Thursday, July 31, 2008

Canyon De Chelly

photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1904

Rocky Movie — Opponent — Outcome

Rocky — Apollo Creed — Creed wins on a split decision (15)
Rocky II — Apollo Creed — Rocky wins (KO 15R)
Rocky III — Clubber Lang — Rocky loses (KO 2R); Rocky wins rematch (KO 3R)
Rocky IV — Ivan Drago — Rocky wins (KO 15R)
Rocky V — Tommy Gun — Rocky wins in a street fight
Rocky Balboa — Mason Dixon — Rocky loses on a split decision (10R), exhibition fight

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Laura, les ombres de l'ete

starring Dawn Dunlap

Are You A Boy, Or Are You A Girl?

Testing will be done at the Beijing Olympics.

New Search Engine

Cuil (pronounced 'cool') is a new search engine started by former employees of Google. So far I'm not impressed.

Children Left In Hot Cars

Unfortunately two local toddlers have died recently after being forgotten and left in cars when the outside temperatures were triple-digits. A thought came to my mind.
Earlier this year I went to Home Depot and bought a two-gallon can of texture paint. The texture in the paint adds to the weight. I placed the can on the front seat. Periodically the seat belt light would turn on because the sensor detected the weight and the fact that the seat belt wasn't buckled.
One solution to preventing these deaths is to also wire the rear seats, as that is where small children sit. After the car's engine is turned off and doors have opened and closed, the sensor will notice a seat belt buckled. After 5 seconds the horn will start sounding. Someone will notice.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jenny The Elephant

1. Jenny is a 22-year-old African elephant who lives at the Dallas Zoo. Elephants enjoy companionship and do not do well alone. Jenny's companion died earlier this year. The Zoo decided that instead of getting her a new companion, they would send her to Africam, a 500-acre (out 0f 2000 acres total) animal park about 80 miles from Mexico City. It opened 36 years ago, has veterinarians and other employees who live at the park and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. A companion African elephant is being brought in.

2. The Dallas Zoo provides about 1/6 acre for Jenny.

3. Protesters want Jenny to be sent to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, a 2000 acre park that is home to 17 elephants and is known as a haven for troubled elephants. Jenny would share a 300-acre enclosure with three other African elephants.

The protesters say that, "Her life will be hell in Mexico." They don't elaborate. They further state that by sending Jenny to a sanctuary instead of a zoo, she will "not be exposed to the trauma of people..." Of course they say that they frequent the Zoo, so I guess people other than them traumatize Jenny.

4. Zoo officials are experts, want only the best for Jenny and have done their research.

The protesters are idiots.

Brooke Hogan Photo

Hulk Hogan's daughter

Houston Going Green?

No way, José. Check out the graphic on page 2.

David Lynch's Résumé

Eagle Scout
born in Missoula, Montana

Best Party Schools

The latest (July, 2008) Princeton Revue lists these schools:

1. U of Florida
2. U of Mississippi
3. Penn State U
4. West Virginia U
5. Ohio U
6. Randolph-Macon College
7. U of Georgia
8. U of Texas — Austin
9. U of Californis — Santa Barbara
10. Florida State U
11. U of New Hampshire
12. U of Iowa
13. U of Colorado
14. Indiana U
15. Tulane U
16. U of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign
17. Arizona State U
18. U of Tennessee
19. U of Alabama
20. Loyola U — New Orleans

Hillary's Chance At Being On The Ticket

Apparently slim. Good. Keep her as far away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as possible. Again, the woman has no character.

Monday, July 28, 2008

U.S. Olympic Marathon Runner, 2008

Magdalena Lewy Boulet

Blind Faith

Blind Faith
Hit the red X.

Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

King Crimson

In The Court Of The Crimson King

Wet Willie

Wet Willie

Dennis Coffey

Finger Lickin' Good

The Ramones

Ramones

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains

Big Brother & the Holding Company

Cheap Thrills

Pink Floyd

Dark Side Of The Moon

Snoop Dogg

Doggie Style

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tattoo You

Tattoos

Remember the zoot suit? Probably not, as it was only popular in the 1940s. Remember bell bottom jeans, tie-dyed t-shirts and the mullet haircut? Remember the shorts Larry Bird wore while in the NBA and Dr. J's 'fro? That's long ago. If you're under the age of 40 you're most likely fashion conscious. Do you remember what you wore this spring, last spring, the spring before and five years ago? Always changing. If you're under 40 there's a 40% chance you have one or more tattoos. There's a 100% chance there are clothes in your closet you'll never wear again. So just what makes you so sure you'll want to wear that tattoo the rest of your life?
Johnny Depp has a tattoo on his shoulder that reads "Wino Forever." When he was dating Winona Ryder it read "Winona Forever." Whatever.
Tattoos can say alot about a person. Some see tattoos as a sign that person is a rebel. Some see tattoos as a sign that person is stupid. Many employers see visible tattoos as a sign that person will have limited job possibilities.
How do I see tattoos? I see them as a sure sign that those who have them have money to waste. And in times when governments have tight budgets, which is usually the case, I see tattoos as a source of taxable income.

