September 21, 2006

Not really funny, but...

After years of hearing the radical vegetarians telling us that red meat will kill you, I wonder how many see the irony of bad spinach knocking off a few folks.

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I thought they were supposed to be evil?

WalMart testing program to sell generic drugs for $4.00 for a 30 day supply.

Those poor people in Detroit will have to head for the 'burbs to save money. Good thing the city council is looking out for them, eh?

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Some things that are...

...just plain wrong.

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*gulp*

I'm going to show just the last line of this link-filled post over at Jawa Report, about a massive supernova detected in February. Go. Read.

...had GRB 060218 happened in our galaxy, life on Earth would have ended Feb. 18.

I feel very very small and very very vulnerable.


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September 20, 2006

Renovation: And so it begins

After months of planning, our renovation began today. Last night we finished moving the last of the kitchen/dining room stuff out.

Here are the "before" pictures, pop-up style.

Kitchen side

Dining Room side

This peninsula of cabinets shown in these first two pictures creates a pass-through bar between the two rooms. It's outta here. The floor cabinets and countertop are going into the basement to replace a couple of old card tables that we've used forever for folding laundry. You'll notice the square holes in the soffet, those were cut by the contractors to see what was inside the wall before finalizing plans to remove it.

Kitchen from the pantry

Here's a shot down the length of the kitchen from the pantry. The fridge will be moved so that it'll be directly to your right from where this picture is taken.

Pantry

In most houses with our floor plan, this room is a big ass pantry. The previous owner did this to the doorway and put a small built-in table and benches for a nook for his kids to eat. They had three sets of twins, so they needed the space. We converted it back into an open pantry as shown here.

The plan is to completely open it up so that there's no "doorway" left. The new cabinets will extend into the space and around the back wall, creating a butler's pantry. Lots of countertop space for things like the food processor and bread machine too. The fridge will be sitting to the left of the opening, with a new cabinet next to it.

I took more pictures this evening of the first day's progress. I'll post 'em tomorrow night.

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Yup

It is claimed that Westerners do not respect nor understand Islam.

Right back at'cha, assholes.

Thanks to Triticale for the pointer.

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Yay!

Happy Birthday Pixy Misa!

Thank you for everything you do for us Munuvians.

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Beauty

A co-worker recently returned from an Alaskan vacation and has posted his photos online (ignore the sign-in). He's a much better photographer than I, and the scenery is spectacular!

In a similar vein, Chris Hall did one of his motorcycle excursions, this time to the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. This is rugged, beautiful terrain, and Chris shares a lot of great pictures of his trip.

He does the same thing with a trip through the Santa Fe National Forest.

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September 19, 2006

Now you've gone and riled him up

Actually, I get the same way when I see a Patrick Swayze movie.
Bub: Official Undead of Rocket Jones

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You might not care, but now you know

The US Department of State offers RSS feeds, podcasts and listservs you can sign up for.

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Box Hockey

Google is linking to an old Rocket Jones page about building your own Box Hockey, a page without links to the other parts of the series.

Box Hockey, part 1.

Box Hockey, part 2.

Box Hockey, part 3.

Box Hockey, part 4.

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I'd say there's a link

On the radio this morning, I heard about a new CNN/Money magazine poll that measured the "smartest" cities in the US. Washington DC came in at number four, based on the percentage of degrees and the number of colleges and universities in the area (45% bachelors and 34). There's a lot of talent involved with government (yes, there is. Be nice.)

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina came in at number 3. San Fransisco is number 2 and Seattle is number 1.

I don't know about Raleigh, but it doesn't surprise me that the two biggest moonbat concentrations are products of our esteemed institutions of higher learning. They keep telling the rest of us how much smarter they are, and we're just too dumb to realize it.

Explain to me again why it's bad that North Korea can reach the west coast with their missiles?

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Dear BillyJoeJimBob

On this morning's commute, I was dazzled (literally!) by the stunning number of lights on your pickup truck. Headlights, foglamps, lightbar across the roll cage, corner markers, and others too numerous to count.

And as you drove down the road, each of these lights pointed in a different direction, making your vehicle look like a 70's-style disco ball on wheels. Your lane was illuminated. The lane on either side of you was illuminated. The shoulder of the road was lit up. You shined into my rear view mirror. Heck, you shined into mirrors two lanes over.

Maybe that was your intention. Maybe you spent time carefully adjusting each and every light for maximum coverage, so that everywhere you drove, you were enveloped in a giant ball of blinding glare.

I think though, that the simpler explanation is probably true. You're just an idiot.

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September 18, 2006

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"

The irrepressible Dogette muses upon the cult classic Dirty Dancing (full disclosure: I didn't see it in the theater, but I own copies on VHS *and* DVD). Specifically, she wonders about how useful it would be in various movie situations it would be to throw out that infamous Swayze line in the title above.

Being somewhat irrepressible myself (in that annoying, get-the-hell-away-from-me sense, not the cute and lovable hijinx-pulling sense), I decided to run with the idea.

What would HBO's Deadwood be like if we inserted that line?

Seth: Any more gunplay gets answered. You call the law in Sampson, you don't get to call it off just cause you're liquored up and popular on payday.

Patrick: Nobody puts Baby on a shelf!

Hmmm... not bad. Let's try another one.

Al: God rest the souls of that poor family... and pussy's half price for the next 15 minutes.

Patrick: Nobody puts Baby on a shelf!

Somehow I just don't see the piano player in the saloon breaking out Righteous Brothers tunes.

Let's move on to the video game genre. How about Grand Theft Auto?

Snake: Yo, homes. I'm gonna bust a cap all over your ass.

Patrick: Nobody puts Baby on a shelf!

Nope. That doesn't work either. I think Dogette is on to something here. Just what is open to interpretation, but I've managed to wring a post out of it, so I'm satisfied.


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September 17, 2006

("Bell" - "bee" + "aitch") + ("Nose" - "ess ee")

The Return of Nog Watch.

Me: You know, I was thinking...

Wife: Uh oh.

Me: Well, we're getting a new refrigerator, and I thought that it would be the perfect chance to resurrect Nog Watch.

Wife: No.

Me: It was one of the most popular Rocket Jones features.

Wife: No.

Me: Think abo--

Wife: No.

Sorry. I tried.

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September 14, 2006

Digging through the attic

Here's an animated US history lesson that I linked to back in September of 2003. It's still cool.

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More about the Hobbit House

Late last year I mentioned that my best friend owned a resort bar in the Philippines called The Hobbit House. The place is staffed by midgets.

A co-worker pointed me towards a blog entry that talks about the former manager of The Hobbit House. Perry Berry is a man short in stature, but giant in spirit.

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September 13, 2006

Pentagon - 9/11/06

Beautiful photo of the tribute I mentioned here.

Pentagon - 091106

Click for wallpaper size.

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Danged Colonialist Expansion

Did you realize that there are now four satellites orbiting Mars, in addition to the two rovers that are still chugging along on the surface?

The most powerful spacecraft ever sent to Mars has settled into a nearly circular orbit, a move that allows scientists to begin studying the planet in unprecedented detail, NASA said Tuesday.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter fired its thrusters for 12 minutes Monday to adjust to its final position six months after it arrived at the planet. Its altitude ranges between 155 to 196 miles above the surface.

Kick. Ass.

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Ansari Blog

Anousheh Ansari is the first woman to purchase a commercial ticket to space with the Russians. If the name sounds familiar, it's because her family sponsored the Ansari X-Prize for commercial access to space which was won by Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne.

She's blogging her trip into space.

Thanks to Transterrestrial Musings for the pointer.

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