Saturday, August 30, 2008

World's Weirdest Urinals (a few for the ladies too.)

Schweitzer's speech as a Word Cloud

List of problems solved by MacGyver

Episode One:

MacGyver defuses a highly advanced nuclear warhead using a paper clip to short circuit the timing device.

MacGyver places a stick through the trigger of an AK-47 and hangs it from a tree with some string. He then attaches a paper match packet to the string and lights the matches, using them as a time delay. The AK-47 falls to the ground with the stick still attached to the trigger, causing the AK to fire and distract some guards.

He also makes a "Rocket Thruster" by hitting the end of a flare gun with a rock to make the nozzle thinner, launching him and a man he rescues from a mountain. Not only would the thrust produced from a gun of that size be unable to lift the weight of two human beings, flare guns fire projectiles. The more realistic result would be a jam at the end of the gun, much like if you bent the barrel of a normal gun.

When near a deadly laser grid, MacGyver lights a pack of cigarettes to make the lasers visible. He then smashes a pair of binoculars, removing a prism to deflect a laser beam back to the emitter, destroying it.

To help rescue a group of people trapped in a building, he ties a fire hose shut, places it under a girder in the way, and turns on the water. Using the water pressure to lift the girder, he pushes it out of the way.

MacGyver plugs a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate. He states that chocolate contains lactose and sucrose (chemically C12H22O11), which are disaccharides. The acid reacts with the sugars to form elemental carbon and a thick gummy residue. (This has been tested and confirmed by Mythbusters).

MacGyver creates a bomb to open a door using a gelatin cold capsule containing sodium metal, which he then places in a glass container filled with water. When the gelatin dissolves in the water, the sodium reacts violently with the water and causes an explosion which blows a hole in the wall. ("MythBusters" questioned the size of the explosion but verified that pure sodium does cause an exothermic reaction when mixed with water, just not enough to destroy a concrete wall.) The amount of sodium required to destroy a concrete wall would greatly exceed the size of a cold pill.

Wikipedia on Sarah Palin

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dad's Cab - no more free rides

Is your old man the resident cab driver? Being a dad means signing up to years of taxiing your little rascals to and from friends' houses, parties, the cinema, clubs, etc etc etc... It's in the small print of your parenting contract – let's make it official!

Gifts for dads don't come much better than this Gift of the Year Award winner, Dad's Cab. Dad's Cab is a novelty taxi meter that comes with an assortment of forfeit cards that overworked dads can dish out to their blood-sucking children by way of a bill. Payments include ingenious tasks like 'tidy your room' and 'make dad a cup of tea' – that's no more free rides for the kids and some well-deserved rewards for dad!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Driving to Work

Driving up the Seeley-Swan

Driving home from work = much better.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

Interesting Demographic Data on Montana Counties

Why we call our newspaper the, "Typographical Error."

Want It!

Swany® has developed the first hands free cell phone ski and snowboard glove. The g.cell glove has a fully integrated Bluetooth adaptable cell phone in a totally functional ski and winter sports glove. • Incoming calls detected by vibrating wrist action. Push on back of hand to receive call. • Call out - voice command dial system. • Re-charger included. Phone will last for 12 hours on standby, 4 hours talk time. • Speaker and listening device integrated into palm and thumb. • Insulated water repellent outer shell for hours of warm dry use.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oklahoma Cattle Transport

Montana's Affordable Housing Dilemma

Maps propped up in Missoula City Council chambers Tuesday showed three Montanas. The first was Montana in 1996. The few counties highlighted in red—including Missoula County—indicated where the average home price outpaced the average household income. The second, Montana in 2006, showed much more red, almost all of the western third of the state. 30 percent of the homes sold in Montana last year were sold to out-of-staters.

Missoula’s average lot price (under one acre in the urban area) was $14,044 in 1990. In 2006 it was $95,000.

The subdivision review process costs about $3,000 per lot.

The total average cost to build on a lot jumped from $104,013 in 1996 to $170,776 in 2006, a 64 percent increase.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I had been hoping someone would do this.

If you don't have free speech, you aren't free.

Don't Cheat

Follow the link for more.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Song Of The Week - I Just Need To Hold Your Hand

Wish I Had Been There

A group of 20 people have celebrated a party in a huge jacuzzi at the top of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps at 15,711 feet. They had to carry 45 pounds of equipment each, custom-made to work with less oxygen, lower pressure and "against wind and freezing temperatures."

Make your own drug

Luteren Airlines



If you are travelin soon, consider Lutran Air, the no-frills airline.
You're all in da same boat on Lutran Air, here flyin is a upliftin experience. Dair is no first class on any Lutran Air flight..

Meals are potluck. Rows 1 tru 6, bring rolls; 7 tru 15, bring a salad; 16 tru 21, a hot dish, and 22-30, a dessert.

Basses and tenors please sit in da rear of da aircraft.

Everyone is responsible for his or her own baggage.

All fares are by free will offering, and da plane will not land til da budget is met.

Pay attention to your flight attendant, who vill acquaint you wit da safety system aboard dis Lutran Air. Okay den, listen up; I'm only gonna say dis vonce:

"In da event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, I am frankly gonna be real surprised and so vill Captain Olson, because ve fly right around two tousand feet, so loss of cabin pressure would probably mean da Second Coming or someting of dat nature, and I wouldn't bodder with doze liddle masks on da rubber tubes--you're gonna have bigger tings to worry about den dat. Just stuff doze back up in dair liddle holes".

Probably da masks fell out because of turbulence which, to be honest wit you, we're gonna have quite a bit of at two tousand feet, sorta like driving across a plowed field, but after a while you get used to it.

In da event of a water landing, I'd say forget it. Start saying da Lord's Prayer and just hope you get to da part about forgive us our sins as we forgive dose who sin against us, which some people say 'trespass against us,' which isn't r ight, but what can you do?

Da use of cell phones on da plane is strictly forbidden, not because day may confuse da plane's navigation system, which is by da pants all da way. No, it's because cell phones are a pain in da wazoo, and if God had meant you to use a cell phone, He wudda put your mout on da side of your head.

We start lunch right about noon and it's buffet style wit da coffeepot up front.

Den we'll have da hymn sing; hymnals are in da seat pockets in front of you. Don't take yours wit you when you go or I am gonna be real upset and I am not kiddin!

Right now I'll say Grace:

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
and let deze gifts to us be blessed.
Fader, Son, and Holy Ghost,
May we land in Dulut or pretty close.

Saturday Morning Sailboat Races

Saturday, August 16, 2008