Sunday, July 29, 2007


The handsomest baby in the whole freakin' universe!!!
Pictures to follow...probably Tuesday...

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Not much new on the anything front...BUT...

my first grandchild, a son, is going to be born

on Saturday.
The pix are of his room, which Corey
& Jami decorated for him. Fortunately,
his name is going to be Ryley, not Tarzan.

Monday, July 23, 2007


 Yup, they sure am. At least according to the
Lakeland Ledger. I first thought it was going to
be some sort of new language, as in
"he spoke in a sing-song voice" classes, but no...
it turns out that the classes are actually for
Sign Language classes!
You, know, it's a damn shame the newspaper
goes out to hire high school drop-outs for
type-setters, but what's even worse is...
the blind people they hire as proofreaders!

Friday, July 20, 2007


On this date in 1871, British Columbia joined the Confederation
of Canada.
Which of course brings us to the fact that
my Mom & Dad live there; well, just my Mom since
Dad died last year. Though he did have his ashes scattered
in the ocean, so in a way he's still there. So after moving around
a number of times, they finally settled in Nanaimo, on the Island.

And here's
the Nanaimo
skyline. Mom & Dad
used to live in that
tower facing the
waterfront, about
the 20th floor.
Pretty neat,eh?

And such a great view of the islands, ferries, etc. from there.

And this is the waterfront

near where they used to

live; little shops along the

waterfront, and a nice

restaurant at the end, you

can see the cupola sticking up

at the back. Very scenic, with

boats and seaplanes coming

in and out all the time.

And this is the famous

Nanaimo Bar, which I first had

on a ferry going to visit Mom

and Dad in B.C. many years ago.

Now Phyllis makes them every once

in a blue moon, and they sure are good!


US President George W Bush will have a routine colonoscopy on

Saturday, temporarily transferring power to the vice-president,

the White House says.

The colonoscopy procedure is in
preparation for his upcoming
brain transplant.

C'mon now...think about know I'm right...

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Computers crack famous board game.
Checkers has about 500 billion billion potential positions. It could be a case of game over for checkers- scientists say the ancient board game has finally been solved.
A Canadian team has created a computer program that can win or draw any game, no matter who the opponent is. It took an average of 50 computers nearly two decades to sift through the 500 billion billion possible checkers positions to come up with the solution.
Writing in the journal Science, the team said it was the most challenging game solved to date.
Jonathan Schaeffer, lead author on the paper and chair of the department of computer science at the University of Alberta, told the BBC News website: "This was a huge computational problem to solve - more than a million times bigger than anything that had ever been solved before."

What an incredible leap forward for humanity...this is possibly the greatest
scientific problem ever solved!!

Or maybe we should have been trying to find a fix to reverse global warming...



 On this date in 1969, John Fairfax of Britain arrived at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
to become the first person to row across the Atlantic alone.
Rumor has it his first words were:
"I claim this land for the Queen of this India?"
Well, it could have happened that never know...
all that time alone in a rowboat...


Friday, July 13, 2007


 On Wednesday, a senior government official told CNN about another analysis, prepared for senior U.S. policymakers, that concludes al Qaeda is the
strongest it has been since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, despite more than five years of military actions and counterterrorism operations by the United States and its allies.
Gee...ya think...don't suppose we pissed `em off do you?
Time to resign now Mr Bush...


My wife got her annual yeast infection a week or so ago, and of course went
to the Dr for her pills. I was looking at the box of medication, which stated:
"The easy ORAL cure for most vaginal yeast* infections"

*Due to Candida

Now I remember back around 1974 Tony Orlando & Dawn had a hit
song called Candida; the refrain started out with:

"Oh my Candida
We could make it together..."

So did whoever wrote this song actually write it
about giving his girlfriend a yeast infection??


So in the spirit of Candida, here's a few more diseases
someone can use for a song:
Myelitis........(inflammation of the spine)
Impetigo......(infectious skin disease)

Romantic,eh? Well I'll bet you could make them sound romantic...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


1926 - 2007 Who died on July 5th in San Francisco. Not a real well known star, he did play Sinbad in
The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad back in 1958. Must have watched it a million times on TV back when I was a kid. Great adventure movie, great effects(for the time).
So now he's in movie-hero heaven, swashbuckling to his hearts content...swash a buckle for me - will ya?

Friday, July 06, 2007


Who was the last remaining original Drifter. A bit too
old for my musical taste, though I've heard songs
like Save the Last Dance For Me & Under the Boardwalk.
But you know, he died on the 4th of July, hours before
he was going to perform! You gotta admire a guy who
still does what he loves at the age of 81!!

Now Bill and the original Drifters can get back together
and harmonize as in the old days...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A 10-year-old Nepalese girl was stripped of her title as a living goddess because she traveled overseas to promote a documentary about the centuries-old tradition, a news report said Tuesday.

Sajani Shakya had her status revoked after she broke with tradition and left the country.

Sajani Shakya had her status revoked because she broke with tradition by leaving the country, the state-run National News Agency reported, quoting Narendra Prasad Joshi, chief of the Bhaktapur Taleju Temple where Sajani is based.
 What I want to know is...
Why doen't she just destroy them with death from the sky?
After all, she is a living goddess...
I really can't see someone taking away Thor's hammer, could you?