Saturday, February 13, 2010

Meet Giant George

"Giant George" and owner Dave Nasser share a couch together

"Giant George," the 7ft-long blue great dane who could be the world's tallest dog. Standing at nearly 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighing a staggering 245 lbs. - could this be the world's new tallest dog?

Pictured here along with Mr. Nasser in the parks of Tuscon, Arizona is George, a four-year-old blue great dane, who looks more like a miniature horse than a dog.

The four-year-old blue great dane, weighs a staggering 245lbs and measures almost 43ins at the shoulder. The gentle giant, who measures 7ft 3ins from nose to tail, could be a prime contender to take the title from the former record holder, Gibson, a harlequin Great Dane who passed away from cancer last August.

Now George's owners, David and Christine Nasser, are awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to see if he has achieved the lofty heights. "He's 42.625 inches at the shoulder," said David. "He's very very unique." According to David, George consumes 110 lbs. of food every month and sleeps alone in his own Queen Size Bed. Dave and Christine raised George from when he was 7 weeks old, but never expected him to grow so big.

With size comes problems: The giant great dane barely fits in the back of his owner's SUV! The couple eventually had to move their aptly named dog out of their king sized bed, when he grew too large for the three of them to share. Dr. William Wallace of the Buena Pet Clinic in Tucson, who witnessed the documentation necessary for the Guinness record, said: "In my 45 years of experience working with giant breed dogs, without question, George is the tallest dog I have ever seen." David is currently rushing to get that necessary documentation into Guinness as other dog owners are already coming forth claiming the record.

As they wait for the results to come through, George is busy occupying himself with his new found stardom and even has his own Facebook fan page and Twitter account for his adorning fans. It appears as though the sky's the limit for this mammoth hound.

Paws for thought: George's giant feet dwarf his owner Dave Nassar's hand.

(Snopes confirmation here - I had to check...)

Giant George's website, and related story here.

Thanks Dad!

Attempted Assault FAIL

Kudos to this chic! Dayum!

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Still Photogenic In His Old Age

Well, Harley's the one who loves to burrow himself under blankets, pillows, t-shirts, whatever he can find. Rusty just loves to have something soft to lay on. Last night he decided to get up and inside the laundry basket that was on the couch. And of course while laughing, I run to find the camera! Crazy wiener. Crazy 9-year old wiener - he just had a birthday.

He'll Get It Down Pat Eventually




For The Freshest Breath

I wonder what happens if you mix it with Coke.. ehh, nevermind.


Real Men


Knitting Hero: Ages 75+


It Was A Sad Day


Friday, February 12, 2010


This is so true, it's ridiculous.

And neither work very well for me. Although we all want the options.


Just A Taco Baby

...that's all


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gonna Have To Keep Your Feet Together Forever


America's 75 Worst Commutes

They are the highways to hell in the country’s most gridlocked cities. The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine your ultimate morning nightmares. How did your commute rank?

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is America’s collective nightmare, and like the movie Groundhog Day it repeats on a daily basis.

Congestion consumes billions of gallons of fuel, wastes hundreds of billions of dollars in productivity and causes billions of stress headaches. Yet over 100 million automobile commuters each day feel like they have little option. “We put so much of our national wealth and our identity into the whole motoring thing,” says James Howard Kunstler, author of Geography of Nowhere, “that we can’t imagine doing something different.”

Anthony Downs, author of Stuck in Traffic has identified four reasons for America’s congestion problem, also applicable to most European and Asian economies: first, most of us work during the same hours of the day; second, the country’s economic success has allowed households to buy multiple cars; third, there are more people now than when most roadways were conceived; fourth, more cars means more accidents which means more delays.

In other words, this problem isn’t going anywhere. So the Daily Beast set out to figure out the worst of the worst. The true Highways to Hell. It was a two-step process, done with data from traffic-tracking firm INRIX, which culls information nationwide from more than 1.5 million GPS units, mostly in freight trucks.

