Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thoughs on Ethanol

John Stossel sheds some light on the many myths of ethanol, including the myths that it's cleaner than gasoline, and cheaper to boot. I used to think ethanol was at least a step in the right direction. Now, not so much.

Tip of the hat to Pete at Pete Republic, who I am adding to the blogroll.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Where Is The Fear?

That's the question Nick is asking this afternoon. Go read the whole thing. The only comment I'll offer is that I couldn't agree more.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

If you have heart trouble of any kind...

I beg of you, DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK! Viewing this article may cause a heart attack or heart failure.

I'm pretty sure this burger would kill me on the spot, but what a way to go...

H/T: Air1 Radio

Friday, January 11, 2008

Winter Wonderland WHERE???

In Iraq, of all places.

Any bets on how long it'll be before Al blames this on Gorebal Warming?

H/T: Still Unreal

What's Your Album Cover?

Since I'm at work and don't have access to Photoshop or anything similar, I will simply offer a tip of the hat to Nick at The World According to Nick for today's Friday Funny, and tell you how to find everything you need to make your own random album cover in three easy steps!

Step One:
The first article title on the page is your band name.

Step Two:
The last four words of the very last quote will be your album title.

Step Three:
The third picture (no matter what it is) will be your cover art.

So, there you go. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I'll have one up for all of you to enjoy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Blogroll Bloat: The Drinking Right Edition

Thanks to Steve at No Runny Eggs for his help jogging my memory. I've added several blogs to the roll, all folks I met at Drinking Right on Tuesday at Papa's on Burleigh. I'm hoping to make it again next moth, we'll see what happens. Anyway, on to the additions:

Reality Check
Asian Badger
Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative
Washburn's World

More actual blogging is coming in the future, I promise. Work is dead lately, so I've gotta do something to pass the time.

Blogroll Update: According to Nick

Between meeting him at Drinking Right on Tuesday (thanks to all of you that I met Tuesday night, looking forward to doing it again and maybe having something to contribute to the discussion) and getting his blog recommended to me by Google Reader, I've decided it's high time to add The World According to Nick to my blogroll and feed reader. Now if I could remember some of the other bloggers I met Tuesday night...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

CFLs Will Kill Us All

So much for the environmental benefits... according to a story from WorldNetDaily (h/t Air1 Radio), experts are recommending that if a CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulb breaks, you should leave the room for 15 minutes due to the mercury that ends up in the air. But wait, it gets better. After cleaning up the bulb (don't use a vacuum, use rubber gloves, and place the remains in a resealable plastic bag), take it to your local recycling center for "proper disposal." From the article: "It costs about $1,300 to properly dispose of one municipal recycling bin full of bulbs – a figure that is sure to increase residents' tax bills."

Out of sincere curiosity, does anyone know if there are plans in place to begin recycling used CFLs? Seems to me if we can re-use the mercury, we should.