Saturday, January 28, 2012

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our
whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid 
burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not 
up to code.
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Beautiful, Sexy, and Hawt NSFW Babes for Saturday Night.....

NSFW Below Here:

Stunning Footage From Space.....

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,

Steam Punk... circa 1861 When It Was Real....

"A trainwreck in maxwell" sent me a link to a neat post over at "truebluesam"'s place where he posting this amazing piece of artwork:

This is a accurate 1/16 scale operating model of the engine which powered the
Civil War Ironclad USS Monitor. It was invented and built by John Ericsson in 1861
and was extremely compact for it's 300 horsepower at that time.
Only one engine was ever built exactly as displayed, and it was retrieved from the ocean floor
by the US Navy in 2001, and resides in the Mariners Museum ,Newport News VA, for conservation work. The model required over 3000 hours to build and all pieces including fittings and fasteners were made from scratch .

Here's Some Katatonia for You... ♫♫

Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström

Aerial Images of Berlin After The War.....


Paddy's Golf Partner....

Paddy came home after his regular Saturday golf game, and his wife asked why he doesn’t include Sean O’Connor in the games anymore.

Paddy replied “Would you want to play with someone who cheats constantly, swears all the time, lies about his score, and has nothing good to say about anyone else on the course?”

“Of course I wouldn’t,” his wife said.

“Well,” says Paddy, “Neither would Sean O’Connor.”

Eight Year Old Shreds The Guitar....

It's Caturday!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Oh Yeah... Raising The Temperature..... Midnite NSFW........

♫♫♫....How About A Great Jam....Raise My Rent..♫♫

Human Statue of Liberty.....

I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists!
And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. This INCREDIBLE
picture was taken in 1918.
It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa.
What a priceless gift from our grandfathers! 

Base to Shoulder: 150 feet 
Right Arm: 340 feet 
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet 
Right thumb: 35 feet 
Thickest part of body: 29 feet 
Left hand length: 30 feet Face: 60 feet 
Nose: 21 feet 
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet 
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet 
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000 
Number of men in torch: 2,800 
Number of men in right arm: 1,200 
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000 

Total men: 18,000

Reader Submitted Funnies......


Funny Stuff I Saw Earlier and "Borrowed" ....

Borrowed from "Boilerdoc"

From "ATrainwreckinMaxwell"

Just for perspective

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?" "No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied.
"Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?" the man asked. "No, I don't waste time fishing," the homeless man said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."
"Will you spend this on hunting stuff instead of food?" the man asked. "Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. "I haven't hunted in 20 years!"

"Well," said the man, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."

The homeless man was astounded. "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that? The man replied, "That's okay. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and hunting ."

You Wanna See The Definition of Hypocrisy ?

Great article by Howie Carr today…

How profoundly America has changed since January 2009.
I was pondering this the other night during the State of the Union address. Did you know that our elite military units like the Navy SEALs are now examples of America at its absolute finest? Why, wasn’t it just a few years ago that Sen. Dick Durbin was comparing these very same troops to the Khmer Rouge and Joe Stalin’s Red Army?
What used to be Dick Cheney’s hit squad is now a beacon of freedom.
But now of course the president is a Democrat. When Durbin spoke a Republican resided in the White House.
Remember when Theo Epstein snubbed Republican George W. Bush when the rest of the Red Sox [team stats] went to the White House after the 2007 World Series? Nobody said boo. Now Bruins [team stats] goalie Tim Thomas [stats] does the same thing to our PC president and — hey, somebody get a rope!
Since January 2009, natural disasters are no longer the personal fault of the president.
Now that Obama is president, Gen. “Betrayus” is once again Gen. Petraeus, the greatest American military genius since MacArthur, no make that U.S. Grant.
George W. Bush played 30 rounds of golf in eight years and it was dereliction of duty. Obama’s played 80 in three years and it’s a well-deserved rest from his terrible burden of world leadership.
On Jan. 20, 2009, all the homeless people went home. Inflation ended that same day. No longer do dying Americans have to travel to Canada to buy affordable prescription drugs.
The Tea Party — violent rhetoric. Occupy Wall Street and the publicly defecating hippies — in the finest tradition of our Founding Fathers.
Bush mispronounces nuclear — idiot. Obama butchers corpsman — misspoke.
Raising the debt ceiling under Bush — the worst kind of fiscal irresponsibility. Raising the debt ceiling under Obama — a valiant effort by our young president to save the world economy.
McDonald’s jobs under Bush — “burger flipping.” McDonald’s jobs under Obama — entry-level jobs with one of America’s noblest public corporations.
Unemployment rate of 4.5 percent under Bush — “jobless recovery.” Unemployment rate of 8.5 percent under Obama — the new normal.
The Patriot Act under Bush — incipient fascism. The Patriot Act under Obama — yawn.
Words and phrases you haven’t heard since January 2009: “no blood for oil ... Cindy Sheehan ... not one more dime ... quagmire ... atrocities ... candlelight vigils ... not on our watch ... waterboarding ... Abu Ghraib...

