Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Meet Jane: A Juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, or a new species or genus?

Well, it looks like the prestigious Chicago Field Musuem, home to the drop-dead gorgeous lady Sue the T. rex, renowned paleontologist Paul C. Sereno (will he EVER stop discovering things? :-D), and a current exhibit on the father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, will have this specimen (I think it's a cast) of "Nanotyrannus."

So, basically, there has been a debate for a long time about this particular animal. Is it just a young Tyrannosaurus rex, or is it a whole new species or even genus, just a smaller kind? Juvenile, or new? That is the question!

So, I have wondered about this myself a bit. I thought that I was decided when I heard the results of the x-ray study on the skull (Robert Bakker was involved in this). Basically, young animals, including humans, have loosely attaches skull bones. In older individuals, they have grown closer together. This study's conclusion said that it was a new genus, Nanotyrannus.

But now, the guy in charge of this new exhibit, thinks it's a juvenile T. rex. Now I'm confused yet again!

Oh, so many questions, so few answers.

P.S. Oh, by the way, today Martin Luther nailed up his 95 Theses. That's what I'M celebrating, instead of Helloween!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Just stuff....

So, I got my buddy training at work, had two hours of register training, etc...and am getting fed up with Helloween! Er, it's spelled with an A , right? Who cares...check the link out anyways.

Jennie and Matt Chancey's Courtship Story

This is really one of the most uplifting, and joyous stories I've read in a long time. It's really the way I want to go, and it even lacks all that "the parents choose, never the child" junk!

Whether you agree with it or not, read it. It surely brightened my day. Hopefully it will help me explain the difficult-to-explain stuff about courtship. It's not easy to explain to those who have never heard of it....

Anyways, get your grubby mouse on it, and read it!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A day off!

So, I've got the whole day off from work! Woohoo!

Anyways, I worked last night...and the store was packed. I roamed the store twice looking for a stroller/cart for customers (only once being successful).

But they was one noteworthy riotous occurence last night (they seem very common, lol). A strange discussion started up (don't ask--things from karma, ghosts, and to wierd teenage movies get brought up) about the existence of Satan Claus, er, I mean Santa. ;-P I said he was fake. Two other girls decided to have fun and take the other side of the issue. Who knows why we debated this, but it got to the point where one of my coworkers said that I get calculators and stuff for Christmas and all because I don't believe in Santa Claus. Well, I innocently said something to the effect of (can't remember exactly), "Oh, no! I really need one! I need a scientific calculator! I don't have one!" This excited some laughter, needless to say, and then the same colleague asked, "Please tell me you're joking?"

Of course I was serious...but I'm not sure they quite understood me when I tried to unsuccessfully explain to them that I needed it for my scientific notation equations, or at least one that was longer than like 35 spaces. Oh well...I at least found out that Santa doesn't give me calculators. He keeps them from me! :-)

Anyways, it was a pretty funny night...one guy, when the discussion came to generals of history (guess who started that one? ;-D) said "Seriously, I'm not used to, like, intelligent discussions." And another guy was convinced that it was the Civil Rights War, not the Civil War. :-/ Oh well...funny enough for some laughs...makes the time go by quicker at least. The looks I get sometimes...man, it's priceless. :-D

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I am the unofficial representative and am always asked what should be done since I am the only one who "listens"? If I'm gonna do that, I need a pay raise...:-D

Anyways, later, bloggy buddies!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

WAR!

Agincourt! Leyte! Let us remember!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hey all!

This is just a quick post to say that I will not be on much till November at least, that is if I find the time then. I'm just so busy right now!

Anyways, last night at work my folding was called "beautiful" twice by my supervisor. ;-D Plus, she finally noticed how tall I am. While walking behind me, she said, "Wow, you're tall!...I'm walking behind you, shorty me here."

Plus, early into the night, one woman wanted to know the price of a shirt she found on the clearance rack. I took it to the register. Come to find out, it had no price tag. So, I had to try to find another shirt like that. Eventually (with the help of a coworker) we found where she had gotten the shirt. There was no shirt exactly the same. So, back to the register I went, and was told to find one similar in its stead. After much looking, I found one. It had no price tag. And then, finally, I found one that was sort of similar, and also had a price tag. Success! But then, come to find out, the woman didn't want the shirt anyway. I think she thought it was too expensive (she didn't speak English too well), because it was like $3.74.

Yeah. I know. The girl who tried to help me was obviously annoyed. When I went back and told her...her shoulders slumped. Her face was funny...but I was annoyed myself at the time.

