Thursday, December 28, 2006


Who doesnt like them? I know I do. They rate right up there with booze, sandwiches, and a long nap on the couch with the cat. Did tyou know French Maids are more than just a pretty face? They can be educational. Here is a great instructional site on "how to's" performed by french maids. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Al interviews K-Fed.

How does it feel to have a closit full of wife-beaters, but no wife?

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Which Christmas Movie Do You Hate The Most?

This question was posed on World-O-Crap, which I read pretty much daily.

I didn't have to think for two seconds. "It's A Wonderful Life" is my most hated Christmas movie ever. Like many "classics" I just can't abide it. I read somewhere that Frank Capra didn't like it either, and he hated the fact that his career was reduced to that one movie.

Sadly, I liked "A Christmas Story" a long time ago, but now that they insist on showing it 46 billion times every year I hate it as well.

My favorite Christmas movies are "The Ref" starring Dennis Leary, and "Scrooged" with Bill Murray.

I hate almost all Christmas specials. But I love "Pee-Wee's Christmas Special", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", and, of course "How The Grinch Stole Christmas".

Now, tell everyone what you think!

hurricane vs bad storm

Why is it that a storm with winds that reach 75 MPH along the atlantic seaboard is a hurricane but the same storm in the pacific northwest is just a "bad storm?" We had such a storm on Thursday here in the PNW. It knocked out power to 1.5 million people, including Ken and I. The storm sank boats, felled trees, took off roofs, etc. But never ever was the work hurricane used. There is a Pacific Ocean equvilant to hurricane (the term has slipped my mind at the moment) but they never used that either. Odd. Obviously we have our power back now.

Another thing I noticed because of the storm. Most people are like sheep. I had noticed this before but I digress... After the storm was over people were out in droves stocking up on supplies. Gas stations ran out of gas, batteries were at a premium. Grocery stores were packed. People are stupid too. They did not stock up before the storm, they waited until after. And they didn't wait to stock up until after the trees had been cleared, the power lines resotored and the traffic lights were operational. They all went out into the chaos of the post-storm period, thereby creating more chaos. We went to get lunch yesterday from work. My office park is no more than a mile from an area with many restaurants and stores. It took us an hour and a half to go get food and return. The restaurants were so packed we couldn't get in. We got the remains of some deli sandwiches from a grocery.

I hate everyone. Ok not everyone, there are about 25 people I don't hate.

Boy is this a meandering word salad. Sorry.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

...and no whining.

This blog is just to appease Greg so he'll stop whining about how we never post. By the way, have we set a date yet for the I Know Greg Convention? I didn't realize Ryan was serious about springtime in Paris. I'm willing to change my vote for Paris, but not until the Euro falls below $1.25. I promise though, Ryan, we'll go to Paris Las Vegas and drink until we think we're in the real Paris. Although, that would really take a lot of booze. Ok, that's my blog for today.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.

The armhole in clothing.

Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.

The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.

Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.

A dangling curl of hair.

The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.

The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.

A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)

Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.

The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.

15. KICK or PUNT
The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.

The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.

The little finger or toe.

18. NEF
An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.

The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is `asleep'.

The symbol `#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.

The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.

22. PEEN
The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.

The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.

The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.

Creases on the inside of the wrist.

The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.

The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.

The rustle of silk.

A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.

Otter dung.

31. TANG
The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.

Stomach rumbling.

33. ZARF
A holder for a handleless coffee cup.

- S.B., D.W. & N.R.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Gettin' Loaded in the 00's is Cheap!

A Dewar's ad in The New York Times on Tuesday reprinted the front page of the December 5, 1933 NYT to celebrate the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. One of the articles was about how drink prices would drop by half once booze was legal. This article gave some of the new prices as furnished by the The Society of Restrauteurs. Here are some examples:

Gin and whiskey cocktails - 30 cents.
rum cocktails - 35 cents
Ginger ale or seltzer for Highballs an extra 5-10 cents
Whiskey $3.00 a quart
wine served in a restaurant $2.50
champagne - $8.00 at a table, $5.00 to take home

Of course this sounds great but really means nothing without adjusting for inflation. So I adjusted.

Gin and whiskey cocktails - $4.65
rum cocktails - $5.42
Ginger ale or seltzer for Highballs an extra $0.78 to $1.50
Whiskey $46.50 a quart
wine served in a restaurant $38.75
Champagne (brace yourselves) - $124.00 at a table and $77.50 to take home

So getting loaded in 1933 was pricey but not too far off today's prices. But the the day before you had to go to a speakeasy and pay double these prices! Man, we would have never made it in the 20's


Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Well, I can't argue with any of this. I am a tech retard, I am definitely busy, although I am definitely not responsible. I too really enjoyed David's post, and speaking of happy shirts, I had a bit of a culture shock on Friday when I went with Andrew (my boy) to his work party (he works at Villawood Detention Centre, where illegal immigrants are held, housed, fed, and sometimes taken bowling - no kidding - for up to many years). anyway. it was a 'western Sydney' pub which, how can I equate it to USA terms... think suburban small town Midwest fat trashy blonde women and guys with wife beater shirts. So there we are at this party.... I'm sorry, I have completely lost the track of my own story.


Monday, December 4, 2006

Point Taken!

I stand ( a bit) corrected. As David House pointed out, he did post a lovely piece about a Happy Shirt.

However, I do not believe for a millisecond that "busy" and/or "responsible" has all that much to do with the dearth of posts.

Here is a picture of David House being "busy" and "responsible":

rebuttal from the chopped liver

So what about my lovely blog about the shirt that makes you unhappy? We're blogging. Well, some of us are. But we're busy responsible people, unfortunately.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Hello? Hello?

I gave you all a lovely blog but so far the entries are somewhat lacking. Only Joe appears to be trying. Carissa tried but she is some kind of tech retard and failed. Maybe it's because the water goes down the toilet the other way in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ryan? Kathleen? Pat Sue?