I'm a lovely Canadian lass with a mind of my own. So welcome to my dark side - you won't find any hidden agendas here!
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Fun Stuff Friday
A veritable cornucopia of things today!
How would you like this for a coffin:
or how about this one:
Costs must be skyrocketing for Disney these days. Reusing old animation in order to save a few bucks ... wonder how ole Walt would feel.
Well at least we know how most of us got here now!
Wow, I wonder how she would react to winning something even bigger!
A a note to all my blogging pals -- as you can see, there hasn't been much activity lately. And I don't forsee this changing much for the next few months. I will try to post at least Fun Stuff Friday's, but it will largely depend upon other commitments first. I will also try to visit you all as often as possible, and thank you for your support both in the past and in the future.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Weird and Wacky World
Ah! What a weird and wonderful world we live in:
A hamster named Gohan, right, and snake Aochan live togther in a cardboard box at Mutsugoro Okoku zoo, outskirts of Tokyo. Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 9 centimeter dwarf hamster; the other is a 120 centimeter-long (yard-long) ratsnake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster - whose name means "meal" in Japanese - to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice. But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since. (01/18/06 AP photo)
A Varig airlines cargo plane from Brazil sits parked at the Mexico City airport with its nose up in the air after the cargo was unevenly distributed. Brazil's troubled flagship airline, Varig, is reeling under an estimated US$3.3 billion (euro2.7 billion) in debt and is currently in the restructuring phase of bankruptcy proceedings and, last April 12, some 300 Varig employees boarded a chartered jet to Brasilia, the nation's capital, to call on the federal government to bail out the company, which employs 11,000 people. (04/17/06 AP photo)
This photo released by the Los Angeles Zoo shows Willy, a 10-year-old, 187-pound Red River porcine, right, nuzzling his new companion Nicole, a 16-year-old bongo antelope, in their exhibit at the zoo in Los Angeles. Willy's mate Ruby died last summer of cancer and within a week the hog turned to the antelope for companionship. (02/24/06 AP photo)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- In this photo released by the Czech artist David Cerny, his sculpture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is shown on display. The sculpture, which depicts a tied-up Saddam Hussein floating in a water tank, was banned by the mayor of a western Belgian town because it was deemed too controversial, an official said. The sculpture was to be displayed in the coastal town of Middelkerke during the Beaufort 2006 arts festival starting April 1. (02/07/06 AP photo)
A van sits in the front window of "Say Dez School of Safe Driving" after an accident in Hamilton, Ontario, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. The elderly couple driving the van was shaken up after the accident. (08/15/05 AP photo)
This photo provided by Wired Nextfest shows Rob Innes skimming across the Chicago River in a bionic dolphin to call attention to Nextfest, a futuristic technology show in Chicago on June 25-26, 2005. The dolphin, a submersible developed by Innespace, can power two people to 40 m.p.h. on the surface and 20 m.p.h. below. (06/23/05 AP photo/Wired Nextfest)
'Kintana' is the first captive bred aye-aye, an arboreal nocturnal lemur, Daubentonia madagascariensis, a native to Madagascar, to be born in the United Kingdom. Bristol Zoo Gardens announced that it is the first UK zoo to successfully breed and hand-rear an aye-aye, the largest nocturnal primate in the world and one of the strangest mammals on the planet. (04/15/05 AP photo)
Monday, April 17, 2006
Keepin It Lite
Had enough of the Easter Bunny?? Me too!
After a long weekend (and still one for many of you), it's a good day to keep things lite and easy.
If you liked the last mouse trap mazes Exposed showed, you will definitely enjoy these ones too.
So sit back and relax and enjoy the Rube Goldberg Machine.
The first file is located here and the 2nd one here.
Have a relaxing Monday folks!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Breaking: Easter Bunny in Trouble at Red River
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
If They Can Do It ... Why Can't We?
With the PC leadership race pretty well underway, one of the most noticeable things lacking from potential leader's platform (except Ted Morton, who most figure is a longshot to Dinning) are changes to our electoral format.
