Friday, August 31, 2007


It's the weekend! Labor Day weekend to be exact which means a 3 day break from the real world. We will be relaxing at the lake over the weekend enjoying some good cooking and friends/family. I cannot wait for Sunday nights dinner as its become a tradition, ham and beans cooked in a large kettle over a fire with homemade cornbread! yummmmmmmm

The weather finally cooled off, even if just for the weekend. High is mid 80's all weekend with no rain in the forecast. Might have to get the hammock out. Of course next week it'll be back in the 90's again.

You all have a great weekend and I'll catch up with your posts Tuesday.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Trivia Thursday

Make sure to visit MeleVision:TV Junkie for the weekly TV Trivia. This week features The Andy Griffith Show.

Transmundane Thursday

I was planning on posting about my trip to Mansfield Ohio last weekend but when one is sick, it's tough to spawn an intelligent story. Hopefully next week I'll write about my adventures. Until then, I've decided to post something that I've been working on that's not quite finished. So bear with me as this does have unfinished thoughts and jumps around continuously. I've edited enough that it "should" make sense and either leaving you wanting more or deciding I'm off my rocker. So here we go!!!

Traditional apparitions are ghosts that interact with human beings. This can be for good or for bad. These ghosts are believed to hide objects, frighten people, throw objects or plea for help. These ghosts are also said to be present because of unfinished work. This can be due to their death in untoward circumstances, and they generally seek human help to resolve the issue and progress into a different realm. These spirits are said to be “intelligent” yet haunting, as they appear to be aware of the people around them and their surroundings. Often what we deem as a "demonic" experience is actually a spirit doing things only to get your attention.

Crisis apparitions are ghosts who appear to inform someone about danger. They are solid or transparent by nature. Anniversary ghosts appear on the anniversary of their death caused by some tragic event. These ghosts are commonly found in haunted houses or castles, and often relate to legends of tragedies from centuries past.

Messenger ghosts, like banshees, appear to family members to herald the death of another family member. Poltergeists are noisy spirits who produce sounds like "psychic explosions" from a teenage boy or girl.

Ghosts are believed to be the apparitions of dead people. A ghost is the spirit of a human who survives on the earth after death. Every culture in the world has folklore about ghosts. These disturbed souls are unaware of being dead and remain attached to familiar places and repeat the same acts as alive.

Ghosts are commonly depicted in a human size and shape, but there have been theories that have announced their appearance in silvery, shadowy or fog-like forms. Ghosts don’t have any physical body like humans, but only possess a subtle astral body. Ghosts make their presence felt by moving objects, throwing vivid lights etc., which have no practical explanation. People who believe in ghosts explain their existence by stating that they are souls who could not find rest after death or souls who have an unfinished business on the earth.

Classification of Ghosts

1. Past: revenants, deathbed and near-death, haunters
2. Present: crisis apparitions, living ghosts, autophany and bi-location
3. Future: still not clearly defined and remains a myth
4. Out of Time: aerial battles and other events, archetypal ghosts

Characteristics of Ghosts

1. Generally life-like in appearance
2. Usually 'seen' in much the same way as if it was real
3. May be seen either collectively or selectively
4. May change its appearance during the sighting
5. May appear by forming from a luminous or misty shape
6. May be seen in whole or in part
7. May be opaque or transparent, may reflect or not, cast a shadow or not
8. Can make sounds
9. May perform a physical action … but if so, the action is trivial
10. May respond to the percipient or act as though s/he isn't there
11. May depart naturally, or vanish abruptly, or simply fade away
12. Never leaves any souvenir, memento or trace
13. Frequently fails to establish its identity
14. Frequently sensed.

Purposes of the Ghost Experience

1. Offering comfort, counsel, help
2. Requesting comfort, counsel, help
3. Warning of danger
4. Seeking to complete 'unfinished business'
5. Manifesting malevolence
6. Messengers

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sorry Ladies, He's not Available

A famous hairy man in China calls himself King Kong and is to get married at the end of this year. Yu Zhenghuan, 30, nicknamed himself King Kong after watching the American Movie.

He is also trying to win a spot for the 2008 Olympics to carry the torch.

Some observations:
A torch is probably not the safest thing for him to be carrying.
So does he use shampoo for body wash?
Shaving that hair off his body may shave a few seconds of his lap time due to weight and air-drag. It might get him laid too.
I would pay lots to watch him swim in Nair. Would be the Greatest.Advertising.Campaign.EVER.
Does he run at the sight of Duct Tape?

