Sorta. Guatemalan Bat Falcons eat bats.
Sorta. Guatemalan Bat Falcons eat bats.
My understanding is that her name, Neda, means “voice”. She was shot in the face by Iranian police, and died, murdered by her government.
How to be a bat I wonder what the bats in San Marcos look like when they walk?
Once Upon a Time in America” “When the s*** hits the fan, for more than two centuries the best people in the world have been able to count on one thing: escaping to America. Even before there was a United States, the land we call America was a different place. In America, a peasant could [Continue]
Happy Juneteenth! (*) Also Happy Birthday to Jenny! * For those of you who don’t know, June 19th, 1865 was when the Union officer let the slaves in Texas know that under the Emancipation Proclamation they were now freed. It had been written a few years before, but since it only freed slaves in the [Continue]
Bailout Costs vs Big Historical Events: “It is exceedingly difficult to convey exactly how much we are spending on all these bailouts. Whenever I start talking trillions (versus mere billions), I get puzzled looks from people. Humans have a hard time conceptualizing any number that large. I wanted a graphic way to clearly show how [Continue]
Texas Attorney General Abbott’s Objection to the GM Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan “Under its bankruptcy plan, GM seeks to sell itself to a new company – at this time called “New GM”. GM has insisted that current dealers sign a new dealership agreement if they want to be part of the New GM operation. The new [Continue]
Oklahoma Highway Patrol finally releases (dashboard) video of trooper attack on paramedic: “Let me walk it down for you. An ambulance, with Maurice White acting as supervisor and paramedic, is taking an elderly woman, who had collapsed, to the hospital for treatment. Her worried family follows. Trooper Daniel Martin, who was responding to a stolen [Continue]
Drug suspect turns tables on NYPD with videotape: “When undercover detectives busted Jose and Maximo Colon last year for selling cocaine at a seedy club in Queens, there was a glaring problem: The brothers hadn’t done anything wrong. But proclaiming innocence wasn’t going to be good enough. The Dominican immigrants needed proof. “I sat in [Continue]
Wow! Watch this. Now! It’s amazing!
Model rocketry stuff: C.L. Stong’s June 1957 column in Scientific Ammerican about the field of amateur rocketry Captain Bertrand R. Brinley’s 1960 book, Rocket Manual for Amateurs looks veryvery cool! Ignite! is a rocket science program for high school kids where they get to build 6ft + tall model rockets and launch them into space. [Continue]
speaking of music, here is my blip.fm page: http://blip.fm/gandalf23 And some more music videos, here is Cansei de Ser Sexy’s Off the Hook: Alala: and Music is my Hot Hot Sex (which was used in an iPod commercial): and speaking of SOuth American music, here is the Argentinian group Los Fabulosos Cadillac’s Matador: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58lN67LfJpw which [Continue]
Cool video to a good song (never heard it before but I like it), made from clips from hmmm…The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Mannequin, and maybe Footlose (I think I saw Kevin Bacon in there at one point anyway). Check it out:
Today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
Bureaucrats Or Radium Dials — Which Poses A Greater Danger? Go read the whole thing, it’s a little long, but it’s crazy. Basically the feds sold surplus airplane instruments, some of which have radium painted dials so they glow in the dark, the parts were stored for 50+ years and gradually sold, the radium level [Continue]
Best video mockery ever.
Gunman fires on soldiers. He kills one, injures one at LR center: “A Tennessee man who converted to Islam and opposes American military actions overseas is charged with shooting two United States Army privates outside a west Little Rock recruiting center, killing one and seriously wounding the other Monday morning, police said. Armed with two [Continue]
After police raid, bitterness replaces pride for LAPD officer: “Until it all went bad, Randolph Franklin used to talk with pride about his life in the Los Angeles Police Department. Wear a badge for nearly half of your 50 years and somewhere along the way it becomes more than just a job. He was proud [Continue]