Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robbie Robertson, Shine Your Light (Ladder 49)

To see ourselves as others see us

To A Louse
...O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion:
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
An' ev'n devotion!-- Robert Burns

Family Dog Survives 98 Days on Deserted New Jersey Island

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale — a tail, really — about a brave beagle and a family's refusal to give up...",2933,579854,00.html

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Coffee May Fight Prostate Cancer

"Men who drink the most coffee have a 60 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer than those who do not drink any, according to a new study from the Harvard Medical School..."

Celtic Woman - Over the rainbow

Tiger Woods Saturday Night Live Skit

The moment cannibal polar bear eats baby cub

"A group of tourists were left horrified when they came across the grisly sight of a polar bear eating a cub in northern Canada.

The large male adult bear had separated the baby from its mother and killed it in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, in northern Manitoba, close to Hudson Bay.

Witnesses were left shaken and tearful after the incident..."

China's H-10 stealth bomber secret flight - can carry nuclear bomb

"Japan's "Sankei Shimbun" recently published an article mentioned that China developed the strategic nuclear missiles capable of carrying the H-10 stealth bomber has successful test flight. The article said that the research and development base in Qinghai, a secret military base in the Gobi, H-10 stealth bombers from the 1998 R & D, code-named 'Project No. 10.'..."

‘Fear of fear’ can lead to depression

“Those with anxiety sensitivity are afraid of their anxiety because their interpretation is that something catastrophic is going to happen when their anxious sensations arise,” says Andres Viana. Statistical analyses of questionnaire responses showed that anxiety sensitivity, after controlling for worry and generalized anxiety symptoms in above-average worriers, significantly predicted depression symptoms.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hunter of the day

Brooks & Dunn *It's Getting Better All The Time*

Sophie Zelmani - Dreamer

Seasons, my friend.
Colour me so we can blend.
Forbid me to go,
I know so little about the wind when it blows.

Dreamer, dreamer.
I’m woking out of your dream.

Take me off that parade,
and place me somewhere in yours and so shades.
Your night shuts my door,
and I announce dream anymore.

See if I can pass by that waiting hand,
if I can pass by that wondering man.
If I can leave to get one,
see that it all make sense pretty soon.

Dreamer, dreamer.
I´m woking out there you go on.
(dreamer, dreamer)
Dreamer, dreamer,
I´ll be where I belong.
(dreamer, dreamer)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

He Stopped Loving Her Today By: George Jones

Montana Bear Tragedy

Brutal or Amazing. You Decide…

Love- interesting pictures,1,27049-lyuvo-yeto-18-foto.html

One chance in life

The battles are unfailingly barbaric, and almost always fought to the death.

In a rare glimpse of a reality that wildlife photography rarely shows, this stark series of images illustrates how brutal life can be for the animals we might only see in a zoo.

The weird, wacky and way out there continued to make headlines in 2009, but this year there were a host of new bizarro animals and humans to add to the roster.

Bizarro World

By Vanessa Green:

Poetry and Music of the War Between the States

by Anonymous

John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
But his soul goes marching on.

CHORUS: Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
His soul goes marching on.

He's gone to be a soldier in the Army of the Lord,
He's gone to be a soldier in the Army of the Lord,
He's gone to be a soldier in the Army of the Lord,
His soul goes marching on.--CHORUS

John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,
John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,
John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,
His soul goes marching on.--CHORUS

John Brown died that the slaves might be free,
John Brown died that the slaves might be free,
John Brown died that the slaves might be free,
His soul goes marching on.--CHORUS

The stars above in Heaven now are looking kindly down,
The stars above in Heaven now are looking kindly down,
The stars above in Heaven now are looking kindly down,
His soul goes marching on.--CHORUS

Top Ten Discoveries of 2009: Nat Geo News's Most Viewed

Saturday, November 28, 2009

North Queensland ranger has narrowly escaped the clutches of a four meter crocodile.

Ranger Narrowly Avoids Being Bitten by His Crocodile - Click here for another funny movie.


Why do ducks have webbed feet?

To stamp out fires.
Why do elephants have flat feet?

To stamp out burning ducks

Pictures of the Week: Nov. 14-20

A billboard stood against the backdrop of San Cristobal hill in Lima, Peru, Thursday. (Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

Bizarre calf mutilations found on Colorado ranch

SAN LUIS, Colo. — A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and sheriff's officials mystified.

Four calves were found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed.

But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion. Usually predators leave pools of blood or drag marks from carrying away the livestock.

Two officers from the Costilla County Sheriff's Office have investigated the mutilations but say they don't know what's killing the calves.

"There's nothing really to go by," said Sanchez, who's ranched for nearly 50 years. "I can't figure it out."

A spokesman for the sheriff's office told The Pueblo Chieftain that investigators doubt a person butchered the calves because there is no blood at the scene.

"I've butchered a cow before and I know what kind of a mess it leaves," Sgt. James Chavez said.

Some in the area believe the mutilations are the work of aliens. An area UFO chaser, Chuck Zukowski of Colorado Springs, has been to the Costilla County pasture to investigate.

He told the paper there have been other unexplained calf mutilations in the area, including three in March. One of the other calves, found dead on a ranch near Trinidad, had its ears removed, Zukowski said.

"We're trying as much as we can to find a pattern," said Zukowski, who runs a UFO Web site called

Sanchez said he has sold off his 32 remaining calves out of fear more would be mutilated. He hasn't decided how he'll manage the remaining 40 animals in his herd.

"It's a big loss for a small rancher," he said.

