Entries from January 2013

The Lykovs of the Khakassian Taiga

This is about the most amazing thing I’ve read in ages; I don’t know WHY the headline points out that they missed WWII when they missed EVERYTHING and that is hardly the most interesting thing about their story (the missing of events, that is). Smithsonian – For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off [...]

Categories: History

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCIII

I love this song (and he’s really good!). Curtsy: CDR Salamander. The Fraternization Song (The man himself has been in the Commander’s comments, and apparently he’s got an album out (another video with better recording equipment here)! )

Categories: War and Peace

Less is More

Probably the only review you’ll see which compares it, not to the show, which she hasn’t seen, but the 600p 19th century French novel. Hah! Wheat & Weeds – Less Miserable Than I Expected I still have no interest in seeing it. I think it’s just too long. It’s such an emotional commitment, signing up [...]

Categories: Entertainment

The Photo of the Second Inauguration

Must surely be: Beyonce and Jay Z arriving at the Inauguration today, where she sang the national anthem. I mean GOOD LORD those two are cool. Click to embiggen. There’s Obama being sworn in yesterday by Justice Roberts. I think it’s a rather nice photo of the family. I’m trying to find a decent photo [...]

Categories: Politics

Trains! That’s-My-Kinda-Nerd-Eh? Edition

The Guy with the Train in his Basement Curtsy: Vanderleun.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Tinsel Town Tops Eight!

It’s that time o’ year, boys ‘n girls! When we get really excited about the best that Show Biz had to give us last year, and then don’t watch the ceremony cuz it’s a) too long b) there are only so many shampoo ads one can bear c) too long d) that schoolgirl confessional format [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Peter Recommends CXLII

“What?!” “What?” Hilarious: Star Wars: Hard of Hearing Vader

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCII

Well, it’s CES week. This is probably the most amazing thing ever to have happened to the internet: The Verge – Qualcomm’s insane CES 2013 keynote in pictures and tweets A night of cringeworthy conversations, product demos, and music I put it to you, dear readers, that “THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING” (read: “THE INTERNET OF [...]

Categories: Electronics