Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
TMZ--But it was all too real when hotel staff saw that one of the sharks from the famous resort aquarium had somehow jumped out of its tank and onto a nearby water slide -- where it managed to slide down into the pool. It all went down before the pool opened Tuesday -- so nobody was in the water -- but here's where it gets tragic: A rep for the Atlantis tells TMZ the shark died a short time after swimming in the chlorinated water. Here's the heartbreaking statement: "Yesterday morning at around 9:30 AM, prior to the resort's waterscape opening to guests, a 12+-year-old female reef shark jumped over an 18 inch wide and 1 foot high sustaining structure into the resort's Leap of Faith water slide.
A while back I wrote about how sharks have invaded our swimming pools, but this is ridiculous.
I have been on that water slide before, and I would have been pissed to find a giant shark at the end of it. Mind you that you have to slide through the shark tank to get into the pool. Maybe that is what the shark was trying to do, get a different prospective of his surroundings. But its ironic how the water slide is called Leap of Faith, because that is exactly what the shark did.
Pope attacks blurring of genderPope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
BBC---He explained that defending God's creation was not limited to saving the environment, but also about protecting man from self-destruction.
The Pope was delivering his end-of-year address to senior Vatican staff.
His words, later released to the media, emphasised his rejection of gender theory.
Speaking on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI warned that gender theory blurred the distinction between male and female and could thus lead to the "self-destruction" of the human race.
Gender theoryGender theory explores sexual orientation, the roles assigned by society to individuals according to their gender, and how people perceive their biological identity.
Gay and transsexual groups, particularly in the United States, promote it as a key to understanding and tolerance, but the Pope disagreed.
When the Roman Catholic Church defends God's Creation, "it does not only defend the earth, water and the air... but (it) also protects man from his own destruction," he said.
"Rainforests deserve, yes, our protection, but the human being ... does not deserve it less," the pontiff said.
The old man of a dying religion is at it again. Homosexuality is just as big of a problem as the destruction of the rain forest? Is the Pope serious? Destroying the rain forest can and will lead to devastating global climate change.
The Catholic religion is just not ready for the 21st century. It just continues to contradict its self. Its against homosexuality but most of its lower servants are homosexual. Just doesn't make sense.
Charlotte Observer.com---On the afternoon of Nov. 5, as family and friends prayed about the decision, a nurse practitioner called Colleen's attention to a monitor showing the door to the pediatric intensive care unit.
“On the monitor, there was this bright light,” Colleen recalls. “And I looked at it and I said, ‘Oh my goodness! It looks like an angel!”
Colleen pointed her digital camera at the monitor to take a photo of the image, but the “first picture wouldn't take.”
She tried again and succeeded. The image gave her a peace that stayed with her when hospital staff removed Chelsea's oxygen mask.
And then, “when they took the mask off of her, her stats went as high as they've ever been.
“Her color was good, and the doctors and nurses were amazed,” Colleen said. “The nurse practitioner who saw the image in the monitor said, ‘I've worked here 15 years, and I've never seen anything like it.'”
Chelsea was removed from intensive care on Nov. 14 and went home three days later.
Her mother believes it was a miracle – attended by a very real angel bathed in light at the door to the pediatric intensive care unit.
“What was so ironic… is it was a rainy day,” Colleen said. “It had been overcast all day. And the sun only came out at that point.”
To those who doubt her story and photograph, Colleen Banton says: “If they doubt it, that's fine. … But I know what I saw, and the picture's untouched. I didn't make it up. That's just something that I believe.
“I believe that more people have changed since this happened. I know I have. I look at things differently than I used to – because I know God is in control.”
On Christmas Day, Chelsea will turn 15 – another miracle considering all of the medical trials she's faced, according to her mother.
“I'm learning,” Colleen Banton said, “that every day she's alive is a miracle.”
Hmm...Well at least its not a picture of Jesus on french toast. I am not sure whats going on in the photo. But I will probably have to think that it is just reflection from the ceiling lights. But I don't know. The good thing is that the girl seems to be doing better. And it is probably not a angel, but at least for this Christmas it has giving this family hope.
Monday, December 22, 2008
So tonight is the night where I told myself that I have to wrap gifts. This is probably the single most thing I hate about Christmas. I am not artsy, or have patience, so wrapping gift is more like a choir. Same as laundry, shoveling snow, and emptying the dishwasher, all of which I will have to do tonight.
The good thing about Christmas week is that it is a good time to be drinking. Its cold outside and people usually tend to be jolly. Its also a fun week to work, since nobody seems to be at work.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Shot with night vision.
