9/30/2005

Shiny!

Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : This will be an all-weekend post, updated intermittently ... limited blogation time and all that
  • ME : I watched Serenity last night - damned fine movie! MUCH more thorough reviews - here, here and here!
    ... and thanks to townhall.com for the free pre-screening! (and the hats, poster, key chain, etc :P)
  • Blogger : is teh Sux0r!
    Down for Maintenance
    Blogger is temporarily unavailable due to planned maintenance.
    This downtime will last 1 hour from 4:30pm - 5:30pm (PST).
    ... note that it is currently 10:30 EST (09/30/05), so they are down AND their message / clock is a bit off
    ... and it was longer than an hour! (obviously - if you can read this they have resolved, atleast temporarily, the issue)
  • Saturday AM : Ugh, I feel like I am recovering from a Bachelor's Party ... not so good. On the plus side, I am recovering from a Bachelor's Party :).
    ... HI MIKE! ... and Thanks to Rick for hosting / coordinating.


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Iraq : 190 killed in the last 5 days ... including 13 US GIs, condolences ... this is the (dangerous) run-up to Oct 15th
    ... Some of the good we are doing
  • Plamegate : Miller agrees to testify ... although some question how big an impact she will have ... developing
  • Israel : Worried about nuclear Iran ... as we all MUST be! ... "As a last resort, they said, Israel itself would act unilaterally"
    ... Hamas vows more attacks, kidnappings
    ... EU, world must hold PA accountable ... and stop Hamas
    ... and remember - democracy is only as good as the people doing the voting - and electing evil doesn't make it good!

    ... Appeasement does not, and can not, work! ... didn't we learn this lesson already? ... And thoughts on another EU's failure
    ... Over 1000 Israelis killed in 26000 attacks over the last 5 years ... "14 Palestinian attempts to murder Jews per day"
  • ID Theft : SSNs leaked from University of Georgia ... up to ~2k affected; not the first time for this school
  • Gay Marriage : Govenator vetoes! ... I wonder if my phone-vote helped?
  • UselessNations : 29 dead in Darfur ... condolences
  • Military : USMC General Pace is the newest head of the Joints Chiefs of Staff ... first Marine in that post!
    ... Some truth about Body Armor
    ... All-female flight crew ... the first, and their C130


