Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Storm

We had our first spring storm on Monday. Not very much precipitation. While both coasts are being deluged, we're at 20% of normal precipitation. We've already had a half dozen significant wild fires. If this continues we're going to have an awful fire problem this year. So we'll take what we can get.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In Space no one can here you whine

Nerd art group monochrom has just started up its sitcom about life aboard the ISS.

monochrom's ISS 2011 / Episode 1 / "V-Day" from monochrom on Vimeo.

Love the idea, but it seems that the execution was lacking.
Read the rest here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Southern Hospitality

Police: Mississippi Neighbors Shoot At Each Other Over Defecating Dog

I do NOT miss living in the south!

JACKSON, Miss. -- An argument between two armed neighbors over a dog and its feces escalated to a shootout in rural Mississippi, sending one neighbor to the hospital with injuries from shotgun pellets and the other neighbor to jail.
Blasingame told the AP that they argued because Tenhet shot his dog last week and threatened to kill him and his dog "over poop."

Tenhet denies shooting the dog: "I said 'Jerry, your dog ain't even dead. He said 'Just meet me at the levee and I'll shoot you down.'"

Blasingame said he got a gun and left the house in his truck, hoping Tenhet would follow so there would be no confrontation in front of bystanders.

Read the rest at the Huff Post.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shorts day

It was supposed to be 70 today, so I pulled out the shorts for the first time this year and wore then to work. Unfortunately they lie and its only going to get to 65 today. A tad cold for this attire.

So I've found a cool new weather site Weather spark. In addition to weather forecasts, it provides a wide variety of climatological information. Only down side is that it requires flash.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

For KT

Kinda a cool. But lets hope they didn't ruin a running car to make this.

From Gizmodo

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday.

Both of these photos were taken in the late 90's when we lived in the city of New Orleans. The one below is a Mardi Gras Indian. I think it was taken in a suburb of Metairie.

This second image was taken somewhere in the French Quarter, just off of Bourbon St. Very few parades actually march through the Quarter. This was one of the exceptions.

Here's a Colorado attempt at the celebration.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

How to fix Social Security

The revenue loss over the next 75 years just from extending the tax cuts for people making over $250,000 -- the top 2 percent of Americans -- would be about as large as the entire Social Security shortfall over this period...
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The original article can be found at Washington Post.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fighting over the crumbs

A wealthy corporate CEO, a libertarian and a union worker are sitting at a table with a plate of 11 cookies in front of them. The CEO takes ten of the cookies, and then says to the libertarian, "Watch out for that union guy. He's going to try to take away your share of the cookie."