11/30/08 Fremont, CA
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|Drunk At The Office Party|
Here is a quick demonstration on how to get fired in 1 minute. We all talk about people, but you sure do feel dumb when you get caught. Especially on camera...
Ah, there is nothing like the company's Holiday Party to make it feels like the holidays. I am going into this party in 5th gear. I am going to get drunk, and I don't care if I make a ass out of myself. I could careless about my actions. I am a fucker that goes to meetings with a resignation letter ready to drop, if shit hits the fan.
The best news is that we our about to get dumped on by at 12 inches of snow. The local weather station is reporting that we should be getting 1-2 inches of snow/hour when the party is kicking off. This should keep all the stiff MD's and Ph D's away. And let the real partiers have fun.
But I can guarantee that I will not be the drunkest person there. That always goes to my friend. I am not sure how she will top last years performance. She made out with a dudes wife, got kicked out by security and on the way out she barfed. Not only did she make out with somebody's wife, but when I was walking back to my table to scarf down some California rolls and spicy yellow fin tuna, I ran into her and ask where her date was. She promptly tried to make out with me at that time. I wasn't having it. I learned my lesson a while back no P.D.A with co-workers in front of other co-workers.
So let it snow! Bring that shit, and let the alcohol flow!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
British pilot hits cow during emergency landingLONDON—A British pilot said he ran into an unusual hazard while making an emergency landing -- a cow. Rob Wotton said he was trying to land his World War II-era Tiger Moth after the engine stalled just after takeoff southwest of London on Sept. 14. He was about to touch down in a field when the animal wandered into his way.
Wow! Not much more to say about it. Big empty field and the plane just so happen to hit the one cow in it.
Now I admit I think I am pretty down with pop culture, but I am not sure what this means. So I turned to my friend the internet to help me try and interpret this.
I searching the term Youkie I found that it could probably be a couple things.
Youkie is a popular name in Japan. I found more females than males had that name.
I found Youkie to big name for dogs.
And Youkie is short for Red Sox first basemen Kevin Youklis.
As for the rainbow high five, I was not as successful trying to find an answer to what this means. All I came up with is this pair of Nike sneakers.
I'm not really sure what to make of all this , I am just glad that what ever happened didn't happen on my couch.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So judging by work emails from my staff saying they couldn't get to work, and by frantic phone calls from my folks I guess everywhere besides Lucky Land lost power and was covered in about 6 inches of ice. I think this is what it must have look like just outside of Lucky Land.
TAMPA, Fla. — It really must have been a special item. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, two men entered a man's home early Sunday and demanded his eggbeater. One suspect was holding a pistol while the other brandished a knife to the resident's neck.
Police caught the men outside the home and they are being held in Orient Road Jail. One suspect also faces a charge of aggravated assault.
Police found the eggbeater in the man's left pocket.
I swear the strangest crimes aways happen in Florida. Why would someone steal a eggbeater? Do people still use eggbeaters? I make scrambled eggs every weekend I have never used a eggbeater. I use a fork. I see no use for a eggbeater, or for any reason to steal one.
A Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field
NASA Dec. 16, 2008: NASA's five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earth's magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist. Solar wind can flow in through the opening to "load up" the magnetosphere for powerful geomagnetic storms. But the breach itself is not the biggest surprise. Researchers are even more amazed at the strange and unexpected way it forms, overturning long-held ideas of space physics.
"At first I didn't believe it," says THEMIS project scientist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "This finding fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction."The magnetosphere is a bubble of magnetism that surrounds Earth and protects us from solar wind. Exploring the bubble is a key goal of the THEMIS mission, launched in February 2007. The big discovery came on June 3, 2007, when the five probes serendipitously flew through the breach just as it was opening. Onboard sensors recorded a torrent of solar wind particles streaming into the magnetosphere, signaling an event of unexpected size and importance.
"The opening was huge—four times wider than Earth itself," says Wenhui Li, a space physicist at the University of New Hampshire who has been analyzing the data. Li's colleague Jimmy Raeder, also of New Hampshire, says "1027 particles per second were flowing into the magnetosphere—that's a 1 followed by 27 zeros. This kind of influx is an order of magnitude greater than what we thought was possible."
So what does this actually mean?
The magnetosphere helps to shield the ionosphere from the solar wind. So without this shield, we then get blasted from the sun whenever there is a big solar flare. Without protection from solar flares our electronics would get fried. (and you think the lack of posts recently on theLucky is bad now)
But don't go into a panic yet, the magnetosphere is not our only protection from solar wind, our dense atmosphere helps out as well.
