Saturday, September 30, 2006

Get behind thee Jesus

Jesus Appears on Backside of Beloved Pet!
Angus MacDougall is a three-year-old terrier mix that has recently been blessed with the revered and holy image of Jesus Christ on his hindquarters. Is this manifestation of The Prince of Peace a coincidence or a bona fide miracle?
See the miracle for yourself

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Big Lebowski - Short Version

May not be safe for work, but fun as hell.

Thanks to the another womanifier of objects Brni

Thursday, September 28, 2006

What did Bush do to stop 9/11?

Condolezza Rice denied being left a plan to combat terrorism by the Clinton administration. Looks like she meant to say they left us one, but we ignored it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Santorum has problems besides Abramoff

Seems Sen Santorum has 2 problems other than trailing Casey by 14 points in the latest poll.
1) He was forced to admit he doesn't actually live in Pennsylvania.
2) The Green Party candidate he was backing to siphon votes from his opponent, was thrown off the ballot.

Newsweek’s latest cover, by geographical region

As you can see, Newsweek's international editions focused on losing Afghanistan.
The US edition, featured photographer Annie Liebowitz "My Life in Pictures"
I guess they couldn't get a picture of Tom Cruise's baby.
Via Rising Hegemon

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bill Clinton Strikes Back at Fox News

The Republicans hounded him everyday about his private life, accused him of wagging the dog every move he made, yet he still managed to get more done than President Vacation has with a congressional chorus line. The same Republicans that kept his hands tied, blame him for not doing more.

"I got closer to killing him (Osama) than anybody has gotten since. And if I were still President, we'd have more than 20,000 troops there trying to kill him. Now I never criticized President Bush, and I don't think this is useful. But you know we do have a government that thinks Afghanistan is 1/7 as important as Iraq."

Crooks and Liars has the video and transcript.
Watch and read it.

Gov't confirms: Iraq has made us less safe

A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.

The report “says that the Iraq war has made the overall terrorism problem worse,” said one American intelligence official.

Via The NY Times Read the rest

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Jesus Camp Documentary

Speaking in tongues, weeping for salvation, praying for an end to abortion and worshipping a picture of President Bush — these are some of the activities at Pastor Becky Fischer's Bible camp in North Dakota, "Kids on Fire," subject of the provocative new documentary, "Jesus Camp."

Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva Masterpiece

Perfomance by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

Amazingly the performers are all deaf.

Widow Rented Rotary Phone for 42 Years

A widow rented a rotary dial telephone for 42 years, paying what her family calculates as more than $14,000 for a now outdated phone.

Ester Strogen, 82, of Canton, first leased two black rotary phones — the kind whose round dial is moved manually with your finger — in the 1960s. Back then, the technology was new and owning telephones was unaffordable for most people.

Until two months ago, Strogen was still paying AT&T to use the phones — $29.10 a month. Strogen's granddaughters, Melissa Howell and Barb Gordon, ended the arrangement when they discovered the bills.
Read the rest

The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Burns, Frist, Santorum Top List of Corrupt Pols

Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN)
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA)
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL)
Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY) Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA)

Dishonorable Mentions
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA)

Details and more here

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fox Hat

Thanks elco!

“Hotel Minibar” Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines

Computer Scientists at Princeton University found:

The access panel door on a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine — the door that protects the memory card that stores the votes, and is the main barrier to the injection of a virus — can be opened with a standard key that is widely available on the Internet.

Using such a standard key doesn’t provide much security, but it does allow Diebold to assert that their design uses a lock and key. Experts will recognize the same problem in Diebold’s use of encryption — they can say they use encryption, but they use it in a way that neutralizes its security benefits.

The bad guys don’t care whether you use encryption; they care whether they can read and modify your data. They don’t care whether your door has a lock on it; they care whether they can get it open. The checkbox approach to security works in press releases, but it doesn’t work in the field.

Read the rest

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Senate Republicans won't help "9/11 Heros"

Senate Republicans killed a bid for nearly $2 billion to help sick 9/11 responders yesterday - blocking the measure without letting it come up for a vote.

Senate leaders invoked parliamentary rules, saying Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) amendment to a measure funding port security was not "germane."

People suffering the effects from 9/11's toxic dust were outraged by the move.

"How could they just throw this out?" said Laura Picurro, of Toms River, N.J., whose husband, Joe, became disabled after doing volunteer iron work at Ground Zero.

"Maybe they should talk to these sick and dying workers," she said. "I find it absurd they didn't even consider it."
Read more

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Ney (R) Ohio, Admits Guilt in Abramoff Case, Faces Prison Term

U.S. Representative Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican, is facing more than two years in prison after becoming the first lawmaker to admit criminal conduct in connection with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Ney, 52, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and making false statements, admitting in court papers he accepted gifts and travel from Abramoff and thousands of dollars in gambling chips from another business executive in return for legislative favors. The congressman also said he has a problem with alcohol dependence and is seeking professional help.

01.20.09 Bush's Last Day Countdown Keychain

01.20.09™ Bush's Last Day Countdown Keychain A great way to keep track of how many more days left, but who's counting? Clock shipped preset and running to 01.20.09.
3 year warranty.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Teacher won't shave until bin Laden caught

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Gary Weddle followed the news so closely he forgot to shave. After a week he decided not to shave until Osama bin Laden was caught or killed.
At the start of each school year he gives students a brief explanation of his beard, which stretches more than a foot and has started turning gray.
Read on

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

CNN: 43% still believe Saddam directly connected to 9/11

Five years after 9/11 and 43 percent of Americans still believe that Saddam was personally involved in the attacks.
Story and video on Alternet

Olbermann - Mr. President... May this country forgive you.

