Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Thought Of This Too!

I posted this a while ago and commented that Lucy Pinder looked like Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Sure as shit, I'm looking at my feedjit this morning and I see that a Pinder fan site that a visitor came over to me on has this very pic titled "Rob Halford's Look." Goddamn if I didn't think of the same thing independently of someone else. Whoo hoo for me! Give me a cookie!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Good Quote From The FFRF

“I'm a nonbeliever. I don't believe in the existence of a God. I don't believe in the Christian dogma. I find it horrifyingly silly.The intolerance that flows from organized religion is the most dangerous thing on the planet.”

-- Jane Rule, Brave Souls: Writers and Artists Wrestle with God, Love, Death and the Things that Matter by Douglas Todd (1996),

Now THIS Is An Interesting Tattoo

Goddam Cats And Skunks

My office is in the garage here at the happy homestead. When I got back in here after the press run I checked my shoes to see if I stepped in shit. Nope, one of the feral cats that some of my crew feed (goddamn them) must have gotten in here and taken a shit somewhere.
And, I smell skunk as well. Our property is across the street from Coyote Creek and I've seen skunks out and about on the paracourse. I think one let loose outside close to my office. So, I'm getting the whiff of Jif this morning.

This Kills Me

Local News Birthday Wishes Failure - Watch more Funny Videos

It takes almost a minute to get to the good birthday names that they read off. With a straight face no less.

This Is Cool

The first time I went to Kansas to visit Charlie, he was living with a gal who had snakes. We had driven the 90 miles to Dodge City to get some "pinkies" to feed the snake with. I'm not a big fan of snakes, but it was, uh, interesting to see the snake strike at the mouse and eat them. I even filmed it. Of course the snake wasn't as big as the one in the pic, nor did the pinkies distend the belly like what ever this snake ate did. Watching the snake eat did give me the willies.

Any Takers?

I don't recall ever seeing this fine cinemagraphic effort. Any of you seen it?

I Thought About This

Not recently, but there was a time that I was giving serious consideration to getting a tattoo like the one on this guy's arm. I like the old school naked girl look and thought one would look good on my calf. One of the times I was at Lucky 7, a gal had this style tattoo of a gal in a western outfit that sort of fit her. Hella sexy.

I Call Bullshit

OK, you think "cool pic of a guy about to stuff it in the snow." But look closely, there's no tire tracks in the snow. So, I call photoshopped!

More Art

Because I Can. Actually, I put this up because I've had pics of chestier gals on the blog and I found an arty one of a gal with smaller boobs. Score one for equal opportunity.

One Of The Greatest Scenes Ever

This is out of the movie Network. A great film that if you haven't seen it yet, go out and rent it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

This Is Interesting

Somwhere in Plumas County. Poached from pashnit.

Rich O Had One Of These

Thisi is a "Thing" by Volkswagon. Rich used to be able to put his XT in the back seat and haul all his camping gear and bike in his Thing. Camping and riding, what a deal. Not as good as RV camping and riding, but it combines two of my great loves of life. Toss in a baseball game and we're all set.

Just Because

I Want This

Its a set of salt and pepper shakers. I poached this from Xavier.

This Kills Me

Pope condoms. Who would have imagined?

This Is Cool

Front Stoppie

This is a guy who can really control his bike. Back in the day, I've seen Rich O do just this on his XT 600. Right in traffic no less as we were slowing down for the light. He's one crazy dude. I miss dual sport riding with these guys.

This Kills Me

Look at the bottom. All the colors say "brown."

Swimsuit Malfunction

Looks like we've got us a swimsuit malfunction.

Two Headed Turtle

This is cool.

This Kills Me

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Potato- Potahto

Its Gotta Be The TP

4800 Calorie Burger

The West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team came up with something new to sell at the ballpark this season. It has 5 patties that weigh 1/3 of a pound each. Add in the cheese, chili, Fritos and the one pound bun and there you go. 4800 calories and 300 grams of fat. I saw this link and thought "I can eat this." And you wonder why I've got food issues and am overweight. Hmmmm, beats the hell out of me.

Yet More Issues Than I Have

This is interesting.

More Issues Than I Have

fail owned pwned pictures
see more pwn and owned pictures

Now c'mon. This is no accident. You've really got to have issues to chainsaw carve this. And to think I've priced these carved bears to have one at the house, albeit not one quite like this.

Hey, Opening Day Is My Holy Day Too

April 10th is Good Friday. The Detroit Tigers have scheduled their home opener at 1pm that day. I guess the problem for some people is that the "holy" hours are from 1 to 3 in the afternoon. So, if you're Catholic and a Tigers fan, you've got some decision making on your plate. Personally, Opening Day is one of the most holy days on my calendar, so I don't see what the big deal is. Anyway, Mark sent me this link to the article in the Free Press. One of the commenters notes that the holy hours (1-3) are actually 4 o'clock in the morning Central Time. So, he notes, where's the conflict? I love attitude like that.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'd Almost Pay To See This

Thanks to Grant.

