Tuesday, February 27, 2007

We take trade-ins

PUEBLO, Colorado (AP) -- Three people were arrested on charges of swapping a 5-month-old boy for a down payment on a used Dodge Intrepid and cash, police said Tuesday.

"If it had been a Mercedes or a BMW we might have looked the other way but trading a baby for a Dodge, that's just sick."


It is time to reveal my true identity I am a 13 year old girl. All of you who have made sexual propositions to me are in big trouble and Dateline is right outside your house!

Here is a list of all the bloggers that have asked me for sex.

Blatant sexual proposals-none
Vague sexual proposals-none

Okay, you're all safe for now.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Wind Cries Mary - Jimmy Hendrix

After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footsteps dressed in red
And the wind whispers mary
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterdays life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries mary
The traffic lights, they turn, uh, blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags down stream
cause the life that lived is,
Is dead
And the wind screams mary
Uh-will the wind ever remember
The names it has blow in the past?
And with this crutch, its old age, and its wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries mary

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rosemary's Baby

[I stayed up late one night, I was probably about ten, I knew I had happened onto something wonderful, it scared me in a much deeper way than other movies, it was great!]

Rosemary's Baby (1968) is Polish director Roman Polanski's first American feature film and his second, scary horror film - following his first disturbing film in English titled Repulsion (1965) - about a mentally-unstable, sexually-terrified woman (Catherine Deneuve) left alone in her apartment. Three Polanski films served as a trilogy (of sorts) about the horrors of apartment-dwelling: Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), and The Tenant (1976).

Polanski served as the scriptwriter and based the darkly atmospheric film upon Ira Levin's best-selling novel of the same name. [Levin also wrote another horror tale about voyeurism in a Manhattan apartment building that inspired the film Sliver (1993), starring Sharon Stone, and he wrote a terrifying sequel to the original film titled Son of Rosemary (1997), but it has not been made into a film yet.] The film was produced by Paramount Studios and veteran, low-budget horror film maker William Castle, best known for gimmicky, cheesy films such as Mr. Sardonicus (1961), Homicidal (1961), House on Haunted Hill (1958), Macabre (1958), and The Tingler (1959).

The creepy, eerie gothic film is about a young newlywed couple who move into a large, rambling old apartment building in Central Park West, and begin a loving, post-honeymoon period. They become friendly with the eccentric next-door neighbors, an overly-solicitous and intrusive elderly couple (members of a coven), and soon the husband's acting career turns promising. But after a nightmarish dream of making love to a Beast, the paranoid, haunted, and hysterical woman believes herself impregnated so that her baby can be used in the New Yorkers' evil cult rituals. [Polanski deliberately presented the film with enough ambiguity so that the viewer is never quite certain whether Rosemary's experiences are truly supernatural or just fabricated, imaginative hallucinations.] The creepy film ends with the devil's flesh-and-blood baby being cared for by the mother! The incredible irony of the film was that the plot would be similarly played out a year later - Polanski's pregnant actress/wife Sharon Tate would be terrorized and murdered by the strange cult of Charles Manson followers in her Benedict Canyon home.

The big-budget horror film received two Academy Award nominations: one for Polanski's Best Adapted Screenplay, and Ruth Gordon won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as one of the well-meaning, 'normal' NYC neighbors. Quite a few of the smaller supporting roles were played by venerable actors, such as Ralph Bellamy (as Rosemary's Dr. Abraham Sapirstein), Sidney Blackmer (as Roman Castevet), Elisha Cook, Jr. (as apartment manager Mr. Nicklas), and Tony Curtis (phone voice).

It has been said that the film, concerned with the presence of evil surrounding us in the alienated, every-day, mundane city environment, inspired and was partly imitated by one of the greatest horror films of all time - The Exorcist (1973), and numerous other films about demonic children and impregnation including It's Alive (1974), the TV movie The Stranger Within (1974), The Omen (1976) and Demon Seed (1977). This critically-acclaimed and commercially successful film was followed by an inferior, made-for-TV movie sequel in 1976 entitled Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, aka Rosemary's Baby II, with Ruth Gordon reprising her role as Minnie Castevet.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things just doesn't belong.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Look! It's Kelly! I mean, look it's Christina!

