If you click through this link, it helps me out somehow or another supposedly.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
GRAPEVINE -- Looking to get into the holiday spirit?
The Gaylord Texan resort is providing everything from a giant Christmas tree and live reindeer to 2 million pounds of ice.
The third annual Lone Star Christmas kicked off Thursday night and runs through Jan. 5.
The ICE! exhibit returns this year with a 14,000-square foot exhibit of ice sculptures including a train depot, an igloo, a gingerbread family, a Nativity scene and three ice slides.
The exhibit, hand-carved over 34 days by 40 artisans from Harbin, China, is kept at 9 degrees. Visitors receive insulated parkas to keep them warm.
Lone Star Christmas
Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine
Daily through Jan. 5
$10 for parking. Parking is validated if you spend $25 or more in restaurants or shopping.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Adults, $20 weekdays, $23 weekends, plus tax. Children 4-12, $10 weekdays, $12 weekends. Military and seniors 55 and up, $18 weekdays, $20 weekends.
Tickets purchased online at http://www.gaylordtexan.com/ cost $3 less. Ticket prices include validated parking.
Star-Telegram.com: 11/16/2007 ICE! exhibit opens at the Gaylord Texan
Be sure and check out the video at the Gaylord Texas link.
Here's a link to a video clip where it shows something moving in this old hotel. I think it's a ghost saying, Hep me lawd, pleez, I'm about to die - oh, yeah, I'm already dead.
Implosion video: Something is seen moving at time of blasts TOP STORIES Breaking Houston News, Weather, Sports, Traffic, Video from KHOU.com 11 News
The museum is home to thousands of pages of FBI files which shows Elvis' involvement with the FBI and DEA as an agent, the DNA sample analysis which proved the body in the coroner's report was that of a different man, handwriting and voiceprint files from 'The King' discovered after his supposed death, and hundreds of facts refuting the notion that Elvis Presley had departed from this world.
From the Elvis Is Alive Website: "The document below is a copy of the DNA laboratory report proving Elvis did not die as reported in 1977. The top DNA marked with a "v" is that of Elvis at the age of 31. The lower DNA checked was that of the corpse. They did not match! Elvis was not in the casket! This information was obtained from the files of the late Dr. Harold Sexton, the pathololist who performed both the biopsy and autopsy."
I can actually remember the day Elvis died. That's kind of weird because I was only one month shy of my 5th birthday. My grandmother's sister passed away that same day, and my mother was driving us to the babysitter's house so she could go grieve with the other family members or help plan the funeral or something.
But we were driving down Craig Street in Fort Worth in my mom's gold station wagon. I, of course, was standing up in the front seat when we heard the guy on the radio announce, Elvis is dead. I remember my mother practically running off the road while she was reaching for the knob to turn the volume up on the radio. The announcer said it again, Elvis is dead. My mother yelled something like, Oh my God, what else is going to happen today?
It's odd when things like this stay burned in your memory.
Let Elvis rest, whether he's dead, alive or anything in between.
Teachers tune in for free, and the National Park Foundation and other nonprofits pick up production costs.
(CBS) NEW YORK Prosecutors in New York have decided not to press charges against a family that allegedly snuck a dead body out of a nursing home.
Police found the body in a Mahopac home, on a bed, dressed in nice clothing. The 30-mile journey from the nursing home to the house is odd, but according to professionals, not illegal.
Administrator Bonnie Burke said the staff at the St. Joseph's nursing home was horrified when the body suddenly disappeared.
The 76-year-old woman died of natural causes late Wednesday night. Family members went to St. Joe's and were granted privacy to grieve.
As staff prepared to call a funeral home, family members said they wished to remove the dead woman's belongings, and began using a wheelchair to take her possessions to their car.
Surveillance video shows they covered the body to sneak it past security, and then arranged the nursing home bed to hide what they had done.
Police said family members brought the body to their home to honor a tradition of their Asian culture.
Members of the Carmel Police Department said the dead woman was treated with dignity and no charges would be filed. St. Joseph's said it's treating this event as an isolated incident, but they add, staff will review procedures for dealing with families when residents pass away.
cbs11tv.com - Family Sneaks Dead Woman From Nursing Home
Friday, November 16, 2007
Go to this site: http://community.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM
1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
2 - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.
