Daily Archives: August 23, 2007

Travis McGee in the White House

Kevin and Lawdog might be particularly interested in this. Like Kevin’s my worldview was shaped in large part by the writings of Heinlein, Robert Parker, and John D. MacDonald. So I was pleased to read that George W. Bush and … Continue reading

Posted in Kewel! | Comments Off on Travis McGee in the White House

The Soundboard: Catch A Groove Edition

While I was digging around for my still not found discs of the Reverend Horton Heat, I found my highly prized platters of Booker T & the MG’s. The things I pack away for reasons I will never understand. For … Continue reading

Posted in Kewel! | 1 Comment

At least you know

Their phone calls will always be 30 minutes early. Moved by claims that it will help the metabolism and productivity of his fellow citizens, President Hugo Chávez said clocks would be moved forward by half an hour at the start … Continue reading

Posted in Color me confused | Comments Off on At least you know

It starts off as a vacation story

But even at 10,000 feet and nary a human in sight, Victor Davis Hanson found multiple, severe cases of Bush Derangement Syndrome. I’d have asked the guys if maybe they needed to lose some elevation and get some more oxygen to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It starts off as a vacation story

He just doesn’t know when to quit

In an update to this post from Tuesday, local racist, sexist and hatemonger, David Neiwert, just cannot get over what a whining bitch he was shown to be by center-right bloggers in their responses to his post about how much more … Continue reading

Posted in Dare To Be Stupid | Comments Off on He just doesn’t know when to quit

At least they’re having fun

On their, once great, but currently sinking, ship of fools. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Stuck for inspiration about what to wear at their village carnival, one group made a last-minute decision to dress up … Continue reading

Posted in Life in the Atomic Age | 1 Comment

Misfiring Synapeses?

I can think of a couple of other reasons for what Steve Benen wrote over at the Carpetbagger, but they’re rather uncomplimentary. He blathers on and on about the problem of toys coming in from China with lead in the … Continue reading

Posted in Dare To Be Stupid | 2 Comments

Unstoppable plague kills thousands

…in the World of Warcraft computer-gaming environment, that is. Coverage here and here. I guess this incident happened in 2005, but now researchers are studying the “outbreak” for insights into real-world human responses to such things. I haven’t played a … Continue reading

Posted in Armageddon | Comments Off on Unstoppable plague kills thousands


Over at the Skeptical Optimist, some new developments towards what would be the most effective anti-terror weapon — improved batteries. Fred Thompson wrote a book a few years ago about his experiences during Watergate. Salon looks through it to try … Continue reading

Posted in Kewel!, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

RNS Quote of the Day, 08/23/07

More from the Reagan Diaries: Friday, May 1 [1981] More meetings with Congressmen. Highlight was noon visit by Prince Charles. He’s a most likeable person. The ushers brought him tea — horror of horrors they served it our way with … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Day | Comments Off on RNS Quote of the Day, 08/23/07