Thursday, July 26, 2007

CNN Quiz - Find Your Hobby, the recently uglified news website, has an interesting quiz to help you discover which hobby best suits your personality.

My result was travel, which is certainly something I like and don't do as much of as I'd like. Here are the text and picture from the quiz results:

Getting there is half the fun and for you the other half of the fun means going even further once you're there. You're ready to travel anywhere at the drop of a hat: your passport is always up to date and you get diphtheria shots as your normal course of a doctor visit. All your clothing is made from thin, wickable, engineered fabric, so it travels light and layers well for any climate. You might like hobbies like travel blogging, backpacking across the globe.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Congratulations Adrienne and Zac, Winners of the 2007 Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

It isn't every day that there's something great to cheer for. But today is one of those days.

Adrienne Beiler, of Salisbury, PA and her date, Zac Cupler, of Grantsville, MD have been named the winners of the 2007 Duck Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest, which they won by making their prom dress and tuxedo out of Duct Tape. You can read all about it here, here, and here.

Here at Scott's Spot, we vacation in Garrett County MD, and learned about Adrienne and Zac from the Garrett County Republican newspaper. We were very happy to support their quest to become the Duck Tape prom King and Queen of the country.

Congratulations Adrienne and Zac!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Road to Hell Goes Through Melbourne

Sometimes, life can be hell. Especially if you are hell, but you aren't allowed to be hell, if you want to go to a place to make your life less of a hell.

Confused? Then read on. It appears that 5-year-old Max Hell, from Melbourne, Australia, was going to a state school, but was bullied because of his surname. So his parents tried to enroll him in St. Peter Apostle School. And that's when the hell began. The school, it seems, won't allow Max to enroll due to his last name, a German name meaning Light or Bright.

The school said that it would accept the boy only if he adopted his mother's maiden name of Wembridge.

I'd say, Hell no! Not until hell freezes over!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Kids Won't Cut Grass? Use Sheep Instead!

My kids like to talk about cutting the grass. And they usually don't complain too much about doing the riding on the John Deere tractor. But when it comes to the push mowing or the weed trimming, you can forget about getting cooperation, except at knifepoint.

I'm surprised that they haven't tried t
o get me to buy some sheep. Over in England, there is an eco-initiative in Norwich for people to get rid of their lawnmowers. Sheep could be brought in to maintain the lawns at the headquarters of Norfolk County Council in Norwich. The sheep would be looked after by their own dedicated council shepherd (but at what cost???)

Maybe sheep are the way to go. But with 2 acres, it would take a number of them to keep the lawn at a decent length. Plus, I still have delusions of compliance, and would actually like to witness a scene like that at right...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Al Qaeda in Iraq

CNN, the news agency with the newly ugly website, reports that last week's failed terror plots in England and Scotland have connections to al Qaeda in Iraq.

I'm sure they're hoping that this will justify the war in Iraq as part of the war on terror. The sad fact is that the US invasion of Iraq and the country's subsequent destabilization are the precise reason why Al Qaeda has found a home in Iraq.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Let Illegal Aliens In. Let Guilty Americans Walk. Bush Has Spoken.

American corporation need cheap labor. Too denigrating for whites, so we need illegal "guest workers" to be legalized to do the dirty work. Strongly supported by Bush.

Vice-President Cheney's Chief-of-Staff Scooter Libby is convicted of a felony. Jail term is commuted by Bush.

Bush is a Law and Order president in the eyes of some - the politically blinded.

Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson applaud the commutation of the sentence of this convicted felon. They join Bush and Cheney in being unsuitable as leaders for the United States.

Monday, July 02, 2007

UPMC Begins Water Pipe Anesthesia

UPMC Health Plan, on the heels of record profits, has found a new way to save money. Today it announced the firing of its anesthesiology department.

"Patients will now administer their own anesthesia, " said company spokesman Moore Cash. "If they're put off by our reusable needles, we'll provide bongs or water pipes for them to use."

Pictured at right is Marvin Merriman, prior to his back surgery, smoking an IV water pipe on Lothrop Street outside UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Oakland.