Week of October 31, 2011

Ya' know... returning from the dead is never easy... As soon as they think you're dead - they try to shove you into the ground and heap tons of dirt on top of you... They didn't even bother to check for a pulse - just a waste of time...

I know, it has been a while. Just think of all the folks who forgot all about this little site. 'Thought, "I bet that's where old spam goes to die..." So, it's like this... I can blame (A) laziness, (B) Stress disorders, (C) Video game distractions, (D) Wine, women, and song, (E) an over abundance of low paying jobs, or (F) Me, myself, and I. I choose (G) All of the above.

With that thought in mind, let's light this rocket...

The Favorite Podcast HOTLIST

Bill Maher

NPR: Wait, wait, Don't Tell Me

NPR: Car Talk

NPR: Le Show

WBAI: Off the Hook

KUSP: Geek Speak

News From Lake Wobegone

The Nerdist

WTF Podcast

NPR: Wadda' Ya' Know

60 Minutes

BBC: Scottlands Best Bits

BBC 4: Best Comedy of the week

Dennis Miller Samples

Alex Joes Show
Week of August 29, 2011

I have one of these...

As soon as I find out how to turn it back on, I'll post...

Until then, say hello to pighead404 for me...

Week of August 8, 2011


















ANYWAY... A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.

'DON'T GIVEA' DAMN 'BOUT A GREENBACK DOLLAR' - In comments emailed to CNBC, Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, said the currency is “gradually discarded by the world,” and the “process will be irreversible.”

LOST IN SPACE!!! With solar activity expected to peak around 2013, the Sun is entering a particularly active time and big flares like the recent one will likely be common during the next few years.

THE NEW MEDIA GAME: Radio personalities must do it all for themselves in brave new brokered world

HOW MUCH IS YOUR INTERNET BILL? $9.95 Internet from ComCast [Hey, Time Warner! You seein' dis' over here???]

I'D CALL IT IRONIC: "Rent is Too Damn High" candidate facing eviction from rent-controlled apartment

THIS... Is... GENIUS: Finding it tough to stay cool these days? In Japan, people are donning air conditioned clothing to beat the heat.

HEAT -N- NATURE: Thanks to the drought, which is causing lakes to dry up in Texas, authorities in Nacogdoches have uncovered what may be a part of the space shuttle Columbia in Lake Nacogdoches.

Week of July 18, 2011

This text message from my friend best describes my week: "OMGWTF RU serious? game over bro"... My response: "LOL!"

WOW: Amy Winehouse Becomes the Newest Member of the Forever 27 Club

WHILE YOU WHERE SLEEPING: North Korea and Iran increase collaboration on nuclear missile, report claims... [I'm adding this to my watch list... yikes!]

PLAYING THE WAITING GAME: "Great, but what took so long?" That’s what a state attorney general, a whistleblower and various people whose livelihood was harmed by the BP oil spill told The Daily yesterday about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to audit Kenneth Feinberg’s management of the $20 billion victim compensation fund...

TALES OF THE NEW ECONOMY: Atlantis' landing early Thursday morning marked the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program and the beginning of layoffs for the space agency. On Friday, 1,500 shuttle workers are scheduled to get their pink slips. By the time all the layoff notices are handed out, a total of 8,000 workers will have been cut...

PROVING THAT THEY MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONE: London (CNN) -- A British police investigation into illegal activity by journalists appears to have expanded beyond Rupert Murdoch's disgraced and now defunct News of the World tabloid...

BATTLE OF THE BULDGING: (Reuters) - U.S. public awareness campaigns about sugary soft drinks are under legal attack by beverage makers, which have sued New York City's health department and hit local governments with requests for documents on the science behind the initiatives...

BAD MOVIE BLUES: High-Def Digest Picks: The Worst Blu-rays of 2011 So Far... [I'm glad that is has not gone unnoticed that this blu-ray format is going to waste... all that capacity and quality and we're still getting crap...]

AND IF YOU JUST NEED SOMETHING TO FREAK OUT OVER: 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years...

GOTTA' GET MY TWITTER-FIX, MAN!!! People deprived of the internet feel 'upset and lonely' and find going offline as hard as quitting smoking or drinking... [They're crazy, I'm not hooked... I'll be off right after I check email, read my Facebook, Update my Twitter, and blog and chat for the next three hours about how they don't know what they're talking about... oh, wait...]

