Here’s some very cool news out of National Geographic: they FINALLY managed to capture a living giant squid on film. Yay for science and discovery.
Now let’s hope that squidlets are the only tentacled creature they find in the deep Pacific.
“In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming”.
Okay… this made me laugh.
September 29, 2005: Iraq Agrees On Constitution
(Illuminated News Service) After months of heated debate and repeated last-minute deadline changes, Iraq’s elected representatives have reached agreement on their new Constitution.
It will be 10.
Next up for discussion is Dexterity. Observers anticipate that consensus will be reached on 12 or possibly 13. The current deadline for decision is in March 2006.
This post has been blatantly plagarised from Steve Jackson Games Daily Illuminator
I’ve been having this weird recurring dream lately of buying the house that I grew up in and gutting it and completely renovating it for no apparent reason.
And when I mean gutting it, I mean tearing down pretty much every interior wall even if they were load bearing and completely redesigning the interior. Plus I add a second sub-basement accessible only by a biometrically locked elevator.
Don’t ask me what I’ve put down there. I apparently don’t have clearance to remember that sort of stuff when I wake up. Fnord!
I’m going to blame my wife’s fetish with all the redesign shows on HGTV… but then again it could just be the Evil Genius of my subconscious mind designing it’s secret lair.
I wonder if I could moat the property and have sharks with frikken laser beams on their heads…
I’m going to flat out blame Shane for this one… And yet in my head all I can hear is Turkish (from Snatch) saying “Wots the Gun for Tommy? You goin’ to protect us from Ze Germans?”
| Erwin Rommel
You scored 55 Wisdom, 65 Tactics, 58 Guts, and 34 Ruthlessness!
|You’re most comparable to German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in the
fact that you have very strong tactical skills and morales. However,
Rommel lost in Africa despite the fact that his logicians had told him
time and time again that the English were planning to shut off his
supply lines. Rommel lost North Africa, because the English shut off
his supply lines. The moral of this story… Listen to your logicians.
And guard your damn supply lines! But that being said, Rommel was one
of the greatest strategic and tactical minds of our day. Had he overrun
Egypt (which was a definite possibility at the time), World War II may
have turned out significantly differently then it did.
Erwin Rommel entered the army in 1910 and rose slowly through the
ranks. In 1939, Adolf Hitler made him a general. Rommel brilliantly
commanded an armored division in the attack (1940) on France. In Feb.,
1941, he took the specially trained tank corps, the Afrika Korps, into
Libya. For his successes there he was made field marshal and earned the
name ?the desert fox.? In 1942 he pressed almost to Alexandria, Egypt,
but was stalled by fierce British resistance and lack of supplies. A
British offensive overwhelmed (Oct.-Nov., 1942) the German forces at
Alamein (see North Africa, campaigns in ). Rommel was recalled to
Germany before the Afrika Korps’s final defeat. He was a commander in
North France when the Allies invaded Normandy in June, 1944. Allied
success led Rommel, who had lost his respect for Hitler, to agree to a
plot to remove Hitler from office. Wounded in an air raid in July, he
had just recovered when he was forced to take poison because of his
part in the attempt on Hitler’s life in July, 1944.
Other leaders like yourself include Patton and MacArthur.
| My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
||You scored higher than 17% on Wisdom
||You scored higher than 55% on Tactics
||You scored higher than 63% on Guts
||You scored higher than 11% on Ruthlessness
Ye scurvy scallywags. Today be the official Talk like a Pirate Day. So be warned that I be’s expectin’ ye to heave to and present yerselves in proper piratical fashion or I’ll be sendin ye down to meet ol’ Davy Jones1 right quick.
1 Not the guy from The Monkeys.
Hurricane Katrina was a disaster of epic proportions, both as a natural phenomenon as well as a politican/media fiasco. New Orleans will take a loooong time to recover but hey, at least after all the rebuilding and refurbishing they’ll correctly be able to label their city as “New”.
All that aside though, I thought I’d bring you a link to a site that has decided to poke fun at the whole situation, political or otherwise. They’ve spared no expense to bring you: Katrina: The Gathering, an expansion/parody of the popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering.
It’s an evil, parody that leaves nothing out. Too bad it’s not playable.
I laughed… but then we all know I’m already going to hell in a handbasket anyways so what’s a few more logs on the fire going to hurt right?
Enjoy. I’ll keep a spot open in the handbasket.
For those of you who don’t get the reference for this entry’s title, I shall direct you thusly. For the rest of you, I present the DIY arguement, Enjoy.
Okay… I saw this one on Shane’s blog1 and due to my unique situation I figured I’d take it for a spin.
|You Are 39% American
|America: You don’t love it or want to leave it.
But you wouldn’t mind giving it an extreme make over.
On the 4th of July, you’ll fly a Canadian (or British, or Irish) flag instead… And give Uncle Sam a kick to the head with a frozen boot!
That sounds roughly about right. (I’ve edited the original flag and Uncle Sam comments in the answer for personal clarity though. Originally they said, Freak flag and sucker punch respectively. Trust me, it’s better this way)
1See Shane. I do give hat tips when they’re valid. Ya whiney bastard 😛
This webcomic about sums it up for me.
Yes, I am a Firefly geek. I never got to be one the first time around so now I’m making up for lost time. Let’s hope that the rumour that Serenity is just the first of three Firefly movies coming soon.
And remember, if someone tries to kill you. You try to kill them right back.
In other news, I’ve enabled comment verification to cut down on the automated spam that plagued the blog a few weeks ago. I know it’s a bit of a pain in the arse, but it’s the only option that Blogger offers as an anti-spam measure and there’s a perverse little part of me that enjoys knowing that your little monkey brains are having to decipher and type in a gibberish word just to communicate with me. Besides, there are only like 4 of you who bother posting to the comments anyways, so I figure it’s not going to be THAT big of a hassle. If you have something to say, you’ll end up saying it one way or another.
… there’s a new robot on the block ready to kick arse and take names.
And you thought the new cylons were badarse.