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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


by Lee Greenwood
Title: Proud To Be An American [Mareican]

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be a [Mareican,]
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every [Mareican] heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I’m proud to be an [Mareican,]
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I’m proud to be a [Mareican,]
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

Quincy Jones: Astronaut


Music legend Quincy Jones, center, wa presented with a montage by astronaut Leland Melvin, right, as hip-hop artist/producer Pharrell Williams looks on at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, the three participated in a presentation to over 300 students at the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus, also known as THEARC, which opened in 2005 and represents a partnership of nine community organizations, including the Levine School of Music, Children’s National Medical Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

Image Credit: NASA/Paul Alers

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Too Fat for the Raptor

Just Ask Me [Cool SOURCE]

09.28.2008 | Don Surber

I’m 55, married and live in Poca, W.Va. My lone super power is the ability to put a song in your head. My favorite? “History shows again and again, how nature points up the folly of man — Godzilla!”

I’ve been with the Charleston Daily Mail for 24 years, the last 21 as an editorial writer and columnist. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named me the best columnist in the land, under 100,000 circulation, in 2000.

In February 2005, I started a blog so I could comment on more breaking news. In January 2007, I moved the whole shebang over here.

Question: Is the United States the only place where the federal government fool enough to bail out foolish bankers?

Answer: Try Beligium. The Times of London reported on the woes of Fortis: “The Belgian central bank and the country’s regulator are paving the way for a bailout of the huge banking and insurance group, which has a £540 billion [$1 trillion] balance sheet and a market value of £12 billion [$25 billion].”

Question: So was a deal struck?

Answer: Yes, they decided to pat themselves on the back, hand you the bill and watch the economy tank after Election Day.

Question: What was the funniest moment in all this?

Answer: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confiscating the Blackberries of her staff so there would be no leaks, Politico reported. I see she’s surrounded herself with people she completely does not trust. Yea, there’s someone I want to work my heart out for.

Question: How far apart were they?

Answer: Republicans ate pizza, Democrats burgers. They never agree on anything. I wish they had kept it that way.

Question: What is “P is 43,112,609″?

Answer: A 13-million-digit prime number, which coincidentally, if you put a dollar sign in front of it, the number just happens to equal the federal debt.

Question: What does Republican Sarah Palin like to cook?

Answer: Moose stew. Also, her home is appraised at $552,100, she drives a Chevy Suburban and a VW Jetta, and her hobby is fishing.

Question: What is the craziest story of the day?

Answer: The Duck of Death. It has razor teeth. But I doubt it ever said, “You’re dethpicable.”

Question: What was the big story we all missed?

Answer: When Chloe Kondrich, 5, met Sarah Palin on Sept. 3. Chloe has Down Syndrome. KDKA has the story.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Is 3 amen's weasily, by Compostholestoy

[PHOTO: Compostholestoy's UP Hide-away]

Amen Amen Amen, Moopig. ( Is 3 amen's weasily)
The newspapers, radio and tv are a warm, humid Petri-Dish of Weasel Words in any
election year, and especially in this one where death is on the line for the left-leaning agenda promoted by many papers.

YOUR COMMENTARY should be on the front page of the NY Times and a prerequisite to voter registration in November!

Hay-Man to that!

Gotta work. Wall Street needs me.
[Michigan Correspondent]
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PS: Addendum to Previous -- Just saw this
beauty and had to share the ASSociated Piss story headline "Palin once blessed for money and to be free from 'witchcraft' "

what can you say.......?

[PHOTO: Is this the image of the Last Laugh?]

Don't Miss today's Feature: MooPig's First Ever "Hefner AWard 2008"

Be sure to click Music On in Slide Projector above... it defaults off !?!

ALASKANS in the News:
It's all about Stories !!
PHOTO Right: Sarah Palin

PHOTO Left: Holly Madison

HEADS UP: "Being Alaskan could never be better than right Now!!"
Question: What is too cold and too dry to support plant-life?
Response: "I don't know: I'al -ask-a !!
Yes we have a far afield winner for the Hefner Award. We cannot say how this is judged because we just made it up.. the category that is. But one of our writers, Bob, has been thinking on it for a while now. "I have been on this story since the '50's or '60's or so..." he said from his cubicle where he is buried under well-thumbed PB magazines.