Our first step was ranking the metropolitan areas with the worst rush-hour congestion. The order is based on the peak hour Travel Time Index (TTI) for the metropolitan area each highway is in. TTI is a measure of how much longer it takes to complete a road journey during peak congestion hours compared to free-flow hours. (Peak hours are defined as 6 a.m. to 10a.m., and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Speeds during non-peak hours are used by INRIX to establish this free-flow baseline.

After determining the 75 worst metro areas, we then found the worst highway in each, defined as the most hours of bottleneck congestion, as reported by INRIX. The rankings then provide a still deeper look—at the most congested bottleneck segment for the worst highway in each area.

#32, I-15, Las Vegas
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 119
Worst bottleneck: Southbound, Lake Mead Blvd/Exit 45
Length of worst bottleneck: 1.64 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 21
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 25 mph

Commuter Buzz: "You have express lanes ending there, traffic merging in, traffic trying to get off and the Spaghetti Bowl backing up," says Trooper Alan Davidson about the I-15/Sahara Avenue intersection. "Some people aren't paying attention and have to take evasive action to slow down or make a quick lane change so they don't rear-end somebody."

#22, I-75, Atlanta
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 250
Worst bottleneck: Southbound, US 41/Northside Dr/Exit 252
Length of worst bottleneck: .8 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 23
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 23 mph

Commuter Buzz: “I wish they would make a ‘Grand Theft Auto: Atlanta’ so I could blow up the video game version of Interstate 75. It would be good therapy,” a commenter wrote on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s online rant forum The Vent last November.

#12, Loop 610, surrounds Houston
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 189
Worst bottleneck: Southbound, Farm-to-Market Rd 1093/Westheimer Rd/Exit 8
Length of worst bottleneck: .16 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 34
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 21.9 mph

#9, Kennedy Expressway, Chicago
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 712
Worst bottleneck: Westbound, I 90/I 94/Edens Expressway
Length of worst bottleneck: .2 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 64
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 17.2 mph

The expert opinion: “There’s no such thing as rush hour. It’s rush period, rush day,” says Roz Varon, traffic anchor for ABC 7 News This Morning. “With the Kennedy, that thing will stay congested until 10 or 11 a.m. and start backing up again at 1 p.m.”

#4, I-35, Austin
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 460
Worst bottleneck: Northbound, Riverside Dr
Length of worst bottleneck: .92 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 47
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 16.2 mph

The expert opinion: “It’s the most traveled stretch of roadway of Austin and in the state,” says Joe Taylor, traffic reporter for News 8 Austin. “It’s quirky. It was designed for a small town, and we’ve grown into a very large city.”

See the entire list here..

A Couple Sweet Graphs

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Scoring Points

In the world, one single rule applies to the men: Make the Woman happy. Do something she likes, and you get points. Do something she dislikes, and points are subtracted. You don't get any points for doing something she expects. Sorry, that's the way the game is played.

Here is a guide to the point system:

-- You make the bed (+1)
-- You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillow (0)
-- You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets (-1)
-- You go out to buy her what she wants (+5)
-- In the rain (+8)
-- But return with Beer (-5)
-- You check out a suspicious noise at night (0)
-- You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing (0)
-- You check out a suspicious noise and it is something (+5)
-- You pummel it with iron rod (+10)
-- It's her pet (-10)

-- You stay by her side the entire party (0)
-- You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a college buddy (-2)
-- Named Tina (-4)
-- Tina is a dancer (-10)

-- You take her out to dinner (0)
-- You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar (+1)
-- Okay, it's a sports bar (-2)
-- And it's all-you-can- eat night (-3)
-- It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can- eat night, and your face is painted the colours of your favourite team (-10)

-- You take her to a movie (+2)
-- You take her to a movie she likes (+4)
-- You take her to a movie you hate (+6)
-- You take her to a movie you like (-2)
-- It's called 'DeathCop' (-3)
-- You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)

-- You develop a noticeable potbelly (-15)
-- You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it (+10)
-- You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts (-30)
-- You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too." (-8000)

-- She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5) [Yes, you LOSE points no matter WHAT]
-- You hesitate in responding (-10)
-- You reply, "Where?" (-35)
-- Any other response (-20)

