History’s Greatest Badass

A romping great account of the life of Teddy Roosevelt makes us all wish our presidents still fought bears and practiced judo in the White House basement under Japanese masters. Even if they do still, technically, win Nobel Prizes. Quora – Who is history’s greatest badass, and why?

Categories: History

I’m Reading Biggles

To be strictly accurate, I’m reading the foreword by the author to the first book. He’s telling truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tales about the RFC. My eyes are wide like saucers at his attitude. Anyone ever read this series? Red? Brett? Half (although it’s rather less nautical than your usual fare)?

Categories: Art and Literature

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a(n Open Source) Computer Virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo. I love stuff like this.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

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

The Cats of War

A slideshow of our bravest and, obviously, most capable beasts of war. Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds, who knows exactly what I’ll think of this.

Categories: Catblogging

The Ethical Upshot of Shooting bin Laden In the Face

…At Wheat & Weeds. Hmm.

Categories: War and Peace

Youze Gotta Wonder What They’re Looking At

Photo of the day? Yeesh. Also: ‘“You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”’ And I think this about sums up the zeitgeist (via The Corner): Update: Oh hey Politico – Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

Categories: War and Peace

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

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

Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week To Run Out of Gas

Have you seen the price of diesel lately? I think I can make it till Wednesday. So: The French air force seemed to have kicked some serious ass today in Libya. It’s nice to see them demonstrating their abilities for the world. Hate seeing them lumped in with the rest of the European elf-n-safety forces. […]

Categories: War and Peace

Intervention Fatigue: And Why Wouldn’t We?

I think the lesson here might be, “Lay off the US for a moment because it might be your third-rate little backwater hellhole that suddenly gets strafed by attack helicopters.” Telegraph Blogs – Barack Obama’s message to Libyans: sorry, the US has intervention fatigue

Categories: War and Peace

Disney at War

I’ve just added a bunch of these to my Tumblr in the sidebar but I thought it deserved more attention cuz it’s so awesome: 2719 Hyperion: Service with Character: Disney World War II Insignia It is indeed an especially intriguing and engaging category of Disney-produced artwork. The insignia designs that were created by the studio […]

Categories: History

An a Cappella History of the 20th Century

Stalin Wasn’t Stallin’ (Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) Heh.

Categories: History

Awesome: The Last Few Weeks I Missed Recapped In Political Cartoons!

These appeared in a lovely long ad-free row in Google Reader, alas: The Corner – Cartoon of the Day, by KLo There are actually 28. My fav, for its poignancy:

Categories: People and Current Events

Tonight We Watched Hurt Locker

And for much of it, all I could think of was this: Horrible, I know. But I’m very tired today and obviously it’s affecting my brain. The rest of the movie was good, but I thought the end was a little lame.

Categories: War and Peace