Monthly Archives: November 2007
I blame the Mayor of Mitchieville.
“Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers. The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient ‘beer fridges’ that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt’s contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity. ‘People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles,’ British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. ‘Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people — let’s hope it has an effect.'”
>It’s got German narration but you’ll enjoy it anyway.
Anybody want to post a translation in the comments?
>Seems that way according to Snopes.
I think a much better choice for a Holiday kids movie is Disney’s Enchanted.
>Some people are saying that we are losing the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Sobek enumerates them.
“1st Amendment — I can still gripe about any politician or public figure I want. I can write anything on-line I want. I can start my own newspaper and print pretty much anything. I can petition the government, associate with others, and practice my religion without government interference.
2d Amendment — sure it’s under attack, but that’s from liberals, not conservatives. They hate our freedoms.
3d Amendment — No one is forcing me to quarter soldiers in my home.”
Go read the rest.
This is the first time I’ve ever linked to a Comment on a Comment site.
“Timing is everything, particularly in the case of amazing photography. Sometimes that means waiting through a whole sports game and getting lucky to catch just the right shot. Other times than means trudging through nature for weeks to get the perfect environmental photograph. Here are 25 examples of perfectly timed images from around the world and in various genres.”
>Looks like this one isn’t a scam.
“It’s a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper,’ raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting.”
OK, color me skeptical.
Reinterpretations of the “Last Supper” have popped up ever since “The Da Vinci Code” fascinated readers and movie-goers with suggestions that one of the apostles sitting on Jesus’ right is Mary Magdalene, that the two had a child and that their bloodline continues.
Pala stressed that his discovery does not reveal any supposed dark secrets of the Catholic Church or of Leonardo, but instead shows the artist in a light far removed from the conspiratorial descriptions found in fiction.
“A new figure emerges — he wasn’t a heretic like some believe,” Pala said. “What emerges is a man who believes, a man who really believes in God.
“Well, it sounds OK to me. How about you?
Musician Claims Music Notes Coded Into Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’:
>What is it?
Global Warming of Course.
Good stuff here by the Jammie Wearing Fool:
“Well, we already knew this, but it’s nice to see someone else, notably the founder of the Weather Channel, confirm it. No doubt all the networks will be leading with this tonight. It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus. Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens.”
>It was probably the most exciting car chase ever filmed at that time.
Here’s the chase scene to jog your memory.
>I’m already irritated by the extra week added at the front and back of the cycle. My clock automatically changes the time so I don’t have to worry about it. Except that it was programmed on the Old dates and there is no way to change it. End result for me – I have to change it 4 times per year instead of twice; once to keep it from changing a week earlier and then once to change it to the correct time. The newer versions of my clock will compensate for this governmental foolishness but my older version is Manual Only.
My Brother from a Different Mama, The Mayor of Mitchieville, has been honored by being nominated to the 2007 Weblog Awards.
He has been nominated in the Best Canadian Blog category.
I would have placed him in the Best Humor Blog category, because he consistently brings teh Funny.
Voting begins on Thursday.