Friday, June 4, 2010

Apocalypso - Thrilling Drilling Shilling Thursday Edition!

OILS WELL THAT ENDS WELL NEVER ENDS

Well, only a month and a half and Be Pee still haven't a clue on how to stop the oil spill that is the worst such disaster ever. If I didn't know better, I'd think somebody has it in for Louisiana. I don't have too much more to say about this issue other than to quote a line from Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope...

"You had a plan for getting in here. Did you have a plan for getting out?"

ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU SAYS "IT WASN'T A LOVE BOAT, IT WAS A HATE BOAT."

I always giggle at this guy's name because it sounds more like "Nuttin', yahoo!"

But I digress.

The attack by Israeli commandos was an epic fail politically as folks around the world only look at the surface of the issues at hand. Israel is surrounded by people who want to kill them, so their actions, prompted by fear - a useless emotion that pretty much universally controls human behavior around the world, are viewed as "Israel is just being a big bully."

Enemies of Israel are eating up the press coverage. Wouldn't it be cool, though, if somehow Israel would step up to the plate and allow the creation of a Palestinian state? Unfortunately, though, it's not going to happen in your lifetime, let alone mine. Too much money to be made from hate.

OZZIE BIRD PLACED ON A DIET AFTER EATING TOO MANY SAUSAGES




SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian kookaburra bird is undergoing personal training after growing too fat to fly because she ate too many sausages.
The kookaburra got into trouble with her weight when residents at a Sydney park began feeding her sausages at barbecues.

The porky kookaburra weighed in at 565 grams (1.2 pounds), nearly 40 percent heavier than a normal adult bird, rendering her so unfit she couldn't fly.

"Out in the wild she'd eat a whole small animal such as a mouse or skink, but butcher's sausages are just too much of a good thing," said Gemma Watkinson, Sydney's Taronga Zoo wildlife hospital nurse.

Poor little fuzzy! Isn't she cute? The thing is, as much as we love feeding the animals, it just goes back to the fact that when one starts messing with nature, things get a little dodgy. I got a kick out of this story because I love birds and because I am glad that people cared enough to help that bird.

Speaking of birds, I challenge anyone to get through an 11 minute episode of the Penguins of Madagascar with a straight face. That is without a doubt the funniest cartoon I have ever seen. If you don't at least giggle watching these cute little paramilitary penguins, you're already dead! The half hour show features two uncut episodes and is usually on at different times on Nick, but I have often found stereo versions of the show at 5 PM EST on Nicktoons.