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calendar   Wednesday - April 20, 2005

Checking In

Well, I finally made it back to St. Louis tonight. I’m sitting here in the hotel room on the laptop, catching up as best I can (738 e-mails to sort through - even after being cleaned of spam by MailWasher Pro). Movers packed up all my “stuff” and it is now in motion, coming this way. It has magically turned into “shit” while in transit . On Thursday, they will deliver my “shit” and after a few days of unpacking and sorting out, it will turn back into “stuff” again.

Right now, I’m so damned tired I can barely move. In the last three weeks: (1) 2500 miles driving back and forth, (2) a full week’s work at a new job, (3) driving all over St. Louis looking at apartments, (4) helping the movers pack and cleaning up my house in Alabama (sweeping, mopping, scrubbing & vacuuming). I’m gettin’ too old for this shit!

In a week or so, I will have time to regain control of the blog but for right now the anarchy here seems to be alright. Kudos to Stan, Frank, OCM and Barb (and TBR) for a job well done. Keep up the good work, gang!

For those who tried to figure out the C code in the post below, yes it is real code and will compile, albeit with complaints from just about any C compiler. It was one of the finalists in the 1986 Annual C Obfuscation Code Contest. It was awarded a special prize for the “Most Abusive Of LINT”. If you don’t know what “lint” is (and I’m not talking about the stuff in your belly button), then don’t ask. I compiled it on my Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server using “gcc” and got two errors (actually just complaints from “lint") but it still compiled. C++ compilers from MickeySoft can’t handle it.

Anywho, I’m almost settled in here (maybe a week or two get actually comfortable). I made it back just in time. The Cubs are in town tomorrow and Thursday against the Cardinals. You already know who I’m rooting for (GO CUBBIES!).


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 04/20/2005 at 12:21 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 19, 2005

Choices …

I went to the store today, for some bread and a few other things.

My local grocery store is less than one block from my residence ... a short walk on the worst of days.

On the way a woman passed by me at a much quicker pace than my usual casual gait. She was perhaps 26 or so. Black, trim and obviously healthy.

When I got to the store, she was zooming around getting her shopping done and she beat me to the checkout stand. She had a very few items. Bread, eggs, lunch meat and some butter. She paid for her stuff and wheeled that cart outside.

I paid for my bread and beer and followed her out the door. I observed that she had already left the parking lot with her things still in the cart.

Now, she had such a small amount ... I didn’t understand why a perfectly healthy young lady would need to leave them in the cart. When she pulled that cart into an apartment complex halfway between the store and my house ... I was amazed. Her apartment complex is a scant 150yds at best away from the store!

I asked myself WHY? Why would a healthy young woman feel the need to carry such a light burden such a little distance, with no obvous need to do so?

  • Did she need the cart to move something with?

  • Perhaps, she had another use for the cart ... what ever that might be.

  • Nevada is not a state where you can take your cans and bottles back to the store ... so that wasn’t the reason.

  • The cart weighed 20 times more than her purchases. Why?
  • ... for the answer you’ll have visit The Steel Deal and scroll down.


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    Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 09:58 PM   
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    Tom DeLay – The Sharks Are Circling

    I am probably more interested in this story than other readers, because it is of “local interest” in Austin, Texas. Due to the way the Texas legal system works, it is the Travis County (Austin) DA’s job to prosecute wrongdoing perpetrated by state officials, if it involves election law. In most states, this job would fall to the State Attorney General, but we do things a little differently here in Texas. I could get called for jury duty if Travis County DA Ronnie Earle (barking moonbat and gooberhead emeritus) finally brings DeLay, or some of his cohorts, to trial.

    Travis County Texas is a small island of liberalism, in a huge ocean of conservatives. Travis County barely voted for Kerry in 2004. Ronnie Earle has been the DA here since 1976. He squeaked into office in 2004 with 89.2% of the vote. I voted for him because there was no Republican running against him. He has gone after a number of politicos in his time. He has missed a few, like US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) and bagged a few, like former Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis (D). In spite of our political differences, Ronnie Earle is a damned good lawyer, and not a man to be taken lightly.

    People are saying that this all is partisan politics. That is 100% correct. The politics here in Texas are about as “hardball” as it gets. The problem is that DeLay decided that he could play catcher without putting on his cup. He has caught too many fastballs with his gonads. He has pushed the ethics envelope once too often. He is practically useless as a catcher now.

    The Republican team is spending too much time icing down DeLay’s gonads. It is time for him to step down.

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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 05:25 PM   
    Filed Under: • Politics •  
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    Dog Abuse

    "American Pie” actress Natasha Lyonne is in trouble because she wants to copulate with her neighbor’s dog. The article also said she broke a mirror, probably by looking at it. My God look at that makeup! I wonder if Emperor Misha at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler knows about this. Disturbing news…

    Update: Steel just contacted me about this post. He said that my use of the word “copulate” might be a bit over the top.

    ...that ‘copulate ...’ thing MIGHT be a bit over the top as far as legals go. She is already having troubles ... you don’t want to be the focus of more que no? I think I’d stick to the quote in the paper re that.

