Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today's Quiz

Which crazy preacher are you?

take the quiz

Friday, May 30, 2008

Not a Good Reason

From Iowa Lynchings, 1834-1907 :

June 14, 1867, Patrick Lawn, Mills County, James Henderson's Brother-in-law who made "Trouble" when Drunk, White, Terrorist {lynching}

I don't think that making "trouble" when drunk is a good reason to lynch someone! If it was PJ would be single (at least not married to me) and the H wouldn't have me as a negative role model.

Sex and the City and Dave Barry

Dave Barry, former Miami Herald columnist and now candidate for president has given the world one of the best quotes concerning the movie "Sex and the City":

Q: Dave, is there any chance that the end of the world will occur before my wife drags me to see that movie about four women buying shoes?

Submitted by Matthew Broderick from New York, NY

A: All we can do is pray that it will.

Answered 05/27/08 10:19:52 by Dave Barry

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Different Kind of Education


As some in our country would like the school systems to concentrate solely on "academics", some in Vietnam would like their schools to offer more extra curricular activities. From Thanh Niem News:

The overloaded academic curriculum in Vietnamese schools prevents students from acquiring critical life skills beneficial for balanced personal development, an expert says.



Since posting this, I have been thinking about what the "purpose" of education is. Is it merely for passing information, facts, and other's knowledge to students? Is it to lead the students to a point at which they wish to gain knowledge on their own? Is it to provide workers to keep the economy going? Is it to make better citizens?

Update 2:

A lot of people will disagree with me on this, but Eleanor Roosevelt put together an excellent definition of the purpose of education in 1930. go here

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Morning Education

Reasons behind overpopulation.

Time zones explained.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday's are Sometimes a ..............

Today was a tough business day. Steel prices are rising so fast, that I cannot give a quote to a dealer and guarantee that it will be honored on Tuesday. But at least I was able to get these pictures of Goldfinches at "PJ's Kitchen Window Bird Watching Oasis".
"I need a break."

"What's going on in there?"

"What is in this thing?"

"Looks good, I'm diving in!"

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Average Americans

If you care about this country and the direction it is headed please read this.

Why Can't I Buy $55 Water in Iowa?

"At Via Genova, the fare runs to cold Italian sandwiches, salads, desserts and Hawaiian coffee.

Then there's the water. As the cafe's ad says, it's the "ultimate hydration station."

Here's the story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last Week South Dakota, this Week Iowa

Pretty boring, isn't it?

John McCain has left the building!

Thanks to Gwen for the heads up on the video that "was" posted here. I hope this solves the formatting problem.

the Crab

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Leaving South Dakota, not Las Vegas

Well, my week in South Dakota was a success. Made some sales to new customers (always exciting) and enjoyed wonderful scenery. I even managed to take a decent photo or two.

My first attempt at taking the following picture...

Mid morning break.

Mid morning snack.

Great clouds in Southern Minnesota.

These were taken at 70mph.

I haven't a clue!

Friday, May 16, 2008


This is for the Flenker, who had the opportunity to see "Three Dog Night" in concert tonight. After saying that, I have to admit that I saw the same band in 1968 and PJ saw them in the 70's. I guess we are close to being middle age.

Captain Crab's Thoughts from the Road

NEVER make coffee with hot water!

Why do I always feel like I have to pee when I brush my teeth?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

South Dakota, again!

There were fourteen mares with foals in this pasture.

Intriguing patterns.

Beautiful morning, beautiful building.

Photography @ 65 mph.

I went 37 miles, met one vehicle, passed none.

School House with facilities.

The Late, Great Steve Goodman

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Captain Crab's Ole and Lena Joke of the Day

Thanks to my favorite Minnesotan, the H, here is the joke that won 1st place at the "Ole and Lean Joke Telling Contest" held at the Nordic Heritage Club in Carver County, MN.

Congaratulations to Matt Kertzman of Carver, MN.

Ole is on his deathbed. One day he smells the smell of fresh lefse coming from downstairs. So he summons up the last of his strength and drags himself downstairs. He's at the table reaching for the lefse when Lena slaps his hand and says, "Ole, that's for after the funeral."

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sunday Funhouse!

Welcome to the Sunday Fun house at the Crab Blog. Have fun!

1. Everybody loves conservative right wing wacko radio hosts. Take this quiz about Rush.

2. In March 2003, a North Carolina farmer drove his tractor into a pond on the National Mall, keeping police at bay for 47 hours as he threatened to set off bombs. The FBI and ATF both asserted jurisdiction, even though the U.S. Park Police was the lead agency, sources said.

3. Jenna Bush got married last night. Here is the "Toast Maker".

4. You Kids know your "Rock and Roll"? Take a quiz and find out.

5. Idiots in Rural Society

6. The Monty Hall Problem

Friday, May 9, 2008

On to McCain

Senator John has some problems:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

No Animals Today

Just a tulip.

Climbing Mountains

The Olympic Torch made it to the top of Mt. Everest yesterday. In a related story, these calves made it to the top of a mound of dirt.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Miley Cyrus

Jackie and Dunlap weigh in on the photo controversy:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Iowa, again?

You can't help but love Iowa in the springtime

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A May Basket for You!

Politics in Action

the road and life on it

Spending three to four nights a week in motel rooms has become very normal to me. In fact, when I am home, spending a weekend in my office-bedroom is the most comfortable place for me. If there were only a bathroom and a soda machine in there, I would be set!

Motels, restaurants, and bars have become my way of life. Some people think it exciting, some think it boring. No one can understand it. The most exciting thing is meeting new people every day!

Motel beds are like whores (sorry to all of the ladies of the evening that read this): you don't know who used them last.

Driving 1000 miles a week, maybe getting orders, maybe not.

A stale bagel at the motel for breakfast, skip lunch to make it to the next stop on time, whatever sounds good for dinner. Tonight, I couldn't finish a 4 ounce sirloin and a half order of onion rings. I haven't ate much all week to think of it?

In fact, I have no idea what food I consumed all week. Is this normal?

Ah Love Merica

Sex Education or Not