Judging from the hate mail I received,
a few of you noticed I hadn't updated the site in a
month and a half. I've been sick. But did you write
me with concern and care in your hearts? I could have
been hit by a garbage truck, I could have been carted
off by Men in Black, I could have been dragged off
by a band of Crazed Neptunians, but did you even ask?
NooOooOooOo. I get 'When the *** you gonna update?'
and 'What the hell...same shit's been up a month!'.
Actually, it's kinda cute you miss me so much :)
I do come back with a tip for you though
- if you get sick, go to the vet. Not that it cured
all my ills, but the vet did fix a respiratory infection
for me. My cat, Zack, who as some of you know helps
me with the site, started sneezing like mad about a
week ago. I found this pretty damn funny. You ever
see a cat sneeze? They're totally stunned at what just
happened. They take a minute to gear up, making twitchy
rubber faces, then they sneeze, lick their nose and
then look around, dumbfounded,no clue where that all
came from. So, for a few days I just laughed at the
cat's misery, like the uncaring bitch I am. Well, it
stopped being funny when the snot started flying when
he'd sneeze. I knew he had some kind of infection and
I figured I'd take him to the vet on Monday but the
bastard actually figured out how to aim it. He'd do
things like jump on my lap, snork a Kitty Loogie all
over me, then take off. When he sprayed me from across
the room with his back turned towards me while pretending
to look out the window, I realized I'd lost, so I took
him in. He has a sinus infection. I had something going
on too; it's that time of year here in the Great Midwest,
so I think nothing of it. The vet mentioned we both
seemed to have a bug, and asked what I was taking for
it? Nothing, I said, I just drink more coffee. The
cat got a common antibiotic pill and he gave me a large
amount so I had some, too. It's all people medicine
- animals just take tinier doses. So Zack gets one
pill a day, I get four. Price for the 50 pills - $9
for a 10 day supply. When I got home I got online and
went to the Internet site of my local drug store to
look up the price us Humans are charged for this. A
10 day supply, if prescribed by a People Doctor, would
have been - $38. It already aggravates me to no end
that the very same meds we take here in the US are
amazingly cheaper in Canada and Mexico. I take shots
that are $182 for 2 here, yet I can buy them online
from a UK or Mexican Pharmacy for $12 each - the very
exact, same thing. Now I find out the cats and dogs
get a break too?! I wonder if I can grow a tail?
TO: Jon-Peter May-2! ~ Amy May-6!
~ Richard May-7! ~ Jack May-8! ~ Lara
& Ray May-10! ~ Annie May- 13! ~ Matt
May-16! ~ Ross May-17! ~ Marcos & J
Red May-19! ~ Your humble webmistress on
the 20th! ~ Sandy & Rhyanna May-21! ~
Paul May-22! ~ Summer May-24! ~ TC
May-25! ~ Patrick May-28! ~ Michael May-29!
~ Tracy May-31!
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ICELAND HAS STRANGER LIFE FORM THAN
A bizarre new life form has been discovered off
the north-east coast of Iceland in a place where volcanic
activity heats the water close to boiling point. The
microbes are probably the smallest living things on
Earth. It would take more than six million to fit on
the head of a pin. The microbes are classified as Archaea
- one of the three giant branches of life that also
include bacteria and eukaryotes, organisms with cell
nuclei. The new group is called Nanoarchaeum equitans
and are strange spherical bugs that live on the surface
of a much bigger Archael organism, Ignicoccus. The
Nanoarchaeota appear to be reliant on their host microbe
and unable to survive on their own. What and why there's
this relationship between the two remains a mystery;
the scientists say the tiny bugs are not parasites.
OLDEST ANIMAL FOSSIL PRINTS FOUND*
Simon Braddy of the University of Bristol, UK. and
a team of Canadian and British researchers have discovered
the oldest fossil record of animal footprints - so
old they change the accepted belief that plants had
existed on land far before animals arrived. Lobster-sized,
centipede-like animals made the prints wading out of
the ocean and over sand dunes about 530 million years
ago. The previous oldest fossil animal tracks were
490 million years old. The footprints in each track
are 4-5" apart and indicate the animals were about
25" long (75 cm), and had 16-22 legs. A groove in between
the tracks means they also dragged a tail behind them.
It's likely that the creatures lived in the oceans
and came ashore to mate and lay eggs, as horseshoe
crabs and sea turtles do today. The multiple fossil
tracks are of different widths, meaning that the ancient
dunes were well trodden.
THEN WE HAVE THE OLDEST SLIME....*
Tracks in the Australian desert estimated to be a billion
years old may be of the oldest multi-celled organisms.
