Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gas up the blower

Here we go - the winter of 2010-11 is about to hit us with both fists! POW - right in the kisser! I'm thinking in Columbus we will be in the 5 inch range and Madison an inch or two more! Mostly coming on Saturday and THEN C C C Cold and sunny! For our house sunny is the key word. We have so much passive solar heating that our heating bills are directly related to how much sun we get.

In other news the Packers will be wearing their butt ugly blue and yellow polka-dot uniforms this Sunday.

As far as the playoffs go - it's all going to rest on the final game of the season with Da Bears in teh FORZEN TUNDRA January 2nd unless either team collapse. I the Pack do beat the Bears we own most if not all the tie breakers!

If both teams end up 12-4, they would both be 5-1 in the division. The next tiebreaker would be record vs. common opponents, they'd both be 10-2. Tiebreaker #4 is record within the conference. The Packers would be 9-3, the Bears 8-4.

If both teams end up 8-8, the Packers would be 4-2 in division, the Bears 3-3.

If both teams end up 11-5, the Packers win on most of the combinations of how the teams could get there, either on division record, record vs. common opponents or conference record. There is also one way in which it could come down to the 5th or 6th tiebreakers (strength of victory and strength of schedule). In both cases the Bears would almost certainly lose because of their win against 1-10 Carolina.

And if both teams end up 10-6 or 9-7, the Packers could still win the tiebreakers.

SO - the Pack just have to keep winning.

Up dar north Brett Favre has announced that he's done after this year! Which, weirdly I have to think is probably true this time . . . unless the Vikings run the table and Brett feels he is once again a superhuman.

In case you are wondering Favre has a TD to INT ratio the game after he retires of 22to25.

Survivor - I'm just pissed WIMPS!!!


Did you see the moon this morning? That is Venus shining next to it. Very beautiful.  Another cool feature in the night sky is the constellation Orion and you will recongize the three stars which comprise Orion's Belt. The bottom star is Alnitak and is 100,000 times brighter then our sun. It's 800 light years away. Alnilam is the middle star and is 1340 light years away. The top star is actually the double star Mintaka and is 90,000 brighter then our sun.

We all know that the universe is expanding and sooner or later the sky will be basically void of all stars (a long long long time from now) as we all drift apart.

As the stars drift new patterns will emerge, yet Orion is in such an area that it will be around for much longer then other constellations. So . . . . .get used to it.


Check out this supercell thunderstorm that rolled across Montana.  I would seriously wet my pants if I saw that!  

For you guys out there - check out this new "game changing" weapon that squads are beingn equipped with in Afghanistan.

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System a pinpoint accurate and programmable grenade launcher. I feel manly just saying that!


I'm not sure how I feel about this story but I gotta say the quotes are rather  . . . . funny?

An illegal immigrant in Polk County Florida who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop ended up killing the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range.
Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed.

A state-wide manhunt ensued. The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area and as soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him. They hit the guy 68 times. Naturally, the media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the poor undocumented immigrant 68 times.

Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: "Because that's all the ammunition we had."

The Coroner also reported that the illegal man died of natural causes. When asked by a reporter how that could be since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied "When you are shot 68 times, you are, naturally, gonna die."

See what I mean?   Those wile and whacky Floridians! 

Enjoy the last full day of no snow on teh ground for . . how long?



  1. That is one bad ass thunder storm. Holy Crap!

  2. Cool storm!!! I love the snow and I want more! Go Pack!