Wednesday, November 30, 2005

He's Back..........

Rob, AKA, Acidman of is back in the saddle after his trip to Sobriety School. I can appreciate that and wish him the best. He's one of the Big Dawgs in the Blog world. Glad he's home and doing well. The work has just begun, Rob. But it gets easier.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Strange Things in the Mail Today ............

Winter isn't even totally on us yet and I got 3 Seed Catalogs today. Weird. I never used to to get Garden stuff till after New Years.

You don't think they're sending these out so you can make Christmas orders do you?

"Oh Honey, just what I always wanted. German Johnson pink Tomato seeds!"

Naw, I'm not seeing that. You would have to be a hella-va-lot braver than me to try passing off anything from a Seed Catalog as a Christmas gift.

Death wish, Fellas. Don't even try it.

Same goes for buying Her anything from the Craftsman Tool Catalog. Resist the urge to do stupid.

After 27 years with the same woman, buying her a Sewing machine is ok. But ONLY, if that's what she asked for. No tools or appliances without a direct request.

Enough of that, I'm gonna go start getting an order together!
True Emergency Room Dialog.......

I was working Triage the other night when a young woman signed in and stated her complaint as "My Breasticles hurt".

No, Really.

Being the total professional I am ............ I immediately burst out laughing.

"Breasticle Pain". This is what makes my job so rewarding.
OK, This is Probably Geeky But.....

I got a real surprise tonight finding out - I've been Blogrolled! And it was by someone who is not even related to me!

Gymi - left a comment to my latest Cell Phone idea the other day. I followed it back to his Blog and found I'd been added to his Blogroll. Cool.

He's got a neat looking place there and if you're into motorcycles and such, you'd be well advised to check it out. He actually knows about things mechanical and such.

OK, like I said, this is probably not a big deal to anyone but me. But hey, it's a first.
The Beat Goes On. Colts Go to 11-0..........

That was an extremely ugly game. The Colts should have lost it just for having so many stupid personal fouls. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb. Hopefully, the Chowderheads have that crap out of their systems now.

Da' Bears are still rolling along on their 7 game win streak.

My Dream SuperBowl. Bears and Colts. Won't happen, but a Boy can dream, right?

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Intergalactic War?

Is there anything George W. Bush CAN"T do?

Not according to this Moonbat.

Yahoo News -

Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations.

(PRWEB) - OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with "ETs."

By "ETs," Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

OK, Maybe it's not something I'm particularly concerned about.

But I'm really not to worried about this becoming a major problem anytime soon.

Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."

Obviously, this Doofus, and former member of the Canadian Government, feels differently. OK, I can accept the fact that Our priorities aren't in line.

But why wasn't I surprised when He started this shit?

Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide." (Emphasis mine)

It's just not good enough to blame Bush for everything that's wrong on this Friggin' Planet. NO. Oh Hell No, this G**Damn Moonbat wants to start in with the whole Damn Galaxy.

Mr Hellyer goes on to blame President Bush "For the lack of acceptance among humans, for the Gay Alien Lifestyle" - OK. I made that part up.

But Shit, That's no weirder than being worried about our President starting an "Intergalactic War". This is just Batshit Crazy. Eh?

Here's my favorite part -

"Hellyer's speech ended with a standing ovation"

What kind of crazy Bastards were in that audience? OH, the kind who would elect a Moonbat like Hellyer.

I'm needing to get to bed as I've been working all night. So if this sounds sorta jumbled...... it probably is.

Friday, November 25, 2005

More Cell Phone Ideas..........

OK, It's been awhile since I unloaded on drivers who talk on the phone when they should be just driving. Now, this doesn't mean I haven't had any experiences avoiding these AssMonkeys lately.

Far from it.

It's getting harder and harder to drive anywhere without having to dodge some Doofus or Doofette, chattering on the phone when they should be focusing their limited intellectual prowess on ............... Friggin' Driving!

The only good thing about the cold weather setting in around here is that I'm not likely to be run over and killed on the motorcycle by some Chattering Nitwit for the next 3 months or so. I only have to dodge them in the car for now.

But I have an idea.

All cell phones should be equipped with a small chunk of C-4 embedded in them.
All vehicles should have a "You're being an Asshole" button mounted in an easily accessed point on the dash.

