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I was over at Weasel’s today and ran across her post regarding suicidal dogs in the UK. Now, given that dogs are normally happy creatures, I was surprised at the number of pooches that decided to pack it all in for a pair of wings by flinging themselves off of a bridge. For those of you who are not dog owners/lovers this is not normal K-9 behavior.

So I thought “How the HELL does Weasel come up with some of this stuff?”

And I got this headache, with pictures, that was pretty persistent. A co-worker calls them ideas. He’s such an idiot.

Why not pick any animal, and any odd behavior and see what comes up on Google?

Hamsters. Cannibals. Innocent enough combination of words, right?

Apparently these fuzzy little creatures don’t wait until your plane is crashed in the Andes mountains to chow down. These things are to the animal world what Jeffry Dahmer was to single-guy apartment dwellers. Except they don’t have refrigerators.

http://tworealities.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/cannibal-hamster-pet-tales/

http://www.ubersite.com/m/33014

http://www.hamsoc.org.uk/husbandry.php

While we’re on the topic, did you know that snails get erections?

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121885

Oh? We weren’t on that topic and it was a non-sequitur? Beg pardon.

… and yes, I am screwing with you. Just looking for the stranger things I could find after just a short while. So much out there that you couldn’t catalogue it all.

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On to more minor news. What’s less important than Cannibal Hamsters from Hell, after all?

Geoff over at Uncommon Misconceptions has a great world oil graph (looks good, spells crap for oil prices). He also has some very consequential news about Brits not getting fertilized if they smoke. I wasn’t aware that they needed fertilizer – they all seemed fairly healthy and proper-sized to me.

Soooo.

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Gotta say… Politico really doesn’t have any business asking for this information. If the senators have broken laws then it is up to the law enforcement people to take care of and investigate. Right to privacy does not suddenly turn off because you are in a public office unless of course it happens while you are on the job. More power to Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.), whose spokeswoman said:

Sen. Enzi’s mortgage isn’t with Countrywide, and since that company is at the center of this issue, I fail to see how having a loan with another company is at all relevant.

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Interesting to think about…

Essentially this is what I heard on the radio going home one day. It’s interesting to think about…

A “family” is looking to trade in one of their vehicles to save on gas. Both vehicles are driven approx the same number of miles per year.

#1. One vehicle is a van getting 10 mpg and they are thinking of trading it in on a station wagon that gets 20 mpg, or a difference of 10 mpg.

#2. The other vehicle is a sedan that gets 30 mpg, which they are thinking of trading for a hybrid that gets 50 mpg, a whopping difference of 20 mpg.

Which way should they go to save the most gas?

Converting #1 to gallons per mile: .1 gpm vs .05 gpm — a difference of .05 gpm. Trading would save 2 times the gas.

Converting #2 to gallons per mile: .033 gpm vs .02 gpm — a difference of .013 gpm. Trading would save 1.65 times the gas.

Answer: trade in the van for the station wagon. They will use almost 20% less gas by trading in the van, vs. trading in the sedan.

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Now, seein’ as how I grew up in the NorthWest and lived for a time just two cities away from Pasco (three cities are mushed into one, really – the Tri-Cities) I had to post this. I am of the opinion that you have to elect to be this stupid. It can come natural but those who are gifted practice diligently and aspire to things that the rest of us can only shudder at.

This, Gentle Reader, is the account of one of those people.

PASCO, Wash. — What happened to faking a cough?

Sheriff’s detectives in Washington state say a man had his friend shoot him in the shoulder so he wouldn’t have to go to work.

When he first spoke with deputies, Daniel Kuch told them he’d been the victim of a drive-by shooting while he was jogging Thursday.

But detectives told KONA radio that Kuch later acknowledged that he asked his friend to shoot him so he could get some time off work and avoid a drug test.

The friend has been arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. Kuch is expected to be charged with false reporting.

Detectives declined to say where Kuch works, or whether he still has a job. It wasn’t known if he had obtained a lawyer.

Courtesy of FoxNews – Fox Story Here…

Ok, friends, wasn’t that fun! No, really, I guess it wasn’t but it’s fun to mock someone else for a change isn’t it?

Speaking of electing to be stupid – or is it “being elected to be stupid”? I present to you: Mackhack Amadgenjad… no… Moachmoog Agardencad… oh hell… the Iranian President:

amadinejad.jpg

Here he is pictured proudly saying “Iran is the number one power in the world“.

THE SUPERPOWER.

<crickets chirp>

the superpower

<crickets chirp disinterestedly>

dammit…

<sound of miniature folding chair falling to the floor as the last cricket books out of there>

the superpower… we ARE… we ARE!

Sadly, most of the Iranian people are just plain ordinary people and one gets the impression they wish their president would close his mouth for a spell. You can read the sorry account of his drivel here: Amadinejad Drivel Here on Fox News

Next I’d like to direct you to a person who is a large presence (IMHO) in the blogworld and the latest post that quite well illustrates what we’ve all seen – yes, there is bias in media. Wait, I know, you’re all saying “We KNOW that, you dolt!” But here’s the fun part – when it is the media engaging in Liberal Cannibalism – eating their own! The Ace of Spades HQ illustrates it beautifully.

Before you go, here’s a little something to get the conspiracy-theory nuts whipped into a froth.
Jets, Fuel, and What Damage They Do to Targets
Note that it’s the fuel, not really the aircraft that does the share of the damage. An aircraft is strong, but not usually THAT strong. Just look at the video. Concreted is strongeder-er-er.

Enough – quit reading this blog and go enjoy this beautiful above-freezing Saturday.

– LK

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