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50 Years Just Flew By for Bob October 31, 2006

Posted by John in Heroes, Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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Various … but similar … tributes to Bob.

I always liked Bob, because you can never have too much lechery. God Bless him.

Bob Barker Retiring After 50 Years October 31, 2006

Posted by Michael in Heroes.
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Bob Barker, American Icon 

 We’ll miss you, Bob! 

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
1 hour, 6 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES – Bob Barker is heading toward his last showcase, his final “Come on down.” The silver-haired daytime-TV icon is retiring in June, he told The Associated Press Tuesday.  “I will be 83 years old on December 12,” he said, “and I’ve decided to retire while I’m still young.”

He’ll hang up his microphone after 35 years as the host of “The Price Is Right” and 50 years overall in television.
Though he has been considering retirement for “at least 10 years,” Barker said he has so much fun doing the show that he hasn’t been able to leave.

You have to admire a guy who spent fifty years doing what he loved, and doing it well.  Sure, he was just a game show host, appealing to the commercialism of his TV audience.  But give him credit.  He brought a little harmless fun into the lives of millions for half a century, and became an American icon in the process.

So long, Bob, and God bless you.

Bob Barker retiring after 50 years on TV

Camera Clean Up October 31, 2006

Posted by skinbad in Ducks, Gardening, Personal Experiences, Travel.
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The filthy birds are still alive. 



Bambi and Judgezilla vs. The Deer Hunter October 31, 2006

Posted by skinbad in Crime.
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A judge in Utah is up for election (retention vote) and isn’t doing herself any favors:

from http://www.firejudgelewis.com/

When a judge recuses herself does she have any business lecturing the defendant? Then she sends the defendant’s brother to the holding cell because he got on her nerves.  You won’t believe it unless you see it.

A front page article in the S.L. Tribune today also turns up the heat:

She reduced the sentence of a sex offender without informing the prosecutor.

My opinion is she deserves the boot.

Happy Halloween! October 31, 2006

Posted by skinbad in Philosophy.
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The little one won a box of Otter Pops for best costume for the 5-and-under Maniacal Clown Category. She’s wearing some size 12 golf shoes over her shoes. So we’ve got that going for us . . .



Salma Hayek explains something October 31, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Heroes, Websites.
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I don’t know what the hell she’s talking about but who cares?

Carolina In My Mind October 30, 2006

Posted by Michael in Music.
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Another tune for the former hippies out there. 

Are Elephants Self-Aware? October 30, 2006

Posted by Michael in Ducks, Personal Experiences, Science.
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Looks like it.

 By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer

15 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – If you’re Happy and you know it, pat your head. That, in a peanut shell, is how a 34-year-old female Asian elephant in the Bronx Zoo showed researchers that pachyderms can recognize themselves in a mirror — complex behavior observed in only a few other species.

Then again, we are talking about a female looking at herself in the mirror.   Human females do this endlessly.  Have you ever seen a human female who can walk by a mirror without stopping to look and fussing with her hair or something?  So maybe it’s not so special that the Bronx Zoo  got a female elephant to start obsessing about her appearance.  Maybe it’s really kinda sick.

The test results suggest elephants — or at least Happy — are self-aware. The ability to distinguish oneself from others had been shown only in humans, chimpanzees and, to a limited extent, dolphins.

They forgot to mention Wickedpinto, but let’s not pick nits. 

That self-recognition may underlie the social complexity seen in elephants, and could be linked to the empathy and altruism that the big-brained animals have been known to display, said researcher Diana Reiss, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the Bronx Zoo.

If the Bronx Zoo keeps this up, pretty soon Happy’s big brain is going to start complaining about a headache every time her boyfriend wants sex.

Mirror test implies elephants self-aware

Scariest costume EVAH! October 30, 2006

Posted by kevlarchick in News.
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 What are YOU going to be for Halloween?

Lilies of the Field October 29, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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I crack myself up sometimes.

Fashion Police Report October 29, 2006

Posted by Mrs. Peel in Ducks, Economics, History, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Travel.
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Ignore that “Mrs. Peel” up there. This article is by the Fashion Police. Recently, we had occasion to make a patrol at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and we have some comments that certain attendees may find helpful.

  1. Mirrors are useful devices that, when employed properly, can reveal such problems as skin that ought not to be exposed and hair that needs washing.
  2. Memo to blond men who fancy themselves as archers: Just because Orlando Bloom can pull it off without looking 100% gay doesn’t mean you can.
  3. When wearing corsets, one should check below the corset for an unsightly roll of fat. Such rolls should be concealed.
  4. Similarly, one should check above the corset to see if one’s breasts appear to be badly misshapen due to the effects of the corset.
  5. “Man-boobs” should always be concealed.
  6. If your stomach is such that you can draw two eyes on your abdomen and make a mouth with your belly button, that, too, should be concealed. (We observed at least one female as well as several males who would benefit from applying this rule.)
  7. To maximize the usefulness of chain mail, wear a full suit of it. Leaving one’s midsection vulnerable is not recommended.

In all seriousness, do these people just not look in the mirror, or what? I can sorta understand the guys, but how can a woman not know when she looks completely repulsive?

Also, what the hell were little kids doing there? What were their parents thinking?

Anyway, overall verdict: Boring, expensive, and full of unattractive people, creepy people, and people who think making suggestive comments to attractive young women is being “in character.”

So, go or don’t go.  It’s up to you.

Free World October 28, 2006

Posted by Michael in Music.
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