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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world.

If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's something I found for you to read that might very well explain the unexplainable.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

From: Wired Science

 

 

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December 05, 2010 12:15 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

That's the prettiest bacteria anyone would ever hope to see.

December 05, 2010 12:19 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

It's kinda nice to know that we don't know it all yet!
Discoveries, come-uppance, surprises make us seem more human, and more fallible.
Welcome little bacteria, help yourself to all the arsenic you can find!

December 05, 2010 12:22 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

That's a TSA x-ray of a bag of smuggled puffy Cheetos.

December 05, 2010 12:26 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


I believe this is where Swaim gets to pipe up and say: "See, I told ya."

December 05, 2010 12:35 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Suddenly, cleaning out the refrigerator has moved to the top of my 'to do' list.

December 05, 2010 1:23 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

These very bacteria were found in a teenage boy's room. The arsnic was merely trying to protect itself

December 05, 2010 1:31 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Cyanide, arsenic, strychnine and castor bean were the words on the labels of bottles on a high shelf in Brundage's garden shed.
We always thought it was kind of funny that whenever she found a reason to send boys in there for something, a little rake or a hoe, that she mentioned not to "play with the poison," as if she were hoping we would.
Then, she went trembly and then, quiet and he sat her in the east window looking like Whistler's Mother made out of an apple that got wrinkly, smaller and brown.
Torrence Heddon a boy so pathetic that he had no nickname even though he needed one more than anybody, said he had seen her eating food out of a bowl.
Maybe he had, maybe he hadn't. Either way, she died and we were kind of hanging around over there because Old Man Brundage seemed to be clearing out a few things and we were hoping he'd get around to the green house attached the the back of the place.
It was loaded with treasure: old radios, fishing stuff, bike, gun and gizmo parts, a lot, come to think on it, like our basement.
He took down the bottles, one black one bright blue, one amber and one clear. He poured their contents into a little bucket, swirled it around and. as we recoiled, he tosses the liquid into the garden.
"Jesus Christ! won't that kill... everything?"
"Nah," he said insisting that we sniff the bottles which smelled of peppermint, spearmint, citrus and some kind of flowers.
He explained that she had always had "poison on the brain" and he had humored her using it to "kill" rodents, bugs and squirrels.
They guys drifted off and I asked if I could have one of those bottles?
"If I give you one you'll just use it to make trouble." 
"Yeah, probably," I admitted.
He sighed, hung his head very low and swung it from side to side.
"Alright, just one."
I took the black one. I mean, who wouldn't?

December 05, 2010 4:41 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

On this day, in 1933 (which was NOT a Sunday) Republicans finally succeded in Repealing the 18th. Amendment ....... God Bless 'em !!!
 
" ... and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands ..."

December 05, 2010 6:11 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Stoney~ Great story.

December 05, 2010 7:28 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Stoney is the "Story Wizard."

My daughter had a fuzzy pastel pillow that looked like these images. Had a cheesy radio inside, which turned on when your head rested on the thing. Unfortunately the fidelity of the radio was terrible, and the range was tiny. It's been sitting in the closet, used once, for years. It's nice enough that I'm going to donate it, and hope it finds a good home.

December 05, 2010 7:36 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Did you hear about the famous microbiologist who traveled in thirty different countries and learned to speak six languages? He was a man of many cultures.

Biology is the only science in which multiplication is the same thing as division.

Q.What was the biologist wearing on his first date with a hot chick?
A: Designer jeans.


It is well known that the blood contains white cells and red cells. But it is not so well known that white cells come in husband and wife forms. Evidence for this came when the renown medical researcher Dr. Sanguine listened to blood with a tiny microphone and heard a white wife cell say, "The way to a man's heart in through his veins."


Q: How did the English major define microtome on his biology exam?
A: An itsy bitsy book.


The bad news is that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Amoebas is shrinking. The good news is that none of the amoebas has lost any of their members.


Confucius's once said, "When you breathe, you inspire, and when you do not breathe, you expire."


When Jay Leno went J-walking and asked pedestrians biology questions, he discovered some amazing new facts about life:


Jay Leno: "How does blood circulate in the human body?"
A high school cheerleader: "I not exactly sure. Does it go down the right leg and up the left?"


Jay Leno: "Can you name the three kinds of blood vessels?"
A freshman at UCLA: "Yes. Arteries, veins and caterpillars."


