Category Archives: fun & curios

slow, lazy weekend in the iHammock post

~ vid ~ Cute little girl sobbing, rescued puppy, happy ending. If that doesn’t getcha, I don’t wanna know ya.

Old Glory triggered

Even the flag can’t bear to hear her name ~ vid ~ It’s like, well, youuu knowww…

FoxNews overbooked

O’Reilly out

stuff that’s hard to do (Atlas-Centaur Cygnus today)

~ vid ~ Interesting points: • Stage-2 separation @ ~5m (smaller exhaust pipe is for the turbo pump) • Fairing separation and start of engine steering shortly thereafter • Engine steering for dog-leg maneuver @ ~6m30s • Roll to point antenna shortly thereafter (see also: 2001 a Space Odyssey) (Back in my day, all’s we [...]

I can see how you might very well think that…

…I couldn’t possibly comment …the women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — Justice Ginsburg D’oh! Nope, not important, just funny. File under: schadenfreude Lest one think that I’ve been pickin’ on wimmin recently, merely consider the targets of my pointin’ and laughin’. Those wimmin make their fellow wimmin look bad. Well, [...]

You want a piece of me‽

Slow-weekend post Yesssss! Two new robot combat events ~ vid / story ~ ~ vid / story ~ (What? Yeah, either good fun or the end of humanity as we know it.)

April Fools Day: one ringy-dingy…

Putin’s imps get in a good one. On [April Fools' Day], the [Russian Foreign Ministry] posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. “To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1,” …. Press 2 “to use the services [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (used-rocket edition)

Second successful launch & landing for this guy UPDATED with landing photo Note: the landing video cut out again during the live broadcast. If/when a good vid becomes available, I’ll update this. After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space. [...]


Being in the way of an agonized acknowledgment of Doug Powers’ connection I wish I’d’a made I am not saying, “Do not enforce the federal law.” I am saying, “Please don’t do so at, or in, California state courthouses.” [story] ~ vid ~

Yesterday was range day

Yep, a nice afternoon of psycho-ballistic therapy. Why one would need a shrink or anti-depressants, if one has access to a shooting range, is beyond me. Biochemistry, ‘Mercan freedom, and personal responsibility are all exercised… with unambiguous feedback. However, I may need some of this stuff. Bifocals suck ~ vid ~ (What? Yes, yes, I [...]