Friday, September 07, 2007


No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the "Real American Hero" who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II.

In the politically correct new millennium, G.I. Joe bears no resemblance to the original.

Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government.

You know, Paramount can just kiss whatever naughty part of my anatomy they care to pucker up to. And they'd better watch out--all my old Joes are going to load up in that jeep and trailer and start road-tripping for Hollyweird. And there'll be hell to pay when they get there!

Valor, delayed

Thanks, George Simko, and Godspeed. My generation can never repay your generation for all that you've done.

Goodbye, Coach Smith

I never met Coach Ronnie Smith. However, when a man like this dies, the entire human race is poorer for his passing. I thought you should know who you missed.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

So what's the cyberpunk master thinking today?

(Via Wired)

Through the Looking Glass is an interview with William Gibson, the co-creator of the cyberpunk genre and the man who coined the word "cyberspace". Given the man's track record, if you want to know what the future looks like, read his work. And if you want to know about the man, read his interviews, including this one.

It's official

Fred's in.

Now, the politickin' can start for real.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Solar on the cheap

(Found on Timebomb 2000)

It's often been said that, should the lights go out for a long period of time, even a little electrical generating capacity will make a big difference in you comfort. This fellow seems to have taken that concept and ran with it.

It's a good example of what any of us could do with a bit of effort. You know, I know a place where I can get golf cart batteries pretty cheap....

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Well this isn't exactly a surprise

(Via The Countertop Chronicles)

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