Saturday, December 22, 2012

Can't help it...

 Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam.
The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.’ The
question was worth 70 points or none at all.

One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages.
However, he wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the
bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7 ) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the
ground where the cat can't get it.

He got an A.

GO PAC...!!

Open Blog - Weekend

Santa Claus is just days away.

Friday, December 21, 2012

medical examination

Doctor to Lady, during her medical examination:
"Your heart, lungs,
pulse & blood pressure are all fine. Now, let me see that little thing that gets you ladies into all kinds of trouble."
The lady started taking off her clothes ...

The Doctor stopped her:
"No! No! Please don't remove your clothes.

Health Tip

The Little Drummer Boy (Perfect Version)

My Favorite Chrismas Song

Useless Information

Total time gum would be chewed every year if each piece of gum was chewed for 30 min ='s 187 billion hours.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Four for Fridays. Wait! We're supposed to be here, right? Anyways, It's been a long week and I'm looking forward to a four day weekend... Some questions for you....

1) What time of the year stresses you out the most?

2) How well do you drive in the snow?

3) What are looking forward to the most this Christmas?

4) What is the prettiest place you have been to?

Enjoy your weekend and Christmas!

Open Blog - End of the World

It's been nice knowing you.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Best Songs for 2012

2012 was a great year for music. The big surprises were the veterans of rock and roll making huge comebacks... let's start with the honorable mentions.

Joe Walsh: Analog Man from Analog Man
Bruce Springsteen: Land of Hope and Dreams from Wrecking Ball
ZZ Top: Flyin' High from La Futura
Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio from That's Why God Made the Radio
Iron Maiden: Blood Brothers from En Vivo!

10) KISS Long Way Down from Monster: I had long ago dismissed KISS as nothing but a bunch of rehashing, money hungry and commercialized comic book clowns. As a young teenager, I had idolized these guys, then watched them go on a downward spiral to a mockery of rock and roll. Adding insult to injury, by donning costumes on newcomers Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer revisiting the roles of original members of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. I vowed to never see KISS in concert after the facts. Enter my future stepson-an obsessed 26 year old KISS fanatic... He turned me into this album. Surprised! It is their piece of work since 1977's Love Gun. Recorded on analog equipment with a modern twist, KISS retakes their glory days with chock full of party anthems. The way that KISS should sound.

9) Soundgarden Been Away too Long from King Animal Taking where they left off 16 years ago, Soundgarden sounds like haven't skipped a beat. King Animal is a big, bright album, executed with precision and professionalism. Filled with strong and catchy kooks, Kim Thayil's deceptively sinewy guitar work fills the atmosphere with his signature sound from the Gothic like riffs to psychedelia. Chris Cornell's modulated wail fits well, anchored by the rhythm section of Bill Shepard and Matt Cameron, which is a testament to their innate chemistry....

8) Aerosmith Street Jesus from Music from Another Dimension The Toxic Twins and crew seemed to patch up their differences long enough to put out their first album of original materiel in eleven years. Their strongest since 1993's Get a Grip. Enter the song, "Street Jesus"- a raucous, gritty, balls to the wall rocker that recalls their classic days of Toys in the Attic and Rocks. One huge catch to the album though. A third of it was weighed down by the American Idol influenced ballads (including a duet with Carrie Underwood) that screamed sell out.

7)  Chris Robinson Brotherhood Rosalee from Big Moon Ritual Even though the Black Crowes are on hiatus right now, it doesn't mean singer Chris Robinson has exactly been idle. Sounding more like the Grateful Dead than the Black Crowes, the music just flows with the tide-never diving into murky waters, instead into a pretty sunset. This isn't just a self conscious retro revival here it's more or less a band that seems to be doing what comes naturally.

6) Counting Crows Jumping Jesus from Underwater Sunshine The Counting Crows are a difficult band to explain... They are extremely talented. The groups instrumental interplay are a reminder of a modern day The Band. Singer Adam Duritz lyrical style rivals Bob Dylan, creating a visual landscape that is almost unparalleled by anyone. Question is why an album of cover tunes? The answer is quite simple. Because they can. The tune "Jumping Jesus" my oh my, stands out. It makes me feel like a pile of sunshine.