The grooves may have been made by worms-like creatures
but it's also speculated that groups of single-celled
creatures moving together could also have been responsible.
The snail-like tracks are about one millimeter wide
and several centimeters long. Experts told Nature magazine
that whatever made the marks probably died out in an
evolutionary dead-end and didn't evolve into any present
animal we could link it to. Paleontologist Stefan Bengtson,
of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, says the
sandstone bearing the tracks is at least 1.2 billion
years old, possibly as much as 2 billion.
THE WORLD"S LIGHTEST SOLID INVENTED*
Nasa has invented the world's lightest solid, named
AeroGel, also called 'solid smoke' because of its cloudy
appearance and super-light weight. It's 99.8% air.
NASA plans to send some of the stuff up on board the
Stardust probe which will intercept comet Wild Two
in 2004, in hopes it will function as a type of 'drag
and stick' sponge to capture particles cast off by
CELL PHONES ALLOW REMOTE
Mobile phones are becoming an important part of communication
between couples, with many using them for 'nagging'.
One in three couples use mobiles to contact their other
half more than 10 times in a day, according to a survey.
The main reason for phoning or sending a text message
to their partner, given by 81% of the surveyed, was
to tell them they were running late. Next was 67% who
said they would call to ask them to do something they
had forgotten, then 42% who wanted to check whether
they need anything from the store, and 28% to find
out what is for dinner. One out of 20 said they'd call
as they pulled into the driveway to let them know they
I'm probably one of the few people left in the US
who sees no need for cell phones and hates them with
a passion. Yeah, yeah - I agree it's smart to have
one in the car in case of emergency, but this new Accepted
Social Order of legions of people walking around screaming
into phones as a permanent state is bizarre to me.
I've had to sit and listen to clear, loud 'private'
conversations that were not dire or even important
in doctor's offices, movie theaters, malls, stores;
a captive audience to someone's life I don't need to
be a part of. Which led to a strange scene this week.
I was at the store during a "buy one get one free'
sale, so it was packed. The number of people walking
around having loud, rambling conversations on cell
phone as they shopped was staggering. As they strolled
along, ramming their carts into things and blocking
the aisles because they weren't paying attention, they
held a running aisle-for-aisle, item-for-item discussion
with the person on the other end, or just plain blithered
about crap so they didn't have to spend 40 minutes
alone with themselves. I don't mean one or two people;
I mean a LOT. At the Dairy section I came across a
man in obvious distress, talking on a cell phone, loudly,
pacing back and forth as if someone just told him his
house blew up. I accidentally on purpose hung around
pretending to look at the yogurt, listening. What could
be so upsetting? Why the hell didn't he go outside?
What ever happened to people wanting privacy ? Or some
manners? The problem destroying this man's peace of
mind was that the Skim milk that was on sale was sold
out. HORRORS! I kept waiting for him to sink to his
knees and start pulling out his hair, a weeping mass
of destroyed psyche.
The discussion was
with his wife, who's name we would all learn, was Brenda.
What should he do? There was no more Skim milk! Should
he just buy "any" Skim milk so they indeed had "Skim
Millk" or was the fact it had been on 'sale' the key
element here? If not, should he buy the 2% milk on
sale? If he did this then they'd have On Sale Milk,
even though it wouldn't be what she wanted. Or should
he buy a some NON- sale Skim milk...so they'd HAVE
milk...and then maybe tomorrow they'd have more of
the desired On Sale Skim Milk out? Did she want to
hear the brands and prices again? Come on Brenda. I
don't have all day for this! I stood there like a deer
in headlights. I glanced around and saw about 10 other
people hanging on the fringes listening to this guy,
too, seeing solid proof of how sad those Trendy "Touch
Base" People are. Other Cell Phone people who
wandered into this man's Arena of Spew would grab their
other ear, hunch over their phones and scutter away
like bugs to quieter sections of the store to continue
to scream and yap without the distraction of someone
screaming and yapping. When did people get so stupid?
What did this guy do before cell phones? I figured
at the rate he was going, by the time he found out
they were also out of the On-Sale Butter, he'd be carted
off by ambulance, wrapped up in a straight jacket.
I was about to leave when a kid of about 14 came up
and grabbing a chocolate milk off the shelf, turned
to the man and said, "You hav- ta call to ask how to
wipe your ass, too?" Everyone within earshot started
clapping, out loud, in the store. Mr. Skim 2% Dammit
Brenda turned and fled, embarrassed. Without the milk.
