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Elvis behind the scenes at Graceland with Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/Elvis#p/u/14/kS8pEmDuaFg This is a link to a tour of Graceland narrated by my friends kid, Curtis.  Never seen this before... it goes into the Graceland  archives.
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Mike's lunker!!

Mike, my brother,  caught this fish up in Canada last week.  They fly in on a seaplane and the guys fend for themselves for 5 days.  This is the largest Northern Pike caught in Ontario this year!!

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Watch a baby bear that can't stop sneezing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=903c152PpZI I LOVE Baby Bears!!!!
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Here's that picture of Lionel Ritchie riding a donkey you asked for...

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DOGS!~

My buddy Jack Kenner is a great photographer specializing in DOGS.   Go to www.jackkenner.com for more.   Great shots of DOGS!!!
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Great little website to see if you need an umbrella wherever you are!

http://www.doineedanumbrella.com/ Try it .... very cool~~
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Happy STAR WARS DAY!!!

MAY THE FOUTH .... BE WITH YOU.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRWYYt47RI
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One year ago today...Cleveland's own Eric Carmen Sentenced to 180 days jail

His blood alcohol level was .234....nearly THREE times the legal limit.   Plead no contest and got off with only having to serve 30 days. http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/10/hungry-bloodshot-eyes/ His new song released soon....BLOOD SHOT EYES>     hahahahahah
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Guy who got hit by Phil Mickelson's ball and helped him WIN!

Gary Condry was standing on the edge of the 11th hole at Augusta on Sunday.  Mickelson was tied with K.J. Choy and had missed the fairway on the last 3 holes and was scrambling to stay in contention.  Phil's ball hit Gary on the back and the ball, instead of bounding into the trees which would have almost surely insured him a bogey and change the momentum, took a left turn off this body and landed on the fairway giving him a straight shot to the 11th, which he parred and then went on to win his third Green jacket.  Phil came and apologized for hitting him and gave him his glove which he signed and drew a little  ' face' on in the word "sorry".   Nice artifact that very well could be the event that saved Phil his third Master's victory!!   Gary helped shape sports history!!!
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As seen on TV...BIG DADDY DRIVER!!!

If you're a golfer, you've hit your golf ball into a buried lie in tall grass. This can be frustrating, as it's very difficult to hit the ball back into play from that type of lie.    Well, there's now a product that can remedy that situation very quickly for you!    The Big Daddy Driver !    www.bigdaddydriver.com/see-the-video.aspx
 
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Debbie Fields

Debbie has an event for the Heart Association coming up April 20th.  Which is an excuse to look at her picture....Mike Rose is the luckiest SOB on the planet. :)
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Conley's queries and cool links

In this economy, we're all trying to save a buck when we can. At the same time, there are all these companies trying to squeeze extra cash from us. With that in mind, CNN Money put together a list they call "America's Biggest Rip-Offs." First on the list is text messaging. Text messages are so small and cheap to send, that by charging 20-cents outgoing, and 10-cents incoming, the wireless providers are making a 6,500-percent profit on them! Then there's movie-theater popcorn, which costs just 60 cents to make, but sells for 10-times that at 6 dollars. In a drug store, picking a brand name pain reliever can cost you up to 60-percent more than the generic store brand. And buying wine at a restaurant will cost you five times what you'd pay in a store. College textbooks cost about 900 bucks a year. Hotel mini-bars sell snacks at a 1,300-percent markup. And ordering pay-per-view at a hotel costs 2-to-3 times as much as renting a DVD. What's the biggest rip-off you can think of? Are you always looking for bargains? What are your tricks for dealing with marked-up prices? With everything available on the internet these days, sometimes even cheaper, do you think retailers will be forced to compete by lowering their prices? "SOMETHING TO GAWK ABOUT"   Somebody buy these guys a watch; clearly they have too much time on their hands:   http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/03/guy-performs-22-tv-theme-songs-video.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+live_feed+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+The+Live+Feed%29 Picture this; pull out an old photo of yourself and try and recreate it: http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/ Who knew a rolled up magazine could be used as self-defense: Many enjoy cheese and apples; here’s Apple head Steve Jobs’ head carved out of cheese: http://www.urlesque.com/2010/03/23/steve-jobs-head-cheese/ Weird as it may seem, here’s the film to beat (it) for next year’s Oscar: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3231da28bb/weird-the-al-yankovic-story Loose lips sink ships - and dumb crooks - and help cops lock them up: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20000932-504083.html "SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT" (Ways to get those phones to light up) Memories! Look how far we’ve come and small we’ve become in 30 years: http://www.dump.com/2010/03/20/20gb-in-1980-vs-32gb-in-2010-pic/
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Listener's best friend

