Archive for July, 2009

Presenting the world’s ugliest animals.

I don’t agree with all the choices, but many do have faces that could break a mirror.

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Oh, well. I tried. Really. I made it through eight books and well into a ninth before breaking my pledge to read ten books before buying another. But, last night I couldn’t hold out any longer: I ordered not one, but two books:

I should really ask the neighbors to move out, so I could turn their apartment into my library. It’s only fair….

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Wow. Just …wow. The narrator of this video has never heard of light refraction, and thinks rainbows in sprinklers are something that happened in the last 20 years due to some sort of contamination. Watch, and be amazed (or appalled):

It’s scary to think that she probably votes, too…

(hat  tip: Ace)

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We’ve often suspected our justice system was run by clowns, and now there’s proof:

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To paraphrase Kierkegaard,

“There is nothing so bleak as the memories of futures that will never be.”

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Come on, don’t act surprised. Of course someone like me, who grew up loving old science-fiction movies and Japanese anime, would feel his heart go pitter-pat at the thought of US war robots that feed on the dead:

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Robotic Technology Inc.’s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot — that’s right, “EATR” — “can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable,” reads the company’s Web site.

Now, if only they were giant war-robots….

(hat tip: Allahpundit)

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A map that details where the suicidal leapt to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge:

A map showing where they jumped, by light post

A map showing where they jumped, by light post

Via the excellent Strange Maps blog.

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Bad mood

Not up, only down.

Not forward, only backward.

Not progress, only decline.

Not better, only worse.


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While there’s plenty here to make one’s skin crawl, I think my favorite is the skull-saw.

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