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Crawfordstock : Koch - "While her grief is understandable, her rhetoric is outrageous"
    ... And just who are you, and why should we listen (or care)?
    ... How about you try supporting OUR troops?
    ... Canada has a Sheehan of their very own, Carol Jameson
    ... Useful idiots, one an all ... "continue to wave the banner of a failed ideology"
  • Islamofascism : Compare & contrast : "torture" vs Torture (warning : graphic) ... found via Cao
    ... About that FDNY moonbat+Islamist, Intikab Habib ... and his school's tie to terrorists?
    ... ACLU helps release recruiting poster info ... ACLU vs US, shocker!
    ... 2 indictments in NY ... hmm, they are Islamic. How strange!
    ... 100+ terrorists captured in 60+ raids ... and sometimes they make dumb mistakes, too!
    ... France mass transit, govt being targeted ... 9 arrests
    ... China a target as well
    ... Saddam's trial, a forecast
    ... Rusty's take on the "American Hiroshima" during Ramadan ... go about your business
  • SCOTUS / O'Connor : Go vote for what TYPE of candidate you'd like to see
    ... DNC lining up to filibuster ___(insert name here)___
    ... Some thoughts on who will be the replacement ... Scalito?
  • Delay : Court appearance for sham indictment set for late October
    ... Prosecutor Ronnie Earle not just a partisan hack, but wannabe movie star as well? ... "The Big Buy"
    ... Let's take a look at Reid as well ... funny business going on on the other side of the aisle? *GASP*
    ... All of which pales in comparison to Clinton ... they didn't call him Slick Willy / Teflon Bill for nothing!
  • UselessNations : Bolton fears loss of reform momentum
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : Waging war on abstinence
    ... Waging war on religion
    ... Waging war on our military
  • Katrina / Rita : Levee known weak in 1994! ... & built by lowest bidder
    ... FEMA needs Bush as head ... Jeb, that is
  • Computing : Cracked LCD images ... scare you coworkers (ignore the German text :P)
    ... Palm going Windows Mobile! ... a look at the Treo700w - camera, 64MB, EV-DO, SD ... I WANT!
    ... RoosterTeeth shows us why GOOD backups are important ... and that is delaying RVB63!
    ... Create a Software box ... help look legit
    ... Transform your old modem into a phone recording device ... found via GNC
  • Internet : US to lose oversight? ... just a reminder to the world - WE BUILT IT, BUGGER OFF.
    ... Google Calendar close to launch?
    ... Domains registered to Google ... interesting, no?
    ... FCC giving FBI too much power WRT VOIP?
    ... Another Anti-RIAA dismissal motion filed
    ... Updated Firetune ... for you Firefox users, direct link to file
    ... BitTorrent + $7.8M
    ... Cisco introduces "Incident Control System"
    ... VeriSign says "What profits?" ... and something about a frog losing his penis
  • Gaming : Caffeine drinks
    ... FEAR multi-player demo download ... 462MB! ... and did you see RVB's PANICS?
  • Germany : 8500 more unemployed people ... just what their stagnant economy didn't need, but does deserve
  • Govt : A few thoughts on corruption ... time for a purge!
    ... Pork; "Not one dime for porkers" ... Reid, meat ACLU; ACLU - Reid
  • Left : A sense of entitlement
    ... "Ignatieff has confused the US Constitution with Superman issue 57"
    ... Air Scamerica host encouraging physical violence against B4Ber
  • Right : W;'s poll number up ... still low, 45%, but moving in the right direction - not that poll numbers really matter
    ... Bennett opens, mouth inserts foot ... aborting black babies = decrease in crime rate ... a VERY DUMBLY worded example
    ... Good thoughts on Bennett's loose lips ... "Yes, he misspoke. It's wince-inducing statement ..."
    ... More Bennett : Why are "they" allowed to exaggerate for effect, but "we" are not?
    ... Bennett : Cafferty goes all hypocritical
    ... Bush playing the role of Dhimmi?
    ... Don't alienate the secret Republicans?
  • BearingPoint : Removed from DOI FBMS ... partially, but no details ... that ain't good!
  • Space : Dark Matter found?
  • Origami : Yoda! (.PDF)
  • Unions : Boeing Machinists end strike
  • Religion : Maybe not so bad after all? ... original report author had a touch of bias ... found via IAP
  • Crime : A revised, conditional statute of limitations? ... a worthwhile goal; WRT pedophiles (and the church)
  • Illegal Immigration : Atleast the Anti-Minutemen protesters are consistent
  • Health : H5N1/Avian Flu pandemic could kill 150M ... will kill 5M regardless? (I normally don't really trust WHO)
    ... SARS linked to bats ... also host Hendra and Nipah viruses (virii?)
  • Nature : Wild Apes use tools too
    ... Increased oxygen led to our dominance of the planet
    ... Endangered Species Act overhaul approved by House ... "would require the government to compensate property owners"
  • Misc : Sandcastle physics
  • Bloggers : Happy 3rd to DPGI!
  • Humanity : "People are not born good. People are not good." ... and, yes - Sue is much easier to say!
  • A Story, bit by bit : ... "SuperEgo" :
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
    11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
    21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
    31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38!


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #227 ... dude, don't remove the mattress tags!!
  • Crawfordstock : Stalking the wild moonbat
  • Relationships : 'Bad' Polygamy vs. 'Good' Polygamy
  • Islamofascism : 2006 Islamarama Peace Tour ... "Religion of Peace and Pieces"
  • SCOTUS / O'Connor : Goomba is taking bets!
  • Left : Screwtape to Hillary
    ... NARAL applauds Bennett
  • Plamegate : The truth ... Otis!
  • Delay : Rino convergence!
    ... NORKs offer Delay asylum
    ... Delay admits built to "All specific charges"
  • Katrina / Rita : NO "repopulation" plan underway
    ... 'The essential, post Katrina linguistic guide' ... it is not called LOOTING!
  • Military : Greek Cypriot soldiers having a bit too much fun ... (true!)
  • Nature : 'Rainforest Iowa: right for America, right for puppies'
  • Movies : 'Showgirls' nabs "Worst of" award ... (true)


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Not so sure about this one :) :
    Wage Peace, Don't Recycle
    --thanks Kender!