Anyways, enough for now!

Oh yeah, and check the links. A good blog post by Nathan Cunningham!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Mole Day!

It's Mole Day tommorrow, and I'm excited! It's my "first" mole day in the sense I didn't know of it last year, but I do now!

Basically, it was created to celebrate Avogadro's number: 6.02 x 10>23. (>23 means the 23rd power.) This number is called a "mole" (just like "dozen" and "couple" are words that denote a specific amount), and is used with chemical equations to tell you how many atoms or molecules are in the sample. I am dead serious. It really does work! So, you can say something like, "I have four moles in this sample of H2O." The "2" in there needs to be a subscript, but I don't think I can do it here.

I've done experiments with it, but do not quite fully grasp it all, so I'll trust the minds behind chemistry. ;-P

But, it is tommorrow because it is October 10th, or 10/23. It starts at 6:02 tommorrow morning. Neat, huh?

If I remember correctly, Avogadro did not discover this number, his work only led up to it.

See the link for the official Mole Day Foundation's website. No, it's a real day! Really! It is!

Happy Mole Day, everybody!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

More Dates!

Sekigahara! (1) Trafalgar! (2) Ball's Bluff! (3) So neat!

(1), 1600, samurai wars, (2), 1805, Napoleonic Wars, (3), 1861, American Civil War

And who else is gearing up for Mole Day?

Friday, October 20, 2006

All in a Night's Work

Phew! Okay, so I'm back from my first night on the job! (Mervyn's). So guess what I did from 6-10 P.M.? Folded Clothes. Fixed piles of jeans. Hung up fallen clothes. Picked up after a messy customer or two. Folded some more clothes. Oh yeah, and did I mention that I folded some clothes?

But actually I didn't mind it really. The only part I disliked was what I shall call "The Wall from Hell." First off, the entire team (we were in a group of newbies, mostly other teenagers) tackled the young mens'. Their were armies of jeans. And, consequently, me and only one other woman ended up doing it. Eventually, the entire rest of the team left to young girls'. Me and this woman fixed, folded, arranged, folded, folded and folded the jeans for like two hours straight. We were even forgotten about to the extent that no one told us about the break everyone else went on! We still got it, but without our team member's (it was mostly spent in walking to the breakroom and the restroom, lol). So, next men's was taken, then women's. Much better than The Wall, let me tell you! Our supervisor did get somewhat annoyed when she found two shirts that were not folded right, and a prompt folding lesson ensued. But hey. At least I was away from the Wall! (Our comrades left us without reinforcements, under heavy enemy fire, for an extended period of time! Shame on them! JK, ;-P)

One guy did actually get gently corrected (In the form of, "_____, are you keeping busy?"), because he was rather chatty, and not so worky, to put it nicely. A nice enough guy, but I was just happy I didn't do anything wrong! :-D

So, I'm done for the night, burnin' the midnight oil, eatin' yogurt, and bloggin'! I'll work again tommorrow (with at least two of my coworkers from tonight). It looks like I'll be working five nights a week. Goodbye, my big fat reading schedule!

Anyways, I'll see you all later. Valete!

Fossil Sea Monster Graveyard!

Whoa! Nice, eh? So many different creatures, all piled together in what they call a "graveyard"! This is so exuberating!

And it's funny...these graveyards couldn't have been caused by any big ol' global flood, now could they? (Yeah, right.)

Oh yeah, and these are not dinosaurs either, my readers! Perhaps I should give a full discussion on this, after Insects Part 2 and Spiders?

Hey all!

So last night was my oreintation at Mervyn's. Not bad, not too shabby (only I gladly consented to a stretching-session asked for by a co-worker after sitting for a long time, reading the manual and watching a video ;-) ). It was interesting to see all the places where they keep all the stock, and all the mazes of passageways. I sure hope no one ever has to take one, like by urban warfare. It'd be nasty, lemme tell you.

Oh, and today in 480 B.C., the battle of Salamis was fought (look it up if you don't know what it is, ;-D), plus the discoverer of the neutron, Sir James Chadwick, was born today in 1891. Hoorah for neutrons!

Anyways, I've got to work tonight. Sayonara!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dates and My Day (yesterday)

1781- Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Count de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Va. Cornwallis surrenders 7,157 troops, including sick and wounded, and 840 sailors, along with 244 artillery pieces. Losses in this battle had been light on both sides. The Revolutionary War is effectively ended. [Cornwallis, true to his ego, refused to personally hand over his sword to the victorious general--Washington--instead having an aide do it. which was dishonorable in 18th century warfare. Washington had an aide of his own receive it. -Dr. Paleo Ph.D.]

