September 6th, 2006

Moa: The King of Destruction

The missing news of the old masters

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal. I'm usually not sure whether I'm that person or not, but I know there are people like that for me. I could name them too. In fact, I will name them all "Joe". So thank you, all the Joes out there.

Python crushes Indiana man to death. He had over a decade of experience in snake handling, so who would have imagined that a snake would kill him? (Yes, that's the closest thing to a Steve Irwin joke I've made here yet.) This is why the buddy system is vital when working with dangerous animals.

Swiss bees swarm for Mexican honey. At least they weren't bears. At first, I thought it was strange that bees would eat bee honey, but that IS what it's for, I assume.

Bug bomb goes off in government building. The headline makes it sound like an accident, but the exterminators apparently decided to test the devices by setting them off. They worked, all right.

A Pennsylvania electric company may have found a solution to squirrels taking out power lines. They've got a tiny disc that fits on the power line and delivers just enough of a shock to scare the squirrels away. It could give Darwinism a leap forward.

What do you think, Joe?
Moa: The King of Destruction

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Today's Bridge: I was out, so I watched CP's hand. It went pretty well, including a 4D pre-empt by Dan when his side was exactly 90 points behind on the final hand. He made the contract, but didn't get the overtrick he needed. The important part is that I get to play next time.

Today's Work: I made an install DVD that turned out to be corrupt. Ugh. I hate when that happens. I also had a song stuck in my head enough that I was close to singing it aloud, and I heard it on the radio on the way home. It's more impressive because that song was "Werewolves of London", which isn't exactly "This is Us"-level radio fare.

Today's TV: I watched another episode of Arrested Development and the third Strong Bad E-mail DVD. I finally found the other easter eggs... the trick was to hit down three times from the Again link instead of the Next link to get to the second set. The extras this time weren't as impressive as previous DVDs... the puppet stuff was good, for puppet stuff, and there was a bit of a look at how an E-mail is made, using a fast-motion camera, but it was really all about the sketchbook. Still, the Easter Eggs with lots of text are narrated. Hearing Strong Bad read his version of the original Homestar Runner story was fun.

Then there was Justice, episode 2. I still don't think much better of defense lawyers after watching it, even though the people they've been defending were innocent. The tactics they use are so sleazy. But then I have to remember that the prosecution gets the benefit of all the media spin and when the defendant IS right, the defense has to overcome all of that. It's an interesting show. The commercial with the scissors walking around and chopping up credit cards still creeps me out. But the Chili's commercial makes me want to go back there for a meal. Maybe over the weekend... I got chicken out for tomorrow night.

I hate when people smoke in the car in front of me with their windows down and blow it all out the window, right into my car. Ugh. As much as I stand for individual rights, I would be so happy if we could do away with smoking completely and forever. I will never understand humanity. Never.