Vital stats: Born on November 25, 1971 in Los Angeles and raised by singer-and-actress mom. Keeps her 5'5" frame in shape with jazz-dancing. Single—and considering only gainfully employed boyfriends.

Alma mater: L.A.’s Excelsior High School, which she swears isn’t a performing arts school, though she was in classes with other celeb kids, like Milla Jovovich and the Coreys (Haim and Feldman). “It wasn’t like Fame,” she says. “I wasn’t dancing on any cars.”

Other notable TV roles: Played a nymphomaniac on 21 Jump Street, Ricky Schroder’s prom date on Silver Spoons, and a member of Tina Yothers’ “band” on Family Ties.

How she lets loose: Off-roads in a black Lexus sport-utility vehicle. “Now when I drive an ordinary car, it feels like a go-cart,” she says. Also owns an old Betty of a Ford Falcon convertible.

If elected president: First thing she’d do? Redecorate.

Why she’ll never be elected: “I’m a really bad liar. When I fib even a little, I turn bright red.”

Faith, War and De-Programing

You know me, I'm no Holly Roller, Jesus Freak or Bible Thumper. But I do have faith that there is a higher power for good and that there is life after death and that there will be a kind of justice when it's all said and done.
Sometimes I go to church with Shelly, just to make her happy. One Sunday, a few months back, the preacher was saying a prayer and in my mind I was saying "Please watch over _____"
(fill in the blank) I don't even remember the list of people that I was naming.
That's when a slightly strange thing happened, I saw this in my head (All?), it surprised me but I kind of shrugged my shoulders and mentally said "Yes."
That has kind of been bouncing around in my head for a while now and it has changed my attitude a little.
When I use to hear about something bad happening, I would wait to see if it was somehow deserved or if it was an enemy. Now I don't, nothing in this world is as clear cut as that.
We are use to hearing war news like this "In a clash with insurgents near Fallujah today 8 American soldiers were killed and at least 12 insurgents are reported dead."
Too bad it will never be reported as "In a clash near Fallujah 20 men died fighting for a cause that they believed in." "These men are no longer suffering but for 20 wives, 40 parents, 43 children, 30 sisters and 22 brothers, the suffering has just begun."
"On a much lighter note..."

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Death and Meth

Purcell police officer Rick Adkins walks in front of Yoakum-Damet Funeral Home today. Photo by Steve Sisney

The owner and five employees of a Purcell funeral home are being held in the McClain County jail as part of an ongoing drug investigation after authorities raided the business this morning.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thousands of Americans die from marijuana?

Dear Tex,

Last week I was supposed to be on MSNBC to talk about the federal government’s stupid anti-marijuana ads. I was bumped at the last minute because the host, Tucker Carlson, wanted to interview Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN) instead. I never thought I would say this, but I’m glad I got bumped. Souder made a total fool of himself.

First, he said that smoking marijuana is not that much different from doing lines of cocaine or smoking crack in terms of the dangers. This sends the wrong message to teens. By saying that marijuana, a relatively benign drug, is as dangerous as crack cocaine it minimizes the real dangers associated with cocaine use.

Then Souder went on to say that thousands of Americans die from marijuana every year and that everyone who smokes marijuana will eventually become an addict. And this is from the ranking Republican on the House subcommittee that oversees federal drug war policies. Wow.

You can watch him make a fool out of himself on the MSNBC website. I’ve also posted a transcript of some of what he said below.

After you have fun watching or reading his remarks, please take a minute to fax Congress in support of eliminating those stupid anti-marijuana ads. Every evaluation of the program has found that they’re doing more harm than good.

And oh yeah, I’m proud to say that I went toe-to-toe against Drug Czar John Walters in a hundred newspapers over the weekend.