5) Heart Fanatic from Fanatic Heart has made a wise decision to return their hard rocking roots. Rightly so, the atmosphere of this album feels much like their fifth release, Bebe La Strange. The opening hearty power chords of the title track, along with Ann Wilson's huge voice can deliver more than enough energy to rattle the farthest corners of an arena. Even on the softer sounds on this record can bring an emotional hook that goes beyond sheer volume.

4) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ramada Inn from Psychedelic Pill Music is a box of chocolates when it come to Neil Young, never know what you're going to get. In the case with Psychedelic Pill, it is the golden cream filling. Working with his long time band, Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill was born from extensive jam sessions in the studio. The sprawling 16 minute track, Ramada Inn, takes a listener on a musical journey though the past with laid back powerhouse chords and extended solos. Feels like I'm on the vintage Route 66. And that is one the shorter tunes. It may sound overindulgent, but with the profound lyrics and the emotional guitar interplay, the album seems to have a spiritual effect.

3) Led Zeppelin Kashmir from Celebration Day I know, it's an old song performed from their reunion concert at the O2 Arena in London in the December of 2007. Recorded, filmed and then tweaked and released last month by the legendary band. For those who missed the countless bootlegged YouTube videos, it's all here in one neat package. After 27 years since Led Zeppelin performed their last concert, it is apparent that these rock gods haven't lost their mystery and magic. Jason Bonham, the son of the late "Bonzo", does his dad proud on the skins. Robert Plant's banshee wail has aged gracefully like fine wine. Jimmy Page still can play the riffs and solos like the days of old. John Paul Jones still hasn't lost his touch on the keys and bass. Four years after the show, the band still are dodging questions on a reunion tour. This could easily be the last testimony of this legacy. A fitting one as well...

2) Van Halen Outta Space from A Different Kind of Truth  After so many years of fumbling dysfunction that reduced the once-proud Van Halen name to a laughingstock, A Different Kind of Truth proved the skeptics (including me) wrong. Against all reasonable expectations, this a real Van Halen album! Diamond Dave is back in fold along with Eddie Van Halen's son replacing Micheal Anthony on bass. The album is relentless. It takes you by the jugular and drives down high octane rhythms and adrenaline guitar solos and never lets up. No ballads, no keyboards and no bullshit. It's simply Vantastic! Please read my full review here

1) Rush Clockwork Angels from Clockwork Angels Rush is a band that never seems to stop growing, they evolve. taking form over the years, yet never losing their signature sound. This Canadian power trio makes a long awaited return to the prog rock concept albums that they perfected with 2112 in 1976. Loosely based on a novel written by Kevin J. Anderson, this set sprawls, embracing everything from metal and prog to electric jazz to flamenco touches -- and more. Varied musical shades jostle up against one another, keeping the listener not only engaged, but delightfully surprised. It's no wonder why the Rush fan base keeps growing after 36 years...


I'm coming for you, you and you...!!!

I want my mommy....

Christmas Lights Pt 2 Candy Cane Lane!

This is the first sign you will see when you go to Candy Cane Lane in West Allis Wi.. It was Drew, his son, his son's girlfriend and myself that had gone to see the lights. This was on a Friday night that we had gone and it was a last minute decision to go. It has been about three weeks ago that we had gone. Yes I know why did I wait so long to write about it. I have been really busy with work, Christmas shopping and baking cookies.

I just want to say if you want to go and see some really awesome Christmas lights this is the place to go. They are also doing a donation for the M.A.C.C. Fund this is Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. It is your choice to give a donation or not we gave a donation. I seen a lot of people just drive past the people standing out there by the stand not donating.

So on to the Christmas lights that we had taken on this night. We had an awesome time taking the pictures to share. I hope you all enjoy some of the pictures I put on here.

I do have a lot more pictures from Candy Cane Lane. It is just way to many to put on here to post. I just might have to do a Candy Cane Lane Part two for more Christmas lights. Other than that I will have them all on my Facebook account.

I hope everyone is enjoying the pictures and you are all welcome to leave any comment!

