Monday, August 30, 2010

The walking dead

I fully recommend going out and finding these graphic novels!
They are a great read!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Toddler's Rules of Possession

1. If I like it, it's mine. 

2. If it's in my hand, it's mine. 

3. If I can take it from you, it's mine. 

4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. 

5. If it's mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in anyway. 

6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. 

7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine. 

8. If I saw it first, it's mine. 

9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically
becomes mine. 

10. If it's broken, it's yours. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nice TUbes

[L]iving organisms, including people, are merely tubes which put things in at one end and let them out at the other, which both keeps them doing it and in the long run wears them out. So to keep the farce going, the tubes find ways of making new tubes, which also put things in at one end and let them out at the other. At the input end they even develop ganglia of nerves called brains, with eyes and ears, so that they can more easily scrounge around for things to swallow. As and when they get enough to eat, they use up their surplus energy by wiggling in complicated patterns, making all sorts of noises by blowing air in and out of the input hole, and gathering together in groups to fight with other groups. In time, the tubes grow such an abundance of attached appliances that they are hardly recognizable as mere tubes, and they manage to do this in a staggering variety of forms. There is a vague rule not to eat tubes of your own form, but in general there is serious competition as to who is going to be the top type of tube. All this seems marvelously futile, and yet, when you begin to think about it, it begins to be more marvelous than futile. Indeed, it seems extremely odd.

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Kids

BEAST : hey..Hey..HEY..
BEAST: ummm....THIS!   *SWAP*
BEAST:  WoOWoowOO-WOo  ---Daffy Duck Noises

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most genius cartoons that has ever been created. No other comic strip has been able to continually make me laugh as much as this one does on such a regular basis.
Sure Bill Waterman Watterson has retired and thats just a shame and a crime bu the legacy he has left us with is priceless.
If you have never read the strip here is one of my favorites

I chortled, guffawed and then cried for 10 minutes straight I was laughing so hard when I read this in class in High School.
It didnt just hit my funny bone... it smacked it.
So with that I leave you today with other people's homage to the greatest strip ever.

One of my personal favorites! Not by Waterman but too close to tell!
I love these guys!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I have a theory that I have been pondering for some time that I would like some input on.

It's a theory that "ghosts" are known for regularly sucking the juice out of batteries from devices (i.e. cameras, recorders, etc.) and seems to be a common occurrence.
It has been noted before that such a power drain is common before an "experience" as if the presence were siphoning off the energy for its own use.

With that in mind couldn’t a device be created that could oscillate through the common ranges of human bioenergy signatures and provide extra energy to an area to help force a stronger, if not physical, manifestation?

I'm not talking a Ghostbusters proton pack here, I am thinking about 4 to 6 electrified steel rods as a device used to pump energy into an area, say 10x10 or so, which would match the general harmonic energies given off by the average human body.

In essence, this would be akin to force feeding a presence the energy that it would normally leech off )whether on purpose or not). With the end outcome hopefully being a more substantial and significant encounter.

I am sure such a device would be rather simplistic in nature to create but would it be a practical device to use within a known haunting or within an investigation? Would this be a device worth the time, effort and (minimal) cost to design and create or am I off on the practice behind the theory?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amid Life's Crises: One Of Our Own

Amid Life's Crises: One Of Our Own: "~*~*~ Thursday's HNT was an emotional one for me. One of our own, Boo (formerly Boo(duh)) - a fellow parent, blogger and HNT-er - a dear..."

Boo- I don't know you but as a human, I feel for your mighty loss. As a parent I can not fathom the amount of pain you are in.
Pray for the lost and live for the survivors and visa-versa

Monday, August 9, 2010


Have I mentioned lately how much I hate our current medical system?
Now I am not really 100% talking about free health care and all that crap, what I AM talking about is the family doctor.
The GP.
The guy (or gal) you go to when the normal daily stuff warrants it.

Now I know I have ranted on this before, about the dumbing down of America, and here is a prime example.
Because Americans are getting stupider the quality of all the services are dropping as well and it is most apparent in the current generation of physicians.
There is no care in the medical field anymore. It’s all about get them in and gets them out as quickly as possible. Collect the huge sum of money (pay half of it to the obscene insurance companies) and retire while young enough to still enjoy it.
If you can right your name on a prescription pad you are almost doctor material.
Take me for example.
I have never been to a formal college but I know when something aint right in my body. I take the problem; I analyze it and hold it up to the light to get a real good look. If it is really odd I may even do some research on it? By the time I feel I need to go to the doctor it is generally to get a second opinion.
I used to go with the faith that my MD would be able to use his skills, his decade-plus of knowledge and resources and come up with a brilliant “HOUSE” like deduction and to which a dramatic pause and thumping music a conclusion is drawn.
I was so naive.
Now days all you hear from a doctor is a really long sentence (if you are lucky) that says 1 of 2 things.
1. “I have seen this before and this medication is known to work.”
2. “Fuck if I know. Try this stuff and let me know if it works.”

Yes and while I am at it I will see a shaman, voodoo priestess and Kevin Costner cause everyone else has an opinion too.