Categorical Thumbs-Up and Hands DownWinner is: John S. McCain
  • Far exceeds his Mentor, Hugh Hefner who is 85 -ish now, in glories
  • Far exceeds Playboy wealthiest by marrying up as he has with Cindy Lou Hensley McCain
  • Far exceeds divorced Playboy's categories
  • Far exceeds wounded in war categories of Playboys, who normally are draft-dodgers anyway...
  • Far exceeds taste in women mates, and States of mates
  • Incubates other's ability to Romance the votes
  • Far exceeds Highest held positions for longest stretches only to be nominated for Prez of USA categories....
Probably, most of you Playboys who buy PB Mag for the articles are not following us right now... but you might soon see the light as we pursue our cubicle Bob's first line of haberdashery !! For instance:

The challenge:
by "Everything you wanted to know about mooseburgers," Dan Gardner,
09.06.2008, The Ottawa Citizen

"And so it goes. I watched every night of the Republican convention and I still don't know what John McCain would do about climate change, the deficit, immigration or a dozen other burning issues but I did find out how he and Cindy met and fell in love and I learned that Sarah Palin's dad woke her at 3 a.m. to go hunting.

"Oh, and I discovered that Democrats hate ordinary Americans. Good to know." [Gardner, Dan; SOURCE]

"Aside from the partisan rancour John McCain promised to eliminate as soon as he finishes using it to get elected, the convention was dominated by the candidates' life stories. Like Olympic broadcasters, political consultants have learned focusing on the substance of the event -- whether pole-vaulting or policy-making -- isn't the best way to score with an audience. Stories are.

Stories about people. People who overcome tragedy and never lose faith. People whose high-school sweethearts stick with them through it all. People who never stop smiling, no matter how hard the road ahead. (Gardner, Dan; Ibid.)

MooPig Bob says: "Dan, It's a Playboy thing, heifers in the fields, fish in the sea... thingy, idiot's guide to lifestyle management stuff:"

Dan's BLOG Says: "...For one thing, the stories tend to be ersatz simply because real life stories are far too complicated and messy to be packaged and advertised.

"John McCain's story is as good as they come, full of courage and accomplishment, but it's also more human than the saccharine confection fed to the family values crowd Thursday night. Republicans would not, one assumes, have gone misty-eyed at the heartwarming tale of a married 42-year-old who leaves his first wife -- a woman who stuck by him through his five years as a prisoner of war -- for a 24-year-old beauty queen. And so in the tale told at the convention, the first wife was dropped down the Orwellian memory hole and, in her place, the audience was told the charming story of how, when John met Cindy, John told Cindy he was younger than he was and Cindy fibbed about being older.

"And with that little revision, the storytellers had their Hallmark moment.

"Is it offensive for me to raise details of John McCain's life which, I would agree, are irrelevant to McCain's candidacy? Well, that's another problem with this sort of marketing. It makes the candidate's life political. If the story about how John and Cindy met is political, so is the fact he was married."

PHOTO Right: John S. McCain cannot believe he has won the coveted "MooPig Hef 2008" and is the RNC Candidate for Prez all at the same time!

The winner this year gets a unique Bulgarian Baba Hood, express mailed from the user.

PHOTO Below: Cindy Lou Hensley McCain

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Camp-aign Spot on National Review Online: Lighter Side

Lunkheaded Promulgating
by Pat Darnell and Friends


Obama 'Brags' About 'Negative Ads That Are Completely Unrelated to the Issues at Hand'


"If we're going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily," Obama said.

  • if McCain had said that, it would be seen as a sign of age and dementia.
  • If Palin had said that, it would be a sign she's not ready for prime time.
  • If Biden said that... well, that scenario presumes that a reporter would be around to notice, but if he did, it would mean that it's a Monday.

ABC News: [SOURCE] "If we're going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily," Obama said.

What Obama apparently meant was that McCain, not Obama, has put out more negative ads.

McCain has been questioned about an ad stating that Obama insulted GOP running mate Sarah Palin by using the expression "lipstick on a pig" while dismissing McCain's claim that he would bring change to Washington. McCain was also challenged over an ad in which he accused Obama of proposing sex ed for kindergarten students.

Old Song

1. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike
The bosun brained with a marlinspike
And cookey's throat was marked belike
It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all good dead men
Like break o'day in a boozing ken
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

2. Fifteen men of the whole ship's list
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Dead and be damned and the rest gone whist!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
The skipper lay with his nob in gore
Where the scullion's axe his cheek had shore
And the scullion he was stabbed times four
And there they lay, and the soggy skies
Dripped down in up-staring eyes
In murk sunset and foul sunrise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

3. Fifteen men of 'em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawing hole in a battered head
And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red
And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes
Looking up at paradise
All souls bound just contrawise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

4. Fifteen men of 'em good and true
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ev'ry man jack could ha' sailed with Old Pew,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
There was chest on chest of Spanish gold
With a ton of plate in the middle hold
And the cabins riot of stuff untold,
And they lay there that took the plum
With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

5. More was seen through a sternlight screen
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Chartings undoubt where a woman had been
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
'Twas a flimsy shift on a bunker cot
With a dirk slit sheer through the bosom spot
And the lace stiff dry in a purplish blot
Oh was she wench or some shudderin' maid
That dared the knife and took the blade
By God! she had stuff for a plucky jade
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

6. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

this Article Contains Weasel Words

This section contains weasel words, vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. Such statements should be clarified or removed.

