Sunday, February 17, 2013

A joke

 Tom decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend. One evening, after the honeymoon, he was assembling some loads for an upcoming hunt.
 His wife was standing there at the bench watching him. After along period of silence she finally speaks.

"Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, handloading, and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns and boat."

Tom gets this horrified look on his face.

She says, "Darling, what's wrong?"

 "There for a minute you were sounding like my ex-wife."

 "Ex wife!", she screams, "I didn't know you were married before!"

 "I wasn't "

The Fifty Most Loathsome Americans

32) You
Charges: You have an opinion on that Twilight slut that cheated on that other Twilight slut, and you’ll share it with anyone who’ll listen. You believe in ghosts, horoscopes, that criminalizing abortion would reduce abortion rates, karma, Fred Thompson’s reverse goddamn mortgages, that Hitler took people’s guns away, that the ATF ran guns into Mexico, and every other dumb-fuck thing because your brain’s an evolutionary mish-mash that’s better at retroactively justifying its near-instant emotional reactions than it is making rational sense of the world. You’re a subconscious brute, largely unaware of your own motivations–an animal automaton programed by biology and society to eschew reason in favor of blind prejudice, tribalism, social climbing, and a perverse ethos that values cowardice and conformity over imagination and the bravery to admit that your entire life is a moot point made by no one at all. And you’re a shitty driver.
Smoking Gun: Honey Boo Boo.
Sentence: Honey Boo Boo.

Read about the others here. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

“Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication. But legend embodies it in a form which enables it to spread all over the world.”

What I like about Missoula Today:

Going to the college radio station and announcing I'm there to pick up some schwag for making a fundraising donation. Then being told that "schwag . . . is what the kids today call low grade marijuana."
Left with a sweatshirt, a couple of coozies and the munchies. :)

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Sushi-making Party at my house

Christians can claim religious right to bear arms, in addition to Second Amendment right

Let’s pretend Christianity is a religion in which its followers believe Jesus is the source of guidance for living a proper life. To aid in this pursuit, the Bible has been passed down as the rule book for living. The most fervent believers hold that the Bible is the word of God and that his word is not open to interpretation. As a mass movement, these Christians have made the most recent contributions to shaping western civilization, ending slavery, establishing Sunday as a day of rest, and numerous other traits which we pretty much take for granted in our modern society .
There is, however, one clear instruction given by Jesus that goes totally ignored – Luke 22:36: “Then said he (Jesus) unto them, ’But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his script; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.’ ” Can anyone deny this is a pretty clear instruction to arm oneself? Swords never really had any other purpose except to stick into one’s fellow man. It is easy to understand why Jesus did not suggest selling one’s garment to buy a gun – there was still considerable time before guns would become the logical upgrade from a sword.
Why does this piece of information have any bearing on anything? In the same way some Native Americans have been able to circumvent the various drug laws by claiming peyote is an integral part of their religion, Christians have every bit as substantial a claim to gun ownership as an integral part of their religion. Such a claim is secured by the First Amendment and supported by the Second Amendment.
Any further worry about disarmament by the government really should be left to those who cannot make a claim of religious rights.
Walt Briggs,

What would happen if you tried to fly a normal Earth airplane above different Solar System bodies?

And now, the rest of the story. 

FedEx Facts

Aircraft Fleet:
Total Aircraft: 654 worldwide
71 Airbus A300 - 600s
56 Airbus A310 - 200/300s
13 ATR 72s
26ATR 42s
79 Boeing 727 - 200s
1 Boeing DC10 - 10s
6 Boeing DC10 - 30s
57 Boeing MD 10 - 10s
12 Boeing MD 10 - 30s
57 Boeing MD 11s
10 Cessna 208As
242 Cessna 208Bs
24 Boeing 757-200s

Vehicle Fleet: Aproximately 43,000 worldwide

More here. 

Saturday, February 02, 2013

What I Like About Missoula Today

A half-pound of fresh chantrelle mushrooms form the Farmer's Market and peti baguettes from the Le Petit Outre bakery.


Worth Watching


It's for real.

For reals. I hope people start bombing the reviews. 

Smart Reporter, Dumb Drunk

Valentine's Day cards

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How a Cat-Borne Parasite Infects Humans

Over the past year, a Czech evolutionary biologist named Jaroslav Flegr has made headlines for a radical claim: that a common parasite called Toxoplasma gondii is controlling our brains.
"Toxo," which typically infects cats, is famous among scientists for its clever tactic of jumping from one cat to another by infecting rats and altering their behavior to make them more likely to be eaten by another cat, thus transferring the parasite to a new host.
Flegr discovered that the behaviors that toxo provokes in rats in order to get them eaten—slowed reaction times, lethargy, reduction in fear—also show up in infected humans. But until very recently, scientists knew little about how toxo might be doing this. (Watch: Secret lives of house cats revealed.)
Two months ago, a team of Swedish scientists uncovered a key piece of the puzzle. In order to travel throughout the body and, most importantly, to the brain, toxo hijacks the very cells designed to destroy foreign invaders: the white blood cells. And not only does the parasite ride those cells like a city bus, but it also turns them into tiny chemical factories, producing a neurotransmitter known to reduce fear and anxiety in rats—and in humans.

I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.

When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear and humiliation I suffered.