1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte begins his retreat from Moscow.

And also, in 1864, the Battle of Cedar Creek was fought in the Shenandoah Valley. Confederate General Jubal A. Early's troops effected a surprise dawn attack on the Yankees and met with success, until the Unionist general, Philip Sheridan, rode all the way back (since he was not present on the field at the time) and rallied his forces, turning their enemy back and winning a victory.

Okay, enough of that now....

Yesterday went well. Science class was just chock full of fun (I would've gone on if I could have!) Algebra was a blitz--something that I rarely see. ;-)

Also, outside in my backyard, there is a little crack beneath the sliding glass door. I once enticed a black widow spider out of it by taking a leaf and wiggling it in the web, imitating a trapped insect. (I killed it, even though they rarely bite.)

So yesterday I saw another web there, and since there are a lot of termite alates around right now (i.e., winged male and female termites, Coptotermes formosanus), I caught some (one I had caught already) and dropped them in the web. It was so neat to see the spider dash out and snatch them! In fact, there's an alate on the screen right now....*ponders potential feeding*

Anyways, I'd best be off now!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Warrior: Terrorist Hideout: A Lego Vignette

Attack!

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=195712

Here, in my second vignette and in this series, we have our hero, The Warrior, attacking the abandoned wherehouse hideout of a terrorist sleeper cell. Giving them battle, he overcomes his foes, and successfully foils their unknown plans. The Warrior's entry is by no means sneaky, as you can see here:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Histo-Sci/TheWarrior/02TerroristHideout/lego_the_warrior_terrorist_hideout_06.jpg

He's comin' in with guns blazing!

Inside the wherehouse, we see three terrorists making a bomb, and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices, the "roadside bombs" of Iraq.* One can see the radios in their hideout that they use to detonate these bombs). Also included are a flat-screen computer, miscellaneous weapons, an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) and its accompanying launcher, dynamite, and some artillery shells.

So, as you can see, it's up to The Warrior to stop them! Please tell me what you all think!

Inspiration: The broken wall in Sir Nelson's "Spider-man: The Lizard" Vignette is where the inspiration for my glass came. As always, Sir Nelson knows his stuff! Thanks Sir Nelson!

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=190128

*This was inspired in part when those home-grown terrorists were caught in a wherehouse hideout back earlier this year. Strangely, I knew that IEDs were Iraw road weapons, but made them here anyway. Later, I learned that the homegrown terrorists, if I am not mistaken, strangely did have IEDs.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Today's Dates

Check out these Historynet.com summaries for the events of today:

1777 - British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at Saratoga, N.Y.
1806. [Go Rebels! Woohoo! -Dr. Paleo Ph.D.]

Napoleon Bonaparte arrives at the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he has been banished by the Allies.

1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant is named overall Union Commander of the West.

1913 - Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler's Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States. He makes his new home in Princeton, N.J.

1941 - The U.S. destroyer Kearney is damaged by a German U-boat torpedo off Iceland; 11 Americans are killed.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ah, the beautiful music of the Celtic Women!

Their new Christmas album is out! Oh, I'm so elated! I can barely contain my excitement!!!!!!

Don't you just love it in "Ding Dong Merrily On High" when all those gorgeous voices echo out "Glooooooooooooooooooooooria"? Isn't it just the most beautiful thing you've ever heard? Okay, so I said that about the last album, but so? Why can't a guy love them both, tell me that? ;-D

But anyways if I didn't know any better, I'd think I was hearing angels singing.... ;-)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Introducing...The Warrior!

I have my vignette series blog debut! (The original debut was on the Sly Piggery) The story centers around a fictional "superhero" character of sorts--his name is "The Warrior"!

(*Drum roll*)

The Warrior: Purse Thieves: A Vignette

I was thinking...I have wanted to try a vig but never came up with a topic. I always love Nathan's, but to tell you the truth I saw Sir Nelson's Spiderman ones and, even though I am by no means a fan of Spidey, I fell in love instantly! Being in a vigging frame of mind, I hit upon the idea of my very own superhero. It had nothing to to with Spiderman, since I've played with the idea of my own superhero since I was a kid (Seriously! I even have concept drawings to prove it!!!).