  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    Go watch Serenity, I did!
    Browncoats!

    Crawfordstock's deadliest weapon
    Cox & Forkum

    Sheehan's 15m over!
    TMH

    MSM
    iHillary



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  • 9/29/2005

    Serenity!

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • ME : I am going to be watching Serenity tonight!
  • Thursday : That means it is Stop the ACLU day! Let's talk about religious censorship
    ... or take a look at how they spend YOUR money


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Iraq : Raids on Sunni leaders' homes ... as expected, unrest increasing in advance of the referendum
    ... Atleast 60 dead in 3 synchronized car bombings ... wow, condolences ...
    ... Constitution passage likely! ... that is good news for them, for us, for the world!
  • Cali : 17000 acres burned, 3000 firefighters involved in fighting it
  • Earthquake : "Cluster" (or "Swarm") in/around Clear Creek, Idaho ... "50 to 100 earthquakes per day"
  • Israel : Gaza unrest continues ... more killings, arrests
  • SCOTUS / Roberts : The big day!
    ... Confirmed! ... details here; say it with me : "Chief Justice Roberts"
  • Economics : Jobless claims drop more than expected ... to 356k, 4w MA rose to ~385k
  • Katrina / Rita : More parts of NO opening
    ... Why DoD should not take FEMA's place ... and not repeal the Posse Comitatus ... and what they SHOULD do
    ... Blanco sidesteps culpability
  • Gas : Inching higher?


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Islamofascism : Yon reports, 'Operation Rhma: Final Mission'
    ... Former US Marine joining al-Jazeera?
    ... 'Judge gives terrorists new weapon: more Abu Ghraib photos to be released'
    ... How they see us ... applies to the Left as well! ... and why they are wrong, our morality is genuine
    ... A peek inside the EOD teams
    ... Canada not ready to fight terrorism
  • Delay : TSG has the indictment
    ... 'If you can’t beat ‘em, indict ‘em'
    ... Even WaPo says the indictment is weak
    ... More good observations, questions on the case ... is he worth the political risk? (I say yes, on principle alone!)
  • Computing : NASA, Google teaming up for big projects
    ... Better + more compressed graphics format coming? ... via the FBI? Neat!
    ... Power your iPod by a handcrank
    ... Why print on paper wen you can print circuits, devices?
    ... ASUS brings us a (modern) fanless graphics card
    ... Movement by thought? ... excellent!
  • Internet : IE vs Firefox, vuln by vuln ... mixed results, but Firefox is still better :P
    ... A list of WarDriving "must have" tools
    ... HowTo : Sniffing the air ... and why your wireless is not so secure
    ... 'Cisco Network Log Analysis for Cheap Ba$tards'
    ... Google TV presents UPN's "Everybody hates Chris"
  • Cel Phones : SanDisk releasing 4GB flash for cels!
    ... A quick look @ "Samsung’s SGC-D307 QWERTY dual-hinge"
    ... nVidia going mobile
  • Left : The REAL Clinton legacy
    ... Sullivan says we are all Nazis ... IMHO, Andie falls on the left side