1968 — One Very Weird Year

Timeline.

CAT Cars

Compressed Air Technology

Mary Lou Retton

George Thorogood

I Drink Alone

The Big 10 Conference

has 11 teams in it.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Steve Bartman's Autograph

He's passing up a suitcase stuffed with $25000 in cash to sign an autograph at a memorabilia convention.

Who is Steve Bartman?

Escorted out!

Stan Lee Photo

Comic book legend

Picturing Casualties

Warning: Graphic slide show.

Photographer Zoriah Miller's site.

Ethanol Complaints

Buy 100% gas.

Man Shot Mower That Wouldn't Start

MILWAUKEE — A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start. Keith Walendowski has been charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Walendowski told police: "I can do that. It's my lawn mower and my yard, so I can shoot it if I want."
Mr. Walendowski could face up to a $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.

from wire reports. 7/26/08

Futures Hand Signals

Arcane.

Esoteric.

Forbes® Hollywood Earnings, 2007

Men:
Will Smith, $80 mil
Johnny Depp, $72
Eddie Murphy, $55
Mike Myers, $55
Leonardo DiCaprio, $45

Women
Cameron Diaz, $50
Keira Knightly, $32
Jenifer Aniston, $27

The Speed Of Light Is

186,282 miles per second.
The Speed of Dark is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon.

Queensryche

"Silent Lucidity"

Happy Birthday Jeff

Your present.

Wild Pitch!

These 2 minor league baseball teams got into a brawl in Dayton. The irate pitcher tried a fastball to the opponents' dugout, missed and hit a fan. The fan had to go to the hospital. The pitcher has been charged with felony assault and ordered held on $50,000 bond!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shawnee Smith Photo

Amanda in the Saw movies

Trivial Information, Part 2

The Spanish Alphabet
a,b,c,ch,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,ll,m,n,ñ,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,x,y,z
There is no 'w' in the Spanish alphabet.

Left-handed Presidents
•James Garfield
•Harry S Truman
•Gerald Ford
•George H. W. Bush
•Bill Clinton
It has not been confirmed if Herbert Hoover and/or Ronald Reagan were left-handed.
Both Barrack Obama and John McCain are left-handed.

James Bond Films (Year Released)
Dr. No ('62)
From Russia With Love ('63)
Goldfinger ('64)
Thunderball ('65)
You Only Live Twice ('67)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service ('69)
Diamonds Are Forever ('71)
Live And Let Die ('73)
The Man With The Golden Gun ('74)
The Spy Who Loved Me ('77)
Moonraker ('79)
For Your Eyes Only ('81)
Octopussu ('83)
A View To A Kill ('85)
The Living Daylights ('87)
License To Kill ('89)
Golden Eye ('95)
The World Is Not Enough ('99)
Die Another Day ('02)
Casino Royale ('06)
Quantum Of Solace ('08)

U.N. Secretaries-General (Country)
1946-1952 Trygve Lie (Norway)
1953-1961 Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden)
1961-1971 U Thant (Burma)
1972-1981 Kurt Waldheim (Austria)
1982-1991 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (Peru)
1992-1996 Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt)
1997-2006 Kofi Annan (Ghana)
2006- Ban Ki-moon (South Korea)

Deadman's Hand
When Wild Bill Hickock was killed by Jack McCall, he was holding two black aces and two black eights.

"The Three Tenors"
Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo

L.H.O.O.Q.

by Marcel Duchamp

Fountain

by Marcel Duchamp

Menthol Cigarettes

And black America.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kaley Couco Photo

Penny on The Big Bang Theory.

McCain Can't Bet On "The Surge"

Followup to the post "McCain Backed "The Surge".

Pine-Tar Bat Incident

It was twenty-five years ago today.

See the related story: Whatever happened to the bat?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, "This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard." Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones

Stone him to death with stones?
And we're to take the Bible literally?

