Friday, September 29, 2006

OK. Here's a Question For You ..........

Can anyone out there tell me why the damn dogs insist on stopping by the Kitty Litter box in the garage for snack on the way into the house?

And then Barf up a pile of stinky shit on the carpet an hour later?

And look pleased with themselves?

I know that's not "A Question", but three questions, Smartass.

I'm gonna have to put my favorite Jim Redman picture over the Litter Box.

That ought to work.
Not Your Normal Ride Today ..........

Went riding this morning with Mr T, XRay Tech Extrordinaire and all around Smart Ass. He's got a heavy dirt bike background and rides a Suzuki Vstrom 1000. Good rider and a good person to ride with.

We ended up riding a bunch of very country, gravel roads. Now the Vstrom is not a bad bike for that shit. While on the other hand, my Concours is a bit of a landwhale. Hey, it's all good. I've gotten more comfortable riding on that stuff over the last year or so and really had a good time.

We split our gravel/pavement about 50/50 and were out for 3+ hours. Mr T had to be somewhere so we had to cut it short. WE didn't cover a whole lot of actual miles, because our speed was seriously reduced by the roads we were on.

Maybe I should clarify that. My speed was seriously reduced on the gravel.

I'm gonna have the BigBluePlasticKawasaki paid for shortly. And since Dogboy has moved out, there's a hole in the garage that a 650 KLR or a 650 Vstrom would fit into nicely.

What to do??????

Post a picture of an old Guzzi Dustbin Racer, That's what!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I Need to Ride Tomorrow ..................

QueenBuffness was in the Hospital for a couple days this week. Nothing serious and nothing new. Just a repeat of one of her many health problems. She's doing all better now and we went out this evening and had a burger at one of our favorite little Taverns.

It's a little joint in a very little country community. Nice folks and great burgers. She didn't have to cook. We got to sit and Bullshit for awhile. All good.

I'm gonna take a good long ride tomorrow on the BigBluePlasticKawasaki.

Yeah, just like this one. Ok, maybe mine doesn't look quite as nice as this one, but I'm going riding and that's what counts. My mental hygiene could use a rinse.
My Craptacular Computer Skills Continue to Amaze ........

Now I've got two (2) Sitemeters on here. JC on a crutch! I can somehow dump all the shit off the sidebar, along with the original sitemeter ........... and bam. Out of nowhere the original Sitemeter shows back up?

Now I've got this Windows Error Message on the screen - What do ya think this means?

Blog Rebuild Continues .............

Well, I got started on rebuilding the sidebar and all the associated links. Damn, just shoot me. IN the future, I am gonna have to remember to save the friggin' changes everytime I make any mods.

Sometimes I wonder if this shit is really worth the aggravation.
Blogger Frustrates the Hell Out of Me Sometimes .........

I was attempting to update the Links on the sidebar this afternoon. Between my Shitty Dialup and Blogger's inherant Crapness, things didn't go to well.

Lost everything. I've got an old template saved. But that's from the update before last.
Woe is YerUnk. Sackcloth and Ashes. Blah, Blah, Blah. Piss and Moan.

I may have to end up going to a different setup/system eventually. But that would involve spending money. And damn, I just can't see spending money on this shit.

I'm going to go draw a nice hot bath now. Relax. lay back...................

and kick the Damn toaster in with me!!!

Here's a picture of Blogger going after my Ass.

If You Really Want Something to Worry About .........

Forget Iraq. Or even Iran.

These Sons-a-Bitches are the one's you should be paying attention to.

Nightmare Material ?????????

You Decide.

"Idaho Couple's Home Infested With Snakes"

"Snakes fell on Lyman Hepworth's head when he opened the door to a pump house near the small house the couple planned to buy."

Generally speaking, I'm not afraid of snakes. But I'd be damned if I'd live in this place.
Jailhouse Tattoo's .............
The Lovely and Talented, QueenBuffness, just pointed out an interesting item that's being reported on the news Today.

A couple of years ago, a young local girl named Katie Collman was murdered.

Her Perp, one Anthony Stockelman, was convicted and sent to the Grey Bar Hotel for life. Not quite as it should be, but as good as was gotten.