It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
Mrs. Nat King Cole.
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always Remember Those Who Serve
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
4 - Fourth Important Lesson - The Obstacle In Our Path
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
This woman in the video found this lion injured in the forest ready to die. She took the lion with her and nursed the lion back to health. When the lion was better she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home.
This video was taken when the woman after some time went to go visit the lion to see how he was doing. Watch the lion's reaction when he sees her. Amazing!!!!!
What you ask, is "Butt dust?" Read on and you'll discover...
MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."
STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."
BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"
TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"
THE SERMON : I think this mom will never forget this particular Sunday sermon. "Dear Lord," the minister began with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face, "without you, we are but dust." He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter(who was listening!) leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"
The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
Amateur Video Appears To Show Figure Inside The 13-story Crowne Plaza Hotel
(AP) HOUSTON Police searched the rubble of a demolished hotel in Houston for any sign that someone may have been in the building when it was imploded.An amateur video appeared to show a figure inside the 13-story Crowne Plaza Hotel seconds before the implosion southwest of downtown Houston, police said. However, officials have been unable to confirm that the movement was human."It seems to show movement just prior to the implosion," spokesman Sgt. Nate McDuell said Thursday. "But that hasn't been confirmed to be human."
More Here: cbs11tv.com - Police Search Site Of Imploded Houston Hotel
Can't find a video where it shows movement anywhere, just the building imploding.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Got this in an email from KC. I'm not the most religious person around. I do believe in God, but I don't like it when people start pushing their beliefs down my throat saying their religion is the only true and right religion. Anyway, here's the email:
This is a VERY special kid!!!
This is a tear jerker....And a heart warmer. SORRY!! A remarkable phone call from a 12-yr old boy to Houston radio station KSBJ FM 89.3. So profound, the station has it posted on their website. Click below to listen to it. It's short.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Each 3 3/4" tall metal tin contains three sizes of latex free, vinyl, adhesive bandages with sterile gauze and a free toy to take your mind off of the excruciating pain.
TATTOO BANDAGE ASSORTMENT
Via: Bits & Pieces
Circle your calendars: Black Friday is just around the corner.
While it's not actually the busiest shopping day of the year, you'd never convince the legions of consumers who get up extra early on the morning after Thanksgiving to hunt down deep discounts at the mall.
You'll see all the ads in the extra-thick Thanksgiving Day newspaper, of course. But you can start to plot your holiday shopping strategy right now—online.
You'll find a range of "official" sources that are posting sale prices now, including:
• Black Friday 2007
• The Black Friday 2007
All have similar formats and content: lists and lists of rock-bottom, get-you-in-the-door, too-good-to-be-true prices.
In some cases, you can view reproductions of the actual ads that will be showing up in your driveway on Thanksgiving Day.
Web sites offer sneak peek at holiday ads Computer Corner WFAA.com
The toys on the 2007 WATCH list and the companies that make them are:
Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boat, by Fisher Price. Contains lead paint.
Sticky Stones, GeoCentral. Magnetized stones that, if swallowed, could "stick together across the intestines, causing serious infections and death."
Jack Sparrow's Spinning Dagger, Zizzle. Viewed as eye hazard.
Dora The Explorer Lamp, Funhouse. Potential for electric shocks and burns.
Lil "Giddy Up" Horse - Sassy Pet Saks, Douglas. Contains fibers and small parts that could be a choking hazard.
Spider Man 3 New Goblin Sword, Hasbro. Rigid plastic could cause injuries.
Hip Hoppa, by Spin Master Ltd. and Vivid Imaginations, Ltd. A combination footboard and bouncing ball that children jump on has the potential for head and other injuries.
B'Loonies Party Park, Ja-Ru, Inc. Children blow balloon-like toy out of substance squeezed from tube. Has potential for chemical ingestion.
My Little Baby Born, Entertainment, Inc.; Zapf Creations AG. Baby doll comes attached to tiny pacifier that could be swallowed.
