Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year in Sydney!

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest

Friday, December 29, 2006

In life there are the penguins
and there are the polar bears.
Which one are you?


Monday, December 25, 2006

It's Christmas morning,
Santa has left his presents for the kids,
the grownups are all fast asleep,
champagne, good talk, the warmth of a house in love,
with dreams of the candlelit service singing,
Silent night,
Oh come all ye faithful,
and little town of Bethlehem,
THe house is stirring,
the breakfast torte is baking,
Joy in knowing we are all together.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

A gift idea for the person who has everything.

click here

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Very cool,
Some serious talent.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

If I were to receive a Christmas card from Nancy Pelosi
This is what I imagine it would look like.

A Politically Correct
Christmas Greeting

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all;


a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious, or sexual preferences of the wishes.

(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Just another day at the office!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

False Color Image of Mars North Polar Layered Deposits
in Head Scarp of Chasma Boreale

Look at the resolution of a picture taken on another planet!

A Path To Orion

Credit & Copyright: Andrew Aurigema

Last Saturday, the Space Shuttle Discovery lit up the night as it climbed into orbit above planet Earth. From Oak Hill, Florida, USA - about 30 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center - design engineer Andrew Arigema tracked the shuttle and recorded a four minute time exposure of the exhaust plume along Discovery's path against the background of the starry sky. At the upper left, the end of the drifting plume is punctuated by Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka in a vertical line, the belt stars of Orion. To the right of the belt stars, the pinkish jewel in Orion's sword is not a star at all, but the great Orion Nebula. Still farther to the right, at the foot of the hunter, lies Rigel, the brightest star in view. Rigel is a hot supergiant star some 700 light-years in the distance.

Friday, December 15, 2006

This is not a game. Its a toy.
You draw a line and the guy sleds down it.
very simple,
very addictive.

Line Rider - beta by *fsk on deviantART
Click here to play
The Antikythera Mechanism

Looks like the Greeks got a big jump on Bills gates!
This story sounds like a movie plot not real science, but it is real.

"A working reconstruction of an ancient Greek computer, the Antikythera mechanism, which was found at the bottom of the ocean in 1900 has been unveiled and is on display at the Technopolis museum, in Athens. The device is believed to have been used to calculate the positions of various celestial bodies including the sun and the moon on any given date. While some guesswork was required in the reconstruction, the bulk of the design is based on updated X-ray photographs of the device."

read more here

Video: 3D animation of the mechanical computer
Video: The computer's inner workings

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


fun little website


Some facts you may not know:

Molecularly speaking, water is actually much drier than sand.

The term "bank teller" originated in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, when banks began hiring low-paid workers to "tell" throngs of frantic depositors that their money was gone.

The brand name "Jelly Belly" was created in 1982 after Nancy Reagan made a much-publicized quip about her husband's 20-pound weight gain.

The Internal Revenue Service audits 87 percent of women who claim breast implants as tax deductions.

Scandinavian berserkers used to cut out their eyes before battle to spare themselves the sight of the carnage they invariably wrought.

Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size, but only for the first 30 minutes after they've been removed.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

click here for more pics
It's the official church of the Skivers!

click here to learn more if you care

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Picking out our X-mas tree.

It's little but perfect!

I love photoshop! Bonnie took the picture and so did I.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

So lets recap

Where do our teams stand here at this point in the season

These are the power rankings from ESPN.
Note; the # not in parenthesis is where they are at now and the # in parethesis are from last week.

Notice that only the Seahawks and the Jets are on their way up!

So lets recap

Where do our teams stand here at this point in the season

These are the power rankings from ESPN.
Note; the # not in parenthesis is where they are at now and the # in parethesis are from last week.

Notice that only the Seahawks and the Jets are on their way up!

Monday, November 27, 2006

He's Back!
Sean Alexander- 40 rushes for 200 yds

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The following images were obtained using a Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM) that is located in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in the Electron Microscopy Unit, Bld. 177-B, Beltsville Maryland 20705. Information gained from studying the structure of snow is vital to several areas of science as well as to activities that affect our daily lives and is only one of several agricultural research projects that are currently being pursued in this research unit.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Sister got married.
A very nice wedding in an idylic setting

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Many years ago I saw a picture of M.C. Eschers impossible box.

It could be drawn, but not built.
So, of course, I had to build one!

This is a Polaroid of the box I built.
No changes have been made.
No digital trickery.

If you were there that day when I photographed the box
you would have seen exactly this.

I wish I still had the box.
I left it at the Popular Club Plan studios
when I left there.
It took me about a month to figure it out and build it.

I wonder if its sitting on some shelf there?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

School trip to Ellis Island.

Lots of craziness with the 3rd graders!

Morgan and I had a great time
She was amazed and appreciative of the fact that her great grandmother
went through this ordeal.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bushkill Falls

I hiked these trails!

Nushkill falls

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My birthday cake,
Made out of meatloaf, cheese and mash potatoes!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

"From our birthday, until we die,

Is but the winking of an eye."

William Butler Yeats

"No wise man ever wished to be younger."

Jonathan Swift

"Getting old ain't for sissies."

Betty Davis

When I was younger,

I could remember anything,

whether it happened or not.

