Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween In China

Terrifying trend: Halloween takes off In China

That's the possibility of half a billion Elmos walking around tonight. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

The Long Walk Or Talk?

An epic story of human endurance is being challenged. Did wartime prisoners really walk from Siberia to India?

If you read the comments at the end of the article, some kind mates have posted similar stories of unbelievable treks. The man behind the myth may be shady, but I expect a feat to be possible and probably was done by an uncountable number of people.

However, they did spot two Yeti.

So it's obviously true.

Do You Have Your Silver Shamrock Halloween Mask?

How Is It Possible...

...that people this dumb ever lived past the age of 4?

You would think they would have tried to lick a red toaster or stumble into a lake looking for fish by then.

Man tries to use fake $100 'Bill' bill

"The bill was unmistakably fake due to the fact that the ink was running on the bill, the president's face was missing and for the president's name, it had the name Clinton on it."

Well, at least he had wishful thinking.

Batman Dresses As Batman

Batman helps Ga. town infested by bats

Hey, your job is to remove bats.

You might as well.

Kobayashi Strikes Again

Japanese champ eats 97 burgers in 8 min.

The previous record? 69. By him.

The man is unstoppable.

Monster Mash Potato

Mrs Locke, 80, was digging up the potatoes on Sunday when she pulled out the mighty tuber, which weighs in at a whopping 2.5lbs.

Before that thing got into my house I'd have a top hat on it and looking for a moustache already.

Pictures Of Maine 3

Tower View, Camden Park, 10/18/06

Tower Ahead, Camden Park, 10/18/06

Whitehall Inn, Camden, 10/18/06

Farms, 10/18/06

Along Route 1, 10/18/06

Pictures Of Maine 2

Patriotic, Freeport, 10/17/06

Hello My Baby, Hello My Darling , Freeport, 10/17/06

Don't Care Where It Goes, Freeport, 10/17/06

Sellin' It, Portland, 10/17/06

Plainly In Need Of Repair, Portland, 10/17/06

Monday, October 30, 2006

Pictures Of Maine

Fishin', 10/16/06

Tresspassin', Kennebunkpork, 10/16/06

Polly Peters Pickin' Her Teeth, Portland, 10/17/06

Forgotten Beach, Maine, 10/16/06

Tonight Is Mischief Night

At least that is what is was called when I was growing up.

Houses would be splattered with eggs, tomatoes, smashed pumpkins, and a few possible tp'd trees.

The biggest mischief though was the soap on the car windows.

I've heard other names for this night before Halloween... I think some parts of New Jersey called it Cabbage Night? That doesn't even make sense.

What was it called where you are?

I say was because with all the fear and sheltering parents give to their kids these days, I can't imagine this stuff still happens as much as it use to.

The Most Haunted Hotels

I like this list.

Specifically, because it just lists the hotels with no explanation as to why they are haunted.

The most haunted hotels, according to America's Best Online

Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Ark.

Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix Ariz.

Queen Mary, Long Beach, Calif.

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colo.

Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Mass.

Landmark Inn, Lake Superior, Mich.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio

Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, S.D.

Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.

Oooooh The Hilton in Cincinnati!!!!! Someone please tell me what is so scary about that place?

Oh, there was one more listed just recently: Affinia Hotel, New York City.

How Would You Ever Ask For An Orange?

Have you ever heard of Spasmodic Dysphonia?

I hadn't until I read this story over the weekend.

Apparently, sometime in your 40's or 50's, the hardwiring of your speech in your brain gets screwy and then you are only to talk in certain ways: Only in rhyme, only by pinching your nose, or only after a sneeze.

That's crazy! But true, and it afflicts up to 30,000 Americans.

Oh, the picture of Dilbert. Scott Adams, the cartoonist, had it, and has made a recovery.

Ailing 'Dilbert' cartoonist talks again

Read it and learn. Or in hell you will burn. Ahem, my voice! It has turned.

Border Alert!

A rare Mexican bird that died out in the wild in the 1970s has been successfully bred.

Bush has immediately drawn up a plan to add giant kitchen windows on top of the border fence.

Norway - Another Strange Sighting

A mysterious gelatinous ball has puzzled and fascinated researchers after undersea photographer Rudolf Svensen spotted it while diving at the mouth of the Matre fjord in Hordaland, western Norway.

Meteors, Giant Crabs, Albino Elk... now a Gelatinous Ball!

