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Finn Detrolio?

Lolcat, combined with a Sopranos reference. Hooray for me.

Goin' to New Orleans...

... in just a few days! The only question is this : "What to eat first?"

From Email : Carnation milk - 65 YEARS AGO

A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.

When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all."

She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms. I can do this! She sent in her entry, and several weeks later, a black limo pulled up in front of her house. A man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $2,000 even though we will not be able to use it!"

LOLCat Time...

Theology for the Day : Hypostatic Union of Christ

Apparently, the two natures of Christ can be better understood with a trip to the pub :

“The hypostatic union is kind of like this black and tan,” I began.


“You see, Christ was both true man and true God. That is, He has two different natures. Just like this Black and Tan has two different natures – or styles -- of beer within its glass. Yet, even though there are two styles of beer in a Black and Tan they are both contained in the one drink that is called a Black and Tan. Likewise, Christ’s two natures are both found in the one Person called Jesus of Nazareth.

“If you look closely at the Black and Tan you will see that there is no separation between the Guinness and Bass: no division. One beer seems to flow into the other. It is similar to Christ. He has no distinctions or separation between his two natures. Christ’s humanity and divinity both work in harmony with one another: just as Guinness and Bass work together in harmony to make a Black and Tan. To remove one nature from the two would be to radically change the definition of both the drink and Christ. Remove the Guinness and there is no Black and Tan, there is only Black. Remove Christ’s divinity (if such an thing is possible, which it isn’t) and there is no Christ, there is only Jesus the Man and not Jesus the Christ.

“Furthermore, there is also no confusion between the two beers – likewise, there is no confusion between the two natures of Christ. That is why the drink is called a Black and Tan. If there were confusion between the two beers in the one glass it would be called something else: maybe a Brown would be a fitting name.

“Lastly, a careful examination of a Black and Tan reveals that the distinction and preservation of each beer is present. The Bass at the bottom still contains all the properties and characteristics of what it means to be Bass. The Guinness layered on top contains all the properties and characteristics of what it means to be Guinness.

“It is the same with Christ. There are still two natures of Christ: one, 100 percent human containing all the properties and characteristics of what it means to be human, the other is 100 percent divine containing all the properties and characteristics of what it means to be divine. Each nature is preserved in the one Person of Jesus Christ. Where the distinction of Christ’s divinity and humanity occur, I do not know for certain, and it is not as certain and as clear as it is with the Black and Tan. Perhaps it might be most clear in His Passion, death, and Resurrection.”

From Hypostatic Union of Christ: The Black and Tan

I usually have a Black Velvet (Cider and Guinness) when I'm in a layery sort of mood. Does that make me a heretic of some sort? Hmm.

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The Incoherence of Hope

Sen. OBAMA: "Well, you know, I haven't given a firm number. Here's my belief, that we can't go back to some of the, you know, confiscatory rates that existed in the past that distorted sound economics. And I certainly would not go above what existed under Bill Clinton, which was the 28 percent. I would--and my guess would be it would be significantly lower than that. I think that we can have a capital gains rate that is higher than 15 percent. If it--and if it, you know--when I talk to people like Warren Buffet or others and I ask them, you know, what's--how much of a difference is it going to be if it's 20 or 25 percent, they say, look, if it's within that range then it's not going to distort, I think, economic decision making. On the other hand, what it will also do is first of all help out the federal treasury, which is running a credit card up with the bank of China and other countries. What it will also do, I think, is allow us to make investments in basic scientific research, in infrastructure, in broadband lines, in green energy and will allow us to give us--give some relief to middle class and working class families who have been driving this economy as consumers but have been doing it through credit cards and home equity loans. They're not going to be able to do that. And if we want the economy to continue to go strong, then we've got to make sure that they're getting a little relief as well."
- B H Obama

Hmmm.... he's basically saying that were want more money, we haven't decided how much, just more. This money will go for something somehow that will do an impossible abount of good stuff, but we won't take a lot of of money. Just some.

Note that a lot of the stuff 'bama thinks he can do with the money is stuff that investments allow companies to do. (The various sorts of research and development prominent in his Wish List.) Useful research produces .... capital gains for stockholders.


Useful Thing - mystery caller lookup!

Directory of unknown callers.

This nifty site is a way to figure out who's at the other end of your caller ID, asking you for money or hassling you about money you don't actually owe to the wireless company...


"Happy" Good Friday!

