Been awhile, huh? Well, I missed you, too.
I did! My health took a bad turn and as you may have noticed
I haven't even updated the site for almost 3 months, which
is a long time for me. Thanks to those who Emailed asking
if I was OK or dead. I won't bore you with details, as
it bores me more. Besides! I'm not quite ready to turn
into my grandmother yet and launch into the minutia of
how crappy I feel as the mainstay of conversation. And
I don't mean to single out the Older Crowd - please don't
think that - that's just what I have the most personal
I don't know what specific Alien race abducts
people and does the particular implant that causes this
behavior. If you've ever been forced by gunpoint to go
play Bingo because everyone else had the flu (oh sure..like
I'm the only one that's happened to...) you know that
when they get within 3 feet of each other, these Implants
trigger each other via some invisible infrared beam, like
Furbys have, and they start talking to each other about
This Stuff. These chips makes certain individuals forget
all social manners. self pride and decorum - or perhaps
it causes a type of sudden sociopathy - and leads them
to interpret the phrase "How are you?" to somehow
mean, "Tell me, in great detail, about your diarrhea
attack last night. Please use hand gestures where necessary,
also". And what's more horrifying is the rest of
us somehow get used to this and will sit there saying,
"Oh? Oh....I'm so sorry. What does your doctor say?
Are you taking anything?" after hearing about the
latest "I ate something I know I'm not supposed to
eat and barely made the toilet" soliloquy as casually
as someone else might tell about a dent they found in
their car. I've had many a nice meal ruined at some holiday
get-together by That Bunch - and it only takes two - starting
up a seemingly caring, commiserating query into the other's
health only to have it turn into a "Can You Top My
Symptoms" Death Match as vicious as a hot Ebay auction.
"I'm so sorry you projectile vomited frogs this morning!
I hate when that happens! But I found out this morning
that while I slept, one of my cancerous bunions placed
long distance calls to 900-Sex numbers!" It's as
if they're playing for a brand new Lexus and a year's
supply of Metamucil. When they whip out the pens and start
drawing body-part diagrams and flow charts (and I mean
that literally) on the napkins, I pray to the gods that
before I get to that point someone shoves me down a flight
Where was I...oh..things might be slow
here for awhile. But I think the 'slowest' is over.
Welcome to all
the new people! over 600 this month alone!
And to Perry who is 70+, and look what he has to read
in his very first newsletter. You can see how I am already,
huh? Which brings me to :::segue::
I'm going to have to stop mentioning birthdays
:( in the newsletter ...for two reasons. One is there's
way too many to mention now with so many on the newsletter.
The other one just deals with that I do all this "by
hand" and it's burying me now that so many are signing
up (and I'm not complaining). I'm working on that, too
:) So Happy birthday
to everyone ~~<|
tin foil hat for ya!
One more thing - the site is now a year
old! When I started this I had no clue it would get the
hits it has (over 240,000)
or be linked to other sites like it has (over
350 last I checked). I've never done a thing
to promote it. Which is proved by the fact I have no newsletter
program and copy the stuff by hand when it comes in -
I had no idea this would be more than my personal amusement
Insomniac Hobby. I'm utterly stunned. I have been asked
by a lot of people who I am, where I am, what the hell
is wrong with me and why don't I have anything up about
me on the site. Mostly because I'm kind of private, and
some because I don't know what to tell people. I never
could stand the narcissist love-fests some have on their
home pages. It's a damn web site, it's not a cancer cure.
I have some questions people have sent me over the months
so I am making a page from those and will put something
up when I talk myself into it some more.
Thanks to all of you for being on the other side of
the "enter" key. You're good medicine :)
On Sept. 11 the numbers that came up in the New York Lottery
NEXT TIME YOU CAN"T
There are eleventy hundred kinds of chickens on Earth.
Some are pretty; some are pretty damn strange looking.
