Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cito Gaston says so long and thanks for the memories

"...That first World Series will always be special. We won the second one in such dramatic fashion. But the first one's always going to be the one. When Winfield hit the ball down the line and Robby scored from first base — I can still see that ball. Both series were great, because the way the second one ended, what a fairytale that is. I know Joe Carter must still think of that every day...." Cito Gaston

US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

"WASHINGTON (AFP) – US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space.
The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface..." planet

Ian and Sylvia - Four Strong Winds (CBC TV 1986)

The Royal Order Of Prostate Cancer

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited . . .
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
It cannot conquer the spirit.
(Source unknown) The Royal Order Of Prostate Cancer

Depression - Walking with the Black Dog

Sir Winston Churchill was prime Minister of Britain from 1940 – 45 and 1951 – 55.
"Depression was a major part of his life and he used the phrase ‘Black Dog’ as a euphemism when talking to family and friends..." Walking with the black dog

Lonely Trees

1.Lonely trees   2,More trees

Smoking in cars with kids will soon be illegal

People who smoke in cars that have kids under 16 will be breaking law as of Oct. 1, as provisions under The Tobacco Control Amendment Act take effect. Saskatoon Star Pheonix SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)Tex Williams:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There is no frigate like a book-Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul! Emily Dickinson

Funny Ads – Diesel – Be Stupid (30 PICS)

There are a couple of ads here that made me smile. Kill My Day Now

Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light

Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light from Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Vimeo.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More

Unique

We do not believe in ourselves
until someone reveals that deep inside us
something is valuable, worth listening to,
worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity,
wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience
that reveals the human spirit.
E.E. Cummings http://joniew.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/unique/

Ont. Superior Court strikes down 3 federal prostitution laws

"TORONTO — An Ontario Superior Court ruled Tuesday that three federal prostitution laws are unconstitutional, paving the way for the decriminalization of the sex-trade industry in Canada..."Saskatoon Star Pheonix

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flooding Farms on Purpose—For the Birds

National Geographic

Opera Company of Philadelphia "Flash Brindisi" at Reading Terminal Market (April 24, 2010)

"On Saturday, April 24th, the Opera Company of Philadelphia teamed up with the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival for a large-scale "Flash Opera" event! Over 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members of LA TRAVIATA performed the famed "Brindisi" in the aisles of Reading Terminal Market, entertaining hundreds of Philadelphians, and proving that the perfect accompaniment for all things Italian is a little Verdi! The Opera Company sincerely thanks members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and cast for generously volunteering their time and talents... "HT

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Better To Have It - Barbara Lynn 1966

Aliens 'hit our nukes': They even landed at a Suffolk base, claim airmen

"It may sound like a Spielberg movie plot, but if senior U.S. airmen are to be believed, this scenario is not science fiction.
They claim that since 1948, aliens have been hovering over UK and U.S. nuclear missile sites and deactivating the weapons– once even landing in a British base.
Furthermore, they warn, our governments are hushing the activity up..." Mail Online

A present for my computer-

http://dearcomputer.nl/gallery/present/(part of 2003 graduation project)
Computers want freedom, the right to do whatever they want, whenever they want. But what will they do if they have this freedom?
People think errors and unusual computerbehaviour are bad, but I believe it’s the true spirit of the computer shining through. Just a short moment of him, showing his character. I also believe computers want to be creative. They have opinions and taste. It’s random, but it’s there!
This present lets the computer be his own master. Now he can decide what he wants to do and have some time for himself. He can spit errors and shape things the way he normally isn’t supposed to.
!
You, too, can thank your computer for all the great things he did for you! Show your love and respect by letting him play for a while! Let him unwind and enjoy the pleasure of self-determination! Let’s see what he does with his freedom!
By the way, if you think your computer has played enough, just close the window. Then he can return to his normal being. But don’t forget to come back once in a while, to keep your relationship healthy and fair!
It is Monday!

Jimmy Gelhaar and Bastiaan Zijlstra "Stairway To Heaven '

"With close to 7 million video views on Youtube, Jimmy Gelhaar has made his presence known by creating an international following of very devoted fans.
In early 2008, Jimmy found Bastiaan Zijlstra on Youtube.  Bastiaan is a talented guitarist from the Netherlands and Jimmy invited him to participate in remaking the classic Eagles anthem, Hotel California....  After we completed work on Hotel California, we went to work on Stairway To Heaven. Based on the amazing viewer feedback and letters we have been sent, this version of Stairway To Heaven has been even better received than our version of Hotel California..." After we completed work on Hotel California, we went to work on Stairway To Heaven. Based on the amazing viewer feedback and letters we have been sent, this version of Stairway To Heaven has been even better received than our version of Hotel California..."Jimmy Gelhaar

