Entries from April 2010

Seattle In the News: Kleenex Edition

Seattle Times – Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day Thursday was shaping up to be just another school day for 13-year-old Erik Martin, but then something extraordinary happened: Spider-Man called. Spider-Man happens to be one of the few people who knows that Erik, too, has a secret identity — he’s […]

Categories: People and Current Events

US Soldiers in Afghanistan Doing Lady Gaga

Telephone Remake The YouTube description: This is a couple guys located in afghanistan, that re-made the music video by Lady Gaga….Telephone. Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey. Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you […]

Categories: Entertainment

You’re Gonna Wanna Watch That Last 20 Seconds Over Again

EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree – Crying & Screaming Curtsy: Vanderleun, Sane and thoughtful people upon viewing this quite naturally say, “Get me a gun. No, the bigger one.”

Categories: Science and Nature

Staying Topical As Always

The Simpsons stand behind their South Park brethren:

Categories: Entertainment

Anzac Day (+2)

Bagpipes: BAGPIPES. Curtsy: Brett McS.

Categories: War and Peace

Complicating My Dreams of an Expat Life

And yet making that one-way to NZ that much less complicated… TIME – Why More U.S. Expatriates Are Turning In Their Passports. By Helena Bachmann While a small number of Americans hand in their passports each year for political reasons, the new surge in permanent expatriations is mainly because of taxes. Considering that an estimated […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Giving Thanks For My Medicine Cabinet

Do you all remember a couple years ago when I was home when my grandmother was passing and I got a really awful case of poison ivy? I got some topical cream from the doctor, but by the time I got to see her it had almost finished cycling through the awfulness. Of course I […]

Categories: Wildcard

South Park’s Mohammed and Bill Clinton’s Oklahoma City

NRO – Not Too ‘Hip’ and ‘Edgy’ for Censorship Don’t worry about Iran’s nuclear program, but if you meet a tea partier waving some placard about the national debt, try not to catch his eye. By Mark Steyn Hence, Bill Clinton energetically on the stump, summoning all his elder statesman’s dignity (please, no giggling) in […]

Categories: Entertainment

Hilina Slump

Being a nerd, I tend to pore over Wiki in all places. The other day I looked up Moloka’i (the island to the right of the sunsets here in West Maui) after reading about this event in the copy of Maui Revealed someone left here: The northern half suffered a catastrophic collapse about 1.5 million […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Mit Stallman!

Hitler, as “Downfall producer” orders a DMCA takedown from Brad Templeton on Vimeo. Curtsy: RC2 in the comments of the last video (Hilariously, looking for that link, I saw “Hitler” and clicked on the wrong entry. I am, evidently, just ALL Hitler ALL THE TIME. And here I am on vacay in Maui. Weird, eh?). […]

Categories: Entertainment

They Must Not Be Running This On TV

An ad that so far seems to be avoiding the pre-Superbowl kerfufflage: Curtsy: RC2′s Google Reader.

Categories: Science and Nature

Reductio ad Hitlerum… Veritas!

(Whee it’s fun speaking Langlish/Englin/Latlish/Etin/see what I mean?) Telegraph – Roots of Islamic fundamentalism lie in Nazi propaganda for Arab world, book claims The roots of Islamic fanaticism can be traced to Adolf Hitler’s radio messages broadcast around the Arab world during the Second World War, according to a new book. It’s all so obvious: […]

Categories: History

Hitler Is Told Constantin Film AG Is Protecting Their Copyright

I love these parodies. Long live fair use!

Categories: Entertainment

How to Speak Icelandic

With the world’s journalists stranded in one place or another, this is what they fill 24 hour news with, a song on how to pronounce Eyjafjallajokull (ay-uh-fyat-luh-yoe-kuutl-ul): Oh well. It’s quite sweet. Are there any links between Icelandic and Welsh, I wonder? That thhhl noise at the end sounds familiar…

Categories: Science and Nature

The Great White North and Land of Unexpected Phrasing

A hilarious bit from a Mark Steyn article I barely didn’t link to the other day: In 1993, government spending averaged 52.2 percent in Europe, and 70.9 percent in Sweden. The Swedes have reduced government spending (as a fraction of GDP) by almost a third in the last 15 years. Their corporate tax rates are […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs