Sunday, November 30, 2008

In the DVD

"I Like Killing Flies"

Update: I love food damnit. What happened, I was a butter on noodle person, and now? Now I love eating and watching and cooking food.

Yum.

In the DVD

"You Don't Mess with the Zohan"

I think it's a thriller or a mystery or something.

Update: Yup. That's a mystery.

The Next Great Ride

The Pelosi:

Congressional Motors

Read all about it!

via Roger Kimball

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unsurprisingly

Fast food.

Alzheimer's.


Do you recall super-sizing that?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Helicopter Friday

This will hold for the moment...more anon.

Hummingbird delivery.

A160T Hummingbird (Boeing)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tiny Horse

I believe the subject has come up before, this one is pretty tiny:

Thumbelina
Image of Thumbelina by Phil Konstantin


And something larger as well, in fact largest elephant ever? (republican jokes in comments are welcome):

Songhua River Mammoth, African Elephant and Human
H.sapiens, Songhua River Mammoth, African Elephant

Image: Asiertxo

More on Thanksgiving

Jimmy links through to this article.

Copy and Paste Journalism

The subject has come up recently. This blogpost mentions this piece regarding "Press Releases" going to print.

The more that arrives ready to print the longer your lunch, and it must really make cherry picking the topics and driving the "angle" and propaganda convenient.

Here is something current along these lines from Boingboing, "Seriously, CNN should just cite NRF as the author of the story."

James

Jimmy has begun posting on his last week's steel wheel adventure and will be regaling us with turkey day beer tasting and more between now and Sunday, grade AAA blogging!

Crayola

I heard this Kristin Andreassan & Megan Downes piece as they performed it on A Prairie Home Companion last week and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Happy Thanksgiving

Don't forget, turkeys attack.



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bad Otto!

Otto is one reprobate cephalopod!

--"Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants."

via Haha.nu

They also have a sequence of photos showing a pig going for quite a ride.

And they link to flickr's wallpaper group.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Moon

zipping by Earth from a vantage point 31 million miles away, very cool.

via Radley Balko

Demon

Core and tickling the Dragon's tail.

Interesting.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Differences are Power

Here is a diversity post.

Differences are dynamism and can be mined to provide power! It's true.

That fulfills this blog's liberal quota for whatever time frame is currently involved.

Thank you.

"Journalists"

As I have repeatedly mentioned, until they experience fear they win. At the expense of our liberties and the future of the west. I'm speaking in terms far more important than this election alone. There is no "hope" until reasonable people have the information they need to make decisions regarding the future of their children. There is no "hope" until these jackasses "feel our pain." Nod nod, wink wink.

via the one who questions: "Will there be blood? Boogers? Crying?" ;)

In the DVD Player

Umpteenth update: Lucilla Andrews' time faded before she could publicly mention Ian McEwan...add water imagery and stir...The movie was all so terribly sad, and, upon further reflection sadder still...could I be dys-sad-isfied? Lovely film, they should have taken more time with it all I think.

Atonement with Keira Knightley.

Is there a pithy law ala Murphy's law (not just a bar in Bport) regarding everyone's view in life being 88% in error?

The movie has just begun, do I have popcorn? If I lived a suitable life I might have a guess, but as it is if I really had to answer this before looking I'd say I have an 88% chance of being wrong, far worse than a coin flip. Bad luck and worse guesses. Add lazy and stir. Often Darwin doesn't work fast enough.

Does this have anything to do with the movie? I suppose I will see shortly. I'm assuming a disproportionate level of uncomfortable moments are in store.

Update: minutes in. Ouch.

Update update: they call "Indian Wrist Burns" "Chinese Bands". I prefer "Chinese Bangles" as the torture is noted by Alexandra Fuller, I think the term "Indian Rug Burns" is silly.

Why are the rich assortment of childhood tortures so poorly catalogued?

Know The Real Enemy

A new bumper sticker hits the nail on the head.

"It Sounded

like Dinosaurs were walking."

But not dancing.

