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Pets Creature Shelter CatsHow ’bout, “Cats For Clunkers?”

This poster released by the Michigan Humane Society shows the poster for ‘Catfax’ which allows would be owners to get the history of their ‘new’ cat before they adopt. (AP Photo/Michigan Humane Society)

see also: Michigan Humane Society

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REDONKULUS!?!

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Your vacation pictures… become squirrelcation pictures. See links, below.
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Now YOU can add your very own ‘Redonk’ squirrel to any hosted photo!… ’cause I know you people have nothin’ better ta do: squirrelizer

Follow the instructions — scroll down ta get yer squirrelized picture.

see also: here’s the original, thisisphotpbomb, cuteoverload, redonk, redonkulusUrban Dictionarysquirrelizer

BTW. This was all popularized on Countdown: With Keith Olbermann, last week. If you watched that show, you’d be as cool as I am. Have fun, kids!

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Gidget, late 1990’s spokesdog for the Taco Bell restaurants, has gone to her reward.

Born, Montemorelos Nuevo Leon Constanza Jaunita Jesus de Gedgitita, her acting teacher Marco Perella, suggested the name “Gidget,” over margarita’s at their Georgetown home. The name stuck –and the rest was history.

Her early years were spent chasing ‘ardillas‘ (spanish for squirrels) and gnawing on the pecans that fell to the ground under a giant tree in the back yard.

An observable talent for drama, Gidget developed her acting muscles under the teaching duo of Marco and Diane Perella, the famed comedy team responsible for The Melancholy Ramblers.

Turned down for the role of Underdog, ostensibly because her ears were too big.

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Gidget: December 25, 1994 -- July 21, 2009

The chihuahua came to fame, after the phrase, “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!” smashed into the public consciousness. Later, the fearless pooch’s utterance; “Here lizard, lizard, lizard,” went viral during the promotion of the 1998 remake of “Godzilla.” The film stared Matthew Broderick as Dr. Niko Tatopoulos. The actor could not be reached for comment but a spokesperson for Mr. Borderick said he was “grief stricken” at the news.

During the summer of 1998, several commercials pairing Godzilla with the Taco Bell mascot were produced and aired, including several with the chihuahua trying to catch Godzilla in a tiny box, whistling and calling, “Here, lizard, lizard, lizard.” When Godzilla appears, the chihuahua says, “Uh-oh. I think I need a bigger box.”

Some…accused the dog of being a thinly veiled cultural stereotype. The company stopped showing the dog in advertisements in 2000. It was incorrectly rumored that Taco Bell ended the commercials because the dog died.

Legal troubles

Dogged by claims of racial and cultural insensitivity, She pressed on — through the last decade of her life Gidget, managed to regain some of the credibility lost her after a spate of legal battles with her corporate masters. In the Surpreme Court ruling: Gidget vs Taco Bell, justices ruled 8 to 1 in her favor, citing Stare decisis et non quieta movere. Justice Thomas, being the lone dissenter.

Drug and alcohol abuse

Depressed by the stink left in the wake of her all too short film career, penny-less unemployable, Gidget sought solace in the bottle. Friends were horrified when they discovered she had chewed her tail ragged. Only after months of detox and obediance training, was she able to reinvent her life.

Retiring years

Her retiring years were not totally spent in ruminating over what might have been. There were times of relaxation –sitting in her chair in front of the air conditioner she dreamed of the glory days to come, forgetting her past stardom.  Even so, the stress of legal wrangling took it’s toll. In 2004, Gidget was found wandering her neighborhood, dazed and confused. It was later reveled in her memoirs, she had “O. D.” on food scraps and chicken bones left in the kitchen trash can.

Political activism

Again, on the road to recovery, an awakening sense of political activism pushed Gidget into the limelight once more. Thrilled by the nomination of Sotomayor…urged her fellow pooches to stop making Supreme Court nominations like Sonia Sotomayor’s a “battle over our culture.”

…called Sotomayor’s hard-knocks life “a helluva story,” though she disagreed with some of her views.

At the time of her passing Gidget was developing a screenplay,  based on the book “A Dog’s Life, The Autobiography of a Stray” by Ann M. Martin.