Partial transcript of Souder’s remarks:

REP. SOUDER: Marijuana is the primary gateway drug, although tobacco and alcohol, because they're all illegal for youth, you could argue that tobacco is a gateway drug to marijuana. Smoking marijuana is then a gateway drug for others. Furthermore, the THC content of BC Bud, Quebec Gold and this marijuana that's currently on the streets isn't like the Cheech and Chong marijuana. It's more like cocaine. But, that aside, I and members of Congress believe this ad program –

MR. CARLSON: How is it more like -- hold on. I'm sorry, Congressman. How is it more like coke? I don't understand what you mean by that.

REP. SOUDER: In other words, the THC of ditchweed and what was happening when I was in college in the late '60s and early '70s had a THC of 4 to 8 percent, maybe as high as 12. Now we're looking at 20, 30, 40 percent. And the kick and the addiction you get, the destruction in your brain cells, is more like coke or crack than it is like the old-time marijuana.

Rep. Souder made these comments as he was defending the Bush Administration’s request for more funding for anti-marijuana TV ads that have been shown to actually increase youth marijuana use. One of the reasons the campaign has backfired is that the ads make ridiculous statements that teens reject, such as equating marijuana use with terrorism and suggesting that smoking marijuana will lead one to kill people.

For the importance of 100% honesty when talking to teens about drugs see our Safety First website.


Bill Piper
Director, Office of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance

Big Log

I've always liked this song and had my own video in my mind, I was disappointed with this video. I guess I should try to make one like I imagined. But still, the music is very good and lends its self to the imagination.

Da Buzz

There is an old Northern European custom in which newlyweds would consume mead (honey beer/wine) for a month. That is where the term "Honeymoon" came from. I guess when you ran out of mead "The honeymoon was over"!

Drones "Everywhere I go, I'm just a gigalo" Their only purpose in life is to make sweet sticky bee love to the queen. The down side of beeing a drone is that you are the first to bee booted out of the hive if ther's a food shortage. Oops, found a huge down side, it kills you to mate with the queen!

Honey never spoils.

They use to use honey to treat wounds.

A newly hatched queen immediatley kills all other queens in the hive, hatched or not.

There are undertaker bees whos job it is to drag dead bees from the hive.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Negative Turbidity Discovered

I have discovered something that science didn't even know existed, negative turbidity.
[Turbidity is a cloudiness or haziness of water (or other fluid) caused by individual particles (suspended solids) that are generally invisible to the naked eye, thus being much like smoke in air.]

At work we have two turbidity meters, one tells the turbidity of the #1 filter, the other tells the combined turbidity of the #1 & #2 filter (not the way I would have done it, but not my choice).

If the #1 filter is reading .08 and the combined reading is .04, that means that the water in #2 has 0.00 turbidity. Right?

What if #1 is .08 again but the combined is .02? (It was like that the other day.)
The way I see it, it means that the water in filter #2 has a negative turbidity!

.08 + -.04 = .04 .04 divided by two= .02

I think that we should sell our negative turbidity water to places that have too high a turbidity. They could mix it with their water and bring the turbidity way down.
I wonder if we can produce water with a higher negative turbidity?
If we got good enough at it, you could pour a gallon of it into Lake Michigan and it would be crystal clear! Think of all the possibilities!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Nuclear Poker

N. Korea Welcomes Talks on Nuclear Program

by Anthony Kuhn

All Things Considered, February 8, 2007 · In China, diplomats from six countries discuss initial steps toward dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Talks on the issue have been stalled since December.

Upon arriving for the talks, North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Kye Gwan, indicated that he was ready to get down to the nuts and bolts of nuclear disarmament. "We are prepared to discuss first-stage measures," Kim said.

"We are going to make a judgment based on whether the United States will give up its hostile policy and move towards peaceful coexistence."

This represents a turnaround from December, when North Korea refused to discuss its nuclear programs until the US lifted its financial sanctions on Pyongyang. The deadlock seemed to break a bit last month, when Kim met in Berlin with his U.S. counterpart, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill.

"We had a good first day today," Hill said. A central part of the denuclearization approach adopted by the United States, Japan, China, South Korea and Russia is that North Korea allow its nuclear program to be monitored.

