Monthly Archives: January 2007

>’Free Wi-Fi’ Scam

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The next time you’re at an airport looking for a wireless hot spot, and you see one called “Free Wi-Fi” or a similar name, beware — you may end up being victimized by the latest hot-spot scam hitting airports across the country.

Wow, this looks pretty dangerous. I might have fallen for this until I read this article.

First, let’s take a look at how the attack works. You go to an airport or other hot spot and fire up your PC, hoping to find a free hot spot. You see one that calls itself “Free Wi-Fi” or a similar name. You connect. Bingo — you’ve been had!

The Boise Airport has Free Wi-Fi but a lot of other airports charge you. In the Salt Lake City airport it will cost you about $15 to get online. Not much of a bargain if you only want to check your email or do a little surfing for an hour or so.

Don’t fall victim to the ‘Free Wi-Fi’ scam

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>I Won, I Must be Smart

>geezer Einstein
Every Friday in Mitchieville is MENSA Day. Go match wits with a Nitwit The Mayor.

“Another weekend is upon us, is everyone excited? I sure am, because that can only mean one thing: It’s MENSA Friday. By far the bestest game ever in the history of civilization. Sure, Deal or no Deal is pretty popular, but in MENSA Friday you don’t have to put up with that insufferable pr**k Howie Mandel. Howie in the hell does that guy keep finding work? Only in America, I suppose.”

Go check out the Mayor’s test
Mitchieville: MENSA Friday:

>Thanks, Kim du Toit.

>sitemeter photo
I casually looked at my sitemeter today and got quite a shock.

Normally I cruise along around 200 visits per day.

Yesterday I got around 2000 visits, and around 7000 Page Views.

Checking the Referrals I see that most of them came from Kim du Toit,
and they were linked to the WARNING Graphic Image – Knife Wounds post.

Go check out Kim’s blog. You can also read one of his better Essays by clicking on the Real Men Essays on my right Sidebar.

Thanks, Kim.

>New Fighting Vehicle

>Pelosi Fighting Vehicle

The Democrats, wanting to seem like they support the troops, have introduced a new Tank.

Note the absence of forward mounted weaponry. This allows for extreme visibility and makes it possible for CO’s to operate the forward position, without compromising their beliefs.

Styled as sort of a cross between a Bradley, a Humvee and Ghost Rider, this highly maneuverable killing machine will be sent to ‘The Losers Kids in Irak’ late this year.
If they’re still there.

Dubbed, “The Pelosi Fighting Vehicle”, it should come in well under the estimated cost of 1.2 million dollars. Contracts have already been awarded to personal friends of Senator Robert Byrd.

H/T Parson Colt.

>What are those Spots?

>Utah Spots
See the light colored spots on the ground?

What do you think they are?

I took this picture in Utah, in September, flying about 500 feet above the ground.

>Catch Thirty Three

>It’s sort of like Catch 22, only different.
Just move your mouse over the numbers 1 – 33.
I’ve done it 3 times and I average around 60 seconds.
game33.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

What’s your best score?

>Magnificent Tail of Comet McNaught

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From Astronomy Picture of the Day:

“Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007, has grown a long and filamentary tail. The spectacular tail spreads across the sky and is visible to Southern Hemisphere observers just after sunset.”

APOD: 2007 January 22 – The Magnificent Tail of Comet McNaught:

>Movie Review – Deja Vu

>Deja Vu Poster
Val KilmerWe saw this recently at the $2 Cinema and we both liked it a lot.

I sorta knew the premise from the trailers but they expanded the concept pretty well.
Oh sure, there were some plot holes but overall it was a pretty good movie. It made you think.

I’m glad we saw it on the big screen instead of waiting until it came out on DVD.

Denzel Washington was good in his role as were the rest of the cast.

I think Val Kilmer is a very good actor, his protrayal of Doc Holliday in Tombstone was the best ever. He also shines in Heat, one of my favorite movies, and his portrayal of Jim Morrison in The Doors was great.

Now he looks like he’s on the Alec Baldwin Diet, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I packed on about 15 extra pounds myself, over the holidays, while eating the excellent cooking of Flyin’ Brian’s Fiance, Stephanie.

Jim Caveziel was frightening as the Bad Guy, quite a switch from his previous role as Jesus in The Passion.

I give Deja Vu a 9.

Speaking of movies, here’s an insightful review of a movie that I was going to see. After reading the review, I’ve changed my mind about seeing Children of Men.
You might also.

>Swift Plant to Reopen

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Good news for the local economy.

“NAMPA — A Canadian company plans to reopen a meat-processing plant in the southwest city of Nampa and restore 400 jobs that were lost when the former Swift plant closed in 2005.”

Meat plant to reopen in Nampa
Yeah, I know it’s the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, I stole the photo from Enas Yorl.

