Star Trek jokes

What does a Romulan frog use for camouflage?
-A croaking device.

Why does the ENTERPRISE stock so much toilet paper?
-To wipe out the Klingons around Uranus.

If Mr. Spock has pointed ears, what does Mr. Scott have?

Q. Why did Worf change his hair color?
A. It was a good day to dye.

Did you hear that the Star Trek Doctors from The Next Generation, The Original Series and Deep Space Nine are setting up their own medical practice?
-They’re going to call it “Crusher, Bones and Bashir.”

Did you hear about the E.M.H. on Voyager. He started going nuts and killing all his patients.
-They’re saying he’s a hologramicidal maniac.

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Posted by on August 26, 2008 in Uncategorized


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Sphinx statues found in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed four small statues of the Sphinx, the mythological figure of a lion with a human head, the Higher Council of Antiquities said on Friday.

The headless sandstone statues were found on a road linking the ancient temples of Luxorand Karnak in southern Egypt, antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass said in a statement.
I have to wonder about two things.  When does Zahi Hawass have time for archaeology while posing for pictures all over Egypt? How can you say its a sphinx if its head is missing?
Couldn’t the statues be lions?


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Posted by on August 26, 2008 in Uncategorized



Man builds family a fully functional, uber-green, Hobbit house



When I am old and grey and ready to move to the country, this is the house that I want.  I want to be that wierd old man who lives in a hole in the ground. “ Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

Simon Dale of Wales built this home so that his family could live a greener lifestyle.

Dale built the house completely on his own, with very little experience and just a few buddies to help out here and there. The foundation is made from rocks and mud sourced on site, the interior features skylights and natural branch rafters, the water runs via gravity from a nearby spring, solar panels provide lights at night, it has a compost toilet, and the refrigerator is cooled with air from underground.

What can I say but brilliant.


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Posted by on August 25, 2008 in Uncategorized


Rainy day reading

Its raining here, tropical storm Fay is slowly wobbling through the state. Its days like these that steer me to the den to do some reading. As luck would have it, I surfed the web and found some great reading material through Booklorn. I suggest that you bookmark her site, its just that good.

If you like Dr. Who, you can download some classic Dr. Who books courtesy of the BBC. Only two are PDFs, but the rest are in easily convertible HTML format for viewing offline.

Needless to say, I’m as happy as a pig in slop. Thanks Ann …

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Posted by on August 25, 2008 in Ebooks


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Obama bin Biden

As it turns out, Barak picked Biden as his vp candidate. I guess that he could have done worse. We know who Biden is and what he has done over the years. He has a big mouth and he has stolen a speech or two.

Neither man is very good at speaking off the cuff. In short, the speech writers will be very busy with these two guys. I guess that they are a good match when you compare the size of their egos.

It should be an interesting convention …

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Posted by on August 23, 2008 in Uncategorized



McCain vs the Dungeonmaster

Is it just me or does John McCain look like the old Dungeonmaster?

Is it just me or does John McCain look like the old Dungeonmaster?

Michael Goldfarb of the John McCain campaign said, “It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.”

Some of my fondest memories of University life were of sitting around a table and playing “Dungeons and Dragons” with my friends. Food and arguments flew through the air while cryptic puzzles were solved and kingdoms were saved.  As the years rolled by, I lost touch with all of those rowdy D&D warriors. I kept up with the rules for a while, but I moved on to other things as the rules changed from edition to edition.

That isn’t to say that I have stopped playing “role playing games”. I enjoy “Guild Wars”  and I am considering moving to another type of game in the next few months … maybe “World of Warcraft”.

I may enjoy an rpg from time to time, but that doesn’t mean that I have somehow lost touch with reality. I  do  “respect (and have learned) from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.” Mr. Goldfarb, you and your ilk have not cornered the market on patriotism. In addition to that, I have learned to extent tolerance to other people.  If you had learned a little about tolerance perhaps you may have played a little Dungeons and Dragons. You see, Mr. Goldfarb, the most important part of Dungeons and Dragons was not the rules or the dice throws it was the friendship. Without friends, the game is impossible to play.

I may not know a lot of things, but I know enough not to bring up Dungeons and Dragons when my candidate looks like the old Dungeonmaster.

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Posted by on August 21, 2008 in Uncategorized



Cat with four ears

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

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Posted by on August 20, 2008 in Uncategorized


Bigfoot just a rubber gorilla suit

Fraud, scam, or hoax, whatever word you choose to describe the Bigfoot debacle it will lead to someone losing his job. If you haven’t read my other posts on the subject Bigfoot fraud or Bigfoot body found? A pair of “good old boys” from Georgia Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer claimed to have found a dead Bigfoot.

Later, the hoax, as they almost always do, began to unravel. Little by little, we learn that the Bigfoot is nothing more than a rubber gorilla suit.

Now the final card is being played, the hoaxers claim to be victims of the same hoax.

Two researchers on a quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot say that the carcass encased in a block of ice – handed over to them for an undisclosed sum by two men who claimed to have found it – was slowly thawed out, and discovered to be a rubber gorilla outfit.

Ummmm, sure boys we believe that one! Of course, they could have claimed that someone stole the body. At any rate, this sad story is over. The credibility of these hoaxers is destroyed, their families shamed, and their careers wrecked.

On Tuesday, Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said he has not spoken to Whitton but processed paperwork to fire him.

“Once he perpetrated a fraud, that goes into his credibility and integrity,” Turner said. “He has violated the duty of a police officer.”



Posted by on August 19, 2008 in paranormal



Radcliffe Reveals Brain Disorder

Daniel in a scene with Jim Broadbent, who plays Horace Slughorn

Clumsy spells: Daniel in a scene with Jim Broadbent, who plays Horace Slughorn

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Harry Potter series, has revelled that he has a brain disorder called dyspraxia. In Radcliffe’s case, he finds it difficult to tie his shoes.

It is understood Daniel’s dyspraxia is at the mild end of the spectrum, but in severe cases it can make it difficult to walk up and down stairs or run, hop, jump or kick a ball.

I’m a fan of the Harry Potter series and I wish him the best. I wish that I could say the same for Warner Brothers.


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Posted by on August 18, 2008 in Uncategorized



Bigfoot fraud

Matthew Whitton, Rick Dyer and Tom Biscardi can kiss my Sasquatch! Yes, as you might have expected the Bigfoot conference was a bust.

[…] even among Bigfoot experts, who questioned Biscardi’s past ventures and noticed that the body in the freezer looked a lot like a Sasquatch Halloween costume available on the Internet .

“It definitely looks like our costume,” Jerry Parrino, owner of, told

“This ‘body’ has little to do with Bigfoot and everything to do with a Sasquatch costume that someone developed after watching too many gorilla movies,” warned Loren Coleman, who runs the influential Cryptomundo blog devoted to strange and unknown animals. “The teeth that seem to have been placed in the mouth could be my late mother’s false teeth.”

I guess, in some way, I’m happy that its a fraud. The mystery is still a mystery. Its also an important reminder that there are a lot of hucksters in the world.


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Posted by on August 15, 2008 in paranormal



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