Arturo Sandoval And Dizzy Gillespie

Play trumpets.

Sarah Silverman

Minimum Wage Goes Up Today

It increases from $5.85 to $6.55 per hour. Next year it will go up to $7.25. It will affect less than 1% of the population.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Trivial Information, Part 1

Nouns of Assemblage
a malapertness of peddlers
a spring of teals
a gank of elk
a murmuration of starlings
a suit of sails
a wilderness of monkeys
a clutch of eggs
a bench of bishops
a murder of crows
a pontification of priests
a rag of colts
an exaltation of larks
a muster of peacocks
a drift of swine
a business of ferrets
a sounder of wild boar
a band of gorillas
a kindle of kittens
a crash of rhinoceros
a hand of bananas

Tornado Intensity Scale (and Name)
F0 — damage to trees, signs and chimneys (Gale)
F1 — roofs damaged; cars rocked (Moderate)
F2 — roofs torn off; cars overturned (Significant)
F3 — forests uprooted; cars lifted (Severe)
F4 — homes destroyed; heavy objects fly (Devastating)
F5 — structures leveled; utter destruction (Incredible)
F6 — theoretical; not expected on earth

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
War — white horse
Famine — black horse
Slaughter — red horse
Death — pale horse

Poker Hand Odds
one pair - 35 to 24
two pairs - 20 to 1
three of a kind - 46 to 1
straight - 254 to 1
flush - 693 to 1
four of a kind - 4164 to 1
straight flush - 72192 to 1
royal flush - 649739 to 1

Three Wise Men (gifts)
•Melchior, King of Arabia (gold)
•Caspar, King of Tarsus (frankincense)
•Balthazar, King of Ethiopia (myrrh)

Record Sales
Gold - 500,000
Platinum - 1,000,000
Diamond - 10,000,000

Colors of the Rainbow
remember: Richard of York gave battle in vain.
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

Seven Deadly Sins
Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Anger, Sloth

Four Cardinal Virtues
Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Fortitude

Titanic's Last Supper
First Class dinner menu, 14 April 1912

Hors D'oeuvre Variès • Oysters

Consommé Olga • Cream of Barley

Salmon, Mousseline Sauce, Cucumber

Filet Mignons Lily • Sauté of Chicken, Lyonnaise • Vegetable Marrow Farcie

Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateâu Potatoes

Green Peas • Creamed Carrots • Boiled Rice • Parmentier & New Potatoes

Punch Romaine

Roast Squab & Cress • Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette
Pâté De Fois Gras • Celery

Waldorf Pudding • Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs • French Ice Cream

Boy Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Girl Scout Cookies — Best Selling
•Thin mints - 25%
•Samoas (Caramel DeLites) - 19%
•Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties) - 13%
•Trefoils (Shortbread) - 9%

OPEC Members
Algeria, Angola, Ecuador Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

Middle East
Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran & Iraq

McCain Backed "The Surge"

But Obama will get the credit.

The Next Governor Of Texas

Kay Bailey Hutchison.

The Judgement Of Paris

by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Emoticons

:-) Hi, smiling
;-) Winking
:-( Frown
:-I Indifferent
>:-> Devilish
:-o Wow!
:-| Grim
:-, Smirking
:-|| Angry
:-x Kissing
:-" Pursed lips
:-# My lips are sealed
8-| Amazement
>-< Absolutely livid!
:-} Mustached
:*) Drunk
[:] Robot
8-) Wearing sunglasses
B-) Sunglasses on head
:-{} Wearing lipstick
{:-) Wearing a toupee
+-:-) The Pope
:-Q Smoker
:-? Pipe smoker
C=:-) Chef
@:-) Wearing a turban
:-)8 Wearing a bow-tie
!-( Black eye
5:-) Elvis
:,( Crying
=):-)= Abraham Lincoln
%-) Dazed
*<:-) Santa
0:-) Angel
:() Bigmouth
:-# Wearing braces
:-@ Screaming
:-Y An aside
:-|:-| Déjà vu
@}->-- Rose

Clint Eastwood

Well, did you?

La Gioconda

is the alternate title of the painting Mona Lisa.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp's longtime lover.

"The Raven"

Written by Edgar Allen Poe, as read by Christopher Walken.

Cupid Shuffle

Dumbass teenage line dance song, sung by Cupid.

Happy Birthday Steve

So in your honor here is Foo Fighters singing Learn to Fly on Letterman.
For best results, hit the pause button and let it buffer a few seconds, then hit play.

