Posts tagged weather
I mean , holy hell, I awoke this morning to a local news channel on the television and they were talking about freezing temperatures yet again in central and southern Florida.
Seriously, freezing there is pretty much one step from the proverbial snowflake’s chances of landing in hell.
Now … rather than find cause to snicker at Al Gore because his global warming invention is clearly having a bout of pubescent rebellion, let’s sit down, pour ourselves a pint, take a deep breath and then take a big ol’ bite of a reality sandwich, shall we?
Yeah, I went there … a reality sandwich.
Ever had to take a bite of one of those?
Do you even know what the main ingredient is in a reality sandwich?
Apart from the bread, of course. I mean, you are aware that bread is actually NOT a food group? Yeah, it’s a condiment. In fact, to many it is seen as nothing more than a decoration, but we’ll save the culinary poop slinging for another time.
I’m here to talk about WHY the weather is so particularly brutal of late.
Surely you’ve had to have noticed that this is, already, one of the coldest winters in recent memory. Just here in sulky northern Virginia we’ve had sub-freezing daytime highs and HOWLING winds for over a week now.
Overnight temperatures in Florida are dropping so low that the local iguana population are literally falling out of the trees!
Imagine a group of little girls walking to school and having THAT fall on one of their heads!
Hahahahahaha … oh my, that’d be a hoot.
But anyhow … yeah, with Igunadids being cold blooded animals, the extreme low temperatures slow their metabolism so much that they lose all coordination and simply drop out of the trees like over-ripened coconuts!
And it’s not just the U.S. that is experiencing this extreme weather. Oh no, it’s a planetary phenomenon!
Floods in Brazil …
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Freakish storm clouds in Uraguay!
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Quasi-apocolyptic droughts in China …
Seriously … WHAT THE DEUCE?!?!?!
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So, what IS at the root of this insanely unexpected twist in atmospheric realities?
Well, I can tell ya what’s up …
Snow Cow is PISSED!
Yes, we gone and done it now, folks!
His ineffable name and his sacred image have been cast into a marketing ploy for a bunch of … [ugh], I’m not even gonna say it!!!!
Yeah, “ineffable” … his name’s really not snow cow … you know this, right? I mean, god is not God’s name either. It’s a euphemism … I have a problem with being reprimanded for “taking the lord’s name in vain” when I’ve said “god dammit!”
Go ahead, go look it up. Quite frankly, knowing specifically what the word means will help you get the smile you’re intended to get when I use phrases such as, “and let’s see if we cannot eff it after all!”
Ok, good, you’re back …
I’m not even going to give this ungrateful sub-human any recognition. I will simply state that Snow Cow is aware of what has happened and what you and I are witnessing today is the “ah hell” that is breaking loose as a result.
And now, a word from our sponsor …
I stumbled across an article this week that, shockingly, reported that men — on average — think about sex 13 times a day.
Yeah, 13 times a day – for a total of 4,745 times every year. Quite frankly, that seems a bit on the low side to me, but I’ve never really been one to pine on such details.
This particular study also went on to report that the average man actually reports having sex an average of twice a week, or 104 times a year.
Dogs must be able to read minds …
I mean, as soon as I paused to consider this unexpectedly impressive number … my dog, Sparky, shot me this crazy, raised eye-brow, “W T F” look that about made me cry from laughing so hard.
But were they really tears of laughter?
Wow, twice a week!
Sadly, I’ve been married more than once. Life’s strange that way sometimes, but thanks to the advent of relative morality and the wonders of a primarily hedonistic society, I am not alone in in this department and, therefore, feel almost as if I should feel at ease.
But anyhow … my point was that I have been on both sides of the marital divide in my adventures as rogue man-child and career prodigal. I’ve been counted amongst those who took the final step of purchasing the proverbial cow, and returned — a more experienced and jaded soul — back to the murky waters of the shamelessly unattached.