More From The FFRF

“It's an incredible con job, when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death. Even corporations, with all their reward systems, don't try to make it posthumous.”

-- Gloria Steinem, interview with Annie Laurie Gaylor, The Feminist Connection, November 1980 (Madison, Wisconsin)

How Often Do You See This?

I think this is the first pic I've ever seen of a topless gal making faces. Go figure.

Serious Tattoos

Here's a gal with serious tattoos. I poached this from Tails and Gills.

This Sums It Up

Hell Yes Its A Dangerous Building

Its dangerous to freethinkers.

Mercury Driving Test Winners

Who Really Has This?

Who really has a stripper pole in their bedroom?

He's Not Paying Attention To The Sign

I think it was my senior year of high school, but there was a guy, Adam L, who took archery. The targets were set up on the back field, where all the stoners smoked pot at lunch and between classes. Anyway, a seagull landed on top of the target and Adam smoked him with an archery arrow. In California, the gull is protected so the cops got called out and Adam got in legal trouble over it. All for shooting a shit machine. Still, there was no real reason to kill an innocent gull.

A Good Protest Sign

Here's some imagination.

This Kills Me

This Is Cool

Dumptruck Obliterated by Driver Error - Watch more Funny Videos

Let's see if this clip downloads from Break. A guy has the dump truck bed up and runs into an overpass. Way cool.

A True Quote

. . . the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion . . .”

-- Treaty of Tripoli, negotiated and co-written by Joel Barlow, U.S. Counsel to Algiers, ratified in 1797

Joel Barlow's birthday was the 24th.

The Savana Redding 4th Amendment Case

I blogged about this case a month or two ago. Here it is. The NY Times had a follow up article in Tuesday's editions. Here's the link to that. Her case gets heard by the SCOTUS this spring. I hope she's found to be in the right and the Safford AZ school district is found in the wrong. I think if the Sunshine was ever treated like that at school, the police would have to be called out to arrest me. I wouldn't take it lying down and I'm glad to see Savana and her family not taking it either. This is an important case, its not just me rambling on. So pay attention to it.

This Is Cool

This is Scott Wade, from Texas. He "paints" these pics on the back of dirty windows. Now this is cool.

This Is Cool

Euinoa sent me this. Look at the odometer, and trip meter. This is out of a Beetle. Pretty cool.

The Talking Frog

A guy is 80 years old and loves to fish. He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, 'Pick me up.'He looked around and couldn't see any one. He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say a gain,'Pick me up.'

He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog.

The man said, 'Are you talking to me?'

The frog said, 'Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up then, kiss me and I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen.

I'll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous because I will be your bride!'

The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front breast pocket.

Then the frog said, 'What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will be your beautiful bride.'

He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said,

'Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog.'

With age comes wisdom.

Yumi sent me this.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My First Week

I'll tell you, I'm beat. My new duties are kicking my ass. The days of wine and roses certainly are over for me. Actually, I get the same amount of break and office time, its just all at the end of the shift.
But what an ass buster to get to the end of the shift. From the instant I clock in, I'm busy. I hardly had 10 minutes to sit down on any singular day. Sandra called me twice and I didn't even have a minute to talk with her, which didn't make her very happy.
But, there's a lot of people in the unemployment line who would be happy to have a Teamster job with full benefits and 10 hours of OT a week, so I can't really complain too much.

We have a guy who according to rumor is losing his job next week. He's above me on the senority list and has gotta be close to retirement. Rumor tells me that he was fucking a carrier, or a gal in a carrier's family. This is highly unethical. And, it seems to me that he married a carrier who he was fucking previously.
To top it off, rumor also tells us that he was taking kickbacks from the carriers to either keep or obtain their routes. So, you give up everything you've worked for, working nights, weekends, holidays, always being tired, the whole bit. You give this up for pussy and a few dollars. What a fucking idiot.

We also cut a few more jobs and individual shifts last week. We had more senior people "bump" or take the job of less senior people. Two of the guys who had to bump were more senior than I was, one of them had a day job that Sandra was hoping I would win. As it turns out, its just as well I was denied the job by a higher senority guy. You don't bump anyone underneath you, you bump the least senior person. So, these two guys got jobs that they're not really happy with. At least they have jobs.

A Nice Response

Almost two years ago, I posted here a bit about the ferry at Ryer Island. Yesterday, Esther found the post using Google and made a comment. I like what she wrote and cut and pasted it below.