Week of July 11, 2011

I REMEMBER THE COOK BOOK "TO SERVE MAN": Mork Encino, the 28-year-old oddball behind huntme4sport.com, a site in which he offers to be hunted down for $10,000, tells The Daily he no longer wants to be exterminated by a stranger. ['sounds like someone made him a real offer...]

DIET FAD OF THE WEE-, uh, WEEK: Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is ‘Nonsense’

President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases. [In fact, according to a recent poll that I completely made up, 66% of Americans actually like paying taxes so that they can complain about government waste while 33% don't pay taxes because they believe that only people with income have to pay them...]

SPEAKING OF GETTING POLLED: Netflix's stock broke through $300 today as investors react positively to the news that Netflix will be raising its subscription rates for users who rent DVDs and stream movies.

GOLF NEWS: A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart.

FREAK OUT OF THE WEEK: Coming soon: Hummingbird-sized drone

FUN SCIENCE OF THE WEEK: 25 Alternate Uses for Coffee Filters

THEY ARE CALLING IT THE "APOLOGY TOUR":Rupert Murdoch apologises for serious wrongdoing at News of the World [what you are not hearing about, is what other organizations that have been doing this for years, and have just not been blatant enough to get caught...]

DEBATE OF THE WEEK: Ford Park: Will justice be served at the House that Carl Built?[... the “Judicial Dome.” argument is enough to scare any taxpayer... why? FEMA Camps...]


Week of July 4, 2011

IRONIC IRONY OF THE WEEK: Happy Birthday, America! This says it all [It's a funny thing. Tuesday Morning, I push my trash can out to the road and look inside. Somebody ["F(%*&$&" kids across the street!!!] has dumped their stash of fresh fireworks inside, so avoid getting a Five trillion dollar fine, I removed said tossed explosives. I just wonder how many other folks had their trash filled with unpopped poppers for pick-up...]

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Supreme Court may reconsider its ruling that eliminates the right of homeowners to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. [Hey! Happy 4th of July, Kids...]

FROM THE MAILBAG THIS WEEK: Hey Jesse, Stream this great new country station that Mickey Ashworth and I put together... Nothing but the best country and you can listen for hours without hearing the same tune twice! Sounds great in your car or truck through a Smart Phone! - Jim "King Of The Road" [Hail to the King, baby!!! That's a sweet deal...]

PERHAPS THE FENCES ARE TO KEEP US IN, HMMM? ...An important article in the New York Times reports that illegal Mexican migration to America has "sputtered to a trickle". According to Douglass Massey, a professor of sociology who co-directs Princeton's Mexican Migration Project, "a trickle" may overstate it...

CLOSING OF AN ERA, STARTING OF A NEW ONE... TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Standing on walls, in water, or in shoulder-to-shoulder crowds around Cape Canaveral, hundreds of thousands of onlookers cheered, cried and watched in awe as a space shuttle launched out of Earth for the last time.

SIGNS OF THE FUTURE: KTRH (Houston) fires drive time duo and Houston radio tracks farther to the right [I miss local radio... 'Waiting for the rise of the LP-FM's... and maybe evena few LP-AM stations wouldn't hurt either...]

WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS THINK: Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan -- a mother of 6, law-abiding citizen, and gardener -- is facing 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard.

COOL SPACE NEWS: Supernovas Discovered to be the 'Creation-Machines' of the Cosmos

WELL, IF YOU THINK JEFFERSON COUNTY IS CHARGING TOO MUCH: States With The Worst Property Taxes [Infographic] [Remind me not to move to New Jersey...]

INTERESTING READING OF THE WEEK: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, which said it would be able to use another power grid's transmission lines to integrate Entergy Corp's Gulf Coast utilities into its power grid.

Week of June 20, 2011

Stange times to take time off, ain't it...

The Federal Communications Commission just released a substantial report on the state of media communications in the United States.

AN INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM LAST WEEK: Hi sluggo. Nice blog. I thought I'd alert you to what is likely to be an interesting issue for the people of Beaumont and surrounding areas in east/southeast Texas after the legislative session ends. Entergy Texas plans to move its electricity source from a group in Arkansas to a group in the Midwest. I was sceptical at first. But it seems, from my investigation, that this might actually be a good deal for people as it is projected to reduce electric bills for families. But I'm still looking into it. Power-grid regulators debate best way to balance costs

EVEN MORE WEINER'S WEENER: Will Durst: Weinergate [Best Laugh I've had all week...]

