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Twin Baby Moose And Mother In Sprinkler July 27, 2008

Posted by Michael in Family, Gardening.
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This is so cute:

Thanks to Mrs. Michael.  Who should be working to sell our house in Ohio, instead of wasting time watching stuff like this.

Keeping the Dream Alive July 26, 2008

Posted by Lipstick in Travel.
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Everybody seems to be out having a life, so here is a post to keep our streak alive.

Things To Be Thankful For, Vol. 3 July 25, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Economics, Entertainment, Food, Heroes, History, Humor, Literature, Man Laws, Music, News, Politics, Science, Sex, Sports.
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Gallup finally does a survey that is relevant.

In recent years, wine had narrowed the gap, including pulling slightly ahead in 2005 (though not by a significant margin), but for the first time since 2002, beer enjoys a better-than-double-digit advantage over wine.

Zombie Dating Services.

Female Collegiate Soccer Players, especially Megan Ohai.

Michigan weather in late July.

Mr. Long Wang.


And finally, science focusing on what is important: the damage women cause their breasts by wearing the wrong undergarments while exercising.

Dr Scurr – who has tested 50 bra designs on hundreds of women over the last three years – believes the speed at which breasts move could be the key to preventing breast pain and damage to fragile ligaments.

Her team has helped design a new, extra supportive bra made with moulded plastic which goes on sale later this year.

“Of the women I have seen during my work I would say only five per cent were wearing the right size bra,” said Dr Scurr.

“Most women wear an underband that is too large and a cup size that is too small. Wearing the wrong size bra can cause discomfort and offers reduced levels of support that can lead to stretching and ultimately sagging.”

Women experience the most discomfort when their breasts accelerate or decelerate, the scientists found.

Yes, I know this important topic has been covered before, but in the public interest, breast health cannot be discussed enough.

Arrogance July 25, 2008

Posted by Sobek in News.
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Slublog thinks Obama is arrogant. I say Obama still has a lot of time between now and November to explore the studio space.

Update:

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Cathy! Get out of the house! July 25, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Food, Travel.
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So, Mr. “loving husband” traipses off and leaves you in a death trap. I wondered why the food on the counter never cooled off.

Make Your Kid Stupid July 25, 2008

Posted by Michael in Family, Personal Experiences, Science.
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Or stupider, if your kid is already stupid.

Why would you want to do that? I’ll tell you. There is nothing more important than the Fight Against Global Warming™. It is the duty of every good citizen to accept high fuel costs, drive less, and leave ANWR in it’s current pristine condition so we don’t annoy some caribou. One way to advance this cause is to go to a four-day school week.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facing a crippling increase in fuel costs, some rural U.S. schools are mulling a solution born of the ’70s oil crisis: a four-day week.

What the heck. American kids are already stupider than foreign kids. Let’s just accept the inevitable — the whole frickin’ world is eventually going to outsmart us anyway.

Cutting out one day of school has been the key to preserving educational programs and staff in parts of Kentucky, New Mexico and Minnesota, outweighing some parents’ concerns about finding day-care for the day off.

“For rural school districts where buses may travel 100 miles round-trip each day, there certainly are transportation savings worth considering,” said Marc Egan, the director of federal affairs at the National School Boards Association.

Egan said about 100 schools in as many as 16 states have already moved to a four-day school week, many to save money on transportation, heating and cooling.

Schools eye four-day week to cut fuel costs – Yahoo! News.

Actually, for my entire life I’ve been hearing the conventional wisdom about how foreign nations give their children a much more rigorous education, especially in math and science. This started in the 1950s, around the time of the Sputnik scare, resulting in me having to do frickin’ stupid “science projects” in my spare time to display at a “science fair.” This on top of clarinet practice! The scare talk continues to this day.

So, I was pretty interested when I googled up a very well-researched article at The American Prospect which pretty much says it’s all bullshit. American kids are doing just fine.

Here’s Alice Cooper and the Muppets.

More Norway July 24, 2008

Posted by Lipstick in Personal Experiences, Travel.
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Gather ’round folks — I’ve got a million of them!

Or more like 279 of them:

That’s our ship, the Silver Cloud in Geiranger

The Lofoten Islands, above the Arctic Circle

Lutheran Heaven July 23, 2008

Posted by Lipstick in History, Personal Experiences, Travel.
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Surely I must get some credit during the Lutheran Take-Over of the World for making a pilgrimage to Norway.

Right? Right?

Here is a church

The old churches have models of ships which are pointed toward the sea, to pray for the safety of the fishermen.

So, I’m good, right?

UPDATE:

A wider view of the church:

Sports + Iron Maiden=The Greatest Sports Post Evah! July 23, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Entertainment, Heroes, History, Literature, Lurkers, Man Laws, Sex, Sports.
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Thanks to the glory of technology, I am able to spread my unique brand of idiocy to the masses even away from home. Thank you, Algore! Well, I know not everybody is a big sports dork like me, so I have to fight back the urge to tell everyone how South African soccer players are keeping their socks up.

These creative sportsmen have discovered an innovative way of using condoms to secure and keep up their football socks, in the absence of expensive soccer socks, elastic or rubber bands. Condoms strewn on sportsfields in informal settlements have, of late, become a common sight.

Or rugby players such as Todd Carney living the Moron Lifestyle.

Carney was alleged to have urinated on a patron at a Canberra pub in the early hours of Monday.

And I know that golf is not the most popular activity with some of our fine Texas representatives named Dave. But I do know that the mix of music and sports can satisfy almost all of the denizens of this fair site. Especially when it involves the European Ryder Cup team selecting Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain as a motivational speaker for their upcoming golf tussle with the United States.

Golf legend NICK FALDO was discussing metal as a secret weapon in the forthcoming Ryder Cup. Nick, skipper of the European team, has enrolled IRON MAIDEN drummer NICKO McBRAIN as part of his backroom staff to prepare for battle against the Americans in Kentucky later this year. Faldo told BBC anchor GARY LINEKER he’d signed up Nicko to help motivate the team.

Folks, this is like the harmonic convergence: sports, news, and music! And it’s Maiden, so it has to be good. Besides, who the hell could the U.S. team get to motivate our lads that could top this? Just or the hell of it, here is what the U.S. is up against:

We don’t cotton to no Frenchy mustard in these here parts July 23, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Food, Travel.
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Pardon me sir? Have you any shit for brains?

But of course!

When Do You Stop Letting Your Child See You Naked? July 22, 2008

Posted by Michael in Family.
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Pajama Mama wants to know.

Today I was changing into my swim-suit top, I’d already had my bottoms on and my 4 year old son walked in. I didn’t rush to cover up because he’d never really paid much attention before. I mean he’d say, “You’re naked! hahaha!” or, “You have nipples!” or “You have a biiiiiiiiig butt”, but today everything was different.

He looked at me and said, “I like to see you naked.” I asked him why and he said, “because you’re a lady and it’s pretty.”

{{{SHUDDER}}}

Read the rest here.

Super-Hot European Car July 21, 2008

Posted by Lipstick in News.
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Mmmmm, hey baby, howsabout I pick you up and we go out for a night on the town?

You’ll have to put your roller skates on and let me drag you behind. Yeah Baby!