Friday, November 30, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Are You in the Running to Become America's Next Top Dinner Guest?

1.  When it comes to bringing something to the dinner party, you decide on...
a.  A  nice bottle of red wine.
b. Yo-Yo Ma to play music throughout the evening.
c.  A group of crust-punk runaways you met outside of a 7-Eleven. They're excited to use the shower!
2.  You decide that the best time to arrive at dinner is...
a.  Around the time the host suggested.
b.  Months in advance to install your corn husk fantasy tablescape.
c.  Three weeks later, drunk and high, asking to borrow clean urine.

A Joke

Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The
last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.' The question
was worth 70 points or none at all.

One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages.
However, he wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the
bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground
where the cat can't get it.

He got an A.

It most certainly is!


The Science of Dogs

The Science of Dogs

My New Favorite Song

Ob La Di Indeed

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


New York Times Restaurant Review - OUCH!

Mr. Fieri’s burger is described on the menu as “Guy’s Pat LaFrieda custom blend, all-natural Creekstone Farm Black Angus beef patty, LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion + pickle), SMC (super-melty-cheese) and a slathering of Donkey Sauce on garlic-buttered brioche.”

Read more here. 

Want It!

Upon first glance, The Sparrows UNCUFF LINK appears to be a standard pair of cuff links. However, a covert, hidden handcuff key has been engineered in to the design. This concealed hand cuff key will to open almost all Standard Hand cuffs. It’s also designed to hold your French Cuffs closed. A must have for any international SPY or the average citizen looking for some styling carbon fiber inlaid cuff links that happen to open Hand cuffs.
*WARNING: The use of this product under some circumstances may result in you being shot.* 

Monday, November 12, 2012


Irish Commentary (a few NSFW words)

Whiskey and Stuff

Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

It seemed like a simple enough idea for an iPhone app: Send users a pop-up notice whenever a flying robots kills someone in one of America’s many undeclared wars. But Apple keeps blocking the Drones+ program from its App Store — and therefore, from iPhones everywhere. The Cupertino company says the content is “objectionable and crude,” according to Apple’s latest rejection letter.
It’s the third time in a month that Apple has turned Drones+ away, says Josh Begley, the program’s New York-based developer. The company’s reasons for keeping the program out of the App Store keep shifting. First, Apple called the bare-bones application that aggregates news of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia “not useful.” Then there was an issue with hiding a corporate logo. And now, there’s this crude content problem.
Begley is confused. Drones+ doesn’t present grisly images of corpses left in the aftermath of the strikes. It just tells users when a strike has occurred, going off a publicly available database of strikes compiled by the U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which compiles media accounts of the strikes.

Three hour video of ocean waves

I can think of a beach on Kaui where I wish I had done this. 

The Write Question

A weekly literary program from Montana Public Radio that explores the worldof writing and publishing in the western United States.

Useless Web Sites

Take Me There. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Tracking decades of allegations in the Boy Scouts

This data­base con­tains in­form­a­tion on about 5,000 men and a hand­ful of wo­men who were ex­pelled from the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica between 1947 and Janu­ary 2005 on sus­pi­cion of sexu­al ab­use. The dots on the map in­dic­ate the loc­a­tion of troops con­nec­ted in some way to the ac­cused. The timeline be­low shows the volume of cases opened by year; however, an un­known num­ber of files were purged by the Scouts pri­or to the early 1990s.

I was talking to a girl in the bar last night.
She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut,
you'd look all right."
I said, "If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there."

Want It?

The Drozd Blackbird is the next generation of the original Drozd bb gun. The Drozd Blackbird offers what the manual states is a 200 round magazine but our testing shows it really holds over 900 bbs when fully loaded. That's right folks, it holds 900+ bbs!

What makes this bb gun so different is the fact that it is select fire!

The Drozd Blackbird is operated by 3 switches. The on/off switch, the left slide switch that allows you to select 1,3,or 6 shot bursts and the right slide switch that allows you to choose 300,450, or 600 rounds per minute.

Why doesn't MTV play music videos anymore?

NSFW Truth.


What I Like About Missoula Today

1.  The singer/songwriter playing her music at the Good Food grocery store on Saturday morning. 

2.  Goat cheese and beet empanada. 

A Joke

A husband reluctantly agreed to play in the couples' alternate shot tournament at his club.

He teed off on the first hole, a par four, and blistered a drive 300 yards down the middle of the fairway.

Upon reaching the ball, the husband said to his wife, "Just hit it toward the green, anywhere around there will be fine."

The wife proceeded to shank the ball deep into the woods.

Undaunted, the husband said, "That's OK, Sweetheart" and spent the full five minutes looking for the ball. He found it just in time, but in a horrible position. He played the shot of his life to get the ball within two feet of the hole. He told his wife to knock the ball in.

His wife then proceeded to take her putter out and knock the ball off the green and into a bunker.

Still maintaining composure, the husband summoned all of his skill and holed the shot from the bunker.

He took the ball out of the hole and while walking off the green, put his arm around his wife and calmly said, "Honey, that was a bogey five and that's OK, but I think we can do better on the next hole."

To which she replied, "Listen asshole, don't bitch at me, only 2 of those 5 shots were mine

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What I Really Like About Missoula Today

On the UM campus there is a memorial. I pass it every day on my way to my office but hadn't stopped to really look at it before.

Today when I walked by I noticed something different around it . . .

There are 20+ paving stones around the memorial with names, service and birth/death dates of UM grads who have died in our wars since 2001. There are probably 20+ names engraved around the monument.

Today, the day after our election, there was a red rose by each name.

What I Like About Missoula Today

Montana grown, heirloom cherry tomatoes for $1.99 per flat. The purple ones are as sweet as a lover's kiss. Great with a little bit of sea salt or with fettucini tossed with broccoli, bacon, olive oil

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Just in case

Been there, done that relationship

How Victoria’s Secret Saved the National Guard During Hurricane Sandy

On Monday night, Hurricane Sandy hit the armory of the New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment, leaving the soldiers without power, hot water, or anything but the most rudimentary means of communicating with the outside world. So the next morning, the Regiment’s officers made an emergency plea — to the producers of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
As they had done for the last three years running, the lingerie company was holding its annual television event at the Regiment’s historic armory, located at 25th street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. For the show, the producers had hauled in eight massive 500 kilowatt generators. Of course, the producers said, we’d be happy to help. Hours later, the lights flashed back on.
“We were dead in the water until Victoria’s Secret showed up,” says Capt. Brendan Gendron, the Regiment’s operations officer.

A Parody

What if?

A message from the Greatest Generation


Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ?

During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea.

True Q and A from NOAA