Oct 31, 2006


lefty, this one's for you.

Also, there should be a Firefox navigatior bar search for YoTube like there is for wikipedia, google, etc....

Yes, that does mean that I should write one, open source and all.... but people, I assure you, my talents are best used outside of even the most limited software development. My mind and methods are remarkably non-scientific for a scientist.

Further, scripting language is like Spanish. I recognise the words, and I have taken a class or two, but the finest points of the grammar and the exactitude of the syntax are far far - far- beyond me... even out past la biblioteca.

Further still, both Spaniards and Latinos generally will give you some real credit just for trying. Contrast that with PC's (and the French) and that is why I will not be trying to personally address the shortage of the aformentioned YouTube search bar.... or ever trying to learn French for that matter.

Baked Beans and Kielbasa

It's what's for dinner.

radical solutions

...possible re-introduction of a state monopoly on the production of alcohol, or even providing a cheap, but safe, so-called "people's vodka"...

Oct 25, 2006

How many Americans does it take to screw up a lightbulb?

A: Two

Oct 24, 2006

Why I still trust our military

But not its leadership

Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.

Go, Read.

Oct 21, 2006

Scoop it, cobags

Coming soon to a stocking (or whatever) near you.

Oct 20, 2006

Mess-o-potamia (BBC Edition) -link-


"The violence is, indeed, disheartening,"

"There is certainly a stepped-up level of violence, and we are heading towards an election,"

"My feeling is that they all along have been trying to inflict enough damage so that we leave,"

The Mouth of Sauron:

"The president was making a point that he's made before, which is that terrorists try to exploit pictures and try to use the media as conduits for influencing public opinion in the United States,"
What novel concepts.. They fight us so we will leave? (all this time I though it was because we left their toilet seats up.)

and that last bit, the Tony Snow bit... if you read that twice, it stands as the most cynical thing I have ever heard from the podium of the press secretary.

Oct 18, 2006

Name that Senator

?As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,?

Babumph-babum, ba ba ba bum,
Babumh-babump, ba ba ba bum
Bumpha bah - bumpha ba
Bumpha bah - bumpha ba
Baa ba bumpha bumpha bah*

Need an extra hint?

?It?s being drawn to Iraq and it?s not being drawn to the U.S. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don?t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.?
I wonder if the council of Elrond is part of the Coalition of the Willing?

'One Dink to rule them all, One Dink to find them', I say.

* bonus round** - name that game show music.

** bonus round tune edited for 'clarity'

I guess space has WMD too

The US has adopted a tough new policy aimed at protecting its interests in space and denying "adversaries" access there for hostile purposes.

Oh, friggin spectacular.

Oct 17, 2006


Oct 16, 2006

The other pug costume

I got these in the e-mail the other day, I''m sharing only the best few.

"Why Dogs Bite People"

Oct 15, 2006

A costume idea for my pug-owning readers

As Crooks and Liars noted (click for link to vid)

Matthews: David, do you believe the President is looking for an out from his doctrinaire policy of staying the course?

Brooks: Not really, no I don't. I think they're looking at policy options. One of those options is trying to replace the current government which seems to be doing nothing. The second option is some sort of federation which?Joe Biden has suggested as separating Iraq. A third option and by far the least likely is going in with more troops, So there's all different three options?We have much less control over Iraq than we did two or three years ago?

If they only had Bananas, maybe we, er, they could form a Repubic?

Duck and Cover -link-

Vice President Dick Cheney takes it even further: "The hopes of the civilized world ride with us," Cheney tells audiences.
yeah, the hopeful 'civilized' people of the world have been riding shotgun with Cheney since 2003, and have been begging him to not shoot them in the face - again.

As in, "I hope you stop this genocidal madness, Mr. Cheney".

Oct 10, 2006

Sunset - October 8, 2006

The campfire was nearly as large

Oct 5, 2006

Gone Fishing (not actually)

See y'all wednesday.

Oct 4, 2006

Quote of the Day -link-

"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are all in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written these books. It does not understand the languages in which they were written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. This is, it seems to me, the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."

--Albert Einstein

Except, of course, that I *am* an athiest. But that is still quite a quote.

(if you follow the link, you'll understood that my point was missed, but still, someone had the above quote to offer)

Oct 3, 2006

Again, I heart Illinois -link-

On Monday, Hastert said: "I think Foley resigned almost immediately upon the outbreak of this information, and so we really didn't have a chance to ask him to resign, and I left at the very end of the session, almost, before the very last vote."

But during Tuesday?s radio interview with Rush Limbaugh, he seemed to change his story, saying: "We found out about it, asked him to resign. He did resign. He's gone." He then repeated that line in a Tuesday interview with Sean Hannity.

via firstdraft via AmericaBlog

Oct 1, 2006

God Bless Illinois

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, questioned yesterday why Alexander had gone to the House Republicans' chief political operative, rather than to other party leaders. "That's to protect a member, not to protect a child," Emanuel said.

[from WaPo] emphasis mine.