Thursday, June 24, 2010

linkage



- Guess what? Crime is down, really down. Not up. Down.

- Hurricanes and the oil spill: What we might expect.

- Quiz time!

- Okay, as interesting an idea as this might be, it's still STUPID. Jesus, people, get off your asses.

- Speaking of sinkholes... (okay, we werent, but still).

- Some helpful charts.

- As Gerry sez, "every country is number one at something"

- Here you will see demonstrated, a working lego rifle that shoots bricks.

- Swinging with the Music Machine.

White Rabbit - The Swing Version by plamere

- oh shit.

- This must be the place where Republicans get all their scientific information from.

- Small people left to fend for themselves... for art! (via)

Monday, June 21, 2010

hello

Well, on the longest day of the year, allow me to apologize for the (especial) lameness of my blog lately. I've been busy doing various things, from long workdays to reading the entire Something Positive archive. Oh, and I've been bored silly with my blog. Haiku-level bored silly (though I wont do that to y'all again).
Oh, and have I mentioned that I've been working days for the last three months? Yeah, it's made home life much better, and I can actually sleep my six hours or so unbroken. Truly, it is an age of miracles.
Anyway, dont give up. No matter how boring or stupid this thing may get, it'll never go away until they pry the keyboard out of my cold, dead fingers.

addendum: Actually, it wont go away even then, not for a while, anyway, as I've generally got a half-dozen things or more pre-loaded (mostly for holidays that I've found something for afterwards, and so put up for next time).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

quote for the day

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."

Edward Abby

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

wtf quote for the day

"I certainly miss having George W. Bush in office as President! At least he knew what he was doing when he was President - Unlike Obama - who doesn't seem to know what he is doing except cause a bunch more Stress for people."
Some idiot on Facebook responding to a piece of "news" about the coming groundbreaking of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. A friend of mine is a judge in AZ, and I fear he may ruin his career if he keeps up with his Teaparty bullshit. On the other hand, he does live in Arizona, where the bitches be crazy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

what a wonderful world



Though perhaps a bit too devil-voiced.

via Jonco.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

quote for the day

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

— James Madison, Political Observations, 1795

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

proof



If you've ever doubted the violence inherent in a bullet, watch this. If that's not enough, watch this one (what amazes me is how fast the bullet travels compared to how long the object hit floats in space after impact).

Monday, June 07, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

quote for the day

"Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich."

Sir Peter Ustinov

linkage

- Next time someone yabbers on about the "liberal media", slap them with this.

- Note to self: read this book.

- The internet isnt the only place that doesnt ever lose your embarrassing or personal stuff. Remember this next time you want to photocopy your ass.

- Ouch.

- The Four Levels of Conservative Reasoning. (via)

- Some thoughts on crime and banking.

- I like thin-soled shoes, but this might be too much.

- You thought Jim Crow was dead, but he just changed his name and grew a beard.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

National Fist-Bump Day

OMG! Terrorists!


So, one year later (or two, depending on how you look at it), do we still have a viable "holiday"?

"Official" site.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

quote for the day

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

John Kenneth Galbraith.


via Kel

This one's so good, I'm gonna repeat it in October, just in time for the election.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

new header

This new one is created from a section of the painting "Flaming June", by Frederick Leighton, which seemed appropriate considering the forecast.

my new favorite band



No, no, NO! It is not Lady Gaga (by the way, every time someone mentions Lady Gaga, God kills a kitten, so let this be the end of that discussion). This is Pamplamoose, a Canadian (I think) duo that are pretty darn cool. See more here, or to even buy their songs.