Pete's Cafe Sign

"Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy."
Pete's Cafe — BeltLine, one block west of Marsh

Oklahoma City Thunder

That's the reported nof their new NBA team, formerly the Seattle Sonics. Seattle keeps the old name and colors for whenever (not if) they get a team again. More than 16,000 people have signed up to a season ticket request list.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sarah Michelle Gellar

George Foreman vs Joe Frazier — 1973

Foreman in the red trunks, Frazier in white. It doesn't even last two rounds!

George W. & Laura To Get A Divorce?

So reports Pravda. So you know it has to be true.

(I Like When) Girls Kiss Girls

by Pittsburgh Slim. You'll need a youtube account (free) to see.

Then try this one.

Sand Sculptures

The annual Texas SandFest. Pictures!

Suicide Is Painless

Read the article but also note the picture of the burro spray painted to look like a zebra. It's spelled and pronounced Ti juana, not Ti A juana.

Bill Clinton Joke

It's 1998 and President Clinton arrives in D.C. after a trip to his home state of Arkansas. He steps out of the plane carrying two pigs, one under each arm. The marine guard salutes him sharply. Clinton smiles and says, "I'd like to salute back, son, but as you can see my hands are full."
"Yes sir!" says the marine. "Mighty fine pigs, sir!"
Clinton replies, "These aren't just ordinary pigs, son; they're pure Arkansas razorbacks."
"Yes sir!" says the marine. "Mighty fine razorbacks, sir!"
Clinton says, "I got one for Hillary and one for Chelsea."
"Yes sir!" the marine says again. "Good trade sir!"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bottle Tree In Blue

Bentley

It ain't cheap!

Break Stuff

Music by Limp Bizkit featuring Fred Durst.

Shoplifting

A woman is arrested at Wal-Mart for shoplifting. She goes to court. Sounds like an easy conviction. But wait.
She, her husband and two children had just moved to Dallas. Her husband beat her up, so she and the children left. She had a job but no money, and wouldn't get paid until Friday. Since she was new in town, she knew no one and didn't know where to turn for help. She and the children could sleep in the car, and she was able to find some food in a dumpster for herself and her 2-year-old. However, her baby was hungry and her breasts were no longer producing milk. Out of desparation she stole some infant formula. She had never been arrested or convicted of a crime before. Now it's not so black and white.

Wild Mustangs Stir A Debate

What to do? What to do? With all of these wild horses.

Kate Hudson

Cute!

Who Is The Chick In The Sonic Commercial?

Her name is Molly Erdman. Really.

CBS Evening News With Katie Couric

"There were reports out this week of a baby born on Monday, whose name was Sunday..."

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dancer's Legs

Looks like Juliette Lewis to me.

Pretty Good Barbecue

Sonny Bryan's. Try the pulled pork sandwich.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Per a new Washington Post-ABC poll, 75% of Americans now say that gay people who are open about their sexual orientation should be allowed to serve in the military. That's up from 62% in early 2001 and 44% in 1993.

France Takes A Stand

Muslim woman denied citizenship because of her veil.

Adoration Of The Magi

by Filippino Lippi

Do-It-Yourself Eye Surgery

SAVE MONEY! Order today! Have your credit card handy!

Governor's Mansion

Donate to help by mailing a check to:

Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund
P.O.Box 12878
Austin, TX 78711-2878

or do it online by going to texasonline.com.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Red Canna

Dallas Area Starbucks Closings

Under "Related Content" is a link to the list.

Fountain Place

Downtown Dallas, Ross at Field, designed by I.M. Pei.

Stonewall Jackson's Left Arm

He was shot in the arm by friendly fire in the evening after the Battle of Chancellorsville. His arm had to be amputated and it was buried there. Eight days later he died. The rest of his body was transported to Virginia Military Institute where it was buried.

Friday, July 18, 2008

"Rehab"

As sung by Amy Winehouse, who should probably practice what she preaches.

é, ±, ¢, °, ® and other symbols

Use the Alt key as shown.

Gisele Bündchen

Intricate Suicide

The body of 55-year-old Thomas Hickman of North Richland Hills was found near Santa Rosa, NM. Duct tape covered his mouth and he'd been shot in the back of the head leading police to suspect he'd been murdered. However, the gun was found nearby snagged in brush. Several helium balloons were attached to it, the grips removed and the trigger guard ground down to lighten its weight. Police now rule it a suicide. No information on any life insurance policy has been made public.