Rubber Band Shooter, Simple Toys LLC. Shoots rubber bands and presents eye hazard.
cbs11tv.com - Watchdog Group Releases List Of Hazardous Toys
» Telemarketers Wont Stop Calling Litigious Consumer: Fight Back Against Companies that Break the Law
I have no idea if this is true or not, but it's worth a shot since I get about 5 calls a day from someone named Erica. They start calling at 8:00 am - really pisses me off! I'm not an advocate on filing lawsuits, but I think asking the telemarketer to send you a copy of their do-not-call rules and asking them to quit calling might do the trick.
"Does your phone ring off the hook from unknown phone numbers? If so you may be entitled to get paid for your troubles. The do not call registry is not the way to get back at these fools that call you without your permission. The DNC rules do not give consumers a private right of action, but the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does The Telephone Consumer Protection Act allows you to sue telemarketers for various violations."
"One of the best ways is to find out who is calling you is to use some of the reverse look-up services online, anywho.com is my favorite. Anywho will let you check for all different kind of numbers, however any of the reverse look up services work just fine. One of the things that telemarketers do to violate the TCPA is not providing you with their do not call rules. If you ask a telemarketer to stop calling you and to send a copy of their do not call rules and they don’t you have the ability to sue them. It is a fairly simple process and if you goto your local small claims court and ask them the procedures they are usually very helpful. This is just typical of cold calling spam by telemarketers. There are also some software available to make telemarketers stop calling you. Making telemarketers stop harassing you should be your first option."
» Telemarketers Wont Stop Calling Litigious Consumer: Fight Back Against Companies that Break the Law
From Rare Bird Finds:
"I have to admit that when Jamie contacted me about reviewing Chicken Poop I thought "EW!". Why would I want chicken poop on my lips? I went to look at the site out of curiosity and of course the lip balm is not made from chicken poop at all. "
Jodee Berry won a drawing at the Hooters in Panama City Beach, where she used to work. She says she was blindfolded and led to the parking lot. When the blindfold came off, she was looking at Yoda
I read this article in the 2006 Farmer's Almanac:
Legend has it that you can predict how severe the coming winter will be from persimmon seeds. Cut the seed open lengthwise to inspect the embryo. If it is knife-shaped, you will be in for a cold, hard winter. A spoon-shaped embryo foretells lots of snow. If you see little forks, winter will be normal.
This is awesome news - no wonder Shorty is so smart!
From CBS News:
New research finds an apparent, direct correlation between women's body fat and intelligence. As CBS News correspondent Susan McGinnis reported on "The Early Show" Tuesday, the study shows women with fuller, "hourglass" figures seem to be smarter, and give birth to brighter children.
The research, published this week in the journal "Evolution and Human Behavior," indicates hips don't lie. In effect, says the study of some 16,000 women, the smaller your waist and bigger your hips, the smarter you are.
And, McGinnis points out, there's a formula: Divide waist circumference by hip circumference. The lower the result, the better. For instance, notes McGinnis, Jennifer Lopez's waist measures 26 inches, her hips, 39 -- for a waist-to-hip ratio of .66. The less curvy Kira Knightley's waist is 25 inches, and her hips, 33, for a ratio of .76.
The researchers say it has to do with omega-3 fatty acids, which gather around fuller hips and thighs, and are important.
cbs11tv.com - Are Curvier Women Smarter?
A ventriloquist walked up to an Indian and said “I’ll bet I can make your horse talk.”
Indian: “Horse no talk.”
Ventriloquist: “Sure watch this. Hi horse. How does you master treat you?”
Horse: “Oh, he is good to me. He gives me food, water and he keeps me out of the sun.”
Ventriloquist: “I’ll bet I can make you dog talk.”
Indian: “Dog no talk.”
Ventriloquist: “Sure watch this. Dog, how are you? Does your master treat you good?”
Dog: “Oh! He treats me good. He gives me food, water and he plays ball with me.”
Ventriloquist: “I’ll bet I can make your sheep talk.”
Indian: “Sheep Lie! Sheep Lie!”
Via: Blame It On The Voices: The Ventriloquist
“I hated my parents when they wouldn’t give me everything my friends got. It was the best lesson they ever taught me.”
