Monday, February 28, 2005

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Indonesian Tsunami Probably Tripped by Exxon-Mobil Works

Indonesian Tsunami Probably Tripped by Exxon-Mobil Works: "One cubic mile of natural gas extracted every four years at epicenter Aceh facility presents a probable man-made trigger in 9.0 earthquake with accompanying tsunami that killed more than 225,000 people. Think of a gigantic boulder sitting precariously, nudged over the edge with a small lever."

Real or imagined over Miramar???

Why language is so important. (thanks Chad)

A Chinese guy was trying to exchange yen for dollars and asked the teller "Why it change? Yestaday I get two hunnat dolla fo yen - today I get a hunnat eighty?"The teller says "Fluctuations" The Chinese guy then says, "Fluc you white guys too"!!!

NASA rushes plan to send humans to moon, Mars

I wonder what they found???

"NASA rushes plan to send humans to moon, Mars, despite doubts among scientists, Congress

By Robert S. Boyd

Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - NASA is racing to carry out President Bush's costly vision of sending humans back to the moon and then on to Mars - despite the federal budget squeeze and doubts in Congress and the scientific community about the plan's wisdom.

Even some of the project's allies are balking at its price tag and headlong pace.

NASA is 'trying to do too much at once,' said Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Science Committee, a strong supporter of the space agency. He protested that NASA is 'barreling ahead' even though Congress 'has never endorsed - in fact, never even discussed - the vision.'"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

New Sober Worm Spreading Quickly

Yahoo! News - New Sober Worm Spreading Quickly: "New Sober Worm Spreading Quickly

Tue Feb 22,11:00 AM ET

Add to My Yahoo! Technology - PC World

James Niccolai, IDG News Service

A new version of the Sober worm wriggled out of its hole early on Monday and set about quickly attacking computers in Europe and the U.S., a security services company says. The worm is a mass-mailer, meaning it spreads itself via e-mail using contacts listed in the address books of computers it infects."

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

You know who you are...............

Subject: Something to Think About

A driver did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman behind him went ballistic, pounding on her horn and screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to drive through the intersection with him.

Still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.

She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was
waiting with her personal effects.

He said, "I'm awfully sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him.

I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk." "Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car..."

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The two headed baby picture!

Yahoo! News - World - Reuters: "A nurse holds an Egyptian baby named Manar Maged in a hospital in the city of Banha, 25 miles, north of Cairo Feb. 18, 2005. Egyptian doctors said they removed the second head from the girl, who was suffering from the rare birth defects in an operation on Saturday. (Reuters)"

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Michael Jackson Taken to Hospital on Way to Court

Probably on suicide watch...

Catholic School Exam

(thanks Mom)

Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the
Bible, even a little, you'll find this hilarious! It comes from a
Catholic Elementary school test. Kids were asked questions about the
old and new testaments. The following statements about the Bible were
written by children They have not been retouched nor corrected.
(I.e. incorrect spelling has been left in).

1. In the first book of the bible, Guinessis, God got tired of
the world so he took the sabbath off.

2. Adam and Eve were created from an Apple tree. Noah's wife was
Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark and the animals came on in pears.

3. Lots wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire
during the night.

4. The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had
with unsympathetic Genitals.

5. Sampson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel
like Delilah.

6. Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.

7. Moses led the Jews to the Red sea where they made unleavened
which is bread without any ingredients.

8. The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses
up to Mount Cyanide to get the ten ammendments.

9. The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

10. The seventh Commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.

11. Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the
Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.

12. The greatest miricle in the bible is when Joshua told his son to
stand still and he obeyed him.

13. David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. He
fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in bibical times.

14. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

15. When Mary heard she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna

16. When the three wise guys from the east side arrived, they found
Jesus in the manager.

17. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.

18. St. John the blacksmith dumped water on his head.

19. Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do unto others
before they do one to you. He also explained, a man doth not live by
sweat alone

20. It was a miricle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get
the tombstone off the entrance.

21. The people who followed the lord were called the 12 decibels.

22. The epistels were the wives of the apostals.

23. One of the oppossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.

24. St. Paul cavorted to Christianity, he preached holy acrimony,
is another name for marraige.

25. Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

North Korea Says It Has Nuclear Weapons

Yahoo! News - North Korea Says It Has Nuclear Weapons: "SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea (news - web sites) announced for the first time Thursday it has nuclear weapons, and it rejected moves to restart disarmament talks anytime soon, saying the bombs are protection against an increasingly hostile United States."

Monday, February 07, 2005

Southern' Speakin' (Thanks Mark, bless your heart)

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" one; you "PITCH" one.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., makes up "a mess."

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is.... As in: "Going to town, be back directly."

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a true crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines. And when we're "in line," we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

Southerners never refer to one person as "ya'll."

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened.
"Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning.

Bless your heart!

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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Shame on you, old lady!

Yahoo! News - Colorado Teens Fined for Giving Cookies to Neighbor: "Colorado Teens Fined for Giving Cookies to Neighbor

Fri Feb 4,10:49 PM ET

Add to My Yahoo! Oddly Enough - Reuters

DURANGO, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado judge ordered two teen-age girls to pay about $900 for the distress a neighbor said they caused by giving her home-made cookies adorned with paper hearts.

The pair were ordered to pay $871.70 plus $39 in court costs after neighbor Wanita Renea Young, 49, filed a lawsuit complaining that the unsolicited cookies, left at her house after the girls knocked on her door, had triggered an anxiety attack that sent her to the hospital the next day.

Taylor Ostergaard, then 17, and Lindsey Jo Zellitte, 18, paid the judgment on Thursday after a small claims court ruling by La Plata County Court Judge Doug Walker, a court clerk said on Friday.

The girls baked cookies as a surprise for several of their rural Colorado neighbors on July 31 and dropped off small batches on their porches, accompanied by red or pink paper hearts and the message: 'Have a great night.'

The Denver Post newspaper reported on Friday that the girls had decided to stay home and bake the cookies rather than go to a dance where there might be cursing and drinking.

It reported that six neighbors wrote letters entered as evidence in the case thanking the girls for the cookies.

But Young said she was frightened because the two had knocked on her door at about 10:30 p.m. and run off after leaving the cookies.

She went to a hospital emergency room the next day, fearing that she had suffered a heart attack, court records said.

The judge awarded Young her medical costs, but did not award punitive damages. He said he did not think the girls had acted maliciously but that 10:30 was fairly late at night for them to be out."

[chris] Ya that is pretty late for a cookie delivery....

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Xbox 2 may be unveiled in summer

Xbox 2 may be unveiled in summer
Microsoft Xbox
The first Xbox went on sale in 2002
Details of the next generation of Microsoft's Xbox games console - codenamed Xenon - will most likely be unveiled in May, according to reports.

It was widely expected that gamers would get a sneak preview of Xbox's successor at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March.

But a Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that it would not be at GDC.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are all expected to release their more powerful machines in the next 18 months.

The next Xbox console is expected to go on sale at the end of the year, but very few details about it have been released.

It is thought that the machine may be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, which takes place in May, according to a Reuters news agency report.

E3 concentrates on showing off the latest in gaming to publishers, marketers and retailers. The GDC is aimed more at game developers.

Microsoft chief, Bill Gates, used the GDC event to unveil the original Xbox five years ago.

Since its launch, Microsoft has sold 19.9 million units worldwide.