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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tokyo Rose

With the passing of President Gerald Ford much emphasis and criticism has been levelled against his pardoning of President Richard Nixon; yet we forget that he also pardoned another famous person: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a.k.a. The Tokyo Rose. You can read about it here...

David Caruso + CSI Miami

Okay I've already beaten up on Calleigh's accent, but what the hell is up with David Caruso? He seriously needs to see a doctor because he keeps bending his neck every time he talks to people. He also needs to see a speech therapist because he can't seem to complete a sentence, and he definitely needs some liquid courage because he never looks anybody in the eye.

Baathists: 'Grave consequences' if Hussein's hanged

Oh heaven forbid they should hold themselves responsible, or never mind that it was the Iraqi people who sentenced him to death and not the Americans. But logic always escapes these jihadists.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Panda sneeze!

Baby Panda Sneezes

Miss Nevada Update

In order to give you the latest on the Miss Nevada story, I've found yet more pictures for our investigation into her behavior.

Friday, December 22, 2006

CPT Wedley my hero

Movie Tip of the Week

I urge everybody to go see Home of the Brave, our modern day version of The Deer Hunter, that tracks peoples lives from the battlefield of Iraq to their homecoming and their problems readjusting back to American society. Any movie starring Jessica Biel and Samuel L. Jackson is a must-see to begin with.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Miss Nevada 2007

All right you freaks, here are those "racy" pictures of Miss Nevada Katie Rees going wild. I saved you the trouble and embarassment of having to find them yourself. The Shark is always thinking of public service!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Smaller cars perform poorly in crash tests

Continuing from yesterday's post I read this article this morning. Well no shit that smaller cars perform worse in crashes than big cars, duh!!! Why are we even paying these scientists? What's next, tanks are more bullet proof than cars? Geniuses the lot of them!

Monday, December 18, 2006

What the hell kind of an accent is that???

I just don't get Calleigh Duquesne's (Emily Proctor) accent in CSI Miami. It's a really goofy mix of Southern and New England. One minute she sounds like she's from Louisiana, the next she sounds like she's boating off Martha's Vineyard. It's driving me INSANE!

I love small cars

I can't help it, I like small European cars and I wish they were sold here in the States. Not only are they adorable but they sip fuel and are really fun to drive. I like this car especially, the Fiat Panda, yeah I know it's Italian engineering, but not all Italian cars are crap, e.g. Ferrari, etc. I like Panda because it comes in 4x4 which is good for snow and ice driving in the Alps, which I suppose would make it a great vehicle for Colorado. I love going to Europe and driving these cars, honking at pedestrians and sticking my head and arm out the window yelling "Vicenzo! Getta out of the way!"

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Putting the squeeze on North Korea

When going after badguys there are two effective strategies that always work: 1) go after their balls, or 2) go after their money. Afterall, Al Capone went down for tax evasion :)

Iraqi gunmen kidnap aid workers

I always get upset when gunmen kidnap aid workers, especially ones that are considered "neutral" like International Red Cross and Red Crescent workers. What will they gain from kidnapping and killing the people trying to help them? Who are these gunmen and what insane morals do they have? These aid workers have absolutely nothing to do with the Iraqi conflict, in fact most of them are probably Iraqis themselves, and want nothing other than to help bring humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people. Perhaps some of them have even helped the families of insurgents, who knows? The International Red Cross and Red Crescent are internationally recognized protected symbols and workers performing duties for this movement are suppose to be neutral and "protected." Perhaps if these are the rules that the insurgents and gunmen wish to violate, perhaps these are the rules we should play by. Of course we won't do that because unlike these thugs, we do not deliberately target innocent civilians. I'm sure some nutjob will debate me on this and quote me the number of civilians that have been killed by American or Israeli bombs, but they are entitled to their opinion and statistics. For myself, I'll be praying for the safe return of these aid workers, and my heart goes out to the families.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

New counterinsurgency manual goes online

Now a lot of people might disagree with this decision saying that Al Qaeda and other terrorists might make use of it and learn US strategies, but there are so many other Army field manuals available that I believe its impact will be limited. I also believe that the public has a vested interest in knowing this should we ourselves ever need to use it against an invading enemy. Good work Pentagon!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

God bless the NCOs

Few things make the Shark cry, but NCOs taking care of their soldiers, sailors, and airmen is one of them. Sniff sniff...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Great Quotes # 1

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

-George Orwell

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Soy products are turning our kids into homos

Yikes, and I like eating tofu! Come to think of it, maybe that's why I enjoy doing laundry and sometimes giggle when people tickle me.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Navy goes digital

Well it's about time, we can't have the jarheads have all the fun.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's not looking good

Ouch, towns all around me are starting to go without power. The icy storm is doing its magic. It is just a matter of time before my city goes power out as well. I'm feeling sorry for the utility linemen out there doing a thankless job in zero degrees weather. We all complain when we are without power, we expect to have power as though it was a right. We complain that we pay too much for power, but we never take into account how much it really costs to keep the lines up and running, nor how much overtime we have to pay for those souls braving the environment to restore power to the rest of us. I once saw a power crew having worked 18 hours straight stand by their truck and have a much needed cup of coffee when this lady drives up and berates them for standing around doing nothing. A thankless job indeed, and it goes to show you that you should never judge a person until you've worn their work boots.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

From Iran with Love

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent an open letter to the American people today reminding them that we are all peace-loving, justice-loving, and God-fearing peoples. Except perhaps the Zionists.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

How to iron a shirt

Thanks to GunneLPercher for showing the fashionistas how to properly iron a shirt.

What can I say, Keith Olbermann's ratings are through the roof and climbing at 21% according to his network, as reported on The Huffington Post. Good old Keith keeps the O'Reillys at bay and ensures our fellow Americans that in depth reporting is not just limited to Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. Hats off to the Keith-meister.

Only self-interest moves men


A peasant had in his garden an apple-tree, which bore no fruit, but only served as a perch for the sparrows and grasshoppers. He resolved to cut it down, and, taking his ax in hand, made a bold stroke at its roots. The grasshoppers and sparrows entreated him not to cut down the tree that sheltered them, but to spare it, and they would sing to him and lighten his labors. He paid no attention to their request, but gave the tree a second and a third blow with his ax. When he reached the hollow of the tree, he found a hive full of honey. Having tasted the honeycomb, he threw down his ax, and, looking on the tree as sacred, took great care of it. Self-interest alone moves some men.


I'm a fashionista

Today at work our resident gay guy told me that I was wearing nice jeans. Apparently I'm some kind of fashionista for wearing Hugo Boss jeans with a Ralph Lauren sweater. It does feel nice to prance around and get noticed sometimes. I now know why women do it. For those wishing a proper definition of fashionista, you need only look to Michael Quinion World Wide Words site.

Monday, November 27, 2006

A little Chinese wisdom

"Influence for moral betterment proceeds from those above to those below; it extends from the elder generation to the younger. This is why, when the father is not kind, the son is not filial; when the elder brother is not friendly, the younger is not respectful; when the husband is unjust, the wife is not obedient. When the father is kind and the son refractory; when the elder brother is friendly and the younger is rude; when the husband is just and the wife insolent, then these are people who are naturally evil, and they must be subjected to punishment, since they are not to be changed by counsel and guidance... The gentleness tempered with severity used in governing the household is indeed like that which is required in governing the State."

-Yen Chih-t'ui, 6th Century