A Lovely meteor it was
:



via American Papist where I noticed an ad for "The Pope's Cologne". Not an invitation for puns, too easy.

Joel Barlow

The local boy and Hartford wit was mentioned in an essay on firearms ethics linked to by Instapundit.

Joel Barlow, a political theorist of Jefferson's time, wrote tellingly: [The disarming of citizens has] a double effect, it palsies the hand and brutalizes the mind: a habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral [force]; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.

The state
now produces writers who think the United States was the villain in World War II.

Whither our freedoms?

They have a site for Brokers with their hands on their faces.

There could easily be one for patriots. And common sensers.

Heat Up the Tar

I'm serious get the feathers, fire up the torches and get me an axe handle or a pitchfork we need a good old fashioned peasant mob to sweep out the worthless bums, though I am honestly more interested in instilling a fearful awe in the minds of editors viz a viz their constituencies:

US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

tar and feather cartoons, tar and feather cartoon, tar and feather picture, tar and feather pictures, tar and feather image, tar and feather images, tar and feather illustration, tar and feather illustrations


I admit it would be problematic for the aviary political world:

Funny Cartoon - Ducks Tar and Feather Outlaw

Big Green Eyed

Sasquatch.

Scalloped Oysters

Adam links to a Thanksgiving beverage article where the gentleman mentions the dish and suggests substituting Ritz crackers for saltines.

Oysters. Yum.

Adam also links to "How Obama Got Elected"

We need to get photos of successful editors and create "wanted" posters.

They need to experience...shall I say a level of "uncertainty" which alters their lives and changes them forever.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, pressure cookers look really cool.

Cuisinart CPC-600 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Brushed Stainless and Matte Black

Cuisinart CPC-600 1000-Watt

6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker



I'm must be getting hungry.

Express Yourself

Dave Barry links to Phd.'s being communicated through dance.

How would you express "Examining the behavior of RluA and TruB towards tRNA containing 2'-deoxy-2'-fluorouridine or 2'-deoxyuridine" but through dance?

I know for a fact that there is a market for "The role of folate in epigenetic regulation of colon carcinogenesis" and they should take it on the road.

I missed Linnaeus' 300th birthday, though I did mention HB to animalcules.

Dave also links to this item on a police chase. I wonder what must have been going through the Jack Russel Terrier's mind through that ordeal?

Dave has a list of gift ideas but I think he is mistaking a Zombie decoy for some kind of artsy sculpture.

The Electoral College

And empty words that dazzle.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sighhhh....







It is clearly cold enough to hang the hat upon the last season...winter work is upon us all.

Judy Canova

I have had the opportunity to listen to some of the old Judy Canova shows from way back when and have really loved it.

I was laughing listenting to her walking into work the other day, it took some of the chill off, and I was not free to relate the amusing stimulus as it was beyond the pale p.c. wise as I entered the door. Those were the good old days...

I am going to look for more info on that Ozark Nightingale...more posts to be sure...

I did not know until I looked that Diana Canova is her daughter, and to make it even better she seems to be a Connecticut girl. "ConneCTICUT AMERica!!!!" Very cool!

I loved Soap as well!

I Love Romantic Realism

I have linked to this before and sincerely I am stunned by the beauty of these pieces. They are well worth your time and if you have the means your patronage.

http://www.cordair.com/

I am going to work in this genre and in multiple mediums so I humbly request patient models with a love of art, so sign up ladies!

;)

Friday, November 21, 2008

And Now for Some Nausea

It's official. I can't stand David Brooks.

What a simpering douche bag of a lackey.


"Conservative legal experts have a high regard for the probable attorney general, Eric Holder, despite the business over the Marc Rich pardon."?

"The fact that they can already leak one big appointee per day is testimony to an awful lot of expert staff work."?

"Already the culture of the Obama administration is coming into focus. Its members are twice as smart as the poor reporters who have to cover them, three times if you include the columnists."

"Even more than past administrations, this will be a valedictocracy — rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes."--Thanks for operationalizing that hip and witty neologism, you neojackass.

Really, who has the footage of this turd?