This first vig centers around a bunch of purse thieves picking on a young girl, and our hero just has to save her! I know, kinda old-fashioned, but I just love those old guy-rescues-girl, guy-gets-girl stories. I didn't want to have dorky comic-booky supervillains in costumes all the time, so I'm going to keep it to mainly believable baddies. I wanted to keep the "cuteness" of the Legos down. You know, no smiley, happy people, but it's okay if a building turns out "cute" (That happened in this first vig!). I wanted to take away the usual happy-cuteness, while attaining a level of grittiness. You know, think of a really good action movie!

The scene for this one takes place in front of a house (complete with a welcome mat, a mail box with mail inside, and a silver doorknob) and a brick wall. On top of the building the wall is part of is a vent or whatever those spinning things are called, you know what I'm talking about? And of course is a lamppost, a sewer, and a rat snuffling around in an overturned garbage can with a newspaper in it (Actually a Flatfoot Thompson wanted poster from the Cowboy bank set!).

Please tell me what you think of it!

Today's Dates

Copied from the link:

1066 - William of Normandy defeats King Harold in the Battle of Hastings.

1806 - Napoleon Bonaparte crushes the Prussian army at Jena, Germany.

1912 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.

1944 - German Field Marshal Rommel, suspected of complicity in the July 20th plot against Hitler, is visited at home by two of Hitler's staff and given the choice of public trial or suicide by poison. He chooses suicide and it is announced that he died of wounds.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thesis on the Existence of the Sasquatch

I promise to do Part 2 of the insect lesson, but right now this is already typed up!

First off: Scientists do not know everything. The mainstream scientists may think that they do, but they do not. Just look at all the new discoveries popping up all the time. In fact, undiscovered creatures should be EXPECTED, not disregarded as silly nonsense.

Again, Evolutionary scientists DO have presuppositions with which they channel information into. A presupposition is a preconceived notion--you "presuppose" the fact or theory in question--that the scientist takes for granted at the start, and with which he measures all evidence he comes into contact with. Although the existence of presuppositions is suppressed they no doubt exist and are not a bad thing. It's how science works--indeed, science could not--even WOULD not--work without them. Having said that (and I don't mean to be offensive to anyone who thinks the contrary), my presuppositions are in accord with young-earth Creationism (none of this "But God used Evolution, didn't he?" stuff).

Now, having said that, I will go on. The existence of a large, elusive ape species (or perhaps more than just one species, although the popular misconception of just one creature existing is so false it does not even deserve more than a passing mention here) is not without the realm of possibility in any way, shape, or form.

Did you know that, according to normal scientific procedures, Bigfoot has literally been PROVEN! Competent wildlife biologists (that means SCIENTISTS) have seen these creatures and acknowledged their encounters.

A TON of irrefutable physical evidence exists to prove the creature's existence, as well. Let's examine some of this incredibly compelling evidence:

The thousands upon thousands (perhaps even hundreds of thousands) of reports that have surfaced over the years are almost identical in nature. The creature is nearly always described as having no visible neck, a massive build, and a backwards-sloping skull ending in a peak at the back of the cranium. They are usually described to be black, brown, or reddish-brown in North America (although white or silver is not unheard of). These reports have been told for centuries, by American Indians, all sorts of people, and even Theodore Roosevelt wrote of an encounter told to him by a man in his book, The Wilderness Hunter . And don't forget, the Viking explorer who beat Columbus in discovering North American encountered large, hairy ape-like animals that walked with an upright, bipedal gait. Sasquatch-like creatures have been reported in many, many countries all over the world, namely, the Ye Ren in China, the Orang Pendek in Indonesia, the Yowie in Australia, the Alma in Russia, and even a Vietnamese version of the creature exists. North America, including Canada, seems to have a relatively large population of them. All of these creatures are described as bipedal, ape-like creatures. The similarity of the sightings (barring the expected regional differences, slight as they are), are striking. If this is a hoax, how can people all across the world, some of them so poor and living in such rural conditions that they would not even have a speck of knowledge of an "American" hoax, all say practically the same thing? But wait, there's more.

Hairs corresponding to sightings have been found, and some of them have been tested and found to be from some sort of UNKNOWN APE SPECIES.

Calls, screams, and howls have been recorded. These sounds have been studied and are of primate origin (although sometimes a human source cannot be ruled out). They sound so strange and eerie, that the people who hear them often state that these cannot be of human origin. Don't think so? Listen for yourself. http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=37 (Note: I am not recommending the site. This site also purports aliens, etc., and things which I do not believe in. The clip is here for the sound clips--that's it.)