  • ... Rangel wrangled by O'Reilly ... Video
  • Right : The only way to get the Right Right would be to let the Left ruin it?
  • Poland : More on Poland's recent major Conservative victory
  • Germany : Rumors over Schroeder resigning, he denies it
  • MSM : Proving they are still Stuck on Stupid
  • Military : Osprey gets approval ... tilt-rotor program to net Bell, Textron $19B+
    ... In search of an "iron rations" version of the good old PB&J
  • "Global Warming" : 'Arctic Ice gone within a century' ... "short term data" ... and are polar bears at risk now'ish?
  • UselessNations : Deploying the Clapper to NORK Nuke sites
  • Robots : Biological self-replicating units on the way ... do these people not watch movies?
  • Taxation : Flat vs FAIR ... ahem, FAIR wins (don't let the challenge of doing it right scare you off!)
  • Employment : SimplyHired thinks they have the right idea
  • Health : New "Food Pyramid" unveiled for 6-11 year olds
    ... Avian Flu threat is real
    ... AIDS weakening?
    ... Another look at Frankenfood ... better, healthier than "organics"
    ... Cholesterol does not cause heart problems, and this man says he knows what does ... B vitamins, hypothyroidism
    ... Acrylamide, the phantom menace? ... phantom as in not real, that is
  • Gay Marriage : In Michigan = Marriage no, benefits yes ... a win for the ACLU, and I don't necessarily disagree!
    ... It DOES lead to Polygamy
  • Religion : Ludicrous zoning requirement struck down, win for ADF ... 3 acres, what a crock!
  • Misc : Beer mat orders refills! ... I am in heaven ...
  • Fads : What to ignore ... MAYBE from a business perspective, but I disagree with them on a few points!
  • International Laws : Examples of why we should NOT follow their laws! ... of course, we have "interesting" laws too!
  • Halloween : Want Wolverine's claws?
  • Celebrity(ies) : Jody Foster's "Flight Plan" portrays Flight Attendant, Air Marshall as terrorists ... just a bit dumb
  • A Story, bit by bit : ... "SuperEgo" :
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
    11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
    21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
    31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37!


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #226 ... the who's on first edition! ... missed it yesterday, my bad!
  • Delay : CAPS LOCK SPEAKS
    ... Delay, Frist to wed
    ... Delay "blasts" liberal Texas
    ... 'DeLay named 'Big House' Majority Leader'
  • Islamofascism : Iowahawk Zarqawi speaks ... "this war sucks" ... ** HOLY HILARITY, MILK-NOSE WARNING **
  • Katrina / Rita : W praises swift reaction of camera crews
    ... Preston has some thoughts on the Free Abortion guy ... (true'ish)
    ... Brown lists who he blames; in 2000 pages or less
    ... Brown able to blink, speak all by himself! ... "inexplicable retarded magic"
  • Crawfordstock : "McCain had any idea what it was like to be in a war ..."
    ... W to meet Sheehan via the Mendez brothers
  • Computing : iPods to incorporate brass knuckles
  • Right : Amber Alert issued for Bush's missing swagger
    ... VP mad at FCC, ABC for letting a woman be Pres
  • Religion : 'Newly discovered Dead Sea Scroll reveals Columbus, Ohio is actually the Holy Land'
  • Caption This : A series of BAD PROTESTER pics! :
    1 2 3 5 6
  • Politics : Did we just have an election, or something?
  • Nuclear Korea : Yes, they have no nukes! ... this week's schedule
  • Air scamerica : Some changes underway, to boost ratings
  • Relationships : Don't Date Him, Girl
  • Celebrity(ies) : Nicole Kidman turns on handlers, 4 wounded
    ... 'Warren Beatty stars in The Govenator II '
  • Health : US launching the "You all have AIDS" campaign in Botswana ... flashback : "Everyone has AIDS" from TA:WP :)
  • Space : Yankees building a "Orbiting baseball stadium of unspeakable power" ... Emperor George Steinbrenner's Death Star Stadium
  • Cereal : DY finds "Berry Crackles", and a bad mascot
  • RIP : In memory of James Dean


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    MSM = Dummies
    Day by Day

    Go watch Serenity, I am!
    Browncoats!

    Wally InterviewsWally Interviews
    Dilbert



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  • 9/28/2005

    Blogicus Interrupticus

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : A bit delayed today, go read yesterdays :) ... all better!
  • Gay Marriage : Dial (916)445-2841 and then hit 2,1,2 when prompted to tell the Govenator to VETO AB849


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Right : Delay indicted ... steps aside from leadership post (6th try is a charm for Leftist Partisan Hackery!)
    ... Indictment bogus
    ... CQ has it all! ... and Gindy has some thoughts on David Dreier too
    ... Pelosi opens her mouth ... hypocrisy leaks out
  • Iran : Parliament insists on going nuclear
    ... "Use oil to bribe nations into appeasement"
  • Biology : Giant Squid, on film! ... when Architeuthis goes wild
  • Iraq : 6 teachers killed ... from Peakah : "easier to kill than soldiers" ... condolences


