Although some of this stuff is overly British and undecipherable, there are some gems - BBC NEWS | Magazine.
This is probably not new, but I've learned how to search a specific site with Google.
In the search box type: site:webaddress searchterm. For example: site:mikeray.blogspot.com president will pull up all posts containing the word "president". I may be late coming to this, but I'm fired up.
Talk about a great hoax, this guy was everywhere. I went & "controlled" the lights myself - TheDenverChannel.com.
I know I'm a solar power nut.
I know that this is one thing that really puts me in with the hippies. I don't care!
I don't want solar power because I'm worried about burning fossil fuels.
I want solar power because it's FREE!
There is a power source blasting the earth constantly and we don't use it!
People are stupid. - Link
One step towards returning to a (slightly modified) world where USC would be playing Michigan in the Rose, Auburn would be playing in the Sugar, Oklahoma would be playing in the Fiesta, and Va Tech would be playing in the Orange. Cal & Texas would be desirable opponents and Utah, Louisville & Boise would probably get stiffed. The voters would decise, just as it should be...Did I say that out loud? - CBS SportsLine.com - more info.
What? Joseph Smith was just making it up? You're kidding. Link
Neighbors complained about this man's diesel truck being in the driveway, so he moved the truck and he painted his house a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
A Wash. Post note by your average columnist. But even she is appalled by leftists who think the freedom movement in Ukraine (where blue meets green on the Risk board) is some CIA plot. That gives the CIA too much credit and is insulting to people struggling to avoid a return to Russian (Soviet) domination. (washingtonpost.com)
Bush's Secularist Triumph The left apologizes for religious fanatics. The president fights them. By Christopher Hitchens
France doesn't think that a country should occupy a nation that produces a rare commodity, even when it is violation of UN decisions - Unless it is a cocoa-producing, former French Colony - the Ivory Coast.
The littlest ex-president said,"I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war." Oh. My. god.
WorldNetDaily: Libertarian and Green Party Presidential Candidates arrested at debate for crossing the police line and serve the debate commission with a show cause order.
"He (an Irish Socialist Hitchens was debating) said these Islamic fascists are doing this because they have deep-seated grievances. And I said, 'Ah yes, they have many grievances. They are aggrieved when they see unveiled woman. And they are aggrieved that we tolerate homosexuals and Jews and free speech and the reading of literature.'" An interview with Hitchens by a leftist who's sad to see him go.
We had Dr. McDonald for class and learned about "Hammy" many years ago - USNews.com: Long obscured by the shadow of his rival Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton is proving to be a 21st-century hero.
I must admit I have an attachment to slide rules. My dad was an engineer for years & I remember having a contest with a friend's older brother between his slide rule & my new-fangled TI calculator that my dad ordered for me once I had saved $26 dollars, so I could do stats for the baseball game I made up & my various football board games - Wired News: Slide Rule Still Rules and here & here.
Pictures of Earth from satilites: Visible Earth Browse: Sensors > Terra > MODISH Page 1 scary good.
Our kind of place, too bad it's in France: In a secret Paris cavern, the real underground cinema.
Alright my close friends, you've been warned. Don't let this happen to you - Indiana University study: having children significantly lowers parents’ IQs.
Okay, now we're famous: Cyber diaries: Young adults share rants, interests and lives in blogs.
Strange new respect awrd: Remarks by Ron Silver at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
I feel better about being alive: Gator grabs dog, man jumps in pond and stabs gator - Don't mess with my dog.
ALICE COOPER: Anti-BUSH Rockers Are Guilty Of Treason Against Rock and Roll - "If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are."
Women's road cycling silver medalist Judith Arndt made an obscene gesture as she crossed the finish line. She was upset because they didn't put her close friend Petra Rossner on the Olympic team.
What if they had an Olympics and No one came?
CL & I went to Nashville yesterday to visit Paul and Ferlie. We visited the Bicentennial Mall, checking out the Tennessee Wall of History (including James K. Polk) and the WWII Memorial that had a huge granite globe floating in a fountain. We also went to a fine barbeque place, Jack's, and to the Mexican Restaurant & Ice Cream joint that Paul touted recently. All lived up to expectations. We had a great time. Fine conversation and a late drive home.
Guardian Unlimited | Book extract: How To Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson - great quote: "I would question the sanity of a religion that holds up the ant as an example of how to live. The ant system is an exploitative aristocracy based on the unthinking toil of millions of workers and the complete inactivity of a single queen and a handful of drones."
Emily McMackin, who is the Current Page Editor for the Decatur Daily, contacted me for an article she's writing on blogging, probably vastly overestimating my usefulness.
A little Googling indicates that she's an award-winning journalist & a fellow Alabama grad who has a a number of her articles posted at other sites, including: MOVE International, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, and a mental retardation textbook.
