Wednesday, December 30, 2009


He has played kings, princes, captains and professors on stage and screen, but now actor Patrick Stewart will have a new title all his own: "Sir."

The 69-year-old Yorkshire, England, native tops the list of those receiving New Year's honors from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the Cabinet Office announced Thursday.

Stewart, well-known for playing Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," will receive a knighthood. It means he will now be known in Britain as "Sir Patrick." story link.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

New Marine Corps Commercial - For Katie!


The Only Way to Bring in Christmas!

Is reminiscing a full raid-wipe!

Perfect Gift!

Dissappointed that I did not find this in time to buy as a Christmas gift...

Bladder Buddy is simple to use, the product consists of a latex free condom catheter - no, it can't be used for sex - that fits over the penis and attaches directly to a urine collection bag with no tubing required. Almost all urine collection bags come from the manufacturers with latex rubber straps that are used to strap the urine bag to the users leg - DUMB! Think about what happens when the bag fills up. Gravity rules

There's always next year! :D

Alas, it's no UroClub...
Company site link.
Video commercial link.

A Real-life Russel!

Disney Zombies

Click for a bigger picture that will do the effort justice.

Hit the jump for Disney zombie-princess goodness...

Road-sign Hacking Rules... story link.



Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Communist Murder Celebrated on obama's Winter Solstice Celebration Tree...

The festive decorations on our honorable president's Winter Solstice Celebration Tree:

Communist Murderer Mao Zedong

Transvestive drag-queen Hedda Lettuce

Mount Rushmore - with Obama's head story link.

Hot Tub Time Machine Movie Trailer

Unconstitutional Health Care bill ?

Monday, December 21, 2009

NORAD Prepares to Track Santa!

NORAD has been taking its Santa tracking project seriously for decades. But it actually began in 1955 with a wrong number.

One morning that December, U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations at CONAD, the Continental Air Defense Command--NORAD's predecessor--got a phone call at his Colorado Springs, Colo., office (see video below).

This was no laughing matter. The call had come in on one of the top secret lines inside CONAD that only rang in the case of a crisis.

Grabbing the phone, Shoup must have expected the worst. Instead, a tiny voice asked, "Is this Santa Claus?"

"Dad's pretty annoyed," said Terri Van Keuren, Shoup's daughter, recalling the legend of that day in 1955. "He barks into the phone," demanding to know who's calling.

"The little voice is now crying," Van Keuren continued. "'Is this one of Santa's elves, then?'"

The Santa questions were only beginning. That day, the local newspaper had run a Sears Roebuck ad with a big picture of St. Nick and text that urged, "Hey, Kiddies! Call me direct...Call me on my private phone and I will talk to you personally any time day or night."

But the phone number in the ad was off by a digit. Instead of connecting with Santa, callers were dialing in on the line that would ring if the Russians were attacking.

Before long, the phone was ringing off the hook, and softening up, Shoup grabbed a nearby airman and told him to answer the calls and, Van Keuren said, "'just pretend you're Santa.'"

Indeed, rather than having the newspaper pull the Sears ad, Shoup decided to offer the countless kids calling in something useful: information about Santa's progress from the North Pole. To quote the official NORAD Santa site, "a tradition was born."

Last March, Shoup died, said Van Keuren. But in the years before his death, she and her family would take the retired colonel back to Colorado Springs each year for the Santa tracker training. "They would introduce him and he would say a few words," Van Keuren said. "So that was a big thrill for him."

In his later years, Shoup "was not as sharp as he used to be," she said. But his days overseeing the Santa tracker program were still near and dear to his heart. She said the NORAD folks had printed out a sheaf of emails kids had written in and gave them to Shoup as a reminder of what he'd started back in 1955.

"For the last weeks of his life, he carried them around in his briefcase like they were top secret papers," Van Keuren said. "Those were just precious to him. I'd read them to him over and over."

"NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa--radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets," reads the NORAD Santa Web site. "Tracking Santa starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On Christmas Eve, NORAD monitors the radar systems continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole.

"The moment that radar indicates Santa has lifted off, we use our second detection system. Satellites positioned in geo-synchronous orbit at 22,300 miles from the Earth's surface are equipped with infrared sensors, which enable them to detect heat. Amazingly, Rudolph's bright red nose gives off an infrared signature, which allow our satellites to detect Rudolph and Santa.

"The third tracking system is the Santa Cam network. We began using it in 1998, which is the year we put our Santa Tracking program on the Internet. Santa Cams are ultra-cool, high-tech, high-speed digital cameras that are pre-positioned at many locations around the world. NORAD only uses these cameras once a year on Christmas Eve. The cameras capture images and videos of Santa and his reindeer as they make their journey around the world.

"The fourth system is made up of fighter jets. Canadian NORAD fighter pilots flying the CF-18 intercept and welcome Santa to North America. In the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15 or the F-16 get the thrill of flying alongside Santa and his famous reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph."

Track Santa:

Call NORAD to see where Santa is:

1 (877) 446-6723

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Shot Three Times With a .22 Rifle, Victim is Doin' Just Fine...

A Columbia Walmart employee was in intensive care this morning after a 3 a.m. shooting in the store’s parking lot.

The victim, a 54-year-old man, had left the store at 415 Conley Road on a scheduled break. Upon his return, he was confronted by two men who had been hiding behind a storage shed at the Lowe’s store next door, Columbia police said. A possible third suspect was nearby.

One of the two suspects demanded money and then shot the victim in the chest, back and wrist, police spokeswoman Officer Jessie Haden said. All three bullets entered and exited the victim’s body.

Columbia Daily Tribune story link.

Other thoughts, link.

Mid-Missouri Children's Museum is now open!

Not to be confused with the not fun and uber-lame youzeum....

Inside the unassuming two-story house — east of Columbia near the Route Z exit on Interstate 70 — is a colorful, multi-themed exhibit that more closely resembles a giant playhouse than an actual museum. But that’s not to say it isn’t educational.

Each room offers a different way to learn through imaginative play. In one room, children can don a doctor’s outfit and learn about human anatomy. In another is a pretend grocery store. The art room fosters creativity through finger-painting, and a brainstorming room is filled with puzzles, blocks and other constructive toys.

Wilshire said she was inspired after visiting the Mountain Top Children’s Museum in Breckenridge, Colo.

“I thought, ‘I wish I had something like that to take my son to,’ ” she said.

Carefully scoping out the market, Wilshire traveled to nearly two dozen children’s museums across the country, including The Children’s Museum of Richmond in Virginia, Imagine It! in Atlanta, and Wonderscope in Shawnee, Kan. And she took an adviser along for input — her 5-year-old son, Hunter.

Mid-Missouri Children's Museum link.

Columbia daily Tribune story link.

This is What You Get With Government Money...

The Chevy Volt dancers!

From the Los Angeles Auto Show, 2009.

Avatar a "Must See"

Hollywood and Fine movie review link.

Inconvenient Truth for Gore as Arctic Ice Claims Don't Add Up

There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was hit by an inconvenient one yesterday.

The former vice president, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," became entangled in a new climate change row.

Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

In his speech, Gore told the conference: "These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years."

However, the climatologist whose work Gore was relying upon dropped the former vice president in the water with an icy blast.

"It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at," Dr. Maslowski said. "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this." story link.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We are in BIG Trouble...

I blame public education...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

View from the Tallest Man-made Point on Earth

2 1/2 times the height of the Empire State building...

Friday, December 4, 2009