And Now for Some Funny

Some of these animals are not appropriate for viewing at work!

The Physics

of teardrops.



and here on sand.

Pretty.

And painful.

Pretty painful.

Buy Guns!

Buy them now!

Buy! Buy! Buy!


Obama is shaping up just as those who did not believe his lies knew that he would...

As I said, keep your eye on the gun situation, it is a litmus test for your understanding of power...

Buy now, save, and buy again. Buy used, buy pre-reg. Give cash to the NRA if you can.

Congress is going to rapidly fill federal court vacancies with individuals who believe foreign law is just as good to cite in judgements as our "evolving, living, breathing" constitution.

From Injuryboard.com, (don't you love that one?)

"President-elect Barack Obama will be appointing federal appellate judges, and possibly multiple Supreme Court justices, without the difficulties that President George W. Bush had over the past eight years. A Senate controlled by Democrats will ease the process, resulting in a shift to the left in the federal court system.

Three of every five judges in the federal courts are Republican appointees, so Obama’s appointments will bring “a restoration of balance” to the more conservative courts, said Harvard Law School professor and Obama legal advisor Cass Sunstein. Obama stated during his campaign that he would appoint judges who would look beyond the literal wording of the Constitution and who would base their philosophies on life experiences...

There are also 15 federal appeals court vacancies. Bush appointed 61 appeals court judges, and when Obama takes office, there will be 100 Republican appointees and 64 Democratic appointees. Russell Wheeler, a Brookings Institution fellow, estimates that with the current vacancies and the likelihood of an expanded judiciary, Democratic appointees will fill 112 seats in the next four years, which will amount to 58 percent of the seats.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, widely regarded as the most ideologically conservative federal appellate court, has four vacancies which will allow Obama to put Democratic appointees in the majority. The 2nd Circuit and the 9th Circuit are also expected to gain Democratic majorities.

Obama’s appointments will likely lead to a judiciary more hospitable to abortion rights, affirmative action, and claims of job discrimination, and possibly one more skeptical of the death penalty and advocating gun and property rights. Though conservatives are concerned about the appointments, Sunstein believes Obama may consult with Republicans in order to reduce partisan issues over nominations."

That is a vile clarion call to the tort industry et. al.

If Cass Sunstein says it is balanced then don't be surprised to see children practicing the goose-step.


The republicans are castrati and won't effectively resist.

Helicopter Friday

This CC video captures a prominent and far reaching recent news event through a helicopter's reflections:



These hard working Apache folks have again helped good humans by removing heat stains. I rewrote these sentences several times but what more does anyone need to know? Heat stains removed. The heat signature looks like the background after a fashion and it's a tremendous improvement for humanity.

Happy Birthday

Mr. Wigderson! As everyone knows I love cheese and Mr. Wigderson must have access to the best out there, so I encourage him to indulge!

Let's see...

Mt. McKinley

The Alcan Highway was finished on this date in 1942


It is also World Hello Day, frankly I much prefer Buy Ammo Day to that peace-y hello business. I now doubt will have to greet ten people over the course of today and at least one of them will hear "hello, can you ring me up for this ammo?" and that's a fact.

Has anyone ever seen Mr. Wigderson and Bjork in the same room together?

Makes for wonder...

More on this date here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ammo Day

Adam asks of Ammo Day.

Today is payday. I have little (nothing) to spare, but yes, a couple still count, and the symbolism is important.

Boy do I really want to gather up...

Does the online order count?

Let's Make Murder Illegal

No, I'm serious.

O.k., so you say it already is, let me think, really think, on the matter...

Alright, how do people kill?

Guns. Knives. Ropes. Explosives. Blunt objects. Clearly many actionable vectors to crimp and improve safety.

Let's start at the top. Guns. Let's make a law to stop access and that way when someone who was not deterred by the 20 years in prison FOR MURDER tries to acquire one they will have a fine to face or some sort of illicit activity to engage in, every little bit helps!!

HOLY CRAP do I hate bankrupted notions and the currency they are accorded without end...

