Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Llamas may spit but a camel will EAT YOUR WHOLE FRICKING HEAD!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Holiday Fun

I a made this for all you crazy cats in Blogland!
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Have a safe holiday season!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Are you tired of llamas?

Well, there are other topic.
But some of them are not really any better.
So, brave bloggers, if you do doubt your courage or your strength
come no further,

for DEATH awaits you all
with nasty big pointy teeth!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Well, It's About Damned Time!

PASADENA, Calif. - Llamas have waited 15 years to appear in the Rose Parade. On New Year's Day, 18 of the animals and their owners will stroll down Colorado Boulevard.
Joan Selby, a member of the Llama Association of Southern California, sent the original application to the parade committee 15 years ago.

She is not sure why it took so long for parade officials to let the llamas into the parade but suggested it might have been fear of the unknown. "It could be that it just was not our time. Back then, llamas weren't very well known," Selby said.

Paul Holman, president and chairman of the board of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, said he has been told llamas had not been allowed in the parade because horses fear them and react as if the llamas were predators. But he did his research and found a solution. The llamas will be staged in a separate area and have a spot toward the beginning of the parade, far from the equestrian units, Holman said.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

A Hijacked Anniversary

One year ago today, a blog was hijacked. The rest as they say, is history.

Let me go back to the beginning ....

Once, there was this dork named Thomcat. (dork is my pet name for him, it's not really an insult)

Anyway, he had this habit of deleting his blog. One day it would be up and running, the next ... poof ... gone. I'd link to his blog but surprise, surprise, he's deleted it again.

One night, I was reading blogs and happened upon his to find it had gone AWOL again so I took it upon myself to steal his blog's URL and hold it hostage.

One thing led to another and before we knew it, Thom, BS, Logo, Susie, Lime, Breazy, Idiot and I had hijacked a blog and made it our own.

The past year has been so much fun. We've had a fair share of coffee and llamas and bananas and llamas and chocolate and llamas ... I know, you get it.

I want to thank you all for joining me in the hijacking of this blog. Hopefully we're not on anyone's most wanted list. But, this is only our first year.

Happy Anniversary SWHAB!


Friday, December 08, 2006

Why the Llamas Avoid Their Cousins

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Staff at an Irish riding school were forced to postpone festivities after Gus the camel chomped his way through 200 mince pies and several cans of Guinness intended for their Christmas party.

Gus, starring in the riding school's Santa's Magical Animal Kingdom show, helped himself to the feast while staff were getting changed for the party. "Gus found his way out of his pen and helped himself," Robert Fagan, owner of the Mullingar Equestrian Centre in central Ireland, told Reuters.

The 11-year-old camel, originally from Morocco, cracked open six cans of Ireland's famous stout with his teeth after the door to his stall was left open. Gus appeared well after Monday evening's feeding frenzy, Fagan said, adding: "We were all looking forward to it, but you couldn't blame him. He's really a very gentle, docile sort of camel."

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Fighting Llamas!

As well as producing helpful antibodies that can combat the war on biological terrorism, (for more info read Lime's post below) the United States Army released today in a press conference that a number of Llamas were not happy with just being behind the scenes of the war on terrorism. A special elite group of Llamas who volunteered to take the war to the front were equipped with remote activated anti-aircraft Patriot Missile launchers.

Sgt. Llama Striker said to this reporter "I really enjoy knowing I am making a difference, we in the Llama Rangers don't mind the sting of the afterburner of the Patriots as long as we know that the missiles we launch are taking out enemy forces. I have a wife and and a newborn cria back in the States, and it makes me proud to know they are safer after our missions."

There you have it. Llamas... the newest fighting elite in our nation's war against terrorism.

I Thought You All Should Know

The latest weapon against terrorism: llamas
By Julie Kirkwood , Staff WriterEagle-Tribune

We've discussed the many talents of the humble llama before in this column. Llamas can learn to caddy golf clubs and compete in jumping contests. Their fur can be spun into yarn, and about two years ago scientists came up with a way to use a llama's immune system for dandruff control.

Now another team of scientists is proposing a use for llamas, and it's even more important than preventing white flakes from drifting onto our shoulders. They want to use llamas to warn us of bioterrorism attacks.I know what you're thinking: How is a champion jumping llama going to protect me from some crazy terrorist running around with anthrax? Llamas don't even have claws.The secret is in their blood.

Llamas have unusually durable antibodies, the proteins that float around and recognize viruses and bacteria. The scientists made llama antibodies that specifically match and stick to bioterrorist weapons, such as ricin and cholera. These itty bitty antibodies could be packed into biosensors and used to alert us at the first signs of a bioterrorist attack, the scientists write in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

The llama doesn't even need to be there. Now that's talent.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Contest Won

After a little under a year of choppin' pictures, I finally won a contest over at my favorite Photoshop site.

The idea, in case you are not familiar, is that the site provides a picture daily and we the members change it to any way we see fit. Then, we the members all vote on who did the best job - be it skillful, humorous, artistic, ect.

Here is the original of last Wednesday's contest. A neat picture of a carousel. (click on pics for larger)

My chop titled "Four Horsemen" that won the contest with 53 votes, as well as becoming my personal highest voted chop.

There were many other fantastic entries, and it was a close race during the three days the contest was "open". In the end I pulled out in front. I was (and still am) pretty excited about it,. so I thought I would share it with you all. It wasn't a prize contest this round, but nonetheless I was happy about winning.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to an honorary hijacker

Mr. Logo, by virtue of his willingness to wear a pick jacket, was given honorary hijacker status by Lime.
So I thought I would wish him a happy birthday here too and give him the traditional gift,
a dream date.
and some chocolate.

Of course, this is what will ACTUALLY be there tonight,
but it's the thought that counts,
right? Just so you know,
you are going to have to hand her over to the Idiot in March.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Hello you crazy people. Looks like I am back (in a sense). Blogging hasn't really been my medium for a while and those close to me know that Photoshopping has been my outlet. I've learned a lot of things and made some good friends at PhotoshopContest. I might not say a lot here, as writing doesn't come that natural to me. I will most likely post a cool picture I chopped or something every now and then. Plus I noticed this sight could use a good graphic design overhaul. I'll try and take care of that.

Hi blogosphere, remember me?


Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Susie!!

It's Susie's big day so it's time for me to give her a turn with George!

He'll be showing up with some of this...

and this...

Sssshhhhh, don't anyone tell Ratburn what's going on out in the yurt!