What bothers me more is that a socialist province like Manitoba is prepared to enact law disallowing MLA's to cross the floor without first resigning and holding a by-election, or sitting as an indepedent.
Another socialist province, BC, has already enacted laws allowing recall, as well as fixed term limits for Premiers. So why is Alberta so behind the times? Those calling themselves part of the "Progressive Conservative" movement, have obviously lost sight of the meaning of the word "progressive".
Take a look at Jim Dinning's site. You know, for a guy who has been running for the Premier's post for the past 5 years, you would think he could come up with SOME policy. If you find any here, let me know.
Mark Norris is working on policy, according to his website anyway. Better hurry up Mark - you only have about 9 months!
Lyle Oberg has "values and vision" -but no policy. Perhaps highway billboard advertising Lyle?
Ted Morton has more than just a vision for Alberta, he also has a policy and plan called the Alberta Agenda. Of course, Ted is a real policy wonk so we can expect to get exceptional policy reform from Ted. Only problem? Ted won't win - especially if you add Preston Manning into the mix. I hope his exit strategy includes considering coming over to the Alberta Alliance where he belongs! After all, the Alberta Alliance is the only party utilizing his Alberta Agenda as part of it's policy platform.
Ed Stelmach doesn't have a website that can be found so I haven't a clue what his policy iniatives are. If you find one, let me know and I will post it.
So there you are ...... your choices (so far) for Alberta Premier.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Liberal MPs Today
Monday, April 10, 2006
The Ultimate Mouse Trapper
Remember that game Mouse Trap?
You know, where you dropped the marble, and watched it go through all the traps?
Well, this guy has got to be THE ultimate mouser!
Tired Of Getting Cheap Gifts .... Improve Your Manners!
That's right! Your mamma knew her stuff when she told you that a simple thank you note was all it took. Manners - whodda thunk it! Better manners = better gifts.
Don't believe me? Then check out this article on how to improve not only your manners, but how to score better gifts as a natural result.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Fun Stuff Friday
A much needed day for Fun Stuff Friday ... wouldn't you say? Fat kitty certainly does!
This link will take you to a photo spread depicting movie mistakes. How many can you see?
How would Arnie look with a mustache? What about Michael Jackson? Find out here.
Oh ... oh - blogging women beware!
Somehow I don't think he really was asking for this....
This guy wins the "Expectations Don't Match Reality" award for dating clubs.
Well what can I say, animals do the strangest things!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Want to know what you will come back to Earth as after you die??
Then click here to find out.
In case you are curious .... I am coming back as a Lion.
What are you going to be??
Monday, April 03, 2006
Ralph's 3rd Way Is His Going A-Way
The only one surprised by Friday's delegate vote was Ralphie, along with a few of his ministers who now have to start brown nosing someone else in order to save their post.
Ralph, why so surprised? Thought you were still Teflon Don? Didn't the last election, where you lost 200,000 votes over the previous election, give you an inkling that your time was not just coming due ... but was overdue? Obviously not.
Let's see - rudderless, without an agenda, a plan of any kind, tossing books at young ladies whose only sin was standing next to you .... what did you think the outcome would be? Yes, I know, a passing grade you received, but a -C is the best you can muster up?
What could be the real reason for your long stay Ralph? No one approached you with a lucrative job posting yet?? Kinda sucks eh ... considering you have spent the better part of the last 6 years catering to insurance and oil & gas companies. Surely SOMEONE will give you a job Ralph!
In the meantime, why don't you send me your resume and I will see what I can do to update it for you. I'll tell ya, mine's a killer - gets me in the door every time. I am sure I can do the same for yours.
I will also go one better Ralph and allow you to use Exposed as a drop off site for job postings that may come this way!
ATTENTION ALL BLOGSPHERE-ITES: If you, or someone you know has a job opening that you think will suit Ralph's skills, please let me know and I will make sure he receives the offer.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Lib Leadership Candidates Using Howard Dean's Campaign "Guru"
One of these fellows is Howard Dean. Can you remember which one?