Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
*Subject:* Biker in the News
A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into
the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her
and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her
screaming parents. The biker jumps off his motor cycle, runs to the
cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl,
and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him
A NYT reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker,
says, " Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do
in my whole life."
"Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw
little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right."
"Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist from
the New York Times , you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this on
the first page. What motorcycle do you ride and what political
affiliation do you have?"
" A Harley Davidson and I am a Republican. "
The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it
indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on first page:
*BIKER GANG MEMBER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND
STEALS HIS LUNCH. *
Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm not satisfied with this post and my wording so I will likely update...I wanted to post a link to the film and don't want to wait to get the words right so go to Adam's and see...
Adam has a fantastic post with excellent art and layout here...
Say hello to your new neighbor, the Lionfish:
"Long Island’s waters are being invaded by the exotic lionfish, an alien tropical species native to the Pacific Ocean that has vividly colored stripes and a freakish array of venomous spines.
Wow. We deserve everything we get.
They also link to this couple who are having Great Crested Newt headaches.
Rare: The great crested newt is protected
by British and European legislation
Thursday, March 27, 2008
It is all in keeping with how they prevail. The political class, and in that I now lump the fourth estate into one unholy class, relies on this process.
If you do not understand what I am getting at then ask and discuss with me in the comments. I am eager to be dissuaded from the tar I feel guilty over not heating.
Yeah, luck and whatever else involved. It's still fun and encouraging to see.
I have had less 'puter time this last day or so but I just scooted over to J.L. Bell's Boston1775 and more excellent material is up! I need to put them in permanently on this page with ultra emphatic endorsement so anyone stopping through can click over and enjoy. Hopefully any zombie or bigfoot fun will not discourage the uninitiated.
I am looking forward to seeing dvd's of the "Adams" miniseries with all of that great posting in mind!!
These bacteria are pretty tough. NYtimes.
Water Bears are pretty hardy.
Of course it turns out that radiation is actually good for you.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Episode 5 - The Tea Girl
"We may still be the last people
this girl has hung out with."
Episode 9 - The Pyongyang Metro
The most lavish two-stop subway
money can buy (from East Germany).
"A lot of them don't like you because they have been told you are the devil since they were 2 years old."
Episode ten quote "Abby Road...I understand those bastards now..."
"Upon what meat hath our judiciary fed in growing so great? The meat of modern liberalism, the animating doctrine of the regulatory and redistributionist state. Courts have been pulled where politics, emancipated from constitutional constraints, has taken the law — into every facet of life.
In the 1930s, the Supreme Court, coming to terms with New Deal politics, put aside the idea that the Constitution created a federal government of limited, because enumerated, powers. As politics permeated economic and other spheres of life hitherto ordered by private arrangements, the judiciary was drawn into the ordering of life under metastasizing laws. There is no longer any living memory of life before the federal government slipped the leash of constitutional limits on its scope of action and stopped acknowledging any practical limits to its competence. Since the New Deal, under the Great Society expansion of the political sphere, the trend intensified. As James Q. Wilson has written, New Deal liberalism was concerned only — only! — with who got what, when, where and how; liberalism in Lyndon Johnson's hands became concerned with who thinks what, who acts when, who lives where and who feels how. Conservatives regret this development but must come to terms with its imperatives, one of which is:
The enlargement of the judiciary's role by the regulatory state requires compensation of the judiciary commensurate with its ever-expanding importance. That importance, although regrettable, is a fact, and so is this: You get the quality — and the perspective — you pay for."
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jimmy raised some valid criticisms and I agree most emphatically with the notion that it, like so many works, is given a special status which it does not deserve.
Samuel Clemens once said "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
I think that quote suggests that the "experts" over-analysis exhausts folks on good reads...If you like it you like it...If it stinks say it out loud! Everyone will be better off!!!
I like many things that stink, for the record!
It sounds like there are fond memories:
"...word-of-mouth instructions: Find the out-of-order men’s bathroom, and send the skinniest person in your party shimmying up the heating vent and into the hallway of the abandoned laboratories, where she can open the door for everyone else."
Forward Movement is Mr. Crittendon's blog. Here is his response to Hillary's bravery. We should expect nothing less of a scrapper named after Sir Edmund:
Monday, March 24, 2008
This blog has always had deep concerns over the Zombie menace, and it turns out that we can use zombification to produce weapons which could in theory be used against Zombies. For instance a "Radioactive Zombie Badger Launcher."
RZBL being test fired
It's all true. First link via DaveBarry
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Why do they put holes in Argentinian's caskets?
So the worms can crawl out and puke.
He also links to this very cool drag race video.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Update: Upon diligent consultation and consideration it has been determined that this blog is indeed fiercely pretentious and proudly so!!!
I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
Via Reason's Hit and Run
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Still, read this book review and form your own conclusions on the man's reasoning skills...
"(Isn't it curious that Asians carry out "sneak attacks," whereas Westerners launch "preemptive strikes"?)"
Whatever you think of the Iraq situation this conflation is pathetic. Giving an opposing force a set date and staging your build up candidly- even if he thought you were bluffing- is analogous to the Japanese strike?
That snide comment with it's suggestion towards contemporary racism (he writes a litany on the allied racism and gives a pass to the Japanese etc.?) I thought was beneath what skills this individual possesses...but this review proves otherwise.
Update: a City-Journal review of the Baker book titled "History for Losers" here.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
"Among children, supernatural powers were attributed to these adversaries. They could withstand intense cold, according to legend, and their eyes changed from yellow to orange to green."
I don't know about the eyes but this doesn't sound very pleasant:
"It grows up to 6 1/2 feet long and stands as tall as 3 1/2 feet, weighing up to 120 pounds, said veterinarian Fahad abu Kaheela. It has powerful jaws and can sprint at speeds of 40 mph."
via Danger Room
They also link to the Blackwater surveillance blimp.
Silent Service sites.
"And I'm thinking, 'How am I going to explain teeth marks on
my periscope when I get back to port.?' " Dr. McLaren recalled in 2002.
Danger Room links to this book on cold war operations against Sweden?
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
First link via Instapundit. (and now a link to the great Kimball)
Here is a link to Samizdata because they understand, and they are a must bookmark.
That ass Blumenthal made a reference not long ago about the vagueness of a law's wording giving it power. He is of course correct, but he feels that power, we just suffer at their discretion. I will look up links to that...off to HDepot.
Friday, March 14, 2008
- The first symptoms occur 15 minutes to several hours postingestion of tetrodotoxin-containing food. A recent report on toxicity found that initial symptoms may occur up to 20 hours after ingestion.
- Initial symptoms include lip and tongue paresthesias, followed by facial and extremity paresthesias and numbness.
- Salivation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea with abdominal pain develop early.
- Motor dysfunction with weakness, hypoventilation (may be from dysfunction of central and peripheral nervous systems), and speech difficulties then develop. A rapid ascending paralysis occurs over 4-24 hours. Extremity paralysis precedes bulbar paralysis, which is followed by respiratory muscle paralysis. Deep tendon reflexes are preserved early in the course of paralysis.
- Finally, cardiac dysfunction with hypotension and dysrhythmias (bradycardia), central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction (eg, coma), and seizures develop. Patients with severe toxicity may have deep coma, fixed nonreactive pupils, apnea, and loss of all brain stem reflexes.
- Death can occur within 4-6 hours. Typically, death occurs from respiratory muscle paralysis and respiratory failure.
- Loss of sensory and motor neuron function is a prominent finding.
- Ascending paralysis with respiratory depression.
- Cyanosis occurs with respiratory failure.
- Hypotension can occur with myocardial dysfunction.
- Cardiac rhythm disturbances, especially bradycardia, atrioventricular (AV)–nodal block, and bundle-branch block, can be life threatening.
- GI effects are not prominent, but vomiting and abdominal tenderness can occur.
- Ingestion of tetrodotoxin causes the syndrome.
- Almost all toxicity is caused by the ingestion of fugu, but other species of animals have been shown to produce tetrodotoxin (eg, California newt, parrot fish, blue-ringed octopus). A death from ingestion of tetrodotoxin from a California newt has been documented.
That primer was an eMedicine link from "Molecule of the Month" which I did not know existed.
Which brings us to zombies, of course. I didn't realize salt can bring them around.
Some doubt. Hmmm...
Ten things not to do during a zombie outbreak.
Previous here and here.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"OK, I know that a lot of you guys are engineers and physicists, etc., and I appreciate the technical expertise you bring to this site, but vivictius, why the hell would you specify setting the oven at "760 Rankin"? I'm used to Fahrenheit, I understand Celcius, I could even deal with Kelvin, but who has ever even heard of "Rankin"? I had to look it up, and frankly I see no purpose to it. Is your oven calibrated in Rankins? If so, how did you get the aliens to deliver it? (In my experience, they're always taking, not giving.)
Posted by Laird at March 11, 2008 07:59 PM"
Those greedy otherworldly swines (oops. should read "swine") , who can't relate to the experience?
I mentioned some anti emf/rf clothing here. For the passport I would move in this direction.
"McCain's voting behavior during Bush's first term is almost never mentioned in the press anymore." Go figure.
The book recommended, The Myth of a Maverick, will get a looksie.
Instapundit also links to this involving the current 2nd Am. issue before SCOTUS.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I have not finished Melville.
I do not believe this gentleman, Buster Martin, who will attempt the London marathon, is 101 years old.
From the BBC:
"He also found fame when The Zimmers, who had a combined age of more than 3,000 years, scored a hit single last year with a cover of The Who's My Generation."
They could be Atlanteans.
It reminds me of this Randy Newman lyric:
Great Nations of Europe
The Grand Canary Islands
First land to which they came
They slaughtered all the canaries
Which gave the land its name
There were natives there called Guanches
Guanches by the score
Bullets, disease, the Portugese, and they weren't there anymore
Now they're gone, they're gone, they're really gone
You've never seen anyone so gone
They're a picture in a museum
Some lines written in a book
But you won't find a live one no matter where you look
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
They attack. It can be devastating if not disfiguring. I tried to get several intimate photos of these cassowary cousins but the last blurry photo is evidence of their heinous aggression.
Yes, I ran like a girl.
Well I've tried loading these images repeatedly...I will stick them on a stick and try tomorrow. Blogger may be having hiccups right now...gird yourself for the terror!!!