Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quote of the day.

Picked up another link at Conservative Grapevine. Dave Barry has got to be one of the funniest people I have ever read, and this article has a great one:

I was a fraud, a hypocrite, a liar. I was practically a member of Congress.

Kinda makes one think of Mark Twain. Mr. Barry is actually referring to a fairly serious issue, but he still makes it funny.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Man clings to girlfriend's car in fight Sun Feb 24, 8:12 AM ET (-AP)
HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. - A man fighting with his girlfriend clung to a car roof and punched her through the window as she drove more than a mile on a busy road, hitting several other cars, police said.
Both were hurt in the brawl Saturday and were arrested, police Sgt. Manfredo Figueroa said.
The man, William Kremer, apparently jumped onto the car and held on as girlfriend Stacey Sperrazza wove along Route 202 with the car's air bag inflated, police said. She eventually stopped the car and hit him with it, police said.
Sperrazza, 37, of Stony Point, was arrested on a felony charge of reckless endangerment. Kremer, 42, of Haverstraw, was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge.
No telephone numbers could be found for the two. Police had no immediate information early Sunday on whether they had lawyers.
He was treated for a foot injury, she for eye and head wounds, police said.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Under the weather

That being my current state, my inner geek wondered where that came from. Aren't we always "under" the weather? Since the opposite would be "over" the weather (and I'm a bit delirious) I thought of three definitions.

Over the weather - Literally. as in a plane.
Over the weather - as in "the boss of". I think the Gorbical has that job.
Over the weather - as in sick of, "I am so over this weather!"

As with most idioms, this one is hard to track down. The best sounding answer I found here.

Moreover, the deck they were under was likely "the weather deck", meaning the most exposed deck on the ship, usually the foredeck (over the seamen's quarters at the front end of the ship) or the quarterdeck
(where the helm was located, high for a good view). Either way, if you needed to be sick, you wouldn't want to "toss your cookies" where the wind could toss them back in your face, nor would anyone with you want you to do so. You'd be firmly told to "under the weather" to be sick.


I'll leave you with that lovely mental image.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A bit of Religious Humor:

I was visiting with a Mormon friend of mine the other day, when there was a knock at his door. Standing there was a very friendly man about my age, with his 6-year-old son in tow. He and his family were new to the area, and they were visiting local members of the Church, and giving out homemade cookies.
After the man left, my friend and I were devouring the cookies when I asked him, “Hey, if I eat these Mormon Cookies, do I become one?”

He responded, “No, you don’t. But if I ate a Catholic Cookie, would I become Catholic?”

“Yes!” I replied. “That’s the whole point!”

Friday, February 8, 2008

Virgin birth.

Well, this is certainly an interesting little story.


It definitely will make one sit up and take notice.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mitt calls it Quits

Mitt Romney dropped out of the primaries @ CPAC today.
So now who the heck am I gonna vote for?
I'd sit this one out, except I hate doing that.
Haven't given Ron Paul enough thought. Maybe I'll look into that...

UPDATE:

Nevermind. Ron Paul supporters are crazy, apparently.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

We hold these truths

Fun with Homonyms

My curious Daughter was going through my wallet today, when she found my Metro Card.

“What’s this for Dad?”

“It’s for the subway, in New York City” I said.

“’Eat Fresh?’” she asked.

I laughed and said, “No dear, not that Subway.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Shameless self promotion

This was my first video effort.
I hope you like.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hey, Mars must be happy, it's smiling.

The Martians are at it again. They keep teasing us with images that make us wonder if there is life there or not. First there was the famous Face on Mars, but now they're getting silly, and there's a Smiley Face on Mars.

If you read the article, you'll find that this is not even the only one.

Other people say these are natural rock formations, but I say the Martians are messing with our heads. Heh.