And of course I'll close with a classic joke!
What do you call a lot of rabbits running backwards?
A receding hare line!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Caption It!

A day late...but it's posted! I'll run this one until next Tuesday being that Labor Day is this weekend.

As always, leave your captions in the comments!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Caption Contest Winners

First Place: Sadly, clown school even has its rejects. DragonLady
Second Place: keep smilin'.. keep smilin' ...but if they stop that car... run like hell!!!!!! Paisley

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Transmundane Thursday

The Medicine Wheel is representative of Native American Indian Spirituality. The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. Within the Medicine Wheel are The Four Cardinal Directions and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life and the Center of the Circle, the Eternal Fire. The Eagle, flying toward the East, is a symbol of strength, endurance and vision. East signifies the renewal of life.

This information gives a nice parallel to astrology. As in astrology, we should also give particular attention to our rising sign and moon sign as well as our sun sign.

North - Purity and Renewal

Spirit Keeper of the North: White Buffalo (Waboose)

December 22 to January 19

Moon: Earth renewal moon

Power Animal: Snow goose

Mineral: Quartz crystal

Frequency: 13.26 megacycles

Color: White

Plant: Birch tree

Clan: Turtle

Element: Earth

Characteristics: The snow goose is at the top of the medicine wheel, and represents the chief. These people have an affinity for the earth, and might pick up rocks while vacationing. The bark of the birch tree helps their digestive tract, and the new leaves and new ends of twigs help deaden the pain in their knees and bones. Like the quartz crystal that is used in communications, these people can send messages over long distances. Often just thinking of someone will be enough to get the person to call them.

January 20 to February 18

Moon: Rust cleansing moon otter

Power Animal: Otter

Mineral: Silver

Frequency: 13.6 megacycles

Color: Silver

Plant: Quaking aspen

Clan: Butterfly

Element: Air

Characteristics: The otter sits on the right hand side of the chief in high counsel. Their job is to advise the chief and to dissolve disputes. Otter people assume that everyone is their friend. They are multifaceted and quick thinkers who are usually a step and a half ahead of everyone else.

February 19 to March 20

Moon: Big wind’s moon cougar

Power Animal: Cougar

Mineral: Turquoise

Frequency: 14.6 megacycles

Colors: Blue and green

Plant: Plantain

Clan: Frog

Element: Water

Characteristics: Cougar people also sit in high counsel, but on the left hand side hand of the chief. Their job is to give advice on running the tribe, as they are considered natural psychiatrists. All people come to cougar people for advice. Being frog clan members, they are natural healers. Cougar people do not jump into the center of the action. Rather, they are the elusive, shy ones that stay behind, and watch things unfold.

East - Illumination and Wisdom

Spirit keeper of the East - Eagle (Wabun)

March 21 to April 19

Moon Phase: Budding tree’s moon red tail hawk

Power Animal: Red tail hawk

Mineral: Fire opal

Frequency: 3.6 megacycles

Color: Yellow

Plant: Dandelion

Clan: Thunderbird

Element: Fire

Characteristics: Red tail hawk people look at the world with a sense of wonder. They have a great flair for life and adventure, and are always open to learning something new. Being of the element fire, these people are passionate about everything they do. They are also fearless, and often act without thinking, which causes them to bump their heads a lot. These people cannot lie, for if they do, they are either no good at it, or it makes them ill. So, they are straightforward and not very tactful. If you ask a redtail hawk whether or not he likes your new dress, you are going to hear an honest opinion.

April 20 to May 20

Moon Phase: Frog’s return moon beaver; New waters moon beaver

Power Animal: Beaver

Mineral: Crysacola.

Frequency: 4.5 megacycles

Color: Blue

Plant: Blue commis

Clan: Turtle

Element: Earth

Characteristics: These are the architects of the shields. Beaver people are usually workaholics who can focus on getting the job done. The results of their work can have great impact on people far away. Beaver people don’t like change in their lives, and must learn to embrace change and to be thankful for the opportunities it offers, even when this is difficult.

May 21 to June 20

Moon Phase: Corn planting moon deer.