Was Number Six inside it?

Alas, nothing as so mysterious, but more so gross.

A large, squid egg sack.

Oh man, and I thought yolk sack or spider egg sack was gross. Yech.

New Shrooms!


New Glowing Mushrooms Found in Brazil

Put on some Elizabeth Reed and grab a pack of smokes. You're set.

What I'm Giving Out For Halloween

Violently shattered innocence.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Da Dum... Da Dum Da Dum... Da Dum Da Dum Da Dead

'Jaws' theme tuba player dead

Probably the easiest tune he ever played that made the most cash.

A Nice Country, With A White-Pickett Fence

A fence that will cover one-third of 2,100 miles.

Yea, that'll stop 'em.


700-mile U.S.-Mexico fence

Pike Vs. Duck


Both dead.

But the Pike gets the greedy award for trying to bite more than he can chew. Should have tried a pigeon.

Duck kills giant pike

There Are No Vampires

In case you weren't sure, a researcher has come up with the proof mathematicaly.

What a party pooper.

Vampires a Mathematical Impossibility, Scientist Says

Pelican Vs. Pigeon

Pelican wins.


Pelican swallows pigeon in park

And there is video!

Skunk Ape!

Down in Florida, there is the legend of the Skunk Ape.

Basically, Bigfoot retired and moved to a Florida swamp, much like everyone else.

Every once in a while, someone claims to have taken a picture of the Skunk Ape. They range from the "That's nothing" to "That's hilarious" kinds of picture.

Recently, another one has surfaced.

And upon seeing the photo, well, here it is and guess what kind of picture I think it is:

Skunk Ape, Hilarious.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What Will It Be?

I hope I'm wrong, I really do, but I wouldn't put it past them.

So what will be the terror threat that is issued before November 7th that will try and scare the people into keeping the security measures we have already in place?

More Big Kitty Sightings

Has anyone seen Doodle?

As I mentioned here, "Every year there are hundreds of sightings of "Big Cats". Especially in England. Just do a google search on "big cats" and you'll see what I mean."

As I was saying...

A number of people who reported seeing a big cat on land in Essex are to be interviewed in detail by police.

Dear Rush Limbaugh

You're a pill head. What the hell would you even know about being off medication?

And too all you who listen to him - you should be ashamed of yourselves, lining this guy's XXXL pockets.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Eat To The Beat Concert Series

If you're are going to Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, you can have a meal and enjoy such musical acts such as:

Sept. 29 - 30
"Eye of the Tiger"

Family Stone Experience
Oct. 1 - 3
"Everyday People"

Starshipfeaturing Mickey Thomas
Oct. 4 - 7
"We Built This City"

Oct. 8 - 11
"Working for the Weekend"

And I wasted my money going to Maine?!

*smacks forehead where it was kissed by moose*

There Are Accidents....

...and then there are "HOW THE %&#$ DID THAT HAPPEN!??!" Accidents.

Roofer nails testicle to roof





That's a leg-crossin' story.

In Mother Russia, Bear Shoots You!

Unless it's drunk.

A Russian region has ordered an inquiry into a report that hunt organisers, keen to make the King of Spain's chances of killing a bear easier, provided a tame one drunk on vodka.

Keen hunter and former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev had trouble with his aim in his later years. Some of the animals he liked to stalk were either tied to trees or plied with booze.

I knew them Russian's were crazy!

How Do You Make A Child Afraid Of Apes?

Man who dressed as ape admits to snatching boy

He'll never go to the zoo again.

Sounds Kinda Gay

Oslo gay animal show draws crowds

Imagine this being shown in America? The religious freaks would have all their panties in a bunch.

Hey, what happens in Oslo, stays in Oslo.

Talk About A Wrong Turn

Or maybe he wanted to see Graceland.

Manatee spotted in Memphis river

Stay The Course. Stay The Course. Stay The Course. Stay The Course. Stay The Course. Stay The Course. Stay The Course.

Ehhhh, nevermind. Don't stay the course.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Vanishing Act

200,000 years for all trace of Man to vanish from the Earth

IF MAN were to vanish from the face of the Earth today, his footprint on the planet would linger for the mere blink of an eye in geological terms.

Within hours, nature would begin to eradicate its impact. In 50,000 years all that would remain would be archaeological traces. Only radioactive materials and a few man-made chemical contaminants would last longer — an invisible legacy.