All of which (and we know I could have berated ad infinitum, I must still finish my BF allegory) brings me to a shocking concept which is linked through Instapundit, yes, but also through the fantastic and must bookmark David Hardy's Of Arms and the Law. The concept being that deranged killers who target strangers seek "fish in barrel" scenarios.

Expect common sense to not gain traction amongst editors.

Let me add: those who cannot see things clearly have a dire disconnect with the natural world they inhabit, and their misguided notions are a threat to their own safety. It is a form of mental illness when people feel MORE secure after they have made themselves naked to plain threats.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peter Schiff

being laughed at within recent memory.

via Director Blue

Tropic Thunder

Just watched Tropic Thunder. Lovely!

Enjoyed a couple of Butternuts offerings as well. Some Porkslap and some Snapperhead.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Poker Face

Porter's face is the worst poker face ever. I remember this distinctly but the only video I can get is from The Daily Show.

Did our dear leader elect just invoke Bin Laden?

"Finally, there's the mystery as to why bin Laden didn't pop up during the U.S. election."--Robert Baer

He'd be voting Democrat certainly (bin Laden, that is) as would all the other tyrants. Not that I like the Republicans any longer.

Weren't there legal difficulties or fears involving that man from our last worldly and sensitive leader?

I can only hope that W. goes wholesale bloodbath on many rats in many portions of the globe, the notes on his desk blotter filling with news of dispatched garbage, as it may be the last clean up for quite a while...

It must have been difficult to fight the enemy and the fifth column, why hold back as the "lame duck?"

Let fly the frustration. Splatter it. Just don't keep any further records, burn the old notes and take mere nods and winks on the remainders. Scratch that blotter comment after all...

We all know we are back to this idiocy after the inauguration.

Well, actually the media will let him break the law and not address the matter...What a foul trough...

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Being cool...

can really help a new president."--Michael Beschloss

No sense, no shame.

This is reeeaally going to be hard to hide from for years yet.

Peggy too: "Part of the mystery of Mr. Obama is that he is cool..."

Wow what crap.

Then those in the media have the hubris to look down on us?

Murdoch was really understating matters:

"And the data support this unpleasant truth. Studies show we’re in an odd position: we’re more trusted by the people who aren’t reading us. And when you ask journalists what they think about their readers, the picture grows darker. According to one recent study, the percentage of national journalists who have a great deal of confidence in the ability of the American public to make good decisions has declined by more than 20 points since 1999. Perhaps this reflects their personal politics and personal prejudices more than anything else, but it is disturbing.

This is a polite way of saying that reporters and editors think their readers are stupid. In any business, such an attitude toward one’s customers would not be healthy. But in the newspaper business, where we rely on people to come back to us each day, it will be disastrous if not addressed.
..

newspapers whose employees look down on their readers can have no hope of ever succeeding as a business..."

As I have said there won't be hope until some editors have been humiliated in public and are afraid to admit to new people they meet that they intentionally stifled inquiry into the life and outlook of a man they wanted to be president because they are his groupies. After which they are replaced.

Jimmy

needs to post more.

Just as a general rule.

That's a compliment, just so there is no misunderstanding.

Go on over there and demand the same!

When he posts he goes national!

Kissinger

He is a local, and it seems he has recently had quite the time of it.

Read up on his carousing at the U.S. News and World Report mansion over at the Onion:

"A passed-out Kissinger is sprawled across a mansion bathroom floor after vomiting. He would later awaken to stir more trouble."

The photo above that caption is potentially NSFW.

Half-Naked Kissinger

"Kissinger socializes with a trio of

U.S. News & World Report Copy Girls

hours before the outburst."

These losers are too steeped in their own silliness to be embarrassed by themselves, I think Kissinger has more dignity on the floor of the crapper.

Where's my invite Hank?

I definitely want to party up in Kent with you.

As my friend Throope used to scream "RIGHT HERE IN KENT!"

No, Alfred, that Throope reference is not a green light.

Ruger Charger 22

Ken sent this short video of what looks like a heck of a lot of fun, the Ruger Charger .22.

