Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Foam Monster That Ate Ellsworth Air Base

I couldn't resist sharing this. It's from

Here's the story:

"The U.S. Air Force is taking a lot of ribbing because of photos showing one of their hangers filling with fire suppressing foam. The pictures were from a test of the foam system conducted on August 23rd, 2005. The new foam system had just been installed, and had to be tested. The system had to be able to put down one meter (39 inches) of foam in four minutes or less. To that end, the system was allowed to generate foam for the full four minutes. It turned out that the system worked better than expected, practically filling the B-1B bomber with foam within four minutes. For the people working in the hangar, this was a good thing. A major accident could fill most of the hanger with smoke and flames within minutes. Knowing the foam system could outrun any fire or explosion, and save the lives of the people working in, or near, the hangar, was reassuring. But, let's face it, it was also funny as hell."

Now that we've got that out of the way, wouldn't it be great to get to run around in an airplane hanger full of foam? Really, it would rock...

It starts...
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And then it really gets going...
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Note that he's climbing up to the second story there -
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Okay, maybe not quite this much foam, but I still wanna play in it...
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As you read the note on it, recall that these are bombers they're talking about.
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Not even the tarmac was spared. For scale, note the person standing next to a truck on the far left.
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Okay duckies, I know you're out there, and I know that you're reading this, so comment away! What do you think, do you want to play in a hanger full of foam? Maybe if we get enough of us together, we can rent one or something...

Monday, January 29, 2007

Seven Deadly Sins Survey


Who did you last get angry with? myself

What is your weapon of choice? sarcasm

Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? nope

How about the same sex? still nope

Who was the last person who got really angry at you? I don't know... Probably Kyle

What is your pet peeve? My compulsive need to fill these out.

Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily? I let them go a little too easily perhaps.


What is one thing you're suppose to do daily that you haven't? eat breakfast

What is the latest you've ever woken up? If I haven't been still up when the sun rose, probably 2 or 3. My sleeping in is usually pretty comparable to when I went to sleep though.

Name a person you've been meaning to contact, but haven't? My father.

What is the last lame excuse that you made? I haven't made a lame excuse lately.

Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way through? Nope, but I've fallen asleep to them.

How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock this morning? Two or three times.


What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice? What defines a "yuppie" beverage anyway? My favorite overpriced beverage in genral, that I can answer much more easily. Alcoholic - Variously flavored Cosmos Non-Acoholic - Raspberry Steaz

Are you a meat eater? yup

What is the greatest amount of alcohol you've had in one sitting/outing/event? Too much.

Are you comfortable with your drinking and eating habits? For the most part.

Do you enjoy candy and sweets? Yes, which is why I try not to have them in the house.

Which do you prefer: sweets, salty foods or spicy foods? Sweets, or spicy foods. It depends on my mood.

Have you ever looked at a small house pet or child and thought, "lunch"? Only if I'm fed after midnight...


How many credit cards do you own? none

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? Pay off my debt, and my mom's house, go to college, and invest the rest.

Would you rather be rich or famous? rich

Would you accept a boring job if it meant that you would make megabucks? Only if I didn't have to do it for the rest of my life.


What's one thing that you have done that you're most proud of? Learn to love with out fear.

What's one thing you have done that your parents are most proud of? Not get knocked up like the rest of my family? I don't know...

What thing would you like to accomplish late in your life? Maintaining control of my bladder and mental facilities until I die.

Do you get annoyed by coming in second place? No, but it does make me want to try harder next time.

Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors? Nope, and it's something that I wouldn't do.

Have you ever cheated to get a better score? Not that I recall...

What did you do today that you're proud of? Got out of bed.


How many people have you seen naked (not counting movies, family, strippers, locker rooms)? A few...

How many people have seen you naked (not counting physicians, doctors, family, locker rooms, or when you were a young child)? A few...

Have you ever caught yourself staring at the chest/crotch of a person of your chosen sex during a normal conversation? Mmm, chest, biceps, behind... Only if I'm seeing them. And I try to let them know that I'm not able to focus on the conversation, and that maybe we should be doing something else.

What is your favorite body part of a person of your gender choice? Really, I like all of it!

Have you ever had sexual encounters (including kissing/making out) with multiple persons? Once.

Have you ever been propositioned by a prostitute? Nope


What item of your friends would you most want to have for your own? No thanks, I'm good actually. It's just stuff.

Who would you want to go on "Trading Spaces" with? Tiff

If you could be anyone who existed in the world, who would you be? Me, only with a better job.

Have you ever been cheated on? Yes

Have you ever wished you had a physical feature different from your own? Is there really anyone who hasn't?

What inborn trait do you see in others that you wish you had for yourself? Outgoingness

What deadly sin...
Do you do the most often? lust
Do you do the least often? wrath
Is your favorite to act on? sloth

Sunday, January 28, 2007

You're a 90's kid if:

You can finish this [ice ice _ _ _ _ ]

You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain

AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"

You just cant resist finishing this . . . "Iiiiiiin west Philadelphia born and raised . . ."

You remember TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not

when everything was settled by rock paper scissors.

when cops and robbers was a daily activity.

when we played Hide and go seek until our legs grew numb.

when we used to obey our parents

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.

"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet. He's a Hero.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.

You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genesis became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3 . . . and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.

You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.

You remember those Where's Waldo books.

You remember eating Warheads.

You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.

You remember Ring Pops.

You remember drinking Surge, and Tang.

If you remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"

When they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players.

Making those little paper fortune cookie things, and then predicting your life with them.

You played and/or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.

. . . Furbies.

You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.

And Windows 95 was the best.

You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.

Michael Jordan was a king.

YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and Talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.


Gak was the coolest stuff invented.

Lambchop's song never ended.

The old dollar bills.

Silver dollars, which were cool to have.

You remember a time before the WB.

You collected all the Troll dolls

If you even know what an original walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" . . . enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.

Before the MySpace frenzy . . .

Before the Internet & text messaging . . .

Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .

Before MIKE JONES . . .

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX . . .

Before Spongebob . . .

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off of our walkmans.

Way back.

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.

Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!