Monthly Archives: August 2007

My Scary Prison Tat

>Ever since I posted this story about Mickey Jones, the former drummer for Kenny Rogers, I’ve had a few people ask me about my tattoo that made everyone laugh.

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Here’s the reaction from the judges at the tattoo contest.

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Here’s the Scary Prison Tat.

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Yeah, it’s Jerry the Mouse from the old Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Probably not the kind of ink you want on your body, in the Joint.
That tattoo is over 40 years old.
Keep that in mind when you go for that intricate design of a Crocodile on your lower back.
I’m talking to you, Sobek.

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>Brutus Stabs Himself – Et tu, Brute?

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Maybe it’s just Colorado actors…

“Julius Caesar lay dead and Brutus was talking to his co-conspirators about swords and blood when he paused and excused himself, saying ‘I seem to have stabbed myself.’ Aspen actor/director Kent Hudson Reed accidently cut his leg open with the knife he was using in an outdoor performance of ‘Scenes From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar’ on Wednesday.”

OK, doesn’t that 3-part name seem a little pretentious ?
C’mon if Orson Wells and Robert Duvall can make it with 2 names, I think Kent Reed could.

In fact, some people are able to make quite a career out of just 1 name; Penn, Teller, Cantinflas.

I’m not sure about Bono, Beyonce and Bjork, though.
I have my doubts about Yanni, Moby and Liberace too.
I’m starting to see a pattern here.

Keep sharp objects away from Actors:

>Nampa Irrigation Water Stops Soon.

>Looks like I can start on my blowouts sooner.

>Mrs. Idaho America and the Rattlesnake

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Fortunately she is a registered nurse.

Mrs. Tennessee was bitten by a rattlesnake on the way to rehearsals for the Mrs. America pageant — and was treated on the scene by one of her competitors for the crown, registered nurse Mrs. Idaho, according to The Tennessean newspaper.

Fox News – Mrs. Tennessee America bitten by Rattlesnake saved by Mrs. Idaho.

I’m proud to say she live in my hometown. She looks great for being 37.

Here’s her Blog

>Monster Spider Web in Texas

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There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs.’

I can just hear Obi-Wan “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”

Nahh, it’s just Mosquitos.

>Burning Man Suffers Premature Incineration

>Bad news for the Hippies festival-goers at the week-long Love-In in the Nevada desert.

A San Francisco Performance Artist?
Color me Surprised.

>Gun Control Working Miracles in Britain

>Not!

From the Mayor of Mitchieville:

Gun Control Is Working Miracles In Britain Although they sport some of the toughest gun control laws in the world, British officials are now admitting that gun crime is going through the roof:
“Despite a ban on handguns introduced in 1997 after 16 children and their teacher were shot dead in the Dunblane massacre the previous year, their use in crimes has almost doubled to reach 4,671 in 2005-06.”
Maybe the disadvantaged British youth need more midnight basketball, it seems to have worked wonders in Toronto.

Mitchieville: Gun Control Is Working Miracles In Britain
Innocent Bystanders: We’re Number One.

>Romney Slams Craig

>Larry Craig lost my vote when he sided with the Democrats in favor of the terrible Amnesty bill.

Here’s more links:
Michelle Malkin

>Out of the Blue DVD

>I’m definitely going to buy one of these DVDs.

“BOISE — A sea of orange and blue filled downtown Boise tonight to celebrate a documentary based on their favorite team and an unforgettable experience. “Out of the Blue,” – a film about life and football at Boise State will be released on DVD at midnight.”

I better take it back to Ohio to show all the Innocent Bystanders at The Gathering.

We’re told actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, who is scheduled to play at the Big Easy tonight, will be stopping by this block party with the BSU cheerleaders because he wants to be part of the Bronco excitement.

Film about BSU football goes on sale:

>Evil Monkeys from Hell

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Where is Dave from Garfield Ridge when you need him?

Wild Vervet Monkeys Wreak Havoc in Kenya:

>Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse

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Can’t quite figure out if it will be visible in the Spud State.

