Friday, January 29, 2010

Who really thought that this would work?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

From a friend, The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now:

Surya the orangutan meets a hound dog:

Urban Homesteading:

Monday, January 25, 2010

For those of you following Med Marj in Colorado: The bill will be heard on Wed at 11a @ the State Capitol

Friday, January 22, 2010

More Toyota recalls:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I would hope the ppl giving gift cards would know what the person would want as a gift card. Interesting anyway..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Attention Serfs! There are 40,697 new laws on the books in the US. Remember, ignorance of the law is no excuse:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Twenty new rules to boost NASCAR’s ratings

I am not a fan of NASCAR, intrigued, but not a fan. If these were rules implemented, I may become one!

(courtesy of John Phillips from Car and Driver Magazine)

1. Fans may throw anything on the track at any time, as long as it is: a) an item made of glass, b) a car battery, or c) a riding mower.

2. One grandstand at every track must be reserved exclusively for: a) alcoholics (bloodalcohol levels will be tested), b) persons wearing electronic ankle tethers, and c) rodeo clowns with snakes.

3. All cars must be capable of 300 mph. To achieve this, no scrutineer will ever glance under the hood of a competitor’s car. (Note: Solid rocket fuel, while discouraged, will not be expressly banned as long as it is “The Official Solid Rocket Fuel of NASCAR.”)

4. The speed limit on pit lane will be 175 mph—strictly enforced, no exceptions.

5. Three (3) celebrity drivers and/or politician drivers will compete in every race. At least one (1) must be severely maimed or paralyzed in a crash so violent that it shuts down the track for thirty (30) minutes, a period henceforth to be known as “Free-Beer Time.”

6. A lottery will be undertaken in which three (3) RV and/or bus owners in the infield will be permitted to compete in the actual race for any ten (10) laps of their choosing.

7. During “Free-Beer Time,” fans will electronically vote to sacrifice between six (6) and nine (9) spectator vehicles to a peat bog maintained at every track, starting with the automobile the promoter drove to that day’s race.

8. During the event, the spectator who starts the largest fire will be invited to participate in the victory celebration.

9. At one race each year, the National Rifle Association will hold its annual convention and, during green-flag racing, will oversee a competition that determines the organization’s
“Marksman of the Year.”

10. During “Free-Beer Time,” drivers will demonstrate their helmet-throwing abilities. Any driver who inflicts a closed head injury will be crowned that day’s “Helmet-Hurling Hero” and will restart the race in first place.

11. Every pit crew must employ one (1) actual simian, with DNA to be tested by the San Diego Zoo. This simian may have any name as long as it’s “Walker, Texas Ranger” and must perform a vital pit function—changing tires, adding fuel, or challenging the driver to a game of rock/paper/scissors.

12. At any time, members of the France family can demand the installation of snow chains on the driven wheels of five (5) competing vehicles.

13. On lap 100, one (1) driver will be selected at random to undergo a personal IRS audit that is televised live on the infield JumboTron.

14. The TV broadcasting team will, at every race, include two (2) of the following persons as color commentators: John Madden, O.J. Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jackson’s physician, Sly and the Family Stone, Sharon Stone, Oliver Stone, Stone Phillips, or the Rolling Stones.

15. One (1) car per event must explode.

16. Twenty (20) minutes of each TV broadcast will be allotted to a segment videotaped in the grandstands. This segment will officially be known as “Is She Wearing a Bra?”

17. Any competitor with the surname “Busch” will be ejected from the premises of all tracks, including those tracks that have never hosted a NASCAR event.

18. At the night event at Bristol Motor Speedway, the back straightaway will include a ramp-to-ramp leap of no less than sixty (60) feet. Competitors who misjudge their entry speeds and land amidst throngs of spectators will be subject to a drive-through penalty but will not lose a lap.

19. Any driver whose car is disabled can reenter the race but only in a rental car acquired through “The Official Rental-Car Agency of NASCAR.”

20. On an undisclosed lap of every race, NASCAR will prominently display a handsome skull-and-crossbones flag, informing drivers that the event, effective immediately, will proceed in a clockwise direction.

NASCAR reserves the right to change any of these rules at any time it pleases. (This is not a new rule.)

Sweet! Just found out I won a spot to be able to purchase tix to the red sox vs rockies games in June.

Haiti donation information:

One more local cyclocross race & for a great cause:

Even if you don't like the guy, this is great:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now that football season is over (for me anyway) I thought this was interesting:

I really thought this was an Onion article:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I just Bought 2 regular cupcakes & they gave me 2 minis since it was almost closing time. SWEET! ;)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Good news: I now have 3 more paid holidays Bad news: 1 of them is good friday! So in addition to xmas I now get another christian holiday.

Time to join the happiest people!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Is it 20 10 or 2,010? I don't care! I am tired of the people on the news asking how to say it. I guess its better than more Tiger Woods.....

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I love maps, especially old ones. Here is a great site for historical topo maps of some cities in the US: