Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lutheran Airlines

A friend mentioned in an e-mail the Lutheran Airlines video on YouTube, but didn't do a link. I went to YouTube and did a search. There were several versions of it and of the ones I looked at, this is the one I liked best.

I wonder if it makes a stop in Lake Wobegone??

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Questions About The Story Of Noah

It's all over the news that a group claims they have found the remains of Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat. Of course the group knew they would find Noah's Ark there.

As believers in the literal truth of the Bible, they knew it was there.

Even so, the explorers who say they found seven large wooden compartments beneath snow and volcanic debris near the peak of Mount Ararat can be forgiven their excitement.

'It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it,' said Yeung Wing-cheung, a filmmaker working with the 15-strong team of fundamentalist Christians exploring the Turkish mountain. Read more:

But Mike Pitt, a British archaeologist, said the evangelical explorers had yet to produce compelling evidence.
He added: 'If there had been a flood capable of lifting a huge ship 4km up the side of a mountain 4,800 years ago, I think there would be substantial geological evidence for this flood around the world. And there isn't.' Read more:

Nicholas Purcell, a lecturer in ancient history at Oxford University, said the claims were the 'usual nonsense'. He added: 'If floodwaters covered Eurasia 12,000ft deep in 2,800BC, how did the complex societies of Egypt and Mesopotamia, already many centuries old, keep right on regardless?' Read more:
Now for my questions about the story of Noah. Supposedly water is a finite resource, so where did all the water come from if as the story goes, the water covered even the tallest mountain peaks????? And second, where did all that water go when it receded?????? And is total flooding of the world what will happen if all the ice caps and glaciers melt????
Just noticed on the graphic about a group in Maryland building a replica of the Ark and they have been working on it for 30 years. How was Noah able to build the Ark and still make a living for himself and his family???

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saw Something Interesting Today

Today, while out walking to get some exercise, I noticed something. On a newer Ford full-size passenger van the wheels had seven lugnuts. At first I thought I was seeing wrong and counted several times and then further into my walk saw another van with the same kind of wheels. Now in the past I have seen vehicles with 3 lug wheels and 4, 5, 6, and 8 lug wheels. This was the first that I noticed a vehicle with 7 lug wheels. I remember laughing in Driver Ed class at the illustration of a wheel with 7 lugnuts in our Driver Ed book. Turns out whoever drew that picture was way ahead of the times.

Two Years of Rants, Random Thoughts, Funny Stuff And Other Stupid Shit!!

Started this blog two years ago, and still haven't the foggiest where I'm going with it. I put up stuff that tickles my fancy (if it feels good, do it) or vent about stuff that pisses me off or has me scratching my ass(usually in the category of "How Fucking Stupid Are They"!!) or life in general.

The way it started was one day The Old Lady came home from work and said "Guess what?? I started a blog today. Work was so 'exciting' that I decided to try doing a blog." A couple weeks or so later(or maybe a couple of months) she showed me how to create a blog and when I found my lastname.blogspot was available, I immediately thought of the title for the blog, "Yooper In Crackerland" which describes my situation. Afterwards I came up with the thought of doing another blog to record some of my adventures going down the road as a wage-slave.

Over these two years I have been adding stuff to the blogs and sometimes removing stuff. I've learned how to do stuff like put up videos on the blog, but there is a ton of things I don't know how to do yet. One of the problems I have is I can't remember all the instructions on how to do shit if it isn't written down so I can follow it step by step. Sometimes I'll have a piece of paper with stuff written on it and The Old Lady will clean off her desk and throw it out. Like at one time I had a piece of paper with code on it for how to put a link in a comment and other codes for doing other stuff. It's been gone for a long time now and so I no longer can do those things.

I have no idea if any of my friends and relatives ever read my blogs. I know The Kid reads it, but that's the only one that I know for sure reads my blogs.

Addendum: This was supposed to be posted yesterday on the 26th. Thought I had it set up to automatically post on the 26th. This morning realized it hadn't worked.

Story of my life, "Day late and a Dollar short!!"

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Saw a post on the guy winning 258M Powerball jackpot and there were comments on how money won't buy you happiness. Also I did a video post about getting rich by legally stealing money and had a couple of comments on how they didn't need to get rich, they were able to get by with whatever they had, either in the past or now.

That's when I remembered that I had seen this thing about marshmallows and money, so I thought I'd put it up.

As for money not buying you happiness, I'd sure as hell like to be able to try. I remember on an episode of "Gilligan's Island" where Mrs. Thurston Howell III said when someone said money won't buy you happiness, "They obviously don't know where to shop!!"

I have heard that even tho money won't buy you happiness, you can rent it for awhile!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

To All Those That Don't Want To Pay Any Taxes

Hot Pizza Anyone??

A Cherokee County teenager burned his dinner and then several townhouses Thursday evening. When a pizza in the oven started smoking, the teen took matters into his own hands.
"He took the pizza out and decided to throw it out into the yard," said Tim Cavender with the Cherokee County fire department.
A fire in the grass quickly spread to nearby decks, and gas grills with propane tanks added fuel to the flames, Cavender said.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. in the Magnolias at Ridgewalk neighborhood, near Towne Lake Parkway.

No one was injured in the blaze. But when the fire was out, five townhouses had moderate to severe damage, Cavender said.
Cherokee County and Woodstock fire fighters responded to the call. Crews remained on the scene during the evening to battle any potential hot spots.
The only entrance to the complex, near Towne Lake Parkway, was blocked temporarily, resident Leslie Reeves told the AJC.

The investigation into the incident continues, Cavender said. It is has not been determined if the teenager will face any charges.
Regardless, there's a valuable lesson to be learned.
"Don't throw hot pizzas out in the backyard," Cavender said

Again, you can't make this shit up. This is from the AJC.

