Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dog Shoots Man..... er..Again

"it was not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs. "

"I hear about it a couple times a year," somewhere in the country, he said.

Worth reading.


Monday, October 29, 2007


A bit of fun, with a bit of seriousness below.

Howard is up for re-election, compared to a nose
-picker, sorry, I got that wrong, an Ear Wax eater!

Ear Wax? Cats, I have found, like licking ear wax.


http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/national/pm-walk/start.html = all credit to the bottom photo stream to Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Not Surprising To Me

Audiences reject Iraq war — at the box office - - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

This article says that the movies about Iraq are not selling well. It is interesting to me since only yesterday I watched about 5 minutes of Over There on You Tube and found it unusually lopsided because it was blighted by liberal views.

The segment I saw showed some sado masochistic guy torturing a prisoner. First, the guy who was the episode's enemy was the US soldier who was charged with extracting information from the combatant captured, who was presented as being harmless.

Okay, its true there are types like the mean interrogator, sure, there must be loads of them. And there are a few sweet enemy combatants. But come on folks, do you really believe that these sado guys are symbolic of the majority of the force? Do you want to believe that the US is fighting a bunch of noble, Ghandi-like enemies?

Well, the directors of this show wish you to believe that, in my opinion. It is true it was the only episode I saw but it was over acted, smarmy and a false cliche.

The movies about Iraq coming out? Brandon Gray, president and publisher of www.boxofficemojo.com, said that "Hollywood shouldn't soft-pedal its beliefs," as a criticism of why these movies were not selling. I think he means that the anti-American movies should be more shrill like the audience they are selling it to.

Its really annoying for me that even the most innocuous comments on tv or film are one sided. In an episode of "The Shield" I saw recently, one Confidential Informant was giving up other criminals for a better deal. He said something like " I will give you a few fences, a methamphetime lab and even a few horny Republicans, if you rip up my (record) sheet!". Now why wouldn't he say a few Kennedy Democrats? It woudl have been more accurate, and more amusing. But it never happens. I think it was in Donnie Darko that Patrick Swaze (sp?) played a political mover and shaker pedophile. His party? You want to guess?


Hollywood, re-named "Firewood"

 With all the fires in California, you got to wonder if housing prices will be affected. Perhaps one of these outcomes:
- new home building in California will be pricey since many building companies have cut back staff because of the home price slump
- many people will want to move rather than re-build in california,
- - - rather than staying in Fire-wood (Hollywood pun)
- - - therefore helping slumping prices elsewhere
- maybe the supposed arson was not caused by terrorists but a worse sort of criminal, the "REA", alias, the Real Estate Agent.
Dan Butler

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

for cat lovers

I was thinking of getting a new tattoo.



Thursday, October 18, 2007


A great movie. Just found this and decided I wanted remind myself how good it was.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Suddenly I am into this series. Remember, I am in Prague so I have the disadvantage of not knowing what is really good on TV these days. But, I have the advantage of being able to rent the series from a video rental.

And the music, like this song (below) By Black Lab, or "Overcome" by Live.

see the promo for season six of 'the shield,' featuring 'this night,' the first single from black lab's new album 'passion leaves a trace.'


A Famous Name is better for anonymity

I was searching for an old colleague of mine. He had a name that was the same as a very famous sports star. It was impossible to google this person.

It makes me wonder if there is a better way to hide yourself in the future. I mean, if you would like to avoid being abused or spammed, or just found. But changing your name is a problem. So maybe I will change my son's name to ... Robert Deniro or something.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

very cute



Monday, October 08, 2007

This worries me

I read an article about a rich Uzbek being angry about a blogger's comments and then proceeding to close down the blogger - by using money. Ok, it is bound to happen.

Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful - International Herald Tribune

But now I am beginning to wonder what people will say about me in the future. for example, I am really the kind of guy that hates naivety in politics. I am speaking about naive liberals. You know, the people who think that all wars will stop if leaders sit down together and really talk.

The problem is that in a few years, someone might read my old blog and use it to cause me problems. For example, maybe some grown up liberal will restrict my son from entering a university, for example


Baby swap at hospital uncovered nine months later - - Radio Prague

Imagine the hospital mixing up your babies and finding out a day or two later. Ok, swap them back. A few tears, a shock and happy it is fixed up.

Imagine that after 9 months. After you have come to love the little bundle of joy. After you have named him. After the breastfeeding. After she has called you "mama".

So how to fix it? My only solution is for the families to live together for the next few years. I know, unrealistic, but in a way, I would hate to loose the kid that I thought was mine.

I haven't seen this on any international sites, though.
Baby swap at hospital uncovered nine months later - 05-10-2007 - Radio Prague