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
From Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life by Jay White
"When you feel like eating something, what comes to mind first? For me it's the purely the taste. Then my inner-brain kicks in and thoughts of portion size, calories, fats, & sugars, slowly convince me to make a smart choice.Weight gain aside, I would rarely think of any other complications or side effects the food may cause. Side effects are attributed to medications or medical procedures, but not food, right? Well, guess again. Turns out, the food we eat may also cause side effects. Some side effects are serious, some are disturbing, and some may put you into embarrassing situation.Here is a list of 10 common side effects caused by the food we eat."
1. Body Odor. Researchers found that red meat consumption negatively influences on body odor .
2. Acne. Foods that are high in saturated fat and trans fatty acids increase the sebum production in the body, which in turn increases acne. Researchers suggest that there is a positive association between milk consumption and acne.
3. Allergy. Allergy is a number one foods side effect. In theory, any food can cause an allergy. But in fact there are 8 foods to blame for 90% of allergic reactions to food: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts), fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.
4. Candidiasis (Yeast infection). Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the normal yeast in the body, so foods that affect the yeast levels may contribute to a yeast infection. These foods are: sugars, vinegar, starches, refined carbohydrates, yeast and yeast containing products.
5. Heartburn and Acid Reflux. There is a relatively long list of foods that cause heartburn. Some foods cause the lower esophageal sphincter - a muscle that helps to keep stomach contents out of the esophagus - to become weaker, and some cause the stomach to produce more acid than usual. Both of these problems can increase acid reflux. Most common food triggers for heartburn are citrus fruits, fried and fatty foods, vinegar, tomatoes, chocolate.
6. High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia). Cholesterol is found mostly in animal foods. Consumption of cholesterol-rich foods can elevate blood cholesterol level, which may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol foods are: brains (beef, pork, lamb), eggs, organ meat (liver, kidneys, spleen).
7. Kidney stones. People whose diets are high in animal protein and low in fiber and fluids may be at higher risk for stones. Several studies have shown that increasing dietary calcium and restricting salt, animal protein, and foods rich in oxalate, such as rhubarb, spinach, cocoa, nuts, pepper, and tea, can help prevent calcium oxalate stones from returning.
8. Memory and Cognition Impairment. Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated fats and trans fats, a high intake of foods containing copper may cause a fast decline in their ability to think, learn, and remember, according to the study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The research studies have linked fat intake, especially that of saturated and trans fats, to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive difficulties.
9. Edema and Water Retention. Foods high in salt, sodium or sugar may cause the body to retain considerable fluids and worsen edema. The body needs a constant concentration of salt in its tissues. When excess salt is taken in, the body dilutes it by retaining fluid.
10. Migraine and Headache. Foods may trigger not only migraine but also tension type headache, which feels like tightening of a band around the head, making the whole head ache. Foods cause headaches by affecting the brain chemistry or changing the size of blood vessels. Certain foods cause headache in most vulnerable people because of their high content of the amino acids tyramine and phenyethyamine. The tyramine increases blood flow to the brain, which can lead to a headache. Common headache food triggers are aged cheese, beer, red wine, chocolate, nitrite-containing foods.
Make creamy scrambled eggs: as eggs thicken when scrambling, add a tablespoon of vinegar for every two eggs.
Rub vinegar on the cut end of uncooked ham to prevent mold.
Add a tsp. of vinegar and sugar to correct a too-salty taste (in any recipe).
Pour a dash of white vinegar on a cloth and lay it over a burn, including sunburn.
Try vinegar ice cubes to clean and deodorize a garbage disposal.
Pour a cup of vinegar into the dishwasher and run the empty machine through the whole cycle to get rid of soap buildup and odors.
Use a paste of vinegar and baking soda to clean tarnished brass, copper, and pewter, or the scorch marks on the bottom of an iron.
Renew sponges, loofahs, dingy white socks, and dish rags by letting them soak overnight in dilute vinegar.
Remove grease and grime from fan blades, oven interiors, tops of refrigerators, etc.
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar into a sandwich-sized or quart-sized plastic bag and tying over a scummy shower-head for an hour.