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Crawfordstock : Sheehan calls McCain a warmonger ... ... Will he learn the lesson?
    ... "Ignorant brainwashed proletariat resists re-education!"
    ... Protesters lie! ... MoveOn encourages them to!
    ... "Farrakhan : divers found levee explosives" ... Loonie Louis
    ... More bad protester pics ... and backstory
    ... Sheehan = liar, tramp
  • Katrina / Rita : Blanco in DC ... actually, I think she did the right thing and focused more on fixing what's broken
    ... Louisiana - "the whole state seems to be run by looters"
    ... MSM being racist, "Those damn rumor-mongering, lying nigrahs"
    ... Free abortions for hurricane survivors ... How does that rank as important, and WTF??
    ... "Blanco might not know how to ask for help, but man, she sure knows how to ask for money"
    ... NOPD Chief Eddie Compass resigns
    ... Dehumanizing Brown is not the answer
  • Islamofascism : Shabbir Ahmed deported to Pakistan ... "suspected of plotting terrorism, free in their native country"
    ... "Before we can win an enemy’s heart and mind, we must first overwhelm him with so much military might"
    ... In the UK - show a beheading, get 60 days in jail ... while I agree it was dumb/offensive, 60 days in jail??
    ... No IFC @ Ground Zero? ... finally! ... "Let the IFC find it’s home in say…France" ... more here
    ... Canada - Jews defending Islam? ... head-wear bans, religious arbitration
    ... US certifies Saudi as aiding the GWOT ... not so sure about that!
    ... Israel arrests 82
    ... Winds of War - general round up ... WOW, go read it! (I stole a few links)
  • SCOTUS / Roberts : The Australians are mocking us!
  • SCOTUS / Smith : A few thoughts on Anna Nicole Smith ... and the humorous reasons why!
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : Looking for dugs? ACLU is happy to help
    ... Atheism is a religion ... ACLU cannot be happy about that!
  • UselessNations : Pulling out of Darfur ... another failure
  • Taxation : Paul has some thoughts ... but he misses a few points, FAIR TAX still the best
  • Computing : Virtual(Reality)Sphere ... AWESOME!
    ... Fighting Rootkits in Windows ... not easy!
    ... PSP cracked "wide open" ... reverts 2.0 firmware to the already cracked 1.5
    ... DIY Electric Paper
    ... MIT's $100 laptop!?
    ... ET's Ultimate Gaming Rig ... $7000!
    ... Overclock your Apple Mini
    ... Apple admits iPod Nano screen flaws ... but not to the scratch problem!
    ... Brasso fixes iPod Nano scratches
    ... Pictorial history of Apple
    ... C-Jump, making programming sound fun?
    ... NSFW : A new (cough) gaming computer
  • Internet : Brits a it behind ... no blogging, Podcasting ... and I had never heard of "dogging"; that is hilarious!
    ... WordPress.com trying to eat Google/Blogger/Blogspot's lunch ... yet another free blog host :)
    ... 'Writing sensible email messages'
    ... Intel pushing WiMax ...good, I want it!
    ... Broadband up noticeably
    ... More from Google's Cerf
    ... Google TV ... + Chris Rock
    ... FCC stretching CALEA to VOIP, and beyond?
    ... Making too much information available ... truth, honesty, open discourse are all optional
  • Education : Where are the boys? ... interesting, from PuppyBlender
    ... Where are the Conservatives?
  • Left : AntiSemitism on the rise ... thinly veiled racism - Saudi, UN, Chomsky
    ... Yet more reflections on the AntiWar rally this last weekend ... hatred, bigotry, etc.
    ... Koch actually makes sense ... unlike many of his companions
    ... Senator Ben Affleck ... In Virginia!? OH dear God NO!
    ... "Religion makes America inferior" ... and France is dreamy
    ... NC Dems support corporate welfare ... still wrong
  • Right : 'Did Castro Kill Salvador Allende?' ... Rusty gets all historical on us!
  • Space : Cassini takes a look at Hyperion
    ... Single protein triggers hair growth ... in mice, so far
    ... Starquake cracks magnetar's (SGR 1806-20) crust ... strongest ever recorded, blinded some of our satellites (50k LY away)
    ... ESA to visit Venus
    ... CubeSats - small, fast, cheap ... the way to go!
    ... Griffin - Shuttle, ISS were expensive mistakes? ... I largely disagree
    ... Very old, big galaxies causing galactic formation models to be questioned
  • MSM : What facts? Truth? ... and how about the double-standard!?
  • Cool Patents : Tooth mic, "rocket blimp", nematic lenses of "any size"
  • Life Hacks : Smarter Todo Lists, part 1 and ... Part II
  • Health : Stem Cell breakthrough for paraplegic ... Cord blood, NOT embryonic!
    ... Frankenfood being over-regulated, relative to "sloppy" forms of hybridization
    ... Fetal farming ... abhorrent!
    ... Big Pharma, and why you should fight FOR them ... reimportation, price controls
    ... Canine Flu jumps to Horses
    ... Cooing at babies banned @ hospital in UK ... WTF?
    ... Abortions increase the risk of breast cancer?
    ... More on the over-hyping of Chernobyl's radiation / cancer impact ... and some economics
  • Deforestation : Forests, Shrubs affect global rainfall
  • Weather Forecasting : AI to replace Meteorologists?
  • Military : Some thoughts against HELs / DEWs ... some broken analogies, and I want a phaser I can set to "stun"!
    ... Gun Pr0n
  • Bloggers : Pray for Nick
    ... Mrs Smash is doing well! ... huzzah!
    ... Go vote @ Ruffini's!
  • A Story, bit by bit : ... "SuperEgo" :
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
    11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
    21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
    31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36!


