Monthly Archives: September 2007

>The Bear on the Bridge


This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway.

It has spectacular Sierra views and views of Donner Lake and Donner Pass on Route 80.

A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit,Truckee) when two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge.

Somehow the bear caught the ledge and was able to pull itself to safety.

Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help that night, so they returned the next morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge.

After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net.

UPDATE: As usual, The Mayor tells another important part of the story.

Adrienne always sends me good stuff.

>Baby Named After MVP

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Saw this on the news.
Even I was impressed with how cute the baby is.

“BOISE – Greg and Margi Nettles are big Bronco fans, and at the Fiesta Bowl in the heat of all the excitement – a very pregnant Margi made a promise: if the Broncos could pull out a win, she would name her new baby after the game’s MVP. It was a promise she stuck to.”

They named the baby “Tadman” after Marty Tadman, one of the MVPs of the Fiesta Bowl.

Gary Salzman of KTVB took the photos.

Bronco talks about baby named for him:

>Tallest Buildings In Each State

>This is a pretty cool photoshop of the tallest buildings in each state, in one panoramic view.

Some of the buildings surprised me because they don’t look that big, like some of the churches.

Can you find your tallest building?

Leave a note in the comments.

Tallest Buildings In Your Mind

>Garden Variety


Monster Zucchinis invaded our garden this year.

Either that or they are replacement Pods, like in that movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

>Charlie Daniels Free Concert

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I’m a little late posting this. The picture was in my cellphone.

This year all the concerts were free at the Western Idaho Fair.

That included REO Speedwagon, Josh Turner and Charlie Daniels.

It’s a nice venue, sitting in the bleachers at the Racetrack, looking at the sunset hitting the hills overlooking Boise.

>Halo 3 Kid

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Here’s my obligatory Halo 3 release post.

I went to the Hastings store in Meridian, Idaho for the Halo 2 Tournament. I’ve never played it online so I wasn’t sure what it would be like.
I was pleasantly surprised to see someone there in a full-on Halo costume. It was very impressive, especially since I found out he made it himself out of paper!

The kid had a great outfit with an authentic looking Battle Rifle and Sword. Good thing he lives in Idaho, he might have had a problem if he lived in New York or California. He was there with his Grandmother and friend.

As far as my success in the tournament… I didn’t actually enter but I played with three other guys after the real tournament was over.

I knew I sucked at the game but my score was pathetic. I ended up with a negative score because I made a wrong turn and walked off a ledge into space.

Oh well, it was fun.

UPDATE: I drove about 2 miles to Wal*Mart and stood in line with only about 15 other geeks. 30 minutes later, I was out the door with my Special Edition. They have about 135 games left.
Oh, I almost forgot, I got a Halo Dogtag for standing in line.

Graphics are very good.

>Mother of the Year?

>ATLANTA — Police are searching for a mother who may have driven the getaway car for her 12-year-old son and a large group of young teens suspected of committing hundreds of home robberies in the last few months.

Fulton County police believe 36-year-old Lakechia Woodard drove the children and a car full of stolen merchandise to a pawn shop in at least one burglary. Detectives have arrested at least 25 teens — including Woodard’s 12-year-old son — for robberies in new subdivisions off of Camp Creek Parkway in suburban Atlanta.

Police say Woodard has an arrest record that includes fraud charges.

>Lizard Leg

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Is that a lizard in your pants or are you just glad to see me?

“A man has been charged with stealing three endangered iguanas from a nature preserve in Fiji and smuggling them into the United States in his prosthetic leg. Jereme James, 33, faces a single count of smuggling, according to a federal indictment returned Friday in Los Angeles. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Prosecutors say he stole the Fiji Island banded iguanas while visiting the South Pacific island in September 2002. He then brought the reptiles to the U.S. by hiding them in a special compartment he had constructed in his prosthetic leg, prosecutors said.”

U.S. Man Accused of Smuggling Endangered Iguanas in Prosthetic Leg:

>What is Your Real Age?

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Here’s a pretty fun test to determine your Real Age and your Life Expectancy.

Real Age Test

I’m 8 years younger than my actual age.

How old are You?

Bonus shot of Muddy Mrs. Geezer.

>Spy Cameras Don’t Solve Crimes

>Well, Big Brother may be watching you but apparently he’s just having a good laugh.

Tens of thousands of CCTV cameras, yet 80% of crime unsolved

Even if they catch criminals they don’t go to jail.

5,000,000 crimes and no one is punished!

I remember when England was a great country.

>Moron Wears Fake Bomb to Airport

>Are you Kidding?
She was proud of the art?
She’s lucky she wasn’t shot.
Police Arrest Woman Allegedly Wearing Fake Bomb at Boston Airport:

>Escalator Bites Croc Toes

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Sobek strikes again.

Boy injured in Escalator accident:

>Tattoo Remorse

>Full disclosure, my daughter has a lower back tattoo. I call it her Prison Tat. Too bad I don’t have a picture of it to post.

I heard about the “Painful” aspect of it. In fact, here’s a movie.

Here’s the real story.

>Fight for Kisses

>One of the commenters over at AoS linked this video.
It’s pretty funny.

>Dude Drops Dead Playing Doom

>Actually they didn’t say *what* game he was playing, it could have been Doom.

Probably Rainbow Six Vegas or Gears of War.

Chinese Man Drops Dead After 3-Day Gaming Binge:

>Dog Day Afternoon

>We took the puppy to the Boise Art in the Park Festival because she needs some Socialization.
Living out in the country, she never sees any other dogs.
We knew there would be plenty of people and dogs in the park.

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She was especially curious about the Violin.

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It was Sensory Overload.

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Ready for a nap.

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>Photogenic Porta Potties

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Years ago, the Porta Potty company allowed people to ‘Adopt’ a unit and paint it.

We went to the Boise Art in the Park event last week and I saw them again.

Some of the creations are great.

You have to exercise discretion when taking photos like this.

You don’t want to be caught taking a picture of some Big Dude emerging from a toilet.

This whole post reminds me of the Funniest Thing I Ever Read.

>Shooting Safety Tip

>Now is the time of year when most Retrosexual Men are sighting in their Deer Rifles.)

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Something is wrong with this picture.

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Be sure to remove the Laser Bore Sighting Device before your first shot.

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>Geezer Fights Back

>Dang, I hope I’m in this good of shape in 10 years.
Maybe if I lay off the videogames… – 74-Year-Old Fights Off Tire Iron-Wielding Attacker :

>Name That Flower

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I noticed this flower in the garden yesterday.

You might be surprised to discover what it is.

You can leave your guesses in the comments.

If you have a Green Thumb, you won’t need to look at this clue.

If you can’t figure it out, here is the answer.