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February 09, 2008

GUYS

Japanese guys.

Japanese guys on tv.

What more can we say.

Except this: Heed the warning.

(Thanks to Todd McLaren)

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Phew! Thank God the title popped up before the video started. For those brave enough to look, the brain bleach is hooked up to a beer tap at the blog bar.

These crazy reality shows. Next up, a girl who can peel a grape with her tongue.

Whut?

*reads Sandy's post...faints*

Note to self: Avoid the banana pudding when in Japan

I started watching it...when he began to remove his pants I thought to myself...naahhhhh, exit now...and I did.

Banana Split!

Potassium? You mean, potassiyuck.

When that stunt was dreamt up, I'm going to guess saki was involved.

It had a certain sort of appeal.

That guy's been doing his Butt Kegels!

Someone should tell him the banana hammock is in the front.

me too, Akfat! Sometimes too much is too much.

Ring, ring, ring, ring
Ring, ring, ring, ring
BananaWTFBBQ?

Didja ever wonder how people discover they can do these things?

I wonder what gave him the idea to do that in the first place.

Layzeeboy, you cut in line!

Nice to know cellulite isn't just a female affliction. Yeah, I hung in there 'til the 'end.'

But, "banana butt" isn't thankfully.

Now that the Writers Strike is over, they'll be doing much more sophisticated things with butts...like pulling out "24" plots.

Brainy - you mean potASSium.

CJ - It ain't over -they're reviewing terms. Don't count your subplots until they've hatched. Hopefully the producers will take the bananas outta their butts and square up.

This is completely off-topic (right, like THAT's an unusual situation on this blog).

But I came across a practice that has developed here in Canada that I find incredibly moving. Our forces are fighting in Afghanistan, in the Khandahar province. We're kicking the Taliban's asses, having killed about 4-5000 of them so far. To the point that they have given up on direct fighting, and now rely mostly on IEDs.

But, we're still taking casualties. And here is what has developed. Every time one of our soldiers who was killed in Afstan is returned here, his/her body is flown into AFB Trenton. And then the body is driven in a motorcade to Toronto, where it can be placed onto a civilian aircraft for onward shipment to the desired place of burial.

Spontaneously, people began to gather on every highway overpass present on the 106 mile stretch of highway between Trenton and Toronto. And there are many, many overpasses. It started relatively small, and now it's thousands and thousands of them...ordinary people, to the point that the government has now re-named that stretch "Highway of Heros".

Anyway, I am struck by the fact that so many people take the time, in all kinds of weather, to honour such brave young soldiers, who gave it all up for their country. A very short Youtube video can be found here


Is that a banana in your .... Oh, nevermind!!!

*SNORK* @ jugheaded and Meanie!

Afkat, how beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.

That's a great tribute, Afkat. I participate in something similar, The Gathering of Eagles, and it's a great-big mix of everybody. We know where your folks are and know that Oz, the UK, and your folks are in the tough Helmland area. I guess they have earned an 'Aye.'

Here we don't even get to see the flag draped coffins coming off the planes. That's wonderful what Canada does.

Afkat, thanks. That was very moving!

I once saw a show-girl who could open a bottle of beer wi....

ok, never mind.

Down here in southeast Texas a number of motorcycle clubs and assorted riders have taken to escorting any fallen soldier to the cemetery. Primarily it's out of respect for their service to the country, but also as a means to guard against the assorted wackos that come out to either protest the war or believe the soldier died because we live in an immoral country. I have no problem with people being opposed to the war, but preying on the families of those who fell defending what they believe in is despicable! It's great to see everyday Americans going out and honoring those who gave everything for our freedom. God bless the Highway of Heroes!

Sounds like a branch of the Patriot Guard, Doc. We have 'em, too - my neighbor's a member.

And most of the wackos come from Westboro Baptist "Church," the brainchild of the Evil Fred Phelps, national menace.

Outstanding, Afkat. Especially so for the spontaneous, unchoreographed nature of it. Salutes to the honorees AND the honorers.

