I've become addicted to Deadliest Warrior, which is basically Jackass with reenactors, computers and ballistics gel brain cases.
The basic premise is to match two historical warriors who would never have met each other in real life, rate their weapons then run computer simulations on who would win. The pairings are hilarious and unlikely: Apache vs Gladiator, Viking vs Samurai, Spartan vs Ninja, Pirate vs Knight... Here comes the funny part. They invite experts to whack the ballistics gel torso with their chosen warrior's weapons. A doctor comes out and explains in detail what just happened to the dummy and how terribly dead this guy now is. No, really, the funny part is getting the two teams of experts together and watching their faces when their warrior loses. Some of them actually whine at each other. I'm pretty sure if the show's producers allowed it, things would turn into an all out brawl.Hmmm. I wonder if Contagion and Grau have heard about this? I dunno about you, but I can totally see them gearing up for a battle like this!
Giggle of the Day:
(Which should now fit into the post block, instead of hanging outside of it, thanks to my latest geeky mash note from Mike. God bless 'im!)
You Are A Train
You are a true romantic. You have big dreams about how life should be.
You take life at a slow and steady pace. You try to appreciate every moment you have.
You are a very visual person. You are always on the lookout for beauty and inspiration.
You are able to relax and let go more than most people.
Which brings to mind the Ear Worm of the Day:
Man! I haven't thought of that one in years.
Beyond beef, a dazzling variety of burgers. Yummy!
These people take themselves entirely too seriously:
Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out “high carbon” food such as meat from sheep, whose burping poses a serious threat to the environment.C'mon. Get serious. (Actually, get a grip.) If you want to wipe out the Irish economy, this is a dandy way to do it.
Out will go kebabs, greenhouse tomatoes and alcohol. Instead, diners will be encouraged to consume more potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as pork and chicken, which generate fewer carbon emissions.
Lamb, mutton, wool, beer and whiskey -- try taking those things away from the Irish and maybe they finally will get mad enough to win their independence at last.
Great Reader is at it again:
What scares me about Sotomayor is not so much the "wise Latina female rich experience decisions = better than boring old don't-have-any-life-experience-at-all white guy decisions" bunch of bullpucky. (Not that there's any discrimination, reverse or otherwise, in that attitude.)
It's her record on eminent domain takings that raised the hair on the back of my neck.
I didn't see much empathy there. Did you?