Clean toilet bowl rings by turning off the input spigot, removing water from the bowl, and laying vinegar-soaked paper towels on the ring for an hour or more.
Stretch any commercial window cleaner by combining it with 1/3 water and 1/3 vinegar.
Scrub fireplace bricks with vinegar.
Decrease static or dust accumulation of plastic or vinyl surfaces by wiping them down with vinegar and water.
Use vinegar on mildewed garments that cannot take bleach.
Wash new clothes with 1/2 cup white vinegar to eliminate manufacturing chemicals.
Remove odor and perspiration or deodorant stains by spraying vinegar on underarm or collar areas.
Make nylon hose look smoother and last longer by adding a tablespoon over vinegar to the rinse water.
Get salt stains off shoes with a dilute vinegar wipe.
Stop itching from insect stings or poison ivy by dabbing or spraying with vinegar.
To cut appetite and reduce weight, drink one glass of a mixture of vinegar, honey, and grapefruit juice before meals.
Pour vinegar wherever you don't want ants to congregate.
Add it to the kids' sandbox to discourage cats from employing it. Also, spray vinegar on furniture or surfaces you want a cat to leave alone.
Get rid of rust on spigots, tools, or bolts by soaking them.
Tighten the cane in a sagging chair by sponging it with a heated solution of 50/50 vinegar and water.
Wash skinned game with a 50/50 vinegar/water solution to reduce the gamey taste.
Add vinegar to a pet's drinking water to discourage fleas and mange.
Vinegar as wonder substance - Boing Boing
"Entirely superfluous—and with the extra step of emptying the suction bin, probably just as much work as turning the dustpan perpendicularly to the dust line a couple of times—but a decent attempt to solve an age old problem and relatively cheap at $12.50."
Powerpan Vacuum Dustpan - Boing Boing Gadgets
Some old home remedies put to the test, like eating chicken soup makes you better or going outside with wet hair makes you catch a cold. Click and see which ones are false and which are true.
Testing Grandma's Knowledge - Home Remedies Under Scientific Eye
I have to make this every year for Thanksgiving and usually Christmas. It is so easy, I don't know why I only make it twice a year. I just entered it into a Quick and Simple contest. You and your family can thank me later.
Fancy-Schmancy Green Beans
4 cups canned green beans - drained
1/2 lb. processed cheese, cubed
1/2 tsp. dill weed
6 slices cripsy, cooked bacon
salt & pepper
Mix all ingredients except bacon. Spoon into 1 1/2 qt. casserole. Cover. Microwave on high 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Stir every couple of minutes. Stir in bacon.
It's Da-licious as Shorty would say.
The Fort Worth Water Department is blocking my driveway. Why? Oddly enough, they're sucking out the creek in front of our house. I have no idea why, but I'm glad they're doing it because it looks like a cesspool. I hope they're not going to recycle this water - gross!
UPDATE - Well, I walked down there to find out what was going on, and it didn't take me long to figure it out when I smelled the lovely stank in the air. A sewer line broke somewhere upstream and they're sucking all the water out. What's sad is once I got back inside the house, I looked down at the end of the driveway and one of the pipes that went into the big tanker truck they're filling up, well, it sprung a huge leak and there was shit water flying everywhere - real sanitary, huh? I think I'll go puke now.
I just took this picture through my window - I feel like I need to be secretive or something. Let's face it, I would never make it as a professional photographer because I'm such a chicken shit. Anyway, look at the two jugs of solution. I hope these contain some kind of shit-eating bacteria or something because it reeks.
People looking to fill up their gas tanks in Parma Ohio got an eyeful, but no one's exactly sure what they were looking at.
The blue ghostly presence was visible to the naked eye and was captured by surveillance video.
The blue light sometimes hovered in one place but also moved around
LiveLeak.com - Ghost caught on security tape at gas station ?: ""
"Authorities in Florida launched an investigation into what they called one of the strangest accidents they've ever seen. Investigators said 32-year-old Charles Tucker Jr. was using the cat door early on Saturday morning as a way to get back into his girlfriend's St. Augustine home after she kicked him out. Deputies said several hours after Tucker's girlfriend told him to leave she found him stuck in the cat door."
