Friday, December 19, 2008

For those who don't know what to get me for Christmas.


The US space agency has announced it is selling three used space shuttles when they are retired in 2010, after 30 years of service.


A bargan at $ 42 million.

Urban Camouflage Art.


The art of hiding electrical boxes in plain sight.

More here.

Blagojevich is just the tip of the iceberg.

Nancy Pelosi vowed to drain when she led her party to victory in 2006. The GOP had been rocked by scandal, and Mrs. Pelosi and Democrats won, in part, by promising to clean up the "culture of corruption" that pervaded Washington.

Instead, Democrats now have an image problem. The real issue isn't so much Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Senate-seat auction, as it is the focus that his scandal has directed toward a wider assortment of Democratic troubles. This isn't great timing for Barack Obama, who campaigned on cleaner government.

More here.

xkcd...a truely great webcomic.


The Essays of Francis Bacon.

An ant is a wise creature for itself, but it is a shrewd thing, in an orchard or garden. And certainly, men that are great lovers of themselves, waste the public. Divide with reason; between selflove and society; and be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others; specially to thy king and country.
-From Wisdom for Man's Self.

Much more here.

Studies show dogs have sense of fairness


All I know is that if the other dogs get Snausages and Tibbs doesn't...there's gonna be trouble.
The article is here.
h/t the wife

Must...Get...One....

I had mentioned the Nerf Machine Gun before, but its important to be prepared for a wide variety of threats. Therefore comend to your attention the Marshmallow Bazooka. Pummels targets at up to 40'.

The War in Iraq is Won

The death rate is so low that the media avoids mentioning it. Indeed, non-hostile deaths often surpass hostile deaths in certain months. When more deaths occur due to road accidents, drowning, and training mishaps than at the hands of terrorists, the terrorists are quite ineffective. If a country of 25 million people were against the presence of US troops, why are only 8-10 US troops being killed per month? Many troops report not having had to fire their guns even once in the last 90 days.

Read the whole thing.

What Not to get the Wife/Girlfriend for Christmas.


Actually some of these look kinda cool.

Probably not safe for work.