July 28th, 2005

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And we have a Tour de Boob winner!!!

After three intense rounds, we have found the best boobs on my friends list.


And the winner is.... adameros Ooops... Wrong envelope. That's the one for the other contest... And the winner is.... shaebot!!!!!!

The final round scors were:

underlyingheart
24 (54.5%)

meglet
18 (40.9%)

boyishgirl
2 (4.5%)


All the rounds combined the leaders scored:

underlyingheart
2 + 16 + 24 = 42

meglet
2 + 24 + 18 = 44

boyishgirl
1 + 6 + 2 = 9

Thanks for playing! Shae, I will see you in a week to have the award ceremony. Meg, your militia kicks ass!

Thank you to everyone for playing and being good sports. :-)
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Redneck IQ Test Created by a guy who grew up in West Virginia. He says, "I am sick and tired of hearing about how dumb people are in the South. I challenge any so-called smart Yankee to take this exam!"

  1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10 pound possum.
  2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard?
    1. '65 Ford Fairlane
    2. '69 Chevrolet Chevelle, or
    3. '64 Pontiac GTO.

  3. If your uncle builds a still which operates at a capacity of 20 gallons of shine produced per hour, how many car radiators are required to condense the product?
  4. A woodcutter has a chain saw which operates at 2700 RPM. The density of the pine trees in the plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweisers will be drunk before the trees are cut down?
  5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12 simultaneously, what would be the percentage decrease in the ozone layer?
  6. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet. The porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many hound dogs will be killed?
  7. A man owns a Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an average slope of 15%. The man has five children. Can each of his grown children place a mobile home on the man's land and still have enough property for their electric appliances to sit out front?
  8. A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a steep slope on a secondary road at 45 MPH. The brakes fail. Given average traffic conditions on secondary roads, what is the probability that it will strike a vehicle with a muffler?
  9. A coal mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the beginning of the 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels wil be smoked during the shift?
  10. At a reduction in the gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per generation, how long will it take a town which has been bypassed by the Interstate to breed a country-western singer?

I betcha thought that there test was gonna be an easy one, didn't ya? It's okay if'n ya didn't do all that well. Just goes to show ya...There's a hole heap of things that big city book-learning don't prepare ya for in this life.








YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN ARIZONA IN JULY WHEN. . . .

The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron!

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk. Ah, what a place to call home.

God Bless The State of ARIZONA
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I saw a glimmer of hope in congress. I don't know how many of you have been following the CAFTA progress through congress, but many senators on both sides broke ranks on the vote. That is awesome!!! How partison everything is, it is great to see the parties mix things up and have people vote on their own, not on what their party dictates to them.

My feeling on CAFTA in general? Mixed. NAFTA was not the dooms day or panacea it was predicted to be. I do think, in the long term, free trade helps us all. In the short term it will hurt. The idea is some jobs do go south, but with the jobs going south, wages increase gradually in the areas the jobs go to. With their increased money, they buy our products, and money and job return here. Then as the wages in Central America grow to match ours, jobs equalize, trade will be strong, and everyone wins. But there are hazards. We lose jobs to cheaper markets in the short term. Also if the wages in those countries raise to quickly it can cause great strain and inbalance in the culture.

But anyway, I just wanted to hype that there are signs that senators actually do have minds of their own.
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Last thing on the Best Cock On The Block contest Shae held... I had a lot of fun making up the posters. People were looking at me funny (at least funnier than normal) as I was sitting there chuckling to myself coming up with ideas. I certainly hope all of you were equally amused. I was hoping a few of you could take the time to rate them.

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Thanks for taking part in the contest and for putting up with my flood of images. :-)