will the last one to leave please put her away gently
…for the military. Pensacola has lost one of our Blue Angels…
Blue Angels pilot dies in Tenn. crash
…as the Air Force ALMOST simultaneously lost a Thunderbird…
Thunderbirds fighter jet crashes in Colorado flyover after Air Force Academy graduation
Pilot Maj. Alex turner unhurt: officials credit him for dodging nearby homes
Minutes after his team streaked over President Obama and Air Force Academy cadets at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, the pilot of a Thunderbirds fighter jet maneuvered his plane away from homes as it crashed into a field near Colorado Springs.
…Turner radioed he was having trouble with the jet and trying to direct it away from homes before the crash, said Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, commander of the Thunderbirds.
…even while tragedy struck in Fort Hood Texas:
Crews search for 4 missing soldiers after Army vehicle swept away in floodwaters near Fort Hood, killing 5
U.S. Army teams and other emergency rescue crews are in a desperate search Friday for four soldiers still missing from a truck that was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, killing at least five and injuring three.
There are no words. Just tears.
Most adorable bay boy, EH-VAH.
We love YOU the MOSTEST in the WHOLE, WIDE WORLD!
…of asking the home invader what his intentions are and, if violence is included, accepting it as your fate, because…well…Christ.
Via Glenn: And the PERFECT illustration of the rollover-and-die principle happens almost immediately. You KNOW what Preacher Man would have had this quick thinking young lad do, even though the question was fairly put to the home intruder vis-à-vis HIS intentions…
Young boy shoots suspected burglar, mocks him for ‘crying like a baby’
11-year-old Chris Gaither from Talladega, Alabama, has told reporters how an intruder “cried like a baby” after Chris shot him in the leg with a 9mm handgun.
Home school-student Chris was alone at his house on Wednesday morning when he heard footsteps; someone had broken in and was walking around upstairs, apparently intending to burgle the Gaither’s home.
Chris took hold of a nearby gun and prepared to face the intruder, who started coming back down the stairs carrying a hamper.
“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” the boy told local news broadcaster WVTM.
A 2,400 year-old mosaic featuring a wine-drinking skeleton and the ancient equivalent of a self-help message has been uncovered in Turkey.
Reclining on a cushion, the skeleton holds a wine cup in one hand while bread and an amphora of wine sit close to hand. Above it, in Greek, is written the phrase, “be cheerful, enjoy your life”.
The mosaic was found in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border and was part of a richly-decorated floor of what was most likely a wealthy family’s dining room.
…of his. Well. Crap.
And the shame is so many of today’s generation will have no idea what they missed because he embargoed his music and videos.
Stanford students reject Western Civ
An effort by a group of Stanford University students to restore a Western civilization class requirement has been decisively rejected by the student body, with voting results released Monday showing it mustering less than 15 percent support.
…which now renders him an “Uncle Thomas ass nigga,” among the nicer things being said.
I wonder if one of the kids was named “Nick?”
More likely “Slash”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A high school musical in New Zealand got a little too real this week when a prop razor used in a throat-slitting scene ended up cutting the necks of two boys and sending them to a local hospital overnight.
Students at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland were performing the opening night of Sweeney Todd before parents and other audience members Wednesday when things went badly wrong. Set in Victorian London, the musical depicts a barber who slits his customer’s throats with a razor and uses the bodies to make meat pies.
The head of Saint Kentigern College, Steve Cole, told radio station Newstalk ZB the razor used in the show was real but had been bound in duct tape. He said he has no idea what went wrong during a scene midway through the Second Act.
Now, mind you, someone needs to explain how TWO kids cut cut.
One, that I can understand.
But the Second??
…Lind recently looked up from her work to see an elderly couple walking through the studio door.
“And she’s like, ‘I’m Carol and this is Arne and it is on his bucket list to take tap dance lessons.’”
…as soon as TBS flashed that helpful graphic
Tony Bennet has never lost a game when leading by 10 or more points at halftime (68-0)
…thanks to politickin’ and all that.
After last night, I’m pretty much back.
Crushed and heartbroken, but back.
Be careful out there. Enjoy a cozy weekend home and know that your public officials have every possible scenario well in hand.
Half the fun is sitting back and watching the Weather Channel folks make up asinine storm names and implode over an unexpected dose of “winter” during…winter.
…the political implications of the lyric never hit me until I heard this version
we are silently bowing to too many Neon Gods today.
Of one of my favorite Taupin/John songs
Ah, those Krazy Krauts
German man dies after blowing up condom machine
The 29-year-old was hit in the head by a steel shard
A German man died on Christmas Day after blowing up a condom dispenser with a homemade bomb in a botched robbery, police say.
The 29-year-old and two accomplices attached the bomb to the vending machine in a quiet street before taking cover in their vehicle.
But the victim did not close the door in time and was struck in the head by a steel shard from the explosion.
or maybe cry; you see, we just sent off the last tuition check for Daughter’s college.
So I pulled out an old Australian Shiraz to celebrate