zip codes of here and one in Dallas and it had me meeting on a farm road in Oklahoma, no town close by. I also decided to put in the zips of here and Miami (TX)-23 miles away- and it had me meeting down near Abilene.

I remember my dad telling a friend of his who complained that pop hadn't been to see him lately "It's just as close from you to me as it is from me to you!"

Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Middle Child Syndrome

From eesortment:

The middle or second born child or children often have the sense of not belonging. They fight to receive attention from parents and others because they feel many times they are being ignored or dubbed off as being the same as another sibling. Being in the middle a child can feel insecure. The middle child often lacks drive and looks for direction from the first born child. Sometimes a middle child feels out of place because they are not over achievers and like to go with the flow of things.


Being a middle child would mean they are loners. They really don’t like to latch on to a person in a relationship, there fore they have trouble keeping one due to lack of interest. Not liking to take the limelight for anything, they are not over achievers and just simply work enough work to get by, and typically that goes with school as well as a career. They are however very artistic and creative. If forced to use abilities they will work well, but do not work well under pressure. They often start several projects but rarely keep focused long enough to finish a project. The best career move for a middle child would be along the lines of using their creative. Going into a writing or journalism career, and into a career that they could freely express themselves would be good. Anything that would have hours that are flexible, and projects that frequently changed would be good for a middle born child. Since relationships are not of high importance to a middle child, often times they are alone. However, the best possible match for a middle child would be a last born.



What a crock.

Boss Of Me - They Might Be Giants

The theme song from "Malcolm in the Middle"

October 16, 2008

PMS Buddy



From the website:

PMSBuddy.com is a free service created with a single goal in mind: to keep you aware of when your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or any other women in your life are closing in on "that time of the month" - when things can get intense for what may seem to be no reason at all.

For women, this is a great way to give people in your life a heads-up of when you might be feeling a bit irritable without having an awkward conversation.

What's more, we will not only keep you informed, but will give you some free advice on what to do about it. With PMSBuddy.com, there is no reason to ever be blindsided by PMS again.


PMSBuddy.com - Saving relationships, one month at a time!

October 15, 2008

otiose

From the Word of the Day:

otiose \OH-shee-ohs; OH-tee-\, adjective:
1. Ineffective; futile.
2. Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle.
3. Of no use.

Most of the time I am #1 and usually #2 and often feel #3.

Walk This Way - The Manualist

A "cover" of the original Aerosmith classic.

Most Likely To

I wasn't voted anything back in h.s, come to think of it.



You Would Be Voted Most Athletic



When you were in school, you were quite the sports star.

Even if you weren't always on the winning team, you gave it your best.

You had school spirit. You were a good loser and a good winner.

And once you're successful in sports, you can be successful in anything!

October 14, 2008

What's Shakin' ?

Apparently Canadian is.

From the KFDA NewsChannel 10 website:

Some residents in Hemphill County near Canadian say they felt an earthquake Monday evening.

According to the United States Geological Survey a minor earthquake of a 3.8 magnitude was detected around 9:07pm between Pampa and Canadian. The Hemphill County Sheriff's office reports that one resident near the county line called reporting a loud noise near the epicenter of the quake.

Officers were dispatched and were not able to find any damage and no other reports were received by local officials. The largest quake recorded in the state of Texas was a 5.8 in 1931 near Valentine. USGS reports that earthquakes are common in Texas and historically have not caused any serious damage or injury in the state.


Hmmm....a little after nine last night was when I fell out of my bed.

Quotes for your Site or Blog

I have the Quotations Page website feed on my Excite start page and saw where they are now offering up the code to include it in websites or blogs.





Go to their codes page and choose the daily or motivational quote feed, the one quote or four quotes feed javascripts, the code for their search engine search box, or the daily XML (RSS) quotation feeds

Quote of the Day 10-14

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
- Barry Goldwater

October 13, 2008

I'm Down With This Site

Ever wondered if a site was down for everyone, or because of some problem with your computer, was only down for you?

Down for everyone or just me? is the answer. Plug in the missing site's URL and click the link.



I was having problems getting into the Dallas Cowboy website and found out - with the help of this site - that the problem lay with the website and not with me!



(Lately it's been a bother at times getting into the Cowboys site; in some of the msg. boards, I've seen others complain and for a couple of days the hosts of the various website radio shows have recommended "clearing your cookies". Where have I heard THAT before? MSN "Groupies" will know what I'm talkin' about)

Down for everyone or just me?

