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calendar   Friday - December 23, 2005

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“Red Alert”
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NORAD

NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) is currently tracking a small object hovering above the North Pole. Officials warned the public not to be frightened. Geostationary satellites are tracking this mysterious object. As you can see from this latest satellite image the object is too small to make out but appears to be a tiny sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. Stay tuned ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/23/2005 at 09:48 PM   
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calendar   Friday - November 25, 2005

Why They All Get Prettier At Closing Time

Now we know. Einstein was wasting his time with all that quantum mechanics and relativity crap. The real hard-core science is being done today by scientists in Britain with a more important goal in mind .... figuring out why us guys have awakened to find a “coyote ugly” babe snoring next to us. It’s all in the science and here it comes. Do you think it’ll do any good, now that we know .... ?

imageimage‘Beer goggles’ Effect Explained
MANCHESTER - UK (BBC)

Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how “beer goggles” affect a drinker’s vision. The drink-fuelled phenomenon is said to transform supposedly “ugly” people into beauties - until the morning after.

Researchers at Manchester University say while beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, the amount of alcohol consumed is not the only factor.

Additional factors include the level of light in the pub or club, the drinker’s own eyesight and the room’s smokiness. The distance between two people is also a factor. They all add up to make the aesthetically-challenged more attractive, according to the formula.

The formula can work out a final score, ranging from less than one - where there is no beer goggle effect - to more than 100. Nathan Efron, Professor of Clinical Optometry at the University of Manchester, said: “The beer goggles effect isn’t solely dependent on how much alcohol a person consumes, there are other influencing factors at play too.

“For example, someone with normal vision, who has consumed five pints of beer and views a person 1.5 metres away in a fairly smoky and poorly lit room, will score 55, which means they would suffer from a moderate beer goggle effect.” The research was commissioned by eyecare firm Bausch & Lomb PureVision. A poll showed that 68% of people had regretted giving their phone number to someone to whom they later realised they were not attracted.

A formula rating of less than one means no effect. Between one and 50 the person you would normally find unattractive appears less “visually offensive”. Non-appealing people become suddenly attractive between 51 and 100. At more than 100, someone not considered attractive looks like a super model.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/25/2005 at 06:13 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - October 29, 2005

The Ultimate Man Toy

imageimageBeach Blanket Hummer
(AUTOWEEK)

General Motors’ future product plan includes a back-to-basics, go-anywhere Hummer H4—a rough-and-tough competitor for the Jeep Wrangler. The fourth Hummer could be on sale by 2008 or 2009. A GM source confirms the company is looking for ways of making a small Hummer on its various sport/utility vehicle and pickup platforms.

GM engineers and designers are working on the project, but a chassis for the vehicle has yet to be selected. One possibility is a two-seater, focused on the most rugged off-roading possible, similar to the Hummer dune buggy we illustrated earlier this year (“A Hummer Buggy,” May 9).

“It’s a matter of finding the right combination of rugged components and how we can package them into a vehicle smaller than the H3,” says the source. “The main design factor is that any vehicle with a Hummer badge has to be the most capable off-road, period.” One possibility is to use a shortened version of GM’s small pickup platform, which underpins the new H3.

GM product czar Bob Lutz is believed to be a big supporter of the H4, and as a former boss of Jeep he knows the competition intimately. Hummer is also unlikely to launch a second range of soft-roaders, a move that Jeep is taking to exploit sales with owners who don’t need its “Trail Tested” off-road abilities. “It’s not the right time to be rounding off the corners of the Hummer range yet,” our source says.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/29/2005 at 01:05 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 23, 2005

Matchmaker

For your amusement on this beautiful Fall Sunday, I have provided below a matchmaker game. It’s easy and anyone can do it. Just match the name of the person on the left with the most appropriate person on the right. There are an even dozen “couples” below. Make sure each two you match have a lot in common. Answers will be in the comments later today. Ready ... Set ... Go!


