Archive for April 12th, 2011

No pride in this fall.

Detroit man falls 14 stories, hits ground, survives.  He still lives in Detroit so “luck” is open for debate.  And he lives with his mother.  I think if I still lived with my mother I’d have leapt.  Headfirst.

Not much else to say tonight.


Going places in the universe isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, folks.  Just think about the effort to get to Mercury.

Space travel to Mars would likely be a one-way trip just due to radiation alone – reaction mass to get people and “stuff” there is ridiculous.

Far better to take the subway.

For a fun read, read “Red Thunder” by J. Varley.


This happens to me a LOT.


Yet we all know people who gleefully admit they know nothing about politics, don’t have time to find out what the current issues are or even know how the government works, but go out and vote. Want to know why it seems Washington is run by a bunch of idiots? Blame this hiccup in our political system for starters. What’s a solution? Weed out some of the ignorant by making people who want to vote first pass a test modeled on the one given to those who want to become citizens.  – LZ Granderson

Unconstitutional?  Probably.  A good idea?  Oh hell  yes.


I don’t know why I keep being amazed at how unfaithful people can be and to what level of dirtbag they seem able to sink to and still walk upright in doing so.


Check back tomorrow.

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Ooooh. Ow.

The Dude, wondering what my pain level was, asked if it was an 8 on a regular scale or an XKCD scale.

I told him on the “compound fracture” scale, 8.  On the “slowly fed into a woodchipper”, yeah, probably a one.

Also, being an alert reader, he passed this on to me… (original source was The Patriot Post)

Which means these two are in serious trouble


Nearly 200mph electric motorcycle.  Be still, my beating heart.  (really)

Speaking of hot, Mitchell (Enas Yorl) passed the link to the new world’s hottest chilie.  Of course that title is sought after by different groups behaving like children in their competition antics so it’ll always be “up for debate”.  Like who cares if a chilie is off by 100,000 units either way once you get past 1 M-su’s?

And no, Enas, I haven’t tried the Ghost Chilies yet.  I’m thinking an orange roughy in a tamarind sauce would be a nice place for it.


ID10T Killer passed on the derriere collision with two jets youtube.

Ok, so now you idiots will sit down and put on your damned seat belts next time!


Wow, now Fukushima has detected Strontium!  Fire up the dairy and we’ll see what Sunny Strontium flavored ice cream tastes like.

They’re saying it is another Chernobyl.  I have no idea what that means.  Chernobyl looked bad and was worse.  This?  On the face of it, it doesn’t look like it can compare yet.

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