BEST ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Don't Tweet Your Meat!

IN CASE YOU NEED SOMETHING REAL TO WORRY ABOUT: The BP "Gulf Syndrome": Benzene and Corexit Poisoning ['could explain a few points of a discussion me and a few med-tech were having last week....]

Dating Site Causes Outrage by Dumping 30,000 Ugly People [Well, we can't all be beautiful...]

BACK FROM OCTOBER 2010: China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas

GAMES, ANYONE? Interceptor Entertainment has announced that it will be developing a remake of the classic Duke Nukem 3D, powered by the Unreal Engine 3

YET, EVEN MORE WEINER'S WEENER: NEW YORK (AP) - An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored. [Are ya' kinda startin' to get the feelin' somebody had it in for this guy? How many folks did he hack-off on his way to the top???]

GOOD READING OF THE WEEK: Sneaky Uses For Everyday Things

Week of June 6, 2011

Had a bunch of requests for this one...

The Chinese Baby Chart!!!

Right click, save as, mail to pregnant friend, etc...

NEW IN TWEETS: Beaumont_Job_TX

OH YEAH, AND ME: pighead404 [Sorry, no pictures - you'll have to settle for the occasional linguistic vulgarity...]

IT'S BILDERBERG SEASON!!!! Breaking: Secret Bilderberg Agenda Leaked by Mole

IT'S JUST MONEY: A Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting on its massive debt, state media said Friday, a day after Beijing urged Washington to put its fiscal house in order.

IT'S FOR SCHOOLS, UMM, YEAH - SCHOOLS: States considering online lottery sales [I'm assuming these are some of the same states that currently are banning online poker? Nah... that'd be silly...]

SONY SAGA: Spain arrests Anonymous members over Sony hack [Ha-ha! Got 'em... wait, thats... who just hacked that? AH-HA! No that's not him... or her.. or... hmmmm...]

MY EVER SHRINKING INHERITANCE: Americans' equity in their homes near a record low

WEINER'S WEENER: Beaumont Woman Received Photos Of Congressman [Its' kind of reassuring to know that this proves we are not smarter than our technology...]

MORE WEINER'S WEENER: Tweet, tweet: The Internet reacts to Broussard’s 15 minutes [You have the bone structure of a political genius...]

MORE CONSPIRACY FODDER :The State Department shot down a report Thursday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about heading the World Bank.

FOR MY FRIENDS WHO ARE STILL ON DIAL-UP: The Morning Link: American Internet is a Disaster

AND THE ARTICLE: 5 Reasons Internet Access in America is a Disaster

AND JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD SLEEP AGAIN: On January 14 of this year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of its Doomsday Clock one minute further from midnight (it’s now six minutes to midnight), encouraged, it was announced, by the “progress seen around globe in both key threat areas: nuclear weapons and climate change”.

Why Jesse “The Body” Ventura is Talking About Super-Secret HAARP

Week of May 23, 2011

AND A GREAT BIG OL' CONGRATS TO Jim King "Of The Road" on his 250th episode!!!

AT LAST! A LIST BEAUMONT DOESN'T WANT TO BE ON... The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

10 Dazzling Photographs of the Night Sky

NEED ONE OF THESE: BEHOLD! The Japanese Emergency Toilet

FLIX??? New Men in Black III Set Photos


KNOWN FOR YEARS: Yes, Your Job Is Making You Fat...

ETHICS BE DAMNED: Bank of America Giving Away 150 Free Houses [That would be formally forclosed houses... But, it would be awesome if they were given back the very people they kicked out of them...]

The Walt Disney Company has dropped its efforts to trademark the term SEAL Team 6. The Navy had objected to Disney's plans to market products based on the name of the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, and filed its own trademark claims to block Disney...

Week of May 2, 2011


DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD: Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler both declared dead on May 1

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MUDDY WATERS: Iran's intelligence minister says the country has reliable information that former head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Osama bin Laden died of disease some time ago.

NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED - PART 1: NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Officials in Connecticut are spinning their wheels trying to figure out who dumped as many as 2,500 tires on city property behind a restaurant. [Sounds like a guy I know in Mariceville...]

NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED - PART 2: Man Dressed as Cow Steals 26 Gallons of Milk

IN CASE YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT: As our government hands over billions to Wall Street bankers, jobless Americans live in tent cities and collect food stamps in record numbers. Now when we need it the most, growing our own food may be against the law and punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000. Think I’m joking? Meet Bill HR 875, The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009...

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU... MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP leaders have launched a push to ram several years’ worth of conservative agenda items through the Legislature this spring before recall elections threaten to end the party’s control of state government.

COMPUTER ON A STICK: Game developer David Braben has created a computer that’s about the size of a flash drive — and it’ll most likely cost less than your last date... [$25, eh? Somebody should develope a $50 iPad clone for schools today...]

ADD A BOOKMARK: UnrealityMag.com

YOU THINK YOU KNOW CARTOONS? Faces behind the voices you know...

Week of April 25, 2011

THEY WANT TO GO "BATTLE FIELD" ON 'EM: Details Emerge About PlayStation Network Hack

NOW IF I WERE Betting on the Royal Wedding...

PUTTING THE EDGE BACK IN EDGY: Superman Defies God, USA in Action Comics’ Landmark 900th Issue


4-27-11 Tornado Tuscaloosa, Al from Crimson Tide Productions on Vimeo.

TO WISH, PER CHANCE TO DREAM??? Will "Chuck's" Luck finally run out?

HMMM, Celebrities' Real Names (Big List)

INFO-GRAPHIC!!!! The Cost Of Being Poor...

HAD TO HAPPEN SOMEDAY... UPDATED: The middle class is now too battered to shop at Wal-Mart [Some would argue that the middle is now lower-middle... that gap just keeps gettin' bigger...]

Week of April 18, 2011

OKAY!!!! Let's catch up on some EMAIL!!!

SCARY: Behold: Bacon, the Cologne That Smells Like Bacon

FREE NEW MP3s' HERE: www.EarItNow.com

UMMMM... Dead Alien Found in UFO Hotspot in Russia...

FUN FACT OF THE WEEK: 47% Of Americans Will Pay No Income Taxes [If you stop to think about it, that means that you now don't make enough money ]

DEREGULATION FALLOUT?: Air Traffic Controller Suspended For Watching Movie Instead Of Radar [Is it just me or ]

ADDING TO THE SHOPPING LIST, Aerobie 80R08 AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Who is Stefani Germanotta

Weird Al Gets the Go-Ahead to Include Lady Gaga Parody on Album [Weird Al Rocks!]

The Top 7 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (on Steroids) [Mmmmm... Now you're talkin'...]

World's Worst Public Art: Human Obama Sculpture... [???]

10 Notorious Tax Evaders Who Didn’t Get Away with It [HAHA!]

Apple devices logging movements: researchers [Oh, silly... It's to prepare you for your personal implanted tracking chip later on when the human race is enslaved... tee-hee...]

HUDSON, Texas, April 20 (UPI) -- A 71-year-old Texas woman whose door was kicked in by would-be burglars said her home now bears a sign threatening future intruders' heads will be "blown off." [Well, I wouldn't argue with her...]

EVEN THE BBC KNOWS, Firefighters in the US state of Texas are battling to contain wildfires which have burned more than one million acres in the past fortnight.

SURE IT WASN'T JUST UGLY MICE? A Missouri man visiting his son's home in San Antonio, TX, reports hearing a pinging sound outside his bedroom window and then seeing three alien beings inside, according to April 18, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database...

Week of April 4, 2011

Food for thought...

The BAYOU is now officially the BEST BLOG IN TEXAS [CONGRATULATIONS, for winning your award... or something... 'not jealous at all... WHEEEEEE!!!! ]

According to the County Health Rankings, We're a pretty sickly group in Southeast East Texas...

Microsoft declares war on Google!

IMPOSSIBLE: Charlie Sheen's Live Show Bombs in Detroit

NOW I DON'T FEEL SO BAD... Most Underrated and Underpaid Jobs in America

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

OVER IN GREAT BRIT: FURIOUS gamers made ill by Nintendo's new 3DS console have been REFUSED full refunds.

Five Tragic Shost Towns of the Twentieth Century...

