Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ikea car

So it appears this isn't an April Fool's joke after all. Well sort of ... Its actually a French car pooling service.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Star Wars for the insect world

What do you get when you combine Star Wars missile defense and disease carrying mosquitoes? Why you get rocket scientists shooting down mosquitoes with lasers. The researchers claim that the lasers lack the power to injure humans or desirable insects such as butterflies.

Well that was quick...

Last Thursday's foot of snow is pretty much gone, replaced by a lot of muck and mud.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rambo the dog

Canids have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and predictably they're now showing sign of PTS.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

South Park Explains the current economic crisis

Snow day

Well were finely getting some winter snow. This is our first real storm. Up until this storm we've only gotten 17" of snow this year. The norm is closer to 125". I'll post some photos later.

Here's Andy the pocket shepherd playing in his first deep winter snow.

Its still snowing and last time I checked we've got about 9" of snow with drifts up to twice that in depth.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

According to Fox, dictionary has a liberal bias

The dictionary has a liberal bias. Hummm, sounds like he's stealing from Colbert's quote reality has a well known liberal bias.


As the AIG controversy progresses we're seeing more and more anxiety from the right. They seem to feel that AmeriKa has been transported into a Red Dawn nation. That the country is unraveling because a charismatic scary black man is in charge. Recently we've seen Glenn Beck melting down on his show about his lost America. My friend KT seems to feel that the rule of law will be abolished because Washington might interfere with a handful of bonuses going to bankers who don't deserve them. Its that slippery slope thing the right loves so much. And that the productive people of the nation will jump ship - i.e. John Galt. And then there are apologists such as Rick Santelli who defends the AIG bonuses because its only one tenth of one percent of the bailout. These folks seem to be missing the point.

Its puzzling actually that these folks seem to have no memory of eight years under the Clinton's, or the economic policies of a member of their own party named Nixon. Regardless, the little point they ignore is the AIG is under fire for one reason and one reason alone, because it accepted bail out money. The right is trying to argue that a significant share holder of AIG stock, ( i.e. the Unite states), has no right to interfere with how the company is being run. Because certainly AIG has done such a wonderful job that they've in the mess they are currently in. And if the company had gone through bankruptcy instead, there is no doubt that the court would have installed handlers who would have reigned in any AIG's excesses. So is what the Obama adminstration proposing really that different?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

World's oldest dog

Chanel, at 20 years old is, according to 2009 Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest dog in the world.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Just say no doesn't work

Image from Pundit Kitchen

A recent study shows that not only are abstinence programs are ineffective in preventing teen sex and teen pregnancy, but some studies conclude that abstinence only programs increase teen pregnancy rates:

Study Casts Doubt on Abstinence-Only Programs

The Effectiveness of Abstinence-Only Education

Effectiveness of abstinence programs still unclear

Thanks to Cafe Zeke for the articles.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009