Archive for the 'Fun' Category

09
Aug
07

What Happened to the coming Ice Age?

I get so sick of being told what to think. I am not a news junkie by any means, but not a day goes by that I am not confronted with the popular notion of “Global Warming.” I know I am swimming upstream here, but I seriously doubt that we have a global warming problem, but I’m not a scientist, so I will remain open on the question, unlike our Al Gore. (Just for the record, in case you didn’t know, he’s not a scientist either, even if he did create the internet).

So why am I writing about this? Well, the other day my son (he’s 11) asked me about global warming. Naturally, he is a little concerned for his future and the state the planet will be in when he grows up. I just laughed. Him asking me about it, suddenly reminded me of when I was a boy, exactly his age, being concerned for the future of the planet when I grew up. Only, as I was remembering (granted it was thirty years ago), I had visions of the North American continent buried in snow and ice. You see, when I was 10, everyone was concerned that we were entering another ice age. They quoted all kinds of scientists who sounded very convincing, just like today. So, today, I looked it up.

Here is a link to a reprint of a Time magazine article, “Another Ice Age” published June 24, 1974

Here is a link to a .pdf of the same article.

Here is an editorial by a guy named Andrew Kenny, writing for the Sunday Mail in 2002. He says this at one point:

“As recently as January 1994, the supreme authority on matters environmental, Time magazine, wrote:
‘The ice age cometh? Last week’s big chill was a reminder that the Earth’s climate can change at any time … The last (ice age) ended 10,000 years ago; the next one— for there will be a next on—could start tens of thousands of years from now. Or tens of years. Or it may have already started.”

So, I am satisfied that my memory is correct.

So what did I tell my son? I just laughed and said, “You know when I was your age they were afraid we were going into a new ice age. Don’t worry about it. The people who are promoting the global warming scare, want to scare you into giving up some of your freedom. Just be careful what you listen to, and wait til you understand their agenda before you buy into something.” So now we get a good laugh when we hear someone talking about global warming.

On the other hand, we could discover new evidence of global warming anytime, so I’ll keep an open mind. In fact, just the other day, I saw an alarming trend that almost made me a believer. The photo below is the most convincing evidence that the climate is changing.

proofofglobalwarming

08
Aug
07

Lego Man Rescue


I found this great news article on Reuters about a Giant Lego man that washed ashore in Netherlands. The article doesn’t suggest foul play, so there is likely a giant Lego cruise ship out there with a giant Lego woman mourning the loss of her husband.

19
Jun
07

Kryptonite Discovered!

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRT-CAkixLQ]

15
May
07

My Evil Side

I am Magneto

Magneto
75%
Venom
74%
Green Goblin
74%
Mystique
74%
Dark Phoenix
72%
Lex Luthor
71%
The Joker
68%
Apocalypse
68%
Dr. Doom
63%
Mr. Freeze
61%
Juggernaut
58%
Catwoman
58%
Riddler
57%
Kingpin
54%
Two-Face
38%
Poison Ivy
33%
You fear the persecution of those that are different or underprivileged so much that you are willing to fight and hurt others for your cause.


Click here to take the “Which Super Villain am I?” quiz…

14
May
07

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot

My seven year old son wrote a funny short story:

Mouth War

Is that like “cutting off your nose to spite your face?” or “shooting yourself in the foot?”

We all thought it was a funny story.

09
May
07

Dad Roks

My seven year old son made this for me. It makes me happy.

Dad Roks

03
May
07

Running Free

A friend of mine sent this to me. I had never heard of “free running” or “parkour, the art of displacement,” but it looks like fun, and quite challenging.

Here’s a French spoof on it.