I haven’t done any soap opera trivia yet, so here’s a two-parter for you soap fans: First, what was the tie-in between Dallas and Knots Landing? And second, what was Dallas’ incest angle? The Answer! Well, perhaps it’s a tribute to the intelligence of our readers (or a condemnation of mine), but it seems we… More »
I just saw a short clip on The Science Channel, where a pride of lions were feasting on a zebra – ripping out chunks, and the zebra was still thrashing around. Oh, it’s dinner time on the east coast – bon appetit.
Jeff Harrell over at The Shape of Days has a great story about one of the Gunners from Gunner Palace who came back from Iraq and couldn’t get the kids out of his head. After reading the emails from Sergeant Niece and seeing the pictures of her and the kids in Iraq, I can completely… More »
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Walters) Sorry I’m late, it’s been a day. Winners Monday. More caption blogginess. OTB. Wizbang
Timmer’s “upside-down, and subject, American flag” pic, and more, can be found here. As I stated here, I understand what the protesters are trying to say; but I find the way they have framed their argument incredibly stupid. Particular among their faux pas is the “stolen land” argument. And, although any Californian student of our… More »
We’ll be rolling out of here in April, heading West for one more go on the PCS-go-round before we finally retire back to Boise. (PCS: Permanent Change of Station for the civilian readers.) Doing the out-processing while moving while figuring out what to do with cats. You know..all that fun. Inputs from me will be… More »
I’m sure every recruiter has their own personal stories of encounters with people who were vehemently against the war, Bush, and the military. My experiences have been pretty tame, water throwing, being yelled at or insulted, nothing major. However, I work with a recruiter who got egged while walking by a Wal-Mart, and a recruiter… More »
Looking back on Timmer’s post, Oh No They Didn’t: I see there are two issues at play here. The main issue is, of course, illegal immigration. And then there is the matter of the “student protests,” which, while they might make for great cable news footage, are little more than side shows. To refresh your… More »
Well, Iran got a good finger-wagging from the UNSC yesterday: NEW YORK — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution yesterday giving Iran 30 days to suspend its uranium-enrichment program, but gave no hint of punishment if Tehran fails to comply. After succeeding in having Iran’s nuclear program put before the Security Council, the… More »
I’ve gotten emails from a couple of readers about this before. But now it’s happened to me: Sorry, you’ve banned from commenting on this blog. Either your comment content was found to contain spam, or your IP address (or a subnet of your IP address) has spammed this blog before. If you think you got… More »
Sgt/Cpl. Blondie stumbled across evidence of this, at a local chain grocery—the one I always call the Humongous Big-Ass Grocery. It is truly one of the glories of living in Texas, a local chain which has run practically every other big grocery chain out of town with a combination of unparalleled customer service, quite good… More »
well I think every one has shown their pets at one time or another, so I thought it should be my turn Isn’t he just precious.
In most cases, I have been a supporter of Glenn Reynolds’ Army of Davids theory. But, in this TCS Daily article, he has simply taken it too far. Having done some stand-up comedy, I know something of this. C’mon Glenn: The Lazy Muncie video you site names several (not necessarily comedy) “luminaries” who hail from… More »
Whittier area students from Pioneer, California and Whittier high schools walked out of classes to protest the proposed federal immigration bill March 27, 2006. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High. (Leo Jarzomb/Staff photo) Stolen from Malkin. Ya know, up until this past week I’ve… More »
To: Those Insisting Upon A Death Sentence For Apostasy From: Sgt. Mom Re: The Case of Abdul Rahman I would refer you to the matchless words of the “Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom- 16 June 1786″: Read them, heed them, commit them to heart, for this is where we are coming from. Whereas, Almighty God… More »
ROTFL A new SuperCuts commercial typifies their competitors with this haircutting automoton saying (in a mechanical voice) “how about a number 2… number 2… number 2…” This has got to be a crack-up, at least to guys who served in my day. The “number 2″, named for the clipper guard they put on just before… More »
Baldilocks points us to a UPI story about one of former president Bill Clinton’s chauffeurs. Seems that while 3 cars were waiting for Clinton to arrive at Newark Airport, a Port Authority cop checked their license plate numbers. Turns out one car belonged to a Pakistani native who was a wanted man. He skipped out… More »
In a matter strangely reminiscent of Rudy Guiliani’s UN diplomat parking ticket kerfuffle, it seems the US Embassy to Great Britain has refused to pay London Mayor “Red Ken” Livingstone’s congestion fee (about $14/car) on cars entering the city center. Our embassy is framing the argument as a tax matter, and claim they are exempt… More »
This just in: White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has just tendered his resignation. He is to be replaced by be replaced by Budget Director, and former Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. Expect further shuffling of the deck in the near future. A legion of GOP leaders and pundits have been calling for… More »
We won: In a unanimous vote yesterday, the Federal Election Commission left unregulated almost all political activity on the Internet except for paid political advertisements. Campaigns buying such ads will have to use money raised under the limits of current federal campaign law. Perhaps most important, the commission effectively granted media exemptions to bloggers and… More »
…On the SciFi channel, what could you be thinking? Thusfar, it’s been pretty excellent TV. Update: Our Brit readers will know this by Sword of Xanten. And here’s the IMdB rundown. The reviews are quite mixed. I think a lot of it has to do with some reviewers holding it up to Peter Jackson’s Lord… More »
Philip Chaston at Samizdata blogs on a new IVF clinic in Britain, offering genetic screening for congenital diseases: The £5 million centre will bring pioneering embryo screening techniques for the creation of “saviour siblings” to Britain. In addition, it will offer testing for up to 100 inherited gene disorders such as muscular dystrophy and cystic… More »
(U.S. Air Force photo/Robbin Cresswell) This was difficult since there were so many good inputs this week. 1. Yeff: “Torch Songs and Drag Queens: An Evening with Tops in Blue.” Mostly because I had a roommate who “came home” from Tops In Blue and DAMN, he didn’t have to tell, ya know? 2. Our very… More »
Glenn Reynolds seems to have been in a motorhead mood yesterday. First, he links to this Autoblog post, about the new prototype Mazda hydrogen/gasoline RX-8, then to this this Jay Leno article in Popular Mechanics. The Leno article, coincidentally, features a pic of Jay with the lovely original Mazda Cosmo. But I believe Autoblog’s Chris… More »
The Case Against Abdul Rahman to Be Dropped. Now if he can get out of Afghanistan before the whack-jobs kill him, this would be a good thing. I keep hearing that most Americans are pessimistic about how things are going in Iraq. It seems that Iraqis are much more optimistic than we are. So American… More »
For those of you who liked my earlier post, of hybrids between the Chevy El Camino and other GM A-Body cars, I’m sure you’ll really get a tickle out of the “Benz-El”. In case you didn’t notice the emblem on the right rear, it’s based upon the legendary 450SEL 6.9.
Virginia Postrel has this interesting post on the history of American automotive art, including lots of links, including this exibit at Detroit’s Skillman Branch Library, and this to the online collection, Plan59.