The Kid Should See This →
This is a fantastic blog I ran into recently. Rather than re-blog some of their better posts (there are so many), I’ll just post a link. Definitely a good one to follow.
Point of Information →
This made me laugh. (Courtesy of Futility Closet) Sexauer is an ordinary German name referring to one who came from Sexau, in Germany. Looking for a Mr. Sexauer, a man in Washington called at the Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee. Helping him, a girl employee called the Banking and Currency Committee by telephone to check, and inquired politely, ‘Do you have a Sexauer over...
Link: 25 CEOs Who Earned More Than Their Companies... →
From the article: This month, 40,000 Verizon strikers went back to work without a new contract. But their strike hit a nerve. Most Americans cannot understand why Verizon workers should have to spend up to $3,000 more for their family’s health care while the company’s top five execs have walked off with a quarter-billion dollars in personal pay over the past four years. If...
The Joy of Tech comic... Screenshot of Steve... →
Nerd Merit Badges →
I qualify for #2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9.
Link: Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam
Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam This is pretty gross. A local news reporter from Washington, D.C. ended up getting covered in what is probably the remnants of raw sewage as he delivered live hurricane reports from Ocean City, Md. Wait, it gets better. He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That “organic material” was most likely the effects...
Do We Really Need A National Weather Service? →
Yes. Yes, we do. Look, I know the guys at Fox News aren’t too bright. Let me take the opportunity to explain a few things: Abolishing the National Weather Service isn’t going to prevent hurricanes. Hurricanes aren’t punishment from God for teaching evolution and letting gays marry. The National Weather Service costs each American $3 per year. The Iraq war has cost almost...
First Circuit Panel Says There’s a Clear... →
More on the Massachusetts ruling on videotaping the police.
Scriptd: My Script Repository
I recently created another Tumblr blog. This one, called Scriptd, is a repository of scripts that I have written (or found) that hopefully others will find useful. There are only a handful of scripts there, and I don’t post often (only when I create or find a new script). But, if it’s of interest, subscribe to the RSS feed and watch for new posts.
How the Toyota Camry is killing our dreams →
Court says state law used to ban recording of... →
From the ruling: Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting “the free discussion of governmental affairs.”
Goodbye Religion? How Godlessness Is Increasing... →
There is hope for the future… Something strange is happening to American teenagers. If you believe popular wisdom, young people are apathetic, cynical and jaded; or, they’re supposed to be conformists whose overriding desire is to fit in and be popular. But if you’ve been paying close attention over the past decade, you might have seen any of a growing number of cases that...
Most Dangerous Object in the Office: Supreme... →
This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. The company’s supercompact 4-ounce human-powered chain saw consists of a 28-inch rust-resistant steel chain studded with 124 bidirectional teeth. Simply wrap the chain around the object you want to bisect, stick your fingers through the metal loops on either end, move your arms back and forth like you’re flossing King Kong’s molars, and watch...
New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Thinking Printers' →
There was just a 5.8 earthquake in Washington. Obama wanted it to be 3.4, but...– Twitter / @TheTweetOfGod
American McCarver: The Worst →
It thrills me to no end to hear how Yankees fans had their hearts ripped out and stomped on by the Red Sox in 2004. I’m a Red Sox fan, I was at Fenway for Game 5, and it was unforgettable. via American McCarver I went through stages of denial. I lingered on anger. Maybe I threw a couple of things. Maybe I broke a few Yankee bobbleheads in the middle of the street by running them over...
Best Wedding Pictures Ever →
Louis C.K. Saves His Dumb Dog’s Life
What they're "protecting" us from →
If you only read one article today, make it this one.
Unedited Thoughts About Technology Better Left... →
Atlas Shrugged: Silicon Valley billionaire reveals... →
This sounds so familiar.
The Amazon.com Book of the Day →
Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!! is currently #10,486,737 on the Amazon bestseller list. IT ALSO APPEARS TO BE WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS.