Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
To those of you who partake, Merry Christmas. For all the rest, happy holidays. There was a lot of talk last night about the true meaning of Christmas, but what really strikes me today is the quiet. Its the one true day of rest. In a culture that goes full tilt 7/24, today is a day without gladiatorial bowl games, and even Walmart employees get a day off to spend with family and friends. That in itself is something to be very thankful for!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
4. Rottweiler: Make me.
5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!
7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!
10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or 'We don't need no stinking light bulb.'
12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?
Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is:
'How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?'
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
What does your cat do all day while you are away? An animal-behavior scientist by the name of Jill Villarreal answered this question by giving 50 house cats collar mounted cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes. Common wisdom assumed that cats spent most of their time sleeping. The results showed a different picture:
- 22 percent of their time looking out of windows
- 12 percent interacting with other family pets
- 8 percent climbing on chairs or kitty condos
- 6 percent looking at a TV, computer or other media
- 6 percent of the time and hiding under tables
- 6 percent of their hours were spent sleeping
- 5 percent of the time was spent playing with toys
- 4 percent eating or looking at food
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
This lovely billboard, insinuating that President Obama is somehow tied to Jihadists and the Fort Hood shootings, can be found on the outskirts of Denver. The picaninny graphic representing Obama is a particularly Neanderthal touch. The hysteria just never ceases to amaze me. I keep hearing the claim that racism has no part in this, but I don't recall the same folks trying to associate Bush 43 with terrorists when he was photographed holding hands and kissing a Saudi prince.Then again consistency was never a strong point for these idiots.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Read the tragic story here.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Once the family had died, the Stanley hotel had passed from owner to owner and had fallen into serious disrepair. Ironically the interest in filming the shining miniseries lead to its restoration. Today it's one of many historic hotels. The year 2009 marks its 100 anniversary.
Despite the family's fame for Steam powered automobiles, the Stanley fortune actually came from photography. My Vintage Camera has a post about the Stanley brothers. The brothers were responsible for developing the dry plate photographic process that lead to modern photography. They sold their patent to Eastman Kodak company in 1905, becoming quite wealthy, and turned their interest towards steam powered automobiles.
The family came to Colorado for reasons of health, but found the air of Denver too dirty to provide any relief. At the suggestion of a Doctor, they traveled from Denver to stay in a cabin located in Estes Park. And the rest is history.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The severity of these traitorous rantings from the right never ceases to surprise. I'm reminded of the left's threat to leave the country over the second election of King George the Second (Bush 43), with one important difference. The left accepted the legitimacy of the election and wanted to protest it with their feet. They were taking their ball and going home. In contract, the far right, in the current case, refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the last election and responds with threats of violence. They seem completely incapable of accepting that they lost, and respond with violence to anyone who points out that they did. Not the most adult response out of the two.
One side note. I'm always amused by these sort of secessionist sentiments. The red states most likely to secede receive far more Federal tax money then they collect. They complain about taxes, yet they spend more than their share. I've said it before and I'll say it again, good riddance to them!
And if this thing passes, it’s on Mr. Rightisleft.
Millions feel just like me, and I’d sooner die a patriot, than a slave. And even if every one of us is killed… I will have considered it an honor to be dead amongst other like minded [sic] heros.
Secession and civil war are alternatives to this, and by god if those are the only options left… so be it, the democrats forced our hand.
The parasitic blue states will elect the public option and the red states will opt out. The left has now achieved exactly what it set out to do. They will reward their nanny state Marxist/leftist constituents and the parasitic underclass for faithfully voting for Democrats. We should take it one step further and completely redistribute the land mass and other resources so the two different and irreconcilable ideologies can go their separate ways never again to meet. The left can then build their ideal Marxist state and the rest of us can rebuild the greatest democracy and free market system ever known … and the sooner the better.
And haven't these idiots heard of spell checkers!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I've heard of talk like a pirate day, but who declared it drive like a drunk day and forgot to tell me? Coming in to work today I was continuously behind vehicles determined to touch the lane lines on both sides. Even more surprising, not one of those drivers had a cell phone. A first for Boulder drivers, who have them surgically implanted at birth.
Friday, October 16, 2009
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
One would think that legislation that punishes US contractors who protect employees who rape other employees would be a no brainer. Yet somehow the Republican members of congress voted unamiously to reject the proposal.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity was one of my favorite bumper stickers from New Orleans. But as the cartoon states, it's actually ignorance that is the problem. Poobah has a nice post about how willful ignorance (in the form of California state proposition 13) is bringing the Great State of California to its knees. Ironically, despite California's budget woes, other states insist on stumbling down the same path. The piped piper of lower taxes is just too strong.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Costumes and paper cut-out witches are all well and good, but if you want to legitimately scare trick-or-treaters, why not surprise them with a pumpkin that moves around under its own volition?
Here's another great Halloween decoration idea.