Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mon Dieux! Je ne peut pas tomber!

This story cracks me up. Seems a French guy wanted to parachute from 25 miles up. Yeah, you heard me, 25 miles. Despite the hazards, blood clots, no oxygen, blood boiling, despite his pressure suit to fend off the dangers, seems Michel Fournier had one small problem, namely, a competent ground crew. Seems they let go of the balloon he was to ride up into the sky and then jump from. There's a video here . . .

Oh, if you don't speak French and need to translate the headline, check here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Golfer Tom Watson Breaks Ankle, is Put To Sleep

The 69th PGA Senior Open is in town right now, and while watching on tv, I saw Tom Watson take a spill. You could hear the screams of agony, and help was soon at his side. Sadly, though, the decision was made to put him down. He was given some chamomile tea laced with arsenic. This casts a dark shadow over the event, but the game must go on.

For those looking for something to do, here's a nice game on the web you can play.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Got an Ugly Dog?

Still time to enter your pooch in the ugliest dog contest out in California.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

support the troops, not

If you think the government really cares about the troops, really cares about people, just really cares in general, read this letter - if the link doesn't work, the text is below:

SUPPORT THE TROOPS Many soldiers missing out on Bush's stimulus checks In August 2006 the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd BCT, 1-89 Cavalry was sent to Iraq for 12 months. In April 2007, the troops were told the Army was adding three additional months to their time in country. In November 2007 the troopers of 1-89 arrived back in New York from their tour. They are now being told by the IRS, via the IRS Web site, that they haven't earned enough money to qualify for the economic stimulus check. One would think, after the Walter Reed Hospital scandal and other abuses of our military, that the conservatives would have learned that our troops have earned more than the country can ever pay them and that military members should be included automatically in every stimulus event. Where is the support for the troops?
Jeff Stephan, Peyton

Friday, May 9, 2008

Can you top this?


Pretty depressing, the above story. I mean, not for the guy, but perhaps for the rest of us. If a blind bowler can bowl a perfect 300 game, 12 strikes in a row, what does that say about what you did today? Try hard enough? That's what I thought.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

first post in may

here's to having a bad attitude early in the morning.