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Catastrophic Success

As if there weren't enough political opinionating out there, I, too, now sing the body bloglectric. Let me FEED you![XML]

Location: United States

Friday, January 28, 2005


What a week for the hit count! 56 hits in one week with a spike on Tuesday to 16 (the first day I posted the list of Blogburst participants to my sidebar) up from 2 on Sunday and 3 on Monday. Mostly it was people following the new links in their Technorati or Blog Ecosystem reports. Dropped to 12 on Wednesday as more referral checks came in, back up to 15 yesterday - the day of the actual blogburst and down to 8 today. 56 links for the whole week. A new record I think. I expect traffic to die down to more reasonable levels *cough* in the next few days. I participated in the blogburst because I believe in remembering the horrible events in our past to prevent their recurrence in the future, but it isn't too shameful to be glad of the new readership. Hopefully, I'll garner a few more regular readers from the whole thing. It'd be nice to get The Peoria Pundit's numbers, let alone The Diplomad's!

Speaking of The Diplomad, (convenient, huh?) The Diplomad left me a comment! The Diplomad left me a comment! The Diplomad left me a comment!
WOOHOO!!! With a compliment, no less! I feel honored. The folks over there are well on their way to becoming blog super-stars.

Couple of interesting links: Man pisses his way out of an avalanche. This is why its always a good idea to carry beer in the car. "I'm sorry officer, I'm just getting ready for an avalanche..."

Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days after his Audi car was buried in the Slovak Tatra mountains.

He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out.

But as he dug with his hands, he realised the snow would fill his car before he managed to break through.

He had 60 half-litre bottles of beer in his car as he was going on holiday, and after cracking one open to think about the problem he realised he could urinate on the snow to melt it, local media reported.

Scientists claim to have created part-human, part-animal chimeras.

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.

And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

"Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!"

Cool sites on Bozo the Clown and WGN-TV's kids programming (as research for a comment elsewhere:
Clown Ministry
Wikipedia Entry
WGN.com used to have a GREAT Bozo history page, but they have sadly taken it down. Bozo was cancelled in 2001, so I guess they don't want any reminders of the bastion of children's television they once were, as now they are attempting to be both a respectable television network, replete with its own news department, and a purveyor of fine sappy teenage melodrama (Gee Thanks WB!)