Thursday, August 30, 2007
Gotta love that good ole'-fashioned American ingenuity! There's no problem that a dream and $40M in the right well-connected hands won't solve.
(Attn audiophile people who spent $6k on a Swedish boutique model - don't email me griping about specs or the benefits of cold forged titanium alloys over wood. It satisfies the basic requirements)
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This puts Exxon in a strange position. My bet is that they continue to deny global warming while running their supertankers through the new route, then issue a press release about how continental drift shifted the ice or something.
In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Klutch's art on vinyl
Monday, August 27, 2007
(Salon on Gonzalez' resignation)
Sunday, August 26, 2007
It was an awful idea, perhaps the worst America has ever tried on foreign soil. But if you were in on it, it was great work while it lasted.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Vid of same:
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Environmental activists say the rule change will lead to accelerated pillage of vast tracts and the obliteration of hundreds of miles of streams in central Appalachia.
“This is a parting gift to the coal industry from this administration,” said Joe Lovett, executive director of the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment in Lewisburg, W.Va. “What is at stake is the future of Appalachia. This is an attempt to make legal what has long been illegal.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
A nice gallery of automotive stop and turn signals from the 20's-30's
from the Old Crow BellyTank Blog that tracks the making of a Bonneville racer from a WWII surplus fuel tank.
Monday, August 20, 2007
"We're just not the camping kind of people. We don't pitch tents. We don't cook outdoors. We don't share a bathroom. It's just not going to happen. This is a kid who has never flown anything but first class or stayed anywhere other than a Four Seasons."
Sunday, August 19, 2007
RaGnArOk: what law did i break!
Blue at r023g075b158.net
Yellow at r254g245b006.net
Black at r000g000b000.net
Pink at r243g197b208.net
Red at r213g037b053.net
Green at r006g146b071.net
Adidas film series on color, via laughingsquid
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Until 1966, Phil Spector possessed perfect command of his material; he was an unstoppable machine, churning out “little symphonies for the kids.” The early hits with the Crystals, Darlene Love and the Ronettes were designed through fanatical attention to detail—angling microphones, stuffing drums with bricks—then filling Gold Star Studios with musicians and instruments—pianos, guitars, brass, strings. Spector started the recording sessions late and worked his singers and musicians overtime, ordering members of the Wrecking Crew, many of them virtuoso jazz guitarists, to play eighth notes again and again, wearing them down until you couldn’t tell any one sound from another.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The Jam is "class C"? C'mon George!
"Will somebody come on TV and tell the truth about how bad it is!?"
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Internet and phone service providers now have 6 months to implement a permanent spying architecture into their service infrastructure. Thanks for nothing, Democrats. More on the outlandishly named "Protect America Act" here.
Monday, August 06, 2007
... As she left a meeting with the head of the international climate panel, however, a staffer had some news for her. A conservative think tank long funded by ExxonMobil, she told Boxer, had offered scientists $10,000 to write articles undercutting the new report and the computer-based climate models it is based on. "I realized," says Boxer, "there was a movement behind this that just wasn't giving up."
It’s in places like Carpentersville where we may be witnessing the opening of a deep and profound fissure in the American landscape. Over the past two years, more than 40 local and state governments have passed ordinances and legislation aimed at making life miserable for illegal immigrants in the hope that they’ll have no choice but to return to their countries of origin. Deportation by attrition, some call it. One of the first ordinances was passed in Hazleton, Pa., and was meant to bar illegal immigrants from living and working there. It served as a model for many local officials across the country, including Sigwalt and Humpfer. On July 26, a federal judge struck down Hazleton’s ordinance, but the town’s mayor, Lou Barletta, plans to appeal the decision. “This battle is far from over,” he declared the day of the ruling.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
It happens even outside the confines and privacy of the restrooms?
“Oh, yeah, in the dining room, all over the table, on their dinner companions,” Mr. Bastianich said. “You’ve never seen that?”
“Well, you go out to restaurants a lot,” he said. “Maybe you’ll run into it before you’re done. Hopefully, you won’t get splashed.”
I hate being snobbish about things like coffee, but this site makes me want some of the fancy stuff.