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All righty then.  We have returned to Michigan.  Tired, slightly saddened at leaving friends, glad to be home, and delighted to be in our comfy beds with warm furry kitties at hand.

HackerBoy was in tears.  Lemurita and I were zombies.  Cruel Wife was semi-comatose.  Aggie got us on the train though.

Since I have access to only my camera at the moment, I’ll show some pics going backwards in the vacation to Deepest Darkest Hottest Texas the Part That Burns Your Retinas Out (DDHTPTBYRO).  This is the stuff from the second-to-last day.

All pics get bigger if you click on them.  I think.

The honorable evil Jedi Master, Mr. Sith, offered to teach Lemurita and HackerBoy how to hunt for Texas Geckos.  Here is Lemurita and HackerBoy’s first independently caught gecko.

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Dang. Haven’t even licked my eyes lately and you just flashed me with a camera.

We visited a snake farm.  With Lemurs.

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Deep in thought but with a thousand yard stare.

Next, I will show you a picture not from the snake farm but something one might wish for on the farm in certain heightened circumstances.

This is a famous machete that is purported to be very very useful for killing zombies.  Note the zombie blood and gristle on the blade.

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Zombie-Killing Machete™

THIS is the Boomslang that kept licking its scaly little chops at me, making me wish I had a Zombie-Killing Machete™ with me…  He was eyeballing me and I was eyeballing him twice as hard.

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THIS is a cougar.  No, not the frisky slightly-older-woman type, but the big kitty that purrs kind.

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What do you mean, smile? I AM smiling.

Have a nice green Verdi-Boa or something like that.  Eldest Sith could probably tell me the real name of it.  I was too busy trying to snap pics to pay much attention, sadly.

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Snake. Yawning. Charming and creepy.

A Peahen was looking regal so I snapped one of Her Majesty.

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Here is a black lizard Tree Monitor thing.

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Fists of fury and tails o’ death.

Have a ridiculously touching pic of a lemur or two.

how did that get there(h/t to Black Lab on Methamphetamines)

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Hypothetically speaking, let us say that your father-in-law offered to take your pole barn garage and turn it into a fully wired, insulated concrete floor, walled and ceilinged, new windowed, and new doored state.  Hypothetically speaking, if you told him bluntly “I’m not worth it.” and he said “Yes, you are.”…

… What would you say?

I’m thinking, hypothetically, of course, that if it were me, I’d probably get mind-locked on “Do you realize how insane this sounds?”

Even if he were to say “Because then my daughter would be happier with you around less”, I’d still think it sounded insane.  Hypothetically speaking.

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The Treyvon/Zimmerman trial goes on.

I am still saddened that at end, what will have happened is that in the very least a kid died and a guy has lost most of the rest of his life, and if it goes south like I think it will, several things will happen:

1) Race relations just got much worse

2) Good people on both sides are going to die

3) The only winners will be the gun grabbers and the reporters

4) Lots of bad people are going to get badder

It is going to get epically ugly.

Lots of losers because of two losers.

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Most transparently manipulative administration ever, is more like it.

And he’ll get away with it, too.  Man, is this a Charlie Fox of a time to live in.

Republican former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin called the move “deviously brilliant,” by removing a potential electoral impediment from in front of congressional Democrats before the midterms.

“Democrats no longer face the immediate specter of running against the fallout from a heavy regulatory imposition on employers across the land,” Holtz-Eakin wrote. “Explaining away the mandate was going to be a big political lift; having the White House airbrush it from the landscape is way better.”

The administration will publish formal guidance on the rule change within the next week.

deviously brilliant

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It dawned on me that what I really wanted was a lemur, not a cat.   Lemurs are legal, just not nearly as maintenance-free as cats.  What to do, what to do?

So… with the proper bleaching compounds for most of her fur and select rings around her tail, and a few hair dyes for really accentuating certain parts – viola!  Stage 1 is complete.  Next will come Stage 2, with extra bleaching when the sores on her body from the bleaching solution heal and then Stage 3 where finally frosting will make it all blend in.

