October 31, 2013
They make Sriracha.
Looks like I'll have to keep a ready bag of the stuff in the trunk for when I to to pho' shops.
The only good thing about this odious development is that stocking up on these has no downside...I'll have a chilli stockpile which I can use even if the situation improves. This is is stark contrast to what happened when I got burned after that Hostess fiasco and found myself holding a freezerfull of Twinkies I had not unloaded before the underground Twinkie market collapsed when the company reorganized.
Of course commodities speculation is always fraught with peril.
October 14, 2013
Via Instapundit we learn that Amazon, B&N and other E-Book publishers are removing all self published E-Books from their virtual shelves, while they go through them and discover if there is any designated naughtiness amongst them.
Their statement ends with the conclusion that the website will be operational again "once all self published eBooks have been removed and we are totally sure that there are no offending titles available.” When that will be, they did not say.
This is a gut-punch to the self published E-book industry and hurts a lot of authors. I certainly carry no brief for the subject matter and would not gripe if Amazon instituted a "no incest" policy, but this sweeping action is both lazy and hurtful. If it continues it will kill an emerging industry.
October 05, 2013
September 15, 2013
Like a surprising number of RSM links these are mildly NSFW.
September 05, 2013
I urge you to go and read the whole thing. But remember. His was not the worst fate. Some of us had our childhoods beset by Malt-O'-Meal.
It seems that Tropical Storm Gabrielle is bringing horrendous flooding to Hispaniola and particularly Puerto Rico...but is unlikely to affect the United States in any way.
September 01, 2013
Here's the thing.
I had like 14 tabs open and was looking for info on cycler times between Earth and the main belt so I have NO idea what site this pop-up spam scam was lurking on...but I gather that they're preying on space geeks.
August 22, 2013
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July 11, 2013
The occasion of course is to provide thoughtful discussion and real-time commentary on the ultimate product of thousands of years of human art, which will air on the Sy-Fy channel at 9:00 PM Eastern tonight...
A perfect metaphor for our age.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
As if today was not awesome enough, it's founders day at 7-11, which means free Slurpees from 11AM-7PM.
July 08, 2013
I had missed the disquisitions on this diabolical development due to my having been away from the computer today.
...the Obama administration has requested 15,000 Russian troops who are trained in disaster relief and ‘crowd functions’ to be pre-positioned to respond to FEMA Region III during an unspecified ‘upcoming’ disaster. FEMA Region III includes Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The report says it’s "important” to note this region because it could imply that that the Obama administration has lost confidence in its own military being able to secure the area should it be called upon to do so.
So....any thoughts come immediately to mind?
Look...it's bunk...utter bunk.
R.S. McCain discovered that this weapons grade crazy was a headline in his recently launched news aggregation site, which left him with two possibilities.
Well, well — what’s up with that, indeed? The most obvious explanations would seem to be either:
• One of our writers has bought into a fringe conspiracy theory;
• It’s time to start stockpiling ammo and freeze-dried food, before the black helicopters show up to take us to FEMA camps.
Actually the chicken in a can is not freeze-dried so answer B need not result in an outcome QUITE as dire as he implies, but as McCain documents in a very long post B is not the correct answer.
By all means keep hoarding the canned chickens...'cause you might need them for Chantal....
...but there is no evidence that there are any Russian troops coming to do riot control in the US.
McCain now has to deal with the two implications of A. One of his contributors either bought a story that even as conspiracy theories go, is just bone crushingly stupid, or one of his contributors is a Moby. Of course the correct response is the same in either case.
Anyway, if you see this story crop up please debunk it.
June 19, 2013
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