February 28, 2009

Revenge of the Shoeblogging

I'll take one of everything in the picture please. 

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February 26, 2009

I May Have Found The Pefect Way To Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil

12-hour orgy romps!

The women had bet mechanic Sergey Tuganov £3,000 that he wouldn’t be able to satisfy them both non-stop for the half-day sex marathon.

But minutes after winning the wager, the randy 28-year-old dropped dead with a heart attack, revealed Moscow police.

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Happy Birthday To A Legend!

Ric Flair turned 60 a few days ago!

Yeah, I know the link is toi a fairly liberal site, but the videos there make it worth it.


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Yes, I'm a Tiger fangirl, y'all can deal

This is the new Nike commercial celebrating Tiger's return. The song is hilariously perfect.

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February 25, 2009

What he said

I know, I know, you can "what he said" about pretty much everything VDH writes. But this one's really great.

I think this sums up where all the anger for the mortgage bailout is coming from. 

"or why the more noble victim is the one who sought to borrow too much for too much house and then defaulted, rather than he who chose to borrow less for less house and paid his mortgage on time each month and now subsidizes the less responsible. (The former apparently will still have the larger house, the latter the smaller.)"

That's it in a nutshell.  It's not just that you're paying for your neighbor's mortgage, they still get the bigger house.  That's doubly galling.

I find class warfare disgusting, though I'll admit to engaging in a bit myself from time to time.  But this isn't warfare per se, nor is it coveting your neighbor's house.  If anything, it's the reverse.  It's your neighbor coveting your responsibility and then getting the government to steal it from you.

Years ago, hell, I think it's decades ago now, PJ O'Rourke wrote an article in which he balanced the budget.  As he said, it took him all afternoon but he did it.  His test was simple, would he shoot his mother to pay for it.  As he pointed out, that's what it comes down to.  If you don't pay your taxes and aren't an Obama Cabinet member and/or member of Congress, then, ultimately, the feds will come and shoot you. 

That's what's going on, the mortgage bailout is theft, plain and simple.  One set of borrowers is using the power of the State to extort money from their fellow citizens.  And the extortees have no recourse.

Chainsaw.  Sideways. 

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February 23, 2009

Belt-Fed 12 Gauge Goodness!!!!!!11!!1!eleventy!!1

Only rub? It jams too much.

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February 22, 2009

A drink we can all get behind.

Skittles Vodka.


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February 21, 2009

For the record, I am a chick

Just, you know, a chick that likes to shoot things and watch things blow up.

Mass Effect 2 trailer! Mass Effect 2 trailer!

Shit, I need to play my character up. 

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February 20, 2009

A true hero

Former fellow Coloradan Dan Mosqueda has written a beautiful piece about meeting a Purple Heart recipient at the Pentagon.  I dare you to read it and not tear up.

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February 19, 2009

What he said

Dude. Hells yes

If they seriously have a tea party, I'm going to go.

Also if that's rabble rousing, the standards for deeming speech to be so certainly have dropped.

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February 18, 2009

True Sportsmanship On Display

It turns out that a high school basketball game in Wisconsin had a great and inspiring show of sportsmanship.

Milwaukee Madison senior Johntell Franklin, who lost his mother, Carlitha, to cancer on Saturday, Feb. 7, decided he wanted to play in that night's game against DeKalb (Ill.) High School after previously indicating he would sit out.

He arrived at the gym in the second quarter, but Franklin's name was not in the scorebook because his coach, Aaron Womack Jr., didn't expect him to be there.

Rules dictated Womack would have to be assessed a technical, but he was prepared to put Franklin in the game anyway. DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman and his players knew of the situation, and told the referees they did not want the call.

So, how did they handle it?

gathered my kids and said, 'Who wants to take these free throws?'" Rohlman said, recounting the game to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Darius McNeal put up his hand. I said, 'You realize you're going to miss, right?' He nodded his head."

