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Monday, April 30, 2007

David Ball Signs With The Bears

Former University of New Hampshire receiver, Spaulding High School graduate and Orange Vermont native David Ball has an NFL Home. Ball has signed a deal that will make him a member of the Chicago Bears.

David Ball Signs With The Bears

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sex Doll for Dogs....really!

Are you constantly having to pry your promiscuous pooch off the legs of guests, parents and members of your church? Protect your leg from a hump attack by getting old Cooter a Hotdoll!
I loved one of the posts..."Is it dishwasher safe?"

Wild Stoat on a Motorbike

This is some rather odd taxidermy for sale...but I think I like it. Christmas is coming....(hint,hint!) As best I can guess a Stoat is some kind of Brittish weasel...a Tory perhaps?
There are some other intereating items here as well...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

For N.F.L. Draft, the Biggest (XXXXXXL) Sleeper

On the edge of the Texas Gulf is a 370-pound football player who can execute a perfect forward flip. When he lands, the ground trembles. Thomas is as close as modern football can come to an old-fashioned sleeper. In the past two years, his only playing experience was at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. He played in two games, both losses. Football teams everywhere are filled with big men, but many of them can barely move. Thomas has run the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, faster than some N.F.L. tight ends.

For N.F.L. Draft, the Biggest (XXXXXXL) Sleeper - New York Times

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Street Drum Solo

These are some pretty awesome performers from Chicago. Maybe they could come entertain us on Church Street this summer....

Monday, April 23, 2007

Isn’t “Affordability Tour” Really An Oxymoron

This past Friday, we were discussing the Vermont Leadership Institute’s latest fundraising brainstorm: a closed raffle for a new Prius, 1000 tickets maximum, $100 a piece. And we were lamenting the fact that even with those sweet odds, it’s a relatively short list in Vermont who could afford to get in on the fun.

Well, let’s not forget one name on that list: Jim Douglas.

This is a week old, but it still got me going...

Isn’t “Affordability Tour” Really An Oxymoron

Woman Arrested with .47 Blood Alcohol Level

Seattle, WA (KIRO-TV) - The Washington State Patrol says 54-year-old Deana Jarrett was arrested Thursday afternoon for being an imminent threat to public safety after she was arrested with a blood-alcohol level of .47 last week.

Woman Arrested with .47 Blood Alcohol Level

...it's amazing she was even conscious! But, it's ok...because it's legal!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Brandon Wirtz is the Greatest Living American

If you've been following this story, Colbert is getting folks to participate in a "Google Bomb" campaign. This dude has launched a counter-insurgency. My hats off to a Great Living American! I wish him the best of luck in his endeavor and encourage you to post a link....

Brandon Wirtz is the Greatest Living American: "Stephen Colbert is out to steal my thunder as Greatest Living American. So I'm actively going to try and Foil Him. I may not have his legions of people, but this is about SEO, and his followers don't have my friends Google Rank.
I may not be qualified to be the Greatest… but I am a Great Living American, and that is not that far off of Greatest Living American. Even if I can be in the top 10 links, I think that should be worth something."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Two Reasons Why Royalty Decision Sucks

Don't get me started on what a good old boy club decision this one was...anything to preserve the status quo while the little guy gets squeezed out. One could argue the politics of capitalism, but the fact is the artists who create the product (ie, the industry) make the least. I'm an ASCAP member, and I'm all for protecting my rights as an artist. Its not up to me to protect the wallets of the people who have been ilking us for years....... Read on!

Two Reasons Why Royalty Decision Sucks

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Getting Things Done In 60 Seconds

I read this post because I generally respect only a few people I've come across on the web. Mike Elgan is one of them. (I highly recommend his newsletter if you like geeky computer stuff).
This isn''t really the sort of thing I use as my mantra, but I took 60 seconds to check it out. It's solid advice...not rocket science, but solid advice none the less. The guy who wrote the book seems to be your typical "rah-rah" type, but amazingly I've found these guys to have some great concepts under all the slick sales crap! I'm mean come on...who couldn't be more organized?

Getting Things Done In 60 Seconds

Ask Google...

Have you ever been confused by conflicting reports coming from the "Un-Evil" folks at Google? Well this custom search will help you sort out what is really going on at what has become the world's third largest target to bitch about. It must be tough holding down the top 3 with Microsoft and Apple doing such a good job....

Ask Google

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pieces of Titanic Transformed Into Luxury Watches

Steel and coal from the Titanic have been transformed into a new line of luxury wristwatches that claim to capture the essence of the legendary oceanliner which sank in 1912.

Pieces of Titanic Transformed Into Luxury Watches

High Taxes Deter Plant Expansion In Vermont

Business at Weidmann Electrical Technology in St. Johnsbury is booming. So much, the company is looking to expand its operations.

But that expansion will not take place in Vermont....

High Taxes Deter Plant Expansion In Vermont
This is the price we pay for wanting to regulate and tax everything to death in the name of being green. I'm sure there are hippies across Vermont jumping up and down in their bierkenstocks proclaiming victory...That's great, but tell that to the guy in the Kingdom who can't find a decent job!

150+ brave weather to March For Livable Wages!

Calling for livable wages and public policies that produce real family supporting jobs, over over one-hundred and fifty community members with representatives of over a twenty different local unions march and rallied thoughout Burlington on Saturday.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A List of Company Names With Their Name Origins Explained

I came across this Wiki while surfing and reading tech articles. It's very often not some huge think tank that comes up with these names. Often it's just a logical or organic transition as a company grows and diversifies.