This guy has photos of every breed : http://cyborganic.com/People/feathersite/Poultry/BRKChickensA-C.html
SCIENTISTS HARD AT WORK
STUDYING STUPID BULLSHIT AGAIN
Scientists from the University of Budapest, Hungary have
found that it takes between 25-35 people to get a "Wave"
going in the stands at a sport game. A Wave is when a
section of the crowd, in turn, jump to their feet, throw
their arms in the air and then sit down. When this is
done in timed sections, the effect is that of a rippling
wave. The research found that waves usually move in a
clockwise direction around stadiums at an average speed
of 20 seats per second with an average width of 15 seats.
OH WELL, WHATEVER, NEVERMIND...
In 1999 Californian and Swiss scientists discovered a
huge "Jupiter-like" planet that isn't there
Astronomer Steven Vogt, University of California-Santa
Cruz, was among those who originally made the "Planet
HD 192263" discovery. He asked fellow astronomer
Gregory Henry of Tennessee State University and his team
to do his "star brightness study" and double
check the findings because "We were pretty skeptical
about this one to begin with".
Henry's team took a closer look at the 'wobble' of Star
HD192263. Wobbles can be caused by or thought to indicate
the gravitational pull of an orbiting planet. They found
instead that this "wobble" was really an optical
illusion caused by large 'star spots' on the surface of
HD192263. This discovery could take a few of the 100+
newly discovered "planets" off the list once
they're looked at closer though Henry says that 95% of
the recently found are "solid discoveries".
=-Trivia Tidbit: the
highest earth-based telescope belongs to the Indian Astronomical
Observatory in Hanle, India. It sits at 14,800 feet-=
Anthony Atala of the Harvard Medical School and team have
replaced major segments of the penises of several rabbits
using parts grown in a lab from their own cells. The critters
were able to use the ... um..."thingies" to
mate. They hope that this breakthrough in tissue engineering
could eventually make it possible to help children born
with genital abnormalities, or reconstruct the DoHickeys
of men who have suffered injuries or, say, had their Whazzits
cut off by angry wives.
It could also provide an alternative to the crude methods
currently used to enlarge Dinglethingies, such as injecting
fat cells under the skin or cutting the penis's suspensory
ligament anchoring it to the pelvic wall and "pulling
out" more of the internal part so that ..
Oooookay..that's it. Quite enough. I don't even have
one of the damn things and I just clamped
my legs together after typing that last line and did this
whole curl-up-like-a-salted-slug thing and went
ew-hew-hew-hew-hew. No..that's quite enough.
WHEN YOU'RE NUMBER'S UP...
California restaurant owner Jerry Tibbs, 51, and three
friends were fishing on his boat off the California coast
when a whale breached, crashed down into the boat and
killed him. His friends were unhurt and stayed on the
damaged boat until the Coast Guard towed it to shore.
Coast Guard officials said it was the first time they
could recall an accident caused by a whale hitting a boat.
All the info here you need to make your own tinfoil hat
for about $35 that is guaranteed to block out Alien Telepathy
mind control signals. The site also has a cheesy photo
of a "real alien" and the glare of the camera
flash reflecting off the plastic skin. Oh sorry, they
describe it as "shiny, nutrient absorbing skin".
(Funny...my skin isn't shiny. And everyone knows Greys
don't have thumbs. Sheesh!)
RARE SKELETON OF NEANDERTHAL BABY FOUND
An anthropologist stumbled upon the nearly complete skeleton
of a 4-month old Neanderthal baby that died about 40,300
years ago, filed away in a French museum's drawer and
forgotten after its discovery 88 years ago.
The fossil is missing only the shoulder blades and pubic
bone, making it one of the most complete Neanderthal skeleton
in existence. By analyzing the dirt and debris attached
to the bones with other fossils known to be on display,
the arm and leg bone of this baby were found in another
location in Paris. Those bones had not only recorded as
having come from the wrong fossil site but also wrongly
believed to be half of what was thought to be the only
known Neanderthal double burial.
MAN RETIRES FROM LIFE AS A PUBLIC NUISANCE
Sonny Wagner of Wisconsin is an 18-wheeler long distance
truck driver and has reached the mandatory retirement
age of 69, so he's retiring. He's driven 4.6 million miles
without an accident - that's 9 round trips to the moon
or almost 180 drives around the world.
