Sunday, November 30, 2008

We're Number 2! We're Number 2!

Want It!

1. Think how fast you could field dress a deer. Particularly in my neighborhood.
2. One word - "zombies."

Want It!

Er, I have no idea what this is about.

A Good Read

What I'm Reading Now.

Specifically, "Discriminatory Segregationism in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."

Why Peanuts was always cool.

In the summer of 1968, Charles Schulz—born yesterday in 1922—decided not to take the path of least resistance.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Beaver Creek Brewing Company in Wibaux

"An oasis in a desert of no microbrews."

Their beers are Wibaux's Gold, Beaver Creek Pale Ale, Redheaded IPA, Paddlefish Stout (comes with a chocolate chip cookie), Rusty Beaver Wheat and root beer.

The Rusty Beaver Wheat was great - we had two.

How to be a really bad parent

The piggy bank every teenage girl needs to build self-esteem and positive body image.

Tom Horn’s Winchester Model 1894 Rifle

Horn was suspected in the sniper-style murders of rustlers and settlers suspected of cattle stealing throughout the Chugwater River country of Wyoming from 1895 through 1899, when he apparently moved south to the Brown’s Hole region of extreme northern Colorado, an area he knew well from hunting outlaws during his Pinkerton Agency days. Mysterious, sniper-style killings of several cattle rustlers in that area (including Matt Rash and Isam Dart), were attributed to Horn, though never proven. Sometime in early 1901, ill with malaria from his recent volunteer service in the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, Horn returned to the Chugwater and recovered at the ranch of his old friend, cattle baron John C. Coble. Horn also picked up his chosen profession of cleaning out rustlers and suspicious nesters by killing and terrorizing them with the constant threat of a bullet from nowhere. Those bullets were almost certainly delivered from his Winchester Model 1894

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Amazon has 50 albums for $5 each

New stuff too. You have to download the Amazon installer but it will move your purchases directly to iTunes.

I spent $15 bucks and found an album I didn't know was available in America.

Anti-Shyness DVD Trains Japanese Geeks to Lock Eyes

Only in Japan would you find a DVD designed to help nerds practice making eye contact with other humans.
"I think the Japanese are shy people compare to Americans," says Yosuke Ito, creator of Miterudake (literally, "just looking"). "I'm not 100 percent sure you can overcome shyness with this DVD but I hope it helps somehow."
His disc features 50 people standing in front of a blank white background. They're all women, which Ito swears is just a coincidence. They stare into the camera and occasionally say stuff like "I want to leave" or "That's enough."
There are elderly ladies, pretty girls, foreign women, children and even twins to gaze at. The idea is that once geeks build up confidence by making eye contact with the 2-D ladies on the DVD, they can then venture into the meatspace world.

Try to look this person in the eyes for a full minute.
Tip: when interacting with a fellow human being in the real world, it is considered rude to break eye contact in order to look at other physical attributes.

A Joke

A guy walks in to a Doctors office with a turkey in his head and the doctors says, "Oh my God, what happened?"

And the turkey says, "I don't know, it started out as a wart on my butt."

Jedi Squirrels

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tree Sculpture on Mt. Ascension

Rileys Irish Pub is under new management and has finally updated their web page.

I like that they now publish their music schedule. We're headed down for Pub Trivia on Tuesday night under our old team name, "Not Good Enough To Sit Up Front Either."

We scored 16 points under the winning team. Blame it on an round that was 10 questions about Harry Potter. Does it seem likely that people old enough to drink beer and hang out on trivia night would be big Harry Potter fans?

What is the answer to the Ultimate Question?

Tumbledown House

We saw them Friday night at the Rathskellar of the Montana Club. Good music, a packed house and a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Now I Know Where Not To Move

A Video Model of Climate change in Glacier National Park 1850 - 2100

(Follow the link and then scroll down.)


Who gets the vote?

And so it begins . . .

