Monthly Archives: October 2011
Sunset at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) and another carrier at Pier 12, some time between 1977 and 1979.
The Mail Online reports that Nokia’s new “handset” (didn’t they use to call them phones?), to be released in Spain, is called Lumia. Apparently, this means “call girl” in certain Spanish dialects with heavy gypsy influence. The laughter has already … Continue reading
Gonzalo Lira hits the nail on the head. All I can add is that, when an incompetent ruler thinks her/himself oh-so-special because of an irrelevancy such as skin color or sex, she/he will increasingly resort to totalitarian methods when reality … Continue reading
The Mail Online reports that the new iPhone Siri cannot understand the Scottish accent. This, despite Apple’s claim that: …Siri is designed to recognise the specific accents and dialects of the supported countries listed above. Since every language has its … Continue reading
Found the following in the Community>Politics section of the Hampton Roads Craigslist: RAZOR NOSED JEW CANTOR FEARED PROTESTS (CANCELS HIS OCCUPY SPEECH) Date: 2011-10-21, 1:47PM EDT Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?] Cantor is such a piece … Continue reading
The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reports (h/t Týden) that Russian experts have presented the Russian government with a proposal to recognize and rehabilitate victims of the Katyn massacre. The massacre takes its name from the small Russian village of Katyn … Continue reading
The Czech online newsmag Týden reports the appearance of a dangerous new drug in Germany (h/t Die Welt). The mixture, called Krokodyl (crocodile), is intended as a substitute for heroin. The new drug contains codein, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid … Continue reading
Meet the Roberts electric car, all of 115 years old. If gets a solid 40 miles to a charge, just like the super-expensive and heavily subsidized Chevrolet Dolt (no, not a typo). Well done, Obama Administration!
The Daily Mail reports that a plastic surgeon with a mathematical bent has calculated the formula for the ideal breast. (h/t Hot Air) Ideal human breast. Ideal human female breast, that is. Good. Another previously inaccessible peak scaled. Just goes … Continue reading