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… because it’ll save me from having to come up with something. Hell, I’ll add something right now. OCD is a real bitch at times.

Again, I the lowly minion, trudge to do the bidding of my fearsome master. So I shall have to find something quirky to pop in this space tomorrow… for now, ask not for whom the smoky tallow burns, it burns for thee.

In normal people terms, that means it’ll be a late night.

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Bumper Sticker on Co-Worker’s Vehicle:

Bumper Stickers Are Not The Answer

Screw it. I’m posting anyway. The boss can just get his stuff a little later tomorrow. It’s 2:30 now and I’m tired, dammit…

Ok this is funny and not funny… in space no one can hear you scream… as the toilet backs up.

Luckily the space shuttle has “facilities” and they are on their way, but you can’t cross your legs THAT long. And the arrival of the shuttle is not going to help when everybody is trying to pee into bottles left and right. You can’t just open a window and let ‘er rip.

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the next day

Ok, I saw this weeks ago and laughed till I cried – it’s old news but I’m posting it now (get over it). South Park did homage to Heavy Metal (complete with music). However funny, it mocks a very real problem with our teens – a dark and sinister side to ‘having fun’… the tendency to do ANYTHING to get high, including “Cheesing“, which is the topic of the episode. Check out your listings and watch “Major Boobage”.

Cheesing is a very dangerous quick high where the user will get high by allowing a cat to spray in their face. It’s fast, cheap, easy, dangerous, it’s addictive, it’s destructive, so Don’t Do It. So far, all users seem to be teleported to a mystical land and they see… whoa. Shown here is Kenny while on a binge of Cheesing. Terrible, isn’t it?

(For the record, Cruel Wife laughed, too.)

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Is this really the best that news has to offer? Is this what the average American considers top-of-the-fold? No wonder HillObama is so popular (see Yesterday’s Post)

Battery-Powered Robot Climbs Rope for 7 Hours in Grand Canyon, Sets Guinness World Record

So, the reader is supposed to get all hot and bothered that a piece of plastic went up a rope for 7 hours? Crap, if they made the thing out of a balanced pair of lightweight wheels clamping the rope they could have done the same thing and gone longer.

I’m convinced that our president in 2012 will be the Thelma and Louise Ticket of Hillary and Rosie given the state of people’s demand for “news” in a news site. I’m different because I’m blogging. I can put any old shit out there that turns my fancy. And do.

UPDATE:

Army to Remove Memorial Sign and Crosses From Chapel in Kosovo Camp

This is not a new regulation and exists to protect the free exercise of religion of all soldiers

Would someone tell me how putting up a memorial or remembering a fallen chaplain is going to damage the free exercise of even one person?

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I’m going to be on business travel and return late Wednesday night. Rather than take a train like I had hoped, I’m… <shudder> … flying. I’d rather strip naked, douse myself in turpentine, and crawl across broken glass than fly, but what are you going to do?

Actually, it’s not flying, it’s not being able to see the pilots or have any control over the plane at all is what wigs me out. Flying is fun if you are with the pilot.

Anyway, no posts until Thursday. Have fun everybody.

Parting shot… Poor HIllary, now it’s the media that’s screwing her over, not the VRWC! Nope, it’s never because you’re just a nasty vile repulsive shrew-hag with the sincerity of a viper, is it, Hillary?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10420.html

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And an important link to new allegations of torture of Iraqi children by US troops.  I can’t believe the damage that we’re doing every second we’re there.

Thanks Bar Slaves!!!

Cheers –

LK

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Update, then on to the day’s post….:

Obama Willing to Sell Out His Beliefs to Get Elected

How about that? His ex-pastor who really hasn’t said anything differently lately than he has for the last 20 years ‘Bama was in his church, is now considered a pariah by ‘Bama, and ‘Bama is shocked… SHOCKED at the words coming out of Rev. Wright’s mouth.

I think he’s a better Re-Inventor than Hillary or Kerry combined. There’s a movie poster in that somewhere…

Update #2, and I’m intensely interested in this… a vaccine for nicotine.  Sign me up.

Dribs and drabs, today…  Did I show you this?

Not sure if I did or not. It just REEKS of feminine beauty <cough, cough>.

I tried to poke my eyes out but “They” stopped me. The voices say that I should still keep trying though…

Aaaaaaaaagh! It’s a Basilisk!

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All Righty… not a scientific study, it is small (143 samples), and it hasn’t been well thought out. Had I to do it over again, I might factor in when the female sexual predators were caught – I wonder if there is a correlation when you look at what generation they are from. Bet there is…

Anyway, click on it for the larger graphic. One thing that struck me… aren’t women usually hitting their sexual peak in mid thirties? This peaks out well before that, around 28. If it was a matter of the individual being a lifelong predator you’d expect 22-24 to be higher since they’d start right in as soon as possible. You could say “Well, they might have gone on to get a Master’s in Education”. Mebbe, don’t know.

Or… they get bored and start doing stupid things for the excitement. Any other suggestions?

– LK

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I want to be caustic, cynical, and disparaging because on the face of it, the whole exercise looks like it is performed by individuals with too much time on their hands and kind of ridiculous given that hooks and sinkers have served so well for so long.

But it actually looks like fun.

http://www.bomblinks.com/content/extremeaerialbowfishing.php

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On another note, here’s a disturbing trend, or if not a trend, a concept.

