Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cows invade Resevoir State Park ...

According to the Buffalo News, cows have been tying up police at Reservoir State Park since 9 a.m. Lewiston Police have had to put down one of the three cows. The two remaining cows are reportedly in the area of Upper Mountain and Military roads, an area close to Interstate 190 and the Robert Moses Parkway, but police don't know where the cows came from.

I have to wonder how the birds convinced the cows to do this ...

Random data ...

I've had a lot of feedback from the Bobby Anderson interview today, specifically people wanting more information on when and where he will open his restaurant. Unfortunately, I don't have those details to give you ... but as soon as I have them, I'll put them here on the blog. The podcast is up, though.

I deleted a couple menu options from the website. I took off "MySpace" and "Twitter," and instead put them as links on the links page ... along with Facebook and LinkedIn. This should make the menu fit better in some browers. I made the podcast link go right to the main podcast page instead of giving you a second menu. It contains almost all the stuff I've ever done except for Dialog shows from April 2007 through June 2008 ... and Reason shows before mid-June. That said, I'm slowly but surely filling that gap in. In the meantime, the Dialog podcasts for that period can be found here (there's also a link on the left hand column of the podcast page entitled "missing epidoses" ... and the Reason podcasts will just have to wait.

We got a 10th member to the forum today ... and as I said I would, I added another game to the arcade to celebrate that fact. I'll add another game at 20 members ... another at 30, etc. All the way up to 150 members ... at which point I'll be out of games to add. The new game is Burger Time, which rocks.

Casino to keep operating ...

According to Channel 4, the Seneca Nation has "consulted with the federal office of the National Indian Gaming Commission and says it finds no reason in Tuesday's court decision to consider any alternative."

The anti-casino folks may seek an injunction to stop gambling at the temporary site, awaiting an appeal by the Senecas.

Reason show notes (070908)

Bobby Anderson dropped some news exclusively for my listeners: He'll be opening his own restaurant right here in Western New York. Bobby, of course, was a contestant on Hell's Kitchen. Bobby had joined me to talk about the show's finale, which aired last night on Fox. Bobby was part of "Team Petrozza," which lost the finale to "Team Christina."

I also discussed the casino lawsuit in Buffalo and what it means.

And, of course, it wouldn't be a show without some bird war stories. Lesley's dog was attacked by birds this morning. Posh Spice had her plane attacked by a bird. Frank sent me a link to a seagull attack story ... with video. And someone sent me an IM saying that seagulls play a prominent role in the new movie, Hancock.

Reminder, Bobby Anderson on Reason at 10 a.m.

Just to remind those who may have forgotten ... or to inform those who didn't know ... Hell's Kitchen contestant Bobby Anderson of Niagara Falls will join me at 10 a.m. on Reason on Hometown 1230 WECK to discuss the season finale and what's going on with him.

For more on Hell's Kitchen, check out Paul Lane's blog, Life in the Slow Lane.

Brit: Why are seagulls protected?

Here's an interesting story from the other side of the pond, asking why rats with wings - aka seagulls - are protected.
For some reason seagulls are protected. Personally, unless they can stay on the coast, I’d be happy to lead a cull. Then I spotted it. A gull chick had fallen from a nest and the cat was after it. Mummy seagull and the whole furious tribe had been called in to save the day. We were under attack.

Lights Out

There used to be a stop light at the corner of Michigan and Park Avenue in Lockport, but as of Tuesday, the stop light was replaced by a stop sign on the Michigan side. Michigan used to go through to West Avenue (Route 31), but the city gave a portion of the street over to Candlelight Cabinetry, which has been working on the street for quite some time.

Traffic seemed to take to the stop sign quite well on Tuesday. I'll keep an eye on it and let you know.