Oldest remaining... a copywriting tip

People hate weasel words. We can smell em from a mile away. So don't use them.

Construct your claims so that they are true without them.
Delete extra words that don't make your claim more true.

"Oldest remaining building...
" is just another way to say, "Oldest building". A building that no longer remains isn't a building any longer, right?

"Only Brand X gives you Termintops®." Well, of course that's true, because Termintops is a registered trademark and you'd sue anyone else who used the word!

Be vivid. Tell a story. Don't be bland.

But [most of the time] avoid using [carefully selected] weasel words that [sort of] dull your story.


Weasel-Words Rip My Flesh!Spotting a bogus trend story on Page One of today's New York Times.

How many "many's" are too many for one news story?

...Story uses the particularly useful weasel-word "many" 12 times—including once in the headline—to illustrate the emerging trend of Ivy League-class women who attend top schools but have no intention of assuming the careers they prepared for. (Shafer, J; nd)

...Halfway through, Story discounts her allegedly newsworthy findings by acknowledging that a "person's expectations at age 18 are less than perfect predictors of their life choices 10 years later." If they're less than perfect predictors, then why are we reading about their predictions on Page One of the Times?

While bogus, "Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood" isn't false: It can't be false because it never says anything sturdy enough to be tested.


Refering then to this Article in New York Times | National Section and see if you can render the weasel wording champ according to Shafer.

Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood

By LOUISE STORY | Published: September 20, 2005 [SOURCE]

Cynthia Liu is precisely the kind of high achiever Yale wants: smart (1510 SAT), disciplined (4.0 grade point average), competitive (finalist in Texas oratory competition), musical (pianist), athletic (runner) and altruistic (hospital volunteer). And at the start of her sophomore year at Yale, Ms. Liu is full of ambition, planning to go to law school.

So will she join the long tradition of famous Ivy League graduates? Not likely. By the time she is 30, this accomplished 19-year-old expects to be a stay-at-home mom.

"My mother's always told me you can't be the best career woman and the best mother at the same time," Ms. Liu said matter-of-factly. "You always have to choose one over the other."

At Yale and other top colleges, women are being groomed to take their place in an ever more diverse professional elite. It is almost taken for granted that, just as they make up half the students at these institutions, they will move into leadership roles on an equal basis with their male classmates.

There is just one problem with this scenario: many of these women say that is not what they want.

Many women at the nation's most elite colleges say they have already decided that they will put aside their careers in favor of raising children. Though some of these students are not planning to have children and some hope to have a family and work full time, many others, like Ms. Liu, say they will happily play a traditional female role, with motherhood their main commitment

Much attention has been focused on career women who leave the work force to rear children. What seems to be changing is that while many women in college two or three decades ago expected to have full-time careers, their daughters, while still in college, say they have already decided to suspend or end their careers when they have children.

"At the height of the women's movement and shortly thereafter, women were much more firm in their expectation that they could somehow combine full-time work with child rearing," said Cynthia E. Russett, a professor of American history who has taught at Yale since 1967. "The women today are, in effect, turning realistic."

Dr. Russett is among more than a dozen faculty members and administrators at the most exclusive institutions who have been on campus for decades and who said in interviews that they had noticed the changing attitude.

Many students say staying home is not a shocking idea among their friends. Shannon Flynn, an 18-year-old from Guilford, Conn., who is a freshman at Harvard, says many of her girlfriends do not want to work full time.

"Most probably do feel like me, maybe even tending toward wanting to not work at all," said Ms. Flynn, who plans to work part time after having children, though she is torn because she has worked so hard in school.

"Men really aren't put in that position," she said.

Uzezi Abugo, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania who hopes to become a lawyer, says she, too, wants to be home with her children at least until they are in school.

"I've seen the difference between kids who did have their mother stay at home and kids who didn't, and it's kind of like an obvious difference when you look at it," said Ms. Abugo, whose mother, a nurse, stayed home until Ms. Abugo was in first grade.

While the changing attitudes are difficult to quantify, the shift emerges repeatedly in interviews with Ivy League students, including 138 freshman and senior females at Yale who replied to e-mail questions sent to members of two residential colleges over the last school year.

The interviews found that 85 of the students, or roughly 60 percent, said that when they had children, they planned to cut back on work or stop working entirely. About half of those women said they planned to work part time, and about half wanted to stop work for at least a few years.

Two of the women interviewed said they expected their husbands to stay home with the children while they pursued their careers. Two others said either they or their husbands would stay home, depending on whose career was furthest along.

The women said that pursuing a rigorous college education was worth the time and money because it would help position them to work in meaningful part-time jobs when their children are young or to attain good jobs when their children leave home.