October 11, 2008

World's Brainiest




Quote of the Day

From the Quote of the Day feed in the right-hand column:




The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart



I can think of a dozen rejoinders, all in poor taste.

Bloomba



From the website:

What is Bloombla

Welcome to Bloombla, we are connecting the world together. Quickly add things you've done in your life and we will do the rest.

Bloombla is connecting you with the world through your life experiences and stories. Quickly build a timeline of your life by adding things you've done. Bloombla then connects you with friends and others around the world that share similar interests. Make Your mark.

What is a Bloom

A Bloom is a sentence describing something you have done in your life. This can be anything you like, something memorable, something important, or just something as simple as I've had a cup of coffee at Starbucks.


Bloomba - Make Your Mark

October 10, 2008

Green Onions - Booker T & the MG's



NOTE: After seeing a Google Blogsearch hit on this post, I discovered the original vid had been taken down. Hope this one lasts.

Juneau the Answers to this Quiz?



You Should Live in Alaska



If you don't want to live in Alaska, you might also consider:

Arkansas

Nevada

California

Colorado

Georgia



I guess I wasn't conservative, thin, religious, etc. enough to live in Texas.

Sheesh, I said I HATE snow, why would they wanna put me in Alaska or even Colorado?

October 9, 2008

The Kegulator



Having a party? See how many kegs, cups and how much ice you will need by inputting the number of guests and how many will become tipsy, buzzed, drunk and hammered.

The Kegulator

October 8, 2008

Firm Meat Loaf

It's been mentioned several times in here that I love to visit the StartSampling website. I always get a free sample if they're offered that day and if one or more of the recipes catches my fancy, I often save the entire page in order to try the recipe out later.

There are also helpful hints as well as a section for members seeking help with things such as how to get certain stains/odors out. Today a 72 yr. old lady was asking how she could get her meat loaf recipe to "stand up". She stated that it was one thing she hadn't been able to do in her life and her husband was about to leave her because of it.

Several people gave her some good advice/recipes on the msg. board, but one reply made me literally laugh out loud:

by KEMMERZ
At 72 years old ... who is he to gripe about something not being firm enough?


I had to leave a reply.

It Won't Be Long - The Beatles

Bladerunner II

They're working on a sequel.

Not sure if I like the idea or not.

The Bailout Explained

October 7, 2008

Breaking News!



The Hanson brothers buy Excite.

(go HERE if you don't get the joke)

Debate TV


I'm opting for a rerun of


I've never seen that show, but anything nekkid has GOTTA be better than pols with their clothes on.

DCC Alumni



Watch the video of the current and alumni Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders at last weekend's game with the Bengals. Most of the former cheerleaders from the 70's and 80's still look pretty good!

October 6, 2008

Memory Test

From the email archives:



MEMORY TEST!


This is NOT a pushover test. There are 20 questions. Average score is 12. It will help if you are over 60! This one will be difficult for the younger set. Have fun, but no peeking!

When you forward this to your friends/family, put your score in the subject line & let them know your score. Don't forget to forward it to me, as well. Good luck youngsters.

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?

A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammad Ali, he was...

A. Sugar Ray Robinson
B. Roy Orbison
C. Gene Autry
D. Rudolph Valentino
E. Fabian
F. Mickey Mantle
G. Cassius Clay

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and...

A. It's you
B. He is us
C. It's the Grinch
D. He wasn't home
E. He's really me and you
F. We quit
G. He surrendered

4. Good night David.

A. Good night Chet
B. Sleep well
C. Good night Irene
D. Good night Gracie
E. See you later alligator
F. Until tomorrow
G. Good night Steve

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...

A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons
C. When you clean your tub
D. If you paint the room blue
E. If you buy a soft water tank
F. When you use Lady Clairol
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend...

A. Stuart Whitman
B. Randolph Scott
C. Steve Reeves
D. Maynard G. Krebbs
E. Corky B. Dork
F. Dave the Whale
G. Zippy Zoo

7. Liar, liar...

A. You're a liar
B. Your nose is growing
C. Pants on fire
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher
F. On the wire
G. I'm telling Mom

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and...

A. Wheaties
B. Lois Lane
C. TV ratings
D. World peace
E. Red tights
F. The American way
G. News headlines

9. Hey kids! What time is it?

A. It's time for Yogi Bear
B. It's time to do your homework
C. It's Howdy Doody Time
D. It's Time for Romper Room
E. It's bedtime
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour
G. Scooby Doo Time

10. Lions and tigers and bears...

A. Yikes
B. Oh no
C. Gee whiz
D. I'm scared
E. Oh my
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone...

A. Over 40
B. Wearing a uniform
C. Carrying a briefcase
D. Over 30
E. You don't know
F. Who says, 'Trust me'
G. Who eats tofu

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings...

