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{ Monthly Archives } October 2010

Quote of the day

In response to a call to create a global response to the threat of an asteroid strike by the European Space Agency, Leg Iron says: Here’s my recommendation. If the warning comes, there won’t be much time. Drink all the booze you can find and smoke everything. You’re about to die anyway so fry up […]

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Another invitation to a “sugar coma”

I have blood glucose issues, but am currently controlling the situation (pretty darn well, I might add) with a sort of decent diet and medication.  I just mention this, as it is relevant to the rest of the story. So it’s Sunday, about noon, and I’m watching Liverpool try not to suck against Bolton and […]

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One of these things is not like the other

I love little snippets of brilliance.  Hot Air has a post on Rob Reiner’s recent appearance on the Bill Maher show in which he apparently likened the Tea Party movement to Nazism.  From the comments on that post: Nothing says National Socialism like a bunch of limited government, anti-central authoritarian activists who despise nationalization and […]

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Employer/Employee relations

OK, not exactly, but close enough:  Two articles from Cracked.com. 1. 5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck Among the reasons are that power makes it easier to lie, reduces your compassion, and gives you a false belief in your abilities.  And these effects can be seen in artificial settings with normal people given […]

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Blood test to identify brain trauma

I’ve only seen one mention of this in the past week.  It seems Army scientists have come up with a simple blood test to determine whether or not you’ve had a concussion. It could just be me being cynical, but do you suppose this would be all over the MSM if it had been discovered […]

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Greetings from Jesus Land

The world according to San Francisco. (via GeekPress)

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So this is the scientific consensus?

Rep. Nick Rahall, Democratic incumbent for the U.S. House in the 3rd District of West Virginia: Climate change — to deny it exists, to just put your head in the sand and, ‘oh no, it doesn’t exist, what are you talking about,’ is about like standing on the floor of Macy’s during the month of […]

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Why there won’t be a Zombie apocalypse

While digging for something else (like always) I found an article at Cracked.com entitled “7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)“.  I especially liked this quote: Their main form of reproduction is also their only source of food and their top predator. If they want to eat or reproduce, they have to go […]

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Makes you want to go out and dig around in the back yard, doesn’t it?

A 70 year old farmer in Cumbria is now a millionaire because someone dug up a Roman helmet on his farm. (Via the Agitator)

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Because everyone wants to be a landmark when they’re dead

There are about 200 corpses lying around on Mt. Everest.  Most of them are exactly where and in the same position they were in when they died, preserved by the cold, dry air.  I hadn’t thought about it, but given that the expenditure of the extra energy necessary to remove even one of the bodies […]

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