In recent years, elite colleges have emphasized the important roles they expect their alumni - both men and women - to play in society.

Mr Big is Big Daddy now, Age 53

My Wife will not read my Blog Unless I plug this Man on it... and do some certain things to keep her favor:

Christopher Noth, famous for his role as Mr. Big on the hit television series Sex and the City, has announced the birth of his son Orion with Tara Wilson. Orion was born weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. Prior to his baby’s birth, Noth reprised his role as Carrie’s (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) boyfriend in the film version of the HBO hit.

From the NY Daily News: “I am happy to confirm that Chris Noth and Tara Wilson are the proud parents of a happy and healthy baby boy. Chris and Tara are thrilled and all are doing well,” the actor’s rep said. Noth, 53, met Wilson when she was working at his New York bar, The Cutting Room, in 2002.


Yes, dear we both males are the same age, and you coulda'... easily been a contender if I hadn't handcuffed you in front of witnesses, and taken you to Cook County Court house back in 12/1992... no?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Here are the "Quints from Clear Creek"
They are wild and move very fast for turtles or for any critter carrying a helmet around with them.

I'm calling them, Donny, Mikey, Raphey, Leo and Splinter.

If Moo_Piggers name them, the prize is a baby turtle UPS'ed to your door.
So be careful what you say!

Love you guys and dolls! dd

UPDATED: Armchair Curmudgeons: You need help with this one?

"LIPSTICK on a Pit bull, Lipstick on a PIG !!! Charlotte, bring me the blunderbust'!"

PHOTO: Pit Bull

"You just might be an armchair curmudgeon if you cannot identify the thread connecting these Pictures."

REady? Okay here you go:

What is the difference between a Pit Bull and a Hockey Mom?

PHOTO: Gov Sarah Palin

"Have Alaska | Will Travel"
Sarah Palin

Here is your HINT:
this article...
Holly Heartbroken: Hef Reveals Why She’ll Never Be His Wife

LOS ANGELES — Since she first laid eyes on the Playboy mogul in 2001, Hugh Hefner`s "lead" girlfriend Holly Madison has made it no secret that she wants to get hitched to the 82-year-old. But it seems the busty blonde is starting to give up on her dream.

“We are no closer to getting married than we were years ago,” a dejected Holly told Tarts at last week’s “Playmate of the Year” luncheon held at the iconic Mansion. “It’s like a car stalled at the side of the road.”

PHOTO: Typical Hockey Mom

While the 28-year-old glamour girl may still be holding out for a miraculous jump-start,
she found it difficult to deal with her boyfriend’s thoughts on the situation as she sadly turned away while he spoke.

“I love Holly very much
and I think we’re going to be together the rest of my life,” Hef said. “But marriage isn’t part of my puzzle. It’s not a personal thing; I just haven’t had much luck with marriages.”

But not only is the men’s magazine mogul refusing to commit to just one woman, he’s refusing to give up his
passion of perusing pictures of beautiful (yet bare) bodies.

“I have no plans to retire,” Hefner added. “It’s the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work it would be the beginning of the end for me.”

Speaking of endings, could his other two “Girls Next Door,” Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, also be getting ready to move on?

PHOTO: Holly Madison

“My goal is to be hosting my own show and be happily married with children, so I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately,” Bridget said.

Kendra added that her future plans also involve motherhood and marriage while at the same time she aspires to build up her brand name, so with her own label Kdub clothing ready to launch, it seems she’s well on the way to independence.

PHOTO: The Bangs Gang: HA!

And Now Heeeeeerreeee's the Honoreeee Armchair Curmudgeionist: da' VIEW-mistress Whoooooppppeeeeee...

View co-host Whoopi Goldberg must be as bored as I am with these last few days of hiatus as she has taken to her WowOwow blog for the second day in a row, this time to discuss John McCain’s Vice Presidential candidate selection, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Whoopi wrote, “Well as I’m watching television this morning, it appears that John McCain may pick Gov. Sarah Palin, of Alaska, to appease all of those angry women — the ones who were going to vote for Hillary and then threatened to vote for John McCain — by just picking a woman. It’s expedient, and should make everybody feel better. After all, what do women actually know? They’ll pick any female, as long it’s not a guy. That kind of thinking is so insulting I don’t know what to say.”

Her blog entry also addressed comments that she received on her previous entry regarding Barack Obama’s nomination. You can read the full entry here.

S*W*O*T -- BLOG Potential for Cookie Cutter Business

by Pat Darnell

Blogging gives rise to revelations. Voice without contract is "The present day BLOG" that continues to evolve slightly as Internet Technology advances rapidly.