A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Stauback
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...

A. Smear it on
B. You'll smell great
C. Tame that cowlick
D. Grease ball heaven
E. It's a dream
F. We're your team
G. A little dab'll do ya

14. I found my thrill...

A. In Blueberry muffins
B. With my man, Bill
C. Down at the mill
D. Over the windowsill
E. With thyme and dill
F. Too late to enjoy
G. On Blueberry Hill

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...

A. Clark Gable
B. Mary Martin
C. Doris Day
D. Errol Flynn
E. Sally Fields
F. Jim Carey
G. Jay Leno

16. Name the Beatles...

A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who..

A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish...

A. Cause I eats my broccoli
B. Cause I eats me spinach
C. Cause I lift weights
D. Cause I'm the hero
E. And don't you forget it
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me
G. To outlast Bruto

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today...

A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera
B. Smile, you're on Star Search
C. Smile, you won the lottery
D. Smile, we're watching you
E. Smile, the world sees you
F. Smile, you're a hit
G. Smile, you're on TV

20. What do M & M's do?

A. Make your tummy happy
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket
C. Make you fat
D. Melt your heart
E. Make you popular
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand
G. Come in colors



Below are the right answers:

1. D - Wonder Bread

2. G - Cassius Clay

3. B - He Is Us

4. A - Good night, Chet

5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

6. D - Maynard G. Krebbs

7. C - Pants On Fire

8. F - The American Way

9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time

10. E - Oh My

11. D - Over 30

12. C - Joe Namath

13. G - A little dab'll do ya

14. G - On Blueberry Hill

15. B - Mary Martin

16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. D - Who wrote the book of Love

18. B - Cause I eats me spinach

19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera

20. F - Melt In Your Mouth Not In Your Hand

October 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Kate!

It's Kate Winslet's birthday.

I remember the first time I ever saw her; it was also the last time I went to the movies. I watched Titanic and enjoyed the movie, but came away totally in love with Kate Winslet.

I'm gonna have to write a post about the dozen or so actresses/entertainers that have made me have a schoolboy crush on. Some of 'em I WAS a schoolboy at the time, so I can't be faulted for them.

rubicund

From the Word of the Day feed in the right-hand column:



rubicund \ROO-bih-kund\, adjective:
Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.



Now, that's a word I cannot recall ever hearing used or even seeing in print. For example, I've never seen/heard this:

"My goodness, for some unknown reason, your posterior has become rebicund."

It's always been:

"Wow, sumpthin's got the red ass up on you!"

Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen



That's what I (and you) get for watching The Family Guy this evening.

(I had to edit this post; I had put The Simpsons instead of The Family Guy. I watched The Simpsons, something I very rarely do, then watched Family Guy, something else that I seldom watch.)

Dropping the Ball



Another strange ball / hand placement clipart.

October 4, 2008

October 2, 2008

Frenchy



This looks almost exactly, caricature-wise, like a guy I knew while growing up and after we got out on our own, we worked together on drilling rigs.  Everyone had a nickname (mine was "Leroy") and his was "Fry". 

We had a tool pusher, an older guy, who liked to call everyone by their given nicknames, but he never could remember "Fry" and with the association, would call him "Frenchy". 

"Frenchy Fry", gettit?

More Political Truth

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
- Oscar Levant

A Little Too Personal

Dictionary.com is gettin' close to home on the Word of the Day



slugabed \SLUHG-uh-bed\, noun:
One who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard.



So, I guess when I say I'm a "slacker", I'm flattering myself?

October 1, 2008

Free Panties!



From the website:

There's never a good time for an underwear problem to creep up on you. Hanes® Comfort Fit Promise guarantees the panty won't ride up or your money back. Sign up to try a pair on us and see for yourself.

I'm not in the market for panties, free or otherwise, but if I were, I'd want these "Be Wedgie-Free! ™" type.

It's always a good thing to be wedgie-free. I used to have a girlfriend who called some of her undies "Viet Cong drawers" 'cause they crept up on her.

Free Panties

Best Storm Pics of 2008

Ran across this blog in an unrelated search; the photos are spectacular, well worth a look.

David Taliaferro Storm Chaser (Home Page)

Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny



w/cool clipart