Monthly Archives: May 2008

i’m a cousin!

My cousin Adam and his wife Tabitha had little Vivian May at 2000 hours down in Fort Hood. Yay! No pictures yet, or weight/height info. When I get that, I’ll post it. Adam is on leave until the 13th of June, I think. After than he heads out at some point soon to Iraq. Oddly [Continue]

cluster bombs outlawed? suicide bombs, market bombs, car bombs still a-ok!

Ugh. not-so-Great Britain signed the treaty to ban cluster bombs this week. WTF? It’s not like they’re insanely useful or anything. 120 countries signed the treaty. Wonder how many of those 120 countries actually have cluster bombs? I’m guessing England had some, and the rest of the signatories did not, so it’s all just a [Continue]

indy hat

Adventurebilt is the company that made the hats for the latest Indiana Jones movie. Two fans started the company to as accurately as possible reproduce the hat from Raiders. They’re a little pricey, at $400, but damn what good looking hats they are. And, for a hand built, custom made hat, that’s not at all [Continue]

anyone want to go hunt pirates?

So I see that piracy has increased 20% on the high seas. Looks like we need to bug our congresspeople to start issuing Letters of Marque and Reprisal, which the Constitution authorizes them to do. Letter of Marque: “Because the difference between a privateer and a pirate was a subtle (often invisible) one, in 1856 [Continue]

qotd: memorial day edition

“On the morning of the 27 October 1918, this officer observed an enemy two-seater over the Foret de Mormal. He attacked this machine and after a short burst it broke up in the air. At the same time a Fokker biplane attacked him, and he was wounded in the right thigh, but managed, despite this, [Continue]

happy memorial day!

Happy Memorial Day! Once again, Google decided to shaft this holiday by not having a custom Google logo today. Why? “ We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage. Furthermore, Google’s special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature. If we were to commemorate Memorial [Continue]

best aesop’s fable. evar

AESOP’S FABLES The Shotgun and the Carbine Once upon a time, there was a man who had a shotgun. It was very pretty and served him well for a long time. But then one day, he saw a shiny new carbine in a pistol caliber. It was new and wondrous to the man, and as [Continue]

wow minis

Wings of War miniature rules A Star Wars variant, using three X-Wings, two TIEs, and Vader’s TIE is available over at Boardgamegeek on page 5 of the files section.

qotd

“[The Second Amendment] isn’t some archaic custom that matters only to rural Americans who find solace in firearms out of frustration with their economic circumstances.“—John McCain

i’m an uncle again!

Yay! Little Jackson Weaver has arrived! The text says: “Jackson joined us at 10:57pm and is 6 pounds 6 ounces and 19 inches long” 10:57pm Kalifornia time is…12:57am Central. Since it’s…2:55am here right now and I just got this scant moments ago, this picture is less than two hours old and of a less than [Continue]

back

Back from Colorado. 10 hour drive. Woke up before 5am! Breakfast with client at 6am, left clients office about 2pm, drove back straight. Got in just now at 2am. Wheeeeeeeeeee! Holy shit, the Big Truck (Chevy 3500, 8 frikin’ liter engine!) handles for shit when a) pulling a trailer & b) there is a 40 [Continue]

in colorado this week

Should be back in time for the Indiana Jones movie on Friday. Was going with both Bears, then today mini-bear dropped out, not sure why. So it’s just me and The Bear. On the plus side, did hear that there was a free metal shaper available in Denver, but it looks like it’s waaaaay too [Continue]

venezuela caught arming farc rebels, “meh” says chavez, danny glover, hollywood

Authenticated Documents Put Pressure On Venezuela’s Chavez to Explain Damning FARC Ties “The onus is now on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to explain evidence of his apparently intimate ties to Colombia’s main guerrilla army. Interpol on Thursday endorsed the authenticity of computer files seized in a rebel camp, announcing that Colombia did not tamper with [Continue]