Valentine's Day is Thursday. Why not place a carnation on the desk of a veteran, with a thank-you note? Or at a memorial. It's not all chocolate and roses, ya know. Just a thought.

Down here in southeast Texas a number of motorcycle clubs and assorted riders have taken to escorting any fallen soldier to the cemetery. Primarily it's out of respect for their service to the country, but also as a means to guard against the assorted wackos that come out to either protest the war or believe the soldier died because we live in an immoral country. I have no problem with people being opposed to the war, but preying on the families of those who fell defending what they believe in is despicable! It's great to see everyday Americans going out and honoring those who gave everything for our freedom. God bless the Highway of Heroes!

Ok, the bot just punched me square in the eye. What the hell did I do to it today? I swear I didn't repost that.

Wow! A double post 17 minutes-ish apart.

WTG!

And an excellent thought Annie. I will make it a point to do so with my kids. They need to learn what the cost of their freedom is and show the proper respect. Myself as well.

Thanks, annie, nice idea. I'll consider my carnation rec'd.

All I did was refresh the page and I had nothing in the comment box El. I don't know what the heck happened.

Wyo - no, you will NOT consider it received until you get it, sir. Am I clear on that? ;)

I hereby rescind my last transmission.

That's a beautiful idea. I'll be honoring my father, too. He was in at the tail end of WWII.

That's a great thought, DD...it is very important to remember the sacrifices those who went before us made to protect our freedoms. In WWII, Canada, with a population of about 12.5 million people, had 1.1 million in our armed forces. In my family, I had 1 grandfather, a ship's captain, torpedoed and his ship sunk, two uncles killed in the defence of Hong Kong, and one uncle killed in North Africa. My father, a bomber pilot, crashed in flames and spent nearly three years in the hospital, only to emerge after release and demand (successfully) to be re-admitted into active service.

Growing up, I was very conscious of the fact that the family that I was supposed to have had, just didn't exist anymore.

I suppose that is why I am so appreciative of those in the military, US, Canadian, UK etc. are so dedicated to what they do. They are ALL heros, every single one of them. And may God bless them all...

Wow, Afkat; your father is amazing. And so are you. My condolences on the losses of these wonderful men.

Peels the bananas? You should see how he makes the doughnuts.

Good morning and happy Sunday Blog stars!

its too early in the morning to make glaze jokes

Besides the motorcade to Toronto which is shown in the video, there is a ramp ceremony at the airport where the coffin(s) are formally unloaded from the plane and loaded into the hearses. There is a 100 man honour guard. Every plane is met by the family, the Governor General (who is the Queen's representative and also Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces), the Minister of National Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff. The Governor General has literally flown back from an official visit in Europe in a race with the casulty plane so that she can be there when it lands.

The reason why they all go to Toronto first is that the bodies are all autoposied there to formally determine the cause of death. From there they are sent home. A miltary contingent is at each funeral.

Reminds me of that song from the perverted Japanese Barney show..

They Like To Eat, Eat, Eat, A$$holes and Bananus

*zips in*™

Good morning.

Arctic, that's what our government won't let us see, the ramp ceremony at the airport.

LTTG...

EWWWW... why did I have to see all of that??? WHY???

LOL Stevie!

Afkat, thank you for sharing that with us. You are so right in what you say.

Wow, Canada's got a heart!

*sniff* Thanks for sharing Afkat. I'm all teary. What an amazing tribute.

In my home town, we lost a soldier about a year ago--he was one of two who were captured--and well, without sharing the details, it was a shockingly awful way to go.

We heard the motorcade was coming through our downtown area to see the flags, so we went to work, everyone emailing everyone--and the next day hundreds of people showed up to saulte and honor the family. It was really emotional. Albeit a small tribute compared to the tremendous loss of the fine young man.

You said a mouthful, Cheryl.

Looks like a plumber I know. I split my sides laughing, when I saw that.

Wait'll you see him opening a fortune cookie?

Fortune: "You will embark on an overseas journey...you will soon pass water.

I just realized he was wearing a thong. Thank god. (Or not.)

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