Power Animal: Deer

Mineral: Moss agate

Frequency: 5.26 megacycles

Colors: Green and white

Plant: Yarrow

Clan: Butterfly

Element: Air

Characteristics: In Indian cultures, deer people are referred to as the Einsteins of the shield. They’re the ones with all the ideas. While most people are wondering what to do with their lives, deer people are wondering when are they going to have time to do everything they think of doing. The element air makes them multifacted and changeable. Deer people don’t necessarily finish what they start, but move from one thing to another. Often, they are artists and entertainers, and they frequently have two or three jobs at once.

South - Rapid growth and trust

Spirit Keeper of the South - Coyote (Shawnodese)

June 21 to July 22

Moon: Strong sun moon; warning sun moon

Power animal: Flicker (large woodpecker)

Minerals: Rose quartz, Carnelian agate

Frequency: ????????

Color: Pink

Plant: Wild rose

Clan: Frog

Element: Water

Characteristics: Deer people are good at working with their hands and make excellent massage therapists. As frog clan members, they find it soothing to sit by a stream. And as coyotes, they have an excellent sense of humor. It is good to invite these people to parties.

July 21 to August 22

Moon phase: Ripe berries moon sturgeon

Power animal: Sturgeon

Minerals: Garnet, iron

Frequency: 74 megacycles

Color: Red

Plant: Raspberry

Clan: Thunderbird

Element: Fire

Characteristics: In Indian cultures, the sturgeon represents royalty, therefore, these people are perceived as princes. They come into the world as teachers, with strong leadership abilities. They are always reading and studying to search for the truth. The information they receive must be shared with others. They have a hard outer shell that can’t be broken by physical force, but which can be opened through peace, love, and harmony. These people are soft inside, and will allow you to know them completely when you come to them in this way. One way to get to sturgeon people is to praise them.

August 23 to September 22

Moon phase: Harvest moon brown bear

Spirit animal: Brown bear

Mineral: Amethyst

Frequency: 9.8

Color: Purple

Plant: Violet

Clan: Turtle

Element: Earth

Characteristics: Science shows that brown bear people have a high level of neuropeptides in their stomach. Neuropeptides are a substrate of thought, which tells us that thinking is not all in our heads. These people tend to take their gut feelings up into their head to analyze it. As a result, they sometimes lose a sense of what they should do. But if they go with their first feelings, they are usually right. They’re good in business if they don’t overanalyze. As turtle clan members, they are of the element earth, and enjoy picking up rocks and minerals.

West - Strength and Introspection

Spirit Animal of the West - Grizzly Bear (Mudjekeewis)

September 23 to October 23

Moon: Ducks flying moon; cooling sun moon

Power animal: Raven

Mineral: Jasper

Frequency: 9.2 megacycles

Color: Brown

Plant: Mullein

Clan: Butterfly

Element: Air

Character: Like ravens, who fly together, these people tend to stay with the flock. They need to separate themselves from the group, and follow their own convictions. Then they can be the leaders they came here to be. Ravens are attracted to things that shine, and can get trapped into situations that look appealing but are not all they seem to be. and their stone is jasper. They vibrate to 9.2 megacycles.

October 24 to November 21

Moon: Freeze up moon snake; Cooling sun moon snake

Power animal: Snake

Mineral: Malachite, copper

Vibration: 11.8 megacycles.

Color: Orange

Plant: Thistle

Clan: Frog

Element: Water

Characteristic: Snake people are powerful healers. In Indian cultures, they are considered the true medicine women and men, and are trained from an early age for this purpose. These people can sometimes heal through touch. Being of the element water, they are often involved in flushing, healing, and cleansing of the the body.

November 22 to December 21

Moon phase: Long snows moon elk

Animal: Elk

Mineral: Obsidian

Frequency: 0.112

Color: Black

Plant: Black spruce

Clan: Thunderbird

Element: Fire

Characteristics: These people see the truth where others can’t. They are concerned citizens who won’t stop fighting for their cause until it is set right. Whatever they focus on, they will get. They can’t survive in an unjust situation, whether it be at work, at home, or in a relationship. That only makes them ill. These people can be clairvoyant, especially with the help of their stone, the obsidian. Ruled by fire, they are passionate at what they do. But they can get burnt out easily if they don’t pace themselves. Elk people tend to be impatient with other people who don’t want to do things their way. They need to learn that there are many paths to the mountain top. Also, if they look at what people are doing right, they will see more good in what a person is doing, rather than to look for what’s wrong and to criticize.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.