BIG OL' "DUH"... Barack Obama 2012 Campaign Officially Launches (VIDEO) [Gazing into my crystal ball, I see... wait, a cash stimulus check? I see big poll numbers, hmmmm...]

UMMM, LANCASTER, Pa. -- Police say a central Pennsylvania man called police after he gave a prostitute $25 but didn't get what he'd paid for.

UMMM, MADISON, Wis. -- A 70-year-old Wisconsin woman has been cited for letting her dog walk free down the street while she followed it in her car.

UMMM, LONDON (AP) - People in cities across the globe have taken part in mass pillow fights as part of International Pillow Fight Day.

UMMM, BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A 16-year-old central Illinois girl has been given $150 in tickets after the worried victims of her April Fool's Day prank called police.

Week of March 21, 2011

The YMBL South Texas State Fair is back in town!!!

We kind of did this as a joke one year and then found the following year, two of our items where on the menu. Do you like the fried Twinkies and Snicker bars? You’re welcome.... KIDDING!!!
Here’s a list of possible “new” food ideas for the South Texas State Fair this year.... No particular order or digestibleness...

* Fried Marshmallow Pizza (Mmmm… creamy)

* Carmel Bacon Tacos (it has a certain chewy crunch thing going on)

* Turkey Milk Shakes (works with both meat and dairy)

* Venison Hot Pockets (for the wild game hunter in us all)

* Gumbo on a Stick (one year, I’m going to figure this one out… we’ll all be rich!)

* Chocolate Dipped Chicken Legs (just melts in your mouth)

* Onion Funnel Cakes (Think of it as a giant hush puppy)

* Pork Fried Rice Balls (big, portable, boudain!)

* Yard-Long Hot Dogs (like three ‘footlongs for the whole family)

* Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy Pistolettes (maybe throw some bacon bits in there, too)

* Sausage Flavored Popcorn (you thought the butter was greasy, whew!)

HMMM, Japan (Quietly) Encourages a Wider Evacuation From Reactor Area

Reminds me of some of our Beaumont Fast Food... Woman charged after falling asleep at drive-thru... Bet the fries were cold, too...

NYC subway brawl over spaghetti debated... The real challenge would be to eat it while driving - now, yer' talkin'...

Sammy Hagar says abducted by aliens... Or was it just a David Lee Roth flashback?

Cops: Angry Taco Bell customer fires at officers... Again, I think It's like I'm in line in Beaumont???

18 Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped...

Week of March 14, 2011

Light this week... Too much drama...
YOU GOT A GHOST TO TOAST? How To Remove Demonic and Spirit Attachments

DARN THAT ANNUNAKI:Well now there’s talk all over the internet about pyramids in Antarctica. What appears to be causing all the discussion is this picture...

WHERE DO I SIGN UP? Jefferson County Beer Party...

PERSONALLY, I think Laurie is right...

SOME OPIN: Why Unions Are Harmful to Workers [To me, that is one of those head scratchers... My usual argument goes back to 1938... I guess they are saying that in this modern world of non-criminal and non-exploitive behaviour, Mr or Mrs. working class has nothing to fear of unethical business practices, working for "less than" minimum wage, over 60 hours a week or in horrid conditions...
That sort of thing just doesn't happen anymore, right? Mexico, China, Korea are all just examples of the sort of thing a big corp in this country would never, ever do... Kids, history tells us we have UNIONS for a reason, and If you can prove to me that there are far less corrupt organizations wanting to squeez, skirt or do away with current middle class working conditions, than there are "dirty unions", maybe I'll change my mind...
After all, Wall street never tried to scam us out of our money, right? Why would they be tring to bend public opinion in favor of their new "end-game"...]

Week of March 7, 2011


Mardi Gras Maddness! (Is this our float? Gotta' be...)

FROM THE "I HATE GLENN BECK" FILES: Glenn Beck's syndicator runs a astroturf-on-demand call-in service for radio programs

RUSH SEZ: Listen Up, Blogosphere: We Don't Hire Actors to Call This Program

Charlie Sheen: New Comic Book [Charlie... Listen to me... you need to take it down a notch... You're starting to make people, like me, look sane. It's getting to the point where there are people at the bottom of the building saying, "Jump! Jump! Jump!". You are better than this. You want to be a real winner? Don't jump into this media feeding frenzy - you're too good to self-distruct like this. It just ain't worth it. Look, if Gary Busey says you ain't right, YOU AIN'T RIGHT! LISTEN TO THE MAN!]