Tons and tons of footprints have been discovered. Some of the more biased scientists have claimed their impossibility to be actual ape footprint casts, but there are many VERY RESPECTABLE experts who say that they ARE real. Primate feet have ridges in them that are the foot's equivalent of fingerprints. These ridges, known as dermal ridges, are almost impossible to fake. Some say that the footprints are blown up casts of human feet (this can be done). But what they don't consider is that the ridges of the Bigfoot prints go in the EXACT OPPOSITE DIRECTION (lengthwise instead of across) that they do in humans! Even the toes are very different, all of them being closer to the same size as each other than human toes. Many respectable criminologists (i.e., actual detectives) have professed their genuine nature. Remember, just because someone doesn't believe in something doesn't make it false. It wasn't until the early 1960's that plate tectonics was even accepted as geologic fact.

Also, a good amount of pictures and even some video camera footage have been take over the years. The most famous is the footage shot in 1967, near Bluff Creek, California, by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. The footage, although discounted by many people, has yet to be effectually refuted. In the film, muscle movements in the animal's body (it was a female) can be clearly seen. Also, a very compelling fact to consider is that the creature turns its whole torso to look at the two men. Humans turn their heads over their shoulders. Big apes can't do that! I am therefore convinced that this footage must then be real. There have been many other photos and other tapes, as well.

Another piece of evidence, is the Skookum cast, which was taken from a genuine mud imprint. It was discovered in a region of Washington where the locals called Bigfoot "Skookum". This cast, the result of a Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization expedition, shows imprints of an arm, a leg, and the buttock region as the creature endeavored to reach for food laid out for the creature. On the team of the expedition were many respectable Sasquatch scientists, including the late Dr. Grover Krantz, John Bindernagel, and Jeff Meldrum.

One note, is that some BF sightings are involved in so-called "UFOs". Now, first of all, I do not believe in aliens. The concept of aliens exists, on one side of the issue, because Evolutionary thought requires it (that is, without other life forms, the Evolutionary hypothesis would be severely damaged as Earth would seem "special"). However, I do believe that "alien abductees" are not liars. I believe they are telling the truth. I believe that these so-called "aliens" are actually demons--demons impersonating other-worldly creatures in order to draw them in. This idea is lent credence by the fact that the "abductees" are so terrified and disturbed that it seems that they have had some sort of Satanic experience. I believe in Ron Rhodes's theory, posited in this superb book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1565078497/sr=8-1/qid=1151101866/ref=sr_1_1/102-2160490-3947321?%5Fencoding=UTF8
(Also see Gary Bates, Alien Intrusion)

I would encourage anyone interested to read it. He tells of much more evidence than I am recounting here. What this has to with Bigfoot, is that some say the creature is an alien. I think this is rendered moot by the fact that most BF encounters/sightings have nothing to do with UFOs. Some other encounters supposedly have a Bigfoot holding glowing orbs. Those that have to do with either UFOs or orbs, may indeed be of demonic origin. (In my own research, it seems fiery balls are sometimes attributable to Satanic phenomena.) But, I think that, since most BF encounters have nothing to do with these criteria and there is a great amount of physical evidence, and Sasquatches have even been seen eating and doing all sorts of things demons would have no need to do, I must conclude that Sasquatch still exists, and is nothing more than a natural primate. Not a human, an ape. Perhaps Satan is scheming to get people to think that Bigfoot is an alien as he is trying to purport alien existence and draw the unprepared in that way. Perhaps these "alien" UFO, orb-clutching Bigfeet are of demonic origin. Still (and I have thought this over again and again, and then considered and pondered and mulled some more), all I can say for sure is that Bigfoot exists, and these other encounters may either be untrue, or not of actual Bigfoot origin. For more on the Evolutionary side of these Extraterrestrial theories, see Gary Bates's Alien Intrusion (I haven't had the chance to read it myself yet though, but it has been recommended by a good source.)! Also please note that since my comments are from a Biblical perspective, I still have no wish to offend anyone. I would like to hear everyone's opinion on the matter. I would recommend the interested person to peruse--no, SUCK IN--the material available at the website of the most prestigious Sasquatch research group in existence (at least in my opinion), The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. They hold expeditions all the time, often with very positive results.

http://www.bfro.net/

Even just a quick jaunt in their Report Database will show the viewer just some of the many, many sightings that have occurred. Although these researches have an Evolutionary viewpoint, I still highly recommend this site. It is the best Sasquatch site in town in my honest opinion, and they even have recently launched their own discussion board. They have an FAQ section that deals with common objections to the idea of Bigfoot.

http://www.bfro.net/gdb/show_fAQ.asp?id=405
Any questions?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wowee, pretty neat!

