Monday, September 17, 2007


'Match Game' panelist Brett Somers dies.

I always loved Match Game, and it's sad when one of the regulars leaves us. She made it fun, and irreverent.

RIP, Brett.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Click here to help search for National Eagle Scout Association President, Steve Fossett

Help Search for Fossett from Your Computer

You can join the search for NESA President Steve Fossett by using your computer to study recent satellite images of the area where the adventurer disappeared September 3. To sign up to help, visit and follow the instructions and text link near the top of the page. The site requests volunteers age 18 or older.

After registering, the Web site will assign you an image of a 278-foot-square section of the 6,000 square miles being searched in Nevada. After studying the image, you simply click "yes" or "no" as to whether there is any sign of Fossett's airplane that might warrant further investigation in that section. Anything larger than two or three feet will appear in the image, and instructions and examples help you better determine what you are viewing. The flagged images are passed to the search team coordinating the flights over the area.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: The List, Ready for Your Debate - Popular Mechanics

Interesting article, how many can you do? How many have you done?

1. Patch a radiator hose (owned an MG)
2. Protect your computer (Protected full networks)
3. Rescue a boater who as capsized (Not in an emergency, but in Lifesaving class)
4. Frame a wall (First Sound Advice Studio)
5. Retouch digital photos (Plenty of times)
6. Back up a trailer (Parking the Scout Trailer)
7. Build a campfire (Too many times to count)
8. Fix a dead outlet (This is easy)
9. Navigate with a map and compass (All the time)
10. Use a torque wrench (Had that MG, remember?)
11. Sharpen a knife (All the time)
12. Perform CPR (He had a heart attack.. didn't make it. :( )
13. Fillet a fish (If you catch 'em, you gotta eat 'em)
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid (Going a little fast...)
15. Get a car unstuck (Snow or Mud?)
16. Back up data (Almost daily)
17. Paint a room (Several times)
18. Mix concrete (Plenty of times)
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle (Scouts like to shoot...)
20. Change oil and filter (Remember that MG?)
21. Hook up an HDTV (A couple of them now)
22. Bleed brakes (Loved that little car)
23. Paddle a canoe (Down the Colorado in 119 degree heat!)
24. Fix a bike flat (Plenty of times - even on the road)
25. Extend your wireless network (Amazing - it worked!)

I'm feeling pretty manly right about now. Not only do I know how to do all of these... I've actually done all of them. Yes, I've even performed CPR on a person who needed it, not just on a dummy. (Hey, they didn't say the guy had to live).

Write up your list, and let me know which ones you've done....

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Christopher Walken Cooks Chicken

Thanks to a reference on Jimmy Kimmel... this is hilarious...

It looks good, but there's way too much salt. And clearly, not enough cowbell.