Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice

Picture was taken five years ago at this time of year and is what we have to look forward to next year.

As recently as a few years ago I would have no problem wishing people a Merry Xmas, then the wingnuts on Fux Noise and the Christianists started their "War on Xmas". Being a contrarian I don't take kindly to being told there is only one way to go about this holiday season.

Whatever way you celebrate the season, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mixed Metaphor

Would you let somebody that doesn't know 'shit from shinola' 'polish that turd'??

Funny how the mind works, yesterday I was listening to Dolly Parton singing about you don't know "love from shinola" and my mind automatically said that should be 'shit from shinola' and then 'polish that turd'.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How Big A Box Do You Need For A Camera Card??

I have an antique digital camera. We bought it summer of 2004, so it is over 5 years old. It has 3.2 mega-pixels with a 10x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom. Also it has a viewfinder like on a 35mm SLR and a LCD monitor and you can use either when taking pictures. New cameras have at least 10 mega-pixels for even the cheap ones. My camera works good for the type of photography I do and to replace it with one that has similar features would cost more than I am willing to spend just to get more mega-pixels.

Anywho, recently I decided I needed new cards for it in case the ones I got when we bought the camera were to go bad. When we bought the camera, it came with a 16mb card and we bought a 128mb card. Looking around in the stores, the smallest card I could find had a capacity of 1 gig. My camera will only take cards from 16mb to 256mb. Went online and found the website for the camera and discovered that they had the best price for the cards. So I ordered 3 cards that were 256mb. Yesterday I received them. Below are photos of the card and the packaging and the box they were shipped in.

This is one of the cards on the box it was in. The card is less than one inch square and about 1/16 of an inch thick.
This shows the card in front of my coffee cup with the boxes the cards came in sitting on the box they were shipped in.

Another view of the boxes. After ordering the cards, knowing the size of the cards, I expected them to be shipped in an envelope.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sniveling Cowards And Outright Liars

I am getting tired of listening to the bullshit and outright lies coming from the Republican'ts or as I usually call them the FuckingRepublicans (they have been fucking me my entire adult life, therefore the name)!!! The other day this Liar elected from Texas, Joe Barton, was saying we didn't dare bring prisoners from Git-Mo to a prison in IL or anywhere in this country as that would be unsafe for the country. The Sniveling Cowards have been saying this for the past year, not because there is any way the prisoners could escape or cause any real damage if they did, but because the Sniveling Cowards don't want the prisoners in a courtroom in this country where the truth about the torture the Sniveling Cowards advocated and allowed to be carried out would be revealed during the course of the trials!!

While MSM was saying the prison was a maximum security prison, Liar Joe Barton called it a minimum security prison. I googled the prison and came up with this from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Thomson Correctional Center
Capacity: 0
Level 1: Maximum-Security
Adult MaleAverage Daily Population: 0

Thomson Correctional Center is the parent institution for the following location(s):
Thomson Minimum Security Unit
Level 7: Low Minimum-Security Adult Male
Average Daily Population: 144Total Average Daily Population: 144
Average Age: 0
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $43,803.00

Thomson Correctional Center is a safe maximum-security environment. Prison design, movement patterns and programming options will allow a strong community of order to be maintained. Inmates will be monitored under constant armed and electronic surveillance. Education, mental health services, recreation and skilled development will be available to inmates as mandatory and or voluntary programming options. These choices, under professional guidance, are opportunities for inmates to enrich their lives with the tools necessary for successful living.
Thomson Correctional Center is a Level 1 adult male maximum-security facility comprised of 1,600 cells and eight housing units. The facility also has a 200-bed minimum-security unit. The facility is 146 acres and consists of 15 buildings, totaling 625,000 square feet. Construction in the cell houses is pre-cast, reinforced cement walls. The facility is enclosed by a 12-foot exterior fence and 15-foot interior fence, which includes a dual sided electric stun fence.
Currently only the 200-bed minimum-security unit is open with no opening date set for the main complex.

While there is a minimum security prison there, there are 1,600 beds available in the maximum security prison. Before bringing any Git-Mo prisoners there, they would add more fencing around the prison to make it even more secure!!

The Sniveling Cowards have since 9/11 been telling us to be afraid, be very afraid of the terrorists who hate our country. Like we had to go after Saddam Hussein because he had WMD's. How in the hell was he supposed to get them to this country to cause any damage??? Load them on a camel and haul them here??? I could go on and on with the ways they want us to be so afraid that we are constantly shitting ourselves, but I would have to up the dosage of my blood pressure meds.