PROOF THERE IS A GOD
Felix Rios, who drives a Mister Softee ice cream truck
in Connecticut was dragged into court by residents
who complained that he played the jingle from his truck
too loud. They said they're sick of it and that he's
breaking noise pollution by-laws. Homeowner Hyacinth
Yennie said, "I can't stand it any more. Every night,
it's the same songs, over and over and over and over.
It drives you crazy." The ice cream man's lawyer Ron
Johnson said: "The way the city's noise ordinance is
written is unconstitutional. The music coming from
an ice cream truck is a time-honoured tradition." He
fought the case based on "free speech" violations.
Rios was ordered to lower the volume and was given
a limit on the number of times he can play the jingle
in a given 'earshot' area.
POLICE MOCK DOG IN PERIL
Animal control officers in Panama City, Florida have
been trying to catch a stray dog they named "Mason",
after the jar used to make canned preserves and pickles.
Reason being, the dog's head is stuck in a jar. Big
laffs! Mason has managed to chew her way through the
bottom of the jar, so she's able to eat and drink.
The officers blame their inability to catch her on
the jar, which they say amplifies the sounds of people
trying to sneak up on her and tips her off. One man
who saw her says she looks like an "outer space dog."
BUNCH OF HISTORIC DEAD
The remains of 2,000 soldiers discovered in a mass
grave in Lithuania are from Napoleon's army. It's believed
they died of cold, hunger and disease during the French
emperor's disastrous invasion of Russia in the winter
of 1812. They were found last autumn by workers laying
telecommunications cable in the country's capital Vilnius.
CRAYFISH GET PISSED
Crayfish have a charming way of really breaking out
the arsenal to win a fight - they urinate on their
rival. It's thought that the urine conveys chemical
information telling the other its sex, diet, health
and fighting condition. Ecologists say a spurt of urine
at the right moment can show the ...uh....'Pisser'...
that they are ''capable of really doing damage on the
...um...Pissee and that it's a 'last warning before
it gets serious". Crayfish will resort to tearing each
other's limbs off in serious fights but only become
that violent if the release of urine is blocked. Thomas
Breithaupt, of the University of Hull, injected freshwater
crayfish with a dye which made their urine glow green.
He and a colleague then instigated fights between blindfolded
crayfish to reproduce the animals' night-time fights.
Of course it would be men who become so fascinated
with Pissing Contests. You know they were standing
around their lab, giggling like mad, giving the crayfish
names like "Master Blaster" and "Miss Piss This!".
, staging these fights and placing bets on who will
win, maybe starting Office Pools. Too bad they didn't
have a Live Web cam on all this...I'd watch!
Scientists in the US have come to the conclusion that
the Black Death wasn't the bubonic plague, after analyzing
church records from the 14th century to find out how
the disease spread. The theory that the Bubonic plague
was the cause of the Black Death was first suggested
by 19th century doctors and that the disease was spread
by rats carrying infected fleas. However, extensive
analysis of church records show the disease spread
over entire towns and cities with many busy roads,
wide rivers and natural barriers which would have restricted
rats. Penn State's Dr. James Wood said: "This disease
appears to spread too rapidly among humans to be something
that must first take hold and become established in
entire wild rodent populations, like bubonic plague.
Lists kept by Priests on the monthly mortality rates
of parishioners during the epidemic shows a 45-fold
greater risk of death than during normal times, a level
of mortality far higher than usually associated with
bubonic plague." Wood says there are other diseases
with similar symptoms which are more likely candidates.
AND YOU PRAY TO OFFICE
The Catholic Church is investigating whether three
alleged miracles in the past year can be attributed
to Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, a beatified Puerto Rican
office clerk, who died in 1963. The first miracle occurred
in 1981 when a woman claimed that prayers to Rodriguez
cured her of lung cancer. The Roman Catholic Church
later recognized this event as a true miracle and beatified
Carlos for it. The recent miracles attributed to him
involve curing a person of gangrene; another of diabetes
and heart failure and a third of skin cancer. The Church
must officially "confirm" a miracle before he can be
canonized, or declared a saint.
SO BE GOOD FOR GOODNESS
armers in northern Afghanistan are fighting their worst
plague of locusts for 30 years and are preparing for
the situation to get worse when the locusts mature
enough to grow wings and spread. Farmers are so desperate
they are herding thousands into holes ahead of the
plague and then crushing them under their feet.
I forget what comes next...the Plague of frogs,
Rain of Blood or shortage of Skim Millk?
