Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Mouth Of Wilson Live
Dog decapitations shock Michigan town
At first, piles of skinned animals, mostly foxes and coyotes, turned up on the edges of dirt roads in this semi-rural community outside Ann Arbor.
Though gruesome, they looked like little more than the work of a sloppy trapper too lazy to properly dispose of the carcasses.
Things took a more shocking turn on March 16, when what appeared to be someone's pet was found along with more skinned coyotes. The Rottweiler had been decapitated and its feet were bound with duct tape.
Since then, eight more dead dogs, including three without heads, have been discovered by residents and investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Despite a reward that has swelled to at least $18,000 with donations from community members, officials have so far been unable to determine even who the dogs belonged to.
The mysterious dog deaths -- now being investigated separately from the wild animal carcasses -- have rattled this picturesque Washtenaw County township, dominated by empty fields and wooded preserves and dotted with old, red barns.
Who does this sort of thing? I mean, I don't know of any Chinese restaurants in the area......
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Fires burn 4 more Alabama churches
BOLIGEE, Alabama (AP) -- Fires damaged or destroyed four more Baptist churches across the Alabama countryside Tuesday, less than a week after a string of five blazes that were ruled arson.
"I'm not prepared to talk about the evidence yet ... but common sense tells you there is a clear indication these fires are going to be linked," FBI acting assistant director Chip Burrus said in an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.
Rich Marianos, a spokesman for the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency, said more than 50 agents were assigned to the case in Alabama.
"This is our No. 1 priority nationally," he said.
Among the churches damaged was Morning Star Baptist in Boligee. Member Johnny Archibald said smoke was pouring from the church when he arrived around daybreak.
"They had kicked the door in," he said. "Evidently they had set the pulpit on fire and went out the front door."
Tuesday's fires took place at churches off rural roads, about 10 to 20 miles apart. They were in a cluster of three counties, about 60 miles from the Bibb County area where the five other churches were burned early Friday.
This is exactly the kind of shit my beloved Alabama does NOT need. No one ever talks about the fact that Birmingham is the headquarter city for more of the nation’s top 50 largest banking institutions than any U. S. city outside of New York City, or the state of the art medical facilities of UAB, or the aeronautics and space research done in Huntsville, second only to NASA's headquarters in Houston, or having one of the best restaurants in the United States, or the many state parks and scenic beauty that abound across the state. Nope, we've got ignorant hicks burning churches, which only serves to enforce the rampant negative stereotypes that stain Alabama's reputation. Hopefully, they'll catch these assholes soon, but until then, I fear I can look forward to more negative press and rushes to judgement caused by religious fervor by a minority of extremists. And New Jersey thinks IT has it bad....
Monday, February 06, 2006
Global warming boosting Greenland glacier flow
Scientists predict that global average temperatures will rise by between one and six degrees Celsius this century unless urgent action is taken now to cap and reduce carbon emissions.
Even a rise of three degrees could result in cataclysmic species loss, melting polar icecaps raising sea levels by many meters and wholesale famine and disease.
Greenland is only part of the picture, and there is also evidence of local warming and melting on the giant Western Antarctic ice sheet.
Scientists said on Monday the world had to halt greenhouse gas emissions and reverse them within two decades or watch the planet spiraling towards destruction.
The first phase of the global Kyoto protocol on cutting greenhouse gas emissions runs until 2012, and negotiations have only just started on finding a way of taking it beyond that.
The United States, the world's biggest polluter, has rejected both the protocol in its current form and any suggestion of expanding or extending it.
Oh joy. This of course comes on the heels of Bush's 2006 Budget proposal which focuses mostly on....yep, you guessed it, increasing military spending and the war on terror. Two thumbs up for our biggest projected deficit. Knowing the Democrats, we'll win in 2008 and get stuck with the bill. Figures.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Jesus H. Christ...
Wow, I must admit, I know stupid. Believe me, I do. I like Benny Hill. I watched The Day After Tomorrow. Larry is my favorite stooge. I am a Lions fan. But this here has to be the most stupid, most shockingly imbecilic bit of tripe I've read about in a long ass time.....still, what scares me most is not that this exists, but that there is a strong chance it will succeed.
NASCAR, Harlequin Gear Up for Love Stories
Strange bedfellows, indeed. Or maybe not. If it's true that opposites attract, then a licensing agreement between Harlequin Romance novels and NASCAR Inc., should be a marriage made in heaven. The first offspring of this new union, a racetrack romance entitled In the Groove by Pamela Britton, goes on sale Tuesday — just a few weeks before the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19. Two other NASCAR-themed love stories will be published this year: On the Edge by Britton in September and A NASCAR Holiday by Kimberly Raye, Roxanne St. Claire and Debra Webb in November. At least 17 more, by various authors, are planned for 2007.
