Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A day floating the Missouri

Donald Rumsfeld's Judgment-Happy, Scary, Biblical Defense Briefing Art

" . . . these things have more in common with the Zodiac Killer than anything any kind of defense briefing should even remotely look like."

When geeks reproduce

Cheap ticket? That's only part of it.

How Google Earth explains the financial crisis

Want to get a sense of just how bad things are? Take a spin on Google Earth.

The latest issue of International Economy, edited by FP contributor David Smick, has a clever graphic showing the depth of the economic crisis, so I thought I'd share.

The above image, pulled today from's Google Earth file, shows container ships languishing off the Singapore coast. Welcome to the largest parking lot on Earth. International Economy explains:

The world's busiest port for container traffic, Singapore saw its year-over-year volume drop by 19.6 percent in January 2009, followed by a 19.8 percent drop in February. As of mid-March 2009, 11.3 percent of the world's shipping capacity, sat idle, a record.

A Heavy Drop

On April 21, 2009 in Eastern Washington, Tyler Bradt paddled over 186 ft. tall Palouse Falls, shattering the waterfall world-record he had previously set, changing the entire perception of the sport’s capabilities. Bradt spent weeks with close friend, filmmaker, and former world champion Rush Sturges preparing for the attempt. Sturges put it simply: “Nothing even close to this has ever been done before. He just changed the sport forever.”

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bumper sticker of the Week.

Bad Receipt - but cheap

My new favorite video

It's for your kids

The Study Ball is a prison-style ball and 16.5-inch chain with a built-in, programmable timer. Select the desired duration of the study session and chain the ball to the ankle in question, and the steel manacle won't come off until the scheduled time is up. A red LED indicator shows progress by displaying the "Study Time Left." Sound like good fun? More fun than having to settle for a second-choice college, we guess.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Anatomically Correct Slow Jam (NSFW)

A Joke

A man has lived all his life in the same town. He moves to a new town and several months later goes to a doctor for a physical.

The doctor says, "Well, we have to do your prostate exam now so bend over. " After about 20 seconds the man shouts out, "OH MY GOD!"

"What's wrong?" asks the doctor.

The man says, "I just realized that my last doctor always did this exam with both hands on my shoulders!"

Men Fined, Fired After Webcam Caught Them Peeing in Old Faithful

By Courtney Lowery

If you’re going to pee on a national treasure, you ought to make sure you’re not being live streamed to the Web. Or, just don’t pee on a national treasure. Just saying.

Two Yellowstone Park concession employees have been fired and one banished from the park altogether, the Associated Press reports today, after they were caught—on a Webcam—peeing in Old Faithful.

The Lang Creek Brewery is closing.

"Down this rutted gravel road, 40 miles from the nearest incorporated town and 20 miles from a post office, loyal patrons of “America’s Most Remote Brewery” are tipping back beers and trying to cope with loss.

They are losing their beloved watering hole.

Owners Gary and Clydene Bultman recently announced that Lang Creek has quit brewing beers and is selling off its remaining inventory, bringing an end to one of the oldest and well-known breweries in the state."

I'm glad I finally got there in April. It was about the only Montana brewery I hadn't been to.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

People diagnosed with ADD

A review of the Honda Insight hybrid

"And the sound is worse. The Honda’s petrol engine is a much-shaved, built-for-economy, low-friction 1.3 that, at full chat, makes a noise worse than someone else’s crying baby on an airliner. It’s worse than the sound of your parachute failing to open. Really, to get an idea of how awful it is, you’d have to sit a dog on a ham slicer."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Zip to Zap (North Dakota)

The Zip to Zap riot of May 9–11, 1969 in Zap, North Dakota, was originally intended as a spring break diversion. As a result of an article that originally appeared in the North Dakota State University's The Spectrum newspaper, and was later picked up by the AP, between 2000 and 3000 people descended upon the small town of Zap, located in Mercer County in the west central part of the state, nearly 300 miles (482 km) from the NDSU campus. A few accounts have also referred to the name of the event as the "Zap-in".

The small country town's resources became depleted, the amiable revelry began to turn ugly, and the residents of Zap asked the visitors to leave. Some complied, but others stayed behind. The event became a full-fledged riot. The National Guard was called in and the crowd was dispersed. The Zip to Zap would go down in history as the only official riot in the history of North Dakota that was put down by National Guard.[1]

Who is coming to America?

