Friday, March 27, 2009

Glamour Shots Gone Wrong


20. The Delta Burke - Don't wear material that makes you look like a NASA satellite.

19. The Fur Factor - It looks like a Woolly Mammoth is giving birth to a black woman.

18. Blurry Hair - Airbrushing your hair isn't enough, maybe soften your face, or your jacked up teeth?

17. Man Face - Don't forget your gender when dressing for the shoot.

16. Mom and Me - Nothing spells Virgin like a glamour shot with your Mother. Can't wait to see the prom pic

15. Red Explosion - Did you just eat Molly Ringwald?

14. Ruining a Perfectly Good Hot Chick - You don't take a Picasso and cover it with a velvet Elvis. If something isn't broke don't try to fix it.

13. Not So Close - Maybe back up a little for the photo, like to the parking lot.

12. Hell and Fire - You've got a cool breeze in your hair and you look as if the photographer farted.

11. Too Many Accessories - Look in the mirror and take off the first thing that catches your eye, like your face.

10. Butch - Shave your beard before you show up.

9. NSFG (Not Safe For Glamour) - There is SO much wrong with this we don't know where to begin.

8. Country - You make us want to run off screaming into the sunset.

7. Mother and Daughter - This should be ruled as child abuse. You don't force your daughter to put on 15 lbs of make up to your 30 lbs of make up just for the slight chance an elderly man at dusk could confuse her for your sister. Something tells us it took several hours to separate their hairdos.

6. Combustible Compounds - It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you've been smoking since the great depression. We also know the 4 cans of hairspray in your hair and the several square yards of naugahyde your wearing are about as flammable as Richard Pryor. Something bad is about to happen.

5. Eye Contact
- Try and have BOTH eyes look at the camera.

4. Death Mask
- We strongly feel there needs to be an age limit on these things.

3. Standing Out - Try to eat the days prior to your shoot. This will allow you to stand freely without assistance and not blend into the objects you're being photographed with.

2. Large Marge - Looking to dazzle the truck stops?

1. NO! - Find a woman, get a life, stop sleeping with your cat.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Drawbridge

After meeting my In-Laws for dinner in Wareham late yesterday afternoon, We stopped by the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay because we saw that the rail bridge had been lowered. It is most often in the raised position so I wanted to see it in action. It really was pretty cool and very quiet. I have left in the audio even though it was windy and there is a lot of that video/wind noise on the microphone. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Republican Hypocrites

It would seem from a report cited below, that the GOP, their voters and state flunkies have been hard at work "sucking at the teet" of government spending more than any other states. From Crooks and Liars:


In just their latest posturing for the 2012 Republican presidential race, governors Sarah Palin Mark Sanford (R-SC) joined Texas' Rick Perry, Mississippi's Haley Barbour and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal in announcing they would reject some of the federal stimulus funds allocated to their states. But as the steady one-way flow of tax dollars and earmarks spreading the wealth from Washington to their states shows, de facto red state socialism is alive and well. (R-AK) and

As a 2007 analysis (above) of federal spending per tax dollar received by state shows, the reddest states generally reaped the most green. Eight of the top 10 beneficiaries of federal largesse voted for John McCain for President. Unsurprisingly, all 10 states at the bottom of the list - those whose outflow of tax revenue is funding programs elsewhere in the country - all voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

The numbers for Sarah Palin's Alaska are particularly telling. While Palin declared she would reject $288 million (31%) of the $931 million funds allocated for schools, energy assistance and social services, her state led the nation in earmark dollars received per capita in the omnibus spending bill just passed. (Alaskans got almost $210 per person in earmarks, while Californians got $16 and New Yorkers $13 in comparison.) Overall, Alaska ranks third in the federal gravy train, taking in $1.84 from Washington for each dollar sent there.

Bobby Jindal's Louisiana also gets a pretty sweet deal from taxpayers around the United States.

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