More Here: Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Woman finds boyfriend dead in cat door
This freaks me out a little:
"An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A."
"Dede, now 35, baffled medical experts when warty "roots" began growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident."
More Here: Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured
"This is the heartening tale of Lara Eustermann, who was struck by lightning last month, which stopped her heart, leaving her essentially, dead."
"Now she's made a miraculous recovery. Here's how KWOC TV reported the story of Lara waking up from the coma she was in."
"I'd like to wish Lara all the very best, and hope she makes a full, speedy recovery."
You can see a proper interview with her on this page.
If you laughed at this, shame, shame on you. I've already shamed myself.
Nothing To Do With Arbroath: When live news broadcasts don't exactly go as planned
This question may make me sound like a dumbass, but in reality, I am kind of a dumbass. As some of you may know, I love to watch the show How Clean Is Your House that stars the Queens of Clean, Aggie and Kim. Kim is the blonde lady that absolutely cracks me up. Anyway, they are always talking about bicarbonate of soda and I have no earthly idea what that is. The only thing that comes to mind when they say those words is baking soda. Is that the same thing? I'll find out the answer so all of us can learn something today.
Here's the first definition I found:
Bicarbonate of soda - is an alkaline raising agent used in recipes that contain an acid ingredient such as buttermilk or lemon juice - ideal for soda bread. It is one of the ingredients of baking powder. It can be mixed with cream of tartar to produce a darkening effect in recipes containing chocolate, or in ginger cakes. Bicarbonate of soda can also help neutralise strong fruit acids like those in rhubarb or blackcurrants, alleviating the sour flavour
Yes, it defines bicarbonate of soda. But I guess I really want to know where the hell I can buy some bicarbonate of soda here in the US. Onto more searching.
bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, saleratus (a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid).
I think this answered my question, but just to make sure I'll try to find the definition of baking soda.
Baking Soda - Baking soda ("bicarbonate of soda") is a leavener used in baked goods. When mixed with an acid ingredient (such as butter-milk, yogurt, or molasses), baking soda produces carbon dioxide bubbles that make the dough rise.
Wow, I should have been a freakin' detective.
Let your minds rest, other weird people like me who let little things like this irritate them. Bicarbonate of soda = baking soda. Let the home remedies commence.
Most of us keep the bathroom cabinet stocked with remedies for common ailments - but we could just as well look in our kitchen cupboards instead. Many everyday ingredients can double as home cures for a host of complaints, from toothache to sciatica - and with no worry of side-effects. Here, Angela Epstein rounds up 25 of the best home remedies...
The cures in your kitchen cupboards the Daily Mail
Via: The Presurfer
DadLabs Internet TV Show - DadLabs - Advice for dads and by dads on parenting, parenthood, fatherhood, children, and wives.
This is too funny. You must go check this out.
DadLabs Internet TV Show - DadLabs - Advice for dads and by dads on parenting, parenthood, fatherhood, children, and wives.
From Blame It On The Voices:
Women might be a mystery to men, we all admit that, but, in order for us to get along well, there are a few things that they should know about men too:
1. If you’re cooking a special dinner for a man, be sure to include something from each of the four major male food groups: Meat, Fried, Beer, and Red.
2. When he asks for a threesome with you and your best friend, he is only joking.
- Unless the answer is yes.
- In which case, can he videotape it?
3. Any sort of injury involving the testicles is not funny. Seriously.
4. Don’t make him hold your purse in the mall. It does something to our manhood.
5. Shopping is not fascinating. Ever.
6. It is only common courtesy to leave the toilet seat up when you’re done.
7. If you really want a nice guy, stop dating good-looking assholes.
8. The man is always in charge of poking the campfire with a stick and/or tending the grill.
9. Trying to provoke a large, dangerous-looking felon from across the room is not funny.
10. Don’t hog the covers. Really.
11. If he has to sit through “Legends of the Fall”, you have to sit through “Showgirls”.
12. “Fine.” is not an acceptible way to end an argument.