Pay a visit to KBOO.fm/...

HMMMM, Is "Big Radio" going after NPR?

FROM THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS POLITICAL REVIEW... [Confirmed - Gator lives in New York.] [NEW YORK CITY!!! Lordy... A Yankee-Gator'... HAHA!]

Stunning photos of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Sony Wins, all seized PS3 to be returned and LG fined

Walker County Fair!

Week of February 28, 2011

Something to think about...

Did Lady Antelbellum borrow from the Alan Parsons Project [or did the Beatles record every song ever written?]

Ya' know.... one of the fun parts of running a website/weblog (even one as dinky as this one)
is seeing where your traffic is coming from. Here's our top 5 HEAVY REFERRERS:

#1. Google.com

#2. http://thesecretofinvisibility.com/

#3. http://setpoliticalreview.com/

#4. http://strangeyears.com/

#5. http://jimkingoftheroad.com/

[C'mon - give 'em a click and raise their numbers, too!]

Courtesy of our friends at Google Analytics

JUST SO YOU KNOW, Don't buy endangered elephants in Beaumont, Texas...

Keith Olbermann launches new nonprofit news Web site


WON'T FIT ON A T-SHIRT: Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams

8 Skills our Parents Had that We Don't [I can do a few 0f these - does that make me old?]

SOME HEADLINES MUST BE READ ALOUD: Sandy The Police Dog Alerted To Crack In Man’s Buttocks


V.O.A. Goes Mobile! [Voice Of America, to you and me...]

AND THEN, Clear Channel buys ThumbPlay...

Johnny Preston passed away...

Week of February 14, 2011

Top 10 Ways To Tell If It’s Valentines Day in Southeast Texas

1. Several middle aged men walking around with purse imprints in their foreheads.

2. You get “I heart U” text messages from people you don’t know.

3. Your local florist tries to pass off Tulips as "Texas Sized Roses".

4. Some stores have started taking bids on boxes of chocolate.

5. Three words: "Pink Baby Chickens"

6. The local drug store has a sale because it’s entire stock of chocolate hearts was stored next to the space heater.

7. Romance is symbolized by a bratty kid in a diaper who shoots you with sharpened sticks.

8. It’s the only time of the year when a Cardiologist is asked their thoughts on love.

9. There’s a blood drive.

10. Radio stations ignore two-thirds more requests for love songs.

ADD THIS TO YOUR READING LIST: Homicidal Humor South Texas Style

AND, More Homicidal Humor, By: Sgt. Brian Foster

STRESS + PRESSURE = :Reporter’s bizarre on-air episode raises questions

THINGS THAT MAKE CHARLES DARWIN LAUGH: Man jailed after filming himself driving 140 mph

SELL T-SHIRTS AND MAKE A FORTUNE: No joke: Ex-mayor's name too funny for Ind. center

WHEN YOU WANT A JOB DONE RIGHT, CALL PROFESSIONALS: Crematorium to heat water for town's swimmers

You need a A Sushi Chair

SCIENCE!!!!!: Fractal Technology, Art & History

THAT DARN ECONOMY: Las Vegas wedding chapels deal with love recession

UMMMM, Pork Chop's Toxic Toons...

I LOVE Flash Clocks!

Week of February 7, 2011

SEE!!! Take a week or two off and the world goes... cold...

We were looking for snow over at La-DOT

WOULDN'T FLY IN TEXAS: Politicians Outlaw Farting? [There are places here where Farting is required... Some consider it a natural "Carbon Credit"...]

Update your PS3?

How about some DEMOS for that PS3?

FROM THE "NO F$*%&^ KIDDING" DEPARTMENT: Strokes up among younger US population: study [Sure... Coddle a generation and wait until they find out how stressful our society can be...then throw in an economic downturn and turn up the heat...]

FROM THE BAYOU... KFDM is going up for Auction? [A thousand snarky jokes come to mind here, but I'll just echo a few thoughts of some friends and say some folks 'ought to think about retirement... ]

HMMMM... The Rip-Off Report Comes to Beaumont, Texas...

IT'S A YEAR ROUND BAH-HUMBUG! The Anti-Valentine's Day...

