The Mundling Zone

Thoughts, rants, and raves from the desk of Michelle Mundling

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Corey Johnson's Pool Table

You want to know the real value of a piece of furniture in your home? When someone takes the time to hand-craft, assemble, and create something functional that is pleasing to the eye, the finished product is priceless. Corey's pool table fits that description.

According to my dear friend Pam (Corey's mom), "He wanted to build his very own pool table and he did it ... and it WORKS!! He had to order some of the parts for it, like the rail cushions, but everything else, he bought here and there. It is regulation size and it is a lot bigger than what I expected it to be in my house."

The picture speaks for itself. You can take one look at it and know that he put a lot of work into it. I don't care if someone says they got their pool table by some famous designer. To me, Corey's pool table is worth more.

Friday, July 07, 2006

A Nine-Year-Old Child Gave Birth?

I read on the Fox News web site that a nine-year-old girl in Brazil was found pregnant and gave birth by ceaserian section. The authorities were investigating to see if it was a rape. The link to the story is here.

I will never understand why men find little girls sexually arousing. It had always been my belief that there was a natural instinct to protect children from harm. Once I started working for a prison then later surfed the Internet, that belief has all but been completely shattered. I now know that the depths of human depravity knows no bounds. Children are not exempt. Anyone who does not realize this is dangerously naive.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Survivor Participant Shoots Puppy With Arrow

On the Cable News Network web site, it was reported that Brian Heidik of "Survivor: Thailand" fame shot a puppy with an arrow.

A puppy??!!

Heidik claimed he thought it was a coyote which had been harrassing his pets in the past. Okay ... really pushing it, but I'll give him that. However, why did he flee when the sheriff's deputies arrived to investigate?

He's been charged with battery and cruelty to animals. Why the battery charge? It seems that the deputies found evidence of "battery for family violence." Under Georgia's domestic violence law, law enforcement officials must arrest the batterer, even if the victimized spouse or significant other does not want to press charges.

My honest opinion of the situation is that after his spat with his spouse, he went out shooting animals because he was still angry and wanted to lash out.

In any case, he doesn't sound like a nice guy.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments

What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane.

The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes.

It's a hysterical and spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, brought to you by the mad scientists at