Jay Leno: Where is the alimentary canal located?"
A high school dropout: "Is it at the border of New York State and Canada?"

December 05, 2010 7:47 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Thanks haze and B2.

Ivan,
I have clear memories of my elders, having been so long deprived, really enjoying that evening drink on a deep level.
They handled the stuff like pharmacists and no glass or bottle was left with a drop in it.
In those days, a bottle offered as a gift was a really big deal... sometimes, it still is.

December 05, 2010 8:38 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

IVAN:
I'll drink to that!

December 05, 2010 8:50 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Good morning all...............STONEY..........great story (perfect for this melancholy, gray Sunday....my favorite kind) & you are correct, as soon as I saw this I immediately thought, "KSS, take it away!"
 
UMM........it does in fact look like Cheetohs.............

December 05, 2010 8:53 AM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I have been following this story. Made me think. The whole concept of "nothing may be quite what it seems to be" or to be more precise what we think it is or have been taught, causes many to simply ignore those things going on we don't know. That's okay I suppose. But for me I concluded some time ago- Life is a big surprise birthday party celebrating the birth of a new me everyday as something changes my perception of things and yet the old self remains like a good memory, a beautiful story- part true and part fiction and like an old soft blanket I wrap myself into it. I love it.
***
Then there is that nagging self saying "look closely" and when I do there is more I suspect much more and I conclude humankind is about to be rattled at its core as our past and the exponential growth in technology intersect leading us to a place that is scary but potentially a shift of momentous proportions. The nostalgic me wants to indulge myself and I will, but I realize there is no going back.
***
Hello out there. Hello in there. Hello.

December 05, 2010 9:44 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

What TT said!

December 05, 2010 10:04 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

I got nothin'......................

December 05, 2010 10:17 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

I agree - first thought was Cheeto's -- but then I usually relate everything to food.

December 05, 2010 10:30 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Bottles - I have a treasure trove of them, from an old dump at the bottom of the garden that I dug into when planning to plant a new shrub. I'd only recently moved into the property and the bottle archive gave me some connectedness with previous residents - these were really OLD bottles, some with a gizmo in the neck that involves a glass marble, some with glass stoppers that would have had a cork seal - no screw-tops in those days- a baby (or maybe lamb) feed bottle, bottles with embossed graduated measurements, presumably for medicinal purposes, ink bottles & my favourite, a bottle embossed with PERSONS FOUND USING THIS BOTTLE IMPROPERLY WILL BE PROSECUTED - in those days, you had to return the bottle to the supplier. There was also an assortment of blue and green bottles with very distinctive corrugated surfaces. Illiterate or blind, you'd know the contents are POISON.

December 05, 2010 11:04 AM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Good morning Village!

Stoney, I love the small, family run auctions and estate sales held frequently in my neighborhood. One "box lot" I bought for a couple of dollars for the old atlases in it yielded a leather case with small glass-stoppered bottles half full of dark liquid. Upon closer inspection the faded, spidery script revealed, "arsenic, cyanide, calomel, mercury and laudanum. I gave the case to my Internist on my next visit and he remarked "Ah, something no doctor worth his salt would be without."

RY, when I was in high school biology we did the standard petri dish culture experiment. We took the dishes to various spots in the school, opened them for 5 minutes and then observed what grew. The norm was for the boy's locker room or the wrestling team's practice room to yield the highest and most varied forms of bacteria. Our class had unanimous results, the cafeteria won that year.

SF, you're on a roll! It was nice to wake up with a laughter. :)

I can't believe I missed YESTERDAY'S topic! {{laughing}}

December 05, 2010 12:06 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Sometimes that perilous journey from the attic loaded down like a Sherpa seems like a million miles but when the lights go up...ecstasy it's Showtime!

December 05, 2010 12:59 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

The thing I find amazing is the variety of life.  Arsenic-based photosynthesis, iron-eaters, etc.  The iron-eaters caused problems in large computer centers that used circulating water to cool mainframes.  After a couple of years, the iron-eaters would develop.  They either added some chemicals to kill that bacteria which did not work well long run or used an ultraviolet system that killed the bacteria and worked long term.  From somewhere a bacteria was found that could eat petroleum.  It is used to clean out oil tankers after they make a delivery.  If memory serves me correctly, it was an Israeli biologist who discovered it.  And they have found sulfur-eating bacteria near areas at the bottom of the ocean where lava flows.  The water gets heavily saturated with hydrogen sulfide; the two mix to form sulfuric acid.  I think it is a miracle how life evolves...

December 05, 2010 1:40 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Hazel- I guess someone must have actually used the bottle improperly prompting the warning. Really makes you wonder what was done, by whom, and who complained loud enough and to the right person (perhaps the bottle police?) to garner such an embossed warning.

I lived briefly on the wild side the other day, I ripped a tag off a mattress, risking life, limb, and possible long term incarceration (according to the tag). A regular James Dean of warning tag rippers.

I guess if I were to get caught, I imagine it might be by the same police that issued the bottle warning.

December 05, 2010 1:44 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

You think that's bad? I removed my credit card verry slowly from the gas pump... and laughed.

 


December 05, 2010 2:13 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Stoney I once put my credit card into a European ATM strip side up and it Ate. My. Card. I barely got away with my life. ;)

December 05, 2010 2:28 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Ummgawa~ Just for the laugh, I did take that bottle to my Doctor with a urine sample (Insisted they decanted it & gave me the bottle back) They took a photo of it.

December 05, 2010 2:31 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Ya'll be trippin'- crayza!  ;>)

December 05, 2010 2:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Ummgawa, just wondering: Do you suppose it would be legal to recycle mattress tags?

December 05, 2010 2:44 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

On a dare peed on an electric fence.

December 05, 2010 2:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

TT, did the same once...out of curiosity (We didn't have much for entertainment there in Hanging Dog NC. (For Christmas we'd always get something to wear and something to play with...usually a pair of overalls with the bottom of the right pocket cut out.)

December 05, 2010 2:59 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Gerorge Hall!!!!!!~ Ha ha ha .... What if you were left handed?

December 05, 2010 3:02 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

GH- boys and their toys and their games of pocket pool, sport of kings.

December 05, 2010 3:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Hazel, dexterity, my dear...dexterity.

December 05, 2010 3:46 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Hazel- they were so poor, they'd have to wear em backwards if they were left handed. And besides, cutting a hole in the left pocket cost more money.

December 05, 2010 3:49 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Uphill, both ways.

In the snow.

December 05, 2010 4:28 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


A religious fundamentalist has been calling early: 7:30AM and late: 10:15PM, working to convince us that we need to adopt a family.
It isn't clear what his chances would have been had he chosen differently: the people he picked probably need help just so the half  not in prison can visit the half that is.
I tried everything negative short of serious profanity and couldn't shake the guy.
Then, seeing him come up on the TV caller ID as the phone rang, it seemed time for something creative so, in a softly accented but semi-polite Eastern European voice:
"Thank you for calling USA Prime Credit. My name is Peg-gy."
He hung up but tried again immediately... same result.
Then, I correctly guessed he was using his cell and hit him with it again.
It has been several days and though we don't have or wish to have a Discover card, it is hard not to be grateful for a mind-numbing little attack on the sanity of unwanted callers that sends them running for cover.
It's a beautiful thing.

December 05, 2010 4:47 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Tommy Typical~  I had 3 younger brothers who got into all sorts of adventures, but none of them told me if peeing on an electric fence gives you a buzzzzzz - does it?

December 05, 2010 4:49 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

And would pee on an electic fence generate bacteria that are a potential new life form?

December 05, 2010 4:57 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Stoney, too good!

December 05, 2010 5:01 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Haze- Put it this way. Banned at Gitmo. Gotta ask since my sister brings up my escapades- what is the most egregious brotherly behavior inflicted on you? I get guilted when I see her. Rightfully so. Naughty is not nice but snakes, snails puppy dog tails DNA I reckon or Space germs.

December 05, 2010 5:05 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

A pheasant hunting cousin peed on the junction box, lost his gun and his feet.I, of course, kept his secret.  

December 05, 2010 5:14 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Tommy Typical~ Since you ask, I had a real problem with my brothers on the How High Can You Pee Up The Garage Wall contest.

December 05, 2010 5:27 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

TommyT, worst brotherly prank; shutting me into a hardside suitcase and sliding it down the stairs.

December 05, 2010 5:27 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

AND, Tommy, I checked out your 'egregious' - & little brothers are experts.

December 05, 2010 5:53 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Guys- it is brotherly love just to toughen you up for life's future challenges.

December 05, 2010 5:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Hazel, where was Betty Johnson when you needed her?
 
My mother taught school at a one-room, seven grade, 20 student school during the BIG WAR (WWII). A small group lead by Clyde Martin had been on recess break. My mother had seen them out behind the school house and figured they were up to no good. When recess was over she asked Clyde what they had been up to. He answerd "we was seeing who could pee the highest up on the school house and Betty Johnson pinched her little ol' flat 'pee-pee' (I"m trying to keep this on a high plane) and pissed higher than any of us!"

December 05, 2010 5:54 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Jax- that is funny- glad you survived.

December 05, 2010 5:57 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Haze- some things are about wiring and some things are plumbing issues.

December 05, 2010 6:00 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Stoney- you are a discrete man- a trait needed at the Pentagon these days.

December 05, 2010 6:04 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Turnabout is fair play. Worst sister pranks?

December 05, 2010 6:10 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

BTW, Betty always told us her daddy had made her a pair of gold wings and they were hidden in the top of a whitepine tree in her yard so we believed she could do anything.

December 05, 2010 6:22 PM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

So where is KSS? Haven't seen him here for a long time

Does the US have something like a Do-Not-call list? It's a government agency and if you register with it, technically, telemarketers aren't allowed to call you. I found I didn't have to (Stoney 4.28.....haha!! ) ...because......


When I first came, I was inundated with these calls, very often with an Indian accent, obviously stationed in India but trained to talk about Aussie interests including Australian Rules (sports) or celebrities or topical news....they even greet you with a "Gday mate!". After a while, I answered in Mandarin, and "attempted" some broken English...after a couple of times like this, I must have been marked with "DO NOT CALL, CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH"......I've never had problems after this

December 05, 2010 6:36 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

Spring Fragrance: Yes, the US has a Federal No Call List.  The telemarketers have several ways to get around it: "But you are one of our customers" is the one they like most.  The other is that charities and political organizations soliciting contributions don't count.  So, a charity will hire a telemarketer who gets 70-80% or more, but the remainder is a fair chunk of cash.  Infuriating.
Stoney: That is one of the funniest I've heard in a while.  God, that's as bad as having a Jehovah's Witness decide you are ripe for conversion.  A friend of mine who was quick on his feet and very imaginative used to take on telemarketers (this was pre-No Call).  "Dance lessons?  Do you have ramps?  I've been in a wheelchair since the accident."  And so forth.

December 05, 2010 6:45 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I had worked on my pony tail for several years and my sister bought some clippers and told me she knew how to use them. I brought her a Foghat album and said make me look like (the late) Lonesome Dave,the best set of pipes from Brixton, South London. She butchered me and I had a date that night with a girl who loved my locks. It was so bad I ended up cutting it all off. I forgave her but it took a while. I remember sitting on the ground next to my motorcycle crying.  

December 05, 2010 7:09 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Awwwww Tommy, that's sad. :( Now if she'd shaved a smiley face in the back it might have been funny for a few seconds.

I used to have fun thinking up things to say to telemarketers. If they asked to speak of to the lady of the house I 'd huskily pretend to be whispering to a man "it's for your wife, what should I say?"

or: "I'm so glad you called! I really need someone to talk to right now, I'm 'bout suicidal."

or the Never Fails: "First let me tell that God said you were gonna call and He also told me where you live." *click*

In the OLD days, if you didn't hang up they couldn't call anyone else (till the connection was broken allowing a new one) so you could just put the phone down and wander away.

December 05, 2010 7:15 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I have a good friend that tells telemarketers (when they ask for him) that he is disceased.

I usually, when a telemarketer calls, asking for "the man of the house" I usually say "she'll be home on an hour"

December 05, 2010 7:16 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Poor grammer...sheesh.

December 05, 2010 7:37 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I try to sell them something. Click.

December 05, 2010 7:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Yes. I'm so glad you called. You sound like an entrepreneurial type person. I've got the inside track  on a cutting edge development using goat entrails. I can get you in at the introductory price of $14 dollars a share. Whadda ya think?

December 05, 2010 7:50 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

George, count me in, but only if you blow them up like a baloonwith helium and float them on a string.

