Friday, January 27, 2006

Cat poop and schizophrenia

"Unpromising as this sounds, the symptoms of toxoplasmosis are generally mild to nonexistent in adults, which is good, because roughly a third of all humans are infected, with the rate in some tropical countries approaching 100 percent."

The Straight Dope

Part of this article is about the hypothesis that parasites in cat poop infect rats, which get toxoplasmosis, which creates an LSD-like drug, which makes the rats hallucinate, thus making it easier for cats to catch them.

It's all the great circle of life.

Hakuna Tim Leary.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Only a Little Evil

Culture War Quote of the Day

"Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, says the textbook, which is promoted as an examination of the Bible's influence on literature, art, history and culture, successfully keeps religion out of public schools. The center is a non-profit institute that promotes constitutional freedoms covered by the First Amendment.

"'If you're considering a Bible elective, look at this textbook,' says Haynes, who helped review a draft of the book with 41 other scholars, including Christians, Jews and agnostics. 'They've done a Herculean effort to make it as constitutional as they could.'"

Full article.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Mayhem reigns. Quiz follows.

Quiz me! Five here. Six for Bill. Our results show the value of reading this blog. I disagree with the men vs. women story though.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Speaking of noodles

for chrissakes, buy a damn rod I'm watching a fascinating PBS special on Noodling, or Handfishing in which a naked hick will submerge for several minutes in murky water and, using his own fingers as bait, grab giant catfish by the mouth. Essentially they are grabbing them FROM THE INSIDE! I am sure it's a healthier group of individuals than Appalachian clog dancers but despite their claims I refuse to believe that any animal can exceed 40 pounds without the ability to bite a man's hand clean off.
And furthermore, don't catfish have stingers. Why aren't they talking about the awful stingers?
One guy got his arm tore up by a beaver. Wrong hole.

Anthropologists agree that ancient man usually picked up a club or sharp stick insted of sticking their hands into bank holes.
Based on the hogs these guys are hauling out on camera it seems the biggest risk is getting a hold of one that can keep a hilbilly down better than a hillbilly and his uncle can pull up.

They're big but "I threw some dynamite out there one time an come up with a hundred pounder."

The main thing I'm gathering is that "nobody likes a noodler."
No respect.



And forget what Snopes says about their photos. One of them is a dude in the movie and that fish is 100% USA Okie Channel Cat.

The ageless Wilson Pickett has passed


Goodbye Do yourself a favor and listen to Midnight Hour.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Monkeys have the secret plans!

If we let them keep us out of our homes the monkeys have already won. There may be a cultural difference I am not taking into account but if I worked there the problem would be less about aggravation and more about not getting work done because the monkeys are always cracking me up with their crazy antics.

Bunny Movie Reenactments

Worth viewing just for the Richard Dreyfus bunny in Jaws.

Bunny Movies

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

K-e-r-m-i-t

The frog is working for the mouse now I know they were affiliated and had space in Orlando. I did not know it had gone so far.

Monday, January 16, 2006

A worthwhile read

Bang a gong, Bush did wrong Gore should return to the Senate

Friday, January 13, 2006

Get your Quiz on.

Quiz me!
I got 3 and Bill got 5 and we agree that #3 is a great question but any more would spoil it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

More Schoolhouse than Rock

This is excellent. Click on show, so you can see the lyrics. I particularly enjoy La M├ęthode Scientifique.

Science-Groove

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

From the far corners of the earth

the factsFact about Mr. N are the new "Mr T. vs" and I couldn't be happier. Here are some good ones. I expect this could be on the quiz.

Monday, January 09, 2006

First we lose Cereal Adventure and now this.

The shame of it. It's just as well. Snoopy, as a character, was never about making sure kids had fun and funnel cakes. He's kind of a weird, self-absorbed dog.
You can figure out the challenge. I'll start us off:

Dick Tracy's Disfigured Sociopath Dayz.

If you're good we'll go to Ziggytown U.S.A! There's no indoor roller coaster but there's some nice benches to sit on.

Six Flags over Mary Worth

Friday, January 06, 2006

BBC NEWS | Americas | Weekly world news quiz

Quiz me!
Bills says,"I'm starting the year right with a 7!"
I say, "I need to grabbed by the collar and yanked into the current century because I got a 2."