The Tiger's Eye: September 2007

25 September 2007

Kate Bush - This Womans Work

I've spent a number of times in Hospitals wondering if the situation would turn out like this video.
Oddly enough, the only time when it really could have turned out this way, it never crossed my mind till afterwards that I could have lost her.

24 September 2007

2 for 2

Ok, I'll admit that like most guys I am besotted with really fast cars.
Last week as I left the office I was passed by one of the Holy Grail's of automotive excellence.

I give you the Porsche Carerra GT -As of May 6, 2006, 1,270 GT's had been manufactured, with 604 being sold in the United States and dozens sitting on dealer showroom floors. Just not this one.

Then tonight as we were driving back from Home Depot what do I see but one of the only cars that are possibly more rare than the Carrera GT

I give you a Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is currently the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive street-legal full production car in the world, with in excess of 1001 horsepower, in either the metric or SAE scale, with its top speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h).

Get this,


23 September 2007

Lotsa fun from down south.

Innocent Bystanders -


Still undefeated, now atop the division.

Thoughts and prayers for Cedric Killings.

(From FoxSports Online) ...And defensive tackle Cedric Killings was taken off the field on a stretcher after a headfirst collision with Indianapolis receiver Roy Hall. The 310-pound Killings, playing special teams, hit Hall on a block as Jerome Mathis was returning a kickoff in the second quarter. The Texans said Killings suffered a neck injury and coach Gary Kubiak said he was moving his arms and legs and talking on the field. Killings was taken to a hospital.

Apparently good news that Mr. Killings will recover. It was pretty tense for a few minutes when they carted him off the field.

22 September 2007

Oh No the SECRET is out!

I've posted comics from Wondermark before. Now that he leaks the secret of the Internet, we all have to go outside and play with others for awhile.

21 September 2007

Cat picture No. 2

OK, so I am home sick today with this raging sinus infection and I'm bored. What to do but


Lazy Boy!

A Cat in his natural daytime habitat - underneath the bed snoozin.

This is Max or sometimes referred to as "Cat No 1".

He was a rescue cat from our vet's office. I adopted him shortly after we had to put down our Basset Hound "Jezebel" and our black/white tabby "Whiskers".

He is about 3 1/2 and pretty much Dad's boy. Not much of a people cat, he avoids my wife like the plague. I'm pretty sure that is had something to do with a broom and a mess made behind her dresser a year ago or so.

18 September 2007

Momma's boy

This is Pete.

He's my wife's baby.

(yeah, he's a bit spoiled)

16 September 2007

Whew...that was close

Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Website -

But then again a win is a WIN!

22-20 is close but in the end all that matters is that we are 2-0.
It would appear that Coach Dungy and the boys are going to continue last season's success by winning however they can rather than focusing on blowing everybody out. We looked like we could move the ball pretty much as we wanted but missed out on a few key opportunities. Its amazing how something like a blocked PAT or a missed field goal can make all the difference.

More of the same...more of the same...more of the same...

Only in Washington is the correct answer to any failed policy, "Hey it failed for the last 50 years, lets do it some more but throw even more money at it!"

(Yes James, I KNOW its TownHall but if you do actually click over there, your IU web account will not lock up and your computer won't explode.)

What I would like to know is how many of our esteemed members of Congress and how many of those AARP members are actually counting on collecting Social Security benefits? I would be willing to venture a guess that none of them are. Yet they seem to think that the "answer" to fixing a broken system is to continue the failed economics that killed it in the first place.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Albert Einstein, (attributed)US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)
(about the graphic, I was casting about the web, looking for a suitable Hilliary picture but all of them made my stomach turn. I figured my sketch would do the trick. Maybe I'll replace it later or perhaps I will just use it as a placeholder for all politicians for a while.)

13 September 2007

so surreal and so....stupid

...cause you're dressed like a Jedi and well...

12 September 2007

As A Matter of fact...

I DO question their patriotism.

Unlike those on the left, I support the troops and I support the war effort as well.

And lend your support to the troops AND their mission.

01 September 2007

Akkk! Argh! Ptsssthp! cough! hack!

This is going to sound a bit harsh after that soft feely-goodie post about Mother Theresa but I’ve gotten something stuck in my “mental craw” that I’ve just got to get out on the ether, so here goes…

Why in the HELL do we HAVE to rebuild New Orleans?

Can somebody answer me please?

This past week we got to see everybody from President Bush to the goon squad of Democratic suckers (oops I mead CANDIDATES who might beat Hilary for the nomination. Yeah… RIGHT and I’m gonna flap my arms and fly to Venus), all troop down to the “devastated city hit by Katrina” and proclaim that we aren’t doing enough to help those poor victims. Perhaps the emphasis should be on “poor” as in those who were living on perpetual welfare before the storm; have been living on welfare although in other areas than New Orleans and will be living on welfare for the remainder of their lives.
Aside from the fact that judged against all of the rest of the world these “poor” are hardly destitute; nobody has actually answered why we NEED to rebuild New Orleans.

I’ll explain my befuddlement.

New Orleans was a city built at the BOTTOM of the largest river system on our continent, it was build below sea level (I’ll repeat that IT WAS BUILT B-E-L-O-W SEA LEVEL) at the end of the Mississippi River! Oh yeah, and for Sh!ts-n-giggles (sorry mom) lets add that it is directly in the potential path of hurricane storms. It was a freaking recipe for disaster from day one! I believe in the late 1990’s the Army’s Corp of Engineers issued a report that said if any storm larger than a Category III hurricane hit the coast and dumped a portion of its water on the city, the levee’s WOULD fail and that major portions of the city would be flooded. (hmmmm…)
Did anyone listen?
Did any of those enlightened politicians attempt to help the potential victims before the storm came?
The money was appropriated and then disappeared into the maw of Louisiana politics. When Katrina loomed on the horizon, we all watched but we all knew what was going to happen. There was no surprise to this tragedy. It was like watching those old black and white movies of the staged train wrecks only this time in r - e - a - l - l - y s - l - o - w m - o - t - i - o - n.
It took days for storm to reach the coast meaning that they could have evacuated the entire city to higher ground. There was no reason why anyone had to die from drowning.

Ok, skipping past the last 2 years we are now on the cusp of an election year and the politicians are back bemoaning that we must rebuild the city.
So it can happen again?
I believe it was Einstein that said the definition of stupidity was repeating the same experiment over and over again in exactly the same manner but expecting different results.
I will agree that there should be some rebuilding of infrastructure especially for the neighborhoods of those who actually work the refineries and other water related industries but we have to realize that this will happen again. Wait...I believe those are rebuilt and those who work there are back at their jobs. I guess we don't have to rebuild their neighborhoods.
Whose neighborhoods are we going to rebuild?
Eventually a larger more devastating storm will hit the coast (by the way the follow up storm Rita was significantly more powerful than Katrina, hitting southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas a far harder blow) and will eventually hit New Orleans again.
Will we be sitting here in a few years listening to a repeat of this story?
I’m just askin that’s all.
There that feels a bit better. Now go and enjoy your Labor Day Weekend.