Whenever you're out on the publik highways and byways and some Cellphone Cretin is menacing your navigation, you push the button. BOOM!!! Problem solved.

You might think about being in front of them when you push the button though. Aww Shit. If you're stupid enough to push the button while you're behind them ....... You probably should for the rest of us.

Ok, being the good guy that I am, One instance of bad behavior is not enough to deploy the C-4 in a proper fashion. Make it a cumulative thing. Let's say ....... 10 or 20 hits on the counter. Then .................. BOOM!!

That still too harsh for you? How about this, after a certain number of hits on the counter, a nice electrical charge is dumped into your ear. OUCH!!

Hey, it works in dog training.

I'm sure piercings would add to the whole effect. And probably look cool at night. A couple of good jolts (escalating in intensity each time) should alert 'em to the fact that they may be getting close to ........ BOOM!!

Yeah, I know it's harsh. And having young Brittany's head blown off her shoulders while she's blabbering about some "Totally, hot guy who just passed me", may be traumatic to the fragile Psychological health of whatever Airhead she happens to be sharing this important info with. Tuff Shit.

"But what about the danger involved to other drivers when Brittany's headless corpse is left driving her Pontiac Sunfire in heavy traffic" You ask? - Darwin rules.

Granted, it would be a little messy at first. And yes, a few Dumbass Soccer Moms, (Headless, Dumbass, Soccer Moms BTW) would end up taking the little ones strapped in the back for a little unexpected ride.

"What about the children?" Hey, if their Mother was stupid enough to collect enough hits on the "Talk to Darwin line" of the cellphone ........... You don't that DNA in the genepool anyway.

"Gosh, Unk. That's awfully harsh of you. Endangering the lives of innocents like that?"

Excuse the shit out of me, but driving around with a friggin' phone stuck on your ear and your head up your ass is "Endangering the lives of innocents" now.

This idea, obviously in the developmental stages, came to me the other day while driving to work. Some Dickhead was Text Messaging while driving in bumper to bumper traffic. Total moron. I couldn't get far enough away from him fast enough.

Phones could be setup to differentiate between text messaging and regular cell use too. Text messaging would count double.

I NEVER carry a firearm with me because of people like that. I'd be afraid I'd use it on some Dickhead who desparately needs it.

Even though it would be a public service to remove these oxygen thieves from the planet ..... Some asshole would complain about it.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving from Yer Crazy Uncle....

Unk wishes each and both of you who read this crap a Happy Thanksgiving!

We here at the Official Crazy Uncle Command and Control Bunker will be giving thanks with whoever it is that shows up. I'm going to bed in a few after a long one in the ER. (Actually saved someone last night!)

Our Traditional "Alice's Restaurant" theme will be played this afternoon.


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Putting those Electrons Where They Will do the Most Good....

Mike, at , reports on a Yahoo news story.

Police Hit Man in Genitals With Taser
Tue Nov 22, 5:54 PM ET
Police accidentally hit a naked man in the genitals with a Taser after he was caught breaking windows and asking women to touch him, authorities said.

Jeremy J. Miljour, 26, tried to run away when sheriff's deputies approached so one of them shot their Taser, said Cpl. Matt Chitwood. But one of the gun's prongs accidentally hit Miljour's genitals and got stuck, Chitwood said.

"The Taser is relatively accurate, but when someone is moving like that, it doesn't matter if you have a Taser, or a pistol. (Officers) can't aim," Chitwood said.

Miljour was treated at a hospital before being taken to the Lee County jail. He was charged with indecent exposure, resisting an officer and criminal damage

Yes, the Taser is relatively accurate . That's why I wonder, given the nature of the crime, how much of an accident it was that the perp caught one in the Nards?
Hey, I'm not complaining here. Seems like a case of well deserved justice. I've seen a guy Tasered before, looks like it hurts.

I wondered how Officer Chitwood kept a straight face about the whole incedent while talking to the reporters? I never would have been able to do it.

Update: On the way to work last night I saw something that may explain part of this on top of a very old large barn I pass almost every day.


Ya know they put those things up there for a reason. I don't know, but just maybe..........

