Monday, February 26, 2007

Kill All Those Who Appose You

Cool game! May be unsuitable for younger readers!

OMG I forgot the most important tip for winning the game. Hit 'M' to change your guy's weapon from the poor wretched useless puny 'sword' into the titanic 4-Meter Isotropic Meat Tenderizer.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Blast from the Past

Prognostication about the Information Superhighway, from way back in 1993. From here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

It Began When I Saw a Sphere with Somebody Who Looked Like You

Friday, February 16, 2007

M as in Mancy

Some cheap entertainment for a Friday. Miming a phone held up to your face, repeat the title above. Five times seems to be about right. For best effectiveness, enunciate a little more clearly each time. Try for a tone of increasingly strained patience. (Extra credit: In a real phone call, claim that your name is 'Mormon Naylor.' Deploy the key phrase. Double extra credit if your name really is Norman Mailer.)

Good luck!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Are You Bored at Work?

You don't have to be. Some courageous Americans are taking the initiative to improve workplace morale.

Friday, February 09, 2007

"Great Circle" Scam Exposed!

With oil still hovering around 60 dollars a barrel, it's time someone spoke out about the so-called "Great Circle" myth.

What's the big deal? On the map (top left), the air lane allowed for LA-Tokyo flights is highlighted in red.

This ridiculously indirect route is called a "Great Circle" for reasons that make oil company execs go "ka-ching!" You see, as the map clearly shows, the legally permitted "Great Circle" route burns (according to computer calculations performed at a top think tank) approximately 80% more fuel than just flying from LA to Tokyo in a straight line.

It's time to stand up to the juggernaut of politically-motivated 'scientists' and their 'Great Circle' mythology.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Fun fact: these feisty little tykes are only 10 mm tall. To put it in perspective for the kind of folks who still refuse to use the metric system, that's about the width of a .410 slug.

(This week we've been honored by inclusion a prestigious invitation-only exclusive "Hussar" themed simulcast with the popular blog bogol. Curious about the theme? See bogol for what slender explanation there is. Pic from the enduring and incredible GHQ models. Horses, ships, tanks, aircraft, they've got hundreds, maybe thousands, of different incredibly detailed tiny little pewter models.)

Friday, February 02, 2007

"The Sighthounds of History...

...guess another mystery, wrong."

I tried to steal this appealing phrase from the New Pornographers' song "Ballad of a Comeback Kid." Unfortunately I got it wrong, it's really "the scions of history." But I keep on hearing it wrong, so "sighthounds" it is.