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December 22, 2014

Pro tip if you're flying for the holidays

Don't--I repeat, don't--make any jokes at all about bombs: "A Doctor Made A Bomb Joke In An Airport And Was Fined $90,000".

December 18, 2014

"What are some stories from the good old days of Microsoft and young Bill Gates that may not have been written in the popular press?"

Including an excellent one about billg's mom.

"You should move to Minneapolis"

Not for me--too cold. Your mileage may vary.

December 13, 2014

It's that time of year again . . .

Time for "The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog".

The last two alone--Breville Oracle Espresso Machine and Hurom HG Elite Slow Juicer--are guaranteed to make you smile.

December 12, 2014

"Research shows dogs are much smarter than we think"

I don't know who "we" is. Most dog-owners I know think dogs are plenty smart.

December 06, 2014

"Here's How US Fighter Pilots Learn To Survive Under Inhuman Levels Of G-Force"

With video of a pilot pulling, for 30 seconds, 8 Gs.

December 04, 2014

"The Psychological Reason You Can't Spot Your Own Typos"

Boy, I have trouble. Still. But thank goodness for the spell-checker. And now I know there's a reason.

November 27, 2014

"Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording"

A small bit of genius. Happy Thanksgiving.

(I didn't expect this: Mr. Guthrie now is a registered Republican and "often expound[s] libertarian themes".)

November 23, 2014

"Welcome To Ranger School, Where The Army's Toughest Soldiers Are Made"

I'm real glad these folks fight on our side.

November 22, 2014

"From 'Balmor' To 'Trono': Here's How Locals Pronounce City And State Names"

Don't sound like a tourist.

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