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tom Lehrer - National Brotherhood Week-

Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics,
and the Catholics hate the Protestants,
and the Hindus hate the Moslems
and everybody hates the Jews.Why Do People Hate The Jews?:

The rat pack: Musical hamsters strike the right note for hit new advert

"They are better known for squeaking and stuffing their cheeks than their musical talent.
But these charming hamsters stepped off their treadmills today to audition for a jazz band.
No doubt jazz was chosen as it is one of the most, ahem, freewheeling, of musical forms.
And as they wait for the doors to open, the furry creatures improvise on miniature trumpets, saxophones, trombones, drums and even a harp..."

The Highwaymen - Highwayman

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt

There's no cure for the common cold. But what about cold remedies that claim to make you feel better faster? Find out what's effective — and what's not.

Sled dog set to retire 'doesn’t know she’s blind'

WINNIPEG — The end of the trail is near for Isobel the blind sled dog. The nine-year-old Siberian husky-malamute cross will retire in January, five years after she lost her sight.

In January 2005, veterinarians told Isobel’s owners Gerald and Jenofar Azure that a virus had destroyed her eyes. The dog, they said, would never work again.

But Isobel had other ideas.

“Isobel went absolutely wild. She wanted to run,” said Jenofar, who lives with her dogs in the northern Manitoba community of Churchill.

The blind dog learned to use sound and smell as beacons, her owner said.

“She absolutely loves it,” said Jenofar. “She runs better now than she did with her eyesight.”

Before her illness, Isobel ran in the middle of the pack or at point position, behind the lead dog Thunder. But now she and Thunder take turns running in the lead, Jenofar said.

“In the North, everyone is expected to carry their own weight,” said Gerald. “Isobel does that and more.”

The end of this season marks a sad one for the Azures, as Isobel is set to retire in January.

The pup will be adopted by a family in Alberta, where her ophthalmology specialist lives.

“Gerald and I derive a lot of strength from our sled dogs, but from Isobel in particular,” said Jenofar.

“She doesn’t know she’s blind anymore.”

© Copyright (c) Canwest News Service

A photoblog of really strange black & white photos.

Bird Photography A+

Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind

Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind from Marc Bullard on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

You Raise Me Up - Becky Taylor

Drug-resistant strain of swine flu appearing, worries H1N1 virus mutating

"Drug-resistant strains of swine flu are cropping up around the globe - with four cases confirmed at a North Carolina hospital on Friday..."

Cat rescue earns keeper a booking (yellow card)

"Goalkeeper Ivan Banovic was booked after rescuing a pitch-invading cat during a top-flight match in Croatia..."

National Geographic's International Photography Contest 2009

Susan Boyle brings the house down in New York... after narrowly avoiding a DIY hair disaster

"...After being mobbed by fans at the city's JFK airport on her arrival last night, the 48-year-old made an appearance on the hugely popular breakfast show The Today Show..."

The Herod - Israel's suicide drone

Monday, November 23, 2009


Celtic Woman - A New Journey - Danny Boy

Taliban fight stalled while U.S. mulls troop surge

An Afghan child heads home with his cattle in Mian Poshteh in Helmand Province, Nov. 22, 2009. MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/Getty Images

"The fight against a resurgent Taliban is stalling while military planners await word from U.S. President Barack Obama about the future scope of the war, Afghanistan's military chief warns..."

Researchers find hundreds of unknown marine species

"Researchers exploring the deep ocean have discovered hundreds of species unknown to science, including strange worms, crustaceans and other creatures that live beyond the reach of the sun’s rays..."

Millionaire Pets: Seven Cats and Dogs Who Are Actually Richer than You

Swine Flu Song

Pigs on the Beach - Domestic pigs on a beach at an island in the Bahamas.

Friday, November 20, 2009

17 things worth knowing about your cat

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait from Charlotte Gainsbourg on Vimeo.

Violet Naytowhow & the CIHR Project Research Team *From Stilettos To Moccasins*

I survived through the pain
Many emotions like waves
Laughing and crying again and again
Honesty, strength, friends and devotion
Showering gifts of hope to reclaim

Walking the streets dragging my heart
Wandering with my head held down in shame
When and how did my family fall apart
Who am I, what is my name?

Surviving the street lost and alone
I started a journey to find my way home

From stilettos to moccasins
Our spirit dances within
On our way to resolution
We find our peace
And this is who I am

Broken barriers and new discoveries
My spirit I now reclaim
Coming home to who I am
Taking honour in my name

No longer a prisoner lost in this world
Look within my shell
To find that pearl

Origins of 13 Common Superstitions

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Mom Song

The Mom Song - Click here for this week’s top video clips

Moose in the house!

A baby moose was in distress in a creek in Minnesota .

A man got him out of the creek; tried to find the mother & sent him on his way, but eventually the moose stumbled back into the creek & was rescued again.

The baby moose followed the man home. The man has only a small cabin so he took the moose to another neighbor, who took these photos.

That neighbor woman looks after wild animals & she put it in a pen with a rescued fawn.

Canadian Photos from TrekEarth

Qu'Appelle Valley, where my heart is.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Amy Grant - Baby Baby

How Not to Take Over a Country: The Six Most Ridiculous Invasion Attempts in Military History

"They say truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make some kind of sense whereas the truth can be just as ridiculous as it wants. The history books are filled with stories and anecdotes that most people would write off as sounding like something from a Monty Python skit if it weren’t for the evidence that it actually happened. With that in mind we present the six most ludicrous invasions in the history of warfare."