COMMON SOIL BUGS MIGHT
A common soil bug, Streptomyces coelicolo, is being
studied to see if it can be used to make new antibiotics
and medicines. The DNA of the microbe has been found
to contain more than 20 gene clusters that make antibiotics
and other compounds, four of which are already known
and are used to produce more than two thirds of the
world's antibiotics and a number of anti-cancer and
immune-system-suppressing agents. What the other cluster's
chemicals might do is unknown but it is believed they'd
have the same remarkable healing properties, too. Completely
new drugs can be engineered by piecing together different
gene clusters, and could be used to overcome "superbugs"
that are becoming resistant to current antibiotics.
WHY GAS HEAT MAKES MORE
From My Mail
A 36-year-old Romanian man felt so guilty for stealing
wood from a forest near his home that he crucified
himself, then walked to the police station to ask for
forgiveness. The unnamed man tied himself to a cross
and sewed his lips together, topping it all off with
a barbed wire 'crown of thorns'. Oh yeah, and he was
just wearing his underpants. Doctors treated his injuries.
The police fined him for Public Disorder and are looking
into the wood theft claim. The Libertatea newspaper
helpfully added that that the man has no known psychiatric
...from Neal: I love your site, it is very interesting
and raises lots of good points. I live in Colorado and
I travel a lot so I have seen a lot of Denver International
Airport and I am now suspicious of the possibility of
an underground base. The reason, however, that I am e-mailing
you is because of an interesting article I found at the
Denver Mason's web site. The article is called "You May
Have found a Conspiracy Site When..." and not only includes
denials, but rude or hostile/prejudice denials. The URL
and if you read this article you will notice a reference
to conspirators being gay and being gay as being inferior.
As you may know, one of the symbols used to show that
someone is homosexual is a rainbow. I have also noticed
the rainbow running through the murals at DIA which begins
to fade away when it comes near the soldier. This is a
quote taken from the mason's article: "The type can be
blue, green, or magenta--the latter color is suspect because
everyone knows it's a color used by homosexuals--but the
background is always black" This quote is referring to
the type used on "Conspiracy Sites." I have just noticed
this and though I am not gay, it does offend me that these
comments are being made. The connections between the paintings,
the airport, and the Denver Masons are undeniable. I thought
I should call this to your attention. The attitude of
the Denver Masons makes it even more painfully obvious
that something's going down at DIA.
catch. For those of you who don't know about the Denver
Airport "conspiracy", you can read about it here: http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Denver_Airport.html
The Military figure Neal
mentions that's near the fading rainbow can be seen by
clicking on the thumbnail pic of a woman in a brown hooded
cape holding her face and a dead baby, about half way
down the page. Yes, a dead baby. And this is part of the
'art work' at the Denver Airport.
From Beau.. who says he made
this up : What do you call a beagle of royal decent,
with no green card, caught in the US?
An illegal regal beagle alien.
NEW ON THE SITE:
FRONT PAGE: Amazing "Roswell" Sky Rod photos,
story and how-to from the wonderful Bill Watson (these
can be found in Odd Pics, also).......New larger, designed
page and update on the History of Michael Jackson's
Face - he just had another nose job. You think it couldn't
get much worse? Think again.
CHEMTRAILS: Whole front redesigned
so it loads faster and I 'poodled' it up so it's pretty.
No faces; we girls get to do this. ......Photos sent
in by Josh from NY of them getting hammered out there
......... Photos from Sid in Arizona, ditto ........
Three pages of photos I took on three days including
one of April 22 showing one of those odd "Chem UFOs"
and one day of spraying where I got pairs of planes
and massive sputters and pretty obvious "on-off" switch
spraying. .........Also a new article I found in which
the UK (and US) admits to using the public for chemical
and Biological testing, including chemspraying, from
1940 to 1979. When asked if they're still doing it,
they said they "decline to say".
ODD PICS: ..The Ghost Spirit
Firefighter sent in by Lee ....... An Obligatory, almost
required photo of a guy with Elephantitis of the Testicles,
sent in by Denise. No web site should be without one.
.......Also an update to the "Would You Spend $5,000
on a Fish?" story - one of the best rewards of having
a site - a very nice letter from the actual aquarium
in Hawaii and Fish-Dad- Person who hatched the aforementioned
fish, and he sent a photo, too! Here I am ranting about
it, and he guy finds me. Talk about being busted! I'm
grateful the read my rant about it with the intended
sense of humor. :)
SCIENCE - *Photos and story of
two sets of the oldest fossil prints found to date
- one definitely animal, the other possibly slime,
but both changing the theory that plants made it to
land first ... *NASA'a AeroGel - the strange almost-not-there
lightest solid in existence they hope to use as a Comet
That's It for now! Thanks for reading!
More very soon!
Rahni <--- humble webmistress and general
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