A. John F. Kerry1. Anna Nichole Smith
B. Teddy Kennedy2. Roseanne Barr
C. Hillary Clinton3. Adolph Hitler
D. Bill Clinton4. Linda Lovelace
E. Howard Dean5. Jeanene Garofolo
F. Arianna Huffington6. Daffy Duck
G. Osama Bin Laden7. Al Capone
H. Fidel Castro8. Joseph Stalin
I. Jimmy Carter9. Butthead (Beavis’ friend)
J. Dan Rather10. Norman Bates
K. Cindy Sheehan11. Jerry Springer
L. Jacques Chirac12. Yassir Arafat


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/23/2005 at 04:50 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - October 22, 2005

HELP!

I have just spent four hours with this ”productivity enhancer” and can’t solve it to save my life! I need help before I go stark raving insane. I suspect this is an Al-Qaeda trick or perhaps a devious plot by Democrats. We must not let the enemy prevail! Help me out here! Figure out how to beat this evil game and ... and ... I’ll come up with a suitable prize later (perhaps a suitable title like BMEWS First Mate will be bestowed upon the lucky winner?) ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/22/2005 at 05:54 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - October 15, 2005

Tata News Update

Let it not be said that BMEWS ever let a week go by without running at least one post about tatas ....

Coming Soon: The Mp3 Breast Implant
(THE REGISTER - UK)

Here’s an appealing thought: an mp3 breast implant which will allow surgically-enhanced girls to store and play back their entire music collections from their 36DD assets.

We kid you not. According to UK tabloid the Sun - ever watchful for life-enhancing technology, especially when it’s got a big jugs angle - BT Laboratories bod Ian Pearson reckons breast implants may as well do something useful if they’re to be permanently installed, rather than just looking decorative.

Accordingly, he’s proposed sticking an mp3 player in one dug, and a storage chip in the other. Quite how playback is achieved we’re not quite sure*, but it may well involve the listener burying his or her head in the cleavage for a full stereo effect.

Likewise, God alone knows how you select tracks, but breasts do come equipped with a pleasing alternative to the iPod’s selector wheel. We can imagine the scenario: Girlfriend: “Oi, what the bloody hell are you doing?” Boyfriend: “Hold on, I’m just scrolling down to Stairway to Heaven.”

* Footnote: Oh, OK then - Ian Pearson said “flexible plastic electronics would sit inside the breast. A signal would be relayed to headphones, while the device would be controlled by Bluetooth using a panel on the wrist”. We prefer our solutions, naturally.

I know it’s a silly question but how do you “upload” new tunes to the player? Will some sort of USB port be made available on your girlfriend’s bod where new tunes can be “inserted”? Use your imagination in the comments ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/15/2005 at 04:06 PM   
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Mystery Girl

Below is an early picture of the woman I am deeply, madly in love with. This is a picture of her as a teenager. She is a bit older and much prettier nowadays. Can you guess who this little teenage girl grew up to be? If you guess correctly, could you please tell her I want to have her baby ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/15/2005 at 01:32 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 29, 2005

Riddle Me This

I’m currently suffering from an intestinal infection and am stoked up on antibiotics and pain-killers. It’s been gradually wearing me down for the last few days and I finally gave up and saw my doc yesterday. It’ll get better now that I’m taking care of it. I plan to spend a lot of time today sleeping under the influence of good drugs (legal, prescribed ones that is). For your amusement, I present the picture below. Your job is to guess what it is. This is an Open Forum Post so feel free to discuss whatever comes to your mind. I will leave it to Oink to direct traffic ....

What Is This?

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/29/2005 at 01:55 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 17, 2005

Man Toy!

Guys, your man-toy awaits you .... provided you have Bill Gates’ checkbook ....

Model: Bugatti Veyron
Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Top Speed: 252 mph
Engine: 16-cylinder
Horsepower: 1000 hp
0 - 60 Time: 3 seconds
Price Tag: $1.3 million
Bragging Value: Priceless

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/17/2005 at 12:09 PM   
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