>Why Cops Shoot Guys with Knives

> The officer figured, due to his size and fighting skills, he could disarm a knife wielding aggressor.
To all the idiots out there who always say, “Why did the cops have to shoot him? He only had a (insert your choice of weapons here, i.e. knife, bat, club. whatever) he didn’t have to be shot”, you should look at the photos.

If an officer tells you to drop your weapon, just drop it. If you’re a retard, stupid, on crack, mental or just “scared” … too bad. No one deserves what this cop got for just doing his job.

This is vivid proof of how deadly people who are “only armed with a knife” can be. Some of the public think that officers should try to disarm someone armed with a knife but anyone who has had training in knife fighting will tell you even if you win, you are going to get cut.
Keep this in the back of your mind when confronting someone armed with an edged weapon.

Be forewarned, photos are graphic:
Photo 1 – – – Photo 2 – – – Photo 3

If you are 21 feet away from a criminal with a knife, you are potentially 3 seconds away from being cut.

H/T Adrienne.

>Macho Coffee Table

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I won’t call it a Redneck coffee table although it does have a certain NASCAR flavor.

Note the liquor bottles in the cylinders.

H/T Tahoe Red.

>Pillow Fight League

>Pillow Fights? I don’t think we have these in Idaho.
Well, aside from Mrs. Geezer and I fighting over the Theraputic Pillow.

Toronto’s College Street bar district has seen its share of late-night fights, but a recent scrap was a bit out of the ordinary, as a financial journalist in a ’50s housewife get-up tried to wallop the daylights out of a 35-year-old part-time waitress — using a pillow.

Sounds like fun to me.

The Pillow Fight league is the brainchild of 38-year-old Stacey Case, a T-shirt printer and musician who came up with the idea that people would pay to see young women in costumes beat the tar out of each other with pillows — and that women would volunteer to whap each other in front of a crowd.

You gotta love the nom de pillows of the contestants.

But it’s the fighters that make the show, and they come in all shapes and sizes, with names like Sarah Bellum, the smart one, and Boozy Suzie, who enters the ring with a beer that referee Patterson confiscates with a stern wave of his finger.
Lynn Somnia staggers to the ring in a hospital gown with electrodes dangling, apparently released from her sleep-deprivation chamber.
Top contenders include Betty Clock’er — by day a financial editor and by night a cushion-swinging housewife who brings a plate of cookies to ringside — and Polly Esther, billed as the waitress from hell (“And somebody’s gonna get served!,” The Mouth bellows as she struts toward the ring).

H/T The Mayor of Mitchieville.

>Spammer Faces Prison

>Tired of getting spam? This might seem like good news.

“A man faces a sentence of up to 101 years in federal prison after being the first person in the U.S. convicted under a federal anti-spam law, authorities said.

LA-area man first in nation convicted under anti-spam law

>Life Comes at You Fast

>K-Fed, or as I like to call him, Fed-ex, has been signed to do a commercial during the Super Bowl.

“COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Britney Spears no longer wants him as her husband and audiences have been cool to his attempt at a rap music career, but Kevin Federline

His debut rap album, ‘Playing With Fire,’ sold a dismal 6,500 copies in its first week of release last fall.
K-Fed tapped for Super Bowl ad:

>Snow Hawk

>snowhawk 1
snowhawk 2
One of the Red-Tailed Hawks that lives out in the field, came into the yard to have a look at our chickens.

In the first picture he is staring into the pen.

In the second picture he has leaped up and is trying to get in.

>Game Night at Camp Geezer

>gamenight
Tommy Nails
Tonight we had some friends and relatives over so we decided to play “Catch Phrase”.

It’s a game kind of like Charades, only you can talk.

One of the group didn’t want to play so he sat in the chair and fell asleep.

He didn’t realize the penalty for passing out is you get your nails painted.

Tomorrow we’re going to try to take him to a Biker Bar before he notices his stunning new nails.

>People Patterns

>One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in a month.


Just Click it.

>Bunny Tracks in the Snow

>bunnytracks1

bunnytracks2
Yep, that’s what they are.

Oh yeah and my truck tires too.

Which way was the bunny running?

The bottom picture shows Bunny Tracks of a different kind.

>Bright Comet Now Visible

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The Astronomy Picture of the Day usually has some good stuff.
For the next few days the McNaught Comet will be visible, close to the sun around sunrise and sunset.

Warning: Don’t stare at the sun, you morons.

APOD: 2007 January 9 – McNaught Now Brightest Comet in Decades

>Scariest Accident Ever

>click for photo

Doesn’t look too bad until you see the big picture.

click for photo

H/T My Brotha from a different Mama, The Mayor.

Update: Snopes says it’s True. It happened near Hurricane, Utah.