A ghost writer pens an anonymous book.

A magic potion or charm thought to arouse sexual love, especially toward a specific person, is known as a "philter."

A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.

A speleologist studies caves.

Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles.

Cannibalism, eating human flesh, is also called anthropophagy.

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid.

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

The side of a hammer is a cheek.

The study of insects is called entomology.

The study of word origins is called etymology.

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Caption It!

Just too good to pass up...Leave your captions in the comments and winners announced Friday!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Caption Contest Winners

"Goldilocks worked out a special arrangement with Pappa Bear for breaking and entering his house."

Nothing like being laid by Fuzzy Wuzzy... Becky

I've been laid on a bear skin rug...never by a bear skin rug. Just Damn! Dax

"Hey, after 756 homers, I think I DESERVE the hot chick." Sarcasticynic

Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Funnies

In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name. For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of
Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also called
Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful
consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it
has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were
Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.>

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid
form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for
use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself
a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives
new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good
old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the
name of: MOUNT & DO.

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.


The Power of Beer

A man is waiting for his wife to give birth. The doctor comes in and
informs the dad that his son was born without a torso, arms or legs. The
son is just a head! But the dad loves his son and raises him as well as he
can, with love and compassion.

After 18 years, the son is now old enough for his first drink. Dad takes
him to the bar, tearfully tells the son he is proud of him and orders up
the biggest, strongest drink for his boy. Wit h all the bar patrons
looking on curiously and the bartender shaking his head in disbelief, the boy
takes his first sip of alcohol.

Swoooosh! Plop!! A torso pops out!

The bar is dead silent; then bursts into whoops of joy. The father, shocked, begs his son to drink again. The patrons chant "Take another drink!"

The bartender continues to shake his head in dismay. Swoooosh! Plip!

Two arms pop out.

The bar goes wild. The father, crying and wailing, begs his son to drink
again. The patrons chant, "Take another drink! Take another drink!!" The
bartender ignores the whole affair and goes back to polishing glasses,
shaking his head, clearly unimpressed by the amazing scenes.

By now the boy is getting tipsy, but with his new hands he reaches down,
grabs his drink and guzzles the last of it. Plop! Plip!! Two legs pop
The bar is in chaos.

The father falls to his knees and tearfully thanks God.

The boy stands up on his new legs and stumbles to the left then staggers to the right
through the front door, into the street, where a truck runs over him and kills
him instantly.

The bar falls silent.

The father moans in grief. The bartender sighs and says,

"He should've quit while he was a head!"

H/T to reader Michelle for this one!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Transmundane Thursday

A professor at the University of Kentucky was giving a lecture on the
super-natural. To get a feel for his audience, he asks:
"How many people here believe in ghosts?" About 90 students raise their
hands. "Well, that's a good start. Out of those of you who believe in
ghosts, do any of you think you have seen a ghost?"

About 40 students raise their hands. "That's really good. I'm really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?"

About 15 students raise their hand. "Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?"

Three students raise their hands. "That's fantastic. Now let me ask you one question further... Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?"

Way in the back, Bubba raises his hand.

The professor takes off his glasses, and says, "Son, of all the years I've
been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have made love to a
ghost. You've got to come up here and tell us about your experience."

The big redneck student replied with a nod and a grin, and began to make
his way up to the podium. When he reached the front of the room, the
professor asks, "So, Bubba, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost?"

Bubba replied, "Shiiiit! From way back thar I thought you said........."Goats"


Yesterday I posted a hypothesis I ran across that is really intriguing: The hypothesis holds that we are nonphysical entities who are able to exist in the physical aspect of reality because of our physical body, but that when our physical body dies, we as Self, change our point of view to nonphysical reality. In effect, we exist before and after our current lifetime. Dawn followed with her own comment on this hypothesis: "We are spiritual beings having a human experience." (Wayne Dyer)

Whether you believe in the paranormal, the Almighty or intelligent life among us you cannot honestly state that there has never been anything you couldn't explain with scientific logic or logical reasoning. I'll predict that during our lifetime we have a 1% chance of actually seeing concrete proof of beings or paranormal existence. That's not to say it doesn't exist now, it only means we do not have the means necessary to prove it.