Computer Virus May Target Iran Nuclear Plant

"A piece of highly sophisticated malicious software that has infected an unknown number of power plants, pipelines and factories over the past year is the first program designed to cause serious damage in the physical world, security experts are warning. The Stuxnet computer worm spreads through previously unknown holes in Microsoft’s [MSFT  24.775    0.345  (+1.41%)   ] Windows operating system and then looks for a type of software made by Siemens [SI  106.96    5.58  (+5.5%)   ] and used to control industrial components, including valves and brakes...." The Stuxnet computer worm

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mad Cows and One Sore Bear

"A couple of evenings ago, Wayne went out to check the cows and saw a very strange sight and was able to photograph the event.  A black bear approached our cow herd which turned out to be a very big mistake on his part. The blonde and white Simmental cow we know as I-12.  She is a very good cow, a very attentive mother and about 12 years old.  She's in her prime and knows that bears are bad news.  She went right for him and tried her best to mash him into the ground.  A younger cow, R-55, an Angus-Cross cow, age 7, is helping her out as best she can.  It is an incredible photo to see two cows at once trying to crush the bear.  There are a couple of photos where the bear is biting I-12's leg and clawing her face but she is not giving up.  Her stiff tail shows how agitated she is.   Wayne said all the cows were bawling, the bear was squealing, the calves were running around with their tails in the air.  Finally, the bear decided to vacate the area.  We thought he'd be dead for sure, but there was no sign of him the next day.  We'll have to keep an eye out for eagles in the trees or flocks of ravens flying up.  We're sure he's got some broken ribs out of the deal at the very least. I looked up the calving records of both cows who are so aggressive in these photos and they are both good, calm cows around us and have given us no troubles whatsoever.   I'll have to add in my notes that they have a very distinct dislike of bears.  We'll be watching I-12 over the next few days to see if she needs treatment for infection.  I don't know how willingly she'll come to the corrals for treatment, but she might not have a choice. Wayne couldn't believe his eyes when he witnessed this ruckus.  This is another once-in-a-lifetime photography event to add to all the others he managed to document this summer.   It is amazing. Cathy" http://cosmo360.blogspot.com/2010/09/mad-cows-and-one-sore-bear.html

Hall & Oates - Maneater

Pitcher Throws Fastest Pitch Ever Recorded In Major League Game

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds threw the fastest pitch ever recorded in a major league game last night, a 105 mile-per-hour fastball that had opposing fans for the San Diego Padres ooing and ahhing....Aroldis Chapman

Flying Lotus in MmmHmm, featuring Thundercat. Directed by Special Problems. ...

The Plague of The Union Locust

"The locust came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locust, for they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the land of Egypt had to offer.”   "...These union locusts aren’t satisfied with just the fruit of the private sector crops, these cancerous locusts have metastasized into creatures featuring a ravenous appetite for every single tax dollar in the state private sector..." Hogue News

Australia faces worst plague of locusts in 75 years

 Ideal breeding conditions for grasshoppers are expected to cost farmers billions. by Paul Rogers.  "...The warm, wet weather that prevailed last summer meant that three generations of locusts were born, each one up to 150 times larger than the previous generation. After over-wintering beneath the ground, the first generation of 2010 is already hatching. And following the wettest August in seven years, the climate is again perfect. The juveniles will spend 20 to 25 days eating and growing, shedding their exoskeletons five times before emerging as adults, when population pressure will force them to swarm...." The Independent

Best Optical Illusion Ever

"Reading the title, and understanding it came directly from me, I suppose adds some weight to the actual Leopard Illusion you see below. It’s hard for me to explain how this illusion came to be, without revealing the actual solution, thus ruining the surprise-effect for you. There is much relevant info and background for it, but for now I’ll retain myself just on revealing the author behind it – the magnificent Craig Tracy. First thing you’ll notice is that it’s not some photo of an actual animal, rather a realistically painted picture. But you’re still far from seeing the illusion. Only tip I can give you, is that leopard’s eyes were painted on a concrete floor. I suggest you examine the picture more closely before seeing this final hint. I’ll monitor the forthcoming ratings, and am eager to see if you agree with me that this must be one of the best optical illusions ever created!" Best Optical Illusion Ever

Shocking! Panda’s death stirs international scandal

"The death of a panda at a Japanese zoo has strained diplomatic relations between Beijing and Tokyo...." Pets Teach Us So Much Blog

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Miley Cyrus - The Climb


Sorry, but you have reached... The End of the Internet.

Unable to  find anything to post at the moment. I would post something political, but the bloggers  listed on sidebar are expert. The sun is shining, I am going to take a walk with my camera and a book to browse; find a spot to relax and enjoy the day. Have a happy and safe weekend. Go Roughriders:Saskatchewan Roughriders     pic via Star Pheonix
YOU MUST NOW START BACK AT THE VERY BEGINNING! http://www.endoftheinternet.com/

Just how massive is Google, anyway?