Have I ever mentioned Alphecca, I like that blog.

Plenty at youtube, God Bless America.

Loved to Death

Dave Barry links to this unusual shop for all of your holiday needs!

He also links to a bit on this fine gentleman:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Cops are Pigs

Until you need them.

---"...My voicemail filled up with hate messages. They were mostly from men, all venting and breathing heavily. A few threats: "Watch out!" and "You deserve to be shot." And I got some emails like this one from satan@hell.com: "I'm coming to get you and when I do, I'll waterboard you."

The police lieutenant who came to copy down those threats dead panned that he hoped the guy who was going to shoot me got there before the guy who was going to waterboard me, since it would be most foul to be tortured and then shot..."---

Gosh.

America is intolerant...but you feel quite comfortable, grandfather Ayers. I'm broke, I will approach you for your wealth, if you don't kill a cop that would have saved me first.

poll

added poll and it has disrupted last post...

Pave Paws

Update:

Is out on the Cape?


Coverage of PAVE PAWS is show in blue.
This complements the coverage provided
by the
BMEWS system in red.

Makes sense but I was ignorant...Janes Defense is a resource which exceeds "important", I have not seen this video but look forward to viewing Charlie Rose and this interview.

Here is a neat video on MAD response from Defense Tech:



Here is a "How Not To" video viz a viz boredom and weapons, also from Defense Tech, some of the commenters are harsh, some are light, no doubt the reasonable position is in the middle, closer to harsh?:



(Our dear leader elect intends to slash wildly at our defense but I may be wrong yet. Maybe he will fix Afghanistan now that he is too late to secure defeat in Iraq. Thank God. He definitely wanted us (U.S.) to fail. No argument will counter that clear fact. He would have thrown it all down the hell hole for political gain. Maybe he will be a fantastic president and pro liberty. Actual liberty, not just pro "be deviant without judgement...I will jail those who commit crime with moral or prejudicial conclusions or intent more harshly than those with no motive...)

Time

Flies.

Monks Sell Everything

from printer toner to doggie treats. Beer too I think, and coffee.

Worth a thought when holiday shopping.

via The Corner

Ninja Semiphore

Say it with a Ninja, in semiphore.

The Big Dog House

parts 1 and Deux.

The production values are impressive.

Update:

Heck, why not embed them, I've been embedding everything else. Free the Dogville Shorts! I want to see them all now, including "Who Killed Rover?" and "Hot Dog"



Rock River

In Afghanistan.

via Neatorama.


via videosift.com

They also link to venti meaning twenty.


via videosift.com

Mountain Lions

All over, read the comments.

Watch Out

for that cow. Another bad tigermoth moment.

Hot Dog

Man breaks waterfall diving record.

I Want One

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Overheard Today

Person A: "...so anyway, her son, a ten year old, is special needs-"

Person B: "How special is he?"

Not Special Twelve Year Old C (all grins): "Really special!...like smash your head into a locker and not feel anything special!"

Jimmy

Is wandering. Check tomorrow for a post involving Empire Brewing, The Blue Tusk, and sporting activities upstate!

It's been sooo long since I have been up that way...

I have been neglecting my own brewery.

I must brew anew!

(no joke. It has been too long since I have enjoyed the process!! Holiday ales in the offing!)

Obama

does not care one iota about the Bill of Rights.

He wants to change whatever he feels like changing.

From the disclosure form:

It includes questions such as "Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?"

Watch the gun issue. He felt comfortable lying through his teeth, and the media will run interference. All he needs is one shooting to destroy the intent of the Bill of Rights.

How you feel regarding the second amendment is a litmus test for how comfortable you are with tyranny.

No, I'm not joking.

Privacy as well:

"Six Agencies Illegally Scoured Joe the Plumber's Records for Dirt, Including Office of the Attorney General, So That Information Could Be Turned Over to National Media."

It is a bridge that we will certainly arrive at, and while we are getting there he and congress will be stacking the courts with judges who use foreign law and not our Constitution to arrive at their benevolent Judgments.

