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Tuesday, February 27, 2007Its all happening...
So first it was the birds...
Now the bees have started disappearing...
Then Castro rose from the dead to do his radio show...
MacGyver has been reborn into a 13 year old boy in Florida,
Now they've found Jesus' box.
All of this cataclysm can only mean one thing...
My birthday is coming up! So mark your calendars and get your packages in the mail, I'm turning OLD!
Luckily, since my girlfriend "surprised" me with a trip to LA, I won't have much time to think about old father time chasing me down.
Richard Dean Anderson would buy me an iBook for my birthday...
Monday, February 19, 2007I'm Not Insane After All...
For the longest time I have been trying to find someone else who remembers a cartoon I watched in the 80's to no avail. I was begining to think I made the whole thing up.
It was about a boy who turned into a sports car when ever his temperature would rise. Finally I have found proof that it exists, thanks to this list that Do Dah mentioned in a recent post.
It was called turbo teen, and here is the intro!
Finally, I can sleep soundly again at night!
Friday, February 16, 2007I Pray for Destruction...
...Of outdoor pests.
Recently while perusing some links on other sites, I found a list from Amazon on gifts you definitely should not get your loved one for Valentine's Day.
Between the Ninja Hand Claw, and Fresh Whole Rabbit (not the kind you let your kids play with), I found the perfect item. Now, while it was too late to get it in time for Valentine's Day, and I did not need a gift for anyone else, I decided to splurge a little on myself.
So arriving in the mail on Monday, will be my box of two, yes two, cocoons full of hundred's of tiny Praying Mantids. I'm so excited I could burst.
In the next few months, I will have my own legions of Praying Mantids. I can just see them now, all lined up in battle formation, ready to kill the evil hosts of attacking flies, wasps and other outdoor pests.
Praying for the death of his enemies
The name mantis, comes from the Greek word for prophet, or fortune teller. But the only future these mantids will see is one bathed in the blood of the insectoid. They will be my unholy army of the backyard, and they will succeed. I will bite the heads off the losers in disgust, and the winners will be chosen to carry on their victorious genes by enjoying all the pleasures a female mantis has to offer... ...before having their heads bitten off by her.
Yes my loyal subject, feast on the blood of the backyard infidels
They will start with the backyard, but soon will encompass the neighborhood, taunting the dogs, providing a toy for the cats, delighting the children, and impressing the church going. But the insectoids will be cowering in fear from the Green Fist of Justice!
...except for maybe one lucky mantis. Him I will bring inside and nurture, protect, and educate in the ways of sarcasm. Then get him a gig as the sidekick on a talk show.
Thursday, February 08, 2007New Links!
I've updated my links to other blogs on the right over there with some blogs from my friends that I want to start reading more of.
If you are tired of me not posting regularly, you may enjoy reading theirs. As we have similar backgrounds, and they have had an influence on my life (and maybe I've had some influence on theirs) you may find some surprising similarities.
Miracle of a Rare Device - my friend Tony who is now in creative writing school, lots of short stories and thoughts on writing
Cathedral for Awhile - An amalgam of the efforts of a few of my friends. Videos, stories, poems, etc.
Unsquare Dance - Jeff James' site. A lot of pop culture references, techno-babble, and other random things. He's "following his fish", and if you you know what that means, you are two steps ahead of me
Tuesday, February 06, 2007Atleast one Lord sees it my way...
A rebuttal to the article in the previous post: HERE!
Finally, someone else sees that when you combine meterological, economic and demographic FORECASTING into one hypothesis, you end up with a lot of room for uncertainty.
Of course, when the author of the paper was confronted with one of the claims that his description of carbon trading could end up being "capricious and corrupt" his response was:
"It is not a very analytical use of language and I don't think it bears scrutiny frankly. "
Ah, atleast he was classically trained in the art of the run around.
Thursday, February 01, 2007Blogger "very likely" wrong on this...
So I saw this article on BBC about a report by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change... r-tard!). It states, well, I'll just let you read it here.
For those of you too lazy to lift that right finger and click above, I'll tell you the subject of my amusement/disgust. The first paragraph starts out:
"Climatic changes seen around the world are "very likely" to have a human cause, the IPCC will conclude."
"Very Likely?!?" Is that the best we can do these days? Sounds like lazy science to me. If I had turned in a paper in 7th grade, stating that my dissected frog, "very likely" had a spleen, I would've gotten an "F".
Can't these scientists wait until all facts are in before jumping to conclusions? Sure it may take a few hundreds years until they even get to "pretty darn sure" about this, but isn't accuracy better than speed?
Now I'm not saying that I don't believe in Global Warming, the world is definitely heating up, I'm just debating whether or not we are cause.
Sure, the average ocean temperature is rising slightly every year.
Sure, the rate at which it increases is climbing.
Yeah, we had one of the worst hurricane seasons in years recently (followed by a very mild one).
And sure, glaciers are melting, we are losing ice shelves, and penguins are moving to San Diego (or something), but isn't it possible that we are not the sole, or even "very likely" candidate for this change?
Scientists have found records of the Earth being warmer than it is now, in its past. Could it simply be that we are still warming up from the previous ice age.
Antarctica had to be warm enough at one point for birds to move there (and eventually evolve into aforementioned penguins, wait, do scientists still believe in Darwin?)
There are millions of years of climate and weather data that we have no records of. It is very possible that what we are going through is quite normal.
I'm just saying, maybe we should all take a step back, and stop taking the blame for everything that changes in the world around us. A quasar just exploded 400 light years away, is it because of something I did? (probably)
Obviously, we need to conserve our resources, using them wisely. But lets not take complete blame for something that could be as simple as the fact that the dragon who lives in the Earth's core has a fever.
After all, it was these same "scientists" who wrote that paper a few hundred years ago entitled, "Earth 'very likely' center of the universe." And a few thousand years before that, "Earth 'most indubitably' on the back of a giant cosmic turtle"