Monday, February 18, 2008

A Farewell To Luke The Wonder Dog and The CAT Award Winner!

Monday is always the necessary beginning point of our weekly trek towards Friday. Normally, I would characterize this day as mundane, but this Monday is marvelous because it is a holiday and for most of us, a three day weekend.

The nominees for the Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) award were Heather Mills McCartney, nominated by Beth and the government of Aruba, nominated by myself.

Mills-McCartney, the gold digging, soon to be ex-wife of Beatles legend Paul McCartney has been in the news recently with her crying, conniving tactics employed in her negotiations for a settlement with Paul McCartney. After being offered 50 million dollars (she wants 100 million), she has employed herself as her own attorney, obviously forgetting the age old adage, that a person that represents him/herself has a fool for a client.

The government of Aruba, whose blase and half-hearted investigation into the murder of Natalee Holloway, has decided, despite a taped confession of suspectJoran van der Sloot, that there is not enough evidence to re-arrest him. Go figure !

After considering the nominees and taking into the consideration the opinions posted in your comments, the hands down winner of the Cat's Ass Trophy is Heather Mills McCartney. Congratulations Heather, you 'da winner ! 

The 50th Daytona 500 was run yesterday and it was an exciting race. It went down to the last lap with Ryan "The Rocket" Newman winning the race followed by Curt Busch, whose key bump draft down the backstretch allowed to Newman to surge to the win. Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Reed Sorenson, finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Kyle, the younger of the Busch brothers was the class of the field, but a late move in the last lap stymied his run.

On a sad note, Luke the Wonder Dog, beloved pet of Anne, author of the journal, Saturday's Child, passed away yesterday. It just breaks my heart and I know that Anne is very sad. Please stop by her journal, which can be accessed in the link on my sidebar and leave a comment. I'm sure it will lift her spirits. Here's a picture of Luke, the Wonder Dog. Rest In Peace, Luke.


The Pictures: Infinity, a concept difficult to understand and even more difficult to display graphically. Today's pics give you a fantastic idea of what infinity really is. Take a look. I've included some random shots of yesterday's Daytona 500 and a few of my unusual finds this week on the Net.

This Date In History: 1229; The Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick II negotiates the return of Jerusalem to Christian control with al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt; therefore, the Sixth Crusade ends without any fighting. 1865; After five months under siege, Charleston, South Carolina, surrenders control of the city to Union forces. 1885; Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) publishes "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", a sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", helping make Twain a popular American author. 1930; The planet Pluto is discovered. 1970; The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiracy stemming from anti-war protests during the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Birthdays: Mary Tudor, queen of England (1516), Louis Comfort Tiffany, painter and designer (1848), Yoko Ono, conceptual artist (1933).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My sister, Jeanne, sent me the following responses to the proverbial question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Oprah: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So, instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes, I'm just going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
Colin Powell: Now, to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road and....
Nancy Grace: That chicken crossed the road because he is guilty. You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
Pat Buchanan: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
Martha Stewart: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me insider information.
Dr. Seuss: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why itdid, I've not been told.
Jerry Falwell: Because the chicken was gay, Can't you people see the plain truth? That's why the call it the "other side."
Bill Clinton: I did not cross the road with that chicken. Define the word, chicken.
"Podium" Al Sharpton: I axe you, why are all de chickens white? We be needin' some black chickens.
 Barack Hussein Obama: Because the chicken wanted change and I can give him change as soon as I catch the little bastard and put him my skillet. No republican can say I voted against him crossing the road because of my continuous desire to be pompous while eatin' fried chicken.
That's it for today my little doodlebugs. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


ma24179 said...

Congrats to the winners of the Cat Ass Award.... and that last joke was killer!! LMAO! (((HUGS))) -Missy

garnett109 said...

That was a very good race.
Sorry to hear about luke

bamawmn46 said...

RIP, Luke....

I liked the purple outfits in pic # 13.

Mills-Mc is a whiner.... i hope she continues to serve as her own lawyer...

The chicken thingy's are funny

Happy Monday... I had to work today...


ksquester said...

YOU are a sweetheart Jimmy. Thanks for the Wonder Dog pictures.  I love the one where he is wearing a birthday hat. My neighbor took that picture.  He WAS a party dog in his younger years.   Love you,   Anne

ksquester said...

Oh, on a lighter note Uranus has never looker larger.  haaaaaaaa   Anne

luvrte66 said...

Yay, Heather wins the CAT! Can I pick 'em or what?!


mpnaz58 said...

I watched the race only sporadically...I just don't see the point!  My husband watched. the. whole. race.   Waste of time, if you ask me.  Oh, no one asked me ;)
Heather first I felt sorry for her because the media was trashing she just does that to herself.  Sad woman.
xoxo ~Myra

lanurseprn said...

I think the Cat Ass award should have been a tie! Either one....they are both terrible!
Hope you have a great week!

rdautumnsage said...

Beth can pick them alright! As for Luke, I cried when I first heard about his passing. Such a beautiful old soul....I know Ann was heartbroken. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and remembering them both. (Hugs) Indigo