Tuesday, December 20, 2005

And the Hits just keep on coming....

Human Stupidity, Corruption, and Destruction brought on by Nature. Are we having fun or what?...

Culled from this week’s Headlines:

  • Some People have too much time on their hands:
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - With the help of his kids and neighbors, Billy Ray Powers built more than just a snowman _ they've dubbed his 16-plus-foot-tall creation "Snowzilla." After using up all the snow in the family's yard, they turned to neighbors' yards and carried buckets on sleds. They hand-packed the snowman like an ice-cream cone. "It's solid ice," he said. "I put the arms in with my power drill." It took a month to complete the project. It was too big to use buttons for its eyes, so Snowzilla gazes over the neighborhood from beer bottles. Yes, and you too should be drunk to either attempt or view stupidity such as this!
  • The Truth is so bittersweet:
    LONDON - Barbie, beware. The iconic plastic doll is often mutilated at the hands of young girls, according to research published Monday by British academics. "The girls we spoke to see Barbie torture as a legitimate play activity, and see the torture as a 'cool' activity," said Agnes Nairn, one of the University of Bath researchers. "The types of mutilation are varied and creative, and range from removing the hair to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving." Researchers from the university's marketing and psychology departments questioned 100 children about their attitudes to a range of products as part of a study on branding. They found Barbie provoked the strongest reaction, with youngsters reporting "rejection, hatred and violence," Nairn said. "The meaning of 'Barbie' went beyond an expressed antipathy; actual physical violence and torture towards the doll was repeatedly reported, quite gleefully, across age, school and gender," she said. Have you mutilated your Barbie today?
  • When are we gonna meet the CHUD’s??:
    SYDNEY, Australia - A powerful earthquake rocked the seabed Tuesday between the Pacific island groups of Micronesia and Guam, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warning that the quake could have generated a tsunami. The 6.2-magnitude quake, four miles below the seabed, was centered 265 miles northeast of Yap in Micronesia and 270 miles west-southwest of Hagatna, Guam, the agency reported. There have been a string of quakes in recent weeks in the south Pacific region, including in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
    I Have a mission for you....Someone, please, find out how many earthquakes there have been this year, and where, and let me know!
  • I Keep telling you, The Earth is systematically removing us. I Love this planet:
    BANGKOK, Thailand - Troops in southern Thailand struggled through mountains of mud Tuesday in an effort to reach thousands stranded by floods and landslides that have killed at least 35 people. Late Monday, 60 soldiers reached a village in Yala province where 2,000 people had been stranded for three days without food, said Samrerng Wongmuneeworn of the Yala disaster prevention center. He said the landslide in Tanoh Buteh killed one man and damaged about 50 homes. The government has declared nine southern provinces disaster zones after two weeks of heavy rains left much of the area under water or buried in mud.
  • We’ll find the secrets of the universe Somewhere, dammit. We may never get history right, but we’ll find it!: CHICAGO - An excavation project on the Syrian-Iraqi border has uncovered an ancient settlement wiped out by invaders 5,500 years ago. Discovered in northeastern Syria, the ruined city of Hamoukar appears to have been a large city by 4,500 B.C., said archaeologists Clemens Reichel and Salam al-Quntar, who co-directed Syrian-American excavations on the site. They said Hamoukar was a flourishing urban center at a time when cities were thought to be relegated hundreds of miles to the south. Scholars had long believed that urbanized societies started and were isolated in Uruk, in southern Mesopotamia. But excavations that started in 1999 at Hamoukar and at other sites in central Syria led to new ideas about the how urban culture spread in the region. Ancient Mesopotamia was a region that includes Iraq and parts of Syria.


At 11:13 AM, Blogger AngryMan said...

Why in God's name would someone who lives in Alaska spend his winter in the snow? Is he trying to commit suicide?

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Ginny said...

I used to cut off my barbies hair. I'd get the barbie with the longest hair, go straight home, and cut all of it off. Then I'd throw her in the bucket with the rest of the hairless barbies.

Eventually my mom quit buying them for me because of it. I never played with dolls much.

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

What is it bout th image of a buckit fulla hairless Barbies that seems so ... macabre?

Got it! Tslike Barbie joins th Manson Famly!


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