Angie won something a gift certificate to SOLE Restaurant downtown my answering a Mindbender question...   "40% of dog and cat owners do this"... We had guesses of sleeping with them,  kissing on the mouth (which, I said, seems only natural after petting)  and the winner...... Carrying pictures of them.  The winner  ANGIE was so proud of her 140 lb lab that we put his picture up here for all to see.  Way to go girl ...and enjoy SOLE! And by the way,  I you all want to check out the best little restaurant downtown....GO TO SOLE!!!     It's in the Westin Hotel....free valet for breakfast, lunch or dinner...  the dang freshest seafood anywhere in Memphis...  great chef.   People still don't get the place...... I want to pack it out for these guys.  They work hard and folks are still clueless about the place,  inspite of the fact we have 40,000 that walk by it every month for FEDEX Forum events.   Go downtown and try it.  If it's not good...tell me and I'll buy your dinner!!  (well,  maybe :) Miller is a big U of M fan.  He's been moping around ever since that loss to Houston.
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The early years....(I'm on the right)

Ron, Steve and Karen circa 1975
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Karen's first cup of coffee

aaagoodmorning
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Find out how many years you have to live!!! YIKES!!!

This is remarkable.   It'll either scare you or elate you....If you answer truthfully.
Life Expectancy Calculator You may be younger, or much older, than you think!
http://www.sonnyradio.com/realage3.swf  
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Mother's Day Recipes she'll love!!

Horseradish Encrusted Grouper from Jarrett's
(serves 4)
 
4- 5to6 oz. portions grouper fillet (towel dry)
3 whole eggs (well mixed)
1/2 cup prepared horseradish
1 4oz. pkg panko bread crumbs (found in Asian groceries, Steve says you can get it at Kroger)
pinch of salt and white pepper
 
Preheat oven to 375
 
Mix together the eggs, horseradish, salt and pepper. Dredge the fish fillets first in the horseradish mixture, then carefully move the fish to the container of your panko bread crumbs and carefully coat both sides of the fish, (being careful to keep some of the horseradish mixture on the fish.) Remove to a platter or something and refrigerate for 30 min. (this helps the mixture adhere to the fish) Now, in an ovenproof fry pan, heat 3 Tbs. veg. oil and heat to almost the smoking point. Carefully place the fish in the pan and add a walnut sized piece of butter and brown on one side for a couple of minutes. Carefully turn the fish over in the pan and place in oven for 5 or 6 min..
We serve this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed asparagus.
 
Crab and Scallion Melt
 
serves 4
preheat broiler
 
2 English muffins, split and lightly toasted
crab salad:
8 oz. jumbo lump crab meat
3 or 4 green onions (thinly sliced)
1 small shallots (finely chopped)
1 Tbs red bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 Tbs grn. bell pepper (finely chopped)
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. whole grain mustard (optional)
1 cup grated Monterrey jack cheese (in all)
salt and pepper to taste
optional ingredients:
alfalfa sprouts
sliced avocado
 
Mix all the ingredients, and half of the cheese together for the crab salad, and make 4 small piles of the salad on a foil lined cookie sheet. Add the remaining cheese to the top of the piles and place in the broiler.Cook until thoroughly heated and browned on top.
Place some of the sprouts and the sliced avocado (if using) on the muffins. Using a spatula, place the hot crab mixture on top of the avocado and serve with fresh fruit.
 
Enjoy!
Chef Rick Farmer
Jarrett's Restaurant
 
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A day to remember!

At five minutes and six  seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year,

 

the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09.        t 

this will never happen again. 

 

 

 

 

 

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A date to remember

At five minutes and six  seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year,

 

the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09.        t 

this will never happen again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Date to remember

At five minutes and six  seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year,

 

the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09.        t 

this will never happen again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Conficker Virus...no April Fools Joke.