Great Brittish Comedy From the BBC

These hillarious clips are from a show in England called "Berry and Fulcher's Snuff Box". They are really funny but contain a fair amount of adult content (They show that on TV over there?) and some references that you may not get at all. Overall...prepare to bust a gut laughing......I did!

BBC - Comedy - Watch Clips

Hydrogen Car Hits the Market

A company called Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies introduced a retail version of their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle today.....sort of. The company builds hydrogen fuel cells for RC cars. While small in scale, the system lengthens the users drie time from 15 minutes to 60-70 minutes. A substantial increase in efficiency. Now scale that (no pun intended) to a full size vehicle and imagine the savings and environmental friendliness...

Go small or go home

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

10 of the Greatest Potheads

Check out this collection of all time great movie stoners....video clips are included!

10 of the Greatest Potheads

"Why do you have to be such a dick?"...Heheheheeee

Ford Announces Hydrogen-Electric Plug-in Hybrid

Ford and Airstream have partnered to build this hybrid prototype. There's no doubt which part of this project Airstream contributed, but the interesting part is this partnering of technologies. If it had its own solar charging station for the home it would have a negligible carbon footprint. Wouldn't that put a smile on the faces of Al Gore and all the Birkenstocks in Montpelier!

If you haven't noticed, I find the fact that we are openly discussing and building these new alternatives to petro-transportation, a mezmerizing one. From someone who grew up in the Hoffa-esque era of Detroit mentality, I am amazed that the auto industry is attempting to embrace new technology instead of calling Cousin Guido to "snuff it out" before it gets off the ground. Perhaps the whole drive for fuel efficiency and environmental concerns, coupled with the need to reduce foreign dependencce has finally reached critical mass. What I see now is the auto industry is trying to shape the future of energy and cash in on it. They aren't really relinqueshing control, they are just trying to reinvent the game and increase the bottom line. All the time looking like the hero.....Of course these are the same folks that berought us the K-car.

Ford Announces Hydrogen-Electric Plug-in Hybrid

This would work in Vermont...

I think this would be an effective technique for law enforcement in Vermont to use. I'm sure that a jury that saw this on video would have no trouble handing down a DUI conviction. Even the alleged liberal judges we have might have difficulty handing out a "reduced to nothing" sentence....and wouldn't Bill O'reilly be proud that we've taken such a no nonsense approach! I would imagine this law enforcement technique could be especially useful in places like Hardwick, Milton or any other "hotspots" in Vermont you can imagine...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Automakers Challenge Vermont Emissions Law

BURLINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - The U.S. auto industry challenges Vermont in court on Tuesday, trying to block efforts by 10 states adopting stricter limits on vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide, a main greenhouse gas. Automakers have also sued California and Rhode Island, but the Vermont case starting on Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Burlington is the first to go to trial. Vermont, with a record of environmental measures and known for its rural beauty, is one of ten states adopting standards that are tougher than federal rules.

Automakers Challenge Vermont Emissions Law

And if Vermont wins, we'll all be paying more to have our vehicles emission tested and inspected while trucks and buses spew out more greenhouse gases than thousands of cars. A nice thought from the perspective of political correctness, but it's really like sticking your finger into an extremely large dam. Nonetheless, one has to err on the side of cleaner air.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Electric motorcycle smashes records

At a drag race in Chandler, Ariz., the bike completed a quarter mile in 8.168 seconds, breaking the six-year-old record of 8.801 held by Dennis Berube with an electric car for more than six years. The bike cranked it up to 155.87 miles an hour. Even more impressive, it hit this level of performance twice, on April 3 and April 4.

Electric motorcycle smashes records

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wrightspeed's X1 Electric Supercar Sparks Hybrid Dreams

SAN FRANCISCO -- A year after introducing the X1 pure-electric car prototype that blows away Ferraris in drag races, startup company Wrightspeed is seeking investment for plans to morph its demo model into a superfast production hybrid.

Wrightspeed's X1 Electric Supercar Sparks Hybrid Dreams -

Record-setting Vermont WR must break 4.5 40 to get a look

What bothers Spaulding High School alumnus David Ball is that he still looks so ordinary. He thought it would be different. For now, though, 20 yards is his enemy. In his mind, the last 20 yards of that 40-yard dash are denying him NFL acceptance. His first 20 yards project to a 4.4 or less. But the last 20 are ordinary. And he's not sure he has time before the draft...

Paul Attner - SportingNews

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Keith Richards: "I snorted my father"

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said in an interview published on Tuesday that he once snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.
Richards, 63, whose fondness for drugs has been openly acknowledged for decades, was quoted by British music magazine NME as saying his unusual experiment with paternally enhanced cocaine came after his father's death five years ago.

Read the Story Here!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Perfect Vermont Ice Fishing Rig

The SnoBear is a fully equipped fish house that can be driven along the ice on tracks and skis. It lowers itself at the flip of a switch, and built-in power drills cut as many as six fishing holes into the lake's surface.The vehicles, which cost from $33,000 to $50,000, can be customized with anything from satellite TV to GPS-enabled fish-tracking devices. They also come equipped with escape hatches, just in case.

This seems like a perfect Vermont vehicle....I could see myself cruising around Lake Champlain in one of these bad boys! It would seem the real Vermonters would thumb their noses at such a fancy shanty..."Musta been invented by a flat-lander.