Monthly Archive for June, 2006

Junichiro Koizumi Sings Elvis

It’s not every day you hear the Prime Minister of Japan sing an Elvis tune

You’re a pretty good Elvis singer,” the president said, in an obvious prompt to his guest. Bush knew what was coming, having previously experienced Koizumi’s tendency to burst into song when it comes to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend who is the Japanese leader’s undisputed musical hero.

Koizumi quickly complied. “Love me tender,” he sang. “Wise men say, `Only fools rush in.’ “

Enter the special tour guides for the two leaders’ private tour of Graceland: Presley’s only child and heir, Lisa Marie, and her mother, Priscilla. “I want you, I love you,” remarked Koizumi, spouting more Elvis tunes. Draping his arm around Lisa Marie, he went on. “Hold me close, hold me tight,” the prime minister crooned.

And what were they serving on Air Force One on the way to Graceland? Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, of course.

UPDATE: Thank you, thank you very much.

Junichiro Koizumi

UPDATE II: Wait, this one’s better…

Uh uh huh

It’s Not Mine

That sort of thing ain’t my bag, baby.

UPDATE: Apparently, the jury didn’t agree with him.

Holy Cow, I Won

I rarely win anything on radio contests. If you’re supposed to be caller number 10, I’ll usually be the ninth caller. But today, my luck changed.

Our local Fox News radio station has been having people call in to register for a rather nice prize. I happened to be caller number seven about a week ago, and was registered for the drawing for the grand prize.

Well, this morning was the grand prize giveaway. It went something like this. At 7:10AM (to coincide with their station number, 710AM) they would call out a name of someone who had been registered. That person had seven minutes and ten seconds to call in to claim the prize, and if they didn’t call in, there were a list of alternates they would use until someone did call in to claim the prize.

So at 7:10 I’m in my car on my way to work, and they said they had the name of the winner, who would have seven minutes and ten seconds to call in and claim the prize. And, much to my surprise, they called my name. It took me 51 seconds to call in, because I was so nervous, I was having trouble hitting the right numbers on my cell phone. And I won!

This is the biggest thing I’ve ever won, and I am so stoked. Oh, what did I win, you ask? Round trip airline tickets for two and hotel, to New Jersey to go see the Hannity Freedom Concert at Six Flags.

Oh, it’s going to be cool. Lots of special guests, including Zell Miller, Ann Coulter, Tom Delay, and Ollie North, just to name a few. The concert is in about a month, so I have to wait awhile, but it will definitely be worth it.


Hundreds Of WMDs Found In Iraq

So a new report out says that over 500 chemical weapons, mainly mustard and sarin gas, have been found since 2003. But wait, Saddam said that he had gotten rid of all of them, how could that be?

Still no mention of the report on CNN’s front page, and a search for “WMD” turns up nothing since 6/2. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

UPDATE: Hmmm… No mention on ABC, CBS, MSNBC… But plenty of coverage on the Marines facing charges. Odd how liberals are soft on crime (see Willie Horton) until a serviceman is accused of something. Then, of course, as Jack Murtha would tell you, they’re just plain guilty.

UPDATE: HotAir has some video from last night Hannity and Colmes about the topic where Allen, predictably, attempts to downplay the significance.

Man, They Are Trolling For News

So ABC has this website where you can go and tell them about the effect of “global warming” on your life. You know, how the tires on your car melted because the asphalt was so hot, and things of that nature. If you can’t think of anything, they even give you a few ideas:

We want to hear your stories. Have you seen changes in your own backyard or hometown? The differences can be large or small ? altered blooming schedules, unusual animals that have arrived in your community, higher water levels encroaching on your property.

So I sent in my anecdote:

Since you mentioned it, it does seem that there are


Well, my hosting provider says my blog was causing processor spikes on their server and that I needed to fix it. Well, that’s what they told me after I contacted them to see why my site was down (with no warning or notification). Seems odd, since I’ve been using the same blog engine for over a year with them, and nothing about it has changed since I first uploaded it

So, I had been wanting to convert over to Subtext anyway, what better opportunity than this? So I installed it, did an import of my old blog, and with quite a bit of tinkering, was able to get my site pretty much back to the way it was.

If anyone notices anything funky that’s not working, let me know, there’s a Contact link up at the top…that is working now that I’ve fixed it.

I Am SO Glad I Don’t Live In San Francisco

This is not safe for work. In fact, it’s just not safe in general.

Fair warning, it’s a bunch of hippies riding around on bicycles naked. For some reason, I’m sure.

You might want some kind of protective eyewear. Seriously.

H/T: SondraK

Places Where I’ll Never Go To Eat

Well, the Fangji Cat Meatball restaurant, for one.

What The Hell Was Connie Chung Thinking?

I’m guessing her career is just about over now…

Fun With Cats

Man, this is freakin’ hilarious…