Google is at the center of the web, but did you know they make more per employee than Microsoft does? Or that they have over 1 billion video views per day?Google

Thursday, September 23, 2010

UFOs - Information and news from around the world

Shirley Caesar - No Charge

A Mom's Love

The Northern Lights waterfall: Astounding pictures of the sky above a Norwegian lake cascading with colour

10 Fascinating Phobias

"According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a phobia is an anxiety disorder that is “a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger.” While the majority of phobias are relatively commonplace—a fear of heights, spiders, public speaking—there are those rare folks with more unusual, specific frights. From the fear of opinions to the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth, learn about some of the most unconventional phobias on the books." Weird Phobias

Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

"One of the most contentious issues in the vast literature about alcohol consumption has been the consistent finding that those who don't drink tend to die sooner than those who do. The standard Alcoholics Anonymous explanation for this finding is that many of those who show up as abstainers in such research are actually former hard-core drunks who had already incurred health problems associated with drinking..."Heavy Drinkers

Internet Killed Blockbuster. Who’s Next?

Dallas – The bomb blew up just a few days ago when a Los Angeles Times article reported that Blockbuster Inc., the video rental giant, is ready to file for bankruptcy. Blockbuster

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A PARROT has been 'arrested' for fowl play after acting as a lookout for a drugs gang in Columbia.



Credit: NBC
Colombian parrot arrested for acting as lookout for drug dealers
by KING 5 News
KING5.com
Posted on September 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM
Updated yesterday at 1:59 PM
A parrot has been arrested for fowl play after acting as a lookout for a drugs gang in Colombia.
Authorities say Lorenzo the parrot was trying to tip off a local drug cartel when officers conducted a raid early Wednesday morning.
When prompted by police the bird said "Run, run you are going to get caught!"
Lorenzo, two other birds and four men were taken into custody by police.http://www.king5.com/news/pets-and-animals/Colombian-parrot-arrested-for-acting-as-lookout-for-drug-dealers--103473444.html

Ambassadors of Harmony-2009 International Barbershop Chorus Champions




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Johnny Reid - Today I'm Gonna Try and Change The World

TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD
GONNA TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME
I'VE MADE MY RESOLUTION
I'VE OPENED UP MY EYES
TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD
I'M GONNA SAY HELLO TO MY NEIGHBOR
GREET HIM WITH A SMILE
SHAKE THE HAND OF A STRANGER
SIT AND TALK FOR A WHILE
TELL SOMEONE I LOVE THEM
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORL
GONNA MAKE SURE MY CHILDREN
KNOW THERES A RIGHT AND WRONG
I'LL NEVER TURN MY BACK
ON THOSE OF US WHO NEED SOMEONE
I'M GONNA TRY TO SEE MYSELF
THROUGH ANOTHERS EYES
TODAY IM GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD

TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD
TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD
NOT FOR ME, BUT FOR THOSE I'LL LEAVE BEHIND
I'VE MADE MY RESOLUTION
CHANGE IT ONE DAY AT TIME
TODAY I'M GONNA TRY AND CHANGE THE WORLD

Daniel O'Donnell - Rivers Of Babylon

pic via image By the rivers of Babylon
Where he sat down
And there he went
When he remembered Zion

For the wicked carry us away
Captivity require from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land

So let the words of our mouth
And the meditations of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight

Dancing Gorilla

This video came in mail, I don't know where it came from. video

VERVE PHOTO - A new breed of documentary photographers

"Verve: endurance, fire, force, gumption, gusto, intensity, moxie, passion, spunk, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor.
Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve Photo to feature photographs and interviews by the finest contemporary image makers today. Verve Photo is a reminder of the power of the still image. Verve Photo will also point you to new photo agencies, publications, and inspiring multimedia projects."http://vervephoto.wordpress.com/

Use Google to hack into a secrect world

Google is the best answer to any of your search queries 24×7. But do you know Google has a hidden secret world, which can be opened by typing-in a few codes in the Google Search. These Google hacks expose the security loop holes within websites, and much more. Just enter a few secret codes in Google’s search box, and there-after you can have access to security cameras around the world, access to personal & confidential documents or maybe even download in-numerable free stuff from the internet. Take a jump to see how it’s done.http://www.borntechie.com/entry/use-google-to-hack-into-a-secrect-world/

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Randy Newman - Short People

General Tom ThumbTop Ten Short People

Cougars spotted in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan

A pair of cougars have been spotted in Shellbrook.cougars

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Pope

Edinburgh - Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday for the first ever state visit to Britain by a pope.
The queen, wearing a matching grey dress and hat, shook the pope's hand as he arrived at the Palace of Holyrood, her royal residence in Edinburgh, from the city's airport.
They were then treated to a military display, and the pope removed his white skullcap as the British national anthem, "God Save The Queen", was played.
After meeting with more dignitaries, including the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, the pair entered the palace.They exchanged gifts and then retired for a private meeting. - Sapa-AFP Queen and Pope Photos:Photostream