Saturday, April 11, 2009

The truth...

This isn't quite an Easter thing, but the egg thing works-- this is what really happened to Humpty Dumpty...

WTF??? 77 & 78

PETA is making a fool of itself................... again... and again.

Animal rights protests reach Warcraft's world
by Mike Smith
In its latest attempt to stop Canadian seal clubbing, animal rights organization PETA is taking its protests to new shores.
Specifically, PETA's planning a gathering in the icy northern kingdom of the world's biggest online game, World of Warcraft, where a team of four seal killers is apparently clubbing their way through the continent's baby animal population.
"Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King," said PETA on a Facebook page set up to publicize the gathering, referencing one of Warcraft's key bad guys.
Bizarrely, slaughtering animals for their skins is actively encouraged in World of Warcraft , where players can collect hides to turn into armor, bags, or ammo pouches to use or sell. Still, if you feel like taking part, make your way to the Howling Fjord on the Whisperwind realm this Saturday at 1PM EST. And we'd suggest swapping that leather armor out for a nice cotton number instead. You know, just in case.
Pet Shop Boys spurn rescue shelter remix
LONDON (AFP) – Electro-pop pioneers Pet Shop Boys turned down a request from animal rights group PETA Europe to adopt a more creature-friendly name, the band revealed on their website Thursday.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals suggested Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe rename themselves Rescue Shelter Boys to draw attention to the plight of animals raised in pet shops.
"Dear Neil and Chris, You have many loyal fans of the Pet Shop Boys here at PETA. Will you please consider changing your name from the Pet Shop Boys to the Rescue Shelter Boys?" pleaded a letter to the group from Yvonne Taylor, PETA's special projects manager.
"Most dogs and cats sold in pet shops are sourced from profit-hungry breeders who may have bred them in cramped, filthy conditions.
"For every bird who reaches a pet shop, three others have died during capture, confinement and transportation.
"Hamsters, mice and other rodents are often bred by the pet shops themselves, leading to inbreeding, genetic weaknesses, physical deformities and behavioral disorders.
"By agreeing to change your name to the Rescue Shelter Boys, you would help raise awareness about the cruelty involved in the pet trade and encourage your millions of fans to consider giving a home to an abandoned or unwanted animal from an animal shelter. So, what do you say?"
The pair, whose hits include "West End Girls", It's a Sin" and "Suburbia" declined the request, claiming they were "unable to agree," but said it "raises an issue worth thinking about."

Happy Eight-Track Tape Day...

It's also International "Louie Louie" Day, so if you have that song on 8-track, you can celebrate like crazy...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Name Yourself Day...

My new name is... damn, I can't even think of anything...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More turtle news...

Uni-flipper turtle gets it straight with swimsuit
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Allison, a green sea turtle with only one flipper, has been going around and around and around for most of her life.
But swimming in tight circles is tough for a 5-year-old turtle whose life expectancy is about 150 years.
Allison was set straight Wednesday, when researchers outfitted her in a black neoprene suit with a carbon-fiber dorsal fin on the back that allows her to glide gracefully with other turtles.
"That's a sea turtle doing what a sea turtle does," said Dave Cromwell, a worker who watched the turtle's new moves at Sea Turtle Inc., a Texas not-for-profit group that rehabilitates injured sea turtles.
The fin on the suit, which resembles a wetsuit covering about three-quarters of her body, acts like a rudder and gives her stability. Allison can change direction by varying the strokes of her front right flipper, the lone survivor in what rescuers believe was a shark attack.
Sea Turtle Inc. curator Jeff George said turtles with only one flipper are usually euthanized because they would struggle to reach the surface for air. Two-flipper turtles can be adopted by zoos and three-flipper turtles can be returned to the wild.
Allison, who arrived at the rescue center in 2005, was given a slim chance of survival, but she recovered from her injuries and wormed her way into the hearts of her rescuers, who tried to find a way to help the circling turtle.
"The whole reason we're doing this is to improve her quality of life," said Tom Wilson, a 21-year-old intern who thought up the suit.
George said a team of scientists last year spent months trying to develop a prosthetic flipper to counter the thrust of Allison's remaining paddle, but there was not enough of a stump remaining to attach prosthetics.
Wilson's idea applied the physics of canoe paddling. The scientists have developed equations that will allow them to tailor new suits and fins because Allison could grow to around 500 to 600 pounds.
Even though Allison will never return to the sea, the groundbreaking work will make her an "ambassador" for an endangered species, George said.
For now, the triumph that the turtle could swim like the others was enough for those at the rescue center: Cromwell said watchers wept the first time Allison dove to feed at the salad bar of waving Romaine lettuce.

Monday, April 6, 2009

WTF??? 76

Thief nabbed with 68 tubes of toothpaste
BERLIN (Reuters) – Police in northern Germany are searching for a man who tried to walk out of a supermarket with 68 tubes of toothpaste stuffed into his clothing.
"We don't know if he had bad teeth," a police spokeswoman in Rostock said Friday."
Noticing his bulging jacket, a store worker grabbed the man when he refused to stop and the tubes of toothpaste spilt all over the floor, police said.
The thief struck the woman in the face and ran out.
Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Angus MacSwan
Best quote in a long time-- "We don't know if he had bad teeth,"

Happy Sorry Charlie Day...

This day honors those who have been rejected and lived through it.
It's also supposed to be Teflon Day, but I don't know if that will stick...