Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bizzare Start To 2012 NASCAR Season

It was indeed a bizarre start to the 2012 season for the nation premiere oval track racing group. Over 30 hours in delays due to weather then the "Big One" on the track. This time the big one was not the typical multi-car crash we've become used to seeing. Instead, it was just one car driven by Juan Pablo Montoya and a support vehicle that just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bizarre....not much more you can say than that. Watch the video and see for yourself!

Phoenix next week.....and hopefully a little less dramatic!

.....Til Next Time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Laugh of the Week: Boyle's Law and Hell


The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid-term, and an actual answer turned in by a student. The answer by this student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic(absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving, which is unlikely. I think that we can safelyassume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's lookat the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct... ....leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being; which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


Until Next Time.................

Sunday, February 19, 2012

View of the Day!

The Dolphins and the birds have the right idea! The beaches near Del Mar and Encinitas where these pictures were taken are the absolute best! Now we head off into another work week! Happy Day Dreaming!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kevin Costner Speaks At Whitney Houston's Funeral

Today, one of America's true talents was laid to rest after a tumultuous,difficult, and premature conclusion to her life. The church in Newark,New Jersey was packed and the services were broadcast around the world. From Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson to friends and family members, many spoke, remembered, and celebrated the life and wonderful human being we've all come to know as Whitney. One of those invited to speak during today's services was her "Bodyguard" co-star Kevin Costner. His words came from the heart filled the church with grace, respect, and admiration and were delivered in a way that only that Kevin Costner could. During his remarks he recalls how the movie drastically changed for the better with her in it. Below, listen to excerpts from Costner's remarks from today's services.

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Costner #1

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God Bless you Whitney....Rest in Peace

Til Next Time.....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Another Fallen Star

Saturday, the music world lost another of it's icons. And much like Michael Jackson, the last high profile music superstar to pass on, many believe that drugs may have directly or indirectly played a role in her passing. As of Sunday night, the autopsy has been completed but put on hold pending results of toxicology test which could take up to eight weeks. In the meantime Jennifer Hudson will perform a beautiful and emotional tribute to Houston during Sunday night's Grammy Award telecast. In the days ahead, record sales will skyrocket as Sony Records plans how to move ahead previously planned efforts to market and re-release her entire catalog. That catalog includes 9 albums, compilations, and soundtrack recordings and is expected to be re-released ahead of the pre-planned release of the low budget film "Sparkle" that starred Houston.

Wall Street Journal music critic remembers Houston and talks about how Whitney came along at a time when the R&B genere wasn't getting a whole lot of attention.

As many others have documented over the last 36 hours, Whitney's stardom and influence spread well past music. In addition to the upcoming low budget "Sparkle" release, She starred in two other incredible Hollywood movies including Waiting to Exhale with Angela Bassett and the Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner.

The final scene from TheBodyguard........

And as the final scenes in Whitney's life plays out in the court of public opinion much as they did with Michael Jackson, she will be remembered as a wonderful but tormented soul whose life came to tragic end much to soon leaving too many songs unsung.

Rest in Peace Whitney and remember
We Will Always Love You

......til next time