Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Check out this bear compliments of Kyler.
Witness the latest way to forage the suburbs for food -
and people worry about squirrels on the birdfeeders.
I believe this was shot right here in Croton-On-Hudson, NY
And bears the question (sorry for the pun)
What is that rope made of???
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Yeah, well I had to use this as a vehicle to share the great news. Our son Donovan Jack was born on Friday Sept 16th @ 5:30AM. Him and mom are both doing great. He's the mellowest little guy - which will make a great contrast to the rest of his highly energetic family. Not only that, Sadie now has a little playmate to help take care of. Despite all the nasty shit going on in this world, it sure is nice to see things like this work out so well. to quote Tiny Tim "God bless us - everyone"
...and no NOT THAT tiny tim-tiptoe through the tulips....
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Hey, how 'bout a lil' break from all the blatantly visible government-shitting-its-pants talk and have a moment of levity? Well this should do it for you. Meet Black Diamond - "An 'Unreal' Neil Diamond experience." Check the link below for free mp3's, fantastic photos, and a great explanation of how he came discover and ultimately become the great talent that he is.
BLACK DIAMOND WEBSITE
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Now, for those few acquaintances of mine that still stand behind The Cowboy - even now - I offer this juicy lil tidbit.
Courtesy of the Gaelic Starover - from Bushflash.com comes a simply written comment on Americas current political state.
Quite apropos - especially at this time...
"Now- you republicans, out there, who are still clinging to Bush, out of sheer determination:
If you wanna be a republican, fine. You wanna vote republican, because you're a conservative, and you have no other choice? Fine-
But you have to stop viewing politics, and the fate of our nation, as if it were pro football. Yeah- I know- you want to cheer for your team, defend it when it's down, and rally around the "star player"- it's fun, I know...
Let me break this gently... Your star lineman has just tested positive for steroids, while sniffing coke with a prostitute in the back of a '78 chevette. The Quarterback was found vacationing in an shack in the Wyoming foothills, watching "Scarface" over and over, in a room littered with dead boy scouts. The rest of your team was found in a dirty basement in Singapore, chewing gum, and betting on cockfights while trading in teenage Vietnamese male whores.
Keep your ideology- keep your party- it's all good... However- I have to ask all republicans, here, and now:
Rats have the brains to leave a sinking ship- why can't you muster the same mental fortitude?
Stand with the rest of America, and demand accountability from the people whom you rallied around, for so long- they owe you, at the very least, that much..."
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Little Buddy! Poor guy, reluctantly went along with the Gilligan thing years and years after the show had all but disappeared. On Dobie Gillis - as Maynard G Krebs he sported the beard that launched a thousand copies. Our little buddy is no longer with us. Apparently he had complications from quadruple bypass surgery. Looks like he finally got off this crazy island after all.
R.I.P Bob - Tell the Skipper we miss him too!
Yeah, no one except his own commission researching the 3 biggest potential disasters in the US. Oh yeah, and this little article snip from Natl. Geo. (FROM 2004 NO LESS)
"...It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV "storm teams" warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising there: Hurricanes in August are as much a part of life in this town as hangovers on Ash Wednesday.
But the next day the storm gathered steam and drew a bead on the city. As the whirling maelstrom approached the coast, more than a million people evacuated to higher ground. Some 200,000 remained, however the car-less, the homeless, the aged and infirm, and those die-hard New Orleanians who look for any excuse to throw a party.
The storm hit Breton Sound with the fury of a nuclear warhead, pushing a deadly storm surge into Lake Pontchartrain. The water crept to the top of the massive berm that holds back the lake and then spilled over. Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans lies below sea level more than eight feet below in places so the water poured in. A liquid brown wall washed over the brick ranch homes of Gentilly, over the clapboard houses of the Ninth Ward, over the white-columned porches of the Garden District, until it raced through the bars and strip joints on Bourbon Street like the pale rider of the Apocalypse. As it reached 25 feet (eight meters) over parts of the city, people climbed onto roofs to escape it.
Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.
When did this calamity happen? It hasn't yet. But the doomsday scenario is not far-fetched. The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terrorist attack on New York City. Even the Red Cross no longer opens hurricane shelters in the city, claiming the risk to its workers is too great."
LINK TO ENTIRE ARTICLE
I sure hope this country wakes up and realizes our supposedly teflon govenment needs a serious douching