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Whose Children Are These? April 23, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Humor, Parenting/Children, Stupidity.
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So we sit down to visit with my father-in-law on his 84th birthday, and my sons begin raiding the candy basket. My oldest is in rare form, and has everyone laughing. Unfortunately, his younger brother was in the midst of consuming a mini Reese’s cup.

Have you ever started laughing with milk in your mouth, and found it coming out of your nose? Well, my youngest son proved today that this phenomenon is possible with solid food. (more…)

Thunder is Coming! April 21, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in fireworks, Fun.
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If you don’t live in the Louisville, KY area, you may not be aware that “Thunder Over Louisville” is on the way. The largest annual fireworks displays in the world happens every year to kick of the Kentucky Derby Festival (the closest thing to Mardi Gras that you’ll find in the Bible Belt).

“Thunder” is tomorrow, with the airshow beginning around Noon, and the fireworks beginning at 9:30 PM EST. Here’s a live shot of the command center, from which they kick off the show. This year’s airshow will include A10’s, Harriers, F15’s, F16’s, F18’s, an F22, and the B1B. (Today at lunch, some of the planes were already practicing their routes north of the Louisville area, along the river corridor where my house is located. WOOOOHOOOOO!)

The first B1B flyover during a “Thunder” airshow was one of the more memorable moments, and included a high-speed run down the river and a nose-up, full-on-the-burners slingshot trip into the clouds, right over the downtown area. It was louder than any of the fireworks we would hear hours later. 😀

Since its inception, I have missed seeing “Thunder” in person only twice. Short of some kind of personal disaster, I expect to be down by the river, as close as I can get, for the 2006 version. If you’re unlucky enough to not live close enough to see “Thunder” in person (along with a predicted 750,000+ of your closest friends), you can check it out online.

Being Broken by God April 11, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Politics, Religion.
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Lately, I’ve found myself in discussions where the following maxim is offered up as truth:

God won’t give us more than we can handle.

At best, this seems to be questionable theology. At worst, it strikes me as heresy. (more…)

More Evidence that I’m an Idiot April 6, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor, Science & Technology, Stupidity, Technology.
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There are days that I wonder how I have survived to be in my mid-40’s. Yesterday was one of those days.

Yesterday, a loved one was in peril, and I had only myself to blame. The loved one, was my cell phone.

More Stealth from Iran April 5, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor, News, Politics.
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Following the announcements of the stealth missle, the stealth torpedo, and the stealth flying boat, Iranian officials today announced more “stealth developments.” (more…)