Saturday, June 24, 2006

Carnival of Cordite, #62

The Carnival is up (well, actually, it's been up for a while now, but with the big move going on, I'm behind) at Spank the Donkey. If you want to hear the sound clips, be sure to use Internet Explorer. Gack.

Thou shalt not steal

(Via No Quarters)

Because if you do, some smart fellow may put your sorry, no-good behind on the Internet so that you can face the public humiliation you richly deserve.

How NOT to steal a SideKick II is the tale of some NYC ner-do-wells who thought they could get away with keeping a $400 mobile phone device they found in a cab. After being nicely asked to return it, even after being offered a reward, they refused--then they decided to play tough. They found out that Evan Guttman was tougher (registration required, BugMeNot is your friend).

Good work, Mr. Guttman. All things considered, I doubt they've learned the lesson in civility you were trying to teach, but I expect they have learned another--watch out who you mess with.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Poetic justice

(Found on Timebomb 2000)

Scout snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment killed an enemy sniper and recovered a Marine sniper rifle lost nearly two years ago during a mission near Habbaniyah June 16.

And here's the poetic justice:

The weapon came full circle, having originally belonged to the Darkhorse battalion in Operation Iraqi Freedom I, who turned it over to the “Magnificent Bastards” of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Coincidentally, a Darkhorse sniper killed the insurgent sniper, and a former Magnificent Bastard killed the spotter.

Sweet. Nice work, Marines.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Calling all cars...

Now here's a headline that belongs in the "Who'd a thunk it?" files:

N.C. most wanted lists filling with suspected illegal immigrants

Hispanics represent more than 70 percent of the suspects on Wake County's most wanted lists. In Johnston, Hispanic suspects are involved in nearly all of the homicide cases in which no one has been arrested in recent years.

Local law enforcement agencies say their ability to find Hispanic suspects is undermined by counterfeit green cards, drivers licenses and Social Security cards.

Hispanics account for less than eight percent of the population in both Wake and Johnston counties.

There are prices paid for illegal immigration beyond lost jobs and welfare benefits.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Why do it?

Because, as Mr. Lion says, it's fun.

I remember a certain Corvette with a non-stock engine and a nitrous bottle...or a '69 Camaro with a "borrowed" 327/375 and a number of "performance parts"...or a certain rice-burning bike that, bone stock, put most of it's compatriots to shame.

Well, it was almost bone stock.