Obama's Granny locked away?

So said an article printed a year ago.. huh.


Obama throws Gran'ma under the bus...

A good summary


Lyrics, for Dr. Hackenbush

So this is Dr. Hackenbush, the famous medico,
You're welcome, Dr. Hackenbush...

If that's the case, I'll go

Oh, no, you mustn't go...

Who said I mustn't go?
The only reason that I came is so that I can go.

I'm Dr. Hackenbush,
My medical standing's very high,
Well, anyways, ladies and gentlemen, I
am Dr. Hackenbush

He's Dr. Hackenbush...

I'm Dr. Hackenbush,
As a matter of fact, to be exact,
I'm Dr. Hackenbush!

I'm sure that they'd all like to hear,
Some facts about your great career

Although my horn I hate to blow,
There's one thing that you ought to know:

I'm Dr. Hackenbush
Which all my friends will verify
Well, anyways ladies and gentlemen, I
am Dr. Hackenbush

He's Dr. Hackenbush

I'm Dr. Hackenbush,
You never would guess, but nevertheless
I'm Dr. Hackenbush!

For ailments abdominal, my charges are nominal
Though I'm great for I've a rate for tonsillectomy,
Sick and healthy, poor and wealthy, come direct to me
"Oh, God bless you!" they yell
When I send them home well,
But they never, no they never, send a check to me.

I've won acclaim for curing ills, both in the north and south,
You'll find my name just like my pills in everybody's mouth;
I've never lost a case...

He's never lost a case...

I've lost a lot of patients, but I've never lost a case!

My diagnosis never fails, I know just what to do,
Whenever anybody ails, I'm sympathetic too,
My heart within me melts...

His heart within him melts...

No matter what I treat 'em for, they die from something else.

When your nerves start to rock, put your faith in your doc,
When you're sick he will stick to the end,
With the possible exception of your mother,
A doctor's a man's best friend!

Yes, a doctor's a man's best friend!

A doctor's a man's best friend, whoa-oh,
A doctor's a man's best friend,

A doctor is a man's best friend!

Right or wrong, wrong or right,
Night and day, day and night,
On his call you can always depend;
With the possible exception of your mother and your father
And your uncles and your brothers and your nephews and your nieces
And your sisters and your cousins, whom you number by the dozens...

A doctor's a man's best friend!



Clinton, Obama and the "race card"...

Maybe I should have paid more attention to this; I haven't paid attention enough to notice the extent to which the each of the Dems are using race. I realize this after reading this in TNR.

Interpreting the Clinton 3 A.M. phone ad on preparedness and national security as a hidden appeal to white racism takes a remarkable bit of bad faith on the part of Professor Patterson. But the bad faith is not restricted to him alone. Earlier in the campaign, in speeches to black audiences, Obama mouthed lines generally believed to come from Malcolm X about how African Americans were being "bamboozled" and "hoodwinked" by white oppressors and Uncle Toms--except that the lines were not actually Malcolm's but were scripted for Denzel Washington playing Malcolm X in Spike Lee's movie. Now, in Mississippi, Obama is talking about blacks being bamboozled and hoodwinked again. Then, after Obama conceded that Clinton had nothing to do with the ridiculous posting on the disreputable Drudge Report of a picture of Obama in ceremonial Somali dress--supposedly an appeal to racial and religious fears--he now is telling the voters of Mississippi that in fact she was responsible for the photo's appearance, and that she did it in order to scare people--a charge he well knows to be untrue. In the televised debate in Ohio on February 26, Obama said that "I take Senator Clinton at her word that she knew nothing about the photo. So I think that's something that we can set aside."

2008 continues : the election where Democrats decide if they are racist or sexist....



Check out SNL's take off on the "3am call" campaign ad...!


China Killing Off Cats to Make Olympics Nice.

Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around.

The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of them.

The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of them.

See rest of article.

"Sola Scriptura" Moment for the Day

This chowderhead sez that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah. All directly "from the Scriputes", and there's no reason to assume he's being insincere. He's just wrong.

"The Protestant, Bible in hand, is his own Pope."



Gary Gygax, R.I.P.

Good comic on the subject, too....

"We're Building a Religion" with Obama...

That song by Cake fits the Obama campaign very nicely....

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Bouncing Baby....



Fuzzy Politics


I have no idea if the album's any good, but ..

... I like the cover.

I know you can't judge books by their covers, but what about CD's? Probably not.