13. Money does not equate love. Not even in Nevada.
14. If you truly want honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to.
15. Of course he wants another beer.
16. The guy doesn’t always have to sleep on the wet spot.
17. Dogs good. Cats bad. Grrrrrrr….
18. He does not want to be just friends.
19. Do not question a man’s innate navigational abilities by suggesting he stop for directions.
20. He was not looking at that other girl.
- Well, okay… maybe a little.
- Okay, so what! He was looking at her. Big deal. Like you never looked at another guy…
21. He is the funniest, strongest, best-looking, most successful man you have ever met.
a) And all your friends think so too. Especially the cute ones.
22. Your (select appropriate item:) butt/boobs/hair/makeup/legs look fine. As a matter of fact, it/they look damn good. Stop asking.
23. If you want a satisfying sex life, you will never fake an orgasm. Ever.
24. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary in many of the fine bars and fraternities throughout the country, not all men are cretins deserving your contempt.
25. It is not necessary to discuss the heaviness of your menstrual flow with him.
26. Remember: that Nair bottle looks an awful lot like shampoo if left in the shower.
27. Two words: blow job. Learn it. Live it. Love it. Did I meantion Love it?
28. Any attempt by a man to prepare food, no matter how feeble (ie: Microwaving a burrito, fixing Spaghetti, etc) should be met with roughly the same degree of praise a parent might shower upon their infant when it walks for the first time.
29. Those male models with perfect bodies are all gay. Accept it.
30. He heard you the first time. Honest.
31. You know, you can ask him out too… Let’s spread the rejection around a little.
32. Dirty laundry comes in several categories: Looks fine/smells fine, Looks fine/smells bad, Looks dirty/smells fine. Unless you intend to wash it, do not try to disrupt piles organized in this manner.
33. Yes, Sharon Stone/Pamela Anderson/Cindy Crawford is prettier than you. Just like Brad Pitt/Antonio Banderas/Keanu Reeves is better looking than him. But since neither one of you is going to be dating any of these people, love the one you’re with.
34. Of course size matters, and boy does he have the grandaddy of them all.
35. His (fill in appropriate selections:) bald spot/beer gut/impossibly thick glasses/impotency/scabby rash, is cute.
36. Watching football is a major turn-on for you. But please wait until the halftime show to act upon that…
Blame It On The Voices: Stuff Women Really Need To Know About Men
Monday, November 12, 2007
I was originally going to post this as a helpful hint for my truck-driving friends Becky and Alan, but this is hilarious whether you're driving a big rig or not.
VideoJug: Bathroom Secrets Of A Cross Country Truck Driver
What a neat story.
Photographer Craig Nelson bought a batch of intriguing photos from a shop in Arkansas. They were taken in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Nelson posted them on Flickr and searched for the original photographer. He found Darrell Hill, who discarded the pictures 30 years ago in an Arkansas dumpster, and is now an artist in Hawaii. Link to story. Link to photographs. ~via Metafilter
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Draw any house you want, the way you draw a house will say a lot about your personality.
drawahouse.com - the real estate test
Here's my analysis:
Based on your drawing and the 10 answers you gave this is a summary of your personality:
You are sensitive and indecisive at times. You are a freedom lover and a strong person. You love your house and family. You are a gifted artist as well. Once you have a problem, you need a friend with you. Your life is always full of changes. You are very tidy person. There's nothing wrong with that because you're pretty popular among friends. Your life is always full of changes.
You will avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible. You love excitement and create it wherever you go. You have a strong personality and you like to command, influence and control people.
You added a flower into your drawing. The flower signifies that you long for love. It also safe to say that others don't see you as a flirt. You don't think much about yourself.
"In 2004 James Surowiecki wrote a best-selling book called 'The Wisdom of Crowds.' The book's premise is that diverse, decentralized people voting independently are better at predicting future events or trends than individuals, small groups or even domain experts."
"There are tools for surveying groups of independent voters, but they're either slow, expensive or both. Ask500People gathers input and opinion data in minutes instead of days, and creates a platform that other applications can integrate. "
Via: The Presurfer: Ask 500 People
"Reading Toes is a method used to obtain self-knowledge and to analyse personalities and behaviour patterns by interpreting the position and shape of toes. Reading Toes was developed by Hungary-born Dutch journalist and ex-radio and TV producer/reporter Imre Somogyi.
