Barrett-Roddenberry will be fondly remembered by Star Trek fans forever for her work, which will—fittingly, one might say—end with the upcoming reboot of the franchise, in which she one last time performed the voice of the Enterprise computer. She had reportedly just completed her voiceover work on the movie when she passed away.
Reports say that a public memorial for Barrett-Roddenberry is planned for shortly after Christmas or in early next year, and that her family has asked that donations be made to the CARE Organization or Precious Paws in lieu of flowers. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. We at GeekDad extend our sincerest condolences to her son Rod and the rest of her family.
A horse and a chicken are playing in a meadow. Suddenly the horse falls into a mud hole and starts sinking. He tells the chicken to go and get the farmer to help pull him out to safety. The chicken runs to the farmer, but the farmer can’t be found.
So he drives the farmer’s Mercedes back to the hole and ties some rope around the bumper. He then throws the other end of the rope to his friend and drives forward saving the horse from sinking.
A few days later, the chicken and horse are playing in the meadow again, and the chicken falls into a mud hole. The chicken tells the horse to go and get some help from the farmer. The horse says: “I think I can get you out.” So he stretches over the width of the hole and says: “Grab hold of my ‘thing’ and pull yourself up.”
The chicken does this and is pulled to safety.
Moral of the story: If you’re hung like a horse, you don’t need a Mercedes to pick up chicks.
Turns out I am not as graceful nor acrobatic as I thought.
So Drewby says "...lemme get my camera..." rather than something helpful.
Can you see the 'secret' message I was sending Drew?
Five months ago, he would have had to pay 10 million bucks for that house, but thanks to his economic plan…
I warned you...
The following stunning display of driver ignorance is making the rounds in a number of fan-boy forums across the internet: a Jeep owner mowed over a mattress and decided to press forward. Only after his vehicle stalled due to lack of fuel--after 30 miles--did he decide to contact the dealer and see what the matter might be.
I might even have had a drug dog come and search the truck and impounded it based on the dog's reaction for further search at the police station.
I hate those kind of tow truck drivers. They're predators and need to be wiped out.
Where's my R/C helicopter?
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Neither a bloody face nor a deputy's plea could stop a tow-truck driver from doing what he's paid to do. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a Wilsonville woman fled her apartment Monday night after getting assaulted by her boyfriend. With blood running down her face, she got in her car and sped across the parking lot to her grandmother's place, where she called 911.
The 25-year-old provided a statement to the responding sheriff's deputy and then stepped outside to find her car getting towed. The tow driver would not leave the car without making the woman pay a "drop fee."
"I explained to the tow driver that the woman was the victim of domestic violence," Deputy Wes Hall told The Oregonian newspaper. "I told him there was no place to park, so she left the car with its four-way flashers going, because she was trying to get away."
The deputy's arguments failed to persuade.
The driver, who works on commissions, was completely within his rights to tow the car or charge a drop fee to leave it, said Charles White, general operations manager for Retriever Towing. The amount the woman paid has not been disclosed, but White said the fees run as high as $160.
White said Retriever is under contract to patrol the parking lots at the apartment complex, ensuing that fire lanes and emergency-access routes remain unobstructed. "The deputy has no right to tell him to drop the car without charging a fee," he said.
Deputies arrested the woman's boyfriend on an accusation of assault.
An R/C helicopter with a .45 mounted to the front ! ! ! !
Heard this one on that 70's show and it brought back memories and names I hadn't thunk of in many many years.
Pop a comment with your score...
When it comes to squirrel taxidermy, you can't beat Rick's Custom Squirrels.
From the site:
I have been mounting custom squirrels for over 20 years and believe you will be impressed with my work. I have had over 600 customers over the years, with very positive results. I use both Gray squirrels and Fox squirrels, whatever you may want. I use alot of vintage GI JOE accessories which look great on the mounts.
If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.”
This drone / droid / robot stuff is getting kind of scary.
The Pentagon is investing big in an interceptor that can knock down several missiles at once, and get past any countermeasures. But for this "Multiple Kill Vehicle" to work right, it has to be able to radically maneuver and reposition itself in mid-air.At the same time is it so cool, technology wise. As the tech is transferred to civilian uses it's going to radically change our lives. Imagine this thing retrieving the morning paper for you. Or just popping up when an intruder is detected.
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It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.
The new wine will be marketed as ….
(I heard it though the grapevine.)
California is due to run out of money in February 2009. The only question is just how broke the state is. Somewhere between $20 and $40 billion short. There are thousands of expense items that need to be reduced. Ever hear that old joke about why the Cal-Trans road maintenance trucks are so special? They sleep six. I first heard that joke over twenty years ago.
