Showing posts from June 6, 2010

Wasting ammo

Now you can waste ammunition faster than ever before! Unless you're in very close quarters I doubt you'd hit anything with the second shot.

Michael Jai White teaches you how to punch people in the face

I've seen this guy in a few movies but nothing recently. I did, however, hear him on the Adam Carolla podcast and he was an interesting guest. I didn't know he was so into martial arts and from that conversation I could tell he took it rather seriously. In the following clip he talk about how to hit someone as a martial artist and not a boxer. He exemplifies why martial arts are not boxing. Boxing is a sport. Martial arts is fighting. Watch the clip and I'll chime in after....go ahead, I'll wait.

Notice his stance. When he stands he stands not like a boxer. He is not square. He turns a profile. Something boxers are taught never to do. Why not? Because of the way they fight. Boxers roll from the shoulders and use their feet very differently. If you've seen Million Dollar Baby, they illustrate how a boxer torques more from their feet to drive a punch. Not so with the martial artist. A boxer can count on different parameters for fighting that don't…

England sinks further into Dhimmitude

'Follow the Islamic way to save the world,' Charles urges environmentalists

You're not helping.

Yes I know he's supposed to make nice with Islam when he's speaking there but he probably should have worded it better.

My favorite howler in this one: "Charles, who is a practising Christian"

Lectures about the environment from the British Royal family is just too much.

I'm sure this is also Bush's fault.

Ex-veep daughter Karenna Gore and husband Drew Schiff separate
Separated: Karenna Gore Schiff, 36, and Drew Schiff, 44, after nearly 13 years of marriage.

I'm sure this is because she was so devastated by her parents splitting which was Bush's fault because he won the election or something.

Basic economics and liberals

Daniel Klein: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Self-identified liberals and Democrats do badly on questions of basic economics.

This is something I've been saying for a while now. The plurality of people I know who are liberals do not understand basic economics. Amazingly one of my friends has her own law practice but seems unable to grasp econ 101. Another guy I went to high school with is a journalist so you can imagine what his grasp is. He makes my brother completely mental. My brother is an equity analyst and journalist man is basically a marxist. I wish I had recorded some of the conversations they have had about banks, equities, economics and, God help me, "social justice". Oh, and the minimum wage one was awesome.

The real gems for this article are in the comments. There's a lot of chaff but some of the wheat in there are the liberals who attempt do debunk the study by adding in all sorts of extraneous reason why the study is flawed or unclear or b…

There are three problems here

1. Compression rate of motor is too high
2. Fuel mix too rich
3. Perhaps you should put it in park when bailing out.

Thanks for the lulz though...

YouTube of the day

It's funny because it's true

Interesting. Worth a look.

So much fun.

Weekly picture dump

Behold the power of computing in 1989. Today you could buy almost 1 MacBook Pro for the same money.

T-shirt most likely to be found in Thompkins Square Park

Truth in advertising

When Double Stuff just isn't enough

From the Bureau of Unfortunate Signage:

My new favorite meme:

Can't see where this could go wrong...

Grammar lesson of the day.  Please make a note of it.

Puns are supposed to be the lowest form of humor but this one really made me laugh

If it wasn't a crime before why were they "illegal"?  MSNBC is so far down the garden path they don't even see the problem with a graphic like that.

XKCD nails it again.  Linux looks more appealing every day now.

This is feeling more and more real every day

So true

Why the top kill failed:

I loved this one. I firmly believe the only thing saving us from a second stimulus is the Tea Party. Without them we'd have done this a second and maybe even third time.

From the I Did Not Know That file:

Where's the bubble?

Bubbles Past, Present and Future

Precisely so. The problem is that we've all become short investors. We expect large returns over short time with no risk. Sounds great but it's a fantasy. The best you can do is to keep with the index, outpace inflation and what you would get from a CD or other boring yet safe instrument.

Just a bit of perspective.

Way to stay classy Philly!

Child caught on video allegedly drinking beer at Phillies game

Awesome. Epic parenting fail. The only thing that people are missing from this story is that the child appears to be drinking Miller Lite which only confirms what I've been saying for years. Miller Lite is for children, not men.

Governing is hard but campaigning is fun

Obama Briefed in April by Carol Browner On How Bad BP Spill Was

This from The Daily Beast. Hardly an organ of the GOP. Does this mean the Left is turning on Obama? I think this is just them waking up from the insanely high expectations they put on the man. I don't expect him to single-handedly solve this over night but I did expect something other than endless meetings and blamestorming.

Look, as noted elsewhere the Saudis had a leak ten times larger in the Arabian Gulf and they got some empty supertankers and vacuumed the oil up off the surface and were even able to separate it from the seawater and recover 85% of it. All I'm saying is that if the corrupt and inept Saudis can come up with this there's no reason we can't do the same and even better.

Yes this is worse than Katrina. No this is not Obama's fault but the aftermath that continues is. He owns this shit now and endlessly blaming anyone else for anything at this point isn't helping. Stop blami…

Now this is rich (pardon the pun)

Democrats Skip Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage -
If the time-honored tradition of the political meeting is not quite dead, it seems to be teetering closer to extinction. Of the 255 Democrats who make up the majority in the House, only a handful held town-hall-style forums as legislators spent last week at home in their districts.

It was no scheduling accident.

With images of overheated, finger-waving crowds still seared into their minds from the discontent of last August, many Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions. The recommendations were clear: hold events in controlled settings — a bank or credit union, for example — or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects.

Oh the ironing!

Not too long ago The Angry Left (is there another kind? -ed.) pilloried Bush for not talking to the press and even less so, to the people. They were right. One of the President's jobs is to take his lumps …

I wish this guy would be more clear

Don't hold back Pat, tell us what you really think.

Gold vs. "real" assets

Gold vs Real Assets

In brief: the author (a venture capitalist) believes that buying gold in any quantity is detrimental to a "real" asset like real estate in that, it does not generate any income. This is missing the forest for the trees. As is typical with a VC, he cares only for the income something generates not oh, I don't know, stability or safety. VC's are the perennial shorts. They are always looking for short revenue and especially big short revenue. The problem with real estate is that the value is based on perception far more than commodities like gold. (Some of you who own homes, or know someone who does may have noticed a slight blip in the real estate market of late) The purpose of gold is to hedge against inflation and uncertainty. Given that the euro is in freefall and the uncertainty of the US markets broadly, it would behoove anyone with real money to cash out some part of the portfolio and put it into bullion and stash it in Switzerland som…

Please be fake

Please no.

This would be seriously bad for everyone.  Rush Limbaugh would die from OverGlee.  Ann Coulter would pen at least three books on the subject and everyone at DailyKos and HuffPo would be thrilled.  All of them would look like idiots.

Let us never speak of this again.