I guess someone could make a case that this might contribute in making our poles shift, (north pole now becomes south) but I am not so sure of this. Because we are overdue for this shift to happen. And I am sure on the internet somewhere you can find information on when the pole do shift it will be the demise of man kind. But I think this will have no effect on the poles.
So what I do find interesting is the timing. So we have a hole in our magnetoshpere 4 times the size of earth over the North Pole. And this happens a few weeks after we detonate 9 atomic bombs in the Atlantic Ocean at the Magnetic North Pole.
War is crime---On November 17 and 18, 2008 nine H-Bombs were exploded below the Arctic Ocean, near the North Magnetic Pole, within Canadian waters. The explosions were concentrated in an area about 16 km by 16 km (10 miles by 10 miles), were in the 5 to 10 Megaton range, all were 10 km (6.2 miles) deep. They punched a hole in the crust and will allow petroleum
At a later point I will get into why we blew a gigantic hole in the North Pole. But how come I am the only person that thinks a giant hole in the sky that can possible kill all electronics on the earth is a big deal? People flipped out during Y2K when they thought that their VCR clock was not going to be able to record Law and Order at 9PM on Monday nights.
I just don't know anymore.
But the good news about this is the hole is directly over the North Pole, and hopefully it might cancel Christmas.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I thought ordering gifts online would save me some money, because every time I go to the mall I end up buying something for myself. I ordered about 12 different things from Amazon.com, what I didn't realize until checkout is that each item is coming from a different location, which required each item to have its own shipping cost. But fuck it, it probably tripled my costs but it saves me from walking around a mall.
But I did have to go to the mall yesterday. I was hoping that going to the mall someone would call me with a bar crawl to go on, like last weekend. But no. After buying some little nic nacks and Xmas cards, I ended up at Williams Sonoma. I figured I could at least get some peppermint bark for myself, but no those cock suckers were out of it. But I did see a set of Rooster dinnerware that would be great for my mom's new kitchen. And at her age she could use the extra cock around the kitchen.
After buying this dishware I knew it was going to be heavy, and it was. At least Williams Sonama have some fancy bags to make it easier, but it was still heavy. So I lugged this shit home. I noticed that during the walk my fingers felt a little tingly, but I just figured that the way I was holding one of the bags it was just cutting off the circulation to my fingers a little. But now one full day later I still have numbness in my finger tips from carrying this cock set home. I feel that this numbness is somehow related to my neck nerve pain, but its just a pain in the ass. I thinking it will go away on its own, but it just adds to my disliking of x-mas shopping.
And on something completly random, how did Umass beat Kansas?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
4th grader injured when deer jumps through class window
COOPERSVILLE, MICH. (WZZM) - Sometimes the children see deer near the Coopersville Schools Complex, but never this close.
"There is this loud crash and I see glass flying," says 4th grade teacher Leslie Venlet. "And there was this deer standing there looking at me straight in the eye and I thought 'Oh my gosh'."
The big, 6 point buck interrupted class near the end of the day at Coopersville East Elementary School.
10 year old Drake McKinley has a small cut on the head after the deer accidentally kicked him in the head while he sat at his desk.These are some trail cam pictures with some strange orb flying around.
The flying milk bottles.
The Milk bottles look a lot like this object. Which was also trying to take the picture of deers.
A deer with dingleberries all over.
If you remember the Stephenville case from the beginning of this year. Here is a video of beam of light around a deer feeder.
And of course, how can you forget the deers that drop out of the sky.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
There so many things I love about this story. The most important thing is that you shouldn't steal, specially computers with web cams. I had no idea that computers had such cool anti-theft devices.
Its a fabulous picture of the guy, looks like he was completely ready for his picture to be taking. Little bit of "OOO" face going on. Can't wait to see what his mug shot will look like.
Looks like the guy is in Grounds Keeper Willy's shed.
The guy totally has a tissue in his hand, I can only imagine that the dude's pants are either around the ankles or about to be.
After knowing that, does the school really want its lab top back? Definitely needs to be sanitized afterwards.
LAS VEGAS – CC Sabathia is not going to play on the West Coast. He is not going to play in the National League. CC Sabathia is going to be a Yankee, The Post has learned exclusively. After three straight days of face-to-face meetings between GM Brian Cashman and Sabathia, the big lefty decided he wants to spend the next six years of his career as a Yankee. The decision came late last night after Cashman flew to see Sabathia at his home in San Francisco. By the time the meeting was concluded, Sabathia had informed the Yankees New York Yankees that he had made his decision to call New York his baseball home, the Post has learned.
