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And Now, for Your Reading Pleasure, a Brief Poem Inspired by Mrs. Sobek March 23, 2009

Posted by Sobek in News.
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I Do Not Care What Color Your Cup Is

by Sobek

I do not care what color your cup is.

It will not change how your milk tastes.

And even if it did, that’s no excuse for not eating some chicken,

Or some salad,

Or some cornbread.

If you want to go to bed without any dinner, that’s fine with me.

If you are hungry, you should eat your dinner and not worry that you didn’t get the green cup.

It’s your own choice, really.  Because

I do not care what color your cup is.

Fin

Silly Photoshop, Anyone? March 22, 2009

Posted by Sobek in News.
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Very well, then.

wizardThe real brains behind the operation.  Can I just say that this is probably the greatest blog of all time?

Happy Kazakhstani Nauryz! March 22, 2009

Posted by Sobek in News.
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kazakh

I plan on celebrating by eating a horse head and rigging an election.  What big plans have you guys made?

Cars on Fire March 21, 2009

Posted by Michael in Gardening, Man Laws.
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C’mon, you know you love it.  The ultimate icon of American consumerism, on fire, gives us all a thrill.

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The only thing wrong with this picture is that there are not enough pixels to make out the smug look on the faces of those Amish guys.  But look at their body language.

Dozens more in a gallery at Demonicious.

Extreme Shepherding March 21, 2009

Posted by Michael in Entertainment.
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Some Welsh guys with a whole lot of LEDs decided to make art with their sheep.The dogs are the really amazing thing.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Retard in Chief March 21, 2009

Posted by Michael in Politics.
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Sure, there are dozens of Obama gaffe videos out there, but the Innocent Bystanders Research Department (Cathy) has found the best of Obama on the campaign trail, in case you missed them.

Dumb:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap2Cg_FDRy4]

And dumber:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5R6kVry4_c]

And the dumbest of all?  Um, we elected him.

An Empirical Analysis of Suicide Bombers — Their Spirituality, Psychology, Tactics, and Weltanschauung March 20, 2009

Posted by Michael in Religion, Sex, Sports, Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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Vodpod videos no longer available.

Thanks to Theo Spark.

Admit it, you had to look up “weltanschauung.”  It’s one of those great academic German words for which there is really no English counterpart, which is why English speakers working in fields like theology have adopted it.  “World view” is the literal translation, but that does not really capture the concept.

The First Day Of Spring March 20, 2009

Posted by Edward von Bear in Blogroll, Ducks, Entertainment, Family, Heroes, History, Literature.
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Today is the first day of Spring, and Google actually did something today with their logo that seems pretty neat.

Courtesy: Satan's Minions On Earth

Courtesy: Satan's Minions On Earth

I loved this story when I was a youth, and am pleased that my daughter loves not only this book, but all of the works of Eric Carle. Carle has always used a quiet, positive approach to teach children lessons about life and everything associated with it. This quote sums up the essence of his work:

“When I was a boy, my father would take me on walks across meadows and through woods. He would lift a stone or peel back the bark of a tree and show me the living things that lived underneath. These were very magical times and I think in my books I honour my father by writing about small creatures and the natural world. And in a way I recapture those happy times we had together.”

While we love the Very Hungry Caterpillar, I think the following partnership between Carle and Bill Martin Jr. deserves a special place in literary history, especially since it was the first piece my daughter could recite back to me.
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Bibi Khanom Mosque March 19, 2009

Posted by Sobek in News.
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bibi-khanomThis is the Bibi Khanom mosque, in Samarqand, Uzbekistan.  It was named after, and possibly commissioned by, Bibi Khanom, wife of the famous conqueror Tamerlane.

Tamerlane periodically returned from his campaigning to deposit his goodies in his beloved capital.  On one visit, he commissioned a massive mosque to commemorate his conquests.  Then he left to kill some more people and take their stuff.  While he was gone, another of his wives commissioned an even bigger, more spectacular mosque, to go up right across the square from Tamerlane’s.

When Tamerlane got back from his yearly slaughter, he saw that his mosque was no longer the greatest in Uzbekistan in Samarqand in that particular public square, he was not amused, so he had his architect tortured to death.

Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party : April 15th, 2009 March 18, 2009

Posted by Michael in Politics.
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People are starting to get ornery about the Democrat’s plan to bankrupt our country.  Ornery, and organized.

Details Available Here

Thanks to Cathy.

You know you’re a redneck . . . March 18, 2009

Posted by skinbad in Crime.
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When your girlfriend needs a beatin’ and you’re fortunate enough to have deer antlers close at hand.

Economy In The Crapper March 17, 2009

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Economics, Sports.
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Mascots from fourth-rate NCAA basketball teams hardest hit.

Big Blue (Utah State University’s Bull/Ox thingie) was offered a $100 bribe to tear the fake moustache off New Mexico State’s “Pistol Pete.”

Stunning Fact #1: He did it.

Stunning Fact #2: The fan who offered the Benjamin payed up.

Let the March Madness begin.

mascot

I don’t care if you’re a bull. I’m going to milk you!

*By the way, Brew, USU might beat Marquette. They’re playing in Boise and USU will have plenty of familiarity with the gym and surroundings. USU isn’t bad. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

**Also, anyone wearing a cheesy mascot outfit calling himself “Pistol Pete” deserves to get kicked in the ass by karma or a Blue Bull every once in awhile. Pistol Pete was a hardwood god. PBUH.