September 29, 2010

World Championship Rings

Some sports 'World Championship rings' are so diamond-encrusted, they're worth more than your house!

Here are a few examples of championship rings from baseball, football, and hockey...

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Chicago White Sox

Minnesota Vikings

Cross Survives Southern California Fire

Notice the cross on the bottom right of the hill on fire?

Before the very last picture in the below sequence?

The next day?

Even the fire fighters that were near the cross as it was surrounded with flames said it was going to be destroyed.

The next day Gene Blevins/ photographer went back to the scene to get some more shots and saw that the cross was not even touched, not even scorched from the heat...


I don't know what will.

May God love and protect you my friends.

September 26, 2010

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions --- Shortarmguy Diary Entry for September 26, 2010

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions
Shortarmguy Diary Entry for September 26, 2010

The weekend started out with a quick trip down to the farm to visit Miss Sheri's brother and his family.  Apparently they were being over run by pumpkins and they asked us to come down to help them out.

Miss Sheri spent about an hour trying to determine exactly which one was the right pumpkin to pick.  Luke picked a cat.

After the pumpkins were corralled, Miss Sheri decided to show us all how to play a rousing game of bean bag toss.  I'm so sick and tired of this lady always beating me at any game involving bags or beans or balls.  Actually, I'm not that tired of that last one.

We had a ton of fun riding Uncle Jerry's four wheelers.  Avery was zipping around the gravel roads enjoying making me eat his dust.  We're pretty close to trusting the kid to take out one of the vehicles on his own one of these times .  Which isn't too bad since Uncle Jerry only started trusting me a couple of months ago to take out one of the four wheelers by myself!

We had to leave the farm on Saturday so we could wake up bright and early Sunday morning to head to Mall of America Field to see our beloved Minnesota Vikings dominate the Detroit Lions.

A bunch of us Nor-Tech people were able to go to the games as guests of our good friends Tammy and Jiten with DLINK.  We sell their products at Nor-Tech and this event was meant to Kick Off a new sales promotion we're going to have to end the year.  We like to Kick Off things at football games.  It just really makes a lot of sense!

The Vikings VIP tent is quite the Soiree!  They have a huge spread of food and an  open bar and they gave us the opportunity to meet some Vikings legends from the past.  The Bolligs could hardly contain their Glee they were so happy to be there!

Once again, a couple of the Vikings Cheerleaders asked if they could get their picture taken with me.  I'm a nice guy, so I really try to do whatever I can for people.

Joey Browner wasn't nearly as happy to have his picture taken with me.  I think I interupted his breakfast because when I asked if I could get a quick photo with him, he just stared at me for a couple of seconds and then said "Get over here."  I had Miss Sheri quickly take this picture then ran away as fast as I possibly could!

We were all a little annoyed with Nick when he showed up in his Detroit Lions jersey.  But we were pleasantly surprised when Viktor Viking came over to our group and knocked his lights out.  We gotta hang out with that guy more often!

The game itself was fantastic!  The Vikings won 24-10 and Adrian Peterson broke a play for an 80 yard touchdown which turned out to be the longest run of his career.  I think he always tries to do something a little special for me whenever I come to a game.  He's nice like that.

Miss Sheri was very excited to see Kyle Van Den Bosch.  He went to the same high school that she did in Inwood, Iowa.  I used to think that she was so excited to see him because he's such a good football player, but after seeing the guy's butt in these tight pants I started having second thoughts.

The Vikings did really good today.  High 5, Mr. Olson.  High 5!

Explanation of the European Debt Crisis

When you hear it explained like this, it makes you wonder how the heck we ever got into this mess!

Dog Prayers

This is cute.  I need to teach my dog to do this!

Crazy Emails for September 26, 2010

Letter from a Maxipad Customer

This is an "actual letter" from an Austin, Texas, woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding one of their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. This was PC Magazine's 2009 Editors' Choice award-winner for the best letter sent via e-mail.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.

But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.'

Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong'.

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bull. And that's a promise I will keep.


Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX

The Millau Viaduct

Would you feel a little nervous about driving across this bridge?

There's something just not right about driving above the clouds.

The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 metres (787 feet) high and the overall height is an impressive 336 metres (1100 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver. An amazing engineering feat!

The new car from the Italian Police.

The new car from the Italian Police.

Fits to catch fast drivers!

What a car!!

For those who don't know,

this is a Lamborghini Gallardo ... price $198,000.

Unfortunately they have no one who can drive the car!

Scandia, Minnesota Parade Photos

Obama out spreading the weatlth!



10th - "Scattered f***ing showers, my ass!" - Noah, 4314 BC

9th - "How the f*** did you work that out?" - Pythagoras, 126BC

8th - "You want WHAT on the f***ing ceiling?" - Michelangelo, 1566

7th - "Where did all those f***ing Indians come from?" - Custer, 1877

6th - "It does so f***ing look like her!" - Picasso, 1926

5th - "Where the f*** are we?" - Amelia Earhart, 1937

4th - "Any f***ing idiot could understand that." - Einstein, 1938

3rd - "What the f*** was that?" - Mayor of Hiroshima , 1945

2nd - "I need this parade like I need a f***ing hole in the head!" - JFK, 1963

AND ....

The Number 1 most appropriate time for using the "F" word .......

"Aw c'mon. Who the f*** is gonna find out?" - Tiger Woods, 2009

Two old guys having a great laugh... Just love this photo!

Two old guys talking.

One said to the other: "My 85th birthday yesterday. Wife gave me an SUV".

Other guy: "Wow, that's amazing! Imagine, an SUV! What a great gift!"

First guy: "Yup. Socks, Underwear and Viagra!"