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Mean Green on a Beemer........

This is for the COG folks!
I had told my wife only recently I was going to paint the old BSA in these colors. Damn, late again. Nice job on it tho'.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Great Moments in Medicine............

I recently picked a new Doctor.
After Two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well for my age".
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 90?"
He asked, "Well, do you smoke cigars or drink a lot of wine?"
"Oh no," I replied. "I'm not doing either."
Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and Barbecued ribs?"
I said, "No, my other Doctor said that red meat is very unhealthy!"
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or fishing?"
No, I don't," I said.
He asked, "Do you gamble, ride fast bikes, or have a lot of sex?"
"No," I said. "I don't do any of those things."

He looked at me and said, "Then why do you give a shit if you live to be 90?"

Stolen from Classic

Not much to add here..........

Well, a link would be good.

Never an end to the interesting stuff over there.
Guitar Great Link Wray Dead at 76.......

What? You don't know who Link Wray was?

Unfortunately, lots of folks didn't. Many folks had heard some of his songs used in the movies, but weren't aware of who it was. He was a pioneer who had a unique style and sound. Never got the widespread credit he deserved.

Saw this reported over at (link on sidebar) Mike has a great pic of him playing w/ Link and a really good Mp3 of the occasion. Worth a listen. Mikes an ass kicker on guitar.

Needless to say, May He Rest in Peace.

Here's the AP Report -

Guitarist Link Wray Dies at 76

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Guitar master Link Wray, the father of the power chord in rock 'n' roll who inspired such legends as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Pete Townshend has died. He was 76.
Wray died Nov. 5 at his home in Copenhagen, his wife and son said on his Web site. No cause of death was given, but his family said his heart was "getting tired." He was buried Friday after a service at Copenhagen's Christian Church.
"While playing his guitar he often told the audience, 'God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play,'" his wife, Olive, and son, Oliver Christian, wrote. "We saw you go with God, you were smiling."
Wray, who played in his trademark leather jacket, developed a style considered the blueprint for heavy metal and punk music. He is best known for his 1958 instrumental "Rumble," 1959 "Rawhide" and 1963 "Jack the Ripper." His music has been featured in movies including "Pulp Fiction," "Independence Day" and "Desperado."
Wray, who was born in North Carolina and is three-quarters Shawnee Indian, is said to have inspired many other rock musicians, including Townshend of the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Bob Dylan and Steve Van Zandt. All have been quoted as saying that Wray and "Rumble" inspired them to become musicians.
"He is the king; if it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,' I would have never picked up a guitar,'" Townshend wrote on one of Wray's albums. Neil Young once said: "If I could go back in time and see any band, it would be Link Wray and the Raymen."
The power chord — a thundering sound created by playing fifths (two notes five notes apart, often with the lower note doubled an octave above) — became a favorite among rock players. Wray claimed because he was too slow to be a whiz on the guitar, he had to invent sounds.
When recording "Rumble," he created the fuzz tone by punching holes in his amplifiers to produce a dark, grumbling sound. It took off instantly, but it was banned by some deejays in big cities for seeming to suggest teen violence.
"I was looking for something that Chet Atkins wasn't doing, that all the jazz kings wasn't doing, that all the country pickers wasn't doing. I was looking for my own sound," Wray told The Associated Press in 2002.
He was born Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr. in 1929 in Dunn, N.C. His two brothers, Vernon and Doug, were also musicians. The three became a country hit as "Lucky Wray and the Palomino Ranch Hands." Later, after "Rumble," they became "Link Wray and the Raymen," or Wraymen, as it was sometimes spelled. Later, the brothers' relationship soured after a dispute about the rights to "Rumble."
In 1978, he moved to Denmark and married Olive Julie Povlsen. They raised their son in a three-story house on an island where Hans Christian Andersen once lived.
Though he went out of style in the '60s, he was rediscovered by later generations. He toured the United States and Canada since the mid-1990s, playing 40 shows this year. In 2002, Guitar World magazine elected Wray one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
On the Net:

AP link -

Friday, November 18, 2005

Yer Crazy Uncle goes to the Movies........

The lovely and talented Queen Buffness came home from work sooner than expected and enticed Unk to slip out of the official "Crazy Uncle Command and Control Bunker" long enough to go see "Walk the Line" tonight.