"Russians pay $1,000 for doomsday party in Soviet bunker"

"(Reuters) - A Cold War-era bunker designed to save Soviet leaders from a nuclear attack will host a 24-hour party for Russians willing to pay $1,000 for a ticket to escape the apocalypse, which, according to New Age prophesies, could come on Friday."

Read more:

BL Basketcase's party is considerably cheaper.

Open Blog - Thursday

Nice pussycat.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

personal experience

I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving, which I hope that you will learn from for the upcoming Holiday season.
As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years.
A few weekends ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had a few too many cocktails.
Knowing full well I was over the legal limit, I did something I've never done before…. I took a cab home.
Sure enough, I passed a police road block but, since I was in a cab, they waved it past.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise; as I have never driven a cab before and am not sure where I got it or what to do with it now that it's in my garage, any ideas???


That pretty much explains it...!!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my festive friends!  How are you?  It’s less than a week away from Christmas.  Do you feel the holiday pressure building?  Or does it just go through you?  Only a few more days for decorating, shopping, baking, wrapping, etc., etc.  What do you want from Santa this year?  Have you been a good boy or girl?  Santa, like me, knows all and sees all. Don’t try to con the old man.

Of course, our breathtaking Green Bay Packers mauled the Chicago Bears last Sunday, clinching the NFC North title. They did that in enemy territory. This Sunday, December 23, our illustrious Pack meets the Tennessee Titans at noon at home, Lambeau Field. Hi/goodbye, Titans. 

I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook slayings.  The shooting was horrific.  Twenty young innocents were murdered that day.  I pray that the family members of the victims can somehow find solace and peace after this.  I pray that our society eradicates this disease or mental defect.  Our young are exposed to ever-escalating levels of violence in songs and on television, movies, and video games.  It has to have a cumulative effect.  Life loses its value to some of the sicker minds.  We have to reverse this.  We must.

Have we driven off of the “fiscal cliff” yet?  Why not?  Are we there yet? How long does it take?  “Fiscal cliff” could be someone’s name: Mr. Fiscal Clifford Preen.

Is Mr. Mayor Dickert going to drive CAR25 into extinction?  Will public access become a thing of the past, pushed out by glossy TV ads for Mr. Mayor and his hallucination of Racine?  Oh my.

This is my last column before Christmas, so I want to wish all of you, Irregular and regular alike, a very Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays to those of you observing Kwanza, Hanukah, Festivus, and other celebrations.  For those who haven’t already been driven nuts by Christmas music, here is a “3 Hour Medley of Christmas Songs:”

Thank you, one and all, for visiting my blog today.  I am happy to share with you.  We are family, and family is important on Christmas.  Be of good cheer, my dears.  Santa is on his way.

The cure for the holiday blues?  Find out:

The weathermen and women are talking about the possibility of a little snow.  Be careful out there.  The first real snow, it seems like most of the drivers forget how to drive in the winter.  Have a beautiful Christmas.  Adeste Fideles!

Open Blog - Wednesday

Well guess who.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dickert Makes a Play for CAR 25

Dickert wants to take the public access out of public access TV and replace it with his propaganda.  He sees CAR 25 as a commercial for himself instead of a pulpit for the public.  He already has bids on managing CAR 25.  Apparently, he solicited those bids without the complete knowledge of the Cable Commission and the City Council.  To be honest, it sounds a bit disingenuous of our "leaders" to say they had no idea that this was coming when the bloggers have spoken about it for years.

End of the World Party

The  WACKIEST OF THE WACKY  " dusk to dawn" 
 begins Friday @ dusk , Dec. 21st. 2012.
Party ends with the end of the world, or dawn the following morning for survivors, with breakfast provided.
Food and beverage is provided.
Snacks and deserts provided
Costumes are optional
A dish or beverage to pass is optional
A white elephant  (grab bag) present is optional, re-gifting is encouraged at this party,    the hokier the present the better, so are clean dumpster diving gifts                                         ( remember this is an end of the world party)
bon fire provide along with 2 metal campfires on the deck
Party is both inside and outside, so dress accordingly.
Looking forward to seeing you 

I'm posting this for Lizardmom.
For the party location, contact her at