This Malian journey retraced segments of Mungo Park’s (more about him in a moment) African journeys. The travelers started in the capital, Bamako. From there, they went to Segou, Mopti, Sangha near the Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon country, Djenne, villages along the Niger River, Kabara (the Port of Tombouctou), and Tombouctou. During this journey to one of the world’s Mysterious Places, the travelers met members of tribes whose names conjured up images in the mind’s eye of long ago adventures — Bambara, Dogon, and Tuareg. In early November, a hot, dry wind begins to blow from the Sahara. It is the Harmattan. The skies of Mali become gray and will, except for brief respites, stay that way until late February. The photographs in this presentation were taken from November 3, 1996, through November 17, 1996.

What appears to be some type of decoration is really a simple solution to a fundamental problem. The wooden staves (left) allow workers to easily climb the tower after each rainy season so they can apply a fresh layer of mud.

See and Read More HERE

Drinkers In Scotland To Face ‘Walk Of Shame’ At Supermarket Checkouts…

I guess this would discourage some drinkers… But Not The Ones I Know!

Buying drink at the supermarket could involve a walk of shame to an “alcohol-only” checkout counter under new plans to help Scotland curb its binge-drinking culture.

Read More HERE

Japan Produces Algae That “Sweats” Diesel Oil…

  Under the gleam of blinding lamps, engulfed by banks of angrily frothing flasks, Makoto Watanabe is plotting a slimy, lurid-green revolution. He has spent his life in search of a species of algae that efficiently “sweats” crude oil, and has finally found it.

“I believe I can change Japan within five years,” the Professor told The Times from his laboratory in Tsukuba University. “A couple of years after that, we start changing the world.”

There remain, however, substantial obstacles before cars and aircraft are all running on algae. Although field tests have proved that there is little technical difficulty in breeding or harvesting the algae, the sums do not add up. A prospective algae-breeding oil concern would either have to invest billions of dollars in expensive breeder tanks – at a cost of around three times what the oil would sell for on the international market over the lifetime of the tanks – or find an enormous expanse of well-irrigated land in a country where labour can be bought very cheaply. It is for this reason that Professor Watanabe believes the world’s first algae farms will be constructed in countries such as Indonesia or Vietnam.

Read More HERE

Ever Seen A SuperFluid?

Check Out This New BMW… It’s A Shape Shifter!

This new BMW is a concept that might show up soon… But get this!… It’s covered with fabric… That’s right… Cloth.

This is a real car… The BMW GINA.


New BMW1

This Beast Opens It’s Eyes!

New BMW2

New BMW3

See and Read More HERE

Do Bumper Stickers Signal Potential Danger?…

When you cover the vehicle with marks of identity, you become more sensitive to “invasions of territory,” which apparently include being cut off by another car:

That’s the surprising conclusion of a recent study by Colorado State University social psychologist William Szlemko. Drivers of cars with bumper stickers, window decals, personalized license plates and other “territorial markers” not only get mad when someone cuts in their lane or is slow to respond to a changed traffic light, but they are far more likely than those who do not personalize their cars to use their vehicles to express rage — by honking, tailgating and other aggressive behavior.

It does not seem to matter whether the messages on the stickers are about peace and love — “Visualize World Peace,” “My Kid Is an Honor Student” — or angry and in your face — “Don’t Mess With Texas,” “My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student.”

Drivers who do not personalize their cars get angry, too, Szlemko and his colleagues concluded in a paper they recently published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, but they don’t act out their anger. They fume, mentally call the other driver a jerk, and move on.

“The more markers a car has, the more aggressively the person tends to drive when provoked,” Szlemko said. “Just the presence of territory markers predicts the tendency to be an aggressive driver.”

Read more HERE

A Real Dog Face…

 Kiss Me.. You Fool!


Awww Yeah! Life Just Got Better…

choco bacon

Hear! Hear!…

animal rites

I Wonder What I’ll Do When My Daughter Suggest This….

And it’s not Halloween…

fancy girl

Sometimes… One’s Faith Is Verified…

tooth fairy

Good Ol’ USA… We’re #1!!

usa guns

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Monday Music… Pacifique – Deep Forest

Like It?.. Want The MP3?

Deep Forest – Pacifique
Found at bee mp3 search engine

If You Ask Me… Still Not A Good Deal… I’ll Send You 2 For $5…

2 teens 6 bucks

Come To Think Of It… I Think I Must Be A Lesbian Too…

I like sex with women… I Find Males Not Sexually Attractive… My Goodness!… I’m A Lesbian Too!!!

tee shirt lesbian

Saving Men Everywhere From A Numb Arm… I Gotta Get One!

Mama’s Happy… I Get To Roll Over… My Arm’s Not Asleep… What’s Not To Love?

pillow arm

Sometimes… You Just Gotta Pass!

 Some Days You’re The Dog…


Goat Milk Ice Cream?… Hmmmm…

I’m the only one at my house that likes goat milk… Only kind I can drink… And I love ice cream… But ice cream will make me no fun to be around about 36 hours later!

I’m gonna hunt some of this stuff down… You’ll hear about it.

