Archive for September, 2010

Radioactive Plant!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

So, when Chernobyl started spewing radiation, the people nearby were evacuated. But plants can’t leave.

Now, scientists are finding that plants – specifically soybean and flax – are capable of modifying their internal operations in order to cope with radioactive environments.

I wonder if eating tofu made from these soybeans would give me superpowers, or just lymphoma?

LeMons Weekend

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Though of course I know you’re all religiously checking the Tunachucker blog, I just thought I’d remind that the race is this weekend. I’ll try to kepe the blog updated throughout the w/e with pictures and posts, internet allowing, so if you’re looking for edutainment this weekend and have a computer, check it out. Heck, if you do some hunting around, you may find live streaming video of the race. And you know, that’s gotta be better than watching the Speed Channel.

Tightrope Walking

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

As a friend of mine said the other day, it must be 1920 because the city is gearing up for a tightrope walking spectacle.

A French high-wire artist will be walking between the two statues at the top of the Liberty Building tomorrow evening. After that, perhaps I’ll take a paddleboat ride and go see a “talkie”.

Cleveland Tourism Video

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

A classic that I think I mentioned on one of the rides this year.

Haiku for the win!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here’s a chance to put those Haiku skills to the test and win something, and if you don’t want it send it here! sideI know we have mad Haiku skills on here, plus the fact you have nothing to go on beside this should make it interesting.  Post’em here and send a copy to   Bring the pain!

Indy 500

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Next year is the 100th running of the Indy 500.  Who’s up for a road trip?  I’m definitely going.  There’s still decent tickets available around $80 each, how fun would it be for like a dozen of us to all be together at this historic race?

Indy is one of those things you have to do at least once in your life.  What bigger year than the 100th?

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Thoughts on Bills/Packers

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Yesterday, it was humiliating just to be a Bills fan and watch that debacle in Wisconsin. But you know what’s worse? Being the only Bills fan in an entire section of Lambeau Field, watching as your team is trounced 34-7. The Packers fans weren’t even gloating. They were sympathetic, trying to comfort us, like we were the parents of the enthusiastic kid with a club foot that the coach puts into the basketball game for the last two minutes.

Sue and I had a wonderful weekend, but that game was soul-crushingly awful.

Yup, humiliating is a great word.

  • Passing on Clay Matthews to draft Aaron Maybin? That’s a Buffalo Bills move, right there.
  • None of the other Bills fans that we met live here. In fact, we were often asked “Oh, you’re from Buffalo? Where do you live now?”
  • Lee Evans – shut out for the third time in his career. Awesome.
  • Both our offensive tackles are turnstiles, and our starting guard was out. That’s not great.
  • At least Moorman had a good day. Lots of opportunity.

I’m seriously thinking this could be a 2-14 season. Bills Fever – Catch It!

Elmwood Car Show

Friday, September 17th, 2010

A nice little video from the Elmwood Village car show. Dig that VW Thing.

Arson Lover’s Pizza

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

If you think that Domino’s is a terrible place to work, do the responsible thing. Quit, and then burn down their other franchises.

Wait, what did I just type?

Irish Pride?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I started today with a big plate of hash brown potatoes then sealed my driveway. Great start now off to work.