"For the next Supreme Court Justice appointee, would you prefer a judge who takes other countries laws into consideration when crafting his or her judicial opinions, or a judge who only considers American laws and precedent when crafting his or her opinions?
A judge who takes other countries' laws into consideration
A judge who only considers American laws and precedent
Not sure"

Above Links via Instapundit

But that will suit those who voted for him just fine:


"While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree."




Friday, November 14, 2008

Helicopter Friday

Is late. I apologize, running late and I am, well...grumpy or "Granby" something...



This would tune me up something fierce!! Well, frankly I would not quite be up for that. (today)

Alright, I flagged a little on this chopper Friday, so here is a celebrity to make the crash complete:










Rhodes Scholar. Army captain. Helicopter pilot. Actor. Country superstar.








I think that is awesome and fantastic, meaning his music. I have had another for desert. So there.

Read it!

Another celebrity, Clint Eastwood:



from The Gauntlet:



Harrison Ford has been on both ends.

That's all for this HF.

God Bless!

God Speed!

This is the best of our Nation, our History and our Culture and I am proud and watch while I pray for a safe and successful mission:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts126/index.html

Celebrate Diversity

We must work together with merit and technological and human success as our goal. In the future these terms must be meaningless if not amusing:

"Of names, Taffies & badgers?

names.JPG"

Has Anyone

Seen Adam lately?

via Dave Barry

Actually the woman in the video on the sidebar resembles Norm.

Extreme Can Throwing

via Serious Eats:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Living

utilizing local resources.

Mike sent this article.

Yum, kayaking and returning with fish and wild asparagus and fern could lead to the completion of a wonderful day.

Semi-pro

It's funny. ("FU Clarence, SPUMONI!!...your refund is escaping this death-trap with your life!"..."IT'S JUST LIKE THE TITANIC BUT IT'S FULL OF BEARS!") Written by the same guy as "Old School". Among the cast Will Arnet is another gd hilarious Canadian and I have loved his contribution to Arrested Development and, more recently, 30 Rock.



I seem to recall something about Will Arnett trying to get lucky with one of the Olsen's. Don't tell his wife, she has the same birthday as mine. He sure needs a lot of room in his vehicles! (COMPLETELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!! Intensely crude humor alert!)

See more Will Arnett videos at Funny or Die

Repuglicans

via Althouse:

Native American's

Jungle Trader has been putting up some compelling historical images.

Oh Thank God!

It was all just a scam!

Embarrassing for all those suckers, yes, but at least now that we know we can regroup and pick an actual president.

International Con Man

Barack Obama as he appeared to millions of Americans, along

with four of the president-elect's former disguises.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh Boy Oh Boy Bacon Bacon

Laura is the true bacon aficionado but I find myself perusing food posts more and more recently and bacon is undergoing some beautiful use out there. Having little recent intertubewebthings connection time I find myself linking more often to Instapundit, which is a compliment. If you have little time go to the best.

Anyway he links to...Baconnaise!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Soon...


This was one of the first with the gift camera. I had it on an inferior setting though it is one of my favorite pictures from that instrument...can't the lines be averaged in between themselves to improve the resolution?

I'm ignorant, there must be a function on photoshop for this no?

Boy was it cold in Maine that day!


Oh...like I started to say-soon. It happens so fast, these season things...

Abbey and Tuck

Limber up you cute four legged freaks,











you're on deck!!


Tauntaun
Tauntaun

Credit Crunch

humor.

Mmmmmmmmm...

bacon.

via Haha

Haha has a link to Upsidedowndogs.com, which is better even than lolcats!



They also have this 1958 Naval test footage:



Under Water Explosion 1958 - video powered by Metacafe


Brooklyn Is Not Expanding!

Poor Alvy. There are serious currents leading beyond our Universe:

Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hour—a movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow...

The newfound flow cannot be explained by, and is not directly related to, the expansion of the universe, though the researchers believe the two types of movement are happening at the same time.

