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

Feb 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Ghoti

Today, February 24 is Abe Vigoda's birthday. Have a great day Fish.

Feb 20, 2009

Well, it's no Elvis face on Mars, but interesting

Read article in the Telegraph. Could this be Atlantis? or maybe a deep-sea listening grid? mythology or conspiracy, your choice.

UPDATE: Already debunked. It's the grid pattern of the mapping boats. (Or maybe they are trying to keep the secrets of Atlantis from us....)

Feb 12, 2009

Am I getting old?

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Or is the swimsuit issue just not what it used to be?

Feb 11, 2009

Dolly tells it like it is

Via Think Progress

Yesterday, legendary country music singer Dolly Parton had the “usually sedate crowd” at the National Press Club “cracking up with her self-deprecating humor and one-liners, including a few on politics.” Parton, who was in town for her role as an ambassador for Great Smoky Mountains National Park said, “Somebody said to me, ‘Well, you know what — you’ve got such a big mouth and you know how to talk to people, did you ever think about running for president?’ … I said, ‘I think we’ve had enough boobs in the White House, but hopefully [President] Obama ain’t gonna be one of them.’”

Feb 6, 2009

Today's deep thought

I don't smoke pot, but if I did I wouldn't share it Michael Phelps who probably has the lung capacity of a Clydesdale. I can see it now, "pfffft, sorry dude I smoked all your pot at once, again."

Feb 4, 2009

I learned (at least) two things today

1. "$500,000 is not a lot of money."
Well, roger me ragged, I always thought half a mill was not quite a sh*tpot full of money.

2. The true meaning of Christmas Waltzing Matilda. (from Climate Progess)

After you watch that,
Watch this, "And the band played Waltzing Matilda" by the Pogues, a great anti-war song.

Contact Reid

Please send Reid some spine! He must expose the obstructionism!
Here's what I wrote:

Call their bluff.
Make them filibuster!

Dear Senator Reid,

The republicans in the Senate seem intent on obstructing the stimulus bill (and probably other upcoming legislation as well.)

Please, please do not let the mere threat of a filibuster dissuade you.

Expose their obstructionist tactics to the light of day. MAKE THEM FILIBUSTER!!!!!

Best regards,

Smugglers build ramps

Who could have anticipated ...?

From RawStory

US border fence found remarkably ineffective and difficult to complete
John Byrne

Smugglers build ramps
The planned 670-mile fence along the US border with Mexico has proven remarkably ineffective at deterring or stopping illegal crossers to the United States, advocates and critics of the fence admit.

Moreover, the fence's construction remains in limbo in numerous areas, where legal, political and engineering obstacles have brought its implementation to a halt.
While we were worrying about 16-foot ladders, and using ground penetrating radar to look for tunnels, the smugglers were building ramps. That' s just not fair.
In a related story, smugglers were also able to discover the extent of the wall and walk around the end of the fence.

Feb 3, 2009

Daschle withdraws

I'm a little surprised, but I don't know if I'm surprised that he stayed so long or that he withdrew.

(I initially supported him, but his relationship with the healthcare industry turns out to be too meretricious for my tastes.)

Can't we just find someone who overpaid their taxes?

Feb 2, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow

Global Warming to end

In today's press conference, Sen James Inhofe (R-Dumbistan) said that Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow confirms that not only is global warming over, but people didn't have anything to do with it, anyway.

Groundhog Pie
* Servings: 6-8
* 1 groundhog skinned and cleaned
* 1/4 cup onion
* 1/4 cup green pepper
* 1/2 tablespoon minced parsley
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* 4 1/2 tablespoon flour
* 3 cups broth
* Biscuits:
* 1 cup flour
* 2 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoon fat
* 1/4 cup milk


1. Cut groundhog into 2 or 3 pieces.
2. Parboil for 1 hour.
3. Remove meat from bones in large pieces. Add onion, green pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, and flour to the broth and srit until it thickens.
4. If the broth does not measure 3 cups, add water.
5. Add the meat to the broth mixture and stir thoroughly.
6. Pour into baking dish.
7. For biscuits:
8. sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Cut in the fat and add the liquid.
9. Stir until the dry ingredients are moist.
10. Roll only enough to make it fit the dish.
11. Place dough on top of meat, put in a hot oven (400 degrees F.) and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until dough is browned.