Friday, June 30, 2006

The reality programme that is sweeping the nation

Quiz me!
Golly, I felt really good about this week and especially since Bill only had 4 I figured a good guess would get it for me.

I did not have one. 3

Pananoiac's Viral Video site

Buy something!
What fun! A shadowy conspiracy I can play from home!

A Formicidable Feat

How do ants know where they are? Let's see what happens if we put them on stilts.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Go Canadian

It's good to see that the Canadians are keeping busy. Click on "Works" and be sure to check out Buddington Bear and Yuppy Wood.

Interest group round up!

Nifty Find your elected official and then see how the NRA likes them. Or NARAL, or the Wobblies.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I missed it! Crap!

and these bands go on and on..on and on..on and on
Don't even bother clicking the link. Here's the heart breaker;
" The original Kings lineup has performed at this event 2 years in a row. Other bands included Jeff Healey, Goddo, and Honeymoon Suite."

Never heard of Goddo but otherwise, solid maple goodness.

The best part of the Kings' story?
"...after a few phone calls everybody said "YES!". ...After fifteen years the original lineup doing This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide! And the concert venue was near Zero's house! So the boys all got together at Zero's and then walked over to the gig"

I dream of a neighborhood where this is pretty close to Kim Mitchell's house.

Begin Canadian Rock meltdown.

appendix A: Honeymoon Suite did "I got a new girl now and she's a lot like youou a lot like youou"

appendix B: Red Rider did Lunatic Fringe and Don't Fight It (It'll do your Heart no Good)

appendix C:Kim Mitchell, you know "Might as Well Go For a Soda"

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Euphemism of the Week

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.

Investigators confiscated the drugs, which treat erectile dysfunction. Limbaugh was released without being charged.

Monday, June 26, 2006

From the four corners of the globe

Quiz me! Sorry to be so late. Did you see Mexico v Argentina?
Anyway, Bill got two! Dogpile on Bill!

I got a two. Tough week.

Y'all tawk funnah

I think they use this to screen for major party presidential candidates I've lived in Minnesota for twenty years and I got a 53. "Dixie, but barely Dixie" which is a direct quote from the 1826 Missouri Articles of Statehood.
Cousin Eric, in KC, scored below "Barely any Yankee" while his brother scored like a Rockafella after decades in NYC.

Where are you and how did you stack up?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

CANOE -- CNEWS - Weird News: Mysterious markers still puzzling

I seek the tiles I am going to Kansas City* this weekend for cousin Brian's wedding so I'll try to look this one up and get us a picture.

*Kansas City here I come.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Guardian UK v "Argentina v Serbia Montenegro"

Ninety minutes of S&M punishment Of note: "the sporting equivalent of Italy's 1935 invasion of Abyssinia: artillery, planes and mustard gas against sharpened watermelons'

BBC World News Quiz- No World Cup Edition

Quiz me! As usual, bill got a 6. I got a 3 as I was only able to get them right if bears were somehow involved.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Germany v Poland: A match made for English drollery

Gooooooaaal! Americans interest piqued with FILA WORLD CUP FEVER!!! Our new slogan? "Let's get somewhat engaged!"

Friday, June 09, 2006

The three words that mean so much to each of us

Charles Nelson Reilly

Thanks, the Onion.

BBC quiz- Hand Edition

Quiz me! In the spirit of World Cup fever...It's a TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE!
Bill and I each got 6 and we both failed in the same category "Know your severed hands."

I was suprised that there was not a question about the guy turning to the internet to publicize the loss of a sidekick, cited two posts below.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More politicians proving the point.

"I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one," said Republican Sen. David Vitter.

"I believe this is at least as or more important than Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the economy, global warming, impending oil shortages, and American Idol's inexplicably continuing popularity," implied Republican Sen. David Vitter.

Gay Marriage vote, aka Nothing to see over there, this is much more interesting!

Have a slice of revenge while it's still hot

Bloggilante? shameflame? Technoratting? Dude's pal loses a Sidekick (some sort of text messaging device for the kids)which is now in the posession of mean humans and within hours teh Interweb is lit up with live updates about the perp's family and lack of MySpace skillz. I guess it beats trolling for bad eBay feedback.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Quiz Me! Driver's Test Edition

Here's a 20 question driver's test.

Miss six or less, and you've outdone 9% of licensed drivers.
Miss four or less, and you're better than the average Rhode Island driver.
Miss two or less, and you're better than the average Oregon driver, and that's saying something.

Take the Test.

A CNN article on nationwide results.

I got 90%, but I dispute one of the questions.

Friday, June 02, 2006

North Korean college students face "double secret probation"

Quiz me! I did not know enough. I got a 4. Bill got 7.
I just spent my time reading and re-reading the news that Juan Valdez is portrayed by an actor. ... and I also spent some time checking out Batwoman,