Sushi Etiquette

I want to party with these people

Why not to fish with rednecks

I don't care how big the fish is, you still need to wear pants.

A Joke

Two reasons why it's so hard to solve a Redneck murder:

1) The DNA is all the same

2) There are no dental records

I am going to build this swing in my backyard


Three Wolf Moon T-shirt, an Amazon Review

This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn't have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn't settle for the first thing that comes to him.

I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt.

Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.

I've been practicing a new exercise routine

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Now bear with me for a moment

Good News - No Jail Time for Army Contractor in Revenge Killing

Don Ayala — the U.S. Army contractor who pleaded guilty to a revenge killing in Afghanistan — won’t be going to prison. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton sentenced Ayala, a member of the Army’s Human Terrain social science project, to five years probation and a $12,500 fine.

Ayala began working in Afghanistan in late September, as part of a Human Terrain Team, which embeds cultural advisers in combat units. Originally, the program was conceived as a way to find for commanders nonviolent options for stabilizing chaotic areas: Islamic radio broadcasts to mollify Afghan mullahs, shame tactics to nudge out corrupt Iraqi cops. “In a counterinsurgency, your level of success is inversely proportional to the amount of lethal force that you expend,” lead social scientist Montgomery McFate told Danger Room.

But in a war zone, violence is never far off. Human Terrain teams became involved in several lethal incidents. The latest occurred on November 4th when Ayala was on a foot patrol in the village of Chehel Gazni, with teammate Paula Loyd (pictured, right). Loyd, a social scientist, approached Abdul Salam, who was carrying a fuel jug. He said he had bought it, to fuel up his motorcycle. They started talking about the price of gas. Suddenly, the man doused Lloyd in a flammable liquid and set her on fire, court documents recount.

Engulfed in a ball of flame large enough to force those near her to involuntarily back away, Paula Loyd screamed in agony as the children that had surrounded her ran away. In the several seconds following the attack, no one could get near enough to Ms. Loyd to help her. Panicked, Ms. Loyd ran around briefly before those near her pulled her to the ground. One of the platoon medics tried to put the fire out with dirt, ultimately grabbing Ms. Loyd by her foot and dragging her into the nearby drainage ditch to douse the flames. By the time the fire was extinguished, all of Ms. Loyd’s clothing had been burned off and only her helmet and body armor remained. Medical personnel would later determine that Ms. Loyd suffered second and third- degree burns over more than 60% of her body.

Ayala chased Salam down, tackled him to the ground, and restrained him with plastic cuffs. ”After about 10 minutes,” according to an Army Criminal Investigation Division affidavit, “a soldier approached the location where Ayala had Salam detained and informed the personnel in the area that Loyd was burned badly. Ayala pushed his pistol against Salam’s head and shot Salam, killing him instantly.”

Ayala was taken into custody, and flown to the United States two-and-a-half weeks later. He was charged with murder — the first military contractor to be charged with such a crime under a 2000 law that allows the prosecution of U.S. government workers who commit crimes overseas.

Never anger someone who owns a backhoe

A Happy Blog

Sleeveface Dance

If I were a woman and had a flat stomach I would totally get this tattoo

Have someone else call you mother on Mother's Day

Follow the link then listen to the sample call.

Pillow for workacaholics

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Want It!

Robots and Humans

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Best Pregnancy Shirt

I'm going to Disneyland!

Disney says it will no longer scan riders on Splash Mountain and three other rides for guests who feel the need to flash their breasts for souvenir photos.

Disney confirmed Tuesday that it has reassigned employees at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure who watched for breast-baring riders because "actual inappropriate behaviors by guests are rare."

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the changes took effect Sunday at Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, Space Mountain and California Screamin'.

Riders are photographed on the attractions and can then buy souvenir copies. Some have exposed their breasts in hopes that the picture would make it onto a photo preview screen at the ride's exit.

The company began the screening about 10 years ago.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

One of these things is not like the other.

Accident slings - so you don't have to keep explaining.

Montana Speed Limit Sign

Rhythmeter - Rhythm Method Birth Control Calculator

Effing Hail

A fun game in which you control the wind, trying to keep hailstones aloft so they enlarge and then crash into buildings, planes and satellites.