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • SCOTUS : Baby Roe being nominated
  • Katrina / Rita : FEMA's Brown too late to rescue Congress
    ... Mr Stick Figure was at Brown's hearing!
  • Celebrity(ies) : Benefits of Demi + Ashton ... Basil has a nice addition!
  • RVB'ish : RoosterTeeth starts PANICS! .. .sweet! ... "If someone doesn't help me I'm not gonna be alive" FAQ
  • Islamofascism : Al Qaida releases Podcast!
  • Conservation : Some energy saving recommendations ... true, because the press has lots of hot air!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • WTW :
    Social Tips for Rednecks (and just plain good advice)
    In General:
    1. Never take a beer to an interview.
    2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting them.
    3. It's considered tacky to take a cooler to church.
    4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it's time to change the sheets.
    5. Even if you're certain that you're included in the will, it's rude to drive a U-haul to the funeral..

    Dining Out:
    1. When decanting the wine from the box, make sure you tilt the paper cup and pour slowly so as not to 'bruise' the fruit of the wine.
    2. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your hands.

    Entertaining in your home:
    1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.
    2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table, no matter how good his manners are.

    Personal Hygiene:
    1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this job should be done in private using one's own truck keys.
    2 Even if you live alone, deodorant is not a waste of money.
    3. Use of proper toiletries can only delay bathing for a few days.
    4. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to distract from a woman's jewelry, and alter the taste of finger foods.

    Dating (outside the family):
    1. Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date.
    2. Be assertive, Let her know you're interested: "I've been wanting to go out with you ever since I read that stuff on the bathroom walls two years ago."
    3. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM. Others might say "Monday," If the latter is the answer, it is the man's responsibility to get her to school on time.

    Theater Etiquette:
    1. Crying babies should be taken to the lobby and picked up immediately after the movie has ended.
    2. Refrain from talking to the characters on the screen.. Tests have proven that they can't hear you.

    Weddings:
    1. Livestock, usually is a poor choice for a wedding gift.
    2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds might get you shot.
    3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create! A tacky appearance.
    4. Though uncomfortable, say 'yes' to socks and shoes for this special occasion.

    Driving Etiquette:
    1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded and the deer is in sight.
    2. When approaching a four way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires does not always have the right of way.
    3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
    4. When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer too.
    5. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.
    --thanks Aaron (via email)


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    Mobile weapons platform?
    Argghhh!



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