November 2006 Edition
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Useless Facts of the Day. Click Here to check it out. Brought to you by Barry Bolduc.


If Abbot and Costello were alive and working in 2006, what do you think their "Who's on first?" schtick would have looked (or sounded) like? Here's what one person thinks.......Click
Back from Rossi Excursion 2006, our tri-annual dual family (Rossi & Ruscetta) vacation. We went to Nuevo Vallarta, which is the sister city to the better known Puerto Vallarta. Had a fantastic time. I'll tell the whole story at a later time (so it'll fall on the December page and stay there for the whole month), but I just have to say that we (Danny, Alex, Elaine and I) did the Canopy Zip Line. Intense. And thanks again to Rachel for setting the whole thing up, and Danny for taking care of all the money matters. Seriously, it was an incredible vacation and you two made it what it was.........


Happy Birthday Rachel!


Happy Birthday Paige!


Score one for me. A couple of weeks ago a woman comes in to the Chevron to buy two $150 gift certificates. The whole thing seemed kind of sketchy to me, the picture on her ID looked like her, but kinda not like her.. Her attitude and manner just seemed off, and just a little while ago we were told not to take checks for gift cards because that was one way theives took stolen checks and turned them into quick cash they could spend later. At the same time it was just a gut feeling so I didn't want to deny her the purchase. So I sold her the gift cards and the credit card went through. Then printed copies of everything and even got the plates on the minivan she drove off in and left a note for Mindy, the manager. Fast forward to two days ago when a couple comes in and tries to buy a bunch of crap with one of the cards I sold. DENIED! Mindy called the credit card company the next day and found out that it had in fact been stolen and immediatly voided the gift cards. When the cashier who was helping them, and didn't know anything about the history behind it, told them that there was no money left on the card, they just said "OH" and left. Hmmm, wonder if they knew it was bought with a stolen credit card? Upshot is the credit card owners were reimbursed the $300 from us, we weren't out a penny and the theiving bastards didn't get a dime from us. Me - 1, Sleazeballs - 0.


Proof that chivalry is not dead : the top 3 finalists for "Man of the Year".


Happy Belated Birthday Anna!
Happy Anniversary Dad & Julia


Got this from Alex on Global Warming, it has some good ideas about how to minimize our impact on the environment..... click here.



"Hatch makes history with 6th Senate win"
(Salt Lake Tribune, 11/08/06 online version)

Anybody else see the hypocritical irony of this headline? Thirty years ago this man won his first election in Utah by lambasting the incumbent for being a "career politician". Good job Utah!

Well on the good side, LeVar Christensen got wiped out by Jim Matheson. Not real happy with Matheson for backing a lot of the Republican legislation, especially the bill giving the President the right to ignore the Geneva Convention rules on war prisoner treatment, but LeVar definitly is the evil of two worsers. And nationally I think we're in for a couple of years of seeing our international reputation getting some rerpairs with the Democrats taking control of Congress (and possibly the Senate). Seems we do a lot better as a country when the Executive and Legislative branches are not locked into the same party, increasing the checks and balances between the two branches of power.....


Spent the afternoon in a 5th grade class, it's part of my Techie duties. I'm working with a teacher at a close by Elementary on integrating technology into her classroom. It was a lot of fun. Knew 2 kids names within the first 10 minutes. Opposite ends of the spectrum. Anyway, there was a kid that was just like Dewey from "Malcolm in the Middle". We worked on research on the 13 original colonies in the computer lab. It was actually kind of fun working with younger kids for a change, not that I'd want to do it every day.

These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts of America. They are
things people actually said in court - word for word - taken down and now
published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these
exchanges were actually taking place.


ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Click here to see the rest.

My Friends, I give you

This picture is real - not doctored in any way - and was taken by a Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber. When he saw it in the parking lot of IHOP, he went to buy a camera to take pictures.


The car is still running, as can be witnessed by the exhaust.

A woman is either asleep or otherwise out, in the front seat passenger side. The driver was jogging up and down on Rt. 925.(in the background) Witnesses said their physical/mental state was OTHER than normal. The driver finally came back after the police were called, and was found crouched behind the rear of the car, attempting to cut the twine around the load! Luckily, the police stopped him and had the load removed.

The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they made the customer sign a waiver.

While the plywood and 2X4's are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat, which contains -- are you ready for this? -- 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each.

They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent and the back shocks were driven through the floorboard.

The car, with FLA  plates, was headed for Clanton, AL where the couple presumably planned to build a new house.


Happy Birthday Anna !!


Caught a pig today, won a Jamba Juice Card that is worth anywhere from $1 to $300. Wanna make bets on how much mine is worth? Anyhoo, back to catching the pig. Seems to be a tradition at Granite High (y'know "The Farmers", 101 years old), to chase pigs around the football field during Homecoming week. So, they got a couple little pigs, un-greased, and we chased them around the football field. Catch a pig, get a Jamba card. So for half an hour we chased the pigs, caught them, let them go and chased them again. Fun stuff. One of them ran way to the back of the field and found an opening under the fence. Yup, picture 6 high school kids chasing a pig around your neighborhood. Took them only 10 minutes to catch the thing, but 20 minutes to crawl back under the fence with it. Anyway, click here if you want to see the pictures.


Somebody sent me a bunch of those Maxine cartoons, a few of them are timely because they refer to voting, but this one is the one I identified with the most. Laughed soooo hard. The other one you really gotta check out is the "Old Math" video. Anyway, welcome to November. Have a good one......



  • If you want to see what goes on at night when you leave your computer on, click here.
  • 2 jokes, a riddle and the 2006 Darwin Awards, click here.
  • Dangerous situations and funny animals, click here.
  • Darth Vader screws up (this is hilarious), click here.
  • Stupid blonde antelope video, but it's kind of amusing, click here.
  • The "F" Word (warning : repetitive use of the "F" word), click here.