Like there was any doubt he was going to sign there. The Yankees were throwing so much more money at him than any other team. The Players Associate was putting pressure on him to take the deal because it would have screwed other players of larger contracts.
This is a typical Yankee signing. Sign a guy coming off the best years of his career, and only have him productive for maybe two seasons, then complain about the guy for the remaining four years when he sucks.
He is a fat man who has thrown the most innings in the last two seasons. This is a recipe for disaster. Fat people need to take it easy or they will break down. Probably by year three of the contract. My guess is that a knee will go, because of all the weight they have to hold up.
CC should as fit in perfectly with A Rod in the postseason too. They can compete on who can get booed more. CC has a career 7.92 ERA in the postseason. He loves dominating the crappy teams, but he is not a clutch player.
2009 season prediction with the Yanks: 17-11 3.82 ERA 210 innings 189k's. Not bad, but this will be his best season with the Yanks.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
10. Loud Ass Computer SpeakersNow this is really one isn't really about gift, its how I used the gift. My roommate who lives below me has the same hours as a vampire. He went through a stretch of time when ever single weekday night he would come home and blast music from his room. So just about every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night my bed would vibrate from the bass of his music. I had two roommates moved out because of this. And I have permanent nerve damage in my neck from constantly trying to sleep while holding pillows down on my head.
So for a recent x-mas I asked for speakers that could kick out as much bass as humanly possible. It was time for me to return the favor. However, one night I did get in trouble with my neighbors. I passed out at my desk with the speakers really loud. My neighbors couldn't comprehend how anyone could sleep through that. Try about 20 beers.
There wasn't one specific Transformer that stands out. I just thought they were all really cool. And they still are. Its really two toys in one. You have a car or something, and then you have a robot. A toy that will stand the test of time.
8. IpodThe Ipod is just one of those things now that I can't imagine living without. I'm not sure what year I first got my Ipod, but it has changed my life. Remember those clunky tape cassette and CD players, how did we carry those things around? Especially while exercising. The Ipod is up there with the wheel.
7. Season Skiing Pass to Nashoba Valley
Ah, I remember the days of being a youth. For one whole skiing season I think I skied everyday. Nashoba Valley can't be called a mountain. More like a Ski bump. Or most places bunny hill. But as a young teenager this was awesome. I was never that good at skiing but for one year of my life I was a little ski brat. I also learned the embarrassment of riding down the hill in one of those medic ski patrol sleds, after I got the wind knocked out of me trying to do some trick off a jump. Years later I found out that midnight sledding at Nashoba was a lot more fun.
6.George Foreman Grill
Even to this day I still use a Foreman Grill. But in college this gift was king. I think at one point in everybody's life they owned a Foreman Grill.
5. Tecmo Bowl
Tecmo Bowl changed sports game forever. It was the first time I could remember that real life players were actually being used in video sports game. This game was more addictive than crystal meth. I would having sleep overs at my friends house and just playing this game all night. Bo Jackson was just retarded. Tacklers would just bounce off him. The only way to slow him down was to pick the exact play. Which wasn't hard, you had a 25% chance of getting it right.
4. BikeNow my first real bike was some BMX bike. I can't really remember too much about the specifics. But its more about what I accomplished on the bike than the actually gift. Getting a bike allowed me to go places where I could never walk to. Which got me into a lot of trouble as a kid. I think growing up I was banned at one point or another in hanging out with all my friends. I guess their parents thought I was a bad influence or something. But I really wasn't that bad or anything. Its not like I burned my house down or anything.
3. Commador 64
My first computer. I still remember the thing like it was yesterday. Mostly because I think it was faster then my current computer. The ability to play games and to write something without a typewriter, fucking genius.
I am really showing my age now with this gift. Most people at the time went with the Atari gaming system. Not me I went with Intellivision, and its paddle style control. In hindsight probably a bad move, since Atari took off. But I loved intellivision. Spend so many long hours playing it, because it didn't save so how else were you going to get the high score. This is just like the Lexus commerical. But I am still waiting for someone to buy me a car.
