Friday, November 30, 2007
The horror....the horror...
more on that and other matters soon...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Always good things here...
I may run into the Skunkape
News of Monkey executions here.
Keep and eye out for raptors...
F-15s problems noted here...
Wow! Powdered Uranium...This looks really bad..
(LGF has very resourceful comments, click through and see where you end up...)
Read up on Osprey saga here but don't tell any rotor engineers we know...(Bmer boy!!)
Turn a camera into a taser over at Classical values...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Via Worldwidestandard (Weekly Standard Blog)
Cross dressing to evade your enemies and live to kill more women and children Allah smiles upon. Cross dressing for other pleasures brings the sword...
Monday, November 26, 2007
Boingboing links to a gallery of once available radioactive items.
Me, lately I go here, they have spark plugs.
Ore here. They'll frame your Trinitite.
Some manner of Aerogel cooler would be quite impressive.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
"If we had had the ability to see deep into water, it would have all been different. New Yorkers dumped trash and sewage into the water because there it was out of sight. Suppose they could have seen it landing on the oyster beds. In the spring, the migratory fish return. Thousands of bumpy alligator-headed, primeval two-hundred pound sturgeon; elegant silver-streaked striped bass, their stripes seemingly made for racing; and thick schools of radiant shad tear into the strong currents, while little baitfish, purposeless hangers-on caught up in all the exhilaration of the moment, struggle furiously along as best they can. They are all bumping shoulders, swatting tails, thousands and thousands of determined fish, putting their heads nose first into the same current, charging through the Narrows over to the oyster beds of Liberty and Ellis islands, while their sedentary partners, the oysters, wave their shells open and closed beneath them, pumping clean the water, the seething crowds above turning and racing toward Manhattan and the Hudson River, past the teeming and humming city, street by street to the picturesque upstate waters of their birth. Certainly anyone who could have seen that would have understood that the great and unnatural city was built at the site of a natural wonder, and that the lowly oysters working at the bottom were a treasure more precious than pearls."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The subject of wild boar attacks came up and I thought that the first time I had ever heard of them being dangerous was while reading Ol' Yeller (---spoiler so be careful all of you Yeller Ignorants--- The role was portrayed by a Black Mouth Cur.)
They look like helpful types.
Update: Don't know if anyone caught the "Savage Sam" bit. I did not know there was a sequel, I almost need to see it just because I know it exists...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
1 package yellow cake mix (standard 18 oz box, any brand is fine)
2 sticks of butter (1/2 cup each)
1 package softened cream cheese (8 oz)
1 large can pumpkin (28 oz)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
In the microwave-safe bowl, melt one stick of butter. Using the stand mixer, combine the melted butter with one egg and the package of yellow cake mix to form a thick dough. Press the dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
It does not use Freon, just ice and water. Frank has always been a big advocate of rotating beverages to speed chilling. He spared me the details, probably because "it involves scientific concepts such as solubility, Henry's law and nucleation, among others." He must be a genius!!!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Classical Values has it.
He also has a Spitzer entry with links. Click on the '"petty and vindictive" SOB' link for a terse bit in Opinionjournal. He has been such an unmitigated ass for so long, hats off to the press for keeping it under wraps through his election.
via Boortz---Mexico and driver's licensing.
"The General, a century-old locomotive, pulled into Union Station on May 2, 1962, as part of the National Civil War Centennial Observance. One hundred years earlier, a group of Union soldiers from Ohio had captured the General from the Confederate Army."
That suggests congestion for the Holiday traffic next week.
On a brighter note: "This week's bulletin: Some Connecticut River Monorail cars will be redesigned to allow passengers to board with their bicycles, the CRM administration announced."
(also at The Courant.)
Via Chemical & Engineering News: Nano regulation. There will be a learning curve.
And here is NatGeo's Megafishes Project.
"Scientists working in the Eg and Uur rivers in northern Mongolia in 2006 found this 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) taimen that had choked to death on a 3-foot-long (0.9-meter-long) taimen."
From the slideshow.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Adam is blogging up a storm over at the Bagoomba junction with his proprietary "How 'bout Now" banner!!
I'd love to see a lecture.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Every time I've listened to Tom Waits' "Lucky Day Overture" I could have sworn he was saying "You'll see a Hitler's Brain..." However looking at the lyrics transcribed here I would need to go and listen again, I must have been wrong...somehow that extra letter made everything infinitely more humorous...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
This is what it sounded like landing on Saturn's moon Titan.
Wired links to other files of outer space noises, of course the Government must have removed the snorts of inconvenienced space aliens.
Here is a video of the Stardust mission reentering the atmosphere. The site that linked to it, Wohba!, said that at 30,000 miles per hour it was the fastest man made atmospheric object ever. That is incorrect according to this batch of fascinating information, I know which info I would cite.
Whoba! also has this amazing video, WOW!!!:
Jimmy also had a terrific suggestion which JB has been emailing around.
Update: My handwriting is terrible, Jimmy may have been correct at the time...he will be awarded if the forensic analysis comes back in his favor...
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
well, that and their links should help for the next few hours, anyway...
Monday, November 5, 2007
On my birthday I stuck my nose into Redding Roasters and they were very friendly. They roast right there and you can get as much information as you need to really pick out a blend to your satisfaction. I chose what turned out to be fantastic beans from Papua New Guinea. With some hot milk (much) and boiling water (I also add a little honey) in the Missoula mug it is delicious. Chocolaty and I believe the milk is the mitigating factor on the caffeine. Does that fat bear hug the 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione and leave me with fewer symptoms? I have not looked it up but I'm sure the info is out there.
"Toddler with eight limbs branded 'reincarnation of Hindu god' to undergo life-saving operation"
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Update: Hmmm...maybe I should get some rare wild tea picked by monkeys.
Monkeys aren't cheap.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Did someone say Watch? Hmmm. The Swiss Army Sale is this weekend.
It is always fun to cruise over to Watchismo Times...
Here is a very cool 19th century skeleton clock...
Here is a thousand year escapement using gravity and forestry...
and here is a colossal belt clock from the 1930's.
Boingboing's link to the Gracenote musical map is also very cool.
The Fund article is floating around everywhere today, I think I first saw it over at Boortz.
"eight of the 19 hijackers were registered to vote."
Correction, I saw it over on Lucianne, whom I believe is Jonah Goldberg's mom.
The Corner, which is Jonah's haunt.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
'ARMY FIELD MANUAL ON SURVIVAL"All of us were born kicking and fighting to live, but we have becomeused to the soft life.... What happens when we are faced with asurvival situation with its stresses, inconveniences, and discomforts?" That question is posed in a 2002 U.S. Army Field Manual on survivalstrategies and techniques in emergency situations.Almost all of the contents will be familiar to students of wildernessmedicine and first aid. (Except maybe "Prepare yourself to survive in anuclear environment.") Nevertheless, U.S. Army web sites do not permit public access to the document, which says that distribution is limitedto government agencies and contractors. A copy was obtained by SecrecyNews.See "Survival," U.S. Army Field Manual FM 3-05.70, May 2002 (676 pagesin an extremely large 45 MB PDF file): http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-05-70.pdf