Sunday, July 31, 2005

Introducing: James Thomas Seery

Born July 30, 2005 at 0044
7 lbs 13 1/2 ozs at 20 1/2 inches

well, there's that damn Healy chin!

he's obviously got my boyish good looks, but will he develop my rapier wit?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Flaming shot

Thursday, July 28, 2005

seven things you can't say in kindergarden

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Sunday, July 24, 2005

Where the hell were the fizzy lifting drinks?

it pales in comprison to Wilder's performance, but ignoring the original, it's a good flick. Depp's best since Ed Wood. Not better than Ed Wood of course, just the best since.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

A Computer Geek's History of the Internet

The Smurfs

Friday, July 22, 2005

So long Scotty!

Here's something I didn't know until today; he was a Veteran of Juno Beach invasion on D-Day, 1944. Also, he Fathered a child at the age of 80.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

London: Two weeks later

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

City thanks neo-Nazis

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) -- City officials gave a certificate of appreciation to a neo-Nazi group after members -- sporting T-shirts with swastikas -- participated in a park cleanup two months ago.
City officials say a city employee didn't realize who the group was when she made out a certificate to the National Socialist Movement, signed by Cadillac Mayor Ronald Blanchard. The group calls itself America's Nazi Party.
Betsy Kellman, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League in Michigan, however, protested. "We wrote them a letter. We were very disappointed, and we told them in no uncertain terms that we thought it was a little bit outrageous," she said.
City Manager Peter Stalker said the mistake was innocent. "We certainly do not endorse the types of things that this organization stands for," he told the Traverse City Record-Eagle last week.
The Nazi group posted the certificate on a Web site along with pictures of its participation in the May 7 cleanup, with members wearing T-shirts with swastikas.
"I don't understand why it's so offensive for us to get together in a community cleanup," said Kevin Clements, director of the Michigan chapter of the National Socialist Movement.

they didn't know that Nazi stood for National Socialists? didn't these people go to high school?

on a side note, i had to pay 2 friggin dollars in order to take some money out of the ATM today. FUCK YOU Mobil Gas Station on Glen Cove Road, Westbury, NY. that's $2 on the $1.50 my bank's going to charge me. but what was i going to do? I was on fumes and had no cash.

$2! I haven't been this pissed about an ATM transaction since that cold night in the Playhouse, OKC, OK. $5 fisting from those bastards.


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just clearing out the old saved-as-draft pile.
this thing is over a year old, but still....

Monday, July 18, 2005

Pilot sues TSA & DHS after he is deemed security threat

BOSTON - A British citizen is suing federal authorities for deeming him a potential threat to national security and refusing to let him be trained to fly large planes.
Robert William Gray, 34, has been living in the United States since 1993 and has been flying small commercial planes since 1997. For the last four years, he has been flying for Cape Air, and has occasionally carried U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass., on his flights.
Gray sought permission last fall from the Transportation Security Administration to take flight training courses so he could fly larger planes. But the TSA rejected his request, saying he poses a ``threat to aviation or national security.''
He was told only that the decision was based on derogatory information that the agency would not disclose because it was classified, Gray said.


Ok, but what's the gig?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

More Evidence for Tabletop Fusion

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers at Purdue University have new evidence supporting earlier findings by other scientists who designed an inexpensive "tabletop" device that uses sound waves to produce nuclear fusion reactions.
The technology, in theory, could lead to a new source of clean energy and a host of portable detectors and other applications.

The new findings were detailed in a peer-reviewed paper appearing in the May issue of the journal Nuclear Engineering and Design. The paper was written by Yiban Xu, a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Nuclear Engineering, and Adam Butt, a graduate research assistant in both nuclear engineering and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

A key component of the experiment was a glass test chamber about the size of two coffee mugs filled with a liquid called deuterated acetone, which contains a form of hydrogen known as deuterium, or heavy hydrogen. The researchers exposed the test chamber to subatomic particles called neutrons and then bombarded the liquid with a specific frequency of ultrasound, which caused cavities to form into tiny bubbles. The bubbles then expanded to a much larger size before imploding, apparently with enough force to cause thermonuclear fusion reactions.


Saturday, July 16, 2005

Machine Gun Vs Sword

Remember the Sword Vs Gun Post? Well, let's step it up a bit. Part II of Sword Vs Gun. The gun may win this time, but to be fair, it takes 20 shots to do it.

The Deanimator

Friday, July 15, 2005

Not the exactly the war poster i was talking about...

but i guess this is what we can expect to see from now on.
sad really.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bunny suicides!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Art of War

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Neat stuff. I'm not sure why this sort of inspirational/propaganda art stopped. Of course it couldn't be done today. Political Correctness would wreck it, the message would be muddled and lost.

I guess it stopped sometime around Vietnam..... not sure though. Of course we have had such gems as "Ayatollah Assahola" shirts.

Lifted from Heckler's blog

Monday, July 11, 2005

Misplaced dedication

Star wars ACII animation
think of the ills of society we could cure if we didn't waste our time on stupid shit like this.

Still though, it's entertaining. Good work too!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Terrorists' aim is to end western civilisation, says ex-Mossad head

Classic Video Games

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Voice of Appeasment

[2.50pm Thursday 7 July]
Statement on the London bombings by George Galloway on behalf of Respect

We extend our condolences to those who have lost their lives today and our heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been injured by the bombs in London.

No one can condone acts of violence aimed at working people going about their daily lives. They have not been a party to, nor are they responsible for, the decisions of their government. They are entirely innocent and we condemn those who have killed or injured them.

The loss of innocent lives, whether in this country or Iraq, is precisely the result of a world that has become a less safe and peaceful place in recent years.

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the Security Services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.

Only then will the innocents here and abroad be able to enjoy a life free of the threat of needless violence.

George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Racing from a better vanished time

Barbarians Sack London

LONDON, England (CNN) -- At least 33 are dead and scores wounded after a series of four "callous" and coordinated bombings in London's transport system, Scotland Yard said.

U.S. law enforcement sources say the British government has told them the death toll is at least 40.

Witnesses described the horror of seeing victims dying and with serious injuries. There were scenes of panic as power failed on crowded underground trains, and tunnels filled with smoke.

"We were all trapped like sardines waiting to die," said Angelo Power. "I honestly thought I was going to die, as did everyone else."

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was a "barbaric" terrorist attack as he flew back to London from the G8 summit in Scotland, which he said would go on in defiance of the bombers.

A group, the "Secret Organization group of al Qaeda Organization in Europe," claimed responsibility in a Web site posting. The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified.


My great fear in this is that people will blame the USA for this in a roundabout way. I'm quite sure that there will be those who will blame the Iraq war for this attack. What they forget is that these animals swore to attack the UK long before they announced support for the war. They hate the West and our culture. Did they not just make threats against Canada just two days ago? Canada did not participate in the Iraq war. Until everyone understands the roots of their hatred, we'll never win. Appeasement will be the death of the West.

I'm honestly surprised this sort of attack has not happened here in the US. Our transit systems are a soft target.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Mission

NASA's mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust — it also brought a lawsuit from a Russian astrologer.

Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday "ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe," the newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday. A Moscow court has postponed hearings on the case until late July, the paper said.

Scientists say the crash did not significantly alter the comet's orbit around the sun and said the experiment does not pose any danger to Earth.

The probe's comet crash sent up a cloud of debris that scientists hope to examine to learn how the solar system was formed.

Bai is seeking damages totaling $300 million — the approximate equivalent of the mission's cost — for her "moral sufferings," Izvestia said, citing her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would "deform her horoscope."

NASA representatives in Russia and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., could not be reached for comment on the case.

Story here

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What do you mean it's 'squooshed'?

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Freakin redneck moron! What did she mean she thought they were her kinsmen but weren't? She doesn't know her own family? Idiot.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Fourth of July!

On Target: NASA Rocket Slams Into Comet

Sunday, July 03, 2005

War of the Worlds

Well, after just coming from seeing the latest remake of H.G. Wells' work, I'd have to say that I liked it. The only detraction from it would be the semi happy ending. Seriously, Rob should have died. But a good effort over all.

In a ranking War of the World incarnations, I'd have to rank them as such:

1: The 1938 Radio Drama
2: The original novel
3: The 1988 TV series (I just loved that show as a kid.)
4: The 1953 movie
5: The 2005 movie
6: The 1987 "Newhart" episode.

What bothers me most about this adaptation is what bothers me about all of the late 20th Century/Early 21st Century adaptations of 19th Century Novels; the hero. In most 19th Century Victorian novels of this type, the hero is usually a scientist, doctor, or inventor. He's a Renaissance man force to be a man of action. He's the ideal hero that we can't necessarily identify with, but we should aspire to emulate.

Today however, the hero is a common man, someone we are meant to identify with. But to me, that detracts from the message of the novel. As with most themes today, they're playing to the lowest common denominator. After all, hey've turned Ogilvy, the astronomer from the novel and radio drama into a paranoid sudo-pedofile.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Personals you don't want.