The Snoring Dormouse...... AWWWwwwwwwww

"Story HERE"

♫♫♫... Have Another Hit...Of......♫♫♫ 1971

This Post Brought To You By Ticonderoga Pencils....

We now interrupt your busy day for a beautiful pair of....... 
well click the pic and decide for yourself (NSFW)

This Explains It.....

And my upcoming lunchtime post.


They are Doing it ALL The Time Anyway.....

SO let me get this straight, the execs at NBC are worried about contestants drinking 


I think the mainstream media does this on a daily basis.

Cinnamon Eggs.....

It was a dark and dreary morning, the body was covered in half coagul.....( oooops wrong thought thread)

I'm half asleep and getting getting some breakfast before heading to work. The usual scrambled eggs are on the menu. I enjoy them with some Cayenne pepper to give them a little kick and wake up the old digestive system.

I get the pan all warmed up, crack the eggs, then reach in the cabinet for the Cayenne topping.
Since I'm not all here yet I start to shake the bottle over the eggs.. my brain screams stop but my hand keeps going. Low and behold..I am holding the cinnamon spice instead............

  It appears someone must have used it and put it back on the same top shelf of the cabinet as my Cayenne pepper... may they suffer the fate from the first sentence.
Needless to say my beautiful,delicious, mouthwatering breakfast was at that point ruined so I thought.

After my initial swearing in my head, I was still respectful that others were sleeping, I said the hell with it , this will make a good post and others could bask in my misery.

I finished up cooking and ended up eating my concoction because I didn't want it to go to waste.. you know the whole starving kid thing in Africa and all.

They really weren't that bad although there was a lot of cinnamon ( it poured faster than the Cayenne)but it really didn't have an over powering taste. I guess I will think about it as a cinnamon  bun without the bun and sugar and scrambled egg breakfast.

Now I'm off to get a large coffee and wake my sorry ass up.. Hopefully I don't add soy milk instead of good old half and half.......

mmmmmmm  cinnamon buns.........

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Montana Pole Dancer in Billings... bom chicka wah wah ♫♫

Its real.. see the Story "HERE"

♫♫♫ Out In The Backseat of My '60 Chevy... ♫♫♫

Yosemite HD...Click to Put It On Full Screen and Turn It Up...

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

I've seen this posted else where and wanted to share.

Its Friday Eve at The Lair of The Feral Irishman....

Click the Pics ;)

Damn Cats....

Riding the Subway......

Big Fur Hat over at IOWNTHEWORLD put up "THIS POST"

To which I will see his post and raise with this one!!

Is There An Ornithologist In The House?

Is That a Crow, a Raven, or a Grackle?

100 Random Photos From The Past....

Scroll Thru Them "HERE"

IF We Had A Real Media With Cojone's

15 Questions The Mainstream Media Would Ask Barack Obama If He Were A Republican

During the practically endless series of Republican debates, we have heard almost every question imaginable asked to Republican candidates - if by every question imaginable, you mean horribly slanted, often irrelevant questions designed to make them look bad and help Obama. We've heard questions about contraceptives, religion, Newt's angry ex-wife, Gardasil, etc., etc., etc. So, what would happen if the mainstream media treated Barack Obama the exact same way that they treat Republicans? The questions might sound a little something like this. 

