Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Silly Putty, Or?

Photo of a pile of Silly PuttyThis item (via Boing Boing) about 250-pounds of Silly Putty reminds me of something that I saw in Japan a few years back. Click the photo to see (safe for work).

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Oprah Not Hurt. What About the Pilots?

Oprah and StedmanFrom today's news (Yahoo News story):
Oprah Winfrey's private jet was forced to return to the city airport after its windshield was cracked in a collision with a bird, officials said. Winfrey and her boyfriend, Stedman Graham, were not hurt in the incident...
But, what about the pilots? The story doesn't even mention them? Are we to assume that either Oprah or Stedman were flying the plane? Highly unlikely. After all, a bird hitting the cockpit window would certainly be more likely to cause injury to one, or both, of the pilots; yet, no mention of them in this story.

I realize that, as the "celebraties" involved in the incident, their welfare is more newsworthy than that of anyone else who may have been on the plane. But, isn't the welfare of the "others" on the plane equally important? Apparently not.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Madness of King George

Photo of George W. Bush in 18th century royal garbNeed we say anything more?

Bush Approves New Torture Method

Photo of mannequin legs wearing colorful socks, buried updside down in a snow drift in PolandWe're not letting you out of that snowbank until you tell us what we want to know.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I Killed Typepad!

I cancelled my Typepad account Thursday morning and, by Thursday night, all of Typepad was down. It had to be me. I'm sorry, I didn't know I had that much power. I will try to use my power more wisely from now on.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Whatever Happened to Bread Machines?

Remember bread machines? About 15 years ago they were all the rage. What happened to them? Does anyone still sell them? Are they worth the bother?

Looks like Amazon is still selling them, with prices ranging from $39 to $250. So which is better: The 1-pound or 2-pound machines? The 1-loaf or 2-loaf machines? Are the Zojirushi machines really worth the $200 price tag? I guess I should just take some time and read Amazon's 'Guide to Buying Bread Machines.'