I'm not even sure why I'm driven to investigate the paranormal. Yes I've always been intrigued by the paranormal but never to the extent of actually going out looking for it. Oh I have read sites for the last year or so regarding paranormal stories...but that was easy, it wasn't me doing the actual investigation. I think I've told of my own experiences, well a couple of them anyways. I believe one statement given to me by a grandparent stands out clearly, "Embrace it and don't be scared of it." What she meant by that I have no idea. But I can honestly say that she obviosuly had some sort of recognition of the paranormal. Unfortunately, she died before we ever discussed that comment.

Will I ever post proof of my investigations? Probably not...because one mans beliefs is another mans follies. Have I got something already? Yes. Concrete? No. But I have it and I believe it, so thats important to me. Email me if your interested...and if I don't know you as a faithful reader/friend, don't expect a reply.

One thought has occurred to me...what if there is another parallel universe our spirits ascend to after our physical life is complete? Could it be that most "evidence" collected is actually taken from weaknesses of the wall seperating the two universes? Star Trek: The Next Generation touched briefly on this theory during one of their episodes. While the Enterprise helps a Romulan science vessel, an accident occurs which forces Geordi LaForge and Ro Laren slightly out of "phase," causing them to become undetectable to everyone but each other. As a result, the crew thinks they are dead and make arrangements for their funerals, even though they are closer than the crew realize. Yea I know...geeky but then again look at the flip phones nowadays. Looks like the original Star Trek communicators!

Ok..what is a parallel universe? A parallel universe is most times called a hypothetical, alternate universe that co-exsists along side our own universe.
Some people believe that spirits or ghosts come from an alternate universe, and they are seen in our world because they have crossed over the boundaries. Researchers also point out that spirits try to talk to us, but are prohibited because they are not from our world. Maybe there are portals from which they can travel between the two universes. Psychics and paranormal researchers have long suspected one or more parallel universes, and have often speculated that there may be doorways or "portals" in certain areas that allow entities to travel into our dimension. Many old Indian burial grounds seem to act as portals, for reasons unknown, other than the Indians consciously located their burial grounds in places that they felt were close to the after-death realm. Other non-Indian cemeteries are also suspected portal sites, probably for the same reasons.

Yes it's all theory and there's no solid proof any of this exists. But wouldn't it be cool if someday soon, like 2010, solid proof exists? Traveling through portals to other universes, or even within our own, would be amazing. The human race evolving to accept the proof and embracing it.

Just a theory...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wasted Wednesday

Someone actually listens to this airbag?

Karma is a biotch!

Remember this post? Sure you go vote!

Someone needs to get a life...or a clue.

Here's something to ponder:
The hypothesis holds that we are nonphysical entities who are able to exist in the physical aspect of reality because of our physical body, but that when our physical body dies, we as Self, change our point of view to nonphysical reality. In effect, we exist before and after our current lifetime.
I exist, therefore I am?

Here's a belief I hold dear: A degree, certificate, whatever only means that you were taught something. It doesn't necessarily mean you learned anything. To state that someone cannot complete an assignment OR participate in an event because they don't have that paper, well lets just say that its assinine. To enforce it could deplete your resources and you could ultimately suffer an unrecoverable demise.

Maybe I should burn some white sage to rid myself of negativity.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

Plant Trivia is our topic today.

84% of a raw apple is water.

A cucumber is 96% water.

A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.

A pineapple is a berry.

Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.

Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.

Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.

An average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

Banana oil never saw a banana; it's made from petroleum.

Bananas are actually herbs. Bananas die after fruiting, like all herbs do.

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.

Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.

Dr. Joel Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia to US in 1828. The plant, called "flower of the blessed night" in Mexico was renamed in Poinsett's honor.

Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.

Ginger has been clinically demonstrated to work twice as well as Dramamine for fighting motion sickness, with no side effects.

Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil.

In Siberia, in 1994, a container full of marijuana was discovered in the 2,000-year-old grave of a Scythian princess and priestess, among the many other articles buried with her.

Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20 year old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.

One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

Oranges, lemons, watermelons, and tomatoes are berries.

Peanuts are beans.

Plants that need to attract moths for pollination are generally white or pale yellow, to be better seen when the light is dim. Plants that depend on butterflies, such as the poppy or the hibiscus, have more colorful flowers.

The California redwood - coast redwood and giant sequoia - are the tallest and largest living organism in the world.