Wagner says the secret to safe driving is patience, patience,
patience and he never drives his big rig more than 60
miles per hour, even when the speed limit is 70.
My moment of happiness for Mr. Wagner vanished, and
rapidly, when I thought back to all the thousands of times
I've been stuck behind a truck or vehicle going 10 miles
under the speed limit and blocking the whole damn road,
causing traffic to back up for miles. You can almost forgive
the Stupid and Clueless but this guy's been doing it on
purpose? Nothing like driving along obeying posted traffic
speeds and then having to slam on the brakes, heart in
your throat, when you realize the truck in front of you
isn't doing the speed limit and you are going to decapitate
yourself. Nothing like the death-defying mayhem caused
when one Butthead Up There is out for their Casual Sunday
Drive in the Fast Lanes during Rush Hour. Do these people
just find themselves suddenly sucked off a main road by
some Time-Space Vortex that materializes them, terrified
and stumped, on the EXPRESSWAY where the silently agreed
upon speed limit by those who drive it is "Autobahn'?
Perhaps I missed another meeting and I'm being too harsh.
And who doesn't love getting stuck in back of two of them
side by side, trapped for endless miles behind The Roadblock
of the Damned? These are the same type of drivers who
think that if they make a right-hand turn doing more than
5 mph, that the car will tip over. It's times like this
I desperately wish I had a rocket launcher.
VIRGIN MARY SEEN IN WINDOW*
More than 20,000 people have visited a house in Brazil
because an image of the Virgin Mary is said to be visible
in a window. Three children claim to have been the first
to see the face in the glass pane.
The Catholic Church in the town of Ferraz Vasconcelos
sent 'experts' to look. Guess what they said? Story and
photo in RELIGION
Scott Fahlman invented the online smiley face twenty years
ago this month :-)
I found many lists online of literally hundreds of faces
and even fan clubs; second in their idiocy only to the
internet acronym lists that popped up when "LOL"
and "ROFL" wasn't enough for some.
Happy Bday, :-)
View the horror:
HEY... THIS WOULD MAKE BETTER HATS!
The world's largest aluminum company, Alcoa, has announced
the invention of non-stick aluminum foil and says that
this is 'the biggest thing to happen to aluminum foil
since 1947, when foil was invented'.
The new foil can withstand temperatures ranging from -
40 below zero to 650 F (343 C). For those trips to Europa
and Pluto, no doubt.
NEW TYPE OF METEOR DISCOVERED*
British scientists have found a meteorite in the Canadian
Wilds that's such a rare composition, it's a type all
It's estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, or as old
as our solar system. More in Science
THAIS CONSIDER PROJECTILE VOMITING
TO STOP DRUG ADDICTION
The Thailand parliament is considering manufacturing fake
amphetamine pills to attempt to curb drug abuse and addiction.
When taken, they would cause severe headaches and vomiting
Sitha Thiwaree, a member of parliament, said this might
act as a deterrent. ''If drug addicts take these fake
pills and vomit, they may later feel scared and not want
to touch them again.''
MYSTERY DISEASE STRIKES
Sparrows and starlings are dying from an unknown disease
in Scotland and scientists have no idea if humans could
be affected. Tests on the swollen brains of the birds
ruled out West Nile virus.
Ornithologists report seeing this disease in 1994 when
it was so rare it wasn't
researched in depth. Young birds can't fly and hop around
in tight circles with their heads twisted
strangely to the side or do somersaults and can't remain
standing until they die of exhaustion.
Sort of like the anticipated Thai Drug Puke pills,
SCIENTISTS GROW TEETH IN LAB
Pamela C. Yelick and her team at Boston's Forsyth Institute
have found a way to grow living teeth in the laboratory,
a discovery that could start a dental revolution. The
experiments were done using pig dental stem cells taken
from discarded pig jaws from a meat packing plant.
