Oregon Trail

Producer Smurf: “All right, so, the first thing we have to smurf to smurf you to Oregon is to smurf out of the house.”
Charlee: “Right. How do we do that?” Continue reading “Oregon Trail”


hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay as yoo may hav herd we had a littel erthkwayk neerby up in the mithical land of lost andjelus it wuz a 4.7 on the andy richter skayl wot is a skayl that mezhures how suksesful an erthkwayk is the skale rayndjes frum the low end of andy barker pi to the hi end of andy richter controls the yooniverse i am not shoor ware 4.7 falls on that skayl probly in the middel i wood gess ennyway mama felt the erthkwayk but dada did not but this may be becuz dada was distrakted by pie mmmmmmm pie

Continue reading “erthkwayk!!!”

i chose not to predikt it

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog wel yoo may hav herd that we just had a larj erthkwayk in the neerby mithical sitty of los angeles we ar all fine down heer in sandy eggo altho we did get shakn arownd for a fyoo sekunds

as yoo may remembr i hav the power to predikt erthkwayks howevr i chose not to predikt this wun becuz i dont want mama and dada to become complaysent or send me off for sientific eksperiments or try to awkshun off my majical abiliteez i may chooz to predikt the nekst wun or i may chooz not to we will see ha ha ok bye

Well, *I* Didn’t Feel Anything

Dennis appears to be feeling much better today, after spending the last two days being spooky and trying to avoid being on the floor.  Aaaaand …… From the California Integrated Seismic Net:

Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT == California Integrated Seismic Net USGS/Caltech/CGS/UCB/UCSD/UNR

Version #T: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event. This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

A light earthquake occurred at 7:14:57 AM (PDT) on Monday, June 23, 2008. The magnitude 4.0 event occurred 1 km (0 miles) SSE of Loma Linda, CA. The hypocentral depth is 16 km (10 miles).

Magnitude 4.0 – local magnitude (ML)
Time Monday, June 23, 2008 at 7:14:57 AM (PDT) Monday, June 23, 2008 at 14:14:57 (UTC)
Distance from Loma Linda, CA – 1 km (0 miles) SSE (147 degrees) Colton, CA – 7 km (4 miles) ESE (108 degrees) Redlands, CA – 7 km (4 miles) W (259 degrees) San Bernardino, CA – 10 km (6 miles) SSE (156 degrees) Los Angeles Civic Center, CA – 92 km (57 miles) E (90 degrees)
Coordinates 34 deg. 2.7 min. N (34.045N), 117 deg. 14.9 min. W (117.248W)
Depth 15.9 km (9.9 miles)
Location Quality Good
Location Quality Parameters Nst=061, Nph=061, Dmin=8 km, Rmss=0.19 sec, Erho=0.2 km, Erzz=0.3 km, Gp=28.8 degrees
Event ID# ci14376612
Additional Information 2-degree map Google Earth KML (Requires Google Earth.) ShakeMap shaking intensity maps Waveforms SCSN Moment Tensor Solution SCSN First Motion Mechanism 1 Did you feel it? 24-hour Aftershock Forecast Map

For more information, see http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/sca/

… make of it what you will.

Why So Spooky?

So today, just this afternoon, Dennis has started acting all weird and spooky.  He keeps wanting to go outside and hide under the shifflera tree, he jumped into the bathtub of his own accord, he keeps running around looking at the ceiling, he won’t eat a pig ear or a trachea, and he’s following my wife around like a shadow (which he doesn’t usually do — that’s Tucker’s job).  We’re baffled as to why he’s acting so strange.  There was a fire on the other side of the ridge on Camp Pendleton, but as per usual the Marines put it right out (their artillery starts a lot of fires so they’re really good at snuffing them).  So what’s the deal?

My wife has decided that Dennis is predicting an earthquake. So if Southern California starts rocking in the next day or so, you read it here first!

Or he could just be looking for ninja hedgehogs