Thursday, October 11, 2007

Random Disgustingly Cute Video

Here is a baby duck feeding a Swim Team (it's not my Swim Team, it's someone else's). I was hoping the Team would eat the duck, but it's not what koi do.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Clemson's Purple Uniforms

As everyone knows, Clemson got stomped by Virginia Tech last week, at home and while wearing their vaunted purple uniforms, mostly because they couldn't stop VT from running the ball all the way back on nearly every kickoff and punt. Personally, I think the purple uniforms are overrated and may in fact have contributed to the loss. Below is a picture I received via email:

Friday, September 21, 2007

And this is why I love Michael Kinsley

This must be the best thing written yet on the pseudo-scandal:

How Dare You.

These days, mock outrage is used by every side of every dispute. It's fair enough to criticize something your opponent said while secretly thanking your lucky stars that he said it. The fuss over this ad is something else: it is the result of a desperate scavenging for umbrage material. When so many people are clamoring for a chance to swoon that they each have to take a number and when the landscape is so littered with folks lying prostrate and pretending to be dead that it starts to look like the end of a Civil War battle re-enactment, this isn't spontaneous mass outrage. This is choreography.

But that quote's just a good summation -- you have to read the whole thing for the real juicy bits.

Blog note: I don't have haloscan comments working for some odd reason, and I'm still playing around with the template. Hopefully I'll get it all squared away this weekend and things will be back to normal.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Technical Problems

For whatever reason, the blog's template seems to have disappeared. I thought at first that it was a Blogger glitch that they'd work out, but apparently the url where the template was stored is no longer operative. So I'm going to have to get off my lazy ass and make a new template I guess.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Irony Watch

In this article, we learn of the Pope attacking his fellow Europeans for not having enough children:

Pope Benedict XVI blasted Europeans for being selfish and not having enough children, in a sermon on Saturday at the 850-year-old pilgrimage site of Mariazell in Austria.

"Europe has become child-poor. We want everything for ourselves and place little trust in the future," the pope told a crowd of faithful from his canopied area at an open-air, afternoon mass that took place under heavy rain.

Not long after saying this, the Pope went on to defend celibacy.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Animal Blogging

New kitties! My animal hoarding has now reached its apex. I've acquired two cats that were no longer wanted, and they've adjusted to their new home just fine. The birds aren't too happy about it, but they're safely out of reach.

On the left is Jack, and on the right is Nibblet (I didn't name them, they came that way). Jack and Nibblet are brother and sister, respectively. They're quite loving.

(Don't forget to visit the Friday Ark.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Random Disgustingly Cute Picture

Four tiny orpahned hedgehogs are snuggling up to the bristles of a cleaning brush - because they think it's their mother. (Source.)