And what's with the only entrance being blocked, I guess that's one of the perks of living in a gated community!!!

Update: The pizza story, it turns out, was all a big fib, according to Cherokee County fire spokesman Tim Cavender.
"Late last night, the boy confessed to authorities that he was bored and placed mineral spirits on an action figure and set it on fire,"
Cherokee County fire spokesman Tim Cavender said Friday.
At this time, no charges are being brought against the juvenile male," Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said. "However, police and fire officials are mandating that he attend the ‘Youth Fire Setter Intervention' program in order to educate him on the importance of fire safety."

Never underestimate the stupidity of teenage boys!!

New Tea Party Member

Luckovich at the AJC.
Be careful what you wish for!!

Quick Before The Videos Are Gone

Hitler reacts to the parodies being taken down on YouTube. Here is a link to the video.

H/T to Wtf is it Now?? where I got the link for the video.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Some People Have To Put Up With To Earn A Buck

The Shining Knight Pizza delivery!!

Stick A Fork In It, The Fad Is Over

The other week I traveled almost 700 miles from Hot-Lanta to Tejas. Along the way I noticed something, there were hardly any of the cheap-ass made-in-China magnetic ribbons saying "Support The Troops". I noticed three of them while crossing 3 states and then one vehicle doubled that as there were 3 ribbons on the tailgate. It was in the area around Ft. Puke, so that might explain it. On the way back going over the same roads, I only noticed 2!! A couple of years ago the ribbons were everywhere. You couldn't spit without hitting a SUV with several ribbons on it. Now if people are too lazy to transfer the magnetic ribbon from the old vehicle to the new one or too cheap to buy a new cheap-ass made-in-China ribbon to put on the new vehicle, then obviously the fad has run its course. (See the support magnet on the sidebar, which I stole from the blog of a Navy wife.)

Maybe now they are just praying for the troops. Below is how I feel about prayer.
I've always looked askance at "Sunshine Patriotism" like the slapping of a cheap ribbon on a SUV to show support for a war. Also those that wrap themselves in the flag or worse multiple flags. What always comes to mind is the old saying; "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel". And this morning while thinking about doing this post it hit me why I may feel that way. When I was serving during 'Nam, it was assholes saying things like "If we don't stop the filthy Commies in 'Nam, we'll be fighting them in Long Beach!!" Those so-called patriots were what got us into the war in 'Nam and kept us there way too long(over 50,000 dead too long)!! They were more than willing to send the young guys off to be killed, but didn't give a FUCK about them if and when they came back!! Some things never change.

Funny how this post worked out. Ever since I noticed how few ribbons were on cars now I have been thinking about doing this post. It was just going to be a tongue in cheek thing about a fad that had passed, and turned into a rant about the assholes who prolong wars by doing stuff they think is helping the cause while not requiring any effort on their part.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cow-Pilot Is Back On The Job

The Cow-Pilot has been back on the job for almost a year now. The way it started was one day as we picked up our mail at the mailbox that is half a mile from the house UP on the Tundra, there was a small package for The Old Lady from a friend. Inside was the Cow and she flipped it up on the dash of the car. It lived there until the car died and was removed before sending the car to the automotive graveyard. We never thought to transfer it to the other car and after I got my truck, never thought to put it in the truck. It lived on a shelf and got packed and moved when we moved here and then lived on a shelf again. Last year The Old Lady got a new car and one of the first things she did was put the Cow-Pilot to work again.

I tried several times to get a good picture of the Cow-Pilot on the job, but the glare on the windshield always got in the way. When I was at The Kid's place the other week, I was able to take the picture when the car was parked in the carport. It still took several attempts because of all the pollen on the windshield.

Who's Going To Build The Wall??

Heard this song on the radio the other week when I was on my way to Tejas.

If you want to reduce illegal immigration, start putting the cheap bastards that hire illegals in jail and fine them enough to make it unprofitable for them to hire illegals!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Favorite Neil Diamond Song

My cousin once won a bet with a Neil Diamond fan that swore Neil Diamond never did a song like this. He took him to a record store and pointed it out on his "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" album.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I Know This Guy

Below is parts of a story in Yesterday just for the hell of it I decided to google him and after going thru a couple of pages of the results, this story came up.

"Steam swirled from a pot on the stove in the mobile home of Carl and Wanda Reddick, but an aroma of dinner cooking didn't follow.

It helps us breathe," Carl said.

His wife Wanda suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which makes it difficult for her to breathe. She has to use an oxygen tube 24/7, but the supply is Carl's because her disability has been rejected by Social Security, which makes her ineligible for TennCare or any other insurance."

At 61, Wanda has another year before she can qualify for Medicare. "I can't wait that long," she says.

The reporter is an IDIOT. In a year she will be able to get on Social Security, but you have to be 65 to get on Medicare.

Wanda is among the 30 million uninsured Americans who could get coverage under the new health care legislation that would extend health insurance to those who have none and those with pre-existing conditions.

"It's a mess," said Carl, 71. "The whole system is a mess. ... It's just a shame. (Dealing with it) is like going to the end of a road and finding there's nothing but a drop off."

It's hard to know what to say. They worked hard and paid into the system all along and now when she needs help, all it takes is one person to deny her the help she needs. Even with help from SSI or some other program their life would not be a picnic, but maybe they would be able to live a little longer. The way is now their lives could be shortened because they are denied help. It says in the article that they hope the health care bill that just passed will do something to help them, but by the time anything good would kick in, she'd be on Medicare.

It's amazing just how many nasty comments there were for this article. It looks like nowadays the only place you can find sympathy is in the dictionary between shit and syphillis. Anyone who decides to say something equally crappy, like Wanda got what she deserves because she's now fat, is going to get deleted in a New York minute.