1. GI Joe Aircraft Carrier
This gift rocked. More like it was a rock. It was 7 feet long and once it was together you couldn't move it. But seriously, not too many kids had the aircraft carrier so it was a cool as gift. I loved GI Joe's so this was the apex of my collection. You know that a GI Joe vehicle kicks ass when its not in the top 20 of stupidest GI Joe vehicles. My only complaint (besides that it couldn't be moved) is that it only came with one guy. Whats the deal with that? One guy to operate the whole boat? Only in GI Joe world. Good thing Cobra Commandos aren't a good shot.
Manbags are magnets for muggers, warn insurance companiesMirror News--Trendy manbags, adored by celebrities such as shamed TV presenter Jonathan Ross and soccer stars David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, are a new target for muggers, insurance experts have warned.
For “metrosexuals” fed up with unsightly, bulging pockets stuffed with change are using them to carry wallets, keys and expensive gadgets such as iPods, BlackBerrys and mobile phones.
And Post Office Home Insurance believes fashionable men are just as likely to be robbed for their designer clutch and shoulder bags as women.A spokesman said: “It’s important that men consider this a serious risk and that they take steps to protect their possessions.”
Monday, December 8, 2008
"For preventing disorders arising in several places within this jurisdiction, by
reason of some still observing such festivals, as were superstitiously kept in
other countries, to the great dishonor of God and offense to others:
therefore ordered by this Court and the authority thereof, that whosoever shall
be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing
labour, feasting, or any other way upon any such account as aforesaid, every
such person so offending, shall pay five shillings as a fine to the country."
But what I the NASA/Santa Claus relationship a interested one. Because during Apollo 8 mission the crew reported seeing Santa Claus.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBRnSZ0b6Rg
What do you think NASA meant by Santa Claus?
Well I have today off, and instead of staying warm on this cold day I have to go out and try and get some x-mas done. I hate it.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So for a typical fare it is suppose to be $2 for one way. Fine. However, you can not just put $2 into the machine for a one way ticket. You must deposit at least $5 in, even if you just need a one way ticket. So now you have $5 worth of credit to ride the MBTA. So now you do 2 rides at $2 each way. There is still that $1 that is unaccounted for, and can not be used. So for every round trip ticket someone buys the MBTA is stealing a $1 from you. You can not get this dollar back. This is a fucking scam. The MBTA headquarters are actually in Nigeria. Here is them at work.
But now this.
T removing Red Line seats
Boston Herald--Red Line riders will be packed like cattle starting Monday as part of an MBTA plan to herd more passengers into already crowded cars by ripping out seats in the region’s overloaded subway system, the Herald has learned.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will run Red Line trains with two retrofitted cars that will leave only four seats on each for elderly and disabled users, according to a state official briefed on the plan.
We pay enough money to ride the stupid T, we should have leather seats on those trains. But no, they are taking away our FREAKING SEATS! Now this won't really affect me too much, I like to stand, but I am worried about the fat people. What are they going to do. They can't stand for a 90 second T ride. Fat people are going to be dropping dead on the trains now. And you know who going to be doing CPR on these fat people? Not me. Because there was only 3 people in my class that failed CPR training and I was one of them. So don't look for me for support.
This is another stupid idea by the MBTA, still not as stupid as removing the turnstiles and adding those ridiculous electronic gates. Yes, the Redline does get crowded at times during rush hour, but its not like riding the subway in some communist country.
Or even worse Japan.
This is a huge object photographed by the astronauts on Skylab back in 1973, this is defiantly not ice crystals, a satellite, or a missing tool bag.
And my last few posts were all about serious stuff like earthquakes or failing car companies. I remember the good ol days when I use to make fun of my gay roommate and how silly communism is.
Maybe those days will return soon, but I can't predict the future. Or can I?
But currently my email is not working, so if this keeps up maybe it will be a good day.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
There should be a law that if you see Jesus or the Virgin Mary in a window, wood work, food, or just anything you should be forced to see a psychologist. Nobody even knew what he looked like! He possibly had a beard, wore a potato sack, and probably wore sandals. That's it! That's all we know. But the person in this article should really see a eye doctor first, because I don't see anything.
Jesus found on a Washburn guitar
The silhouette of a bearded face has been discovered on a Washburn Dreadnought D46SP acoustic guitar in the Instrumental Music And Sound shop in Ludington, Michigan, USA. The face appears in the body's maple grain just below the bridge and, being bearded, the comparisons to Jesus were inevitable.
Musicradar.com--"I've been here for 27 years and I've never seen anything close to that… the face is so clear," shop employee Jeff Hoyer told the Ludington News. It reminded me, and a couple of other people, of the Shroud of Turin and we know who that was."
"It also reminds me of my brother, he's a biker."