Lot's of people get Tats in prison. It appears the Mr. Stockelman got a Tat.

Sleep tight DickHead.

UPDATE: I was over at Ace of Spades (One of my favorite spots) and some dipshit in the comments had the nerve to say that what happened to Mr. Stockelman - "This is not justice. This is barbarism. It should not be condoned."

Oh Sweet Jeebus. I just cannot understand how anyone could feel sorry for a genuine ShitMonkey like Stockelman. I wanna puke.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

9-11 Conspiracy Notes .............

A few weeks ago, some Dumb Bastard in the ER stated to me - "9-11 was an inside job". This was while the recent ABC movie "The path to 9-11" was on. You know, the one that Clinton and his asshole buddies considered a "legacy threat".
I've been watching this phenomena of "9-11 wa an inside job" for a year or so and I even have a couple of drafts stashed in the vault about this Bullshit.

The whole "Truther movement" based on the friggin' "Loose Change" Movie was so fringe, even I couldn't take it seriously. That is, until I started seeing the media coverage these assholes were getting as the 5 year anniversary of 9-11 approached. It makes me mad.

Something kept me from posting about this craziness though. Maybe it was the old "Ignore it and it will go away". Maybe it was the fact that the FBI would come looking for me when Dylan Avery's body turned up. I don't know.

I've always been susceptible to a good conspiracy theory. Till the 9-11-01 incident that is.

When I read recently that over 30% of the population believes that the Government was in on the murder of 3000 of our fellow citizens, I get a case of the vapors and start stuttering. JEEBUS, How fuckin' stupid do you have do you think I am? I watched the 2nd Got Damn Airplane hit!

If you're not familiar with the Bullshit documentary that is called "loose Change" or the "Truthers Movement", Good for you. You are normal and will, in all probability, continue to have a normal productive life.

I will be willing to bet that you've at least heard some variant of the Truthers Bullshit sometime in the last couple of years though.

So, given the fact that my primitive Monkey Ass writing skills are just not up to the task of doing a proper Debunking of this Bullshit. I decided to just drop a few links here to places where people who can do a better job of it - already have.

First of all, I'll drop a link to This Place. Because it's got background for those of you unfamiliar with the whole "Truther/Loosechange thing". But mostly because it makes an excellent rebuttal while making fun of the Truthers.

Secondly, There's Maddox -who's just so damn good at everything he does. He's a bit - Coarse. But damn, there's no doubt about what he means. A line like "Watching this video is like being bukakked with stupid." Makes it worth going to on it's own.

And If you're the kind that needs and relies on shit like facts and reason, Fine. You can take your ass here I guess. Not that this site isn't informative and entertaining. It is. But it definitely doesn't have the flair of the others.

I've spent way more time on this than planned and need to get to bed. Night.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Something to Think About Today .............

I like history in general and military history in particular. I was talking to a coworker yesterday and the term "The Greatest Generation" came up. I said something about how I agreed with that assessment.

My friend stopped me and gave me this quote from his elderly Father - "It's not the greatest generation. It's the last of the Great Generations."

Damn, hard to argue about that.
Overheard in the ER ................

"Good Lord, You need a machete to cut through the stupid in here today."

I Miss Texas Sometimes .........

I was stationed in El Paso while in the Army. Great place full of great people. Like These Folks

"DALLAS — About a dozen residents of a Dallas neighborhood beat a man after reports that he had been showing pornographic pictures to children on a playground, police said."

Yep. That doesn't surprise me in the least. He's lucky that's all they did.

Aside from the man showing the pictures, none of the others will be charged. I'm sure of that. Texas is a nice place.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Hmmmmm, Just What is This Tagged Thing????????

It seems I've been "Tagged" by DazD. I'll admit that this is a first, but hey, it's raining out and I have replaced the speedo cable and swapped the windshield on the BigBluePlasticKawawsaki so what the hell?

Here's the challenge it seems - "List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to"

I probably won't tag seven other people, but that's mostly because I don't know seven other bloggers well enough to ask.

Anyway, seven songs that I've been listening to now ......... OK.

