Happy New Year

For your listening pleasure, The Irish Auld Lang syne:


Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne
For auld land syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet for auld syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp! And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot, sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d I’ the burn, frae mornin’ sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d, sin auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere! And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught, for auld lang syne.


Christmas Jogger Arrested After He Compliments Dog

Okay….there’s a little more to the story….

On the afternoon of Dec. 25, a man, his wife and the man’s 11-year-old daughter were walking their dog along Harbor Boulevard in Destin when they encountered Roy Ronald Rowell, Jr., the arrest report says.

As they passed, Rowell said, “Nice dog.”

That’s when the father noticed that Rowell’s genitals were hanging out of a hole ripped out of the crotch of his jogging pants, according to the report.

The father asked Rowell if he was “for real.” Rowell then “grabbed his genitals and said, ‘Yea, nice dog.’

That would be when dad called the cops. Incredibly, the guy wasn’t finished, and would continue flashing even the police:

When the deputy asked Rowell to explain himself, he exposed himself to the officer. After he was read his rights, Rowell said he hadn’t meant to expose himself to the family. He also stated he did not understand why they were looking at him, the report states.

However, as he was being questioned, Rowell exposed his genitals several more times. He was asked repeatedly to close his legs.

That is one seriously messed up muchacho.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Political Wall Calendars

Okay, really. Who buys these?

I just got this offer via email from Newsmax for the Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar:



There are probably too many Obama calendars to count, but here’s one I found:


This is grotesque:


And this doesn’t even make sense…I mean…the election’s over:


I can’t believe there’s a market for these.

So What’s With All Of These Glamour-Boy Shots Of Obama?


Never-mind the embarrassing, sycophantic drooling of many reporters in the MSM. Why does Obama allow himself to be photographed like this? Bill O’Reilly asked this question on his t.v. show,  Monday night:

George W. Bush, a man who is every bit as enthusiastic about exercise as Obama (although Bush’s exercise regime was derided by the media), has always managed to keep his shirt on in public. Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have been caught dead without his shirt on in public.

It almost seems designed to encourage the “cult of personality” weirdness we keep hearing about:

Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality:
“A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies.

“A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”

Some other examples of “cult of personality”:



A valiant effort which fooled no one.

2008 Mugshots Of The Year

The Smoking Gun has their 20 best mugshots from 2008 up. Among the usual dangerous and disturbed wackos, are the inevitable silly goobers who somehow managed to get themselves into a heap-o-trouble. My favorite, The Mad Cow:


The back-story:

Meet Michele Allen. The Ohio woman, 32, was arrested Saturday night after she got liquored up and began chasing kids and blocking traffic in her Middletown neighborhood. Allen was wearing a cow costume at the time of her arrest, as can be seen in the below mug shots (one of which includes a clear shot of Allen’s udder). A police report does not indicate why she was so dressed. Allen pleaded guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct and sentenced to a month in the local lockup.

Hat tip: My Blog awards nemesis Exurban League, ( I was doing a little opposition research)…check them out for more 2008 “best of”  lists.