Weekend Funnies?

I know, I know...I'm fired.

There are a few more below the fold. Consider this an open thread. What did you get in your inbox?

"Sir, I'm going to have to take this bottle of water away from you since it might be a liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to mix it with all of these other bottles of possibly liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to dump them all in this trash can... together. Never mind that the plot specifically mentions mixing chemicals and/or nitroglycerin...which explodes if handled too roughly."

"Don't cry my sweet baby, I'm just dumping this liquid that isn't safe enough to take onto the plane into a receptacle with all the other liquids that aren't safe enough to take onto the plane. You didn't want to drink this delicious apple juice anyway."


At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the "apex predator" in it's natural ecosystem, can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and "survival of the fittest pack mentality", bred into the canines over the last several hundreds of years by natural selection.

See the attached remarkable photograph courtesy of Nature Magazine.

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while the remainder of the pack prevents the beast from rolling.

Not for the squeamish! Be sure you can handle the Raw Blood and Guts nature of this photo before clicking the link!!!

Prepare yourselves.

That's all folks....I'm so, so sorry. I promise to have funnies back in full swing next week with a Robin Hayes special. Maybe we need to have a photoshop contest.


Thanks to Working for Change

for keeping my in box full. (and for lots of other things too!)

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Thanks SD, I really hesitated and debated, do I REALLY want to see blood and guts? Then...I clicked....at the ready to divert eyes....OH MANNNNN!

She gotcha.

That SD is one tricky sneak sometimes.

I giggle every time I see that picture

The first time I read that I thought it had to do with the Lieberman campaign and the bloggers were the pack of dogs. Cute picture isn't it?

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New meanings

Like Andrew Mellon...

just before he caused the Johnstown Flood.

For more on the Johnstown Flood, read David McCullough, before he became famous. I bought his book at the Horseshoe curve.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

That cartoon

is too too true. When I think about the insanity of how the Department of Homeland Insecurity operates, it makes me sick. Someone should do the analysis, but I'm sure that our current approach to airport passenger checking is the second single biggest drag on US economic performance, right behind the staggering budget deficit.

From a logistical standpoint

Isn't it far more costly amping up/dialing back in terms of responding to crises?


I think they should just adopt one set of very stringent criteria and run with it, for example, no carry-on luggage of any kind, and no electronics, period:  no laptops, no cell phones, nada.  That frees everybody up to concentrate on shoe bombs, ass-bombs, and the occasional intoxicated celebrity.

Too much? Well since when did we become such a nation of crybabies?  If we're at war then we're at war, and certain sacrifices have to be made. Show some leadership and ask something of your people. Something beyond "keep shopping, and don't think too much," that is.

Too costly?  Think of all the jobs FedX and UPS will have to add to the mix.  Heck, some enterprising person could start a whole new business.  Drop your cell/laptop at the departing airport, upload your settings and docs to a secure server somewhere, pick up rental laptop or cell phone upon arrival. Take notice, ye venture capitalists out there.

It won't hurt the economy.  Heck, we all know it's just a giant pyramid scheme, and so long as the dang thing keeps swimming along like a shark, it'll be fine.  Trickle down, or shuffle around, works just as good as anything in that regard, or so I've heard.


Yeah, I know--just another lefty blowhard.