Here is Melody after her final rinse.  A bit wet still but looking good all the same – just like a little lemur.  Yes, a faux-lemur but I am ok with it.   I have a few hundred really good scratches from trying to keep her held still while we bleached her and all but it’s worth it, as you can see.

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If I had to pick the ways that I thought I could nail down a comprehensive “Total Lifetime FAIL Award” strategy, I don’t think I could have done it quite so well.  It’s old news but I haven’t addressed it yet.

Cross-Dressing, Show-Tunes-Loving Connecticut Priest Busted

for Selling Meth and Laundering Money Through His Sex Shop

Okay.  Pretty impressive.  Shows a certain spontaneity.

Following news that one of their former priests was arrested earlier this month for his alleged involvement in a cross-county meth ring, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, released a statement expressing “shock and concern” for the “gifted, accomplished and compassionate” Monsignor.

His sex shop still seems to be listed.  His diocese stuck by him to the end… my wife would not stick by me through this stuff.

The Diocese stuck by Wallin even after he became the owner of a North Haven sex and smoke shop called Land of Oz & Dorothy’s Place shortly after leaving the priesthood.

For all I know this is what you have to do to leave the priesthood… behave so thoroughly badly that they just finally let you go.  A lot of them put up with ped-priests for far longer than they ever should have (which I deem to be about 15 seconds).

At least Pope Benedict was allowed to say how he felt and then step down.  Hat is off to him for the guts that it took.

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Now we have tutoring programs where it is ok to say “black kids only” because while we are here for the children, we’re more here for the failing black children than the failing white ones.  Because failing black children need help more than failing white children.

A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.

The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.

Of course once black principal Andre Pearson got wind that his crappy behavior wasn’t universally loved he quickly sought to contain the damage.

Before Cox could complain to the school, Pearson contacted her directly. His voicemail only seemed to reinforce the segregated tutoring idea.

“This is Andre Pearson. It’s focused for and designed for children of color, but certainly, if we have space for other kids who have needs, we can definitely meet those needs,” Pearson told Cox in the voicemail.

Pearson declined to comment on camera, but a district spokesperson claims it was all just a big misunderstanding.

“I think what the answer is, is that he made a mistake,” Tustin Amole with the Cherry Creek School District told CBS4.

The new tutoring program was started by parents of minority students to help bridge the achievement gap.

An image of the ad (credit: CBS)

The district is now clarifying that the program wasn’t meant to segregate anyone.

“But we have had lots of students sign up for the tutoring. Many of them are white and we will be accepting all of them,” Amole said.

“I just want everybody to be treated equally,” Cox said.

The new tutoring program began Wednesday. CBS4 was told a letter would be going out to parents to clarify the error that was made.

Sorry, but that wasn’t an error.  They fully intended for a coloreds only group.  It was not a mistake or a misunderstanding.  It was yet another case in a long line of folks who think it ain’t racism if it forms their own groups to exclusions of others.

Show me one minority/disadvantaged group that wouldn’t gladly turn the tables if the situation were reversed.  Go on, show me.

 

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I seem to be taking some heat over at doubleplusundead – above and beyond this life-crippling boycott levied against me.

Apparently two minion lemurs (short tailed, unkempt) were freed from their enforced incarceration by a strange individual with bolt cutters.  Since these were minion lemurs and not of higher breeding – uneducated, unwashed, undisciplined – they followed their baser natures and got involved with incidents involving the law.

One of them (Leonard “Ratface” Lemur) was in a tree when officers arrived on the scene and came quietly.  The other accosted a 2 year old, leaving her face scratched.  Leo Langton Lemur will not be officially punished with jail time but may have an unfortunate accident sometime in the future involving a wood chipper or a cement truck.

Point to be made is that I have no control over these minions – only Maurice held the real power associated with my figurehead and he is vacationing in St. Petersberg.  These new minions do not even pay dues to enhance their legal defense fund.   I wash my hands of them and dismiss them with a double flick of the tail.

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Soy Sauce.

Ok, I was thinking… When was the last time any of us men said to the wife “Woman, I am going to a movie with the guys” and then went to see “John Dies at the End”?

