Heh. Barack and Raul are getting married.
Finally. I’m sure that you, like I have always wondered by Mary wasn’t depicted in her safety helmet as she rode the donkey to Bethlehem.
The real life:
Lileks has a righteous rant on the subject. Buck-sucking fail boxes indeed.
What headlines would look like there.
Obviously, I disagree with the one on global warming. “Consensus” is not a scientific term. And even if it were, it’s not close to 90%.
Thirty images that will drive you nuts.
I’ll confess to trying to end-zero a gas pump, but I’m not a fanatic about it.
Deconstructed. Scroll down.
The latest installment. Lileks watches, so you don’t have to.
Some might think that Jonah Goldberg is enjoying the Democrats’ melt down too much, but I think it’s just the right amount:
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it took about five minutes for liberals to cast the chaos and confusion of the disaster as a searing indictment of not just the Bush administration but of conservatism itself. Whatever the merits of that argument (and there are not many), Katrina was at least a surprise. The October 1 deadline for Obamacare was set by Obama’s own administration years ago — and it caught them completely off guard. The president may now claim that he knew nothing, but he must have wondered why Henry Chao, Healthcare.gov’s chief project manager, set the bar of success at sea level last March: “Let’s just make sure it’s not a Third World experience.” At this point, it could only be more of a Third World experience if Healthcare.gov required enrollees to pay with chickens.
Go forth, and share in his joy.
A trailer for what looks to be a very frightening movie.
In a sensible world, Randall Munroe would have just put a lot of “journalists” out of a job.
The latest installment. Lileks watches so you don’t have to. Also brings the funny.
It’s up now at the Fox Business web site.
I’m going to be on a little after 6 PM Eastern, with Frank J. Fleming. I’ll be on camera, but he’ll just be on the phone, because apparently they don’t have any cameras in Idaho. Or they’re afraid he’ll break it with his visage, or something. If you’re wondering if I’m still in my Halloween getup, no, I always look like that.
I had never realized how catty composers were, as a class.
An ominous first flight, by a major SpaceX investor.
Don’t worry, wildlife would kick undead ass:
…zombies are essentially walking carrion, and Mother Nature doesn’t let anything go to waste.
[Update a few minutes later]
It’s really worth a read:
North America’s large mammal predators would be more than a match for zombies. We have two bear species, brown (or grizzly) and black bears. Male brown bears can weigh in at 1,000 pounds. They are not afraid of humans. They can deliver a bite of 1200 pounds per square inch and have long, sharp claws designed to rip open logs and flip boulders in search of insects and other small critters to eat. They would easily tear apart rotting zombie flesh. Black bears are much smaller and typically run from humans, but even a black bear, when approached or cornered, would make short work of a zombie. Both bear species have an incredible sense of smell and both love to eat carrion, so even if zombies didn’t approach them, the bears eventually would learn that these walking bags of flesh make good eating.
Like black bears, gray wolves are very shy of humans and typically run away at the first sight of us. Nor are they strangers to scavenging. They’d soon take advantage of the easy pickings presented by lumbering zombies. Coyotes are far less shy than wolves and can happily live alongside humans, including in the heart of our cities. These intelligent canids would quickly learn that they could take down zombies one by one, especially the eastern populations of coyote, which are larger and bolder due to past interbreeding with wolves and domestic dogs.
Though I’d point out that it they think black bears are shy around humans, they’ve never run across one in Alaska. They’re very aggressive up there — Alaskans seem to fear them more than grizzlies, which will generally leave you alone if you don’t surprise them. I suspect it’s because they’re much less used to humans, with the low population density. It’s almost like they’re a different species from the lower forty nine. Alaska would be a particularly gruesome place to be walking dead. The moose alone would make quick work of them.
They seem to have updated the web site to reduce frustration. The fun begins when you click on “Apply Now.”
That’s the subject of a lot of spam email I’ve been getting lately. The spammers must think it’s a popular topic.
Lileks has the latest installment.
Some handy hints from Frank J.