Well well well, Dale Russel and James Farlow, themselves! Well whaddya know? :-D

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Time to live up to my "Bricks" name!

This new set is so reminiscent of the old Aquazone theme from the mid-to-late 1990's (1996-1998). I just love that gorgeous shark! I makes that Creator shark a few years back look downright wussy!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Enough sad posts. Let's be happy!

This is so funny, I just had to post it! I think it really captures cats and dogs, at least in a less-than-serious, humorous sort of way. Credit goes to the link, and also to my sister for sending this to me.

EXCERPTS FROM A DOG'S DIARY

Day number 180
8:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
9:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
9:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE!
10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
12:00 noon - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
1:00 pm - OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE!
4:00 pm - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
5:30 PM - OH BOY! MOM! MY FAVORITE!

Day number 1081
8:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
9:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
9:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE!
10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
12:00 noon - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
1:00 pm - OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE!
4:00 pm - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
5:30 PM - OH BOY! MOM! MY FAVORITE!

Day number 2082
8:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
9:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
9:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE!
10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
12:00 noon - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
1:00 pm - OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE!
1:30 pm - ooooooo. bath. bummer.
4:00 pm - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
5:30 PM - OH BOY! MOM! MY FAVORITE!


EXCERPTS FROM A CAT'S DIARY

DAY 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

DAY 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed.

DAY 765 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was...Hmmm. Not working according to plan.

DAY 768 - I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid. My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.

DAY 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer". More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

DAY 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird on the other hand has got to be an informant, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time...

Get Well Soon, Nathan!

My fellow blogger, Lego Fan, and friend who runs the Sly Piggery (the reason I even have a blog!) has now come home from the hospital. He suddenly got appendicitis, and we all learned of it only yesterday! I'm still going to worry, but at least the major crisis has passed. Again, if there's anything he needs, he can ask me right now. ;-D

Let us all pray for him and encourage him on his road to recovery!

Monday, October 09, 2006

I was wrong

Unfortunately I spoke too soon last night. It looks like North Korea has detonated an underground nuclear device. I learned at 10:00 last night. Hopefully I did not mislead anyone. Please forgive me.

May God help us now.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Excellent BFRO Eyewitness Multiple Encounter Report + Sketch

Ah, one of my favorite kinds of BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization) reports--multiple encounter reports! Raw reports from witnesses are so enjoyable to read....

Oh, and if you don't believe in Bigfoot, stay tuned...we'll see what you say then. ;-P

Check this out

This is a little outdated now (it's from last night), but still has good info. Especially the NK missile range video. It's worth checking out.

Thanks to my dad for alerting me about this article.

Hundreds of Iraqi police poisoned, officials say

Hmmm...foul play, anyone?

My Day and World News

First of all, an update on the church thief situation. The robbed missionary family got (guess what?) TEN TIMES the amount stolen from them! Where's that verse that says you'll get rewarded ten fold for something good you did? Well, this time, the good was done by the people who gave it! (Of course, that doesn't mean that the family didn't do anything good, etc., I think that the missionary cause is an holy one.)

Oh, and check out the link. Great news, huh? Well, at least it seems that N. Korea isn't ready to launch yet...and, very surprisingly, China seems to want them no to as well. Russia going against them is one thing...but CHINA?????

Well, that's all for now. See ya!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Two Birthdays!

Again, we have some anniversaries!

First, we have the physicist Neils Bohr (1885). Basically, he was a scientist/philosopher (a very misguided one, I might add), and had an element named after him (Bohrium), if anyone here cares. ;-) Of course, I'm guessing about the element...but where else did it come from? :-P

And in 1900, the terrible, murderous Nazi, Heinrich Himmler was born. ALLIES ALL THE WAY!*

*Of course, that is in reference to the Second World War. I am not allied in my sympathies in, say, the Seven Years' War....

Friday, October 06, 2006

PALAEOBLOG - Mongolian Tarbosaurus Quarry Snake Video

Now please understand that I do not condone this guy's full opinions (he is an Evolutionist and very anti-Creationist), but this video, from a recent expedition to Mongolia (which the famous Canadian paleontologist Phillip Currie also was a part of, see linked blog for more photos, including Don Brinkman!), shows a snake that decided to visit their Tarbosaurus dig.

