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   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Tech


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Biggest Looser, Humor, Life Stuff

Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). The following risk factors can either cause hyperuricemia or make joints more susceptible to the formation of uric acid crystals:

So, lets see how many of these fit me…

  • Being male, yep
  • Family history of gout, not so much
  • Obesity, yep
  • Moderate, regular, or heavy consumption of alcohol, especially beer. Wow one that doesn’t apply.
  • A diet rich in meat and seafood, which can be high in purines, yep
  • Use of medicines that remove salt and water from the body (diuretics), yep
  • Regular use of aspirin (more than 1 or 2 aspirin tablets a day), yep
  • Frequent episodes of dehydration, yep
  • Acute illness or infection, yep
  • Lead exposure (may occur through work, diet, or hobbies), yep,. ooops
  • Very low-calorie diets, yep
  • Injury to a joint, yep

Looks like I’m screwed….


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Money, Precious Metals

A person I work with decided it would be funny to pay me a small debt, in pennies, unrolled pennies. Little did he realize, that I just love coins.  So I spent about 30 mins of my saturday to sort and roll them.Things to keep in mind.1. Pennies 1981 and older, are 95% copper, after 81, they are about 5% copper.  Pre 82 pennies are worth more in copper, than the penny is worth.2. Wheat Pennies were made 1958 and before.3. Canadian pennies are worth nothing, really.

What I found was this. Of the 1000 pennies:

1958 and prior:      13      1.3%

1981 and prior:    748     74.8%

1982 and newer:   230    23%

Canadian:                 5       .5%


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Guns, Humor

Man Struck In Accidental Shooting At Gun Show

A Minnesota man is OK after being hit by bullet fragments after an off-duty officer’s gun accidentally discharged.

The shooting has been ruled an accident, but it did involve an off-duty Minneapolis police officer. He was working as a security guard at the Minneapolis Gun Show, when police say his gun holster got caught and his semi-automatic handgun went off.

The bullet from his gun ricocheted off the floor and hit a retired St. Paul officer in the leg. Police say the 61-year-old retired officer was also working as a security officer at the show, which is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center for minor injuries and will be okay.

“Something like this, it’s purely an accident. We’ve got the — [we’re] checking the holster to see if there’s any malfunctions, checking the gun to see if there’s any other malfunctions,” said Sgt. Jesse Garcia with the Minneapolis Police Department.

“You know, with the amount of equipment we wear sitting in cars with seatbelts and things like that, we’re lucky this doesn’t happen more often,” he added.

The security guard will not be disciplined. Police say he was sitting down and leaning back in a chair when his holster got caught and the gun discharged. People at the show said they were surprised it happened.

“Accidents happen. Unfortunate that it happened here. It’s not the best timing,” said Eric Magee, who attended the show.


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor

Everyone needs one of these!



   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Just plain weird, Life Stuff

POINT MARION, Pa. — An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said.

“I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Leda Smith said.

Smith heard someone break into her home Monday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor’s home was burglarized a few weeks ago.

“I said ‘What are you doing in my house?’ He just kept saying he didn’t do it,” Smith said.

After the 17-year-old boy called 911, Smith kept holding the gun on him until state police arrived at her home in Springhill Township, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.

The boy will be charged with attempted burglary and related offenses in juvenile court, Trooper Christian Lieberum said. He was not identified because of his age.

“It was exciting,” Smith said. “I just hope I broke up the (burglary) ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here.”


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Life Stuff, Tech

I’m sure this is a clip of my life long ago.


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Life Stuff

With Lori’s birthday just a few days away, and one of her presents arriving early.   Its all over the news, and she seemed interested. Who am I to stand in the way of video games?!


Its quite impressive, I was afraid it would be a flimsy piece of crap, but turns out its pretty stout, even brave.  Would you like to be the device to tell half of America that they are Fat?!  Well, after all the setup, info taking, etc. I tried the exercises. Yea, that lasted about 30 secs.  The games are a lot of fun, there is soccer, snow skiing, ski jumping, and a marble madness sort of game where you have to balance a plate and roll balls into a hole. I dare not show pics of Lori playing that. Its funny to watch. Shhh, here she comes.