Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monkey finger sniff

Deer Camp

viaFour guys have been going to the same deer camp for many years. Two days before the group is to leave, Ron’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going.
Ron’s friends are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do.
Two days later the three get to the camping site
only to find Ron sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and
dinner cooking on the fire.
“Man, how long you been here, and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?”
“Well, I’ve been here since yesterday. Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said, ‘Guess who?’” I pulled her hands off, and she was wearing a brand new nightie.
She took my hand and pulled me to our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over. On the bed she had
handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie and cuff her to the bed, and I did.
And then she said,”Do what ever you want.”
So, Here I am.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Types of Lab Breeds

The Lab is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the US and here are the four most common.

What a wonderful world Shadow puppets!

Say What?

This is just sad...

Republican vs. Democrat Women

John Philip Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever


Amazing Driftwood Statues

Heather Jansch's Diary: A Year in the Life of.....

This artist, Heather Jansch makes statues out of driftwood.

A Bumper Sticker I Like


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tilted Room Sketch - Hilarious

Please Tell Me Quaker Did Not Do This

Horse whisperer

This girl riding the horse is in her 20′s – her dad just died 24 days before this performance. You can hear her dedication to him just before her performance. Notice that it is just her and the horse – no bit, no saddle. She just uses signals and verbal cues, she’s mute. Oh yeah, this isn’t even her horse. She is training it for someone else, although she obviously has a relationship with this one.


Country Family Reunion


The McGurk Effect -Is Seeing Believing?

This might hurt your brain.


Peregrine Falcon & Gos Hawk... Amazing Birds

This commercial was not shown in the US

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This Day In History - Nov 3rd

Birthdays -
  • Stephen F. Austin, 1793, without him we would not have World Series Champs this year!
  • Bob Feller, 1918, first pitcher to record the same number of strikeouts as his age and was clocked once at over 107 mph
  • Charles Bronson, 1921, the original bad**s
  • Lulu (Marie Lawrie) 1948. best known for singing the theme song to "To Sir With Love" 
  • 1957 - Sun Records released "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married
On this day in 1957 the first living creature from earth was sent into space when the Soviets aunched Sputnik II and sent Laika, a former stray, into orbit.  Here is a picture.

    Selective Attention

    Watch this video and count the number of passes by a person wearing white.

    Rice Pictures

    Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year's creation -- a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount Fuji -- has begun to appear. It will be visible until the rice is harvested in September.

    Maybe We Are All Optimists

    One More Time, Here Is How It Works

    The Amazing Skidboot

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Election Night

    Musings while watching the returns.

    South Carolina's Jim Demint successfully fought off who?

    The second dumbest member of congress, Alan Grayson, is gone. As long as Maxine Waters is there first place will be incontestable as long as the other members have other than involuntary reflexes for brain functions.

    King Roy Barnes will not return to the governors office in GA. As long as Nathan Deal is as productive as governor as he was in congress we have nothing but inaction to fear.

    Republicans still do not have a plan. They are running against status quo but what is their plan?

    Repubs have the House but not the Senate. Several governorships which is good for redistricting.

    Well, looks like Mexifornia will return Boxer to the Senate. damn, just damn.

    Prezbo's trip to Mumbai will cost $200,000,000 per day. That's less than they spend when they are here. Can we outsource them?

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    Scooter Elevator Fail - Temper, Temper, Temper

    Or maybe that's why the scooter in the first place

    Nov 2nd in History

    1920 - The first commercial radio station in the U.S., KDKA of Pittsburgh, PA, began regular broadcasting. 

    1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

    1963 - The Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School" was released.

    1966 - Mississippi John Hurt died at the age of 73.

    Musical birthdays -
    • Jay Black (Jay and The Americans) 1938 
    • Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) 1960 
    • k.d. lang 1961

    Another one for election day

    I wonder how many folks are feeling this way on this election day.

    Same Situation, Two Different Presidents

    Prezbo is getting ready to speak to some 8 year old school children.  Still has the teleprompters and the ubiquitous Secret Service Protective Detail.

    Here is another president doing the same thing, see any differences?

    Who says you don't have to be smart to be in journalism?

    Jimmy C Newman - A Fallen Star

    At the age of 80 Jimmy C Newman is still performing. He is my favorite Cajun singer.

    ThereIs No Such Thing As A Vegan

    Just In Time For Election Day

    Sunday, October 31, 2010

    US Senate Bean Soup Recipe

    1 pound dried Great Northern beans
    1 meaty ham bone or 2 meaty smoked ham hocks
    3 cups chopped onion
    2 cups chopped celery
    3 minced garlic cloves
    1 cup mashed potatoes
    Salt and pepper

    Either soak the beans overnight in 12 cups of water or put the beans in water and bring to a boil, shut them off and let them sit 2 hours.

    Bring beans to a simmer and cook until the beans are just barely tender, about an hour. Put the ham in the pot and cook for 45 min on low. Remove hambone / hocks to cool. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook until everything is tender. Cut meat from the bones, chop, and return to the soup. Salt and pepper to taste and add potatoes to thicken.

    Serve with hot crusty bread.

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