Why People put effort into Blogo-sphere as practitioners and experimenters? They are as much the same game player as Edison was a practitioner in Electric force sphere, and Eastman and Kodak were experimenters in Photo-sphere, and Sears and Roebuck were experimenters in retail atmosphere. Only, there is one very substantial difference to today's experimenting blogger. He has all knowledge of ten thousand years of human history
at his finger tips; where as Edison had a garage to tinker in.

And each Blogger is also one voice for one person; and no one is sure how that fits into the extensive corporate structure. It is unusual to have a workstation for each employee that includes a window to the entire world.

Edification of BLOG dynamics will be a turn-of-the-century reckoned era in history as another giant leap that helped mankind have a voice in the techno-barbaric pseudo-age he lives. Hey, in the early part of the twentieth century there were
Flappers !!

Students, or Flappers, of HTTP microcosm put in voluntary laboratory time dancing, and carving out their raison d' etre' for their web log.

Consider this: the Blog is personal publication of thought and events about movement, that can be instantly published and instantly available to any potential reading public in any language, resulting in most certain eureka kinetic movement at any and all ends. And that is not all.

Look at the typical sites in youMyFaceSpaceBookTubes; those are Flappers... no?

Flappers' and all Blog articles can be graded, ranked, copied, modified, spatted
on, acted on, traced, researched, lambasted, mass viewed, hated, idolized, accelerated, or any of those combination of things that open up the voice of humans. It actually is the one voice, one person tributary to knowledge streams around the earth. That makes Blogging inherently cyclic... no? Yes, Blogs are recycled, like water.

One of my professors, Patrick Kelleher, at De Paul once said something like this: "Why is it now [circa 1995] such a Techno Barbaric world? I think we could put philosophy back on the street, where it belongs. And that would soften this [edginess]..." No? [paraphrase; sorry Profess-ore wherever you are -- can't find my notes or context]

However Prof Patrick said it, his comment remains my impetus to blog my weary head off... and put philosophy back on the street. And my reward is after mastery of the skill set needed to blog, there has come to me respite of a quantitative moment of revelation.

Therefore as I re-enter the human race as a skilled blogger, I give the following personal empirical list of identified Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats in practicing the Web Log genre -- I am certain you have a ton or two more or less Eurekas to add:

  • Good for personal Economy
  • Develops superior time management skills
  • Advances notions of business starter ideas, and Cookie Cutter Cyclic trends
  • Advances dramatically the technology industry toward Internet Tech Web 2.0 and beyond
  • Identifies key elements of a b-loggers personality, preferences, and wants
  • Blogging Obviously exposes "more" true reasons for Socio/Politico Activity; maybe despots have less room to maneuver as bloggers expose' dupes
  • Develops a thicker-skinned individual
  • Improves dramatically the belief structure of the core of the blog and its originator[s]
  • Introduces real time critical thinking to interested segments of readers/ analysts
  • Excellent for character development
  • There is no certain future to blogging
  • Elitism, snobbery, bombast, prone to exclusion with prejudice
  • Must know how to type or how to get your content to the pages
  • Labor intensive tasking
  • Fact checking depends still on secondary resource, and qualitative inference
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply is necessary; no electricity -- no blogging
  • No paper trail or mechanical means of preserving the content of the blogging is readily available, still...
  • Traditional standards of Advertising simply take away from core of most Blogs
  • Hot spots in the Blog site can be a nuisance
  • Landing page is still the main event of a visitor's perusal
  • Web pages can be cluttered to a maximum level of dysfunctional status, like a property can be in disrepair and considered an environmental hazard
  • Technical skills are heightened: typing, PC, IT, Server, Photography, Formatting, and so on
  • Potential for Cookie Cutter Business in Applied Science
  • Education Online
  • Team Building Operations that could include more qualified personnel
  • Mobile Blogging Potentials
  • Video and Cam Cord, and start-up potential of digital photography
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • Can be an enormous boost of needed aid, jurisprudence, just causes, institutional governance, and many more apt humanist or environmental or animal husbandry causes
  • Blogging is a Cookie Cutter Business, just you wait and see...
  • Security and privacy are compromised
  • As bloggers project each in his own domain, he will be somewhat libel
  • Could be unduly or structurally regulated by ambiguous law or ambivalent law makers
  • Could be a target of present or future hate crimes
  • Could become an insurable risk, or transferable property, thereby taxable... yikes!
  • Identity stolen, or authority compromised is highly probable
  • Creative content can be stolen, copied and lost is highly probable
  • Those who cannot blog for some reason or another might attack those who can, as they feel threatened by the onslaught of opinion from blogging
  • Blogging itself as practiced undermines traditional advertising tactics as blogging is an outside subversive voice more so than the advertising is... threatening to further segment any market
Happy Blogging, Knuckleheads. pd

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

And Now....

...Whippin' Post, Frank Zappa Live !!!

And, there there, all this time you thought you were all alone !!


