Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday TimeWasters

Feeling frustrated? Need to release some pent-up anger? Or just like shoot-em-up games? Well then here's a good game to waste a little time on.

You have a choice of 3 weapons--just don't forget to reload (by pressing the space bar). And shoot the red crosses when they appear to restore some of your health!

Flash Crisis (click to play)

Your in a war zone, surrounded by deadly enemies and they're coming at you from all sides! You have a choice of three massively cool weapons by which to defend yourself. Hold your mark and shoot to the best of your ability - let's win this war, now shall we?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Videos Of The Week

Earlier this evening I saw the movie "Bobby" about the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968. He was killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after having just won the California primary in his run for the Presidency. I was only 12 years old at the time but remember seeing the news reports on TV. This was the fourth assassination to have taken place within a 5-year period. Pres. John F. kennedy in 1963, Malcolm X in 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968, then Bobby Kennedy in June 1968.
While watching the film, I started thinking about how things in this country might be different if these four men had lived to carry out their dreams for the United States. Each one believed in equality and justice and brought hope to people that the future would be better for everyone. It seems that since that time in the 60's, we've haven't had any truly inspiring leaders with a real vision for the future.
Many things spoke of in this movie could apply to the situation the country is in today. War, disillusionment, discontent and uncertainty over the future. I highly recommend this film even to those who are too young to remember the 60's as it is a moving portrayal of the hope Bobby Kennedy brought to his followers and the despair left after his death.
At the end of the movie I found myself wondering why we don't have leaders today who inspire such hope and if anyone will come along who can.

There are still unanswered questions about both the Kennedy assassinations. The following video points out some regarding Senator Robert Kennedy's death.

On AlterNet's site are 2 more videos relating to the murder of Robert Kennedy.

And lastly, here is a site containing some of Robert Kennedy's speeches.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


In the recent election, the Democrats managed to win 51 seats in the Senate, giving them majority control.
51 Dem, 50 GOP needed for majority
The Federalist papers were a series of documents written by several of the Founders of the U.S as a set of guidelines as to what form the new Federal government should take. Number 51 spoke of the importance of "checks & balances" between the branches of government.

The Federalist Papers : No. 51

The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks
and Balances Between the Different Departments
From the New York Packet. Friday, February 8, 1788.

Area 51 is the site of a secret government base where top-secret aircraft are developed. There are even claims that extraterrestrial spacecraft have been captured and are located there as well as the bodies of aliens who crashed in Nevada in 1947.

A possible planet has been discovered around the star known as 51Pegagus.

The Discovery of a Planetary Orbit
Around the Nearby Star 51Pegasus

James Watson and Francis Crick stumbled upon the structure of DNA, but only by making use of the discoveries of many scientists who came before them, including Rosalind Franklin. Rosalind Franklin took a series of X-ray photographs of DNA to try to determine its structure, one of those photos known as Photo 51.
Anatomy of Photo 51

Anatomy of Photo 51
This shadowy X-ray photograph speaks volumes about the shape of DNA.

In the Periodic Table of Elements, number 51 is Antimony.
Antimony is increasingly being used in the semiconductor industry in the production of diodes, infrared detectors, and Hall-effect devices.

Native massive antimony with oxidation products
Native massive antimony with oxidation products
Now you are no doubt wondering--what do all these mysterious occurences of the number 51 have to do with one another? Is it some massive governemnt coverup, or some secret research project involving alien races, human DNA, strange metals, and far-off planets?

NO....It's just my strange way of mentioning that today--November 21--is my birthday....guess how old I am !

That's right....I'm 51 ! How did you know?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Videos Of The Week

I'll be right back after the following commercials:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Humor Quiz

the Prankster
(42% dark, 30% spontaneous, 31% vulgar)

your humor style:

Your humor has an intellectual, even conceptual slant to it. You're not pretentious, but you're not into what some would call 'low humor' either. You'll laugh at a good dirty joke, but you definitely prefer something clever to something moist.

You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways, yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without being mean-spirited.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Conan O'Brian - Ashton Kutchner

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
- it rules -

If you're interested, try my best friend's best test:
The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Masterpiece

Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tuesday TimeWaster

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Hostile Skies (click here)

Fly your World War I biplane and shoot down the enemy planes ! Test your aerial combat skills in a dogfight in the Hostile Skies ! Don't forget to land at the airstrip to refuel.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Video (Belated) Of The Week

I'm very late this week in putting up my videos and as you can see, I just have one. The reason for this is simply that I've been very tired this past week due to an extremely busy work week and I think the colder weather tends to slow me down as well. Like an old car, I have trouble starting in cold weather. I slept most of today (until 5PM) after getting up early to go do my laundry and as soon as this is posted, I'm heading back to bed.

But yesterday was a bit warmer, although rather breezy, and I made it out to the movie theater to see "Shortbus". The video below is a trailer for it, but there is an uncensored trailer on the official website.

If the movie comes to your town or city, I definitely recommend seeing it. It's a quirky, offbeat kind of movie (which I like, 'cause I'm kinda strange anyway). And yes, it has a bit--ok, quite a bit--of explicit sex scenes. Gay, straight, S&M, something for everyone, but depite this it's not just about sex. It's more about the relationships people have with one another. There's also many humorous moments as well as some very touching scenes throughout the film. From the opening scene, which I won't reveal--but which is sure to get your attention--to the closing credits, "Shortbus" will certainly be a ride you won't forget.

So that's my brief review of the movie, now I am going to keep my earlier promise and go back to bed. Perhaps my dreams will be as much fun to watch as "Shortbus" is.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vote....Vote....Vote....Vote....Vote ! !

It's Election Day !
And your # 1 priority should be to get out and vote !
Maybe we can't get rid of the guy living in that white house behind me, but electing some new members to Congress might at least make it harder for him to pursue his failed agenda.

So no "Tuesday Timewaster" this week--because there's NO time to waste !

And the only 'wasted vote' is not to vote at all--so head down to your local polling place and cast your ballot.
And if you don't want to listen to me....listen to this kid:

He may not be old enough to vote, but he's trying to do his part--shouldn't you do yours?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I'm A Rare Breed !

According to this website, there are only two people in the United States with the same name as me. Actually if I'm one of the 2, I guess there's just one other person with my name.
That makes me very rare, so I must be valuable, like the rare gem Painite
(which has been described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the rarest gem mineral).
Or maybe it means I'm nearly extinct, like the once-rare DoDo bird !

So I am either a fancy rock or a dumb bird....hmm....doesn't sound promising either way!
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Videos Of The Week

Doogie Howser (Neil Patrick Harris) is gay? Well no wonder I used to love that show so much !

This got me thinking about a few other shows that were favorites of mine, but didn't stay on the air too long. "Doogie Howser" did have 4 seasons but the other two shown here didn't stay on that long.
Doogie Howser, MD

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