Why is everyone screaming for health care when the doctors are imbeciles?
I was talking to a dentist friend of mine a while back and the guys in school who would get the C and D grades would just go “aw fuck it. I’ll just be a chiropractor.”
Haven’t been to one since.

The only reason I will go to a doctor now is if I think there might be a medication that will help to alleviate a symptom or something broke off.
Come to think of it, that’s all anyone can do for anything now days.
There is no cure
There are only Band-Aids.

I guesstimate that in 15 years we will be looking back to the leech as a proven medical tool.

I do hope I am wrong.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

speak up

As you may know I work in a position where I talk on the phone all day long. East coast to west coast North and South I call them all.

Everyone has a problem and I gotta fix it.
It's my job, it's what I do.

I am not against anybody for something as stupid as the color of their skin or where they come from (except Norwegians. Damn Vikings.).
When I call a client in Puerto Rico I fully expect there to be a language barrier and that OK with me. I am calling what is in essence the 51st state and even though we dump boat loads of money into the country, English is not the #1 language.

That’s cool.
I feel the same about Hawaii. Yeah it's a full fledged state of the union but they have their culture and most do speak what passes for English these days.
This is what grinds my teeth...
However, if I am calling Virginia and I get a long string of babble rolling in my ear, now that just pisses me off. I will give them a second chance and answer in the tongue of this country and if they answer back in fine English, I am cool with that. Being Bi-lingual is awesome!
There is nothing wrong with a bilingual store servicing those who have a hard time with the language.
However, if the other person then asks for someone who speaks Spanish then I get ticked all over again.
This all boils down to 1 specific sentence that is so old and so cliché it is worn out but it still holds true to me.

You are in America. Speak the language.

If you are a tourist, then more power to you. Please, enjoy sites, enjoy your stay and we will try and communicate when the need arises.
If you are living in my country and you are working in my country I expect you to speak the language.
I should not have to bend to accomidate you.
I would expect the same if the roles were reversed.
If I moved to a different country I would be expected to learn or know the language if I wanted to survive there. Stranded in the middle of Tokyo reciting lines from “Mr. Roboto” and constantly calling everyone Mr. Miagi is not going to get me very far.

So why are we bending over as a country and allowing people who are here illegally have a say in our country?
Why is this even an issue?
Did the word illegal change somehow when you cross the border?

What about all the millions of people who came through Ellis Island and did it the “right” way? Isn’t giving an illegal immigrant shaming the memory of the toil they endured to come to this country. Just because you jumped across an imaginary line or a chain link fence I am supposed to give you the same honor, respect and money that someone who came to this country through all the proper channels?
These people dropped everything to flock to America for a better life. Once here they were proud to be here and struggled to integrate themselves with this country. They learned the language, they honored the country they now called home.
Now days everyone thinks that America owes them a free lunch so they come to America and refuse to learn the language, refuse to honor the country and then stick out their hands and demand they get paid.
When the hell did this become ok?

Ok analogy time….
You have found a house you like and go through all the proper chains (get a mortgage, sign all the papers) and move into your new home.
One night I sneak in and when you wake up in the morning I have made your living room my new home. Standing around in my underwear, sleeping on the couch, raiding your fridge, etc.
Now I expect you to take care of me.
I want you to buy me some clothes, get me some food and man, can you turn the AC down a bit? It’s warm in here.
I have a toothache too, so you will need to take me to the dentist.
Oh and here is a bill for my books I have decided I want to take some college courses.
Now just pretend I am not here.
Oh by the way, I had to kill your dog due to my religious beliefs.

Now how long would you allow this to go on before you called the cops or shot my ass off?
It’s one thing to show up at the front door and ask politely if I might stay with you and it is another to barge in and demand you care for me.
I have no rights here.
You are sovereign, you are King.
I am a refugee, a parasite, if we were at sea I would be a stowaway, a free loader.
But that’s just my opinion.
I could be wrong.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I need to stop

When Smokers Quit; What Are the Benefits Over Time?

20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate drops.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1988, pp. 39, 202)

12 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1988, p. 202)

2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, pp.193,194,196,285,323)

1 to 9 months after quitting: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, pp. 285-287, 304)

1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, p. vi)

5 years after quitting: Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5-15 years after quitting.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, p. vi)

10 years after quitting: The lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker's. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decrease.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, pp. vi, 131, 148, 152, 155, 164,166)

15 years after quitting: The risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker's.
(US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, p. vi)

Visible and Immediate Rewards of Quitting: My family happier.
I know I need to quit these and my habit is only 2 packs a week. I was quit at one time for 3 years and then stress made me go back.
I whittled it down to 1 or 2 a day, then stress picked it up.
I started smoking to calm me (ADHD) and it works too well now I am older I want that energy back. I am at 150 pounds right now thanks to smoking, down from my bloated 165lbs (you have to remember, due to my metabolism I did not break the 100 pound mark until I was a senior in High School).
The nicotine isnt the thing that sucks me in either... it's the habit.
a place to go during work to get away.
a place to think
something to do when bored.
Well I am going to give it a go.
I have not set "the date" yet but it is drawing near.