One Supreme instance when it is Good to be Bombastic !! Thanks kids for reminding me how the universe really is.
notice the LOGO on this gentleman's tshirt :)

Sit Down !!

My Left Foot !!

Name the Fifth Hatchling Red Ear Slider Turtle

by Pat Darnell and Friends

Put your best monomaniacal onomatopoeia strokes together.... we have a last of the litter to name, Y'awl !!

MooPig has started the count with "Ike McSpaddon..."

Sure, you can do better. Five of Seven red ears hatched and the fifth is nameless. See the preceding story
[HERE: Turtles Have Hatched].

If you have five names you would like to name all, hey okay. If you succeed your name will be added to the list where you may win the usual grand prize gig-side autograph by Jack Pribek and the Thirst-'n- Howl.

Second prize is a case of Pioneer Flour / Pancake / Biscuit Mix Tins and four pounds of Land '0 Lakes pure Butter, when supplies are available.

Good Luck, and remember to say your prayers.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Turtles Have Hatched

Cow Bell Award Winning Journalism
by DpDassoc, Hatch-Side, Pearland TX 09.21.08

[File PHOTO: Pearland, TX]
TMNT, Master Splinter

Late breaking news has the turtle eggs hatching in coastal region of Texas, in Pearland suburbs.

There is no more detailed information at this time. But the news will be soon coming as soon as our live web
cam is configured and running in Hurricane alley. We will be proud to give exclusive coverage on this event that is by MooPig standards -- more exiting than the race for president 2008.
[File PHOTO: Galveston Seawall]

We are hearing that power is being restored in the Coastal Plains there in Texas.
Back to you Master Splint'r...

"MS, will you be interviewing the Hare?" [...]

PHOTO: art of the Joy
Well, as you can tell, we have lost our hook up and will be coming back to this late breaking story as soon as we are re-linked.

One MooPig Editor's daughter has drawn a picture to celebrate the Hatching of the Turtles... in her mind a Cosmic Event !!

Thank you DMcD !!

[crackle; crackle... buzzzzzz]
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"On September 20, 2008 five turtles hatched in my office buried in a plastic tote full of potting soil. They have been there since July 2, 2008.

"Some friends came over to get respite from no "Electri City". (Houstons new evil "Twin City".

"They made some kick ass tortilla soup and the turtles started hatching. Five of seven emerged. I knew one egg was damaged, it didn't hatch. One little buggar couldn't make it. But I have five strapping red ear slider turtlettes,Donatello,Michelangelo, Raphael,? and Splinter. Someone help me out with number 4's name.

"I'm the proud daddy of my little amphibians. They will get to swim around in their tub for a couple of days. Then they will enter the Country Place lagoon system. I'll tear up, I know, but they should be free." (DpdAssoc; September 21, 2008 6:45:00 PM CST)

[crackle; snap; pop.........]

"Leonardo was # 4."

(September 21, 2008 7:05:00 PM CST)

[return transmission]

........ok, by far, you are like THE coolest uckle, ever! lol

give those little ninja turtles my love :)

(Mojo JoJo; September 21, 2008 7:29:00 PM CST)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fish Futures

Article Review by Pat Darnell
You have heard of unleaded gasoline futures, right? You are probably losing your shirts right now. Well, new thinking has a way of moving into "commodities" just by word of mouth.

Fisheries have a risk factor, and some trolleys make better catches than others. High risk means high rewards. But if your "catch" is slim, and maybe due to dwindling fish available, you might keep your shirt if you had bonded in securities of "a profitable system to protect fisheries from collapsing." (Tierney, John; 09.18.2008) So Tierney reports in the New York Times, Science Section today:
"Under this system, a fisherman owns the right to a certain percentage of the annual allowable catch in a fishery. These shares, sometimes called individual transferable quotas, can be bought and sold on the market, and their price goes down if the fish population declines." [SOURCE]
"The Environmental Defense Fund, which has helped start a catch-share system with red snapper fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico, praised the report in Science. 'This study shows that the next President can fix the overfishing problem by implementing catch shares,' said David Festa, the director of the oceans program at E.D.F. 'We can turn a dire situation into an enormous opportunity to promote better food security, create jobs and revive ecosystems'...” Tierney quotes in the article. (ibid)

Catch-share fisheries have been monitored for over fifty years in New Zealand, Alaska, and Iceland. Empirical results show "catch-share fisheries were only half as likely to collapse, and that the health of the fisheries improved the longer the catch-share system was in effect."

Traditional methods where seasonal periods are given when fishermen go out and struggle with risk to make quotas against time...
"had encouraged a “race to fish” as fishermen flung down as many hooks to catch as many fish as fast as they could. But the catch-share system enabled them to work at a slower, more efficient pace until they reached their guaranteed quota."
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[About TierneyLab...] John Tierney always wanted to be a scientist but went into journalism because its peer-review process was a great deal easier to sneak through. Now a columnist for the Science Times section, Tierney previously wrote columns for the Op-Ed page, the Metro section and the Times Magazine. Before that he covered science for magazines like Discover, Hippocrates and Science 86.