It is due out on the 24/25th last time I heard.  Rumor is that Mitchell has seen it and now is a follower of Korrok
Read the book in early 2012 and I can say it is like the strange offspring of a ménage between Phantasm, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Apocalypse Now if AN had been more than simply a dark comedy.
The story centers around a guy who investigates the paranormal after he has been exposed to Soy Sauce, a really bad soy-sauce-like hallucinogenic.  Sort of.  Or maybe it is part love story where one partner is wired a bit funny and has a prosthetic limb.  Or a story about monsters made of deli meats.
Oh just go look it up. Fair warning – - – John dies at the end, just like it says.  It is probably also extremely violent, gross, and a chunk of your life you’ll never get back again.
The preview might not be particularly good for kids.
It’s got a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes which isn’t too bad.  Considering that it is firmly in “Bubba-Ho-Tep” cult movie territory it’s really quite good.  I’m trying to get a bunch of friends to ditch their wives to go see it.
Mitchell must write a review on it.

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Before zipping on down to the original topic of the post, cbullitt over at SOYLENT GREEN has plugged a product for me! And I’m happy that he’s happy with it, too.

You should think of it as a congratulatory gift mug for his 1,000,000th blog hit a week or so ago.

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Aggie over at Hookers and Booze put up a little quiz that she got from elsewhere (I won’t list the tree of dispersal beyond that other than to say she got it from iOWT).  It’s not a new quiz but it is an interesting quiz.

I lie at top dead center and wobble to the right a hair on the censorship issue, mainly because I believe some types of speech are never defensible as “free speech”.  Calling for the injury of others, harassment, exploitation of kids, etc., are things I can’t condone and never will.

Mainly I believe most all laws should be kept local, but obviously there are some exceptions.  People are a whole lot more likely to keep BS to a minimum if they have to sink, swim, or wallow in their own filth.

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Speaking of spoilage and filth, here’s a handy little posting about the facts of spoilage and pathogen-plagued foodstuff.  Interesting stuff that I never knew.   Is it all true?  I don’t know.  It passes my first sniff test, though.

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Did I post this yet?  I cannot recall where it came from other than through a google surf session.  I think it is a lemur of some kind but it’s all saccharine-ly sweet and all.  Gotta be a lemur or some critter in that area of the genetic tree – lookit the eyes.

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I mean, once you see it you think “Oh, drunken lemurs… of course, why wasn’t that obvious?  It’s hilarious.”

But it took a geniusioso with great masterfulness to put it into words.  Beautiful.

drunken-lemursI’ve been reviewed like this before.  It’s like being nuked.

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A wee bit worked up.  Model Plane and Jet Near-Miss.  Whaddya mean, near miss?  They missed it.  No “near miss” about it.

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Romney and I agree on this.

At last week’s Summit of the Americas, President Obama acquiesced to a 50-minute attack on America as terroristic, expansionist, and interventionist from Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega. His response to Ortega’s denunciation of our effort to free Cuba from Castro’s dictatorship was that he shouldn’t be blamed “for things that happened when I was three months old.” Blamed? Hundreds of men, including Americans, bravely fought and died for Cuba’s freedom, heeding the call from newly elected president John F. Kennedy. But last week, even as American soldiers sacrificed blood in Afghanistan and Iraq to defend liberty, President Obama shrank from defending liberty here in the Americas.

Hey, Mitt… where I come from, that’s called “being a pussy”.  This is Jimmy Carter for the New Millenium.  A guy who is so concerned with being everyone’s friend that he stands for nothing.

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I’m biased, naturally, but many deep and profound brain things go on inside my head when I read:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $100 billion U.S. loan to the International Monetary Fund to boost the IMF’s resources and urged a bigger stake in the IMF for emerging powers.

Yeah, this is pretty important, all right.  At a time when all is so dire that we need to plunge headlong into socialism fascism our Obamessiah finds compelling reasons to give the IMF $100B.

rocky-moneyBut he’s a frugal man, the Big O.  He’s saving $100M by iron-willed restraint, trimming the budget.  Hardly worth talking about given our $3T budget.

