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I May Have Found The Perfect Summer Activity For My Daughter! June 23, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Economics, Entertainment, Heroes, Humor, Literature, Man Laws, News, Personal Experiences, Sports, Travel.

Folks, are your children bored, lazy, and soft?

Do they lay around all day playing on their video games or hanging around on the internet?

Are you worried that the youths of today are incapable of defending themselves against the onslaught of the Lutheran Millenium?

Will your child be incapable of hunting hobos, because they lack the necessary basic skills?

Do you fear that your children may wind up dressing up in superhero costumes when they are adults, being a fan of Ohio State, posting pictures of themselves when they were eight years old and still wearing pajamas with feet, or bragging about playing a game called “Cornhole”?

Do you fear they will be hanging around late at night with other people from around the country giving dating advice to a poor lad who was foolish naive enough to ask people who frequent Commenting Sites for dating advice?

Well, do I have the solution for you!

Meet Camp Okutta, an adventure camp for kids!

All that needs to be said about the wonders of this camp can be found in this promotional video.

After attending Camp Okutta, your child will be an ass-kicker, or your money back.

George Carlin – RIP June 23, 2008

Posted by Retired Geezer in Personal Experiences, Science.

Died of a Heart Attack. He was 71.George Carlin

I probably worked his show about 100 times. Always had a nice word for the stagehands.

He was brutal with hecklers.

R.I.P. George.

How The U.S. Army Works June 22, 2008

Posted by Michael in Heroes, Man Laws, Personal Experiences.

My wife really likes the Army. She worked as a chaplain at Brooke Army Medical Center, and she kinda got into Army culture. So this post by Xbradtc interested me:

Most people don’t have a very good idea how the Army is organized. Given that the Army uses a jargon to designate units, this is pretty understandable.

Actually, Brad, jargon is not the problem. Most people just don’t give a shit. But I’m listening.

Mostly, the Army is organized under “The Rule of Three to Five”. The concept behind the rule is “span of control”. Typically, a leader can only effectively lead three to five subordinate units. Any more than that and control becomes problematic. It is just too hard to keep track of things. Various units are organized in different ways, but for our example, we’ll use my first unit, a light infantry division in the mid 80’s.

Hey, this sounds like my company.

You can learn much more about fire teams, squads, platoons and brigades here.

And here is some more information about typical Army life.

Atheist Activist Moves to Lutheran Mecca: Is Made To Feel Unwelcome June 22, 2008

Posted by nicedeb in Religion.

Of course that was only after he tried to have every cross from the town removed:

If this popular tourist mecca 80 miles north of Detroit wears Germany on one of its sleeves, the other contains Martin Luther.

Founded by Lutheran missionaries who vowed to retain their old ways, the community of 4,800 has one of the highest concentrations of Lutherans in the Midwest. The city seal contains a Luther rose, the symbol for Lutheranism.

So when local atheist Lloyd Clarke wanted to remove a cross from the seal, along with ones in a city park and on a state bridge, residents rose nearly as one against him.

Continue reading how he gets his widdle feewings hurt when he finds out stomping on people’s faith and traditions makes him the town’s most unpopular resident. Even little kids hurl insults at him in the streets. Practically everyone in town puts a cross in their yard.

It’s too bad that more of these types of stories don’t end this way.

Hat tip Weasel Zippers

Why You Should Ignore Lightning June 21, 2008

Posted by daveintexas in Crime, Personal Experiences, Science.

You might see something you’d rather not.



South of Ft. Stockton, Apr. 3, 2008.

Never dull around here in the spring time.



Air Travel Sucks June 21, 2008

Posted by Michael in Travel.

These days, it seems like something goes wrong with every trip on an airplane. I can’t remember the last time I had a hassle-free round trip. My flight home on American this weekend was delayed for almost two hours due to mechanics having to check on something and fill out a bunch of paperwork when it turned out to be nothing. We pushed back from the gate three frickin’ times before that plane finally made it off the ground. They had to bring a truck to pump in air conditioning while we were waiting. Something like this happens every dang time that I fly.

On top of that, the commissary forgot to load any food for the first class cabin. I want some frequent flier miles back!

Oh well, I guess I should stop whining. It could have been worse.

American Airlines Flight 915 from Miami to Bogota, Colombia, was delayed Wednesday night after a skunk was found in the back of the cargo hold, discharging its foul odor throughout the aircraft, airline officials said.

The skunk was discovered as workers were loading the plane. When crews tried to remove the skunk, the animal released its notorious rotten smell, American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said.

No one was injured, but the odor filtered through the cabin and passengers were taken off the plane.

“I’m sure it smelled real bad in there,” he said.

Imagine showing up for a business meeting, or someplace for your vacation, and all your luggage and its contents smell like skunk.

Uninvited skunk causes stink aboard airliner – Animal weirdness- msnbc.com

The 5 Point Plan June 21, 2008

Posted by Pupster in Commenting Tips, Ducks, Entertainment, Food, Gardening, Heroes, Man Laws, Movies, Music, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Science, Sex, Sports, Women Ranting.

Our pal Muslihoon has a big date tonight, and Demone is here to help.

Save the Led Zep for the 3rd date.  Everything else applies.

Good luck, we are all counting on you. 

Stop The Presses! I Found Michael! June 20, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Crime, Entertainment, Heroes, Humor, Sex, Sports, Travel.

Our White Hot Crimefighter tells us he is in San Antonio, TX, relocating for his job. Balderdash! After stealing material from sports blogs painstaking review and investigation, I found out that the crimefighter surfaced over at the European Soccer Championships, which, coincidentally, are being held in Europe.

In fact, he has hired body doubles to keep the criminals and IBers confused while he enjoys The Beautiful Game. Here is the photographic proof:

But at least crime is down in Europe this week.

In some slightly related news, Adam West speaks out about the new “Dark Knight” movie.

He said: “I’ve only seen bits and pieces of [Nolan’s Batman movies]. There’s an enormous amount of effort and time and money that goes into the making of them, but it’s a different generation. They’re a different kind of thing than ours was. They’re dark, gothic, sinister, full of explosions. We didn’t approach it that way at all.”

Tusher’s Canyon June 20, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Travel.

Tusher’s (not Tushar’s) Tunnel is in Tusher Canyon. Disturbing title, no doubt. But I paid a visit. This was a family reunion excursion a couple of weeks ago. A little bit north of Moab. Photographic evidence:


Michael V2.0 June 20, 2008

Posted by BrewFan in Crime, Music, Science.

Just Hypothetically… June 20, 2008

Posted by Sobek in Crime.

How would you fake your own death?

I’m thinking “lost at sea” has to be one of the better ideas, because no one will be surprised when the body is never found.  They’ll assume it was eaten by sharks or something. 

The British Grand Prix Believes Attractive Women Will Help Draw Attention To It June 20, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Economics, Entertainment, Heroes, Man Laws, News, Sex, Sports, Technology.

The Comely Young lass depicted above (and I hope centered properly) is Gemma Garrett, Miss Great Britain.

Apparently, the British Grand Prix folks believe that using attractive young women such as Miss Garrett will attract more attention to their race.

Well, I am sold at least. Here is my response: