Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Yesterday the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was Rickrolled in what people are calling the ultimate Rickroll. I found this is kind of amusing because I have been Rickrolled before, check it out. Click here to see what Rickroll is. courtesy of http://www.joeydevilla.com/
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
2. Helio's legal prospects do not look good. There's no way to sugar coat this, because you know The Captain would rather go to Indy with a two-time winner driving his car, but if he believes Helio isn't going to be available then it leads to wondering about what Team Penske knows.
courtesy of http://www.mynameisirl.com/
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The report by the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit into an incident in January applauded the decision-making of the pilot and the cockpit skills of the flight attendant, who stepped into the co-pilot's seat for the emergency diversion to Shannon Airport in western Ireland.
None of the 146 passengers or other nine crew members on board the Boeing 767 bound from Toronto to London was injured after the 58-year-old co-pilot had to be removed by attendants and sedated by two doctors on board.
The report did not identify any of the Air Canada crew by name. Nor did it specify the psychiatric diagnosis for the co-pilot, who was hospitalized for 11 days in Irish mental wards before being flown by air ambulance back to Canada.
It said the co-pilot was a licensed veteran with more than 6,500 hours' flying time, about half on board Boeing 767s, and had recently passed a medical examination.
But it said the pilot noticed immediately that his co-pilot was not in good professional shape on the day of the flight, arriving late to the cockpit after all the safety checks and paperwork had been completed. He reported that the co-pilot's behavior worsened once they were airborne, and the co-pilot advised him to take a lengthy break for naps and a meal.
As the aircraft reached the middle of the Atlantic, the report said, the co-pilot began talking in a "rambling and disjointed" manner, took another nap, and then refused to buckle his seat belt or observe other safety procedures when he returned to the cockpit.
The pilot concluded that his colleague was now so "belligerent and uncooperative" that he couldn't do his job.
The report said the pilot summoned several flight attendants to remove the co-pilot from the cockpit, and one flight attendant suffered an injured wrist in the struggle. Doctors from Britain and Canada on board determined that the co-pilot was confused and disoriented.
The report did not mention how the co-pilot was restrained. Departing passengers at the time said his arms and legs had been tied up to keep him under control.
The pilot then asked flight attendants to find out if any passenger was a qualified pilot. When none was found, one stewardess admitted she held a current commercial pilot's license but said her license for reading cockpit instruments had expired.
"The flight attendant provided useful assistance to the commander, who remarked in a statement to the investigation that she was `not out of place' while occupying the right-hand seat," the report said.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
There were reports of a meteor crashing to Earth the other night in Alberta. A giant ball of fire falling from the sky. What was it? A shooting Star? A meteor? Experts claim it was an asteroid from outer space breaking up upon reentry into our atmosphere.
I happen to know the truth ... it was that tool bag lost in space earlier in the week by the two astroNOTS doing repairs on the International Space Station. Mystery solved!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
When people ask me something that can be answered by a simple Google search, I usually send them to http://fuckinggoogleit.com/. Unfortunately, that site is a little crude for the delicate amongst us and those you have to be politically correct with.
Now we have a hilarious solution that can be shared with your grandmother. It's called Let Me Google That For You and here it is in action.
courtesy of http://www.mikeboon.com/
Enjoy it while it lasts....
The bag count now stands at 39 bags with more leaves still left on the trees. The only consolation is that leaf season officially ends when enough snow falls to cover it all up.This shot was taken this morning ... Hello winter! ... Goodbye Fall!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Check this out:
Seventeen years ago, Ken Imhoff watched Cannonball Run and became so enamored with the Lamborghini Countach in the film, he hand-built his own, in his basement. Ken designed and fabricated his own tig-welded frame, installed a thoroughly massaged 351 cubic inch V8 with a ZF-25 5-speed transmission, hand-formed the aluminum body over a meticulously measured and accurate body form, and finished it all off in a beautiful metallic gray. It took Ken 10 years to complete the project, and the results — as you can see — are amazing.
Ken went into the project fully aware of the problem of a getting the car out of his basement — it was your classic ship-in-a-bottle project problem. When the faux Lambo was complete, he actually hired a contractor to knock out a part of the basement wall, build an earthen ramp, and then drag the car out of its subterranean workshop.pictures and story courtesy of http://www.geekologie.com
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This poster is from Shepard Fairey and was available from Obey Giant.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Overnight, gas prices fell 6.7 cents on average. If you're filling up today, you'll pay around 85 cents a litre across the GTA, the lowest price since February 2007 when the average was 83.8 cents a litre.
When oil spiked at a record US$147 last July, gasoline was in the $1.40-a-litre range.
But as fuel watchdog and MP Dan McTeague predicted, the collapse of crude oil prices was inevitable after being driven up by speculators. It was selling at US$63.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Monday.
"The proverbial bubble has burst in futures commodities markets.as predicted by this Member of Parliament back in April," McTeague noted. "The price now has nowhere to go but down. There is no demand."
He expects the price will float around the 80 cents-a-litre mark for the next few months.