He interviewed hundreds of people during fifteen years of research. Gradually he discovered the meaning of the different shapes and positions of toes, and learned to relate the shapes and positions to the peronalities and behaviour of people."
LEES JE EIGEN TENEN
|You Are 48% Open Minded|
"Even though it’s said that "necessity is the mother of invention," women’s contribution to inventing and science have been, in the past, often overlooked. It’s likely women have been using their creativity and intelligence to engineer new ideas and products since the beginning of human experience, but nobody really kept track of such things until a few years ago. Below we’ve assembled some of our favorite daring women inventors, scientists, and doctors - from Nobel Prize winners to crafters of practical devices, from women who revolutionized the way diapers were changed to women whose revolutionary ideas changed the world."
Here's a few:
1870 - Martha Knight patents a machine to produce flat-bottomed paper bags. She also becomes the first woman in the United States to fight and win a patent suit, when she defended her patent against a man who had stolen her design and filed for his own patent on it. He claimed a woman couldn’t possibly have the mechanical knowledge needed to invent such a complex machine, but Knight was able to back up her claim. After her success, she went on to develop and patent several other machines, including rotary machines and automatic tools.
1903 - Mary Anderson, of Alabama, invents the windshield wiper. Patented in 1905, windshield wipers became standard equipment on cars a decade later.
1951 - Bette Nesmith invents Liquid Paper, a quick-drying white liquid painted onto paper to correct mistakes. She was a secretary in Texas when she hit upon her invention, which became so successful it grew into the Liquid Paper Company. (Fun fact: Her son, Michael Nesmith, grew up to be a member of the 1960s rock group the Monkees.)
1964 - Chemist Stephanie Louise Kwolek invents Kevlar, a polymer fiber that is five times stronger than the same weight of steel and is now used in bulletproof vests, helmets, trampolines, tennis rackets, tires, and many other common objects.
Dear Little Edmond Oneyem...Your story sounds an awful lot like Miss Casandra, or whatever that person's name was that sent me an email asking for money about a month ago. Poor little Edmond. You are 19 years old and don't know how to spend $18 million? My advice to you, blow it all on hookers and booze and party like it's 1999. And by the way, get off my computer, BEE-YOTCH!
This is the email I received from "Edmond Onyem"
I am Edmond Onyem, 19years old and the only child of my late parents Mr.and Mrs Koffi Onyem. My father was a highly reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.
My mother died when I was just 4 years old, and since then my father took me so special. Before his death he told me that he has the sum(USD$18 000 000) left in a bank here in Ivory Coast.
I am just 19 years old and really don't know what to do. so,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards to help me claim and invest the money in your country and also help me to come over to your country to further my education while you invest and manage the money. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.I will like that you keep this transaction confidential for the security of the money. Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can I completely trust you?
3.Can you be able to keep this transaction confidential for the security of the money?
2. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you?
Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Papa Rooster just saw this commercial while he was glued to the TV watching the Cowboys whoop up on the Giants. Bet the Giants fans are pissed they sacrificed their morals and wore red to the game - oh, well, live and learn. Always remember to stick to your guns. More about that story here: http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/11/a_giant_mistake.html
From the Fort Worth Star Telegram:
"Man arrested covered in salad dressing
FORT WORTH -- A 27-year-old Corpus Christi airline passenger recently found himself in sticky situation. The disheveled passenger was arrested in Terminal B at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport after police found him sitting on an American Eagle jet bridge on Halloween covered in salad dressing, according to police reports released this week. Speaking in a "thick-tongued manner," the man, who couldn't stand without assistance, expressed confusion about why he was being prevented from boarding a flight, records show. The man also seemed unaware that he was missing a shoe. Officers figured out pretty quickly where the dressing, also on the jet bridge walls, had come from. The man was holding a food box, which was spilling open, records show. Upon further questioning, police indicated that the man told them that he had been drinking vodka in an airport restaurant. He was held on suspicion of public intoxication. -- Melissa Vargas"
Star-Telegram.com: 11/11/2007 BRIEFS
$6 at Rand McNally
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