Entries from June 2011

Humboldt Girl Survives Rabies

…Without vaccine. Grim. But wow, good for her, eh?

Categories: Science and Nature

The Provincial Avant Garde

Checking in on Japan… The Economist – Japan’s recovery: Who needs leaders? The aftermath of the March 11th disasters shows that Japan’s strengths lie outside Tokyo, in its regions Read the whole thing, but two bits stand out. First the intro, comparing Tokyo at the center of the country with its provinces: THE earthquake, tsunami [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIV

Hahaha: The Onion – Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces During Upcoming Top Secret June 12 Drone Strike On Al-Qaeda At 5:23 A.M. Near Small Town Of Razmani In North Waziristan I love the image. And the caption. Hehehe.

Categories: War and Peace

What If the Organic German Cucumbers Were Slightly Radioactive

A couple weeks ago (and a few weeks after Fukushima) was the anniversary of Chernobyl. The (hip young) news reader on Radio 1 (which I have in my car) said that “Green Peace estimates that some hideously high number of people [paraphrasing here] have died or been sickened with unimaginable cancers since the nuclear accident [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Steve’s Second Keynote: The Mothership

Come for the awesomeness of Steve Jobs dropping in on Cupertino city hall. Stay for the worst attempt at a corporate shakedown in HISTORY: For context, Google, 10 minutes up the freeway, provides Mountain View, next town over from Cupertino, with free public wifi, but I’ve never gotten it to work. I love that this [...]

Categories: Business & Media

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIII

I really don’t care much about the Anthony Weiner story (altho I will laugh at the jokes when they’re put in front of me) but this is really hilarious: The Corner – Mark Steyn: The New York Times Acknowledges Communication With Women Online [R]e that New York Times “news alert” — “Representative Anthony D. Weiner [...]

Categories: Politics

Oh Work Drama, Really?

The trouble with having a job is that when things start to go pear shaped, it’s so all-encompassing, isn’t it. And it can also give you a light case of food poisoning, I find. Blargh.

Categories: Wildcard

Ffffun Facts!

I almost went with another alliterative title but decided that would would appear quite enough in the below quoted Mark Steyn post, which I’ve found rather fascinating (and no, I didn’t know any of this either): Foreskin Man is America’s newest superhero, the creation of Matthew Hess and his group MGMBill, the enlightened Californian progressives [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Moo Swings

When tabloids go wrong: Currently on display at The Daily Mail‘s side nav.

Categories: Entertainment

Someday I’d Like to Understand What Any of This Means

I’m reading about the Queen’s entry in today’s Epsom Derby (her horse came in third). All this “ten-to-one” and “half past four” talk. I wish I could rattle along like that. Think of how meetings would go, eh?

Categories: Sports and Leisure

People With £100k/Year Get Subsidized Homes?

Telegraph – Rich to lose their ‘subsidised’ council homes According to Google, that’s US$164,160.00.

Categories: Politics

Not Sure What This Has To Do With the Big Bopper Going Down in a Plane Crash

But I’d say the song carries it: The Grand Rapids LipDub – American Pie (And I do love a marching band. And fireworks. And, well, it is awfully cool.) Curtsy: John J Miller.

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXII

So today (maybe yesterday?) the blogs erupted with a lot of innuendo and reaction to a lot of innuendo (I love these sex scandals when everyone who knows what happens is too prudish to tell the rest of us). Cue the every helpful Daily Show – Distinguished Member of Congress: The first half of this? [...]

Categories: Politics