Archive for February, 2009

We Be Tagged: Three Things

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

God I hate these things, but I take it as a kind of compliment/curse.  Aerchie tagged me with this:shipwreck1

“Your ship has sunk. You have, of course, been stranded on a deserted island. You have salvaged a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. Nothing else.

“The very next day you find one of those Arabian Lamps in the sand. Of course, you rub it and, of course, a rather grumpy Genie appears.i-dream-of-jeannie_090217

“‘Let’s get this straight – there is a recession going on. There are restrictions on the three wishes now. I don’t do water or air transport now so no boats, planes or magic carpets. As for electronics, forget it. There isn’t the infrastructure on this island.

“‘I can let you have one book and I mean one VOLUME, one essential item and one luxury item. Now hurry up and make your choices, I have to get to those five other islands you are going nominate.'”

So I choose:

Book:Guide to Survival” by Rich Johnson (or a 1940’s edition of “The Boy Scout Handbook”).

Essential Item: A Dutch Oven.

Luxury Item: Whoa. That’s a tough one since all items are luxury items in this scenario.  I could score points on the homefront by choosing a family photo of Mrs. Strutts, Bunkarina and Bunkessa, to give me hope for survival, but the photo would deteriorate over time.  So for the “Luxury Item” I choose self-controlled lucid hallucinations of my own memories.

“’OK, that is easily handled. So, where am I off to next?’”

Oh man am I gonna piss off some folks. Sorry guys.  (Lemme know how YOU combat this annoyance.)  Here we go, genii:

Amy, Casual JenCC, Phil, VE.

[Images from here and here.]


Please Remain Seated Until the Captain Has Turned Off the Seatbelt Warning Light.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Exiting the hatch should be interesting.

[Image from here.]


UPDATE: Thanks to a link from Reddit, here’s the story. It was a metro accident in the Ukraine in May of 2007 [story here]. Via Google Translate, we get the gist of it:

Metropolitan Express. As it were. Events eyewitness.

In short, what it was. I sat down today in the 167th Kiev on the Dnieper-Pjatihatki-butt. Conductor took the tickets, but never gave.
We drove normally. As always, stupid movie, as always tea. Already around 22:30 it started. Essno flashed in an instant. I drove the car at the very beginning, back in the direction of travel, which insanely happy. Before us was the only car-wagon. Let’s go, go, suddenly thrust. As always, the first thought when you wake up at night from the jolt in the car – push and settle down. But no, the car started to throw from side to side. Then he began to lurch from grinding. On the shelves poured luggage. Among the passengers was not much noise. When everything had settled down, began to understand everything and everything is in order. The car does not hurt anybody, like the conductor saw that hurt.

The first car the most, not counting the first section of the lock, fell on its side. My neighbor’s window was covered with a grid of cracks. The rest remained intact.
The first desire of passengers – more quickly get out of the car. But there sounded clever ideas: we do not know where we are, whether we will still fall and in what condition the car. Quickly came to their senses when they saw the rail under the windows. Began to slowly get out out through the usual exit.

Arriving in itself, took the camera and started klatsat. Photos will be later. People also podastavali camera down, and phones. And all so much fun. Smile Behind the scenes sounded a joke: “Call the conductor, even pick up the glasses.”

Almost all the passengers taken away somewhere having taken the train. I left the coach with its neighbors in a jeep. Waiting for him in the house SHCH, where the police had no news from privoloch who took Marauder – found him two new pairs of women’s shoes in a box and a bunch of canned goods. My uncle was a kind and take a drop too much baggage to explain the origin could not.

Train wreck in 70-100 meters from the little station Rasava Southwestern Railroad around 22:30 on Wednesday May 2, 2007. This, in my mind, the first serious accident “Capital Express”.

PS That’s really never would have thought that out of the car past the boiler so narrow, if selected by him when he is in a horizontal position.

Growing Dogs: Part 3 – Repotting

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


[This is Part 3 of an ongoing series on Growing Dogs. Previous hints and tips may be found  here .]

Pisgah, OH (Strutts News Services) –

From Part 1 — Growing Dogs

Anyone who has tried to raise big dogs in the city understands the difficulties involved.  One authority, Ms. Tooncie Crumbler, has beat the odds and raised several healthy crops of Retrievers Golden outside her flat in downtown Pisgah.

We contacted Ms. Tooncie Crumbler, president of the Ohio Canine Planting Society, and asked her about the importance of planter sizing when raising pups.

“It all has to do with hybridization,” said Ms. Crumbler.  “Many hybrids require larger containers, lest they get rootbound.  If you pay attention to their growth patterns, these breeds will let you know when repotting is necessary for healthy growth.”

Ms. Crumbler said that the signs are usually obvious. “If the soil begins spilling from the top of the planter, that’s usually a good indication that the pup is ready for the next size up.  If you don’t replant within two to three weeks, your crop’s roots will be stunted, and that dog won’t hunt.”

[Coming up:  Part 4 – Pruning.]

[Image from here. ]

I’m A Little Teapot. Blow me.

Monday, 16 February 2009


[Image from here.]

Mad Rectangular Prism Hornets

Sunday, 15 February 2009


YouTomb is a MIT project that tracks deleted YouTube videos and lists the companies that deleted them. [Via Cool Aggregator.]

The Godfather.  Script here.

“Are we there yet?” [Via Woosk.]

Manual of Traffic Signs: W16 Series.

Blatent advertisment:
Need a sexy voice for ads?  Check out Mrs. Strutts’ ex-sister-in-law’s website.

Speaking of voices, Paul Harvey is an American treasure.  I wasn’t aware that he was still broadcasting until Strider found these links.

Very cool collection of photos of ospreys fishing here.

Wanna play with a spider?  Go on and click.

Crooked Brains has lots of cool zippers.

Proud of your handwriting? Turn it into a Font! [via RGF.]

Mira a Pegajoso Mapaches.  Es un sitio web  excelente.

Mad Rectangular Prism Hornets.  Greatest phrase ever coined.

Saturday Matinee: Black Friday the 13th

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Thinly veiled political commentary follows.

Steely Dan was (is?) one of those bands that Bunk enjoyed listening to but never bothered to buy their albums. (Note that the band took it’s name from a stimulus package described by this guy.)

[via here. Related post here.]

Couldn’t find a video of Talking Heads’ “The Swamp” but this’ll do. Hah.

Obama’s congress in action. Watch what happens to the U.S. economy.
[From here via here.]

On a lighter note, Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

All cats have lucid dreams.

Friday, 13 February 2009


[Image from here. Crossposted here, and no, I’m not ashamed.]

The .gif Friday Post 67: Vulcans Then and Now

Friday, 13 February 2009




[Very nice collection of tasteful .gif animations here.]

Obama’s Army

Thursday, 12 February 2009

APTOPIX India Obama Inauguration Global Reax

We want the world and we want it now.  More globes, please.

[Image from VE.]

Mullets of the Orient

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Really.  Gotta better description?

[Image from here.]

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