Entries from August 2006

I Just Found Another Best Wiki Entry Ever!

This is crazy! Wikipedia – Test card I love Wiki!

Categories: Business & Media

Where Europeans Get Their Facts: The Mystery Continues

CDR Salamander – EuroCluelessness cont. You have to read foreign media to understand the disconnect. They really do not understand America. Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed New Orleans and killed hundreds of people, has made US citizens far more aware of the environment. Green has become fashionable even among conservative politicians and the religious right. Snort [...]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CLXVI

Gizmodo – Robot iPod Dock-on-Wheels Reason #gazillion to get hardwood floors.

Categories: Electronics

When Rednecks Don't Join the Military

Somebody get this guy a military research grant. While drinking beer, and smoking cigarettes; this guy builds a rocket launcher, then loads it with eight thousand five hundred bottle rockets. Then he fires them all at one time. This is a killer video. Check out the firestorm! Curtsies to Half Empty for the link. Presumably [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

These Times Call For Mountains

Ahhhh.

Categories: Science and Nature

War Crimes, War Crimes, War Crimes

JPost – Amnesty Int’l redefines ‘war crimes’ by ALAN DERSHOWITZ This whole discussion (eg:) If Israel is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilian infrastructure, imagine how much greater is Hizbullah’s moral responsibility for targeting civilians! Is so ridiculous. Hezbollah doesn’t wear military uniforms. Whether or not you call them a terrorist organization, their very [...]

Categories: War and Peace

It's One of Those Days Again

Hot Air – Video: Hackett calls Dan Senor “Unterfuhrer” And “Herr Senor”! This is London – President Bush ‘assassinated’ in new TV docudrama And hey, why not?! Kiro 7 – National Guardsman Brutally Attacked In Pierce County But this one’s my favourite, because it’s right close to here in Seattle. Parkland is just beneath Tacoma, [...]

Categories: Politics

Women Seeking Libbing

The Times – With this ring I thee enslave, by Camilla Cavendish<br/> When so many women are being forced into marriage, why are there not more howls of protest? In the past year I have come across three teachers who have helped teenage pupils to escape from actual or threatened violence at home. Each seems [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

A Squigglier Middle East

Who likes straight lines anyway?! Not us! CDR Salamander – Ralph plays Churchill with crayons Ralph Peters puts to pen the frustration anyone who looks at the Middle East thinks; can’t we just call a do-over and redraw the borders? He hints at what it would take – bloodshed unheard of in over half a [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

This Is Why I'm Ignoring Katrina News

The Times – A tale of many cities<br/> The people of New Orleans are voting with their removal vans A year after the worst natural disaster in US history, the superpower that failed to save its most beguiling city put aside a day to remember it — and the 1,700 souls who died there when [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Micro Brains

The prefix “micro” has just appeared in two blogs in a row, in the unlikeliest of root words. Bubblehead – A Conspiracy Theory Even The DUmmies Won’t Buy A “micro-nuclear” bomb and The Joy of Curmudgeonry – A Setback for Medical Science “Microfascism”. The micro-nuclear bomb one reminds me of the sort of scientific ignorance [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

It's the Turkey Roll!

Tim Blair – TURKEY ROLL Gobble gobble!

Categories: Business & Media

The Fuzz-y Ears

The Times – Smart ass<br/> The long arm of the South African law saddles up the donkeys At least in South Africa, however, the donkey may not feel bypassed by time. The animal is to play a key role in the fight against crime. “If you don’t have a car, ride a bicycle or a [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXI

(I saw this last night and just could not wait until today to post it.) Tim Blair – SKY GOD FLOUTED “How can you tell who someone’s god is?” asks Orson Scott Card. “You look to see whose name they invoke as the cause of all things, good or bad. By that standard, the god [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Now That's a Movie Plot

Daily Mail – Hitler and Stalin were possessed by the Devil, says Vatican exorcist Adolf Hitler and Russian leader Stalin were possessed by the Devil, the Vatican’s chief exorcist has claimed. The Exorcist IV: Hitler v. Stalin! Father Gabriele Amorth who is Pope Benedict XVI’s ‘caster out of demons’ made his comments during an interview [...]

Categories: History