With your help, he's using TierneyLab to check out new research and rethink conventional wisdom about science and society. The Lab's work is guided by two founding principles:

  1. Just because an idea appeals to a lot of people doesn't mean it's wrong.
  2. But that's a good working theory.

Kid Genius

This seemed somewhat interesting to me. A kid two years younger than me, possibly capable of saving the future? Wouldn't you agree with me? Check it out! :)

Kid Genius, Solar Cell. Click Here!!

turtle turtle turtle turtle, oh look, a bucket full of crabs!

can be deadly...

can be cute

or just down right retarded...

(not a picture of me)

okay, one summer, about two years ago, mom and i decided to take a trip down to the local H.E.B.. we walked around the store, filling the basket up with necessary things, and found ourselves in the fish section. they were selling blue crabs... mom had the idea of purchasing them as a joke. so we did, which was totally not normal, especially for her. those little things were SO evil! they snapped at me... anyway, we bought everything and made our way home. patrick was out and about, so we had time to plan. we decided to place the crabs in a bucket a fourth full of water. :) then we placed them in the tub. turtle, aka patrick, got home and tripped out seeing the crabs. we thought it was hilarious.

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What is that little thingy, carbuncle on Chubby Chavez's forehead?

By Davey D; 09.19.2008

has sent you a news photo. (Email address has not been verified.)
Personal message: Could it be?

Is that the entrance mark of the "Lumbrisas cerebrus" or the deadly brain worm on Hugo's forehead? If it is it's already turned him into a blithering idiot. How long before he ends up in Salt Lick City running for supreme commander of the Klingons?
(Venezuela - Yahoo! News Photos) [PHOTO SOURCE]

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Maggots on the Brain Netlore Archive: Emailed photos of a man whose brain allegedly became infested with maggots (or worms) as a result of an ingrown hair (or eating sushi)

Description: Email rumor w/images
Circulating since: Feb 2003
Status: Partly true?

In documented cases where pork tapeworm larvae have been found in the brain, they were embedded, cyst-like, in the neural tissue. They would not be capable of crawling around around freely, nor of boring outward through the patient's skull to emerge through the scalp.

Lastly, to set the record straight on one final medical matter, maggots can infest the human brain, evidently, and so can certain types of tapeworm larvae. But these conditions are fairly rare, and -- in spite of what you are likely to hear through the Internet grapevine -- they don't result from ignoring ingrown hairs or binging on sushi.

If that is the "brain worm" of urban legend making a path into Chavez, MooPig Analysts say it has taken the path of least resistance... in Hugo's case that is. (Thanks to dpdassoc et al.)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Dismal Science

Economists: selfish bastards
Posted by Cory Doctorow, September 4, 2008 1:55 AM

In the course of researching my next novel, I happened upon this old paper by Robert H. Frank, Thomas Gilovich, and Dennis T. Regan, "Does Studying Economics Inhibit Cooperation?" Its conclusions:
  • Economics grad students are more likely to free ride than the general public.
  • Economists are less generous than other academics in charitable giving.
  • Economics undergrads are more likely to defect in prisoner's dilemma problems.
  • Students are less likely to return found money after studying economics but not after studying another subject like astronomy.
No wonder they call it "the dismal science."(retrieved HERE)

Glyph: [#10 posted by PaulR , September 4, 2008 4:23 AM ]
As the students progressed through their schooling (and presumably thought more and more like economists), their scores diverged more and more from the general population towards more selfish, non-cooperating behaviour.

Professor Robert Frank had been interviewed on CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks in April '94.
"Selfish Economists: Dr. Robert Frank: New research shows that economic students are more selfish than others." (Unfortunately, they don't list an archived recording of that show - it was before podcasting was invented.)

When Q&Q's host Bob MacDonald asked him: "So, what is the implications of this finding?" (I'm not quoting here...):

- Suppose you've got 20 litres of some toxic chemicals to dispose of. As a regular person, you will drive across town and bring it to the toxic waste disposal site. Your cost: $10, for gas and wear and tear on the car.
If you're an economist, you'll think "If I pour this down the drain, it'll cost the city $300,000 to clean it up. $300,000 divided by 3 million people in this city: my cost: $0.10. I pour it down the drain."

When an economist says such and such a policy is good, (s)he really means "it's good for me".

[continue reading HERE...]

Van Palin / Van Halen, by Dave Emery

With world financial markets on the verge of collapse you'd think folks could find more to complain about than what some politician named her kid . . . but no. A reader... forwarded ...:
Sarah Palin named her son Trig Paxton Van Palin because it sounds like the band Van Halen.