Ah, Tarbosaurus. My absolute favorite dinosaur!

Enjoy, people!

P.S. We must pray for Dr. Ryan (this blogger). Hopefully he will one day join the ranks of the Lord.

Two Historical Dates

Good evening to you all!

I've got some interesting dates for you today. First, it's Thor Heyerdahl's (the famous author of Kon Tiki) birthday anniversary (he was born in 1914), and, on a note of sadness, the great William Tyndale was burnt at the stake as a "heretic" by the Catholic chuch in Vilvorde, France. He was known as a great reformationist and he also translated the New Testament.

May our good Lord God and just Savior bless such warriors.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Vision Forum: Doug's Blog: Former Female Marine Speaks Out

I know that this has the potential to offend some of my readers, but, hopefully it will not. To conceal my beliefs on the subject would be very dishonorable indeed.

Doug's Blog - October 3, 2006

Former Female Marine Speaks Out Against Women in the Military

Dear Vision Forum:

I am a 27 year old woman who was in the Marine Corps for three years. I was so excited to see your articles about this growing trend of women in the armed forces. I orginally thought it was a noble thing to go serve my country in the military. Now, as a stay-at-home wife and mother, I am so glad to be done with that lifestyle. Women have no place in the military, especially the Marine Corps. We were struggling to be like our male co-workers and yet were not physically or mentally able to keep up. All femininity had to be placed on the back burner to accomplish the same goals. I am so thankful God took me out of the Marine Corps and now I can pass on my knowledge to my friends and my sisters.

Thanks, Jana L.

A Ranger Died Today

A Ranger Died Today
No, he won't be mourned by many,
just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
quietly going on his way;
and the world won't note his passing;
'tho a Ranger died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
their bodies lie in state,
while thousands note their passing
and proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories,
from the time that they were young,
but the passing of a Ranger,
goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution,
to the welfare of our land,
some jerk who breaks his promise
and cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow,
who in times of war and strife,
goes off to serve his Country
and offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
and the style in which he lives,
are sometimes disproportionate,
to the service he gives.

While the ordinary Ranger,
who offered up his all,
is paid off with a medal
and perhaps a pension, small.

It's so easy to forget them,
for it is so long ago,
that our Lou's and Tom's and Johnny's,
went to battle, but we know.

It was not the politicians,
with their compromise and ploys,
who won for us the freedom,
that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
with your enemies at hand,
would you really want some cop-out,
with his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Ranger,
who has sworn to defend,
his home, his kin, and Country,
and would fight until the end?

He was just a common Ranger
and his ranks are growing thin,
but his presence should remind us,
we may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,
then we find the Ranger's part,
Is to clean up all the tousles,
that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor,
while he's here to hear the praise,
then at least let's give him homage,
at the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline,
in the paper that might say:

OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A RANGER DIED TODAY.

-- Author unknown


Many thanks to a good friend of mine for making me aware of this truly inspirational poem. May God bless our warriors.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Leaders divided on NK nuke threat

Great. Hope we don't have to go to war here.

Monday, October 02, 2006

What is wrong with this world?

What is wrong with this miserable place we call earth? What is wrong with this country?

First, a murderous animal rapes and kills a bunch of poor girls in Colorado. Now this? An equally evil beast slaughters poor innocent Amish girls? This is just too much.

I have some very harsh words to say now.

To the men of this world: look what you have allowed to happen. Look what the consequences of being lax about one's duty are. THESE, are the consequences. What has happened.

For years, the men of our time have allowed the raging tides of feminism to sweep them back into an effeminate place in the world. What ever happened to manhood? Leadership? Patriarchy? WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE MEN WHO WEREN'T AFRAID TO DEFEND THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THEIR GENERATION!?!?!?!?

Some would say I sound angry, and boy are they right. I am just furious. Some may say that these things aren't caused by what I am blaming. But why can't we execute these beasts the first time? The first time? The always strike again. And they always learn to kill.

I heard that this second despot didn't have a previous criminal record. But the conditioning of this country towards this sort of perversion, towards liberalism, has partly to deal with feminism. I also blame Evolutionary philosophy and all the other ungodly ideas to so disgrace the land.