    Steel

    I will defer to his wisdom. This is the quote as I pulled it off of the web site.

    Lyonne racked up charges for criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing after she purportedly went postal on her New York neighbor, ripping a mirror off the woman’s wall and threatening to sexually molest her dog.

    If she wasn’t planning to copulate with it, what was she planning to do to that poor little puppy? I want all the details. Weigh in on this…

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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 01:47 PM   
    Filed Under: • CelebritiesOutrageous •  
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    Fire! Fire!

    Damn.

    Seattle police launched an investigation on Friday to determine how a patient undergoing emergency heart surgery caught on fire at a local hospital in 2003.

    Damn!  Get the fire extinguisher!

    The male patient, who was not identified, went up in flames after alcohol poured on his skin was ignited by a surgical instrument.

    Went. Up. In. Flames.  In the operating room.  Damn.  Get the fire extinguisher!

    The patient died after the surgery but that was due to heart failure and not the fire, said Dr. Robert Caplan, medical quality director of Virginia Mason.

    No, no.  Wasn’t the fire.  Simple heart attack.  That’s all.  Move along.

    Caplan said fires are known to occur in operating rooms although they were extremely rare

    More rare than heart attacks, although this one was well-done.

    The two-year-old incident became publicly known after an anonymous letter sent to the media mentioned it as a sign of unsafe health care at the hospital, and said the patient burned to death.

    Caplan strongly disputed its contents. “That letter is factually incorrect,” he said.

    Nothing to see here folks, please move along now......


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    Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 12:05 PM   
    Filed Under: • Miscellaneous •  
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    We have a Pope

    We just don’t know who it is yet.
    Story

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - White smoke poured from a chimney at the Vatican and bells tolled on Tuesday evening, announcing to the world that a new pope was elected in the first papal conclave of the new millennium.

    Crowds in St. Peter’s Square chanted: “Viva il Papa!” or “Long live the pope!”

    “It’s only been 24 hours, surprising how fast he was elected,” Vatican Radio said, commenting on how the new pope was elected on the second day of the conclave, after just four or five ballots.

    Update: Thanks U2.
    from MSNBC:

    VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a longtime guardian of doctrinal orthodoxy, was elected Tuesday by his peers to lead the church after the death of Pope John Paul II, the Vatican announced.
    Ratzinger, 78, chose the name Pope Benedict XVI.


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    Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 11:43 AM   
    Filed Under: • Miscellaneous •  
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    Tomorrow’s News Today

    I just received a message from the future, from our old buddy in New Zealand, Illegitimi Non Carborundum. He lives in the future, you know.

    Tomorrow, April the 20th, he wrote a scintillating piece titled More Moonbats on Parade.

    It is a scathing attack on Robert C. Koehler, a moonbat journalist who believes that the 2004 election was stolen. Here is an excerpt.

    The long lines “caused” roughly one-third of potential voters to “drop out of line?” You have got to be kidding! What kind of victimology bullshit is that?!!! Hey, Bobby, what about the other two-thirds that didn’t drop out of line, you jerk-off?

    Visit his website and have a peek at tomorrow. There are also some great pictures of New Zealand.

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    New Zealand is a wonderful island, with many scenic vistas, inhabited by hobbits. INC lives here:

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    In New Zealand they have the charming habit, of allowing teenage boys, to name their bird species.

    This is the Pukeko. “Man he went like all pukeko after that third shot of Tequila.”

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    This is the Kaka. “That scared me so bad I made kaka in my pants.”

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    This is the Kakariki. “This party is so lame. It is like totally kakariki.”

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    This is the Kakapo. “OldCatMan is a real kakapohead.”

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    Visit the future, today!


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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 10:36 AM   
    Filed Under: • Art-PhotographyDemocrats-Liberals-Moonbat LeftistsMedia-Bias •  
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    WHO’S YOUR FATTY?

    Once upon a time, a long time ago OCM use to weigh 285 pounds, and 6"4" or not------I WAS A FAT ASS!

    I now weigh 225 pounds of old solid, hurting like hell (from the car accident) brawn!  (Ha. Ha.)

    Ever think what a Hollywood celebrity would like if she or he were a BIT over weight?

    Could you ID them?

    Well, here’s your chance (and I give credit to NO ONE, as these pictures can be found all over the Internet!)

    As a clue, I will give you FIRST NAMES (only):  Jennifer (2), Catherine, Mel (aka: Riggs), Gwyneth, Sandra and
    Julia!

    LET THE FAT ROLL ON!!!!!!!!!

    (......and don’t forget to visit my BLOG at OLDCATMAN’S BLOG!!)




    Posted by 1IDVET   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 10:32 AM   
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    Gloryfing ‘St. Pancake’

    Actor Alan Rickman(’Hans’ in DIE HARD) is directing and producing a little show on the London stage in memory of the great St. Rachel Corrie.

    Rachel Corrie-remember her?
    She went to the"occupied territories a few years back to show support for the PA terroriststhe brave Palestinian resistance against Jewish and American oppression, and wandered into the blindspot of an Israeli tractor- with predictable results.