The Madcaps have already grown batches
of tooth crowns but each are only about the size of one
of the capital letters on this page. They estimate it
will be at least 10 years before larger teeth can be grown
and they figure out how to make the technology work with
human teeth. One approach would be to use a patient's
own cells to grow the teeth, the scientists said. Another
would be to use pigs that have been genetically modified
to be compatible with the human immune system
Great..now they'll have us walking around with tusks...
FROM THE '"SPECIAL
KIND OF STUPID" FILES...
A 26- year old Madison, Wisconsin man (of course it's
Wisconsin..) was in critical condition with 2nd and
3rd degree burns over 50% of his body after accidentally
setting himself on fire while trying to get rid of
head lice. Out of pity and local pride, police have
not released the man's identity.
Instead of simply going to any drug store an buying
a bottle of "Rid" for a few bucks to solve
the problem, the man rented a
hotel room, soaked a towel with rubbing alcohol and
wrapped it on his head to get rid of the lice.
Then Einstein lit a cigarette. He immediately became
engulfed in flames as the match ignited the fumes and
towel. Clueless wonders who had been in the room with
him watching all this were nice enough to put out the
flames and call an ambulance.
Mail - I am buried since
I didn't really look for about 3 months. I will get
to it ASAP and those who sent corrections and info
on the Cave Guy - it'll be added next time. :) It'll
be slow going for awhile yet. I need minions. Anyone
want a job? I can pay you in coffee and witty banter.
Go walk on the surface of Mars courtesy of NASA latest
NEW ON THE SITE:
SCIENCE: Betty, the amazing discovery of a tool
making crow ... *The anomalous one of a kind Meteorite
ODD PICS2: Jared, who hangs himself by hooks ..~..
A piece of the plane that hit the Pentagon - some don't
think a plane really hit it and one of the reasons
is there were "no photos of a plane" ( please
don't send me mail debating the conspiracy - I don't
do debates) ..~.. Phil's 'What the Hell Is This' Alien
Bug (also on front A-U buttons) ..~.. Photo from HotSexxxy69
from AOL ..~.. Photo from the Proof There Is A God
CHEMTRAILS: Photo of a weird 'chemball' ..~.. A
big article I did about the Dyn-O-Mat company and their
"safe" weather modification Gel that the
government seems to be quietly helping in development
for and vice-versa. I didn't like the sound of this,
so I started digging. I don't think you'll like what
I found ..~... Letter from a doctor in Arizona about
seeing spraying, how sick his patients are from it
and barium showing up on hair tests ... Letter and
Photo from Sid who saw jets spraying the same storm
..~.. Post from Mike who also saw them spraying the
storm and some stats on how the spraying is keeping
the storms away
DEATH: Very graphic from the Ukraine Air Show disaster
...(if explicit/sad things bother you, don't look).
..~.. Redone Death Trivia page so it loads faster and
some added trivia
and photo of the Virgin Mary Window sighting
HATE MAIL: lots more, because I am a big damn asshole
for maligning Michael Jackson, it seems. I'm the only
one on EARTH saying anything disparaging about how
he looks. I'm destroying his LIFE! People are seeing
my page and going, "What!? He had plastic surgery?
I had no idea he didn't look like he used to until
just now! I've never seen or heard a thing about this!
Except here on this one crappy web page!" And
here I stupidly worked about a zillion hours on the
rest of the site! For nothing! Letters now numbered
and linked to a handy quick-jump menu, for your convenience.
GUEST MAP ARCHIVE: Button on front page. The map
was getting so full of bunnies and fish I couldn't
see how anyone would know where to post anymore, so
I archived a few hundred posts to make some room. I
didn't have time to do anything fancy so it's just
the plain text of everyone's posts. It's great reading
and if I can figure out how to make it nicer I will.
If anyone is really really really bored out there,
have at it :) Thank you for all your kind and funny
comments and anomalous stories! I have read and do
read every single one.
That's it for now....Thanks
Rahni <--- webmaster, graphics, backgrounds, research,
writing, blathering, snide intolerance, Queen of free/expired-demo
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