The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of oil which they produce.

The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or "corpse flower". They are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42 inches.

The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.

The plant life in the oceans make up about 85 percent of all the greenery on the Earth.

The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.

The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.

Wheat is the world's most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.

When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.

When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors:
Red = Love and respect
Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation
Light pink = Admiration, sympathy
White = Reverence, humility
Yellow = Joy, gladness
Orange = Enthusiasm, desire
Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality
Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship

Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.

Wine grapes, oranges, figs and olives were first planted in North America by Father Junipero Sera in 1769.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Caption It!

"Goldilocks worked out a special arrangement with Pappa Bear for breaking and entering his house."

Leave your captions in the comments. Winner will be announced Friday.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Caption It Winners

"Excuse me sir, do you happen to have any Grey Poupon?"

First Place: "YOU FARTED!" GuyK

Second Place: "You mean I have to sleep with that old fuck?" Chickie

Third Place: When asked about arranged marriages: "Oh, some have been laden" with worse. Sarcasticynic

Friday, August 10, 2007


I got nuttin' today. It's hot...gonna be in the 90's here all next week.

Some enjoyable songs of one genius comic!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Transmundane Thursday

I'm starting a new series of posts here at Dazd Central. This series of posts will orbit around the world of the unexplained. I plan on covering topics related to the paranormal, psychic abilities, UFO's, Bigfoot, etc...I also plan on having interviews and guest bloggers.

Can I give logical explanations of events surrounding the transmundane? Uh no...if I were that intelligent and capable of explaining these events, it wouldn't be considered unexplained now would it? And then this series of posts would be pointless...and I'd have to dream of something else to post. So humor me awhile with this series. I think you'll find it informative. I'm not here to convince anyone, prove anything or discredit anyone or anything. I'm just here to present the facts.

As always, I encourage reader participation. If you have experiences, knowledge or questions, either comment or e-mail me.

Ok...on with the post!

Crossroads Paranormal is dedicated to the exploration of the paranormal. The group was founded in April of 2006 by Kris Baker and Danielle Garrison. One very important fact about their mission, above the typical statements, is simply stated: Crossroads Paranormal© believes in “Putting People above Paranormal” in an effort to educate and empower individuals that may be experiencing paranormal activity or a haunting.

If you've ever had an interest in the paranormal, I highly recommend you start here. It literally took me weeks to read each informative article and discussion. Just as here at Dazd Central, everything is presented in fact form. Until there is positive proof of the transmundane, there is no right or wrong. And that is their basic philosophy when posting articles and discussions.

Crossroads Paranormal has crossed into another arena of spreading the word. In March of 2007, Crossroads Paranormal launched a new Internet Radio podcast called Crossroads Paranormal Radio. They started by using Blogtalk Radio and have recently migrated to Burnout Media. And folks...this is unheard of, they have a two hour show each Sunday and Thursday nights starting at 8 pm EST. You can also chat with a great group of listeners during the show via a chat forum. Who might even see your truly chatting away.

August 25th, Crossroads Paranormal Radio and about 20 of their listeners will be conducting an investigation at Mansfield Reformatory. I highly recommend you tune in August 26th to the show. They will be recapping the investigation and they'll have a studio guest. I cannot divulge this studio guest but I assure you, you won't be disappointed. So tune in August 26th @ 8 pm EST and find out who the mystery guests identity!

And for you Myspace enthusiasts, they have a page there too. Visit them here. As a special promotion, Crossroads Paranormal has already placed the identity of their Studio Guest that night somewhere on their page. The person(s) to find it will get a special shout-out during the August 26th broadcast by the special guest. Crossroads Paranormal has asked me to handle all entries of this promotion so please place you Studio Guest predicition in the comment section here. And you'll have to listen to the broadcast to see if your guess is correct or not.

Make sure to check Crossroads Paranormal's website for more information and tune in tonight for a 2 hour broadcast with guest New Age Paranormal Research of Illinois.

Ps. Tell them Dazd sent you!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hot Wednesday!!!

You notice your car overheating before you drive it.

Airplanes can't land because the asphalt is too soft.

The swans in the park come in "original recipe" and "extra crispy."

Your pool water starts to boil in the sun.

Pigs complain about sweating like fat humans.

A scalding hot shower still cools you down.

You've been getting hot flashes, and you're a man.