In an attempt to simplify the mind-bending concept, Kashlinsky says to picture yourself floating in the middle of a vast ocean. As far as the eye can see, the ocean is smooth and the same in every direction, just as most astronomers believe the universe is. You would think that beyond the horizon, therefore, nothing is different.

"But then you discover a faint but coherent flow in your ocean," Kashlinsky said. "You would deduce that the entire cosmos is not exactly like what you can see within your own horizon."

There must be an out-of-sight mountain river or ravine pushing or pulling the water. Or in the cosmological case, Kashlinsky speculates that "this motion is caused by structures well beyond the current cosmological horizon, which is more than 14 billion light-years away."



IMDB:

"Doctor in Brooklyn: Why are you depressed, Alvy?
Alvy's Mom: Tell Dr. Flicker.
[Young Alvy sits, his head down - his mother answers for him]
Alvy's Mom: It's something he read.
Doctor in Brooklyn: Something he read, huh?
Alvy at 9: [his head still down] The universe is expanding.
Doctor in Brooklyn: The universe is expanding?
Alvy at 9: Well, the universe is everything, and if it's expanding, someday it will break apart and that would be the end of everything!
Alvy's Mom: What is that your business?
[she turns back to the doctor]
Alvy's Mom: He stopped doing his homework!
Alvy at 9: What's the point?
Alvy's Mom: What has the universe got to do with it? You're here in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is not expanding!
Doctor in Brooklyn: It won't be expanding for billions of years yet, Alvy. And we've gotta try to enjoy ourselves while we're here!"


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Not Political

Anyone who knows me or has spent any time with me will recognize something here:

"Obama!" Bush exclaimed, according to Obama's account of the meeting in his second memoir, "The Audacity of Hope." "Come here and meet Laura. Laura, you remember Obama. We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of yours -- that's one impressive lady."

The two men shook hands and then, according to Obama, Bush turned to an aide, "who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president's hand."

Bush then offered some to Obama, who recalled: "Not wanting to seem unhygienic, I took a squirt."

No jokes. As I said, if you know me this may be amusing.

I am not a germaphobe.

I just like killing them alot always while I still live in clutter like a dope and will eat anything and still be filthy--sterile sortafilthy---

oh well

You Lucky

Bastage!

You received your own Sunday beer review!!

Update: Complete with Sunday beer typo-goodness:

"Really Speical Beer Review!"


Like I said, you lucky Bastanado!



Baby Pygmy Hippo

too bad it's not woolly.

From the looks of the video (without the sound, is anyone else having youtube issues?) I'm guessing they are making inroads back into suburban areas like the coyote. They seem to like recycling bins. They must be all over everywhere by now! Uh...unless I'm wrong.

Remembrance Sunday

is today, they gave all, sincere reflection is the least we can give.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is Tuesday.

Happy Birthday!

to Senior Adam, Nov. 9th!

Significant to Masons and Catholics?

Same Birthdate as Hedy Lamar?

When was Hedley born?

Funny, I had thought it was Alfred who was on a "crusade to stamp out runaway decency in the West!"

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Inspirational

This election was historic and Iowahawk casts the best possible light, nay, he inspires with his analysis!

Let that be the last we think on the matter!

via instapundit

Oh, how to undermine, and in so doing, rectify the MOB?

that via smalldeadanimals

how do the illegal ballots/voter fraud figure into this?

Oh! Like I said, let that be the last!

Friday, November 7, 2008

God Bless America!!!

That's all.

I must have a flag photo around here somewhere, and I know that we are the luckiest folks with the greatest obligations to those who have given us freedom that human history has ever known...and we owe each moment of choice to those that strained to know human nature itself...

"...If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. There are but two methods of providing against this evil: the one by creating a will in the community independent of the majority that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable. The first method prevails in all governments possessing an hereditary or self-appointed authority. This, at best, is but a precarious security; because a power independent of the society may as well espouse the unjust views of the major, as the rightful interests of the minor party, and may possibly be turned against both parties. The second method will be exemplified in the federal republic of the United States. Whilst all authority in it will be derived from and dependent on the society, the society itself will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals, or of the minority, will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority..."

