Crazy Animal Laws

November 9, 2010

There’s a reporter from the San Francisco Cronicle that decided to dig for the strangest, craziest animal laws he could find and well, he found some wacky ones. Check out this list:

In Ohio and Oklahoma, it’s against state law to get a fish drunk. For those living in the Buckeye State, it is also illegal to hunt for whales on Sunday.

California law prohibits animals from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a pub, school or place of worship.

In San Francisco, it’s illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

In Wilbur, Washington, it is illegal to ride an ugly horse. (I searched for a list of criteria, but came up empty handed.)

The town of Fairbanks, Alaska forbids anyone from serving alcoholic beverages to a moose.

In L.A., it is considered unlawful to lick a toad. (I guess some people will do anything to get high. Kissing toads, however, is still allowed.)

In Sheridan, Wyoming, a policeman can bite a barking dog, in order to quiet him.

When you pass a cow in Pine Island, Minnesota it is illegal not to tip your hat.

In Atlanta it’s illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or lamp post.

In Lawrence, Kansas, it is forbidden for anyone to carry bees in their hat while traveling on city streets.

If you should find yourself in Canton, Mississippi, know that is against the law to kill a squirrel with a gun while in a courtroom.

In North Carolina it is illegal to use elephants to plow cotton fields.

Arizona law prohibits a donkey from taking a snooze in a bathtub.

In Arizona, it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.

In Florida, if an elephant is left tied to an parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid, just as it would be for a vehicle. (I suppose this also means that your elephant will be ticketed in the event that the meter expires.)

Also in Florida, it is illegal to have sexual relations with a porcupine. (Who but only the most extreme masochist would want to?)

If you happen to be visiting the city of Miami, please be aware that imitating an animal is a no-no.

In Minnesota, you may not cross state lines with a duck on top of your head.

If you have a habit of leaving your sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperon, it’s best to steer clear of Montana where this is a ticketable offense.

In Tennessee, it is illegal shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

Baltimore law declares it illegal to take a lion to the movies.

Heard a weird one? Let us know…


Alien Abduction Stories: The Fourth Kind

November 27, 2009

The movie is in theatres now watch the trailer, but it’s not just fiction.

I discovered this 3 part documentary on the phenomenon that inspired the movie. You can watch the 3 parts by clicking the links below. You’ll have to have Flash installed on your computer to watch.

Alien Abductions Part 1
Alien Abductions Part 2
Alien Abductions Part 3


Voici Mon ‘Q’

September 28, 2009

For my first day on The ‘Q’ after over a year of ‘civilian’ life I’d like to share with you this short video I dug up, about a tiny village in France called: Montcuq

Enjoy! And it’s great to be back!!


Monolith on Mars

July 27, 2009
Monolith on Mars

Monolith on Mars

Cue the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey…they discovered a monolith on the surface of Mars! Here are the details:

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Image location:
X: 6191
Y: 20500

Rotation of image 81.0 degrees.

Have a closer look at the picture below, this angle comes courtesy of the Lunar Explorer Italia:

Monolith on Mars Zoom

First the face on mars, then the pyramids…now this monolith. Is it possible that there used to be an ancient civilization on Mars? Is it possible that NASA already knows the answer? Could this be the final straw for disclosure…?

UPDATE: Click this link to download the original photo. (The link should automatically download the IAS Viewer) Then enter the X and Y coordinates above…zoom into the + on the screen. The  rotate about 81 degrees.

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I Found A New Job!

January 13, 2009

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The description reads:

The successful applicant “will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of “a few minor tasks” — and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.”

Hey, I can do that!

And continues on, “They’ll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they’re doing so they can’t be too shy and they’ll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors.”

Man, this is perfect for me! I’m a “shoe in”…or should that be a “flip-flop in”…

Here are the details:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jaxcIb71fkpboX3q4GHTJl3prH_A

…but don’t you dare even THINK of applying….this one’s mine!


Now THAT’s the Christmas Spirit!

December 16, 2008

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Picture of the Week

December 10, 2008

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You gotta love this guy! Remember, you’re only young once… but you can be immature forever!


A New World Arrives October 14…maybe

October 3, 2008

Will Celine Dion be available to sing “A New Day has Come” on October 14th?? We should probably have somebody look into that…

OK, so if you haven’t been paying attention according to a direct voice channel named Blossom Goodchild “The Federation of Light“, a group of non-terrestrial beings who speak through her regularly, have announced that they will be taking the old spaceship out for a spin on October 14. Flying around the United States, taking in the sights and enjoying the dumbfounded looks of us little Earthlings.

Last time something like this happened we didn’t give them such a friendly reception…mind you it was in the middle of WWII and we thought they were Japanese bombers attacking Los Angeles (look up Battle of L.A.). Despite that unfriendly reception, they’ve decided that they will try once again. Here’s the message:

TO LEADERS, GOVERNERS, POLITICIANS AND ALL PEOPLE OF EARTH…

We wish it to be understood that on the 14th day of your month of October in the year 2008 a craft of great size shall be visible within your skies. It shall be in the south of your hemisphere and it shall scan over many of your states. We give to you the name of Alabama.

