Sunday, August 31, 2008

How Would the U.S. Military Fight a Zombie Army?


The army and marines would likely do the heavy lifting, with air force and navy fighters providing close air support. As long as the military can protect the troops from infection and isn't handcuffed by liberal politicians who really want the zombies to win, we should be able to handle things.

10 Plundering Politicians.


Something to keep in mind the next time someone says our politicians are corrupt...compared to these guys ours are rank amateurs.

Home Built Star Wars Landspeeder.


And people say I have too much time on my hands.


More photos here.

Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog: Separated at Birth?


What do Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog have in common? More than you might realize...

Darth Vader explains the Pythagorean Theorem.

He finds your lack of faith disturbing.

On Human Sacrifice and Political Correctness.

This text is somewhat related to one of my older essays, about the history of cacao and chocolate. When I was younger, I was once told that regularly practiced cannibalism didn't exist in any society in modern times. This was a racist, colonialist lie invented by prejudiced Europeans. One example would be the former cannibal dubbed "Friday" and converted to Christianity in Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. As I grow older and wiser and investigate things for myself, I see how wrong this claim was.

The article is here.

Maria Bartiromo Interviews Sarah Palin.

Worth a look.

Michael Moore: 'Gustav is proof there is a God in heaven'.

Mike Stajduhar: "Michael Moore is proof that God makes mistakes".

Peggy Noonan Weighs in on MSNBC's Coverage of the Democratic Convention.

Trust me. Watch the whole thing.

Book Review: Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba.

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba (being published next week) is at once a colorful family saga and a carefully researched corrective to caricatures of decadent pre-revolutionary Cuba and the 50-year disaster of Fidel Castro's rule. Contrary to the impression that Cuba's elite uniformly backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, for example, Gjelten shows that the Bacardis withheld their financial support, even when they received a written demand from one of Batista's goons saying, "We will collect the funds for this event from friends of the cause . . . among whom we include you." To ignore such a demand was risky, Gjelten writes, but the head of the family "was as courageous as he was stubborn. He passed the letter on to his secretary, with a brief instruction scrawled across the top: 'Return -- regretting not being able to cooperate.' "