    There is a kick butt Bug supposedly about to launch on computers April 1st. that's the "payload date"..but this is no April Fools joke.  Read below and if you have any questions call Phil Arnold at 826-2246.
    www.malwarebytes.org  is a "bug remover" that Phil suggested to remove those nasty buggers.    
    Here is the virus info :  In early March, security researchers identified a new version of the Conficker virus, called Conficker.C.  This third variant of the virus, like its predecessors, exploits the vulnerability patched by Microsoft’s security bulletin MS08-067, released in October 2008.  While not currently released, it has been  confirmed that this virus will become active and malicious on April 1, 2009. Conficker.C is a major revision of the original virus.  This variant includes new functionality that ranges from new infection methods to disabling security tools.  The Conficker.C virus will scan and kill processes for security products including disabling: firewalls, patch deployment, and antivirus software.
    WHAT TO DO BEFORE APRIL 1ST: The best defense is to apply Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 to eliminate the vulnerability. Administrators should ensure every system on their network, internal and external, physical and virtual, has the MS08-067 patch applied. Before trying to clean or detect any systems that may be infected with the Conficker virus, administrators must first apply the patch.  Attempting to clean systems without first protecting them will only present a never-ending process of Virus removal.   By applying MS08-067, administrators will then be able to start the task of scanning for infected devices and restoring them back to their desired state.
    WHAT TO DO AFTER APRIL 1ST: If you have not installed the MS08-067 patch on all systems before April 1st, and systems are infected, researchers claim that you will not be able to apply the patch to the infected systems.   You will have to manually remove the virus and then apply the patch.  This can leave your system open for re-attack in the timeframe between removing the virus and applying the patch.    Potential New Methods of Attack: In addition to using internal networks as the means of attack, Conficker.C is believed to use P2P (Peer-to-Peer) networking to infect other vulnerable systems.
      In an event that hits the computer world only once every few years, security experts are racing against time to mitigate the impact of a bit of malware which is set to wreak havoc on a hard-coded date. As is often the case, that date is April 1.
    Malware creators love to target April Fool's Day with their wares, and the latest worm, called Conficker C, could be one of the most damaging attacks we've seen in years.
    Conficker first bubbled up in late 2008 and began making headlines in January as known infections topped 9 million computers. Now in its third variant, Conficker C, the worm has grown incredibly complicated, powerful, and virulent... though no one is quite sure exactly what it will do when D-Day arrives.
    Thanks in part to a quarter-million-dollar bounty on the head of the writer of the worm, offered by Microsoft, security researchers are aggressively digging into the worm's code as they attempt to engineer a cure or find the writer before the deadline. What's known so far is that on April 1, all infected computers will come under the control of a master machine located somewhere across the web, at which point anything's possible. Will the zombie machines become denial of service attack pawns, steal personal information, wipe hard drives, or simply manifest more traditional malware pop-ups and extortion-like come-ons designed to sell you phony security software? No one knows.
    Conficker is clever in the way it hides its tracks because it uses an enormous number of URLs to communicate with HQ. The first version of Conficker used just 250 addresses each day -- which security researchers and ICANN simply bought and/or disabled -- but Conficker C will up the ante to 50,000 addresses a day when it goes active, a number which simply can't be tracked and disabled by hand.
    At this point, you should be extra vigilant about protecting your PC: Patch Windows completely through Windows Update and update your anti-malware software as well. Make sure your antivirus software is actually running too, as Conficker may have disabled it.
    Microsoft also offers a free online safety scan here, which should be able to detect all Conficker versions
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New Virus set to attack!! ( I knew I should get a Mac!)

