January 19, 2009
As I recall, Captain America was killed to prevent a registry of this sort... well, one forcibly plied to heroes by the government anyway.
January 16, 2009
Well, we have the answer and it is more than I care to type.
November 15, 2008
I am not an environmentalist, but I do not like useless destruction, death, and extinction. (Useless to whom? Human beings.) And honey bees are one of the more benign critters with which we share our ecosystem. They make honey. The nice ones don't attack puppies and babies. I've personally stood unprotected amid a swarm that stopped in our yard for a few hours while searching for a place to build a hive.
I have nothing but love for bees of the nonpsychopathic varieties.
And then one of my friends on Facebook came across this idiot who exterminated a beautiful hive that had taken roost in his grill.
Now, in case I have some liberal-minded people reading, let's be clear: if you want to kill bees that have taken leave of your property, that is your legal right and I defend that. However, you have my moral condemnation. This is stupid, wanton, pointless, childish, and destructive.
Immature people may kill animals for no good reason. I myself have killed animals for no good reason before. But I expect people to learn a lesson. When I hear about people killing or torturing animals for sport, it irritates me. Even, or perhaps especially, because of my experience I don't understand the appeal.
Animals have no point to their existence. They're just wandering around out there doing animal things. Our interaction with them -- just as our interaction with the rest of reality -- should be governed by our rational self-interest. We work to our benefit, not to our whim. Killing them because they set up shop in your long-unattended grill is just malicious and wrong.
People. If you have a hive you don't want, just call a beekeeper. They'll come and take it away, probably for free, and try to keep the hive alive. How do you find a beekeeper? You're reading this on the internet. Use your imagination. (If you're particularly imaginative and prefer the old skool, call your county extension office.)
Update: Monica, a beekeeper and reader of this blog, has set me right on this!
It is true that bees can be defensive when attempting to remove an already established hive. This is simply not the same thing as working with a swarm that has just been thrown from an existing colony or the usual inspection of a hive, both of which are completely safe. Call a removal expert and do not attempt this yourself. Removal of a hive inside a building structure is expensive, up to $1000, but if you kill the bees and then leave the hive there you are asking for it to be recolonized by another swarm or robbed by wasps, and wasps are worse.The key here is that this is was an established hive and not a swarm passing through. Apparently, these are more difficult to get rid of and can cost you a lot of money. After calling for beekeepers and everything to find this out, I'd have probably exterminated them, too. This is sad, but that's how things are.
So, I owe an apology to this beekiller guy for calling him so many horrid names.
Even so, if you want to get my dander up, just let me see you needlessly and gleefully killing things, breaking things, or causing a mess! grrrr...
November 11, 2008
Hat tip: W.A.D.
October 16, 2008
It's just really unfortunate.
No, John McCain isn't lunging for Barak Obama or doing anything really crazy. He's just making a silly face because he had just realized that he was trying to exit the debate stage in the wrong direction.
But it's making the bloggy rounds and I'm watching that awful American Kath and Kim remake show, so you get this.
Apparently, Barak Obama doesn't make funny faces. I Googled for like 38 whole seconds and didn't find one.
If I were running for president, I just know all kinds of crazy pictures of me would turn up.
July 03, 2008
I am Better Than Your Kids - I do have to agree that some of the drawings are pretty bad, but they're also drawn by kids, so I, personally, think that's OK. At the same time, he has a Che Guevara favicon, so he is automatically worse than almost every kid I've ever met because he's stupid.
Christian Domestic Discipline - This isn't about spanking your children a la "spare the rod and spoil the child." This is about spanking your wife. Yes, you read that correctly. I laugh because I really believe my mother is willing and able to kill a man for the right reasons.
FLDS Dress - Dress like you want Texas DFACS to invade your compound and take your kids, your husband's other wife's kids, your husband's other wife's kids, your husband's other wife's kids, your hus...
June 06, 2008
hat tip: Joe.My.God
June 02, 2008
April 22, 2008
What I don't understand is how this went on in front of such a huge crowd and no one tried to stop him. I wonder if there were complaints after the fact.
April 15, 2008
Johndavid: Are you ready for me to change your life?You can watch whole episodes of your favorite television shows there, although they don't have all of Battlestar Galactica yet or Avatar: The Last Airbender.
This is neat
Johndavid: All of Buffy is there
And Doogie Howser
Flibbert: ha ha
Johndavid: And Tremors, The Series
Ooooh - The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
March 31, 2008
It's Archon Defender and the metaphysical premises behind the universe in the film involve some pseudo-scientific-quasi-religious mystical based super powers... and some other junk.
Here's the latest trailer:
(Careful. The score contains some swear words.)
Update: Ok. I think the Ayn Rand thing was a passing remark to support a joke about ninjas.
March 27, 2008
His voice is incredible and that he's able to use it so well in the two different pitches is... well, slightly unnerving.. but also very cool.
He has a whole series of songs on YouTube in which he sings female parts like that.
March 04, 2008
I wonder what makes it go clockwise or counter-clockwise.
March 03, 2008
What is it? It's a poetry slam performed by disabled people. Yeah. That's "Special" as in "Olympics."
I couldn't watch it. It's THAT painful. But I put it out there so you can just see that I don't make things like this up.
February 03, 2008
Percy Weasley indeed. Hmph!
Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
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You scored as Percy Weasley
You are Percy Weasley. You're extremely ambitious and set very high and sometimes unrealistic goals for yourself. You're a stickler for the rules and don't find yourself having much time for play. Be careful, because if you set your mind too much into your goals you can become ignorant and stray away from what's really important.
Thanks to Jenn for finding the one online quiz that would completely destroy my self-esteem. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.
January 28, 2008
It's a requirement. I didn't make the video or the reguirement. I just saw about it on the internets.
It's pretty cool. It lets you look at information about your neighborhood from photos to business reviews to construction violations. I'm not sure how or why a person would use this on a regular basis, but it's pretty nifty to look at now and then.
January 21, 2008
January 16, 2008
Russian Cakes - WHOA.
Fractals - WHOA.
Patent Room - a cool blog of patents. I haven't gone through many of them, but I hope they have ones for perpetual motion machines. Those always amuse me.
Online Etcha-Sketch - Fun times.
Denim and Knits - This sample sale has gone permanent. I'm going to have to check it out some time.
December 26, 2007
In the meantime, enjoy this clip:
Another Neatorama find.
It's a dude singing a song backwards. He does a bunch of stuff that seem to be done just to prove that he is, in fact, singing backwards and he does a pretty good job, too!
In the middle of the video the tape reverses and you can see what he sings.
Hat tip: Neatorama
December 10, 2007
December 07, 2007
I don't think I would be comfortable washing my face in water that I threw up.
November 28, 2007
It's an online archive/museum of skyscrapers in New York City.
Very, very cool!
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