Monday, February 27, 2006

don't go to bed with no price on your head . . .


I need a video/audio clip of this:

"Cowboying is when you get in a motor home or a van and you just let the air blow in your hair," he said. "And you wind up in some little bar in Arizona someplace, and you shoot a game of one-hand nine-ball with some 90-year-old Portuguese woman that beats the hell out of you.

"And the next day you wind up in a park someplace playing chess with somebody, and you go see a high school play where they're doing 'West Side Story.'

"And you just roam around and get some revitalization, that there are human beings in the world, that there are people living their lives that have no agenda."

Petra, Jordan

Saturday, February 25, 2006

repetative OUCH

My dad rented a car. He hit his head on the lift gate everytime he got my wheelchair out. It was good to see him. The last time he hit it he lost it. Repetative ouch. Even a dog doesn't burn his nose twice.

Harris Ranch

Harris Ranch

Driving interstate 5 through Central California . . .

Harris Ranch aka Cowschwitz

With its 250,000 heads of cattle the Harris Ranch dwarfs the Morton Feedlots.

Long before you reach the "Ranch" the smell snaps you out of your road coma.

Have inquired about touring the facility, not the retreat/destination resort they have created but the actual lots. We'll see if they grant me access, so I can take a closer look at this cesspool.


Harris Ranch,

As a frequent commuter between Los Angeles and San Francisco, I have long admired your ranch.

I am writing to inquire if I could arrange a tour of the Ranch. I'd like to see the actual lots that are visible from route 5.

I have a longstanding fascination & admiration for agriculture on such a grand scale and would love to observe the day to day operations.

Is there a, "Work @ the Ranch for a day" program?


BEEF. what america is having for dinner

MORTON FEED LOTS, Greeley, CO; 100,000 Cattle


Friday, February 24, 2006

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat or more cross species luv

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

elephas maximus

"Experts suppose that elephants once swam from Southern India to Sri Lanka where they settled."

Was looking into volunteering @ an elephant sanctuary. I found a good place in Malaysia but someone pissed them off:

However, all volunteering & internship opportunities have since been
stopped for an indefinite period as a result of various problems
caused by an insensitive, ignorant & " ugly " North American towards
not only the culture and the community @ the sanctuary but also towards
several visitors. Not surprisingly, this " ugly " North American volunteer was uncharacteristically and unbelievably endorsed by his own embassy!!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Is this old and I missed it ?

hilarious - go to the 'hall of fame'

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Drop it

Put down that claimjumper pot roast ! Within the frozen food aisle there exists edible frozen food; after an exauhstive search we bring you:

Smokey Robinsons Red Beans & Rice With Andouille Turkey And Chicken Sausage - 12 Oz

I have an order pending. Review to follow.


The insurance company gave me $700 for the saftey equipment that I lost in the accident. I had reported nearly $1000 in loss. I don't think I will persue it. They actually sent prepaid UPS airbills for me to mail back the items lost. If only I had the cracked helmet and shoe that was cut off. Good lord the collection of objects they must get sent!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Speed Cat

Begining to notice a patern:

Believe the original object was a shoe. I was inquiring as to whether a speed cat jump suit could be made.

This Speed Cat is made of soft pig suede and features an oil
resistant and non-slippery rubber outsole.

Friday, February 10, 2006

mAngled eXtremity seVerity Scale

This is the crib sheet they use to decide whether to cut or paste.

Score: 0
Probably viable limb

Probably viable limb
over 6
Very high likelihood of amputation
(100% predictive in this study)

Answer questions, then click "Compute" button below

Skeletal/Soft Tissue group
Low energy (stabs, simple closed fracture, small-caliber gunshot) (1 points)
Medium energy (Open or multi-level fracture, dislocation, moderate crush) (2 points)
High energy (Close range shotgun, high-velocity gunshot) (3 points)
Massive crush (logging, railroad, oil rig accidents) (4 points)
Shock Group
Normotensive (BP stable in field and in OR) (0 points)
Transiently hypotensive (BP unstable in field, but responsive to IV fluids) (1 points)
Prolonged hypotension (Systolic BP under 90 mmHg in field and responsive only to fluids in ER) (2 points)
Ischemia group
None (pulsatile limb w/o ischemia) (0 points)
Mild (Diminished pulses w/o signs of ischemia) (1 points)
Mild and prolonged (same as mild above, but over 6 hours duration) (2 points)
Moderate (No pulse by doppler, sluggish cap refill, paresthesia, weak) (2 points)
Advanced (Pulseless, cool, paralyzed, numb, no cap refill) (3 points)
Moderate and prolonged (same as moderate above, but over 6 hours duration) (4 points)
Advanced and prolonged (same as advanced above, but over 6 hours duration) (6 points)
Age Group
under 30 years (0 points)
30-49 years (1 points)
over 50 years (2 points)

Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) for adults.


Helfet DL et al. in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1990, 256:83


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Overheard in the clinic yesterday:

female voice: "I only got one foot and I'm gonna put it in her ass !!"

female voice: "He only wants to amputate his leg because he's black !!"