Wednesday, April 30, 2008
- a tidbit tailor made for the Celebrity Controversy Industrial Complex. It's an unstoppable force, this complex, mighty enough to shoulder aside news of presidential candidates, the economy and wars in Babylon to make room for the epic saga of ... whatever.
From my local paper.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This engine used a centrifugal compressor instead of the axial flow compressor that we use today.
Here's a more recent color video. The owner disabled embedding so it's there instead of here.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
At first I'm thinking I've found a real nutjob, but then I read some more:
That intruding and advice-giving neighbor who can
That isolating and critical spouse who is never satisfied
and I realize she's right on the money. Only problem is I see a little vampire in me, aaaaggghhh! The light, turn out the light! Hsssssssss..........
P.S. I spent half an hour looking for a decent picture of a vampire, and this is the best I could come up with, and I'm only using it because of the movie, which I have only seen bits of, but those bits looked pretty good.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
which I naturally had to read. It does make interesting reading, after a fashion. I have seen all of the top grossers since 1980, and many of the earlier ones. Looking at the gross amounts, it's interesting to see that some really jump out. And is it "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
or "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"?
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
From the story "Anticipatory Compliance": “When you see the reaction of the British media to the book,” Bruce Dover tells me, “one can better understand why in some respects the Chinese so admired Murdoch – an Emperor who inspires fear in his followers need not raise a hand against them.”
Sing it Sheryl.
Via Robot Wisdom auxiliary
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I remember seeing these being used in an old Warren Miller ski movie. There were a bunch of cars parked by the side of the road chaining up before going farther up the mountain. Several small cars were using these to lift the entire end of the car so they could put chains on both wheels.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
P.S. I stumbled across this while looking for a picture of a tin-foil hat. No telling what you will find on the internet.
Duck walks into a bar. Bartender asks "what'll you have?. Duck responds with "got any grapes?" B: "No, we don't got any grapes". Duck leaves.
Next day, duck is back in the bar. Again bartender asks duck for his preference, and again duck asks for grapes. B: "No, we don't got any grapes, and if you come in here again asking for grapes I'll nail your feet to the floor".
Next day duck comes back to the bar. Bartender, with a look in his eye, asks the duck what he wants. Duck asks "got any nails?". Bartender: "No". Duck asks "got any grapes?".
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
"24th and H Streets. This is the Thomas Jefferson-proposed site of the American Meridian, a point where he had proposed that all longitudes in the USA would be measured from. The USA did adopt this spot in Foggy Bottom as the "center of the world", 0 degrees longitude, here between 1848 and 1884. The American Median still plays a part in USA geography, however; the borders of many of our western states were measured from it, which is the reason their borders are so straight compared with eastern states. Wyoming's east and west borders were set at 29 and 36 degrees west; Colorado's at 27 and 34 degrees; and Oregon's east border at 42 degrees."
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
One of my brothers put this together. I think he has a future as a financial news anchor, eh?
Monday, April 7, 2008
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I know monkeys can talk via sign language and many animals even problem solve and reason, but I have not heard or seen elephants paint true to life subjects and in color. Forget about the elephant ‘splashing’ paint on a hugh canvas… this is the real thing.
Is speciesism still valid?