    There is a kick butt Bug supposedly about to hit computers April 1st...but this is no April Fools joke.  Read below and if you have any questions call Phil Arnold at 826-2246.
    malwarebytes.com is a "bug remover" that Phil suggested to remove those nasty buggers.    
    Here is the virus info :  In early March, security researchers identified a new version of the Conficker virus, called Conficker.C.  This third variant of the virus, like its predecessors, exploits the vulnerability patched by Microsoft’s security bulletin MS08-067, released in October 2008.  While not currently released, it has been  confirmed that this virus will become active and malicious on April 1, 2009. Conficker.C is a major revision of the original virus.  This variant includes new functionality that ranges from new infection methods to disabling security tools.  The Conficker.C virus will scan and kill processes for security products including disabling: firewalls, patch deployment, and antivirus software.
    WHAT TO DO BEFORE APRIL 1ST: The best defense is to apply Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 to eliminate the vulnerability. Administrators should ensure every system on their network, internal and external, physical and virtual, has the MS08-067 patch applied. Before trying to clean or detect any systems that may be infected with the Conficker virus, administrators must first apply the patch.  Attempting to clean systems without first protecting them will only present a never-ending process of Virus removal.   By applying MS08-067, administrators will then be able to start the task of scanning for infected devices and restoring them back to their desired state.
    WHAT TO DO AFTER APRIL 1ST: If you have not installed the MS08-067 patch on all systems before April 1st, and systems are infected, researchers claim that you will not be able to apply the patch to the infected systems.   You will have to manually remove the virus and then apply the patch.  This can leave your system open for re-attack in the timeframe between removing the virus and applying the patch.    Potential New Methods of Attack: In addition to using internal networks as the means of attack, Conficker.C is believed to use P2P (Peer-to-Peer) networking to infect other vulnerable systems.
      In an event that hits the computer world only once every few years, security experts are racing against time to mitigate the impact of a bit of malware which is set to wreak havoc on a hard-coded date. As is often the case, that date is April 1.
    Malware creators love to target April Fool's Day with their wares, and the latest worm, called Conficker C, could be one of the most damaging attacks we've seen in years.
    Conficker first bubbled up in late 2008 and began making headlines in January as known infections topped 9 million computers. Now in its third variant, Conficker C, the worm has grown incredibly complicated, powerful, and virulent... though no one is quite sure exactly what it will do when D-Day arrives.
    Thanks in part to a quarter-million-dollar bounty on the head of the writer of the worm, offered by Microsoft, security researchers are aggressively digging into the worm's code as they attempt to engineer a cure or find the writer before the deadline. What's known so far is that on April 1, all infected computers will come under the control of a master machine located somewhere across the web, at which point anything's possible. Will the zombie machines become denial of service attack pawns, steal personal information, wipe hard drives, or simply manifest more traditional malware pop-ups and extortion-like come-ons designed to sell you phony security software? No one knows.
    Conficker is clever in the way it hides its tracks because it uses an enormous number of URLs to communicate with HQ. The first version of Conficker used just 250 addresses each day -- which security researchers and ICANN simply bought and/or disabled -- but Conficker C will up the ante to 50,000 addresses a day when it goes active, a number which simply can't be tracked and disabled by hand.
    At this point, you should be extra vigilant about protecting your PC: Patch Windows completely through Windows Update and update your anti-malware software as well. Make sure your antivirus software is actually running too, as Conficker may have disabled it.
    Microsoft also offers a free online safety scan here, which should be able to detect all Conficker versions
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Go Get'em Tigers!!!!!

Listen to John Calipari's comments following every game mornings with Conley and Karen  John Calipari joins Steve and Karen  following every game with post game commentary!!
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Smartest dog...dumbest person.

Click on the link to a really cool dog and it's owner...then scroll down to see the a very dumb person.
http://www.familytiez.com/video/gin.htm
 
This is an actual Drivers License from a traffic stop....

                       DUMBEST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT 

         Running stop light = $100.00 

 DUI = $5000.00 

 Not wearing a seat belt = $50.00 

Putting you & your girlfriend
on your fake drivers license
 = PRICELESS 

 
 
  REMEMBER!! When making a fake ID, attach a picture of yourself only...  no matter how much you love your girl.   'Counterfeit I.D. of the Week'....  
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Stimulous package

PRESIDENT OBAMA will sign his economic stimulus bill tomorrow in Denver, putting into law $787 billion worth of spending he hopes will jump start the economy.    The bill is more than 17-hundred pages and no one in Congress read it all.    If you have some time to kill, (HERE) is a somewhat detailed list of the spending side of the stimulus package, and (HERE) is the tax side of things.    Still on the agenda: The federal budget bill, the next request for bank bailout funds and supplemental funding for the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Analysis: This is uncharted territory. You can sell all you want but no one can guarantee this plan will work, and you can naysay all you want but no one can guarantee this plan will fail.    About the only sure thing you can predict is what supporters and detractors will say and continue to say as they spout their tired talking points --again. (See, for instance yesterday's Sunday morning talk shows.)    Meanwhile, nearly every economist thinks the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, so it's a safe bet the detractors will say that the plan failed and supporters will say it needs more time --especially as we get closer to 2010, the year of midterm elections when Republicans hope they'll be able to get back some seats in Congress. What, you don't think that's what this is really about?    The White House continues to temper expectations, warning that the economy has not yet reached bottom and that increased economic activity as a result of the legislation would "take time to show up in the statistics."    (sc)
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Wild technology and weirdness on Late Night

First off,  I found this knocking around this thing called the interent.  Wild technology. Like Google earth...it's like you're an eagle able to see a million people and zoom in on indivduals from a very long distance.