I was searching for a good photo to go with this post and found Doug Savage Cartoons.
Click on the picture to go to Savage Chickens. Lots of funny chicken cartoons.

Viewer’s Guide: Tuesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse:

>What Time Is It?

>I needed to know the exact time so I could watch for the International Space Station.

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>Fun Fun Fun with the Geezers

>We went to the Western Idaho Fair yesterday.

>Space Station Cuts Handle of Big Dipper

>UPDATE: Thanks to my buddy, Geoff, for making this animated GIF.

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Last night I had such good luck seeing the Space Station with the naked eye, that I thought I would try to get a picture of it tonight. Keep in mind that this is a 6 year-old camera that I’ve only ever used in ‘Automatic’ mode.
The ISS was due in 15 minutes so I got out my rickety tripod (steadier is better, right?)
Then I had to find the manual for the camera. (how the heck do you take a Time Exposure with this thing?)
The nearest thing I could find in the manual, to a TE was the ‘Shutter Priority’ mode and the longest exposure I could take was 8 seconds.
“Well, that will have to do”, I thought.
My first shot was just to get the feel of tripping the shutter release while the camera was on the tripod.

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“Here it comes”, Mrs. Geezer cried.

These next 4 pictures are 8-second exposures of the Space Station heading for my house. The bushes and sheds are being lit with a Sodium security light that I have near the round pen for the horses.

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When I realized that the ISS was going to fly out of my shot, I tilted the camera up towards the Big Dipper and clicked another exposure.
I’m really proud of the way it turned out, it looks like the Space Station is cutting the handle of the Big Dipper. You can see the power lines in the lower left corner.
Click the photo for a bigger version.

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This is just a combination of being in the right place at the right time.

And lots of luck.

>Seeing the Space Station

>You might be able to see the ISS with the Nekkid Eye.

We did.

Here’s the prediction for the next 5 days for Boise, Idaho:

18 Aug – NW – 21:49
19 Aug – WNW – 22:12
20 Aug – WSW – 22:34
21 Aug – WNW – 21:22
22 Aug – WSW – 21:44

You’ll have to go to the website and register if you want the data for your town.
It’s pretty simple and painless.

Heavens Above

>Nutcracker Sweet

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I’m really only posting this so I can use the photo of Hillary that Adrienne sent me.

>We Saw the Space Station

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Oh, yeah, we saw it with our Nekkid Eyes !

Mrs. Geezer reminded me that they had reported on the news that you could see the space station at 10:15pm tonight, if you looked to the Northwest.

We went out in the backyard and sure enough, we saw something that looked like a big airplane. I mean that sucker was Bright. It was about 10 times brighter than any star. We kept watching it move quickly towards us.

“That can’t be it, it’s too bright”, she said.

“I don’t think it’s an airplane, it doesn’t have any blinking lights”, I replied.

In a matter of 60 seconds or so, it had passed directly overhead and quickly faded out as it moved to the east and passed into the earth’s shadow.

Wow.

That was really cool.

>Quick Stress Test

>Here’s a very quick and accurate test to determine if you are under stress.
I took it and I’m as calm as a cucumber.
Read the full description before looking at the picture.

The picture has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water.
The dolphins are identical.
A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins.
The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing.

Relax your mind then click for Dolphin photo.

>Man Charged with Assault by Water Balloon

>Dang, that’s pretty terrible news. The victim will probably lose sight in his eye.
I hate to think of all the people I’ve hit with water balloons. Oh sure, we were all flinging them at each other, but still…

Boston Man Charged With Assault After Injuring Camper With Water Balloon:

>Church Shooting Suspect Charged

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It’s pretty bad when you can’t even go to church without worrying about getting shot.

“NEOSHO, Mo. — A 43-year-old gunman who opened fire inside a Micronesian church Sunday, killing three people and wounding at least five others, was charged with three counts of first degree murder, four counts of first degree assault as well as other charges, Newton County Prosecutor Scott Watson said Monday.”

Suspect in Missouri Church Shooting Charged With Murder, Assault: