Now I'm REALLY hungry.... →
3 star gourmet food in a gas station. In the back of a gritty-looking gas station at 14th and W streets NW, unleaded regular goes for $3.94 a gallon and the yellowfin tuna steak — dressed with red onions, raisins and caper mayonnaise and tucked into a warm homemade brioche — will set you back $8.50.
Want. Deserve. Daddy, buy me a kit. →
A little beatbox maybe?
Rest in peace little buddy.... →
Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years.
China Inc. →
A short essay on how China Inc. came to be. Rather than organize an international revolt of workers, Deng generated a conspiracy of business leaders willing to devalue their work force. He showed CEOs that they could become fabulously wealthy if they only reduced their companies to nothing more than nameplates and outlets – brand names for China Inc. He showed them that they could profit from...
Internet connectivity test page →
In my real world job I occasionally have to ask folks to visit a webpage that they’ve never been to before to ensure that they really do have Internet connectivity. This is where I send them. Why? Because I’m old enough to think that having color pictures from the surface of Mars is outstandingly cool. That and this is a prime example of a government program gone right. These...
A playlist for the day.... Not bad. →
It’s the End of the World as We Know It: 25 Songs for Judgment Day
First the Rapture and now this.... →
From the Centers for Disease Control: Are you prepared? Are YOU prepared? ARE YOU PREPARED?????
Can you even take photographs like these without... →
ofanotherfashion: In 2007, a 29-year-old eBay entrepreneur and real estate agent named John Maloof purchased a box of negatives at an auction for $400. He was working with Daniel Pogorzelski on an illustrated history of the Portage Park neighborhood and was hoping to find photographs of the Chicago cityscape in…
Hobbes & Bacon →
It just doesn’t get any better than this (Unless Opus returns from the dead): Please, please, please let this continue….. “Calvin’s daughter, Bacon meets Hobbes for the first time. Calvin and Hobbes is basically the best thing ever, it’s one of my most prominent influences. So, after seeing some of the fan art that was out there of what Calvin would be like when he was an...
I actually met a guy a couple days ago who raises homing pigeons. As a network...– Comment at the bottom of a TPM article about: How OBL Checked His E-mail
What's the biggest difference between Obamacare... →
Obamacare doesn’t cover abortions.
The 751 - Your feel good story for the evening →
In the spring of 1998 I found 751 dollars in a puddle. I turned the money over to the police who held it for several months, but when no one claimed it the money became mine for real- a thin stack of hundreds and fifties still sandy from the dirty puddle water. For a long time I didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t want it to just...
Mozilla Foundation Does NOT Roll Over.... →
Department of Homeland Security orders Mozilla to remove an add-on that redirects from seized domains. Mozilla responds with a series of inconvenient questions.
Former government lawyer John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush...
What you didn’t know about tequila Essentially, the story of how tequila came to be is the story of how Mexico came to be. An Indio idea married to Spanish ambition, influenced by the East, popular in the West.
Sometimes they really do "Do no evil." →
Google deserves major credit for putting up this minute and a half ad during what I’m sure is a very expensive time slot. The more we can keep this issue in front of the mainstream, the better. Good job Google.
BG Daily-ish: Perspective. →
badgopher: I was listening to a book on my drive home from work this afternoon, as I usually do. This one is a mid-80’s cold war espionage mystery thriller piece — OSS/CIA vs. the KGB mole — you know the type. Anyhow, two of the characters got into a conversation about whether a killer is a murderer or a…