McNeal, a senior point guard, went to the line. The Milwaukee Madison players stayed by their bench, waiting for the free throws. Instead of seeing the ball go through the net, they saw the ball on the court, rolling over the end line.

"I turned around and saw the ref pick up the ball and hand it back to the player," Womack said in the Journal Sentinel. "And then [McNeal] did the same thing again."

Said Rohlman: "Darius set up for a regular free throw, but he only shot it two or three feet in front of him. It bounced once or twice and just rolled past the basket."

"I did it for the guy who lost his mom," McNeal told the newspaper. "It was the right thing to do."

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Well that explains it!

I have found out why the Unicorn Economy is going to hell.

And so I don't get yelled at, it's from here

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February 17, 2009

One More Reason To Love Megyn Kelly

She destroys Bill Press and his love of the Fairness Doctrine.



He wants to be heard!

MALZBERG: But Bill, that's the airwaves, too, not cable but the airwaves. It's public, it has to be the same concept.

PRESS: I'm interested in talk radio, that's what I do every day...

MALZBERG: That's all politicians are interested in, very strange.  

PRESS: No, it's not strange to me. I know why I'm interested in it because I get up every morning at 3:45, I do three hours of talk radio every day from six to nine, that's my life, it's my business, I want to make money at it, and I want to be heard.

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February 14, 2009


Now we can finally have our damn unicorns.

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February 13, 2009

Gentlemen, I can rebuild me, better, faster, stronger

This is very cool, a Tasmanian businessman had to have his arm amputated very high after a car accident, doctors told him that he was not a suitable candidate for a prosthetic.  He blew them off, and after trying out an $80000 German-built prosthetic and finding it lacking, he built his own.

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February 12, 2009

Eliza returns

Just a reminder for the Joss Whedon fanboys that Dollhouse starts tomorrow.  The reason you'll be standing up your blow-up doll for your regular Friday night date is below the fold.


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Should I Care About Bikini Football?

Um. Yeah. I think I can handle it.

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February 11, 2009

Greg Mankiw+Calvin & Hobbes=Teh Awesomes!!!11!!

Just read it for yourself.

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February 10, 2009

Leave It To The Japanese To Make Beer Even More Awesomer!

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Beer? Is There Anything It Can't Do?

Apparently, some true heroes have discovered a way to tie in beer after products and saving fish hatcheries.

Logan and fellow PhD, Seth Terry, began doing some brainstorming on how they could use their training at the School of Mines to solve the problem.They created a company called 'Oberon FMR'. The FMR stands for 'fish meal replacement'.

"It was just back-of-an-envelope brainstorming. What we've done is come up with a way to make a high protein fish meal using sludge that comes from breweries," Logan said.

Breweries have long faced a problem in properly disposing of waste materials that come from brewing hops and barley. Much like a sewage plant, breweries have to have large settling ponds to treat the sludge.

"Large brewers spend $200 a ton to dispose of this material. We can get that material for free, and using a new bacterial process, we can process 18,000 tons a year of fish food. Nothing like that has ever been done before," Logan said.

"A large facility, a large brewery for example, might put 40 to 50,000 pounds of waste beer down their drain every day. So we can convert that to 30 to 35,000 pounds of bacterial protein everyday. Regular fish feed has 25 to 50 percent protein. Our ingredient has 65 percent protein."

The two scientists proposed developing a pilot project using a waste stream from New Belgium Brewery.

"They loved the idea. They're very green-minded," Logan said.

The beauty of the idea, according to Logan, is that they don't have to build much new equipment to create large quantities of the new fish food.

They say with the addition of a commercial centrifuge and an oven, they can retrofit existing sludge treatment plants for a small amount of money.

The project has gotten the attention of some venture capital, and a much larger facility will be built this year someplace in the eastern part of the country.

"We have three places we're looking at right now," said Logan. "We can have a large scale operation up and running in six months."

"We are in the testing phase in Hawaii and Peru right now, and the University of Idaho is going to be testing our fish food next year," he said.

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