I'm glad we at least have police, otherwise it would seem that no one would do anything. The Amish don't even believe in resisting--not even to save a life or protect their little girls from vicious child molestors. They need to wake up. And, if they really have any part of the blame here, if the men really had a chance to do something, then shame on them. And if it is so, I would say unto them, "Look where your pacifism has led you."

And now I have some harsh words for the feminist women:

I hope you all are happy. To those of you who wished for more power, for an "equal" place in the world with men, to those of you who wanted effeminized men, well, look at what you have now.

You say I'm pointing my finger in the wrong direction? You say feminism and these other philosophies had anything to do with this? Well, liberalism, feminism, and Evolutionism, must take their equal shares of the blame, as well as a cowardly judicial system (they are to blame severely too). But right now, I can't help but think that the feminist idea of what men should be (i.e., spineless cowards) has to do greatly with this.

A real man would have given his life to protect those poor, precious little lives. Lives now lost!

Oh evil ideas, evil philosophies of men, oh you wicked cowards--IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AND TAKE YOUR SHARE OF THE BLAME, AND THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!

It is time we declare war on these beasts from the depths of the evil of man's soul. Our justice system needs to deal with these animals--and harshly.

That is what I have to say. I don't wish to misinterpret anything. But the idealogical systems I mentioned have a great part in this (and yes, they have penetrated the church in the weaker areas of it, esp., the apostasizers).

Men, it's high time we stood up and acted like men.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Click and see if you know who it is...Einstein!

I just had to post this great little minifig custom by Mister Zumbi (source: The Brothers Brick).

Just who is this famous personage?

Why, it's Albert Einstein!

I just love this little minifig. I love his sweater, and the white vampire hair is practically perfect. (I don't believe that was ever released in a set actually.) I wonder where he got the head though?

I can just see him pondering an equation or something....

"Ef zee masseeve bodies in zee universe are governed by my theeoree of generul relativitee, zen how do you reconcile eet with zee workings of zee atomic forces, and zee microscopic universe?"

This very question (Basically, the question is why does the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, which deals with large bodies, such as solar systems and planets, conflict with Quantum Mechanics, the theory that describes the atomic world?) would elude Einstein. Our best answer now, one that doesn't need different theories or equations for both microscopic and giant objects, is (take a guess now), String Theory!

On an interesting off-note, even though he was not an orthodox Creationist (or Jew for that matter), Einstein literally did believe in a God. It didn't make sense to him to have a world and universe without one. Smart fellow, eh? (Note: I am not a devotee of Einstein or anything, especially in the sense of his morality--he was an adulterer--but do admire his genius for Physics and mathematics).

See you all later now!

My Day

Hello my bored readers!

Well, I had a pretty typical errand day today. One interesting occurence happened at church this morning. We attended the second service, and they had a missionary family there. They said that during the first service, as the missionary family was brought up to the pulpit, someone sitting next to them robbed the purse of the wife/mother of the family during the pray when apparently no one was looking and took all of the money they had saved to visit the Phillippines, tommorrow! The church suggested (but said that they weren't telling) to sign your offering enevelope "to the ---[missionary]--- family", and you know what? My mom did it! She put all the cash she had in there, and even my sister pitched in. I had none on me...too bad. But needless to say I was very proud of them both.

On a funnier note, today at Wal-Mart I was amusing myself by browsing the selection of men's t-shirts with messages. I saw an orange one with the sports-style numbers "01" on it, and above it it said "General Lee". Now, I wouldn't have worn it anyway, due to the fact that I boycott sports and don't like orange. :-D But I was a little curious since one of my favorite men in history is indeed, General Robert E. Lee. But, knowing the world, I figured that it must be some other General Lee, even though I've never heard of any other!

As it turns out, I was told it was someone from that awful Dukes of Hazzard stuff or whatever it's called...poor General Lee! He is turning over in his grave!

Well, that's my "interesting" day! Boring, eh?

P.S. Oh, and I just decided to speak out about this. I thought about it, and just now (I mean seconds ago) received the prompt I needed!

I must give Disclaimer 101 for the site, since, even though they say that they are Christian, they approve of waaaay too many movies and often are way to liberal for me (and, just so everyone knows, I am not some unswerving supporter of Focus on the Family, either really). But, in this case, even though I won't "recommend" the review to be safe (I read it a while ago...I forget, but I think I may have disagreed with one statement or something), but at least they're speaking out against it.

http://www.pluggedinonline.com/movies/movies/a0002908.cfm

I may speak from first-hand experiences. This film is a bag of LIES. That's right--LIES.