Can I help you? No, we don't sell pesto sausage, but we do have little weenies.

Jan 31, 2008

Reduce your carbon footprint, eh

Here is a neat video that Ellroon posted at Rants from the Rookery. This is a cute little car, and oh so much better than a $100,000 Tesla Roadster. Let's face it, a man driving one of these ZENN cars just has to be secure in his masculinity.

Be sure to watch the whole video, or at least skip ahead to the part where they load a week's worth of groceries into the car.

Jan 30, 2008

Collateral Damage

REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Caught in the middle of a pie fight.

Feel free to supply your own caption.

Jan 29, 2008

There's something about

a woman in uniform.

I thought this was a fashion gimmick, but it's apparently for real.
A model displays a new women's winter uniform during a presentation of new Russian military uniform in the Defense Ministry, in Moscow. (AP Photo)

Jan 25, 2008

You know what they did to horse thieves, right?

Think Progress has an interesting story. Please go read it.

It is the epitome of Chimpy's, "it's true because I believe it" world view.

Pathetic little man. He couldn't even steal a horse because he's afraid of them, so he's looted the treasury instead.

Jan 23, 2008

For Sale

Spine--Never used.
Call Nancy.
(202) 225-4965

(Look here for the latest invertebrate news)

Last week it was "pretty certain" that House Democrats would quickly move forward with contempt citations against two Bush administration figures who were stonewalling Congress. Then the economy started circling the drain more quickly.

The planned citations now appear to be on hold as Congress and the White House work on a bipartisan economic stimulus package, the central tenet of which involves cutting virtually everyone an $800 check.


Shocked, shocked, I tell you.

Everyone else is blogging it. So will I. Go to Yahoo! News and recommend the story to keep it on the most popular page.

Study: False statements preceded war

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel did not comment on the merits of the study Tuesday night but reiterated the administration's position that the world community viewed Iraq's leader, Saddam Hussein, as a threat.

"The actions taken in 2003 were based on the collective judgment of intelligence agencies around the world," Stanzel said.

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.


935 lies in two years, that's only 1.2808219178082191780821917808219 lies per day.

Jan 22, 2008

Singles Ad of the Week

SWM -- Soulful white male seeks mate. Avid swimmer who is not opposed to relaxing on the beach. Enjoys fine dining, especially seafood. Likes quiet times at home. Not into the club scene.

I am officially impressed

and a little creeped out.

Yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call.

"Hello," says I.

"Hello, this is Jane from the fraud department at blah, blah blah credit card company"
"We noticed some unusual activity on your account; in the last 15 minutes there have been 10 charges for $2.00 each to Yahoo Voice, and we are following up," said the rep.
"Oh, that's not me," says I.
(Lots of blah, blah, blah and thank yous on my part, and stop using the card, we'll send you a new one and so forth.)

Nice work on their part, but what I wonder what activities they are monitoring that will set off other alarms.

(As an aside, I ordered something from back in December, and I later read that they had a security breach. I presume that's how the number escaped into the wild. I'm glad the perp used the card in a way that set the fraud department into motion immediately.)

Jan 18, 2008

Dog bless us all, everyone

REUTERS/Dani Cardona
A dog, held by its owner, waits to be blessed during the traditional feast of Beneidas of Sant Antoni, patron saint of animals, in Palma de Mallorca January 17, 2008. The Saint is called different names in different countries.
This dog looks like it needs an exorcism rather than a blessing. Taco Bell, anyone?

Jan 17, 2008

Bulldog back on top 10 dog list after 75 years

And I think I know the reason why...

Bulldog Sauce as endorsed by Dick Cheney.

Manimals on the loose

From Facemakers Incorporated (interesting site in itself)

This is an interesting article from The Times.

First animal-human embryo trials to go ahead
Mark Henderson, Science Editor of The Times

Experiments to create Britain’s first embryos that merge human and animal material will begin within months after a Government watchdog today approved two research teams to carry out the controversial work.

Scientists at King’s College London and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne will now inject human DNA into empty eggs from cows, to create embryos known as cytoplasmic hybrids that are 99.9 per cent human in genetic terms.

The experiments are intended to provide insights into diseases such as Parkinson’s and spinal muscular atrophy by producing stem cells containing genetic defects that contribute to these conditions.