When we are scolded, that if we merely question, we have "forgotten the lessons of 9/11"… look into this empty space behind me and the bi-partisanship upon which this administration also did not build, and tell me:
Who has left this hole in the ground?
We have not forgotten, Mr. President.
You have.
May this country forgive you.

Crooks and Liars has the transcript

President Bush uses Little Richard as translator

Bush claims Iraq is "struggle for civilization"
Then why did he only send in 130,000 troops? John Stewart

VegiForms: Finally, "foot binding" for plants!

For years I've been saying "If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they invent a way to force my vegetables to grow in strange unnatural shapes?"
Thanks to modern science, the wait is over! Introducing VegiForms.

Vegiforms are almost as easy to grow as ordinary vegetables. Just plant regular seeds in your garden, in the usual way. When the young vegetable forms, place it into the two part plastic mold and watch it grow to fill the mold. That's all there is to it. The whole process is so easy and the results so fascinating that I honestly believe Vegiforms will be a part of most home gardens in a few years.

Official Seal Generator

Create your own. Tons of graphics fonts and forms to select from.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

PA Cops Use Craigslist For Prostitution Sting

Police in Bucks County have arrested 16 people on prostitution and drug charges after finding the suspects using the popular craigslist Web site in a sting operation.
More via NBC10 Philadelphia

The best Antivirus is ......

Not Norton or Mcafee, But I could have told you that. tested quite a few different software companies to see how they would stack up against each other. How did the 147,000+ virus test pan out? Here are the results

Create your own magazine cover

Upload a picture and add the text. Also available: Photo mosaics, movie posters, calendars, motivational posters and more. FD's Flickr Toys

Friday, September 08, 2006

1,235 lb man to have weight loss surgery

Manuel Uribe Garza, a mechanic from northern Mexico, has weighed as much as 1,235 pounds but recently lost weight with the help of doctors.

For the past five years, Uribe has been bedridden. He keeps a television and a computer he uses to update his Web site near his iron bed.

"People think that I can eat a whole cow, but it's not just overeating, it's also a hormonal problem," Uribe said.

Read more ABC News
Maybe he can get one of those new cameras below.

HP "Slimming" Camera takes pounds off

They say cameras add ten pounds, but HP digital cameras can help reverse that effect. The slimming feature, available on select HP digital camera models, is a subtle effect that can instantly trim off pounds from the subjects in your photos!

Good idea, but I'm trying to imagine my horror when the girl on the left shows up instead of the one on the right.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

ABC Refuses to Provide Copies of Path to 9/11 to Clinton, Albright, Berger

ABC has been aggressively advancing its inaccurate and politically slanted miniseries, “The Path to 9/11,” to the right wing. Big players like Rush Limbaugh have been provided copies, as have obscure right-wing bloggers like Patterico.
Both Berger and Albright are harshly criticized in the film in scenes that, according to former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, are “180 degrees from what happened.”

Here is an excerpt from Albright’s letter:

While I have requested a copy of the broadcast, I have yet to receive one. I have been informed by some who had been given the right to view the broadcast that the drama depicts scenes that never happened, events that never took place, decisions that were never made and conversations that never occurred; it asserts as fact things that are not fact.

For example, one scene apparently portrays me as refusing to support a missile strike against bin Laden without first alerting the Pakistanis; it further asserts that I notified the Pakistanis of the strike over the objections of our military. Neither of these assertions is true. In fact, the 9/11 commission reports states (page 117), “Since the missiles headed for Afghanistan had had to cross Pakistan, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was sent to meet with Pakistan’s army chief of staff to assure him the missiles were not coming from India. Officials in Washington speculated that one or another Pakistani official might have sent a warning to the Taliban or Bin Ladin.”

You can read the full text of Berger’s letter here and Albright’s letter here.

Think Progress Via DovBear et al (Go there for informed discussions)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Return of the Original Twisted Sisters: The Ross Sisters: Solid Potato Salad

This jumpin jivin film clip from 1944 features The Ross Sisters as they sing, dance, and contort themselves in a spectacular tribute to Potato Salad.

Watch it while you can. It probably won't last long.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Being Jackson Pollock

Fun site that lets you explore your inner Jackson Pollack
Click the mouse to change colors. Thanks EGS

Another fun game to eat your time.

If the terrorists wanted to disrupt our economy, all they'd need to do is find a way to manufacture bubble wrap that makes a laser sound when you pop it. Whole industries would grind to a complete halt as people grabbed handfuls of the stuff and offices would sound like a scene from Star Wars. This game comes close. It's easy, addictive and pointless. You can make some amazing bankshots, and if you eliminate one color at a time, til you're only left with 2, points rackup and the popping really takes off.
Try it.

Own the S.S. Minnow from Gilligan's Island

The ship that stranded the crew and eclectic passengers of 1960s television classic "Gilligan's Island" on an uncharted desert island following a torrential storm is for sale by its Canadian owner
No word on whether you can just rent it for say .. 3 hours or so

Saturday, September 02, 2006

My cat went Boing Boing

The other day I posted a link to a friend's site BombOrNot and submitted it to various sites, reddit, digg, among others. Cory Doctrow of Boing Boing saw the site and added it to BoingBoing ( The internet equivalent of making it to Carnegie Hall) While this site didn't get any "finders" credit, they did use Lucy to illustrate the article. I just hope it doesn't go to her head. If anyone has any other Lucy sightings, let me know.