Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How can I create a fraction in Word that isn't in any of the fonts I have?

This is too cool not to share. Mrs. Freeholder is working on an advanced degree, and needed to type fractions in the traditional format--numerator, horizontal line, denominator. There are fraction fonts, but she needed to be able to create them on the fly. After a bit of Googling, I found the perfect " how to" on the Microsoft Word MVP site. Way cool!

Hey Mayor Daley, what's up with this?

(Via the Drudge Report)

Three men and two women were fatally shot Wednesday afternoon inside a home in the Chatham neighborhood, police said.

Shot, as in, "with a gun". In a city with some of the strongest anti-gun laws in the nation--laws whose proponents swear reduce crime--5 people were murdered with a gun.

Explain to me again how those anti-gun laws are supposed to reduce crime?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Not to cause a panic or anything...

(Via Timebomb 2000)

But when a Wall Street Journal columnist starts warning people to stock up on food, you have to wonder if the end is near.

"Load up the pantry," says Manu Daftary, one of Wall Street's top investors and the manager of the Quaker Strategic Growth mutual fund. "I think prices are going higher. People are too complacent. They think it isn't going to happen here. But I don't know how the food companies can absorb higher costs."

It reminds me of the scene from Gremlins 2 where the little monster guys have taken over a stock brokers office and says "We're advising our clients to stock up on canned goods and shotguns."

It's just lacking the humor of the original.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse?

You know, even in the South I don't expect the media to be a friend of gun owners. But when it happens, I am happily surprised, even if it sometimes feels like a left-handed compliment.:

Davis was one of dozens of area women lured away from their Sunday morning routines to give guns a chance. Officially, the National Rifle Association-funded event at the Sir Walter Gun Club, a private range near Creedmoor, was about fun and bonding. But the sessions on safety and responsibility provided a competing narrative to the controversy that erupts over guns after each shooting spree in an American shopping mall or college campus.

Is it possible that the media is starting to see things differently? Or perhaps, looking at the recent arguments in the Heller case, they see some handwriting on the wall?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

It. Gets. Worse.

OK, I'm stupid--I just had to see what else was on Youtube.

The Leningrad Cowboys do

ZZ Top...

Led Zeppelin...


and much, much more. My head is going to explode.

Edit: Good Lord--they're Spinal Tap!)