Monosyllabic Pedantry

Friday, July 31, 2009

Timmy the Turtle

My wife is weird.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Like 300, but with Ninjas

Does it get any better than that? I submit that it does not.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Danger Fuzz

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Burnt house, gimpy pup

The big news around here is twofold. A house in the development across the street burned down last night. Sadly, a woman didn't make it out. We were out at the time, but when we came home, there was still a bunch of cops with the street blocked off.

Something happened to Janet while she was running around the backyard this morning. I looked out back and she was holding her paw and licking it. She wouldn't walk on it. I carried her into the house. She wouldn't let us look at it. She got so pissed off when we tried, that she snapped at the Missus. After letting her rest a while, she seems better. She let me look at it, but I couldn't see anything. She's walking better on it now, but it's still bugging her.

UPDATE: Fortunately, Janet's paw got better on its own after a day or so. We never did find what was wrong with it.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

To NY democrats

Specifically, to all those people who helped get Hillary Clinton into the senate.

You deserve it.

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Bummer, Dude

Gwinnett police nab more than a ton of pot

A drug bust by Gwinnett police in cooperation with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has uncovered more than 2,000 pounds of Mexican-grown marijuana, Gwinnett police said Tuesday.

Authorities found the drugs in a tractor trailer in Doraville and arrested five suspects between July 2 and July 11.

The 2,462 pounds of marijuana, which could set a new record for the Gwinnett police department, was transported from Mexico to a suite on Weaver Way between Buford Highway and Best Friend Road.

Four men were charged with felony drug trafficking: Edilberto Gijon-Jimenez, of Atlanta; Ramon Hernandez-Castro, of Norcross; Gilberty Riviera-Alcaraz, of Lawrenceville and Jesus Hernandez-Gutierrez, of Sugar Hill.

Pedro Mendoza-Lugo of Las Vegas is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Have some more Rope, Nancy

When you're a communist, and even NPR is getting confontational with you, you're guilty.

4:28 is where the best money shot is, but it's worth it to listen to the whole thing to hear Nancy shuck and jive, reminiscent of Oswald Bates, in her attempt to obfuscate with big words.

Melissa: "The Republicans say to either offer proof to your allegation that the CIA lied to you, or retract your allegation."

Nancy: "My record on human rights is one that I'm very very proud of."


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Monday, July 06, 2009

Cat Eats Bat


Lessons from the 4th

Fireworks scare the hell out of Janet, and just piss off Susan.

Why are fireworks legal? They are WAAAY more dangerous than a bunch of other stuff that's already illegal. They are dangerous to not only the user but others. When you walk out on your back deck on Sunday morning and find fallen rocket carcasses, it hits you that there might be a risk of fire here.

Beagles will bark at anything, with enthusiasm.

A steady diet of beer and sloth just makes you feel like.....ugh.

There are always episodes of The Twilight Zone that I haven't seen, which is actually kind of Twilight Zoney, if you think about it.


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Burmese Pythons in Florida

You may have heard the sad story of a baby killed by the family snake. The owner put the Burmise python in it cage/aquarium at night. It escaped and slithered over to the baby's crib and killed the kid.

That got us talking at work and one of my coworkers said, "Yeah, there are tons of them loose in Florida."

So I checked and, Holy Shit!, he's right! According to this story, there are over 10,000 of these snakes, which can grow to 25 feet, in the Everglades. They have been escaping or getting released for years and (Burma being pretty similar to the Everglades) have been living wild and reproducing. Another story puts the number anywhere between 5,400 and 140,000!!!

They have even swam 6 miles across the ocean and started invading the Florida Keys!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Amazing Piano

NPR's How Eric Lewis became ELEW

Eric Lewis here

Just click it and listen.


The Option ARM Tsunami

According to Business Week, the majority of the Option ARM resets hasn't even happened yet.
For those two people who don't already know, Option ARMs (Adjustible Rate Mortgage) is where you pay a low interest rate for the first number of years, then the interest rate jumps up, or resets, to a much higher rate.

What many analysts fear are the waves of "resets", when the teaser interest rates for these products expire. That means Freddie Flipper, who bought that $1 million McMansion in 2006 as an "investment property", will see his monthly payment double on a house that's now worth $600,000. And he will, like so many others, walk away after dropping the keys in an envelope and mailing them to his mortgage company (i.e., "jinglemail").


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