Monday, January 30, 2006

Russian Squirrel Pack Kills Dog- Hints of What is to Come?

We have seen the hints. Cyberninja has rallied us to prepare by pre-emptive postapocalysm. The whispers grow louder. What we thought would take generations of post-apocalypse mutations is already happening now. Nature finds a way, and some grow stronger in preparation.

From the BBC news:
Passers-by were too late to stop the attack by the black squirrels in a village in the far east. The attack reportedly lasted only about a minute which was enough time for them to fiercely eviscerate the dog.

They are said to have scampered off at the sight of humans, some carrying pieces of flesh. And this is not the only attack.

What could this mean? Genetic mutations occuring at a much higher rate than ever before, behaviors of some animals may continue to change dramatically. Their ultimate goal? Possibly to cleanse and purify the infestation known as humans.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Dog vs. Hog Fight Ring Busted, Many more suspected

So-called "hog-dog rodeos" are events at which frenzied dogs, usually pit bulls, are turned loose, one or two at a time, in pens to attack wild pigs as onlookers cheer and judges rate dogs by how quickly they take down their prey. To prevent injury to the dogs, the hogs' tusks are often first snapped off with a steel pipe and hammer or with bolt-cutters, rendering these animals completely defenseless.

Hogs often sustain serious injuries during these events, including but not limited to ripped ears and haunches, mangled noses, ruptured scrotums, and other gaping wounds. Sometimes their ears are torn right off. Considered by some to be "good, wholesome fun," children are also often allowed to gang up on the frightened pigs and chase them around the arena.

I only have 2 problems with this:
1. They need to let the pigs fight without handicapping them first. I mean come on, if your dog can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, bitch.
2. I don't think they should let children chase the pigs around, but I suppose it would be alright to let the children watch the seething blood thirsty dogs horrifyingly tear apart the unfairly crippled hogs. Seems like a good life lesson for the kids, "Don't get crippled!".

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Know your NES?

The English version of one of these games is actually a modified version of a completely different, non Mario Japanese platform game, is it?
A - Mario Bros
B - Super Mario Bros 2
C - Super Mario Bros 3
D - Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels

It may or may not be the picture to the left, but the answer shouldn't surprise you when you think about it. Click comments for the answer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Pork Barrel Fun Continues

What do you think of this? As deficits continue to rise and G.W. plans to extend tax cuts that could curb these rising deficits if we let them expire in 2010, we continue to see outrageous pork barrel projects tagged onto bills that pass through Congress.

John McCain recently mocked the spending on cranberry-bog conservation, among other projects like turkey-habitat education and rural weather museums. These pork-barrel projects are tagged onto completely unrelated spenditures, such as the December defense bill.

Some of the projects may have merit, but to me it seems the wrong way to go about approving the money. In the meantime I plan to write my local Congressman to see if I can get the Travis Brownell Leisure Time Research Project funded at a measley cost of 125,000$, which would fit nicely on the upcoming March defense bill.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Music on your mind...

Here is where you should Start, at the MySpace site for the one and only: SUPERCHAD


Friends of the Peltgrande

A cue from Muncher, I wanted a place to give the Peltgrande Roster.

The only difference here is that I want you to be the one to leave your Name, statistics, specializations and details integral to our frienship.

I will give you the first example for a general template to follow, but feel free to tweek it for your needs.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Picture of the week

I know I should have let it go by now, but the wound still stings. The picture on the left is the kick when Iowa was called offsides at the end of the game. This call effectively ended the game for Iowa, taking away it's last chance to win. The picture on the right was the kick from florida in the 3rd quarter that was NOT called offsides, for comparison.

Not only a wrong call, but a call no ref should make to decide the game even if they had been right.