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The title of the Sun’s article is Fatties Cause Global Warmin[g]

Provind that Pravda isn’t the only publication that will print anything:

Dr Phil Edwards, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler.”

Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one.

It means an extra BILLION TONNES of CO2 a year is created, according to World Health Organisation estimates of overweight people.

They’ll just spit anything out.  These are somebody’s ESTIMATES, and are BASED ON MANY MANY ASSUMPTIONS.

The hysteria goes on and on, but I found this to be an interesting bias and painfully obvious.  A British rag publishes American obesity stats, not British ones.  First they vilify anyone who is considered (by who?) to be overweight, and then they cite only – only – lard-butt stats for the U.S.  Wonder why?

A staggering 40 per cent of Americans are obese, among 300 million worldwide.

Sounds like someone has an issue with the U.S.

Bitez moi.

Frighteningly, a starkly terrible correlation is dead-on nailed at the end of their article…

Australian Professor Paul Zimmet predicted a disastrous obesity pandemic back in 2006.

And Oxfam warned yesterday that the number of people hit by climate-related disasters will soar by more than half in the next six years to 375million.

The impact of more storms, floods and droughts could overwhelm aid organisations.

Proof positive that we’re all gonna die.

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UPDATE:   The HULC sounds like a hoot.  I have concerns about power lifetime and practicality.  Perhaps if you put generators on the hip joints you could generate power and it’d go infinitely long?

UPDATE 2:  Ah, a new lease on life for the Bedwetter Society.

But climate is known to be variable — a cold winter, or a few strung together doesn’t mean the planet is cooling. Still, according to a new study, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades.

That is called an end run, saying that you can’t prove we’re wrong because all facts you’d use to prove us wrong are invalidated by our proven premise.

Here’s my own end-run:

UNTIL CURRENT CLIMATE MODELS CAN PREDICT ACCURATELY THE OBSERVED HISTORICAL WEATHER EVENTS USING THE SAME PRECURSOR DATA, MODELS PREDICTING FUTURE GLOBAL WEATHER/CLIMATE ARE OF LOW RELIABILITY.

There is also a major flaw with even that because the models are always tweaked to account for the latest anomaly.  Just because they are so tweaked does not mean that the model can and will predict tomorrow’s events.

This is Hubris.  The idea that one can account for every variable and is well documented as a form of god complex.

Update #3:  So sayeth the rich asshole.

President Obama said Tuesday that now is a good time for investors to buy stocks if they focus on the big picture.

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Obama apparently isn’t giving anyone anything they can hold on to, just “we have plans”.  When Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gets a letter from Obama with no hints or suggestions, I’m just not surprised.

The letter contained an assessment of the situation, but there were no concrete proposals about any mutually binding decisions

Update: Huh.  Well I can be wrong

Senior U.S. officials say Obama suggested missile shield might be unnecessary if Moscow helped with Iran

But, we’ll probably never know given how untransparent the most transparent administration ever has been so far.  Prove me wrong again, Obama.

Elsewhere, we see the results of this concrete made of air.  For example, the stimulus package was supposed to stimulate (never mind that it was ill-conceived no matter what) but instead became entitlement money as the largesse morphed into another form.

Most of his “stimulus” spending was devoted to social programs, rather than public works, and nearly all of the tax cuts were devoted to income maintenance rather than to improving incentives to work or invest.

WSJ has a nice graphic.  Wanna see?financial-losses Funny how the sharp loss events seem to correlate to pronouncements of the O-administration that relate to economic policies.  For the White House to whisper words monetary is akin to the kiss of death.

For those not in a state of active denial:

…after five weeks in office, it’s become clear that Mr. Obama’s policies are slowing, if not stopping, what would otherwise be the normal process of economic recovery. From punishing business to squandering scarce national public resources, Team Obama is creating more uncertainty and less confidence — and thus a longer period of recession or subpar growth.

