What happens when you combine Carl, from Sling Blade, and Vince Vuaghan, from Swingers? Swing Blade, baby!
Archive for October, 2006
Here are two selections that are sure to make your special deviant giggle with glee: a collection of carnivorous plans and a selection of miniature medieval siege devices. Click on the pictures to be whisked away to ThinkGeek for purchase.
I know that this will come as a big shock to some, but a Windows “feature” has been found to be vulnerable to attack. Those of you who are silly enough to use Microsoft’s Internet Connection Service (ICS) to share your connection with other PC’s in your home AND use Windows Firewall are vulnerable to a new attack that can just plain shut both down. Story.
For the record, ICS was/is a crappy way to share a connection and Windows Firewall is about as useful as wet tissue paper.
Sometimes, a gun can shoot better than you. Sometimes the gun brings out the best in you. Wilson Combat includes these nifty targets with every gun that they sell. The “proof” target. I like them for zeroing sights so much that I made up a big ol’ stack of them and use them all of the time now. This group of five was shot from a Wilson Tactical Elite 1911, 5 inch barrel, 45 ACP, at about 25 yards while the gun (and my hands) was rested on sandbags. The gun shoots better than me.
A 10 year old child was crushed and killed in the Houston area while playing in a sandpile at a construction site. Story.
“Parents said they want to know who left the sand pile unattended and accessible to children. “
I want to know why the parents left the CHILDREN unattended. Okay, that’s a stretch (maybe). But when I read stories like this and hear of parents trying to place blame other than where it belongs, I get a little upset. I know that strange things happen to and around kids (they’re kids). Ultimately, the parent should be responsible for what happens to them. Instead of placing blame on others and abdicating the responsibility for education, babysitting, child-rearing, etc. to government, schools, and nobody in particular… start parenting.
From the fine folks at Slashfood :
Here is yet another concoction to add to our ever-growing list of things that bacon is not normally found in, yet contain bacon anyway: bacon martinis. Unlike some of our previous finds, however, a bacon martini doesn’t even really sound appetizing. It is made with the following method: “Lightly mist martini glass with vermouth, and rim the edge with bacon grease. In a cocktail shaker, mix 3oz vodka, one dash Tabasco, and one dash olive juice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Skim excess bacon grease from surface of cocktail. Garnish with one slice of bacon.” It’s hard to say whether the recipe was intended to be a joke because there are definitely bacon lovers out there who would give this a try at least once. Perhaps the question we should be asking is what to serve such a cocktail with. It might be too salty if served with nuts or other classic bar food, and there is no way that it would pair well with a dessert. It might add a bit of bacon flavor to an otherwise plain steak, but the only other viable option is with an egg dish at breakfast. After all, if you’re willing to toss back some bacon martinis in the first place, you probably won’t have a problem doing it in the morning.
Somebody is going to have to give it a try because I don’t have that much courage.
I know this will come as a big shock to some of you, but it would appear as though some of the weapons that we have loaned the Iraqi police have gone on walkabout. If you see any of these missing weapons, please notify the nearest US GI type person.
AP: Thecannot account for 14,030 weapons — almost 4 percent of the semiautomatic pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and other weapons it began supplying to Iraq since the end of 2003, according to a report from the office of the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.
The missing weapons will not be tracked easily: The Defense Department registered the serial numbers of only about 10,000 of the 370,251 weapons it provided — less than 3 percent.
ABUJA, Nigeria – A Nigerian airliner crashed Sunday near the airport in this West African nation’s capital, a local radio station reported. The plane, owned by Aviation Development Company, a private Nigerian airline, crashed near Abuja’s airport, local Ray Power FM said. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard.
Given that the plane was certainly chock full of diplomats, business magnates, and other overtly wealthy people, there’s sure to be a spate of distressed relatives wanting to secure the inheritance of the deceased. They’ll need help getting the money out, you know…
BOSTON (Ticker) – Red Auerbach, the cigar-smoking godfather of the NBA who turned the Boston Celtics into the most dominant dynasty in pro sports history, died Saturday. He was 89.
Auerbach, who had been in ill health for some time, “passed away suddenly,” according to the Celtics’ statement. The team has refrained in the past from giving details on his condition out of respect for his family.
“Nobody has had as much impact on a sport as Red Auerbach had on the game of basketball,” former Celtics star and current broadcaster Tom Heinsohn said. “He was a pioneer of the NBA. He left his philosophy of winning championships, playing hard and playing as a team with several generations of players.”
Red was both a character and an icon with regard to the sport of basketball. I’m sure he will be missed by many.
Anybody have any idea how much total money the Roman Catholic Church has paid out in sex abuse claims since, say 1900? How much do they have set aside for paying future claims?
It seems like every time I turn around, some priest is accused of swimming in the nude with little boys, some Diocese is paying off a claim, some priest is getting shuttled off to somewhere to be hidden… What’s the 411? Maybe there’s a good reason why the Catholic Church is against contraception? Perhaps they need a steady supply of children to molest?