Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another One Bites The Dust

The Kansas City Kansan is biting the dust next month. Here's the link to their announcement that they're going to a web only publication.

Poor Frosty

A Good Quote

"I should have known right then it was too good to last. God, its such a drag when you're living in the past."

Tom Petty. Even The Losers

This came on my streaming music and it has meaning.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pervert Or Artist?

Funny how putting an easel in front of you changes all perspective.

This Kills Me

This Kills Me

Mammo Jokes For Sandra

Keep people like Sandra employed, get the Girls squished every year.

The Million Dollar Mirror

Thanks to Grant

This Kills Me

Poached from Fiery.

No Shit

"Fitch believes more newspapers and newspaper groups will default, be shut down and be liquidated in 2009 and several cities could go without a daily print newspaper by 2010."
--Fitch Ratings credit analyst Mike Simonton in report on prospects for the media and entertainment sectors.

I really can see major American cities not having a daily newspaper any more, or any newspaper at all for that matter. I see more and more papers going to less than 7 day a week publication as well. I've been saying this for a few years, that my industry was in trouble. Now, I'll say we're in our death throes.

Monday, December 29, 2008

From The FFRF

“The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.”

As attributed to Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), Portuguese navigator

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Good Quote

“For some reason, (media moguls) assume people will want to buy more newspapers if they have less news in them and are less useful”
Molly Ivins

Because There Is No God

An Unhappy Wife

A Good Quote

"Any man who enjoys heaven's paradise while others suffer eternally is a gloating villain at heart."
Normal Bob Smith, 2006

I saw this on Fiery's page and had to poach it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

#2 Pot Growing State In Country

I read this in USA Today tonight and it surprised me. Its common knowledge that California is the #1 pot growing state in the country. But, can you name the #2 state? I'll leave the answer in the comments.

A Good Quote

"Prayer is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

Lisa Simpson, The Simpson's

An Interesting Tattoo

This is a pretty cool tattoo for a gal. For a guy, well, I don't think so.

Two Redneck Lawn Mowers

John Daly's Next RV

No, not really. But you gotta love the redneck style of this rig.

Coach For Sale

John Daly's Prevost coach is for sale on ebay. Here's the link. The current bid is less than $400k. New, the coach cost over $1.5 million. And, that's no misprint. Since Daly smokes like a chimney, its gotta smell pretty bad inside. I don't think you can ever get that cigarette stench totally out of the leather and fabric inside.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fresno Falcons Fold

I saw this on Field of Schemes and couldn't believe it. Fresno has had minor league hockey for over 40 years. Before Stockton got thier own team I made it a point to make the drive to Fresno to watch hockey a few times a year. I didn't realize the Falcons moved back to Selland Arena downtown, after playing at the Save Mart arena on the FSU campus.
I don't know if the move had anything to do with attendance falling, but its a shame to see a team fold like this, especially in mid season .

This Is The REAL "Traditional Marriage"

Isn't this marriage according to parts of the Bible?

I'm Doing This Today

Bad Santa

I don't quite know what Gary Coleman has to to with that winner Mike Jackson, any ideas?

Santa's Born

Happy Holiday

In case you don't get it, the gal is Mary, Mother of God. I'm surely going to hell.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Praise His Noodly Goodness

Lighting up your house the FSM way.

How To Not Carry Paint In Your Car

Jeez, one small mishap in your car and look at the paint everywhere. What a mess.

Who Else Was Born Today?

Here's a link to a list of "gods" born on this very day, December 25th. It seems to me that the Christians could have come up with one original idea about their faith. Its all copied.

This Kills Me

Smallest US Post Office

I poached this from rvshortstops. This is in Ochopee FL. The building is 56 square feet and has one delivery person that works out of the office. Stuff like this interests me.

Not A Good Day

This never ends well.

This Is Curious

A man styling his chest hair. Hmmm...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Women Are Jealous

It is a good feeling to be able to pee behind a tree. And, it makes women jealous that they can't do it like men can.

Peanuts, I think.

I poached this from Fiery. Its not what you think it is so go ahead and play it. You won't be sorry.

Merry Fucking Christmas

I poached this from Poodles and had forgotten how funny this clip is. I remember Mark burning this for me when I'd never seen a single episode of South Park.

