Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vanity Plate

Lovely to LOL at, perhaps not so much to own.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's a Little Dimmer Today

Leslie Nielsen has passed away.

I hadn't really thought about it very much, but I think his Commander Adams in Forbidden Planet is as much an influence on a certain, much more popular starship captain from a decade later as anything else from the science fiction of the previous eras.

Of course, later in life Nielsen turned into a lovable goof.

But he was always an entertainer. He shall be missed.

Edit: Mr. C. has closed his restaurant.

And also Irving Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back and Never Shay Never Again, one of the rare non-Broccolli James Bond movies, has passed away.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

And Then There Was The Time ...

... Huey, Louie and Dewey's gag turkey fell flat.

Image once again shamelessly lifted from (postmodern barney).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Truths for Mature Humans

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Someone Miscalculated.

Watch at Youtube.

This is video of the demolition of the Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's old tower. It was supposed to fall to the northeast, or to the right in the video. Instead, after a couple of delayed detonations, it falls to the left, smashing through a set of power lines which run very close to the camera's position. The power lines whip up and down wildly, endangering the observers. No one was hurt.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


The Bishop tells us: 'When the boys come back
'They will not be the same; for they'll have fought
'In a just cause: they lead the last attack
'On Anti-Christ; their comrades' blood has bought
'New right to breed an honourable race,
'They have challenged Death and dared him face to face.'

'We're none of us the same!' the boys reply.
'For George lost both his legs; and Bill's stone blind;
'Poor Jim's shot through the lungs and like to die;
'And Bert's gone syphilitic: you'll not find
'A chap who's served that hasn't found some change.
' And the Bishop said: 'The ways of God are strange!'

Siegfried Sassoon