I'm sorry but anyone who calls their child that is not right in the head... and she is going to be a heartbeat (literally) from being the most powerful person in the world.

Fact check: Is it true that Trig Paxton Van Palin was named in part after the heavy metal band Van Halen? Yes, says my colleague Linda Lowen, who has looked into the naming conventions of the Palin clan with more intrepidness than I could muster.

[SOURCE] David Emery's Urban Legends Blog
By David Emery, Guide to Urban Legends since 1997

As for the rest of it, far be it from me to cast stones at families who give their youngsters heavy metal monikers -- I have a niece named after a character in a Led Zeppelin song. (Emery, Dave; Sep 18, 2008)

Friday, September 19, 2008

There Shoud be a Cap on Earnings

A number has been showing up in my third party searches of subjects lately. $43 million seems to be the new amount that many people in the news or on the fringes of news are earning in a year's investment.

The first time it showed up was in an article about Dr. Phil. Then again the amount came up in a piece on Kid Rock. It seems it also was part of a Rolling Stones, Oprah, Barack Obama, and Cindy Lou McCain windfall series of stories.

So, what am I saying at my measly $3.84 million over a lifetime, 60 years, of working? Is it always just sour grapes with me? Well, I suppose so.

If $43 million is that easy to make in a year, then it must be the new American Beat? No?

What does that amount look like? To be continued...

Hey Dave; Does this Bio sound too familiar?

Billy Joe Shaver (He was born August 16, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Shaver's 1973 album Old Five and Dimers Like Me is a classic in the outlaw country genre.


Shaver was raised by his mother, Victory Watson Shaver, after his father Virgil left the family before he was born. Until he was 12, he spent a great deal of time with his grandmother in Corsicana, Texas so that his mother could work in Waco. He sometimes accompanied his mother to her job at a local nightclub, where he began to be exposed to country music.[1]

Shaver's mother remarried about the time that his grandmother died, so he and his older sister Patricia moved in with their mother and new stepfather. Shaver left school after the eighth grade to help his uncles pick cotton, but occasionally returned to school to play sports.[2]

Shaver joined the U.S. Navy on his seventeenth birthday. Upon his discharge, he worked a series of dead-end jobs, including trying to be a rodeo cowboy. About this time, Shaver met and married Brenda Joyce Tindell. They had one son, John Edwin, known as Eddy, who was born in 1962. The two divorced and remarried several times.[2]

Shaver took a job at a lumber mill to make ends meet. One day his right hand (his dominant hand) became caught in the machinery, and he lost the better part of two fingers and contracted a serious infection. He eventually recovered, and taught himself to play the guitar without those missing fingers.[2]

Shaver decided that life was too short to do something he didn't enjoy, so he set out one day to hitchhike to L.A.. He couldn't get a ride west, and ended up accompanying a man who dropped him off just outside of Memphis, Tennessee. The next ride brought him to Nashville, where he found a job as a songwriter for $50/week.[1] His work came to the attention of Waylon Jennings, who filled most of his album Honky Tonk Heroes with Shaver's songs. Other artists, including Elvis Presley and Kris Kristofferson, began to record Shaver's music. This led to his own record deal.

Blogger, Globber, Cobbler, Yobber, by any other name is still a Blogger

Call to Arms?

Today's Theme: "When People create new things, we often do not see hidden dangers and concerns or hidden agendas."

Blogger welcome to your new role: SCAPEGOAT !!

What has set me into this quasi-paranoia mood? I just saw my really first mass-media evidence in a movie out on DVD;
new movie called "Made of Honor."

In this movie is a female dweeb who doesn't know how to dress like the others, blogger character. This type character, blogger girl is infatuated with the main character, who is a Hunkster from "Grey's Anatomy" TV series: [don't ask me!] Old What's his name...! okay his name is Patrick Dempsey...

The point is: At the events he attends in the movie she too shows up. He hides from her as if she is the East Coast Distributor of STD's.

Yes, that bad !!

[Facts don't matter in this posting] The gist here, sorry my gist, is you can be certain
Bloggers become the rue of every man's sordid game to rise to above the proletariat. [not my word of course]

Blogger as Scapegoat. What does it mean?
  • No one has segmented the blogger community...
  • Old Guard Advertising Brokers are trying to turn it into commercial media..
  • Uh, it just seems like a good villain candidate, since screen writers can't use blacks, women, or mid-easterners or the environment anymore as villains... and the old, pissed-off, bald, white, yob guy is over done...
  • Very few people left on the planet have the ability to read
I suggest all blogging be noisy in dedication to creating a living breathing symposium of philosophy and altruistic toils... or fall prey to the commercialization of a medium lacking emphasis. What da ya say, ya bunch of Frankensteins?

Is our free ride almost over? Check your sources...

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