Me love you long time!
North Korea’s long-running policy of quietly extorting money from the U.S. and South Korea through threat of force has finally come out in the open.
According to this story on the Australian Broadcasting Company web site, the normally secretive regime of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il is seeking $65 trillion (that’s right, with a T) in damages it says the U.S. has caused North Korea in the 60 years since the beginning of the Korean War.
KCNA (the North Korean news agency) said the figure includes $US26.1 trillion arising from US “atrocities” which left more than 5 million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing.
The agency also claims 60 years of US sanctions have caused a loss of $US13.7 trillion by 2005, while property losses were estimated at $US16.7 trillion.
Personally, I would agree that North Korea has lost trillions of dollars in the last 60 years. Just look at the difference between the standard of living there and in South Korea. The only area where Uncle Frankie and Dear Leader disagree is in where to place the blame. It’s all on you Lil’ Kim!
This would be funnier if it weren’t for the real threat that North Korea poses. They can stir-up real trouble in a Pyongyang minute and everyone knows it. What the hell? If we can bail out AIG why not the DPRK?
Posted in History, In The News, Manly Men, Money Trouble, Politics, Rated PG for Potentially Godless, Signs of the Apocalypse, You Can't Fix Stupid
Tagged Barack Obama, extortion, Kim Jong-il, North Korea, nuclear proliferation, South Korea
This is pretty spooky. According to this article on cnet news, an IBM supercomputer named Watson will compete against two human opponents on the game show Jeopardy! as soon as this fall.
I’ve been a fan of Jeopardy! since back when Art Fleming was the host, but never thought I’d see this day come. I also “auditioned” for Jeopardy! recently using their online testing and failed miserably.
If this machine can not only come up with the answers, but understand and process human speech, vet through the puns and hints, convert the answer to the form of a question – and click the button – faster than a couple of the best trivia players in the world, we’re all in big trouble.
Posted in Computers, Funny, hmmm..., In The News, Rated G for Gee, Ain't That Swell?, Show Business, Signs of the Apocalypse, Technology, Television, Videos
Tagged computers, ibm, jeopardy, Signs of the Apocalypse, technology
ATTENTION!!! My cousin Frankie McDowell has a very important announcement for all U.S. citizens living along the Pacific coast (and Vancouver, British Columbia Canada):
I hope you were paying close attention. No further warnings will be given, though I have instructed Cousin Frankie to text me with any updates.
I am familiar with the concept of getting some bush inside a car. Putting a car inside a bush? Not so much.
This solar-powered vehicle is a testament to the fact that some people just have too much time on their hands – and not enough bush in their lives!
BTW: I love the fact that this video has no voice-over or explanation whatsoever. I guess the inventor/videographer figures the whole concept is self-explanatory. Silly me. I don’t get it.
I have never understood why women put up with men. Most of our functions can be outsourced to an electrical appliance without having to deal with anything like what’s pictured below.
I mean sure, take out the trash twice a week, kill the occasional spider, etc. But for that you’d be willing to live with this? I don’t think so.
You missed a spot!
You are the wind beneath my wings
Get in my belly!
The world's baddest man under four feet, and his "partner" Slim
Beavis hates his forehead
Is that a hard hat in your pants or are you just glad to see me?
Pinch me! I must be dreaming!
Now you know what's under the kilt
I am Tron. Respect my authori-tie!
Many thanks to Vicki-O for sending these in!
Posted in Manly Men, Marriage & Relationships, Photos, Rated PG for Potentially Godless, Sex, Signs of the Apocalypse, Testosterone Blues, You Can't Fix Stupid
Tagged Manly Men, Marriage & Relationships, Photos, Rated PG for Potentially Godless, Sex, Signs of the Apocalypse, Testosterone Blues, you can't fix stupid
Oh those quirky Ricans!
Put your helmet on Dave, you might hurt yourself!
As reported in this article on The Mail Online, Puerto Rican motorcycle enthusiast David Morales Colon was embalmed and mounted astride his bike for his viewing.
Mr. Colon, who was murdered at age 22, followed the old adage “Die young and leave a good-looking corpse.”
You go David!
Posted in Funny, hmmm..., In The News, Manly Men, Photos, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Rated G for Gee, Ain't That Swell?, Signs of the Apocalypse, You Can't Fix Stupid
Tagged death, motorcycles, News, Puerto Rico
What is there to say about this picture?
Boys will be boys?
The after-party at a Boy Scout jamboree?
Fantasy night at the seminary?
Plumber cleavage to the fifth power?
Yes folks, I could go on like this for hours.
I’m not sure who came up with this great idea for a photograph but as near as I can tell it was taken in Japan.
Many thanks to Dunc’s mother for sending this one in over the transom.