Wee Man

1967 Pontiac GTO

The Money Honey

Maria Bartiromo

That's One Drunk Woman

You know how those Aussies get. Nine times over the limit!

Tolbert's Chili

The first Tolbert's Chili Parlor I went to was not the one downtown on Main Street, but the second one on Cole, just south of Knox. Frank X. Tolbert, once a columnist for The Dallas Times Herald, helped put Terlingua on the map with chili cookoffs. But the recipe used in the Chili Parlors belonged to his son, Frank X. Tolbert2, or
X2 for short. The lone Chili Parlor is now in Grapevine. But a frozen version of "A Bowl of Red" is now available at Whole Foods Market. Locations. A 16-ounce container costs $5.99.

Sarah Jessica Parker

has had her trademark chin mole removed, sources said. "I'm glad to rid myself of that hideous looking thing," the mole said.

Annika Sorenstam

Looks like her.

Dumbest Area Name

Addison Circle Square.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dirty Feet

68 Year Old Woman Forces Man Into Sex Act

Caught your eye, didn't it?

Austin City Limits Music Festival

We went to the 2nd and 3rd Festivals in 2003 & 2004. It's gonna be hot. You better have a motel reservation or know someone in Austin!

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky.

Shelby Cobra

Knives In England?

Deadly as guns?

Maggie Gyllenhaal

She's appearing in the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight.

Boxer Going To Beijing

Luis Yanez is the only athlete I've ever met that's going to the Olympics. We met at the Dallas Golden Gloves last February where he made an appearance, but not as a participant. He had been kicked off the team July 1 after missing three weeks of training camp and a tour of Argentina without permission. Yanez said he was tending to his sister, who was in drug rehab, and her four children. After his appeal to the USA Boxing judicial committee was rejected, he threatened to go to an independent arbitrator. A deal was soon worked out for him to return.
Luis fights in the 106 pound light flyweight division. He trains at the GTO gym in Oak Cliff, near the corner of S. Polk and Brooklyn Ave.

The Best Places To Live In Texas

Thirteen Texas cities made Money magazine's 100 "Best Places to Live." Criteria included a population of between 50,000 and 300,000. They are:

Round Rock - 7
McKinney - 14
Carrollton - 15
Richardson - 18
Allen - 20
Euless - 34
Frisco - 38
Missouri City - 56
Denton - 57
Sugar Land - 64
Garland - 67
Lewisville - 69
Grand Prairie - 96

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Campbell's Tomato Soup

Just because I found it on the Internet and wanted to post it, that's why.

César Chávez Avenue?

Some genius (genii?) at Dallas City Hall decided to conduct a poll on the renaming of Industrial Blvd. Of the six names suggested, César Chávez won a clear majority with 52%. "Oh no," the suits said, "we can't have that." But it gave the Hispanic community impetus for having a major city street named for the founder of the United Farm Workers. There's now a wind blowing toward renaming Ross Ave. As the argument goes, Ross Ave. is the address of the Cathedral Shrine of Guadalupe with a congregation that is predominantly Hispanic and also the address of the DISD administration office that oversees a student enrollment that is more than 60% Hispanic. There's a large number of Hispanic businesses on Ross. And there appears to be growing support from several major law firms housed in the Trammell Crow Center on Ross.

Budweiser

Anger & dismay in St. Louis.

Getting Toothpaste

per Rube Goldberg.

Nastassja Kinski

"I want to be let alone."

Greta Garbo

Woman 1

Willem de Kooning

Cathedral of Chartres

French Gothic arthitecture at its finest.

Gubernatorial Campaign Cash

The next election for governor will be in 2010. On the Republican side, the cash available for the primary is:

Gov. Rick Perry, an announced candidate - $2.9 million
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who will most likely run - $8.6 million
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who wants the job - $803,878

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Jerry World.

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

Opening in October 2009.

You Don't Like Opera?

Habanera from Georges Bizet's "Carmen."

eBay (in the rearview mirror)

The era of the small seller on eBay is coming to an end. Consumers appear to be tiring of online auctions, and are leaning more toward fixed-price sites such as Amazon.com. Sensing that trend eBay and Buy.com have struck a deal allowing Buy.com to sell millions of items without paying the full complement of eBay fees. eBay is signaling that its future lies in big, reliable sellers, not the mom-and-pop shops.

Wonder what will happen to Craig's List?

Les Grandes Baigneuses

By Paul Cézanne

Mountains

Ansel Adams

The Birth Of Venus

By Sandro Botticelli