Here's my simple plan to add $135M in direct revenue to the state. Pass "shall issue" concealed and open carry of firearms legislation, with this caveat. First time applicants pay a one time fee of $250 for the license, either open or concealed carry, $500 for both. Based on 2006 census data and assuming a rather high applicant rate of 1 per 100 adults in Cali, the state could bring in anywhere from $67M up to $135M.Second year revenue would probably be less but still more income that the state is not getting now. Who knows, in a few years first time applicant revenue might even rise higher than the first year. As carrying of arms becomes viewed as more normal and more people participate, anything is possible. There would also be extra revenue in sales taxes on handguns (primary, backup and spares), holsters, ammo, carry licensing classes, cleaning gear, more holsters (does anyone own only one?), range fees, targets, reloading equipment, gunsmithery, concealed carry clothing, etc.
Hopefully, a cultural shift from legislatively viewing firearms as a bad thing to just a neutral thing would lead to repeal of the more onerous firearms bans. The state would benefit from increased sales of service rifles, standard capacity magazines, common handguns and all the paraphernalia that goes with them. There would be (I'm sure) the added monetary benefit of reduced crime. Even though it would be generally viewed by the lefties as statistically irrelevant or an anomaly. If reduced crime and mayhem were just viewed as an unintended consequence it would be a plus. I think it is possible.
This would also signal to California residents and the nation that real reform is possible in California. The state could join most of the rest of the nation in the 21st. century, viewing it's resident civilians as adults. Progressive used to mean progress, it could again. Even here.
● ● ●For an excellent explanation of how California got into this financial mess, check out this article California Declares a Fiscal Crisis! You Think? - by Victor Davis Hanson.
Posted before but too funny to pass up ! ! !
Her first job - to find out who leaked her name.
So. What to do?
I gave the wee beastie a tooth brush!!!
It's a kid's toothbrush so it has a rubbery handle with ridges that make it easy for her to hold and satisfying to gnaw on. The bristles are soft enough to avoid making her gums sore but firm enough to stimulate them. When she drops it a quick rinse in my beer eliminates any cling ons (kidding - the bathroom sink is a few steps away.)
So, chalk one up for old pop ! ! !
It rose from humble beginnings to become an essential piece of computer hardware.
But as the computer mouse turns 40, there are signs that it could finally be heading for the big electronic scrapheap in the sky.
When Doug Engelbart's team at the Stanford Research Institute designed a computer controller encased in a carved-out wooden block, with wheels mounted on the underbelly, one researcher nicknamed it a 'mouse'.
The very first computer mouse, which was invented 40 years ago
But the name was never meant to stick.
'We thought that when it had escaped out to the world it would have a more dignified name,' Engelbart recalled later. 'But it didn't.'
Its birthday will be celebrated next week when Engelbart, now 83, returns to Stanford.
The invention was first shown to the world when he gave a presentation of a working network computer system in San Francisco on December 9, 1968, which is still revered as 'the dawn of interactive computing'.
According to The Observer newspaper, Engelbart first started making notes for the mouse in 1961, after deciding that he could do better than the standard gadget, a light pen which had been used on radar systems during the Second World War. 'We had a big heavy tracking ball - it was like a cannonball,' he said.
'We had several gadgets that ended up with pivots you could move around. We had a light panel you had to hold up right next to the screen so the computer could see it. And a joystick that you wiggle around to try to steer things.'
One of Engelbart's collaborators, Bill English, built an 'x-y positioning device' made from a wooden shell with wheels and a connecting cord, or 'tail', at the back. The cord got in the way when it was used, however, and so it was moved to the front.
'We set up our experiments and the mouse won in every category, even though it had never been used before,' Engelbart recalls on his website.
We're Frisbee people and can't wait till the girls can play.
“What size?” asks the clerk.
“Gee, I don’t know.”
“Go see Sophie in aisle 4.” He goes over to see Sophie, who grabs him in the crotch, and yells, “Medium!” The guy is mortified! He hurries over to pay and leaves quickly.
Another guy comes in to buy condoms, and gets sent to Sophie in aisle 4. Sophie grabs him and yells, “Large!” The guy struts over to the register, pays, and leaves.
A high school kid comes in to buy condoms.
“What size?” The kid embarassedly says “I’ve never done this before. I don’t know what size.” The clerk sends him over to Sophie in aisle 4. She grabs him and yells “Clean up in aisle 4!”