Archive for June, 2007

Friday vampire dance party

The 69 Eyes – Lost Boys

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Italians find possible Tunguska crater

A scientific team from Italy identified a possible crater from the 1908 Tunguska UFO crash meteor strike paradimensional rift event. From the BBC:

Scientists have identified a possible crater left by the biggest space impact in modern times – the Tunguska event.

The blast levelled more than 2,000 sq km of forest near the Tunguska River in Siberia on 30 June 1908.

A comet or asteroid is thought to have exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with a force equal to 1,000 Hiroshima bombs.

Now, a University of Bologna team says a lake near the epicentre of the blast may be occupying a crater hollowed out by a chunk of rock that hit the ground.

The blast felled an estimated 80 million trees.

Incan skeleton found in Norway

From Norway’s Aftenposten:

Archeologists in Sarpsborg have found one thousand year old skeletal remains that appear to be Incan.

The skeletal remains were found during conservations work at St. Nicolas church in Sarpsborg, a city 73 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Oslo, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports.

When archeologists were to move some rose bushes they made the surprising discovery of the remains of two older men and a baby.

“When we were about to take hold under the rose bush the skeletal remains slid out. It was quite surprising,” Mona Beate Buckholm, archeologist at the Borgarsyssel Museum, told NRK.

One of the skulls had characteristics that indicate he was an Inca, the South American people centered in Peru.

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The archeologists now plan to try and find out what the man was doing in Østfold, and how he came there.

Kidnapped by Vikings? Incan vacation travel package to Scandinavia?

Fellow blogger of the night

Benoit

Years ago when I watched pro wrestling, Chris Benoit was one of my favorite performers. This news is really bizarre.

Renowned pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old-son, were found dead Monday afternoon in their Fayetville, Ga. home, Atlanta police said.

Details of the deaths “are going to prove a little bizarre” when released to the public, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in DeKalb County, according to the Associated Press.

Investigators believe Benoit, 40, killed his wife Nancy and son Daniel over the weekend, and then himself sometime Monday.

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WWE Monday night canceled its scheduled live 3-hour “Monday Night RAW” program, which coincidentally was originally billed as a “memorial service” for WWE chairman Vince McMahon, whose character was recently killed off in a controversial scripted storyline.

McMahon opened the show from center ring in an empty arena and clarified that Benoit and his family had died “in reality.” McMahon called Benoit “one of the greatest WWE superstars of all-time.”

Paris Hilton freed from jail

Our long national nightmare is over.

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Verily

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matthew 25:40: King James Version

The vice president’s lawyer advocated what was considered the memo’s most radical claim: that the president may authorize any interrogation method, even if it crosses the line of torture. U.S. and treaty laws forbidding any person to “commit torture,” that passage stated, “do not apply” to the commander in chief, because Congress “may no more regulate the President’s ability to detain and interrogate enemy combatants than it may regulate his ability to direct troop movements on the battlefield.”

That same day, Aug. 1, 2002, Yoo signed off on a second secret opinion, the contents of which have never been made public. According to a source with direct knowledge, that opinion approved as lawful a long list of specific interrogation techniques proposed by the CIA — including waterboarding, a form of near-drowning that the U.S. government classified as a war crime in 1947. The opinion drew the line against one request: threatening to bury a prisoner alive.
The Washington Post

Beauty in the Beast

SFGate introduces you to Elwood…the World’s Ugliest Dog.

scary…..

Friday vampire dance party

Lacuna Coil: Swamped.

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Ways to stay insane

A good friend of mine worked as a beat officer in a metro area. One night during a lull after a particularly bad stretch lasting several weeks, he went in to the precinct house. “Sergeant,” he said. “Four out of five voices in my head are telling me to go home early.”

An officer from another precinct who didn’t know my friend was standing next to the sergeant’s desk. “What’s the fifth voice saying?” the other officer asked.

“It’s saying what it always says,” my friend said. “Kill them. Kill them all now.”

His sergeant shook his head and told him to go on home.

Sometimes we all need to stay just crazy enough to get through the day.

Here’s a list that was emailed to me.

“Nineteen Ways to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity.”

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “In.”

5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

6. In the memo field of all your checks, write “For smuggling mummies.”

7. Finish all your sentences with “In accordance with the prophecy.”

8. Don’t use any punctuation

9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

10. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify that your drive-through order is “to go.”

12. Sing along at the opera.

13. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme.

14. Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds all day.

15. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you’re not in the mood.

16. Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, rock bottom.

17. When the money comes out the ATM, scream “I won! I won!”

18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling “Run for your lives, they’re loose!!”

19. Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

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