Archive for the ‘news’ Category

CNN’s triumphant return to accurate journalism

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...ok, ok, fine -- I admit it. I changed it; I couldn't help it. Sorry. :)

Citizen Spies

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Thanks to Google Maps, we know that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has an awesome swimming pool, complete with a bitchin' water slide: (click to see it on Google Maps) But Google Maps also shows us the cost of excess. (click to see it on Google Maps) This is a very small sampling of ...

The black art of online ad placement

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

This YouTube clip of a CBS News story of the 8-year old boy accused of murdering his father and another man had a disturbing embedded advertisement: Such a horrible, horrible news story. There is a lot of speculation about whether or not the boy actually killed his OOOH look, a ...


Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Obama held a rally here in little ol' Roanoke on Friday. He is the first major-party presidential candidate since JFK in 1960 to visit Roanoke. So, Kathryn and I took the day off and waited in the cold, wet line with our friend Kelly to witness this historic ...


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I've seen this many other places, but I cannot help reposting it here. It is a great statement on the current economic crisis: DEAR AMERICAN: I NEED TO ASK YOU TO SUPPORT AN URGENT SECRET BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH A TRANSFER OF FUNDS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE. I AM MINISTRY OF THE TREASURY OF ...

Inclement weather

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

What CNN should have looked like today:

How to hurl things at people

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

This week I met someone who recently got to watch the Navy's latest railgun test firing in person. The flames are caused purely by friction with the air, not by any kind of explosive propellant. Yikes. The projectile was traveling at 5,600 miles per hour (Mach 7). By contrast, a ...

Zodiac copycat

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Speaking of Zodiac cipher news, Chris tipped me to this recent Florida news story: A student at Rutherford High School was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of making death threats against teachers and other students. Freshman Dakota Gates, 14, is alleged to have written a coded note with detailed plans for ...


Monday, February 4th, 2008

In one of the biggest upsets in NFL history, the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants (10-6) defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots (16-0) by the score of 17-14. A Patriots win in this game would have made New England the first NFL team ...

Scientology is shiny

Friday, January 25th, 2008

...Shinytology? A new calendar system! They brought us into the golden age. It's about time SOMEBODY did. Awesome logo! Why can't be this organized? Learn under the glorious tutelage of LRH This is how you will be processed. How much worse can the LRH Congress be than the US Congress?? Shades of dictatorship here. NEWS ALERT: Congress ...