The ramp up to the sidewalk of the variety building at the Staircase went missing this year. It was found when mount snow melted in the pre-spring thaw. A couple of hundred pounds of concrete was moved by myself and Emma the gung-ho volunteer. When the piece was laid into its proper place, it broke in half.
The Famous Canadian beaver (Castor Canadensis) is the second largest rodent in the world next to the Capybara. While the Capybara is thriving in it’s South American climates, like Venezuela, its much smaller rodent cousin Castor Brazilensis is not faring as well. Unrelenting clear cutting along the Amazon in Southern Brazil is threatening the habitat of this much smaller rodent. Like the Canadian beaver the Capybara is able to manage a wider range climate conditions, however the Castor Brazilensis is much more vulnerable to temperature. Efforts to re-establish Castor Brazilensis in cooler climates have failed. None of the transplanted Brazilian beavers survived the winter in the Washington State’s Olympic National Park. Clearly this charming, industrious and vulnerable creature can only survive in its native habitat within Brazil’s wet lands. Clear cutting exposes beavers to harsh penetrating climates. It is time for beaver lovers everywhere to stand up and push for harder regulations in Brazil’s wet lands.
What the Hell Is This Thing?
Let Them Mine Cake
MineCraft is an amazing 3d world where inhabitants can build, mine, harvest, eat, or get eaten by pretty much anything they can imagine. Possibly the nerdiest chunk of awesomeness ever can be watched below.
Conversation At A Meeting
CC: I had a meeting with Mayor Bob the other day.
Me: Which Mayor Bob?
CC: What do you mean?
Me: Mayor Bob Young or Mayor Bob Bratina?
CC: Ha ha. There is no difference really. Mayor Bob.
Those Darn Terrorists
When I was training in Vancouver one of my teachers was shot and wounded by a sniper that hid in the bushes near his home. When I was training in Hamilton another one of my teachers was shot and wounded by a sniper.
Yesterday a young, moderate, democratic congresswoman from Arizona had a bullet shot through her head by a clearly despondent and widely read young man that lives in her home state. Congresswoman Giffords was literally targeted by Sarah Palin and the Teabagging party because the congresswoman supported health care reform. Take a look at the image below. Congresswoman Giffords’ riding (district #8) was targeted with the site of a gun in the picture below.
Many people considered the choice of a rifle scope cross hair to identify politicians those who are supportive of health care reform a bad choice that could lead to violence. Since the shooting of congresswoman Giffords the Palin site has taken the advertisement down.
A common definition of terrorism is :
“the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature.”
Since Ms. Palin’s office was publicly and officially advised of how dangerous the advertisement could be (even by Ms. Giffords herself) is there not a component of culpability in this terrorist act?
Anonymous Power Shot Came
Cash and Carry
Toddler rescued after she crawls inside crane machine in US mall, frolics with toys
The Associated Press Published: Dec 10, 2010
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. – Authorities say a 2-year-old girl spent 15 minutes stuck inside a toy crane vending machine in a Pittsburgh-area mall.
Moon Run Fire Chief Paul Kashmer tells WPXI-TV that the girl didn’t seem upset by the ordeal Wednesday night in the food court at the Mall of Robinson, in Robinson Township. Kashmer says firefighters arrived to find “the cutest little girl in a pink outfit sucking her binky inside with the other toys. ” The girl apparently climbed up the chute into which the coin-operated crane drops prizes.
The vending company hasn’t been identified. The girl’s parents were charged for the $2.50 worth of quarters it took to get the girl out of the prize machine.
If you don’t believe this is possible check out this video.
Anatomy of Bad Parking
I shot this with my Acer Android phone. It is a Mercury Cobalt of indeterminate age diagonally parked in two spots of a Walmart parking lot. I found it very funny. The parking arrogance is also accentuated by the fact that the Hummer is parked perfectly. It seems like really low rent bad parking to scratch proof your low rent car at the temple of low rent purchases. At least it led to some amusing Demotivational attempts.
Dot You Ess
As soon as the .US domain suffix came available my brother and I started reserving domain names. Basically we reserved anything that made us (not .us) laugh. I received the below email just moments ago. Clearly it is from an agent of Satan.
Hello, my name is Jonathan Waltz from Flex Media Domains. satansaves.us will be available for purchase in a few days. Since you own satansave.us, I thought you might be interested in satansaves.us. It is recommended to eliminate any confusion to satansave.us, to own both the singular/plural versions of the domain. Your purchase will be a one time fee only... Etc. Etc.
The link sends one to a site where you can ‘bid’ on the domain name satansaves.us. If I had chosen to bid I would have bid $666. This would be a winning bid for certain. I perused my list of 1and1.com domains several other domains are waiting for Flex Media to pluralize them: