Archive for August 5th, 2008

05
Aug
08

Learning New Skills

I got myself a fancy new camera that has an instruction manual that bears an uncanny resemblance to the NY telephone directory. I also cobbled together a light box from parts purchased at Home Depot and some old sheets. And now I try to teach myself macro photography!

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05
Aug
08

Carbon Canyon Print?

The £190,000 supercar (a Lamborghini Murciélago LP640) was put on a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow – then flown back after the oil check. That’s a 6,500 mile trip at a cost of nearly $50,000. All this was done at the behest of a wealthy resident of Qatar. Of course, green types are up in arms with regard to apparent waste of the exercise. Just think of all the folks that had something to do during this jaunt (and get paid for doing it)…

05
Aug
08

Geography Skills

I’ve finally figured out what Al Franken is good for… freehand drawings of the United States. Apparently, the ex-comic, failed talk show host, would be politico, Bush hating, budding socialist paid attention during geography class. Truly impressive skills!