These Sniveling Cowards are always spouting such utter Bullshit that I wonder if they even have a nodding acquaintance with the truth in these matters. Or is it that they don't care as they figure their base is too dumb to check to see if what they are saying is true or not??? If I were a member of this party of Sniveling Cowards, I would be so ashamed of being a member that I think I would have to wear a full Burka when out in public so no one would recognize me!!

Did I mention they are a bunch of Sniveling Cowards and Outright Liars????

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I wasn't going to say anything about Tiger Woods as that would be beating a dead horse. The MSM has been worrying away at him like a dog with a favorite bone. Then I ran across this cartoon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Knew It Was Too Good To Be True

The Old Lady spotted a post about this on a blog and mentioned it to me, so I thought I'd check it out. It does sound attractive, stare at large breasts for 10 minutes to equal 30 minutes of exercise. (I guess you'd have to double the time with small breasts.) I'm all for healthy things and this sounded right up my alley!!

"According to the New England Journal of Medicine, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out" declared gerontologist Dr. Karen Weatherby."
Dr. Weatherby and fellow researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, reached the startling conclusion after comparing the health of 200 male outpatients - half of whom were instructed to look at busty females daily, the other half told to refrain from doing so. The study revealed that after five years, the chest-watchers had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and fewer instances of coronary artery disease.
"Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation," explains Dr. Weatherby. "There's no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthier." "Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half. We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years."

The above has been confirmed to be an Urban Legend. Damn!!!!!!!!!!! Found several references to this when I googled "Staring at breasts reduces heart disease", but upon further checking found out it is an urban legend and says it is false. According to this has never appeared in the "New England Journal of Medicine" but a similar article has appeared twice in "Weekly World News" in May 1997 and Mar. 2000. We all know what a fountain of information that is, isn't that where Faux Noise gets their stories from???????

I was going to put up a picture to illustrate what kind of exercise this would be, but what's the point if it's not true???

Friday, December 11, 2009

Global Warming Hoax

By Mike Luckovich at the AJC.

More Holiday Lights

Once again, I was disqualified from my neighborhood's "Best Decorated House" contest due to my bad attitude!
The Kid sent this to me, I love it!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Hearing all the stories about the snow in the Mid-West and New England today and then finding this cartoon inspired me to post it.


This would be even funnier if it wasn't so true!!!!!

Global Warming??

Do fat Global Warming Deniers taste as good as walrus?????????????

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Paddleball Theory

The Big Bang Theory is well accepted by most rational thinking beings. What has been kicking around in my head for quite some time is this: What if there is more to the Big Bang Theory than just a big bang and expansion of the universe?? What if eventually everything loses momentum and slows to a stop?? Will gravity then take over and cause the universe to contract back to one big ball of stuff and the process starts all over again???

Sorry It Took So Long

Recently I've been thinking about when I was in the Southeast working as a migrant aircraft mechanic some 25 years ago. For a while I was in Alabama and then here in Atlanta working at Charlie Brown Airport. (That's the actual name of the airport.)

Anywho, I was living in motels so most of my meals were in restaurants (like Waffle House, hey I was trying to save money, so I ate cheap) or fast food places. The one thing that sticks in my mind from that period is how many times I heard the phrase, "Sorry it took so long" as I got handed my food order. Even at Krystal Burger, which is the Southern version of White Castle.

Now, 25 years later, I seldom hear that when I go out to eat. I don't know if the service has improved or if they no longer care and have stopped apologizing.

Lousy Shots

Yesterday was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and that is a somber moment. It reminded me of a lighter moment that happened when I was working as a migrant aircraft mechanic. In '87 I was working at Hickam Air Base which is next to Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor they also attacked Hickam Field as it was called back then. One day on our way back to work after lunch, the leadman pointed out a couple of buildings as we drove by and said, "Those buildings still have pock marks from the bullets when the Japanese attacked." One of the guys said, "They were lousy shots. They didn't hit any of the windows!!"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

More Monkey Butt

After doing the post where I mentioned Anti-Monkey Butt powder, I recieved a comment from someone who works for Anti-Monkey Butt with a link to this video.

'Tis the season, so enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Deep East Texas, Whatever

Spent Turkey Day and the weekend in Deep East Texas. Kinda like BFE only in Texas. Discovered a remedy for an ailment I had never heard of before. Anti-Monkey Butt powder to get rid of Monkey Butt. I guess if you are sitting on your ass all day sweating your ass off, your ass could turn a lovely shade of red like the monkey on the bottle. It also comes in Lady Anti-Monkey Butt powder in a pink bottle.

A comment on the drive there and back, there are some remarkably stupid drivers on the road these days. I only hope they don't take out someone else when they reach the scene of their accident!!!