Friday, February 26, 2010

peter graves sighting?

This looks like the scene they always had at the end of the classic "Mission:Impossible" television show, just as Agent Jim Phelps reaches up to rip off his latex mask and the bad guys realize they've been tricked into revealing their evil plan to keep the middle class from buying anything other than junk health insurance that won't actually cover them when they get sick.

I wish this were all just a bad TV show where the problem gets solved in 53 minutes.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

unnatural acts

With all the talk of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", a lot of people are wondering what will happen if two men get in bed together.

It's sort of like this...

... but without the trombone.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

75 is the new 100

An article in the NY Times reports that some biologists have discovered bees can recognize faces.

After several hours’ training, the bees picked the right faces about 75 percent of the time...

They went on to suggest that this knowledge might be used to improve "airport security".

Lets see... a swarm of bees at the airport who are right about 75% of the time.

Nothing could go wrong with that.

Monday, February 01, 2010

five is the new eleven

In New York magazine, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman explains why he didn't like it when his online column was kept behind a paying-subscribers-only wall:

“What was coming to me anecdotally from my travels was the five worst words that as a columnist you ever want to hear: ‘I used to read you before you went behind the wall.’”

This proficiency with numbers may explain a lot in the newspaper business today.