April 10, 2009

Yes, it's environmentally friendly!

That's why I'm posting it.  The environmentally friendliness.  Yup.  No other reason. 

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April 08, 2009

Awesome: Trey Parker and Matt Stone given autographed photo of Saddam by 4th Army ID

If you'll recall, Saddam was forced to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut by the Marines during his time in US captivity. I'm guessing most of my readers are already aware of the fact that Saddam and Satan were lovers in the South Park universe.  Obvious content warning on this one, and a NSFW for the one below the fold,


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April 07, 2009

Look Out Lego Art...

You may very well find some competition here - cassette tape art. Wow.


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Some people live in a fantasy world

Not a fantasy where they meet Kiefer Sutherland on a plane and get to have an intimate chat with him. A fantasy where Jack Bauer rescues them from sudden aviation death.

On my flight here a couple next to me said, ‘We feel much safer on the plane with you here’…. I couldn’t figure it out. If you’ve seen 24 you’d know anyone within three feet of me dies.”

Kiefer’s got a point—two points, really. First, anyone who’s seen the show knows that even being acquainted with Jack Bauer is tantamount to a friggin’ death sentence. Second, Kiefer Sutherland is not Jack Bauer.

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I Know! Let's Try To Get Near An Avalanche!



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April 05, 2009

The good news is that partial success comes with partial failure

The Norks were able to successfully make the the transition to the first stage on their missile.  The good news is that the second and third stages failed.

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Meet my new roommate!

I didn't know I'd be sharing a room with anyone until I got here to DC, but sure enough I am!  This roommate is tall, white, and very clean!  Picture below the fold. 

Oh, and I got a job today in DC, and I start tomorrow.  Strange how that works out.


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April 04, 2009

Combining two of my favorite things

Jason Statham and cars

There are times when I'm ridiculously easy.

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overthinking commercials

I'm overly fascinated by the fact that the various car companies are attempting to outdo one another in the payment protection plan arena.  First, Hyundai came up with the idea.  Then one of the other companies matched that so Hyundai expanded it.  Now Saturn has ads out pretty much mocking Hyundai's plan and promising to pay up to 9 months.

Why, it's almost enough to make one think that things like competition lead to changes in pricing and corporate strategy.  But that would be a silly thing to think, wouldn't it?

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A good alternative to campus drinking

The University of Maryland has canceled plans to show Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge* (which currently has an 8.3 IMDB rating), after the state legislature threatened to pull government funding for the school. Apparently this is quite a popular movie, as it has been screened at Northwestern, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon. It's also the recipient of many awards and award nominations, and has the highest film budget ever for a film of its type.  The film was being provided free of charge to the school by the distributor, so no state funds were being used to pay for the viewing of the film.

Why in the world would Maryland legislators object so vociferously to this movie being shown at a student union?  Such a popular, highly-rated, award-winning movie would be a perfect gift from President Obama to the Queen of England, wouldn't it? So wouldn't it be appropriate for our college students?


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April 03, 2009

A beautiful father-daughter moment

If I ever have kids, I'm pretty sure this is the kind of father I'd be.

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April 01, 2009

I Have A Spiffy Idea! Why Not Just Give The Hobo Population More Booze And Shelters?

In a way, this might be the way to go.

A program that gives shelter to homeless alcoholics but allows them to keep drinking and not be forced into treatment could save taxpayers millions in public costs, according to a study published on Tuesday. 

The study also found that daily alcohol consumption fell by 2 percent per month for those in the shelter.

The results were based on a look at 95 people admitted to a program in Seattle called Housing First from 2005 to 2007. They were compared with others who were still on the street and on waiting lists to get into the shelter.

"Our study suggests that homeless alcoholics who qualify to take part in Housing First can stay out of jails and (hospital) emergency rooms and cost the taxpayer a lot less money as a result," said Mary Larimer, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, who led the study.

"We also found that these benefits increase over time and that they are possible without requiring that participants stop drinking. And yet, the longer the participants stay in the housing program, the less they drink," Larimer said.

The report was published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.

After 12 months in the shelter the total public costs relating to the care of the 95 individuals was cut by more than $4 million compared to the year before, the researchers said.

That, and the fact all of your hunting targets are gathered together in one spot, which reduces effort on the hunter's part.

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