Gidget died of a stroke on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. She was 15.

see also:  The Taco Bell dog has Died, For Whom The Taco Bell TollsTaco Bell ChihuahuaGodzilla (1998 film)

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The immanently recognizable  Wienermobile, of Oscar Mayer fame, has met with an inglorious end –having un-natural carnal knowledge with a domisile.

Picture tells the story

Wienermobile, meats it's match.

Wienermobile, meats it's match.

Shocked mourners, are seen kneeling and wailing, at the great baloney’s demise.

see also:  Wienermobile Crashes Into Southern Wisconsin Home

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Thanks to all the new visitors who commented on this blog entry, when Coast To Coast Am linked over to FrankenSteams’ Log.

As an amateur weather observer, one of the first things I do in the morning after I turning on the computer, is check the East Conus Water Vapor Loop and today, this is what I saw.Summer_from_Hell-ECWV

GOES Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor un-retouched Image -- July 15th, 2009

Demons fiery breath roasts Texas -- Summer from Hell

Demon's fiery breath roasts Texas, in the "Summer from Hell," a phrase recently popularized by George Ure of urbansurvival.com fame.

updated:  July 26th, 2009

As if it were ripped straight from the front page of a supermarket tabloid, this morning’s satellite image shows what we’ve all been thinking:  namely, there must be some exceptional reason it’s so damn hot in Texas and now we know. Demons! The fiery-hot breath of flaming demons, stoke “The Summer from Hell, ” roasting Texans in their own juices.

Austin-Camp Mabry weather records go back to 1898 and show that no other 30 day period has been hotter than what we’ve just endured!  —Burton Fitzsimmons

Hottest 30 Days in Austin Weather History!

“THE 30 DAY PERIOD FROM JUNE 15 TO JULY 14 AND AGAIN JUNE 16 TO JULY 15 THIS YEAR IS SO FAR THE WARMEST 30 DAY PERIOD OF RECORD AT AUSTIN MABRY SINCE 1898 AND AT SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1885.” — National Weather Service

San Antonio residents encouraged to ‘rat-out‘ water wasters. Deep in the heart of Texas, cattle are not king.

see also:  State Drought MonitorGOES Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Image, Burton Fitzsimmons, National Weather ServiceUrban Survival, Summer From Hell, CoastToCoastAM, Internet meme, Pareidolia

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Updated 07-08-2009.

“He flourished under Reagan; he languished under Clinton-Bush; and died under Obama. Let’s hope the parallel does not continue.” — Rush Limbaugh on the death of Michael Jackson. Rush Limbaugh Show, July 1, 2009

Ed McMahon. 86ed. Farrah Fawcett. Screw her! Billy Mays. Never heard of ’em.

Yes, the show that never ends, come inside, come inside. Balls-to-the-walls 24 hour “news” coverage continues, of the post 6-25, story of the century:  The Life and Death of a Pop-Star Icon. This story needs a brain. So, where are you Sir Walter, when we need you?

Meanwhile. Back at the ranch.

MJ’s body to be put on display at Neverland Ranch, (or maybe not) minus his brain, of course.

…forensic pathologists theorize that tissue, or entire organs may have been missing from Michael Jackson’s remains when they released to the Jackson family after the June 25 preliminary autopsy results. ABCNEWS (syndicate)

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“…brain cannot be properly examined at the time of the autopsy. You cannot test it while it is in the body. So it is cut off at the spinal cord and removed…would usually be placed in a plastic bucket, suspended in formaldehyde fluid, and put in a refridgerator at 4C to preserve it…People don’t realise how soft the brain is. To do the type of detailed examination required you need to have the brain much harder – and for that you haveto wait for at least 10 days to two weeks.”  — Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist.

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– MICHAEL Jackson starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, the 1978 musical version of  The Wizard of Oz – playing the character without a brain opposite Diana Ross as Dorothy.

And then there’s this jewel from MJ’s tour promoter:

…promoter has said the star’s ill-fated London show could be turned into a tribute gig featuring his family.

Randy Phillips, president of AEG Live, told Sky News he was “discussing with the family” the possibility of mounting the show in some form.

“I would imagine it could be done as a tribute with the family, with the brothers performing, some sisters, and the stars that were influenced by him,” he said.