People committing suicide by homemade gas chambering, using cleanser and detergent.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352404,00.html

It’s better than the psychotic going-postal folks (V-Tech, for example) but it’s still sad and a bit careless since it can hurt others.  Although by the time you’re in the frame of mind to kill yourself clear and rational thought is kind of distant.

– LK

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If you do, please, vote in an informed manner. Or if you can’t do that, just don’t bother to show up. Obama is just as facile with a lie as Hil/Bil.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9722.html

Oh, yes, I forgot…

Oil and rice race to record levels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0e7ca76a-0d68-11dd-b90a-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

Not to get all hysterical and everything, but next consider that Stratfor made note of the fact that there’s three US carriers in the region not too far from China, one paying a call to port at Hong Kong.

Not saying anything but put it in the background there…

For fun, here is a Maxine comic. I have no idea if it is a real one by the artist or whether it was done by someone else. If it is yours, claim it and we can work out whether I may continue to post it here. I’m posting it because it’s fun, not ’cause I’m saying it is mine or making money off of it. Think of it as advertising for free!

She cracks me up. Caustic. I picture Ann Coulter being much like her someday.

– LK

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Update… Wacom ROCKS. Really.

Been saving up for a while to afford a glass-carving setup, but that is a $1200-1800 proposition. I want to do something now, not a year from now.

So, after some great advice, tips, clarification from Weasel and Enas I went out and threw clams down to get one of these little gadgets. That, constant readers, is a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet.

Yes, the name is not remotely “manly” and indeed I will need to snip the corners off my Man Card™ but I’ll get through this. I got through the Clinton Years, so I’ll get through this too.

Just a mini-update.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I am off to make a huge pot of Tom Yum Goong soup. Mmmmm tomyumgoong soup…

– LK

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It’s late and it’s a “school night” (just got done finishing work, of all things), so I’m not going to belabor this much by adding bells and whistles to the story here.

This guy deserves to be dead, as this sort of thing would kill you 999 times out of 1000. But hey, miracles can and do occur.

G’night.

-LK

Snowmobiler Rescued After Falling into Crater of Mt. St. Helens.

05:17 PM PDT on Sunday, April 13, 2008

By ADRIANE HORNER and FRANK MUNGEAM, Kgw.com Staff A man was evacuated by helicopter after falling into the crater of Mt. St. Helens while snowmobiling on the mountain Saturday.

John Slemp, 52, of Damascus rode his snowmobile along with two others to the west rim of the crater at Mt. St. Helens.

Slemp got off his snowmobile and walked out onto a cornice overhanging the crater when it gave way, according to police.

Slemp reportedly fell about 1300 feet before landing on the interior slope of the crater. He then slid on hands and knees to the bottom of the crater.

Slemp was taken to Yacolt, Washington to receive medical care and then transferred to to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland where he was listed in fair condition.

The call for help came around 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Rescue crews from the Skamania County Sheriff’s office and the Clark County Volcano Rescue Team responded to the call from a man who reported his friend had fallen inside the crater of Mt. St. Helens.

The man’s friend used a two-way radio to call for help. The signal was picked up by a man in Mossy Rock who then contacted 9-1-1 for help.

Original Story here: Man Falls into Mt. St. Helens

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Some of you have known that over a year ago I was rear-ended (rather, my car was hit, by another car, while I was in it, McGoo) and then hit the car in front of me. Since that time, my activities have been severely curtailed. Lots of painful procedures, chronic pain in general, couple trips to the hospital for out-of-control pain, etc.

To date, no doctor or specialist has come up with an answer that worked beyond about three weeks, and some didn’t work at all. In short, if someone offers to hit you, JUST SAY NO.

Several things happened after many, many visits to doctors:

  • You become disillusioned – Doctor’s don’t know everything. They don’t even know what they don’t know, so in that respect they are just like the rest of us
  • You become unwilling to hope – After just so many “treatments” that promise pain and little else that could be considered a tangible deliverable, you lower your expectations
  • You become bitter – Whatever did you do to merit this?
  • You feel isolated – unless you have been there, it’s hard to picture what the chronic pain sufferer is going through. It messes with your head in the most unimaginable ways, being restricted to just lying or sitting around while the rest of the world is outside talking with each other, getting things done, going places, etc. Doctors hear the words but cannot feel the emotions
  • You feel guilty – as if it were your fault you were not better. Some doctors help foster this subconsciously
  • You get tired – Ground down by trying to live a normal life, hold down a job, fulfill familial obligations, meet appointments, make up lost time at work, and deal with pain throughout

Today, I have an appointment at 1pm with (drum roll, please)… an acupuncturist.
This will be a good test because even though I am hopeful, I don’t actually believe in acupuncture any more than I believe in brain-tumor healing performed by practitioners of the chiropractic arts. (yes, I know “oh ye of little faith”)

If it can work in SPITE of my skepticism, then it passes a critical test and after 3000 years one billion Chinese folks can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as their methods are validated by your ever-so-humble gweilo.

Wish me luck. I’m sure you’ll be on pins and needles (as I am soon to be) to find out the results.

– LK

update:

The Puncture Chronicles – a Subdermal Saga

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Watching “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.

A horse is making all these weird contortions with his mouth, teeth everywhichway, tongue out/over/roll, raspberry, lips everywhere.

Wife says “That’s one way to demonstrate flapping your lips.”

<pregnant pause>

I say, “Well, I’ll have you know that I’m showing hard-earned-wisdom by not responding to what you just said.”

<damn crickets chirp>

According to her… somehow, I have lost points. Am now barricaded in computer room. Send food. (wheat-free, on this new diet thing)

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