Much better than I expected. I was prepared to be disappointed. I wasn't. You won't be either.

The focus of the story was a bit more on Johnny and Junes relationship than I was expecting. It is Hollywood, so I should've been ready for that. DUH.

Surprised me how well the music came out. Not like they were asking much of the guy. "We're making a movie about Johnny Cash. Oh yeah, you gotta sing." No pressure here.

Nope, 2 thumbs up for this one.
P. J. O'Rouke Quote for a Friday Night.......

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Every BritBike Owner Needs Some of THIS in the Garage.....

What would we do without Ebay?
Next Time You Have to Wait at the Doctors Office Remember, It Could be Worse .....

"Ants eat coma patient's eye" Oh Yeah, That's definately worse than having to wait awhile and read out of date People Magazines.

Read the story Here:,,2-10-1462_1834749,00.html

Hat Tip to ACE (Link on the sidebar)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Maybe Something along These Lines..........

Saw this picture over at Yep, that's right in line with what I have in mind. It's '72 OIF Triumph. Other than the engine, same bike I have. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Get out that wallet, Boy!

Friday, November 11, 2005

You Have to
be Crazy.............

To purchase and keep up one of these BritBikes. I've come to the startling realization that maintaining one of these bikes is a commitment equal to .......... oh, maintaining a fleet of Nuclear missile Subs.

Just because you got a "Good Deal" on a bike doesn't mean it's not gonna take TONS of money and time to get it up to speed and staying up to speed.

Cost over runs. I used to think that term only applied to Government procurement and military R&D programs. Hahahahahaha!

Yep, you have to have a special thing going on to do this. To understand it, you need to ride them.
My old Bezeer is a pretty cool machine. It has a special sound. It vibrates. Not in a bad way. Sorta like, you can feel it's pulse beating.

It's not high tech. A 1971 model utilizing the best of 1940's technology. Again, this isn't a bad thing. It's definitely got character and a style all of it's own.

It is an absolute blast to ride. It handles extremely well. Even tho' the the forks need seals and leak like a sieve. Put some oil in 'em and you can feel the POTENTIAL for what will be.

I've got new fork seals and progressive springs sitting out in the garage now. Along with a bunch of other shit too. We'll get there.

It's not a sportbike, like say a ............ GSXR. Nope. But it's got cool that a GSXR or an R1 probably won't have in 35 years either.

People who don't know anything about bikes, or don't care about bikes, stop and check out old Brits. Characters. Must be that sound. Not the loud, annoying, straight pipe sound of a Harley either. Just cool.

I haven't had this bike all that long. No, the bitch won't start right now either. Not a problem. I'm getting my "Garage KungFu" together to start on the rehab process that this thing needs. And hasn't gotten yet.

I'm not sure exactly where this project is gonna lead. I'm not real concerned with having a total. better than new restoration bike. It's almost stock - I think.

It needs a lot of TLC. Like I said, it's not trashed out. It's a very good basic bike. But it needs a bunch, and I mean a bunch, of small, important care. Then I have to decide how involved I'm gonna get in cosmetics. You can go nuts doing this. One step at a time for now. Let's get it running well and mechanically sound first.

I'm not much of a mechanic. I'm a parts changer. Those of you who are mechanics will understand what I mean by that. So I've enlisted the help of a fellow who IS a mechanic to help me out with sorting it out. He's a Brit too! That makes my KungFu Karma warm and fuzzy.

Yes. You do have to be crazy. But, it works for me. I'm working OT now to get a project grubstake going. I'll be doing that all Winter probably. Knowing how these things go once you get started.

OK, gotta go see how the auction on Ebay is going for some spares I want.

Ok, This One Made Me Laugh Too!

Stolen from Denny at .

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

OK, Since I'm on an Aussie Thing......

Stolen from curmudgeonly and Skeptical on the links bar over there ->

Yeah, I thought this was funny. No, I never know why.

I found this over on the joke page at Most of the folks there are not Yanks, but Aussie, Kiwi and Brits. Very knowledgeable about old bikes and really funny too - when I can understand the slang.

It's kinda like the same language .... but not quite.