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{ Monthly Archives } April 2009

Confirmation (as if it was needed) that I am a complete nerd

I’ve talked about fan films before.  (That should be a clue.)  I just found out about this one.  It is supposed to be available for download on Sunday, but I’m already having trouble getting connected to the web site, so I’m guessing the site will get hammered at release time. If you’re interested in this […]

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Unusual problems

I’ve had some strange problems with devices over the years.  I used to have a car (it was actually the Head Rat’s) that would either miss or vapor lock or something (basically it just lost power) whenever you got it above 35 mph.  But, this only happened immediately after I changed the oil.  After a […]

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Follow up on previous posts

GM fixedness: GM was at $1.81 today.  Not that it matters, as the restructuring plan calls for GM to swap stock (I’m not sure if that means they are going to create new stock to swap) for debt, which will leave those of us who bought stock previously owning less than 1% of the company.  […]

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Moonbattery

I’ve added a new website to my daily RSS feed list.  It’s called Moonbattery.  Two articles of note there today. 1.  an article discussing our Dear Leader’s de facto position of Guns Salesman of the year.  Included in the article is reference to the fact that Americans bought 1.5 Billion rounds of ammunition in December […]

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What to do…

I’m not much on bumper stickers, but I had a Gadsden Flag sticker in the rear window of my old Ratmobile.  When I got the new Ratmobile last summer, I intended to replace the flag sticker, but somehow never quite got around to it.  I’ve also been considering an NRA sticker. Now, given the apparent […]

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As I collapse from malnutrition attempting to put on my gas mask in the snow

I ignored Earth Day.  Robert Miller at P.O.W. in the People’s Republic of California did not.  He collected an impressive batch of predictions from the experts back in 1969 and 1970.  Worth a look, but among my favorites: “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; […]

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Dog Blogging. Again.

Kali is a miniature Dachshund.  When we got her, the Head Rat thought she needed something to play with, so (among other things) she gave Kali a small stuffed bear to chew on, toss around, do the “tug-of-war” thing with, etc.  In relatively short order, the dog had ripped the bear open and started eating […]

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Must see TV

I absolutely must see this when it becomes available here.  In the mean time, you should go watch the trailer. No, really.  You should go watch the trailer.   C’mon, how can you go wrong with something titled “Cat Shit One”?  And it has killer bunnies.  And sniper rifles. (via Samizdata) Update:   A little checking reveals […]

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Random synapses

Have you ever noticed that the opposite of “leftist” isn’t “rightist”? My favorite left/right label dichotomy is “Moonbat/Wingnut”, but I’m just not sure if there is a direct opposite to “leftist”.  It isn’t “conservative,” as that’s part of the “liberal/conservative” dichotomy.  Depending on what parts of the internet you frequent, you could be forgiven is […]

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Introductions

I just wanted to take a minute to welcome folks who for some reason have been dropping by Ratlands.  I’m not sure why (other than a couple of links from some folks who have significant traffic a month or so ago) but traffic to this site is double the usual rate over the last couple […]

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