Entries from March 2011

This Doesn’t Seem to Be Okay

Delaware in the news: Wheat & Weeds – White Men Can’t Jump By Local Statute I thought we were supposed to get the country moving to fight obesity and basketball in particular keeps kids out of trouble. And all those big pointless East Coast front yards have lost any sort of usefulness. Just water the […]

Categories: People and Current Events

How Do You Say “Huh” In Nafusi

Cuz: The Times – Gaddafi’s foreign minister has flown into Britain to sensationally defect from regime tonight Huh.

Categories: War and Peace

Two Jokes

The first one Peter and I saw on Conan and he’s always thought it about the funniest thing he’s ever seen on television: Norm Mcdonald tells the moth joke on Conan The second one RC2 sent me via Twitter to go with the first: Buddy Hackett – The Duck I’d like to be able to […]

Categories: Entertainment

NSW Local Election Worker Brett McS Reporting

I was at the polls all day yesterday, handing out how-to-votes for the local Liberal (ie conservative) candidate in Charlestown for the NSW state election. I must have had an effect (am I too modest?), because this seat is (was) so strongly Labor that the Liberals had never bothered to even run a candidate before, […]

Categories: Politics

Accidental Advertising

In my Google Reader, at the end of this Power Line post of photos of protests against Obama (re: the wee Libyan war we find outselves in) across the Muslim world, Google throws me this ad: /giggle

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Fukushima Fifty

Sunday Telegraph – Japan tsunami: Fukushima Fifty, the first interview Exclusive: in their own words, members of the Fukushima Fifty – the emergency crew tackling Japan’s nuclear crisis – tell of the dangers and fears they face At a ruined port close to the leaking nuclear reactors, and a fire station in suburban Tokyo, The […]

Categories: Science and Nature

More Shouting Than Hannity & Colmes

Memri TV – Pakistani Actress Defies Mullah Accusing Her of Immoral Behavior on an Indian Reality TV Show I can’t get used to hearing Pakistani people saying the word “Pakistan”. I’m so used to English words for countries having no relation to the word in that country’s language, but Pakistan is pretty much… Pakistan. The […]

Categories: Entertainment

I Was At a Funeral Today

The final parent of a high school friend of mine. Its quite a thing, what has happened in her family. Prayers, s’il vous plait.

Categories: Wildcard

Well With These Options Why On Earth Would Anyone Go For the Austerity

In m’Twitter: @ST_Newsroom: An EU bailout of Portugal seems likely after prime minister Jose Socrates has quit having failed to push through austerity measures “Dear voters, on the one hand, I can return you all to the agrarian sheep-herding hot-weather backwater you really were designed to be, or on the other, Germany can give you […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

In Which She Reads George Monbiot

Huh: Guardian – Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power Japan’s disaster would weigh more heavily if there were less harmful alternatives. Atomic power is part of the mix, by George Monbiot You will not be surprised to hear that the events in Japan have changed my view of nuclear power. You […]

Categories: Science and Nature

A One Man Disney Medley

“One Man Disney Movie” Nick Pitera Disney Medley Music Video Apparently (apparently): Yes that’s his voice (which I have a hard time believing more than that), he really works at Pixar, and it’s really his chin.

Categories: Entertainment

XKCD Takes On Fukushima

This is a very useful infographic.

Categories: Science and Nature

I’ve Read 39

I think it’s silly that the Harry Potter series is counted as 1, so I’ve counted The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as 1 even though I can’t guarantee I’ve read all of it: Topic: BBC Meme: How Many of These 100 Books Have YOU Read?

Categories: Art and Literature

Poo Jokes

(Subbed) Nuclear Boy うんち・おならで例える原発解説 I think this is beautiful. Note the emphasis on the efforts of and impact on other.

Categories: Science and Nature

The Best News All Week

(Although, with the news we’ve had this week… But anyway…) ‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes to make Agatha Christie fashionable again Julian Fellowes, the writer of ‘Downton Abbey’, is working on a film version of an Agatha Christie story that will be directed by Neil LaBute. Neil LaBute, the acclaimed American playwright, tells Mandrake that […]

Categories: Entertainment