And yet...any disparate coalition of common interests may be coalesced into a majority, (I would like to read the rest of that one,) if only for a time...for power...and then?

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Thomas Jefferson

Grudge?

Could they have been written in by those, including one another, that wish them drudgery?

Trudgegrudge via Drudge.

RC Turbine Cobra

It's Helicopter Friday and listen to that machinery sing!


R/C Bell Cobra Helicopter Turbine Powered - Funny home videos are a click away



50 Seconds Of Colombia From A RC Helicopter - Click here for another funny movie.


Oh My Lord I Need

to vomit!!

Discouraging

We will see what happens.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

RIP Michael Crichton

Predictable how the media gives him a rather cloudy obit.

(from the obit: 'Mr. Crichton said he had become "a lot more hawkish" on the war in Iraq and other issues involving the use of force after armed robbers entered his home in Santa Monica, Calif., several years ago and tied up him and his daughter.' That's Liberal code for "pay no attention to any of his valid criticisms which may have wounded you. He toughened up and so can be written off." What a disgusting intellectual reservation the pusillanimous liberals inhabit.)

We must cow the "journalists" if there is to be any hope for this nation. And I mean cow, they must realize that they put themselves in professional peril and will suffer as pariahs from the behavior which appals anyone who loves freedom and needs the information to make the decisions which will perpetuate freedom.)

Read his entire mediasaurus speech here.

Read an interview to revisit that 1993 speech here.

They are well worth your time, as is this:

"Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect works as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward-reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story-and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read with renewed interest as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about far-off Palestine than it was about the story you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. I'd point out it does not operate in other arenas of life. In ordinary life, if somebody consistently exaggerates or lies to you, you soon discount everything they say. In court, there is the legal doctrine of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, which means untruthful in one part, untruthful in all. "


Silly not to include "Aliens..."

That via SDA

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Scathing

and perfectly accurate.

Via the must visit Alphecca:

America needs a president who is grounded in patriotism, not drowning in ambition,” Bull told a crowd of hundreds gathered in Lower Manhattan. “I have used that sentence many times in the last three months, and not once — never once — have I been asked which candidate is which.

and

Character in the White House should be more important than charisma on the campaign trail,” Bull declared. “Barack Obama does not want to ‘change’ America. Barack Obama wants a different country.”------former Robert F. Kennedy aide Bartle Bull

Bringing Back

the Woolly Mammoth?

They must be such a pain to groom. More here.

via Drudge

Monday, November 3, 2008

This Seems Accurate

Many misgivings this time around, many many misgivings.

via Instapundit

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Largest

flask I've ever seen.

God bless him.

Also a spy tale, and he points out that this African Infantryman's fly is down.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Obama's Aunt

An illegal alien living in public housing.

That's Obama's America, he hopes to change our nation into the World's nation.

That campaign is a cult and the media needs to be shown in no uncertain terms that they have forfeited their ways and means as a result of having engaged in purposeful malfeasance.

We all know that this info would have been widely spread and have brought down McCain's efforts had it been on his end.

Lord knows what we don't know about that empty rhetoric turd Barak Hussein Obama.

Instapundit thinks that she should be left alone.

To live off my dime illegally?

She needs instant deportation. Instadeportation.

"She received a small stipend over the past year for working six hours a week as a volunteer resident health advocate in her complex, he said."

via Drudge

Resident health advocate. Boy, "community organizer". "Resident health advocate". Taxpayer money.

The only decent individual in that family was the grandmother and he has already tossed her away as a "typical white person".

Was his father a "typical black person"?

Is is aunt?

Getting paid is not really "volunteering". Doesn't that make her selfish in the eyes of her nephew?

More: She donated to his campaign. Mass. Taxpayers are so generous to provide her housing while she advocates health and kicks some of her spare dough over to Hussein's campaign. If he wins he can really throw our money around.

I wonder how many times she'll vote.

Boy do I hope this passes up there.

via Powerline a Kurtz article: "Senator Stealth"