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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sylvester Stallone's 36 Year Old Son Found Dead

Details are sparse.

Breaking Bad's first 4 seasons, in 10 minutes

Gearing up for Season 5 premiere this Sunday.  Lots of spoilers, obviously.

If you haven't already seen it, here's Breaking Batman - a Breaking Bad/Batman mashup.

Fathers, Don’t Abort Your Daughters

Every man should have a daughter, if only for his own sanctification.  If a daughter comes your way, know the truth that she will love you with all her heart if you let her.  Cherish her, and she will be a daddy’s girl.  Love her, and your heart will expand to encompass the immensity of her soul.

Comprehensive Supply List for Economic Collapse

If your debit card stopped working tomorrow, would you be ready?

What the Germs in Your Bellybutton Say About You

Update on the the Bellybutton Biodiversity Project.

More here.  via BoingBoing.

The $64,000 Question: How Much Has Debt Increased Per Taxpayer Under Obama?

$64K increase, $194K total.

Woman watched NASCAR with dead man for 18 months


Friday the 13th

Fear thereof is paraskavedekatriaphobia.

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. 
~Edmund Burke

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Short History of Congress’s Power to Tax

How did the power to tax under the Constitution become unbounded?

State Dept Excludes Israel From Counterterrorism Forumt

It didn’t even mention Israel in its remarks.

UN Arms Treaty scope to include civilian arms

which may end up giving foreigners access to U.S. gun-ownership records.

Red Dawn, anyone?

Man finds stolen car 42 years later on eBay

Long strange trip.

DNA from Occupy Wall Street protest matches DNA from 2004 murder

Links and comments at Daily Caller.

Wednesday links

The Science Of Spider-Man.

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? 

LEGO Rolls-Royce Jet Engine.

Man sets house ablaze while killing spiders with blowtorch. (You have to wonder how the spiders got a blowtorch)

A Brief History of the Wife Carrying World Championships.

Can Oral Sex Cure Morning Sickness?

Practical advice from a new hypothesis about pregnancy.

via Instapundit.

New chemical makes teeth cavity-proof

on the market in 14 to 18 months.

Update on Octomom's stripping debut

Her scheduled debut this week as a stripper coincides with the release of her new solo-performance porn video: Octomom: Home Alone.

New York Fed Knew About Problems With Libor in 2007

Libor scandal: scrutinizing the role of regulators.

Apparently yesterday was National No Bra Day.

Bring on the support, lift and sag jokes.

AFL-CIO scales back Dem convention involvement

No large monetary contributions or hosting events.

Tigger Finally Apprehended

The law caught up with him.

Global cooling: 2K years of climate in northern Europe

Using analysis of tree ring density, a well researched paper shows a cooling trend over 2 millennia.  Synopsis here.  Comments and links here.

via Lucianne.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alcohol reduces risk of arthritis

3 drinks a week cuts your risk of rheumatoid arthritis in half.

Gloves That Translate Sign Language into Speech

Among the finalists at a student technology competition.

Gizmodo: DHS Laser Instantly Knows All About You

Molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the US.

14 year old Turns Rain Into Electricity

Takes the energy of falling precipitation or wind, turns it into electricity, and stores it on a capacitor.

Tuesday links

Choreography For Plastic Army Men.

How All 50 States Got Their Names.

The evolution of lunch.

Excellent sand sculptures.

A Dog Leg Humping Competition.

Dress Made Out of 50,000 Gummy Bears.

It's Marcel Proust's birthday!

Here's Monty Python's  All-England Summarize Proust Competition.   The interactive Proust questionnaire (and this article about it and some celebrity answers) at Vanity Fair is interesting - apparently this was a popular parlor game among his contemporaries.  Hard to imagine.

MP's fish license sketch mentions him, as well.

Deflation Coming to China?

The beginning of the end of the rapid growth.

Related:  Asia Shares End Lower on Weak China Import Data

How A Face Forms In The Womb

time-lapse, produced for the BBC.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Paraplegic man's leg blown off in fireworks

"It is unclear whether alcohol was a factor."

Gallery: replacing swords with bananas

Some good ones here.

After the zombie apocalypse...

the geek will inherit the Earth.

Blushing bride? Barney Frank married in MA

No word on whether he used the Obama registry.

Swimming alert

Discovery of deadly fish 'that eats male genitals' in Illinois lake.

Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court

Fingers crossed.

RoboCop remake

Unveils OmniCorp’s new Enforcement Droid.

Pugs Dressed As Yoda or Darth Vader

Why not?

via Neatorama.

The reincarnation of debtor's prison

Fines and Court Fees Are a Lucrative Business.   Growing numbers of poor people are ending up jailed and in debt for minor infractions.

Iran on the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty conference?

Syria on the Human Rights Council?  If only the U.N. were merely useless.

Who becomes an entrepreneur?

Interesting study.

Fixing the "Malware Monday" virus

On Monday, July 9, computers infected with the DNSChanger malware will be unable to connect to websites.

More information here.  Automatic check here.

Coffee Lowers Colon Cancer Risk.

Large scale long-range study, this time.  So, coffee, red wine (breast and prostate cancer), and tomato sauce.  And masturbation, of course...

5 ways to kill Obamacare without repealing

Politico has some interesting points, largely on the subject of lack of implementation.