I can't help but think of Joe Dirt, when he kisses that hottie at the oil field and is like, "hey baby, you can keep that Skoal...."
"NASCAR very much portrays themselves as a family-oriented sport, and most romance fiction is about commitment and about the promise of happily-ever-after," says Gayle Wilson, president of the 9,500-member Romance Writers of America.
HA! This shit just gets better and better....but, if you're me like, you are wondering what this In The Groove storyline might possibly entail, besides maybe some sloppy heavy petting in the back of a shitty Monte Carlo to the tune of Tim McGraw's "Drugs or Jesus"? Domestic violence and some good ol' fahsioned subjugation? Surprisingly, no.
In the Groove features down-on-his-luck NASCAR driver Lance Cooper and ex-kindergarten teacher Sarah Tingle. They meet when his car hits her. She gets a bump on the head. He's driven to distraction. When he looks at Sarah, Cooper "feels like he has been shocked by a loose spark plug wire."
Well, folks, the world is officially coming to an end. This rant brought to you by Miller High Life and AutoZone. Yeehaw.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Mouth Of Wilson Tour Dates
MOW in concert
Originally uploaded by seinspahr.
Also, Mouth Of Wilson is in the studio getting the record nearly finished. We've cut down our live appearances until this is done, but we do have some shows coming up that we would love for you to attend......
FEB 3 / TRIUMPH BREWERY / New Hope, PA
FEB 10 / JOHN & PETER'S / New Hope, PA
MAR 10 / JOHN & PETER'S / New Hope, PA
MAR 17 / THE CONDUIT / Trenton, NJ
All New Mouth Of Wilson Website
Gee, This Never Happens
Ex-postal employee kills six, commits suicide at Calif. mail plant
“We do not believe there is any additional threat to the community,” Anderson said.
The Monday night rampage sent dozens of employees running from the sprawling distribution center and prompted authorities to warn nearby residents to stay indoors.
Now if they could just get those pesky mudslides and skyrocketing housing costs under control.....
Michigan Back In Top 25
Michigan Back In Top 25
Originally uploaded by seinspahr.
Damn....it's been a while since the Michigan Wolverines basketball team has been a success. Actually, it's been a friggin rough go, minus the odd NIT title, but no one really cares about that.
So I'm very pleased to be able to say that Michigan is actually ranked in the Top 25 again!
After a pair of victories against top 25 programs, the University of Michigan men's basketball team has been voted into the national polls for the first time in eight years. The Maize and Blue have earned national rankings of No. 21 from the Associated Press poll and No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. The last time the Wolverines were among the nation's top 25 was at the end of the 1997-98 season when the Wolverines were No. 12 in the final polls (March 10, 1998).
Michigan's 15-3 start is the best for the Wolverines since the beginning of the 1992-93 season (16-2). The Maize and Blue's 5-2 start in conference play, which puts them tied atop the Big Ten standings, is the best since 2002-03 (6-1). The 15 wins for the Maize and Blue already surpasses last year's total for wins (13) and the five conference wins eclipses last year's total of four. Earlier this week, Michigan won back-to-back games against ranked opponents for first time in 12 years. U-M defeated 11th-ranked Michigan State (72-67, Jan. 25) and 23rd-ranked Wisconsin (85-76, Jan. 28), a feat that has not been done since 1993-94.
The newly ranked Wolverines will continue their Big Ten regular season with a pair of road contests at Penn State, Wednesday (Feb. 1) followed by a road game at Iowa, Saturday (Feb. 4).
Awesome, the last time I got really excited about Michigan hoops was my senior year in college (1998) when we won the inaugural Big Ten Tournament and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Of course, we cheated a little so that banner had to come down, but it was cool. I'm hoping for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen, it's been ages since I've really had my team in there with a chance to do something magical.
Originally uploaded by seinspahr.
One of the best things about moving to Hopewell, besides having a liquor store across the street, is the recent couple Movie Marathons my friend Meredith and I hosted at my new pad. The first, a Rocky Marathon, was a success, and last weekend, we had the second, a drunken idiot comedy marathon. Of course, the real reason we all do this is to play copious amounts of beer pong in my attic and get trashed. It's an awesome time and a great way for all of us, as extremely busy individuals, to get together, catch up, and let loose. The next one is already in production, it will involve more beer pong, a poker tournament, and a Halloween theme where everyone has to wear a costume.....stay tuned, make your reservations now....