HE COULD BLAME THE STAFF, AGAIN: Bill O'Reilly vs. Science: O'Reilly's Top 8 Science FAILs

FROM THE NEWS THAT NEVER MADE NEWS FILES: USDA Admits To Causing Mass Bird Death With Poison [Is this story for real?]

Ventura Strikes Back with Lawsuit Against TSA [They wanted to touch his junk... you can't do that...]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Five Weirdest Ways Music Can Mess With The Human Mind

#40. President Ronald Wilson Reagan [It's CHARISMA... the world needs more of that...]


Week of January 17, 2011...

Have you seen these? First, The John Butler Trio...

Ladies and Gentelmen, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

PLACE YER' BETS!!! About last night: “Butch” gets a raise, but that’s not important right now... [From The Bayou this week... I love it... nothing gets folks fired-up more than an old-fashioned BISD "He Makes Too Much Money For What He Does" fight. Grab your pop-corn and put your feet up - we're gonna' have a show!]

YOUR WEEKLY FREAKOUT: Get Ready for $4.00 Gas!!! [Has anyone else noticed a spooky correlation between gas and milk prices? Aren't these renewable resources? Maybe it's just me...]

EATING IS HEALTHY: Wal-Mart's promise to offer healthier, cheaper foods -- what's not to like? [Aren't these the same guys offering cookies and cakes three for a dollar and a tiny salad for $4.99? Hmmm... Something is going on...]

WHAT, IS THIS FOOD WEEK? Who will swallow the new Starbucks bigger than your stomach?[31 ounces? Big whoop, I've seen coffee in 48 oz. cups that could put out camp fires. This is Beaumont, Texas, man... We're not above filling our trucks' tailgate with SeaPort and passing around a box of straws...]

Week of January 10, 2011...

Vicki Parfait, known throughout Southeast Texas and Southeast Louisiana as an outstanding female radio personality passed away Monday, January 10, 2011...

L.P.F.M., WHEREFORE ART THOU: President Obama Signs Local Community Radio Act

HOBBLE THE HELPFUL OF THE WEEK: City puts a stop to homeless outreach: Couple must have proper permit to continue feeding dozens each day

HOBBLE THE HELPFUL OF THE WEEK, AGAIN: Homeless Camp may be closed...

HOKUM AND HOGG-SPIT OF THE WEEK: Astrological sign of the times [SO... a planetary shift is responsible for my astrological sign changing... Thank goodness - I thought it was my breath...]

DATING TIPS FOR 2011: Does eating fruits and veggies make you more attractive? [No, but you will be more gassy...]

TALKING POINT OF THE WEEK: When the lights go out in Congress: Digging into the fuss over light bulbs — and the bright and dim ideas of Congress and the pundits. [Say what you will about little, round, light bulbs, but *they* never tried to kill me...]

DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF THE WEEK: Now Banks Are Also Walking Away From Foreclosures, Just Leaving Them To Rot [so... credit company people are laid-off... people who bought the house are laid off... and now the bank is laid-off...]

Week of January 3, 2011...

The Smoking Gun VS Ted Williams [Now kids, I have known some DJs' in my day... It is one of the few professions where folks can truly come from "all" walks of life... ]

AND, TO START OFF 2011 (A.K.A., NEW "END OF DAYS"), Canadian river mysteriously turns green

Hundereds of dead birds in Texas...

Thousands of dead fish in Florida...

Swedish birds 'scared to death...

New metal-eating bacteria found on Titanic

Why 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky and 100,000 fish died: 5 theories [I'll put my vote in for fireworks... percussion can be a killer...]

IT MUST BE NEWS: 8 Badass Grandmas That Committed Serious Crimes

Orange alligator turns heads in Venice neighborhood

Man dies in walk-in cooler at Spokane Taco Bell

(Thanks to Derrick)

2010: Statistics on TSA Airport Screenings from the Department of Homeland Security:

Transvestites: 133

Hernias: 1,485

Hemorrhoids: 3,172

Enlarged Prostates: 8,249

Breast Implants: 59,350

Natural Blondes: 3

Terrorist Plots Discovered: 0

You forgot...

Smuggled Parrots: 7

Poorly hidden coffee cups: 39

Unfortunate Crazy-Glue Attachments: 5