Friday, December 29, 2006


They're now using snakes to predict earthquakes in China. Snakes in local snake farms are broadcast 24 hours a day. According to ChInese scientists, snakes start acting weird 3 to 5 days before an earthquake strikes (story here). With all of the snakes in California mountains, Californians should be better prepared for quakes. Unfortunately, people (like myself) are afraid of snakes. Yep. They freak me out.

Couldn't think of a clever title. Sorry guys.
Er...would it have been better to use Snake-n-Quake? Snakeysense?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Dinner

Merry Christmas all! If you're about to eat dinner and/or have a weak stomach, you may want to wait until later to look at this picture and read this story...

This picture is of three Vietnamese women selling roast dog for Christmas dinner. Mmmm...

Friday, December 22, 2006

Poor Baby!

While traveling to Mexico, a woman sent her baby grandson (1 month old) through the X-ray machine at LAX. She didn't speak English very well and apparently didn't understand what she needed to do. Umm...with as many Spanish-speakers as there are in Los Angeles, you would think that she could've asked for some assistance if she didn't know what to do. all LA travellers know, most of the signs are printed in English with a Spanish translation RIGHT UNDER IT!

Are they going to claim that she didn't know how to read too? Read more here...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Lost and Found

A woman lost $24,000 in a New York Theater while watching Happy Feet with her daughter on Friday. The teenager who cleaned the theater after the showing found the money under her chair (it had slipped out of her purse) - $24,000 in $100 bills, wrapped in rubber bands.

Okay. Why in the world would someone be carrying that much cash knowing they weren't headed straight to the bank?! long do you think it took her to realize that her purse was a little lighter when she got up than when she sat down?

OH BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is el cuento...

The boy doesn't want a reward or any of the attention, so leave him alone!

Snacks for Sea Lions

I guess that humans must really be delicious (thanks to my sister for the heads-up)...well, maybe the California variety of humans. Shamu in Sea World, San Diego seemed to think so, and now the sea lions in San Francisco are jumping on the newest delicacy. The sea lions are biting swimmers off of the coast. Here's the story...

Be careful when you're in the water, Californians!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Let Us Eat Lettuce!!!!

The latest Taco Bell/E. coli accusation has been aimed at lettuce.

One of the least nutritious vegetables (possibly the least nutritious), lettuce doesn't have much going for it. Yes, it is green and crisp, and makes one feel like they are getting their day's worth of vegetables; however, it's mostly water and not much else.

Why couldn't they just leave the lettuce alone? I was happy with the scallion scare. Personally, I don't need the garnish! Poor lettuce.

Wasn't the spinach scare enough? There are STILL bags of pre-packaged, ready to eat salads that have stickers claiming "Contains NO Spinach." What's next? Packages of ready-to-eat salads that claim "Contains NO LETTUCE"?!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Fancy First Aid

The Sneeze is giving away Bacon Wallets from his friend Archie McPhee. I figured I'd give them a little extra PR by showing off more of their bacon merchandise.

Presenting...the Bacon and Eggs bandages!

Talk about distracting the victims when they're in pain...making them hungry to take their minds off of the pain!

I wonder if they make Stripples & Scramblers bandages for my vegetarian friends...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Stewart & Colbert on Comic Relief 2006

I didn't want to watch the entire show...just these two! Enjoy :)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Updated: Christmas Song List

See November 28 post for the update.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Return of the E.Coli

Scallions just jumped onto the e.coli news circuit. 46 confirmed cases of sickness have been linked to Taco Bell, and scallions (a.k.a., the green onion) are the suspects. If you go to Taco Bell, be prepared to be missing your usual green onion garnish on the Mexican Pizza or those Cheesy Potatoes that you love so much.

Want more info? Here you go...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Idiotic Psychology

Most people who have attended college have taken General Psychology. It's a general education course required of most students, so they take it. So why in the world do people with degrees in Psychology think that they can pull off their psychological tricks (i.e., reverse psychology, transfer of responsibility, etc.) on the general public? It just doesn't make sense.

AND...the higher the degree, the less common sense they possess. (If you must know, I am ranting because a certain person with a Ph.D in Psychology is playing these STUPID games with me and I am so very irritated.) They kill the "common sense" brain cells to make room for the things they read in books...and maybe some air to take up the rest of the space.

No wonder Stephen Colbert (a.k.a., Dr. Stephen Colbert, D.F.A.) doesn't trust books. They (the books) are on a mission to rid the world of common sense!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy 100th Birthday!

Of whom am I speaking, you ask? You are most certainly asking the incorrect question!

Of what are you speaking? BROWNIES! Brownies are now 100 years old...and they STILL taste great!

According to the Betty Crocker website:

100 years ago a novice cook forgot to add baking powder to a chocolate cake. Instead of tossing the fallen cake this baker sliced it, served it as a bar, and gave chocolate lovers a gift they'd not soon forget—THE BROWNIE!

In 1906 the first Brownie recipe was published in the Boston Cooking-School Book.

December 8th is National Chocolate Brownie Day!

It is estimated that the world's population eats more than 2 billion brownies in a single year.

Don't forget to celebrate this special occasion on Friday. I'll be baking some brownies on that day, so if you happen to find me when I'm done, you may be in for a nice surprise! Or a sad surprise if I've already eaten them all...