Hi Joe, I live in Arkansas, But I grew up on Ryer Island, We moved just off the Island In 1970, Then we move to AR in 1976. When they added the 911 system, they named the road we lived on after my family (Holland) Even though we had moved like 5 years earlier.We lived in the old farm house next to the marina. I see on Virtual Earth the house is gone now. We used to ride the Real McCoy everyday to school. Except when the tides were real bad, then we would ride the J Mac. The year of the Isleton flood they shut down both ferries, it took us a long time to get to school, We had to take the Ryre Av Bridge. When we first moved to the Island the old school on the Island was still open. My brothers and sisters went to the school they closed it the year I started school. So then we all went to Rio Vista School. Long bus ride around the island.

I've never met anyone who grew up on Ryer Island. Lo and behold, thanks to the internet, now I virtually have.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Always Be Careful

This bit of road hazard was on SH-33, according to the pahsnit poster I poached this from. He said it was too heavy to move by himself. This is another reminder why you've really got to be paying attention when you ride.
Charlie hit a big rock in the road one time back in the day. Three of us had gone for a ride to Carson City and back the next day, taking the scenic route. I spilled on SH-4 waaaaay back in the boonies. My riding jacket rode up when I was doing the road roll and I got road rash on my belly.
Somewhere the next day, IIRC, Bufford had a get off on his 400 Honda twin. Then, we were on SH-89 admiring the scenery when Bufford and I rode around this rock in the middle of the lane. Charlie wasn't paying attention and rode right over it, knocking his rim out of true. Almost all riding is good, but each of us had issues. At least Charlie didn't spill.

A Joke I Poached From Los Cuatros Ojos

Three Labrador retrievers - a brown, yellow and black - are sitting in the waiting room at the vet’s office when they strike up a conversation.

The black lab turns to the brown and says, ‘So why are you here?’ The brown lab replies, ‘I’m a pisser. I piss on everything - the sofa, the drapes, the cat, the kids. But the final straw was last night, when I pissed in the middle of my owner’s bed.’

The black lab says, ‘So what is the vet going to do?’ ‘Gonna give me Prozac,’ came the reply from the brown lab. ‘All the vets are prescribing it. It works for everything.’ He then turns to the yellow lab and asks, ‘Why are you here?’

The yellow lab says, ‘ I’m a digger. I dig under fences, dig up flowers and trees, I dig just for the hell of it. When I’m inside, I dig up the carpets. But I went over the line last night when I dug a big hole in my owner’s couch.’ ‘So what are they going to do to you?’ the black lab inquired. ‘Looks like Prozac for me too,’ the dejected yellow lab said.

The yellow lab then turns to the black lab and asks what he’s at the vet’s office for. I’m a humper,’ the black lab says. ‘I’ll hump anything. I’ll hump the cat, a pillow, the table, fire hydrants, whatever. I want to hump everything I see. Yesterday, my owner had just got out of the shower and was bending down to dry her toes, and I just couldn’t help myself, I hopped on her back and started humping away.’

The yellow and brown labs exchange a sad glance and say, ‘So, Prozac for you too, huh?’ The black lab says, ‘No, I’m here to get my nails clipped.’

God Bless Our Constitution

Meesha saw this as well in Topeka. I love shit like this. This is exactly the kind of speech that the 1st Amendment protects.

State Capitol Building

No, not California. Its in Topeka, KS. If my creaky memory still works, I've been here. Charlie and Katy got married here a few years ago. Not at the capitol, but in Topeka. I poached this from Meesha, who recently took a short one to Topeka. Here's his take on things.

Giant Rock

This is near Landers, CA, out in the desert. Its said to be the largest freestanding rock in the world.

Old Winniebago Ad

Here's a 1973 ad for Winnebago. This is the first year of the Minnie Winnie, the class C (that's on a van chassis like I have) rv.

From The FFRF

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

-- Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, Pensees (1623-1662)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sharp Old School Japanese Bikes

I poached these from Eunoia. The bottom one is a nicely restored Honda CB 500 Four. I've never ridden one of these, but the Honda single OHC motor is a jewel.
The top pic shows the head to head of big standard bikes. The Honda CB 750 Four is to the left and the Kawasaki Z-1 (900 cc's) is on the right. The Honda came out in 1969 and was made until 1977. In 1978 ( I think, it could have been 1979), Honda came out with the DOHC 750. The OHC Honda killed the British in the American market. The monster that the Z-1 was didn't help any. I wrote about my dad's Z here.
Eunoia is a blog that I've added to my regular reads. He's come by a time or two with commentary. I welcome him as a regular.

One More

"When I hear them praying extra loud, I always
go out and check the lock on the smokehouse."

Harry Truman

This one made me chuckle.

Quote From American Atheists

"I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any
god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell.
If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would be a devil."

Clarence Darrow

More Truth

A Cool Tattoo

The FSM lives!

This Is Cool

Its a FSM pictured credit card. Way cool.

This Is Why

This is why you don't have kids at 56 years old. Because when they're 15 and you're 71, they can kick your ass.

This Kills Me