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Wednesday, 30 September, 2009

Man Jumps In Pool

Not just any man: Nude dude covered with feces skinny dips in neighbor's pool.

Oh, poop. What else can you say about a naked guy covered with feces jumping into a neighborhood pool? But that's what happened at a Stuart home.

The resident heard someone crash through the screen of his pool and take a splash about 9 p.m. The resident recognized the nude dude as someone he had seen in the neighborhood. It was Robert Stark Higgins, 21, of Stuart and he was in deep doo-doo. Higgins was nude and covered in feces. After his skinny dip Higgins grabbed a towel and fled.

A Police dog tracked him down. Needless to say, he had been drinking.

This guy will have a nice story to tell the rest of his life. It'll start out... "Hey, grab me 'nother beer, dude. Did I ever tell you about the time I got arrested in Florida?"

Permalink | Posted in General @7:46pm | Comments (12)

St. Rocco

If we were still doing those caption contests, this might be a good one. It's St. Rocco, patron saint of the sick and protector against the plague and all contagious diseases. 

He seems to like dogs. Do a Google image search, and he's almost always shown with a dog. That wounded leg also shows up in most images.

Permalink | Posted in Caption Contest @6:41pm | Comments (16)

Missing An Eye

Further proof that you can find anything on the internet: A list of people with a glass or otherwise missing eye.

Here are two: economist Richard Rahn, and Moshe Dayan.

Permalink | Posted in General @6:31pm | Comments (6)

Bacon Review Tomorrow

I had several great blog posts planned for tomorrow, but they will have to wait. From the Senior Royal Executive VP, Worldwide Smoked Meat Division:

"I plan to make a soup recipe that came with this bacon that will make a nice photo, but I'm not going to delay the review until I get a chance to make that this weekend. Maybe you can just run that photo after the review to make people slather again? At any rate, I'll send the review tomorrow AM."

Here's a sneak preview for those who want to slather:

A slather-worthy bonus link: 100 ways to cook an egg.

Permalink | Posted in Bacon @5:48pm | Comments (23)

White House Vs. Glenn Beck

At the White House Blog: Trying to Turn a Point of Pride into a Moment of Shame.

Last night Fox News continued its disregard for the facts in an attempt to smear the Administration's efforts to win the Olympics for the United States. In the past, hosting the Olympics has been a source of pride and unity for the country, but once again Fox News' Glenn Beck program has shown that nothing is worthy of respect if it can be used as part of a partisan attack to boost ratings.

Here's one of several items:

RHETORIC: BECK SAID VANCOUVER LOST $1 BILLION WHEN IT "HAD THE OLYMPICS." Glenn Beck said, "Vancouver lost, how much was it? they lost a billion dollars when they had the Olympics." 

REALITY: VANCOUVER'S OLYMPICS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL 2010. Vancouver will host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games from February 12 - 28, 2010 and March 12-21, 2010, respectively.

Permalink | Posted in Sports @3:33pm | Comments (52)

John Stossel Joins WND

He hasn't admitted he's a birfer yet, but he probably will. In his first column for World Nut Daily, John Stossel is picking on the Obama administration: Claiming success no matter what.

This Friday, September's job-loss total will be announced. Whatever the numbers, administration officials surely will tell us that life is better - because of them. "We brought the global economy back from the brink," President Obama said at the close of the G-20 meeting last week. "(B)ecause of the bold and coordinated action that we took, millions of jobs have been saved or created; the decline in output has been stopped; financial markets have come back to life."

This has been the president's theme: His so-called stimulus package, bailouts for politically connected banks and industries, ludicrously wasteful programs like Cash for Clunkers, etc. have saved America from the greatest disaster since the Great Depression...

This lack of accountability - this claim of success no matter what happens - should surprise no one.

No it shouldn't. Bush got us used to that sort of thing.

Permalink | Posted in News @1:53pm | Comments (14)

Fat Skunk Loves Bacon

Bacon in the news: Obese skunk put on vegetarian diet to battle bacon addiction.

Mr. Bumble the skunk loves his bacon sandwiches, but his new owners have put him on a vegetarian diet to help shed the extra weight they've added to his frame.

At 14 pounds, Mr. Bumble is twice his ideal weight. His previous owners, who indulged his love for pork, gave him to the RSPCA and he now lives at Tropiquaria animal park near Watchet, Scotland where he's fed fruit and vegetables.

His new healthy diet, along with a daily exercise regimen, should help him shed the extra 7 pounds that have made his naturally sleek body so rotund. Skunks' natural diet in the wild is made up of insects, mice, greenery and dead animals.

Permalink | Posted in Bacon @1:46pm | Comments (12)

Double Endorsement

In today's Nancy, Aunt Fritzi does two endorsements: Kellogg's and the Governance and Anti-Corruption Council.

Permalink | Posted in Nancy @10:59am | Comments (4)

International Blasphemy Day

I knew there was something special about today. Happy Blasphemy Day.

International Blasphemy Day is not just a day. It is a movement to dismantle the wall which exists between religion and criticism.BritainDanishEmbassy

The primary focus of the Blasphemy Day movement and indeed this website is not to debate the existence of any gods or deities (there is an abundance of fantastic websites which deal explicitly with that argument all over the internet, check the Web Links section).

The objective of International Blasphemy Day is to open up all religious beliefs to the same level of free inquiry, discussion and criticism to which all other areas of academic interest are subjected.