President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is asking potential appointees detailed questions about gun ownership, and firearms advocates aren’t happy about it.

Tucked in at the end of the questionnaire and listed under “Miscellaneous,” it reads: “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”
Paul Light, professor of public service at New York University, said there was no such question for potential appointees when President George W. Bush took office in 2000.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the US .

Learning of the sweeping Democratic Party victory in the November elections, animals that were formerly self-sufficient are already modifying their behavior to take advantage of what they expect to be a new set of societal norms in the next four to eight years.

This black bear from Montana has ceased hunting for a living and is sitting outside the US Fish & Wildlife Service office in Kalispell, apparently waiting to be fed and to have his winter den dug by government employees. The residents of Kalispell are calling him 'Bearack Obama'.

Bookstore Fail

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Only in Missoula

I ordered a breakfast burrito and they asked me if I wanted tofu instead of eggs.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

"The resort formerly known as Big Mountain"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some of the Differences Between Men and Women

Differences Between Men and Women

(found long ago on Internet, original author unknown, applauded by Niniane Wang)


A man has at most 6 items in his bathroom -- a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

The Telephone

Men see the telephone as a communications tool. They use the telephone to send short messages to other people. A woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning home, she will call the same friend and they will talk for three hours.

Admitting Mistakes

Women will sometimes admit making a mistake. The last man who admitted he was wrong was General George Custer.


A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances and best friends and favorite foods and secret dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


Some men look good with mustaches. Those men are Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds. There are no women who look good with mustaches.

Super Obama World - The Game

Fight the lipstick wearing pigs.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

A Good Graphic Novel

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Good Movie - "Once"

How often do you find the right person?

It's a fookin' brilliant romantic movie. The link goes to a clip because the trailer just doesn't capture the film.


Brilliant . . . or Stupid?

Chocolate-covered Pop Rocks.

And sometimes Y

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jim Breuer Rocks Out

Give about a minute to be surprised.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Joke

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.

'In honor of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. 'It represents a candle', he said.

'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'

Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'

The man replied, 'These are Carols.'

Sixth Foot Washes Ashore in B.C.

Four of the five feet discovered between August 2007 and June 2008 were in running shoes made between 2003 and 2004, and the other was made in 1999, according to police. Royal Canadian Mounted Police have released photos of the shoes, hoping someone can help identify the remains.

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam

Not a good night.

1:46 a.m.
I woke up because I thought I heard gunshots. I heard another. Swimming up through sleep I thought the cops were no longer shooting deer and they used stun guns, not pistols. Another shot - it sounded about two, maybe three blocks away. I remembered that Nica was in the yard and wondered why I hadn't heard her scratching at the back door to come in. She is terrified of fireworks, guns, lightning and Harleys.

Suddenly I heard Nica screaming.

I ran to the back door and shouted for her. Her cries intensified and I realized she was on the opposite side of the yard where the steps come down from the front yard. I ran down and saw her trying to jump up. She had tried to climb out of the yard at the lowest point on the fence but had fallen back. Both of her front paws had slid between the fence boards and then down. She was trapped in the fence but could still stand on her hind legs. She was trying to jump up and free her paws but they were too stuck.

I grabbed and lifted her up with my right hand while I used my left hand to push her paws up and free of the fence. I carried her away from the fence and set her down. She ran to into the house and to her bed, still screaming.

Her legs/paws seem OK. I don't think she was trapped for more than a minute and was more frightened than hurt. She still smells like fear. I lay on the couch and petted her until she fell asleep, it took almost an hour.

This afternoon I"m going to nail some slats over that part of the fence so that it can't happen again.

Then I'll wait to see if any of the neighbors saw me in the yard at 2 a.m., under the full moon, naked, holding a screaming dog on my shoulder.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Barack goes Mac

A Good Beer

David Letterman says . . .

"Sarah Palin is saying that the reason they lost the election is the media. Well, yeah, because it’s their fault that she entered beauty contests instead of a library."

Want It!

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