Friday, September 24, 2010

We'll look back fondly on these days and laugh and laugh...

Christine O'Donnell claims the ability to keep the country from having sex:

I'm not certain whether this is a good or a bad thing. But I'm certainly interested in seeing her superhero costume that goes with that.

Keeping it real

Conor Friedersdorf, writing from the Right, continues to help keep us focused, despite the nonsense spouting from GOP talking heads and politicians these days.

His summary paragraph:

Forced to choose, I’d rather live in the ACLU’s idea of the perfect America than a country where we repeal Obamacare, eliminate earmarks, and persist in chipping away at civil liberties to fight drugs and terrorists. The former may be a “road to serfdom.” The latter is a shortcut to the same place

But I don't owe you any money...

Bank of America forecloses upon man's house. But he has no mortgage!

I know this speaks more to a sloppy and overwhelmed court system than anything else. But surely if we can react to Iran getting plutonium by pumping a billion more dollars into the Pentagon then we can react to the housing crisis by pumping more money into a court system before they make things worse.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Advice from the world's oldest man

114-year old Walter Breuning answers some questions from the internet.

Old enough to have fought in World War I

Stop shouting--we're trying to get some work done here

GOP puts out their platform, hoping people won't ask for details.

It is a platform with vague spending cuts, repealing some laws which actually save money for the government, and keeping the military spending machine cranked at 11.

The GOP must think the American people are as stupid as their hard-core base. They are simply unserious about addressing the problems that they themselves claim to be serious ones facing the country.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"I See Dead People's Books"

An interesting idea: Resurrect (so to speak) libraries of famous dead people online.

Wonder how much editing is done to the library lists? I know if someone were to look at mine they would probably scratch their heads at my Leonard Nimoy poetry and kids books that have gotten mixed in ("'Dirk Bones"? What was Fred trying to say with that volume?")

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Way back!

I'm liking the You Tube Time Travel Machine


Daily What video of the day

I love The Daily What. Unlike some bloggers [ahem, Andrew Sullivan] I don't mind linking to them directly every time I find something interesting on their site I want to post.

Where else would you find a video of a group of Canadian soldiers field stripping and rebuilding a jeep. In under 4 minutes?

Back in the saddle

Took a couple of days off to go to Long Beach Island. Great weather, virtually no traffic, and the campground was cheap after the holiday.

Time to get back into it, with something from Cracked.

Friday, September 03, 2010

10 Greatest Accidental Inventions of All Time

I have to admit, I didn't realize any of these were "accidents."

[Don't mean that to sound like an unwanted child. Or do I? A fourth on the way here in January, so maybe I really do....hmmmm....]

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Gods of Soccer Smile Down Upon Us...

UEFA bans the vuvuzela.

Next step, instant replay for goals. But not annoying everyone in the freaking stadium is a good start.