There is an issue with reaching the deadpool site at the moment. You can get there from here: http://deadpool.hookersandbooze.com/. Apologies…
Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was…
When it rains, you should expect a hurricane.
His improv was awesome, his delivery precise, and his humor extraordinary. I was one of his many fans…
Roger Ebert dead at 70 of cancer according to the Chicago Sun-Times
Ok, I’m alright now. Anyway, Mental_floss has a list of things that turn 30 years old this year.
The Evil List:
- The Chicken McNugget. Not surprisingly, they taste 30 years old.
- The Disney Channel. Keeping parents hostage legally for decades.
- The Stairmaster. Enough said.
- The Carebears. Ugh…
- My Little Pony. Ugh to the seventh order of magnitude.
The Good List:
- Arpanet. Every geek knows.
- Mario Bros. Ditto.
- Microsoft Word. Ok, that’s a toss-up.
- Sally Ride and Guion Bluford. FTW in space.
- Kilauea began its continuous lava flow to this day.
- Apple IIe.
The Great List:
- The A-Team
It’s a fun read. Just make sure you have a tissue and some hair dye handy before reading it
It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a dear friend, EFA.
Most of y’all knew him from the H&B chatroom. Some of us knew him from The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler blog, as well. A few of us had the fortune to meet him at the Florida Rott Fest a few years back. When I first saw him, I thought he looked angelic and couldn’t hurt a fly. Then he told BC to fuck off.
My faith in the Rott World was restored.
At the time he was touring the US, and collecting the quarters of every state he had visited. And the new pennies. He thought they were awesome. He made his own rum, and loved to go hunting in the brush, and was one of the few people who really enjoyed living.
So, tonight I shall hoist one in his honor. I don’t think God will mind if I break my Lent promise just this time. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if EFA wasn’t already giving Him a crash course on the finer points of rum.
God bless you for a saint, my friend. You are missed something fierce, and you’ll always be remembered and loved.
It appears that our esteemed friend Soylent Green is celebrating one more trip around the Sun today. Perhaps that is why I had a dream about him last night.
Get your minds out of the gutter, people. Werewolves and beer were involved.
I said get your minds out of the gutter! Full explanation at Sithy. Anyway, on behalf of H&B…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SG!!!
And in tribute to the master, whom we can never, ever raise a candle to, here is a bit of birthday cake.
Happy birthday, honey!! Remember, the more birthdays you have, the longer you live
From Fox News:
Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.
When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.
He will always be “The Bear” to us. Godspeed, kind sir.
NOTE: The General was not on anyone’s list but he’s certainly deserving of the honor of a post.
Thirteen years ago today, Texas A&M University suffered the greatest tragedy in its history.
In memory of the twelve who died. Their spirit lives on.
Some may boast of prowess bold
Of the school they think so grand
But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
It’s the Spirit of Aggieland.
We are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
True to each other as Aggies can be
We’ve got to FIGHT boys
We’ve got to fight!
We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White
After they’ve boosted all the rest
They will come and join the best
For we are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
We’re from Texas A.M.C.
From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it. We are family.
First, I’m older.
And now, Hostess™ closed.
Way to go, unions! That right there is called “Biting the hand that feeds you”. I swear, if Little Debbie™ folds I will go on a rampage.
Hat tip for the pic: Hank Scorpio.
Today we celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. --John 15:35
The most prominent debt we owe, is the gratitude we owe them.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USMC!!!
God Bless them for their service, duty, and sacrifice. SEMPER FI!!!
And we will never forget.
We woke up that day. Let us remember the sacrifices, and never forget the reason. And above all, let us remain vigilant.
On this day, in 1775, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress appealed to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to assume authority for the New England army, because as we all know, THE BRITISH WERE COMING!!! So, allegedly at the behest of John Adams, Congress voted to take the NE Army and conscript it for use in all colonies (though no written record exists for that vote). However, they did vote to “to bring in a draft of rules and regulations for the government of the Army,” thus, the birth of our U. S. Army.
Being an Army wife, I am partial to this military birthday, for it is two-fold.
Today is also Flag Day!! On this day, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution of 1777, which officially adopted the flag of our new found country.
When I arrived in Texas, it was the summer of 1976. Everything was red, white, and blue, and I thought this was the most color-coordinated country in the world. My dad explained that we were celebrating a very important birthday, and so began my love affair with History.
Long may she wave!!!