Wednesday, April 15, 2009

(HARDLY) WORDLESS IRS WEDNESDAY


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Today is the 97th Anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic
From the 1997 film Titanic:
Lewis Bodine: [narrating an animated sequence of the Titanic's sinking on a TV monitor] Okay here we go. She hits the berg on the starboard side, right? She kind of bumps along punching holes like morse code, dit dit dit, along the side, below the water line. Then the forward compartments start to flood. Now as the water level rises it spills over the watertight bulkheads, which unfortunately don't go any higher then E deck. So now as the bow goes down, the stern rises up. Slow at first, then faster and faster until finally she's got her whole ass sticking up in the air - And that's a big ass, we're talking 20-30,000 tons. Okay? And the hull's not designed to deal with that pressure, so what happens? "KRRRRRRKKK!" She splits. Right down to the keel. And the stern falls back level. Then as the bow sinks it pulls the stern vertical and then finally detaches. Now the stern section just kind of bobs there like a cork for a couple of minutes, floods and finally goes under about 2:20am two hours and forty minutes after the collision. The bow section planes away, landing about half a mile away going about 20-30 knots when it hits the ocean floor. "BOOM, PLCCCCCGGG!"... Pretty cool huh?
Old Rose: Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was... somewhat different.

Supa Saturday Contest:
We have been nominated in the Supa Saturday contest over at Travis' blog. If it's not too much trouble for y'all we'd really appreciate it if you could drop over there and vote for us, unless you like one of the other nominees better. The voting area is in the upper right of Travis' blog page. Thanks for for any consideration y'all may give to us, The Bumpass Hounds.
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IF YOU ARE FROM HAWAII WE NEED YOUR HELP
We're trying to get at least one guest book entry from each of the 50 United States and D.C. and one from as many different countries as we can. We'd appreciate you helping us out; leave a photo and your blog address if possible. It's been a very productive week. Thanks to Storm Glory & Jackal (and their owner) and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog (and Firefighter Dayna), we now have Arkansas. Thanks to Pearl we've also got Oklahoma. Thanks to Siku Marie, the White Dog, we also have New Mexico. Belle signed our guest book and we now have Minnesota. So as of 14 April 09 we still need the following 13 states: HI, ID, LA, ME, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, ND, RI, SD, and WV. If you're from one of these states, please sign our guest book. If you have a friend in one of these states could you please get them to visit us and sign our book.

We remember our friend Spencer everyday and we smile. Via con Dios Spencer
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Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. - George Washington

7 comments:

Holly said...

Hey Gang!! You now have your NE reps! We're happy to meet you all!!

Holly and Khady Lynn

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom woke up saying that today was tax day! We got ours in a couple of months ago!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joey said...

I love HARDLY Wordless Wednesday! If I ever play it again, that's what it's gonna be.

See ya!
Joey

P.S. Hey, your blog popped into my blogroll rotation instead of lurking around on the bottom! Cool!

Gus said...

yup..the blogroll rotation is working for us too. No more depending on muzzer's failing brain.

Well, our texas are in, but muzzer can't remember where she put the copies. So much for filing early.
gussie

Mason Dixie said...

Yes on my blog real too you are no longer at the bottom. =) Mom paid city tax today, darn city has nothing to offer but sure as heck will take my biscuit money. =)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I signed your guest book so now you have a representative of the Land of Enchantment: green chile cheeseburgers, breakfast at dawn after watching hot air balloons, incredible sunsets and dinner on the dog patio at Kelly's Brew Pub, and fry bread after running off-leash in Roosevelt Park (these are a few of my favorite things about Albuquerque).

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Is it nice and warm up there on the oven? I might have to try that if my mom didn't squirt me with a water gun every time I try to get on the counters. I'll just have to try it when she's at work.

Meow,
Wilbur

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