Danisco has developed a new ice cream based on goat’s milk, plugging the formulation as a means for companies to target the growing demand for speciality products. Read MORE

Can Goats Milk Ice Cream Save The World? Laura Howard thinks so. She’s created the world’s first premium goat’s milk ice cream, Laloo’s. It’s delicious, of course, and much better for us — lower in fat and lactose, and loaded with Vitamins A and D. (Health-conscious celebrities like Kate Hudson and Jim Carrey are big fans.) Plus, the company sources the goat’s milk and other ingredients from organic farms close by. Read MORE

Check out all the flavors!

Is This A Terrorist Attack?

paint attack

Alf’s Been Snapping Pics Around Bangkok…

 CorkScrew-Balloon has a whole bunch of great shots of an area that’s tucked away in Bangkok…

Think We Can Google Earth These?

See More HERE

I Shed A Few For Tim Russert Today…

Our Last Real Reporter Is Gone…

Tim Russert

 Politicians Everywhere Are Secretly Rejoicing…

I always felt that “Meet The Press” was one of the very few places that you actually could watch the Crooks, Liars, Zealots, Leaders and Loonies of the World actually do  just that.

Tim was real practitioner of the art of the fourth estate.   He was one of the few reporters… Maybe the only one of the current generation of what passes for journalists these days … They came… We saw … and he conquered them.

He was the only reporter I’d find little or no reason to scream at the TV… “Ask him about something that matters!”

If I saw a politician on the same set as Russert… I knew at least one really… Really… REALLY good question was gonna get asked… And heaven help the poor soul who was fool enough to sit across from “The Press” and try to skate…

I don’t see a replacement on ANY channel or outlet at this point… So I expect that the slicksters will get away with a bit of chicanery for the foreseeable future… But Mr Russert certainly inspired enough wannabes to guarantee that another true reporter will fill the void.

I also hope against hope that a whole crop of L’il Russerts takes root

Legal Drugs Kill More People Than Illegal Drugs…

I’ve groused about Dr’s maybe trying to kill me with prescrptions more than once... 

The Florida report analyzed 168,900 deaths statewide. Cocaine, heroin and all methamphetamines caused 989 deaths, it found, while legal opioids — strong painkillers in brand-name drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin — caused 2,328.

Drugs with benzodiazepine, mainly depressants like Valium and Xanax, led to 743 deaths. Alcohol was the most commonly occurring drug, appearing in the bodies of 4,179 of the dead and judged the cause of death of 466 — fewer than cocaine (843) but more than methamphetamine (25) and marijuana (0).

Florida scrutinizes drug-related deaths more closely than do other states, and so there is little basis for comparison with them.

Read More HERE

To All My Loving Friends… Chester sent me this one today…

I did what you told me ..

I sent the email to 10 people like you said

I’m still waiting for that miracle to happen .


To all my friends who in the last year sent me best ‘wishes’, chain letters, ‘angel’ letters or other promises of good luck if I forwarded something,


For The Remainder of the year, could you please just send money, Vodka, chocolate, movie tickets or gasoline vouchers, stamps, canned food and airline tickets instead?

Thank you!

thanks Pancho!!!

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Gets Jail For Oral Rape…On Several Men…

The Republican Party Hosts So Many Homosexual Related Scandals…. That They Are Not Subject To A Class Action LawSuit By Respectable Homosexuals Everywhere Is Beyond Me…

Former Clark County Republican Party Chair Glenn Murphy Jr. faces a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Thursday morning to criminal deviate conduct, a class B felony, for performing unwanted oral sex on a man in Jeffersonville in July.A special prosecutor has charged former Clark County Republican Party Chairman Glenn Murphy Jr. with class B felony criminal deviate conduct, relating to Murphy’s allegedly performing unwanted oral sex on a man in a Jeffersonville home in late July.

Authorities said he performed oral sex on a sleeping man following a party at a home in Jeffersonville in July. He pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Thursday as part of an agreement that calls for a six-year sentence, with four years suspended.

The chairman of the Clark County Republican Party — who last month was elected president of the Young Republican National Federation — has resigned both posts, apparently in the wake of a criminal investigation. On Tuesday afternoon, Glenn Murphy Jr. e-mailed media outlets a letter announcing his resignation from both positions, citing an unexpected business opportunity that would prohibit him from holding a partisan political office.

Glenn Murphy, Jr.

Read More HERE and HERE

And for even more hilarity… Read up on the Florida Legislator… Who did pretty much the same but you’ll love who he blames!!

McCain Campaign Co-Chairman And FL State Representative Bob Allen

A Few Facts About Death And Dying…

  • When an Australian Bushman died, his body was lowered into a grave where a special kind of gravedigger awaited it. This person’s job was to slice up the corpse and hand out bits of the flesh to the mourners. The order in which the relatives partook of the feast was strictly prescribed. A mother ate from her children, and children from their mother, A man could eat his sister’s husband and his brother’s wife. A father, however, could not eat his children, nor children their father.
  • Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
  • The body of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador who conquered Peru in the sixteenth century, was embalmed with special herbs after his death and preserved in the cathedral in the main square of Lima. His body can still be viewed today, displayed in a glass casket.
  • In medieval Japan, it was believed that there was a single hair somewhere on the tail of a cat that could Restore Life to a dead person. For this reason cats were brought into the room of a dying person and placed next to his or her bed. As a last resort, relatives sometimes had the dying person pluck a single hair from the cat’s tail in the hope that this one would prove to be the magic strand.
  • Nearly 5,000 Americans under the age of twenty-four commit suicide successfuly yearly. An additional 100,000 tried to. Ninety percent of all suicides are females.