1) Nat King Cole Trio - Is you is or is you ain't my baby.
2) Harry Connick Jr. - Please don't talk about me when I'm gone.
3) Robin Trower - Bridge of sighs.
4) Leon Russell - Roll away the stone.
5) Rory Gallagher - Bullfrog Blues.
6) The Chieftains and Diana Krall - Danny Boy.
7) The Painkillers - Gravewalk (Mike of Cold Fury Plays ass kick guitar on that cut.

The hardest part of coming up with seven songs is limiting to only seven. I'm ALWAYS listening to something. The above is a mix of things I always listen to and some newer stuff mixed in that I've been listening to lately. I guess that meets the spec's.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Why Does Blogger NOT Put Shit Where You Want It??????????

Or like it shows on a preview. Damn. You spend awhile putting up a bunch of pictures and such ..... And look at how it ends up on the post below. WTF is THAT?

Damn. You'd think this shit was free or something. Drives me friggin' nuts.

I'll try to fix it later.
You Need Some Artwork, Losers .....................
Those of you who've been around here for awhile know I like Pinup Art. So here's two from the master, Mr. Vargas. I'm sure most of the males over the age of 35 or so, remember "The Vargas Girl" as a regular thing in Playboy Magazine as they were growing up.

You can admit it now. You're a grown up.

Here's two from one of my favorite artists, Gil Elvgren.

Looks like a Benelli, Maybe?

The above from (I think).

We'll digress into a little different genre here with Old Dirty Comic Book Art.

Unfortunately, I do not remember where this came from.

How about an old Vespa ad?

OK this next one is a calendar Girl and not technically artwork. But Hey, it's Jayne Mansfield! From Amazing Motor Girls .

You can check out a shit load of Vespa calendar Girls and what not out HERE at this guys collection on his Flickr site.

Or you can go Scoot Culture for more cool shit like this great BSA Ad. Or should I say "A scintillating" BSA Ad.

I'll finish this with this one.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Honda RC149 5 Cylinder 125cc .........

OK. This little gem was just one of the many technological marvels Mr. Honda's company came up with in the 1960's. This little bugger is sweet.

Check this shit out.

5 Cylinder inline 4 Stroke.


4 Valve per Cylinder.

Check out the Tach on this thing.

Think that little Bastard screams?
You'd be right. Check out the short video of this bike taking off HERE.
Click on the picture of the Tach when you get there. (Which I stole, thank you!) Very much worth the time.

Here's a neat page translated from the Honda website. On the RC149. The translation is a bit rough but great stuff. This little bastard only weighed 85Kg. That's 170Lbs. Using 1966 technology. Cool.

This little bike won 3 World Championships by the way. Yes, my main man Jim Redman was on at least 1 of them.

Here's some more cool Honda Video . Honda RC161 I believe.
I'd like you readers to help me out on this. It looks like a commercial. That Asshole Garrison Keilor is doing the narration on it. He does have a great voice for that stuff, but I can't stand his smarmy ass anymore.
Anyway, any of you know anything about this and is there any more footage out there like this?

I found it HERE Great site, with a shit load of cool old pictures, video and info for you Honda Guys.

I love this old stuff. Probably explains why I'm still married to my wife.

Monday, September 18, 2006

One of the Benefits of Working in the ER ............

At a small community is knowing your clientele.

I've written here and here about the Zombies.

BUT! What may be the most fun is walking through the grocery store with the wife and pointing out a nice looking, young Zombie Girl and saying - "Yeah, I've seen her tits before".

Doesn't even matter if it's true.

I'm such a dick, sometimes. But I make myself laugh.
Thinking of Shannon ............
It looks like Shannon's Husband is getting ready to deploy to the Middle East again. Damn, I hate it for her. It has to be harder on the Wimmin' folk left behind than those who do the going.

I haven't been over there in awhile and had forgotten that he had an upcoming deployment. Gotta be tuff. God bless our Military folks. And their families.

Hang in there, girl. We'll be thinking of you and yours.

Warm and Fuzzy News Update to Last Weeks Story!!!!

OK Kids. I reported here last week on Why It's a Good Idea to be Nice to ER Nurses .
"When Susan Kuhnhausen returned home from work one day earlier this month, she encountered an intruder wielding a claw hammer. After a struggle, the 51-year-old nurse fended off her attacker by strangling him with her bare hands." (OK, I'm getting a woody just reading that again.)