People walking down the sidewalk spontaneously burst into flames.

A $20 surcharge is added to your bill when you eat at air-conditioned restaurants.

The politicians take their hands out of your pockets to fan themselves.

You need a spatula to remove your clothing.

You wish you had gotten the cloth seats instead of leather.

You are sweating in both directions -- up and down!

Lawyers kill themselves because they know it's cooler in Hell.

You burn your hand opening the car door.

You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

You are sitting inside reading these jokes.

Your brother's braces make blisters on his lips.

The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.

You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Public Service Announcement

The Loopy Libertarian at Chromed Curses has a post dedicated to a new site. LL seems to have developed a lot of sites for different charities in the past. And this one is just as important as the others and definitely worthy of promoting here at Dazd Central.

She has developed a website for a brand new charity called America's Wounded Heroes. Visit their website (still under development) and read about their mission. America's Wounded Heroes donates not only to our military personnel, but also to wounded public safety personnel here at home. Your dedicated public servants like law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs deserve just as much assistance for their duties.

Another site called VA Joe's is soliciting votes for the most worthy charity. The winner gets a $2,000 donation. Can you imagine a new charity winning $2,000 right out of the gate? The competition is stiff though with such noteworthy sites like Adopt A Platoon and Soldier's Angels. Registration is free at VA Joe's and there is an opt-out for emails and the such. And if you're not sure if you'd like to register or not to vote, why not drop some spare change into America's Wounded Heroesdonation jar?

Give America's Wounded Heroes some serious consideration, would you? I will be adding their Logo/Link to my sidebar.

Offbeat Tuesday

When its this hot I have troubles sleeping. So this weeks topic includes facts about sleep.

-The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.

- It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without close medical supervision. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even being aware of it. Yeah baby...that's me!

- Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you're still tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.

- A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year

- One of the best predictors of insomnia later in life is the development of bad habits from having sleep disturbed by young children.

- REM sleep occurs in bursts totalling about 2 hours a night, usually beginning about 90 minutes after falling asleep.

- No-one knows for sure if other species dream but some do have sleep cycles similar to humans.

- Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock. Wha?

- Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%.

- The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep-deprivation played a role.

- The NRMA estimates fatigue is involved in one in 6 fatal road accidents.

- Exposure to noise at night can suppress immune function even if the sleeper doesn’t wake. Unfamiliar noise, and noise during the first and last two hours of sleep, has the greatest disruptive effect on the sleep cycle.

- The "natural alarm clock" which enables some people to wake up more or less when they want to is caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin. Researchers say this reflects an unconscious anticipation of the stress of waking up.

- Tiny luminous rays from a digital alarm clock can be enough to disrupt the sleep cycle even if you do not fully wake. The light turns off a "neural switch" in the brain, causing levels of a key sleep chemical to decline within minutes.

- To drop off we must cool off; body temperature and the brain's sleep-wake cycle are closely linked. That's why hot summer nights can cause a restless sleep. The blood flow mechanism that transfers core body heat to the skin works best between 18 and 30 degrees. But later in life, the comfort zone shrinks to between 23 and 25 degrees - one reason why older people have more sleep disorders.

- A night on the booze will help you get to sleep but it will be a light slumber and you won't dream much.

- After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would when you've slept enough. Cheap date!!!

- Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

- Ten per cent of snorers have sleep apnoea, a disorder which causes sufferers to stop breathing up to 300 times a night and significantly increases the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Hmmmmm...

- Snoring occurs only in non-REM sleep

- Teenagers need as much sleep as small children (about 10 hrs) while those over 65 need the least of all (about six hours). For the average adult aged 25-55, eight hours is considered optimal

- Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression than men. Mood swings...just sayin'.

- Feeling tired can feel normal after a short time. Those deliberately deprived of sleep for research initially noticed greatly the effects on their alertness, mood and physical performance, but the awareness dropped off after the first few days.

- Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet.

- The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put back at the start of daylight has been found to coincide with a fall in the number of road accidents.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Caption It!

"Excuse me sir, do you happen to have any Grey Poupon?"