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The market has notably plunged since Mr. Obama introduced his budget last week, and that should be no surprise. The document was a declaration of hostility toward capitalists across the economy. Health-care stocks have dived on fears of new government mandates and price controls. Private lenders to students have been told they’re no longer wanted. Anyone who uses carbon energy has been warned to expect a huge tax increase from cap and trade. And every risk-taker and investor now knows that another tax increase will slam the economy in 2011, unless Mr. Obama lets Speaker Nancy Pelosi impose one even earlier.

Ouchie.  Another complaint from those who were either deprogrammed or never sucked into the cult in the first place is the fact that capitalism is not being allowed to do it’s job.  One nice feature of capitalism is that it is self-cleaning.  Think of ants – they eventually pick clean stuff that is dead, usually after predators have taken care of the weakest in the ecosystem.

Obama is keeping the predators at bay, giving the one or two sickly lemurs horribly expensive life support that takes up an entire hospital’s resources, and all for terminally ill critters.  The rest of the system is being starved of resources and competed with.  Ok, bad analogy, a blend of analogies, and kind of a waste of both your time and mine.

His Treasury has been making a similar mistake with its financial bailout plans. The banking system needs to work through its losses, and one necessary use of public capital is to assist in burning down those bad assets as fast as possible. Yet most of Team Obama’s ministrations so far have gone toward triage and life support, rather than repair and recovery.

What’s he going to do when even the deniers realize that he can’t pin this on Bush any more?

Update on the financial issue:  Bernanke Says U.S. May Need to Expand Bank Rescue

No, no, no, no, NO.  Let the bad banks FAIL and let the ones that are still viable grow stronger without the crippled resource-wasting competition.  Zombie companies are not adding anything valuable to the party, only serving as a fiscal black hole (think AIG).

** Note, if you have not read clear through this post and you ping me about the HULC and the impossibility of perpetual motion, rather than recognize sarcasm, please be aware that I’m going to skewer you verbally.

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Really, I’m not sure they covered this training in criminal justice. I think.

I have family members I can ask though.

Washington woman has fit over unhappy sex life

Posted by Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian
Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian –> May 03, 2008 06:01AM

The Kitsap Sun’s most emailed story this morning? Unsatisfying sex life leads to Silverdale woman’s meltdown. Turns out the woman’s husband decided the couple was going to adopt a more Christian lifestyle, the paper reports.

When deputies arrived, the woman denied any assault had taken place, and repeatedly, without sparing a vulgar euphemism, told the deputies about how unsatisfied she was with her sex life — some of the time carrying around a half-gallon of whiskey while doing so.

During an argument with one of the deputies, the woman picked up the family’s 20-pound dog and threw it at the deputy, who caught it, the report said.

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I’d either shoot the dog, or get in and go for a good LONG ride. Three or four days would do it.

Pit Bull Gets Stuck In Engine Of Truck

Man Had Just Paid $1,000 To Fix Truck

http://www.kcra.com/news/16180027/detail.html

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I have had some really interesting web searches lately that generated hits to this blog. Some hits involved: starvation, suicide, lemur enemies, grazer safety bullets, obama, and the Squirrelman.

I will attempt to answer most of them in one posting. In the context of Lemurs.

About Lemurs

Lemurs have some natural enemies, such as fossa, hawks, owls, snakes, and humans. Most Lemurs are far too busy to feel suicidal urges and would just as soon practice target shooting using Grazer Safety Bullets (they are ecologically conscious, living in a rainforest environment). Lemurs do not spend time thinking about how long it would take a person to starve to death, instead focusing their energy to get enough food in the hopes of never finding out what it is like firsthand. Lemurs live in a matriarchal society (female dominated) and most likely the males are saddled with a cruel wife (soul brothers says me). Lemurs do not care about who votes for Obama and who votes for Clinton, or even McCain due to their feelings of terrible disenfrachisement living on a remote-ish island. Lemurs follow “Squirrelman” with fascination as there are none to be found in Madagascar.

Lemurs really should get more attention. They are ancient, don’t you know?

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Hell, they are BOTH Evil. Who cares?

(courtesy PhotoBucket http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k117/psu2219/2bw8r9.gif)

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