Here is the list of prominent blog's I said I would post:
Instapundit, Andrew Sullivan, Dynamist Blog,
Geek Culture: boingboing, slashdot,
Gadgets: Gizmodo & Engadget, Moblogs: textamerica, and The linkblog: FARK.
I think she's actually more interested in "people blogs" than this stuff, but I said I would, so I have. Good luck Emily, please e-mail if the article materializes in print or online. -mr
So much for religious toleration & separation of church & state: Three Tampa city council members walk out during atheist's invocation.
Come & get me! - "Lance Armstrong cleared his path to a record sixth straight Tour de France crown, overpowering rivals to win the 13th stage Saturday. His two-day display of dominant mountain riding has all but decided cycling's showcase event even before it veers into the Alps next week." - Yahoo News
Ban on violent videos struck down - Best decision quote: "Would a game built around The Simpsons or the Looney Tunes characters be "realistic" enough to trigger the Act? Is the level of conflict represented in spoofs like the Dukes of Hazard sufficiently "aggressive?" Do the Roman centurions of Age of Empires, the enemy officers depicted in Splinter Cell, or the conquering forces of Freedom Fighters qualify as "public law enforcement officers?" (from boing boing
"In certain parts of the country this will get you shot.":
Bay Minette mayor charged after uninvited entrance.
I think Bay Minette is one of those parts of the country.
Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski told fans on a B5 Usenet group that he and Dark Skies creator Bryce Zabel have put together an idea for a new Star Trek series - Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel.
Cool fonts: Typenow.net and Uncle Bear : A Different Kind of Roleplayer's Site - Fonts.
The sort of thing we would do if we'd written DOOM: Armadillo Scores Test Liftoff Success In Bid For X Prize.
From the Wall Street Journal - Michael Newdow is right. Atheists are outsiders in America.
The great Carey Snowden sent me this one from Strategypage.com: THE WAY THINGS REALLY WORK: More Atheists in Foxholes.
local6.com - News - Alabama Lawmakers Designate An Official State Whiskey, but you still can't buy it on Sunday in most of the state.
THIS is what's wrong with the world and socialized medicine - ThisisLondon: Brain surgeon suspended for 'taking bowl of soup' .
Are some pigs more equal than others? Is that why people are harrassing these guys? Newsday.com: Whites-Only Scholarship Stirs R.I. College.
Latest metablog - BlogPulse [BETA]: Automated Trend Discovery for Weblogs.
Stalinist Red Crabs taking over Barents Sea - Stalin's last army - hordes of gigantic crabs on their way to invade Europe.
Naval Academy prof. on Clausewitz- PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Spring 2004.
Fianlly a sci-fi/fantasy movie brings it home - OSCAR.com - 76th Annual Academy Awards - Winners List - Lord of the Rings brings home 11.
I enjoyed this - The Chronicle: 2/20/2004: The Adjective -- So Ludic, So Minatory, So Twee. I found it edifying.
A great column summing up the evil of banning DDT - The Australian: Christopher Pearson: Green errors began with DDT.
The Second Mars Rover on this mission, Opportunity, is about to land and the software problems with its twin, Spirit, are being worked on. European orbiter, Mars Express, has found the best evidence yet of the existence of Martian water. (mercurynews.com)
It'd be nice to have somebody there to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del.
One of our favorites, John Stossel, has a new book out this week: Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media.
From the Sad but True Department: Republican Congress spending like 'drunken sailors' - OpinionJourna.
The Weekly Standard: Nine reasons why we never sent our Special Operations Forces after al Qaeda before 9/11.
There are several gems in this AP article: Space Race vs. China, space-based weapons & missle defense, and did anyone know that the moon is a source of potentially unlimited energy in the form of the helium 3 isotope -- a near perfect fuel source: potent, nonpolluting and causing virtually no radioactive byproduct in a fusion reactor?
This will cut into my free time: Five million World War II aerial photographs to be posted on the Internet.
From the Decline and Fall Department: Move over, Hello Kitty: New characters are taking over the kingdom of cute.
Admittedly I am a proponent for chaos. So it's no surprise that I'm entertained by the endless parade of unintended consequences that Sims Online has become. People played The Sims because they could control their world and build up an entertaining fantasy self, much as we geeks have been doing for years. By making it an online world with few controls, they allowed the adolescent in everyone to run wild and unleashed the tyrrany of those with too much time on their hands. Chaos indeed. I'm entertained.
The New York Yankees
Circle I Limbo
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow
Parents who bring squalling brats to R-rated movies
Circle IV Rolling Weights
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled
Circle VI Buried for Eternity
Osama bin Laden
Circle VII Burning Sands
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement
Circle IX Frozen in Ice