Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Hooray for the red, yellow and orange!

With five of them, you can Get Out of Jail!, and you can get twenty of them each time you pass Go. Starting next year, the ten-dollar bill will come to you in colors other than green, black and white. And, for that matter, in colors other than those used in the $20 bill (peach) and the $50 (red).

And here's an interesting note: the Treasury is planning to redesign our currency every 7 to 10 years, in order to stay ahead of counterfeiters.

If it's September, it must be time to put up the Christmas decorations.

And you know? Nothing quites says "Christmas" to me like a whole gaggle of life-size inflatable characters who appear nowhere in the Bible. Like the Christmas Eeyore and Roo.

Sure, the Christmas Spongebob Squarepants reminds us of what Christmas is all about: giving, and more importantly receiving, presents. And Tigger reminds us of the value of Christmas vacations.

And if, for some strange reason, you'd prefer to get ready for a holiday that's only one month away, instead of three, you could always get an inflatable Halloween costume. And not merely inflatable, but continuously inflating with a continually blowing fan. One of my favorites is the ridable ostrich, with the ballerina a close second.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

How to humiliate your pet.

If you don't really want to dress your pet in an actual uniform - possibly because it would be totally justified in mauling you - you can always do the next best thing: Photoshop it into a uniform.

And for an almost-reasonable $20 (as a special holiday price, although it's your guess as to what holiday the discount is for).

Monday, September 19, 2005

How to ensure that your child will get beaten up this Halloween.

Yes, indeed. He could go to a party in a toilet costume. Complete with toilet paper.

Whatever in the world were they thinking?

They also have this costume in an adult size.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Tick. Tick. Tick.

No, that's not the answer to "What do my legs look like after a walk in the field?"

Time's a-wastin' for making donations to sponsor me in the Tour of Hope. While it's true that I'm not searching quite so enthusiastically for donations as I was prior to Hurricane Katrina, I'm still looking for them. And raising money for cancer research and cancer programs is still a good thing to support.

Time's running short, though. If you'd like to make a donation, please do so within the next week, by clicking on this link and using your credit card.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

Who needs cat beds?

Clearly not these felines, who prefer to sleep in sinks.

I've not had a cat who liked to sleep in a sink, although Sabrina's preferred choice for drinking water was a dripping faucet.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Here's someone who knits - or, possibly, crochets - the most interesting things. The shark attack, above, and false teeth in a glass, and a whole series on rabbits and carrots interacting in ways unexpected by the rabbits.

Monday, September 05, 2005

I'll see your "Intelligent Design" and raise it.

A wonderful response to the bogus theory of "Intelligent Design" and based on an equal amount of actual science. And yet, with far more of a sense of humor than proponents of so-called "Intelligent Design" have.

Still, it's clear that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism has at least as much of a valid religious basis as George Bush's "Intelligent Design" as it does have t-shirts, mugs, car magnets, and flash games. Among the designs available on t-shirts and mugs is the ever-popular "WWFSMD" slogan. To which one can only add a resounding "RAmen!"

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Good fences make good neighbors.

Man, I sometimes thought I was a slightly-suspect neighbor as I am not as frenetic about mowing my yard as some people near me. This woman, though, takes the cake. 79 charges, and counting.