Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Da Plane, Da Plane

PJ and I have discussed purchasing an aircraft so we could avoid having to charter a plane every time we want to fly somewhere for lunch or dinner. I went over to the Pilot's website, but he doesn't have one of these listed. I guess we will have to buy elsewhere.

Sorry Steve.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Hereford

For Kate:

Quote of the Day

"I saw a guy standing outside his car right here with his finger stuck in his gas tank."

Justin Lagan

Victor Harris of Saginaw, Michigan had a tough start to his morning.

WJRT-TV has the story (with video).

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Not All Cattle are Black

A pen of feeder cattle in South Dakota

A wonderful Simmental cow

Crossbred steers in Iowa

A Charolais bull in South Dakota

Friday, March 27, 2009

South Dakota Stuff

What a blizzard looks like from 250 miles away.

Apparently the fresh fudge outlet business has slumped.

Dinosaurs scare the hell out of me.

A Conversation with Myself

Following is a portion of a conversation that I had with myself this morning:

Me 1: "I feel like (expletive)."

Me 2: "You don't look too good."

Me 1: "You ought to see how I feel."

Me 2: "What' wrong?"

Me 1: "Do I look like a (expletive) Doctor?

Me 2: " Is there anything I can do to help".

Me 1: "Yeah, get the (expletive) away from me you stupid (expletive)".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"If I was smart enough to be a doctor, I'd be a doctor," he shrugs. "I ain't, so I'm a football player. They got me in PE."

Dick Butkus, University of Illinois 1964

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

South Dakota and Me

I was going to Belle Fourche (near the Black Hills). Not now! I'm not even sure about Pierre.

AIG, Wall Street and You

Here is an excerpt from an article in Roling Stone. Please take time to read the whole thing.

Nor did anyone mention that when AIG finally got up from its seat at the Wall Street casino, broke and busted in the after dawn light, it owed money all over town — and that a huge chunk of your taxpayer dollars in this particular bailout scam will be going to pay off the other high rollers at its table. Or that this was a casino unique among all casinos, one where middle-class taxpayers cover the bets of billionaires.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here is the weather I have to look forward to:

Tornado Watch 55 in effect until 10 PM CDT this evening...

Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 am to 7 PM CDT Tuesday...

How weird is that!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Colored Cattle

Most of my neighbors cattle are dark colored, as opposed to black. In the pictures below you can see that most have a deep brown appearance except for Red, the only bull amongst the group.

The only "black" calf is in the last picture

The oldest of these was born on March 4th.

Next week is South Dakota week, so a much better variety of cattle to select from.

Life with a Chicken Lover

Sheep and Art

There is some belief that this has all been faked. No matter, it's just fun. With sheep!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Future Mothers of America

A year or so from now these young ladies will be giving birth to their first calves.

Sweet Pea was very interested in what I was doing.

Twit, tweat,?????????????

Since I'm old and not "hip" to all of the new technology, I don't know a lot. Stephen Colbert explains it a bit.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Some Things Never Change

Read the whole article at the LA Times.

Reporting from Homer, La. -- On the last afternoon of his life, Bernard Monroe was hosting a cookout for family and friends in front of his dilapidated home in this small northern Louisiana town.

Throat cancer had left the 73-year-old retired electric utility worker unable to talk, but family members said he clearly was enjoying the commotion of a dozen of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren cavorting in the grassless yard.

Then the Homer police showed up, two white officers whose arrival caused the participants at the black family's gathering to fall silent.

Within moments, Monroe was dead, shot by one of the officers as his family looked on.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mistakes Have been Made

Fast food is not something that I normally consume. I have serious eating rules while travelling. Chain restaurants (Applebees, Outback, Olive Garden, etc) are avoided at all cost too.

Monday night, however, I made a series of mistakes:

1. Went to the Big Mac Store (Mickey D's for you younger folk)

2. Did not notice that there were no other customers in the store and the drive through had no customers either. This was a VERY grave mistake on my part!

3. Ordered a Big Mac. ALWAYS order something that probably wasn't cooked 4 hours before!

4. Ate the Big Mac.

It's Wednesday and I finally feel a bit better.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Text Messages on Friday the 13th

Friday night, at 11:19, I received a text message from a number unknown to me. Below is a transcript of our "texting":

Incoming: Do U ever think bout what we had?

Captain Crab: If I knew who you were I might.

Incoming: Scotty

Captain Crab: I think you have the wrong number.

Incoming: sorry!

Other Friday the 13th events for Captain Crab:

I had a tooth "extracted"

I received a letter from the federal court system informing me that I had been selected for jury duty.

My truck received a new oil filter and oil. (it's the only one happy about Friday the 13th).

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yeah, I still think about it

Can Captain Crab Sing?

No, but I can embed music for ya land lubbers to listen to! aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr!

Captain Crab's Bad Joke of the Day

When Mozart passed away, he was buried in a churchyard.

A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Mozart was buried.

Terrified, the drunk ran and got the town magistrate to come and listen to it.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Mozart's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling."

So the magistrate kept listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about.

It's just Mozart decomposing."

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Late Night Movies and Daylight Savings Time

Well, last night a movie that I had never seen was on at midnight. Not realizing the length of the movie and forgetting that daylight savings time started at 2:00 am, I started watching. By the time movie was over I realized that it was 4:00 am.

Ladies and genltemen, "For the Love of the Game". It's not just a baseball movie.

Cheap Water

Oh, but not for you!

Every year, state water managers allow large bottling firms to siphon nearly two billion gallons from fresh springs and aquifers. The fees are laughably puny.

For example, it cost Nestle Waters of North America the grand sum of $150 for a permit to remove as much water as it pleases from the Blue Springs in Madison County. Every day, Nestle pipes about 500,000 gallons, enough to fill 102,000 plastic bottles that are then shipped to stores and supermarkets throughout the Southeast.

Read Carl Hiaasen's column at the Miami Herald.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Support Rush Limbaugh

Update: Bob Cesca has an interesting commentary on "el rushbo".

Please apologize to Rush Limbaugh. With Oxycontin and big cigars and his taxes being way out of line with the rest of us commoners (he's just a regular guy from Hannibal, Missouri), and Obama being elected, people have been way too hard on him.

When Pets Go Bad

You have all read stories of exotic animals kept as pets. Then one day they become too large, not cute, or too expensive to keep. That's when pets bad go bad.

Here is another example:

"Officials recently discovered that pot-bellied pigs -- a southeast Asian species imported to the United States, often as pets -- have been roaming wild and apparently reproducing for the past few years. The pigs could number 25 to 50, and the first ones either escaped captivity or were illegally released into the wild."
Read the story at the Star Tribune.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Waffle House Fun

You just can't beat a 24 hour, semi-redneck, breakfast anytime you want restaurant for serious fun. Phil Kloer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a fun view of things that have happened at the Waffle House, such as:

March 2007: Two women get in a fight in a WH in Richmond, Ky. When police arrive, four men at the counter leave during the confusion, not paying their $100 tab. Police chase the men at speeds reaching 100 mph, and the men finally crash into a pole and are arrested. No word on how four people, even drunk, can spend $100 in a WH.

House, Horses, New Calf, and Old Tree

These pictures were taken within two miles of each other.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Organic Farmer of the Year

Last weekend, Tom and Irene Frantzen were named "Organic Farmers of the Year".
Go here to read their story.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Limbaugh Doesn't Know

"We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. Liberty, Freedom. And the pursuit of happiness."
Rush Limbaugh

Rush apparently hasn't read the Constitution, since this is from the "Bill of Rights".