These will be used as cell models for investigating new approaches to treatment and for improving understanding of how embryonic stem cells develop. They will not be used in therapy, and it is illegal to implant them into the womb.
I'm sure I could make some udderly inappropriate jokes, but I will restrain myself.

Jan 16, 2008

I'm sure you've all seen the

The story about Huckabee frying squirrels in the popcorn popper while in college. I only want to know, were the squirrels alive at the beginning of the process?"I'll never talk," squeaked Secret Squirrel as he was lowered into the boiling oil....

Elmo loves you

Chertoff not so much.
You can get your own Elmo poster here. You can probably download skeletor from (Why anyone would want to, I don't know.)


Some sensible menswear.

(REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

Jan 15, 2008

I hear Microsoft

is casting for Wicked for the X-Box.

I got your deniers denial right here

Nature News has the latest on the climate. Things don't look so good for the home team.

Antarctic ice loss speeding up

Shrinking continent is losing ice faster today than a decade ago.

Antarctica: gaining weight in the middle, but losing more at the edges.Antarctica: gaining weight in the middle, but losing more at the edges.Nature Geosciences

A comprehensive study of Antarctica’s ice confirms that the polar cap is shrinking. In 2006 alone, Antarctica lost nearly 200 billion tonnes of ice, researchers say — the equivalent of a global sea level rise of more than half a millimetre. That’s 75% more than losses in 1996, they add.

(Read the rest here)

Does Judith know about this?

I saw this on Crooks and Liars and had to laugh.
Rudy Giuliani began his Sunday in an unusual place for him - at church - and with an unusual fellow congregant, the controversial former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
Oh Kathy, how we've missed you! By the way Rudy, she's not Secretary of State any more. Maybe she's campaigning to be wife number four.....

Jan 14, 2008

International Auto(?) Show

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook


Horse-riding cowboys lead 120 longhorn cattle up Washington Blvd. to introduce the 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck during press days of the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 13, 2008.

Do these new trucks come with a buggy whip? At least the horses run on bio-fuel.


REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency
Somebody doesn't like the way somebody else is looking at his woman.

I will balance the budget


As soon as I sell this picture of Jeebus on Ebay.

What'd you expect?

(AFP/Yoav Lemmer)

People always get drunk if there are free drinks on international flights.
"Waasssuup, Ayhood."

Jan 10, 2008

He always liked to jump

REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Evel Kneivel reincarnated as a frog. Now he can do some real jumping. I do miss the flag-themed costume....

Hot enough for you?


I'm getting more warmed about this climate change thing. Excuse the pun.
This article is worth reading if for nothing but the title.

If Only Gay Sex Caused Global Warming

I find it's not enough for me to know about it, but I need to know how to rebut skeptics. I even got a troll in the comments on the video I posted the other day.

Jan 9, 2008

George Bush has the Blog

REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Yes, it's true. Go here. "I see the salt shaker, whar's the tequila?"

Separated at birth?

I know whose political advice I'd be more inclined to follow. And besides Fiona is much hotter than Mary Matalin. (See Morse for another take.)

Jan 8, 2008

The Man who never was?

From Think Progress:

Fox News edits Ron Paul out of AP story.

Fox News recently excluded anti-war conservative Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) from its New Hampshire presidential debate. Libertarian Underground reports that Fox has now edited out Ron Paul’s name from an AP story posted on its website:

From the International Herald Tribune:


From Fox News:


Has Winston Smith landed a job at Fox? His experience as a clerk at the Ministry of Truth would certainly qualify him. I'm no fan of Paul, but dropping him down the memory hole is a little drastic.

Your chance to vote in New Hamshire

Marty for NH Top Cat

Yes, even you can vote in New Hampshire today. This is a vote that really means something. I've shown my candidate above. He had me at "free fish heads for everyone."
Vote here. You'll be glad you did. Via Why Now?

Jan 4, 2008

Watch this and share it

All right gang, I get a whopping twenty something visitors a day to this modest effort. I want all of you to watch this video. You are then to put it on your own site or link to this one. And tell others to get the word out!

Jan 2, 2008

Too much fun

I'm a couple of days behind, but I found these entertaining at Tengrain's place

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Why do I always miss the good parties?


Looks like another republican may be getting ready to spend more time with his family....