Leave your captions in the comments. I'll post the results soon! lol

Caption Contest Winner

Computer system is down at home. Didn't find out until Friday when I got home. ugh

First Place: I don't think that bitch Wendy will be bothering us again. A Guy, A blog

Second Place: Condemned to the bowels of hell - Ronald is forced to eat the remains of his Cardiac Arrest Victims! Dawn

Third Place: Where the hell did I put the freakin happy meal! MrsJ

Friday, August 03, 2007

Friday Follies

Scientists around the world are debating a serious subject at the moment. Cow farts. They're talking about cow burps as well, and ninety percent of animal methane is produced by ruminants (i.e., cud-chewers). These include sheep, goats, camels, water buffalo, and so on, but most of all cattle, of which the world has an estimated 1.2 billion. This gassy mixture isn't useful, so our bodies push it out and away as best they can... in burps and farts. Got it so far? Hope you're not giggling by the way, this is very serious science. Details aside, animal methane does present a definite threat to the environment.

One of the gases found in farts and burps is called 'methane'. A certain amount of methane in the atmosphere is natural, and is a good thing. Along with other so-called 'greenhouse gases' methane collects in the sky and traps warm air around our planet. It's believed 18 percent of the greenhouse effect is caused by methane, putting it second on the list of offending gases behind carbon dioxide. Methane breaks down in the atmosphere to form carbon dioxide, ozone, and water, all of which absorb heat. The temperature of the atmosphere rises, the ice caps melt, and next thing you know you're pumping the Atlantic Ocean out of your basement.

A scientific report published in California claimed that dairy cows in the area were producing almost 20 pounds (in weight, that's almost 10 kg) of gas every year, each. That's a huge, huge amount. If that figure is accurate, it could mean that cow farts were causing more global warming than pollution from cars in that region, as millions of cows live there.

So I had a brilliant know me...why not build a device to turn methane into energy!!! Wouldn't you know...someone beat me to it. Methane Digester This is just one example of many. Google methane digesters and see what you find. get 764,000 English pages/hits? I knew I was slow but didn't think I was THAT slow.

But I'm predicting there's a serious disadvantage to having all that methane stored in one place. If you're not careful, you could end up with a situation that seriously effects your production of energy. The following is an example:

What is even more disturbing is how the animal kingdom evolves. Right now our biggest threat is religious cultures trying to dominate the world through violence and tyranny. I'm predicting in 500 years or so, give or take a million, that the follwoing will be our biggest threat globally.

After all, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was rumored to have been started by a cow in the O'Leary barn. Could this have been a presursor for events to come? And just a reminder, next time you see this sign, take heed in laughing and pointing at the cows. They could be trained bovine snipers practicing their techniques...a dry run, if you will.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday Take-out


Leave your answers in the comments.

The giant isopod, known scientifically as Bathynomus giganteus, is the largest known member of the isopod family. It is very closely related to the small pillbugs that you can find in the garden. It is a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor. Food is extremely scarce at these great depths, so the isopod has adapted to eat what ever happens to fall to the ocean floor from above. It will also feed on some of the small invertebrates that live at these depths. Giant isopods are known to reach a size of over 16 inches in length and are one of the largest members of the crustacean family. These animals are very prehistoric in appearance. When threatened, the can roll themselves into a tight ball where they are protected by their strong, armor-plated shells. They have complex mouths that contain many components that work together to pierce, shred, and disembowel live or dead prey. Giant isopods are all over the world at depths of over 2000 feet.

Nice work BobG!

Also...don't forget the Thursday Trivia over at Melevision: TV Junkie!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Odd Stories

If you've not visited Pointless Drivel, you should really read this article.

I'll never view Pokey the same again.

Becky at Tall Cool Drink of Water has an ummmm interesting picture for a caption contest.

Misty over at To Do: has an interesting post..."Obsessive-compulsive tendencies aside, I blame the cat and his fleas for the skin picking."

DooD has waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy too much times on his hands. But I'll say was time well spent.

This guy is an absolute riot! I cannot even begin to explain this title.

Wednesday in the Works

Ok humble blog needs a facelift. Nothing drastic but I'm thinking maybe changing the header banner. Maybe the background too? I dunno...

Why am I mentioning this? Funny you should ask...I have no abilities with photoshop or any programs commonly used to create such files. So I'm opening up the doors for you, dear readers, to create something. You all are creative in some fashion and this I greatly respect.

Only one thing must have the color blue. I'm not talking robin egg blue Something eye apealing and easy to read is a must.

So send me your creations!

And for those of you that despise lolCats....maybe lolChickens?