Sunday, August 9, 2009

Highsides Suck!

Now I remember why it was so hard just to get out of bed in the morning for weeks and weeks after one of those...

MotoGP Crashes - Watch today’s top amazing videos here

Friday, August 7, 2009

What Rights Do You Really have?

If a human being does not have control over the decision to live or die, what control over your own body do you have? Women can abort unborn children--ending a life other than their own, but this poor man cannot end his own life. Where's the justice and freedom in that?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where It's Fat, It's Fatal

Everything you always thought about the South is true. Click here to see for yourself.


iPod MP3 players have suddenly burst into flames and smoke, injuring people and damaging property. It’s an investigation that Apple has apparently been trying to keep out of the public eye.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

How Do People Like This Get A Driver's License?

The famed Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashed Friday into the deck and garage of a home in Mount Pleasant, about 35 miles south of Milwaukee.

Police say the driver was trying to turn the Wienermobile around in the driveway and thought she was moving in reverse. But she instead went forward and hit the home. It sat in the driveway as if it were stuck in the garage Friday afternoon.

Looks like it could have used a little more foreplay. Easy there, big fella!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

When Your Number's Not Up, It's Not Up...

Juliane Kopcke's airplane was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm and exploded in mid-air, disintegrating two miles up. Köpcke, who was 17 years old at the time, fell to Earth still strapped into her seat. She survived the fall with only a broken collarbone, a gash to her right arm, and her right eye swollen shut.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Word Jazz

Ken Nordine, heard, but not seen by millions as a voice-over artist from the '50s until recently, has bestowed upon the world Word Jazz. The following pieces are from one of his first albums.

Grab a highball glass full of aged whiskey on the rocks, stoke up a cigar or your favorite pipe, and have a listen...

Repo Man for the Madoff Crowd

Business has never been better for the fearless pilot who takes back millionaires' expensive toys.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

There Are Encouraging Signs

I got home late last night, and saw that someone thought the trees across the street from my house needed some sanitary, uh, wiping.

This morning, I saw the full impact of the tree hygiene exercise.

I hope the kid that lives there doesn't get into any trouble over this, because, you see, he is very special, as noted on his school's website:

Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians
The Class of 2009 valedictorian is Kevin Jain. Jain achieved a 4.88 GPA and will attend Harvard University in the fall. Besides excelling in academics, Jain ran track and cross country. He was also a member of the school’s robotics and debate teams, served as president of National Honor Society, founded Santa Margarita’s chapter of Junior Statesmen of America and started the First Annual Trinity League Food Drive, which resulted in 8,564 pounds of food being donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

That GPA happened to be the highest in his class. His sister was valedictorian of her class just two years ago as well.

No doubt these kids are very bright, but it also shows what can happen when there are two loving parents at home guiding their children to embrace what is the right thing over the long haul, vs.parents more worried about two BMWs in the garage and who has the latest iPod. You see it all over the place: Instant gratification vs. a future.

It brightens the spirit and lets me know that there are hard-working kids with families behind them who will take care of the mess we are currently heading towards. With all I read in the news, I was beginning to lose faith that we are still turning out the best and the brightest.