Saturday, October 22, 2005

Monkey Boy!

via Samantha Burns Cute Animal Quiz! What Cute Animal Are You?.

You Are A: Monkey!

monkeyMonkeys are intelligent and agile, well-adapted for jungle life as they swing happily from tree to tree. As a monkey, you are a social animal who eats a wide range of food, is quick to learn new things and loves to climb. A monkey's tiny primate features are irresistable, as is his gregarious personality!

You were almost a: Bear Cub or a Duck
You are least like a: Lamb or a ChipmunkDiscover What Cute Animal You Are!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Edwards AFB Open House

Edwards AFB is having their annual Open House this weekend. I'm planning on going, it's been a long time since I've been to one and this time I won't have to direct traffic or pick up trash or try to sell ice cream on a cold day.


Monday, October 17, 2005

Live from known space, it's.....

Okay, so, Serenity fan (along with a host of other bloggers) and noticed another Serenity/Firefly quiz via Sgt. Stryker (nka The Daily Brief) and took the Gorram test.

You scored as Capt. Mal Reynolds. The Captain. You are the captain of the ship, so the crew are your responsibility. You just want to do the job, get paid and keep flying. Why is that always so hard?

Capt. Mal Reynolds


Jayne Cobb


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


Simon Tam


River Tam


The Operative


Inara Serra


Shepherd Derrial Book


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


Kaylee Frye


Which Serenity character are you?
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As an aside, my link didn't work and I had to take the test over again to get the html code for the page. I had originally scored 94% Mal, then a 3-way tie for 2nd with 73, 3-way for next with 68, and the last ones tied with 63 (I think) River, Wash and Kaylee all at the bottom. Kinda bummed about that. Love the Wash character and what the hell kind of mechanic scores the ace mechanic 2nd to last?


Saturday, October 15, 2005

Educated, Unintelligent

My mother was a professional student, bachelors in something or other, masters in occupational safety and health, life cut far too short after that.

When Jason says:
"It's a telling tale of how the media can be led astray because they're too often only half-educated, and lack critical reasoning skills necessary to assess the validity of sources on medical and military stories."

I'm reminded of an observation I heard my mother make once during her hippy days in college. She would shake her head and comment that, "Some people are just educated beyond their intelligence." Jason's quote reminds me of that in regards to many reporters. The lack of critical thinking, failure to fact-check and ignorance on the part of so many reporters strikes me as being a case of almost an entire employment demographic that was educated beyond their intelligence.


PS Oh, and as an aside it reminds me of a favorite quote from one of her professors regarding a female professor. He said she was a, "brass breasted b!^C#, whose piss could etch glass." That one still cracks me up.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Go See Serenity

Derek saysGo See Serenity. He also gives a link to Orson Scott Card's opinion on Serenity and it's a definite must read for Serenity fan and non-fan alike. I got to see it a couple of weekends ago and had a blast. The wife, oldest son and his girlfriend and I all went to see it. We went to a small rural theatre in a little mountain bedroom community and I loved it. I'd like to see it again, and I'm definitely going to buy the DVD. Of course I already own the Firefly DVD and love it. So far I've found closet Firefly fans among one of the airmen, an NCO and the coffee girl.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Holy-O F!#$

This via Instapundit puts not just a worse light on New Orleans mayor, it burns him with a laser. Buses.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Seven Inches of Sense

Love the pics over at Seven Inches of Sense got there via the always enjoyable Countercolumn.


"The Ability to Kick Anyone's Ass"

Uncle J, over at Blog Madison puts it best when he says:
Aside from the ability to kick anyone's ass around the world I don't want much from the federals and I want they and the state and locals to ensure the required infrastructure for life in America, but past that I don't want them wasting any more money.

All of his stuff has been witty and funny, and damnably informative.