Thursday, February 23, 2006

A post from the Mac Dashboard Blogger widget.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bill picks his nose.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Tina, sideways


Sunday, February 19, 2006


Zombyboy, at the RMBB.

Even better than the book, which is saying something.

Friday, February 17, 2006

High scorers?

A cheap shot is a terrible thing to waste. -- Jo Haemer

Plus, now that it's Winter Olympics season, the Vice President could compete in the Claudine Longet Invitational Ski Shoot.

Riot Me This, Gentlemen

Don't click on this. No, sirree. Or, if you accidentally do, don't show it to anyone else.

Plus, answer this, smart guy: If it's about "rElIgion," why's it spelled "sacrIlEge"?

Now I'll never get my 40 virgins. Bummer.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Frozen Blogger

With a nod and a wink to today's weather and to James Stevens, I submit the obvious, first two verses of "The Ballad of the Frozen Blogger" and solicit your additions:
As I sat down one evening within a small cafe,
A forty year old waitress to me these words did say:
"I see that you are a blogger, and not just a common bum,
'Cause nobody but a blogger stirs his coffee with is thumb.

My lover was a blogger, there's none like him today;
If you'd pour whiskey on it he could eat a bale of hay
He never shaved his whiskers from off of his horny hide;
He'd just drive them in with a hammer and bite them off inside.

Meanwhile, don't forget this Saturday's Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash 5.0. I'll be there, sucking up to all the really important, D-list bloggers, drinking beer, and singing any decent new verses to this that you post in comments.

With any luck, I'll be able to persuade Miss Lyn to come sing them, too.

What size were they?

For my friends who, as with the Mohammed cartoons, want to see for themselves, here is a picture of the shot that Harry Whittington was hit with. The size used for quail is 7.5 to 8, between 1/7th and 1/8th the size of a "BB". ("BB" is actually a size, like "HO".) Reports are he was 30 yards away.

As long as you're learning stuff, the large shot in the bottom row is called "buckshot." It's calle d that because buckshot rounds can be used to hunt deer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Aren't You Shocked When ...

Aren't you shocked when politicians delay releasing really important news to the Capitol Hill Press Corps?

Do you know any unpopular mechanics?

Popular Mechanics joins the vast, right-wing conspiracy.

The Chosen

Jews cartoons

Why outsource? Some Israelis are running their own Anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest! "We'll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published! No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!" Via Dean.

(By the way, he knows whereof he speaks. Some Israelis have been practicing for this contest for a while, now.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

FAQ: Intelligent Design, Designer, Irreducible Complexity and Irreducibly Complex

I was going to post this FAQ from the Intelligent Design Society of Kansas, but I was warned that rioting Darwinists might come and burn down my blog.

Oh, what the heck.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Printing cameras

Konica-Minolta has announced that they're getting out of the camera business, to focus on copiers and printers. Perhaps they've realized they can print cameras cheaper than they can make them.


It appears that a prominent American politician has wounded a companion, in a hunting accident.

Imagine a man, a heartbeat from the Presidency doing that. Shocking.


Doug leaving Jennifer's wake.

Donald and Donlyn

Mo-pho memo 1: Learn to move finger out of picture.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Jennifer's Wake

An interesting effect from my Nokia: everything's dream-like and not quite in focus.
Who knows? Maybe this is what it looks like to Jennifer.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Avalonsters

Mo-pho-blogging: Ingvar, Chuck, and Jim

You Mean Deader Than His Acting Career?

Hal, doing one of the many things he does well.

Wednesday Night Mo-Pho-Blogging

Barry Fisher and Dave Brown, the Happy Brothers.

More Iowa-from-the-air

The heartland.

The mighty Mississippi

Last time I was in Iowa, Jim Flanagan took me up in his Piper Cherokee, and we flew to another town for lunch. This is a picture taken out the window with my Nokia 6101.

Dick Dunn

I quite like this picture of Dick. Not bad for a cell phone.

I've worked with Dick at a couple of different companies over the last 20 years or so. Maker of fine beer, fine mead, and, these days, fine cider, it's nice to see this smile on his face.


More pho-mo-blogging:

Zali comes to my house with her mother, Heidi, on Wednesday nights, where she sleeps through the music jams. Here, she's actually awake.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Only Thing ...

U.S. unemployment has now dropped to 4.7%. (France and Germany still, so far as I know, have double-digit unemployment, though our booming economy may have raised those boats, too.)

I got a good laugh yesterday from a magazine cover: a magic lamp with smoke coming out of it spelling "Democracy". The headline on the cover is "The One thing Bush got Right."

The magazine? The Economist.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Jewish Street Explodes

It had to happen.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Blogger Bash!

Blogger Bash! Feb 18, 6 PM, Breckenridge Brewery.

Cell Phones: Wave of the Future

... or, at least, microwave of the future.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Nokia Smartphone Hacks

MobileCrunch »Looks like I just won a book!

Lately, I've been reading both mobilecrunch and another mobile-phone blog that Oliver Starr posts on, to try to understand what sorts of things I can do with my cell phone.

In the process, I've discovered that some smartphone hacks are smarter than others.

The making of Super Bowl XL commercials

This is, if it's possible, better than the commercials.

Could I at least have one seat arm?

When I travelled a lot, I used to arrive at the gate full of hope that I'd get seated next to someone interesting. I'd look around at the possibilities, then be disapppointed. I finally concluded that United and Continental must both have had permanent passenger records that said, "If you can't seat him next to a crying baby, at least put him between two people so big that he can't get out until landing.

Imagine my delight with this. HT: Lyn Mead.

And, as long as we're talking about airline apps, check out FareCompare, which even has a nice Firefox extension. I wish they'd do fares outside the US, too.

Whither TV?

Yet another beat in my long drum solo about what's happening to legacy media.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Yesterday, I couldn't even spell "injuneer" ...

Don't you hate it when the President mispronounces "nuclear"?

Thursday, February 02, 2006

If you think Islam is a violent, intolerant religion, you need your head cut off

My sometime co-blogger, the admirable Ronald Coleman, Esq., asks, ... I’m not so sure I would link to [ the Danish cartoons about Mohammed ] if I could. Would you?

Me? You're asking me? If an image of Mohammed upsets you, don't click on this link.

I also think this is funny.

In lawyer school, they're supposed to teach you not to ask a witness a question unless you already know the answer.

Technology may not solve all problems, but let's give it a shot

Uses of new technology continue to run the gamut, from things that remind me that sometimes, I can't even speculate fast enough to keep up to things that remind me that sometimes, I can.