I've Wondered About This

Here's a link to a story about using phony chips at a casino in Missouri. Over 1100 $100 chips were found to be counterfeit. I've wondered why this isn't done more often. When I worked at the alarm company, I went to a call once at a small foundry and they make the metal inserts for casino chips. Now, how hard would it have been to break in, or just make your own. Now that the chips are composite, it seems to me the Mafia would have their hands deep into this. So, what am I missing?

This Wouldn't Have Occured To Me

I read on a regular basis and have linked to articles on this very blog. Here's a link to a Maryland story that kids are printing up fake paper plates and putting them on cars, then driving past the photo radar camera. They use the plate numbers of people they don't like and guess who gets the $40 ticket? That's showing initative.

Midtown Miscreant Makes The Big Time

Midtown Miscreant is one of my regular reads and should be one of yours as well. Here's a story from The Pitch about MM, using his real name and giving some background. Its worth a read.

This Kills Me

This is out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One of the funniest films I've ever seen. They ride the church like nobodies business. Rent it if you can.

More Truth From The FFRF

"In celebrating the Winter Solstice, we celebrate reality.”

Anne Nicol Gaylor, president emerita, Freedom From Religion Foundation. Speech written for the 8th annual Winter Solstice Party, New Jersey chapter of FFRF, Dec. 22, 1985. (Freethought Today, Jan/Feb 1986)

And what reason can you give for not being a member?

From The FFRF

A couple of days late, but you get the gist.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


How can you spell the name of your own newspaper wrong in the nameplate? What the hell is up with that? Poached from Newspaper Death Watch. The Valley News is a northern New England paper.

Indicitve Of My Industry

I poached this from Cancel The Bee. Modesto moved their print operation to Sacramento. Makes for a pretty desolate building.

This Kills Me


Panda Helping Panda

I think pandas are the coolest.

The Devil's Highway

Satyavati had this on her page and I poached it. I'll assume its in North Carolina somewhere. There used to be a US-666 in Arizona. I remember taking it on one of my bike rides so long ago. I even got off and took video. The highway ended up in Dogulas AZ, on the border with Mexico. Sadly, the bible beaters got their panties in a wrinke and the governments involved changed the highway number to US-191. Wusses.

Wal Mart Bingo

If this isn't true. The last time I was in Wal Mart I could have bingoed in the first five minutes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Goddamn Yahoo

When I'm not actually running the operation on my dock, I'm sitting in my cubicle either preparing the paperwork for the night's operation, or we're off press and I'm "watching the office" which means I answer the phone and deal with anyone who comes by for a car, extra papers or whatever.
The first thing I do is turn on the wifi we have hooked up to the mainframe and I put on my Yahoo Launchcast streaming music. What I like about this is you rate songs, albums and artists. So, if you put a little time and effort into it, you can have thousands of songs rated, like I do. After a while, pretty much only good songs, albums or artists come on that you've rated highly. Its pretty cool having a custom radio station. Costs about $30 a year or so. Well worth it to me. Oh, and there's no advertisements. Its commercial free.
Yesterday I get an email from Yahoo stating that the Launchcast is going away, to be replaced by on line CBS radio. Free, but ad supported. And, the "your station" feature is going away. Goddamn it. One of the few pleasures of life here at the homestead and Yahoo is fucking with it. No station anywhere is going to play WASP, Dwight Yoakam, Royal Crown Review and Dice Clay all in a row. Only my station does that. This irritates the shit out of me.

Happy Solstice To My Faithful Readers

Here's the Wiki link. Its worth reading.

My Crew

I Like This Translation

Poached from Stardust.

This Kills Me

Poached from Snave.

Just Another Ass On A Bike

Thanks to Grant.

Follow Me

I've seen this widget on a few blogs and went ahead and put it on mine. Humor me and admit you follow.

My Kind Of Wrapping Paper

Not Like This

I, like most people, like the occasional beer. But, not on tap like this.

This Kills Me

I don't know what it is about snow penises that make me laugh so much. I guess its a good thing it doesn't snow in my neck of the woods.

A Redneck Swing

Friday, December 19, 2008