But then it occurred to me, one could take the pragmatic approach and average the number of conjugal encounters … but after enough time, twice a week still seems rather unrealistic. Granted, the Spousal Unit and I actually placed a quarter in a large jar every time we … uh … yeah … and on our first anniversary the quarter count was an impressive number. Very impressive, actually.
All the same, it occurred to me that the demographic might well be skewed towards the generation roughly half my four and one half decades.
Sparky, again reading my mind, cocked her head and shot me another one of those humorously confused looks.
So as to not awake the Spousal Unit, I whispered back, “Yeah, the younger one is, the less likely they are to score very often.”
Something foul was definitely afoot at the Circle K …
Of course, the participants in said survey very well may have been including the semi ineffable subject of the all too well known reality ofttimes referred to as being, “two partners shy of a threesome.”
The news article, towards its close, further went on to say, “Researchers also found one in three guys think a candlelit dinner is the best way of getting a woman in the mood, followed by a relaxing massage.”
Yeah, it was at this point that I knew for certain … that twice a week number was definitely inclusive of handshakes with the little Governor!
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But anyhow … what in the world were we talking about?!?!?!
Oh, yeah … Snow Cow. Sorry about that digression … I sometimes feel that I have this moral imperative from on high, some sense of responsibility to share with those I love the things I learn from the news and/or The Discovery Channel. That’s the reason I stopped to have that little word about the study showing that men think about sex almost 5,000 times a year.
Again, is it just me or does that number seem REALLY LOW???
What prompted that was another article that documented the published the results of a long term (over 16 years) study. The study showed that men who had sex at least twice a week cut their chance of heart disease IN HALF!
Did you catch that? Cut the chances of a heart attack in half!
Sex has long been regarded as good for physical and mental health. Until now there has been little scientific research into what benefits, if any, that frequent intercourse might have on major illnesses such as heart disease. Scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, tracked the sexual activity of men aged between 40 and 70 who were taking part in a long-term project which began back in 1987.
So, there you have it. Men who have sex (with a partner, mind you) twice a week or more stand 45% less of a chance of suffering a heart attack than their less fortunate counterparts.
And what is the lesson to be gleaned from all of this?
Women are obviously out to kill us.
But I digress …
Wow, I’ve run out of time once again. Daggonit … I think it’s vital that I reveal the identity of Snow Cow. Our world is at risk and anarchy is right around the corner!
Those of you that have been around my blogs for almost any length of time surely have picked up on my loathing of Green Peace. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our planet, and I am a big believer that we have a morally bound duty to be good stewards of this beautiful home we’ve been given.
But anyhow …
Green Peace … nothing but a bunch of idiots and hippies (both of the aged and neo-wanna-be types) who are being led and funded by a bunch of communist subvertists …
Stay on point, Buck … stay on point!
Those minions of satan were recently donated a near priceless tri-maran to help them hunt down Japanese “research vessels” …
Seriously, that is just nuts, is it not???
That donation was in late 2009 … mere weeks ago, actually.
So, the folks at Green Peace, now feeling invincible with their aquatic Batmobile, storm off onto the high seas in search of … dun,dun,DUUNNNNNN … fishing vessels.
Of course, leave it to a Green Peacer to not even stop to consider the fact that when you try to intimidate a Japanese fishing vessel, it’s probably a pretty safe bet that the captain of said vessel is gonna be … wait for it … Japanese!
And you know where Japanese men come from, right?
Yeah, Japan … and what is Japan famous for?
Yeah … Ninjas.
Dude, if it comes from Japan it may as well have a sticker on it that reads:
(you’ll want to imagine the Intel logo for this one)
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So, anyhow, yeah … some mental midget from Green Peace decides he’s going to take on a Japanese fishing vessel (again, obviously manned by a ninja) in a game of high seas chicken.
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Well, hell … now I HAVE run out of time.
Make no doubt about it. Snow Cow is pissed and I dare say he ain’t done with his reign of terror.
I promise to talk more about Snow Cow and what we can do to quiet his angry soul.
He’s actually a rather kind soul, but he’s a jealous snow cow and does not like his likeness being used for something so unthinkable and lowly.
Until then, my dear reader …