    A real ‘peaceful’ person.

    Right now the late one’s parents are suing Caterpillar andthe Israeli govt for Corrie’s ‘wrongful death’.

    As for Mr. Rickman-when he’s done prostrating himself at his Rachel Corrie shrine-maybe he could do a play remembering the innocent victims of those that Rachel Corrie embraced.

    I’m not holding my breath.

    cubbie cap tip-LGF.
    update-as soon as I get a link to the theatre that works you’ll see it here.

    Try THIS!




    Posted by Annoying Little Twerp   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 08:03 AM   
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    For The Geeks

    Just for the computer geeks out there, what does this code do? Here is the “Morse Source” (in the key of C, of course) ....


    #define DIT (
    #define DAH )
    #define __DAH ++
    #define DITDAH *
    #define DAHDIT for
    #define DIT_DAH malloc
    #define DAH_DIT gets
    #define _DAHDIT char
    _DAHDIT _DAH_[]="ETIANMSURWDKGOHVFaLaPJBXCYZQb54a3d2f16g7c8a90l?e’b.s;i,d:"
    ;main DIT DAH{_DAHDIT
    DITDAH _DIT,DITDAH DAH_,DITDAH DIT_,
    DITDAH _DIT_,DITDAH DIT_DAH DIT
    DAH,DITDAH DAH_DIT DIT DAH;DAHDIT
    DIT _DIT=DIT_DAH DIT 81 DAH,DIT_=_DIT
    __DAH;_DIT==DAH_DIT DIT _DIT DAH;__DIT
    DIT’\n’DAH DAH DAHDIT DIT DAH_=_DIT;DITDAH
    DAH_;__DIT DIT DITDAH
    _DIT_?_DAH DIT DITDAH DIT_ DAH:’?’DAH,__DIT
    DIT’ ‘DAH,DAH_ __DAH DAH DAHDIT DIT
    DITDAH DIT_=2,_DIT_=_DAH_; DITDAH _DIT_&&DIT
    DITDAH _DIT_!=DIT DITDAH DAH_>=’a’? DITDAH
    DAH_&223:DITDAH DAH_ DAH DAH; DIT
    DITDAH DIT_ DAH __DAH,_DIT_ __DAH DAH
    DITDAH DIT_+= DIT DITDAH _DIT_>=’a’? DITDAH _DIT_-’a’:0
    DAH;}_DAH DIT DIT_ DAH{ __DIT DIT
    DIT_>3?_DAH DIT DIT_>>1 DAH:’\0’DAH;return
    DIT_&1?’-’:’.’;}__DIT DIT DIT_ DAH _DAHDIT
    DIT_;{DIT void DAH write DIT 1,&DIT_,1 DAH;}

    For the answer, click “Continue Reading” ....

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    Posted by    United States  on 04/19/2005 at 02:10 AM   
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    Border Patrol

    Stan’s Army of “Minute-Pigs” (shown here patrolling the fence outside El Paso) is the newest tactic in the fight to stop illegal immigrants from crossing our borders. Although not very effective against Mess-Cans, the new “Pork Squads” should be able to stop 99.9% of radical Muslim terrorists. PIG POWER!

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    Posted by George W. Bush   United States  on 04/19/2005 at 01:44 AM   
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    calendar   Monday - April 18, 2005

    Illegal Alien Update

    Nothing has been posted about illegal aliens lately. That usually gets some blood a’boilin’.

    The Minutemen have been set up along a 25 mile stretch of border, in Arizona, since the first of this month. There are reports out there, that they are having some impact. And some of the locals are supporting their efforts.

    San Francisco Bay Area moonbats are trekking to the Arizona border to register their indignation. Hispanic leaders are praying for divine intervention (a sandstorm or plague of locusts perhaps.) The ACLU is sending lawyers. The Minutemen are hunkering down, eating bologna sandwiches and holding their own. My own idea of (R)obotic (I)nternet (F)irearms (R)anging (A)cross (F)rontiers (RIFRAF) is gaining no notice or acceptance, but that is nothing new or unusual.

    And what about the rest of the border, besides this 25 mile stretch? Any ideas about what to do?

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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/18/2005 at 03:08 PM   
    Filed Under: • Illegal-Aliens and Immigration •  
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    Lance Armstrong Will Retire After This Year’s Tour de France

    Local Austin icon, Lance Armstrong has announced that he will retire from cycling after this year’s Tour de France. He is a class act and has done a lot for Austin and Central Texas. His girfriend Sheryl Crow is a bit of a moonbat however.

    He has been catching flack in the media about using performance enhancing drugs lately, that is always happening to him. I really don’t think that he uses them. They have tested him a blue-zillion times and never came up with anything. Zilch, zip, nada.

    Good luck to Lance.

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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/18/2005 at 02:37 PM   
    Filed Under: • Sports •  
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    All Heathcare Coverage is not the Same

    Check your insurance policy, to make sure you have adeqate coverage.

    May not be suitable for work, unless you work in a hospital. 

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    Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/18/2005 at 01:46 PM   
    Filed Under: • Health-MedicineHumor •  
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