“The world needs to see this production. It would have been, which is the tragedy here, one of the most amazing shows ever.”

Just the other day I quipped, the Jackson’s should do the “tour” as a tribute to MJ. We all laughed at the absurdity, the absolute impossibility of  such a travesty ever taking place. I’d say, odds are now 50/50 it happens.

Picture tells the story

Some amazing photos were taken of the aborted auction to be helled by Juliean’s by Lindy West upon her visit to LA earlier this year where she viewed MJ’s attempt to stave off the debt collectors by staging the greatest, most kitchiest garage sale — ever.

"I'm a multidimensional creature..."

"I'm a multidimensional creature..."

Lindy West..see her slog.

And what ever became of Bubbles, anyway? And the Elephant man’s bones?

There was Bubbles the pet chimpanzee that Jackson claimed he shared a toilet with, and his claim to have purchased the bones of the legendary Elephant Man. In time most of these and other stories were revealed as fictions started by Jackson himself.

Leave it it AC360

“Jackson parted ways with Bubbles when he got too big and too hard to control.” –Anderson Cooper

Same thing happened with Macaulay Culkin.

Don’t hold back:  Congressman Pete King on MJ.

“Let’s knock out the psychobabble. He was a pervert, a child molester, he was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country? I just think we’re too politically correct.”

In his defense, we should remember, MJ was acquitted of all molestation charges. And that makes me wonder just what skeletons are hiding in the right honorable eight term Republican, soon to be senate hopeful, congressman’s closet. Like watching an episode of the Sopranos, (only in this case the shanty-Irish ones) I’m waiting for the sound of a gunshot at the end of the video…betcha anything the good congressman, gets caught trying to date some 12 year old boy on Facebook, someday.

Tarnish to the armor

Like Warhole before him, MJ’s image (once to be found everywhere at his Neverland Ranch ) as much as his music, was his signature; the man in the mirror, moon walking fool, mindless scarecrow or brave sir knight, how we remember him will depend upon how we experienced him and our recollections will be shaped by this image maker of iconic proportions.

And that’s the way it is. To be continued –you can bet.

see also:  Jackson body ‘going to Neverland’, No public Neverland memorial plannedGoodbye, Brain!Michael Jackson: The Tortured Path of A Pop Icon, Where is Bubbles?, Rush Limbaughon the Death of MJPeter T. King, Michael Jackson to be buried without his brain

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Today is Flag Day.

…commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

A flag I was unaware of until today is –the ‘Flag of Earth,’ created by James Cadle in 1970.

The Flag of Earth flies at most SETI locations around the world. It symbolizes the fact that our search is carried out on behalf of humankind as a whole. The individual people, organizations, and nations involved are immaterial, since any communication with extraterrestrial intelligence will belong to all of humanity, and represent Earth’s entry into the Galactic community.

This flag is laid out thusly: a circle of yellow, inhabiting  2/3rds of the left-hand side, representing the Sun or Sol is partially obscured by a solid blue circle centered in the middle of a black background representing the Earth, and a smaller white circle in the lower right-hand corner of the flag representing  Luna or the Moon.

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Citizens of Earth!

In 1982 Ronald Reagan introduced himself in a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations as “…both a citizen of the United States and of the world.” If we should considers ourselves citizens of Earth or the world as then President Regan did, then why don’t his acolytes (The Grinch and El RushboET all) follow the words of the man they so revere?

“I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world.”  –Ronald Wilson Reagan to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session Devoted to Disarmament
June 17, 1982

Hey, Newt! Ya forgot Iran.

“Let me be clear. I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous. There is no world sovereignty. There is no world system of law. There is in fact no circumstance under which I would like to be a citizen of North Korea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Cuba, or Russia. I am a citizen — I am a citizen of the United States of America.” –Newt Gingrich June 8, 2009

There’s only one Earth –Terra Firma, and (74 percent of which is covered by water) we all gotta learn ta live on it together, in peace, or the species formerly known as Homosapien will vanish from this world.

Greetings from Earth: where the males don’t wear no pants and the women don’t wear no tops.Pioneer plack

Peace, brothers and sisters, citizens –of the world.

see also: Flag Day, The Flag of Earth, Invitation to ETI, SETI League

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