Well, as it turns out, there is a bit more to the story. Like, It Wasn't a Random Act at All.

Apparently, the late Edward Dalton Haffey, who got his ass strangled to death for bringing a hammer to a 'Death Wrestling Match', had been hired by Michael James Kuhnhausen Sr, as a hit man.

"Kuhnhausen and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, and she told officers "her husband was distraught about the divorce and wanting to reconcile but that she was insisting on the divorce,"

Imagine that. It appears that Mrs Kuhnhausen may well have had good reason for - "insisting on the divorce,"

Lordy, She put the ultimate beatdown on a would be assassin and took care of her, soon to be, ex-husband without even knowing it. That's like fucking two people at once.

Her Kung Fu is strong.

Oh, so do we address Mr Kuhnhausen as her ESTRANGLED husband now?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What's Going On With Scandinavia and Jim Redman ?

I was looking thru the referral logs this morning. It's not something I do very often but I was over checking out, new commenter Mrs Jose Goldbloom's place and saw a post there about the recent search terms people used to get there. So I went and checked out the sitemeter here.

I seldom ever check the stats to this place. But the over the last couple of days I got a bunch of hits from Norway and Finland with Jim Redman in the search string. Any idea what that's about?

Everyone in Scandinavia is looking for you, Jim.
Guessing Game ...............

My speedometer cable broke the other day. Bummer. I wasn't for sure just exactly what was wrong till a couple of minutes ago when I pulled it apart.

Yep, it's broken.

Well, looks like I will be driving w/o a working speedo and odometer till the parts get here.

Guess I'll go head over Ron Ayers and see how much Ma Kaw is gonna knick me on the parts. Well, it looks like it's not gonna hurt much at all. Less than $12.00 + shipping. The shipping policy at Ayers is a bit hinky. It's $8.00 no matter what you order. $2.00 part? $8.00 bucks shipping. $1200 part? $8 bucks shipping. Good deal if you're spending a lot. Not so good a deal if you only NEED a speedo cable.

So, what to do? Go shopping for some other stuff I will probably need in the future, I suppose. I've already replaced the throttle cables ................ I'm sure I can come up with something.
Except for the Paperwork, It's All Over Now........

Well, yesterday was the Auction of all of Moms shit. Everything. House included. I feel like a big weight has been lifted from me. I was so tired last night I hit the sack about 20:45 (That's 8:45 pm for you non-military types).

I'd been worried that no one would make a decent offer on the house and I'd have to dick around for months trying to sell it. Not to worry. The bidding went over and above what we were willing to settle for, so that's taking care of.

YerUnk is much relieved.

Now to get all the legal shit squared away and make sure the accountant gets Uncle Sam's Tax Monster fed, and all will be well. We might get this all wrapped up by years end.

Mom lost all her tax info and didn't get her '06 taxes done. I filed an extension for her and was in the process of locating all the paperwork when she died. So, '06 taxes to finish and whatever for this year and we should be looking good.

Oh yeah, I got a letter awhile back from the IRS. Never a good sign, right? Right. Seems that Mom had made a mistake on her '05 return. Arrrrrrrgh! Rita, the accountant and "Goddess of Numbers and All Things Taxable" figured it out right away and I sent checks to the Feds and State Tax Demons that will, hopefully, satiate their needs for now.

Bastards. I wouldn't mind paying taxes if the pricks didn't waste so damn much of it.

But that's a topic for a whole bunch of rants and I'm gonna just end this crap with a hearty sigh of relief.

OK. Maybe not. I'd wanted to take a few pics of the whole affair but alas, Dogboy, still hasn't returned my camera.

So instead I'm gonna link to an audio of Steve Goodman singing about Auctioneers. - Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fish. It's What's for Dinner ............

Sunday, September 10, 2006

This is Why You Should Be Nice to ER Nurses .........

I wanted to post this the other day and couldn't get around to it, but better later than never.

I can just imagine how this one went down. An ER nurse comes home after spending 12 hours dealing with the typical collection of morons that one normally sees in an average shift. And finds an intruder, armed with a hammer in her home.

