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Monday, July 14, 2008

When will it end!

Well next month I guess. I'm starting on Frankenstein #5 this week. I don't have anything 'scheduled' for after #5 but I might continue on to the next part of Frank or hop on another project. It's a bit up in the air right now. but after issue 5 I will get all the remaining commissions done.

Let's see, what interesting things have been going on? Well we ordered a new larger tri fuel generator, our tiny old one was starting to go. Well last Wednesday I got a call from the generator place confirming the order and whatnot. It will be shipped out of Illinois. That night I went to start our generator (It's been rainy and cloudy so no sun for the solar to do much more than power things during the day) after I pulled the cord it made this horrible grinding noise and then pulled the cord in and the cord handle popped off (It's basically a glorified lawn mower that has an alternator to generator power.) So I had to turn it off and take it apart. Well the piece that holds the recoil spring in place and the little thing that grabs the rotor on the engine popped off. I fixed it and replaced the handle. I tried it to make sure it would recoil and put it back on. It wouldn't recoil and it was next to impossible to pull the cord out.

I messed around with it and canniblized several parts from other generators and the like. It STILL wouldn't turn, I did notice that it would turn if I didn't put all the screws back in it. So I tried i t this way and it did indeed start but it destroyed the recoil gizmo in the process. No big, it was old and worn out I had a new on coming and could pick uo a cheap replacement the next time I went out. I just had to keep it running for a day. Well an hour and a half later it just stopped working. So I had to go out the next day to pick up a new one. Not a big deal as long as the rain didn't screw up the roads to bad. Well I made it out and apparently Pepboys had a sail on the little generator that died. They didn't have anymore but the floor model and the cord was screwed up already. So I basically had to get a big one that was on sale, so now I have a big generator in the back yard AND another one coming via ups. Ugh....

We had another snake, but this one was huge! I went under the house and we have yet to see it again but I have started putting up the snake barrier... Boog, the dog who got hit by the rattlesnake before, is fine:)

There is a lot of crazy fundie stuff going on on science blogs. It's all explained here.
Basically a kid took a Jezit (TM and copyright Dane Cook) and didn't eat it to show his buddy, the church people got all physical with the guy trying to get it back. He received death threats and the loving, caring, forgiving, church want him tossed out of school and brought up on hate crime charges. Ugh. Well PZ Myers of Pharyngula got wind of this and asked someone to steal a Jezit and has would do some sort of horrible thing to it. Well the Catholic League read about this and had a fit. They are trying to get Myers fired (he hasn't actually done anything yet) and he's notw receiving death threats from these loving, caring, forgiving Catholics. It is a piece of crappy ass bread people! I know I was raised Catholic and had to eat that fricking things lots of times. It sticks to the roof of your mouth and I'm told tastes like glue. I never ate glue as a child so I can't compare the two. Of course the Catholic League is the same guy who wanted to protest Heath Leadger's funeral fro playing a gay guy in a movie, so you know these are smartest most loving Catholics in the world;) If this stuff did turn into the flesh and blood of Christ, I doubt this religion would have lasted this long... gross.

Oh, Jurassic Fight Club will start airing on the History Channel on the 29th of this month. It's basically dinosaurs fighting against each other! Unfortunately it's on the same night and time as Eureka so I might have to watch it later in the week:(




Anonymous said...

yay! boog is ok. sad to hear about your generator problems. it always seems when one thing goes wrong with something mechanical it all starts to go wrong after that. Happy to see you guys posting again :)


Brett said...

Hi Frank,

Things are gong pretty good. It's the rainy season so it's wet:(

I've got a bunch of stuff to scan this week.



Anonymous said...

I got Sea Monsters from National Geographic on dvd. It was okay, but not worth $15 for 40 minutes. The Chased by Dinosaurs sea monster episode was better.

I don't get the whole transubstantiation thing. I think Roman Catholics are the only ones who believe in that correct?

I don't believe as the Catholics do, and I find it hard to believe the Vatican is issuing death threats. It sounds like anti-religious zealots wanting to make them look bad so they exaggerate the situation.

Jurassic Fight Club sounds cool! Can't wait for it to come out on dvd so I can see it.

Hope the generators keep running now. With two big ones you can now get that widescreen lcd tv you always wanted.


Brett said...


It was OK, but your right, Chased by Dinosaurs was better. I did think they marine reptiles moved pretty good. But that T. rex at the beginning had some funky legs.

Well I don't think it's just the Roman but all Catholics. I wasn't Roman Catholic (just Irish Catholic being half Irish;)) And we had the whole blood of Christ during our services. I wasn't the Vatican issuing threats to the kid and Myers just some crazy yahoos from the Church and then the Catholic League (we all know how sane those people are!) They even likend the taking of the 'host' to kidnapping... even though millions of those Jezits are just giving away everyday. After I got older and realized what they think they are doing with the 'host' (sounds very scifi to me;)) it's kind of silly and gross. Myers Started posting the emails he was getting even the email addresses. But the childish Atheists started spamming them with gay porn so he's since stopped posting the addresses. They didn't sink to death threats but it just goes to show you people can be jerks no matter what they believe... although the gay porn spam did make me smile a bit,I'm just evil that way;)

They just shipped out the other Generator so it's all good.. now if it would just stop raining for a week so I can finish the house!