Sunday, February 27, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
How'd your date go?
She was, well, sort of standoffish.
Yeah, you know, I just didn't feel like I could get through her armor.
Tell me about it. Just when I thought she'd open up, she throw up more defenses.
Enough about me, how'd your date go?
OK at first, but I don't think we're going to go out again.
That's too bad, why not?
Turns out she's just a real two-face.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Copper penny fetches more than $400,000
A copper penny minted in 1792 and kept in a tobacco tin for decades was auctioned Monday for $437,000.Not a bad rate of return, about 8.61% per year.
The penny’s owners were descendants of Oliver Wolcott, the governor of Connecticut in the 1790s and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, according to auctioneer Ira Goldberg.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Friday, February 18, 2005
Les Sayer hasn't cheated on his McDonald's-only diet. Not an apple, an orange, a cantaloupe or grapes in 17 days. Sayer, a teacher at NorQuest College and Metro Continuing Education, wanted to drive home the point to students that Morgan Spurlock's documentary, Supersize Me, was an opinion piece. He said he could eat McDonald's food for a month and lose weight, not gain it.The article goes on to mention that the teacher has been working out 5-6 times per week.
"The main reason for doing this is because my students thought (Supersize Me) was an objective piece," the 39-year-old Sayer said yesterday.
Sixteen days into the diet, Sayer says he's lost 13 pounds - he's down to 222 pounds from his 235 - and his blood pressure has dropped to 134/73 from 136/88.
I've always said that you eat bad food, even a lot of bad food, and maintain your weight so long as you remain active.
Certainly it would be even better to be active & to eat well, but if given the choice between eating well while being sedentary or eating crap while being active, the former wins every time.
No, I'm Batman.
Screw you bitches, I'm Batman.
Can't we all just get along? And by the way, I'm the real batman.
You know, it's such a long way from the street to the door...
I drove by this accident on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford, CT this afternoon coming back from lunch. We got shooed past pretty quickly, but I got a few good shots as we crept by.
If I find out anything more about this accident, I'll update the post.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
How is anyone supposed to take fashion seriously when it seriously presents crap like this?
From the new Hobo Clown collection.
"I left college to do this shit."
"I sell propane & propane accessories"
Live from "The Sims."
They killed Kenny! You Bastards!
Cold enough for you?
Windy enough for you?
I Moss Marry Kate too!
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
I did a stint as a driver for Varin's Ambulance back in the early 1990's, but nothing this bizarre ever happened to me.
On Feb. 4, Kirsten Dumas of Gansevoort was arrested after trying to jump off a bridge in Lake Placid. Bystanders were able to stop her until Village Police arrived and took her into custody.
The next day she was being transferred from Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake to the Mental Health Unit at Glens Falls Hospital by Varin's Ambulance Service, a private company based in Plattsburgh.
According to State Police, Dumas was strapped to a stretcher in the back of the ambulance, her feet positioned near the back door, her head aimed toward the front.
Two seatbelts secured her to the stretcher; the back door was locked.
An ambulance worker was in the rear of the vehicle with Dumas, sitting in a nearby jump seat; the driver was in the front.
At about 4:30 in the afternoon, as the trio passed a parking lot at the trailhead to Haystack Mountain, Dumas freed herself of her restraints, got up, unlocked the door and jumped from the ambulance.
She was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, where she died from her injuries, leaving behind a husband and two children.
State puts poker on table; Lawmaker's proposal would allow card games in restaurants
The only reason they can't have the poker parties in the first place is because of government. Reminds me of an old quote, the source of which I cannot remember:
Government is good at only one thing: It breaks your legs, hands you a pair of crutches, and then says, "See, without us you wouldn't be able to walk."
Friday, February 11, 2005
Car accident blogging.
Our first entry, spotted last week (2/4/2005) is what I believe to be a Mazda Protege, though I couldn't really tell from the angle I observed the aftermath.
[February 4, 2005 at the corner of Hopmeadow & Tariffville in Simsbury, CT.
Our second entry comes straight out of the big apple, from where Tuba Boy contributed the following pic of a cab that apparently decided to try to beat traffic by driving on the sidewalk. (Time and date were not provided, though I think it was from this morning.)
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Ex-Presidential Adviser Badly Burned By Xmas Tree In N.J.
The fire was caused by one of about 10 lit candles on the tree, which had been in the house since December.
- Arrow keys work to scroll around the map.
- Page up and page down work for scrolling. Home and "End" keys work as a page left and page right.
- Double Clicking recenters the map.
- The plus and minus keys zoom out and zoom in.
- Use the local search feature to find features near where you are on the map.
- Handy pop up details of the local area at the beginning/end of a trip.
Monday, February 07, 2005
Friday, February 04, 2005
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Leadholder.com: The Drafting Pencil Museum.
The sales puffery on the backs of the boxes of lead are my favorite, such as:
I found this website looking for information on a bunch of old pencils and old pencil leads that I put up on ebay, scheduled to start later today.