Wednesday, October 31, 2007

That's not scary, THIS is scary!

The Great Whale Trail

31 October, 2007

    It's like something out of a horror movie. Hundreds of feet beneath cold ocean waters lurks a massive creature known for her mighty strength and soulful songs. Few have ever caught a glimpse of her. Now she's surfaced......

    Her name is Neo, and she's a beautiful humpback whale. She's been tagged by scientists so we can track her and her calf by satellite on their amazing journey to the icy waters of the Southern Ocean. And you too can follow Neo's epic voyage online and help protect her and her calf from an unthinkable fate.

    Because this is the horror part. This year, the Japanese whaling fleet will be in the Southern Ocean hunting humpbacks like Neo - 50 of them, along with 50 endangered fin whales and nearly 1,000 minke whales.

    It doesn't have to be this way -- you can make the difference. Join The Great Whale Trail today and help Greenpeace raise the funds we need to defend Neo and over 1,000 other whales from the hunter's deadly harpoons. Click here now to create your own Whale Defenders fundraising page and invite your family and friends to support our critical campaign.

Create your own Whale Defenders page - click here.

    This Halloween don't just settle for candy, the trick is to get your friends to make a donation to Greenpeace through your Whale Defender page. Because this isn't a horror movie, it's real, and the consequences for Neo and her calf loom large.

    So treat yourself to the peace of mind that comes with making a difference in the life of one whale - or many - join the Great Whale Trail today.

    For the whales,
    John Hocevar
    Oceans Campaign Coordinator




702 H Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
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So Long, Robert

[Robert Goulet]

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Even if this is all that you are remembered for, it still would have been an awesome career.

KFOG Halloween 10@10

1. Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween
2. Rolling Stones - Dancing With Mr. D.
3. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (BEST OF SET!!)
4. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You
5. Donovan - Season of the Witch
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller
7. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
8. Johnny Otis - Castin' My Spell
9. Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
10. Concrete Blond - Blood Letting

BONUS TRACK: Ministry - Every Day is Halloween

Happy Halloween!


SpiderCakes and Cauldrons

You'll have to settle for a virtual Scharfen Berger Chocolate Tarantula since they have no been eaten.

(So have the Chocolate Cauldrons with Jell-o Ooze and Gummi Worms.)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ahoy, Bruce!

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I rewound this and watched it something like 5 times the other night on G4. Not sure why or what but c'mon - Bruce Campbell and Duran Duran?!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Residents in Path of California Wildfires Urged to Plan for Pets’ Safety

From the Humane Society of the United States:

"Wildfires raging from Santa Barbara to San Diego have
forced Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state
of emergency for seven southern California counties.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
strongly urges all pet owners in the path of the fires
to plan ahead for the safety of their animal

Strong winds and dry conditions have fed the fires
that have already forced thousands of residents to
evacuate their homes. HSUS employees are ready to
evacuate The Fund For Animals Wildlife Center in
Ramona, Calif., which houses a wide variety of rescued
animals. Local volunteers helped the fast-acting staff
to prepare the site and protect the animals at the
Wildlife Center. Fires are burning to the east of the
center such that the animals are currently outside the
path of the fires.

Employees at the Wildlife Center, who have experienced
evacuations first-hand, urge all residents in the path
of the fires to be prepared to take their pets if they
have to leave their homes. If the area is not safe for
you, it is not safe for your pets. Information
regarding pet and large animal evacuation centers is
being widely broadcast on local television and radio
outlets. No animal needs to be left behind as long as
they can be transported."

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Blue is the New Green


I miss my PowerBook's 'energy saving settings,' hopefully this add-on from Uniblue will help decrease the carbon footprint of my Dell.

Keep checking, I'll post stats as I collect them!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Halloween Safety Tips, Featuring Ariel the Cat

The Halloween article with Ariel has been posted.

Martha Stewart's Halloween Special: Bad Things, Good Things

From creative costumes to ghoulish gourds, FINE LIVING TV NETWORK's
new special, Martha Stewart's Halloween: Bad Things, Good Things, is
the one stop for Halloween fun. Get tricks and treats to please every
ghost and goblin on your guest list as Martha puts her unique spin on
Halloween. With her simple tips and spooky ideas, Martha will inspire
you to turn your home into a Halloween haunt.