Homo sapiens has managed just 150,000 years on Earth, and his earliest — debatable — ancestor only six million. By contrast, the dinosaurs populated the planet for 165 million years.
Man’s environmental footprint would, according to a report in New Scientist, begin to deteriorate almost immediately, with light pollution the first to go as power stations ceased to provide energy.

By tomorrow, street lights and house lights left on by their former occupants would start to go out.

Streets and cultivated fields would be the next to go. Within 20 years village streets and rural roads would have vanished under a matting of weeds; fields would be overgrown within months.

Urban streets would take a little longer, but even in huge man-made sprawls, such as London and Birmingham, plants would have taken over in about 50 years.
Buildings would decay rapidly. Wooden structures would collapse first, assaulted by bugs and grubs. All such homes would be gone in a century.

Glass and steel tower blocks that create city skylines would mostly fall down within 200 years. Brick, stone and concrete structures would last longer. With exceptions — the pyramids are already 3,000 years old — by the next millennium there would be little more left than ruins.

“If tomorrow dawns without humans, even from orbit the change will be evident almost immediately,” Bob Holmes, of New Scientist, said. “With no-one to make repairs, every storm, flood and frosty night gnaws away at abandoned buildings and within a few decades roofs will begin to fall in and buildings collapse.”

Ronald Chesser, of Texas Tech University, said: “The most pervasive thing you see are plants whose root systems get into the concrete and behind the bricks and into door frames and so forth and are rapidly breaking up the structure.”

Wildlife would thrive in the absence of Man. Most of the 15,589 threatened species will begin to recover immediately towards historical populations.

Carbon dioxide emissions wouldcontinue to cause climate change for another 100 years, but after 1,000 years all would be back to pre-industrial levels, with all man-made traces vanishing in 20,000 years.

However, the most radioactive of untreated nuclear waste would not be safe for up to two million years, John Large, an independent nuclear consultant, said. Man-made chemicals, especially perfluorinated types, would not break down for up to 200,000 years, although it is thought that they would have been buried long before then.

If, 50,000 years hence, an alien archaeologist were to land on an Earth without Man, it might be quite frustrated by the paucity of evidence that we were here at all.

The Rain In Maine Better Stay Off My Plain

I'm off for the next week.

Last time I did this, it rained 4 out of the 5 days.

This time I'm taking 10 days. So farewell for now. If I don't make it back, empty out my closet before the folks show up. Don't worry, it won't bite.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Battle Of The Album Covers!

Did you ever wonder what happened to that dog's leg from the Alice In Chains album?

Who AC/DC was pointing that cannon at?

What would happen if Billy Joel went up against Rick James?

Find out here - The Battle Of The Album Covers!

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Man With No Name

Last year I followed a story about "Piano Man" in England.

A man was picked up in Kent, England wearing a wet suit and tie.

He didn't speak nor have any identification.

At Medway Maritime Hospital, workers gave him a pencil and paper and he drew a piano. He drew it well too. Then they gave him a piano, and he played for hours. Everything from Tchaikovsky to The Beatles.

For months no one knew who he was. I figured he was a time traveler, and something went wrong, leaving him mute and confused.

Unfortunately he was finally identified as some nutjob from Germany. Bummer.

But now, another man has appeared in Wales, with no name, age or nationality.

This will prove to be an interesting case as well. I think I know where he comes from though.

The future. Duh.

Mean Cat

Look at her.


But Doodle has got nothing on this big kitty in Illinois.

Every year there are hundreds of sightings of "Big Cats". Especially in England. Just do a google search on "big cats" and you'll see what I mean.

BUT... Someone finally got some actual footage, and it's not fuzzy bigfoot footage, it's actually decent footage.

Big Cat Mystery

Click on the video and as it starts out a bit shaky, fast forward to the middle of the video and you'll see clear footage of what some experts are calling a leopard or cougar.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Greatest Invention Of The World?


Or else your hands would be sticky.

Who him? Oh He's Just Asleep

Man, Dead For 5 Years, Found In Bed

This happens more often than not.

Right now, somewhere, there is some person dead in their house. Dead for years.

With their cat chewing their faces off. Nice.

However, the guy above has nothing on this guy.... 10 Years!

A Horse Walks Into A Bar...

A new pub landlady got a shock when she discovered one of her regulars is a horse.

I should introduce that horse to some of the pigs that hang out at the pub I work at.