Why September 30? The last day in September is the anniversary of the original publication of Danish cartoons in 2005 depicting the prophet Muhammad's face. Any visual depiction of Muhammad is considered a grave offence under Islamic law.

Please celebrate appropriately.

(via Unreasonable Faith)

Permalink | Posted in Religion @10:47am | Comments (11)

Dinosaurs For Baby Jesus

Ken Ham is pretty excited: More Dinosaurs Coming.

In between speaking at churches and conducting special programs (concerts, workshops, etc.) at the Creation Museum, dinosaur sculptor Buddy Davis is working on some new metal dinosaurs that will have a special place in the Creation Museum gardens. They will be covered in lights and be a part of the spectacular Bethlehem's Blessings live nativity and Christmas light program.

It will look more realistic when it gets some skin, and baby Jesus is riding on it.

Permalink | Posted in Religion @10:43am | Comments (5)

The Ebony Hillbillies

I'm surprised I've never heard of these guys. A black old time string band from New York: The Ebony Hillbillies. Notice the guy playing bass with gloves on.

I ordered their Sabrina's Holiday CD.

Permalink | Posted in Banjo @8:29am | Comments (4)

Mule Blown Up

This happened more than 120 years ago, but I just found out about it. It's a mule getting its head blown up.

Story here: Ass, Backwards.

It became necessary, one day, at Willet's Point, to destroy a worthless mule, and the subject was made the occasion of giving instruction to the military class there stationed. The mule was placed in proper position before the camera and duly focused. Upon the animal's forehead a cotton bag was tied containing six ounces of dynamite...

Permalink | Posted in General @8:24am | Comments (37)

Crumb On Bible

A few months ago I heard that cartoonist R. Crumb was writing a book on the Bible. Is he a closet Christian? Was he born again? Nope. Subversive cartoonist R. Crumb zaps the Bible.

Subversive US cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose take on the Bible is about to be released worldwide, says people are "totally nuts" for taking the book so seriously for so long.

"I grew to hate the Bible," he told a press conference for the international launch of "Robert Crumb's Book of Genesis", which he called a "gruelling" four year project. The book hits bookshelves in late October in Europe, Brazil and the United States.

"The idea of millions of people taking this so seriously is totally nuts," he added. "The Bible doesn't need to be satirised. It's already so crazy."

Crumb's 220-page epic take on the Book of Genesis painstakingly mirrors every twist and turn, from God's Creation of the world through the meanderings of Noah's Ark and the adventures of Jacob of the "coat of many colours".

The 66-year-old hero of underground comics who wowed the 1960s with "Fritz The Cat" and "Mr Natural", said he took up the challenge 40 years later of creating another white-haired long-bearded figure "to illuminate the text of Genesis by illustrating every single thing that's in there."

Permalink | Posted in Religion @8:19am | Comments (10)

Bones With Clothes

Found at Photoshop Disasters.

Permalink | Posted in General @8:15am | Comments (7)

Tuesday, 29 September, 2009

Malkin Sells Books

Good idea: Preemptive Malkin attack helped progressive book's sales surge.

The author of "50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America" says a recent online attack by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin may have helped propel his book sales on Amazon.com's "Best-Sellers List."

On August 31st, before Huttner's book had been released, Malkin called it "a bid to dislodge conservative authors" that sought to energize "every nutroots activist" and "Obama cultists."

Huttner says the week following Malkin's attack, his book jumped to number 28 on Amazon's best-sellers list. It now sits at # 32, 097 on the best-sellers list, but ranks #23 on the Human Rights best-sellers list and #24 on the leadership best-sellers list.

Hey Michelle... You should check out Excel 2010 Bible. Practically every example is very much pro-Obama. You'll find lots of worksheets about Obamacare and socialism. You'll hate it. Can I send you a copy?

Permalink | Posted in Books @4:19pm | Comments (11)

Advances In Cake Cutting

A new tool for the kitchen: Table Saw.

The Table Saw is the perfect accessory for your kitchen tool belt. It's big and toothy so you can slice and dice your lettuce without discoloring it and show that cake who's boss! Aren't you feeling handy already?

(via Foolish Gadgets)

Permalink | Posted in Products @4:11pm | Comments (3)

The Catholic Excuse

Catholic news: Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican.

The Vatican has lashed out at criticism over its handling of its paedophilia crisis by saying the Catholic church was "busy cleaning its own house" and that the problems with clerical sex abuse in other churches were as big, if not bigger.

In a defiant and provocative statement, issued following a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva, the Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not paedophiles but homosexuals attracted to sex with adolescent males.

The statement, read out by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the UN, defended its record by claiming that "available research" showed that only 1.5%-5% of Catholic clergy were involved in child sex abuse.

He also quoted statistics from the Christian Scientist Monitor newspaper to show that most US churches being hit by child sex abuse allegations were Protestant and that sexual abuse within Jewish communities was common.

Permalink | Posted in Religion @4:09pm | Comments (13)

Mule Kills Cougar

Have you ever seen a mule kill a cougar? If not, here are four photos.

A couple living in Montana were outside with a mule and 2 dogs. He with a gun (he is a hunter), she with a camera. A cougar that was nearby decided that he would have a dog for dinner...

the mule snatched the cougar up by the tail and started whirling him around banging its head on the ground repeatedly. Then the mule dropped it on the ground, stomped on it and held it by the throat. The mule got down on his knees and began to bite the creature a dozen times. The poor animal could not do anything ...

(via Blame It On The Voices)

Permalink | Posted in General @4:06pm | Comments (9)

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