It has been decided that we shall remain within your atmosphere for the minimum of three of your twenty four hour periods. During this time there will be much commotion upon your earth plane. Your highest authorities will be intruding into ‘our’ atmospherics that surround our ship. This ‘security field’ is necessary for us, as there shall take place a ‘farce’ from those in your world who shall try to deny that we come in LOVE.

KNOW OF THIS …WE COME TO ASSIST YOUR WORLD. WE DO NOT COME TO TAKE OVER. WE DO NOT COME TO DESTRUCT. WE COME TO GIVE YOU HOPE.

We are beings from other planets, who for many eons of your time have been preparing for these days ahead. We ask each soul that reads of these words to accept in their heart the Truth that lies within. For in that place there is the knowing that this is to take place. There shall be many who deny. There shall be many who dismiss. There shall be those who KNOW of this TRUTH. Which ever you may be … let this be understood. IT SHALL TAKE PLACE.

(Blossom Goodchild channelled message)

Blossom has just released a YouTube video with a clarification of what she channeled, watch it here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFyK2N4RG_o)

Their very presence is to help us achieve our full potential as spiritual beings…so don’t be afraid. Fear is the opposite of Love. And “all we need is love”…I guess it’s also too late to book The Beatles for the 14th too, right?

So do I think it’s going to happen? No. But I must admit that not so deep down inside I hope it does…I have a dentist appointment that day and need a really good excuse to cancel…


Look at those Gas Prices!

July 22, 2008


Chichen Itza, Mexico

April 2, 2008

David Tyler at Chichen Itza  

Visiting Chichen Itza while in Mexico was a pilgrimage of sorts for me. I have read so much about the Mayans of late that I thought it only appropriate that I take the time out to have a look at this ancient Mayan sacred site. What I learned and saw with my own eyes was quite profound.

I decided that the only way to truly capture the vastness of the buildings was to use a panorama technique involving multiple exposures and the Photomerge feature in Photoshop. While I’m no expert in the technique (a keen eye will catch the imperfections) I think you’ll get the ‘picture’ so to speak. Click on any of the 4 thumbnails below to get the full effect.

Walking past the Mayaland Hotel, a beautiful hotel built in the Colonial Mexican style, you find the entrance to Chichen Itza, I shuffled over to pay an extra $3.50 for a permit to bring my video camera onto the site (it’s free to bring your camera) and then rejoined the line. The walk up through the woods was refreshing considering the 2 + hours we had just spent aboard our bus but after catching my first glimpse of the pyramid through the trees I was transfixed. I stepped out into the scorching midday Mexican sun and found an appropriate place to pause on the open grass to take in this giant of a building (click the picture below).

  Pyramid, Chichen Itza 

It’s down the side of this pyramid that on the solstice you can watch for about 15 minutes as Kukulcan the feathered serpent, slides down it’s North side. Unfortunately, I had missed the event by a few days. Click on the animation below (AVI, 943kb) to see what it looks like.

Kukulcan Descends

Next it was on to the Great Ball court (click picture below), where the object of the “game” is to get the ball through those tiny stone hoops on either side of the giant field. The winner gets to have his head cut off…nice. I put the word ‘game’ in quotation marks because it wasn’t really a game but a renactment of the legendary Mayan ‘Creation’ scenario.

Great Ball Court, Chichen Itza 

Then it was over the Sacred Cenote (click picture below), where ‘pure’ Men and Women were sacrificed to it’s murky depths occasionally, typically they would through objects, semi-precious stones, some gold and clay objects in the hopes of appeasing the rain god.

Cenote Panorama, Chichen Itza

Considering my interest in astronomy my next stop was to what they call ‘The Observatory’ (click picture below) because of it’s likeness to a modern observatory with a giant telescope. Obviously there was no telescope in this observatory but scientists quickly discovered that this building once again was used to predict celestial events.

The Observatory, Chichen Itza

The Mayan’s deep interest in astronomy and calendars helped them to establish a cycle for sowing crops and other activities which were important to the economic and social life of the city. Not to be mistaken for a city as we know it this was indeed a sacred  site, the genereal population lived outside of the area. The few people who did live in the city were priests and nobles.

If you analyze the accuracy of the astronomical predictions they made in the time of this city, which was between 900 and 1200 AD… we have to consider the next great event predicted to arrive on December 23, 2012. What will happen on that date? That’s open for great discussion and great fodder for another blog at another time. Modern scientists know that on that date there will be an alignment of the Earth with the Sun, Jupiter and the center of our Milkyway Galaxy. As the Mayans predict it will not be ‘the end’ but the start of something wonderful. Time will tell!

View an overhead view of the site here


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