Mark Twain

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fall Vs. Summer


Saturday, October 07, 2006

A long exposure of an airplane takeoff

If you had visited Coral Castle 60 years ago, you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world carved out of stone.

As you moved around his rock garden and the significance of each piece was explained, you could not help but notice the great pride Ed Leedskalnin took in his work.

Since it is documented that no one ever witnessed Ed's labor in building his rock gate park, some say he had supernatural powers. Ed would only say that he knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids and if he could learn them, you could too!

Coral castle

Friday, October 06, 2006

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Neil's Chess Page

Neil's Chess Page: "World Chess Championship Resumes But Toiletgate Row Rumbles on"

Monday, October 02, 2006

“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books—a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.” —Albert Einstein

Saturday, September 30, 2006

After decades of research from the best minds that humanity has.
We invented computers and the internet to further mans knowledge.
Now we have reached the pinnacle.
The lofty heights that is man at his best!

I present to you

the "Bacon Tomb!"

click here if you dare!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Defining moments in history captured on film.

There are certain moments in our history that define an entire era, and there are key photographs which captured those moments. This section of the WEB site is dedicated to those moments, and the images that captured them for posterity.

As an example, we feature above a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken on October 3, 1862 on the Battlefield of Antietam. This is perhaps the best outdoor portrait of Lincoln extant. He is shown standing next to Allan Pinkerton (Left) and General McClernand (Right).

The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American History. There were 23,000 casualties in one day . . . four times the casualties suffered during the D-Day invasion. The Battle of Antietam was one of the defining moments in American History.

In the fall of the year 1862, Abraham Lincoln had become desperate for a victory in the Civil War. Up to that time, the South had achieved victory after victory. Bull Run, Wilson's Creek, and Shiloh had all been convincing victories for the South. Abraham Lincoln realized that if the North did not achieve a victory soon, the survival of the Union would be in doubt. This led Abraham Lincoln to look to God and make an offer . . . Lincoln prayed that if God would grant him victory on the battlefield, he would free the slaves.

Slavery had haunted Lincoln for some time. He fully realized the cruelty and brutality of this corrupt institution, but he did not have the strength to stand up against it. Desperate for a victory, he made the deal with God. Shortly after this, he received news of McClellan's success at Antietam. Despite devastating losses, McClellan was able to drive Lee out of Maryland, and back into Virginia. The battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. On September 22, 1862 Abraham Lincoln honored the promise he made to God, and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

The picture above was taken on October 3, 1862. Lincoln is shown standing on the Battlefield of Antietam. The following day, October 4, 1862 his Emancipation Proclamation appeared for the first time on the pages of Harper's Weekly, the most widely distributed newspaper of the day.

Click here to see more

Monday, September 25, 2006

News Flash!
AP-Lake hopatcong NJ 9/25/06 5:32pm

It has been widely thought that my Father
Clifford Hugo Anderson has never made a mistake.
Searching the internet, the New York Times archives
and speaking with government sources it is apparant
that the world at large has never seen or heard of
my Father ever making a mistake.

Now with the help of an unidentified source who lives
in Willingboro NJ I have uncovered a photo that I am sure
Mr. Anderson never wanted to go public!

Here we find Mr. Anderson at work.

Photo allegedy taken in 1959

at MacGuire air force base
where Mr. Anderson was working on
the infamous C.118 parc program.

This is a close up of his right hand.
Clearly, the pencil he is writing with is
turned around.

He is obviously erasing an error!

This shocking photo has blown the lid
off of an incredible story. Many lives have been
built upon the knowledge that Clifford H. Anderson
was perfect. Therapists around the country are clearing
their schedules to deal with trauma that is sure to follow.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Where we are right now,

all of our trauma and pain,

all of our friends and family,

our story up to this point,

is exactly where we need to be,

to be able to save the world!


Friday, September 22, 2006

22 Years ago today Bonnie and I were married!

Heres what happened on that day.
Brussels princess Astrid marries arch duke Lorenz of Austrian-Este
The Cosby show premieres
Apples Mac 512 Introduced

Top ten songs

  1. What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
  2. I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
  3. Cruel Summer Bananarama
  4. The Glamorous Life Sheila E.
  5. The Warrior Scandal
  6. Drive The Cars
  7. If This Is It Huey Lewis & The News
  8. Missing You John Waite
  9. Let's Go Crazy Prince & The Revolution
  10. She Bop Cyndi Lauper
It's the Autumnal equinox

1984 Economy / Prices
President: Ronald W. Reagan
Vice President: George Bush

Population: 235,824,902
Life expectancy: 74.7 years

High: 1,287
Low: 1,086

Federal spending: $851.85 billion
Federal debt: $1564.7 billion
Consumer Price Index: 103.9
Unemployment: 9.6%

Cost of a new home: $97,600.00
Median Household Income: $22,415.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.20
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.21
Cost of a dozen eggs: $1.01
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.26
adjusted for inflation a gallon of gas $2.12

$$$ -Top Movie Money Makers
Beverly Hills Cop $234,760,478
Ghostbusters $220,855,490
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $179,870,271
Gremlins $148,168,459
The Karate Kid $90,800,000