Saturday, June 19, 2010


Suicide Food: Nikol Baking Dish

Pretty funny site I had to submit this picture to.

The good thing is that the BBQ place where I took the picture is now out of business.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Danish BarBQue

This pic was sent to me recently from a friend in Denmark. She was mainly excited about the fact that she could fix a meal outside as they have been having a pretty bad winter.


Now, the grill is pretty cool, but…. those hot dog buns! 


I want to either buy some or at least figure out how to core the center of a baguette.   This will be the only time I will ever adhere to the policy of “Drill, Baby Drill”

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Let's not have a civil discussion, shall we?

Day of Prayer; the wrong kind joining civility statement?

Uncivil for church leader to remove his name from civility statement?

A leader of one of America's largest Christian denominations wants his name removed from a statement calling for a more civil national discourse. Why? Too many of the wrong sort of Christians have signed the statement.

"The problem is the tent that has grown so large on the signatures of this that they are including people who are supportive of gay marriage and abortion rights," explained a spokesman for George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, the nation's second largest Pentecostal group.

This boggles my mind.   Is he saying that he doesn't want a civil discussion because people that don't believe like him can discuss something he doesn't believe in ?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Smartest thing I've seen in quite a while

Normally I don't think a thing about Stock Market analysts.  Mostly because they have proven themselves to be inaccurate and corrupt.  This guy is smart. And funny. And, did I say he is really smart?

What Can the Market Tell Us About Surprise Fed Action?

By Barry Ritholtz - February 19th, 2010, 7:15AM

As noted yesterday and earlier this morning, the surprise Fed discount rate hike has everyone guessing as to the motivations:

• Response to political pressures;

• Proof the Economy is improving;

• Inevitable ending of extraordinary accomodation;

This will be debated for a while, but the US markets will cast its verdict shortly.

Usually, I consider day to day market action nothing but noise. The exceptions come when there is an unexpected action that was not anticipated or discounted by traders.

Hence, there might be some message to be discerned if we: 1) gap down hard, then trade lower all day, closing at lows; b) gap down hard, struggle back near flat; iii) something else entirely.

The caveat is we should be reluctant to read too much into the knee-jerk reactions of millions hyperactive, adrenal-charged traders and increasingly, algo driven boxes.

Algo egos?

Friday, February 12, 2010

If it's cold in the water, just go for a walk.

Pythons in Everglades: Cold snap kills pythons and other invasive species -

Cold snap killed many pythons in Everglades

Pythons, iguanas, non-native fish died in January freeze

Walking catfish
A walking catfish peers out of a tube in it's tank at the headquarters of the non-native
research lab for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
(JOHN L. WHITE, Sun Sentinel / September 27, 2000

Glad that half of the Python population bit it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cloned Cars?

Image from zackaholic

Did you know that you can clone a car? 

Sounds weird but it's a pretty good racket that's being shut down.

South Florida law enforcement involved in “Operation Roadrunner” recovered approximately 250 cloned, stolen vehicles across the U.S. and expressed their belief that had NMVTIS been fully implemented, much of this criminal activity would have been prevented. In this multistate investigation, it was discovered that a criminal enterprise based in South Florida was stealing vehicles and replacing the VINs on the stolen vehicles with VINs removed from other vehicles of the same make, model, and year. These “cloned” vehicles were then used for criminal purposes or sold to unsuspecting consumers. Because the stolen cars and their fraudulent title paperwork displayed legitimate VINs taken from other automobiles (i.e., they were “clones”), consumers, state's motor vehicle titling agencies, and law enforcement could not detect the vehicles' true
stolen status. The criminal enterprise that was taken down in this investigation was linked to many other types of criminal activity, including major violent crimes. Read more about cloning at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Duh... I wonder why people don't trust politicians?

From Gary Fineout’s The Fine Print blog:

Villalobos State Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, is giving up.

For the last several years Villalobos has tried to push a bill through the Florida Legislature that would have required those who appear before legislative committees to swear to tell the truth.

The legislation was an outgrowth of the contentious 2003 series of special sessions on medical malpractice where the Florida Senate eventually decided to place several officials – including the head of the state’s main malpractice insurer – under oath. Villalobos concluded that the testimony before legislators would change dramatically if everyone who testifies would be put on notice that they could be charged with a crime if they lie. His bill was primarily directed at lobbyists since it exempted legislators from the requirement.

But Villalobos legislation has constantly gotten bogged down. Last year House leaders refused to move his bill beyond one committee.

So Villalobos has decided he won’t file the bill again during his final session.

“I’ve never gotten traction,” said Villalobos.

Villalobos said his inability to get the legislation seriously considered sends a message that lying in the halls of the Florida Legislature is no big deal.

“It says people can go to the Capitol and lie and nothing will happen to them,” said Villalobos.

Welcome, and why are you here?

I'm sure you have better things to do.