On Hardball, Edwards replies to the shrieking harpy. (After you hit play, move your cursor to the side and click on your desktop. This will disable the autofresh on DailyKos but still allow the video to play, eliminating stops and pauses.)
Ok, I held out as long as I could. But everybody's doing it.
I take great pride in my G rating, family values and all. I'll be voting for Rudy in 2008.
Watch this Norwegian ad encouraging kids to grow up to become engineers.
Pet Corner: Buy your Bite-Meez Cat Puppet Toy here.
If you name your child Wayne, be sure it’s his first name, not his middle, or he may grow up to be a murderer. I know, you’re thinking John Wayne Gacy and that it’s not such a big deal. But check out this list of guys arrested for homicide in 2005 alone.
It was driving me nuts trying to figure out who Bill Kristol reminds me of everytime I see this crazed wingnut on a TV clip. It’s Karl-Otto Alberty as the Sherman Tiger tank commander in the 1970 Eastwood film “Kelly’s Heroes”.
War-mongering neo-con and traitor to his country, who sells out for a Fox News paycheck.
War-mongering Nazi and traitor to his country, who sells out for a few bars of gold.
CNNMoney.com chooses the Prius as the top pick in their “great fuel-efficient cars” article. It’s been a year and a half since I bought mine and I still can’t recommend this thing enough. So far the argument that the amount you’ll pay servicing it offsets the gas savings has turned out to be a bust. This has been the most reliable and inexpensive to own car I’ve had in my life. I fully admit to making bone-headed financial decisions on a regular basis, but this wasn’t one of them.
This week's Marine Life Series essay on Daily Kos is up. It's about river otters.
Pet Corner: The Ashera is a new breed of cat that can reach a weight of up to thirty pounds. It’s a hybrid animal developed by crossing an African Serval and an Asian Leopard Cat, and then breeding this cross with a domestic cat. You can order one for only $22,000 from the Lifestyle Pets company.
You simply won’t believe these marriage tracts e-cards.
Representing myself, I beat a lawyer in court this week. Although I won't go into any detail, he was a complete clown. What kind of attorney gets his cell phone confiscated by a judge in the middle of a trial?
Stuff You Should Know: How to talk to a climate skeptic. It amazes me how the same people who doubt climate science because “all the evidence isn’t in yet” have no trouble blindly believing all kinds of wacky things like guys walking on water, non-existent WMD’s, virgin births, and a boat that once held a pair of each one of several million species of animals on it.
Movie Rating:The Illusionist. Edward Norton is such a good actor, and this mystery by the director producers of Crash and Sideways is a treat. Although the "mystery" itself is pretty easy to figure out early on. Mary had it nailed after 20 minutes. 3.4 starfish out of 5.
Fun at the Creation Museum!!!! is a long pictoral essay on a trip to the new museum for the science-challenged. Unfortunately the photos are very small, but you can click to embiggen them all. (thanks Skeptica)
Meet the Citarum, the world’s most polluted river. Animal of the Week: Pistol Shrimp. Watch this incredible video of a pistol shrimp stunning its prey with a shockwave bubble created nearly a foot away.
I read this article that says that in 1986 the Russian government sent pilots flying over Chernobyl to protect Moscow from the radiation by seeding rainclouds with silver iodine. I thought to myself “I think Kurt Vonnegut’s brother developed this process.”, and thanks to wikipedia I discovered I was correct. Yay for me. You can read about some of the details of this nuclear event here.