Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dolphins Guilty Of Sexual Assaults?

Dolphins Guilty Of Sexual Assaults? Fungi the Dolphin Fingered In Sexual Assault Claims

(I hope there’s no intended pun in that title. . .)

Outrage and trauma over the sexual behavior of a dolphin. One feminist in particular, who said:
This matter has also sparked outrage amongst feminists, including writer and critic Pearl Caligula, who says "that to describe an act of rape as a sign of intelligence is disgusting, even if it is in the animal kingdom. This male chauvinist sea-pig Fungi has proved they are only too willing to take advantage of human women as well. And as we all know, female animals have even less rights than human females. We say this is something that needs to be addressed - like right now!"


Friday, December 21, 2007

Saucer Gossip and Silliness . . .

My recent item on: Saucer Gossip: A Bit of History and Silliness About the Trent Case

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Spy in the Sky Stuff

Remember the dragonflies that were not innocent pretty insects flitting about, but spy cameras? So we have that to look out for.

Then of course there’s the upcoming television exchange. Not “exchange,” exactly, but by, I think, the end of 2008, anyone with an older set (like ours; they’re all about ten years old or older) won’t be able to use them anymore. Why? I don’t know, do I look like Madame Currie? My understanding is that whatever's in the TV sets now to enable them to get satellite, that technology won’t mesh with other TV type technology. So we all have to get new sets in order to watch anything on them. And by the way, these new sets come with itty bitty cameras and microphones, so that Big Brother can listen in and watch us anytime they want to. Including when the set is turned off.

Where’s my source, you may ask? Hell, I don’t know. But I’ve come across this many times, you can too if you look it up.

So, we not only have spies in the home, we have the spies in the sky. This article: Spy planes to recharge by clinging to power lines, warns us about “tiny spy planes” and where they might be getting their power:
The next time you see something flapping in the breeze on an overhead power line, squint a little harder. It may not be a plastic bag or the remnants of a party balloon, but a tiny spy plane stealing power from the line to recharge its batteries.

The idea comes from the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Dayton, Ohio, US, which wants to operate extended surveillance missions using remote-controlled planes with a wingspan of about a metre, but has been struggling to find a way to refuel to extend the plane's limited flight duration.

Other potential problems are to be considered:
In addition, so as not to arouse suspicion, AFRL says the spy plane will need to collapse its wings and hang limply on the cable like a piece of wind-blown detritus. Much of the "morphing" technology to perform this has already been developed by DARPA, the Pentagon's research division. Technologies developed in that program include carbon composite "sliding skins", which allow fuselages to change shape, and telescopic wings that allow lift to be boosted in seconds by boosting a wing's surface area.

The article is from New Scientist Tech, and they seem to be oblivious to the fact they’re discussing spying! On us! Instead, they’re all a twitter about this spiffy new technology.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This great vintage inspired "ad" -- brazenly stolen from Lesley at Debris Field -- says it all!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wave to Snoopy the Goon, where I found this quiz. They should have had a "your/you're" option. That drives me nuts! Seems no one uses you're anymore; I've even seen it on signs; once I saw "your" instead of "you're" on a sign in a photocopy place. Sheesh.

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

Moyers Interviews Olbermann

Bill Moyers interviews Keith Olbermann. Video, and transcript. Very nice!

cut and paste if link doesn't work:

Friday, December 14, 2007

"Got MRSA?"

Great. Thanks to that purple tinged yellow bellied Jeff Rense and his apocalyptic anti-Semitic website, I have this to worry about: Got MRSA? I worry because I just found out that the infection I've been battling since the spring is MRSA. So, you know, I go from being sane and rational and taking care of myself to screaming silently deep within. Of course, that's a given on any day when you read Jeff Rense.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Not bad for a good Jewish girl!

You Know a Lot About Christmas

You got 6/10 correct

You know tons about the history and traditions surrounding Christmas.
When you celebrate the holidays, you never forget their true meaning - or all the little fun details.

Random Christmas fact: "Silent Night" was originally played on guitar.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Russian tour companies hope to make fortunes on UFOs, Yeti

Russia is working hard towards getting up paranormal/crypto tours,from “green-skinned humanoid-like creatures,” to Yeit to UFOs.

The green skinned humanoid creatures is interesting; so they have that problem over there too?