I discovered that if you zoom in on the Supreme Court, sitting directly behind Barack, you can get a nice view of Clarence Thomas snoozing 

You can scan and zoom to any section of the crowd. . . wait a few seconds. . . and the focus adjusts.The picture was taken with a robotic camera at 1,474 megapixel. (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera)    

http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullscreen.php?auth=033ef14483ee899496648c2b4b06233c

 

Then,  if you haven't seen it...try checking out the David Letterman Show from last night.   Just happened to stay up late to witness one of the all time weirdest interviews in Late night history.   Joaquin Phoenix has either lost it,  got stoned or is just plain goofy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-M1CWskeQ
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One year in 40 seconds

You know...as I grow a bit older, it seems time, the seasons, holidays, birthdays all come around a bit faster.   Everyone says that...my Dad told me once that time seems to speed up as we get older.  He said our lives are like a roll of toilet paper...the closer it gets to the end...the faster it goes.   Some kind of weird effect of nature.  Watch this stop action video of one year captured in 40 seconds.  It is so cool...and a kind of reminder that if we live to the average age of most Americans...we have around 78 of these seasonal changes to appreciate.  How many have we let pass by and not even noticed?  Let me know if you read and watch this.  http://video.yahoo.com/network/100000089?v=4226267&l=100022574
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Winter sucks

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Steak recipes

STEAK!!!!!! Hanger Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Reduction 2 steaks, 7oz (200gr) each 3 large shallots 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup (4oz, 125ml) red wine Peel and thickly slice shallots. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallots and sauté until starting to brown and caramelize, about 15 minutes. Remove shallots to a plate and cover to keep warm. Increase heat to medium-high and add steak. Quickly cook steaks for 2 - 4 minutes per side depending on type and thickness. When done, remove and cover to keep warm. Add red wine to pan and scrape up all the yummy brown bits on the bottom.  Add the shallots, sugar and vinegar. Cook, stirring over high heat, until sauce is reduced and starting to thicken. Spoon a bit over the each steak and serve. _________________________________________________________________________________   Hanger/Skirt Steak au Poivre

INGREDIENTS

 

• 24 oz. skirt steak (cut in to 4 pieces)
• One-quarter cup cracked black peppercorns
• 2 tablespoons oil
• Salt
• 4 tablespoons cooked shallots
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 3 tablespoons brandy
• One half-cup heavy cream
• Sautéed spinach
DIRECTIONS
Coat the steaks with peppercorns. Season with salt. In heavy sauté pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil until hot. Add the steaks and cook for three minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Dump out any remaining oil. Add the shallots, mustard and the brandy to the pan and scrape any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the cream and cook until thickened. Place steaks on a plate, cover with some of the sauce and serve with sautéed spinach.
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Clean your screen!!! Very cool.

I know you don't clean your screen very often and it is hard to do the inside, so here.
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Good, handy numbers we talked about

important free info numbers you can use   ONe Eight Hundred TELL ME. 800- 555- TELL  (8355)   GOOG 411 is a great FREE service to get most business numbers.  Incredible voice recognition.  888 - 466-4411.    Have FUN!!!    and thanks for listening.!!      call my cell if you need any more help.
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One of the best commercials, ever!

You guys have got to check this out.

One of the most clever commercials I have ever seen! http://adage.com/brightcove/single.php?bcpid=1370868150&bctid=3130509001

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Happy Hanukkah!

Rudolph's first cousin on his mother's side, Shlomo

Rudolph's first cousin on his mother's side, Shlomo

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Astonishing artistry

Check this guy out... truly one of the most unique artists, ever. Amazing work! The artist is Livio De Marchi and there's a lot more stuff on his website: http://www.liviodemarchi.com/ukmain3.htm
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Finally, I have my Xmas lights up!!

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The Buffalo theory

The Buffalo Theory This is the beauty of science; the ability to explain natural phenomenon... I have not seen anyone explain this as well as Cliff Clavin, on the sitcom Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff was explaining the Buffalo TheoryTo his buddy Norm. And here's how it went:"Well ya see Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.""In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we all know kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.""That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
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My First Blog!!

Yep,  this is my first blog.  I am a virgin blogger.  Please be kind and gentle. Steve Conley Send me an email and we will read them on the air and you'll be enrolled in the "Win a Million Dollars E mail Contest".   You send me a million dollars and we'll read your email ON THE AIR!     send entries to stevec@941kqk.com     Thanks Guys!!
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