Archive for the ‘Mark’s World of Strange Phenomena’ Category

The REAL King of the Jungle

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

4 September 2017, Livingstone, Zambia.

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Mark’s World of Strange Phenomena

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011


OBL, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Seal Team VI


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Rot in Hell



Boston Herald

National Enquirer

The Bahamas — a third-world country built around a pier

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

And the Bahamian women all looked like Warren Sapp, but uglier.

And sweatier.

And meaner.

Samantha is right about the unpleasant odor on the fifth deck, though. Very foul. Putrid even. The ship’s name should have been The Sewer of the Seas rather than The Monarch of the Seas. It was essentially a floating Port-O-Let. But at least we had the comfort of our room to retreat to. Hahahahaha, I’m just kidding! Our room was roughly the size of our walk-in closet at home, without the amenities! It was so small you had to leave the room to change your mind! (I stole that line from ALF.) The beds, and I’m hesitant to call them that, were torture devices. Think of three rows of cinder blocks with an occasional steel pole lying on top, just to break the monotony. There is no way that Obama would force the precious little darlings at Gitmo to sleep on these.

We did have a TV, thank God, but the screen was slightly smaller than my watch face. We had a handful of cable channels to choose from, but, naturally, not the ones showing the defending National Champion Florida Gators or FSU. We had to go to Senor Frog’s in Nassau to watch the Gators and we had to read the ticker to find out about FSU’s shocking upset of the BYU Fighting Cultists. If you haven’t been to Senor Frog’s, it’s like a bar that you might have found outside of our former Subic Bay base in the Philippines.

Hmmm, what other features am I forgetting? The water pressure? Akin to a leaky faucet. The bathroom? A phone booth with a toilet. Closet space? Not bad, actually. Towel animals? We got screwed. Our cabin steward (also named Senor Frog, coincidentally) was lazy and made just one, although it was a pretty darned good monkey. The food? Pretty good. The crew? Decent. The on-board newsletter said that the crew was made-up of 61 nationalities, which is interesting, but it would have been better if even one of them could speak English!

The price? $139 per person for an Oceanview Room! Not an inside cabin, not a porthole, not an obstructed view, an Oceanview!

So, all-in-all, I’ll give it a thumbs up! 🙂


Go west, young man…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I was in Dallas all last week to attend a conference. While I was there I visited Arkansas, making it the 35th state (along with 21 countries) that I’ve visited. There are somewhat-boring pictures from my trip in the GALLERY section (click over there >>>>>).



One of Those Idiots Looks Familiar!

Friday, July 31st, 2009


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Nashville Trip Number Two!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

We met Robin Meade, the morning anchor from Headline News!


What Else is on TV?

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Click the link below to see a young and skinny Mark box in the finals of the Golden Gloves Boxing, Central Florida Region tournament.

Mark Boxing