1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been killed with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware that was going on and if so, shouldn't you resign? 

2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, which gave your campaign a lot of money, was "leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future." Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost $500 million on loans that your administration was well aware might never be paid off when you made them. What do you say to people who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration? 

3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, they gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost 14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special 45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history? 

4) Through dubious means, you and your allies in Congress managed to push through an incredibly unpopular health care bill that helped lead to the worst election night for the Democratic Party in 50 years. Since the bill has passed, many of your claims about the bill have proven to be untrue. For example, we now know the bill won't lower costs and despite your assurances to the contrary, big companies like McDonald's say they may drop health care because of the health care reform. Since the American people have rejected your health care reform and it doesn't do what you said it would, shouldn't you work with the Republicans to repeal it? 

5) When you took office, gas was $1.79 per gallon. Since then, you've demonized the oil industry, dramatically slowed offshore drilling, blocked ANWR, and killed the Keystone Pipeline. Now, gas is $3.34 per gallon. How much higher do you anticipate driving gas prices? 

6) Occupy Wall Street has been protesting against Wall Street and the richest 1 percent in America. You are in the top 1 percent of income earners in America and you have collected more cash from Wall Street than any other President in history. So, aren't you exactly the sort of politician that Occupy Wall Street wants to get rid of? 

7) How do you decide which foreign leaders to submissively bow towards and why do you think that's appropriate for an American President? 

8) If they could, don't you think the Nobel Committee would take back the Nobel Peace Prize that you were awarded? 

9) You made bipartisanship one of the central themes of your campaign in 2008. Yet, you've worked to push bills through Congress with almost no Republican support, spent much less time negotiating with Congress than George Bush, and you've said things like, "But, I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking." Why did you decide to break your campaign promise to pursue bipartisanship? 

10) America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time under your watch. What do you think you should have done differently to have prevented that historic failure? 

11) You cut more than 500 billion dollars out of Medicare to fund your wildly unpopular health care reform bill. Given that Medicare is running in the red already, don't you think it's irresponsible to cut money out of one entitlement program, that millions of seniors depend on -- to put it into a risky new entitlement program? 

12) Back in July, you said, "Nobody's looking to raise taxes right now. We're talking about potentially 2013 and the out years." Since you plan to raise taxes if you're elected and you've had kind words for a value added tax, shouldn't every American expect a tax increase if you're reelected? 

13) Why should the American people reelect you when your 10 year budget saddles America with more debt than all previous Presidents combined? 

14) Your stimulus bill cost more in real dollars than the moon landing and the interstate highway system combined. What do we have to show for all of that money spent? 

15) Members of your administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Instead, we've had 35+ months of 8% and above unemployment. Doesn't that mean we wasted a trillion dollars on nothing? 

H/T to Tom H.

The Magic of Cellphones and Mirrors.........

The history of mirrors dates back to ancient times when mankind first saw reflections in a pond or river and considered it magic. Polished stone or metal was used in the first early man-made mirrors. Later glass was used in combination with metals like tin, mercury, and lead to create mirrors.

 The Model T of mobiles. The device was birthed from a fierce race between Motorola and Bell labs to bring the first portable to market. In 1973, Motorola's Dr. Martin Cooper won that race when he placed the first phone call on an early prototype that paved the way for the DynaTAC.

Lets mesh the ancient magic of mirrors with the modern magic of cell phone cameras and see the results, shall we?

( Click the pics )

Wild Boar Pork Chops...A Morning Snack...

My friend and fellow machinist Robbie went boar hunting a few months back and was kind enough to send along some chops and some sausage for me to try.  I'm not a big fan of all the marinades and rubs on grilled meat so I just do them plain on the grill and enjoy them hot with in minutes of cooking:

These smell awesome while they are cooking:

Nice Presentation:

The Carnivore's Carnage:


Thanks Rob!!