The country expelled United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in 2002.
Related NPR Stories ooooo
Oct. 19, 2006
Unequal, Uneasy: Life on the China-Korea Border
Oct. 19, 2006
Behind the Rhetoric: What Does North Korea Want?
Oct. 16, 2006
North Korean Military No Paper Tiger
Oct. 9, 2006
Determining the Scope of N. Korea's Test
Oct. 9, 2006
Diplomat Offers Analysis of North Korea Test
Oct. 9, 2006
North Korea Reports First Nuclear Test
Oct. 5, 2006
Translating 'Unacceptable' from the Diplomat-ese
Oct. 4, 2006
North Korea Takes a Nuclear Cue from Iran

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Talimena State Park

Talimena State Park marks the Oklahoma entrance to the Talimena Scenic Drive - 54 miles of winding road through the Ouachita Mountains, and known for spectacular spring and fall foliage. Hiking and backpacking trails offers a wide range of scenic, wooded terrain. Dirt bikes and ATV's are permitted in the park as an entrance point to the National Forest Lands. Talimena State Park offers facilities for picnics and camping, including tables, a group shelter, RV hookups with electric/water, tent campsites, playground, hiking trails, and comfort station with showers.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Screaming for Emily "Deity"

Paranoid Poetry

Got a Google chip in my head
Because of the bad things that I said
It didn't make me crazy
didn't make me a slave
but I can't get close
to the microwave
I have to push the button
then run run run
I listen for the ding
then I know that it's done
I never think of Google
in a negative way
or I won't wake up
till the following day

The Torrent

The torrent of steamy gravy was too much for the dam of Mashed Potatoes Lake. The little corn houses below were surely flooded. Hopefully the owners had purchased gravy flood insurance.

Sooner's song

There is a song that makes me think of Sooner. Whenever it would play, Sooner and I could not resist. It was a mandatory jump up and dance, 80's style.

Are drinkers smarter?

Research in London links alcohol consumption, cognitive ability
Aug 17, 2004 - Researchers based at University College London have found that drinking alcohol, even in low amounts, might be associated with higher cognitive ability, particularly for women.

The report published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who consume anywhere from one drink a week up to 30 drinks a week performed better than nondrinkers on a battery of different tests designed to measure their intellectual ability. "Compared with abstainers, persons drinking one or two glasses of alcohol per day had a significantly lower risk of poor cognitive function," the authors wrote.

Subjects who drank alcohol occasionally, but who did not drink in the week prior to the tests, also performed better than nondrinkers, but they did not do as well as the people who drank regularly. "In terms of cognitive function, we found that frequent drinking may be more beneficial than drinking only on special occasions," the authors wrote.

It was not clear if the benefits were due to the alcohol itself, or if other factors may have had an impact on the volunteers' mental skills. The researchers noted that drinkers tended to earn more and have higher levels of education than nondrinkers. "Moderate consumption could be a proxy marker for good mental and physical health and for high socioeconomic position, both of which are related to good cognitive performance," the authors wrote. They added, "Alternatively, alcohol may have a causal effect via improved vascular function, which is itself associated with good cognitive ability in the general population."

Prior studies that examined whether alcohol consumption affects cerebral skills have yielded inconsistent results or dealt with elderly populations, according to the team, which was led by Michael Marmot, a professor of epidemiology and public health at the college.

In most of the tests, women performed better than their male counterparts in the same consumption categories; for instance, in the "inductive reasoning" test, women performed 10% to 30% better than men. The scientists think that this could be due to women choosing different types of alcohol than men do. Or they speculated that women might metabolize alcohol in a gender-specific way, based on differing stomach enzymes or body fat-to-water ratio, which may lead to a possible cognitive improvement.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

How bright are you?

Wow, I just watched an Oprah that was good. A guy was in a terrible plane crash, he saw a lot of people die from the fire that almost took his life. He said that he could see auras leaving their bodies, some brighter than others. He knew that the brighter ones had lived their lives in a better way. He said now he tries to make his aura as bright as possible and he believes in life after death. Which he did not believe in before the crash.

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