Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Decked Out...

...and then they have to put winter jackets over top:

Dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah, dah-dah Batman....and princess Sydney:

Correction: Sorry, but I'm not up on my Disney characters. That's Belle, not princess Sydney. Sydney is a typical little girl. She likes beautiful ladies in gorgeous dresses.

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My theory is she's crying 'cause her mother butchered the song. What do you think?

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But The Moose Got Away


Cool Science From "Out There"......

...and other stuff.

First, the other stuff:

Texas Researcher Explains Evolution of Life
"Origin of life on earth is a mystery that still baffles science. Many theories have been proposed to explain the origins of biological forms. However, none of them independently explain the start of life.

Now, Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech University, says that he has connected the dots and found how life may have originated."

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe suggests new study

And wouldn't that be awful.

Now, out there...

Hell on earth -er- Astronomers Find Earthlike Planet, but It’s Infernally Hot

Do-Do, Do-Do, Do-Do, Do-Do, Do-Do,....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Will He Be Judged By...

...the content of his character, or the colour of his skin (or his name):

U.S. Ex-Congressman Reports to North Carolina Prison
"Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to mounted elk heads and a gold watch, a prison official said Tuesday."
From the the time of his father's brush with fame:

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The 1%

Monday, October 28, 2013

Reason Versus Morality

He, he, he....


You Go Girl

Sorry, embed was not available on this one. but it's a keeper:

End Race Based Law

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

I'm Still Here...

...just not very motivated.  I am ever so slowly learning how to navigate with Windows 7 on my new 'puter, but I'm still pissed off with Bill Gates.

Never the less, here's a couple of interesting things that reflect recent news:

Iran pulls down anti-US posters in capital
"The Tehran municipality has removed anti-American posters from the streets of the capital which questioned US honesty in nuclear talks with Iran, media reported on Sunday."
""In an arbitrary act and without the knowledge and confirmation of the municipality, one of the advertising agencies had put up these posters," spokesman Hadi Ayyazi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

AFP photographers said that some posters could still be seen across Tehran.

One of them, bearing the words "American honesty," shows US and Iranian negotiators sitting at a table and facing each other, the American wearing a jacket and tie but with army pants and boots underneath."
"Rouhani, a moderate cleric who has pledged to improve ties with the West, held a historic 15-minute telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama last month, the first direct contact between leaders of the two countries in more than three decades.

The call came as Rouhani was winding up a visit to New York where he attended the UN General Assembly.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has backed Rouhani's overtures but criticised some aspects of the UN visit as "inappropriate."

Iranians are also split over whether it is still appropriate to chant "Death to America" -- one of the main slogans of the 1979 revolution -- at official ceremonies.

November 4 is the anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, during which Islamist students captured and held 52 US diplomats hostage for 444 days."
You know what I think? I think this is a campaign of disinformation. Normally, I don't think the Americans would fall for it, but with The One in office, who knows?

Then there's this little ditty, which I presume is tongue in cheek:

Plus ca change.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

He's Been Listening To Me

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Well, It's Finally Settled

Remember when the Iceman was discovered in the Alps, there was a big tug of war between Italy and Austria about who could claim him. Apparently his remains were very close the border, but actually on the Italian side.  But it seems Iceman has Austrian descendants. Nineteen of 'em, at least.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

I'm Baaaaaack...

Since October 6 my life has been  a textbook case of the principle that says "If something can go wrong, it will."

It all began on that long lonely road between Saskatoon and Regina, the day after the wedding, when my "check engine" light came on. That was all that happened.  There was no smoke; no strange sounds; nothing heating up; no smell; nothing. Anyway, $160+ later everything car related is tickety-boo.

Then my computer died, or rather the modem, died. I figured it was about time for a new computer, too, so I have been without one for several days (three weeks and a bit). I asked the techie at the computer shop to transfer all my existing documents, address book, bookmarks, etc. to the new one, but even so, everything is different!!...and that after waiting 22 days. (And there ain't no methadone treatment for computer withdrawal. But I did manage to get some books read.) Everything on this brand new computer is different. It will be like starting from scratch.

Somewhere in the midst of that, on an especially cold day, the boiler that keeps the place warm conked out. There was an upside to that, though. The company that I called to fix it sent two young pieces of male eye candy over.  So, I sat and chatted them as they went about their business.

But  ---  or should I say butt --- being plumbers, these young fellows also offered some man cleavage to look at.

Now my stereo system appears to have died. The manuals that came with it might as well be written  in Greek. I'll likely have to get someone from Regina to come out here.

To top it all off, it's been snowing off and on all day. This is the second time since I went offline. GGGGRRRRRRRRR!

Bottom line is, I am now in the poor house and am accepting donations. Gifts in kind, like computer  lessons, or a warm winter coat, will be accepted.

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