Sunday, 29 September 2013

A Bachelor Party Gone Wrong?

"Swedish guy impregnates 4 women during bachelor party! 9 months later - the local 'new born this week' page."

There is really nothing profound that I can share here about that newspaper article. I do not know where this originated; while I found it online, I couldn't help but think that it probably originated in one of the tabloids.

I Googled it and found several mentions of this article, and though I clicked on several of them, I found virtually nothing more than what you see here. One post, however, suggested that this was an April Fool's joke.

Hopefully that's all it was, and if so, it is pretty funny. On the other hand, if it's true then I feel sorry for all involved.

So there you have it; I will leave it for you to decide. Whatever it is or isn't, it seems worthy of my "Weird Stuff" label.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Finally, the Truth About Speeding

"You were doing the speed limit.
I found that suspicious."
Does speed kill?

Insurance companies, police and the media would like us to believe that. But does it really? I've always questioned the logic of that statement because I've also always maintained that driving below the average speed of traffic causes more chances of motor accidents than so-called speeding.

Granted, there are excessive speeders out there, but I'm not talking about them. I'm referring to Joe-driver who is driving down the highway at 120 k/hr, and not at the posted speed limit of 100 k/hr, because that is the flow of traffic and the road conditions allow for it. He's not the cause of accidents, but the guy up ahead driving at 90 k/hr is the cause of the accident.

Now generally speaking, I'm not really a conspiracy theorist, but in this case I'm tempted to make an exception. Lately I am more and more inclined to believe that the real reason for those ultra-low speed limits is that they are cash-cows for the insurance companies and the police departments imbedded with them. As for the media, well as we all know, you can't believe everything you hear from them.

Finally someone put together a video that not only makes a lot of sense, but also reveals the stupidity of many of the speed laws out there, and it does so with a bit of a comical twist. I hope you enjoy it; I sure did.

A big thanks goes to my friend Brian for sharing this link with me.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Whisky Beer?

So I was in my favourite liquor store the other day and was exploring some of the exotic imported beers when I saw this: "1488 Premium Whisky Beer."

Say what?! Whisky Beer?

As a fan of both beer and single malt scotch whisky, you had to know I'd find that intriguing. However, I've never thought of the two mated together in the same bottle before. Thankfully the store offered them available as single bottles so that I could sample it without investing in a full case.

It hails from the Tullibardine Distillery in Scotland. For some reason, that's not really a surprise, for who knows Scotch Whisky better than the Scotch?

What makes this "Whisky Beer" unique? Here's a little blurb from the back of the bottle:

"Brewed with Scottish water and malted barley used in the distillation process. Then gently conditioned in oak casks used to mature scotch whisky."

Well, there you have it; whisky beer. And at 7% alcohol per volume, it's a little stronger than the standard 5% one sees in most Canadian beers.

So please excuse me; time to sit back and enjoy an interesting, but really quite good, Scottish beer. Cheers.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

When the Skies Come Alive; 2

Back in June 2013 I posted some awesome sky shots in a post I called When the Skies Come Alive. This post is the sequel.

I love taking pictures of the evening skies. The following pictures were all taken with my cell phone from the deck of my house.

I hope you enjoy them.

The picture on the right had a spiritual application for me, in that it reminded me of what I imagine the sky might look like when the Lord returns for His church.

When I took this picture, the whole sky looked like a bunch of cotton balls. It was so cool.

The weather reports were warning of some potential heavy rain and hail. Looking at the sky, something seemed to be coming, but thankfully it didn't materialize.

Three distinct sky colours and textures in one frame; the dark blue of an imminent storm, the fluffy cotton ball clouds, and the clear blue sky on the horizon.

Finally, what is probably my favourite from last night's sky gazing. It almost looks like the whole sky is on fire. Beautiful.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Mini German Pancakes

Do you like fruit and pancakes? While at the time of this posting I haven't tried it yet, this recipe I just found does look like fun; mini German pancakes made in a muffin tin. How cool is that?

1 cup milk
6 eggs
1 cup (all-purpose) flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend first five ingredients in a blender. Be sure to smooth out any flour lumps. Blend in butter a little at a time. Grease muffin tins well and fill slightly less than half-full. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top. The crater will form on its own. Add your favorite toppings and a dusting of powdered sugar. Yield: 12 - 18, depending on the size of your muffin tin.

If you try the recipe, drop me a quick comment and let me know your thoughts.

Happy eating.

Source: Unknown (via Facebook)