Saturday, July 31, 2004

Cell phone proof wallpaper

Hurray for no more cell phones in the movie theaters! Scientists develop wallpaper that blocks cell phone signals, so no more irritating rings during the movie, at the hospital, or in the restaurant....coming soon.

Late for work? No problem. Get ready on the way.

Late for work? This video is trying to sell something, I am sure. But I don't have a clue as to what it might be. All the same, I love the look on the people's faces around the main character.

Let's face it, we all see people driving around in their cars in the mornings doing their hair or make up or eating breakfast on the run. This video just takes it the next step. Enjoy!

This Land.....great political parody

This Land is a great political parody that pokes fun at both of the nut cases that are trying to win the presidency this fall. It does take a few moments to load, but worth it.

Keep at it...even when it seems to be over

The following link details the life of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who never got the word that World War II ended. He continued to live in the world of 1944 on an isolated island until 1974. You have to wonder what was going through his mind when he finally returned to Japan to see how it had changed in his absence.

Thursday, July 29, 2004


Everyone loved the movie "The Matrix"....well here is a take off on it that exposes the conditions that really exist on some commercial farms.


Wednesday, July 28, 2004

How rich are you?

As an American, I take a lot for granted. But here is a website that will make you think and realize how rich most Americans are, as compared with the majority of the world. Go to the Global Rich List and enter your annual either US dollars or British Pounds. It will shock you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Brain Farts

Ummm....errrr....ahhh.... yes it is those moments when you can't get the words to come out right. Enjoy these silly and really dumb quotations.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Cat Butt Magnet Set

NEW! Cat Butt Magnet Set. Yes, that is butt magnets.

Now you can have refrigerator magnets of the rear ends of your favorite breed of cat.

What will they think of next? And who buys these things?

Tumbling Bears

Tumbling Bears are found at this website. After it loads, just move your mouse across the clicking is needed. The bears will tumble as you pass over them, then hop back up. It is a simple, but neat program.

Thursday, July 22, 2004


Takes a moment to load, but cute.

Bush and Kerry

I have been watching a bunch of Bush and Kerry political ads on television and I have come to the conclusion that perhaps it would be better to have a third option. After the past four years, Bush just doesn't seem to have any sense of what is right and wrong when it comes to the civil liberties that our nation has held so high. On the other hand, Kerry doesn't seem to have anything firm to base his candidacy on, with the exception of the fact that he isn't Bush.

What is a voter to do?

Of course, I am not 100 percent sure about all of the voters either. In the July 20th local election for Board of Education, the existing president of the Board of Education was being challenged by a guy who actually has been banned from ever stepping foot onto any school property, has had no job since quiting his job as a newspaper delivery person three years ago, lives with his parents (he is 51), has had a court ordered sanity examination, and seems like a person with some real issues......and he still got 24% of the vote! Amazing!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

And another pic showing the newly painted walls....see post from earlier today for more info....and click on photos for a larger version of them.
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More photos
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I have been painting my living room. I still need to do the trim around the doors, crown molding, and put back up my artwork onto the walls...but you can get an idea of the new color. Yes, I know. It is a big change from the pale green (you know that institutional green of the 1950's) that the walls used to be. And the curtains don't exactly match the new red walls....but it is a start. I will repaint the trim in a semi-gloss white, which should really pop and look good with the dark walls....or so I think it will. What's your opinion....drop the Riverbum a email and let me know.
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Chickens everywhere

My chickens have learned a new to uproot part of their fenced enclosure. As a result they go running around the yard. This is not truly a problem, except for the fact that they only seem to understand how to get out of their pen and not back into it at night.

For the past two evenings, the escapees have been congregating outside their pen, trying to get back into they can go into the coop for the evening. I have had to go out and catch or shooo them back into an opened gate.

It is more of a headache than anything else. Plus, I worry about them being left out at night, should I go off to a movie or on a short trip. Most of them are totally clueless about the dangers that exist outside their pen.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Happy Birthday America! The fireworks are popping, the sparklers are fizzing, and the mood is a good one. I spent the day with family and had a good time. Tomorrow, I am going for a quick paddle in the canoe and then a picnic. How good does life get?
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Just a quick note to wish folks a Happy Fourth of July!
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