Entries from April 2011

Never Read YouTube Comments

The latest viral scandal: 6 Year Old Girl Groped By TSA Apparently it’s been a while since I’ve had to fly anywhere (/clicks heels/) but since when do they run a finger inside your underoos? What is that going to accomplish? I don’t think “Groped by TSA” is strictly accurate. The poor woman seems like [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Japanese Quake and Tsunami on NOVA

NOVA (on PBS) does a special on the Japanese Quake: Watch the full episode. See more NOVA. It’s a little annoying that the only people worth talking to are, evidently, Americans (and the odd Brit) but I guess Americans (even PBS-watchers) aren’t interested in reading too many subtitles. And they couldn’t have come up with [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Two Articles On the Congo

Purely by accident. The first one I got via Twitter and couldn’t bear to get very far into, but here it is if anyone else can handle it: Guardian – City of Joy: New hope for Congo’s brutalised women Eastern Congo is the rape capital of the world and the worst place on earth to [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Shackleton’s Whisky

So cool: The History Blog – Shackleton’s whisky lives again and it’s delicious Last summer, researchers from the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand thawed a crate of whisky found frozen solid under the floorboards of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s hut on Ross Island, Antarctica, in 2006. Whisky experts were all agog over the prospect of [...]

Categories: Food

Modern Interactive Journalism Officially Jumps the Shark

I don’t know what paper this is from; I found it via Twitter:

Categories: Science and Nature

They Keep Saying the Government Is About To Shut Down

But nobody ever says why this is a bad thing. Update: Okay, we’ve got one reason. The next is blackmail and the last can be discounted entirely: @BreakingNews: U.S. official: Government shutdown would close national parks, halt many tax refunds, affect 800,000 workers http://reut.rs/h85IQF

Categories: Politics

Nukes: It’s What’s Hot On Twitter

This made a splash today: Guardian – The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all I’ve discovered that when the facts don’t suit them, the movement resorts to the follies of cover-up they usually denounce, by George Monbiot Hmm. hmm

Categories: Science and Nature

Donald Duck, Sieg Heiling

Donald Duck – Der Fuehrers Face For a tense moment there I thought this was going to end Donald Duck was going to get frogmarched out the back and shot by a line of SS. Which would have been weird, let me tell you. Curtsy: A history lesson for that nitwit Lindsay Graham in the [...]

Categories: War and Peace

I Am So Bored

Honestly, the world is coming apart at the seams, but — presumably because I feel so fatalistic about it all (we had a chance to win this shiz and blew it, imho) — I just can’t be bothered (I’m also getting my ass kicked by either a cold or allergies). And I don’t even have [...]

Categories: Food

Updated Google Maps Imagery of Japan

Here.

Categories: Science and Nature