Monthly Archives: April 2007

Reptiles In LA

Untitled document And we don't mean the folks in the film industry even though the title fits. No, we mean the man-eating alligators of Southern Los Angeles. Or at least one, name of Reggie. LOS ANGELES – Reggie the alligator reappeared … Continue reading

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Quiz Time!

Untitled document 1. Someone who sees conspiracies involving "The Government" in every, single incident that happens is: a) Certifiably insane.  b) An embarrassment to even hardcore conspiracy theorists. c) Extremely fortunate that breathing is an involuntary reflex since that person would … Continue reading

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Is There An Exorcist In The House?

Untitled document I wrote last year about Red Sunset Maples and Zombie Squirrels. Some people thought that was a humorous piece, but it wasn't. It was completely serious. We appear to have a budding zombie squirrel infestation here at the … Continue reading

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Toilets In The News

Untitled document In a move sure to warm the cockles of Sheryl Crow's heart, officials at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, Kansas have adopted her suggestion to save the earth. They are restricting the amount of toilet paper the … Continue reading

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At The Risk Of Beating A Sacred Cow….

Untitled document There has been a lot of interest in the "$100 laptop" project led by Nicholas Negroponte, the former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. The goal is to provide a very cheap, flexible laptop that … Continue reading

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Wolfowitz Fights Back

Untitled document Paul Wolfowitz when on the offensive today against the accusations being made against him at the World Bank. And he hit back hard. WASHINGTON – World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Monday decried what he called a "smear … Continue reading

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Your Toy Is Reading Your Mind

Untitled document Get the tinfoil hats ready. Engineers are working on toys that can read your mind. Really. SAN JOSE, Calif. – A convincing twin of Darth Vader stalks the beige cubicles of a Silicon Valley office, complete with ominous … Continue reading

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Riding The Cannonball

Untitled document Casey Jones, he died at the throttle, With the whistle in his hand. Casey Jones, he died at the throttlle, But we'll all see Casey in the promised land. His wife and three children were left to mourn … Continue reading

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The Last Of Its Kind

Untitled document Here's an interesting article from today's Telegraph. The finishing touches are being put on the newest, and possibly very last, royal coach for the British monarchy. The coach is being built in Australia by probably the last living … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

Untitled document The Animal Uprising™ appears to have a deadly new trick up its collective sleeve. This one is really unpleasant. Imagine getting your mail, opening up a package and finding out, too late, that the occupant of the package … Continue reading

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To The Rescue

Untitled document Stuart Rothenberg, who's been doing politics for an awfully long time, is not dismissing the possibility that Fred Thompson could very well win the Republican presidential nomination. The conventional wisdom, long held by Rothenberg, says that candidates who … Continue reading

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“Justice Had Overtaken Evil.”

Untitled document The words of Robert Rosenthal about the guilty verdicts at the Nuremberg trials. Mr. Rosenthal helped prosecute the Nazi war criminals at Nuremburg. After he had accomplished 54 missions over Germany flying a B-17. Mr. Rosenthal was awarded … Continue reading

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Sulfide Of Lead

Untitled document This month's Smithsonian magazine is devoted to "Destination America". There are a raft of interesting articles about a number of places in the US. I've been to a couple of these. Cajun country down in Louisiana (Lafayette and … Continue reading

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Pool Harbor, Revisited

Untitled document Last year, I told the story of my Father's Day "present." I titled that post Pool Harbor, because my present was the wife and kids surprising me with the information that she had bought an above-ground swimming pool. Yahoo. Pools … Continue reading

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