What to do? Strangle the Son of a Bitch with your bare hands. That's what.

I love it. A little short, fat RN chokes that bastard. Not till he passes out. OHHHHH NO. Till he's friggin' dead. Yeah, Baby!! As it should be.

God, I love a news story with a happy ending.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Migraine Time Again ..........

It's been a bad few days around here. I've had a headache for 3 days straight. UGH!!! Feeling better today, but I definitely don't have my "A" game with me.

Hopefully, I will be ready to face the world in the ER tomorrow.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Speaking of Anniversaries .............

Five years coming next week. 9-11-01

Five years. It seems like a long time ago. And it seems like only yesterday.

Amazing to see how things have changed.
From - "We are all Americans" to "We are all Hezbollah"

Mike at Cold Fury had an interesting link to This story from Esquire Magazine a few years ago. I had read it then and I re-read it again today. A powerful piece about this picture of one of the jumpers that morning. I remember watching CNN that morning on the tour bus and seeing them go from the upper floors.

Disturbing photo, that one is.

It should be, it's a very powerful image.

To many refuse to acknowledge that people were forced to choose between Fire or Flight that day.
Acknowledge it. Remember it.

Fire or Flight. Not much of a choice.

Five years.
My anger has not subsided.

I remember when there were no airplanes in the sky
Anniversary Announcement ..........

A day late, but I was working.

Yesterday, September 3rd. 28 years together for myself and Good Queen Buffness. Wedded bliss, as they say.

She told me it didn't really seem like it had been that long. I agreed and told her it only seemed like 5 minutes .................................. Under Water.

Then I ducked and ran.

CRICKY!!! Steve Irwin's Career Ends .......

Pretty much like you would expect it would.

I feel sorry for his poor wife. She always looked so worried as he was dickin' around with all those poisonous snakes and all.

They always told us in the Army, "Don't fuck with the wildlife, Boys."

Sunday, September 03, 2006

One of the Benefits of Working in the ER ...............

Is knowing the traffic cop who pulls you over by his first name. Got tagged by the City Police for going to fast on the way home from work about 45 minutes ago. OOPS. Only going 8 mph over the limit. They have a special holiday traffic program and he told me he had to at least write me a warning. No problem. He was almost apologetic about it.

That's the first time I've been stopped in a long time. I've dodged a few by knowing and working with the Boys in Blue over the years. The fellow who got me tonight has helped me wrestle more than one drunken jerk in the ER.

The only problem? He ran my license and the folks in the ER probably heard it on the scanner.

They're gonna dog me about it tomorrow. Oh well, that's the kind of problems to have.
It can always be worse.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Got the Saddlebag Mount Problem Resolved .......

While I was up North seeing Steve, another guy named Steve sent me a brand new Saddlebag mount for the Left side. YEAH!!

THAT'S what COG - The Councours Owners Group, people are all about. I didn't know anything about COG, when I bought my Connie. I can't tell you how helpful their website and members are.

I don't post there much because I'm a dumb shit, but I have gotten so many questions answered by reading the archived posts, it's unreal.

Kawasaki should really use COG as a sales tool.

My brother, Chief, welded up the other side - well both sides actually, while I was up seeing my sick friend. He did the one for the Right side yesterday and I left him the pieces for the Left side. I got a phone message from his wife when I got home a little while ago that he had the other one done too.

I knew that Steve in TX was sending me a left, so I wasn't in any hurry for that one. When I got home tonight, the one from TX was here already. Seems it came the other day while I was at work and I didn't know it. 2 DAY EXPRESS SHIPPING!

Did I mention how cool it is to have people like Chief and the COG folks around.

Now all I have to do is get the latches back in order and I'll be back in bizziness.

Yeah, makes me want to get drunk and dance with Penguins too.
Took a Quick Overnighter yesterday to See My Sick Friend ....
My Bestest Buddy Steve, who I wrote about Here, is sick.

Shit. He's had some rough times already over the last few years. He sure didn't need this shit.

I had written a long post about what's going on, but realized, I didn't ask him if it was ok to do that.

So, suffice it say, he's sick. And your prayers would be going to a good guy if you were so inclined to do that.