Archive for September, 2009

Is It Real, Or Is It Memorex?

This is a hoot, and just a little creepy/scary… Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo. Ladies and gentlemen, your President is a robot. Or a wax sculpture. Maybe a cardboard cutout. All I know is no human being has a photo smile this amazingly consistent. On Wednesday, the Obamas hosted a […]


I just heard about a new (to me, anyway) establishment in Sioux Falls that I might have to try out; Monks House Of Ale Repute. The website says they’ve been around since late 2007, but I just saw a link to it over on the Minus Car Project tonight and clicked through. Sounds like my […]

Another Teen Driver In The House

( Family )

A banner day for Ian. He just got his real driver’s license this weekend, and took his first solo drive tonight. And he brought the van back unscathed (at least on the body panels!) Some days I feel really, really old. Then Caleb bounces into the room.

GTM Supercar

( Cars! )

Just Your Basic Black $40,000 Ferrari Slayer Jalopnik made mention of this car last week; I’d never heard about it before, but… Wow! It’s built by Factory Five Racing, a company better known for its Cobra replicas, but has extended its offerings to include this beauty. Unlike most supercars that are priced way, way out […]

The Jumanji Stampede

The family & I just finished watching Jumanji again — that is a fun movie, and one of my all-time favorites! But the scene that gets me is the first stampede… Alan (Robin Williams), Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), Judy (Kirsten Dunst) & Peter (Bradley Pierce) duck down a hallway to get out of the way of […]

The Differential; Now I Get It!

I know my way around mechanical things pretty well, but an automobile’s differential is one of those things that I never quite understood… I knew what it did, and that it involved gears and whatnot, but the principles of operation were never laid out in terms that helped me to really get it. But this […]

“… Great Only In Power, In Size And In Cost.”

Saw this on today’s Patriot Post, and thought it interesting in light of the President’s proposed healthcare ‘reform’. Emphasis mine. We warned of things to come, of the danger inherent in unwarranted government involvement in things not its proper province. What we warned against has come to pass. And today more than two-thirds of our […]

WordPress 2.8.4

How about a break from politics today… I took the dive yesterday & updated my WordPress install. I’ve been a little lazy about that lately… Came to rely on Powweb’s InstallCentral to do the updates, but that method tends to lag pretty far behind. When I updated yesterday, InstallCentral only took it to v.2.7. While […]

Another Speech From The Golden Teleprompter And Its Talking Head

President “Tennis Match” Obama is prepping right now for a speech to a joint session of Congress, which will of course be beamed far & wide for all of us to see. The purpose, according to the President, is to help us all to know… … exactly what I think will solve our healthcare crisis, […]

Barack’s Schooltime Address — Meh.

There was a lot of hullaballoo over President Barack Obama’s webcast address to schoolkids that was scheduled for today. Lots of people on the right decided to keep their kids home from school to keep them from being made to hear what he had to say — one talk show host made mention that today […]