Monthly Archives: September 2006

>Quote of the Day

>He had lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.

George Bernard Shaw

>Four Legged Chicken

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“Henrietta the chicken was living inconspicuously among 36,000 other birds at Brendle Farms for 18 months — until a foreman noticed she had four legs.

This picture is of *My* chickens after I told them about their 4-legged relative. We see a Plethora of emotions ranging from disbelief, shock, scorn and envy.
I wonder if it has Large Talons.

To see the Quadra-Hen, click the link below.
How did the 4-legged chicken cross the road?:

>Handstanding Kitten

>A genetic deformity prevented this kitten from walking normally. She was being chased by some other Bully Kittens and taught herself to walk on her front paws.

Quicktime Video of Lola the Handstanding Kitten.

>Two Minutes to Tragedy

>click for photoOur Farrier (horse shoer) is an avid deer hunter. He is in the record book as harvesting the 4th largest deer in Idaho. He invited us to go along with him to scout out new territory for his upcoming hunt.

We got up at 4am to be able to get there before dawn. I was driving as it began to get light when he said “Slow down around here because there are a lot of deer and elk that cross in the next mile or two”.
About 30 seconds after he said that, I noticed a car on the shoulder on the left side of the road. It was facing the wrong way and there were 3 guys standing next to it.

As we passed by, I noticed that the top of their car was all smashed in, my first thought was they had just rolled the car. I stopped, turned around and went back.
The 3 guys looked pretty shaken up. Two of them had cuts on their face. None of them could speak English but my Farrier is fluent in Spanish. Apparently an Elk had jumped out of the bushes on the side of the road and ran in front of them. Imagine what happens when a 600 pound object hits a windshield on a car going 60 miles per hour.
They told us the Elk was still alive after they hit him so we got out to make sure he was out of his misery. We walked down to where he was and discovered that he had died from the impact.

I believe our Guardian Angel protected us. Two minutes earlier and that Elk could have been through our windshield.

>Big Fly in Utah

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Apparently the trout are pretty big in Utah.

Just look at the size of that fly.

>Boycott Citgo

>“Let’s stop handing over our money to this chunky dictator.

Don’t buy gas from Citgo, ever.

Even if it means paying $0.01 more across the street.”

GOP and the City:

>XTREMA 2 Shotgun Demo

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http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6750458630308006678&hl=en
This is a demonstration of the XTREMA 2 Shotgun.
This video is unbelievable. Would you believe 12 shots in under 2 seconds?
Too bad we can’t use it in Cowboy Shooting.
H/T the Boomershoot Guy.

>Pet Chicken Assassinated

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The only photo I had of a guy with a chicken was one of me. I like Andy, my little Banty Rooster. I would never shoot him.

“An Oregon woman was arraigned Tuesday, accused of shooting her husband after he shot her pet chicken.”

He done her chicken wrong … allegedly:

>Reach Out

>HOPE THIS WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART

As I walked down the busy Boardwalk in Ocean City, knowing I was late for an important meeting, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days.

Wearing what can only be described as rags, carrying every worldly possesion in two plastic bags, my heart was touched by this person’s condition.

Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them.

Yes, where some people saw only rags, I saw a hidden beauty. A small voice inside my head called out, “Reach out, reach out, and touch this person!”
So I did.
H/T Parson Colt

>Talk Like a Pirate Day

>Avast ye Landlubbers, it’s that time again. Here’s a handy video to show you the basics.

“Tuesday September 19th 2006 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Talk Like a Pirate Day only comes once a year (on September 19th), this year it falls on a Tuesday. If you’re not ready yet, you can learn more about this international holiday on the About TLAPD page or practice some phrases from the PiratePhrases page. After all, you don’t want to be handed the BlackSpot when the holiday is over!”

Talk Like a Pirate Day:
Arrrrgh.

>Never Forget

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H/T
Mitchieville: 9/11

>Identity Thieves Steal Homes

>”…An 89-year-old man has been left both heartbroken and betrayed after his North York bungalow was stolen from him in the rising wave of title fraud.

Paul Reviczky, who fled Hungary in 1957 to escape Communist persecution, is one of the latest homeowners to discover that Ontario law favours banks, mortgage companies and purchasers over victims of fraud…”

TheStar.com – Homeowner horror:

>Camels in the Sand

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Do you see the camels?

They are the lighter colored strips below each camel shadow.

Click the photo for a larger view.

H/T to Adrienne who emailed the photo to me.

>What’s Up, Athol?

>Athol is the name of a north Idaho community. Yeah, it’s pronounced just like you think.
One of the residents has cashed in on the name by selling Athol stuff:

“Items include coffee mugs that say ‘I’m a real Athol without my coffee,’ and bumper stickers that say ‘Prevent Colon Cancer, Get Your Athol Checked.’

KTVB.COM | Boise Idaho News, Weather, Sports & Traffic | Local News

>Grand Canyon

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… of Mars. This was the Astronomy Photo of the Day.

The largest canyon in the Solar System cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. Named Valles Marineris, the grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across,and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep.

By comparison, the Earth’s Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is 800 kilometers long, 30 kilometers across, and 1.8 kilometers deep. The origin of the Valles Marineris remains unknown, although a leading hypothesis holds that it started as a crack billions of years ago as the planet cooled.
Recently, several geologic processes have been identified in the canyon. The above mosaic was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s.

Click here for a bigger photo that you can zoom into

>Crocodile Hunter R.I.P.

>I always liked watching Steve Irwin. He was goofy, sure but he had a lot of fun. He made us smile.
Condolences and prayers for his family and friends.
I first read about his death at Ace of Spades.

>I Hurt Myself Today

>Just like the Nine Inch Nails song that Johnny Cash sang.

We have a coffee area in the lobby of church. People will take the coffee into the service, either in the styrofoam cups or in their travel mugs that they bring from home.
I was yawning quite a bit during the message so I decided to get some caffine . I got a little styrofoam cup and grabbed the cream pitcher.
“I’ll put a little cream into my cup then pour in the coffee and it will mix nicely” I thought.
I poured some cream but realized it wasn’t cream, it was ice water.
“I’ll just drink this real quick and then pour the coffee into the cup”.
Wrong.
It was scalding hot water for tea, not ice water.
In the nanosecond after I realized it was very hot, I just opened my mouth and let it all run out onto the floor in front of the coffee area.
Classy.
I stopped on the way home and got a cup of ice. I don’t think it helped too much. The roof of my mouth, my tongue and soft palate are all very tender. No blisters yet.

>Shocker: Global Warming Caused by The Sun

>Well actually by Sunspots.

More about why Solar fusion activity is the primary
mechanism for climate change on Earth — not people!

This is a study in two observations made over the last 400 years: observed annual sunspot numbers and derived global temperatures. The sunspot numbers were recorded by various solar observers since Galileo’s
time. Temperatures have been derived from scientific evidence such as
ice and earth cores, tree ring data and several other valid methods.

Be sure to watch the little animation at the bottom created by Cap’n Bob
(Correlation between Solar Activity and Global Temperature)