? October 20, 2007 2:00 PM EST
? October 21, 2007 2:00 PM EST
? October 22, 2007 9:00 PM EST

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Disney California Adventure to be 'Pixar-ed'

Grand California Hotel Walt Disney Co. is going back to the drawing board to overhaul its underperforming California Adventure theme park -- a project the company said Wednesday could result in a new name for the property. Disney Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger and other executives would not disclose the cost of the project, but it will exceed $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

The figure eclipses the original cost of California Adventure, which opened in 2001. The overhaul, which will take five years, will be designed to make the park look and feel more like it was conceived by Walt Disney himself, complete with a re-creation of the movie theater that hosted the 1938 premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It will also add a 12-acre section based on the hit Pixar Animation movie Cars.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Re:Please Protect the California Condor

Subject: Re:Please Protect the California Condor

Thank you for your e-mail in support of AB 821. I appreciate hearing
from my fellow Californians on issues that are important to them, and
I welcome your input on legislation that affects the future of

I am pleased to inform you that I signed this bill after extensive
consideration and thorough deliberation of arguments from both
supporters and opponents of this issue. I remain committed to
protecting California's diverse wildlife for future generations. You
may read the final language of this bill on the Official California
Legislative Information website:

Again, thanks for voicing your opinion on this issue. Taking the time
to communicate your views and offer suggestions is essential to good
citizenship and good government. I value the comments of people like
you who are engaged in the improvement of our great state.


Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Feline Flickr Foto Found


From yesterday's post:

I really love "wake me when it's turkey holiday".  I would
like to use it in a article that I am
contributing about Halloween tips for pets.

Thanks so much,
Alison Domzalski

More news when it happens....

Expecto Bra-tronus

[Harry Potter]

Fred and George are alive and JK experiences a slight wardrobe malfunction

Monday, October 15, 2007

Do the Watusi


Looks like you can only dodge the flu for so long, the birthday girl is now the latest victim.

On the bright side: you made it past both parties without getting sick!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Trek Then Trek Now (?)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Found Image #20071012

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A dream come true, circa 1980:

thanks beon!

Cho is Sulu, Pegg is Scotty in Star Trek!

John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) has been cast as Sulu, the Enterprise's helmsman, while Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) has signed on to play Scotty, the ship's Scottish chief engineer, in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek feature for Paramount.

Already on board are Eric Bana as the villain, Nero, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Anton Yelchin as a young Chekov, the Russian-born navigator, as well as Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock, is on board as well. Chris Pine is in talks to play the young Kirk.

The movie is expected to shoot from November-March.

Plot details are begin kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The lead roles remaining to be cast are Christopher Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise, and Kirk's parents.

What's Your Function(al)

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Buy One Get One Free - as many as you wish, but you have to act before October 16!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Building Event, Giveaways & More at LEGO Stores

Learn More
21 lucky kids will win great prizes! Just follow these simple rules to enter:

1. Answer the questions on the LEGO CITY and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) trivia sheet provided at one of the LEGO Stores.
2. Submit your completed NFPA trivia sheet to one of the LEGO Store Associates. Entries must be received by October 13, 2007. No purchase necessary to enter.
3. Winners will be notified via First Class Mail and winners' names will also be posted online at on December 1, 2007.
Fire Prevention Week
During Fire Prevention Week 2007 (October 7-13), LEGO CITY and NFPA are asking kids and families all across North America to practice their home fire escape plans. Just how big will the Great American Fire Drill™ be? With your help, we're hoping to have the world's biggest fire drill.
So, let's get started!
Fire Escape Plan
Draw a floor plan or a map of your home.
Show all doors and windows. Mark two ways out of each room.
Mark all of the smoke alarms on your map. Smoke alarms should be in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and in every level of the home.
Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet.
Remember, practice your plan at least twice a year!

LEGO minifigure The Great American Fire Drill™ is a trademark, and the name and image of Sparky® are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02159.

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