-- When she wants to talk about a problem , you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned _____expression (0)
-- You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50)
-- You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV (+500)
-- She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep (-10000)


Taurus’s New Raging Judge Magnum

Taurus's Judge revolvers have proved to be incredibly popular. Not resting on their laurels, Taurus has introduced the gigantic Raging Judge Magnum. In additional to the standard Judge cartridges, the .410 shotshell (2.5"/3") and .45 Colt, the Raging Judge can chamber the .454 Casull! Outside of Africa there is probably nothing that cannot be taken down with a Raging Judge Magnum.

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Sounds About Right!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Can See Mine Doing This


1980 --> 2010


Nice Trick

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Survivor Heroes vs. Villains

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Episode 1 of the new Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains begins this Thursday night at 8pm eastern time. This one's gonna rock. Well most of them rock, but being a fan, I expect this one to be extra sweet.

Pictured above from front left to back right are:

James Clement, 32 -- China: 10th out, 4th Jury Member; & Micronesia: Injured, 4th Jury Member
Parvati Shallow, 27 -- Cook Islands: 15th Out, 7th Jury Member; & Micronesia: Winner
Russell Hantz, 37 -- Samoa: Runner-up
Candice Woodcock, 27 -- Cook Islands: 13th out, 5th Jury Member
Tom Westman, 45 -- Palau: Winner­
Jerri Manthey, 38 -- Australia: 8th out, 2nd jury member; & All-Stars: 7th out
Randy Bailey, 50 -- Gabon: 11th out, 3rd Jury Member
"Coach" Benjamin Wade, 38 -- Tocantins: 11th out, 5th jury member
Courtney Yates, 28 -- China: Runner-up
Amanda Kimmel, 24 -- China: 2nd Runner Up; & Micronesia: Runner Up
Rob Mariano, 33 -- Marquesas: 7th out; & All-Stars: Runner-Up
Cirie Fields, 39 -- Panama: 12th Out, 6th Jury Member; & Micronesia: 15th Out, 7th Jury Member
Rupert Boneham, 45 -- Pearl Islands: 8th out, 2nd Jury Member; & All-Stars: 15th Out, 6th Jury Member
Stephenie LaGrossa, 29 -- Palau: 10th out, 3rd Jury Member; & Guatemala: Runner-Up
Colby Donaldson, 35 -- Australia: Runner-Up; & All-Stars: 5th Out
Tyson Apostol, 30 -- Tocantins: 8th out, 2nd Jury Member
Jessica "Sugar" Kiper, 29 -- Gabon: 2nd Runner-Up
James “JT” Thomas Jr., 25 -- Tocantins: Winner
Danielle DiLorenzo, 26 -- Panama: Runner-Up
Sandra Diaz-Twine, 34 -- Pearl Islands: Winner

For much more info, video bios, fantasy, trivia, preview, "Surviving Survivor" (last week's special episode), and casting call... Please go to

The Weezer Queen Joan Jett Mashup

Pretty well-done, I must say!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Introducing: Tone Wheel

Click the image above, and have some fun with this.. It's kind of addictive!

More info


A Must-Have For Golfers


Nothing Left


Will Not Make You Enjoy Math

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I'm So Confused


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saints' Brees Is The Man

What a game! I'm pretty sure that's gonna be my lingering memory from this year's Super Bowl. Those few minutes right after the game when the camera was focused on Saints' QB Drew Brees and his son were priceless. If you could go into Drew's head at that moment, nothing else that was happening around him during those few minutes mattered. All he heard was silence, and all he cared about was enjoying that moment with his son.

I remember several scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies, John Woo's "Face Off" (Travolta/Cage), when right in the midst of an incredible action sequence, everything goes to slow-motion, and there is sometimes even no background music . The scenes allow you to feel what the characters are feeling at that very moment.

That's how that moment must have felt for Brees. It brought tears to my eyes.

Here are a few more pics:

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Super Bowl XLIV Box Score here

Who Dat?

Are You Ready For Some Football?