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January 15th Birthday Babe – Kelly Kelly

Today’s Birthday Babe is 26 year old star of the WWE – Kelly Kelly

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Hard Drive Hell

Happy New Year! Oh, wait. Something new is popping up on my computer – Hard Drive failure is imminent.

Imminent! I’m not Mr. Spock, but I’m pretty sure that’s not good.

Things that are not imminent:

  • The City of Philadelphia erecting a statue of Andy Reid.
  • The Mayan end of the world.
  • Obama caring about the Constitution.
  • Me winning the lottery.
  • Me getting a raise.
  • Payday.

I cannot lose all my Rule 5 images!

If you won’t do it for me, do it for them.

August 20th Birthday Babe – Amy Adams

A Happy 38th to today’s Birthday Babe Amy Adams.

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May 19th Birthday Babe – Barbara Nedeljáková

Today’s Birthday Babe is from Wyatt’s ancestral home, Slovak actress Barbara Nedeljáková, best known for her role as Natalya in the 2005 horror film Hostel.

Lunchtime List & Lass – 5

After our brief interlude to celebrate Earth Day Lenin’s Wyatt’s Birthday, we return to our list of 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About and turn our attention to The Internet. My comments will be in italics.

36. NCSA Mosaic.
37. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.
38. Using a road atlas to get from A to B.
39. Doing bank business only when the bank is open.
40. Shopping only during the day, Monday to Saturday.
41. Phone books and Yellow Pages. I’m sure we have a phone book around here somewhere. I’m not sure when I used one last.
42. Newspapers and magazines made from dead trees.
43. Actually being able to get a domain name consisting of real words.
44. Filling out an order form by hand, putting it in an envelope and posting it.
45. Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment. I’m not sure going back to that would be a bad thing.
46. Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind. Someone asked me yesterday the current price of a stamp. I had no idea. I guess I could have looked it up on the internet.
47. Archie searches.
48. Gopher searches.
49. Concatenating and UUDecoding binaries from Usenet.
50. Privacy.
51. The fact that words generally don’t have num8er5 in them.
52. Correct spelling of phrases, rather than TLAs.
53. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something.
54. The time before botnets/security vulnerabilities due to always-on and always-connected PCs
55. The time before PC networks.
56. When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.

Today’s Lass is the star of The Net, and personal favorite, Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock

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Lunchtime List & Lass – 4

We interrupt our look at 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About for a different list today.

When I started this blog almost 5 years ago (5/24/05) I knew little to nothing about blogs, bloggers, or anything to do with this strange avocation. I didn’t realize how much time it could involve, or how addicting it could become. I didn’t know about the thrill of having someone link to what you wrote (or about having your sitemeter code on single pages so when someone comes to an individual post you don’t miss counting their visit).

But the biggest surprise, considering all the talk about bloggers being lonely recluses hiding in their parents basement, is the great camaraderie among the blogging community. I’ve exchanged hundreds of emails, IM’s, and phone calls with other bloggers. I’ve received help and support from them, and have tried to support them where I can.

Today’s list is Bloggers I’d Like to Meet In Person.

  • Michelle Malkin — She was the first big blogger to link to a post of mine (the one where I discovered the need for sitemeter code on individual posts). She is also incredibly hard working and prolific, extremely kind, and undeniably talented.
  • Ed Morrissey — Captain’s Quarters was one of my very first daily reads. In the years since I’ve discovered what most people in the blogosphere know, that Ed is one of the nicest people around. I would think that even those who disagree with him the most like him.
  • John Hawkins — The man is tireless. He is also engaging and an example of someone who make blogging work.
  • William Teach — The King of cross-posting. Not to mention smart and friendly.
  • Sister Toldjah — Sharp, kind, and witty.
  • Steveegg and Shoebox — I get to blog with Steve at Blogs.4Bauer.com and make a point to read what both of them write at No Runny Eggs. They are good, smart, and a lot of fun.
  • There are many, many more, but this list can’t include all of them. It can’t even include most of them since I have to go get ready for work. I’ll have to add to this list when I have more time.
  • Still, I have to include one more, Wyatt Earp — Another B4B blogger and very good blog friend. He is also today’s birthday boy. The Lass of the day is in his honor.

Today’s Lass — Christina Hendricks.

Happy Birthday Wyatt.

Lunchtime List & Lass

Time for a new feature here at bRight & Early – The Lunchtime List & Lass. While I would like this to be a daily thing, I am quite a slacker at times, so no promises. Here’s how it works: Each day (or at least each day I’m not too lazy) I’ll post a list of things on any topic. They may be from someone or somewhere else, or they may just be from my weird-wired brain. It will also feature a lovely lass to make sure that I am in full compliance with Rule 5. That takes care of the List & Lass, the Lunchtime comes from scheduling it to post around noon.

You are allowed, encouraged even, to add your comments. Add your suggestions for future postings (lists and lasses) in the comments as well. On with the show.

5 Places I want to visit

  • Las Vegas — I am almost half way through my 50′s and I’ve never been further west than Tulsa. Everyone I’ve talked to that has been to Vegas says you have to visit.
  • Alaska — Again, this is on recommendation. I’ve been told that an Alaska cruise is unbelievably gorgeous.
  • Ireland — The land of my forefathers. At least some of them. To hit all the lands would require a major tour of the old country that would include England, Poland, Germany, and others.
  • Cooperstown — I am a big baseball fan, and any fan worthy of the title needs to see the hall of fame.
  • Glassboro, NJ — That’s the town where I grew up, and I really want to see it again. I know that it’s changed, but I would really like to see it again.

OK, you’ve waded through the list, so here’s the lass you’ve really been waiting for. It’s Miss Ireland for 2009, Diana Donnelly.

The comments are open. Have at it.

We DO Like It

The Bower in Chief made what is arguably the most clueless statement on America’s superiority ever.

It’s there, about a minute in.

“whether we like it or not, we (United States) remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, we get pulled into it.”

(video via Freedom’s Lighthouse h/t Ed Morrissey)

Ed says,

The phrase “whether we like it or not” usually connotes a negative to which an audience has to resign themselves. To give one example, no one ever hears, “Whether you like it or not, you’re going to get a banana split with your choice of toppings,” or “Like it or not, I’m going to get naked now.”

Catherine BellNow, I might argue with Ed on the second example. If the phrase was uttered by, say, Nancy Pelosi or Helen Thomas, then it would be entirely appropriate, while spoken by someone like Catherine Bell, not so much. That small difference aside, Ed is exactly right in another use of the phrase.

Because whether we like it or not, we’re stuck with Obama as C-in-C for the next two years, nine months, and five days.

The fact is, most of us are thrilled that we are a “dominant military superpower” and that being so helps keep us safe. It is disturbing that our President finds that to be a negative.

So, what are some other inappropriate uses of the phrase whether we like it or not? Leave yours in the comments.

A Reward for the Jawas

Rusty and the rest of the outstanding crew at The Jawa Report received a bit of recognition regarding the work they do “combating violent Islamist material and support on the Web“.

For all their hard work, I think they deserve a reward. This, my friends, is for you.

How often do you get to post an islamist takedown Rule 5 post? Sweet!