Illicit Transfer of Cookery

Who didn’t see this coming? America has already started detaining and arresting people for the obviously suspicious act of moving a pressure cooker from one location to another. I feel safer already. I suppose the real question is when will we finally come to our senses and outlaw doing science in pressure cookers?

Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship!

Chris Hallquist intrigued me with a recent post about the number of crazy people who think an armed revolution will be needed in the US in the next few years. I’ll ignore the horrible infographic he used at the start of the post for now since I’m currently more interested in his attitude toward such […]

The name’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but everybody calls me Psycho.

Does anyone else find it suspicious that the Catholic Church, which has complained about not having enough money because of scandals and reduced earnings from collection plates, elected the 33-1 long shot?

Hiding from Satan’s Radio

I’ve read several articles about the Texas school district being sued for their policy of forcing students to use an ID card embedded with “tracking” technology. The religious freedom angle seems dubious at best (though in Texas you never can tell), but I was surprised by the number of people worried about technology to “track” […]

Weyland-Yutani Startup?

Could we be seeing the start of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation? A new space startup company, Planetary Resources, claims they “will overlay two critical sectors — space exploration and natural resources“. That sounds like space mining! And it’s not just a bunch of nuts I’ve never heard of backing this idea. The investors include Ross Perot Jr., Google co-founder […]

Disappointed!

What a friggin’ waste of my time! It’s now 6:22 pm local time and still no Rapture. It was supposed to start at 6:00 pm and I was all ready for it. I had my camera with a basic theodolite setup, and pointing directly towards a local church. Being in a typical American city, there are […]

Exclusive WindySat Imagery!

In an effort to keep you up-to-date, Windypundit has sent its spy satellite (WindySat) to check out the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan to see if we could spot the downed Black Hawk helicopter. Sure enough! There it is. That black “X” shaped object to the left of the building. OK, I admit it. WindySat is down […]

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!

Yes, the Wicked Witch is dead. The world is certainly a better place without Osama Bin Laden in it. I would have preferred that Bin Laden had been captured and put on trial, but I suppose he had no intention of allowing that to happen. A capture and trial would have highlighted the difference between […]

It’s a Fake!

It was produced in Area 51 by the aliens who are taking over the world by using the UN to destroy democracy in an evil plot that is being fought against by agents of the Pope who is using the Democratic Party to shift Papal agents into the United States as illegal Mexicans so he […]

Paper Books Becoming More Expensive

Here’s a fun fact: The free market, combined with poorly written computer algorithms, means you might have to pay $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping) for a book about flies at Amazon. Read all about it at Michael Eisen’s blog it is NOT junk.

Happy Easter!

For those of you not familiar with it, allow me to fill you in on the details about this annual event called “Easter”. Easter is a series of rituals celebrating the Great Jewish Zombie Uprising of 33 A.D. That uprising is described in one of the Holy Books of the followers of the Great Zombie […]

Track Me if you Can

Everyone is all aflutter about the news that Steve Jobs knows where you have been. Since that Earth-shattering bit of news, a lot of bloggers and reporters have pointed out how other software within the iPhone can do the same thing without the user realizing it, and how the Android devices do this as well. […]

It’s a Convoy!

Yesterday NASA awarded development grants to four corporations for development of human-rated space transportation systems (spaceships). Here are the big winners: $22 million went to Blue Origin, best known for its intricately detailed corporate logo (as well as its founder, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com fame) which has a creative vertical take-off and landing system which […]

A Sad Gray Day in Geek City

It’s a gray, rainy day in Chicago and somehow that’s fitting my mood right now. Elisabeth Sladen (aka Sarah Jane Smith) died after a battle with cancer today. As a kid I had a crush on Sarah Jane. Heck, I had a crush on her as an adult when I saw her again in the […]

The Museum on the Moon

Rounding out the day’s triple header of space related topics, I’d like to point you to the post MOON ARTS, PART ONE by Claire L. Evans. I’ve heard many, many little known anecdotes about the American space program, yet both of the stories there had managed to evade my notice until now. (I suppose that […]

Chicago Doesn’t Get a Space Shuttle

By now everyone must have heard the big news of the day. (OK, the big news in my world.) Chicago will not be getting one of the retired Space Shuttles. Discovery will go to the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, which is certainly reasonable. They already have the Enterprise (named after […]

Yuri Gagarin and the War on Terror

Fifty years ago today Yuri Gagarin became the first human to venture into space. What an adventure by a true hero! I’ve heard great things about the book Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin. I wish it would come out in e-book format. An inspiring quote attributed to Gagarin is: “I saw […]

Burning Books is So 20th Century

Let me get this out of the way in the first paragraph: Terry Jones of Qur’an burning fame is a bigoted fool. He’s a bigoted fool not because he burned his copy of the Qur’an, but because he hates people simply because they don’t worship the same God he does in a similar enough way. […]

My Civic Duty to Intervene

A depressing story about a group of thirteen-year-olds who allegedly strong armed another thirteen-year-old to rob an iPhone contained what I considered to be a strange additional fact in the case. An 18-year-old “was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he was present at the time of the robbery and did nothing to stop it.” So, […]

Police State Security Meets Puritan Morality

For almost a decade we have had heavy-handed rights abuses all in the name of keeping people safe from threats which kill far fewer people than traffic accidents do each year. We allow the files on your laptop to be perused with no cause. We take for granted that people can be detained indefinitely without being tried […]

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