December 05, 2010 7:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

We can do that...but for you the price is only #7.00. Whadaya think?

December 05, 2010 7:57 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

I'll take 3 spleens, a kidney and a gg (goat gizzard) to go please.

December 05, 2010 8:03 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

It's not arsenic-eating bacteria, but here's an interesting TED talk on why our grandkids may be eating bugs instead of meat. Part of it IS about how we share bacteria/viruses with some of our meat sources. Still sounds better than Soylent Green. I'm glad I'll probably have time to enjoy a few more very rare Filet Mignons before I shuffle off.
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects.html

December 05, 2010 8:46 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

JaxZ- I must have been living a sheltered life because this is the first time I've heard of TED. You can bet I've researched it in the last few  minute though
...interesting BLOG/organization. I learned something today! Ya-a-a-a!

December 05, 2010 9:14 PM
Sweater_and_a_stogie 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Regardless of whatever stuff you are made of- "You can be at ease only with those people to whom you can say any damn fool thing that comes into your head"

December 05, 2010 9:16 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Oh George you are going to love TED! It doesn't matter what tickeles your fancy or interests, they have a knowledgeable interesting person who's spoken on it. they're short and snappy (not allowed over 20 minutes, minis are shorter), but strong on facts and solid research. And topics are cross referenced so it's easy to find something tailored to your interests. Sometimes I just hit random ones for fun. If you find you like them I'll share my list of favorites with you. ;)

All of you teach me something eveytime I drop in!

December 05, 2010 9:37 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

they say a duck quack does not echo

December 05, 2010 9:56 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

There ya go.

December 05, 2010 10:04 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

TT-Your 9:14 post...so profoundly true. That's what came into my head. Thanks for the quote, sir.
 

December 05, 2010 10:18 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

STONEY:  My whole Family enjoys the Celebration every year since ... Even during Prohibition we were making our own Ceremonial Wines out in the Barn ...  Some Family Members still make their own stuff ... a matter of Tradition more than anything else ... and it is always good to have a Bottle of Schliwowicz hidden in a Sideboard, for medicinal Purposes, Right next to the pot you make Chicken Soup in ...
 
The Book Says ... " ... Give Strong Drink To Him That Is Wandering Around Confused ... Let Him Drink, and Remember His Troubles No More ..."
 
Make Complete Sense To Me !!!

December 05, 2010 10:40 PM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

Hello to all. I actually popped up a few days ago here when this microbe's discovery was first announced. Sorry to have kept so low a profile since October, since which time it felt as if a karmic scold had been placed on me: cars, computers, pipes and lightbulbs requiring repeated fixing and replacement beyond any measure I have ever experienced.

Surely of all places on the planet for a very-strange-indeed new life form to first declare itself, no place could be better suited than the venue of Mono Lake. Among all the clutter at my house crying out for the services of a Certified Professional Organizer is a thick set of Mono Lake pictures from my several visits there. It looks not of this earth----gooey, craven, viscid and viscous. One look at it and you just know that its ecology is intrinsically whacked out. I hesitate to launch into a big description of the place because Mark Twain did so much better a job of it.

I would like to see the original paper in the journal Science, but my understanding is that sequences of its varied proteins lack homology with ANY known life form.

December 05, 2010 10:47 PM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

We get telemarkets to the office too...We usually tell them the guy's dead. At other times, we give them the telephone number of the cemetary.
Jazx...I love the one about God ...hahaha!! I wish and wish and wish for a telemarketer to call me today....
 
This is my client - wife tried to kill him by feeding him crushed glass.
 
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/glass-shards-in-hubbys-cut-lunch/story-e6freuy9-1111117593983
 

December 05, 2010 11:38 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Suffice it to say, when you're putting broken glass in your husband's sandwiches, you've definitely come to a crossroads of sorts in your relationship.

December 06, 2010 12:06 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Hey!! Good to see you again KSS!! You sure you dont have another life form squatting in your abode?
 
Ummgawa..I would say that is transparently clear. I was once in a police station reporting on a matter when I heard a man in the next room trying to convince the constable his wife was trying to poison him with arsenic; said it was in the sugar. The constable told him unless he got really sick or died there wasnt a crime (....lol....). This went on for quite a while and I was very tempted to walk over next door and suggest to the guy he should make a big show of making tea/coffee for his wife ...with sugar ...and see what happens.

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